Goldberg stars in the final Raw before the Royal Rumble. From Cleveland.
WWE Superstar Eduardo Gory Guerrero, better known in the wrestling world simply as Eddie, was found dead Sunday morning in his hotel room in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Guerrero, a former WWE champion and a regular mainstay on UPN's Friday Night SmackDown!, was in town to compete in a championship match for a taped WWE Supershow, slated to air on television later this week. He was 38.
After failing to respond to a 7 a.m. wake-up call, hotel security at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center accompanied Eddie's nephew and fellow WWE performer Chavo Guerrero Jr. in trying to establish contact with Eddie. Following a series of unsuccessful phone calls and knocks on his hotel room door, they finally forced their way into the room, only to find Eddie's body lying on the floor.
Upon initial investigation, police stated that there were no apparent signs of foul play and ...Read more
Sci Fi Channel is getting into the ring with wrestling.
The cable network is following its NBC Universal sibling USA Network into a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment for a weekly series devoted to a WWE spin-off league, Extreme Championship Wrestling.
Beginning June 13, the yet-to-be-titled series will air at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on the network through the rest of the summer. Bonnie Hammer, president of USA and Sci Fi, hopes the latter channel gets the same ratings lift that USA has gotten from WWE's Raw.
"This is going to be a great summer series for us," Hammer said.
She cited research documenting an overlap among Sci Fi's viewers and WWE fans. "It's a huge duplication," she said. "Close to 50 percent who watch Raw watch Sci Fi as well."
As for how a wrestling franchise fits within the parameters of the Sci Fi brand, Hammer ...Read more
Since 1993 WWE Monday Night Raw has been the dominant weekly wrestling show on cable television. Since 2016 Raw features a unique roster of superstars, compared to its Tuesday night counterpart Smackdown Live.
Universal Champion: Kevin Owens
United States Champion: Roman Reigns
Women's Champion: Charlotte Flair
Tag Team Champions: The New Day