Author - Colin Vassallo

Finn Balor comes out dressed as Bayley at NXT event in Albany

Finn Balor

Finn Balor and Bayley are having the time of their lives at NXT and it was evident at last night’s non-televised NXT live event in Albany, New York. After the main event was over, Balor walked to the back and Bayley came out to the top of the stage and waited for a few seconds before her theme song kicked in and Balor came out dressed as...

AXS TV gives sneak peek of Jim Ross doing commentary for NJPW

Jim Ross

AXS TV, the home of New Japan Pro Wrestling in the United States, has uploaded a sneak peek of WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross calling the action with Josh Barnett. Ross will make his NJPW AXS TV debut on March 4 which will feature WWE NXT’s Shinsuke Nakamura vs Hirooki Goto. This is Ross’ first full-time commentary gig since leaving WWE and his...

Steve Austin tries cocktails for the first time…

Steve Austin

BuzzFeed, known for their often hilarious videos, has invited WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin to try out several cocktails for the first time to see how they stack up against his favorite alcohol beverage – beer! “I’m not sure what the fuck this is but I’m about to find out,” Austin said when he was given a Birthdaytini...

WWE supporting its largest ever staff on payroll

WWE HQ

In their latest 10-K filings with the United States Securities and Exchange, WWE revealed that as of February 2016 they had 840 employees, their largest ever payroll. The addition of employees was due to more manpower needed to run and operate the WWE Network and original shows. Apart from in-house employees, WWE has contracted personnel for their...

Smackdown rating 02/18/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown drew 2,458,000 viewers yesterday with the first appearance of Brock Lesnar on the show in twelve years. That is up slightly by just 44,000 viewers from the previous week. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Finn Balor returns to the ring following ankle injury

Finn Balor

The ankle injury Finn Balor suffered a few weeks ago seems like it cleared as the NXT champion returned to the ring at the NXT non-televised live event in Philadelphia last night. The sold out show at the Tower Theater saw a main event of Finn Balor teaming up with newcomer Austin Aries to take on Samoa Joe and Baron Corbin in a tag team match...

Dwayne Johnson returning for San Andreas sequel

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has signed on to film the sequel of San Andreas, his biggest solo blockbuster film to date for New Line. The Hollywood Reporter said that New Line has hired Neil Widener and Gavin James to write the sequel with most of the San Andreas team returning including Johnson, producer Beau Flynn, and director Brad Peyton. The...

Undertaker’s opponent for WrestleMania reportedly set

The Undertaker

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that The Undertaker’s match at WrestleMania has been decided and it’s someone not active on the roster at the moment. Meltzer – who said that he is unaware of who the opponent is – added that it will not be Cena, Owens, Strowman, or anyone else who has been rumored over the past...

Impact rating for 02/16/2016

Impact Wrestling

Impact on Pop did 273,000 viewers this week, down 3,000 viewers from last week’s show. TNA hit a season high on January 26 with 339,000 viewers however they haven’t gone over 300,000 since then. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Triple H talks about upcoming Global Cruiserweight Series show

Triple H

Speaking with Channel Guide Magazine, Triple H said that the new WWE Network show titled Global Cruiserweight Series has been long coming and logistics for the show kicked in around eight months ago. HHH called the lighter, faster guys as “sometimes, if not more, exciting than anything else you see” and while they usually put cruiserweight on...

Total Divas season 5 episode 5 rating

Total Divas

Episode 5 of season 5 of Total Divas titled Come Reign or Shine did a total of 808,000 viewers, down 2,000 viewers from last week’s episode. This is the fourth week in a row that the show has declined in the ratings. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE launches new WWE.COM website design

WWE logo

WWE launched a brand new WWE.COM today with a site design and development by Code and Theory, a company which has extensive experience designing successful content distribution and publishing platforms for partners including Bloomberg, Vogue and NBC. The new-look WWE.COM will feature designs and experiences that change depending on the time of day...

Raw rating for 02/15/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw this week drew 3,477,000 viewers for the three hour broadcast, a decrease of 430,000 viewers from last week. The show went up against The Grammy Awards, which did monster ratings. It was the lowest rated Raw since December 21, 2015. Hour one did 3,661,000 viewers, hour two did 3,537,000 viewers, and hour three dropped to 3,233,000...

Wade Barrett addresses rumors of upcoming WWE departure

Wade Barrett

There have been lots of rumors over the past two days about the future of Wade Barrett, who according to Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com, is not renewing his WWE deal once it expires in June. Addressing the situation, Barrett said that he unexpectedly received a lot of very nice messages and thanked everyone who took time to write the kind...

Axl Rotten died of accidental overdose

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Axl Rotten, the former ECW wrestler who passed away at age 44, on February 4, died from accidental overdose according to Anne Arundel County Police. Citing the police report, the Baltimore Sun newspaper said that Rotten was found unconscious and not breathing on the bathroom floor of a McDonald’s in Linthicum. He was on the floor inside a...