Category - WWE

AJ Styles retains all trademarks in new WWE deal

Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that WWE newcomer AJ Styles has kept full ownership of his name and other trademarks associated with him in his new multi-year deal with WWE. Usually WWE is keen to take over any trademarks to protect their intellectual property however the deal allows them to use all of his trademarks – including The...

New original WWE Network programming to launch starting tonight

Additional original programming is coming to the WWE Network with a new show starting tonight immediately following Monday Night Raw. The first episode of Ride Along kicks off at 11:06PM EST. The 30 minute broadcast will give you a glimpse of what goes down in the car when Superstars and Divas drive from town to town for events. Tonight’s...

Rumors are over…AJ Styles debuts in WWE at the Rumble

It finally happened! Former TNA and IWGP champion AJ Styles made his WWE debut last night during the Royal Rumble, coming in as entrant number three as was welcomed with a gigantic pop from the Orlando crowd. The broadcast team were full of praise for AJ, listing his accomplishments but obviously forgetting to mention his time in TNA. The crowd...

2016 Royal Rumble pay-per-view report

Here is the full report of the Royal Rumble, which took place at the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. In the Kickoff match, a fatal four way match featuring The Dudley Boyz, The Ascension, Jack Swagger and Mark Henry, and Damien Sandow and Darren Young wrestled for a chance to enter the Rumble. Mark Henry and Jack Swagger advanced after winning...

2016 Royal Rumble live on WWE Network and PPV tonight

Live tonight from the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida, WWE presents its first pay-per-view of the year, the Royal Rumble, on the WWE Network. The full card is as follows: Darren Young and Damien Sandow vs The Dudley Boyz vs The Ascension vs Mark Henry and Jack Swagger in a fatal 4 way tag team match to qualify for the Rumble; Dean Ambrose vs Kevin...

Jerry Lawler dropped from the Rumble broadcast team

There will be a change in the commentary team for the Royal Rumble tonight as WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler seems like he lost his spot at the PPV broadcast booth. Lawler confirmed on Twitter that the Raw broadcast team will be handling the Royal Rumble tonight, with the team of Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and JBL on the mic. Jerry...

Smackdown rating for 01/21/2016

The final Smackdown before the Royal Rumble on USA Network had a total of 2,757,000 viewers, pretty much the same audience the first Smackdown on USA did three weeks ago. The number reflected an increase of 400,000 viewers from the previous week. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

Austin Aries debuts at NXT tapings in Orlando

The big surprise Triple H alluded to on Twitter regarding the NXT tapings yesterday ended up being the arrival of Austin Aries. The former TNA champion came out during the fourth set of tapings which will air on March 2 and was immediately set up in an angle that will probably culminate at the NXT Takeover: Dallas live WWE Network show during...

Austin Aries backstage at NXT tonight and expected to debut

Austin Aries

PWInsider.com is reporting that former TNA World champion Austin Aries is backstage at the CFE Arena for tonight’s NXT tapings and is expected to make his NXT debut. Towards the end of November of last year, Aries was photographed arriving at Full Sail University and signed autographs for fans who waited outside prior to the NXT television...

NXT back at the Arnold Sports Festival this year

WWE announced that NXT will be featured once again at this year’s Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus, Ohio, taking place Saturday, March 5, and Sunday, March 6. The WWE Experience at the Arnold Sports Festival will run from 9AM to 5:30PM on Saturday and then from 10AM to 4PM on Sunday. Live matches, meet and greets, autograph signings, Q&A...

Smackdown TV report for 01/21/2016

Thursday Night Smackdown! TV Report for January 21st, 2016 Introduction Segment: Video Promo and Welcoming The regular Smackdown! opener plays, the pyro explodes, and Mauro Ranallo greets us from Dayton, Ohio. He and Jerry “The King” Lawler go over tonight’s line-up, which includes MizTV with Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose and Kevin...

Special NXT tapings tonight to be held at the CFE Arena at UCF

NXT will be holding a special edition of their weekly television show tonight at the CFE Arena on the campus of University of Central Florida in conjunction with the Royal Rumble weekend in Orlando. The top three matches for tonight are Bayley vs Carmella for the NXT Women’s title, Sami Zayn vs Samoa Joe for the number one contender for the NXT...

Daniel Bryan undergoes more concussion tests and passes

The latest issue of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that Daniel Bryan underwent a series of concussion tests at the University of California (UCLA) and he passed all of them. That is the good news for the former WWE World Heavyweight champion however the bad news, and the one that really matters the most, is that WWE’s head doctor, Dr...

Total Divas season 5 episode 1 rating

The first episode of season 5 of Total Divas drew 1,115,000 viewers on Tuesday, the same number the season 4 finale pulled back at the end of September of last year. The new season did better than season 4’s first episode, which drew 970,000 viewers. (Ratings credit: Showbuzzdaily.com)

WWE announces Superstars for Premium VIP and VIP tickets at Axxess

WWE announced the Superstars who will be attending the Premium VIP and VIP Axxess sessions, starting on Friday, April 1. Just 24 hours before being inducted into the Hall of Fame, Sting kicks things off with a signing at 7PM. On Saturday, Roman Reigns appears at 10AM and then The Undertaker with a rare appearance at 3PM. On Sunday starting at 8AM...

Raw rating for 01/18/2016

The Royal Rumble go-home edition of Monday Night Raw did a total of 3,496,000 viewers, up 173,000 viewers from last week’s show however there was some bad news throughout the show. Hour one kicked off with a pretty solid 3,775,000 number, then went down to 3,591,000 in the second hour before falling way down to 3,123,000 in the third and final...

Fatal 4-Way tag team match announced for the Rumble Kickoff

The Royal Rumble Kickoff match will be a Fatal 4-Way tag team match with the winners advancing to the over-the-top rope Royal Rumble match later in the evening. The four teams involved in this match will be the Dudley Boyz, The Ascension, Mark Henry and Jack Swagger, and Darren Young and Damien Sandow. Mark Henry was originally announced as a...