Category - WWE

12-man tag match joins the SummerSlam Kickoff card

The final match on the SummerSlam card was just announced by WWE.COM, another Kickoff match that will be part of the two hour pre-show broadcast. The Smackdown tag team division will be showcased in this match with The Hype Bros, The Usos, and American Alpha taking on Breezango, The Ascension, and The Vaudevillains. The other two matches on the...

Bella Twins play a prank on new episode of truTV’s Fameless

Nikki and Brie Bella will be on Monday’s episode of truTV’s Fameless starting at 10PM EST as they help prank a would-be reality star who thinks she’s helping a famous wrestler induct an old manager into a hall of fame with a big surprise, but is actually being pranked by everyone involved. The prank involves Nikki Bella being placed inside...

Second Kickoff match announced for SummerSlam 2016

The second Kickoff match for SummerSlam has been announced and this will be the 12th match on the show, making the 2016 SummerSlam one of the biggest PPV cards ever. Sami Zayn, who some expressed surprise that he was not on the show, will be teaming up with Neville as the two former NXT champions will take on the veteran team of the Dudley...

Eva Marie suspended 30 days after failing Wellness Program

The third Wellness Program violation in two days was given to Eva Marie, who today was suspended by WWE after her first strike. “WWE has suspended Natalie Coyle (Eva Marie) for 30 days effective immediately for her first violation of the company’s talent wellness policy,” the WWE.COM post said. Del Rio and Paige were suspended yesterday. Eva...

Goldberg “ready to go” when the call comes in

Speaking in front of a few thousand people at a packed Gamescom trade fair in Cologne, Germany, former WCW champion Goldberg said that he may be 49 years old, but he’s ready to go at any time, any place, anywhere, and all he need is a call. Goldberg is in Europe to promote WWE 2K17 and tomorrow morning he’s flying to New York City for the WWE...

Paige also suspended for 30 days for Wellness Program violation

WWE announced that former WWE Divas champion Paige has also been suspended for 30 days for her first violation of the Wellness Program. Her suspension is effective starting today, August 18. Yesterday the company also said that Alberto Del Rio was suspended for 30 days for his first strike and the timing is interesting considering both Paige and...

Vince McMahon sells 1.5 million WWE Class A common stock

In today’s WWE 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission it was revealed that Vince McMahon, Chairman and CEO of WWE sold 1,547,372 shares of Class A common stock of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., in a block trade. The shares were sold from McMahon’s grantor retained annuity trust (GRAT) which was established for estate...

Smackdown rating for 08/16/2016

Smackdown did a total of 2,471,000 viewers, slightly up from last week’s 2,455,000 number and breaking a three week ratings decrease. The Olympics head to head with Smackdown did 19.6 million viewers in the 8PM hour and 25.6 million in the 9PM hour. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE cruiserweights to work both Raw and NXT

During a conference call with reporters to promote this Saturday’s NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II event, Triple H said that NXT will get an influx of cruiserweights moving forward who will all be part of the Raw cruiserweight division as well. HHH explained that those signed to a deal will be working Monday Night Raw, NXT live events, and NXT...

Alberto Del Rio suspended 30 days for Wellness Program violation

WWE has announced that Alberto Del Rio has been suspended for 30 days starting tomorrow, August 18, for his first violation of the company’s Wellness Program policy. The announcement was published by WWE.COM today. Del Rio, who returned to the WWE in October 2015, wrestled John Cena on Smackdown Live yesterday, losing the match in the main...

Smackdown Live TV report for 08/16/2016

This is the last show before SummerSlam! What will go down tonight as the path continues towards Brooklyn, New York, this Sunday? My biggest question would be “how does Bray Wyatt” fit in? There should also be another Women’s match from Smackdown’s side added, as they have got some great women wrestlers on their roster too. Let’s hope we...

Six-woman tag team match added to SummerSlam

The final match for the SummerSlam card was announced last night on Smackdown and it’s a six-woman tag team match, the second women’s match on the card which now has a total of 11 matches. The team of Carmella, Becky Lynch, and Naomi will be a teaming up to take on Natalya, Alexa Bliss, and Eva Marie, who for the past several weeks has...

Raw rating for 08/15/2016

This week’s Raw barely, just barely, beat last week’s ratings, getting only 2,915,000 viewers, up 4,000 viewers from the August 8 episode. Hour one did 2,879,000 viewers, followed by an increase to 3,083,000 viewers in the second hour, before crashing down to 2,784,000 viewers in the third and final hour. This was the go-home show for...

Crazy fan who jumped in the ring to confront Rollins arrested

A crazy individual ran the ring last night on Monday Night Raw and interrupted the segment with Seth Rollins. The fan casually jumped the security wall, walked over to the ring and went in by sliding from underneath the bottom rope. As soon as he stood up, he went face to face with Rollins and threw his arms wide, only for Rollins to push him away...

Four WWE Superstars to attend Wizard World Comic Con in Richmond

WWE is sending current WWE champion Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, Natalya, and Becky Lynch to Wizard World Comic Con in Richmond, Virginia. This Comic Con will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center between September 9 and 11. AJ Styles will kick things off for WWE at this event on Friday, September 9 with photo ops at 5PM, then autographs...

Daniel Bryan admits he had mental breakdown after retirement

During media rounds to promote SummerSlam, Smackdown General Manager admitted that he had a “horrible mental breakdown” following his retirement in February. Bryan was supposed to be part of the WrestleMania weekend activities in Dallas and then join the WWE tour in Europe, however he pulled out of all WWE appearances with WWE giving no...

Best-of-seven series announced with Cesaro and Sheamus

A new match has joined the SummerSlam card, it’s 10th so far, making this one of the biggest SummerSlam cards ever. The new match is Cesaro vs Sheamus and while sometimes feuds end on big pay-per-views, this feud is pretty much just starting as Raw General Manager Mick Foley announced this will be a best of seven series. WWE has not done...