John Cena says the match won't be pretty and may not even involve him. Every time he issues the US Open Challenge, you have a chance to see a new champion. So, enough about RAW and Extreme Rules. This is Smackdown, and there will be another challenge right now.
By the time you read this, the latest European tour will be all but over. Having entertained audiences in the UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe, our favorite Superstars will be on their way back to the US, leaving behind a continent that has more than made its mark in the pro wrestling game over the last few years.
Even with solid numbers and a fan base that are more cult-like than the rise and fall of fan support for the WWE, TNA’s Impact Wrestling is dealing with its own issues of late. One issue in particular has re-invented itself to a point that the smoke it is causing could lead to a real fire if not put out soon.
One of the most entertaining territories of the 1970’s thru the 90’s was Memphis. It went through many names (CWA, USWA, Power Pro Wrestling and Memphis Wrestling), but the formula always remained the same: excellent mic work, fast paced matches, and the unbelievable drawing power of the main star and co-owner Jerry “The King” Lawler.
“There’s no way I’m not going back in there, though,” said Ronda Rousey on her WWE WrestleMania 31 experience. Dana...you have a problem.
One major issue the WWE Universe had with Roman Reigns was that he appeared to be the handpicked future of the company without having to prove that he was worthy of that title.
Whether you love John Cena or you hate him, at the end of the day the fans have strong feelings towards the face of WWE. If you've been to a live WWE event, you can hear the hostility in the air as soon as Cena's music hits.
Before you get out your pitchforks and start complaining about the booking of Daniel Bryan as WWE intercontinental champion, you should probably be aware that things aren't exactly as they seem for the American Dragon.
Whatever Attitude programming makes its way to the Network on Monday, I thought it'd be nice to put the actual era in perspective and sift through the top moments with the benefit of hindsight. I do enjoy my listmaking; you may have noticed.
CM Punk is making some waves with some recent comments about his former trade. The former WWE champion who was once a big pro wrestling fan has now to come to despise it and is a lot less impressed with his former skill set than most of you are.
Shawn Michaels is one of the most influential pioneers in WWE history. Michaels helped bridge the gap from the smaller guys to main-events in the 1990s. Michaels reflected on this achievement and offered other insights in a new interview.
Sheamus knows better than most that getting over is a nonsense lottery. A phenomenal athlete with a unique look and a genuinely crunchy moveset, Sheamus has nevertheless been mired for years in a sea of audience apathy, stepping out night after night with dead eyes and a painted smile, plaintively bellowing the word 'fella' into an unfeeling mass of humanity.
If there was ever a movie to be made about a wrestler, there are two that come to mind. Jake “The Snake” Roberts and The Iron Sheik.
The show opens with Daniel Bryan in the ring, and he says last week was one of his career highlights, when he climbed a ladder in front of 76,000 people and won the IC title at Wrestlemania. But a title only means as much as the actions of the holder, and that goes for any title, including his.
Instead of wrestling every Friday night on Destination America, Kurt Angle’s original plan was to finish up his TNA contract last September and re-sign with the WWE to finish out his career.
The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd is a little over three weeks away. Many of the major Derby prep races have been run as of this writing. As most racing fans know, each race had a certain amount of Derby-qualifying points attached to it.
Now that Seth Rollins is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the company is in a position it feels most comfortable with. No longer is there a push to throw all the bricks in the cart pulled by Roman Reigns. The WWE now has a chance to really work on making his a complete package.
After being sidelined in November due to injury, Sheamus returned to WWE television on the post-WrestleMania episode of Raw. He attacked Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler, which cemented his much-anticipated heel turn.
Once again the Flyers came into Tuesday night’s game with the role of the spoiler. The Islanders needed just one point in the game to clinch a playoff spot. They were unable to do so, though, as the Flyers used some very late magic to come away with the 5-4 win.
Now that the WrestleMania 31 dust has settled it is time for the WWE to get cracking on WrestleMania 32. I thought it would be fun to take a look at a potential card a year ahead of time and try and predict a card for the 2015 Texas event.
The absence of Stone Cold Steve Austin from WrestleMania 32 and the addition of the Chris Jericho podcast have fueled speculation of a rift between Austin and the WWE. Yet according to Austin, things are perfectly fine between he, Vince McMahon, and the WWE.
Superstar Billy Graham has been highly critical of the WWE in recent years, so it probably won't shock anyone that he wasn't a fan of WrestleMania. He's been ranting about it on Facebook for over a week and like a car crash, I just can't look away.
UFC will make its debut in Poland this Saturday with a Fight Pass card emanating from the Kraków Arena. The main event is a rematch from eight years ago as Mirko Cro Cop looks to avenge his most devastating loss against Gabriel Gonzaga. While this fight boasts no divisional relevance, the emotional storyline of the bout makes this an intriguing affair.
It used to be The Rock, then it was Brock Lesnar, now social media and WWE fans and media are clamoring for the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin. With WrestleMania 32 in Texas Austin seems like a fit, yet the stone cold reality is that Austin is never coming back and it's time to move on.
Pro wrestling is a desired medium now. What a time to be alive. When I was a kid growing up in the south, you would think that everyone watched pro wrestling on TV. It’s a logical assumption; wrestling crowds in this part of the country are historically very committed to and passionate about the business. Being the stomping ground of Jim Crockett Promotions has a lot to do with it too of course.