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  • Friday's Smackdown wasn't a strong send-off into Money in the Bank

    Friday's Smackdown wasn't a strong send-off into Money in the Bank
    A disappointing trend has been developing in WWE in recent months. Rather than actually using television programs like Raw and Smackdown to build undercard matches for pay-per-views, the company has been announcing minimal matches and then having...
  • Unexpected ending caps off a terrific 1,000th episode of WWE Raw

    Unexpected ending caps off a terrific 1,000th episode of WWE Raw
    If Raw 1,000 will be the benchmark of the three-hour era of  WWE Raw,  I look forward to the next 1,000 episodes. After all the hype and importance placed on the 1,000th episode of Raw, the show delivered and then some. Between excellent legend returns,...
  • Top contender match on Smackdown highlights WWE's lack of depth at the top

    Top contender match on Smackdown highlights WWE's lack of depth at the top
    By this point, it seems like beating a dead horse to say there's a lack of depth at the top of the card in WWE. But it's a statement that remains true and was evidenced by tonight's Smackdown, in which a new No. 1 contender for Sheamus' World Heavyweight...
  • Call it wrestling or sports entertainment, either way it lives up to the hype

    Call it wrestling or sports entertainment, either way it lives up to the hype
    In recent years, the debate on whether WWE superstars should be classified as "wrestlers" or "entertainers" has raged on across television, social media and casual conversation. At times, it's been used as part of storylines, with performers like CM Punk...
  • Too much time dedicated to Triple H, Brock Lesnar

    Too much time dedicated to Triple H, Brock Lesnar
    When it comes to WWE pay-per-views, four events on a crowded calendar stand out as special each year: Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series. Collectively known as the "Big Four," these are usually supercards for WWE standard and...
  • The Rock pins CM Punk, Jack Swagger surprises at Elimination Chamber

    The Rock pins CM Punk, Jack Swagger surprises at Elimination Chamber
    I'll be the first to admit that I was definitely lukewarm about the main event match between CM Punk and The Rock at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. It wasn't a terrible match by any means. It wasn't terrific, either. Both men have had far...
  • New WWE title unveiled, but who will The Rock face at WrestleMania 29?

    New WWE title unveiled, but who will The Rock face at WrestleMania 29?
    For those who watch WWE on a regular basis, this headline might be confusing. After all, John Cena won the Royal Rumble and earned the right to face the top champion of his choice at WrestleMania. He chose the WWE champion, who is The Rock. At TLC, it...
  • Impressions and interviews from Royal Rumble Fan Axxess event

    Impressions and interviews from Royal Rumble Fan Axxess event
    The elements didn't work in WWE's favor Saturday. In a rare weather twist, Phoenix saw rain. Enough rain to need to move the Fan Axxess festivities indoors. This caused come confusion and delay, as was to be expected. After all, you had to not only move...
  • John Cena, The Rock were big winners at a predictable but fun Royal Rumble

    John Cena, The Rock were big winners at a predictable but fun Royal Rumble
    After the Royal Rumble concluded I received a direct message on Twitter from a good friend who used to work in the wrestling industry. To me, he summed up the 2013 Royal Rumble best with this quote: "A fun show that is 100% predictable is still a fun...
  • A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California

    A fire in Brazil, a fake fight in Phoenix and a real one in California
    Dick Van Dyke brought his characteristic charm to the SAG Awards this weekend, and Internet users dutifully searched for all sorts of details on him -- anything to distract us from the icy weather that caused school closings from here to Ann Arbor. ...
  • Brock Lesnar's McMahon attack furthers 'Road to WrestleMania' on RAW

    Brock Lesnar's McMahon attack furthers 'Road to WrestleMania' on RAW
    It truly is WrestleMania season, isn't it? That's especially apparent when the “part timers” come out to play. Just 24 hours after The Rock won the WWE championship from CM Punk at the Royal Rumble, “here comes the pain” as...
  • Bruno Sammartino Hall of Fame announcement a blockbuster for WWE Raw

    Bruno Sammartino Hall of Fame announcement a blockbuster for WWE Raw
    Finally. No, this has nothing to do with The Rock. But it's still just as relevant to say. Finally. FINALLY. The news of WWE's latest Hall of Fame inductee broke Monday afternoon. When I read the name, I got goosebumps. A smile on my face. It was...