Author - Colin Vassallo

WWE to hold live event in Shenzhen, China in September

WWE today announced that it will bring a live event to Shenzhen for the first time, as WWE Live China comes to the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center Arena on Sunday, September 17. The event marks WWE’s return to China following last year’s successful show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The event is being held in association with Live...

Raw rating for 06/12/2017

As expected, Monday Night Raw drew the worst number in two decades with 2,542,000 viewers going against the NBA finals which did over 24 million viewers. The show did 451,000 viewers less than last week’s broadcast. Hour one with the return of Brock Lesnar drew 2,769,000 viewers, followed by 2,522,000 viewers in the second hour, and 2,335,000...

Braun Strowman ready to return following elbow surgery

PWInsider.com is reporting that Braun Strowman has been cleared to return to the ring, several weeks before his target date. Strowman underwent elbow surgery on May 11 at Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama under the care of Dr. Jeff Dugas. He was initially thought to be out for eight weeks but was actually...

Former Smackdown commentator Mauro Ranallo joins Bellator MMA

Former Smackdown lead commentator Mauro Ranallo has joined Bellator MMA and will make his debut for the promotion on the June 24 show which airs live from Madison Square Garden. Ranallo, who is technically still under a WWE deal till August, last appeared on Smackdown in March and then departed under a lot of questionable circumstances. Ranallo...

A “free agent” John Cena?

Former WWE champion John Cena is being marketed as a “free agent” as he returns to WWE television on the July 4 broadcast of Smackdown Live. Cena, drafted to Smackdown during the WWE Draft last year, was not part of the Superstar Shake-up of this past April so everyone assumed that he remains part of the Smackdown roster. That assumption is...

Several WWE replica titles on sale up to 40% off

WWE Shop is currently running a promotion where shoppers can enjoy up to 40% off replica titles. Titles on sale include the WWE Spinner title which is at $339.99, down from $419.99, the Universal title which is at $329.99, slashed by $100, the WWE title, also at $329.99, the Million Dollar title, the Intercontinental title, the WCW Heavyweight...

WWE invests in the Drone Racing League

WWE has invested money in the Drone Racing League after the New York startup announced today the close of a Series B investment round of more than $20 million, a sum raised by UK’s Sky, Liberty Media, Lux Capital, Allianz, WWE, and others. The report, issued by Variety, does not specify how much money WWE dropped on the league. It’s not the...

Mark Andrews’ neck CT scan shows only bruising

The neck injury that Mark Andrews suffered yesterday during the NXT non-televised live event at Download Festival does not seem to be as serious as originally thought. WWE.COM says that the company’s medical personnel on site quickly evaluated the WWE United Kingdom Championship tournament participant and a CT scan performed afterward came back...

WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar back on Raw tonight

WWE Universal champion Brock Lesnar will return on television tonight on Monday Night Raw for his first appearance since the night after WrestleMania 33. When Lesnar disappeared from TV, he took away the Universal title with him. Since then, the focus on Raw shifted from that title to different things, however with Samoa Joe the number one...

A spoiler-free look at the new Netflix series GLOW

“In this world, there are good guys, and there are bad guys. And we…are the good guys.” Sounds like a wrestling promo, right? Well, it is not, but that’s how GLOW on Netflix starts. It’s Alison Brie in her character of Ruth Wilder who delivers the line during an audition as she tries to land a job in a new production. Unfortunately for...

Renee Young no longer part of Total Divas cast

Renee Young has announced on Twitter that she will not be part of the main cast of Total Divas season seven, set to start airing on E! this Fall. When asked if she was still part of the show, Young replied, “Nope I am not, but the new cast will crush it!” The new cast so far includes Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax. Young joined the cast at the...

American Grit with John Cena returns on FOX tonight

John Cena returns on FOX tonight as the host of American Grit, the reality television series pitting 16 competitors divided into four groups, each led by a military vet to compete in a series of challenges with a chance to win a $250,000 prize. Season 2 will have four different military vets than the previous season, including: John Burk, a US...

Emma returns to the ring after shoulder injury

WWE Superstar Emma returned to the ring last night at a Raw non-televised live event, participating in a six-woman tag team match. Emma has been out of action for just over a month after she suffered a shoulder injury during a live event in Liverpool, England. She was sent home following the show to start the rehab process on her shoulder. The...

Two new members join the cast of Total Divas

The cast of Total Divas will get a pair of new faces when season seven resumes on E! later on this year. Current Raw Women’s champion Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax have been added to the cast according to Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com. The two will reportedly replace Eva Marie and Paige on the cast, while Renee Young also announced on her...

Impact rating for 06/08/2017

Impact on POP did a total of 318,000 viewers last night, up 31,000 viewers from last week’s broadcast. It’s also the most-viewed show since the April 20 broadcast. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Jesse Ventura joins Russian government-funded RT Network

WWE Hall of Famer Jesse “The Body” Ventura is not new to controversies and his latest move will probably spark some more. Ventura has joined the RT Network, the Russian television station funded by the Russian government where he will be hosting a new commentary show. The former Minnesota Governor told the Associated Press that he has...

Matt and Reby Hardy welcome second baby boy

Matt Hardy and his wife Reby welcomed their newest addition to the family: a baby boy named Wolfgang Xander Hardy. The second Hardy baby was born at home yesterday at 11:37PM EST according to Matt. “‘Wolfie’ Wolfgang X Hardy debuted/was born on June 8th at 11:37pm. King Maxel was excited to meet his healthy younger brother. Thanks all,”...