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Brock Lesnar returns to WWE Raw, made No. 1 contender

Brock Lesnar returns to WWE Raw, made No. 1 contender

On Monday night, Paul Heyman revealed his “Plan C,” and Triple H decided to make the returning Brock Lesnar the No. 1 contender to the WWE World Heavyweight championship.

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John Cena wins at a Battleground, but tag match was the highlight

John Cena wins at a Battleground, but tag match was the highlight

Battleground featured some fantastic matches, including a Match of the Year candidate, but it also had some disappointments, as the WWE sacrificed match quality for storyline developments.

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Previewing and predicting WWE Battleground

Previewing and predicting WWE Battleground

With SummerSlam looming, WWE quietly has put together one of the stronger cards for a small pay-per-view event in recent memory with Sunday's Battleground.

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Q&A With Celeste Bonin, former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn

Q&A With Celeste Bonin, former WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn

Celeste Bonin, formerly known as Kaitlyn in WWE, is making an appearance at Maryland Championship Wrestling's Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 14 on Saturday night in Joppa. I had a chance to talk to her about her departure from the WWE in January, her thoughts on the WWE divas division, why Baltimore is a memorable city for her and more.

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WWE Fires, Rehires 'Diva' Accused Of Shoplifting In Hartford

WWE Fires, Rehires 'Diva' Accused Of Shoplifting In Hartford

HARTFORD — A WWE wrestling "Diva" charged Monday with shoplifting at a Wal-Mart on Flatbush Avenue was fired Wednesday, then rehired a short time later.

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Chris Jericho and AJ Lee return on WWE's Raw

Chris Jericho and AJ Lee return on WWE's Raw

Over the past few weeks, I've talked about how important this summer is to the WWE.  On Monday night, it was shown just how important the company feels the upcoming months are, as we got two big returns in Chris Jericho and AJ Lee.

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John Cena wins WWE world heavyweight championship at Money In The Bank

John Cena wins WWE world heavyweight championship at Money In The Bank

Sunday night's Money In The Bank ended with a familiar sight: John Cena celebrating as he became the WWE world heavyweight champion.

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Predicting WWE Money in the Bank 2014

Predicting WWE Money in the Bank 2014

The Money In the Bank pay-per-view has become a cornerstone event for the WWE every year. This year is no exception, though for different reasons than usual.

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Vickie Guerrero 'fired' on Monday Night Raw

Vickie Guerrero 'fired' on Monday Night Raw

On Monday night, Vickie Guerrero's time in the WWE came to an end as she lost a match to, and was "fired" by, Stephanie McMahon.

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Roman Reigns gets his shot on Monday Night Raw

Roman Reigns gets his shot on Monday Night Raw

Almost from the day The Shield debuted in WWE, people have been waiting for Roman Reigns to break out for a single push. On Monday's Raw, that push may have begun.

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WWE World Heavyweight Title vacated on RAW

WWE World Heavyweight Title vacated on RAW

As mentioned in yesterday’s column, Daniel Bryan’s rehab wasn’t going as well as hoped.  On Monday’s RAW, that was made official when the Authority vacated the title and announced it would be put on the line in a seven-man ladder match.

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Daniel Bryan reportedly will not be cleared to defend title at Money in the Bank

Daniel Bryan reportedly will not be cleared to defend title at Money in the Bank

Late last week, reports started coming out that Daniel Bryan's rehab wasn't going as well as hoped. This afternoon, reports came out that doctors had officially told him that he won't be cleared to wrestle at Money in the Bank.

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TNA Impact wrestling at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen [Pictures]

TNA Impact wrestling at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen [Pictures]

Photos from TNA's show at Ripken Stadium on June 9, 2014.

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TNA wrestler Gunner talks about upcoming shows in Maryland

TNA wrestler Gunner talks about upcoming shows in Maryland

TNA is coming to Maryland for a three-city swing this weekend. They'll be in Bowie on Friday, Salisbury on Saturday and Aberdeen on Sunday.

