Category - WWE

9th WWE Draft takes place tonight

The 9th WWE Draft will take place tonight on Smackdown, five years after the last one took place in 2011. WWE started its draft concept back in 2002 after the company bought WCW and ECW and the invasion pretty much failed. To create competition, the brand was split into two separate tours. The following year there was no draft and the next one was...

Live Smackdown kicks off on USA Network at 8PM EST

Smackdown will be moving nights starting tonight as the show transitions to a live broadcast every Tuesday on USA Network. While there have been live specials of Smackdown, the show has never been live every week and always taped on Tuesdays with an airing on Thursday or Friday night. In theory, the move to live should help the company in its...

Stephanie McMahon chooses Mick Foley as Raw GM

Raw is getting a little bit of the Attitude Era as Mick Foley was announced as the new Raw General Manager last night by Stephanie McMahon. This is not the first time that Foley was put in charge of Raw. Foley was WWF Commissioner between June and December 2000 and then from October to November 2001. In 2002 he was Raw General Manager for two...

Daniel Bryan is the new Smackdown General Manager

Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Shane McMahon revealed last night on Monday Night Raw that Daniel Bryan is the new Smackdown General Manager, bringing the former WWE champion on regular television for the first time in over a year. Bryan won the Intercontinental title at WrestleMania 31, his last championship in the WWE and then was injured a few weeks later...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 07/18/2016

Tonight is a big night for Raw; the new General Manager of Smackdown! will be name, and a WWE Championship Match will take place! As well, tomorrow is the start of Smackdown! going live on Tuesdays, so the final push to promote that show, which contains the Draft, will happen as well. The fan in me is genuinely-excited, but my long-time...

WWE tag team the Lucha Dragons split up

Kalisto and Sin Cara, collectively known as the Lucha Dragons, have announced via a short video clip on WWE’s Facebook account that they have split up and will be now wrestling as singles. “We have decided to go into the draft as singles competitors,” Sin Cara said in the video with Kalisto standing next to him. Kalisto said that they will...

Raw and Smackdown General Managers to be chosen tonight

Live on Raw tonight, Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon, the Commissioners for Smackdown and Raw respectively, will be announcing the General Managers who will be “running” the two brands moving forward starting from tomorrow. Shane McMahon already announced on his Twitter that he chose his new GM but Stephanie has made no mention of anything...

WWE Draft rules announced for tomorrow

WWE has announced a set of rules in place for tomorrow’s Draft as well as a list of WWE Superstars eligible to be part of the draft. Not surprisingly, the Raw brand will get the first overall pick and with Smackdown being a two hour show and Raw is three hours, for every two Smackdown picks, Raw gets a third one. Tag teams count as one pick...

Heath Slater injured at live event in Bangor, Maine

WWE Superstar Heath Slater suffered an injury at last night’s non-televised live event in Bangor, Maine in his match against Titus O’Neil. Due to the severity of the injury, the match was stopped on the spot by one of WWE’s ringside physicians and O’Neil was declared the winner. Slater got a nasty gash over his right eye, a six centimeter...

Fans get a special moment at NXT live event in Louisville

The folks at NXT have fun at every city they go to and the atmosphere around these NXT live events are certainly very different from the Raw and Smackdown tours. Yesterday in a non-televised NXT event in Louisville, Kentucky the stars of NXT did just that – have fun. The show was main evented by a massive five on five match featuring Finn...

Kota Ibushi reportedly signs NXT deal

The Pro Wrestling Torch is reporting that Kota Ibushi has signed an NXT deal and his involvement with the WWE will be far more than just the current Cruiserweight Classic tournament. Ibushi was shown sitting ringside at the NXT Takeover: Dallas, sparking a frenzy among wrestling fans. He was later announced as one of the participants in the...

Brock Lesnar: “We’ll get to the bottom of this”

Contacted by the Associated Press to give his side of the story regarding the failed drug test, former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar said that they will get to the bottom of this as he tries to clear his name. In the run-up to UFC 200, Brock always denied using any sort of performance enhancing drugs and always passed the drug...

UFC and WWE issue statement on Brock Lesnar

After being notified about the possible Brock Lesnar drug test failure, the UFC issued a statement on their website. The full published statement reads as follows: “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Brock Lesnar of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an...

Brock Lesnar busted by USADA for drug test failure

The UFC announced that USADA – the anti-doping agency in charge of their drug testing – informed them about a possible violation from Brock Lesnar, which if confirmed will probably spell the end of his MMA career. Lesnar apparently tested positive in an out-of-competition drug test administered on June 28 and USADA informed the UFC on...

Smackdown TV report for 07/14/2016

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for July 14th, 2016 – “Co-Op-etition” Introduction Segment: Video Promos and Welcoming Kevin Owens appears on screen first, berating Sami Zayn for only giving Owens’ son twenty (Canadian) dollars for his birthday. Kevin chucks the card, keeps the money, and alludes that Zayn will be seriously hurt if he...

Smackdown rating for 07/14/2016

Smackdown drew just 2,068,000 viewers yesterday, down 173,000 viewers from last week’s show. This was the last Smackdown in its Thursday time slot as from next week the show moves live to USA Network on Tuesdays. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Brock Lesnar enters the UFC Heavyweight rankings list

With no UFC retirement announced, former champion Brock Lesnar entered the UFC Heavyweight fighter rankings, jumping to number eight after his first UFC fight since 2011 this past weekend. Mark Hunt, his challenger, was occupying the eighth place before his loss to Lesnar and is now in ninth place. Two of the UFC fighters who defeated Lesnar are...

10 meet and greet sessions announced for SummerSlam weekend

WWE today announced the SummerSlam meet and greet details which will happen on Friday and Saturday before SummerSlam at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets will be available to the general public at Ticketmaster.com starting Saturday, July 16, at 10AM EST. A pre-sale has started with the code DOTCOM to unlock the sales. Tickets cost...