Father Time waits for no man. Or Phenom, for that matter. Sunday night at Extreme Rules, The Undertaker returns to WWE pay-per-view, teaming with Roman Reigns to battle Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre in what is little more than a desperate grab for WWE Network subscriptions and television ratings. Beyond the transparency, though, is a Superstar whose reputation as one of the greatest icons to … Continue reading It Is Time For The Undertaker To Rest In Peace
Via Sports Illustrated WWE has named Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff as Executive Directors. Heyman is set to become Executive Director of Monday Night Raw, while Bischoff will fill the same role for SmackDown Live. Both will report directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon. The two positions are full-time executive roles, with no plans at the current time for this to be introduced as part … Continue reading Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff Named Executive Directors of WWE RAW and Smackdown
Alexa Bliss wrestled her first championship match on pay-per-view since August 2018 at Stomping Grounds, then was the subject of a spectacular edition of WWE 365 that looked at her recent concussion history, her journey back to the squared circle and her triumphant turn as hostess of WestleMania 35. The exposure she received on WWE Network raised a compelling question that has not been visited … Continue reading Examining Alexa Bliss’ Legacy in the Women’s Revolution
There was a time that Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler were booked against each other what seemed like every single week on Raw or SmackDown and all weekend on house show loops. Left for dead by a WWE Creative team that had nothing for them, but too talented to be ignored completely, they wrestled each other in meaningless singles match in which Kingston usually emerged … Continue reading Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler Proof That Hard Work, Persistence Pays Off
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?
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
All Elite Wrestling has officially signed with WarnerMedia which brings with it a return of weekly wrestling on TNT, the former home of WCW Monday Nitro. WCW Nitro was at the heart of the Monday Night Wars which saw the WWF (WWE) and WCW go head to head, ushered in the Attitude Era in WWF and was responsible for the creation of the NWO, stars … Continue reading AEW Officially Signs Deal with TNT
By Chad CooperTwitter @thechadcooper Taylor Swift once declared, “gonna shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.” And that’s exactly what happened Night One of the WWE Superstar Shakeup on RAW on April 15. In her tight-fittin’ acid-wash jeans, Stephanie McMahon told us the road to WrestleMania 36 has officially started in Montreal. Who is officially moved to RAW? The Miz – Love this move, which I also … Continue reading Monday Night RAW Superstar Shakeup