How tired are you of reading about Roman Reigns? Anyone? The big Samoan has been all the rage since January of this year and even though he lost at WrestleMania 31, the talk has never really died down. And with the talk come the questions. Did WWE make a mistake by giving him too much, too soon? Was he not able to carry the ball when it was handed to him? Is it over for him?
WWE kicked off the post-WrestleMania season with Extreme Rules. Seth Rollins retained the WWE title in his first big title defense, John Cena and Rusev took their heated rivalry to yet another level with a Russian Chain match, and Roman Reigns stood tall to set the plate for WWE Payback.
We found out on Smackdown that The Big Show and Roman Reigns will face off at Extreme Rules in a Last Man Standing match. Over the years we have seen a variety of Last Man Standing matches, with a much less brutal approach and more ingenious applications; just don’t give John Cena duct tape… Today we look at 8 of the best Last Man Standing matches to take place in a WWE ring...
Next Sunday’s WWE Extreme Rules Pay Per View is taking shape; several stipulations were announced on Raw including the main event of Randy Orton and Seth Rollins battling for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship inside a steel cage. With Tuesday’s taping of Smackdown two additional matches were added to the card.
Following Big Shows attack on Raw; Roman Reigns will get revenge...
This week’s episode of WWE Smackdown was taped from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. This episode of WWE Smackdown was taped immediately after WWE Main Event last night.
A tag team match with Sheamus and Bad News Barrett facing Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan was previously advertised for the show, but it was replaced by a singles match between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan...
There is one thing that I have always wondered about the WWE. Why on Earth do they not have The Big Show destroying everyone? The dude is what--7-feet tall and 425 pounds? He is freaking huge! Most of the guys look like ants standing next to him. He looks like he should be able to squash everyone.Sunday at Wrestlemania 31 he squashed enough guys to win the Andre the Giant Battle...
In less than seven days, Wrestlemania 31 will be here, months of build up will come to a head in Santa Clara. Naturally for all members of WWE, it is a matter of promoting the show, talking to media; making appearances. No doubt this week will be full of everyone’s views of the show. One wrestler who has the chance to shine at the “Grandest Stage Of Them All” is Dean Ambrose...
There have been no shortage of WrestleMania tales over the last 30 years. In no particular order of importance here are 31 of what I found to be most the fascinating. Some of these are urban legend, some of these are alleged, most of these true and all are fascinating.
WWE.com has been doing a fantastic job promoting Sting’s debut in a WWE ring. The latest article interviews several former WCW opponents who all give a first-hand look on what it’s like to wrestle Sting.
Royal Rumble Buy Figures
WWE announced today that January’s WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view did 141,000 PPV buys. From this number 49,000 of those buys were domestic, the other 92,000 came from overseas buys. Considering the 2014 Rumble drew 467,000 buys this is a massive drop.
Naturally this year’s event had the WWE Network which would have reduced the PPV buys. It has yet...
WWE will be launching the inaugural Fastlane this Sunday night. The prelude to WrestleMania will see a highly anticipated match up, an early WrestleMania 31 contest, and the first-ever advertised WWE special event appearance from the man called Sting.
This week's WWE SmackDown episode opens with the Usos, Los Matadores, the Ascension, Slater-Gator and the Miz & Damien Mizdow in a locker room with Kane.
This week's WWE SmackDown is live in Hartford, CT, due to the bad weather in the northeast. The Big Show will face Roman Reigns, and Daniel Bryan will face Kane in a casket match.
With Wrestlemania not too far away, this card would be the best direction for WWE to go in.
With the Royal Rumble in the books, the road to Wrestlemania 31 became just a bit clearer. Although the event ended up being met with much disdain, fans will have to accept the direction in which the company is going. Whether Roman reigns or Lesnar retains, it would be a good and viable...
Sunday night’s Royal Rumble was a roller coaster of action, emotions, and drama. At one point, the show peaked with, literally, one of the best triple-threat matches ever witnessed. By the end, however, babyfaces were booed out of the building and a network-cancellation movement had taken over Twitter.
Despite the vitriol being spewed toward the WWE the last 24 hours, there were...
You would have thought that WWE would have learnt their lesson from the 2014 Royal Rumble event. A show that fan’s showed no interest in the WWE World Championship match between Randy Orton and John Cena; and by not having Daniel Bryan compete in the match, with the very obvious and lazy booking of Batista winning the match.
Last night fans in Philadelphia, voiced their disgust...
On Monday, January 26, 2015, Mile High Sports Radio (AM 1550 and FM 94.1) will debut a new weekday lineup, expanding the station’s schedule of live and local sports talk shows to 16 hours per day. The revamped lineup includes MHSR’s most popular shows, plus a few new additions; it’s a diverse mix of talents, designed to provide the most-comprehensive coverage of the Denver...
This week opens up with Seth Rollins, flanked by J&J Security. He says he's feeling good tonight. Did everyone see the look on John Cena's face at the end of RAW? He loved it so much, he wants us all to take a look at it again. We see a freeze-frame of said expression, and Rollins says that's the look of a man who knows he's been had.
Wrestling fan’s simply don’t forget, when Bray Wyatt debuted, fans chanted Husky Harris, during the Ascension’s debut, LOD was chanted. Both of those references were years ago, so when WWE insult our intelligence by forgetting key pivotal storylines makes it very hard to believe anything.
WWE appears to be in a very difficult place right now, morale inside the locker-room is...
I actually received this DVD as somewhat of a surprise, and in fact didn’t even know it existed until I got it in the mail. However, it was a pleasant surprise, and far more enjoyable than I would have guessed.
December 26, 2014
Tyson Events Center
Sioux City, Iowa
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First In-Ring Segment:
Hulk Hogan makes his way down to the ring to open the show. Hogan brought up that the last time he was on SmackDown was after WrestleMania. He brought up that...
The following are the results for the December 26th showing of Friday Night SmackDown, this event was taped earlier in the week.
*Ryback vs Kane
Ryback def. Kane via Shellshocked
*Naomi vs Alicia Fox
Naomi def. Alicia Fox via Split-leg moonsault
*R-Truth vs Adam Rose
Adam Rose def. R-Truth via Party foul
*Dean Ambrose vs Rusev – United States Championship Match
With the state of WWE always in question, it is easy to generalize and paint the entire company with the same brush. Examining it closer will show that WWE, in December 2014, contains elements that are trending in both direction. Here are those trends.
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Dolph Ziggler: The ladder match with Luke Harper was the only thing that could be considered a response to the NXT...
Tonight’s Tables Ladders and Chairs event took place live from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The predictions for the event from the staff here at WrestlingNewsDepot can be found here.
TLC Pre show – The New Day vs Gold & Stardust
Kofi Kingston pinned Stardust after their double-team move, The Midnight Hour.
Winner: The New Day
Ladder match for the Intercontinental...
So the 2014 Survivor Series is history and as Joel Gertner would say, “Well, well, well…” So Sting has finally arrived in the WWE. Team Cena wins. New tag champs. And a Roman Reigns cameo. And all of this was free thanks to the November Special promo offer.