| Jun 1, 2012
| 8:02 PM
WWE Championship defenses are a rarity on Smackdown.
In the promotional build to CM Punk defending the title against Kane in the main event, WWE advertised it has been four years since it last happened.
That alone made tonight's Smackdown feel special....
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:35 PM
The boss came back to Monday Night Raw, but it didn't really mean much.
Tonight's entire episode had been hyped around the return of Vince McMahon to conduct a job evaluation for general manager John Laurinaitis.
In the end, there wasn't much of a job...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 5:49 AM
WWE returns to pay-per-view Sunday with No Way Out.
The show has undergone a number of changes to the announced and predicted card because of injuries and suspensions, creating an opportunity for at least one young star to step up to the plate.
| Jun 18, 2012
| 7:56 AM
By the end of Sunday's WWEpay-per-view event, there was certainly a way out for John Laurinaitis.
The now-former on-screen employee of WWE was fired by Vince McMahon and then sent through the Spanish announce table by a victorious John Cena in his cage...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:20 PM
For several weeks, WWE has been focused on heavily promoting the milestone 1,000th episode of Raw on July 23.
On a personal note, I'm more than OK with this, as I've had my tickets for that show purchased since January and would love to see a stacked...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 6:57 PM
For Dolph Ziggler, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
A series of unfortunate circumstances -- Alberto Del Rio's concussion, Chris Jericho's suspension, Randy Orton's wellness policy violation -- created an opportunity for the young...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 7:25 PM
Next month's Money in the Bank pay-per-view's signature namesake matches are shaping up to be a tale of two very different cities.
On Monday's Raw, the first four participants in the Money in the Bank ladder match for a WWE Championship contract were...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:14 PM
I despise Teddy Long's performance as a general manager.
Anyone who has listened to From the Rafters Radio has heard multiple rants on the subject. But I give the devil his due, and on tonight's Raw, Long played his role well.
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Believe it or not, there existed a time when WWE built anticipation for pay-per-view matches by keeping the competitors separated prior to the big show.
In today's era of WWE, however, the philosophy seems to be aimed at attempting to build excitement by...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 8:37 PM
At its core, professional wrestling is about storytelling.
Every writer has good works and bad; it's simply the nature of the beast. Sometimes the simplest stories gain traction when they really shouldn't and become sensations (just ask Stephanie Meyer)....
| Feb 20, 2012
| 9:12 PM
WWE has begun developing a WrestleMania feud that no one had speculated.
With less than seven weeks until the "Showcase of the Immortals," WWE has planted seeds for a rivalry between John Laurinaitis and Teddy Long, the general managers of Raw and...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 9:37 PM
A significant portion of the WrestleMania hype has been built around a rematch between Triple H and the Undertaker, but in reality, that's not the only rematch fans will be treated to April 1.
This year's WrestleMania will see another repeat contest,...