Author - Colin Vassallo

Jim Ross denies signing a deal for NJPW and GWF pay-per-view

Jim Ross

Addressing the several Internet rumors about returning to wrestling commentary, WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross denied all of them, especially the one where he allegedly signed to do play-by-play for the January 4 event promoted by New Japan Pro Wrestling and Global Force Wrestling pay-per-view from Tokyo. “Let me make this perfectly clear. I have no...

Man who got Alberto Del Rio fired leaves WWE

Alberto Del Rio

The man responsible for the release of Alberto Del Rio has left WWE and the company is now seeking a replacement Social Media Manager on their careers website according to PWInsider.com. Cody Barbieri, who had been with the company for around two years, managed to get Del Rio fired after he passed some racist remarks towards the former WWE...

Variety with terrific article on John Cena’s recent movie work

John Cena

Variety has a great article on John Cena and his work for two upcoming movies, Trainwreck and The Nest. Judd Apatow, the director of Trainwreck, said he didn’t really know who John Cena was when he came to audition for the comedic role. “I wasn’t so familiar with his other work, so I had no bias,” Apatow says. “I just saw him as an actor...

Lucha Underground’s Johnny Mundo joins SNS UnPlugged

John Morrison

Former WWE Intercontinental, Tag Team, and ECW champion John Morrison, who now goes with the name of Johnny Mundo for Lucha Underground, joined Jeff Jackson and Tony Mirabella yesterday live on SNS UnPlugged. In this thirty minute interview, Johnny discusses his time as Johnny Nitro, the apprentice to Eric Bischoff on RAW and the suggested name...

WWE shares lose additional 7% of value during trading day today

WWE HQ

WWE stocks continued its downward spiral on Wall Street, losing another 7.09% of its value, closing the day at $12.84. Since yesterday, shares lost a total of 11.39% of the value, with yesterday closing at $13.81, before losing an additional 98 cents today. The sell-off has been due to an appearance by Mangrove Capital Partners Nathaniel August on...

2 out of 3 falls match for IC title added to Hell In A Cell

Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler vs Cesaro has been added to the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view event in a match that could possibly steal the show. The match will be a 2-out-of-3 falls affair for the Intercontinental title and it’s the eighth match on the card. AJ Lee vs Paige for the Divas title and Goldust and Stardust vs The Usos for the Tag Team titles were also...

WWE implements domestic abuse policy in Wellness Program

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WWE has amended its Talent Wellness Program that now includes a policy that concerns domestic violence. Domestic violence in sports has recently been in the spotlight thanks to mostly NFL cases and now WWE will be taking action if there’s domestic violence involved with one of the Superstars or Divas. “WWE has zero tolerance for matters...

Raw rating for 10/20/2014

RAW

Monday Night Raw this week delivered its second worst rating of the year and the lowest number since the May 26 episode. The show drew a total of 3,695,000 viewers, down 102,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one had 3,589,000 viewers, followed by     3,864,000 in the second hour, and then down to 3,631,000 in the third and final hour...

John Cena teams up with Pawn Stars producers for new TV series

John Cena

Variety is reporting that former WWE champ John Cena is teaming up with Leftfield Pictures, producers of Pawn Stars, to develop an unscripted series revolving around unknown individuals from all walks of life with compelling stories to tell. “For someone like me that’s surrounded by so many interesting characters, you know when you brush up...

WWE shares nosedive after being discussed on CNBC show

WWE HQ

WWE shares went tumbling down after Nathaniel August, the founder of Mangrove Capital Partners went on CNBC and said in an on-air interview that WWE Network subscriber growth numbers are not strong enough. August said that WWE will earn “nothing” on a corporate level and they will need 1.4 million subscribers to the WWE Network to justify it...

Total Divas season 3 episodes 8 and 9 ratings

Total Divas 3

Episodes 8 and 9 of season 3 of Total Divas were not a big hit and are now the second and third least watched episodes of the entire series among 34 episodes. Episode 8, titled Cross Country Catastrophe, did a total of 826,000 viewers while episode 9, titled Daddy’s Little Girl, did a bit more, 860,000 viewers. The mid-season finale of season 3...

Lilian Garcia back on Raw, Eden Stiles takes Smackdown

Lilian Garcia

As seen last night on Raw, Lilian Garcia is back doing ring announcing for the red show, taking over Justin Roberts who was let go from the company last Monday. Garcia had not announced an episode of Raw since the end of September 2009, when she left the company and was eventually replaced by Roberts himself. With Garcia moving to Raw from...

WWE Slam City to start airing on Nicktoons

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WWE and Nickelodeon today announced that WWE Slam City will debut tomorrow night during the NickSports programming block from 9-11PM EST  on Nicktoons. The 26-episode series is comprised of two-minute shorts featuring WWE Superstars John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, The Miz, Rey Mysterio, Kane and Mark Henry in a new animated world. “This...

Paige and Alicia Fox to join Total Divas cast

Paige

WWE and E! today announced that Paige and Alicia Fox will be joining the cast of Total Divas when the new episodes of season three resume in January. The mid-season finale of this season will air next week with the wedding of Eva Marie and SummerSlam, with new episodes return on January 4. The addition of Paige and Fox will bring the total number...

Ox Baker passes away

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Douglas Baker, known to many in the wrestling industry as Ox Baker, passed away at the age of 80 earlier today after complications from a heart attack. Baker made his wrestling debut in 1962 and went on to wrestle for the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Stampede Wrestling, American Wrestling Association, and many others, and wrestling the likes...

Hulk Hogan advertised for Raw tonight in Kansas City

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan is being advertised for tonight’s Monday Night Raw on the website of the Sprint Center. It’s still not known if he will appear on television or if it’s just for fans after the show, but the website says that Hogan will be returning to Kansas City for the first time in over a decade. The dark main event will be Cena and Ambrose...

Japan goes crazy for Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson

Former WWE champion Dwyane “The Rock” Johnson arrived in Japan amidst a media and fan frenzy that saw thousands of people show up for his appearances promoting his movie Hercules. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the appearance of The Great Muta who came out during the premiere of the movie dressed as Hercules. The two had a stare down and...

The Boogeyman is comin’ to get ya!

The Boogeyman

The Boogeyman posted a photo on his Twitter posing in front of the WWE logo at the WWE Headquarters saying, “Just when you thought it was safe…” Last week he posted a tweet telling his fans guess who’s coming home. “It feels great to be home again…cmon2getcha. ..never say …never!” The Boogeyman gimmick is portrayed by 50 year old...

Episodes 8 and 9 of Total Divas airing on E! tonight

Total Divas 3

Just like last week, E! will air two new episodes of Total Divas tonight starting at 9PM EST. Airing first will be episode 8, titled Cross Country Catastrophe. The synopsis for this episode reads: “Tempers erupt after Rosa walks in on Summer with her man; Eva and Ariane clash on a couples road trip; and Brie is shocked to discover that Bryan is...