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Baron Corbin is the Ratings King of Friday Nights

Who Knows What's Going On Inside WWE Star Baron Corbin's Smoker?

WWE superstar Baron Corbin, the Ratings King of Friday Nights, has taken to Twitter to give fans another sneak peek at what he's cooking this weekend. King Corbin posted a video of his Big Green Egg smoker grill, but what exactly is inside the smoker is a mystery to be revealed at a later date. […]

Baron Corbin is the Ratings King of Friday Nights

Smackdown Viewership Down in Absence of Baron Corbin

After smartly sending Baron Corbin to Raw as part of the cross-brand invitational and scoring a first-place ratings victory, WWE screwed the pooch by not having King Corbin appear on this week's episode of a Smackdown. Predictably, without Corbin's ratings-drawing presence, Smackdown viewership fell slightly from last week, according to the overnight ratings from ShowBuzz […]

WWE chairman Vince McMahon at the Wrestlemania Press Conference in New York's Hard Rock Cafe on March 26, 2008. Editorial credit: George Koroneos / Shutterstock.com

WWE Discloses Lapel Pins Made From African Conflict Minerals

WWE has publicized an SEC filing disclosing that some of the materials used to make their foam fingers and other arena merchandise were made from resources that could have been mined in war zones in and around the Democratic Republic of Congo, the sale of which is used to perpetuate armed conflict in the area. […]

**MUST SEE** THE CONCLUSION TO THE STREET FIGHT FOR THE AGES | AEW DYNAMITE 5/6/20, JACKSONVILLE, FL

WWE, AEW, Impact Affected by Extended International Travel Bans

American pro wrestling organizations will continue to have to deal with talent North and South of the border being unable to compete due to international travel bans. Both Mexico and Canada have extended their travel bans, preventing talent who either live or are stating in the countries from appearing on U.S. wrestling shows for the […]

Drake Maverick Keeps Career Alive, Will Fight in 3-Way Next Week

Drake Maverick Keeps Career Alive, Will Have a 3-Way Next Week

Drake Maverick's career is still alive following an upset victory against Kushida on last night's episode of NXT. Maverick's victory puts the standings of the NXT Interim Cruiserweight Tournament into a three-way tie, with Maverick, Kushida, and Jake Atlas all sporting 2-1 records. The three will meet in a triple threat match next week to […]

Shad Gaspard (left) and JTG (right) as Cryme Tyme, photo by RajOMac / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

WWE Superstar, Wrestler Shad Gaspard Passes Away, Age 39

In a sad but inevitable end to the story that began on Sunday, the body of former WWE star Shad Gaspard was found and identified by LAPD early Wednesday morning, according to a report from local news station KTLA5. Gaspard, 39 years old, was caught in a riptide while swimming in the ocean with his […]

RAW Women's Champion Asuka takes the mic, courtesy of WWE.

WWE RAW Review: Well-Deserved Spotlight Shines on Women's Division

This week's Monday Night RAW opened with a lovely video package featuring Becky Lynch's pregnancy announcement from last Monday. It was a sweet way to open the show and to remind fans that Lynch might be gone for the moment, but her influence is still very much there. Edge and Randy Orton kicked things off […]

FULL-LENGTH MATCH - Raw - Bret Hart & British Bulldog vs. Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart, courtesy of WWE.

Tensions Flare Between Harts, WWE Ahead of Owen Hart Documentary

If you thought that dredging up the death of Owen Hart, one of the biggest open, seeping wounds of the wrestling industry second perhaps only to the Chris Benoit murder/suicide, was going to be a peaceful and cathartic examination of a 21-year-old tragedy where everyone is finally able to put the past behind them and […]

HBO's John Oliver Shoots on WWE for Filming During Pandemic

HBO Late-Night Host John Oliver Shoots on WWE for Pandemic Filming

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver is back at it again, shooting on WWE for continuing to film wrestling shows during the pandemic. Oliver blasted the company for its decision to film shows under an "essential" designation in Florida, a designation obtained the same day that a super Pac controlled by Linda McMahon pledged to […]

Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme Caught in Ocean Riptide, Now Missing

Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme Caught in Ocean Riptide, Now Missing

In absolutely terrible news, former WWE star Shad Gaspard, one half of the tag team Cryme Tyme with partner JTG, has gone missing after he, his 10-year-old son, and several other swimmers were reportedly caught in a riptide while swimming in the ocean at Venice Beach, California on Sunday. TMZ reports the news, which thankfully […]

