Category - WWE

Randy Orton wrestles first match since SummerSlam

Randy Orton has been cleared to resume wrestling and is back on the road for non-televised live events. Orton, who had his last match against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, wrestled Bray Wyatt last night in Springfield, Missouri, and won the match via an RKO. The two were supposed to wrestle at the Backlash Smackdown-only WWE Network event however...

Emma returns to the ring….as special guest referee

WWE Superstar Emma, who has been out injured since May of this year, returned as a special guest referee at a non-televised live event in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday evening. Emma refereed the six-woman tag team match between Sasha Banks, Bayley and Alicia Fox vs Charlotte, Dana Brooke, and Nia Jax. In mid-May, Emma suffered a ruptured disc at...

NXT star Johnny Gargano gets married to Candice LaRae

NXT Superstar Johnny Gargano got married yesterday to fellow wrestler Candice LaRae. Gargano had his tag team partner Tommaso Ciampa, Chuck Taylor, Son of Havoc, and Gregory Iron as his groomsmen. LaRae is a 30-year-old Canadian who wrestles for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla and is often seen in YouTube clips dishing out and on the receiving end of some...

Six cruiserweights, plus new champ, confirmed for the Raw roster

WWE announced the first six cruiserweights who have been confirmed to be making part of the Raw roster come this Monday along with the new WWE Cruiserweight champion TJ Perkins. These six are Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, Gran Metalik, Noam Dar, and the returning Brian Kendrick. All of them are appearing on Raw for the first time...

Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic returning on NXT TV

The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic is returning to NXT television and started at last night’s tapings at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The tournament was created last year to honor the late, great WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, who passed away a few months earlier. NXT kicked off a 16-tag tournament and the matches were taped...

Massive 3rd edition of WWE Encyclopedia to be published in October

On October 24, DK Publishing will release the WWE Encyclopedia of Sports Entertainment, 3rd Edition, the most expansive, all-encompassing chronicle ever unleashed on the WWE. The full-color 416-page book includes over 1,200 Superstar and event profiles. The collection of images and information in this book represents the most ambition published...

WWE Cruiserweight title is revived after 9 year absence

WWE revived the Cruiserweight title last night during the finale of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, with the division now represented with a title for the first time since 2007. The company started using the title when WCW was bought in 2001, abandoning the WWE Light Heavyweight title in favor of the Cruiserweight title. The lineage of that...

TJ Perkins is the new WWE Cruiserweight champion

TJ Perkins, the 32-year-old California native became the new WWE Cruiserweight champion last night after defeating Gran Metalik in the finals of the Cruiserweight Classic tournament, an event which aired exclusively on the WWE Network. Perkins and Metalik advanced to the final after defeating the popular and favorites Zack Sabre, Jr. and Kota...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic finals report

The inaugural Cruiserweight Classic is over, with a five-star, two-hour live finale that was full of surprises – and stellar matches. Triple H opens the show by narrating a video package that would have been done by Corey Graves had this been a normal episode. Four competitors, four nations, and one prize – a really phallic-looking...

Smackdown rating for 09/13/2016

Smackdown came super close to beating Raw in the ratings this week, getting 2,658,000 viewers for the post-Backlash show, up 204,000 viewers from last week. Raw did 2.69 million viewers so Smackdown was just 32,000 viewers away from Raw. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Paige breaks silence over suspension, dismisses departure rumors

In a long message posted on Twitter, Paige confirmed that she will be back to WWE and all the rumors of her leaving are “completely false.” Paige also explained what happened with the Wellness Program violation that led to her 30-day suspension. “Let me be clear that I was not suspended for failing a drug test, it was merely due to a...

Top two matches set for No Mercy 2016

The top two matches for Smackdown’s No Mercy pay-per-view were set on last night’s show with both the main even for the WWE World title and the Smackdown Women’s title match announced. The Smackdown Women’s champion Becky Lynch will be making her first title defense against Alexa Bliss, who surprisingly pinned Nikki Bella after Carmella...

Paige set for Raw return reports PWInsider

PWInsider.com published an exclusive story saying that former WWE Divas champion Paige will be returning on the road next week with the Raw brand and is also booked on the upcoming Raw. On August 17, her birthday, WWE announced that Paige was suspended for 30 days effective August 18. She was suspended along with her real-life boyfriend Alberto...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament finale live tonight

The much-praised WWE Cruiserweight Classic tournament finale will be held tonight in Winter Park, Florida at Full Sail University and will be airing live on the WWE Network. The two semifinals will also be airing on tonight’s broadcast featuring Gran Metalik vs Zack Sabre, Jr., and Kota Ibushi vs T.J. Perkins with the winners of each match...

Smackdown Live TV report for 09/13/2016

Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming A recap of Backlash from last Sunday plays, including Becky becoming the Smackdown! Live Women’s Champion, and Heath Slater and Rhyno winning the Tag-Team Championships. The package finishes with A.J. Styles capturing the WWE World Championship from Dean Ambrose. The regular Smackdown! Live video...

Raw rating for 09/12/2016

Monday Night Raw got absolutely smashed in the ratings yesterday, with the lowest rating – holiday or not – in over two decades with just an average of 2,690,000 viewers tuning in. It’s down 379,000 viewers from last week. Hour one started with 2,833,000 viewers, then went down to 2,717,000 in the second hour, and then down to...

Give your pet a WWE makeover with new Petmate products

Petmate, the worldwide leader of solutions and excellence in the pet industry providing fun trusted, quality products to enhance the lives of pets and their families, revealed the launch of its new collection of WWE pet products available at retailers nationwide. The new collection features iconic pet beds, fan favorite collars and leashes, and...

Two more matches set for Clash of Champions 2016

The Clash of Champions pay-per-view had two matches announced yesterday on Raw and a main event confirmed as a one-on-one match rather than a triple threat match. With Kevin Owens defeating Roman Reigns thanks to the interference from Rusev, the main event will now be Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal title. Mick Foley promised...

WWE Nitro Sprints and Nitro Machines toys released

Playmates Toys announced the release of WWE Nitro Sprints and Nitro Machines, featuring John Cena, The Rock, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, and Dean Ambrose. The collection, featuring the five popular WWE Superstars, is available now exclusively at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide. WWE Nitro Sprints are mini, motorized figures that are stylized in...