Author - Colin Vassallo

Dwayne Johnson hosts Saturday Night Live on NBC tonight

Dwayne Johnson

Saturday Night Live will be rocking tonight as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson hosts the show for the fourth time in his career on the eve of WrestleMania. Johnson is fronting episode 16 of season 40, and have already hosted episode 17 of season 35 in 2009, episode 17 of season 27 in 2002, and episode 15 of season 25 in 2000. The Rock has been...

WrestleMania Today report for 03/27/2015

WrestleMania 31

The second and last WrestleMania Today broadcast of this year’s WrestleMania weekend was anchored by Renee Young who was joined by Bryon Saxton and Corey Graves on the panel. The show started with a video recapping the Undertaker and Bray Wyatt feud which was followed by a discussion of if the Undertaker still has it and Wyatt’s plan. Then...

Former MMA fighter Phil Baroni says he is signing a WWE deal

Phil Baroni

Phil Baroni, the 38 year old former mixed martial artist, wrote on Twitter that he’s on the way to WrestleMania to sign a WWE deal. “Just got my flight and tickets to @Wrestlemania. I’m getting flown it to sign my contract and see what the @wwe and @Wrestlemania are about,” Baroni wrote yesterday. Baroni fought for several different...

Jim Ross sits ringside for live NXT event in San Jose

Jim Ross

Jim Ross and his wife were sitting ringside at the NXT live event yesterday at San Jose State University and when Triple H pointed him out during intermission fans chanted “JR” and even got a couple of “Holy shit” chants from the NXT faithful. This was the first time that JR attended a live WWE event since he was fired right after...

Linda McMahon in town for WrestleMania

Linda McMahon

Ever since dropping out of the political scene, former WWE CEO Linda McMahon has stayed out of the spotlight and is still pretty much absent from WWE events. But not WrestleMania, as WrestleMania is the one show that Linda doesn’t miss! The former Republican Senate candidate is currently in San Jose with the rest of her family – minus...

Lawler says him not hosting the Hall of Fame is a “BS rumor”

Jerry Lawler

Wrestling journalist Bill Apter and owner of 1wrestling.com made a video to announce that Jerry “The King” Lawler will indeed host the Hall of Fame ceremony despite the report from PWInsider.com which said that Eva Marie will be hosting this year. Apter, who is big friends with Lawler, texted him to ask him why he’s not hosting the gig this...

The Undertaker arrives in San Jose for WrestleMania

The Undertaker

The Undertaker was completely absent from his WrestleMania 31 build with Bray Wyatt but the Phenom arrived in San Jose yesterday with his wife and former WWE Divas champion Michelle McCool. The Undertaker arrived at the airport just like everybody else and with thousands of WWE fans descending upon the city for Mania weekend it was inevitable for...

WrestleMania Today report for 03/26/2015

WrestleMania 31

The WWE Network had its first WrestleMania week broadcast with WrestleMania Today live from Axxess in San Jose, California. The show was anchored by Michael Cole and featured Booker T and Corey Graves on the panel as well. The first item to cover was the Brock Lesnar news that he re-signed wit the WWE. They show the ESPN SportsCenter clip where...

WWE Studios teams up with Gene Simmons for new horror label

WWE Studios

Variety is reporting that WWE Studios has teamed up with Gene Simmons to launch label Erebus Pictures to finance and produce horror movies. “The horror genre continues to fascinate me as it proves to be endlessly thrilling and engaging for audiences,” said Simmons. “Horror films fall into a genre that thrives on genuine passion, and I...

Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal moved to the Kickoff show

Andre Memorial

The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal has been moved from the WrestleMania pay-per-view to the Kickoff show. The Kickoff show will now have two matches, the battle royal and the fatal four way for the WWE Tag Team titles. The demotion of the match to the Kickoff show now leaves the pay-per-view with seven matches on the card. The move is...

First look at the WrestleMania 31 stage setup

WrestleMania 31

A photo snapped from inside the Levi’s Stadium, the home of WrestleMania 31, shows the set that is being constructed for this Sunday’s mega event. The set features a gigantic LED video wall going across from one side to another with a big circle in the middle which looks like it will be the “play” button that has been part of the...