Author - Colin Vassallo

Dolph Ziggler signs new WWE deal

Dolph Ziggler

PWInsider.com is reporting that Dolph Ziggler has signed a new multi-year deal with WWE, keeping him there for the next couple of years. Ziggler’s contract was up in a few months and there were rumors that he was not going to pen a new deal as he was unhappy with how things are evolving. Ziggler has been part of WWE since 2004, first starting at...

Family of Doink The Clown sues WWE for brain injuries

Doink

The Dallas Morning News has a story about the family of Matt Osborne – better known as Doink The Clown – suing WWE for the brain injuries he suffered over the years. The lawsuit alleges that Osborne suffered “traumatic brain injuries” that resulted in “depression and drug abuse, which ultimately resulted in his untimely...

WWE stocks end the week on another high

WWE HQ

WWE stocks ended the week at $17.49, closing Friday 0.23% down from the day before however stocks jumped 1.08% in after hours trading, closing at $17.68. Over the past five days, WWE stocks went up from the low $16s and continued the positive trend from last week as well where they were below $15. Today’s high was $17.73, just off the $17.91...

Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino undergoes back surgery

Bruno Sammartino

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino underwent successful back surgery this past week in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Sammartino was confined to a hospital bed for the majority of June. Dr. Joseph Maroon, who heads up the WWE medical department, led the team...

Low Ki leaves TNA Wrestling again

Kaval

TNA’s Low Ki announced via Twitter that he decided to leave TNA for the third time in his career. “I have decided to part ways with @IMPACTWRESTLING. My very best to them in their future. Thank you to all the fans who joined the adventure,” he wrote. Low Ki, real name Brandon Silvestry, returned to TNA in April 2014 after a six year absence...

King of the Mountain participants for Sunday’s PPV announced

Slammiversary

All the participants for this Sunday’s King of the Mountain Slammiversary match have been announced by TNA just three days before the pay-per-view. The five Superstars who will be wrestling in the main event are Matt Hardy, Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Drew Galloway, and the returning Jeff Jarrett. So far there are seven matches on the card and none...

The New Day surprise 92 year old fan

The New Day

13abc Action News in Ohio has a story about 92 year old WWE fan Alice Boraby who had a ticket to see Smackdown this week but health problems prevented her from attending. Her efforts did not go unnoticed and her favorite tag team, The New Day, had a surprise for her! After going to the 13abc studios to promote the event, The New Day heard about...

Jeff Jarrett explains why he’s back for one more match in TNA

Jeff Jarrett

In a video interview with ImpactWrestling.com, Jeff Jarrett explained why he returned and what it means for him to be part of Slammiversary this Sunday. “I’ve got hundreds, maybe thousands of memories of the Impact Zone,” Jarrett said, recounting some of those memories. “It’s sort of surreal,” he added, saying that the promo he cut in...

Matt Morgan back in TNA after two years out

Matt Morgan

Former TNA Tag Team champion Matt Morgan also made his return to Impact Wrestling last night during the live episode of Impact. Morgan appeared during the match between Bram and Vader – yes, Vader – and helped saved the former WCW champion after Bram attacked Vader with the metal rod that keeps the turnbuckle attached to the ring...

Tyson Kidd undergoes successful neck surgery

Cesaro Tyson Kidd

Tyson Kidd underwent neck surgery yesterday after he suffered the injury when he was on the receiving end of Samoa Joe’s Muscle Buster finisher during a dark match prior to Raw a few weeks back. “Surgery was a success,” wrote Kidd on his Twitter account, adding a photo of his tag team partner Cesaro by his bedside. “This guy always reminds...

WWE hires new SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

WWE HQ

WWE announced the hiring of Blake Bilstad as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. Bilstad will be a key member of WWE’s senior leadership team and report directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. As General Counsel, Bilstad will be responsible for overseeing the legal and business affairs of the company and serving...

Jeff and Karen Jarrett return to Impact Wrestling

Jeff Jarrett

Jeff Jarrett and his wife Karen returned to Impact Wrestling last night in the surprise of the night and Jarrett announced that he will be part of the King of the Mountain match at Slammiversary this weekend. Sporting a Global Force Wrestling t-shirt, Jarrett said that he got the call last week from TNA management and was asked to come back for...

Tough Enough rating for episode 1

Tough Enough

Episode one of the new season of Tough Enough did a total of 1,209,000 viewers and a 0.4 in the adults 18-49 ratings. That is in line with what Total Divas does on E! usually although totally different demographics. Just one third of the 8PM Raw viewership tuned in to see Tough Enough. The last Tough Enough season in 2011 on USA Network did an...

Dwayne Johnson to play leading role in Rampage movie

Dwayne Johnson

Another movie is being lined up for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson according to Deadline Hollywood, titled Rampage, and it’s a video game adaptation produced by Beau Flynn. The film is based on the 80’s Midway Arcade game involving three giant monsters – a gorilla, a lizard, and a wolf – that wreak havoc on major cities across North...

TNA starts five days straight of television tapings today

Impact Wrestling

TNA will start a 5 day run at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, today as they tape several weeks of worth of Impact Wrestling shows as well as the live pay-per-view on Sunday. Between today and June 27, the company will tape approximately two Impact shows every day on Sound Stage 20. Admission is free. On Sunday then TNA goes live on...

First Tough Enough competitor eliminated from the show

Tough Enough

WWE’s reality competition series Tough Enough returned on the air yesterday live on USA Network and around the world with 13 hopefuls fighting for two WWE contracts. Chris Jericho and Renee Young had hosting duties while Daniel Bryan, Paige, and Hulk Hogan were in charge of the judging. Booker T, Lita, and Billy Gunn served as coaches. The...

Raw rating for 06/22/2015

RAW

Monday Night Raw did not do that well in the ratings this week, suffering a 440,000 viewership dip compared to last week’s show. Hour one did 3,594,000 viewers, followed by 3,606,000 viewers in the second hour, and then 3,812,000 viewers in the third and final hour. The only good news is that the show increased as time went on instead of...

Dwayne Johnson’s Ballers television show starts big on HBO

Dwayne Johnson

The new television show Ballers from Dwayne Johnson made its debut on HBO to 2.16 million viewers, making it the most-watched comedy episode since the series finale of “Entourage” in 2011 for the network according to Variety. The show also generated more social media buzz than any other half hour show in the history of HBO. The Rock is...