Author - Colin Vassallo

Billy Corgan departs TNA Wrestling

In a one line sentence part of the press release that Anthem Sports & Entertainment issued today it was announced that Billy Corgan has left TNA. TNA had until November 1 to pay off Billy Corgan’s three loans and Anthem had offered to pay him with interest. Corgan resisted the payments and wanted control of the company instead but Monday’s...

Total Bellas episode preview for tonight: Bella Family Secrets

Episode five of Total Bellas, the penultimate episode of the season, airs tonight on E! starting at 8PM EST. The episode is titled Bella Family Secrets and the synopsis for the show reads, “As Brie heads home to be there for Bryan, Nikki wonders if Brie’s career should come first. Meanwhile, Johnny reveals a potentially life-altering...

Smackdown rating for 11/01/2016

Smackdown pulled in 2,187,000 viewers for yesterday’s show, up slightly by 60,000 viewers over last week’s episode. That’s still the second lowest since moving to USA Network although the show had some tough competition with the MLB World Series game which pulled in over 23 million viewers. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

The Undertaker advertised for Smackdown on November 15

The Undertaker is being advertised for the November 15 Smackdown on both WWE.COM and on the website of the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The Undertaker’s photo is the first one on WWE.COM under the Featured Superstars area appearing at the event, along with Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, The Miz, and Bray...

Smackdown teams for the Survivor Series nearly complete

During the MizTV segment last night on Smackdown Live, General Manager Daniel Bryan announced the five members who will be part of the male Team Smackdown for the Survivor Series. Randy Orton, Baron Corbin, Bray Wyatt, Dean Ambrose, and WWE World Heavyweight champion AJ Stlyes will make up the team who will take on Team Raw in the traditional...

Gawker Media founder Nick Denton comments on Hogan settlement

In a blog piece titled “A hard peace,” Gawker founder Nick Denton said that after four years of litigation funded by a billionaire with a grudge, the saga is finally over and a settlement has been reached. Despite saying that they were all confident that the Florida appeals court would reduce or eliminate the $140 million judgment, Denton...

Gawker settles with Hulk Hogan for $31 million in cash

LawNewz.com is reporting that Gawker Media has settled with Hulk Hogan for $31 million in cash plus a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the company according to documents filed in court today. David Houston, Hogan’s attorney said, “As with any negotiation for resolution, all parties have agreed it is time to move on.” The...

WWE announces new weekly in-ring WWE Network show titled 205 Live

WWE today announced a new one-hour weekly wrestling program called 205 Live, showcasing WWE’s new Cruiserweight division. It will premiere Tuesday, November 29 at 10PM EST, exclusively on WWE Network. The show will have Mauro Ranallo as the play-by-play commentator with Corey Graves as the color commentator. While not exactly explained, this...

Raw rating for 10/31/2016

Monday Night Raw drew its second lowest rating in over two decades with just 2,600,000 viewers tuning in, down 219,000 viewers from last week’s show. The Hell In A Cell fallout and an appearance from Goldberg in the first hour did nothing to improve the number, with hour one starting with 2,747,000 viewers, then 2,617,000 viewers in the second...

Most expensive WrestleMania travel package sold out

The Sunshine WrestleMania travel package, the most expensive out of the five available travel packages being advertised by WWE, has sold out. The package had a starting price of $5,900 and was packed with best WrestleMania experience, including row 1-4 ticket for WrestleMania 33, NXT, Raw, and Smackdown, a reception with WWE Superstars, Premium...

Raw’s Survivor Series teams start to take shape

The Raw teams for the Survivor Series started to take shape last night on Monday Night Raw with members for the tag teams, male, and female teams announced. Raw and Smackdown will go head-to-head in three traditional 5-on-5 Survivor Series elimination matches as the show goes back to its roots for the 30th annual edition. Joining team Raw for the...

TNA issues statement on UK television situation

Shortly after Challenge TV announced that they are dropping TNA starting January 2017, TNA issued a statement and somewhat took a dig at their UK partners, saying that they know their amazing fans in the United Kingdom “do not want to wait 3-5 days” to watch the program after it airs in the US. “In today’s world, spoilers are inevitable...

WWE kicks off second European tour of 2016 tomorrow

WWE kicks off their second European tour of the year tomorrow with 22 live events in 12 days. They will visit a total of 8 different countries including one outside Europe. The tour kicks off on 11/2 at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany. It’s one of only two days that there are no double events on the same day. On 11/3 there will be a show at...

UK broadcaster Challenge drops TNA effective January 2017

The bad news for TNA keeps rolling in as Challenge, the British broadcaster which is the home of TNA in the United Kingdom, announced today that they are not renewing their deal with the company.     “We know that many TNA fans will be disappointed to hear this, but we wanted to let you all know that as of January 2017, Challenge...