Author - Colin Vassallo

Ric Flair on the Stone Cold Podcast on WWE Network next Monday

Ric Flair

The Stone Cold Podcast with the 2-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will drop on the WWE Network this coming Monday immediately following Raw. With Breaking Ground now over, the Stone Cold Podcast regains its time slot although just like the last one with Shawn Michaels, this podcast will not be live as it was taped several weeks ago at Austin’s...

Dixie Carter claims WWE is trying to raid TNA talent

Dixie Carter

The Associated Press covered TNA’s latest reboot on Pop TV with the article picked up by several other news websites. Perhaps the most interesting quotes from the article come from TNA President Dixie Carter, who said that while they’ve always been criticized for taking WWE talent, the roles have now reversed and it’s WWE now trying to raid...

Shinsuke Nakamura confirms leaving NJPW to go to WWE

Shinsuke Nakamura

New Japan’s IWGP Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura told the Tokyo Sports publication that he is leaving NJPW at the end of January and heading for a bigger stage, WWE. This is the first official confirmation from Nakamura – who is still under a NJPW contract – that put rumors to rest about his future and the rumors of his...

Impact on Pop draws quarter of a million viewers

Impact Wrestling

The first episode of Impact on Pop TV drew in a total of 255,000 viewers, similar to what the show had been doing on Destination America last year. There were two other Best Of shows that have aired on Pop leading up to the official launch and those shows did in the low 100,000 viewers. Apart from changing networks, Impact also moved to Tuesday...

Smackdown starts on USA Network tonight

Smackdown

Smackdown debuts on USA Network tonight, its new permanent home going forward in the same time slot of 8PM EST. While there are no major changes to the show, a new lead commentator will take over the broadcast booth, with veteran wrestling and MMA announcer Mauro Ranallo calling the action along with Jerry Lawler and Byron Saxton. The top two WWE...

TNA offers James Storm twice the money that WWE did for new deal

James Storm

ProWrestlingSheet.com, ran by a former TMZ reporter, revealed that TNA gave James Storm more than twice the money that WWE offered him to return to the company. WWE apparently gave Storm less than $100,000 a year but TNA – apart from doubling the money – also gave him a portion of merchandise sales for the duration of his new 2 year...

Raw rating for 01/04/2016

Raw

The first Monday Night Raw of 2016 with a main event of Roman Reigns vs Sheamus with Vince McMahon as the special referee drew an average of 3,575,000 viewers. The number is slightly up, around 40,000, from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,707,000 viewers, followed by 3,516,000 in the second hour, and then 3,503,000 for the third hour and the...

The Bullet Club is coming…

Bullet Club

The popular Bullet Club – or a reincarnation of it – is coming to WWE as now even the WWE website is reporting on the “rumors” that AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows are coming along with IWGP Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura. “The office of WWE COO and EVP of Talent Relations Triple H declined to comment on...

Ethan Carter III regains the TNA World title

Ethan Carter 3

Ethan Carter III regained the TNA World title last night during the first Impact Wrestling television show on Pop TV, defeating Matt Hardy in the final match of the TNA World Title Series. This is the second title reign for Carter, who won the first TNA World title back in June 2015 after defeating Kurt Angle also on Impact. Carter lost his title...

WWE Network now in 5 more countries including Germany and Japan

WWE Network

The WWE Network launched in five new countries today and it’s now available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Japan. All five listed countries will get the U.S. version of the network for $9.99 including the 12 pay-per-views live. For now, the WWE Network will be available on desktop, laptop and mobile devices, followed by...

8 more entrants announced for the Royal Rumble

Chris Jericho

The Royal Rumble 30-man over-the-top rope battle royal has 10 spots reserved already, 8 of which were announced on Raw last night. Joining Big Show and Curtis Axel who had already threw in their names for the match last week are Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Braun Strowman, Erick Rowan, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns. Reigns is...

Impact Wrestling debuts live tonight on Pop TV

Impact Wrestling

TNA Impact will debut on Pop TV tonight at 9PM EST, Impact’s first live broadcast in years with the show emanating from the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Five matches were announced already for this evening, including the two semi final matches and final in the TNA World Title Series. The first semi final is Ethan...

WWE reportedly snatches 4 of NJPW’s biggest stars

AJ Styles

The big unconfirmed rumor today is that WWE has signed four of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest stars – AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson. All four participated at the WrestleKingdom 10 event over the weekend which is NJPW’s version of WrestleMania. AJ Styles has been one of the hottest free agents in the...

Major twist to the Royal Rumble match announced at the end of Raw

Roman Reigns

The Royal Rumble match received a big twist yesterday at Raw as WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon stacked up the odds against WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns, ordering him to participate in the Royal Rumble match and defend the title as well in the same match. The stipulation will be that if Roman Reigns is eliminated from the 30-man...

James Storm back in TNA and will be at Impact tapings

James Storm

James Storm’s WWE career seems to have finished before it even properly started as the former TNA champion is scheduled to be back with TNA starting from tonight according to PWInsider.com. Storm is currently in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and will be participating in most – if not all – television tapings starting with tonight’s live...

WrestleMania 32 Axxess dates and times announced

WrestleMania 32

WWE today announced the times for the six WrestleMania Axxess sessions that will be held throughout the WrestleMania week in Dallas, Texas. Axxess will kick off on Thursday, March 31 with one session from 6PM to 10PM. On Friday, April 1 there will be another session starting – and ending – one hour earlier from 5PM to 9PM to make room...

Chris Jericho backstage at tonight’s Raw in San Antonio

Chris Jericho

Several industry insiders are reporting that Chris Jericho is backstage at Raw in San Antonio, Texas, and will resume his WWE duties tonight. The former first ever Undisputed champion was recently asked on Twitter if he would be part of WrestleMania however Jericho shot down the question saying no and that an announcement would be soon made...