Category - WWE

Raw rating for 08/29/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw this week pulled in 3,413,000 viewers, up 98,000 viewers from the post-SummerSlam broadcast. This has been the best number Raw has done since the June 20 episode. Hour one did 3,392,000 viewers, followed by 3,438,000 in the second hour, and then slightly down to 3,409,000 in the third and final hour for the crowning of the new...

Finn Balor congratulates the new WWE Universal champion

Kevin Owens

Before Raw started, Kevin Owens vowed to teach a 7’ tall monster that height is irrelevant, show an architect that his vision is all wrong, and destroy an empire. After the show was over, the new WWE Universal champion had just two words for everyone. “I win.” Former champion Finn Balor was quick to congratulate the new champion. “We have...

Daniel Bryan to address The Miz on tonight’s Smackdown

Daniel Bryan Shane McMahon

The explosive confrontation between The Miz and Daniel Bryan from last week’s Talking Smack will continue tonight on Smackdown Live as General Manager Daniel Bryan will be addressing The Miz on the show. Last week, The Miz unloaded on Bryan during the show hosted by Renee Young, and told the former WWE champion to quit and go back to the bingo...

Bo Dallas ejected from plane and arrested on Friday

Bo Dallas

Bo Dallas missed the Mexico tour this past weekend because he was arrested after being taken off the plane at Dallas/Forth Worth airport in the evening. The news was originally broken by Steven Bell of The Late Shift podcast and later confirmed by multiple insiders. Dallas was apparently shouting at the flight crew while he was pretty drunk...

Triple H returns to WWE television after 5-month absence

Triple H

After an absence of five months from WWE television, Triple H made his return last night on Monday Night Raw and helped Kevin Owens win the Universal title. Things were looking more of the same when the former WWE champion showed up and attacked Roman Reigns, hitting the Pedigree outside the ring and helping Seth Rollins to eliminate Reigns from...

Kevin Owens wins the WWE Universal title on Raw

Kevin Owens

The Kevin Owens era on Monday Night Raw has begun as the former Intercontinental champion won the WWE Universal title last night, becoming the second champion to hold the belt after Finn Balor. The match was turned to an elimination match from a fatal 4-way with Big Cass the first one eliminated by Owens. Then Triple H made a surprise return and...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/29/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for August 29th, 2016 Introduction Segment: In Memoriam A couple of pictures of Hall-of-Famer Harry Fujiwara – a.k.a. Mr. Fuji – is displayed, as he passed away yesterday; he was 82, born in 1934. Segment #2: Video Promo, Welcoming, and Arena Promo A recap of Finn Balor winning the Universal Championship at...

New WWE Universal champion to be crowned on Raw tonight

WWE Universal Title

A new WWE Universal champion will be crowned on Monday Night Raw tonight with Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Big Cass, and Roman Reigns battle it out in a fatal 4-way match. All four won their respective qualifying matches last week on the show to end up in this final match. The title became vacant seven days ago when Finn Balor had to surrender the...

Live WWE event results from 08/27 in San Angelo, Texas

Dean Ambrose

W-O reader Bob Wilson attended the live WWE event in San Angelo, Texas at the Foster Communications Coliseum yesterday and sent in the following results. Enzo and Big Cass defeated The Vaudevillains; The Miz defeated Titus O’Neil and Darren Young in a triple threat match to retain the Intercontinental title; Golden Truth, Jack Swagger and Sin...

Raw brand to travel to England and Far East next month

WWE Live

The Raw brand will be racking up some miles next month as September will see the red roster go to England and the Far East for a couple of shows. The upcoming one night only WWE Live in London at the O2 Arena will take place on Wednesday, September 7. This was originally thought to be a WWE Network event when it was announced however it’s not...

WWE Attitude Era tag team The Headbangers to wrestle on Smackdown

Headbangers

An Attitude Era tag team is making their WWE return next Tuesday on Smackdown, possibly to be part of the Smackdown Tag Team title tournament and facing the new tag team of Heath Slater and Rhyno. Chaz Warrington and Glenn Ruth, better known to fans as Mosh and Thrasher of the Headbangers, announced on their respective social media accounts that...

Shawn Michaels at NXT television tapings

Shawn Michaels

WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was helping out at the NXT television tapings yesterday, his first taping since he became a coach at the WWE Performance Center. HBK moved with his family, at least temporarily, to Orlando to teach a class at the Performance Center, believed to be the class of the final stage before the call-up to the main roster...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic quarter final tapings tomorrow

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

The quarter finals of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic will be taped tomorrow at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Advancing to the final eight were a mix of International cruiserweights, with two Americans, two Japanese, one Mexican, one English, one Scottish, and one Filipino. The matches in the brackets are Akira Tozawa vs Gran...

Smackdown rating for 08/23/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown pulled in 2,714,000 viewers this week for the post-SummerSlam show, an increase of 241,000 viewers from last week’s broadcast. This is the second best number after the draft started. Smackdown was the #1 cable broadcast in terms of 18-49 demographic and #3 overall in viewership. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Bayley says goodbye to NXT

Bayley

Former NXT Women’s champion Bayley posted a heartfelt goodbye message to NXT after her permanent call-up to the main roster came on Monday, just 48 hours after losing her NXT Women’s title rematch against Asuka. Bayley wrote on her Instagram that she went to the WWE Performance Center to clean out her locker after four years there. “NXT is...

USADA suspension for Brock Lesnar could be less than 2 years

Brock Lesnar (UFC)

Ariel Helwani from MMAFighting.com reported today that Brock Lesnar might face a shorter suspension from the USADA for his two drug test failures leading up to UFC 200 instead of the two-year ban for a first-time offense. Helwani explains that the substances that Lesnar – and eventually even Jon Jones – popped for are considered...