USA PREMIERES ITS NEWEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES “WWE TOUGH ENOUGH” ON MONDAY, APRIL 4 AT 11/10C Hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, TOUGH ENOUGH Moves to its Regular Timeslot, Monday, April 11 at 8/7c Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and PSYCH Star James Roday to Guest Star USA Network unveils its new Monday night programming block with the premiere of WWE TOUGH ENOUGH, a non-scripted series in collaboration with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and Shed Media US. Hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin,Read More

Posted On February 17, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Miss USA To Compete On WWE’s “Tough Enough”

The USA Network issued a press release today announcing that Miss USA Rima Fakih will be a contestant on the upcoming season of Tough Enough. The press release is as follows: IS MISS USA™ “TOUGH ENOUGH®?” NEW YORK, NEW YORK – February 17, 2010 USA Network and WWE® announced today that Miss USA™, Rima Fakih will be one of the aspiring contestants on USA Network’s upcoming non-scripted series WWE TOUGH ENOUGH®. Fakih will be squaring off against a tough group of challengers vying for an once-in-a-lifetime shot to become aRead More

Posted On February 13, 2011By StaffIn News

JR Comments On Jerry Lawler, Tough Enough, Hall Of Fame, More

Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Below are the highlights: -Emailer…For any wrestling fan to begrudge Jerry Lawler of getting the opportunities that are coming his way that hopefully lead to his first ever Wrestlemania bout is senseless and embarrassing to even address. It’s beyond stupidity. King has been entertaining fans for 40 years and working in WWE for 18 years. If Jerry Lawler hasn’t earned his opportunity to perform at Wrestlemania then no one in WWE has. No one. -In today’s transitional marketplaceRead More

Posted On February 13, 2011By StaffIn News

Changes To The TV Airing Of The WWE Hall Of Fame Ceremony

This year’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is scheduled to air on Monday April 4th in the hour leading up to Raw beginning at 7:00 p.m. CT. The network is slated to have a four-hour block with the Hall of Fame ceremony, Raw, and the debut of the new version of Tough Enough airing that night. In the past the USA network would air the show the night before WrestleMania. With the switch the show is expected to do higher ratings with the airing on Monday.Read More

Posted On February 7, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

WWE Touts Booker T’s Addition To “Tough Enough” Cast

WWE® LEGEND BOOKER T JOINS “WWE® TOUGH ENOUGH” AS TRAINER WWE® Legend and former World Heavyweight Champion Booker T joins USA Network’s upcoming non-scripted series WWE TOUGH ENOUGH as a trainer. Booker T will train and counsel the contestants competing to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva. The appointment of Booker T follows the recent casting announcement of WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as series host. The non-scripted series will premiere Monday, April 4 at 11/10c, immediately following USA’s ratings juggernaut WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW®, andRead More

Posted On February 1, 2011By StaffIn News

USA Touts Ratings Success Of WWE Raw Each Monday

The following press release was issued earlier today: USA ORIGINALS LEAD WAY TO RATINGS WIN FAIRLY LEGAL #1 Scripted New Series Year-To-Date NEW YORK, NEW YORK – February 1, 2010 –In the fifth week of 2011, USA was the most watched network in cable’s prime among P25-54 (1.25 million), P18-49 (1.11 million), total viewers (3.06 million), and households (2.27 million) while earning the top household coverage rating in basic cable prime (2.27). USA was the only network to average over 3 million in total viewers or 2 million households inRead More

Posted On January 5, 2011By StaffIn News

SD Taping In Kansas City, WWE In Michigan, HBK Appearance correspondents Devin Cutting & Carl Dantes sent in the following: – The WWE Smackdown taping on March 15th, 2011 will be held at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Tickets go on sale February 5th, 2011 – WWE returns to the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing, Michigan on March 27th, 2011 at 5 PM. Tickets go on sale February 4th, 2011 at 10 AM. – Shawn Michaels will appear at the 2011 ATA Trade Show, in Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis in the Carbon Express BoothRead More

Posted On January 4, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Snow To Return For Tough Enough?, Mysterio Pulled From Show

– A number of mainstream news outlets including Entertainment Weekly and Variety are covering the revival of WWE’s Tough Enough reality series on the USA Network. A blogger for Entertainment Weekly queried if Al Snow would be returning as a trainer, but a USA representative stated that decisions about judges and mentors have yet to be made. Snow currently works for TNA Wrestling as a producer. — Former WWE star Jim Powers celebrates his 52nd birthday today. He announced his retirement from professional wrestling last month. — The Rupp ArenaRead More

