Author - Colin Vassallo

Christy Hemme departs TNA Wrestling

Christy Hemme

Another TNA Knockout, Christy Hemme, has decided to part ways from the company, announcing her departure earlier today in a post on her social media accounts. “SO THANKFUL for wrestling and @IMPACTWRESTLING especially @JohnGaburick for the inspiration toward my future,” Hemme wrote. The 35 year old has been working for TNA since 2006, first...

Kofi Kingston returns home from WWE European Tour

The New Day

The New Day will have to continue the current WWE European tour with two men as Kofi Kingston flew back home for a good reason. Kingston is about to become a father again and wrote on Twitter, “Flew home to witness the final stages of my procreational efforts! (Any day now.)” He was replying to a female fan who said she was gutted that he did...

WWE to report Q1 2016 financial results on May 10

WWE HQ

WWE will be reporting the first quarter 2016 results on May 10 before the opening of the market. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon along with Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios will be hosting a conference call beginning at 11AM ET to discuss these results. WWE already reported the WWE Network subscribers number the day after...

Triple H addresses Hall of Fame possibility for Chyna

Triple H

While doing the media rounds in the United Kingdom this morning, the press asked him about the passing of his former girlfriend Chyna and if she deserved a place in the WWE Hall of Fame. Triple H described her as an amazing talent and ground-breaking pioneer who was never afraid to blaze her own trail through life. “Brilliance sometimes, and...

Major news outlets cover the death of Chyna

Chyna

As it’s often the case whenever a current or former wrestler passes away, mainstream media websites cover the news and the passing of the woman known as the 9th wonder of the world was no different. CNN, FOX News, ABC News, ESPN, CBS News, Entertainment Weekly, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! Sports, Deadline, New York Post, Us Weekly, Mashable...

TNA to have 4 days of Impact TV tapings starting today

TNA

TNA will start four days straight of television tapings today at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida at Soundstage 20. Two Impact episodes per day will be taped which will see TNA have enough episodes to last for two months. All tapings will kick off at 7PM ET and they’re free for those who are already inside the Universal Studios theme...

Triple H, Shawn Michaels and others remember Chyna

Chyna

The wrestling world is in mourning after the death of Joanie “Chyna” Laurer was released late last night and several of her former co-workers expressed their sadness on Twitter. Her former boyfriend and one of the men who lobbied to get her hired, Triple H, called Chyna a pioneer. “Someone who wasn’t afraid to blaze her own...

Impact rating for 04/19/2016

Impact Wrestling

Yesterday’s episode of Impact on Pop had a nice bump from the previous week, drawing 312,000 viewers for a show headlined with Jeff vs Matt Hardy. That is up 26,000 viewers up over last week’s number. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE acknowledges Chyna’s death, Stephanie McMahon comments

WWE logo

WWE has acknowledged the death of former WWE Superstar Chyna with a statement on WWE.COM and even a tweet from Stephanie McMahon. “WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Joanie Laurer, best known for competing in WWE as Chyna, has passed away,” the statement read. “A physically striking and talented performer, Chyna was a true...

Joanie “Chyna” Laurer found dead

Chyna

Former WWE Women’s and Intercontinental champion Joanie “Chyna” Laurer was found dead in her home in Redondo Beach, California yesterday. She was 46 years old. Police received a 911 call at around 7:30PM last night and were on the scene immediately. The call came from a friend who went to her place and found her unresponsive...

Total Divas season 5 finale rating

Total Divas

The season 5 finale of Total Divas which was titled C’est La Diva Part 2 drew a total of 625,000 viewers, down 7,000 viewers from last week’s 632,000 number. This season of the show was the lowest of the whole series in terms of viewership with only an average of around 720,000 viewers per episode over 14 episodes. Despite a massive slump in...

Dates and locations of the November WWE tour in the United Kingdom

WWE logo

The UK part of the WWE European tour in November was announced with 8 live events over 7 days. This UK stop will be part of a larger tour with more European cities yet to be announced. The first stop will be London at the SSE Arena in Wembley on Friday, November 4, followed by a Manchester event at the Manchester Arena on November 5. On November 6...

John Cena receives the 2016 USO Legacy of Achievement Award

John Cena

WWE Superstar John Cena was honored yesterday at the USO-Metro Annual Awards Dinner and received the 2016 Legacy Of Achievement Award. This year happened to be the 75th anniversary of the USO as well. The black tie affair was attended by senior government and military leaders, members of Congress, as well as business and community leaders. From...

Raw rating for 04/18/2016

Raw

The taped Raw from London, England, drew a total of 3,335,000 viewers, the lowest since the February 15 edition and nearly 200,000 viewers less from last week’s show. Hour one started with 3,486,000 viewers which then increased to 3,541,000 but went down to 2,980,000 for the third and final hour. A total of 561,000 viewers tuned out of the show...

Scotland gets first WWE television tapings in November

Raw

The city of Glasgow in Scotland will be getting their first taste of live WWE television tapings as Monday Night Raw and Smackdown will be coming to Scotland for the first time ever in November. As part of the second European tour of the year, WWE is bringing both television tapings to The SSE Hydro on November 7 and November 8. Typically...