Category - WWE

WWE appoints new Senior Vice President of Communications

WWE HQ

WWE today announced the appointment of Chris Bellitti as Senior Vice President, Communications. Bellitti, who previously held senior positions at FOX Sports and ESPN, will report directly to Brian Flinn, WWE Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications. As head of WWE’s Communications division, Bellitti will be a key member of the...

The Boss is back and ready to take the WWE Women’s title again

Sasha Banks

Just a few weeks after dropping the WWE Women’s title to Charlotte and vanishing from television, Sasha Banks returned to Monday Night Raw and immediately challenged Charlotte for the title at Clash of Champions later this month. Banks won the WWE Women’s title on the first post-draft Raw in July, a decision which was “moved forward” as...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 09/05/2016

Raw

Fall is upon us and with that, we have a NEW Universal Champion. Kevin Owens won the title on last week’s Raw, defeating Big Cass, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins in a Four-Way Elimination Match, with the help of Triple H. What will the new champ have to say tonight? Why did “The Game” help Owens? How will Rollins, Reigns, and General Manager...

California gets 5-day NXT tour in October

NXT

The state of California will be getting its own NXT mini-tour in October, starting on the 26th. The tour starts in Fresno at the Selland Arena, before heading to the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento on Thursday, October 27. San Jose is next on the tour with a show at the San Jose State University Event Center on Friday, October 28 and then on...

NXT to visit Japan before heading Down Under in December

Shinsuke Nakamura

The NXT tour in Australia and New Zealand got extended by a day as the crew will make a stop-over in Japan for one night only before heading Down Under. Japan will get its first NXT live event on December 3 in Osaka at the Edion Arena, a smart move considering the two champions – Asuka and Shinsuke Nakamura – are from the Land of the...

Photos from Lana’s and Rusev’s traditional Bulgarian wedding

Rusev Lana

Rusev and Lana got married again yesterday in a traditional Bulgarian wedding held at the Bachkovo Monastery in Plovdiv, the second largest monastery in Bulgaria. Family and friends, including fellow WWE Superstars Natalya, Trinity (Naomi) and Jonathan Fatu (Jimmy Uso) were in attendance. Natalya was one of Lana’s bridesmaids. This was the...

NXT Takeover: Toronto announced for November 19

NXT

The next NXT Takeover will be held in Toronto, Canada the day before the Survivor Series. The announcement was made by Triple H today on Twitter. NXT Takeover: Toronto drops on November 19 at the Air Canada Centre, the same place where Survivor Series is being held. Just like the SummerSlam weekend where WWE booked the Barclays Center for three...

WWE launches new campaign benefiting Connor’s Cure

Connor's Cure

WWE announced a new campaign titled “Get the Gear, Give the Gear” in benefit of Connor’s Cure to help find a cure for pediatric cancer, where fans, beginning Monday, September 5 through the end of the month, can purchase bracelets and bandanas with 100 percent of net proceeds benefiting Connor’s Cure to support pediatric cancer...

Rusev and Lana in Bulgaria for second wedding ceremony

Rusev Lana

The United States champion Rusev and his wife Lana are currently in Bulgaria as they prepare to get married for the second time in three months. The traditional Bulgarian wedding will be held at the Bachkovo Monastery in Plovdiv, the second largest monastery in Bulgaria. The duo got married on July 29 in Malibu, California in front of E! cameras...

Eva Marie goes all black everything!

Eva Marie

The all red everything Eva Marie has gone….all black everything! Eva Marie, who’s serving a 30-day suspension for failing to turn in papers in time for use a banned drug under the WWE Wellness Program, has uploaded several pictures on her Instagram where her red hair is gone. “Change is good, because when you change you grow. Just figured...

Smackdown rating for 08/30/2016

Smackdown

It was a good week for WWE ratings-wise as Smackdown pulled in 2,835,000 viewers yesterday, the highest since the July 19 Draft episode. Taking that special episode out, it’s the highest of the year so far on USA Network. It was the top rated show on cable in the 18-49 demographic and second overall in terms of viewership. (Ratings credit:...

Daniel Bryan says The Miz was right last week on Talking Smack

Daniel Bryan

Speaking on Talking Smack after the live Smackdown, Daniel Bryan admitted that The Miz was right last week and that’s why he walked off the show. “The biggest thing was…he was right…like if I had the guts…i feel like I’m healthy…if I had the guts I’d quit and go to the indies,” Bryan said, then jokingly mentioned that he...

Smackdown Tag Team titles tournament semi-finals set

WWE Smackdown Tag Team titles

The semi-finals of the Smackdown Tag Team title tournament were set last night with two more teams advancing. The Hype Bros defeated The Vaudevillains in the first match while Heath Slater and Rhyno defeated the returning Headbangers in the other quarter-final. The two have joined American Alpha, who defeated Breezango, and The Usos, who defeated...

Alberto Del Rio done from WWE

Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio, for all intents and purposes, is done with the WWE and will not be returning following his 30-day suspension. The former WWE champion’s contract was running out in October and he has a clause where he can simply walk out and it’s believed that he will be doing just that once his suspension is up. The out clause in his contract...

Smackdown Live TV report for 08/30/2016

Smackdown

Tuesday Night Smackdown! Live TV Report for August 30th, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video and Office Promo Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Maryse, and General Manager Daniel Bryan’s confrontation from last week’s Talking Smack! is replayed. Commissioner Shane McMahon and GM Bryan are watching in their office; Shane concurs with Daniel’s...