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The match between Roman Reigns and The Undertaker was made official on Monday prior to Raw.  The two men would come face to face last week for the first time since the Royal Rumble, where Reigns eliminated the Dead Man from the match. Upon the news there were many who felt that there isn’t enough time to build a proper feud between the two men.  However, if anyone noticed, Reigns has been taking on a more conceited attitude in recent months, particularly from when he eliminated Taker (he ta...
The WWE have so far done a great job with the build-up for a lot of the WrestleMania card. The feuds are good on both brands and there’s a general sense of anticipation about the show as a whole. Of course, some feuds have been better than others and some haven’t quite taken off. Here is the WrestleMania card from worst build-up to best. Unknown: Samoa Joe and Finn Balor This is the final piece of the WrestleMania puzzle. Balor is yet to return and Joe hasn’t been booked for the show yet ...
Perhaps the biggest difference between WWE and “legitimate” sports (aside from pre-determined outcomes) is that wins and losses don’t really matter.  A wrestler’s record isn’t flashed on the screen as he heads down the ramp, and there are no standings to follow in the daily paper.  (Or wherever you get your standings from these days.) As every college basketball fan knows, March Madness is the best part of every hoops season.  With the tournament about to start, I was inspired to c...
Is there still one more match left in The Heartbreak Kid before he truly hangs up his boots? While Shawn Michaels proclaimed for years that is done being an in-ring performer for WWE, the former world champion and one of the most popular wrestlers to ever set foot in a ring had some interesting comments about who he might want to face if he were to lace them up again. With rumors swirling of Michaels facing AJ Styles at the Royal Rumble, a match that never materialized, are there others who mig...
With less than a month before April 2nd and WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, things are heating up on both Raw and SmackDown.  However, while the blue brand delivered a compelling performance at Elimination Chamber, the Raw crew just completed a disastrous affair with Fastlane. The booking at last Sunday’s event was so bad that many WrestleMania feuds are now somehow less compelling than they were before the show.  The whole point of a show like Fastlane is to increase the momentum for the brand...
It looks like Austin Aries is finally returning to action. After an injury sidelined the cruiserweight, Aries made a statement on Monday night by decking Neville to set up a Cruiserweight Title match at WrestleMania 33. The segment might have been the best of the evening from Chicago as Monday Night Raw did its best to recover from a dismal Fastlane pay-per-view. The addition of the former TNA World Champion to the card in Orlando may be just what this division needs to gain some traction in wh...
Fans are in a rage on social media after Bill Goldberg dethroned WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens in under a minute at Fastlane 2017. Yet anyone who even casually watched WWE TV since Survivor Series should have been prepared for the highly predictable result. With all due respect to the critics of the Fastlane main-event, their anger and disappointment is tough to comprehend. Even a fan with little interest in the social chatter throughout pro wrestling could have predicted Goldberg’s next...
We are getting closer to WWE WrestleMania 33. The final stop in WWE’s journey to the mega event took place in Milwaukee on Sunday night with the Fastlane pay-per-view. The bus toward Orlando should have kept on going. There was nothing redeeming about this pay-per-view. The one show that had to deliver since SmackDown Live had such a solid event at Elimination Chamber. Raw fell flat, and honestly there isn’t a whole lot to say about it. What I can say is SmackDown Live is still in the drive...
Now that wrestling fans have witnessed arguably the greatest promo since CM Punk’s time bomb, what happens now between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt. Like all good things, there are consequences for changing direction, and in discussing the confrontation between Orton and Wyatt, I wonder what happens to both AJ Styles and Luke Harper. Actually, Styles will be fine as a match at WrestleMania 33 will more than likely come in the form of Shane McMahon as an opponent or the emergence of Nakamura as ...
With roughly 30 days remaining before WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, it looks like WWE has put most of its eggs in the Brock Lesnar/Bill Goldberg basket.  The next biggest name in the company, John Cena, appears to be headed for a mixed tag match, and The Undertaker’s opponent hasn’t been set yet.  As it stands, the clash between Lesnar and Goldberg appears to be the focus. The feud has been nicely booked.  The two haven’t had a ton of contact, and WWE has done a good job of making Goldbe...
