Author - Colin Vassallo

Toy State to develop WWE-branded R/C vehicles

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Toy State, a toy industry leader and innovator, has entered into a licensing agreement with WWE to develop remote-controlled (R/C) vehicles for the North America market, the first of which will be in stores later this year. This agreement marks Toy State’s first licensing agreement under the Nikko brand since their acquisition of the company...

WrestleMania Today kicks off Mania week on WWE Network at 6PM EST

WWE Network

The WWE Network will start its WrestleMania week today with the first live broadcast from Axxess at 6PM EST titled WrestleMania Today. Today’s exclusive sit-down interviews are with WWE World Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, and Triple H. WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Ric Flair will be among the hosts who will be...

Brock Lesnar talks with Jonathan Coachman about staying in the WWE

Brock Lesnar

During an interview on ESPN hosted by former WWE personality Jonathan Coachman, Brock Lesnar said that the older he got, the wiser he became so the decision to completely forget MMA was not an overnight decision, but was a long process for him. He told Coach that he weighed the pros and the cons but at the end of the day, on Monday night, “old...

WWE Hall of Fame ring being sold on eBay for $20,000

Hall of Fame

A company called Power Pro Wrestling Figs which specializes in wrestling memorabilia is selling Abdullah The Butcher’s WWE Hall of Fame ring on eBay. The eBay entry has photos of Abdullah wearing the ring as well as photos of the ring on its own and a short video of himself showing off the ring in its case. The ring was presented to him in 2011...

Paul Heyman interrupts Roman Reigns on ESPN’s SportsCenter

Paul Heyman

Continuing their angle away from WWE television, Paul Heyman interrupted Roman Reigns during his appearance on ESPN’s SportsNation. Reigns was being interviewed by Michelle Beadle and just before Reigns was going to show how hard he can punch on a boxing machine, Brock Lesnar’s theme kicked in and out came the advocate for the WWE World...

First photos of WWE Superstars sporting Tapout apparel

Dolph Ziggler

The first photos of WWE Superstars and Divas sporting Tapout apparel were published by Business Wire as part of the press release which was issued announcing the deal. Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler, Alicia Fox, and Charlotte were the ones chosen to “model” the Tapout clothing while they are training. Tapout was founded back in 1997 and by the...

ABG and WWE launch Tapout apparel joint venture

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In a deal that was expected for the past few months, WWE and Authentic Brands Group today announced a joint venture for Tapout, a newly repositioned fitness lifestyle brand. Tapout is now the official fitness and training partner of WWE, and will be integrated across WWE’s global platforms including TV programming, WWE Network, pay-per-view...

Raw rating for 03/23/2015

RAW

The last Raw before WrestleMania pulled in 4,188,000 viewers, up 269,000 viewers from last week’s show. It was the best number since the February 2 show and the first time they broke the 4 million viewer barrier since February 23. Hour one did 4,178,000 viewers, followed by 4,342,000 in the second hour, and then 4,043,000 in the third and final...

Brock Lesnar announces he has signed a new WWE deal

Brock Lesnar

The WWE World Heavyweight champion signed a new deal with WWE on Monday night, keeping him past WrestleMania 31. The news was broken by Lesnar himself who appeared on ESPN’S SportsCenter for an interview with WWE fan Michelle Beadle. Lesnar said it was a very difficult decision for him as the fighter in him wants to compete but then the father...

ESPN’s E:60 goes behind the scenes at NXT and Performance Center

NXT

On May 5, ESPN’S E:60 will present a one hour documentary film titled WWE: Behind The Curtain, showing an unprecedented access behind the scenes at WWE’s NXT and the Performance Center on what it takes to make the next WWE Superstar or Diva. This has been taped a while ago as all images show the old WWE scratched logo, a logo which the company...

Stephanie McMahon interviewed by FastCompany.com

Stephanie McMahon

FastCompany.com has an interview with WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon which is titled, “Mom, Chief Brand Officer, TV Villain: WWE’s Unbreakable Stephanie McMahon.” The interesting interview tackles quite a few subjects including how hard she slaps people, breaking character on Raw, social media guidelines for WWE Superstars...

WWE teams up with Special Olympics for 2015 World Games

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WWE will once again be teaming up with the Special Olympics as they become the promotional partner for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games which will take place through Los Angeles from July 25 through August 2. “There are no bigger fans of WWE than our athletes and we are thrilled to be part of the organization’s growing commitment to...

The WrestleMania Experience

WrestleMania

I have been a wrestling fan since 1988. I was 8 years old at the time and will never forget the first time I saw WWE (or WWF at the time) on television. It was the Big Boss Man along with Slick taking on some jobber, I believe Tom Stone, on either Superstars or Challenge. Throughout the years I always dreamt of attending a show live in person...

List of community outreach programs for WrestleMania week

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WrestleMania week brings along several community outreach programs and this year in the San Francisco Bay Area it will be no different. On Wednesday, Sin Cara, The Usos, Cameron, and Eva Marie will be visiting the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Ronald McDonald House at Stanford. Mattel will donate WWE action figures for the WWE...

Musical performances for WrestleMania 31 announced

WrestleMania 31

WWE announced yesterday that Skylar Grey, Kid Ink and Travis Barker, will be performing live at WrestleMania 31 from the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. A medley of the WrestleMania 31 theme songs, “Rise” by David Guetta featuring Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Skylar Grey and “Money and the Power” by multi-platinum rapper, Kid...

Sting and Lesnar set for WrestleMania ‘go home’ episode of Raw

Brock Lesnar

The final push for WrestleMania comes tonight on Monday Night Raw with both Sting and Brock Lesnar set to make a live appearance from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Lesnar will have a face to face encounter with his WrestleMania opponent and number one contender Roman Reigns after Heyman promised such encounter on last week’s...