Author - Colin Vassallo

Raw rating for 08/01/2016

Monday Night Raw pulled in an average of 3,314,000 viewers for yesterday’s show, down 23,000 viewers from last week’s episode. Hour one started with 3,463,000 viewers, then went down to 3,399,000, before losing over 300,000 viewers to 3,081,000 in the third and final hour. Hour one and two had more viewers than last week but the third hour...

Daniel Bryan reveals plans for new Women’s title for Smackdown

During an appearance on Bear Hug It Out podcast earlier today to promote tonight’s Smackdown, General Manager Daniel Bryan revealed that they will be creating a Women’s title for Smackdown. When asked how he feels about Raw creating the WWE Universal title, Bryan said he’s not against it creating their own title because they’re doing it...

Smackdown gets live “3rd hour” on WWE Network with talk show

Smackdown is somewhat getting a third hour in the form of a talk show on the WWE Network starting tonight at 10PM EST. Titled Talking Smack, the show will feature exclusive interviews and analysis but no hosts or any other information have been announced. It’s likely that the same team that does the Raw and Smackdown pre-shows on the Network...

Jinder Mahal returns on Raw

Jinder Mahal, the former 3MB member, returned to WWE at yesterday’s Raw, and earned a spot on the Raw roster by defeating his former tag team partner Heath Slater. The Calgary native worked for the WWE a few years ago, first as a developmental talent at FCW in 2010 and then moving to the main roster in 2011. In 2012 he formed 3MB with Heath...

Lilian Garcia leaving WWE

Raw ring announcer Lilian Garcia announced in a post on Instagram that she is leaving the WWE to take care of her father who is suffering from two different types of cancer. Garcia missed last week’s Raw because the family had to get the results from the hospital and she revealed that her dad isn’t doing as well as they hoped...

Heyman confirms that he will accompany Lesnar on Raw tonight

In a follow-up to an earlier story about Paul Heyman signing a new deal with WWE, Heyman himself confirmed on Twitter that he will be part of Monday Night Raw tonight. “The Beast @BrockLesnar and I have quite a bit on our minds,” Heyman wrote. “Let’s discuss it all TONIGHT – LIVE – @WWE #RAW!” It will be interesting to see if...

Paul Heyman reportedly signs new WWE deal

When WWE held the draft, Paul Heyman’s name was missing from the listing as Brock Lesnar’s manager and there was a good reason for that: his contract with WWE had expired and was not renewed in time to advertise him. Heyman’s WWE deal ran out shortly after WrestleMania and both parties took their time to reach a new deal. With Lesnar out of...

Bella Twins win Choice Female Athlete at 2016 Teen Choice Awards

Nikki and Brie Bella won the Choice Female Athlete category at 2016 Teen Choice Awards yesterday, an event hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena and Victoria Justice. The show was held at The Forum in Inglewood, California and broadcast on FOX. The Bellas won the award beating out Simone Biles, Alex Morgan, Danica Patrick, Ronda Rousey, and Serena...

Catch Seth Rollins in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens tonight on SyFy

Former WWE champion Seth Rollins will be appearing in the movie Sharknado 4 tonight airing on SyFy starting at 8PM EST. Rollins will play the character of AstroTech Lopez. Sharknado: The 4th Awakens takes place five years after the third movie and stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff, and Ryan Newman. Chris Jericho had a role in...

Finn Balor pays tribute to NXT head coach Matt Bloom

At yesterday’s NXT live event in Houston, Finn Balor paid tribute to WWE Performance Center head coach Matt Bloom for what he has done to all of the talent. “You know who’s done more than anybody to take it to another level,” Balor quizzed the crowd. “He’s a man that goes by many names. A-Train, The Hip-Hop Hippo, Giant Bernard...

NXT says goodbye to Carmella, Rawley, Jax, and Balor in Houston

Carmella, Mojo Rawley, Nia Jax, and Finn Balor had their final NXT non-televised live event yesterday in Houston, Texas in front of a packed crowd at the Revention Music Center. All four, along with Alexa Bliss and American Alpha, were drafted to the main roster. In their final matches, Rawley defeated Buddy Murphy, Carmella teamed up with her...

Lana and Rusev: Wedding in pictures

The Rusev and Lana wedding yesterday in Malibu went off without a hitch and Mr. and Mrs. Barnyashev have now one more wedding ceremony to go in Bulgaria, a traditional wedding for Rusev’s family and friends. That is expected to take place sometime in September. The Malibu wedding, which will air on season 6 of Total Divas, was attended by...

CM Punk featured on the UFC 203 poster

UFC has released the poster for UFC 203 featuring none other than former WWE champion CM Punk. Punk is billed as 3rd from the top, with the main event of Miocic vs Overeem, then Werdum vs Rothwell, and then his fight against Mickey Gall. Punk is referred to by his wrestling name and his real name Phil Brooks is nowhere to be seen on the...

WWE Women’s title match announced for SummerSlam 2016

WWE today announced that the WWE Women’s title will be defended at SummerSlam with a rematch from last Monday’s Raw as Sasha Banks defends the title against Charlotte. The match was always scheduled to take place at SummerSlam and the title switch was supposed to take place on the pay-per-view according to several insiders. It would also have...