Category - WWE

Chris Hero going back to WWE

Dave Meltzer of the Observer is reporting that veteran indie star Chris Hero will be heading back to WWE after a failed first stint between 2011 and 2013. The 37-year-old Hero wrestled in Florida Championship Wrestling as Kassius Ohno and then on NXT as well where he was part of the class which included Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Corey...

Jerry Lawler to host the WWE Hall of Fame, to sign new deal

Jerry “The King” Lawler, who recently found himself out of a television job from WWE, said this weekend that he will still be hosting the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony and he intends to sign some kind of new deal with WWE when his current one expires in the beginning of 2017. Lawler, who was talking on Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis, added that it was...

John Cena hosts Saturday Night Live tonight on NBC

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” And with those words, John Cena will kick off his SNL hosting gig tonight. This will be the first time that Cena will be hosting the popular show on NBC and the gig is not the easiest one for anyone since all the skits are done live. However, Cena has the upper edge in this department as he’s used...

Elimination Chamber next year is a Smackdown-only PPV

The Elimination Chamber pay-per-view set for February 12 will be a Smackdown-only event. The show will take place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona with tickets going on sale on December 16. The general assumption now is that someone from the Raw brand will be winning the Royal Rumble. During the first brand split, the winner...

WWE head writer in charge of creative gets the pink slip

Dave Meltzer of the Observer is reporting that Tom Casiello, WWE’s head writer, was fired by the company yesterday. In a post on Twitter, Casiello wrote that “it’s all good” and “I believe they call this feeling weightless.’” Casiello has been writing since 1998 on shows such as Another World, As The World Turns, Days of Our Lives...

VICE Sports takes a behind-the-scenes look at everything in WWE

VICE Sports has a fantastic article on WWE and its business, titled “Breaking Kayfabe: An Inside Look At WWE’S Unlikely Business Empire.” The article details everything about WWE, from creative writing, the infighting and difference of opinions, to NXT, WrestleMania’s inflated attendance numbers, and everything in between, with quotes from...

WWE Network pre-paid cards now available in the UK and Ireland

W-O reader Frank Smith sent in word that WWE is now selling WWE Network pre-paid cards in the United Kingdom and Ireland as well. The pre-paid cards are available at GAME stores in the UK and include a 3-month subscription for the price of £29.97. In Ireland, they are available at GameStop for €38.97. With the pre-paid cards, you can sign up...

Total Divas S6 E4 episode recap: Gone Girl

This week on Total Divas several Divas came out fighting. When so many women work together in one place, there is bound to be drama; but no one does drama quite like the Divas. With this bunch of girls, even friendly concern from one Diva to another can become cause for a massive war of words. WWE superstar Paige, showed us all to well how a...

Mickie James signs new WWE deal

PWInsider.com is reporting that former WWE Women’s and Divas champion Mickie James has put pen-to-paper and signed a new WWE deal that was offered to her following her match against Asuka at NXT Takeover: Toronto. This will be James’ second stint with the company, having previously been employed by WWE between 2003 and 2010. During that time...

Steel cage for NXT main event in Melbourne gets stuck in mid air!

The main event at the NXT live event in Melbourne, Australia had a bit of a hiccup as the cage that was suspended above the ring initially failed to come down. The cage match featured Shinsuke Nakamura taking on Samoa Joe and the match was taped for next week’s NXT television show on the WWE Network. It took around five minutes for the cage to...

Smackdown rating for 12/07/2016

The post-TLC Smackdown drew 2,479,000 viewers, down 97,000 viewers from last week’s broadcast. The show did a 0.78 rating in the 18-49 demographic, good enough to be the second highest rated on cable television last night. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Gone Girl

E! will air episode four of season six of Total Divas tonight starting at 8PM EST with an episode titled Gone Girl. The synopsis for this week’s episode reads, “Renee must intervene after Paige behaves erratically and misses work, and Nikki asks Bryan to help with her comeback against Brie’s wishes.”

Saturday Night Live releases cool commercial with John Cena

Saturday Night Live released the cool commercial for John Cena, who will be hosting the program this weekend for the first time ever. The commercial starts with Cena running through an SNL banner backstage at the NBC studios with a title belt on his shoulder. He does the usual entrance salute, runs through the hallway and out of “Gorilla...

AJ Styles suffering from ankle injury after TLC match

The WWE World Heavyweight title match between AJ Styles and James Ellsworth did not take place last night on Smackdown as AJ Styles is suffering from an ankle injury. Styles received medical attention after the TLC pay-per-view went off the air and was then helped to the back. He was taken off the card from Monday’s non-televised live event in...

Smackdown! Live TV report for 12/06/2016

Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Arena Promo A montage of Tables, Ladders, and Chairs with the WWE World Championship TLC match is recapped. The winner, WWE World Champion A.J. Styles, hobbles out in a boot on his left leg. He gets to the point, showing a picture of him trying to suplex Dean Ambrose from TLC, but it is a bait-and-switch...

Jerry Lawler and Lita given the boot from WWE TV broadcasts

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that WWE has ditched the services of WWE Hall of Famers Jerry “The King” Lawler and Lita for their Kickoff and pre-show panels. Lawler and Lita joined Booker T and Renee Young on most panels but they were absent from the TLC pay-per-view. Meltzer adds that the two are now on a Legends deal...