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Smackdown! TV report for 05/19/2016

Smackdown

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for May 19th, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video and Welcoming A recalling of the Intercontinental Championship picture between champion The Miz, Cesaro, Kevin Owens, and Sami Zayn is shown. The regular Smackdown! video plays and we go to the arena where Maura Ranallo talks about Extreme Rules on Sunday. I.C...

SyFy to air 2 hour replay of Raw on Fridays

Raw

SyFy – the former home of WWE Smackdown – will start airing a two hour version of Monday Night Raw on Fridays starting tonight. Raw is set for the 8PM time slot and it is expected that the two hour version will be the same one that Hulu broadcasts on its streaming service the day after Raw on Tuesday. This is the first time that Raw...

Toronto to host the 2016 Survivor Series

survivorseries

The Air Canada Centre will host the 2016 WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view according to PWInsider.com. This will be the second time that the Survivor Series will be held in Canada and the first time around produced the infamous Montreal screw job back in 1997. Canada has not gotten a WWE pay-per-view since 2009 and that one was in Montreal. Toronto...

Emma undergoes successful back surgery

Emma

WWE Superstar Emma underwent successful back surgery yesterday and now starts the road to full recovery. “Thank you all so much again for the support and keeping me in your thoughts,” Emma wrote on Twitter, adding that surgery went well and is now just resting. Emma was suffering from a ruptured disc in her back and was pulled from all events...

John Cena hosting the 2016 ESPY Awards in July

John Cena

John Cena will be hosting the 2016 ESPY Awards on July 13 which will be airing from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. The ESPY Awards – which stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award – recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performance during the year. It airs on ABC...

John Cena says he’s at 70% of what he was in November 2015

John Cena

John Cena and Nikki Bella were swamped with paparazzi in New York after attending the NBCUniversal Upfronts on Monday and a TMZ paparazzo managed to get some comments out of the former WWE champion. When asked if he’s at 100%, Cena said that he’s not and he’s probably “30% off what I was operating at in November 2015” but for him, being...

Raw rating for 05/16/2016

Raw

The Extreme Rules go home edition of Raw once again got mauled in the ratings with an average of only 3,190,000 viewers, 47,000 less than last week’s episode. Hour one started with 3,376,000 viewers, then went slightly down to 3,302,000, before ending the night with a very disappointing 2,894,000 in the third and final hour. The main event was...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic logo and tapings info revealed

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

WWE has unveiled the logo for the upcoming Cruiserweight Classic series which will air on the WWE Network this Summer. The logo features two metallic-looking C’s and the WWE logo in the middle and the words Cruiserweight on top and Classic on bottom. Meanwhile, tickets for the tapings which will be held at Full Sail University in Winter Park...

Steel cage match to headline June 8 NXT Takeover show

NXT

The June 8 NXT Takeover show will be headlined by Samoa Joe vs Finn Balor for the NXT title in a steel cage match. The announcement was made this morning by NXT General Manager William Regal during a contract signing at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, which was broadcast on Facebook Live. This will be the first time that a steel...

Emma to undergo back surgery tomorrow

Emma

After being pulled from the Sunday non-televised live event show, WWE Superstar Emma received more bad news today as her back injury will require surgery. The Australian Emma is suffering from a ruptured disc in her back and the timing couldn’t be worse as she was just placed in an angle with her sidekick Dana Brooke against Becky Lynch...

Vince McMahon sells over 2 million WWE shares

Vince McMahon

WWE Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Vince McMahon sold 2,191,894 shares of WWE’s Class A common stock, netting him nearly $40 million according to the 8-K document filed yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The shares sold represent around 6% of the company’s outstanding shares of Class A common stock. McMahon...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 05/16/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for May 16th, 2016 Introduction Segment: Welcoming and Arena Promo The regular Raw video plays, the pyro goes off, and we are live in Greensboro, North Carolina! Tonight, The Usos will battle The Club – Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows! A.J. Styles makes his entrances and takes the microphone. He talks about WWE World...

Emma suffers back injury

Emma

WWE.COM is reporting that Emma has suffered a back injury at last night’s non-televised live event in  Charlottesville, Virginia. “WWE.com has learned that Superstar Emma suffered a back injured last Sunday night during a WWE live event and is currently undergoing tests to determine the extent of her injuries,” the short statement...

Stephanie McMahon writing memoir about life in the WWE

Stephanie McMahon

WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon will be writing a memoir about growing up in the WWE and it will also take a look inside WWE’s incredible history and remarkably contemporary approach to media. The preview of the book, which will be published by Regan Arts, reads, “Stephanie’s inspirational memoir reveals her life growing up...

Huge brawl between Joe and Balor ends NXT show in Portland

Samoa Joe

Yesterday’s non-televised NXT live event in Portland, Oregon ended with a massive brawl between Samoa Joe and Finn Balor which led to the whole locker room clearing out to separate the two. The brawl – to advance the storyline between the two heading into the upcoming NXT Takeover event in June – will have some ramifications as NXT...

Lilian Garcia addresses WWE release rumors

Lilian Garcia

Raw ring announcer Lilian Garcia addressed the rumors that have been swirling around for the past few days that she has been released from WWE. “That’s when I knew I had to set the story straight,” Garcia said after she woke up this morning to see her name trending on Twitter. Lilian said that her father has been battling bladder and myeloma...

Paige and Alberto Del Rio dating

Paige

Former WWE champion Alberto Del Rio and former Divas champion Paige are dating and have been photographed kissing in public and visiting Disney together. The 15 year difference between the two – Paige is 23 and Del Rio is 38 – doesn’t seem to be affecting the couple and it will be interesting to see if Del Rio will also be part of...