Author - Colin Vassallo

Raw and Smackdown General Managers to be chosen tonight

Live on Raw tonight, Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon, the Commissioners for Smackdown and Raw respectively, will be announcing the General Managers who will be “running” the two brands moving forward starting from tomorrow. Shane McMahon already announced on his Twitter that he chose his new GM but Stephanie has made no mention of anything...

WWE Draft rules announced for tomorrow

WWE has announced a set of rules in place for tomorrow’s Draft as well as a list of WWE Superstars eligible to be part of the draft. Not surprisingly, the Raw brand will get the first overall pick and with Smackdown being a two hour show and Raw is three hours, for every two Smackdown picks, Raw gets a third one. Tag teams count as one pick...

Heath Slater injured at live event in Bangor, Maine

WWE Superstar Heath Slater suffered an injury at last night’s non-televised live event in Bangor, Maine in his match against Titus O’Neil. Due to the severity of the injury, the match was stopped on the spot by one of WWE’s ringside physicians and O’Neil was declared the winner. Slater got a nasty gash over his right eye, a six centimeter...

Fans get a special moment at NXT live event in Louisville

The folks at NXT have fun at every city they go to and the atmosphere around these NXT live events are certainly very different from the Raw and Smackdown tours. Yesterday in a non-televised NXT event in Louisville, Kentucky the stars of NXT did just that – have fun. The show was main evented by a massive five on five match featuring Finn...

Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers returns on HBO tonight

If you’re a fan of The Rock’s HBO show Ballers, then today is a good day as the 30 minute dramedy series returns to television today with the season two premiere. The show focuses on Spencer Strasmore, played by Dwayne Johnson, as he tries to find the same success as a financial manager for current players in Miami.  Spencer builds a client...

Kota Ibushi reportedly signs NXT deal

The Pro Wrestling Torch is reporting that Kota Ibushi has signed an NXT deal and his involvement with the WWE will be far more than just the current Cruiserweight Classic tournament. Ibushi was shown sitting ringside at the NXT Takeover: Dallas, sparking a frenzy among wrestling fans. He was later announced as one of the participants in the...

Brock Lesnar: “We’ll get to the bottom of this”

Contacted by the Associated Press to give his side of the story regarding the failed drug test, former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar said that they will get to the bottom of this as he tries to clear his name. In the run-up to UFC 200, Brock always denied using any sort of performance enhancing drugs and always passed the drug...

Mark Hunt wants half of Brock Lesnar’s $2.5 million purse

Several UFC fighters did not hold back on making fun of Brock Lesnar after news came out that he failed one of the drug tests administered by USADA. Stefan Struve called Lesnar a “f**king fake ass cheating wrestler” and said he he was not surprised. Fellow heavyweight Roy Nelson was pretty sarcastic in his comment saying he was “shocked”...

UFC and WWE issue statement on Brock Lesnar

After being notified about the possible Brock Lesnar drug test failure, the UFC issued a statement on their website. The full published statement reads as follows: “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an...

Brock Lesnar busted by USADA for drug test failure

The UFC announced that USADA – the anti-doping agency in charge of their drug testing – informed them about a possible violation from Brock Lesnar, which if confirmed will probably spell the end of his MMA career. Lesnar apparently tested positive in an out-of-competition drug test administered on June 28 and USADA informed the UFC on...

Smackdown rating for 07/14/2016

Smackdown drew just 2,068,000 viewers yesterday, down 173,000 viewers from last week’s show. This was the last Smackdown in its Thursday time slot as from next week the show moves live to USA Network on Tuesdays. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Brock Lesnar enters the UFC Heavyweight rankings list

With no UFC retirement announced, former champion Brock Lesnar entered the UFC Heavyweight fighter rankings, jumping to number eight after his first UFC fight since 2011 this past weekend. Mark Hunt, his challenger, was occupying the eighth place before his loss to Lesnar and is now in ninth place. Two of the UFC fighters who defeated Lesnar are...

10 meet and greet sessions announced for SummerSlam weekend

WWE today announced the SummerSlam meet and greet details which will happen on Friday and Saturday before SummerSlam at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets will be available to the general public at Ticketmaster.com starting Saturday, July 16, at 10AM EST. A pre-sale has started with the code DOTCOM to unlock the sales. Tickets cost...

TNA Impact Wrestling to air in China on Youku.com

TNA President Dixie Carter announced that Impact Wrestling will be airing in China every week starting next Wednesday at 8PM on the country’s version of YouTube, titled Youku. Launched in December 2003, Youku has more than 500 million monthly active users and 800 million daily video views, making the platform fit enough to carry Impact. Getting...

John Cena to work on a reduced non-televised events schedule

There will be a change for John Cena going forward as he will be now operating on a reduced schedule for WWE when it comes to non-televised live events. The former champion will be doing overseas tours and the most important live events in the big markets in the United States but as far as the rest goes, he will be getting some much-needed time...

Dwayne Johnson named the world’s highest-paid actor

Forbes has released their annual World’s 100 Highest-Paid Celebrities list, and all put together they pulled in $5.1 billion. Coming in #19 is none other than former WWE champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with an estimated $64.5 million. The People’s Champion is now considered the world’s highest-paid actor thanks to a string of...