When Shane McMahon returned to WWE in February 2016, many fans were glad to see him back. The prodigal McMahon had finally come home, and he brought an energy that made the brand extension between Raw and SmackDown Live that much more exciting. But instead of just being a corporate character on TV as his sister Stephanie had, it quickly became obvious that Shane was back for much bigger things. Eventually he found himself booked in a match with the legendary Undertaker at WrestleMania 32, whi...
Guys, we gotta talk about Smackdown. WWE Smackdown has done their homework and has put their best foot forward on the road to WrestleMania.  To which the blue brand has been doing fairly well since the brand split, Tuesday night’s episode was top notch for me.  We had great matches and stellar work from the likes of The Miz, Baron Corbin and Bray Wyatt.  After years of subpar storylines and being called the second rated show, Smackdown is excelling beyond Raw.  Smackdown is living proof t...
Earlier this month, Rosa Mendes announced her retirement from the WWE after giving birth to her daughter. While Rosa might most be remembered for being a manager for the tag team of Primo and Epico, she should be remembered for more than that. Early WWE Career Rosa debuted in 2008 as a big fan of Beth Phoenix. She would bring signs to all the shows, and would scream her devotion to the Glamazon. Eventually, her obsession with Beth led to Rosa getting involved in matches to ensure victory for he...
Some of the best WrestleMania stories weren’t necessarily told inside of the ring. Disagreements, controversies, and changes in plans behind classic WWE matches were kept behind the scenes and kept in the locker room…until now. 32 years of WrestleMania events have produced plenty of headaches for Vince McMahon. It isn’t always easy trying to get WWE stars to do business and it’s even more difficult when you throw in the component of WrestleMania. How Vince McMahon still has a full head o...
WrestleMania 33 is just about a month away, and the card is still (mostly) a mystery.  Usually, we have a pretty good idea of how things will shape up heading into wrestling’s biggest night of the year.  This year, it’s just not clear.  Last week, I talked about what I thought should happen with the championship belts contested on Monday Night Raw.  This time around, we’re looking at the blue brand.  Here’s how I’d handle SmackDown Live’s championship matches in Orlando if I ra...
Women’s wrestling in the WWE is now established after a two-year renaissance and is ready to consolidate all of that good work in 2017. Who the WWE choose to elevate this year will be a defining part of the division long term as it sets its rosters up for the coming years. So who has the brightest 2017 ahead of them and who has the dimmest, let’s rank them ALL here. Tamina Coming in last place is Tamina. The Samoan is 39 years old and coming off a serious injury that put her on the shelf...
The writings are all but on the wall for this upcoming battle between two of the WWE’s biggest Superstars.  In what will likely be a final clash between Goldberg and Lesnar, perhaps it will be for the WWE Universal Championship.  Goldberg will take on Champion Kevin Owens this coming up Sunday at Fastlane.  Considering his track record thus far Goldberg will seek, destroy, and conquer one of WWE’s brightest stars of this new era. And so with that, and I don’t mean to be mundane here, G...
We are less than two months away from WWE WrestleMania 33 and only two matches have been confirmed. While nothing is official, rumors and common sense can dictate at least the probable main card for this year’s marquee event. This year’s WrestleMania appears as if it will return to the big-match format. Injuries and a depleted talent roster produced one of the most lackluster cards on paper last year. On the contrary, the depth of talent this year thanks to the brand extension and a couple ...
WWE is on the Road to WrestleMania and picking up speed.  While there are a lot of things up in the air as we head toward the biggest show of the year, one thing’s almost certain –  all the major titles on both brands will be up for grabs in Orlando on April 2.  For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to explore what might happen with each of the championships.  Then, I’ll give you my fantasy scenario for each belt.  Let’s start with the flagship show, Monday Night Raw. WWE C...
YouTube sensation and all-around athletic wonder Terron Beckham sheds light on what led to his recent WWE tryout. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK ...