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Monday Night Raw TV report for 06/27/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for June 27th 2016 Introduction Segment: Arena Promo We go live right away to Tampa, Florida, and Seth Rollins starts off. Michael Cole, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, and Byron Saxton welcome us, talking about the Triple-Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Battleground featuring Seth Rollins, Roman...

WWE and Special Olympics announce international partnership

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WWE and Special Olympics today announced an international partnership that will see WWE support Special Olympics’ Play Unified campaign, which fosters friendships, understanding, and inclusive communities among people with and without intellectual disabilities by uniting them through the power and joy of sports. WWE Superstars will participate...

NXT regulars perform at WWE non-televised live event in Orlando

Samoa Joe

6 NXT regulars participated in the non-televised live WWE event in Orlando yesterday at the Amway Center, a smart idea considering Orlando is the home of NXT. NXT champion Samoa Joe teamed up with Austin Aries to take on the tag team of Finn Balor and Shinsuke Nakamura. The popular duo of Balor and Nakamura got the victory in this all-NXT match...

Paul Heyman discusses Lesnar with ESPN ahead of UFC 200

Paul Heyman

Paul Heyman called Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC as “the greatest thing that has ever happened to him” as he wasn’t ready to walk away from mixed martial arts just yet. Speaking with ESPN, Heyman said that win or lose at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt, he hopes that it will make Lesnar an even bigger star on a global basis and “drive a...

Brock Lesnar unveiled as the cover Superstar for WWE 2K17

Brock Lesnar

Here comes the pain….again! Brock Lesnar was unveiled as the cover Superstar for the upcoming WWE 2K17 video game which is set to be released this Fall. In a press release issued today, WWE and 2K touted Lesnar’s several impressive accomplishments both in and outside the ring. “My career has been defined by dominating every opportunity...

Return to Hawaii and Japan next on WWE schedule

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One half of the roster has one hell of a travel schedule and after getting on the road this past Friday for non-televised events, the WWE Superstars and crew won’t see home until July 6. After Smackdown in Miami on Tuesday, some of the crew flies to Honolulu, Hawaii for a show at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena, the first live event on the island in...

AJ Styles and Seth Rollins to travel to Australia for WWE tour

AJ Styles

WWE has added AJ Styles and Seth Rollins to the upcoming WWE tour in Australia which will be held in August. Styles and Rollins join John Cena, Sheamus, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Kevin Owens, The New Day, and others for four days as the company visits Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. Prior to the tour there is also one stop in Auckland...

WWE bids $27 million to purchase television studios office complex

WWE HQ

WWE has offered a sum of $27 million to purchase the large office space complex that currently holds their television studios. Located at Hamilton Avenue in Stamford, the space is currently serving as AmeriCares world headquarters and has other tenants inside. The huge complex is around a mile away from WWE’s corporate headquarters on East Main...

Seth Rollins in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens movie

Seth Rollins

Former two time WWE World Heavyweight champion Seth Rollins has joined the cast of Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, Syfy said. Rollins’ role is a small part and is not part of the main cast. He will play the character of AstroTech Lopez. Sharknado 4 takes place five years after the third movie and stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff, and...

Night of Champions name makes way for Clash of Champions

Night of Champions

The Night of Champions pay-per-view seems to have gotten the axe WWE is replacing the name with a familiar one: Clash of Champions. Ticketmaster has also replaced the name to reflect the new one although it’s still displaying the old Night of Champions logo. Originally Night of Champions replaced the Vengeance pay-per-view and made its debut in...

Smackdown rating for 06/23/2016

Smackdown

This week’s Smackdown drew 2,145,000 viewers on USA Network, up 72,000 viewers from last week’s show. The NBA Draft on ESPN took the night with nearly 3 million viewers and registered almost twice as much as Smackdown in the adult 18-49 demographic. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Cruiserweight Classic goes purple…first round of matches taped

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

Raw is red, Smackdown is blue, NXT is yellow and now the Cruiserweight Classic is…purple! More like EVOLVE Wrestling purple. With the tapings held, fans inside Full Sail University got their first look at the staging and color palette which was used to present WWE Network’s brand new series. As reported earlier, the whole setup of the arena is...

UFC’s Paige VanZant not appearing at SummerSlam

Paige VanZant

A few weeks ago news came out that WWE is trying to get UFC star Paige VanZant to appear at SummerSlam as part of the deal that saw Brock Lesnar being “loaned” to the UFC for UFC 200. But yesterday, the Dancing With The Stars runner-up confirmed on ESPN SportsCenter that she will not be appearing at WWE’s biggest event of the Summer as she...

20% off on all orders at WWE Shop

WWEShop

WWE Shop is running a 20% off promotion for every order on the majority of items including newly released t-shirts, replica title belts, and other memorabilia. John Cena’s brand new shirt which was originally pulled for being similar to the Pabst Blue Ribbon beer company is one of the many items eligible for the 20% off. WWE 2K17, Tapout gear...

WWE knew of Roman Reigns’ failed test prior to Money In The Bank

Roman Reigns

Several sources are reporting that WWE knew of Roman Reigns’ failed Wellness Program test before Money In The Bank which probably affected the outcome of the match and the events that occurred afterward with Dean Ambrose. A user on the Reddit SquaredCircle forum posted that a guy who works for the Philadelphia Inquirer found out about Reigns’...

Brand-specific WWE PPVs revealed in new schedule

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Our friend Mark Stanley (via Reddit’s SquaredCircle) sent us the schedule of the remaining WWE pay-per-view calendar which shows brand-specific pay-per-views going forward after SummerSlam. On September 11, WWE will present Backlash as a Smackdown event but this is listed as a Network-only exclusive from Richmond, Virginia. Raw will get a...

Out-of-character Rusev and Lana entertain on ESPN’s SportsCenter

Rusev Lana

An out-of-character Rusev and Lana appeared on ESPN’s Off The Top Rope with Jonathan Coachman last night during SportsCenter for the weekly WWE segment and just in case you haven’t seen it, Rusev absolutely killed it! Known for his funny tweets, the Bulgarian Brute was equally funny talking with The Coach and answering the questions. Coach...