- Natalya and Eva Marie are featured on this week’s Fallout from SmackDown:
- Wrestling artist Rob Schamberger, who recently started doing pieces for WWE’s auction site, will be painting live at WrestleMania XXX Axxess this year. WWE will also be selling some of his original paintings at Axxess.
- The Maverik Center in Salt Lake City has updated their advertising for tomorrow’s...
- As noted, former AWA star and WWE enhancement talent Buck Zumhofe was convicted earlier this week of 12 felony counts of sexual abuse for assaulting his daughter from when she was a teenager. Zumhofe will now be sentenced on May 7th. He has a 13th charge now for attempting to escape police custody when the verdict was read.
- Trish Stratus revealed on her official website that...
- The Hollywood Reporter reports that Kurt Angle will play a New York City Fire Chief in Sharknado 2: The Second One. This is the sequel to the wildly popular Sharknado movie that aired several months back. The sequel with Angle, Ian Ziering and Tara Reid airs on Syfy on July 21st.
- Despite Angle being pulled from Sunday’s TNA Lockdown pay-per-view, Ethan Carter III says he still...
- As noted, Mark Henry will be appearing at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas on March 14th. He will be doing a “Rap ‘n’ Wrestling” event with NYC DJ and noted wrestling fan Peter Rosenberg. Rappers appearing include Slaughterhouse, Tyler The Creator, Ab-Soul and many more. You can check out a flyer for the event at this link.
- The praise for Leo Kruger’s new Adam Rose...
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is back with a new blog on jrsbarbq.com. As always, you can purchase JR’s BBQ products on WWEshop.com. Here are some highlights from this entry:
- Happy to report that our Ross Report podcast is ranked #1 on the ITunes Sports Top Ten in the USA, Canada, and the UK. Thanks to all of you who download it, FREE, and helped us earn these great results. A...
The next episode of WWE Countdown debuts this Tuesday on the WWE Network and looks at the greatest finishing moves:
As of two weeks ago, WWE Diva Naomi had been wearing an eye patch after suffering the eye injury at the hands of Aksana earlier this year. You can see a photo below where she has the patch on:
Naomi was forced to miss all Total Divas media appearances this past week because she can’t travel. She also missed their trip to Cabo a few weeks back. She was able to attend a 25th anniversary...
Below is a preview for the next WrestleMania Rewind on the WWE Network, looking at Shawn Michaels vs. Steve Austin from WrestleMania 14:
- Several WWE stars are issued subpoenas for “wrestler’s court” in the latest episode of The JBL & Cole Show:
- WWE’s website has a new article up looking at the 30 best big men in history. The top 10 looks like this:
10. Gorilla Monsoon
9. Stan Hansen
8. Ernie Ladd
6. Bam Bam Bigelow
3. Big Show
2. Andre the Giant
1. The Undertaker
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Former multi-time TNA X-Division and Tag Team Champion and one half of the best tag team in the bus-i-ness Bad Influence ‘The Physical Fascination’...
- Sean “X-Pac” Waltman is now doing a video blog for WWE, as seen below:
- Raj Giri of WrestlingINC reports that last Wednesday’s episode of WWE Main Event on Ion, the same episode that aired on Tuesday night on the WWE Network, averaged 1.487 million viewers. Despite the show airing live the night before, the viewership was actually up 15% from the previous week.
- WWE stock...
WWE Chief Financial Officer George Barrios spoke with Business Week yesterday and said the following quote about current negotiations for a new cable TV deal:
“We think we’ll be able to announce a new domestic rights partner at the end of April or beginning of May.”
Barrios said that the company is in negotiations with multiple parties but would not name who they are.
Last night’s episode of TNA Impact Wrestling, the final show before Lockdown, drew 1,164,000 viewers.
This is up from last week’s 1,060,000 viewers.
One of the regular features on TBS’ “Conan” is a bit called “Clueless Gamer” where Conan O’Brien who is not a gamer ends up playing and reviewing video games that he really has no business playing in the first place. This week he reviews “WWE2K14″ and the results are hilarious as you’ll see below.
