Author - Colin Vassallo

NXT to hold live event in Albany, New York, in May

NXT

After successful shows outside of Florida at the Arnold Classic and WrestleMania weekend, NXT is branching out again and this time Albany, New York, will get some NXT action in May. The historic Washington Avenue Armory will host NXT on Saturday, May 16 and the 1890-built arena will be configured to host in the range of 3,500 fans. This is not the...

Stephanie McMahon is Jericho’s next guest on WWE Network podcast

Stephanie McMahon

Chris Jericho’s podcast is returning to the WWE Network for the second time this month as his next guest is none other than WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon. Jericho and McMahon share quite a history on television mostly as adversaries and Y2J made fun of McMahon during the Attitude Era. When McMahon underwent breast enlargement...

GFW announces MiLB Grand Slam Tour

Global Force Wrestling

The following is a press release which Global Force Wrestling issued to announce the MiLB Grand Slam Tour. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – You might be able to buy peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and there’s sure to be a crowd. But this will be a whole new ball game. The historic first Global Force Wrestling show will be held on Friday night, June 12 at The...

WWE begins taking applications for new season of Tough Enough

Tough Enough

WWE has started accepting applications for the new season of Tough Enough which will return on USA Network on June 23. Applicants are encouraged to submit their own video and then share it on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, using the #ToughEnough hashtag. In the video, WWE is looking for your passion for WWE and it’s important to shoot the video...

Shawn Michaels declines farewell match at WrestleMania 32

Shawn Michaels

During the latest Jim Ross podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels revealed that WWE has tried to convince him to come out of retirement for next year’s WrestleMania in Dallas, Texas. The Heartbreak Kid said that the idea of a farewell match was brought up but Michaels said that he’s happily retired and he declined the offer. He retired...

Eddie Gilbert estate sues WWE over Network footage

WWE Network

TMZ is reporting that the father of Eddie Gilbert, Tommy, is suing WWE for using his son’s image and likeness on the WWE Network without paying any sort of royalties. The dad, who is in charge of Eddie Gilbert’s estate, is not suing to block the footage but to get compensated in return. According to docs … Eddie’s dad, Tommy...

Taz speaks about his departure from TNA

Taz

Former TNA announcer Taz talked about his departure from the company in his latest edition of the Human Podcast Machine on Play.It. Taz said that he was asked for his release and he got it and said that it was all professional and he left the proper way. He revealed that his deal was up in the Summer anyway and was already looking into...

JBL and Jim Ross to appear at Foley’s comedy show next week

Mick Foley

Mick Foley’s comedy show at Full Sail University will have additional help as WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and color commentator John “Bradshaw” Layfield will be joining him for the stories. The show, titled Cheap Pops, will be held on April 24 and WWE cameras will be there to tape the special for the WWE Network. Jim Ross is also in...

Bella Twins 9-page spread on Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine

Bella Twins

The May/June edition of Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine feature a nine-page spread on the Bella Twins – the WWE Divas champion Nikki and her sister Brie. The two are also on the cover of the magazine. Apart from the pictorial and training tips, the spread also features an interview with the Bellas where they discuss how they landed in the...

First European tour of 2015 wraps up

WWE logo

WWE wrapped up the long and exhausting European tour today with the final two shows in Zurich, Switzerland, and Nuremberg, Germany. This year’s tour took WWE Superstars and Divas to 11 different countries for 21 different shows all in a total of 11 days. Television tapings were also held overseas, this time in London, England. It was a...

Miz and Paige off WWE television to film new WWE Studios movie

WWE Studios

The reason WWE Diva Paige was taken out this past Monday on Raw in London was because she will be taking a few weeks off to film the WWE Studios movie Santa’s Little Helper. Paige won the battle royal to become the number one contender for the Divas title but Naomi then turned heel and destroyed her in front of the British crowd. WWE.COM then...

Lack of payments affecting TNA production crew too

TNA

Brian Fritz from The Sporting News is reporting that it’s not just TNA talent that has not been paid, but their production staff, most of who are freelancers, have also not been paid lately. Fritz says that according to one person from the production crew who wished to remain anonymous, they have not been paid yet for the One Night Only PPV...

Carter wishes Taz well after departure from TNA

Dixie Carter

TNA President Dixie Carter wished Taz well in a message on Twitter after he announced his departure from the company. “You are such a talent, an amazing family man and a legend inside the ring @OfficialTaz. Wish you all the very best always,” Carter wrote. Other TNA talents also chimed in and wished Taz luck wherever he might end up. The man...