Category - WWE

Kurt Angle and Big Show sign with talent agency APA

Deadline.com is reporting that WWE Raw General Manager Kurt Angle and WWE Superstar The Big Show have both signed a deal with the APA Agency, a talent agency based in Los Angeles. APA represents artists, performers, brands, intellectual properties and production across all media platforms including film, television, music, theater, publishing and...

Mauro Ranallo removes WWE references from Twitter account

Mauro Ranallo has removed all WWE-related references in his Twitter bio adding more speculation that the lead Smackdown commentator is gone from WWE. His bio now reads, “SHOWTIME [email protected]_ranallo/ COMBAT SPORTS CAROUSEL/ Mental Health Advocate” whereas before it had reference to being the WWE Smackdown commentator. Ranallo, who...

Superstar Shake-up to play across both Raw and Smackdown on TV

The Superstar Shake-up next week on WWE television will be a two-night deal and will play across both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live. Announced by Vince McMahon the night after WrestleMania, the Superstar Shake-up will see stars from both Raw and Smackdown trading brands to freshen things up. It will not be a full-on draft but some major...

Forbes lists WWE’s top earners of 2016

Forbes.com has published a list of the top 10 earners in WWE for the year 2016, with surprise surprise, part-timer Brock Lesnar topping the list. The list was calculated based on base salary as well as bonus payouts for both live performances and merchandise sales, with each WWE Superstar getting a cut from gate money and how much of their...

Total Divas S6 E11 episode recap: The Draft

In this opening episode after the mid-season finale, the Divas were all nervous about the brand split which would cause the two shows of WWE, Monday Night Raw and Smackdown into separate brands with different zuperstars on each show. The separation of the two shows would cause some Divas to be separated from their friends and unable to see them...

WrestleMania 33 grosses $14.5 million in gate money

WWE today announced that WrestleMania 33 grossed $14.5 million in gate money, the highest-grossing event in the stadium’s history. WrestleMania 32 last year did over $17 million in gate money, but that had way more fans than this year. WrestleMania 33 was also the most social event in WWE history, according to Nielsen Social, with 5.19 million...

SEGA to develop mobile game for WWE

SEGA announced today a partnership with WWE to publish a new free-to-play idle mobile game called WWE Tap Mania. The game is being developed by The Tap Lab, based in Cambridge, MA, and is projected for launch later this year. “At SEGA, we like to find new ways to bring brands and experiences to a wide mobile gaming audience,” said Naoki...

Eva Marie apparently gone from WWE

In an article on the Fitness Magazine website, Eva Marie is described as former WWE Diva, adding to the rumors that the “All Red Everything” star has indeed left WWE for good. Eva Marie is referred to as “the first female WWE star to cross over into film full-time,” mentioning she will be appearing in the upcoming movie Inconceivable...

NXT television tapings wrap up busy WWE week in Orlando

The NXT television tapings last night at Full Sail University wrapped up a busy week for WWE in Orlando with countless media appearances, community work, and five other sold out shows at the Amway Center and Camping World Stadium. Full Sail was sold out as well for the NXT tapings which saw the return in action of Drew McIntyre as well as a...

WWE allows Hardys to honor remaining indie bookings

Although Matt and Jeff Hardy are now working full time for WWE, they have four other independent bookings that Matt said they will honor thanks to WWE. “WWE is graciously allowing us to fulfill our previously booked dates,” Matt wrote on Twitter, listing the April 8 show for International Wrestling Cartel, April 21 and 22 for House of...

Smackdown rating for 04/04/2017

Smackdown after WrestleMania pulled in 2,885,000 viewers, up 187,000 viewers from last week’s show. That is up from the 2,444,000 the same show did last year, although Smackdown back then was not live. This week’s episode is the highest rated Smackdown of 2017 so far and was #1 in the top 50 cable chart among the 18-49 demographic. (Ratings...

Simon Gotch of The Vaudevillains released

The tag team The Vaudevillains are no more as Simon Gotch was released by WWE effective immediately. “WWE has come to terms on a mutually agreed upon release with Simon Gotch as of today, April 5, 2017. WWE wishes Gotch the best in all his future endeavors,” read a short statement on WWE.COM. The 34-year-old New Jersey native signed his WWE...

Total Divas season 6 resumes tonight with mid-season premiere

Total Divas returns tonight for the second half of season 6 with a mid-season premiere episode titled The Draft. The synopsis for tonight’s show reads, “In the mid-season premiere, the big WWE draft is finally here and the Superstars are all on pins and needles awaiting the outcome, which could affect their relationships and friendships...

Nakamura, Dillinger, and The Revival move to the main roster

The WWE main roster has a couple of new NXT “graduates” as The Revival, Tye Dillinger and Shinsuke Nakamura all debuted on Raw and Smackdown this week following WrestleMania. The Revival joined Raw and answered The New Day’s open challenge, also winning the match. Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder began as a tag team in  July 2014 as The...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 04/04/2017

WrestleMania has come and gone and now we start again in WWE. We have new champions (one I’m okay with and one I’m not); a “redemption” of sorts; and potentially the biggest departure (on their own) in the company ever (Shawn Michaels would be the other). I’m sure if you’re reading this, you know what I’m writing about above by now...

Raw rating for 04/03/2017

The Raw after WrestleMania pulled 3,767,000 viewers, up 475,000 viewers from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,826,000 viewers, followed by 3,893,000 viewers in the second hour, and then down to 3,583,000 for the third and final hour. This was the highest rated Raw of 2017 so far but fell compared to what the same show did last year after...