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Big Show retiring next year following WrestleMania

Big Show

Former WWE champion The Big Show has said that he will be retiring from in-ring competition shortly after WrestleMania 33, noting in a radio interview that he’s in the last year of his WWE contract. Big Show was speaking to 790 The Ticket, a radio station in Miami, Florida when he announced this. Show, who is now on a limited schedule with the...

Buff Bagwell sues WWE over unpaid WWE Network royalties

WWE Network

There’s another class action lawsuit thrown at WWE, filed on August 9 in the district of Connecticut by Marcus “Buff” Bagwell regarding unpaid WWE Network royalties. The lawsuit states that plaintiff Marcus Bagwell brings this action on behalf of himself and all similarly situated individuals under similar form contracts, who have not...

Stephanie McMahon hopeful to integrate more LGBT characters

Stephanie McMahon

During a speech at the Beyond Sport United event in New York on Tuesday, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon said that the company be including more LGBT characters into WWE programming in the future. The Chief Brand Officer told NBC News after the event that she grew up knowing gay WWE Superstars and executives who worked for WWE and it’s always been...

WWE gets permanent section on ESPN.COM

WWE logo

Well, stranger things have happened! The next evolution of WWE’s partnership with ESPN has resulted in WWE getting a permanent section on ESPN.COM with fresh content, articles, and videos published by ESPN staff. ESPN got in the ring again with WWE at SummerSlam last year after Jonathan Coachman was sent over to Brooklyn to cover the show for...

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II card takes shape

NXT Takeover Brooklyn

The NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II card took shape during last night’s NXT television show on the WWE Network and now there are five matches set for the much-anticipated show which takes place from the Barclays Center the night before SummerSlam. Three new matches were announced last night, including an NXT Tag Team title match featuring the champs...

Smackdown rating for 08/09/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown last night did 2,455,000 viewers, down 226,000 viewers from last week’s show. Head to head against Smackdown were the Olympics which once again did monster ratings for NBC. The 8PM hour pulled in 29.2 million viewers while the 9PM hour did 37.2 million viewers. Raw dropped over 400,000 viewers on Monday. This is the third straight week...

4-day WWE tour in New Zealand and Australia starts today

John Cena

WWE Superstars will have a few crazy travel days as a group from the Raw and Smackdown brands have made their way to Australia and New Zealand for a four day tour. The tour started today with a live show in Auckland, New Zealand at the Vector Arena. It was the only stop in New Zealand this time around. Three days in Australia will follow with a...

Smackdown Live TV report for 08/09/2016

Smackdown

Tuesday Night Smackdown Live TV Report for August 9th, 2016 – “Livening Things Up!” Introduction Segment: Backstage Promo Randy Orton is walking through the halls when he is asked on his thoughts about wrestling Alberto Del Rio tonight, while still having to face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Orton stays confident, reiterating that “it only...

Raw rating for 08/08/2016

Raw

Raw this week got absolutely stuffed in the ratings, getting an average of just 2,911,000 viewers, down over 400,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one did 2,950,000 viewers, hour two did 2,974,000 viewers, and hour three went down to 2,809,000 viewers. This is the first non-holiday Raw that none of the three hours passed the 3 million mark...

Two more matches added to the SummerSlam 2016 card

Rusev Lana

Two more SummerSlam matches were announced last night on Raw, bringing the total number of nine on the card. The first match to join the card was the tag team bout featuring Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho. The four opened the show and Jericho fought Enzo, a match which Jericho won. After the match, Big Cass challenged...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/08/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for August 8th, 2016 – “Challenged” Introduction Segment: Video Promos and Welcoming A recap of last week’s Raw with Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, United States Champion Rusev, Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, and Randy Orton airs first. The regular Raw video plays, the pyro explodes in the arena, and Michael...

Oh my God! Joey Styles fired from WWE

Joey Styles

In what should come as a big surprise, WWE has apparently fired Joey Styles, the longtime ECW commentator who was working for WWE as Vice President of Digital Media Content. The news was broken by Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com who said that Styles was “recently released” just days after he did a Facebook Q&A video with fans on...

Tag Team title match announced for SummerSlam 2016

The New Day

The WWE Tag Team titles will be on the line at SummerSlam as WWE today announced The New Day will be defending their titles against Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. Gallows and Anderson will be looking to take away the titles which have been in the possession of The New Day for the past 351 days, the longest ever WWE Tag Team champions. This is the...

WWE locker room and others react to Conor McGregor’s comments

Ric Flair

Quite a few WWE Superstars and others did not take Conor McGregor’s statement regarding wrestlers being “pussies” very good and bombarded the UFC champ with replies. “Your [sic] the size of my leg. Shut up,” wrote Roman Reigns. Kurt Angle called McGregor a “funny little guy” and advised him to get his head out of Dana White’s...

Serious shoulder injury delays Shelton Benjamin’s WWE return

Shelton Benjamin

Shelton Benjamin announced on his Twitter that his latest arrival in WWE has to be postponed and will not be returning to the company due to a serious shoulder injury. The injury seems to have been discovered while Benjamin was undergoing the usual medical tests that WWE require anyone to complete before joining the roster. “I am both...

Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan to appear on Raw

Daniel Bryan Shane McMahon

Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan will be appearing on Monday Night Raw in two days on an invite from Raw General Manager Mick Foley. While WWE is trying to keep both brands completely separate, it didn’t take long for them to have Superstars appear on the opposing brands. Randy Orton attacked Brock Lesnar on Raw with an RKO and Lesnar...

Sasha Banks gets married to WWE costume designer

Sasha Banks

WWE Women’s champion Sasha Banks got married yesterday and a photo surfaced online with Banks wearing a wedding dress along with her now-husband and their friend Mika Rotunda, the sister of Bo Dallas and Bray Wyatt. Banks had been dating Sarath Ton, a former wrestler who used the name Kid Mikaze, and who now works as a costume designer/seamster...