WWE Stomping Grounds…or In Your House 2.0?

What if WWE held a pay-per-view event and no one cared? Did it really happen? Does it actually count? By Erik Beaston | On Twitter @ErikBeaston The biggest wrestling promotion in the world is about to find out Sunday night as it presents Stomping Grounds, a show as lazily compiled as its stupid-ass logo. Full of rematches from Saudi Arabia, a grudge match between Roman … Continue reading WWE Stomping Grounds…or In Your House 2.0?

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The Quality of a Champion’s Reign is Reflected in the Strength of their Competition

By Erik Beaston | On Twitter @ErikBeaston Unfortunately for Seth Rollins, The Beastslayer’s run as WWE Universal Champion has been adversely affected by the lack of quality contenders up and down the Raw card. So weak is the depth on the show that management has thrown out the rules of its own brand extension and introduced a wildcard rule designed to bring more starpower to … Continue reading The Quality of a Champion’s Reign is Reflected in the Strength of their Competition

AJ Styles’ First Title Win Provides Template for AEW’s Elevation of Hangman Adam Page

By Erik Beaston | On Twitter @ErikBeaston June 11, 2003 was the most significant night in the still-young history of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. On that night, AJ Styles captured his first NWA World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Jeff Jarrett and Raven in a Three Way Dance and became the young face of the upstart promotion. Over the next 12 years, The Phenomenal One would develop … Continue reading AJ Styles’ First Title Win Provides Template for AEW’s Elevation of Hangman Adam Page

WWE stars React To AEW’s Double Or Nothing

If fan reactions are any indication, AEW knocked it out of the ballpark last night with Double or Nothing. And fans weren’t the only ones to react. Several key WWE figures also weighed-in on social media during the show last night. It looks like that so called t-shirt company has gotten more attention than WWE anticipated now that members of its own roster are giving … Continue reading WWE stars React To AEW’s Double Or Nothing

“This is a War.”

Them fightin’ words! This week in an interview with TV Insider, the first undisputed Champion in WWE history, Chris Jericho was asked about All Elite Wrestling’s new television deal with TurnerMedia and its impact on WWE. Jericho didn’t hold back. “I’m not surprised. I will say this…everyone in WWE owes Chris Jericho a thank you because the moment I signed with AEW, it became legit. … Continue reading “This is a War.”