Category - WWE

Chris Jericho broadcasts Rock’s surprise live on Periscope

Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho was part of the Boston non-televised live WWE event yesterday and obviously knew what was going to happen with The Rock. The Tough Enough host started his Periscope and was broadcasting live the part where Bo Dallas was running down the audience, with the title of his live feed reading, “Gotta little surprise for u…” The...

USA Network adds 2 hour edited Raw as lead-in to Tough Enough

RAW

The USA Network website is listing a two hour version of Monday Night Raw airing on Tuesday at 6PM to serve as the lead in for the new episode of Tough Enough. Ratings for the first episode of the new season of Tough Enough were very disappointing, getting just over 1.2 million viewers and a 0.4 rating in the much sought-after 18-49...

Dolph Ziggler signs new WWE deal

Dolph Ziggler

PWInsider.com is reporting that Dolph Ziggler has signed a new multi-year deal with WWE, keeping him there for the next couple of years. Ziggler’s contract was up in a few months and there were rumors that he was not going to pen a new deal as he was unhappy with how things are evolving. Ziggler has been part of WWE since 2004, first starting at...

Family of Doink The Clown sues WWE for brain injuries

Doink

The Dallas Morning News has a story about the family of Matt Osborne – better known as Doink The Clown – suing WWE for the brain injuries he suffered over the years. The lawsuit alleges that Osborne suffered “traumatic brain injuries” that resulted in “depression and drug abuse, which ultimately resulted in his untimely...

WWE stocks end the week on another high

WWE HQ

WWE stocks ended the week at $17.49, closing Friday 0.23% down from the day before however stocks jumped 1.08% in after hours trading, closing at $17.68. Over the past five days, WWE stocks went up from the low $16s and continued the positive trend from last week as well where they were below $15. Today’s high was $17.73, just off the $17.91...

The New Day surprise 92 year old fan

The New Day

13abc Action News in Ohio has a story about 92 year old WWE fan Alice Boraby who had a ticket to see Smackdown this week but health problems prevented her from attending. Her efforts did not go unnoticed and her favorite tag team, The New Day, had a surprise for her! After going to the 13abc studios to promote the event, The New Day heard about...

Tyson Kidd undergoes successful neck surgery

Cesaro Tyson Kidd

Tyson Kidd underwent neck surgery yesterday after he suffered the injury when he was on the receiving end of Samoa Joe’s Muscle Buster finisher during a dark match prior to Raw a few weeks back. “Surgery was a success,” wrote Kidd on his Twitter account, adding a photo of his tag team partner Cesaro by his bedside. “This guy always reminds...

WWE hires new SVP, General Counsel & Secretary

WWE HQ

WWE announced the hiring of Blake Bilstad as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary. Bilstad will be a key member of WWE’s senior leadership team and report directly to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. As General Counsel, Bilstad will be responsible for overseeing the legal and business affairs of the company and serving...

Tough Enough rating for episode 1

Tough Enough

Episode one of the new season of Tough Enough did a total of 1,209,000 viewers and a 0.4 in the adults 18-49 ratings. That is in line with what Total Divas does on E! usually although totally different demographics. Just one third of the 8PM Raw viewership tuned in to see Tough Enough. The last Tough Enough season in 2011 on USA Network did an...

First Tough Enough competitor eliminated from the show

Tough Enough

WWE’s reality competition series Tough Enough returned on the air yesterday live on USA Network and around the world with 13 hopefuls fighting for two WWE contracts. Chris Jericho and Renee Young had hosting duties while Daniel Bryan, Paige, and Hulk Hogan were in charge of the judging. Booker T, Lita, and Billy Gunn served as coaches. The...

Raw rating for 06/22/2015

RAW

Monday Night Raw did not do that well in the ratings this week, suffering a 440,000 viewership dip compared to last week’s show. Hour one did 3,594,000 viewers, followed by 3,606,000 viewers in the second hour, and then 3,812,000 viewers in the third and final hour. The only good news is that the show increased as time went on instead of...

4th of July WWE Network special billed as The Beast In The East

WWE Network

The July 4 WWE Network special from Tokyo, Japan, is now being billed as The Beast In The East and it’s all being promoted around Brock Lesnar. The show will feature Lesnar taking on Kofi Kingston in his first match since WrestleMania 31 and the NXT title will be on the line as Kevin Owens defends against Finn Balor in what many expect a...

20 interesting questions with Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan

FoxSports.com has a 20 questions feature with WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan which was conducted during the recent media tour to promote tonight’s start of Tough Enough. Hogan answered a variety of different questions, including who should be in the Hall of Fame, best entrance song, most embarrassing thing happened to him in the ring, trading...

New season of Tough Enough kicks off tonight

Tough Enough

The new season of Tough Enough kicks off tonight on USA Network starting at 8PM EST with Chris Jericho and Renee Young hosting the show. The 13 competitors for this season – 7 men and 6 women – are Alex, Amanda, Daria, Dianna, Gabi, Giorgia, Hank, Joshua, Mada, Patrick, Sara, Tanner, and ZZ. One male and one female will win a $250,000...

Tyson Kidd undergoing neck surgery this week

Cesaro Tyson Kidd

Former WWE Tag Team champion Tyson Kidd will be undergoing neck surgery over the next few days to repair the damage he suffered at the hands of Samoa Joe and his Muscle Buster finisher. Kidd posted a photo from hospital on his Twitter account in a neck brace with his wife Natalya by his side saying, “A little pre-op today. Grateful to have my...

Jamie Noble suffers 3 broken ribs during Raw

Jamie Noble

Jamie Noble received an unscheduled trip to a hospital in Indianapolis yesterday following Monday Night Raw and the beating he received at the hands of Brock Lesnar. Lesnar drove Noble in the security wall pretty hard and Noble did not get up, prompting WWE medics to rush ringside. WWE cameras did their best to leave the medics working on Noble...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 06/22/2015

RAW

In just under four weeks, it will be Battleground, where we already know two of the matches. One of them is a grudge match, which is now turning sadistic between Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt; and the other is for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, with Seth Rollins putting on the line against the recently-returned Brock Lesnar! The latter bout...

Erick Rowan injured at non-televised live event

Erick Rowan

WWE.COM is reporting that Erick Rowan suffered an injury at Friday’s non-televised live event in Saginaw, Michigan, but did not specify what kind of injury. Rowan wrestled Cesaro on that night and lost the match after Cesaro honored his tag team partner Tyson Kidd by applying the Sharpshooter for the win. Several reports from the show said that...