Author - Colin Vassallo

RAW rating for 09/15/2014

RAW

The whole halftime experiment on WWE Raw did not really work and not only it didn’t work to keep viewers glued to Raw, but viewers switched away en-masse from the second to the third hour. Raw on Monday drew 3,826,000 viewers, down 161,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,900,000 viewers, followed by 3,949,000 in the second hour...

TNA back taping Impact shows tonight in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Impact

TNA Superstars and crew will be calling the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, their home for the next three days as the company begins production on several Impact tapings tonight. TNA will be doing up to six weeks of tapings over the next three days with these particular episodes airing on television in October. Taping...

Christian’s Peep Show to kick off Night of Champions

Christian

Ever since suffering a concussion in March of this year, former WWE Intercontinental and World Heavyweight champion Christian hasn’t been seen much on television. Captain Charisma has been somewhat relegated to doing pre-shows for the WWE Network at pay-per-views but now he’s getting an upgrade, sort of. At the Night of Champions pay-per-view...

2K pushes back release date for WWE 2K15 for next-gen consoles

WWE 2K15

2K today announced a new release date for next-gen consoles for WWE 2K15 of November 18, 2014 in North America and November 21, 2014 internationally. This release date is for Playstation 4 and Xbox One whereas release dates for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 will launch as planned October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014...

Total Divas season 3 episode 2 rating

Total Divas 3

Total Divas episode two of season three which was titled ‘Mo’ Marriage, Mo’ Problems’ did 974,000 viewers, down quarter of a million viewers over last week’s season premiere. That puts this particular episode as one of the least viewed among all three seasons. I guess E! and WWE won’t put out a press release on that number this...

Ric Flair undergoes surgery

Ric Flair

The Nature Boy Ric Flair did not attend last week’s NXT Takeover as advertised as he underwent surgery, although what kind of surgery was not specified. “WWE Legend Ric Flair is recovering from successful surgery and will miss tomorrow’s scheduled guest referee appearance at SmackDown. Ric is doing well and we look forward to him returning...

WWE surpasses $100,000 in Full Sail University scholarships

WWE logo

Full Sail University today announced through a blog post that WWE has awarded five $10,000 scholarships to students who are studying entertainment business, sports marketing and media, film, recording arts, and show production. This brings WWE’s investment at the University to $110,000 in just two years as the company continues to help out the...

Guam Olympic wrestler hoping to make it to NXT after tryout

WWE Performance Center

Guam’s Pacific Daily News newspaper is carrying a story about Olympic wrestler Jeff Cobb attending a tryout at the WWE Performance Center earlier this month. The three day tryout was held between September 4 and 6 and those who attended will wait four to six weeks to see what the future holds for them. Cobb said that WWE coaches “killed...

Brock Lesnar on RAW tonight for final Night of Champions push

Brock Lesnar

Tonight’s Monday Night RAW will feature the return of the WWE World Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, back for his first appearance since the night after SummerSlam. Lesnar will be there to confront his number one contender John Cena after Cena issued an ultimatum to Heyman on last week’s show. This is also the go-home show before Night of...

Bully Ray close to sign a two date deal with TNA to wrap up angle

Bully Ray

PWInsider.com is reporting that Bully Ray is close to signing a very, very short deal with TNA to wrap up his current television storyline. A short deal translates to just two dates – one to finish up the TNA tag team series angle with the Hardys and the Wolves and one to appear at the Hall of Fame ceremony. There’s one match left in the...

Stephanie McMahon in October 2014 edition of Shape Magazine

Stephanie McMahon

WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon is in the October 2014 edition of Shape Magazine which has WWE fan Maria Menounos on the cover. The mother of three and most powerful woman in the WWE, McMahon is featured in the single-page ‘Fit & Famous’ section of the magazine. The piece mentions her upcoming WWE fitness DVD, her workout...

Jake Roberts thanks WWE for taking care of him in hospital

Jake Roberts

WWE is once again helping Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts with his latest bout of cancer and is facilitating a lot of stuff so Roberts gets the best cure. Writing on Twitter, Roberts said that the pneumonia did “some serious damage” and he was the sickest he’s ever been. The doctors refused to tell him how long it will take for...

See No Evil 2 world premiere to be held on October 15

WWE Studios

Kane’s new movie See No Evil 2 will be screened at Screamfest Horror Festival on Wednesday, October 15, at 7:30PM. This will be the world premiere of the second installment of the movie franchise which was directed by identical twin sisters Jen and Sulvia Soska. The synopsis for See No Evil 2 reads, “A group of friends pays a late-night visit...

WWE and Ten Sports announce extended partnership for WWE in India

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After months of negotiations, WWE and Ten Sports have announced that they have extended their partnership through 2019 bringing more WWE television in India. In addition to Raw, Smackdown, NXT, and monthly pay-per-views, Ten Sports will also air a new one hour customized version of Raw tailored for the Indian audience and add Main Event to its...

Kenta arrives at NXT…and gets a name change

kenta

Kenta has arrived at NXT and made his debut last night at Takeover on the WWE Network. Kenta was introduced by William Regal and talked in Japanese to the fans following him live in Japan on television. He then switched to English and announced that from that moment on he would be known as Hideo Itami in honor of one of his heroes. The Japanese...

NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way results

NXT

Here are the results from the second NXT Takeover special which aired yesterday live on the WWE Network from NXT’s home at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Kalisto and Sin Cara defeated The Ascension to become the new NXT Tag Team champions; Baron Corbin defeated CJ Parker; Enzo Amore defeated Sylvester Lefort in a hair match; Bull...

Story claims WWE in talks with Warner Bros. to sell video library

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TheWrap.com is carrying an exclusive story saying that WWE is in talks with Warner Bros. to sell them their whole wrestling library, which consists of nearly 150,000 hours of footage that dates back to the early 1950s. The story, while it could be true, is a bit hard to believe as WWE’s greatest asset is their video library and the company has...

Sean O’Haire attended six WWE-sponsored rehab stints

Sean O'Haire

TMZ.COM is reporting that former WWE and WCW star Sean O’Haire went to rehab six times in the past six years to kick out an alcohol addiction and all the tabs were picked up by WWE. Sources close to the whole ordeal said WWE tried to get in touch with O’Haire several times but he never reached back despite the company going to great lengths to...

Kurt Angle to make announcement on his future in two weeks

Kurt Angle

Making an appearance on Ring Rust Radio, TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle announced that he would be making an announcement about his future in two weeks time. The former TNA and WWE champion said that he can’t say where he’s going as he wants to make it public when the company announces it, but he’s doing “the right thing for me and my...