While CM Punk was never scripted into last Monday’s RAW from Chicago, before the confirmation came down that he would not be appearing, there was some chatter or at least hope within WWE that maybe he would come out and do some kind of retirement speech or farewell. There was also some talk of doing a four-way at WrestleMania XXX with Punk, Daniel Bryan, Batista and Randy Orton...
- As noted, New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski was at the last set of WWE NXT tapings to support his longtime friend Mojo Rawley. WWE’s website has video of Triple H meeting Gronk at this link.
- Totino’s Pizza Rolls will have special activities at this year’s WrestleMania XXX Axxess events as a part of WWE’s new partnership with the brand.
- Courtesy of WrestlingDVDNews.com, below is the cover artwork and synopsis for WWE’s “The Best of RAW: After the Show” DVD and Blu-ray that comes out on April 22nd:
“For 52 weeks a year, the WWE Universe is glued to their seats for 3 hours of pulse pounding action on Monday Night Raw. But what happens after the cameras stop rolling? Now, in this new DVD/Blu-ray set, The...
- E! has released a new clip from the upcoming season of Total Divas where Summer Rae and Eva Marie get ready to “start the chaos” with the other Divas. Here’s the clip courtesy of Diva-Dirt.com:
- Part 2 of Chris Jericho’s Talk Is Jericho interview with Rob Van Dam is now online at this link. Steve Austin’s latest podcast with fan questions is at this link.
- Many WWE...
Daniel Bryan talked with Matt Dery of Detroit Sports 105.1 before this past Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings. Here are a few highlights:
Being content with his career:
“I don’t ever think in terms of ‘making it.’ Success is a funny thing, because as soon as you reach one goal you have other goals. And that’s in any business. If you would’ve asked me before I even got...
- 2014 WWE Hall of Famer Lita has launched a Facebook page at this link.
- WWE’s website has added “The Moondogs” Rex & King to their Alumni roster.
- Cody Rhodes noted on Twitter that today’s episode of The JBL & Cole Show that comes out around 3pm EST will “showcase a part of the business that has always been a secret.”
- Former WWE star Big Vito was apparently...
- Dolph Ziggler recently spoke with DemocratTribune.com to hype this Sunday’s WWE live event in Jonesboro, Arkansas. I thought it was odd that Dolph mentioned he and Kofi Kingston have been feuding over WWE’s United States and Intercontinental Titles lately. Here are highlights from the interview:
Working with Kofi Kingston:
“Kofi Kingston and I have a good ongoing feud right...
- Below is the latest vignette for Jeff Hardy as Willow:
- As noted, TNA recently filmed vignettes with Kenny King in Las Vegas to hype his upcoming return. Here is the first of those vignettes:
- After winning the match on last night’s Impact Wrestling, Team Dixie will have the advantage during Sunday’s Lethal Lockdown match at the Lockdown pay-per-view.
WWE taped the following matches for tonight’s SmackDown:
* Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler
* The Usos vs. Curtis Axel and Ryback
* Eva Marie and Natalya vs. AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka
* Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio
* Big E vs. Jack Swagger
* Batista and Kane vs. Big Show and Daniel Bryan
Solomon Crowe’s WWE NXT TV debut against Sylvester Lefort was supposed to air on last night’s NXT TV but was replaced by the debut of Adam Rose. Crowe’s debut is expected to air next week.
Speaking of Adam Rose’s debut, this was actually taped at the previous set of NXT tapings that was scrapped in favor of the post-Arrival tapings. It’s likely WWE kept more segments from...
Seth Rollins recently spoke with ArkTimes.com to promote next Tuesday’s WWE SmackDown tapings in Little Rock. Here are some highlights:
Do people still ask you whether what you do is real or fake?
Fake is like the worst word you could possibly use to describe anything, you know? What are you talking about? What is fake? It’s a television show, and a live performance. Nothing’s...