WWE PPVs are thirty years old this year. WrestleMania I was not the first (it aired on closed-circuit in theaters), rather Wrestling Classic was. In those thirty years, WWE has provided fans with countless moments from numerous historical events.
Does the WWE have another “Edge-like” situation on its hands with the continual rash of injuries to superstar Daniel Bryan?
You can't imagine my delight when I went into my local GamStop and purchased WWE 2K15 for the XBOX One. It was like Christmas Day for me. I had little John Cena's dancing around in my head, and thought of laying the SmackDown on Rusev or Sheamus in a Hell in a Cell match.
Where is the Mayweather-Pacquiao of professional wrestling for this generation? Where is our Flair/Hogan or Rock/Austin or better yet, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart rivalry that anytime you utter their names, fans get emotional with glee?
WrestleMania 32 is just under a year away and WWE legend Hulk Hogan is already campaigning for a match. Hulk is ready to lace up the boots for one more Mania match and according to him, he has the support of the CEO.
To say that the last week has been life altering for Jon Jones would be an understatement. We all know the story by now, but the chain of events profoundly illustrates the domino effect of Jones’ downfall.
When we went to the scorecards I had a nasty feeling that this one’s going to raise a stink. Nevertheless I expected it to be a close one. Then I heard 118-110! No one’s gonna score that against the home boy. That means Pacquiao’s going down.
WWE SmackDown opens with Seth Rollins, flanked by J&J Security, reaming someone off camera in the Authority's office. The camera pans over, and we see Kane. The two then argue about what happened Monday night.
When they first started, no one gave TNA Wrestling (then known as NWA TNA) much of a chance to compete with WWE. They started out as a weekly show on pay-per view, which had never really been done before. They brought in Toby Keith, and pro football players to try and increase interest. They brought in legends like Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka and Jim Duggan to try and keep old school fans interested.
After a heartfelt testimonial by the newest face in the company, the once proclaimed “Intellectual Savior of the Masses” could be exactly what the WWE needs as a fan favorite that isn’t the over-the-top sensation of Dolph Ziggler or the rugged heavyweight like Roman Reigns. Being in the middle of the pack will actually help Sandow’s career. If the WWE bills him correctly.
Aside from being a great sporting event, the Kentucky Derby is an event in and of itself. Attendees wear interesting hats. I have seen hats that have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous on Derby Day. There's food as well, like Derby Pie and the famous Mint Julip.
In light of the return of the WWE King of the Ring tournament this week (with little hype and even less fan enthusiasm) I thought I'd assemble my list of the ten greatest matches to take place at this once-historic PPV event.
There will never be a shortage of interesting quotes from a Kevin Nash interview. A recent interview with fellow n.W.o. mates didn’t disappoint as Nash revealed a potential Monday Night Wars jump, called Chris Jericho a puss, and trashed WCW among other things.
Most fans assumed that the “Russian Chain Match” at Extreme Rules would be the finale of the Rusev vs. John Cena storyline. However, it was revealed after Cena secured the victory against Rusev that the last match in this feud will take place at WWE’s next pay-per-view event, Payback.
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?
It’s hard to imagine the “sport” of professional wrestling without the great Verne Gagne. Word of the AWA owner and legend of his passing last night was quick and sudden, but at the age of 89, not totally unexpected. He left one of the most poignant marks on professional wrestling.
The biggest gripe from the fans in the wrestling community today is the lackluster of week to week storylines on WWE programming. Fans want action, suspense, and the element of surprise. WWE has announce the return of the King of the Ring this week on the WWE network.
By winning the Russian Chain Match at WWE Extreme Rules over Rusev, John Cena has made sure every WWE fan who was in Chicago and those who watched from their televisions know one thing – the United States Heavyweight Championship is the most important title in the company right now.
Performing hundreds of shows a year all over the country is taxing on the bodies of wrestlers. The absolute beating they take, whether dishing out the pain or being on the receiving end of it, is most definitely not kayfabe.
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.
The UFC light heavyweight champion appears to be in trouble with the law once again. Rumors have been confirmed that Jon Jones was in a car accident and is reportedly wanted for questioning in a Hit and Run in Albuquerque, NM.
While many observers are excited about the idea of Ronda Rousey wrestling at WrestleMania 32, there is one guy who isn’t. Unfortunately that happens to be the one guy who can make it happen and according to him, it’s time for the WWE to move to Plan B.
Seth Rollins, and J&J Security are heading down to the ring. We get clips from RAW of Randy Orton RKO'ing everybody. Back to the arena, Rollins calls Orton oh-so clever, #RKOOuttaNowhere.
The brand split in 2002 was a great idea of Vince McMahon’s in many ways. From a business and financial standpoint, it created more merchandise sales and would have caused more people to watch both programs to see what happened.
WWE will have its annual WrestleMania rebound special event on Sunday with Extreme Rules. The gimmicked show will feature two old school stipulations in what appears to be a fairly predictable show.