WWE SummerSlam Eclipses WrestleMania as Company’s In-Ring Showcase

The mass marketing machine that is WWE has convinced us for years that WrestleMania is an annual showcase of everything that makes the sports-entertainment juggernaut special. It is grandeur and spectacle, glitz and glamour. What it is not is an annual showcase of the company’s best in-ring offerings. That title belongs to SummerSlam, an event introduced in 1988 that has routinely featured some of the … Continue reading WWE SummerSlam Eclipses WrestleMania as Company’s In-Ring Showcase

AEW’s Live TV Deal on TNT: Complete Coverage

It’s official. All Elite Wrestling is heading to Wednesday nights on TNT. The first episode will drop October 2nd and will feature live action from the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. AEW picked up the 8-10pm (eastern) timeslot where they will go live each and every Wednesday. While not official, the rumored name for the series is “Wednesday Night Dynamite”. The show will emanate from … Continue reading AEW’s Live TV Deal on TNT: Complete Coverage

It Is Time For The Undertaker To Rest In Peace

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

AEW Fyter Fest 2019 Results, New Photos & Show Links

AEW’s follow-up effort to Double or Nothing, Fyter Fest, took place in Daytona Beach, Florida on Saturday. Below we’ve included the quick show results plus new behind-the-scenes photos & links to watch the event! Pre-Show:The Best Friends defeated SCU & Private Party Allie defeated Leva Bates (Allie was a sub for Kylie Rae) Michael Nakazawa defeated Alex Jebailey in a hardcore match Stream the complete … Continue reading AEW Fyter Fest 2019 Results, New Photos & Show Links

Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff Named Executive Directors of WWE RAW and Smackdown

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

The Seth Rollins vs Will Ospreay Twitter Feud: Complete Recap

By now you’ve probably heard about the verbal Twitter war between WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins & IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay. Here’s how it all transpired. Read the updated version here. Issues started on June 22nd when Rollins, looking to defend the online backlash against the WWE PPV Stomping Grounds, posted the following tweet: Fellow WWE Superstar Roman Reigns was quick to backup Rollins when he released the … Continue reading The Seth Rollins vs Will Ospreay Twitter Feud: Complete Recap

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?

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

Jon Moxley Wins IWGP United States Championship

Jon Moxley is breathing free air again and in pursuit of “reclaiming his soul”, he’s captured the IWGP U.S. Title. On the final night of the Best of the Super Juniors 26 Tournament, Jon Moxley, who was revealed to be the man behind New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s “Time’s Up” vignettes, re-started his non-WWE career with a bang. In his first match back on the non-WWE/developmental circuit since 2011, Moxley defeated Juice Robinson to … Continue reading Jon Moxley Wins IWGP United States Championship

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