Author - Colin Vassallo

Tributes pour in for the late Mr. Fuji

Soon after WWE announced the passing of Mr. Fuji, the WWE Hall of Famer was trending on Twitter with many in the business remembering him with tributes. “An unforgettable character in front of the camera and an even better one behind it. Rest in Peace, Mr. Fuji,” tweeted Triple H following WWE’s announcement. Demolition Smash, who worked a...

Live WWE event results from 08/27 in San Angelo, Texas

W-O reader Bob Wilson attended the live WWE event in San Angelo, Texas at the Foster Communications Coliseum yesterday and sent in the following results. Enzo and Big Cass defeated The Vaudevillains; The Miz defeated Titus O’Neil and Darren Young in a triple threat match to retain the Intercontinental title; Golden Truth, Jack Swagger and Sin...

WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji passes away at age 82

WWE today announced that Harry Fujiwara, better known as Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji passed away this morning at the age of 82. Fuji made his debut in the then WWWF in 1972, working for Vince McMahon Sr, tag teaming with Toru Tanaka. He spent two years then before leaving and then returned in 1977 for another one year run. In 1981, after wrestling for...

Raw brand to travel to England and Far East next month

The Raw brand will be racking up some miles next month as September will see the red roster go to England and the Far East for a couple of shows. The upcoming one night only WWE Live in London at the O2 Arena will take place on Wednesday, September 7. This was originally thought to be a WWE Network event when it was announced however it’s not...

WWE Attitude Era tag team The Headbangers to wrestle on Smackdown

An Attitude Era tag team is making their WWE return next Tuesday on Smackdown, possibly to be part of the Smackdown Tag Team title tournament and facing the new tag team of Heath Slater and Rhyno. Chaz Warrington and Glenn Ruth, better known to fans as Mosh and Thrasher of the Headbangers, announced on their respective social media accounts that...

UFC’s Paige VanZant eyes WWE run

While speaking on the MMA Report podcast to promote tonight’s UFC Fight Night, UFC fighter Paige VanZant acknowledged that WWE did speak with her management regarding a possible appearance, rumored to have been in conjunction with SummerSlam. The negotiations however did not go far though as VanZant was ready to get back in the Octagon following...

Impact rating for 08/25/2016

Impact on POP on Thursday night did a pretty good 373,000 viewers, up 22,000 viewers from the previous week. This was the best number since the July 5 episode which featured the Final Deletion match between Jeff and Matt Hardy. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Shawn Michaels at NXT television tapings

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was helping out at the NXT television tapings yesterday, his first taping since he became a coach at the WWE Performance Center. HBK moved with his family, at least temporarily, to Orlando to teach a class at the Performance Center, believed to be the class of the final stage before the call-up to the main roster...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic quarter final tapings tomorrow

The quarter finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic will be taped tomorrow at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Advancing to the final eight were a mix of International cruiserweights, with two Americans, two Japanese, one Mexican, one English, one Scottish, and one Filipino. The matches in the brackets are Akira Tozawa vs Gran...

Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes’ highest-paid actor list

There’s no stopping Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Forbes announced that he has surpassed Robert Downey Jr., to become the world’s highest-paid actor, getting a massive $64.5 million so far in 2016. The former WWE champion more than doubled his 2015 earnings, getting money from upfront fees for movies including Central Intelligence and Fast...

Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool diagnosed with skin cancer

Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool revealed in a post on Instagram that she has been diagnosed with skin cancer. McCool, who is married to The Undertaker, posted a photo of her back with stitches after she underwent surgery. “Hey kids! Wear yo sunscreen & you won’t have to have holes cut out of your body due to skin cancer,” she...

Smackdown rating for 08/23/2016

Smackdown pulled in 2,714,000 viewers this week for the post-SummerSlam show, an increase of 241,000 viewers from last week’s broadcast. This is the second best number after the draft started. Smackdown was the #1 cable broadcast in terms of 18-49 demographic and #3 overall in viewership. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Bayley says goodbye to NXT

Former NXT Women’s champion Bayley posted a heartfelt goodbye message to NXT after her permanent call-up to the main roster came on Monday, just 48 hours after losing her NXT Women’s title rematch against Asuka. Bayley wrote on her Instagram that she went to the WWE Performance Center to clean out her locker after four years there. “NXT is...

USADA suspension for Brock Lesnar could be less than 2 years

Ariel Helwani from MMAFighting.com reported today that Brock Lesnar might face a shorter suspension from the USADA for his two drug test failures leading up to UFC 200 instead of the two-year ban for a first-time offense. Helwani explains that the substances that Lesnar – and eventually even Jon Jones – popped for are considered...

25% off all orders on WWE Shop

WWE Shop is running a 25% off on all orders promotion which will run through tonight at 11:59PM PST using the code SAVE25 at checkout. The code will work for all t-shirts, including newest arrivals, DVDs, mugs, caps, and many other apparel found on the popular shopping portal. The code excludes all replica title belts, 2K17, memorabilia...