Author - Colin Vassallo

WWE sells 84,000 tickets for WrestleMania 32 so far

WrestleMania 32

Dave Meltzer reported in the newest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE has sold around 84,000 tickets for WrestleMania 32 which legit breaks the the all-time attendance record for a WWE event. The often-hyped 93,173 attendance at WrestleMania III was an inflated number from the around 78,000 tickets that the company sold. The real record was...

Lucha Underground to start season 3 production this month

Lucha Underground

El Rey Network has announced that season 3 of Lucha Underground will start production this month with the shows expected to air in early 2017. There will be four tapings in March, on the 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th, another four in April on the 9th, 10th, 23rd, and 24th, and two in May on the 7th and 8th. All tapings will be held at the Lucha...

Impact rating for 03/08/2016

Impact Wrestling

TNA suffered its worst rating for Impact since the show started airing with only 222,000 viewers tuning in to this week’s show. The show was built around Kurt Angle’s final match in TNA against Bobby Lashley and it was taped at the end of January in England. The 222,000 viewership number is down 36,000 viewers from last week’s...

Mick Foley to be next guest on the Stone Cold Podcast

Mick Foley

Stone Cold Steve Austin’s next guest on his Stone Cold Podcast on the WWE Network will be WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley and the episode will air on Thursday, March 31, immediately following Smackdown. WWE.COM is promoting the interview as a live broadcast although it’s not known if the two will actually be taping it live. In the past...

The Iron Sheik pens hilarious open letter to Hogan and Gawker

The Iron Sheik

WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik wrote a hilarious open letter – all in caps – to Hulk Hogan and Gawker and it was published by Esquire.com. Sheik said that without him there would be no Hulkamania and he did the honors for him and “Mr Kennedy McMahon” when he could have taken the offer to break his leg. He said that Hogan told him...

Total Divas season 5 episode 8 rating

Total Divas

Total Divas continued to disappoint in the ratings with the show losing half its viewership since it started. Last night’s show, episode 8 titled Peace of Cake, pulled in 580,000 viewers, down 11,000 from last week and is now the lowest rated episode of the whole Total Divas series. It’s the seventh straight week that the show lost viewers...

Scopely to publish new WWE mobile game titled WWE Champions

WWE logo

WWE and Scopely announced a new, free mobile game titled WWE Champions which is currently in limited market tests for a global release later this year. WWE Champions will be the first release from Scopely’s multi-title partnership with award-winning developer Kung Fu Factory. “Scopely is powering the next generation of interactive...

WWE Tag Team titles to be defended at Roadblock this Saturday

Roadblock

The Roadblock WWE Network event for this Saturday got an additional match with the WWE Tag Team titles put on the line as The New Day defends against League of Nations members Sheamus and Wade Barrett. This is the fourth match on the card with Triple H vs Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight title, Brock Lesnar vs Bray Wyatt, and The Revival...

Kurt Angle gets destroyed in final TNA match against Lashley

Kurt Angle

Impact last night featured the last match of Kurt Angle for the company, a match against Bobby Lashley which main evented the final stop of the UK Maximum Impact tour. Following three spears, Angle did the time-honored tradition and put over his opponent for his last match. After the two embraced as the fans gave them a standing ovation, Lashley...

Vince McMahon talks about Shane, Steph, Triple H, and John Cena

Vince McMahon

The Orlando Sentinel newspaper has a comprehensive Q&A story with WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon which was done yesterday after the press conference to announce WrestleMania 33 at the Citrus Bowl. Interesting topics from the Q&A were John Cena, Triple H, Stephanie and Shane. Vince described Cena as the Babe Ruth and a real warrior of...

Raw rating for 03/07/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw this week saw a dip of 173,000 viewers from last week’s show, getting an average of 3,279,000 viewers, down from 3,551,000 from last week. Hour one was the best one with 3,760,000 viewers, then it went down slightly to 3,614,000 in the second hour, before a big drop to 3,279,000 in the third and final hour. This has been the...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Peace of Cake

Total Divas

Total Divas, with dwindling in viewership every week, returns on E! tonight with episode 8 of season 5, an episode titled Peace of Cake. The synopsis for tonight’s show reads, “Paige hides a lie from her mother, which ultimately ends her relationship with her boyfriend. Nikki fears for Brie’s safety after a dangerous purchase, and Rosa...

WWE to open physical Hall of Fame and restaurant in Orlando

WWE Hall of Fame

The website Attractions Management posted an exclusive story today saying that sources at Universal Studios have told the website that WWE will be opening a physical Hall of Fame location as well as a restaurant before WrestleMania 33. The new WWE venture, described as similar in style to the company’s former restaurant in Times Square –...

Payback 2016 comes to Chicago on May 1

Payback

Payback this year will be taking place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on May 1 with pre-sale on now on Ticketmaster.com using the code CHICAGO. The pre-sale will end on March 11 at 10PM CST and tickets go on sale to the general public on March 12 at Noon CST. Ticket prices are $25, $50, $80, $125, $155, $350, and $500. The month of...

Citrus Bowl in Orlando to host WrestleMania 33 in 2017

WrestleMania

For the second time in 9 years, the city of Orlando is getting WrestleMania as WWE officially announced that the biggest sports-entertainment event of the year will return to the state of Florida next year for WrestleMania 33. The news was broken by the Orlando Sentinel newspaper and WWE will hold a press conference this morning at the Citrus Bowl...