Category - WWE

Japan’s Io Shirai joining WWE

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Io Shirai, the 27-year-old Japanese female wrestler who took the sport by storm over at that side of the world, has accepted to join WWE. Shirai, considered the MVP of World Wonder Ring Stardom, attended a tryout at the WWE Performance Center this past March, although her tryout was different from the rest...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 05/15/2017

Hey everybody! It’s @TheMagnumDA with another Raw Report. A couple of Twitter shout-outs, if I may. First, hello and well-wishes to @YujiTsuruta. Yuji is the son of Japanese Wrestling Legend Tomomi “Jumbo” Tsuruta. Jumbo was the first ever AJPW Triple Crown Champion. It was a somber anniversary this past weekend for Yuji, but I...

Braun Strowman undergoes successful elbow surgery

Braun Strowman underwent successful elbow surgery this past Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama under the care of Dr. Jeffrey Dugas, the man who fixed the likes of John Cena, Finn Balor, Cesaro, Seth Rollins and many others. Strowman flew back home after Monday Night Raw in London last week to prepare for the surgery, cutting his European tour short...

WWE 24 returns with Finn Balor tonight on WWE Network

One of the most popular WWE Network shows, WWE 24, returns tonight with a new episode following Monday Night Raw. Titled simply Finn Balor, the show will capture Balor’s story of triumph and tragedy as the first ever Universal Champion was forced to relinquish his title. WWE 24 will chronicle Balor’s shoulder surgery and subsequent rehab all...

WWE wraps up first Euro tour of 2017 with final show in Denmark

The long WWE European tour wraps up today with a final Smackdown live event in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Raw brand already left after finishing up yesterday and they’re on the way to Newark, New Jersey for tomorrow’s live Monday Night Raw. The first European tour of 2017 had a total of 22 shows in 12 days across 14 different countries in...

Brock Lesnar set for four Raw shows in June and July

Just in case you forgot, Brock Lesnar is Raw’s Universal champion and he has been missing in action since the night after WrestleMania 33. But the mayor of Suplex City is returning to WWE television next month to start his road for his first title challenge. Lesnar has been announced for three Monday Night Raw events leading up to the upcoming...

WWE UK Championship Live Network special to air on May 18

The WWE UK Championship Live events that were held during last weekend are set to air – or at least part of them – on Thursday, May 18 on the WWE Network. It seems that there will only be one airing, even though there were two days of tapings held. Titled UK Championship Special, the 90-minute show with play-by-play from Jim Ross and...

Stephanie McMahon comments on possible major WWE event in the UK

During her press interviews while in the United Kingdom, WWE’s Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon expressed her desire to see another major event taking place in the UK and said that she’s still wondering why it hasn’t happened yet. “The UK fans are pretty loud, pretty rowdy in a great way, and you know we are constantly evaluating...

WWE inks new multi-year TV deal for Raw and Smackdown in Turkey

WWE and Saran Media today announced a new multi-year agreement to televise WWE’s flagship programs Raw and Smackdown in Turkey on S-Sport beginning tomorrow. Every Saturday at midnight, S-Sport will televise a two-hour edition of Raw followed by a one-hour edition of Smackdown at 2AM, both in Turkish. S-Sport subscribers can also watch episodes...

Total Divas S6 E16 episode recap: Total SummerSlam

This season finale began at last year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view with all of the Divas prepping for WWE’s second biggest pay-per-view event. The usual excitement that comes with pay-per-views was heightened because all of the Divas were trying to solve the big mystery, the mystery of who would take WWE Superstar Eva Marie’s place...

John Cena’s movie The Wall opens in limited theaters today

A new movie titled The Wall featuring John Cena in one of the leading roles opens tonight in a limited release in theaters across the nation. The Wall is a deadly psychological thriller that follows two soldiers pinned down by an Iraqi sniper, with nothing but a crumbling wall between them. Their fight becomes as much a battle of will and wits as...

Total Divas season 6 episode 16 rating

The season finale of season six of Total Divas, an episode titled Total SummerSlam, drew a total of 683,000 viewers, up 107,000 viewers from last week’s show. Season six, which featured a total of 16 episodes, averaged only 617,000 viewers over the course of the season, down from the 731,000 average the show did in season five. (Ratings credit:...

WWE to hold first set of tapings for 32-women tournament in July

WWE will hold its first set of tapings for the women’s tournament on July 13 and 14 at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida according to PWInsider.com. The much-anticipated 32-women tournament will be the third tournament on the WWE Network following the Cruiserweight Classic and the United Kingdom Championship tournament. Both...

John Cena returns with season 2 of American Grit on June 11

John Cena will be returning on television next month hosting the reality show American Grit on FOX. Season two of American Grit kicks off on Sunday, June 11 at 9PM ET with 17 new competitors as they travel to Hampton Island, Georgia to live together along with an elite group of military heroes who will lead them through a series of all-new epic...

Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan welcome baby daughter

Former Divas champion Brie Bella and her husband, Smackdown General Manager Daniel Bryan finally welcomed their baby daughter Birdie Joe Danielson, 11 days later than the expected due date. Baby Birdie was born on May 9, two minutes before Midnight, and weighed in at 8 pounds and 10 ounces. “There is no better feeling in the world than...

Smackdown rating for 05/09/2017

Smackdown did 2,348,000 viewers this week for the tape-delayed show from The O2 Arena in London, England. That is up just 48,000 viewers from last week’s show but still way down compared to the usual average. The number was good enough for the #3 spot in the top 50 cable chart in the 18-49 demographic. The NBA Playoffs game did nearly 5 million...

Rusev returning on Smackdown next week

Former United States champion Rusev will return on WWE television next week and will be on Smackdown live for the first time since the brand split. Rusev, along with Lana, was drafted to Smackdown the week after WrestleMania during the Superstar Shake-up however he has been injured since February. Rusev made his first TV appearance since his...