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WWE suspends Jerry Lawler indefinitely following arrest

Jerry Lawler

WWE took swift action over the Jerry Lawler incident and immediately suspended the Hall of Famer after the news broke that he was arrested. “WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, and per our policy, Jerry Lawler has been suspended indefinitely following his arrest,” WWE said in a statement on its website. The company...

Jerry “The King” Lawler and girlfriend arrested

Jerry Lawler

Several news outlets in Memphis, Tennessee are reporting that WWE Smackdown announcer and Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler and his girlfriend Lauryn McBride were arrested early this morning with both facing domestic assault charges. Lawyer, 66, and McBride, 27, were booked into Shelby County Jail at 1AM. McBride is claiming that Lawler...

6PM start time for fans attending SummerSlam 2016

SummerSlam

Ticketmaster issued an e-mail to all fans who purchased a ticket for SummerSlam on August 21 saying that the start time for SummerSlam has changed and it will kick off an hour earlier. “The new start time for WWE SummerSlam will now be 6PM, and all fans are advised to arrive early to not miss a moment of the action. Your tickets are still good...

Bin Wang becomes first Chinese developmental talent for WWE

WWE Performance Center

As part of the historic announcement in China, WWE also announced that it has signed Bin Wang to a developmental deal, giving him the opportunity to train to become the first-ever Chinese Superstar in WWE history. The 22 year old Wang is 6’3” and weighs 220lbs and comes from Anhui. He has been training for the past two years in Japan at Inoki...

New WWE TV deal and live event announced in China

WWE logo

WWE today announced a landmark deal in Chia, with an exclusive multi-year content distribution agreement with PPTV. the return of a WWE live event to Shanghai, and the first-ever Chinese talent signed to a developmental contract. The historic announcements were made today at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai by WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing...

WWE running tryout camp in China

WWE Performance Center

WWE is currently holding its first tryout camp in China, headed up by WWE Performance Center coaches. Triple H, the brain behind NXT and the WWE Performance Center, joined the festivities as well, flying in from England following the Download Festival in the weekend. NXT head coach Matt Bloom is running the camp along with Robbie Brookside and...

New logo for sold-out NXT Takeover: Brooklyn

NXT Brooklyn

Triple H confirmed today via a post on Twitter that NXT Takeover: Brooklyn has sold out. “Last year’s event was historic, a stamp in time..and when #NXTTakeOver comes Back to Brooklyn..it is S O L D O U T!” Earlier this week we reported that Ticketmaster.com was out of tickets for the show and the majority of them were snapped during the...

Raw rating for 06/13/2016

Raw

WWE Raw got absolutely slaughtered in the ratings yesterday with the show failing to get past the 3 million viewer mark for the first time since November 23, 2015. Last night, facing stiff competition, Raw did just 2,970,000 viewers, one of the worst non-holiday number in over two decades. Hour one started with 3,043,000 viewers, then increased...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 06/13/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for June 13th, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video Promo and In Memoriam The regular Raw video plays, then we go live to the arena. The roster is out on stage, with the Titantron displaying “We Stand With Orlando” and a ribbon with a combination of rainbow and the United States Flag colors, remembering yesterday’s...

All 32 WWE Cruiserweight Classic competitors revealed

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

All the 32 names of the competitors in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic were released today by WWE.COM. Two of these 32 are former WWE Superstars Tajiri and Brian Kendrick. The others are Gran Metalik, Zack Sabre Jr, Noam Dar, Da Mack, Zumbi, Clement Petiot, Fabian Aichner, Harv Sihra, Gurv Sihra, Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa, Jack...

Ticketmaster out of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn tickets

NXT Brooklyn

Ticketmaster.com is pretty much out of NXT Takeover: Brooklyn tickets and searches for a single ticket brings up no matches. Tickets went on sale yesterday morning to the general public while the pre-sale kicked off on Wednesday. Tickets for the show have already popped up on secondary market websites such as VividSeats.com and TicketNetwork.com...

Brock Lesnar’s UFC 200 Reebok fight gear released

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar’s UFC 200 gear by Reebok has been put on sale and just like any other fighter, there’s no special deal for Lesnar to have his personal sponsors on his fight gear. Lesnar’s gear is red, white, and black with with his name written on the back along with the UFC logo, the same template used for Reebok gear. Lesnar will have the...

Big sale on all WWE/WCW replica titles on WWE Shop

WWE Title

WWE Shop is running a big sale on replica title belts this weekend in a promotion they’re calling Black Friday in June since it started yesterday. The new WWE World Heavyweight title replica is marked down to $349.99 from $429.99 and the NXT title is at $269.99 down from $329.99. The popular WWE Winged Eagle replica is at $309.99, down from...

Bobby Roode debuts at NXT event at Download Festival in the UK

Bobby Roode

NXT just delivered its first surprised in the United Kingdom as Bobby Roode made his NXT in-ring debut today during the live event at Download Festival, defeating Angelo Dawkins. Several weeks ago the WWE UK Twitter account spilled the beans that Roode had been added to the NXT tour but the tweet was then quickly deleted as there was no official...

Smackdown! TV report for 06/09/2016

Smackdown

Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming The regular Smackdown! opener plays and we are greeted by Mauro Ranallo, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Byron Saxton Segment #2: Arena Promo A.J. Styles’ music plays as he, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson walk out; replays of The Club defeating The New Day on Raw this past Monday are shown. A.J...

Smackdown rating 06/09/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown has dropped below two million viewers for the first time in a long, long time with this week’s show pulling 1,996,000 viewers, losing 173,000 viewers from last week’s show. American Grit, the reality show with John Cena as host on FOX did 2,113,000 viewers for its season finale, beating Smackdown for the first time. (Ratings credit:...

Big Show to meet fans at Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento

Big Show

WWE Superstar the Big Show has been announced for Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento which will take place starting June 17 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Big Show will pose for photo ops on Saturday, June 18 at 11AM, sign free autographs at 11:30AM, and then conduct an interactive Q&A session starting at 1:30PM. Photo ops with Big Show...

NXT starts week-long tour in the United Kingdom

NXT

After recording a month worth of tapings yesterday, the NXT crew flew to the United Kingdom where their tour started today and will go on till June 17. From today through Sunday, June 12, the NXT Superstars will be at the Download Festival at Derby’s Donington Park. On June 13 NXT moves to Dublin’s 3Arena in Ireland and then heads up north to...

Mark Hunt thinks Brock Lesnar is all juiced up

Brock Lesnar (UFC)

Brock Lesnar’s opponent at UFC 200, Mark Hunt, told FOX Sports Australian that he thinks Lesnar is “juiced to the gills” and doesn’t think it’s fair that he was granted an exemption from some of the drug testing performed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The UFC applied an exception to their anti-doping rules, saying that Lesnar...