Category - WWE

WWE fires back, says Paige tested positive for illegal substance

WWE did not appreciate the comments of Paige’s parents who came out in full defense of their daughter, first saying that she is not receiving proper care for her injury and then saying that she did not fail a drug test. In rare public comments about Wellness Program suspensions, WWE fired back at Paige and her family with a statement published...

James Ellsworth gets WWE World Heavyweight title shot next week

Daniel Bryan, the Smackdown General Manager, announced on Talking Smack last night that following his non-title match win against AJ Styles, James Ellsworth will be getting a WWE World Heavyweight title shot next week on Smackdown! Ellsworth defeated AJ Styles on yesterday although his win came thanks to a lot of help from Dean Ambrose, who also...

Smackdown Live TV report for 10/11/2016

Introduction Segment: Video Promo, Welcoming, and Arena Promo A recap of No Mercy airs first, and then we are live in the arena. NEW Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler is acknowledged and walks out. Dolph talks about both sides of his “win or go home” match at No Mercy; what would happen and what it would mean if he won or lost. The Miz...

Raw rating for 10/10/2016

Monday Night Raw drew 2,758,000 viewers yesterday, down 38,000 viewers from last week’s show. It will be interesting to see next week if Goldberg’s return will spike the number up. Hour one drew 2,790,000 viewers, then went up to 2,876,000 viewers in the second hour, before going down to 2,610,000 in the third and final hour. This is the fifth...

Paige’s angry parents jump to her defense

Paige’s parents, Ricky and Saraya, used Facebook to voice their displeasure at how their daughter is being treated in the WWE and her father even bashed the health care that is being given, or in his opinion not given, while nursing an injury. Ricky made it clear that Paige did not fail a drug test and was prescribed pain killers by her doctors...

Washington D.C. to host Tribute To The Troops this year

WWE today announced that the 14th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops event will be held on Tuesday, December 13 at Verizon Center in Washington D.C., marking the first time the event will be held in the nation’s capital. While in D.C., WWE Superstars will spend time with members of all five branches of the military. WWE began Tribute to the Troops...

Royal Rumble 2017 pre-sale kicks off today

The pre-sale for the 2017 Royal Rumble kicked off this morning on Ticketmaster.com using the code COWBOYS or NETWORK. The pre-sale will run through Thursday, October 13 at 10PM CDT. Ticket prices are $45, $75, $125, $175, $200, $300, $350, and $400 for ringside with the commemorative chair. The Royal Rumble will take place at the Alamodome in San...

Hell In A Cell pay-per-view gets 3 HIAC matches

The Hell In A Cell pay-per-view will have a total of three matches inside the steel structure, also a first for a WWE pay-per-view. Typically there’s only one, or a maximum of two Hell In A Cell matches during the show. The latest match to be given the cell treatment is the WWE Universal title match with Kevin Owens defending the gold against...

Goldberg returning to Raw next week

Bill Goldberg announced that he will be returning to Raw next week to answer Paul Heyman’s challenge, making his first appearance on WWE television since 2004. On last night’s Raw, Heyman appeared to promote the WWE 2K17 video game and then challenged Goldberg to a match, telling him to either continue living in fantasy or else step up...

Sasha Banks and Charlotte to step inside Hell In A Cell

Sasha Banks is known to make history in NXT along with Bayley but now she will be making history in WWE with Charlotte. Come Hell In A Cell later this month, the Raw Women’s title match between the two will be contested inside the cell structure, the first time ever that a women’s match has taken place inside the Hell In A Cell. This will be...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 10/10/2016

Monday Night Raw TV Report for October 10th, 2016 – “Hell Has Fury” Introduction Segment: Video Promo, Welcoming, and Arena Promo Raw’s opener plays and the pyro goes off in the arena of Oakland, California; Michael Cole greets us. The NEW Women’s Champion – Sasha Banks – is saluted by Raw’s ring announcer. She walks out to a loud...

Paige comments on second Wellness Program violation

It did not take long for Paige to address her new suspension, writing on Twitter that “rules apply depending on your status.” The former WWE Divas champion said that it’s the “same shit different day” and in a sarcastic comment urged everyone not to get prescriptions or doctor’s notes as they are “not acceptable.” Paige’s stock...

Paige suspended for 60 days for second Wellness Program strike

WWE Superstar Paige has been suspended for 60 days effective immediately for her second violation of the WWE Wellness Program. Paige was suspended in August on her birthday along with her boyfriend Alberto Del Rio. In a post last month to explain why she was suspended, Paige wrote, “Let me be clear that I was not suspended for failing a drug...

Becky Lynch tweets from hospital after missing No Mercy

WWE Smackdown Women’s champion Becky Lynch tweeted and posted a photo from hospital, her first public comments since she was ruled out of the No Mercy pay-per-view. “Thank you all for the thoughts. I promise I’ll do everything I can to get back ASAP and defend my title… I’m watching closely tonight,” Becky wrote...

No Mercy 2016 pay-per-view results

Here are the results from the No Mercy pay-per-view which took place from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. 14,324 fans are on hand for No Mercy, the fourth event to be held at the brand new, half a billion dollar Golden 1 Center. KICKOFF MATCH The planned Baron Corbin vs Jack Swagger match got switched to an 8-men tag team match with...

Alexa Bliss gets her Smackdown Women’s title shot on November 8

WWE finally acknowledged that Becky Lynch will be unable to compete at No Mercy and this was played up during the PPV Kickoff show. Both Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan informed the number one contender Alexa Bliss that Lynch was not cleared to compete and Bliss demanded that she gets the Smackdown Women’s title. The Smackdown General Manager did...

Odds flip in favor of The Miz in IC title match tonight

The odds in The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler match have flipped and now The Miz is the favorite to retain the Intercontinental title. Earlier today, Dolph was at 8/15 to win while The Miz was at 11/8 to retain the title, however, new and updated odds show that The Miz is now at 4/7 while Ziggler is at 5/4. The stipulation for this match is that if Dolph...

WWE World Heavyweight title triple threat match to open No Mercy

Jonathan Coachman of ESPN tweeted today that the plan is for the triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight title to open the No Mercy pay-per-view tonight. WWE has since confirmed the news via Twitter. This would certainly be a first for WWE as we can’t recall a time when the WWE World Heavyweight title match was the first on the card at...

Is Dolph Ziggler staying or is he going?

Perhaps the most intriguing thing on the card tonight at No Mercy is the Dolph Ziggler vs The Miz match, where The Miz is putting up his Intercontinental up for grabs while Ziggler is putting his career on the line. Screenshots posted online from cable providers show that there will be some sort of celebration of Ziggler’s WWE career this coming...

Betting odds for tonight’s No Mercy

AJ Styles is the overwhelming favorite to retain the WWE World Heavyweight title tonight at No Mercy in the triple threat match with odds at 1/16 according to bookies while any other winner is backed at 8/1. Although there are rumors that Dolph Ziggler will be wrapping up his WWE duties tonight, Ziggler is also the favorite to win the...