Author - Colin Vassallo

Backlash 2016 live PPV report

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

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...

WWE Superstars comment on CM Punk’s UFC debut

Nikki Bella, Natalya Neidhart, Darren Young, and Alberto Del Rio were some of his former wrestling colleagues that had words of encouragement for CM Punk after last night’s disastrous outing at UFC 203. “Don’t worry amigo @CMPunk it’s all good, you’ll be back stronger…” said the recently released Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio...

AJ Styles the bookies’ favorite to win the match against Ambrose

AJ Styles is the heavy favorite to win his match tonight against Dean Ambrose at Backlash according to the bookies. Styles is at 1/14 to win while Ambrose is at a distant 7/1 to retain. The odds do not necessarily mean a title change but just a win, no matter how. A DQ win for Styles would obviously mean the title stays with Ambrose. Dolph Ziggler...

An emotional CM Punk faces the media following UFC 203

Fighting back tears most of the time, CM Punk faced the press after UFC 203 with a banged up face and a cauliflower ear and responded questions regarding the fight and his future. “The process was magical, I’m just disappointed. I’m beating myself up more than I was beat up, I am supremely disappointed. Just being out there was the most fun...

Backlash 2016 live on the WWE Network tonight

Live tonight from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia, WWE presents Backlash live on the WWE Network. The full card is as follows: Dean Ambrose vs AJ Styles for the WWE World title; The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental title; Becky Lynch vs Alexa Bliss vs Naomi vs Nikki Bella vs Carmella vs Natalya in a six-pack...

CM Punk gets choked out in first UFC fight

21 months after signing his UFC deal, CM Punk finally stepped inside the Octagon for his first ever professional MMA fight tonight at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio and it was short and not with a happy ending. The former WWE champion walked out to the popular theme song Cult of Personality with a big pop from the crowd. Punk smiled as he walked...

TNA Grand championship tournament participants and rules

The TNA Grand championship was unveiled during this week’s Impact by TNA President Billy Corgan, kicking off an eight-man tournament to determine the first ever champion. Participating in the tournament are Drew Galloway, Eli Drake, Aron Rex, Eddie Edwards, Jessie Godderz, Braxton Sutter, Mahabali Shera, and Trevor Lee. The first match took...

Rick Rude’s son passes away at age 19

The son of former WWE and WCW Superstar Rick Rude, Colton, passed away last week following a motorcycle accident. The 19-year-old succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the wreck on Floyd Springs Road last Saturday afternoon, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Gene Proctor and reported by the Rome News Tribune. Floyd County police officer Ron...

Impact rating for 09/08/2016

Yesterday’s Impact which featured the Delete or Decay match drew 337,000 viewers, down 14,000 viewers from last week’s show. Compared to the Final Deletion episode which featured the same kind of match between Jeff and Matt Hardy, yesterday’s show had 73,000 less viewers. The show went head to head with NFL on NBC which drew 24 million...

CM Punk makes weight for tomorrow’s UFC 203

CM Punk weighed in this morning along with the rest of the fighters who will be taking part at UFC 203 and the former champ made weight. This was CM Punk’s first official weigh-in for the UFC and he came in at 170lbs. The weigh-ins this morning was only for the media and the public event will be held later on at 6PM EST. He was accompanied by...

The Chris Benoit biopic Crossface finally gets a director

Yesterday, the lead writer for the Chris Benoit biopic Sarah Coulter revealed that Lexi Alexander has signed on to direct the movie which is titled Crossface. “So happy to have you on board for Crossface,” Coulter wrote on Twitter. “Well, I hadn’t planned on returning to movies, but you have written a great script,” Alexander...

Big Show breaks the ring ropes during match against Cena in Manila

Both Big Show and John Cena avoided injury after the middle ring rope snapped during their match at the live WWE event in Manila today. The incident happened when Big Show was going for a second rope splash and as he was gaining momentum by jumping up and down on the middle rope, the two sides of the ropes snapped, sending Big Show flat on his ass...