Category - WWE

Shawn Michaels at NXT television tapings

Shawn Michaels

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was helping out at the NXT television tapings yesterday, his first taping since he became a coach at the WWE Performance Center. HBK moved with his family, at least temporarily, to Orlando to teach a class at the Performance Center, believed to be the class of the final stage before the call-up to the main roster...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic quarter final tapings tomorrow

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

The quarter finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic will be taped tomorrow at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Advancing to the final eight were a mix of International cruiserweights, with two Americans, two Japanese, one Mexican, one English, one Scottish, and one Filipino. The matches in the brackets are Akira Tozawa vs Gran...

Smackdown rating for 08/23/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown pulled in 2,714,000 viewers this week for the post-SummerSlam show, an increase of 241,000 viewers from last week’s broadcast. This is the second best number after the draft started. Smackdown was the #1 cable broadcast in terms of 18-49 demographic and #3 overall in viewership. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Bayley says goodbye to NXT

Bayley

Former NXT Women’s champion Bayley posted a heartfelt goodbye message to NXT after her permanent call-up to the main roster came on Monday, just 48 hours after losing her NXT Women’s title rematch against Asuka. Bayley wrote on her Instagram that she went to the WWE Performance Center to clean out her locker after four years there. “NXT is...

USADA suspension for Brock Lesnar could be less than 2 years

Brock Lesnar (UFC)

Ariel Helwani from MMAFighting.com reported today that Brock Lesnar might face a shorter suspension from the USADA for his two drug test failures leading up to UFC 200 instead of the two-year ban for a first-time offense. Helwani explains that the substances that Lesnar – and eventually even Jon Jones – popped for are considered...

25% off all orders on WWE Shop

WWEShop

WWE Shop is running a 25% off on all orders promotion which will run through tonight at 11:59PM PST using the code SAVE25 at checkout. The code will work for all t-shirts, including newest arrivals, DVDs, mugs, caps, and many other apparel found on the popular shopping portal. The code excludes all replica title belts, 2K17, memorabilia...

Finn Balor undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Finn Balor

The first ever – and former – WWE Universal champion Finn Balor underwent successful shoulder surgery Birmingham, Alabama at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. In charge of the operation was Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, the same doctor who fixed John Cena, Seth Rollins, Cesaro, and many others in the WWE. Balor is expected to be...

Women’s division on Smackdown gets its own title

WWE Smackdown Women's Title

The Women’s division on Smackdown was not left out last night on the show and just like the tag teams, the division also got its Smackdown Women’s title. The new champion will also be crowned at the Backlash WWE Network event, taking place on September 11. As expected, the Smackdown WWE Women’s title has the exact same design as...

Smackdown Tag Team title tournament kicks off

WWE Smackdown Tag Team titles

Smackdown’s tag team division finally got its own Tag Team titles and a tournament was announced last night on the show to crown the new Smackdown Tag Team champions. The winners of the tournament will be revealed at the Backlash pay-per-view, the Smackdown-only event taking place on September 11 exclusively on the WWE Network. The Tag Team...

Smackdown Live TV report for 08/23/2016

Smackdown

Tuesday Night Smackdown! Live TV Report for August 23rd, 2016 – “Championships Aplenty” Introduction Segment: Locker Room Promo, Video Promo, and Welcoming Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, and …. are talking to each other; Dolph Ziggler is sitting on a chair with his head down. A.J. Styles walks in and proclaims himself the “new face that...

Raw rating for 08/22/2016

Raw

The post-SummerSlam Monday Night Raw did only 3,315,000 viewers and while it’s better than the past two weeks when faced against the Olympics, it’s only 1,000 viewers more than the August 1 episode. The show had 400,000 more viewers than last week. Hour one did 3,462,000 viewers, followed by 3,370,000 viewers in the second hour, and then down...

Bayley debuts on Monday Night Raw

Bayley

48 hours after losing her title re-match against Asuka, one of NXT’s most favorite stars, Bayley, made her Raw debut and will now be part of the Raw main roster. Bayley has been signed to a WWE deal since December 2012 and spent nearly four years down in developmental. During her time in NXT, Bayley climbed up the Women’s division ladder and...

The Dudley Boyz depart WWE

Dudley Boyz

One year after returning to WWE on the Raw after SummerSlam, the Dudley Boyz said goodbye to the WWE Universe in the same arena that they made their return. Both Bubba Ray and D-Von wrote on Twitter before Raw that they would be leaving WWE so the Raw announcement was not a total surprise. The duo were thought to have signed a new deal weeks ago...

Jericho and Lesnar clash backstage after SummerSlam main event

Chris Jericho

Dave Meltzer is reporting that an altercation between Chris Jericho and Brock Lesnar went down backstage following the conclusion of SummerSlam, with the two getting physical after Jericho deemed that Lesnar was too reckless in the handling of the closing of the match. Jericho rushed to the Gorilla position to see what exactly was planned and when...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/22/2016

Raw

We have a NEW Universal Champion! I will not reveal who for those who did not watch SummerSlam/are not watching Raw and want to read my report word-for-word. What lies ahead now for the Raw flag-bearer? Also, one return happened last night with a semi-shocking result to me; and one heavily-talked about did not, so will they show up tonight? Again...

WWE Universal title vacant after Balor injury

Finn Balor

Finn Balor’s reign as the new Universal champion came to an end already as the injury he suffered at SummerSlam will require surgery and several months out on the sidelines. Balor suffered the shoulder injury when he was powerbombed by Rollins on the barricade but he soldiered through the match, eventually winning the title. He was favoring...

Orton gets 10 staples to the head to close nasty laceration

Randy Orton

Randy Orton was on the receiving end of 10 staples to the head to close a nasty laceration following two vicious Brock Lesnar elbow shots. The match was stopped and Lesnar was announced as the winner via TKO after blood started pouring down from Randy’s head, leaving a pool on the canvas like we haven’t seen over the past several years. The...