Author - Colin Vassallo

Smackdown rating for 08/09/2016

Smackdown last night did 2,455,000 viewers, down 226,000 viewers from last week’s show. Head to head against Smackdown were the Olympics which once again did monster ratings for NBC. The 8PM hour pulled in 29.2 million viewers while the 9PM hour did 37.2 million viewers. Raw dropped over 400,000 viewers on Monday. This is the third straight week...

Impressive trailer for The Evolution of Punk released

“Within us all… there is a fighter.” The impressive trailer for The Evolution of Punk, the four-part documentary series which will be airing on FOX Sports starting next Monday at 9:30PM EST, has been published online by the UFC. Described as “underdog, icon, rebel, and punk,” the trailer shows what’s coming over the next month as we...

4-day WWE tour in New Zealand and Australia starts today

WWE Superstars will have a few crazy travel days as a group from the Raw and Smackdown brands have made their way to Australia and New Zealand for a four day tour. The tour started today with a live show in Auckland, New Zealand at the Vector Arena. It was the only stop in New Zealand this time around. Three days in Australia will follow with a...

Raw rating for 08/08/2016

Raw this week got absolutely stuffed in the ratings, getting an average of just 2,911,000 viewers, down over 400,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one did 2,950,000 viewers, hour two did 2,974,000 viewers, and hour three went down to 2,809,000 viewers. This is the first non-holiday Raw that none of the three hours passed the 3 million mark...

Dwayne Johnson gets pissed at Fast & Furious 8 co-stars

It seems that The Rock was about to whoop some candy ass for real on the set of Fast & Furious 8 as the former WWE champion voiced his frustration and disappointment with some of his male co-stars. In a post on Instagram, Johnson said that there’s no other franchise he’s involved in that gets his blood boiling more than the Fast &...

Two more matches added to the SummerSlam 2016 card

Two more SummerSlam matches were announced last night on Raw, bringing the total number of nine on the card. The first match to join the card was the tag team bout featuring Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. The four opened the show and Jericho fought Enzo, a match which Jericho won. After the match, Big Cass challenged...

FOX Sports to air documentary on CM Punk’s road to the UFC

In anticipation of his UFC debut, FOX Sports will be airing a four-part documentary on CM Punk’s road to the Octagon titled Evolution of Punk. The series has been in production for over a year as cameras followed Punk throughout his journey to become a UFC fighter. It’s directed by Rory Karpf, who is also working on the Ric Flair special for...

Oh my God! Joey Styles fired from WWE

In what should come as a big surprise, WWE has apparently fired Joey Styles, the longtime ECW commentator who was working for WWE as Vice President of Digital Media Content. The news was broken by Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com who said that Styles was “recently released” just days after he did a Facebook Q&A video with fans on...

Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media in discussions to reach settlement

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media are in talks to reach a settlement over the $140 million judgment that found Gawker, its CEO and Founder Nick Denton, and former editor A.J. Daulerio guilty in the lawsuit brought forward by Hogan over the publication of the sex tape. Denton, Daulerio, and Gawker Media all filed...

Tag Team title match announced for SummerSlam 2016

The WWE Tag Team titles will be on the line at SummerSlam as WWE today announced The New Day will be defending their titles against Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Gallows and Anderson will be looking to take away the titles which have been in the possession of The New Day for the past 351 days, the longest ever WWE Tag Team champions. This is the...

WWE locker room and others react to Conor McGregor’s comments

Quite a few WWE Superstars and others did not take Conor McGregor’s statement regarding wrestlers being “pussies” very good and bombarded the UFC champ with replies. “Your [sic] the size of my leg. Shut up,” wrote Roman Reigns. Kurt Angle called McGregor a “funny little guy” and advised him to get his head out of Dana White’s...

Serious shoulder injury delays Shelton Benjamin’s WWE return

Shelton Benjamin announced on his Twitter that his latest arrival in WWE has to be postponed and will not be returning to the company due to a serious shoulder injury. The injury seems to have been discovered while Benjamin was undergoing the usual medical tests that WWE require anyone to complete before joining the roster. “I am both...

Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan to appear on Raw

Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan will be appearing on Monday Night Raw in two days on an invite from Raw General Manager Mick Foley. While WWE is trying to keep both brands completely separate, it didn’t take long for them to have Superstars appear on the opposing brands. Randy Orton attacked Brock Lesnar on Raw with an RKO and Lesnar...

Impact rating for 08/04/2016

TNA Impact on POP did 317,000 viewers on Thursday night for a show headlined by the BFG Playoff finals between Ethan Carter III and Mike Bennett. The show was down 33,000 viewers from last week. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Sasha Banks gets married to WWE costume designer

WWE Women’s champion Sasha Banks got married yesterday and a photo surfaced online with Banks wearing a wedding dress along with her now-husband and their friend Mika Rotunda, the sister of Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt. Banks had been dating Sarath Ton, a former wrestler who used the name Kid Mikaze, and who now works as a costume designer/seamster...