Author - Colin Vassallo

Live WWE event results from 08/02 in Lubbock, Texas

Big Show

W-O reader Matthew Griswold attended the live WWE event in Lubbock, Texas, yesterday night and sent us the following results: Goldust and Stardust defeated Ryback and Curtis Axel; Adam Rose defeated Damien Sandow; Big E and Diego defeated Heath Slater and Titus O’Neil; Dolph Ziggler defeated Alberto Del Rio; AJ Lee defeated Natalya and Paige;...

App for WWE Network users in Canada in the works

WWE Network

During the WWE conference call with investors, Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios said that there is a plan to give Canadian fans a modified app of the WWE Network so they can watch what US – and the rest of the world – fans see. “We didn’t mention it, but our plan is to eventually offer an authenticated version...

“Explosive” Total Divas season 3 preview

Total Divas

Returning on E! on September 7, the preview for Total Divas season 3 says that it will be the “most explosive season yet!” The thirty second trailer uses total surprises, total risks, total conflict, and total heat to describe what’s coming to television once the Divas – Nikki and Brie Bella, Nattie, Eva Marie, Arianne, Trinity, Summer...

Flag match added to SummerSlam 2014 card

Jack Swagger

A fourth match was added to the SummerSlam pay-per-view during last night’s Smackdown with Jack Swagger and Rusev wrestling in a flag match. The flag match joins Brie Bella vs Stephanie McMahon, Chris Jericho vs Bray Wyatt, and John Cena vs Brock Lesnar on the card so far. Cena vs Lesnar and Stephanie vs Brie will be pushed as the two main...

WWE Magazine ending its 30 year run

WWE

It looks like that the WWE Magazine is ending its 30 year run as people in that department were part of the 7% who were laid off from the company yesterday morning. Over the past few years, the WWE Magazine continued its downward spiral when it comes to circulation and making money and was often in the red every quarter in financial results. The...

Next NXT special set for September 11

NXT

The next NXT live television special on the WWE Network will be taking place on September 11 from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, the home of NXT. This will be the third two-hour special following NXT Arrival and NXT Takeover. The top matches have been announced already during last night’s tapings which will air at a later...

Former Army Sergeant with amputated leg joins TNA Wrestling

TNA

TNA Wrestling has signed former Army Sergeant Chris Melendez to a multi-year deal. Melendez has one of his legs amputated after a brutal injury suffered in combat. “The ability to captivate an audience without having to say any words is what got me hooked,” Melendez told ImpactWrestling.com about what got him into professional...

Ricardo Rodriguez released from WWE

Ricardo Rodriguez

WWE released Ricardo Rodriguez yesterday with a short message on the WWE.COM website saying, “WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Ricardo Rodriguez as of today, July 30, 2014. WWE wishes Ricardo Rodriguez the best in all of his future endeavors.” The 28 year old Mexican-American joined WWE in 2010 and made his television...

WWE giving the pink slip to 7% of its workforce today

WWE

Black Thursday is becoming the new black Friday as WWE is handing out pink slips to 7% of its workforce to make up for loss in revenue from WWE Network and pay-per-view business. CNNMoney.com is reporting that according to a WWE spokesman, job cuts will impact all business units across all WWE’s locations. WWE employs around 850 people worldwide...

WWE revenues by region and segments for Q2 2014

WWE HQ

The following are the revenues by region and business segment which were released in today’s financial report. Network revenues including money generated from WWE Network, PPV, and VOD increased 13% to $43.3 million; WWE Network generated $19.4 million in subscription revenue from an average of 665,000 paid subscribers; TV revenues increased...

WWE announces Q2 2014 financial results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the Company reported a Net loss of $14.5 million compared to Net income of $5.2 million in the second quarter last year. “WWE’s core business metrics remain strong, and WWE Network continues to be the single greatest opportunity to...

Vince Russo announces his departure from TNA

TNA

Former WWE and WCW creative writer Vince Russo today announced on his Twitter that he’s finished up with TNA Wrestling. Russo had denied working for TNA for months until one fine day he mistakenly sent an e-mail to one of PWInsider.com’s staff members which wasn’t meant for him basically confirming the reports that he was still being paid by...

RAW rating for 07/28/2014

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week drew a total of 4,318,000 viewers, down just over 100,000 viewers from last week’s 4,433,000 number. Hour one did 4,391,000 viewers, followed by 4,511,000 in the second hour before dropping nearly half a million viewers to 4,051,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)