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Stephanie McMahon selected as a 2015 Eisenhower USA Fellow

Stephanie McMahon

WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon has been selected as a 2015 Eisenhower USA Fellow, one of nine U.S. leaders to participate in the prestigious international leadership exchange program for outstanding professionals, the Eisenhower Fellowships announced yesterday. The nine USA Fellows were selected from a highly competitive pool of...

Raw rating for 10/13/2014

RAW

Monday Night Raw dipped in viewership again this week, getting 3,751,000 viewers over the three hour period, down 46,000 from last week. Hour one pulled 3,833,000 viewers, followed by 3,756,000 in the second, and then 3,664,000 in the third hour. Viewers kept tuning away from the show as every hour passed. This was the lowest rated Raw since the...

Two more matches for the 2014 Hell In A Cell pay-per-view

Rusev

Two new matches were announced on WWE.COM for the upcoming Hell In A Cell pay-per-view. The U.S. title will be on the line as champion Sheamus will defend against The Miz, and the other match is Rusev taking on Big Show. With these two matches there are a total of five announced so far, with two Hell In A Cell matches – Ambrose vs Rollins...

Ratings for Total Divas episodes 6 and 7 of season 3

Total Divas 3

Two episodes back to back for Total Divas did not impress in the ratings, with episode 6 being the second lowest rated of the whole series while episode 7 not fairing much better. Episode 6, titled Paint The Island Red, drew 882,000 viewers while episode 7, titled The Double-Cross, did 975,000. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)

Hell In A Cell main event and two other matches announced

Dean Ambrose

Three matches for Hell In A Cell were announced last night on Raw including two which will take place inside the steel cage. The main event will be Seth Rollins taking on his former Shield partner Dean Ambrose. This match will be inside the Hell In A Cell and will be joined by John Cena vs Randy Orton, also in the Cell. Cena and Ambrose had to...

2K announces downloadable content and Season Pass for WWE 2K15

WWE 2K15

2K today announced details about the downloadable content and a Season Pass program for WWE 2K15. The content offering will include three new storylines playable in 2K Showcase, the game’s story-driven, single-player campaign, as well as access to new moves and a wealth of playable WWE, WCW and NXT Superstars. In addition, WWE Diva Paige will be...

Ring announcer Justin Roberts released

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In a very surprising move, WWE announced that ring announcer Justin Roberts is no longer employed by the company after his contract was not renewed. “WWE has chosen to not exercise its option to renew ring announcer Justin Roberts’ contract. Effective immediately, Roberts is released from WWE. WWE wishes him the best in all his future...

Ric Flair rumored to be on Raw tonight

Ric Flair

Monday Night Raw tonight is from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, with two celebrities lined up to be a guest on the show. Nene Leakes from the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Todd Chrisley from Chrisley Knows Best are scheduled for Raw as WWE plays the “Atlanta card” with both stars having television shows in the city. There are rumors...

WWE appoints new Chief Digital Officer

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WWE appointed Lou Schwartz as the company’s new Chief Digital Officer and he will be reporting to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. Schwartz will lead WWE’s Digital Media division and be a key member of the company’s senior management team. Schwartz’s primary focus will be on expanding WWE’s digital and social media presence and...

WWE Network to begin running advertising starting today

WWE Network

WWE today announced that it will begin to run limited video advertisements on the WWE Network effective immediately. There will be no commercial breaks during scheduled programming however there will be limited advertising between shows as well as occasional advertising before starting video-on-demand content. Adding advertising to the Network...

IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, gets SummerSlam 2015

SummerSlam 2015

The IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, has been named as the host for the 2015 SummerSlam, the first SummerSlam away from Los Angeles since 2008. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our phenomenal relationship with our partners in the region for SummerSlam weekend next year,” said John P. Saboor, executive vice...

WWE 2K15 soundtrack album announced

WWE 2K15

The WWE 2K15 soundtrack was announced today by John Cena on Twitter and it will feature two new tracks exclusive to the album performed by Cena himself and Wiz Khalifa. The two tracks – titled All Day and Breaks – join 8 other songs performed by B.o.B, Rudimental, Flo Rida, Knife Party, Big Smo, Mystery Skulls, Royal Blood, and Wiz...

Two new back-to-back episodes of Total Divas to air tonight

Total Divas 3

E! will air two first-run episodes of Total Divas back-to-back tonight starting at 8PM EST. Episode 6 will air first, titled Paint the Island Red, with the synopsis reading, “TJ ruins Nattie’s hopes of repairing their marriage. Nikki gets annoyed at Brie for not being as fun as she used to be. Ariane and Vinnie deal with relationship...

Team Teddy members perform spinaroonies with Booker T at Smackdown

Booker T

During the Smackdown 15 year anniversary tapings this past Tuesday, Booker T was talked into performing a spinaroonie by the announcers, a segment which did not make it on the air. Booker T accepted and with Team Teddy still in the ring after their victory against Team Johnny, Booker T said that this will be a Team Teddy spinaroonie, with each...

Date of WWE Network launch in UK to be announced on November 1

WWE Network

During the UK broadcast of Smackdown last night on Sky Sports 3, an announcement was made that a date for the launch of the WWE Network in the United Kingdom would be made on November 1. The WWE Network in the UK was supposed to launch on October 1 but just a few days before WWE announced that it would be delayed as the company is in negotiations...

Tribute to the Troops 2014 comes to Columbus, Georgia

Tribute To The Troops

WWE announced that the 12th annual Tribute to the Troops special event will be held on Tuesday, December 9, at the Columbus Civic Center, in Columbus, Georgia. “The commitment and bravery displayed by our service men and women are unparalleled and worthy of praise,” said Gov. Deal. “This annual Tribute to the Troops event provides us the...

Smackdown moving days in January 2015

Smackdown

SyFy announced the premiere date of their new 12 Monkeys series for January 16, 2015, starting at 9PM EST, a time slot which is occupied by the second hour of Smackdown. Last month SyFy published their Fall schedule and started listing Smackdown on Thursdays, rather than Fridays, but then changed it back to Fridays. The show was originally set to...

15th anniversary episode of Smackdown tonight on SyFy

Smackdown

WWE will be celebrating 15 years of Smackdown tonight with a special episode airing on SyFy at 8PM EST. Tonight’s Smackdown is the company’s 790th episode and the show is the second longest-running weekly episodic program in U.S. television, only behind Monday Night Raw. The 15 year anniversary show will feature a backstage skit with The Rock...

Chris Jericho returning to WWE in November

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho announced on his Twitter that he is returning to WWE in November. Y2J last wrestled at the Night of Champions pay-per-view, losing to Randy Orton. He then disappeared from the picture to continue his work for his band Fozzy. WWE is advertising the former Undisputed WWE champion for the European tour next month which will also have...

The Rock to appear on Smackdown this Friday

The Rock

You will be seeing The Rock one more time this week on WWE television as the former champion will be appearing on the 15 year anniversary of Smackdown which will air this Friday. The show was taped yesterday in Philadelphia and while Rock was not there live in person, he taped a backstage segment on Monday along with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon...