"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, one the iconic villains when professional wrestling boomed into a profitable pay-to-view television event, died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 61.
Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, died "peacefully in his sleep" , according to his talent agent, Jay Schachter.
"I am shocked and beyond devastated. He was an amazing man and a true friend. He was one...Read more
Last week, the biggest shock of the season happened when local competitor Patrick Clark was eliminated. This week, though, might have been the weirdest of the season. A new judge replaced Hulk Hogan, there was a lot of book shilling, and there was a twist at the end that actively seemed to hurt the show.
The new judge: With Hogan out at WWE, they needed a new host. Filling his spot was The Miz, who...Read more
I've talked before about how brawls can be an effective tool to build a feud. RAW took that idea for Brock Lesnar/Undertaker and took it up a notch.
WWE is in an interesting position with Lesnar and Undertaker. They've built Lesnar up as an unstoppable force, one of the most dominant superstars in the history of wrestling. Not only that, the last time he faced Undertaker, he beat him in a lopsided...Read more
We've developed a familiar rhythm with the Undertaker. For the most part, for the past four years, he's showed up at Wrestlemania, disappeared, and then came back to set up the next year's Wrestlemania. At Battleground, that all changed.
Yes, the Undertaker returned. Battleground was the first pay per view The Undertaker had appeared on besides Wrestlemania since 2010. While he didn't wrestle, he...Read more
After a stretch of three pay-per-views in five weeks, we've now gone five weeks without one. But Battleground is here this weekend, our final stop before SummerSlam.
Battleground is shaping up as a fairly unpredictable show. With the Intercontinental title match off the show because of Ryback's injury, almost every match could logically go either way. We really don't know much of what they want to...Read more
Some people know Matt Cross from his 14-year career in pro wrestling's independents. Others know him from his stint in the 2011 season of Tough Enough. Now though, many know him as Son of Havoc on one of the most-talked about new organizations in wrestling: Lucha Underground.
He'll be wrestling in Maryland Championship Wrestling's Shane Shamrock Cup in Joppa on Saturday. I had a chance to catch up...Read more