IMPACT Wrestling released a classic moment showing Kurt Angle’s iconic moonsault off the top of a cage at Lockdown 2010.
WWE’s ratings for RAW dropped. The go home edition for RAW before Backlash drew 3,066,000 viewers while the post Backlash episode drew 2,689,000 viewers.
WWE being in the middle of TV Negotiations and having their ratings drop is not a good thing.
E! GREENLIGHTS ANOTHER TWO SEASONS OF “TOTAL DIVAS”
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 7, 2018 – E! and WWE®’s fan-favorite TV series “Total Divas®” has been greenlit for seasons eight and nine. Later this fall, season eight will debut with a few familiar faces and even a blast from the past as the series follows several powerful and inspiring female WWE Superstars and gives viewers an exclusive glimpse inside their professional careers and the challenges of their everyday lives.
“We are thrilled to have celebrated the 100thepisode of this popular franchise and are grateful to announce two additional seasons,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, E!’s Executive Vice President of Development and Production. “The series will continue to give a rare glimpse at a beloved cast of strong, diverse women whose big personalities, unique relationships and aspirational lifestyles have proven to resonate with our audience.”
Season 7 of Total Divas delivered 884k Total Viewers and 547k P18-49 and ranked among the Top 5 original programs on Wednesdays in Primetime (8-11pm) across ad-supported cable among key demo W18-34.*
“Total Divas” is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein, Russell Jay and Farnaz Farjam Chazan are Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Kevin Dunn is Executive Producer for WWE. Nikki Bella serves as a Co-Executive Producer. For more information on “Total Divas” please visit: http://www.eonline.com/shows/total_divas
In addition, the third season of the popular spin-off series “Total Bellas” starring WWE Superstars Brie Bella® and Nikki Bella® will premiere Sunday, May 20 at 9pm ET/PT.
Ratings Source: *Source: Nielsen, L3, premieres only, ranks are based on an avg. weekly ranking during its run and excludes sports, kids programming and specials. Median Age/ Gender Skew is P2+.
PWInsider.com is reporting that IMPACT Wrestling’s audience has dropped to 299,000, down from 308,000.
Here are the last 5 weeks of ratings per PWInsider:
It’s not true.
Earlier this morning, we published a story about
@fightbobby being released from @wwe. We published the story based on old news and have since retracted and deleted the story. We are working to vet our information better.
WWE has come to terms on the release of Bobby Lashley as of today. We wish Bobby the best in all future endeavors.
Bobby Lashley returned to the company about a month ago and has now been released. We will let you know when details are made available.
IMPACT Wrestling’s streaming network released it’s “Classic Moment” with Cody Rhodes’ IMPACT Wrestling debut.
AroLucha has released a series of videos filmed from a live event showcasing highlight of matches. You can check out James Storm vs. MVP vs. Low Ki above or click here to check out their Youtube Channel for the rest of the videos.
In related news, PWInsider.com is reporting that AroLucha is set to have another set of TV Tapings in June. MultiMediaMouth.com reached out to AroLucha and was informed that the event that PWInsider is talking about is not a TV taping but a house show taking place in Nashville.
In my interview with AroLucha CEO Jason Brown, Brown made it clear that the next move for the company would not be a full-blown TV taping but instead a house show or two. Brown also stated that AroLucha plans to have a set of tapings toward the 3rd and 4th quarter.
Tickets will be $25. We will update you on where you can purchase tickets when the information is available.
SHOWTIME® ANNOUNCES RAW AND REVEALING DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING SPORTSCASTER MAURO RANALLO AND HIS LIFELONG BATTLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
BIPOLAR ROCK ‘N ROLLER Premieres During Mental Health Awareness Month On Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME
NEW YORK – April 30, 2018 – Prolific combat sports broadcaster Mauro Ranallo and his lifelong battle with mental illness are the subject of a new documentary film from SHOWTIME Sports®. BIPOLAR ROCK ‘N ROLLER – named for the moniker Ranallo gave himself as a broadcast personality and DJ in the early 90’s – will premiere on SHOWTIME during Mental Health Awareness Month on Friday, May 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Ranallo has Bipolar Affective Disorder, a condition afflicting nearly five percent of the U.S. population according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI.org). As a national sportscaster for preeminent boxing, mixed martial arts and WWE events, Ranallo has long been an advocate for ending the stigma of mental illness. Now, for the first time, he exposes the true extent of his daily struggle. Through extensive behind-the-scenes video footage, candid personal interviews and detailed accounts from his loved ones and doctors, BIPOLAR ROCK ‘N ROLLER takes an unflinching look at mental illness and its effects.
The film explores Ranallo’s career, including his work on the two biggest pay-per-view events in television history, and his relentless pursuit of a childhood dream despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Through this deeply personal portrait, Ranallo hopes that the film might inspire others to persevere in pursuing their dreams despite the challenges of a mental health condition.
“I have always tried to do my part to bring awareness to mental health issues,” said Ranallo. “Over the last several years, I allowed my best friend, Haris (Usanovic), to film me at my lowest points as well as at my highest. The idea is simply to show others who suffer that they are not alone and that, even when the outlook is bleak, you can overcome and achieve success. Mental illness is a life sentence—there is no cure—but it doesn’t have to be a death sentence.”
“Through BIPOLAR ROCK ‘N ROLLER, Mauro Ranallo has chosen to share not only his life’s dreams, but his nightmares as well,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming for Showtime Networks Inc. “Having reached the pinnacle of his profession, Mauro bravely turns his keen observational skills inward to examine his own life-long battle. The result is a raw, poignant and ultimately inspirational film that personifies Mauro’s courage and selflessness.”
Ranallo is a popular fixture on today’s combat sports scenes. In a career that has spanned more than 30 years, he has called everything from “All-Star Wrestling,” a Canadian professional wrestling outfit, to historic MMA events for PRIDE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS out of Japan, to WWE SmackDown Live on USA Network, to many of the biggest boxing events in the world for SHOWTIME Sports. Ranallo was the first broadcaster to call play-by-play on boxing, kickboxing, MMA and professional wrestling events on national television.
Today, Ranallo is the voice of three prominent nationally televised series: SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, WWE’s weekly show NXT on WWE Network, andBELLATOR MMA on Paramount Network. Perhaps best known for his dramatic, excitable style, Ranallo is a student of the English language. He has already made a lasting mark on the industry having called the two biggest pay-per-view events in television history: Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao (May 2015, international telecast); and Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor (Aug. 2017, SHOWTIME PPV®).
BIPOLAR ROCK ‘N ROLLER is produced by Brian Dailey, the network’s Vice President, Sports Digital Content and Strategy, and MALKA MEDIA GROUP. Directed by first-time filmmaker Haris Usanovic, the film is executive produced by Stephen Espinoza and SHOWTIME Sports.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network’s authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation™ Vue, Amazon Channels and FuboTV. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.
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John Cena and Nikki Bella reportedly filmed their breakup. The WWE power couple announced their break up a few weeks ago, and Entertainment Tonight is reporting that they filmed it for their reality series, Total Bellas.