Category - WWE

Rob Van Dam wraps up latest three month WWE working agreement

Rob Van Dam

Former WWE and ECW champion Rob Van Dam will be off WWE television for the next couple of months after this Friday’s Smackdown as his usual three month working deal with WWE wrapped up on Tuesday at the tapings. It is not known when RVD will be back on television but it most likely be around Royal Rumble time as then he can work through...

RAW rating for 08/25/2014

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week drew a total of 3,974,000 viewers, the first time since May 26 that the show has dipped below the 4 million viewers mark. It was down 220,000 viewers from last week’s show overall. Hour one did 3,859,000, followed by 4,057,000 in the second hour and then 4,005,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit:...

WCW Monday Nitro arriving on the WWE Network next week

WCW

WCW fans who subscribe to the WWE Network will be happy to hear that the addition of the WCW flagship show Monday Nitro to the Network will start rolling next week. Nitro has been surprisingly missing from the Network since launch day and the only footage of WCW currently available on the over-the-top streaming service are the pay-per-views. Over...

Paul Heyman accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge…sort of!

Paul Heyman

Paul Heyman took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the only way Paul Heyman knows how to do it – complete with a promo…and a hot Paul Heyman Girl on his side. The only difference was that instead of Heyman getting the shower, the Heyman chick – dressed, hm, very appropriately – dropped the bucket of ice and water on herself and then...

WWE SuperCard for mobile reaches over 1.5 million downloads

wwesupercard

2K today issued a press release announcing that the WWE SuperCard game for iOS and Android devices has been downloaded more than 1.5 million times during its first week of release. With an average rating of 4.5/5 stars on the App Store for iOS devices, as well as 4/5 stars on Google Play, WWE SuperCard has quickly cemented its position as the most...

SyFy TV schedule confirms Smackdown’s move to Thursday

Smackdown

The SyFy website lists Friday, September 26, as the last time Smackdown airs on a Friday night with the following week the show airing on Thursday. SyFy has a schedule up until October 16 on their website if you search for Smackdown and the dates in October have October 2, 9, and 16, all on Thursdays. Earlier this month we ran a story about how...

HBK, Hogan, and Flair, all on RAW this coming Monday

Shawn Michaels

Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, and Shawn Michaels are all being advertised for this Monday’s RAW and they will be kicking off the show with a “Hall of Fame Forum,” discussing the Lesnar vs Cena match and the upcoming rematch at Night of Champions. The WWE champion is not going to be featured on RAW this Monday but John Cena will return to address...

Tom Phillips promoted to Smackdown main play-by-play commentator

Tom Phillips

There was another promotion in the WWE broadcast team department this week as WWE has promoted Tom Phillips to the Smackdown broadcast team with John Layfield and Michael Cole. Phillips will be taking over as the lead play-by-play commentator on the show while Michael Cole will be doing color commentary with JBL. Michael Cole, who currently is...

Total Divas filming fourth wedding of the series for Eva Marie

Eva Marie

The cast of the Total Divas reality show have been posting a lot of photos on their Instagram from Napa Valley as the crew is filming the lead up to Eva Marie’s wedding which will happen this weekend. This will be the fourth wedding on Total Divas, with Natalya getting hitched first, then Trinity, then Brie Bella, and now the “All Red...

The Monday Night War series on WWE Network to star this Friday

Monday Night War

The much-anticipated original series on the WWE Network titled The Monday Night War will kick off its weekly run this coming Friday, August 22, at 11PM EST after Smackdown. The first episode will be the one that WWE aired earlier last month as a preview during the free week offering of the WWE Network, with the synopsis reading, “Media mogul Ted...

Hulk Hogan takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after he got called out by two other individuals, one of them Triple H. Since he was called out twice, the Hulkster had two buckets full of ice and water – one on each side – dumped on him by two of his assistants at Hogan’s Beach shop in Clearwater, Florida. Before getting the shower...

Cena vs Lesnar to headline Night of Champions 2014

John Cena

John Cena and Brock Lesnar will go at it one more time at the Night of Champions pay-per-view as Triple H announced on Main Event that the former champ is invoking his rematch clause. Cena was on the receiving end of the most one-sided WWE title match in history, barely getting any offense on Lesnar at SummerSlam and receiving 16 suplexes and 2...

RAW rating for 08/18/2014

RAW

Fans seemed like that they were not curious at all to see the fallout from SummerSlam as the post-PPV RAW did 4,194,000 viewers, down just over 100,000 from the previous week. Hour one did 4,281,000 viewers, followed by a small increase to 4,330,000 in the second hour and then a sharp drop over 350,000 viewers to end the third hour with   ...

US Airways Center website featuring interview with Ryback

Ryback

With Smackdown tapings tonight in Phoenix at the US Airways Center, our friend and VP of Digital Operations for the Phoenix Suns, Jeramie McPeek interviewed Ryback for the US Airways Center to help promote the show. In the interview, Ryback talks about his favorite wrestler as a kid, participating in Tough Enough, coming up with the name Ryback...

Dean Ambrose off WWE television to film new WWE Studios movie

Dean Ambrose

Dean Ambrose was written off WWE television on last night’s RAW as he will be starting filming the movie Lockdown this month. WWE announced last week that Ambrose was cast as the lead character of the WWE Studios and Lionsgate latest partnership movie and that production was going to start this month. To explain his time away from television...

New re-designed WWE title debuts on RAW

WWE Title

The new WWE World Heavyweight title was introduced on Monday Night RAW yesterday, dropping the iconic “big gold” World Heavyweight title and modifying the recently re-designed WWE title. The new title was commissioned due to the new WWE logo and it was also slightly modified from the last re-design. The last title had the WWE logo and a big...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/18/2014

RAW

As almost-always, I have managed to avoid results from SummerSlam and excited to watch Raw tonight. The card for the annual show looked great, so hopefully WWE pulled of an excellent Pay-Per-View! Who walked out with the various championships that were on the line – John Cena, Brock Lesnar, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, A.J. Lee, or Paige? Was Seth...