Author - Colin Vassallo

Heating problem delays first NXT show in Chicago

Today’s first NXT show in Chicago had a bit of an issue as fans were made to wait longer outside as there was a problem with the Portage Theater. The heating inside the venue was not functioning and officials did not open the doors for fans to get in, leaving the line to stretch for three blocks. To make up for the delay, WWE sent out NXT...

WWE 24 returns with a backstage look at WrestleMania 31

The WWE 24 series on the WWE Network returns on Sunday, January 24 with a new episode immediately following the Royal Rumble pay-per-view at 11PM EST. The newest episode will be a behind-the-scenes look at WrestleMania 31 in Santa Clara, California. The synopsis for the show reads, “Go behind the curtain from WrestleMania as Sting makes his...

Orlando confirms bid for WrestleMania 33 in 2017

The office of the Mayor of Orlando has confirmed that the city has submitted a bid to host WrestleMania 33 in 2017 however they have no word yet on the outcome. “We have not received any notification and are waiting to hear just like other cities,” said Heather Fagan, deputy chief of staff for Mayor Buddy Dyer to the Orlando Sentinel...

2016 Hall of Fame ceremony sold out

The WWE Hall of Fame 2016 ceremony is sold out as the last couple of block of tickets were snapped in no time yesterday during the general public sale on Ticketmaster. The pre-sale kicked off two days earlier and the majority of the tickets were gone quickly as well, leaving only a limited number for yesterday’s sale. It’s likely that more...

“Superfly” Jimmy Snuka’s trial delayed

The trial of “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is being delayed as the judge now has to decide if the former WWE Superstar is mentally fit to stand trial according to The Morning Call newspaper. Snuka’s attorney, Robert J. Kirwan II, told the judge earlier today in court that Snuka does not understand the charges brought...

2016 Royal Rumble viewing parties to be held in the United Kingdom

WWE and Hooked On Wrestling will be hosting Royal Rumble viewing parties in four different locations in the United Kingdom next week. The viewing parties will be held in Brighton at Walkabout, Leeds at Shooters Sports Bar, London at the Walkabout Temple and Manchester at the Shooters Sports Bar. The events will start at 8PM local time and will end...

Stephanie McMahon listed in Variety’s 30 execs to watch

Stephanie McMahon was listed in Variety’s Digital Entertainment Impact Report: 30 Execs to Watch list which was published this week. WWE’s Chief Brand Officer says that the goals for 2016 include growing the WWE Network, international expansion in India, China and South America, and re-launching WWE.com to enhance mobile, video and social...

The 2015 NXT Year-End Award winners announced

The winners of the 2015 NXT Year-End Awards were revealed yesterday with Finn Balor and Bayley being the big winners. Enzo and Cass won the tag team of the year while Bayley and Balor won the female and male competitors of the year. The NXT Takeover Brooklyn was announces as the Takeover event of the year and the match Bayley vs Sasha Banks at...

Former Tough Enough contestant to debut in TNA as Raquel

TNA has uploaded a teaser video of their new Knockout, Raquel, who is former WWE Tough Enough competitor Gabi Castrovinci. The Brazilian born self-employed entrepreneur was the fifth person eliminated from season six of Tough Enough. “I will bring pleasure, I will bring pain,” she says in the video which is shot where she only appears in...

CM Punk gets first UFC fight at UFC 200 in Las Vegas

UFC President Dana White confirmed that former WWE champion will be fighting in his first ever UFC fight on the July 9 UFC 200 mega show in Las Vegas. White confirmed this during an appearance on TSN’s Off The Record with Michael Landsberg and also said that Punk’s opponent will most likely be determined next month. An up-and-coming UFC...

Orlando the new favorite to host WrestleMania 33

PWInsider.com is reporting that Orlando, Florida is the now the likely candidate for WrestleMania 33 after WWE has passed on Minneapolis and its new U.S. Bank Stadium as the location. Back in August, the Executive Vice President of the Minnesota Vikings stadium said that the city has locked WrestleMania for 2017 but that came with a swift response...

Impact rating for 01/12/2016

This week’s Impact on Pop increased its viewers over last week’s show, getting a total of 288,000, an increase of 35,0000 viewers from its debut episode. While the show is still considerably down from what it used to pull on Spike, any uptick in viewership has to be seen as an improvement towards getting their old audience back. (Ratings...

No! No! No! Daniel Bryan not getting released by WWE

Several rumors started popping up online that Daniel Bryan is on the way of being released from the WWE, rumors which are completely false and comes with a denial from the company itself. Apparently there was a website who pasted an e-mail supposedly from a WWE employee in the human resources department who said his colleague processed Bryan’s...

Tammy “Sunny” Sytch selling her WWE Hall of Fame ring

WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Synch is selling her Hall of Fame ring according to TMZ and has put it up on eBay with a starting bid of $3,000. She was inducted in the class of 2011. WWE gives out a ring to each Hall of Fame inductee and Sytch is not the first one to sell the ring. Abdullah The Butcher, Superstar Billy Graham, and the sons of...

Pre-sale codes for the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony

The pre-sale for the WWE Hall of Fame 2016 induction ceremony kicked off this morning on Ticketmaster.com and will end tomorrow at 10PM CST. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at 10AM CST on Ticketmaster.com. Those wishing to purchase a ticket can use the codes AACVIP or WWEVIP to unlock the pre-sale. Ticket prices are $29, $54...

Raw rating for 01/11/2016

Monday Night Raw did 3,323,000 viewers this week, down quarter of a million viewers from last week’s show. WWE had some serious competition with college football on ESPN which drew a massive 25.6 million viewers. Hour one did 3,536,000 viewers, followed by 3,206,000 in the second hour, before a bump to 3,228,000 viewers in third and final hour...