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Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/15/2016

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for August 15th, 2016 – “Challenge Answered” Introduction Segment: Video Promos and Welcoming Events featuring Lana, Rusev, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Finn Balor recall last week’s Raw. We go to a promo with Seth Rollins outside the American Bank Center from earlier today; he talks about Finn Balor, who he...

WWE invests in FloSports.tv

WWE HQ

FloSports, a direct-­to-­consumer, subscription-­based sports media company that offers live wrestling, track, grappling, MMA, elite fitness, boxing, softball, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, tennis, eSports, and cheerleading, today announced that it received $21.2 million in new funding from several investors, including WWE. DCM Ventures...

Brock Lesnar: “Hey Bill, you’re next!”

Brock Lesnar

WWE uploaded a video of Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar taunting Bill Goldberg for the WWE 2K17 video game. “I think everyone should stand up and applaud Bill Goldberg for being a supporting player in the video that stars the beast, the conqueror, Brock Lesnar,” Heyman says in his typical fashion. “Hey Bill,” Lesnar says, “You’re...

Shane McMahon featured in Sneaker Shopping on Complex.com

Shane McMahon

The Complex YouTube channel has uploaded a video of Shane McMahon visiting the Fight Club sneaker store in New York City to talk a bit of wrestling and do some shopping for his favorite shoes. After touring the place with host Joe La Puma, the two talked about Shane’s return earlier this year in Detroit, his love for sneakers, other wrestlers...

Is Goldberg heading to SummerSlam?

Goldberg

The rumors keep spreading like wildfire that one of the biggest names in wrestling history, Goldberg, will be making an appearance at SummerSlam this coming Sunday. The former WCW champion has not appeared on WWE television since WrestleMania XX in 2004 in New York. On that night, he defeated Brock Lesnar with Stone Cold Steve Austin as the...

Shawn Michaels joins coaching team at WWE Performance Center

Shawn Michaels

Jason Solomon from the Sound Off podcast is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels has moved to Orlando, Florida, and is now teaching a class at the WWE Performance Center. HBK took his family with him so this does not seem to be a temporary thing and he is now leading a class that Terry Taylor was in charge of before. Different coaches...

ESPN will not be in Brooklyn for SummerSlam coverage

Jonathan Coachman

Despite ESPN ramping up its WWE coverage with a new permanent subsection on ESPN.COM, the sports broadcasting company will not be at SummerSlam this year to cover the show on the road. Last year, ESPN kicked off their relationship with WWE by attending SummerSlam, sending former WWE broadcaster Jonathan Coachman to do all the live interviews and...

Brand new episodes of popular shows next week on WWE Network

WWE Network

The WWE Network will have a packed week with several new episodes leading up to SummerSlam. On Tuesday, August 16 at 10:30PM EST, a new episode of WWE 24: The Women’s Revolution will air immediately following Talking Smack. The synopsis for the show reads, “This episode of WWE 24, The Women’s Revolution, details the confluence of forces that...

First NSAC hearing for Brock Lesnar set for August 23

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar has a date with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on August 23, two days after SummerSlam in Brooklyn, New York. The former WWE and UFC Heavyweight champion will be the subject of the NSAC temporary suspension hearing following his two failed drug tests leading up to UFC 200. Brock failed out-of-competition and in-competition drug...

Bella Twins break 20-year pattern for Muscle & Fitness Magazine

Bella Twins

Nikki and Brie Bella have been chosen to pose for the cover of an upcoming edition of Muscle & Fitness magazine, making history as the first female athletes in over 20 years to grace the cover. “Just so beyond honored and grateful! Honestly words couldn’t even describe our excitement and gratefulness today,” Nikki wrote in a post on...

Live WWE event results from 08/13 in Sydney, Australia

Roman Reigns

W-O reader Geoffrey McGee attended today’s live WWE event in Sydney, Australia at the Qudos Bank Arena and sent in the following results. Apollo Crews defeated Shamus; Braun Strowman defeated Jay Uso; The New Day defeated Gallows and Anderson; Finn Balor defeated Chris Jericho; Rusev defeated Titus O’Neil; John Cena defeated AJ Styles; Sasha...

SummerSlam concert with Flo Rida canceled

SummerSlam

The SummerSlam concert which was set for this coming Thursday at the Barclays Center has been canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances.” These circumstances are the very weak ticket sales as the concert failed to attract an appropriate audience to move forward. The show was going to be headlined by Flo Rida along with Jason Derulo, Daya and...

Conor McGregor unloads on John Cena in latest spat with WWE stars

Conor McGregor

The feud between UFC champion Conor McGregor and WWE continued yesterday during a media day to promote UFC 202 next week. Last week McGregor said he would slap the heads off of all the WWE locker room guys and called the Superstars “pussies” in a post on Twitter. Several shot back, including Ric Flair, Chris Jericho, Big E, Roman Reigns, Sasha...

Big Show retiring next year following WrestleMania

Big Show

Former WWE champion The Big Show has said that he will be retiring from in-ring competition shortly after WrestleMania 33, noting in a radio interview that he’s in the last year of his WWE contract. Big Show was speaking to 790 The Ticket, a radio station in Miami, Florida when he announced this. Show, who is now on a limited schedule with the...

Buff Bagwell sues WWE over unpaid WWE Network royalties

WWE Network

There’s another class action lawsuit thrown at WWE, filed on August 9 in the district of Connecticut by Marcus “Buff” Bagwell regarding unpaid WWE Network royalties. The lawsuit states that plaintiff Marcus Bagwell brings this action on behalf of himself and all similarly situated individuals under similar form contracts, who have not...

Stephanie McMahon hopeful to integrate more LGBT characters

Stephanie McMahon

During a speech at the Beyond Sport United event in New York on Tuesday, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon said that the company be including more LGBT characters into WWE programming in the future. The Chief Brand Officer told NBC News after the event that she grew up knowing gay WWE Superstars and executives who worked for WWE and it’s always been...

WWE gets permanent section on ESPN.COM

WWE logo

Well, stranger things have happened! The next evolution of WWE’s partnership with ESPN has resulted in WWE getting a permanent section on ESPN.COM with fresh content, articles, and videos published by ESPN staff. ESPN got in the ring again with WWE at SummerSlam last year after Jonathan Coachman was sent over to Brooklyn to cover the show for...

NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II card takes shape

NXT Takeover Brooklyn

The NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II card took shape during last night’s NXT television show on the WWE Network and now there are five matches set for the much-anticipated show which takes place from the Barclays Center the night before SummerSlam. Three new matches were announced last night, including an NXT Tag Team title match featuring the champs...

Smackdown rating for 08/09/2016

Smackdown

Smackdown last night did 2,455,000 viewers, down 226,000 viewers from last week’s show. Head to head against Smackdown were the Olympics which once again did monster ratings for NBC. The 8PM hour pulled in 29.2 million viewers while the 9PM hour did 37.2 million viewers. Raw dropped over 400,000 viewers on Monday. This is the third straight week...

4-day WWE tour in New Zealand and Australia starts today

John Cena

WWE Superstars will have a few crazy travel days as a group from the Raw and Smackdown brands have made their way to Australia and New Zealand for a four day tour. The tour started today with a live show in Auckland, New Zealand at the Vector Arena. It was the only stop in New Zealand this time around. Three days in Australia will follow with a...