| 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...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 8:03 PM
Night of Champions is the one night of the year when fans are guaranteed to see every championship in WWE defended.
For most fans, that's a positive thing, as some of the midcard titles frequently go months without a pay-per-view defense. But it's also a...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:36 PM
Two weeks ago, Jerry "The King" Lawler suffered a heart attack on live television.
In the time since, websites have reported and speculated on Lawler's condition and the events surrounding the incident, which played out on live television.
| 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,...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:38 PM
Fan criticism has apparently become the kryptonite to WWE's "Super Cena."
For the past several years, fans have been critical of the creative team's treatment of John Cena. Some fans have misdirected their gripes toward Cena himself, but he wasn't the...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 8:40 PM
There's no doubt the Internet has changed the way viewers, promoters and competitors view the day-to-day events of professional wrestling programming.
Whether the immediate availabity of information online has improved or harmed the product is beauty...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 9:19 PM
In last week's Smackdown recap , we talked about the implications the Internet has had on professional wrestling.
If there's one other element of this business that has changed perception and execution in the industry, often for the worse, it's the "art"...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Highly touted prospects Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns have cracked the main roster in a faction now known as "The Shield." In Boondock Saints fashion, the group's mission statement is to rid WWE of injustice.
What I would consider an...