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In an exciting development for WWE fans, SmackDown is going live — and moving to 8pm Tuesday nights — on USA Network starting July 19. And if that weren’t enough, the sports entertainment juggernaut announced the blue brand will feature a distinct roster, storylines and dedicated writing team. This isn’t the first time when WWE made Raw and SmackDown their own separate entities. A similar decision came in 2002 regarding a draft and brand extension. However, the fact that the two shows are going to be on USA Network — and live — helps raise the profile of SmackDown immensely. It’s also … Continue reading
Although newer USA Network series like Mr. Robot have grabbed more of the spotlight over the years, Royal Pains has steadily been a tried-and-true audience favorite for the channel. The drama series begins its eighth and final season this month. “It’s with great sadness, but even greater thankfulness, that we prepare for our final summer sunsets as Royal Pains comes to an end,” said co-creator and executive producer Andrew Lenchewski and executive producer Michael Rauch in a release. USA says that the final season, along with featuring the show’s 100th episode midway through, will explore pivotal life decisions for everyone … Continue reading
There is never a good time for injury when you are a WWE superstar, but Neville’s recent setback was especially frustrating for hm. “The Man Gravity Forgot” was set to be a part of WrestleMania 32 before fracturing his ankle in a match on Raw against Chris Jericho. This put him out of the company’s biggest show of the year. Considering how much worse the prognosis could be, Neville looks at the bright side. “It’s going to be about three months,” he said. “I broke my ankle in two places, but fortunately it was a clean break. The bone remained in … Continue reading
Paul “Triple H” Levesque is the WWE World heavyweight champion and heading into a big main event Sunday against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 32. However, it’s easy to see the legendary performer is just as excited for NXT TakeOver: Dallas 10 p.m. ET Friday, April 1 on WWE Network from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The executive vice president, talent, live events and creative will watch in awe, along with other rabid fans, as the developmental brand takes center stage. The NXT live network specials have a track record for raising the bar. Levesque is expecting much of the … Continue reading
WWE is pulling out all the stops to make WrestleMania 32 the biggest in its “show of shows” history. Since 1985’s inaugural event, raising the bar has always been the mindset heading into the Super Bowl of sports entertainment. However, Vince McMahon and company are especially motivated this year by the potential to break an indoor attendance record at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “While I can’t give away any specifics, if you think Vince McMahon isn’t putting together the most loaded, spectacular, surprising card that we have ever had, then you have another thing coming,” says McMahon’s daughter Stephanie, … Continue reading
Chris Jericho and AJ Styles are rivals, days away from WrestleMania 32. Gearing up for the premiere WWE event they share a similar method of training and preparation. The two are firm believers in DDP Yoga, created by veteran superstar Diamond Dallas Page. The former world champion has changed the lives of many within pro wrestling and outside of it through his all-inclusive health and fitness system. The DDP Yoga brand has grown exponentially in past years with diverse workouts, eating plans and a full line of products, as well as appearances on Shark Tank and The Doctors. The master of … Continue reading
Sasha Bank’s first taste of WrestleMania as a performer was being a relative extra during Triple H’s “King of Kings” entrance two years ago. Now “The Bo$$” of WWE is days away from competing for the Divas championship in front of the biggest audience of her career. The 24-year-old is banking on stealing the show with Becky Lynch and title holder Charlotte at WrestleMania 32 — in front of a record-setting crowd Sunday, April 3, at 7/6 CT on pay-per-view and WWE Network. Even after the official announcement was made, it took some time for Banks to believe the match would … Continue reading
The 2016 NASCAR Xfinity Series season starts at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, Feb. 20, with the Powershares QQQ 300 on FS1. The new playoff elimination system for the Xfinity Series will determine this season’s champion. Twelve drivers will be eligible for the seven-race, three-round Xfinity Series Chase which begins Sept. 24 at Kentucky Speedway. FS1 and FOX air the first half of the Xfinity Series season, with NBCSN and NBC airing the second half. Due to the Summer Olympics, CNBC and USA Network air three races in August. 2016 NASCAR XFINITY SERIES TV SCHEDULE Schedule subject to change. Date/Race/Track/TV Network/Race Start Time (ET) … Continue reading
NASCAR Sprint Cup 2016 TV schedule on FOX Sports and NBC Sports Schedule subject to change. Date/Race/Track/TV Network/Race Start Time (ET) Feb. 13 Sprint Unlimited/Daytona International Speedway FOX 8pm Feb. 14 Daytona 500 Qualifying/Daytona International Speedway FOX 1pm Feb. 18 Can-Am Duels/Daytona International Speedway FS1 7pm Feb. 21 Daytona 500/Daytona International Speedway FOX 1pm Feb. 28 Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500/Atlanta Motor Speedway FOX 1pm March 6 Kobalt 400/Las Vegas Motor Speedway FOX 3:30pm March 13 Good Sam 500/Phoenix International Raceway FOX 3:30pm March 20 Auto Club 400/Auto Club Speedway FOX 3:30pm April 3 STP 500/Martinsville Speedway FS1 1pm April 9 … Continue reading
Athletic and innovative cruiserweights from around the world will take center stage in one of WWE’s most ambitious projects to date. The WWE Network’s Global Cruiserweight Series will premiere Wednesday, July 13 at 9/8CT. Viewers will look on as 32 participants test their skills against fellow emerging stars in a 10-week tournament from Full Sail University in Orlando. Only one can lay claim to being called the best cruiserweight in the world. The concept is yet another way Paul “Triple H” Levesque and the WWE is thinking outside the box — perhaps like never before. Levesque — the WWE’s executive vice president of talent, live … Continue reading