Posts by Chad McMahon

About Chad McMahon

Chad McMahon, otherwise known as The Chadster, is a lifelong professional wrestling fan and now journalist. Chad’s interests also include comic books, movies, netflix, and other sports including football, baseball and basketball, both college and professional. Chad drives a Miata and is married to Keighleyanne. He loves WWE with all his heart and soul.

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WWE Backstage Returns this Week for Special Episode After Smackdown

WWE Backstage Returns this Week for Special Episode After Smackdown

WWE is bringing back WWE Backstage, at least for one special episode, to air on FS1 following Smackdown this week. Smackdown itself has been moved off Fox and onto FS1 to make way for the World Series, an annual event that's like the WrestleMania of baseball but shorter. Game three of the World Series rudely […]

WWE Smackdown Ratings and Viewership Sink for Corbinless Episode

WWE Smackdown Ratings and Viewership Sink for Corbinless Episode

Despite a star-studded kickoff show and branding as the start of a new post-Draft era for WWE Smackdown, last night's episode of the show fell in both ratings and viewership. And The Chadster would be totally remiss in not mentioning that a certain Ratings King of Friday Nights was absent from last night's episode. That's […]

AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT Ratings Show Kids Love Fox News Apparently

AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT Ratings Show Kids Love Fox News, Apparently

AEW Dynamite once again scored higher viewership overall and in the 18-49 demo. However, AEW actually fell in 18-49 from last week and failed to make the top 10, coming in at number 15 on the top 150 cable rankings as provided by Showbuzz Daily. On the other hand, WWE NXT saw a slight rise […]

Daniel Bryan is Returning to WWE Smackdown at the Perfect Time

Daniel Bryan is Returning to WWE Smackdown at the Perfect Time

Following his latest kid's birth, Daniel Bryan has been absent from WWE Smackdown for several months. However, the Yes movement leader is coming back, and he's coming back just in time to get what he deserves. You see, as leader of said Yes movement, Daniel Bryan was one of if not the biggest example of […]

Lana is WWEs Biggest Draw Right Now Raw Ratings Prove

Lana is WWE's Biggest Draw Right Now, Raw Ratings Prove

With the ratings in for Monday Night Raw, one fact can no longer be considered in dispute: WWE's biggest ratings draw is none other than Lana! This revelation may come as a surprise to some, though Lana being booked to go over the Raw announce table every week for a month straight should have been […]

Britt Baker Reveals Candice LeRae a Traitor in Wednesday Night Wars

Britt Baker Reveals Candice LeRae a Traitor in Wednesday Night Wars

Every Wednesday, fans of pro wrestling tune into either WWE NXT or AEW Dynamite, a phenomenon that has become known as the Wednesday Night Wars. These two competing pro wrestling companies battle it out each week for ratings supremacy, but what if one side had an inside man… or inside woman, as the case may […]

Aron Stevens Buries WWE Then Claims Hes Never Buried WWE

Aron Stevens Buries WWE, Then Claims He's Never Buried WWE

Aron Stevens, the NWA wrestler and Championship Wrestling from Hollywood booker who was, once upon a time, known as Damien Sandow in WWE, recently gave in an interview to Wrestling Inc. that they've been milking for about a week now. During the interview, Stevens talked about his experience in WWE and how it's affected his […]

AEWs Jim Ross Catches Twitter Heat for Being Horny on Main

AEW's Jim Ross Catches Twitter Heat for Being Horny on Main

AEW's Jim Ross is a legendary pro wrestling announcer, maybe the greatest of all time. In addition to calling AEW Dynamite with Tony Schiavone and Excalibur, Ross was the voice of WWE for years. It provided commentary for some of wrestling's most memorable moments, and at WCW before that. But over the last few years, […]

WWE Smackdown Loses Friday Ratings Battle Despite Draft Title Matches

WWE Smackdown Loses Friday Ratings Battle Despite Draft, Title Matches

The ratings are in for Friday Night Smackdown, and boy; they aren't good. I know. It's tough to say. The Chadster doesn't like to say anything negative about WWE. But I'm left with no choice, as Smackdown dropped in viewership and came in fourth place in the ratings. Fourth place! Ugh. Let's just get to […]

AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT Lose to Vice Presidential Debate in Ratings

AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT Lose to Vice Presidential Debate in Ratings

The ratings are in, and both AEW Dynamite and WWE NXT dropped in ratings and viewership from last week's numbers. Both shows faced more competition than usual as a third contender entered the Wednesday Night Ratings Wars: the vice presidential debate between Kamala Harris and Mike Pence. Cable news filled the entire top ten cable […]

