Author - Colin Vassallo

Panda Energy acquires 100% stake in TNA Wrestling

TNA

It is being reported by PWInsider.com that Jeff Jarrett no longer owns a minority stake in TNA Wrestling and his return to the company and the exposure that Global Force Wrestling is getting on TNA television came at a price – his stake in TNA. Despite leaving TNA a couple of years ago, Jarrett still held a minority ownership in the company...

Raw rating for 09/14/2015

Raw

The season premiere of Monday Night Raw which went head to head with Monday Night Football for the first time this season drew 3,397,000 viewers and just a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demo. Compared to last week Raw did 12,000 viewers more. Hour one did 3,290,000 viewers, followed by 3,539,000 in the second hour, and then down to 3,363,000 in the...

Upcoming NXT Takeover show to be titled Respect

NXT

The upcoming NXT event on October 7 has finally been given a name with WWE choosing NXT Takeover: Respect as the title of the WWE Network show. “More than money and fame…success is measured by one thing. RESPECT,” tweeted Triple H earlier today, revealing the name. This will be the seventh Takeover event coming off the successful...

Tough Enough finalist Zamariah “ZZ” Loupe signs WWE deal

ZZ

PWInsider.com is reporting that Tough Enough finalist Zamariah “ZZ” Loupe was at the WWE Performance Center on Monday training and has signed a WWE developmental deal. ZZ, one of the most popular figures on Tough Enough this year lost in the final to Josh, surprisingly only gathering 30% of the votes after wiping out the competition...

Three title matches announced for Night of Champions 2015

Ryback

Three more title matches were made official last night on Raw as the Divas, Tag Team and Intercontinental titles will be on the line at Night of Champions. As reported earlier, Nikki Bella will be defending the Divas title against Charlotte with the stipulation that if Nikki is disqualified or counted out, she will still lose the title. The...

Nikki Bella surpasses AJ Lee as the longest Divas champion ever

Nikki Bella

Nikki Bella broke AJ Lee’s record as the longest Divas champion ever with 296 days and counting after she was disqualified in her match against Charlotte last night on Raw, keeping the title despite losing the match. Nikki won the title at the Survivor Series last November by defeating the then record holder AJ Lee. AJ was on her third title run...

Two title matches on the season premiere episode of Raw tonight

Nikki Bella

Tonight’s Monday Night Raw is being touted as the season premiere and there will be two title matches on the card. The Dudley Boyz already know they’re going to Night of Champions however their opponents are yet to be determined as The New Day will defend the Tag Team titles against The PrimeTime Players with the champions, whoever that might...

Earl Hebner to be inducted in the TNA Hall of Fame

Earl Hebner

TNA Wrestling has announced that veteran referee Earl Hebner will be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame during the Bound For Glory weekend on Saturday, October 3. Smashing Pumpkins front man and TNA Senior Producer, Billy Corgan, will induct Hebner, with TNA Ring Announcer and Hebner’s dear friend, Jeremy Borash, emceeing. The induction will...

Jimmy Uso and referee do the Nae Nae during live event

Jimmy Uso

During non-televised live events, wrestlers are often given the liberty to do stuff that on television are usually a no no. And that’s what happened at last night’s event in Huntsville, Alabama, as Heath Slater and Jimmy Uso brought the house down with an impromptu dance off. During the match, Slater challenged Uso to a dance off and Slater...

Chris Benoit’s son David backstage at WWE event in Edmonton

Chris Benoit

David Benoit, the son of Chris Benoit, was backstage at the non-televised live WWE event in Edmonton yesterday. Benoit, who is an aspiring wrestler and looks very very similar to his late father, is always welcomed backstage when WWE comes to town and is big friends with Chris Jericho. Both Jericho and Natalya posted photos with Benoit on their...

Lana undergoes successful surgery on her wrist

Lana

WWE Diva Lana underwent successful surgery on Thursday to repair a broken wrist she suffered last weekend while training in the ring. “Lana underwent open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of a left distal radius fracture with a volar plate,” Dr. Chris Amann told WWE.COM. “The fracture was stabilized and returned to its normal anatomic...

The New Day on WWE Network’s Table For 3 on Monday night

The New Day

A new episode of WWE Network’s original series Table For 3 will air on Monday night immediately following Raw. The subjects of the new episode are Xavier Woods, Big E, and Kofi Kingston, who together are the popular and hilarious tag team The New Day. The preview on the WWE Network schedule reads, “The New Day discusses life on the road, their...