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Smackdown TV report for 02/11/2016

Smackdown

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for February 11th, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming The regular Smackdown! video plays and Mauro Ranallo greets us from Portland, Oregon. Match #1: Single – Chris Jericho VS. A.J. Styles Prior to the contest, Jericho cuts a promo and is happy to be wrestling Styles again, since he was...

WWE denies racism allegation for O’Neil’s suspension

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The New York Post reached out to WWE to comment on allegations that their suspension of Titus O’Neil was racially motivated, something that fans online also wondered. WWE however refuted the serious allegation. “The suspension of Titus O’Neil had nothing to do with race and everything to do with unprofessional conduct,” WWE said in a...

Total Divas season 5 episode 4 rating

Total Divas

Episode 4 of season 5 of Total Divas titled Talk of the Town didn’t generate much talk as the show did 810,000 viewers, down 30,000 from last week’s show to become the lowest rated episode of the season so far. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Titus O’Neil’s suspension cut to 60 days

Titus O'Neil

Probably taking somewhat into account the backlash from the online community, WWE has reduced the Titus O’Neil suspension to 60 days, knocking 30 days off from his original suspension but still long enough to make him miss WrestleMania 32. While O’Neil was unlikely to figure on the main card and probably had just a spot in the Andre The Giant...

8 out of 10 WWE departments register increase in Q4 2015

WWE HQ

WWE had a strong quarter with eight out of ten business segments registering an increase compared to the prior year quarter. WWE Network registered $37.2 million in revenue, up from $23.3 million; PPV registered $3.6 million from 274,000 worldwide buys for three events; Television revenues went up 10% to $55.5 million from $50.5 million; Digital...

WWE Network stands at just over 1.2 million paid subscribers

WWE Network

In the latest quarter earnings report, WWE announced that they have 1,217,000 paid subscribers as of December 31, 2015, and averaged approximately 1,237,000 paid subscribers during the quarter, representing a 72% increase from the prior year quarter. 940,000 of those subscribers are domestic while the rest are International. By the end of Q3 2015...

WWE announces Q4 2015 earning results

WWE HQ

WWE today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. For the quarter, the Company reported a Net loss of $1.2 million, as compared to a Net loss of $1.6 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted net income was $3.4 million compared to Adjusted net loss of $0.6 million, in the fourth quarter last...

Titus O’Neil makes first comment after his suspension

Titus O'Neil

Giving his first “comments” since his suspension from WWE, Titus O’Neil decided to quote Luke 14:11 from the Bible. “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled (ranked below others who are honored or rewarded), and he who humbles himself (keeps a modest opinion of himself and behaves accordingly) will be exalted (elevated in rank),”...

Titus O’Neil suspended for incident with Vince McMahon

Titus O'Neil

PWInsider.com is reporting that Titus O’Neil has been suspended for 90 days and will miss WrestleMania for putting his hands on Vince McMahon on Raw following the whole Daniel Bryan retirement speech. The incident occurred after Bryan hugged Vince and walked to the back and then after Vince, Stephanie, and Triple H started walking to the back as...

Jonathan Coachman talks to Daniel Bryan on ESPN SportsCenter

Jonathan Coachman

The newly retired Daniel Bryan was a guest on ESPN SportsCenter last night during the Off The Top Rope segment with Jonathan Coachman. Bryan said it was a very emotional day on Monday especially having to do the in-ring promo with his mother, sister, and close friends all in front row, making it hard for him not to cry and often needed to turn...

Superstars and Divas off to Germany for four day tour

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Half of the WWE roster left to Germany yesterday where they will be performing for four days in four different cities as part of the Road To WrestleMania tour. The tour kicks off today in Bremen at the ÖVB Arena and continues tomorrow, February 11 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, in Mannheim at the SAP Arena on February 12, and at Magdeburg at...

Raw rating for 02/08/2016

Raw

This week’s Raw, featuring the Daniel Bryan retirement speech did a total of 3,726,000 viewers, an increase of 343,000 viewers over last week’s episode. Hour one drew 3,907,000 viewers, followed by 3,905,000 in the second hour before it dropped to 3,368,000 in the third and final hour which had Bryan’s segment. Unfortunately Raw lost over...

Mainstream news websites cover Daniel Bryan’s retirement

Daniel Bryan

The retirement of Daniel Bryan took over the Internet last night with his name and hash tag #ThankYouDanielBryan trending worldwide amidst coverage from all around the world. Websites such as Forbes, E! Online, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, FOX Sports, TV Line, Rolling Stone, CBS Sports, Deadspin, Hollywood Life, ABC News, Yahoo! Sports, Washington...

DK Publishing announces new John Cena book

John Cena

DK Publishing today announced the publication of Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect: The World of John Cena, a new hardcover book featuring 250 pages of John Cena stories and photos. The book covers in-depth breakdowns of key matches in John Cena’s career with profiles of events and rivalries leading up to each clash, the history of his character from...

WWE Shop releases new “Thank You” Daniel Bryan t-shirt

WWEShop

Not wasting any time, WWE Shop has released a new Daniel Bryan “Thank You” t-shirt in conjunction with his retirement. The new black shirt has a drawing of Daniel Bryan standing with his hands held high doing his “Yes!” chant with silhouette images of hands from fans doing the same pose and Thank You in the foreground. On the back of the...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: Talk of the Town

Total Divas

Total Divas is back on E! tonight with episode 4 of season 5 titled Talk of the Town. The synopsis for the show reads, “Nikki is inspired by Maria Shriver and sets out to be a motivational speaker, but Brie ridicules her; Paige and Rosa rally around Alicia when she finds out that her new boyfriend has been lying to her; and Mandy wonders if she...

An emotional send off to Daniel Bryan on Raw

Daniel Bryan

Holding back tears, former WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan stood in the middle of the ring with his eyes closed as thousands of fans chanted “Yes! Yes!” and “Daniel Bryan,” giving the Internet Wrestling Community’s favorite son a standing ovation for his farewell. It’s a love story that started back...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 02/08/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for February 8th, 2016 – “Walking Out On Top” Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming A highlight montage of Daniel Bryan’s career is played, including a shot of his twitter account that he has announced his retirement. The regular Raw video plays, the pyro explodes in Seattle, and we are underway...