Author - Colin Vassallo

Superstar Shake-up to play across both Raw and Smackdown on TV

The Superstar Shake-up next week on WWE television will be a two-night deal and will play across both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live. Announced by Vince McMahon the night after WrestleMania, the Superstar Shake-up will see stars from both Raw and Smackdown trading brands to freshen things up. It will not be a full-on draft but some major...

Impact rating for 04/06/2017

Impact Wrestling on POP TV this week drew a total of 309,000 viewers, up 12,000 viewers from the previous show. It was the third highest rated Impact of 2017 so far. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Forbes lists WWE’s top earners of 2016

Forbes.com has published a list of the top 10 earners in WWE for the year 2016, with surprise surprise, part-timer Brock Lesnar topping the list. The list was calculated based on base salary as well as bonus payouts for both live performances and merchandise sales, with each WWE Superstar getting a cut from gate money and how much of their...

JR hosting Ringside show on the afternoon of Payback in Chicago

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross will be doing one of his Ringside shows in Chicago on the afternoon of Payback next month. The show will be held at Zanies location on 5437 Park Pl in Rosemont and will start at 2PM, giving fans ample time to then go to the Allstate Arena to watch the WWE pay-per-view. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 10AM and will...

WrestleMania 33 grosses $14.5 million in gate money

WWE today announced that WrestleMania 33 grossed $14.5 million in gate money, the highest-grossing event in the stadium’s history. WrestleMania 32 last year did over $17 million in gate money, but that had way more fans than this year. WrestleMania 33 was also the most social event in WWE history, according to Nielsen Social, with 5.19 million...

SEGA to develop mobile game for WWE

SEGA announced today a partnership with WWE to publish a new free-to-play idle mobile game called WWE Tap Mania. The game is being developed by The Tap Lab, based in Cambridge, MA, and is projected for launch later this year. “At SEGA, we like to find new ways to bring brands and experiences to a wide mobile gaming audience,” said Naoki...

Netflix publishes photos from upcoming GLOW wrestling series

Streaming giant Netflix has published the first set of photos of the upcoming wrestling-based series GLOW, giving fans an exclusive peak at the cast of the show, inspired by the 80s television show of the same name. GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for...

Eva Marie apparently gone from WWE

In an article on the Fitness Magazine website, Eva Marie is described as former WWE Diva, adding to the rumors that the “All Red Everything” star has indeed left WWE for good. Eva Marie is referred to as “the first female WWE star to cross over into film full-time,” mentioning she will be appearing in the upcoming movie Inconceivable...

NXT television tapings wrap up busy WWE week in Orlando

The NXT television tapings last night at Full Sail University wrapped up a busy week for WWE in Orlando with countless media appearances, community work, and five other sold out shows at the Amway Center and Camping World Stadium. Full Sail was sold out as well for the NXT tapings which saw the return in action of Drew McIntyre as well as a...

WWE allows Hardys to honor remaining indie bookings

Although Matt and Jeff Hardy are now working full time for WWE, they have four other independent bookings that Matt said they will honor thanks to WWE. “WWE is graciously allowing us to fulfill our previously booked dates,” Matt wrote on Twitter, listing the April 8 show for International Wrestling Cartel, April 21 and 22 for House of...

Smackdown rating for 04/04/2017

Smackdown after WrestleMania pulled in 2,885,000 viewers, up 187,000 viewers from last week’s show. That is up from the 2,444,000 the same show did last year, although Smackdown back then was not live. This week’s episode is the highest rated Smackdown of 2017 so far and was #1 in the top 50 cable chart among the 18-49 demographic. (Ratings...

Aaron Rex departs Impact Wrestling

Aaron Stevens, the man who most recently was known as Aaron Rex announced that he is no longer working for Impact Wrestling. Rex, who wrestled in WWE as Damien Sandow, joined TNA in August 2016 and then disappeared for a month in December before resurfacing in January of this year using a new Liberace-inspired gimmick, wearing a fur coat, rings on...

Simon Gotch of The Vaudevillains released

The tag team The Vaudevillains are no more as Simon Gotch was released by WWE effective immediately. “WWE has come to terms on a mutually agreed upon release with Simon Gotch as of today, April 5, 2017. WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors,” read a short statement on WWE.COM. The 34-year-old New Jersey native signed his WWE...

AJ Brooks biography book out now

The biography of former WWE Divas champion AJ Lee was released nationwide yesterday and AJ is already embarking on a book tour to support the release. Titled “Crazy is my Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules,” the book chronicles AJ Lee’s – now Brooks – rise through the WWE ranks...

Total Divas season 6 resumes tonight with mid-season premiere

Total Divas returns tonight for the second half of season 6 with a mid-season premiere episode titled The Draft. The synopsis for tonight’s show reads, “In the mid-season premiere, the big WWE draft is finally here and the Superstars are all on pins and needles awaiting the outcome, which could affect their relationships and friendships...