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WWE Cruiserweight title is revived after 9 year absence

WWE Cruiserweight Title

WWE revived the Cruiserweight title last night during the finale of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, with the division now represented with a title for the first time since 2007. The company started using the title when WCW was bought in 2001, abandoning the WWE Light Heavyweight title in favor of the Cruiserweight title. The lineage of that...

TJ Perkins is the new WWE Cruiserweight champion

TJ Perkins

TJ Perkins, the 32-year-old California native became the new WWE Cruiserweight champion last night after defeating Gran Metalik in the finals of the Cruiserweight Classic tournament, an event which aired exclusively on the WWE Network. Perkins and Metalik advanced to the final after defeating the popular and favorites Zack Sabre, Jr. and Kota...

Smackdown rating for 09/13/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown came super close to beating Raw in the ratings this week, getting 2,658,000 viewers for the post-Backlash show, up 204,000 viewers from last week. Raw did 2.69 million viewers so Smackdown was just 32,000 viewers away from Raw. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Paige breaks silence over suspension, dismisses departure rumors

Paige

In a long message posted on Twitter, Paige confirmed that she will be back to WWE and all the rumors of her leaving are “completely false.” Paige also explained what happened with the Wellness Program violation that led to her 30-day suspension. “Let me be clear that I was not suspended for failing a drug test, it was merely due to a...

Top two matches set for No Mercy 2016

No Mercy

The top two matches for Smackdown’s No Mercy pay-per-view were set on last night’s show with both the main even for the WWE World title and the Smackdown Women’s title match announced. The Smackdown Women’s champion Becky Lynch will be making her first title defense against Alexa Bliss, who surprisingly pinned Nikki Bella after Carmella...

Paige set for Raw return reports PWInsider

Paige

PWInsider.com published an exclusive story saying that former WWE Divas champion Paige will be returning on the road next week with the Raw brand and is also booked on the upcoming Raw. On August 17, her birthday, WWE announced that Paige was suspended for 30 days effective August 18. She was suspended along with her real-life boyfriend Alberto...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament finale live tonight

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

The much-praised WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament finale will be held tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University and will be airing live on the WWE Network. The two semifinals will also be airing on tonight’s broadcast featuring Gran Metalik vs Zack Sabre, Jr., and Kota Ibushi vs T.J. Perkins with the winners of each match...

Raw rating for 09/12/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw got absolutely smashed in the ratings yesterday, with the lowest rating – holiday or not – in over two decades with just an average of 2,690,000 viewers tuning in. It’s down 379,000 viewers from last week. Hour one started with 2,833,000 viewers, then went down to 2,717,000 in the second hour, and then down to...

Give your pet a WWE makeover with new Petmate products

WWE logo

Petmate, the worldwide leader of solutions and excellence in the pet industry providing fun trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families, revealed the launch of its new collection of WWE pet products available at retailers nationwide. The new collection features iconic pet beds, fan favorite collars and leashes, and...

Two more matches set for Clash of Champions 2016

Clash of Champions

The Clash of Champions pay-per-view had two matches announced yesterday on Raw and a main event confirmed as a one-on-one match rather than a triple threat match. With Kevin Owens defeating Roman Reigns thanks to the interference from Rusev, the main event will now be Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal title. Mick Foley promised...

WWE Nitro Sprints and Nitro Machines toys released

WWE logo

Playmates Toys announced the release of WWE Nitro Sprints and Nitro Machines, featuring John Cena, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, and Dean Ambrose. The collection, featuring the five popular WWE Superstars, is available now exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide. WWE Nitro Sprints are mini, motorized figures that are stylized in...

VInce McMahon undergoes surgery

Vince McMahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon underwent surgery for an injury he suffered while doing training reports WWE.COM. Due to the surgery, McMahon did not attend Raw last night and won’t be at Smackdown tonight. The WWE.COM statement says that McMahon will be back in the office at WWE Headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut on Wednesday. While...

CM Punk gets half a million dollars for UFC 203

CM Punk

CM Punk got one of the biggest purses at UFC 203 despite losing his first MMA fight against another relative newcomer Mickey Gall. Punk received $500,000 for his fight according to figures released by the Ohio Athletic Commission and published by MMAFighting.com. He had a flat fee of half a million which means that had he won there would be have...

Video of Bo Dallas’ arrest at DFW makes its way online

Bo Dallas

TMZ obtained the video of the arrest of Bo Dallas which was captured from a body camera of one of the two officers who responded to the call. Dallas was arrested at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport at the end of August after he was ejected from flight Envoy 3331 which was headed to Puebla, Mexico. The video shows the officers taking his bag which he...

Alberto El Patron reveals why he was suspended from WWE

Alberto Del Rio

In an interview with Más Lucha held after the press conference at Hooters in Mexico City, the man formerly known as Alberto Del Rio revealed the reason why he was suspended for 30 days from WWE. Now going again by the name of Alberto El Patron, he said that he got his first Wellness Program violation for using a testosterone replacement although...

WWE titles on Raw renamed but lineage remains

WWE Women's Title

WWE.COM is now referring to the WWE Tag Team and Women’s titles which are part of the Raw brand as the Raw Tag Team and Raw Women’s titles and no longer as the overall WWE titles. The change in name is to put the Smackdown titles on an equal level as their Raw counterparts. As far as the previous holders go, both the Tag Team and Women’s...

AJ Styles makes history with WWE World title win

AJ Styles

AJ Styles made history last night, winning the WWE World title and becoming the first person to hold the WWE, TNA, NWA, and IWGP Heavyweight titles during his wrestling career. Styles won the WWE title 9 months after arriving from New Japan Pro Wrestling. He debuted at the Royal Rumble just a few months after he and fellow Bullet Club members...

Backlash 2016 live PPV report

Backlash

Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Backlash. The show is taking place from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia and it’s the first Smackdown-only PPV after the draft. The show is only available on the WWE Network and is not aired on traditional pay-per-view. Backlash starts with a scrolling message on 9/11 reminding us that freedom is...

Randy Orton reportedly not cleared to compete tonight at Backlash

Randy Orton

PWInsider.com is reporting that Randy Orton will not be facing Bray Wyatt at tonight’s Backlash pay-per-view because he has not been cleared to compete by the WWE medical team after last month’s SummerSlam pay-per-view. What happens and how will WWE address the situation come PPV time remains yet to be seen but the Viper is in Virginia and...