Baron Corbin is the Ratings King of Friday Nights

Baron Corbin Carries Smackdown to Second Week of Higher Ratings

Thanks to an incredible wrestling clinic put on by Baron Corbin and Elias in the first hour of WWE Smackdown, WWE saw its second straight week of rating increases. According to Showbuzz Daily, Smackdown scored a .5 rating in the 18-49 demographic for its first hour, only to see the rating rise to a .6 […]

Elias vs. King Corbin – Intercontinental Championship Tournament: SmackDown, May 15, 2020

Looks Like Nobody Wants to Go to Baron Corbin's Cookout

It's a sad day for the reign of WWE star Baron Corbin. King Corbin took to Twitter Sunday to announce plans to cook chicken on the grill, but unlike fellow WWE star Renee Young, none of his colleagues have chimed in to ask for a taste of his cooking. Despite the disappointing response from fellow […]

Rob Gronkowski is the Bruno Sammartino of WWE 24/7 Championship

Rob Gronkowski is the Bruno Sammartino of WWE 24/7 Championship

In an age where championship reigns in WWE rarely last longer than a few months, with a year considered a long time, one WWE champion stands out as having the kind of longevity not seen in the business for decades: WWE 24/7 Champion Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski's run with the 24/7 Championship has been impressive by […]

The brackets for the WWE Intercontinental Championship tournament on Smackdown.

Elias, Daniel Bryan Advance in WWE Intercontinental Title Tournament

Two lucky WWE Superstars advanced in a tournament last night to come closer to winning the prestigious Intercontinental Championship on WWE Friday Night Smackdown. WWE announced the tournament earlier this week after stripping the title from Sami Zayn, who has chosen to take WWE up on their generous offer of staying home during the pandemic. […]

Tyson Fury calls out Drew McInyre on Instagram Live... we're pretty sure.

Tyson Fury Wants to Fight Drew McIntyre So He Compliments His Body

Boxing champion Tyson Fury has responded to Drew McIntyre's attempts to instigate a match with the one-time WWE star. In a new video taken from Instagram Live and posted by WWE on BTSport's official Twitter account, Fury had some fighting words… but also some loving words… for the WWE Champion. Unfortunately, it's difficult to understand […]

WWE chairman Vince McMahon at the Wrestlemania Press Conference in New York's Hard Rock Cafe on March 26, 2008. Editorial credit: George Koroneos / Shutterstock.com

Quarantine Be Damned, Vince McMahon Wants Live Crowd for SummerSlam

Could we be gearing up for a rematch between WWE's Vince McMahon and one of his greatest opponents, God, at WWE SummerSlam? Most people would view the current coronavirus pandemic as a situation that, while very sad and unfortunate, is outside of our ability to control, at least when it comes to when it will […]

The Undertaker Chokeslams Sami Zayn to hell: SmackDown LIVE, Sept. 10, 2019

WWE Wrestlers Reportedly Afraid to Stay Home Like Sami Zayn Did

Sami Zayn was stripped of his WWE Intercontinental Championship this week for deciding not to wrestle during the coronavirus pandemic, and it's not a good thing for WWE backstage morale. Zayn was stripped of the title and a tournament announced to crown a new champion Wednesday, as he could not defend the title due to […]

Becky Lynch presents the WWE Raw Women's Championship to Asuka.

Becky Lynch Might Not Come Back to WWE After Having Baby

WWE star Becky Lynch may not come back after having her baby, according to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Lynch announced her pregnancy and gave up the Raw Women's Championship last Monday on WWE Raw after not wrestling for over a month. Asuka was crowned the new Raw Women's Champion by virtue […]

Kansas City, Missouri – November 17, 2018: R & B group TLC performs at the Star Pavillion at the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City, Missouri. (Myzz Frantastic / Shutterstock.com)

TLC's Chilli Wants a WWE Diva Match, Mark Henry Wants to Book It

Rozonda Thomas, better known as Chilli of the 1990s girl group TLC, is a longtime pro wrestling fan, and now she's looking to switch careers and prove herself in the ring. Chilli responded to a fan on Twitter requesting that she sing America the Beautiful at WrestleMania to say that she wants to do more […]

CM Punk on Backstage, courtesy of WWE.

WWE Ratings Show CM Punk Bigger Tuesday Draw Than Hulk Hogan

Hulkamania may have been running wild in the 1980s and 1990s, but in 2020, it's all about the Punkbronies, the colloquial term for hardcore fans of disgraced MMA fighter CM Punk. That's right, as you've probably just noticed and audibly groaned about, my delightful colleague Chad is out sick today (a voice in my headset […]