Author - Colin Vassallo

Canadian fans to get Smackdown on Wednesday nights next year

Smackdown

Canadian-based website SLAM! Wrestling is reporting that once Smackdown moves to Thursday nights in the United States in January 2015, Canada will get the show a day earlier than anyone else in the world. Jennifer Cram, Communications Officer Sportsnet & NHL Properties at Rogers, which has all the rights for WWE television shows in the...

Zack Ryder tears his rotator cuff, might need surgery

Zack Ryder

WWE Superstar Zack Ryder noted on Twitter today that he was not going on the European tour with the rest of his fellow wrestlers and immediately several websites started reporting that he was about to get fired. “I’ll let you know why in a few days when I have definite news,” Ryder said, adding fuel to the fire. However a couple of hours...

WGN America to air Wrestling With Death family docuseries

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WGN America is jumping back in the wrestling programming three years after they stopped airing WWE Superstars. This time around the channel will air a unique family docuseries titled Wrestling with Death, introducing the Lathams of Osceola, Arkansas, morticians by day who run the Wilson Funeral Home and professional wrestlers by night who run The...

WrestleMania 31 on-sale party next week at Levi’s Stadium

WrestleMania 31

WWE has announced a WrestleMania 31 party for Friday, November 14, at the Intel Plaza inside Levi’s Stadium for the WrestleMania 31 on-sale tickets launch. The party will be held from 6PM till 9PM with a DJ playing music throughout the night and several WrestleMania 31 merchandise on sale. WWE Hall of Famers Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart, and Booker T...

NXT moving to Wednesday nights following Smackdown’s move

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WWE’s Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer, Michelle Wilson, told Variety that with Smackdown’s move to Thursdays come January 2015, WWE is shifting NXT to a different day so it does not conflict with the show. NXT, which airs on Thursdays, will be moving to Wednesday nights on the WWE Network, retaining the 8PM time slot. Future NXT specials...

Matt Striker joins UnPlugged to talk Lucha Underground

Matt Striker

Former WWE announcer Matt Striker who is now the play-by-play commentator for Lucha Underground with Vampiro joined Jeff Jackson and Tony Mirabella live on SNS UnPlugged this past Tuesday. Striker joined the boys at the beginning of the show to talk about Lucha Underground and about “some of the best wrestlers in the world” who he is enjoying...

ECW live special on the WWE Network this coming Monday

ECW

Next week beginning on Monday, WWE Network will present ECW Week, starting with a live special titled ECW Exposed. ECW Exposed will be hosted by Paul Heyman and Joey Styles and will air live immediately following Monday Night Raw on November 10. Apart from talking stories about ECW, Heyman and Styles will be answering questions which fans can...

Spike to preempt Impact on Thanksgiving eve

Impact

There will be no Impact Wrestling on Thanksgiving Eve as Spike TV will be preempting the show for a movie. Spike has agreed to air Impact till the end of the year as negotiations between the two are ongoing although it’s looking less likely that TNA will remain on the Viacom-owned property come 2015. TNA taped months worth of Impact over the...

Live WWE event results from 11/05 in London, England

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Our friend Ian Hamilton attended the live WWE event in London at The SSE Arena, Wembley, last night and sent in the following results. Merchandise available was really limited. Roman Reigns shirt was available, plus Seth Rollins, Paige, Sheamus and Bad News Barrett… and four different Cena shirts. Byron Saxton handled the ring announcing...

Smackdown moving back to Thursday nights beginning January 15

Smackdown

WWE and SyFy today announced that Smackdown will be moving to Thursday nights beginning January 15 at 8PM EST. The move ends months of speculation of what was going to happen with Smackdown. First, WWE production trucks changed their decals of the show to advertise the new Thursday move but then once SyFy officially released its Fall schedule...

Raw rating for 11/03/2014

RAW

Monday Night Raw this week drew a total of 4,040,000, considerably up from last week’s 3,745,000 number. Hour one did 4,043,000, then it went up to 4,203,000 in the second hour, but then the show lost over 300,000 viewers in the third hour, getting 3,875,000 for the final hour. (Ratings credit: PWinsider.com)

WWE kicks off second European tour of the year today

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The second WWE European tour of the year kicks off today and the WWE crew will be traveling to 9 different countries performing a total of 20 shows in the span of 10 days. The tour starts in London at the SSE Arena at Wembley then on November 6 there will be two shows one in Cardiff, Wales, at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena and at the 3Arena in...

Vince McMahon apologizes to UK fans over WWE Network

Vince Mcmahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon recorded a 40 second video message to apologize to the UK fans over the second failed attempt to launch the WWE Network in the region. McMahon said that UK fans are very important to WWE and the company had several great memories in the country and they are working day and night to bring the WWE Network there. He...

John Cena misses Raw, Mysterio backstage for talks

John Cena

John Cena was not at Raw last night and before the show started it was announced that the company would be offering refunds to those who wanted due to Cena not being there. This is a common practice in WWE when their top advertised star doesn’t appear. Refunds are always offered and fans are allowed to stay and watch the show anyway. The...

Rusev wins the U.S. title after Raw goes off the air

Rusev

There’s a new United States champion in town and his name is Rusev! The still undefeated Bulgarian who now calls Russia “his home” defeated Sheamus last night after Monday Night Raw went off the air, a match which aired on the WWE Network. Sheamus had a reign of 182 days with the U.S. title before passing out to The Accolade finishing move.