Category - WWE

Raw rating for 07/11/2016

Raw

Raw this week drew a total of 3,170,000 viewers, up over half a million viewers from last week’s 4th of July edition. It’s also up from the previous week’s 3.09 million viewers but considering there was the hype of the return of Vince McMahon, it was far from a home run. Hour one pulled 3,042,000 viewers, hour two had 3,239,000 viewers, and...

Three new matches announced for Battleground 2016

Battleground

Three new matches were made official for the Battleground pay-per-view, including two title matches. The United States title will be defended by Rusev as he takes on the former Intercontinental champion Zack Ryder in a rematch from last week’s Raw. The Miz will also defend his IC title against the winner of last night’s battle royal, Darren...

Wyatts vs New Day takes a TNA Final Deletion turn

Wyatt Family

WWE took a page out of TNA’s Final Deletion book on Raw last night providing a similar scenario in the latest between The New Day and The Wyatt Family feud. It was The New Day who went to visit The Wyatts in the woods and it was all shot similar to a horror movie including a score playing in the background and creepy editing to the whole...

McMahon appoints Raw and Smackdown commissioners, GMs next week

Vince McMahon

WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon returned to Raw last night and appointed Shane McMahon as the new commissioner of Smackdown. His sister Stephanie will be the commissioner of Monday Night Raw. Although they are now “commissioners,” McMahon instructed both of them to appoint a General Manager of each show next week and if they don’t he will...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 07/11/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for July 11th, 2016 – “Competition” Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming The regular Raw video plays, the pyro goes off in Joe Louis Arena, and we are live from Detroit, Michigan! Michael Cole acknowledges us, and in the ring, there are wrestlers for a Battle Royal. Intercontinental Champion The Miz, and...

Eric Bischoff teases fans on Smackdown GM role

Eric Bischoff

It seems that Eric Bischoff is having some fun on Twitter by teasing fans on the upcoming Smackdown General Manager role. Asked by a fan if he would ever return to play the role, Bischoff replied, “Stay tuned….its @WWE. Anything can happen.” The former WCW President has not appeared on WWE live television since December 2007 when he made...

Survivor Series 2016 tickets pre-sale code

survivorseries

W-O readers Mark Stanley and Steve Alleyne sent in word that the pre-sale code for the Survivor Series is WWEPPV. Ticketmaster.com is selling the tickets for the event which will take place on November 20 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto. Ticket prices, in Canadian Dollars, are $30, $55, $85, $150, $175, $300, and $500 for ringside. The...

WWE stocks go up after $4 billion UFC sale is announced

WWE logo

With the announced sale of the UFC, WWE stocks immediately went up over 2% and are trading at $19.97 a piece at time of this writing. Earlier this morning, the UFC issued a press release announcing that WME | IMG will be acquiring the organization for a reported $4 billion. The Fertitta brothers bought the UFC in 2001 for just $2 million. Once the...

Two matches announced for tomorrow’s Raw

Raw

Apart from the Vince McMahon return on tomorrow’s Monday Night Raw, two matches have already been announced. Shane and Stephanie will also be on the show after missing last week’s throw-away 4th of July episode. The first one is a United States title match with Rusev defending the title against Zack Ryder. The second is a battle royal to...

SummerSlam 2016 commercial airs during UFC 200

SummerSlam

A WWE SummerSlam commercial, specifically focused on Lesnar vs Orton, aired during the UFC 200 pay-per-view last night although the video was only for home viewers and never made it to the live audience. The video was a thank you from the UFC for WWE allowing Brock Lesnar to participate at UFC 200. This deal was never done before and it could be...

Lesnar gets massive payday for UFC 200, over 3x than his opponent

UFC 200

Kevin Iole from Yahoo! Sports wrote on Twitter that Brock Lesnar received a total of $2.5 million for his fifteen minute fight last night against Mark Hunt at UFC 200. And that’s just the base salary, not counting any additional bonuses he will get once the PPV buys are confirmed. That figure is way, way more than what he ever received before in...

Brock Lesnar faces the press after UFC 200 fight

Brock Lesnar

Following the UFC 200 event, Brock Lesnar talked to the media alone and was not part of the usual press conference involving everyone on the card. He talked to the press for 10 minutes and then left to “drink a Coors Light…er…Bud Light.” The first question he was asked was if he wants to do this again, what’s the way forward? Does Vince...

Brock Lesnar defeats Mark Hunt at UFC 200

Brock Lesnar (UFC)

Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC was a successful one as the former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion managed to defeat Mark Hunt via unanimous decision at UFC 200 in Las Vegas. Brock now has an MMA record of 6-3. The man known as the beast incarnate often said that diverticulitis prevented him from fighting at 100% and blamed his two previous...

Dana White reveals how Brock deal came about

Dana White

UFC President Dana White said that they will be promoting WWE on tonight’s UFC 200 broadcast to reciprocate for allowing Brock Lesnar to be part of this huge show. Speaking to reporters after the weigh-ins, White said that it seems that Vince McMahon has finally “loosened up a bit” about the UFC and noted that WWE was promoting the event on...

21 new original series proposed for the WWE Network

WWE Network

A Reddit user on the SquardCircle forum uploaded an image of a survey that WWE sent to its Fan Council members asking them to vote on 21 new potential WWE Network original shows. The shows in alphabetical order are: 50 States, 50 Dates (WWE fan goes on 50 dates on the road); Ask Me Anything Live (live Q&A with WWE Superstars); Everyone Has A...

Odds in favor of Mark Hunt as Lesnar starts as the underdog

Brock Lesnar

As expected, former WWE champion Brock Lesnar is the underdog going into tonight’s fight against Mark Hunt with odds makers putting Hunt as the favorite. The difference is not a lot though so if you want to bank on Lesnar and he wins, don’t expect to become a millionaire overnight. Most online betting companies have him in the range of 2.30 or...

Brock Lesnar steps back into the Octagon tonight at UFC 200

UFC 200

It’s tiiiiiiime! The last time Brock Lesnar stepped into the Octagon for a UFC pay-per-view was December 30, 2011, fighting Alistair Overeem in a fight that did not end too well for the former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion. Tonight, it’s sort of redemption. Free from diverticulitis – the problem that kept him from being 100% while in...

Vince McMahon returning to Raw on Monday

Vince McMahon

With the ratings taking a dive week after week, Vince McMahon is returning to Raw this coming Monday with WWE.COM teasing that he might be making an executive decision on the running of Smackdown between Shane and Stephanie…or choosing a different GM altogether. This Raw will be the penultimate one before the brand extension and the draft that...

Smackdown rating for 07/07/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown this week drew 2,241,000 viewers, up 161,000 viewers from last week’s 2,080,000 number. The show was beaten by several news broadcasts during the two hours it ran as news networks covered the Dallas shooting. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)