Author - Colin Vassallo

Brock Lesnar busted by USADA for drug test failure

The UFC announced that USADA – the anti-doping agency in charge of their drug testing – informed them about a possible violation from Brock Lesnar, which if confirmed will probably spell the end of his MMA career. Lesnar apparently tested positive in an out-of-competition drug test administered on June 28 and USADA informed the UFC on...

Smackdown rating for 07/14/2016

Smackdown drew just 2,068,000 viewers yesterday, down 173,000 viewers from last week’s show. This was the last Smackdown in its Thursday time slot as from next week the show moves live to USA Network on Tuesdays. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Brock Lesnar enters the UFC Heavyweight rankings list

With no UFC retirement announced, former champion Brock Lesnar entered the UFC Heavyweight fighter rankings, jumping to number eight after his first UFC fight since 2011 this past weekend. Mark Hunt, his challenger, was occupying the eighth place before his loss to Lesnar and is now in ninth place. Two of the UFC fighters who defeated Lesnar are...

10 meet and greet sessions announced for SummerSlam weekend

WWE today announced the SummerSlam meet and greet details which will happen on Friday and Saturday before SummerSlam at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets will be available to the general public at Ticketmaster.com starting Saturday, July 16, at 10AM EST. A pre-sale has started with the code DOTCOM to unlock the sales. Tickets cost...

TNA Impact Wrestling to air in China on Youku.com

TNA President Dixie Carter announced that Impact Wrestling will be airing in China every week starting next Wednesday at 8PM on the country’s version of YouTube, titled Youku. Launched in December 2003, Youku has more than 500 million monthly active users and 800 million daily video views, making the platform fit enough to carry Impact. Getting...

John Cena to work on a reduced non-televised events schedule

There will be a change for John Cena going forward as he will be now operating on a reduced schedule for WWE when it comes to non-televised live events. The former champion will be doing overseas tours and the most important live events in the big markets in the United States but as far as the rest goes, he will be getting some much-needed time...

Dwayne Johnson named the world’s highest-paid actor

Forbes has released their annual World’s 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities list, and all put together they pulled in $5.1 billion. Coming in #19 is none other than former WWE champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with an estimated $64.5 million. The People’s Champion is now considered the world’s highest-paid actor thanks to a string of...

Several WWE Superstars attend the ESPYS in Los Angeles

John Cena was not the only WWE Superstar at the ESPYS yesterday in Los Angeles, California and the host of the show was joined by other fellow Superstars on the red carpet and at the event. The Miz, Maryse, Nikki and Brie Bella, The Big Show, The New Day, Ric Flair, and Charlotte, were all in attendance and the ladies were looking pretty damn good...

Impact rating for 07/12/2016

Impact Wrestling on Tuesday night on POP did a total of 358,000 viewers, and while down from last week’s 440,000 viewers, it’s still up from the usual average the show has been doing on the network. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Bray Wyatt tells Matt Hardy no one would be #broken without him

Bray Wyatt told Matt Hardy that without him “no one would’ve been #Broken in the first place,” responding to Hardy’s earlier tweet which was a reaction to the Wyatts/New Day segment which aired this past Monday on Raw. “Go ahead LIE and say it isn’t true #IamTheWay,” he added. Wyatt continued, “Love me or hate me, I am the...

John Cena hosting the ESPYS tonight on ABC

John Cena will be making history tonight as the first ever wrestling personality to host the ESPYS, ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards. The award show is designed to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing the top achievements, moments and performers. It honors ESPN’s commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer...

Shane McMahon announces new Smackdown GM is chosen

On his Twitter today, Shane McMahon wrote that the Smackdown General Manager has been chosen and will be revealed live this Monday on Raw, one day before the brand splits again. “I’m very excited to announce that terms were agreed to today with the new SmackDown GM,” McMahon wrote. Meanwhile, if the screenshots floating around are not fake...

Moose debuts for TNA

Quinn Ojinnaka, the former American football player known to wrestling fans as Moose, started with TNA yesterday and made his first televised appearance during the Impact tapings. The 32 year old played for the NFL’s New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams, and Indianapolis Colts during his career but has not played football since October 2012...

5 alternates for the WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament named

WWE announced five alternates for the WWE Cruiserweight Classic series on the WWE Network just in case there are injuries or someone fails to make the 205lbs weight limit. The five are Aaron Solow (USA), Jesus Yurnet (Puerto Rico), Jessy Sorensen (USA), Vandal Ortagun (Turkey), and Kai Katana (USA). Perhaps the most recognizable name from the...

Raw rating for 07/11/2016

Raw this week drew a total of 3,170,000 viewers, up over half a million viewers from last week’s 4th of July edition. It’s also up from the previous week’s 3.09 million viewers but considering there was the hype of the return of Vince McMahon, it was far from a home run. Hour one pulled 3,042,000 viewers, hour two had 3,239,000 viewers, and...

Three new matches announced for Battleground 2016

Three new matches were made official for the Battleground pay-per-view, including two title matches. The United States title will be defended by Rusev as he takes on the former Intercontinental champion Zack Ryder in a rematch from last week’s Raw. The Miz will also defend his IC title against the winner of last night’s battle royal, Darren...