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WWE removes new animated series Cheap Pops after one episode

WWE Cheap Pops

WWE’s newest YouTube original series titled ‘WWE Cheap Pops!’ has already been canned and the first episode was removed from both WWE.COM and the YouTube website. The animated series was a production of LowBrow Studios and its Creative Director, Mike Parker, posted a message on Facebook announcing what seems to be the end of the...

WWE Magazine offices shut down for good

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The WWE Magazine department shut down its offices yesterday and left with several thank you messages on the @WWEMagazine Twitter account. “It’s been a wild ride, from Flair’s fake photos to Vic Venom to the ’06 relaunch. And we somehow avoided Papa Shango’s voodoo for 31 years. Thank you for your support, WWE Universe...

Ryback records video message to fans from hospital bed

Ryback

WWE Superstar Ryback posted a video on YouTube from a hospital bed dressed like he was ready for surgery. “I’ve been injured for some time. Been wrestling for 7 months,” Ryback said, noting that he’s been suffering from strained groins and hernias. The former Paul Heyman Guy said you can call him crazy and selfish but, “I do it for you...

WWE removes Daniel Bryan from November tour of Europe

Daniel Bryan

WWE was advertising Daniel Bryan for the upcoming WWE tour of Europe in November on the WWE.COM website but now his name has been removed from the advertising either not to spoil his return period or because they realized he won’t be ready for November either. Bryan was supposed to undergo a second surgery this month but it was postponed for now...

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

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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...