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Smackdown! TV report for 04/21/2016

Smackdown

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for April 21st, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video Promo, Welcoming, and Arena Promo Highlights of A.J. Styles’ and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns’ confrontation from Raw is shown, along with Luke Gallows’ and Karl Anderson’s attack on Reigns is shown first, then the regular Smackdown! video...

Finn Balor tells fans after NXT show “See you all on Monday!”

Finn Balor

Following last night’s NXT show in Lowell, Massachusetts, several fans waited for the NXT stars to board the bus which was waiting for them outside the venue ready to get them to the next stop. When now former Finn Balor came out, fans started chanting “Balor Club” and Balor acknowledged the fans and went in the bus…only to come back out...

Samoa Joe wins NXT title at non-televised live event

Samoa Joe

At yesterday’s non-televised live event in Lowell, Massachusetts, Samoa Joe defeated Finn Balor to capture the NXT title. It is very rare that a title change happens at a regular house show but it happened before, most notably when Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair for the then WWF title in the early 90s. Joe secured the pin after hitting the...

Kofi Kingston returns home from WWE European Tour

The New Day

The New Day will have to continue the current WWE European tour with two men as Kofi Kingston flew back home for a good reason. Kingston is about to become a father again and wrote on Twitter, “Flew home to witness the final stages of my procreational efforts! (Any day now.)” He was replying to a female fan who said she was gutted that he did...

WWE to report Q1 2016 financial results on May 10

WWE HQ

WWE will be reporting the first quarter 2016 results on May 10 before the opening of the market. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon along with Chief Strategy & Financial Officer George Barrios will be hosting a conference call beginning at 11AM ET to discuss these results. WWE already reported the WWE Network subscribers number the day after...

Triple H addresses Hall of Fame possibility for Chyna

Triple H

While doing the media rounds in the United Kingdom this morning, the press asked him about the passing of his former girlfriend Chyna and if she deserved a place in the WWE Hall of Fame. Triple H described her as an amazing talent and ground-breaking pioneer who was never afraid to blaze her own trail through life. “Brilliance sometimes, and...

WWE acknowledges Chyna’s death, Stephanie McMahon comments

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WWE has acknowledged the death of former WWE Superstar Chyna with a statement on WWE.COM and even a tweet from Stephanie McMahon. “WWE is saddened to learn of reports that Joanie Laurer, best known for competing in WWE as Chyna, has passed away,” the statement read. “A physically striking and talented performer, Chyna was a true...

Total Divas season 5 finale rating

Total Divas

The season 5 finale of Total Divas which was titled C’est La Diva Part 2 drew a total of 625,000 viewers, down 7,000 viewers from last week’s 632,000 number. This season of the show was the lowest of the whole series in terms of viewership with only an average of around 720,000 viewers per episode over 14 episodes. Despite a massive slump in...

Dates and locations of the November WWE tour in the United Kingdom

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The UK part of the WWE European tour in November was announced with 8 live events over 7 days. This UK stop will be part of a larger tour with more European cities yet to be announced. The first stop will be London at the SSE Arena in Wembley on Friday, November 4, followed by a Manchester event at the Manchester Arena on November 5. On November 6...

John Cena receives the 2016 USO Legacy of Achievement Award

John Cena

WWE Superstar John Cena was honored yesterday at the USO-Metro Annual Awards Dinner and received the 2016 Legacy Of Achievement Award. This year happened to be the 75th anniversary of the USO as well. The black tie affair was attended by senior government and military leaders, members of Congress, as well as business and community leaders. From...

Raw rating for 04/18/2016

Raw

The taped Raw from London, England, drew a total of 3,335,000 viewers, the lowest since the February 15 edition and nearly 200,000 viewers less from last week’s show. Hour one started with 3,486,000 viewers which then increased to 3,541,000 but went down to 2,980,000 for the third and final hour. A total of 561,000 viewers tuned out of the show...

Scotland gets first WWE television tapings in November

Raw

The city of Glasgow in Scotland will be getting their first taste of live WWE television tapings as Monday Night Raw and Smackdown will be coming to Scotland for the first time ever in November. As part of the second European tour of the year, WWE is bringing both television tapings to The SSE Hydro on November 7 and November 8. Typically...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Season 5 finale

Total Divas

Tonight marks the season 5 finale of Total Divas with an episode titled C’est La Diva Part 2. The synopsis for the show reads, “In the season finale, the Divas’ Paris getaway continues, as the divide between the Divas deepens. Upon their return from Paris, Rosa finally meets her little bundle of joy and Nikki learns the fate of her...

More matches announced for Payback 2016

Payback

Several matches have been announced for the upcoming Payback pay-per-view which takes place on May 1 from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Two title matches – in addition to the WWE World Heavyweight title match between Reigns and Styles – were added. The Intercontinental title will be on the line with The Miz defending against...

Bret Hart returning to WWE at Payback 2016

Bret Hart

WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hart will be appearing at the Payback pay-per-view on May 1 and will be in the corner of Natalya as she wrestles Charlotte for the WWE Women’s title. This scenario was already played out at the first ever NXT Takeover event in May 2014 where the two battled for the vacant NXT Women’s title after Paige moved...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 04/18/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for April 18th, 2016 – “Overseas, Overwhelmed” Introduction Segment: Welcoming and Arena Promo The regular Raw video plays, and the pyro goes off in the 02 Arena. We are greeted from London, England, then Dean Ambrose’s music plays. It is time for the second edition of “The Ambrose Asylum.” Dean ponders what...