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WWE News: Tajiri, Dumpster Match On RAW, Big E, Cena, & More

After being dumped into a trash can on last week's RAW, Kalisto took to Twitter yesterday to challenge Braun Strowman to a Dumpster Match for tomorrow's show. https://twitter.com/KalistoWWE/status/855869364318470145 Kurt Angle immediately responded and made the match official. https://twitter.com/RealKurtAngle/status/855872387795087361 I am sure this will end in some sort of shenanigans. Maybe Roman Reigns popping up out…

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WWE SmackDown Ratings, Viewership (4/18/17): Numbers Way Down

WWE SmackDown Live on the USA Network saw a ratings and viewership decline this week. The April 18 show drew 2.544 million viewers, way down from the 3.105 million SmackDown drew last week. Last week's broadcast certainly benefitted from the novelty of the roster shake-up. This week, SmackDown went head to head with the NBA Playoffs,…


WWE News: Dean Ambrose Considered Lazy?, Aleister Black Update

On the recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer discussed the potential backstage implications of The Miz's promo on Dean Ambrose during the MizTV segment of RAW this past Monday. The Miz asserted that while the fans continue to voiceferously support Ambrose, he could never fully break through the glass ceiling…


WWE News: Cost Of WrestleMania Set, Austin Heat?, Mahal Push, Zayn Promo

It's been reported that WWE spent approximately $5 million (U.S.) on the stage for WrestleMania 33 in Orlando. The ramp alone was reported to be 85 yards in length. While we still don't know the company's exact profit from it's biggest event of the year, the stage setup will probably end up being the proverbial…


WWE Files Key Motion In Concussion Lawsuit

PWInsider is reporting that WWE has filed a motion seeking a summary judgment that would end the lawsuit brought against them by former wrestler Vito LoGrasso and former developmental talent Evan Singleton on 4/17 in the United States District Court of Connecticut. Similar lawsuits brought against the company by Billy Jack Haynes, Luther Reigns, Ryan…


SmackDown Live: Potential Spoiler For Tonight’s Six Pack Challenge

SPOILER ALERT! As mentioned in our preview, tonight's SmackDown Live is being headlined by a Six Pack Challenge to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Title. Here are the participants, one more time: Sami Zayn Luke Harper Erick Rowan Dolph Ziggler Jinder Mahal Mojo Rawley I noted in the preview that picking a winner…


SmackDown Live Updates: Owens, Maria/Mike Bennett Debut & More

Ahead of tonight's episode of SmackDown Live, WWE revealed in an online preview that the United States Champion Kevin Owens will hold a "Face of America Open Challenge" on the show. It is believed the segment will be the same as the weekly open challenges John Cena would issue during his run with the title…


WWE RAW Ratings, Viewership (4/17/17): Numbers Down Post-Shakeup

The WWE RAW ratings and viewership figures are in for the April 17th edition of the show, and the numbers fell once more this week. The hype from last week's superstar shakeup obviously didn't make viewers flock into the flagship brand this week, as last night's show drew 3.346 million viewers. This is down from…


WWE News: Broken Hardys, New WWE Network Content, Jim Cornette, & More

It looks like WWE Network will be getting some new programming in the near future. WWE released a trailer featuring previews of new content, including new episodes of WWE 24, the second season of The Edge & Christian Show, Bring It To The Table, Ride Along, and more. The award-winning @WWENetwork has EVERYTHING you need!…


Matt Anoa’i Passes Away; Former WWE Tag Team Champion Dies At 47

Matt "Rosey" Anoa'i, former WWF Tag Team Champion, son of WWE Hall Of Famer Sika Anoa'i, and older brother of Roman Reigns, passed away on Monday at the age of 47. Matt was hospitalized in 2014 for congestive heart failure, but at this time, there is no word on what caused his passing. WWE released…


WWE News: Dash Wilder Injury, Payback Updated Card, Reigns Update, & More

WWE Payback seems to be fleshing out nicely. Today, WWE announced that Seth Rollins would be facing Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman will face off on the April 30th show. The updated card is as follows: WWE World Title House Of Horrors Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton. WWE United States Title Chris…


WWE News: Finn Bálor Injury Update, Mauro Ranallo, & More

As we've all seen and heard by now, Finn Bálor was put out of action on last week's WWE RAW by a stiff shot from Jinder Mahal. Bálor was pulled from this weekend's live events due to a concussion, but it's being reported that The Demon King is in Columbus tonight for RAW. He will…


Shelton Benjamin Update: Cleared To Return To Action, Indie Dates Booked

As has been widely reported, Shelton Benjamin was recently cleared to return to action after making a full recovery from a rotator cuff injury he suffered back in August. While he was originally scheduled to make his debut on the SmackDown Live brand after a vignette aired last summer, it's currently unclear whether or not…



WWE News: Roman Reigns Injury, Revival Promo, Incredible Craigslist Ad

As mentioned in Abbey's recap of last night's WWE Live Event in Providence, Roman Reigns worked the show despite suffering a (storyline) separated shoulder. Strowman made a challenge for Reigns to come out, thinking he wasn't there, but Reigns answers. defies doctors orders and the two brawl. There was much debate over Reigns working the…


YouTube Bans Pro Wrestling From Monetizing On Platforms

Earlier this week, there was a major story involving YouTube and ad revenue, which will have a significant impact on pro wrestling, specifically several independent groups. The gist of the situation is that several major companies - such as AT&T and Verizon - found their ads running in videos that involved hate speech and were…