Category - WWE

Raw rating for 04/10/2017

RAW pulled in 3,429,000 viewers for the first night of Superstar Shake-up, and while it was down 338,000 viewers from the Raw after Mania, it was higher than any other show this year except for the Raw after the Royal Rumble. Hour one did 3,432,000 viewers, followed by 3,600,000 viewers in the second hour, before going down to 3,256,000 viewers in...

Monday Night RAW TV Report for 04/10/2017

Hey fans, it’s @TheMagnumDA! RAW is live from Long Island, New York! Tonight is the ROSTER SHAKEUP! This should get interesting. We start by having John Ce…oh, Miz. You’re good. Miz & Maryse come out as John Cena & Nikki Bella. The bit is pretty damn good, not gonna lie. I didn’t expect it to start Raw, though! They...

Kofi Kingston undergoes ankle surgery

Former WWE Raw Tag Team champion Kofi Kingston will be out of action for several weeks after undergoing ankle surgery. Kingston was written out of television on the Raw after Mania when The Revival attacked him and shattered his ankle. Kofi did not wrestle in that match and took the unusual role of the cheerleader when that spot is usually...

Two-night Superstar Shake-up kicks off on Monday Night Raw

The two-day Superstar Shake-up starts tonight on Monday Night Raw with all Superstars eligible to switch brands. The initiative was announced by WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon last week on the Raw after Mania and both General Managers, Kurt Angle and Daniel Bryan, will be on hand to trade and make deals. The Superstar Shake-Up will not end...

CBS Sports says Mauro Ranallo is not returning to WWE

CBS Sports is carrying an article saying that Mauro Ranallo will not be returning to WWE television and will sit out the remainder of his contract which expires in August 2017. CBS is the parent company of Showtime Championship Boxing, which Ranallo also serve as the lead play-by-play commentator. The article also points out that Mauro deleted a...

Kurt Angle and Big Show sign with talent agency APA

Deadline.com is reporting that WWE Raw General Manager Kurt Angle and WWE Superstar The Big Show have both signed a deal with the APA Agency, a talent agency based in Los Angeles. APA represents artists, performers, brands, intellectual properties and production across all media platforms including film, television, music, theater, publishing and...

Mauro Ranallo removes WWE references from Twitter account

Mauro Ranallo has removed all WWE-related references in his Twitter bio adding more speculation that the lead Smackdown commentator is gone from WWE. His bio now reads, “SHOWTIME [email protected]_ranallo/ COMBAT SPORTS CAROUSEL/ Mental Health Advocate” whereas before it had reference to being the WWE Smackdown commentator. Ranallo, who...

Superstar Shake-up to play across both Raw and Smackdown on TV

The Superstar Shake-up next week on WWE television will be a two-night deal and will play across both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live. Announced by Vince McMahon the night after WrestleMania, the Superstar Shake-up will see stars from both Raw and Smackdown trading brands to freshen things up. It will not be a full-on draft but some major...

Forbes lists WWE’s top earners of 2016

Forbes.com has published a list of the top 10 earners in WWE for the year 2016, with surprise surprise, part-timer Brock Lesnar topping the list. The list was calculated based on base salary as well as bonus payouts for both live performances and merchandise sales, with each WWE Superstar getting a cut from gate money and how much of their...

Total Divas S6 E11 episode recap: The Draft

In this opening episode after the mid-season finale, the Divas were all nervous about the brand split which would cause the two shows of WWE, Monday Night Raw and Smackdown into separate brands with different zuperstars on each show. The separation of the two shows would cause some Divas to be separated from their friends and unable to see them...

WrestleMania 33 grosses $14.5 million in gate money

WWE today announced that WrestleMania 33 grossed $14.5 million in gate money, the highest-grossing event in the stadium’s history. WrestleMania 32 last year did over $17 million in gate money, but that had way more fans than this year. WrestleMania 33 was also the most social event in WWE history, according to Nielsen Social, with 5.19 million...

SEGA to develop mobile game for WWE

SEGA announced today a partnership with WWE to publish a new free-to-play idle mobile game called WWE Tap Mania. The game is being developed by The Tap Lab, based in Cambridge, MA, and is projected for launch later this year. “At SEGA, we like to find new ways to bring brands and experiences to a wide mobile gaming audience,” said Naoki...

Eva Marie apparently gone from WWE

In an article on the Fitness Magazine website, Eva Marie is described as former WWE Diva, adding to the rumors that the “All Red Everything” star has indeed left WWE for good. Eva Marie is referred to as “the first female WWE star to cross over into film full-time,” mentioning she will be appearing in the upcoming movie Inconceivable...