Category - WWE

Sting headlines the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony

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Former WCW champion Sting was announced today as the headliner and the first inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2016. Sting will be inducted on April 2, the eve of WrestleMania, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Sting made his debut in 1985 with Continental Wrestling Association before moving to the Universal Wrestling...

Monday Night Raw turns 23 today!

Raw

23 years ago to the date, Monday Night Raw made its debut on USA Network as a one hour broadcast replacing Prime Time Wrestling and taped from the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios in New York City. 1,180 episodes later, WWE’s flagship show is the longest running weekly episodic program in primetime TV history, and while its ratings are...

Dr. Dugas comments on John Cena’s surgery and recovery

John Cena

Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, the man who was responsible with performing the surgery on John Cena, said that that the former WWE champion had a complete tear of a small portion of the rear rotator cuff tendon toward the top-back of his shoulder as well as a large piece of loose tissue in his shoulder that needed to be removed. It was not revealed when Cena...

Triple H speaks at Motorhead’s Lemmy funeral service

Triple H

Family and friends said goodbye to Motorhead frontman Lemmy yesterday during a private memorial service at the Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles which was streamed live on YouTube. Triple H was there in the front row representing the WWE. The two were big friends and Lemmy and his band recorded three of the most well known theme songs...

Brock Lesnar takes Sheamus to Suplex City

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar worked an 8 minute match last night in Houston, Texas, during a non-televised live event against former WWE champ Sheamus. Lesnar was accompanied – and introduced – by his advocate Paul Heyman and Lesnar took Sheamus to Suplex City immediately and delivered more suplexes throughout the match. Sheamus got his fair share of...

Nikki Bella on E!’s Golden Globes After Party tomorrow night

Nikki Bella

The injured Nikki Bella will be at the Golden Globes after party tomorrow night representing WWE on the E! After Party special which will kick off at 11PM EST. Nikki will join a celebrity panel to recap one of Hollywood’s hottest awards show live from the Beverly Hilton. The new season of Total Divas will kick off in 10 days and during these...

Randy Orton shoots down neck surgery rumors

Randy Orton

Former WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton shot down the rumors that he will need neck surgery as well apart from the shoulder surgery he had last month. Addressing the topic in an Instagram post, Orton said he went under the knife on December 8 and “things are ahead of schedule” while also stating that he’s “pumped to get back to...

Smackdown TV report for 01/07/2016

Smackdown

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for January 7th, 2016 – “A New Face, A New ‘Home,’ Old Style” Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming A recap of Raw featuring the WWE World Heavyweight Championship main-event, (with Roman winning and retaining), and Vince’s announcement of Reigns having to defend the championship in the...

John Cena undergoes successful shoulder surgery

John Cena

John Cena underwent successful shoulder surgery yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama, and is now recovering at the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center. Dr. Jeffrey Dugas performed the operation. Cena tore his right rotator cuff, an injury which was never explained how it happened especially since Cena has been out of the ring for two months...

Top two matches for NXT show during Rumble weekend announced

Carmella

The NXT Twitter account revealed the top two matches for the upcoming NXT live event during the Royal Rumble weekend. The NXT Women’s title will be on the line as Bayley will defend her title against number one contender Carmella while Samoa Joe will face Sami Zayn with the winner getting a future shot at the NXT title currently held by Finn...

Ric Flair on the Stone Cold Podcast on WWE Network next Monday

Ric Flair

The Stone Cold Podcast with the 2-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair will drop on the WWE Network this coming Monday immediately following Raw. With Breaking Ground now over, the Stone Cold Podcast regains its time slot although just like the last one with Shawn Michaels, this podcast will not be live as it was taped several weeks ago at Austin’s...

Smackdown starts on USA Network tonight

Smackdown

Smackdown debuts on USA Network tonight, its new permanent home going forward in the same time slot of 8PM EST. While there are no major changes to the show, a new lead commentator will take over the broadcast booth, with veteran wrestling and MMA announcer Mauro Ranallo calling the action along with Jerry Lawler and Byron Saxton. The top two WWE...

Raw rating for 01/04/2016

Raw

The first Monday Night Raw of 2016 with a main event of Roman Reigns vs Sheamus with Vince McMahon as the special referee drew an average of 3,575,000 viewers. The number is slightly up, around 40,000, from last week’s show. Hour one did 3,707,000 viewers, followed by 3,516,000 in the second hour, and then 3,503,000 for the third hour and the...

The Bullet Club is coming…

Bullet Club

The popular Bullet Club – or a reincarnation of it – is coming to WWE as now even the WWE website is reporting on the “rumors” that AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows are coming along with IWGP Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura. “The office of WWE COO and EVP of Talent Relations Triple H declined to comment on...

WWE Network now in 5 more countries including Germany and Japan

WWE Network

The WWE Network launched in five new countries today and it’s now available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Japan. All five listed countries will get the U.S. version of the network for $9.99 including the 12 pay-per-views live. For now, the WWE Network will be available on desktop, laptop and mobile devices, followed by...

8 more entrants announced for the Royal Rumble

Chris Jericho

The Royal Rumble 30-man over-the-top rope battle royal has 10 spots reserved already, 8 of which were announced on Raw last night. Joining Big Show and Curtis Axel who had already threw in their names for the match last week are Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Braun Strowman, Erick Rowan, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns. Reigns is...

WWE reportedly snatches 4 of NJPW’s biggest stars

AJ Styles

The big unconfirmed rumor today is that WWE has signed four of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest stars – AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson. All four participated at the WrestleKingdom 10 event over the weekend which is NJPW’s version of WrestleMania. AJ Styles has been one of the hottest free agents in the...

Major twist to the Royal Rumble match announced at the end of Raw

Roman Reigns

The Royal Rumble match received a big twist yesterday at Raw as WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon stacked up the odds against WWE World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns, ordering him to participate in the Royal Rumble match and defend the title as well in the same match. The stipulation will be that if Roman Reigns is eliminated from the 30-man...