Author - Colin Vassallo

WWE’s and Sky UK’s relationship: It’s complicated

WWE logo

For over 30 years, WWE has enjoyed a fantastic relationship with one of their longest business partners, Sky. Sky has been through WWE’s ups and downs and have always remained loyal. But their partnership is showing some signs of cracks with the launch of the WWE Network in the United Kingdom. In Europe, Sky is considered to be the biggest...

Smackdown up in the ratings with Thursday move

Smackdown

Smackdown’s move to Thursday did well in the ratings, getting actually more viewers than last week’s show on Friday night. Fueled by the return to the ring of Daniel Bryan, Smackdown did 2,675,000 viewers, up 243,000 viewers from last week. That was the most viewed show since the November 28 broadcast. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)

Kevin Nash back on board for Raw Reunion show

Kevin Nash

Just hours after Kevin Nash wrote on his Twitter that he doesn’t see himself appearing on WWE television again after the company suspended his Legends contract pending the outcome of his battery assault case, WWE announced that Nash is back on the Raw Reunion show. Nash was advertised for the show along with Hogan and Hall to reprise the nWo up...

Gail Kim and Jeff Hardy re-sign with TNA

Gail Kim

John Gaburick, TNA’s Executive Vice President of Creative & Talent Relations announced on his Twitter a couple of new deals TNA have signed with its talent. Those who have re-signed with the company include Kenny King, Manik, Jeff Hardy, and Gail Kim. Kim was working on an event-by-event deal and could have left at anytime but has now opted...

WWE to report Q4 2014 and year end results on February 12

WWE HQ

WWE will hold their Q4 2014 and full year results conference call on Thursday, February 12, before the opening of the market with Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and Chief Strategy and Financial Officer George Barrios hosting the call. Once again, the WWE Network numbers will be up for scrutiny as the company will reveal the total number of...

Next NXT Takeover special to air on February 11

NXT

The next NXT live special on the WWE Network will be held on Wednesday, February 11, at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. With NXT moving to Wednesdays from Thursdays not to conflict with Smackdown, the specials will also be moving to Wednesdays whenever they are held. The fourth NXT Takeover special will be headlined by Sami Zayn and...

Izod Center shutting down, SummerSlam 2015 forced to move

SummerSlam 2015

SummerSlam 2015 will now have to move locations as the New Jersey Sports & Entertainment board voted to close down the 34 year old Izod Center facility in East Rutherford at the end of January. New Jersey officials called the decision inevitable as the arena is state-owned and racked up $8.5 million in losses. WWE announced last year that the...

Main Event to remain off the WWE Network

Main Event

WWE Main Event on the WWE Network will cease to broadcast at least till later this year reports PWInsider.com. The whole situation with Sky Sports has not been resolved yet as Sky is claiming exclusivity on the broadcast which will prevent WWE from airing Main Event on the Network in the United Kingdom once it launches next week. With the company...

USA Network announces the return of WWE Tough Enough

Tough Enough

USA Network President Chris McCumber today revealed during the TCA Press Tour that the network is bringing back the WWE reality TV series Tough Enough. “I am pleased to announce that USA is bringing back ‘Tough Enough,’ the action-packed competition reality show from the ratings juggernaut, WWE,” McCumber said in a speech...

WWE Immortals mobile video game out today

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WWE today announced the launch of its new mobile video game, WWE Immortals, available for free for iOS and Android devices. It is developed by NetherRealm Studios in conjunction with Phosphor Game Studios and published by Warner Bros. The game features WWE Superstars and Divas who are thrown into a supernatural world and turned into superheroes...

Smackdown back on Thursday nights starting today

Smackdown

Just in case you have been living under a rock for the past few weeks or so, Smackdown is moving to Thursdays starting today, reclaiming its old time slot that the show held from its inception until 2005. There will also be a new commentary team for Smackdown, with Michael Cole, the newly promoted Byron Saxton, and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The...

WWE to have big presence at the Arnold Sports Festival weekend

NXT

WWE will have a big presence at the Arnold Sports Festival which is taking place in Columbus, Ohio, between March 5 and 8. The company will be holding an NXT event as part of the Festival at the LC Pavilion on Thursday, March 5 with NXT Champion Sami Zayn, NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte,  Ryback and Big Show, Hall of Famer Ric Flair, Adrian...

Full lineup announced for the upcoming TNA UK tour

Kurt Angle

TNA announced the full roster that will be traveling to the United Kingdom for the three double Impact television tapings set to take place in Glasgow, Manchester, and London. The company is taking all their biggest Superstars and Knockouts – minus Jeff Hardy – to the shows with the lineup announced consisting of Bobby Lashley, Kurt...

2015 WWE Hall of Fame presale kicks off today

WWE Hall of Fame

The presale for the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony kicks off today at 10AM PST and ends tomorrow, Friday, at one minute to Midnight. Ticket prices will range from $25 to $150 and WWE will be occupying around three quarters of the arena with three tiers of seats – floor, lower, and upper level. We have two presale codes available which...

All charges against Kevin Nash dropped

Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash noted yesterday on his Twitter that as of 3:30PM EST, all charges against him stemming from the Christmas Eve family altercation have been dropped. Nash, along with his son, were arrested after the two brawled at their home when the 18 year old son showed up at home under the influence of alcohol. Nash was arrested first following a...

SummerSlam 2015 possibly moving from New Jersey

SummerSlam 2015

Stories running in New Jersey media are reporting that the Izod Center, the home of this year’s SummerSlam, might be closed by the end of January. The plan is for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority board to approve a motion that would move all shows from February and March that are already booked to the Prudential Center in...

Raw rating for 01/12/2015

RAW

Monday Night Raw rebounded slightly in the rating, getting the best number in a month and a half. The show drew 3,905,000 viewers for the three hour broadcast, up 142,000 viewers from last week. Hour one drew 4,095,000 viewers, followed by 3,897,000 in the second hour, and 3,722,000 in the third and final hour. Raw, just like every other TV show...

Total Divas season 3 episode 12 rating

Total Divas

The 12th episode of season 3 of Total Divas titled Baby Not On Board drew 1,295,000 viewers on Sunday night on E! That is down from the 1,411,000 viewers that the show pulled in last week for its return. Episode 12 is the second highest rated show of season 3 so far behind last week’s episode. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)