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WWE SmackDown Loses to Shark Tank in Friday Night Ratings

WWE SmackDown Loses to Shark Tank in Friday Night Ratings

WWE SmackDown's ratings fell last night, resulting in a loss to Shark Tank on ABC for its first hour and a tie for the second hour with 20/20. Smackdown was ranked second for the night in the 18-49 demographic while the show drew less overall viewership than any other network except for the CW, leading […]

Has Vince McMahon Given Up on NXT Ever Beating AEW

Has Vince McMahon Given Up on NXT Ever Beating AEW?

A little over a year ago, WWE moved NXT to the USA Network and expanded it to two hours with one purpose in mind: destroying upstart wrestling league AEW and their new show on TNT, Dynamite It's impossible to know what WWE was thinking before the shows first went head-to-head, but after the first episode[...]

Bret Hart Credits Bill Goldberg for His WWE Returns in 2005 and 2009

Bret Hart Credits Bill Goldberg for His WWE Returns in 2005 and 2009

Bret Hart is widely considered to be one of the best wrestlers to ever step foot in the squared circle, but his career was ended prematurely by a kick to the head by Bill Goldberg. It's been over 20 years since Starrcade 1999 when the fateful kick occurred, so Bret has probably let go of […]

WWE Celebrates 30 Days of the Deadman with 5 Days of The Undertaker

WWE Celebrates 30 Days of the Deadman with 5 Days of The Undertaker

In a startling admission that they don't even know how to count, WWE has announced a new initiative on the WWE Network called "30 Days of the Deadman" which will consist of 5 days of special programming about The Undertaker. Hoping to capitalize on the success of The Last Ride documentary that led to The […]

Science Proves People Stopped Watching WWE Because It Sucks

Science Proves People Stopped Watching WWE Because It Sucks

Using new data from a poll commissioned by them and conducted by YouGov, Variety has released a new article lat week using lots of math, science, and fancy statistics to prove what everyone already knew: the reason people have stopped watching WWE over the past twenty years is that WWE has sucked. The article, written […]

WWE SmackDown Loses 375000 Viewers as ThunderDome Bubble Bursts

WWE SmackDown Loses 375,000 Viewers as ThunderDome Bubble Bursts

If a thousand LED screens with fans on them made the ratings go up, the next step is introduce two thousand LED screens If turning Roman Reigns heel brought in more viewers, now it's time to turn him back face again If they send one of ours to the hospital, we send one of theirs[...]

Melina Perez Returning to WWE Within Next Week: Report

Melina Perez Returning to WWE Within Next Week: Report

Former WWE star Melina Perez has signed with the company and will make a return within the next week, according to PWInsider. Working under the single name Melina from 2004-2011 in WWE, Perez is a five-time women's champion and was regarded as an incredible in-ring talent, especially as a woman in the Divas era of […]

Who is the SmackDown Mystery Woman An Investigative Report Listicle

Who is the SmackDown Mystery Woman? An Investigative Report Listicle

For the past two weeks on WWE SmackDown, WWE has been teasing the debut, or perhaps re-debut, of a mystery woman. Two weeks ago, we saw a video promo focusing on her feet. Yesterday, we saw another video, this time starting with her feet, but then showing her getting dressed, giving us a shot of […]

Higher Power: Is Demi Burnett the Leader of WWEs Retribution Stable

Higher Power: Is Demi Burnett the Leader of WWE's Retribution Stable?

There's been a lot of speculation about what WWE is planning to do with Retribution, the non-political Antifa-like stable of anarchists in black hoodies who have been terrorizing WWE Raw and Smackdown for the past month. Who are the members of this stable? Who are its leaders? Seth Rollins has been a suspect, along with […]

WWE Payback Results: Banks and Bayley vs Baszler and Jax for the Gold

WWE Payback Results: Banks and Bayley vs Baszler and Jax for the Gold

Well, that wasn't a very good showing for "The Ratings King of Friday Nights," was it? Poor King Corbin. But the world continues to spin, and WWE Payback continues as well. And so does Bleeding Cool's live coverage. And so does my drinkings. Captain Morgan and Dr. Pepper. Try it! If you like rum and […]

WWE Payback Results: King Corbin Loses His Crown to Matt Riddle

WWE Payback Results: King Corbin Loses His Crown to Matt Riddle

The third match of WWE Payback pay-per-view event came fast on the heels of the Big E versus Sheamus fight, with the former taking home the victory against the Celtic Warrior. With King Corbin continuously taunting one of the newest additions to SmackDown, Matt Riddle had the most to gain in this match against his […]

