Author - Colin Vassallo

Impact rating for 07/05/2016

Impact Wrestling

Helped by the much-hyped Final Deletion match between Jeff and Matt Hardy, TNA Impact drew a record of 410,000 viewers on POP TV, up 112,000 viewers from last week. Impact’s previous best number was on May 23 with 359,000 viewers tuning in. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Raw rating for 07/04/2016

Raw

The Independence Day edition of Monday Night Raw got the worst number in well over 20 years and it was expected considering the show has been doing really low numbers compared to months before. Raw did 2,658,000 viewers, down 435,000 viewers from the previous week. Hour one did 2,663,000 viewers, followed by 2,668,000 viewers in the second hour...

Brock Lesnar now in the main event of UFC 200

Brock Lesnar

UFC President Dana White announced yesterday that Brock Lesnar will now be the main event of UFC 200 after Jon Jones was flagged for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from a June 16 test by USADA. White called a quick press conference at MGM Grand to announce the news, which he called “super, super disappointing.” Daniel...

No Lesnar opponent announced at Smackdown tapings

Brock Lesnar

At the Smackdown tapings yesterday there was no mention of Brock Lesnar’s opponent for SummerSlam so it looks like the announcement will be made in post-production to give fans a reason to tune in. WWE mentioned on Raw that Brock’s opponent will be made on the show and fans who were live in the arena expected the announcement. But since it...

WWE television expands to 17 Pacific Islands with new deal

WWE logo

WWE and Digicel Ltd. today announced a new agreement to broadcast Raw and Smackdown in the Pacific Islands. Beginning this Thursday, Digicel Play subscribers in Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the other Pacific Islands will be able to watch WWE’s flagship programs on TVWAN Action for the first time. Raw will air weekly at 5 pm every...

Crazy Hardy vs Hardy match headlines Impact tonight

Matt Hardy

Tonight’s Impact on POP is one of the most anticipated in the company’s history due to mind-blowing Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy match being billed as The Final Deletion. The match was taped in the backyard of their house in Cameron, North Carolina in the dark and features lots of weapons, fireworks, jumping from trees, fire, and even a trip to...

Brock Lesnar’s SummerSlam opponent announced this week

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar’s opponent for SummerSlam will be revealed this Thursday on Smackdown, just a couple of days before Lesnar returns to the UFC. Brock has not on been on WWE television since his WrestleMania 32 match against Dean Ambrose and is expected to return to TV after UFC 200 to begin his SummerSlam program. On Saturday, July 9, Lesnar steps...

WWE Clash of Champions logo revealed

Clash of Champions

As reported earlier, WWE will be dropping the Night of Champions pay-per-view name in favor of Clash of Champions, a name which was made famous by NWA/WCW although under a slightly different variation of Clash of the Champions. WWE this week released the logo that will be used and while the name is similar, the logo is completely different from...

USA vs the World 16-tag match set for 4th of July Raw

Raw

With probably a record-low audience expected tomorrow night on Raw due to the 4th of July holiday in the United States, WWE is trying to get viewers to tune in with a massive 16-man elimination USA vs The World tag team match. The match was announced on WWE.COM however none of the participants were made public yet. Also announced on Raw is a...

Verified Bobby Heenan Twitter account ends up being a fake

Bobby Heenan

When it’s too good to be true, then probably it is too good to be true. Details are emerging now that the Bobby Heenan Twitter account @RealBobbyHeenan isn’t real after all. Twitter quickly “verified” the account after it went through the verification process but little did they know that they had been duped and the account of his wife...

Cody Rhodes to guest star on CW’s Arrow in season 5

Cody Rhodes

Former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes will be making a guest appearance on the CW series Arrow when the show starts season 5 later this year. Rhodes has a history with the show’s leading man, Stephen Amell, and the two shared a feud while Rhodes was in the WWE which led to a tag team match at SummerSlam with Amell teaming up with Neville and Rhodes...

All WCW Monday Nitro episodes now on the WWE Network

WCW Nitro

On September 4, 1995 WCW decided to go big and debuted WCW Monday Nitro on TNT to go head to head against WWE’s Monday Night Raw. The live broadcast – which started as a one hour show, then two, and then eventually expanded to three – gave WWE a run for its money, beating Raw in the ratings for 84 consecutive weeks. WCW Nitro was the...

Shinsuke Nakamura sends fans into frenzy at WWE Tokyo show

Shinsuke Nakamura

It’s no secret that Shinsuke Nakamura is a legend in Japan and this week he returned to his homeland for the first time since signing with the WWE and as you can expect, the Japanese fans treated him like a true Superstar. Nakamura wrestled Chris Jericho in the first leg of the tour yesterday and as soon as Nakamura’s theme hit the speakers...

Smackdown rating for 06/30/2016

Smackdown

This week’s Smackdown drew 2,080,000 viewers, down 65,000 viewers from last week’s show. It was the third worst number the show has done on USA Network since moving in January. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)