Category - WWE

Smackdown rating for 03/24/2016

Smackdown rebounded in terms of viewership this week as yesterday’s show pulled in 2,501,000 viewers, up 241,000 viewers from the previous week. It was the best rated episode since the February 4 show. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

John Laurinaitis marries Bella Twins’ mother Kathy Colace

John Laurinaitis, the former Raw General Manager and now a producer for WWE, got married to Kathy Colace yesterday. Colace is the mother of Nikki and Brie Bella. The two got hitched on a yacht in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, during a ceremony which was attended by several family and friends including John Cena. Daniel Bryan didn’t appear in any of...

Brie Bella retiring following Raw after WrestleMania

Ryan Satin of ProWrestlingSheet.com is reporting that Brie Bella will be retiring following the Raw after WrestleMania. While the retirement of Brie shouldn’t come as a surprise as she said she’ll hang up her boots after the Summer, her quick exit was not part of the plans. Satin reports that Daniel Bryan was removed from all upcoming...

Smackdown TV report for 03/24/2016

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for March 24th, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming The regular Smackdown! opener starts, the pyro goes off in the arena, and we are welcomed by Mauro Ranallo to Boston, Massachusetts. Match #1: Single – Divas Champion Charlotte (with Ric Flair) VS. Sasha Banks (Non-Title) (Note: Becky Lynch...

Australian tag team The Mighty Don’t Kneel sign NXT deal

WWE.COM reported today that Australians Michael Nicholls and Shane Veryzer – known to wrestling fans as the tag team duo The Mighty Don’t Kneel – have signed with WWE. Nicholls and Veryzer are relocating to Orlando, Florida, and will start at the WWE Performance Center in early April as part of a new NXT class. The two have wrestled...

The Usos vs Dudley Boyz moved to the WrestleMania Kickoff show

The second match moved to the WrestleMania Kickoff show is The Usos vs The Dudley Boyz tag team match, joining the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the two hour pre-show. This means that for the third straight year in a row The Usos will miss being on the pay-per-view as at both WrestleMania 30 and 31 they performed in fatal 4 way matches...

AT&T Stadium begins the WrestleMania transformation

Hundreds of workers have started constructing the WrestleMania 32 set inside the AT&T Stadium and construction is set to go through all the way until a few days before the actual show. The field has already been fully covered with the grass removed to allow trucks, other heavy vehicles, and tons of equipment to be moved in without damaging the...

Daniel Bryan pulled from WrestleMania Axxess autograph signing

Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan has been removed from his scheduled WrestleMania Axxess autograph signing on April 2 and will no longer be appearing in front of fans. Those who purchased the very expensive ticket to meet him will now instead meet Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. Tons of tickets to meet Daniel Bryan at Axxess went...

WWE Network programming for WrestleMania week announced

WWE Network unveiled its WrestleMania week programming which will kick off on Monday, March 28. Following Raw, the new WWE 24 episode titled Thank You Daniel will air, looking at Daniel Bryan’s farewell with behind-the-scenes look at what happened on that day leading up to his Raw announcement. On Tuesday at 8PM EST it will be Legends with JBL...

Raw rating for 03/22/2016

The penultimate Raw before WrestleMania drew a total of 3,399,000 viewers, down for the fourth straight in a row. The show had 58,000 viewers less from last week’s broadcast. Hour one started with 3,466,000 viewers, then dropped slightly to 3,416,000 viewers before going further down to 3,317,000 in the third and final hour. Just for comparison...

Total Divas episode preview for tonight: No Retreat

Total Divas on E! returns tonight with episode 10 of season 5 titled No Retreat. The synopsis for tonight’s show reads, “Paige gets cold feet after agreeing to help a fan come out to his family, Brie is torn between her friends and Bryan when she takes them on a meditation retreat, and Eva is tasked with forming a tag team with rookie Mandy...

Sting “feeling good” and no surgery is required

Former WCW champion Sting told WWE.COM in an exclusive interview that he will not be undergoing surgery for his neck problem and that he’s “feeling good and completely normal.” Sting said that he wouldn’t not go under the knife unless he absolutely has to and as long as he’s feeling good, he’s not doing it...