Author - Colin Vassallo

TNA represented at the TCA Winter Press Tour

TNA

TNA President Dixie Carter along with Ken Anderson and Chris Melendez were at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California, representing Destination America. Deadline.com, which is covering everything that is happening at the press tour reported that one of the questions asked during the TNA panel was if wrestling...

WWE changes up broadcast teams for Raw and Smackdown

Jerry Lawler

There will be no more Jerry “The King” Lawler on Monday Night Raw from next week as WWE has announced a change in their broadcast teams for Raw and Smackdown. Starting on Monday, January 12, the trio of Michael Cole, John “Bradshaw” Layfield,” and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T will be handling the commentary for Raw. Smackdown on Thursdays...

Daniel Bryan returning to action next Thursday on Smackdown

Daniel Bryan

To boost interest and viewership for Smackdown’s return to Thursday nights next week, WWE announced on its official website that former WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan will be returning to action on the broadcast. The original idea was that Bryan would only see action for the first time since his injury at the Royal Rumble but that...

One year on since the announcement of the WWE Network

WWE Network

One year ago today, on January 8, 2014, at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Vince McMahon stood on stage and announced the creation and launch of the WWE Network. The much hyped announcement was attended by WWE executives along with Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and Stone Cold Steve Austin, all on board to promote wrestling’s next big thing: the...

Raw rating for 01/05/2015

RAW

With no NFL competition running against it, Raw drew 3,763,000 viewers on average for the first Raw of 2015, up 304,000 viewers from last week’s worst number since 1997 of 3,459,000 viewers. Hour one drew 3,801,000 viewers, followed by 3,888,000 in the second hour, and then down to 3,599,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit:...

Road Warrior Animal discusses The Ascension’s promo from Raw

The Ascension

After many people took offense at The Ascension’s promo on Monday Night Raw where they knocked on the Legion of Doom, particularly the late Hawk, the other half of the Road Warriors, Joe Laurinaitis, seemed to be okay with it and explained his reasoning on his Facebook page. “When we started we tore up the Funks and Briscoes. It has to be...

Bobby Lashley regains the TNA World title

Bobby Lashley

TNA crowned a new World champion last night on Impact as Bobby Lashley recaptured the title for the second time. Lashley defeated Bobby Roode in the main event of Impact on Destination America in the third match between the two. The MMA fighter won his first title on June 19 of last year, defeating Eric Young, and then lost it to Roode on the...

Awesome Kong returns to TNA at Impact

Awesome Kong

Kia Stevens, better known to wrestling fans as Awesome Kong and Kharma, made her surprise return on Impact’s first episode on Destination America yesterday. Stevens left TNA back in March 2010 after spending nearly three years with the company and in an interview a couple of years later vowed to never work for TNA Wrestling again. She joined WWE...

Taz starts his new podcast with new CBS website

Taz

Former ECW champion and current TNA Impact color commentator Taz has joined the podcast world with his own new show, titled the Human Podcast Machine. Unlike the majority of wrestling personalities who are signed with the PodcastOne.com platform, Taz went seemingly a step higher, signing with CBS for their new Play.It podcast website. The first...

Kurt Angle ready to return to the ring

Kurt Angle

The Associated Press is running a story promoting TNA’s debut on Destination America tonight and contains comments from Kurt Angle and TNA President Dixie Carter. Perhaps the most interesting part of the story was Kurt Angle revealing that he will be returning to the ring and that is going to be his major announcement tonight. “It looks...

Impact Wrestling debuts on Destination America tonight

Impact Wrestling

It’s a big day for TNA today as tonight Impact Wrestling makes its return and debut on Destination America, the new home of TNA for the next couple of years. TNA has not aired a new show since November, a month before their term on Spike TV expired. But tonight, the company will run in New York for several tapings over a period of three days at...

TNA hypes major announcement by Angle on Impact tomorrow

Impact Wrestling

With just one day away from TNA’s debut on Destination America, the ImpactWrestling.com website is hyping a major announcement from Kurt Angle that will happen sometime during the show. The website says that a series of “closed door meetings” took place at TNA’s headquarters and while nothing was not made public, one thing was announced...

Lilian Garcia misses Raw due to family issue

Lilian Garcia

WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia was given the day off from her Monday Night Raw duties due to a family issue. “Sorry I’m not at #Raw tonight. My dad is in the hospital and I am by his side. Pls pray 4 his recovery,” Garcia wrote on her Twitter before Raw went on the air. Eden Stiles, the wife of WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes, and the ring...

Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar advertised for Raw next week

Daniel Bryan

The Smoothie King Center website, the host of next week’s Raw in New Orleans, Louisiana, is advertising both Brock Lesnar and Daniel Bryan for the show. In listing Bryan’s appearance, the website writes, “Plus the return of Daniel Bryan! Witness his return to New Orleans where he won Championship Gold!” WWE didn’t mention the upcoming...

Seth Rollins added to the WWE title match at the Rumble

Seth Rollins

The main event of the Royal Rumble was switched and is now a three way match between the champion Brock Lesnar, John Cena, and the latest addition, Seth Rollins. The change was announced on last night’s Monday Night Raw with Triple H inserting Rollins in the match. This does not count towards his Money In The Bank briefcase and Rollins can still...

W-O launches the ‘2014: Pro Wrestling Year In News’ eBook

Book 2014

Today Wrestling-Online.com launched the 2014: Pro Wrestling Year In News eBook, available on Amazon for Kindle and on iBooks for iOS devices. 2014: Pro Wrestling Year In News (ISBN: 9789995707880) covers all the news of last year as reported by Wrestling-Online.com. With the launch of the WWE Network, to the rise of Daniel Bryan, to the return and...

WrestleMania pinball machine launched at CES 2015 in Las Vegas

WrestleMania

Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, introduced today the new WWE WrestleMania pinball machine at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. WWE WrestleMania will be available in both Pro and Limited Edition models. The WWE Pro and the Limited Edition machines feature an...

Booker T doing color commentary on Raw tonight

Booker T

Can you dig it, sucka? Booker T will be handling color commentary tonight on Monday Night Raw, replacing Jerry “The King” Lawler who was hospitalized last week with diverticulitis. “No #RAW pre or post show for me tonight. Don’t worry though, you can get your Booker T fix on RAW! I’m doing commentary! DIG THAT SUCKAS,” Booker...