Author - Colin Vassallo

Sheamus featured in Ninja Turtles Super Bowl commercial

Sheamus

Sheamus was featured in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows trailer during one of the Super Bowl commercials yesterday. The former champ plays the role of Rocksteady in the movie, a villain who is eventually mutated into a CGI giant talking rhinoceros. The movie is produced by Michael Bay and directed by David Green and comes out...

Daniel Bryan announces his retirement

Daniel Bryan

Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan has just announced his retirement and will be discussing it tonight on Monday Night Raw from Seattle, Washington. “Due to medical reasons, effective immediately, I am announcing my retirement. Tonight on Raw, I’ll have a chance to elaborate,” Bryan wrote on Twitter. Bryan’s return to...

Daniel Bryan scheduled for tonight’s Monday Night Raw

Daniel Bryan

PWInsider.com is reporting that Daniel Bryan is scheduled to appear at tonight’s Raw in Seattle, Washington, and the former WWE champion was photographed – with his new trimmed look – at the Phoenix airport boarding an American Airlines flight to Seattle. Bryan has been absent from WWE television since Tough Enough ended in mid last...

Daniel Bryan visits the barber and gets a new look!

Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan took a trip to the barber judging from a photo posted on Instagram yesterday, showing a much cleaner hair cut and beard. So yes, the Jesus-looking Daniel Bryan is no more. The photo was uploaded on Dr. Jimmy Yuan’s Instagram account, a doctor who heads up the Warrior Restoration clinic. Bryan is a patient of his and the photo was...

Bayley cheers up Finn Balor at NXT show in Indianapolis

Bayley

With one ankle heavily taped up and crutches, Finn Balor looked on inside the NXT ring yesterday in Indianapolis, Indiana, as he was interrupted…by his own theme song. But no, there was not another Finn Balor coming out, it was NXT Women’s champion Bayley who came out with a Balor Club jacket, mimicking his entrance and hitting all the spots...

CM Punk’s first UFC opponent officially announced

CM Punk

CM Punk’s first opponent was revealed last night at UFC Fight Night 82 as 24 year old Mickey Gall got his reward for defeating Mike Jackson in the first round during the preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass. It took just 45 seconds for Gall to submit Jackson and following his fight in the Octagon, Gall went full-on Ryback and announced, “I’m...

Tough Enough’s Patrick Clark makes in-ring NXT debut

Patrick Clark

Tough Enough competitor Patrick Clark made his NXT in-ring debut yesterday at a show in Lakeland, Florida, becoming the first male competitor from the last season to make his debut. Clark wrestled Riddick Moss in a short match, a match which he lost. During the filming of Tough Enough, Clark was the favorite to win the whole competition due to his...

WWE confirms Finn Balor’s ankle injury

Finn Balor

The WWE website has confirmed that NXT champion Finn Balor has suffered an ankle injury during last night’s NXT non-televised live event in Nashville, Tennessee, and will be unable to compete in tonight’s NXT show in Indianapolis, Indiana. WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann said that Balor will be undergoing further evaluation on Monday to...

Possible injury to Finn Balor at NXT live event in Nashville

Finn Balor

NXT champion Finn Balor seemed to be a little banged up after his match against Samoa Joe yesterday at the NXT live event in Nashville at the Nashville War Memorial Auditorium. Balor apparently twisted his ankle after hitting the Coup de Grâce on Joe and after the match he kept holding his leg and was eventually helped up by the referee. From a...

Smackdown rating for 02/04/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown this week drew a total of 2,664,000 viewers, a drop of 56,000 viewers from the previous week. It was the second most watched program on cable at 8PM in terms of viewers and first in terms of 18-49 demographic. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Awesome Kong fired from TNA Wrestling

Awesome Kong

Awesome Kong has been fired from TNA Wrestling following the backstage incident with Matt Hardy’s wife Reby during the first night of the Maximum Impact Tour in the United Kingdom. “My time this round in TNA was fun. Time for me to move on to other things. #Released #HeadHeldHigh,” Kong wrote on Twitter. The incident got physical and...

WWE hires AfterBuzz TV host Catherine Kelly

Catherine Kelley

PWInsider.com is reporting that AfterBuzz TV host Catherine Kelly has wrapped up her duties with the company and has been hired by WWE as an announcer. Kelly did the last NXT AfterBuzz show on Wednesday and then tweeted her thanks. “Lucky to call this place home the last 4 yrs. To the friends who’ve become family, thank you for letting me...

Bull Dempsey released from NXT

NXT

28 year old NXT wrestler Bull Dempsey – real name James Smith – was released by WWE today according to his Twitter, two and a half years after signing a developmental deal. “It’s been real @WWENXT. Amazing group of coaches & coworkers & a helluva boss. Thank you for the opportunity @TripleH. See ya down the road,”...

Former ECW wrestler Axl Rotten passes away

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Brian Knighton, better known to fans as former ECW wrestler Axl Rotten, passed away at age 44 yesterday. He was found dead at a McDonald’s close to a motel where he was staying in Baltimore, Maryland. Rotten wrestled briefly in WCW in 1991 before moving to ECW in 1993 where he made a name for himself. He stayed with the promotion till 1999...

Tammy “Sunny” Sytch’s autobiography out today

Sunny

Tammy “Sunny” Sytch’s autobiography titled A Star Shattered: The Rise & Fall & Rise of Wrestling Diva was released today and is available on paperback from bookstores and will be available also online via Amazon.com and Apple’s iTunes although the eBook versions still don’t show up online at time of this writing. The book...

Billy Gunn talks about his dismissal from WWE

Billy Gunn

Speaking with Sports Illustrated, former WWE Performance Center coach Billy Gunn explained his dismissal from WWE, which happened in mid November of last year. Unbeknownst to WWE, Gunn was participating in powerlifting competitions and it was then revealed that Gunn failed one of their drug tests after he went over their limit. “Let’s face it:...

Impact rating for 02/02/2016

Impact Wrestling

Impact on Pop last night drew a total of 295,000 viewers, the first time that the show lost viewers over the previous week ever since the show made its debut on Pop on January 5. Last week the show had 339,000 viewers so 44,000 viewers less tuned in yesterday. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Total Divas season 5 episode 3 rating

Total Divas

Episode 3 of season 5 of Total Divas which was titled The Truth About Cats and Divas did a total of 840,000 viewers on E! yesterday which is down 100,000 viewers from the previous week. Last night’s episode featured the introduction of former Tough Enough contestant and the newest WWE Diva, Mandy. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)