Author - Colin Vassallo

Tough Enough’s Patrick Clark makes in-ring NXT debut

Patrick Clark

Tough Enough competitor Patrick Clark made his NXT in-ring debut yesterday at a show in Lakeland, Florida, becoming the first male competitor from the last season to make his debut. Clark wrestled Riddick Moss in a short match, a match which he lost. During the filming of Tough Enough, Clark was the favorite to win the whole competition due to his...

WWE confirms Finn Balor’s ankle injury

Finn Balor

The WWE website has confirmed that NXT champion Finn Balor has suffered an ankle injury during last night’s NXT non-televised live event in Nashville, Tennessee, and will be unable to compete in tonight’s NXT show in Indianapolis, Indiana. WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann said that Balor will be undergoing further evaluation on Monday to...

Possible injury to Finn Balor at NXT live event in Nashville

Finn Balor

NXT champion Finn Balor seemed to be a little banged up after his match against Samoa Joe yesterday at the NXT live event in Nashville at the Nashville War Memorial Auditorium. Balor apparently twisted his ankle after hitting the Coup de Grâce on Joe and after the match he kept holding his leg and was eventually helped up by the referee. From a...

Smackdown rating for 02/04/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown this week drew a total of 2,664,000 viewers, a drop of 56,000 viewers from the previous week. It was the second most watched program on cable at 8PM in terms of viewers and first in terms of 18-49 demographic. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Awesome Kong fired from TNA Wrestling

Awesome Kong

Awesome Kong has been fired from TNA Wrestling following the backstage incident with Matt Hardy’s wife Reby during the first night of the Maximum Impact Tour in the United Kingdom. “My time this round in TNA was fun. Time for me to move on to other things. #Released #HeadHeldHigh,” Kong wrote on Twitter. The incident got physical and...

WWE hires AfterBuzz TV host Catherine Kelly

Catherine Kelley

PWInsider.com is reporting that AfterBuzz TV host Catherine Kelly has wrapped up her duties with the company and has been hired by WWE as an announcer. Kelly did the last NXT AfterBuzz show on Wednesday and then tweeted her thanks. “Lucky to call this place home the last 4 yrs. To the friends who’ve become family, thank you for letting me...

Bull Dempsey released from NXT

NXT

28 year old NXT wrestler Bull Dempsey – real name James Smith – was released by WWE today according to his Twitter, two and a half years after signing a developmental deal. “It’s been real @WWENXT. Amazing group of coaches & coworkers & a helluva boss. Thank you for the opportunity @TripleH. See ya down the road,”...

Former ECW wrestler Axl Rotten passes away

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Brian Knighton, better known to fans as former ECW wrestler Axl Rotten, passed away at age 44 yesterday. He was found dead at a McDonald’s close to a motel where he was staying in Baltimore, Maryland. Rotten wrestled briefly in WCW in 1991 before moving to ECW in 1993 where he made a name for himself. He stayed with the promotion till 1999...

Tammy “Sunny” Sytch’s autobiography out today

Sunny

Tammy “Sunny” Sytch’s autobiography titled A Star Shattered: The Rise & Fall & Rise of Wrestling Diva was released today and is available on paperback from bookstores and will be available also online via Amazon.com and Apple’s iTunes although the eBook versions still don’t show up online at time of this writing. The book...

Billy Gunn talks about his dismissal from WWE

Billy Gunn

Speaking with Sports Illustrated, former WWE Performance Center coach Billy Gunn explained his dismissal from WWE, which happened in mid November of last year. Unbeknownst to WWE, Gunn was participating in powerlifting competitions and it was then revealed that Gunn failed one of their drug tests after he went over their limit. “Let’s face it:...

Impact rating for 02/02/2016

Impact Wrestling

Impact on Pop last night drew a total of 295,000 viewers, the first time that the show lost viewers over the previous week ever since the show made its debut on Pop on January 5. Last week the show had 339,000 viewers so 44,000 viewers less tuned in yesterday. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Total Divas season 5 episode 3 rating

Total Divas

Episode 3 of season 5 of Total Divas which was titled The Truth About Cats and Divas did a total of 840,000 viewers on E! yesterday which is down 100,000 viewers from the previous week. Last night’s episode featured the introduction of former Tough Enough contestant and the newest WWE Diva, Mandy. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Madison Square Garden shows its respect for Bret Hart

Bret Hart

Bret Hart has main evented hundreds of arenas across the world but just like most Superstars, headlining Madison Square Garden is a special occasion. Following his announcement that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, “the mecca” of professional wrestling Madison Square Garden showed its true class by honoring Hart on their outside...

Bret Hart doesn’t think Owen will be in the WWE Hall of Fame

Owen Hart

In an interview released today by Ring Rust Radio with WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Hart revealed that he’s almost 100% sure that his brother Owen will not be in this year’s Hall of Fame or any time soon. Hart said that while he wasn’t told officially yet that Owen is not on this year’s list, other family members who work...

Raw rating for 02/01/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw failed to keep its viewership from the big bump last week and returned to its sort-of average number of 3,83,000 viewers this week, a drop of a whopping 715,000 viewers from last week’s show which featured the Rumble fallout and the return of The Rock. Hour one did 3,592,000, followed by 3,464,000 in the second hour, and then...

Sunny challenges Chyna to a match…in a bedroom!

Sunny

Former WWE Diva and Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch has challenged fellow former Diva Chyna to a match. But the kind of match Sunny wants is not in the ring, but rather in the bedroom! Sytch told TMZ.COM that, “without a doubt she can kick my ass in the wrestling ring, but I really don’t think she stands a chance against me where...

24 hour Groundhog Day special discounts on WWE Shop

WWEShop

The WWE Shop website is running a Groundhog Day special with 310 items up for sale. Items on sale include t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies, headwear and muscle tees and feature Superstars such as Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Brock Lesnar, New Day, Finn Balor and others. Most of the popular t-shirts are running for $15 each...

Grammy Award-winning Usos? Oops!

Lilian Garcia

Even seasoned ring announcers sometime slip up and Lilian Garcia found that out last night on Raw. No, she didn’t literally slip up physically, although she did that in the past, but had an oops! moment while introducing former tag team champions The Usos. Ever since winning a Slammy Award, The Usos have been introduced as the Slammy...