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Jerry Lawler dropped from the Rumble broadcast team

Jerry Lawler

There will be a change in the commentary team for the Royal Rumble tonight as WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler seems like he lost his spot at the PPV broadcast booth. Lawler confirmed on Twitter that the Raw broadcast team will be handling the Royal Rumble tonight, with the team of Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and JBL on the mic. Jerry...

Smackdown rating for 01/21/2016

Smackdown

The final Smackdown before the Royal Rumble on USA Network had a total of 2,757,000 viewers, pretty much the same audience the first Smackdown on USA did three weeks ago. The number reflected an increase of 400,000 viewers from the previous week. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Austin Aries debuts at NXT tapings in Orlando

Austin Aries

The big surprise Triple H alluded to on Twitter regarding the NXT tapings yesterday ended up being the arrival of Austin Aries. The former TNA champion came out during the fourth set of tapings which will air on March 2 and was immediately set up in an angle that will probably culminate at the NXT Takeover: Dallas live WWE Network show during...

Austin Aries backstage at NXT tonight and expected to debut

Austin Aries

PWInsider.com is reporting that former TNA World champion Austin Aries is backstage at the CFE Arena for tonight’s NXT tapings and is expected to make his NXT debut. Towards the end of November of last year, Aries was photographed arriving at Full Sail University and signed autographs for fans who waited outside prior to the NXT television...

NXT back at the Arnold Sports Festival this year

NXT

WWE announced that NXT will be featured once again at this year’s Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, taking place Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6. The WWE Experience at the Arnold Sports Festival will run from 9AM to 5:30PM on Saturday and then from 10AM to 4PM on Sunday. Live matches, meet and greets, autograph signings, Q&A...

Smackdown TV report for 01/21/2016

Smackdown

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for January 21st, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming The regular Smackdown! opener plays, the pyro explodes, and Mauro Ranallo greets us from Dayton, Ohio. He and Jerry “The King” Lawler go over tonight’s line-up, which includes MizTV with Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose and Kevin...

Special NXT tapings tonight to be held at the CFE Arena at UCF

NXT

NXT will be holding a special edition of their weekly television show tonight at the CFE Arena on the campus of University of Central Florida in conjunction with the Royal Rumble weekend in Orlando. The top three matches for tonight are Bayley vs Carmella for the NXT Women’s title, Sami Zayn vs Samoa Joe for the number one contender for the NXT...

Daniel Bryan undergoes more concussion tests and passes

Daniel Bryan

The latest issue of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that Daniel Bryan underwent a series of concussion tests at the University of California (UCLA) and he passed all of them. That is the good news for the former WWE World Heavyweight champion however the bad news, and the one that really matters the most, is that WWE’s head doctor, Dr...

Total Divas season 5 episode 1 rating

Total Divas

The first episode of season 5 of Total Divas drew 1,115,000 viewers on Tuesday, the same number the season 4 finale pulled back at the end of September of last year. The new season did better than season 4’s first episode, which drew 970,000 viewers. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE announces Superstars for Premium VIP and VIP tickets at Axxess

The Undertaker

WWE announced the Superstars who will be attending the Premium VIP and VIP Axxess sessions, starting on Friday, April 1. Just 24 hours before being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Sting kicks things off with a signing at 7PM. On Saturday, Roman Reigns appears at 10AM and then The Undertaker with a rare appearance at 3PM. On Sunday starting at 8AM...

Raw rating for 01/18/2016

Raw

The Royal Rumble go-home edition of Monday Night Raw did a total of 3,496,000 viewers, up 173,000 viewers from last week’s show however there was some bad news throughout the show. Hour one kicked off with a pretty solid 3,775,000 number, then went down to 3,591,000 in the second hour before falling way down to 3,123,000 in the third and final...

Fatal 4-Way tag team match announced for the Rumble Kickoff

Dudley Boyz

The Royal Rumble Kickoff match will be a Fatal 4-Way tag team match with the winners advancing to the over-the-top rope Royal Rumble match later in the evening. The four teams involved in this match will be the Dudley Boyz, The Ascension, Mark Henry and Jack Swagger, and Darren Young and Damien Sandow. Mark Henry was originally announced as a...

WWE looks like it’s resuming the Stadust/Amell storyline

Stephen Amell

The story between Stardust and Arrow star Stephen Amell seems to be resuming this weekend as WWE is teasing a confrontation between the two at The Heroes & Villains Fan Fest convention at the Meadownlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, this weekend. The two share a history together and Amell even wrestled at SummerSlam, teaming...

Tough Enough winner Josh causes a stir with disrespectful tweet

Bronson

Tough Enough winner Josh pissed off the wrong people on Twitter after putting a comment on Twitter saying, “Yup.. I like it.. #SocialJobbers.” The tweet, which has since been deleted, was met with criticism from Kevin Owens and Stardust. “Look at the veteran here with the big fancy insider terms,” tweeted Owens. “I blocked him. Felt...

Three more matches added to the Royal Rumble card

Royal Rumble

Three matches were announced for the Royal Rumble this Sunday, bringing up the total number of five on the card. Alberto Del Rio will be defending his United States title against Kalisto, their third match in a series which saw two title changes already. Becky Lynch will be getting her first shot at the Divas title as she takes on Charlotte. And...

Total Divas season 5 returns tonight on E!

Total Divas

WWE’s reality TV show Total Divas returns tonight on E! starting at 9PM EST with eight WWE Divas making up this season’s cast. Returning to the show are Nikki and Brie Bella, Paige, Natalya, Eva Marie, and Alicia Fox while Rosa Mendes returns full time to the cast and newcomer Mandy joins as the newest member of the cast. Tonight’s episode...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 01/18/2016

Raw

The Royal Rumble is this Sunday, so what is going to go down tonight on Raw before the big show? Read on to find out! Monday Night Raw TV Report for January 18th, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming A montage of the late-great Martin Luther King, Jr. and his famous “I Have A Dream” speech is shown, to commemorate his day. The...

Brock Lesnar on Jericho’s Highlight Reel on Raw tonight

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar and his advocate Paul Heyman will be the guests of Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel tonight on Monday Night Raw with six days away from the Royal Rumble. Lesnar is one of the 30 men taking part in the over-the-top rope Rumble match with the winner this year not receiving a number one contender spot for the WWE World Heavyweight title...