Author - Colin Vassallo

Jim Ross returns to commentary tonight at Wrestle Kingdom 9

Jim Ross

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross will be calling his first wrestling matches since January 2013 tonight as he teams up with Matt Striker to handle the English language broadcast of NJPW’s WrestleKingdom 9 pay-per-view in Tokyo, Japan. Produced by Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling, Wrestle Kingdom 9 will be airing on pay-per-view in the United...

CM Punk hosting live Q&A at UFC 182 weekend today

CM Punk

Former WWE champion and now a member of the UFC roster, CM Punk, will be the featured guest of a Q&A session today. The Q&A takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the UFC 182 weekend activities and will start at 5PM EST. The whole broadcast will be streamed live on the Internet on UFC’s YouTube channel and can be...

NXT to start airing on Wednesdays from January 14

NXT

With Smackdown moving to Thursdays this month on SyFy in its original time slot, NXT on the WWE Network had to be moved so it doesn’t clash. The show will now be airing on Wednesdays at 8PM EST on the WWE Network starting January 14. It’s not known if WWE will also change the tapings to Wednesdays instead of Thursdays but the NXT specials...

Jerry “The King” Lawler hospitalized

Jerry Lawler

WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler is currently hospitalized in Memphis at the Methodist North Hospital and is being treated for diverticulitis. Lawler’s girlfriend, Lauryn McBride, posted some photos of her and Lawler sporting new year hats and acting goofy. “He’s up and awake for the time being, so we decided...

CM Punk chooses Roufusport as his new MMA gym

CM Punk

CM Punk has chosen Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as his new MMA gym as he begins his journey in the UFC. Roufusport was ideal for Punk as it’s just a 90 minute drive away from where he lives in Chicago which means he doesn’t have to relocate to train. The MMA academy has two champions in its group at the moment, Anthony Pettis, the UFC...

WWE stocks end the year just 75 cents more than 52-week low

WWE HQ

WWE stocks ended the year 2014 at $11.30 a piece, dropping 8.43% in aftermarket hours after it finished the trading day at $12.34. It was quite a turbulent year for the stocks, reaching a 52-week high of $31.98 earlier this year as Wall Street was bullish on WWE Network subscribers and the TV rights renewal with NBC Universal. But that all came...

Raw rating for 12/29/2014

RAW

The last Raw of 2014 pulled one of its lowest rating in 17 years as the show drew just 3,459,000 average viewers, down 172,000 from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,174,000, followed by 3,476,000 in the third hour and then 3,726,000 in the third and final hour. The only good news this week was the increase from first to third hour with the show...

TNA to air Lockdown on Impact instead of pay-per-view

Impact Wrestling

One of TNA’s few remaining pay-per-views, Lockdown, will now be airing as part of Impact with tapings being held on Friday, January 9, at the Manhattan Center in New York. All matches during this broadcast will be inside the 6 sides of steel including the main event known as Lethal Lockdown. The decision to put a former pay-per-view on free...

Daniel Bryan discusses his return in a WWE.COM interview

Daniel Bryan

In a video interview with WWE.COM, Daniel Bryan discussed the “disbelief” after he was told he’s cleared to return to the ring after so many struggles and hurdles and no one knowing what was going on with his arm. Bryan said they found a guy in Denver, Colorado, and he said he knew how to fix him. He didn’t believe him at first but sure...

TNA announces that Kurt Angle has re-signed with the company

Kurt Angle

TNA Wrestling today announced that Hall of Famer and former champion Kurt Angle has signed a new contract with the company. “Kurt Angle’s arrival nearly a decade ago put TNA on the map. Now Kurt leads a fresh, young IMPACT WRESTLING locker room into a whole new era on Destination America,” said TNA President Dixie Carter. “Once Kurt steps...

Randy Orton saves Cena after Raw goes off the air

Randy Orton

Randy Orton was advertised to appear at the Verizon Center last night in Washington, DC, and he did, only after the show went off the air though. After cameras stopped rolling, Big Show, Seth Rollins and J&J Security continued the attack on John Cena and after a few, the former WWE champion showed up for the save. Orton then gave Noble...

The Authority back in charge in WWE

The Authority

The whole Survivor Series Team Cena vs Team Authority match seems like it was for nothing as yesterday on Raw, The Authority made their return and will start 2015 in charge again. WWE pulled the plug on the angle just after a month when Sting “saved” everyone from The Authority and Triple H and Stephanie McMahon raised a glass to the new year...

Daniel Bryan announces he’s entering the 2015 Royal Rumble

Daniel Bryan

Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan announced on Raw last night that he will be entering the 2015 Royal Rumble 30-man over-the-top rope match. Just hours before appearing on Raw, Bryan sent out a tweet that many thought he would be announcing his retirement. “Everyone comes to a crossroads in their life and I’ve come to mine. I...

Kevin Nash pulled from January 19 Raw Reunion show

Kevin Nash

Kevin Nash has been pulled out of all the advertising for the January 19 Monday Night Raw in Dallas, Texas. That Raw, one week before the Royal Rumble, is being billed as a Raw Reunion and Nash was supposed to join Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan as the nWo. However both the WWE and the American Airlines Center have removed Nash’s name from those...

Edge and Christian host last Raw of 2014 tonight

Edge

Tonight’s Raw, the last of 2014, will be hosted by former tag team champions Edge and Christian, as WWE rolls into the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Edge last appeared on WWE television in September 2013, but recently appeared on the WWE Network to promote the 15th Anniversary of Smackdown. Tonight’s broadcast will also see the debut of...

Live WWE event results from 12/27 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Hulk Hogan

W-O reader Paul Latif attended last night’s WWE non-televised live event in Cincinnati, Ohio, and sent in the following results from the show: Sin Cara defeated Justin Gabriel; Los Matadors and El Torito defeated Titus O’Neil, Tyler Breeze, and Hornswoggle; R-Truth defeated Adam Rose; Roman Reigns defeated Rusev via disqualification; Natalya...

Extreme Rules 2015 pre-sale code

WWE logo

The Extreme Rules pay-per-view in 2015 will be taking place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on April 26. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, January 10, but there is a pre-sale going on at Ticketmaster.com right now with the code EXTREME. Prices for the show are $25, $50, $80, $125, $150, $350, and $500 for ringside...

The biggest wrestling stories of 2014

Ultimate Warrior

2014 was quite a big year for the world of professional wrestling. You can easily pin-point nine or ten big stories that happened throughout the year, all of which had a big impact. I personally had eight listed which in my opinion were the most impactful of the year. Some may argue the choices, some may not. All the news from 2014 will be...

NBC to air Tribute to the Troops tonight

Tribute to the Troops

Tonight at 8PM EST, NBC will air a one hour WWE Tribute to the Troops special with footage from the event that the company taped at Fort Benning a couple of weeks ago. This is the 12th Tribute to the Troops holiday special that WWE has done and it has become part of the company’s yearly calendar of events. In addition to footage which already...