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WWE offers new financial planning service for former talent

WWE

The Pro Wrestling Insider website today is running a story about WWE sending letters to former contracted Superstars, Divas, and referees offering them financial planning assistance free of charge to help them for life after professional wrestling. What we can confirm is that the company has entered into an agreement with Money Management...

RAW rating for 06/02/2014

RAW

Monday Night RAW this week drew 4,147,000 viewers overall, up from last week’s horrible 3,602,000 figure. Hour one drew 4,033,000, followed by 4,482,000 in the second, but then lost all the viewers gained – and some more – by dropping to 3,925,000 in the third and final hour. (Ratings credit: PWInsider.com)

WrestleMania XXX registers 690,000 buys so far

WrestleMania XXX

In their latest Key Performance Indicators presentation which was released by WWE, it was revealed that as of today, WrestleMania XXX had a total of 690,000 buys, a number which is most likely worldwide not just in the United States. While it’s obviously below the one million buys that the show usually does, you have to consider that WWE had an...

Seth Rollins cracks The Shield and joins Evolution

The Shield

The Shield as we know it, is over. Last night on RAW, the trio became two as Seth Rollins turned on Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns and joined Triple H and Randy Orton in Evolution. Rollins was revealed as Triple H’s “plan B” following the victory that the group enjoyed over Evolution at Payback, wiping out Batista, Orton, and Triple H in a...

Total Divas season 2 finale scores big numbers for E! and WWE

Total Divas

Episode 11 of Total Divas, titled “Wedding Mania,” and which served as the season two finale of the show, did 1,550,000 viewers, up half a million viewers from last week’s show. Usually Total Divas episodes that go head-to-head with WWE pay-per-views don’t do well in the ratings but the Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella wedding and backstage...

Batista off WWE TV to start promotion for upcoming movie

Batista

Last night’s RAW was the last time you’re going to see Batista on WWE television for the time being as he is off to do promotion for his upcoming movie, hence the quitting angle. His new movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, comes out on August 1 in the United States. He plays Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel flick and is joined by Chris Pratt, Vin...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 06/02/2014

RAW

As we are just over 24-hours away from Payback, how has the world of the WWE changed yet again? Did World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan surrender his titles to save his wife, Brie Bella? Or was he just stubborn enough to let his wife go and hang on to his hard-earned championship? Who won the war between Evolution and The Shield? Or does it...

Batista not happy with Bluetista memes

Batista

Batista’s choice of wardrobe for last night’s match against The Shield was the butt of jokes during the show on social media as tons of memes were created of “Bluetista.” The former WWE champion wasn’t very impressed with the reaction even though deep down he probably thought it wasn’t the best idea to wear that combo. “6 guys go 2...

Chicago fans chant for CM Punk at Payback

CM Punk

As expected, CM Punk was not at Payback, but at the Chicago Blackhawks hockey game at the United Center, a few miles away from the Allstate Arena, the site of last night’s pay-per-view. However the Chicago fans at the pay-per-view made a couple of “CM Punk” chants throughout the show, starting with the moment that Paul Heyman came out at the...

Brie Bella “quits” as Daniel Bryan holds on to WWE title

Brie Bella

It looks like Daniel Bryan will be returning to action soon as the current WWE World Heavyweight champion did not surrender his title last night at Payback and his wife Brie quit to prevent McMahon from firing her in front of everyone. The stipulation was that either Bryan surrenders his title or else Brie would be given the pink slip. While in...

Cena the last man standing at Payback

John Cena

Here are the results from last night’s Payback pay-per-view which took place at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. El Torito defeated Hornswoggle in a hair vs mask match in the pre-show match; Sheamus defeated Cesaro to retain the U.S. title; Ryback and Curtis Axel defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust; Rusev defeated Big E; Bad News...

Payback 2014 live on pay-per-view and WWE Network tonight

The Shield

Live from the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, WWE presents Payback on pay-per-view and WWE Network. The full card is as follows: Evolution vs The Shield in a no holds barred six-man elimination tag team match; John Cena vs Bray Wyatt in a last man standing match; Bad News Barrett vs Rob Van Dam for the Intercontinental title; Sheamus vs...

Tough night for WWE tonight in Chicago for Payback

WWE

With Payback in Chicago, the WWE will face its usual hostile crowd and you can rest assured that there will be a lot of “CM Punk” chants during the night. The other issue that WWE will have against them tonight is that the Chicago Blackhawks NHL team are also playing live head-to-head with the pay-per-view at the United Center also in...

NXT specials to be held every quarter

NXT

The success of NXT ArRival and Takeover has led WWE to consider making these NXT specials on the WWE Network more frequent and Triple H confirmed yesterday that it looks like there will be one of these events every quarter with the next one coming in late Summer. The two shows have got rave reviews from wrestling fans and even those in the...

Charlotte and Natalya tear down the house at NXT Takeover

Charlotte

There’s a new Flair in town and her ring name is Charlotte, the daughter of the 16-time World Heavyweight champion and 2-time WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair. The 28-year old Charlotte, real name Ashley, won her first title since signing with WWE back in May 2012 by defeating WWE Diva Natalya yesterday at the NXT Takeover special on the WWE...

Total Divas helps E! grow 7% across key demos in May

Total Divas

E! issued a press release announcing year-over-year primetime growth across key demos in the month of May, and crediting one of the WWE shows – Total Divas – for their 7% increase. “Returning series Total Divas is one key driver of growth, out-delivering year-ago programming across all key demos by impressive triple digit growth up...

NXT Takeover crowns new Women’s champion

Charlotte

WWE presented another successful two hour NXT special yesterday on the WWE Network titled NXT Takeover. The results from the show are as follows: Adam Rose defeated Camacho; The Ascension retained the NXT Tag Team titles defeating Kalisto and El Local; Tyler Breeze defeated Sami Zayn to become the new #1 contender for the NXT title; Rusev defeated...

CM Punk feeling good about retirement at 35

CM Punk

The longest reigning WWE champion in modern era, CM Punk, seems like he’s quite happy to be away from the ring. Ever since quitting the company the day after the Royal Rumble earlier this year, the man who proclaims to be the best in the world has been busy following his Chicago Blackhawks NHL team, attending UFC events, and even baseball. In an...