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Genius Live Audience Idea Leads WWE Raw to #1 Ratings Victory

Proving once again that Vince McMahon truly is a genius, the WWE Chairman's idea to use NXT developmental wrestlers as the audience for Monday's episode of Raw led WWE's flagship show to yet another ratings victory. Even without the Ratings King of Friday Nights, Baron Corbin, WWE pulled off a number one victory in the […]

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Matt Riddle Call-Up, Britt Baker's Boyfriend and Hangman Page's Offer

Howdy, folks. Let's take a quick trip around the world of wrestling dirt sheets for a look at some of the wrestling news being talked about today. We've got news on Matt Riddle heading to the main roster, Drew Gulak returning to Smackdown, Britt Baker's boyfriend appearing at an AEW event, and who can eat […]

Rey Mysterio is set to announce his "retirement" on WWE Raw next Monday.

Rey Mysterio "Retirement" Ceremony Set for WWE Raw Next Week

After a historic career spanning three decades, WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio is set to announce his retirement on next week's episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. Mysterio was last seen on WWE programming two weeks ago during a match between himself and Aleister Black vs. Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy. Rollins, who was near-catatonic for […]

Being the Elite, Total Divas Video Game, and the Return of WCW?!

Being the Elite, Total Divas Video Game, and WCW Returns?!?

Before we leave you to eat large quantities of grilled meat products and fall asleep during the first hour of WWE Monday Night Raw, here's a few pro wrestling stories making the dirt sheet rounds this fine Memorial Day. Being the Elite #205 is out, titled "Stadium Stampede". The episode features an appearance by Marty […]

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Report: WWE to Use Wrestlers for Crowd Noise on Raw Tonight

WWE is taking a cue from rival AEW and using wrestlers as the audience for tonight's episode of Raw, according to the latest dirt sheet rumors. Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com reports (and Mike Johnson of PWInsider independently confirms) that WWE is using developmental wrestlers from their NXT brand to sit in the audience and […]

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Bautista Shoots on Donald Trump: How the @#$% Are You President?

Former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista is currently involved in an all-time epic feud with fellow WWE Hall-of-Famer President Donald Trump. Bleeding Cool has been closely following and reporting on that feud as part of our sacred journalistic duty.* In the latest installment, Bautista took to Twitter to cut a promo on the President for the […]

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 […]

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Kurt Angle Returns to WWE as Special Referee on Next Week's NXT

It looks like cost-cutting during the pandemic is less important than trying to spike a rating for NXT, as WWE has announced the return of Kurt Angle to act as a special referee in the match between Matt Riddle and Timothy Thatcher next week. Angle was one of the dozens of WWE workers laid off […]

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AEW Double or Nothing: Latest Update on Sting Possibly Appearing

With AEW Double or Nothing happening tonight on PPV, and news that Sting is no longer under WWE contract, there's been a lot of speculation over whether The Stinger could appear. The news of Sting's free-agent status broke earlier this month when Mattel canceled a planned Sting action figure because Sting no longer has a […]

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NJPW, Stardom Wrestler Hana Kimura Passes Away, Age 22

Hana Kimura, one of the brightest Japanese pro wrestlers and cast member of the Netflix show Terrace House, has died at the age of 22. Kimura had recently been the target for a slew of online bullying and harassment. In her social media feeds late Friday night, Kimura had posted via Twitter: "Thank you to […]

Vince McMahon Refused to Talk to Matt Hardy Before He Left WWE

Vince McMahon Refused to Talk to Matt Hardy Before He Left WWE

Before Matt Hardy was willing to sign a new contract with WWE in 2019, all he wanted was to have a conversation with Vince McMahon about his creative direction. However, though the company offered Hardy more and more money, a conversation with Vince was apparently not on the table. In an interview with the New […]

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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. […]

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Seth Rollins Shocked by Jim Cornette's Words on Becky Lynch Pregnancy

Former WWE Champion Seth Rollins has apparently been living under a rock for the last decade because the Monday Night Messiah was "caught off guard" by comments Jim Cornette made on the pregnancy of his fiance, Becky Lynch. Lynch announced her pregnancy earlier this month on an episode of Monday Night Raw, temporarily, or maybe […]

Kane Brings Hellfire and Brimstone to Pandemic Lockdown on Fox News

Kane Brings Hellfire and Brimstone to Pandemic Lockdown on Fox News

Knox County, Tennessee Mayor Glenn Jacobs, better known by his WWE ring name Kane, has finally shared his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. The Libertarian mayor, who received endorsements during his campaign from both Senator Rand Paul and The Undertaker, lashed out at government overreach in an interview with Fox News. Kane fears that […]


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 […]

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AEW Cheats Way to Wednesday Ratings Victory Over NXT

Folks, The Chadster was about ready to break down into tears today when I saw the Wednesday night cable ratings showing AEW not only beating NXT but knocking them out of the 50 as well. AEW's demographic rating and viewership were both up for the night, while NXT was down in both categories, resulting in […]

Dark Side of the Ring Video Extra: Owen Hart and His Notorious Ribs

Vice TV's Dark Side of the Ring ended its second season run with one of its most heartbreaking and controversial topics: the shocking death of Owen Hart. A member of professional wrestling's famed Hart family, Owen fell to his death at then-WWF's pay-per-view event Over the Edge. In the guise of the Blue Blazer, Owen […]

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 […]

Marty Jannetty Reconsiders No Sex with Daughters Policy

Marty Jannetty Reconsiders No Sex with Daughters Policy

Former 1980s WWE Superstar Marty Jannetty is best known for the time he cowardly attempted to escape his former tag team partner Shawn Michaels by jumping through the barbershop window. Still, more recently, it's Jannetty's Facebook exploits, not his in-ring ones, that get all the attention. Jannetty, who was once offered $150,000 to star in […]