Category - WWE

Smackdown rating for 08/02/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown this week drew 2,681,000 viewers, down 62,000 viewers from last week’s show. In third week of Raw vs Smackdown, Raw came out victorious again in terms of viewership. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE segment on ESPN SportsCenter moves to Wednesday nights

Jonathan Coachman

WWE’s weekly segment on ESPN SportsCenter will be moving to Wednesday nights at 9PM EST since the Tuesday time slot now conflicts with the live Smackdown. Titled Off The Top Rope and hosted by former WWE announcer and now ESPN anchor Jonathan Coachman, the segment takes a look at what went down in the WWE during the week and there’s also an...

Bobby Roode and Hideo Itami return on NXT TV tonight

Bobby Roode

Former TNA champion Bobby Roode will make his first proper NXT televised appearance during tonight’s episode on the WWE Network. Roode made his first appearance at NXT Takeover: Dallas and then joined the NXT crew for the tour in the United Kingdom. At NXT Takeover: The End he made another appearance, walking in William Regal’s office. Also...

Apollo Crews gets Intercontinental title shot at SummerSlam

Apollo Crews

The fourth title match for SummerSlam was confirmed last night on Smackdown, with the Intercontinental title to be defended by The Miz against Apollo Crews. Crews won a triple threat against Baron Corbin and Kalisto, pinning Kalisto to become the number one contender for the title. After the match, Corbin attacked Kalisto and Crews came for the...

Smackdown TV report for 08/02/2016

Smackdown

Tuesday Night Smackdown Live! TV Report for August 2nd, 2016 – “Proof and Love” Introduction Segment: Backstage Promo Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan are reviewing Randy Orton’s attack on Brock Lesnar from last night’s Raw. Orton is there too, and Shane is not pleased with his actions. Security is standing...

Raw rating for 08/01/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw pulled in an average of 3,314,000 viewers for yesterday’s show, down 23,000 viewers from last week’s episode. Hour one started with 3,463,000 viewers, then went down to 3,399,000, before losing over 300,000 viewers to 3,081,000 in the third and final hour. Hour one and two had more viewers than last week but the third hour...

Daniel Bryan reveals plans for new Women’s title for Smackdown

Daniel Bryan Shane McMahon

During an appearance on Bear Hug It Out podcast earlier today to promote tonight’s Smackdown, General Manager Daniel Bryan revealed that they will be creating a Women’s title for Smackdown. When asked how he feels about Raw creating the WWE Universal title, Bryan said he’s not against it creating their own title because they’re doing it...

Smackdown gets live “3rd hour” on WWE Network with talk show

Smackdown

Smackdown is somewhat getting a third hour in the form of a talk show on the WWE Network starting tonight at 10PM EST. Titled Talking Smack, the show will feature exclusive interviews and analysis but no hosts or any other information have been announced. It’s likely that the same team that does the Raw and Smackdown pre-shows on the Network...

Jinder Mahal returns on Raw

Jinder Mahal

Jinder Mahal, the former 3MB member, returned to WWE at yesterday’s Raw, and earned a spot on the Raw roster by defeating his former tag team partner Heath Slater. The Calgary native worked for the WWE a few years ago, first as a developmental talent at FCW in 2010 and then moving to the main roster in 2011. In 2012 he formed 3MB with Heath...

Lilian Garcia leaving WWE

Lilian Garcia

Raw ring announcer Lilian Garcia announced in a post on Instagram that she is leaving the WWE to take care of her father who is suffering from two different types of cancer. Garcia missed last week’s Raw because the family had to get the results from the hospital and she revealed that her dad isn’t doing as well as they hoped...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/01/2016

Raw

A New Era for Raw has truly begun, as we have a new Women’s Champion, a new #1 Contender, a new Heavyweight Championship that will be introduced, and new/old decorations! I quite enjoyed last week’s Raw and hope they can keep the momentum going! Since the shows are split again, I will go back to reviewing both Raw and Smackdown Live...

Heyman confirms that he will accompany Lesnar on Raw tonight

Brock Lesnar

In a follow-up to an earlier story about Paul Heyman signing a new deal with WWE, Heyman himself confirmed on Twitter that he will be part of Monday Night Raw tonight. “The Beast @BrockLesnar and I have quite a bit on our minds,” Heyman wrote. “Let’s discuss it all TONIGHT – LIVE – @WWE #RAW!” It will be interesting to see if...

Paul Heyman reportedly signs new WWE deal

Paul Heyman

When WWE held the draft, Paul Heyman’s name was missing from the listing as Brock Lesnar’s manager and there was a good reason for that: his contract with WWE had expired and was not renewed in time to advertise him. Heyman’s WWE deal ran out shortly after WrestleMania and both parties took their time to reach a new deal. With Lesnar out of...

Bella Twins win Choice Female Athlete at 2016 Teen Choice Awards

Bella Twins

Nikki and Brie Bella won the Choice Female Athlete category at 2016 Teen Choice Awards yesterday, an event hosted by WWE Superstar John Cena and Victoria Justice. The show was held at The Forum in Inglewood, California and broadcast on FOX. The Bellas won the award beating out Simone Biles, Alex Morgan, Danica Patrick, Ronda Rousey, and Serena...

Catch Seth Rollins in Sharknado: The 4th Awakens tonight on SyFy

Seth Rollins

Former WWE champion Seth Rollins will be appearing in the movie Sharknado 4 tonight airing on SyFy starting at 8PM EST. Rollins will play the character of AstroTech Lopez. Sharknado: The 4th Awakens takes place five years after the third movie and stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, David Hasselhoff, and Ryan Newman. Chris Jericho had a role in...

Finn Balor pays tribute to NXT head coach Matt Bloom

Matt Bloom

At yesterday’s NXT live event in Houston, Finn Balor paid tribute to WWE Performance Center head coach Matt Bloom for what he has done to all of the talent. “You know who’s done more than anybody to take it to another level,” Balor quizzed the crowd. “He’s a man that goes by many names. A-Train, The Hip-Hop Hippo, Giant Bernard...