Author - Colin Vassallo

Shawn Michaels joins coaching team at WWE Performance Center

Jason Solomon from the Sound Off podcast is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has moved to Orlando, Florida, and is now teaching a class at the WWE Performance Center. HBK took his family with him so this does not seem to be a temporary thing and he is now leading a class that Terry Taylor was in charge of before. Different coaches...

ESPN will not be in Brooklyn for SummerSlam coverage

Despite ESPN ramping up its WWE coverage with a new permanent subsection on ESPN.COM, the sports broadcasting company will not be at SummerSlam this year to cover the show on the road. Last year, ESPN kicked off their relationship with WWE by attending SummerSlam, sending former WWE broadcaster Jonathan Coachman to do all the live interviews and...

Brand new episodes of popular shows next week on WWE Network

The WWE Network will have a packed week with several new episodes leading up to SummerSlam. On Tuesday, August 16 at 10:30PM EST, a new episode of WWE 24: The Women’s Revolution will air immediately following Talking Smack. The synopsis for the show reads, “This episode of WWE 24, The Women’s Revolution, details the confluence of forces that...

First NSAC hearing for Brock Lesnar set for August 23

Brock Lesnar has a date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on August 23, two days after SummerSlam in Brooklyn, New York. The former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion will be the subject of the NSAC temporary suspension hearing following his two failed drug tests leading up to UFC 200. Brock failed out-of-competition and in-competition drug...

Bella Twins break 20-year pattern for Muscle & Fitness Magazine

Nikki and Brie Bella have been chosen to pose for the cover of an upcoming edition of Muscle & Fitness magazine, making history as the first female athletes in over 20 years to grace the cover. “Just so beyond honored and grateful! Honestly words couldn’t even describe our excitement and gratefulness today,” Nikki wrote in a post on...

Live WWE event results from 08/13 in Sydney, Australia

W-O reader Geoffrey McGee attended today’s live WWE event in Sydney, Australia at the Qudos Bank Arena and sent in the following results. Apollo Crews defeated Shamus; Braun Strowman defeated Jay Uso; The New Day defeated Gallows and Anderson; Finn Balor defeated Chris Jericho; Rusev defeated Titus O’Neil; John Cena defeated AJ Styles; Sasha...

SummerSlam concert with Flo Rida canceled

The SummerSlam concert which was set for this coming Thursday at the Barclays Center has been canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances.” These circumstances are the very weak ticket sales as the concert failed to attract an appropriate audience to move forward. The show was going to be headlined by Flo Rida along with Jason Derulo, Daya and...

Conor McGregor unloads on John Cena in latest spat with WWE stars

The feud between UFC champion Conor McGregor and WWE continued yesterday during a media day to promote UFC 202 next week. Last week McGregor said he would slap the heads off of all the WWE locker room guys and called the Superstars “pussies” in a post on Twitter. Several shot back, including Ric Flair, Chris Jericho, Big E, Roman Reigns, Sasha...

Big Show retiring next year following WrestleMania

Former WWE champion The Big Show has said that he will be retiring from in-ring competition shortly after WrestleMania 33, noting in a radio interview that he’s in the last year of his WWE contract. Big Show was speaking to 790 The Ticket, a radio station in Miami, Florida when he announced this. Show, who is now on a limited schedule with the...

Damien Sandow debuts in TNA as Aron Rex

TNA’s newest acquisition, Damien Sandow, made his TNA debut last night on Impact under a new name – Aron Rex. The former WWE Superstar cut a “shoot” promo and said that TNA gave him something that others were scared to do: give him a microphone on live television. He skipped the usual talk about glass ceilings and brass rings and...

Buff Bagwell sues WWE over unpaid WWE Network royalties

There’s another class action lawsuit thrown at WWE, filed on August 9 in the district of Connecticut by Marcus “Buff” Bagwell regarding unpaid WWE Network royalties. The lawsuit states that plaintiff Marcus Bagwell brings this action on behalf of himself and all similarly situated individuals under similar form contracts, who have not...

Stephanie McMahon hopeful to integrate more LGBT characters

During a speech at the Beyond Sport United event in New York on Tuesday, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon said that the company be including more LGBT characters into WWE programming in the future. The Chief Brand Officer told NBC News after the event that she grew up knowing gay WWE Superstars and executives who worked for WWE and it’s always been...

WWE gets permanent section on ESPN.COM

Well, stranger things have happened! The next evolution of WWE’s partnership with ESPN has resulted in WWE getting a permanent section on ESPN.COM with fresh content, articles, and videos published by ESPN staff. ESPN got in the ring again with WWE at SummerSlam last year after Jonathan Coachman was sent over to Brooklyn to cover the show for...

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II card takes shape

The NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II card took shape during last night’s NXT television show on the WWE Network and now there are five matches set for the much-anticipated show which takes place from the Barclays Center the night before SummerSlam. Three new matches were announced last night, including an NXT Tag Team title match featuring the champs...

Damien Sandow signs with TNA, debuting tonight on Impact

Aron Haddad, the man better known to wrestling fans as former WWE Superstar Damien Sandow, has signed a TNA deal and will be making his debut tonight on Impact Wrestling. The news came after Rolling Stone debuted a promo video that TNA sent them for distribution hyping up the arrival of a mystery Superstar with his WWE theme song playing in the...

Smackdown rating for 08/09/2016

Smackdown last night did 2,455,000 viewers, down 226,000 viewers from last week’s show. Head to head against Smackdown were the Olympics which once again did monster ratings for NBC. The 8PM hour pulled in 29.2 million viewers while the 9PM hour did 37.2 million viewers. Raw dropped over 400,000 viewers on Monday. This is the third straight week...

Impressive trailer for The Evolution of Punk released

“Within us all… there is a fighter.” The impressive trailer for The Evolution of Punk, the four-part documentary series which will be airing on FOX Sports starting next Monday at 9:30PM EST, has been published online by the UFC. Described as “underdog, icon, rebel, and punk,” the trailer shows what’s coming over the next month as we...