Category - WWE

Smackdown! Live TV report for 12/13/2016

We may have a WWE World Championship Match tonight on Smackdown!, as James Ellsworth may be wrestling WWE World Champion A.J. Styles! Can the little man (Ellsworth, for the record!) upset A.J. for the fourth time? Or, despite, Styles’ injury, will he still remain WWE World Champion? Or will “The Phenomenal One” even wrestle or find a way...

Raw rating for 12/12/2016

Monday Night Raw slipped in the ratings compared to last week, with the show from last night getting an average of 2,758,000 viewers, down 218,000 viewers from the December 5 episode. Hour one started with 2,929,000 viewers, then went down to 2,713,000 viewers, before closing the night with 2,632,000 viewers. Raw saw a drop of 297,000 viewers from...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 12/12/2016

Hey! It’s time for another Raw…this is the go-home show before Roadblock. We have the debut of Emmalina tonight, as well! What are we waiting for?! LET’S DO THIS. We open LIVE from Philly…and we’re not wasting any time! It’s the moment of truth for The New Day. Match #1 Tag Team Championship Triple Threat...

Kevin Owens goes full heel on 7-year-old, mother complains online

During a non-televised live event in Lowell, Massachusetts last weekend, Kevin Owens had an exchange with a little kid who was wearing a Roman Reigns shirt and the kid’s mother is now crying foul over Owens’ behavior. In full heel mode, Owens saw the kid when doing his entrance and told the kid to go buy a Kevin Owens shirt instead. Then he...

Chris Hero going back to WWE

Dave Meltzer of the Observer is reporting that veteran indie star Chris Hero will be heading back to WWE after a failed first stint between 2011 and 2013. The 37-year-old Hero wrestled in Florida Championship Wrestling as Kassius Ohno and then on NXT as well where he was part of the class which included Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Corey...

Jerry Lawler to host the WWE Hall of Fame, to sign new deal

Jerry “The King” Lawler, who recently found himself out of a television job from WWE, said this weekend that he will still be hosting the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony and he intends to sign some kind of new deal with WWE when his current one expires in the beginning of 2017. Lawler, who was talking on Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis, added that it was...

John Cena hosts Saturday Night Live tonight on NBC

“Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!” And with those words, John Cena will kick off his SNL hosting gig tonight. This will be the first time that Cena will be hosting the popular show on NBC and the gig is not the easiest one for anyone since all the skits are done live. However, Cena has the upper edge in this department as he’s used...

Elimination Chamber next year is a Smackdown-only PPV

The Elimination Chamber pay-per-view set for February 12 will be a Smackdown-only event. The show will take place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona with tickets going on sale on December 16. The general assumption now is that someone from the Raw brand will be winning the Royal Rumble. During the first brand split, the winner...

WWE head writer in charge of creative gets the pink slip

Dave Meltzer of the Observer is reporting that Tom Casiello, WWE’s head writer, was fired by the company yesterday. In a post on Twitter, Casiello wrote that “it’s all good” and “I believe they call this feeling weightless.’” Casiello has been writing since 1998 on shows such as Another World, As The World Turns, Days of Our Lives...

VICE Sports takes a behind-the-scenes look at everything in WWE

VICE Sports has a fantastic article on WWE and its business, titled “Breaking Kayfabe: An Inside Look At WWE’S Unlikely Business Empire.” The article details everything about WWE, from creative writing, the infighting and difference of opinions, to NXT, WrestleMania’s inflated attendance numbers, and everything in between, with quotes from...

WWE Network pre-paid cards now available in the UK and Ireland

W-O reader Frank Smith sent in word that WWE is now selling WWE Network pre-paid cards in the United Kingdom and Ireland as well. The pre-paid cards are available at GAME stores in the UK and include a 3-month subscription for the price of £29.97. In Ireland, they are available at GameStop for €38.97. With the pre-paid cards, you can sign up...

Total Divas S6 E4 episode recap: Gone Girl

This week on Total Divas several Divas came out fighting. When so many women work together in one place, there is bound to be drama; but no one does drama quite like the Divas. With this bunch of girls, even friendly concern from one Diva to another can become cause for a massive war of words. WWE superstar Paige, showed us all to well how a...

Mickie James signs new WWE deal

PWInsider.com is reporting that former WWE Women’s and Divas champion Mickie James has put pen-to-paper and signed a new WWE deal that was offered to her following her match against Asuka at NXT Takeover: Toronto. This will be James’ second stint with the company, having previously been employed by WWE between 2003 and 2010. During that time...

Steel cage for NXT main event in Melbourne gets stuck in mid air!

The main event at the NXT live event in Melbourne, Australia had a bit of a hiccup as the cage that was suspended above the ring initially failed to come down. The cage match featured Shinsuke Nakamura taking on Samoa Joe and the match was taped for next week’s NXT television show on the WWE Network. It took around five minutes for the cage to...