Posted On January 3, 2011By StaffIn News

WWE Officially Announces The Return Of Tough Enough

To follow up on what was reported in the New York Times article on Sunday night, World Wrestling Entertainment issued the following press release on Monday morning, officially announcing the return of Tough Enough on April 4th: USA NETWORK PICKS UP TOUGH ENOUGH LOS ANGELES, CA –January 3, 2011 – USA Network has given a ten episode order to “WWE TOUGH ENOUGH,” a non-scripted series in collaboration with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and Shed Media US. “WWE TOUGH ENOUGH,” slated to debut April 4, 2011, will feature a group ofRead More

Posted On January 3, 2011By StaffIn News

WWE Tough Enough Returning After WrestleMania Prior To Raw

The New York Times published an article on Sunday announcing that the new season of “Tough Enough” will premiere on the USA Network on Monday, April 4th – the night after WrestleMania. The show will The new “Tough Enough” will air on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. EST, right before WWE RAW, creating a three-hour block of WWE programming on USA. Tough Enough will feature 12 men and women competing for a one-year WWE contract. At this time, there’s been no word about a cash prize for the show’s winner.Read More

Posted On December 22, 2010By StaffIn News

Confirmed For Tonight’s WWE Tribute To The Troops Special

WWE and USA Network will be airing a two-hour version of the annual “Tribute to the Troops” special tonight at 9:00 PM EST. This will be the fifth and sixth hours of WWE TV programming this week on USA following Monday’s Raw and Tuesday’s live Smackdown special. The advertised main event for tonight’s show is WWE Champion The Miz, Alberto Del Rio & Wade Barrett vs. John Cena, Randy Orton & Rey Mysterio. The match is a replay of the six-man tag main event from the NBC special on SaturdayRead More

Posted On December 22, 2010By StaffIn News

WWE Tribute To The Troops Special Tonight, Melina Speaks

- WWE Week on the USA Network will conclude tonight with a special two-hour edition of WWE’s Tribute to the Troops, featuring more matches and celebrity appearances. The show begins tonight at 8pm EST on USA. – WWE Diva Melina jokingly wrote the following on Twitter yesterday: “People are asking me why I slapped Natalya. That pink frilly dress was offending my eyes. I was about to slap myself but better her than me!” After comments from fans, Melina then noted that she would be her usual joking self onRead More

Posted On December 9, 2010By StaffIn News

WWE Helps USA Network Win #1 Cable Channel

The USA Network sent out the following press release on Thursday afternoon: USA #1 FOR RECORD-SETTING FIFTH YEAR NEW YORK, NEW YORK – December 9, 2010 – USA is about to clinch the title as most watched cable network in 2010, extending its streak at #1 to an unprecedented 5 consecutive years among ad-supported networks, for P18-49, P25-54 and total viewers. With data thru Sunday 12/5, USA delivered more P18-49 (1.23 million, 11% over #2 ESPN), P25-54 (1.33 million, +21% over #2 ESPN), total viewers (3.14 million, +22% over #2Read More

Posted On November 17, 2010By StaffIn News

Hulk Hogan Suing His Ex-Wife & Insurance Company

Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea has recently filed an amended lawsuit against Linda, his ex-wife, Wells Fargo Insurance, and Wells Fargo Insurance Services Southeast, and Wells Fargo Insurance Services, USA. The suit refers to the 2007 incident in which his son, Nick, wrecked his car causing severe injuries to John Graziano. The Graziano family in turn sued Hogan which is when he realized that he was only insured for up to $250,000 in personal liability and that he didn’t have excess coverage. Hogan ended up paying much more than the $250kRead More

Posted On November 16, 2010By StaffIn News

USA Executive & WWE Ally Bonnie Hammer Gets Big Promotion

The LA Times is reporting that USA Network President and longtime WWE ally Bonnie Hammer is getting a big promotion as part of the corporate merger between NBC Universal (parent company of USA Network) and Comcast. Hammer, who is currently in charge of USA and SyFy networks, will now also run E! Entertainment Television and the G-4 network. Bonnie Hammer has been working with WWE since the late 1990s and was instrumental in bringing WWE back to the USA Network when its contract with Spike TV came up. Hammer gaveRead More

Posted On November 2, 2010By StaffIn News

JR Blog: Young Talent vs Vets, More Lesnar/Taker Thoughts

Jim Ross has updated his blog over at Below are some highlights: “Thanks for stopping by and paying us a visit. Be sure and take a quick look at our newly re-designed store as we have lowered prices with some packages starting at under ten bucks, plus shipping and handling. Hopefully you will think of us when preparing to launch your shopping for the holidays. Nothing ‘cryptic’ about this message as we need for business to pick up not unlike many other small businesses in America. My personal thanksRead More