Author - Colin Vassallo

Damien Sandow debuts in TNA as Aron Rex

Aron Rex

TNA’s newest acquisition, Damien Sandow, made his TNA debut last night on Impact under a new name – Aron Rex. The former WWE Superstar cut a “shoot” promo and said that TNA gave him something that others were scared to do: give him a microphone on live television. He skipped the usual talk about glass ceilings and brass rings and...

Buff Bagwell sues WWE over unpaid WWE Network royalties

WWE Network

There’s another class action lawsuit thrown at WWE, filed on August 9 in the district of Connecticut by Marcus “Buff” Bagwell regarding unpaid WWE Network royalties. The lawsuit states that plaintiff Marcus Bagwell brings this action on behalf of himself and all similarly situated individuals under similar form contracts, who have not...

Stephanie McMahon hopeful to integrate more LGBT characters

Stephanie McMahon

During a speech at the Beyond Sport United event in New York on Tuesday, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon said that the company be including more LGBT characters into WWE programming in the future. The Chief Brand Officer told NBC News after the event that she grew up knowing gay WWE Superstars and executives who worked for WWE and it’s always been...

WWE gets permanent section on ESPN.COM

WWE logo

Well, stranger things have happened! The next evolution of WWE’s partnership with ESPN has resulted in WWE getting a permanent section on ESPN.COM with fresh content, articles, and videos published by ESPN staff. ESPN got in the ring again with WWE at SummerSlam last year after Jonathan Coachman was sent over to Brooklyn to cover the show for...

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II card takes shape

NXT Takeover Brooklyn

The NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II card took shape during last night’s NXT television show on the WWE Network and now there are five matches set for the much-anticipated show which takes place from the Barclays Center the night before SummerSlam. Three new matches were announced last night, including an NXT Tag Team title match featuring the champs...

Damien Sandow signs with TNA, debuting tonight on Impact

Damien Sandow

Aron Haddad, the man better known to wrestling fans as former WWE Superstar Damien Sandow, has signed a TNA deal and will be making his debut tonight on Impact Wrestling. The news came after Rolling Stone debuted a promo video that TNA sent them for distribution hyping up the arrival of a mystery Superstar with his WWE theme song playing in the...

Smackdown rating for 08/09/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown last night did 2,455,000 viewers, down 226,000 viewers from last week’s show. Head to head against Smackdown were the Olympics which once again did monster ratings for NBC. The 8PM hour pulled in 29.2 million viewers while the 9PM hour did 37.2 million viewers. Raw dropped over 400,000 viewers on Monday. This is the third straight week...

Impressive trailer for The Evolution of Punk released

CM Punk

“Within us all… there is a fighter.” The impressive trailer for The Evolution of Punk, the four-part documentary series which will be airing on FOX Sports starting next Monday at 9:30PM EST, has been published online by the UFC. Described as “underdog, icon, rebel, and punk,” the trailer shows what’s coming over the next month as we...

4-day WWE tour in New Zealand and Australia starts today

John Cena

WWE Superstars will have a few crazy travel days as a group from the Raw and Smackdown brands have made their way to Australia and New Zealand for a four day tour. The tour started today with a live show in Auckland, New Zealand at the Vector Arena. It was the only stop in New Zealand this time around. Three days in Australia will follow with a...

Raw rating for 08/08/2016

Raw

Raw this week got absolutely stuffed in the ratings, getting an average of just 2,911,000 viewers, down over 400,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one did 2,950,000 viewers, hour two did 2,974,000 viewers, and hour three went down to 2,809,000 viewers. This is the first non-holiday Raw that none of the three hours passed the 3 million mark...

Dwayne Johnson gets pissed at Fast & Furious 8 co-stars

Dwayne Johnson

It seems that The Rock was about to whoop some candy ass for real on the set of Fast & Furious 8 as the former WWE champion voiced his frustration and disappointment with some of his male co-stars. In a post on Instagram, Johnson said that there’s no other franchise he’s involved in that gets his blood boiling more than the Fast &...

Two more matches added to the SummerSlam 2016 card

Rusev Lana

Two more SummerSlam matches were announced last night on Raw, bringing the total number of nine on the card. The first match to join the card was the tag team bout featuring Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. The four opened the show and Jericho fought Enzo, a match which Jericho won. After the match, Big Cass challenged...

FOX Sports to air documentary on CM Punk’s road to the UFC

CM Punk

In anticipation of his UFC debut, FOX Sports will be airing a four-part documentary on CM Punk’s road to the Octagon titled Evolution of Punk. The series has been in production for over a year as cameras followed Punk throughout his journey to become a UFC fighter. It’s directed by Rory Karpf, who is also working on the Ric Flair special for...

Oh my God! Joey Styles fired from WWE

Joey Styles

In what should come as a big surprise, WWE has apparently fired Joey Styles, the longtime ECW commentator who was working for WWE as Vice President of Digital Media Content. The news was broken by Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com who said that Styles was “recently released” just days after he did a Facebook Q&A video with fans on...

Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media in discussions to reach settlement

Hulk Hogan

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media are in talks to reach a settlement over the $140 million judgment that found Gawker, its CEO and Founder Nick Denton, and former editor A.J. Daulerio guilty in the lawsuit brought forward by Hogan over the publication of the sex tape. Denton, Daulerio, and Gawker Media all filed...

Tag Team title match announced for SummerSlam 2016

The New Day

The WWE Tag Team titles will be on the line at SummerSlam as WWE today announced The New Day will be defending their titles against Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Gallows and Anderson will be looking to take away the titles which have been in the possession of The New Day for the past 351 days, the longest ever WWE Tag Team champions. This is the...

WWE locker room and others react to Conor McGregor’s comments

Ric Flair

Quite a few WWE Superstars and others did not take Conor McGregor’s statement regarding wrestlers being “pussies” very good and bombarded the UFC champ with replies. “Your [sic] the size of my leg. Shut up,” wrote Roman Reigns. Kurt Angle called McGregor a “funny little guy” and advised him to get his head out of Dana White’s...