Chris Jericho Gets Heat for a MAGA Support COVID Super Spreading

Chris Jericho Gets Heat for a MAGA Support, COVID Super Spreading

AEW star Chris Jericho found himself in the Twitter doghouse Wednesday ahead of a 30 Years of Chris Jericho celebration set to air on AEW Dynamite. It all started when seating-obsessed dirt sheet Bleacher Report posted a Twitter call for people's favorite Jericho career highlights, prompting one snarky fan to respond, "Performing at the COVID […]

WWE Raw Drops Below 1.7 Million Viewers and Out of Top 5 Cable Shows

WWE Raw Drops Below 1.7 Million Viewers and Out of Top 5 Cable Shows

WWE Monday Night Raw, faced with stiff competition in the world of sports and entertainment, dropped in both viewership and 18-49 demographic this week. According to Showbuzz Daily's Top 150 rankings, Raw came in sixth place for its first hour, also taking the seventh and eighth places in the charts. It's the second-lowest viewership for […]

MLW Plans Opera Cup Tournament for TV Return This Fall

MLW Plans Opera Cup Tournament for TV Return This Fall

Major League Wrestling (MLW) is set to return this Fall, and the company has just announced what it plans to do first: bring back the Opera Cup again. In a press release, MLW announced the return of the Opera Cup in a press release. The company recently announced a new streaming deal with Fubo Sports […]

WWEs Miz and Maryse to Host New Game Show Brawl in the Family

WWE's Miz and Maryse to Host New Game Show, Brawl in the Family

Though an official announcement with more details is on the way tomorrow, a panel description for a WWE panel Wednesday afternoon for The Female Quotient at Advertising Week reveals that WWE start The Miz and Maryse will host a new game show called Brawl in the Family, billed as "a hilariously action-packed family competition full of […]

Smackdown Ratings Drop Due to NBA Finals Trump Coronavirus Angle

Smackdown Ratings Drop Due to NBA Finals, Trump Coronavirus Angle

With the eyes of America glued to the television to watch the ongoing trainwreck at the coronavirus hot spot known as The White House, and with the NBA finals happening besides, Smackdown dropped slightly in ratings and viewership but, under the circumstances, actually performed pretty well and managed to keep viewership above 2 million people. […]

AEW Dynamite Once Again Beats WWE NXT in the Ratings

AEW Dynamite Once Again Beats WWE NXT in the Ratings

AEW Dynamite has once again walked away with a victory in the Wednesday Night Ratings Wars. Dynamite took the 12th spot for the night in the top 150 cable shows, according to Showbuzz Daily's charts, while NXT came in at number 50. Both shows fell in the rankings for the night despite increasing in both […]

Raw Ratings This Week Prove Retribution Successful in Ruining WWE

Raw Ratings This Week Prove Retribution Successful in Ruining WWE

It looks like Retribution is successful in its mission of destroying WWE after all. Since the debut of the Thunderdome, every episode of Monday Night Raw has heavily featured Retribution. Every episode has lost a significant number of viewers, culminating in last week's Thunderdome Era low point for the episode in which we Retribution debuted […]

Rob Van Dam Done with Impact Wrestling Buried on the Way Out

Rob Van Dam Done with Impact Wrestling; Buried on the Way Out?

Rob Van Dam and Katie Forbes have left Impact Wrestling following the conclusion of their program with Sami Callahan on last week's episode of Impact. Rumors started up over the weekend after people noticed Van Dam and Forbes were no longer listed on the Impact website's roster page, but PWInsider's Mike Johnson confirmed the news […]

Dwayne The Rock Johnson to Appear on Impact Wrestling

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to Appear on Impact Wrestling

What's Dave "The Stone" Johnston doing in the Impact Zone?! If only good old Don West were still around, he'd be shouting that question at this latest news report, which reveals that WWE star Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be making an appearance on Impact Wrestling in the near future. It seems that The Rock […]

AEW Dynamite Beats WWE NXT in Ratings Retributions T-Bar Responds

AEW Dynamite Beats WWE NXT in Ratings; Retribution's T-Bar Responds

AEW Dynamite once again handily defeated WWE NXT in the Wednesday Night Ratings Wars, as NXT failed to even beat the 12:45 AM airing of Late Night Dynamite on Tuesday in the 18-49 demographic and struggled to top it in viewers. However, just as AEW fans were feeling cocky, T-Bar, the leader off WWE's hot […]