Author - Colin Vassallo

Randy Orton shoots down neck surgery rumors

Randy Orton

Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton shot down the rumors that he will need neck surgery as well apart from the shoulder surgery he had last month. Addressing the topic in an Instagram post, Orton said he went under the knife on December 8 and “things are ahead of schedule” while also stating that he’s “pumped to get back to...

Jeff Hardy returns to action during Impact tapings

Jeff Hardy

Former TNA champion Jeff Hardy returned to action during the Wednesday night Impact television tapings that will be airing next week on Pop. Hardy has not wrestled for the past 8 months after he suffered a broken leg in a dirt bike accident. Prior to breaking his leg, he and his brother Matt were the TNA Tag Team champions after winning an...

John Cena undergoes successful shoulder surgery

John Cena

John Cena underwent successful shoulder surgery yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama, and is now recovering at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Jeffrey Dugas performed the operation. Cena tore his right rotator cuff, an injury which was never explained how it happened especially since Cena has been out of the ring for two months...

Dwayne Johnson to present at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be a presenter at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards ceremony, his third time as a presenter following 2008 and 2015. “Can’t wait. The fun we’ll have and the kisses I’ll get from the ladies. And Ken Jeong,” Johnson wrote on his Twitter after the Golden Globes Twitter account announced him as one...

Top two matches for NXT show during Rumble weekend announced

Carmella

The NXT Twitter account revealed the top two matches for the upcoming NXT live event during the Royal Rumble weekend. The NXT Women’s title will be on the line as Bayley will defend her title against number one contender Carmella while Samoa Joe will face Sami Zayn with the winner getting a future shot at the NXT title currently held by Finn...

Ric Flair on the Stone Cold Podcast on WWE Network next Monday

Ric Flair

The Stone Cold Podcast with the 2-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will drop on the WWE Network this coming Monday immediately following Raw. With Breaking Ground now over, the Stone Cold Podcast regains its time slot although just like the last one with Shawn Michaels, this podcast will not be live as it was taped several weeks ago at Austin’s...

Dixie Carter claims WWE is trying to raid TNA talent

Dixie Carter

The Associated Press covered TNA’s latest reboot on Pop TV with the article picked up by several other news websites. Perhaps the most interesting quotes from the article come from TNA President Dixie Carter, who said that while they’ve always been criticized for taking WWE talent, the roles have now reversed and it’s WWE now trying to raid...

Shinsuke Nakamura confirms leaving NJPW to go to WWE

Shinsuke Nakamura

New Japan’s IWGP Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura told the Tokyo Sports publication that he is leaving NJPW at the end of January and heading for a bigger stage, WWE. This is the first official confirmation from Nakamura – who is still under a NJPW contract – that put rumors to rest about his future and the rumors of his...

Impact on Pop draws quarter of a million viewers

Impact Wrestling

The first episode of Impact on Pop TV drew in a total of 255,000 viewers, similar to what the show had been doing on Destination America last year. There were two other Best Of shows that have aired on Pop leading up to the official launch and those shows did in the low 100,000 viewers. Apart from changing networks, Impact also moved to Tuesday...

Smackdown starts on USA Network tonight

Smackdown

Smackdown debuts on USA Network tonight, its new permanent home going forward in the same time slot of 8PM EST. While there are no major changes to the show, a new lead commentator will take over the broadcast booth, with veteran wrestling and MMA announcer Mauro Ranallo calling the action along with Jerry Lawler and Byron Saxton. The top two WWE...

TNA offers James Storm twice the money that WWE did for new deal

James Storm

ProWrestlingSheet.com, ran by a former TMZ reporter, revealed that TNA gave James Storm more than twice the money that WWE offered him to return to the company. WWE apparently gave Storm less than $100,000 a year but TNA – apart from doubling the money – also gave him a portion of merchandise sales for the duration of his new 2 year...

Raw rating for 01/04/2016

Raw

The first Monday Night Raw of 2016 with a main event of Roman Reigns vs Sheamus with Vince McMahon as the special referee drew an average of 3,575,000 viewers. The number is slightly up, around 40,000, from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,707,000 viewers, followed by 3,516,000 in the second hour, and then 3,503,000 for the third hour and the...

The Bullet Club is coming…

Bullet Club

The popular Bullet Club – or a reincarnation of it – is coming to WWE as now even the WWE website is reporting on the “rumors” that AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows are coming along with IWGP Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura. “The office of WWE COO and EVP of Talent Relations Triple H declined to comment on...

Ethan Carter III regains the TNA World title

Ethan Carter 3

Ethan Carter III regained the TNA World title last night during the first Impact Wrestling television show on Pop TV, defeating Matt Hardy in the final match of the TNA World Title Series. This is the second title reign for Carter, who won the first TNA World title back in June 2015 after defeating Kurt Angle also on Impact. Carter lost his title...

WWE Network now in 5 more countries including Germany and Japan

WWE Network

The WWE Network launched in five new countries today and it’s now available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Japan. All five listed countries will get the U.S. version of the network for $9.99 including the 12 pay-per-views live. For now, the WWE Network will be available on desktop, laptop and mobile devices, followed by...

8 more entrants announced for the Royal Rumble

Chris Jericho

The Royal Rumble 30-man over-the-top rope battle royal has 10 spots reserved already, 8 of which were announced on Raw last night. Joining Big Show and Curtis Axel who had already threw in their names for the match last week are Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Braun Strowman, Erick Rowan, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns. Reigns is...