Category - WWE

Paige OK with the term Diva…but not with the Divas title design

Paige

WWE Diva Paige had a Q&A panel at the Portland Comic Con this weekend and was asked about the current Divas title design and if WWE should drop the term Diva altogether in favor of bringing the Women’s title back. The former champion said that when she initially came to WWE, she wanted them to remove the word Diva but ever since she started...

Edge & Christian return to WWE television tonight

Edge & Christian

Edge and Christian will return on WWE television tonight, first at Fastlane, and then with their own show on the WWE Network. The dynamic duo welcome WWE tag team champions The New Day to The Cutting Edge Peep Show during Fastlane to continue something that started back in September of last year. During the September 7 edition of Raw, a few hours...

Roman Reigns is favorite in online betting for Fastlane win

Roman Reigns

Roman Reigns is the favorite among online bookmakers to win the triple treat match tonight with odds at 1/6 in his favor, with Dean Ambrose second at 5/1 and Brock Lesnar a distant 9/1. In the title matches, Charlotte is at 2/9 to retain against Brie Bella who is at 3/1. Kevin Owens stands at 1/5 against Dolph Ziggler who is at 100/30. Kalisto is...

Fastlane 2016 live on WWE Network tonight

Fastlane

Live from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, WWE presents Fastlane on the WWE Network. The full card is as follows: Dean Ambrose vs Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar in a triple threat match to determine the number one contender for the WWE World Heavyweight title; Kevin Owens vs Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental title; Charlotte vs Brie...

Finn Balor comes out dressed as Bayley at NXT event in Albany

Finn Balor

Finn Balor and Bayley are having the time of their lives at NXT and it was evident at last night’s non-televised NXT live event in Albany, New York. After the main event was over, Balor walked to the back and Bayley came out to the top of the stage and waited for a few seconds before her theme song kicked in and Balor came out dressed as...

Smackdown! TV report for 02/18/2016

Smackdown

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for February 18th, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video Promos and Welcoming A review of the feud between Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar, also featuring Roman Reigns, airs; the regular Smackdown! video plays and the pyro goes off! Byron Saxton greets us to Smackdown! with Jerry “The King” Lawler and Michael Cole...

WWE supporting its largest ever staff on payroll

WWE HQ

In their latest 10-K filings with the United States Securities and Exchange, WWE revealed that as of February 2016 they had 840 employees, their largest ever payroll. The addition of employees was due to more manpower needed to run and operate the WWE Network and original shows. Apart from in-house employees, WWE has contracted personnel for their...

Smackdown rating 02/18/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown drew 2,458,000 viewers yesterday with the first appearance of Brock Lesnar on the show in twelve years. That is up slightly by just 44,000 viewers from the previous week. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Finn Balor returns to the ring following ankle injury

Finn Balor

The ankle injury Finn Balor suffered a few weeks ago seems like it cleared as the NXT champion returned to the ring at the NXT non-televised live event in Philadelphia last night. The sold out show at the Tower Theater saw a main event of Finn Balor teaming up with newcomer Austin Aries to take on Samoa Joe and Baron Corbin in a tag team match...

Undertaker’s opponent for WrestleMania reportedly set

The Undertaker

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that The Undertaker’s match at WrestleMania has been decided and it’s someone not active on the roster at the moment. Meltzer – who said that he is unaware of who the opponent is – added that it will not be Cena, Owens, Strowman, or anyone else who has been rumored over the past...

Triple H talks about upcoming Global Cruiserweight Series show

Triple H

Speaking with Channel Guide Magazine, Triple H said that the new WWE Network show titled Global Cruiserweight Series has been long coming and logistics for the show kicked in around eight months ago. HHH called the lighter, faster guys as “sometimes, if not more, exciting than anything else you see” and while they usually put cruiserweight on...

Total Divas season 5 episode 5 rating

Total Divas

Episode 5 of season 5 of Total Divas titled Come Reign or Shine did a total of 808,000 viewers, down 2,000 viewers from last week’s episode. This is the fourth week in a row that the show has declined in the ratings. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE launches new WWE.COM website design

WWE logo

WWE launched a brand new WWE.COM today with a site design and development by Code and Theory, a company which has extensive experience designing successful content distribution and publishing platforms for partners including Bloomberg, Vogue and NBC. The new-look WWE.COM will feature designs and experiences that change depending on the time of day...

Raw rating for 02/15/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw this week drew 3,477,000 viewers for the three hour broadcast, a decrease of 430,000 viewers from last week. The show went up against The Grammy Awards, which did monster ratings. It was the lowest rated Raw since December 21, 2015. Hour one did 3,661,000 viewers, hour two did 3,537,000 viewers, and hour three dropped to 3,233,000...

Wade Barrett addresses rumors of upcoming WWE departure

Wade Barrett

There have been lots of rumors over the past two days about the future of Wade Barrett, who according to Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com, is not renewing his WWE deal once it expires in June. Addressing the situation, Barrett said that he unexpectedly received a lot of very nice messages and thanked everyone who took time to write the kind...

Mauro Ranallo misses Smackdown tapings due to illness

Mauro Ranallo

Smackdown lead commentator Mauro Ranallo did not call yesterday’s Smackdown tapings and was replaced by Michael Cole for the show. Ranallo was actually at the arena and ready to call the show as usual however he was sick, sick enough that WWE officials decided to pull him out and send him back home, letting Cole handle the play-by-play. “I...

ESPN’s Michelle Beadle back in good books with WWE

Triple H

WWE has regained the friendship of ESPN sports reporter Michelle Beadle, months after she decided to quit following WWE after the company supported Floyd Mayweather in his boxing match against Manny Pacquiao. Beadle was a big supporter of WWE and even hosted Brock Lesnar’s exclusive interview on her show when Lesnar announced he had re-signed...