Articles by Ryan Droste

Johnny Gargano Makes Big Return; ROH Star Debuts In NXT (PHOTO)

Gargano Returns At NXT TV Tapings Johnny Gargano returned to WWE NXT for the first time since NXT TakeOver: Chicago on Friday night during television tapings at Full Sail University. Gargano has been off television selling his split with DIY partner Tommaso Ciampa. During Friday's tapings, Gargano cut a promo talking about moving forward with…



WWE Live Results (6/17/17) Calgary, Alberta: Ambrose & Rollins Tag

The WWE RAW brand live tour of Canada continued on Saturday in Calgary, Alberta Canada. The show was identical to the night before (Friday) in Edmonton, Alberta. Below are the match by match results, as well as some photos and video from those in attendance. WWE Calgary Live Results R-Truth and Kalisto defeated Goldust and…



WWE Live Results (6/16/17) Edmonton, Alberta: Bray vs Roman Headlines

With the WWE SmackDown crew off the live event circuit this week preparing for Sunday's Money in the Bank PPV show, the RAW crew is the only main roster brand running house shows this week. The Monday night brand was in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday night for a live show at the Northlands Coliseum. Below…



Seth Rollins To Make Big Announcement; Daniel Bryan’s Return Confirmed

Seth Rollins To Make Announcement On SportsCenter WWE and ESPN have announced that Seth Rollins will be appearing on SportsCenter Monday morning to make a major announcement. The segment is supposed to air around 10:30 a.m. ET and is rumored to have to deal with the upcoming WWE 2K18 video game. One would assume Rollins…


Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis To Debut With WWE As Soon As This Weekend?

According to recent reports, former ROH and NJPW stars Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis are expected to begin work for the WWE very soon. The pair could make their television debut as early as next week. Bennett and Kanellis signed with WWE in April following a stint with Impact Wrestling. Prior to that, the couple…


WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (6/13/17): It’s Bad, Real Bad

The ratings are in for this week's WWE SmackDown Live. Following an incredibly disappointing number drawn by RAW on Monday night, SmackDown didn't do any better. This week's show drew 2.072 million viewers, down from 2.349 million last week (and 2.350 million two weeks ago). There's really no sugar-coating this number. It's bad. Real bad.…


Shelton Benjamin Headlining Inaugural Tragos/Thesz HOF Tournament

Thanks to Kyle Klingman of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame for sending in the following. Inaugural Hall of Fame Classic taking place July 21. WATERLOO, Iowa—The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is hosting the first ever Hall of Fame Classic during the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall…


WWE RAW Ratings, Viewership (6/12/17): Brock’s Return Doesn’t Help

Following a large bump to its ratings and viewership last week, Monday night's WWE RAW broadcast saw a significant drop in viewership this week. The show came in at 2.542 million viewers, way down from last week's 2.994 million viewers. RAW faced some stiff competition on Monday night, with game five of the NBA Finals…


Bray Wyatt’s Alleged Affair & Divorce; More WWE RAW Notes For Tonight

Full Details On Bray Wyatt's Alleged Affair With JoJo, Pending Divorce As you may have already heard by now, Bray Wyatt's wife (Samantha Rotunda) has filed for divorce. In the filings, she alleges that Wyatt has not been faithful and has engaged in an affair with WWE ring announcer JoJo (Offerman). The divorce filing was…


NJPW Announces U.S. G1 Special Cards For Long Beach, CA

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced cards for their two upcoming G1 Special shows in Long Beach, California on July 1 and July 2. Several weeks back, the company announced a new United States title. That title will crown its first champion in a 8-man single elimination tournament comprised of Kenny Omega, Michael Elgin, Jay…



Update On Dalton Castle & WWE; Emma Makes Surprise Return To Action

Dalton Castle Signs With ROH Not too long ago, there were rumors that WWE was very interested in signing Ring of Honor's Dalton Castle. However, it now appears that WWE's interest in the 31 year old star won't make a difference. Castle has reportedly signed a new deal with ROH. His previous deal with the…


NJPW Dominion Preview & Predictions (6/11/17): Okada Omega II

It's almost time. In less than 24 hours, New Japan Pro Wrestling will present their second biggest event of the year: NJPW Dominion. The show will air live on NJPW World and will begin streaming Sunday morning at 3:00 am EDT. The company will be providing both English and Japanese commentary streams, and we are…


WWE Money In The Bank Betting Odds: Who’s Taking The Briefcase?

We are about a week and a half away from this year's WWE Money In The Bank show in St. Louis, and we have some early betting odds coming in on the men's match for the briefcase. While the rest of the card will probably see some betting odds coming in around the middle of…


Braun Strowman Return; NXT TakeOver Brooklyn III; Brock Lesnar On RAW

Braun Strowman To Return Very Soon? Braun Strowman's recent injury was no doubt one of the more disappointing things to happen in WWE in quite some time. The man had just started to get over as a massive babyface, one of the new faces of Monday Night RAW, when he suffered his injury. While the…


Several New WWE Signings, Including Two Former TNA Stars

WWE has reportedly signed several new wrestlers to contracts, including two former TNA Impact Wrestling stars. According to a report filed by Ryan Satin, WWE has inked six new performers in total to contracts. The first signing of note is Thea Trinidad, known during her time in TNA as Rosita. Trinidad has been in the…



WWE Extreme Rules Betting Odds: The Smart Money Is In

The final WWE Extreme Rules betting odds are in. We've seen some major shifts in the final hours before the show, notably the main event and the tag team title matches. Samoa Joe had been favored to win the fatal five way match until this afternoon, when Seth Rollins was briefly favored. That match has…


Match Added To WWE Extreme Rules; New Odds Favorite In The Main Event

Apollo Crews vs. Kalisto Added To Extreme Rules Kickoff Show WWE has announced a new match for tonight's Extreme Rules PPV event. The bout, which was announced on social media, will see Apollo Crews take on Kalisto. It will take place during the kickoff show. https://twitter.com/WWE/status/871424933506818050 Seth Rollins Now Favored In Extreme Rules Main Event…



Updated WWE Extreme Rules Betting Odds: Tag Title Shift, Main Event Favorite

Following yesterday's initial WWE Extreme Rules betting odds, the numbers have already shifted just 24 hours later. The initial odds did not have any report on the intergender tag team match. We now have odds that places Rich Swann and Sasha Banks as heavy favorites in that match. Further, the odds for the tag team…


Update On WWE Network Working With PROGRESS, ICW, And ROH

You may recall earlier this year there was much discussion about WWE Network possibly investing in some independent wrestling promotions and beginning to air them on the WWE Network. The idea was floated in several WWE surveys, and there was discussion on the possibility of Ring of Honor, Insane Championship Wrestling (U.K.), and PROGRESS (U.K.).…