Author - Colin Vassallo

WWE wins two 2016 CableFAX Digital Awards

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WWE won two 2016 CableFAX Digital Awards for Best Social Good Campaign and Best Digital Marketing Campaign. The Best Social Good Campaign award was for the Connor’s Cure awareness campaign, while the Best Digital Marketing Campaign was for WrestleMania 31. WWE beat the Food Network & Cooking Channel’s #BakeitForward initiative and...

Roadblock WWE Network event report

Roadblock

The last big show before WrestleMania is Roadblock, taking place from the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Canada. Two dark matches took place before the WWE Network broadcast. Mark Henry defeated local jobber Randy Sharp and then Goldust defeated Viktor of The Ascension. Connor and Viktor then attacked Goldust only for R-Truth to make the save. Michael...

Hulk Hogan’s legal team rest their case against Gawker

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan’s legal team rested their case against Gawker yesterday after a full week of testimony from Hulk himself and other paid expert witnesses with the hopes of winning the $100 million lawsuit. On Monday, Gawker’s attorneys will call its witnesses and things are expected to heat up when Gawker.com founder Nick Denton takes the stand...

DirecTV not airing WrestleMania 32 on traditional pay-per-view

WrestleMania 32

Despite WrestleMania 32 potentially being the biggest WWE pay-per-view in the history of the company both in terms of attendance and revenue, one of the biggest pay-per-view providers, DirecTV, is passing on the opportunity to carry the show on the traditional PPV format. DirecTV also failed to carry WrestleMania 31 last year and their last WWE...

Roadblock live exclusively on the WWE Network tonight

Roadblock

Live from the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Canada, WWE presents Roadblock exclusively on the WWE Network. The full card is as follows: Triple H vs Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Heavyweight title; The New Day vs The League of Nations for the WWE Tag Team titles; The Revival vs Enzo Amore and Colin Cassidy for the NXT Tag Team titles; Brock Lesnar vs...

Smackdown rating for 03/10/2016

Smackdown

This week’s Smackdown drew a total of 2,186,000 viewer, down 305,000 viewers from last week’s show. This week’s number represents the least viewed Smackdown since moving to USA Network in early January. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE Live In London special event announced for September

liveinlondon

A WWE special event will be held in London, England, this coming September 7 at the O2 Arena. The news was published today by the WWE UK Twitter account and an accompanying graphic showed the WWE logo and the apparent name being used, Live In London, with The New Day, AJ Styles, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Roman Reigns on it. Tickets for this...

Titus O’Neil addresses his suspension and says he won’t quit

Titus O'Neil

The suspended Titus O’Neil talked with RapZilla.com and addressed the 60 day suspension he received the day after Daniel Bryan’s retirement, a suspension which drew big chaos online. “I made a mistake at an inopportune time. Regardless if it was too harsh or overreacting or whatever people have deemed it, it all stems from my mistake...

TNA fired Mr. Anderson after failed drug test

Mr Anderson

Former TMZ reporter Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com is reporting that Ken Anderson didn’t quit TNA but was fired after failing a drug test. The report states that Anderson taped a match against Eric Young for the January 19 edition of Impact but he looked so out of it that the match had to be edited off the show. After getting backstage, TNA...

Stephanie McMahon honored by Multichannel News

Stephanie McMahon

WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon was honored by Multichannel News as one of cable and telecommunications’ Wonder Women. The Wonder Woman Award honors female executives at the forefront of cable television and communications. Her mother Linda was the recipient of this award in 2007 making them the first mother and daughter to...

Mr. Anderson departs TNA Wrestling

Mr Anderson

During a indy show in the United Kingdom for Insane Championship Wrestling, former TNA champ Mr. Anderson told fans that he doesn’t work for TNA anymore. “I don’t work for TNA anymore so…I agree with you,” Anderson told the fans. “F**k TNA,” he said to a major ovation from the crowd. Anderson has not been seen on TNA television for a...

WWE sells 84,000 tickets for WrestleMania 32 so far

WrestleMania 32

Dave Meltzer reported in the newest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE has sold around 84,000 tickets for WrestleMania 32 which legit breaks the the all-time attendance record for a WWE event. The often-hyped 93,173 attendance at WrestleMania III was an inflated number from the around 78,000 tickets that the company sold. The real record was...

Lucha Underground to start season 3 production this month

Lucha Underground

El Rey Network has announced that season 3 of Lucha Underground will start production this month with the shows expected to air in early 2017. There will be four tapings in March, on the 19th, 20th, 26th, and 27th, another four in April on the 9th, 10th, 23rd, and 24th, and two in May on the 7th and 8th. All tapings will be held at the Lucha...

Impact rating for 03/08/2016

Impact Wrestling

TNA suffered its worst rating for Impact since the show started airing with only 222,000 viewers tuning in to this week’s show. The show was built around Kurt Angle’s final match in TNA against Bobby Lashley and it was taped at the end of January in England. The 222,000 viewership number is down 36,000 viewers from last week’s...

Mick Foley to be next guest on the Stone Cold Podcast

Mick Foley

Stone Cold Steve Austin’s next guest on his Stone Cold Podcast on the WWE Network will be WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley and the episode will air on Thursday, March 31, immediately following Smackdown. WWE.COM is promoting the interview as a live broadcast although it’s not known if the two will actually be taping it live. In the past...

The Iron Sheik pens hilarious open letter to Hogan and Gawker

The Iron Sheik

WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik wrote a hilarious open letter – all in caps – to Hulk Hogan and Gawker and it was published by Esquire.com. Sheik said that without him there would be no Hulkamania and he did the honors for him and “Mr Kennedy McMahon” when he could have taken the offer to break his leg. He said that Hogan told him...

Total Divas season 5 episode 8 rating

Total Divas

Total Divas continued to disappoint in the ratings with the show losing half its viewership since it started. Last night’s show, episode 8 titled Peace of Cake, pulled in 580,000 viewers, down 11,000 from last week and is now the lowest rated episode of the whole Total Divas series. It’s the seventh straight week that the show lost viewers...