Author - Colin Vassallo

Shane McMahon being trained by Muay Thai expert Phil Nurse

Shane McMahon

In preparing for perhaps his biggest wrestling match of his life, Shane McMahon enlisted the help of Phil Nurse, a legend in the Muay Thai world. Nurse, who is 52, is a  a European Light Welterweight Champion, Double British Champion, and British All Styles Super Light Welterweight Champion in Muay Thai and holds a record of 36-3 in the...

Paige, Brie, and Natalya at Oscars pre-show

Brie Bella

WWE Divas Paige, Brie Bella, and Natalya appeared on E! Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2016 Academy Awards show earlier today. The three sexy Total Divas stars were decked in long black dresses for the occasion and joined E!’s broadcast to promote their Total Divas show which hasn’t been fairing so well in the ratings lately. Paige, Brie...

TNA releasing 4-disc AJ Styles DVD set

AJ Styles

TNA is releasing a 4 disc DVD on AJ Styles, capitalizing on the popularity that the former TNA champ brought back ever since he made his WWE debut at the Royal Rumble last month. Styles had a very, very successful TNA career with two TNA World Heavyweight title reigns, six X Division titles, two Legends/Global/TV titles, two Tag Team...

Former Diva Kelly Kelly ties the knot

Barbie Blank

Barbie Blank, the artist formerly known as WWE Diva Kelly Kelly, has tied the knot to former Canadian NHL player Sheldon Souray, yesterday in Mexico. “I couldn’t be happier! Tonight was the most magical, incredible night and I’m officially Mrs. Souray! I’m the luckiest girl in the world to have married my best friend,”...

Nikki Bella says she’s healing “like Superwoman”

Nikki Bella

In a post on Twitter, Nikki Bella said that she is healing “like Superwoman” after the latest check-up with Dr. Uribe at Tampa General Hospital. Nikki underwent surgery on January 27 to repair a broken neck and a herniated disk, the results of continuing use of her finishing move the Rack Attack. It will take around six months before doctors...

Shane McMahon strictly an on-screen character…for now

Shane McMahon

Shane McMahon’s return to the WWE sparked several rumors about him returning full time to the company in an executive role however at this point, Shane is not spilling out any additional information. McMahon said that his only concentration for now is WrestleMania and his Hell in a Cell match against the Undertaker while a WWE spokesman told the...

Daniel Bryan added to WrestleMania Axxess Sunday session

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan might be retired but he is sticking around…at least until his contract with WWE runs out. The former WWE World Heavyweight champion has been added to the WrestleMania Axxess fan-interaction event and will be meeting Premium VIP ticket holders on Sunday, April 3, at 10AM. Premium VIP tickets for Bryan’s session went on sale today...

TNA looking for potential outside investors

TNA

PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA is looking at several investors who might be interested in coming onboard and strengthen the company’s financial situation. The company is owned by Dixie Carter’s father, Panda Energy, and now have total control over it after Jeff Jarrett relinquished his part following his shock return last year in exchange...

Shane McMahon talks about his return to WWE

Shane McMahon

Shane McMahon appeared via telephone on The Michael Kay Show on the YES Network yesterday to talk about his return. The host said that he’s been to several sporting events where the crowd was loud however the reaction McMahon got when his music kicked in and he showed up was something extraordinary. McMahon said he’s still humbled by the...

Dwayne Johnson takes over HBO “all Dwayne long” today

Dwayne Johnson

HBO is going to get rocked today as all programming on the network will be taken over by Dwayne Johnson. A marathon of the first season of Ballers will air first, followed by the movie Furious 7, and then the premiere of San Andreas, his biggest solo blockbuster movie ever. “It is all me, all Dwayne long,” Johnson said in a video promoting the...

Finn Balor and Bayley…dance to Dirty Dancing song

Finn Balor

“Finn 3:16 says…may I have this dance?” And that’s how the saga continued between NXT champ Finn Balor and NXT Women’s champ Bayley at a non-televised NXT live event in Orlando. Bayley dropped her title and turned around to see what the fans wanted and was met with “Yes!” chants. Balor dropped his title too, the lights were dimmed...

Smackdown rating for 02/25/2016

Smackdown

This week’s Smackdown drew 2,395,000 viewers, down 63,000 viewers from last week’s 2,458,000 number. CNN took the night with the GOP debate, drawing 13 million viewers. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Triple H wrestling on the March to WrestleMania Network special

WWE Network

A WWE.COM article regarding the upcoming WWE Network special March to WrestleMania revealed that Triple H will be wrestling and defending his WWE World Heavyweight title on the show however the article has since been deleted from the website. The preview stated, “Just three weeks shy of WrestleMania, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H will...

WWE returning to Japan in July

WWE logo

WWE Japan announced that the company will be returning to the Land of the Rising Sun on July 1 and 2 for two back-to-back shows at the Ryogkoku Sumo Arena in Tokyo. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, April 16, with more information being released in mid March. WWE held a couple of shows in Japan over the 4th of July last year...

Owens vs AJ Styles advertised for MSG live event

AJ Styles

The Madison Square Garden non-televised live WWE event show just got a match that everyone would want to see as new advertising for the show reveals a Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles match. Owens was supposed to have a match against Dean Ambrose that night, a 30 minute Iron Man match for the Intercontinental title. The show is being billed as a Daniel...

Shane McMahon added to Raw in Chicago on March 7

Shane McMahon

The recently returned Shane McMahon has been added to the March 7 Monday Night Raw which will take place from Chicago, Illinois, at the Allstate Arena. The announcement was made by the Allstate Arena website which posted a note on the Raw event page reading, “JUST ANNOUNCED: For the 1st time in over a decade Shane McMahon will be live in Chicago...

TNA returning to Universal Studios for more Impact tapings

TNA

PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA will resume its Impact television tapings in mid March, returning to their old stomping ground, Universal Studios. TNA had a residency at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, with their weekly television show taped there. Eventually they branched out to other arenas to try and make money off their tapings...

Daniel Bryan to appear at Smackdown tapings in London, England

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan will be traveling to the United Kingdom for the WWE WrestleMania Revenge Tour and will be appearing on the Smackdown tapings to be held on Tuesday, April 19, in London at the O2 Arena. “A heartfelt goodbye does not mean farewell. Now you have the opportunity to prove to the ultimate underdog that the Yes! movement is strong,” says...

Impact rating for 02/23/2016

Impact Wrestling

Impact on Pop on Tuesday night did its worst number so far since the move and one of the worst number – if not the worst – in company history. The show did a total of 210,000 viewers for the Lockdown-themed show from the United Kingdom. That is down from last week’s 273,000 viewers. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)