WWE Payback Results: Big Es Singles Push Runs Through Sheamus

WWE Payback Results: Big E's Singles Push Runs Through Sheamus

Bleeding Cool's live coverage of WWE Payback continues. We've already got a new Intercontinental Champion tonight (see Chelsy's report on the first match between Apollo Crews and Bobby Lashley for details). I've been drinking Captain Morgan and Dr. Pepper since 6 PM. It's shaping up to be a pretty good night here on WWE Payback. […]

WWE Payback Results: Kickoff Show &#8211 Iiconics vs. Riott Squad

WWE Payback Results: Kickoff Show – Iiconics vs. Riott Squad

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's live coverage of WWE Payback. I'm Jude Terror, and maybe I'll be the only one doing this tonight and maybe not. Who knows. Anything can happen in the Bleeding Cool Payback report! Actually, it all depends on whether Jeremy or Chelsy feel like recapping this nonsense with me. Captain Morgans and […]

Keith Lee Plans to Infringe on Randy Ortons Gimmick at WWE Payback

Keith Lee Plans to Infringe on Randy Orton's Gimmick at WWE Payback

WWE star Keith Lee appeared on WWE's The Bump podcast, where he had some words for Randy Orton ahead of their match at WWE Payback tonight. Lee will face Orton at the PPV after their match on Monday Night Raw, the same night Lee made his main roster debut, was interrupted by an angry Drew […]

Will Roman Reigns Old Teeth Join AEW Exclusive Shoot Interview

Will Roman Reigns' Old Teeth Join AEW? Exclusive Shoot Interview

With the shocking return of WWE star Roman Reigns at SummerSlam last night, it's all anybody in the wrestling world wants to talk about. But just as a major star returned last night, there was also an equally shocking departure. Of course, we're talking about Roman Reigns' old teeth, which were clearly replaced by new […]

WWE SummerSlam: Braun Strowman v The Fiend Roman Reigns Returns

WWE SummerSlam: Braun Strowman v The Fiend; Roman Reigns Returns

Well, SummerSlam is almost over, and so far, we haven't had that moment to pay off the tagline: "you'll never see it coming." Unless you count Drew McIntyre winning by a backslide. And if that was the surprise, well. I won't be happy. WWE SummerSlam Report Part 5 There's one more match for SummerSlam tonight, […]

WWE SummerSlam: Sasha Banks v Asuka Randy Orton v Drew McIntyre

WWE SummerSlam: Sasha Banks v Asuka, Randy Orton v Drew McIntyre

Bleeding Cool's live coverage of WWE SummerSlam continues. We've just finished watching two hardcore matches in a row. If you haven't been following along, you can scroll down to the bottom for links to the previous three parts of this SummerSlam report. The Women's Championship match is up next. WWE SummerSlam Report Part 4 After […]

WWE SummerSlam Goes Hardcore: Sonya v Mandy Mysterio v Rollins

WWE SummerSlam Goes Hardcore: Sonya v Mandy, Mysterio v Rollins

WWE SummerSlam continues. After a somewhat lackluster opening, the next hour of SummerSlam features two big grudge matches. Will things pick up? Let's find out. WWE SummerSlam Report Part 3 We see a video package and Michael Cole promotes Payback in two weeks. Then Corey Graves introduces a video package for Mandy Rose vs. Sonya […]

WWE SummerSlam: Bayley v Asuka Andrade and Garza v Street Profits

WWE SummerSlam: Bayley v Asuka, Andrade and Garza v Street Profits

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's ongoing WWE SummerSlam live coverage. The tagline of the show tonight is "You'll never see it coming." That's a bold claim from WWE, which traditionally has been extremely predictable over the last twenty years. Can they really pull off a surprise? And what is that surprise about? A swerve in the […]

WWE SummerSlam Kickoff Show: MVP vs. Apollo Crews Results

WWE SummerSlam Kickoff Show: MVP vs. Apollo Crews Results

Welcome to Bleeding Cool's live SummerSlam coverage. Usually, we have a couple of writers trading off articles, but it looks like I'll be doing this myself tonight. So instead of match-by-match articles, I'm going to submit hourly reports like I do for our weekly television show reports, except instead of publishing them the next morning, […]