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Seth Rollins turns on The Shield, joins Evolution On RAW

Seth Rollins turns on The Shield, joins Evolution On RAW

The night after The Shield had arguably their biggest win as a group, the long-awaited breakup finally happened as Seth Rollins turned on them and joined Evolution.

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Evolution passes the torch to The Shield at WWE Payback

Evolution passes the torch to The Shield at WWE Payback

Over the years, we've seen many "passing the torch" moments in pro wrestling. On Sunday night, we added another to the list when The Shield convincingly beat Evolution.

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Predicting WWE Payback 2014

Predicting WWE Payback 2014

The WWE routinely goes through highs and lows during the year. Unfortunately for wrestling fans, the WWE is in one of those lulls, and the Payback pay-per-view reflects that.

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NXT Takeover is another success for WWE

NXT Takeover is another success for WWE

Three months ago, I gave rave reviews to NXT: Arrival, the first NXT special that had been aired. On Thursday night, NXT showed Arrival was no fluke as Takeover was a must-watch show.

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Raw yields no answers about WWE world heavyweight title

Raw yields no answers about WWE world heavyweight title

The question of what to do with the world heavyweight title has been hanging over the WWE since Daniel Bryan announced two weeks ago that he needed surgery. While it seemed like there might be a resolution on Raw, the decision on the belt was postponed, and the lack of a title feud had a ripple effect over the entire show.

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Daniel Bryan announces he needs surgery on RAW

Daniel Bryan announces he needs surgery on RAW

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how a honeymoon and his father's death had created a speed bump for Daniel Bryan's title reign. On Monday, he announced an even bigger problem: he has to undergo surgery.

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Q&A with former TNA wrestler Christopher Daniels

Q&A with former TNA wrestler Christopher Daniels

Two weeks ago, Christopher Daniels, one of the wrestlers most-associated with TNA, announced that he had parted ways with the company. I had a chance to talk to him about his release, what his future looks like, as well as a side-project he's doing in the comic book world.

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Evolution gets some revenge on Monday Night Raw

Evolution gets some revenge on Monday Night Raw

After Sunday night's pay-per-view, I had speculated that maybe Evolution was going to disband, just as quickly as the group reunited. On Monday's Raw, they showed me how wrong I was.

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Daniel Bryan retains WWE title in strong Extreme Rules pay-per-view

Daniel Bryan retains WWE title in strong Extreme Rules pay-per-view

At the end of an entertaining Extreme Rules pay-per-view, Daniel Bryan retained his title in a main event that brought many wrestling fans back to the Attitude era.

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Predicting WWE Extreme Rules 2014

Predicting WWE Extreme Rules 2014

Remember when WWE Extreme Rules used to feature “extreme” matches?

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Ric Flair returns on Monday Night Raw to praise The Shield

Ric Flair returns on Monday Night Raw to praise The Shield

Every now and then the WWE has a legend return, for various reasons. Sometimes it could be to get a simple pop, or ratings. Sometimes it can make sense in a storyline. Other times, it can be to put young talent over.

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A Q&A with Maryland Championship Wrestling owner Dan McDevitt

A Q&A with Maryland Championship Wrestling owner Dan McDevitt

Over the next two weekends, Maryland Championship Wrestling will be holding two events, their annual Bodyslam Austism event, and Xtreme Measures.

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Daniel Bryan makes a dramatic exit on WWE Raw at Baltimore Arena

Daniel Bryan makes a dramatic exit on WWE Raw at Baltimore Arena

The world of professional wrestling is, as we all know, scripted. (I know, that's a bombshell right?) However, sometimes real life comes in and interferes with those plans. Right now, we are seeing that with Daniel Bryan.

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WWE Raw at Baltimore Arena [Pictures]

WWE Raw at Baltimore Arena [Pictures]

Look through pictures of WWE Raw at Baltimore Arena on April 21, 2014.

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