Category - WWE

Big Show says he’ll face Shaquille O’Neal at WrestleMania 33

Big Show

During an interview with ShanghaiDaily.com to promote the upcoming WWE tour in China, former champion The Big Show confirmed that he will be facing former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal at next year’s WrestleMania in Orlando, Florida. “We’ll have one heck of a match and we’ll see what’s up. We’ll give the fans a treat,” Show said. WWE...

WWE Cruiserweight Classic round of 16 matches

WWE Cruiserweight Classic

The first round of the WWE Cruiserweight Classic wrapped up with last night’s episode on the WWE Network with the round of 16 set to air next. The eight matches making up this second round include Akira Tozawa vs Jack Gallagher; Tajiri vs Gran Metallic; Drew Gulak vs Zack Sabre Jr.; Noam Dar vs Ho Ho Lun; Brian Kendrick vs Tony Nese; Kota Ibushi...

WWE Performance Center: All Access tour set for September 12

WWE Performance Center

The NXTTickets.com website is advertising another WWE Performance Center: All Access tour for Monday, September 12 with a price of $1,499 per person. Those who are willing to pay that sum will get a fantastic tour inside the WWE state-of-the-art training facility that includes a light breakfast and lunch with NXT Superstars, Q&A and...

Smackdown rating for 08/02/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown this week drew 2,681,000 viewers, down 62,000 viewers from last week’s show. In third week of Raw vs Smackdown, Raw came out victorious again in terms of viewership. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE segment on ESPN SportsCenter moves to Wednesday nights

Jonathan Coachman

WWE’s weekly segment on ESPN SportsCenter will be moving to Wednesday nights at 9PM EST since the Tuesday time slot now conflicts with the live Smackdown. Titled Off The Top Rope and hosted by former WWE announcer and now ESPN anchor Jonathan Coachman, the segment takes a look at what went down in the WWE during the week and there’s also an...

Bobby Roode and Hideo Itami return on NXT TV tonight

Bobby Roode

Former TNA champion Bobby Roode will make his first proper NXT televised appearance during tonight’s episode on the WWE Network. Roode made his first appearance at NXT Takeover: Dallas and then joined the NXT crew for the tour in the United Kingdom. At NXT Takeover: The End he made another appearance, walking in William Regal’s office. Also...

Apollo Crews gets Intercontinental title shot at SummerSlam

Apollo Crews

The fourth title match for SummerSlam was confirmed last night on Smackdown, with the Intercontinental title to be defended by The Miz against Apollo Crews. Crews won a triple threat against Baron Corbin and Kalisto, pinning Kalisto to become the number one contender for the title. After the match, Corbin attacked Kalisto and Crews came for the...

Smackdown TV report for 08/02/2016

Smackdown

Tuesday Night Smackdown Live! TV Report for August 2nd, 2016 – “Proof and Love” Introduction Segment: Backstage Promo Commissioner Shane McMahon and General Manager Daniel Bryan are reviewing Randy Orton’s attack on Brock Lesnar from last night’s Raw. Orton is there too, and Shane is not pleased with his actions. Security is standing...

Raw rating for 08/01/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw pulled in an average of 3,314,000 viewers for yesterday’s show, down 23,000 viewers from last week’s episode. Hour one started with 3,463,000 viewers, then went down to 3,399,000, before losing over 300,000 viewers to 3,081,000 in the third and final hour. Hour one and two had more viewers than last week but the third hour...

Daniel Bryan reveals plans for new Women’s title for Smackdown

Daniel Bryan Shane McMahon

During an appearance on Bear Hug It Out podcast earlier today to promote tonight’s Smackdown, General Manager Daniel Bryan revealed that they will be creating a Women’s title for Smackdown. When asked how he feels about Raw creating the WWE Universal title, Bryan said he’s not against it creating their own title because they’re doing it...

Smackdown gets live “3rd hour” on WWE Network with talk show

Smackdown

Smackdown is somewhat getting a third hour in the form of a talk show on the WWE Network starting tonight at 10PM EST. Titled Talking Smack, the show will feature exclusive interviews and analysis but no hosts or any other information have been announced. It’s likely that the same team that does the Raw and Smackdown pre-shows on the Network...

Jinder Mahal returns on Raw

Jinder Mahal

Jinder Mahal, the former 3MB member, returned to WWE at yesterday’s Raw, and earned a spot on the Raw roster by defeating his former tag team partner Heath Slater. The Calgary native worked for the WWE a few years ago, first as a developmental talent at FCW in 2010 and then moving to the main roster in 2011. In 2012 he formed 3MB with Heath...

Lilian Garcia leaving WWE

Lilian Garcia

Raw ring announcer Lilian Garcia announced in a post on Instagram that she is leaving the WWE to take care of her father who is suffering from two different types of cancer. Garcia missed last week’s Raw because the family had to get the results from the hospital and she revealed that her dad isn’t doing as well as they hoped...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/01/2016

Raw

A New Era for Raw has truly begun, as we have a new Women’s Champion, a new #1 Contender, a new Heavyweight Championship that will be introduced, and new/old decorations! I quite enjoyed last week’s Raw and hope they can keep the momentum going! Since the shows are split again, I will go back to reviewing both Raw and Smackdown Live...

Heyman confirms that he will accompany Lesnar on Raw tonight

Brock Lesnar

In a follow-up to an earlier story about Paul Heyman signing a new deal with WWE, Heyman himself confirmed on Twitter that he will be part of Monday Night Raw tonight. “The Beast @BrockLesnar and I have quite a bit on our minds,” Heyman wrote. “Let’s discuss it all TONIGHT – LIVE – @WWE #RAW!” It will be interesting to see if...

Paul Heyman reportedly signs new WWE deal

Paul Heyman

When WWE held the draft, Paul Heyman’s name was missing from the listing as Brock Lesnar’s manager and there was a good reason for that: his contract with WWE had expired and was not renewed in time to advertise him. Heyman’s WWE deal ran out shortly after WrestleMania and both parties took their time to reach a new deal. With Lesnar out of...