All Elite Wrestling debuted to a great reaction last Saturday night with their first pay-per-view, DOUBLE OR NOTHING. The show was great from top to bottom. Could the card have been more spaced out instead of top-heavy? Sure. But you’d be hard-pressed to find any sane individual with any other bad take regarding the show. [Okay, maybe the quick reunion of Cody and Dustin wasn’t as believable as some would portray it as, but I still liked it, so I’ll look past the weird story arc].
Yeah, a couple months ago, Triple H took a shot at Cody and AEW…
Kofi Kingston is WWE Champion.
Becky Lynch is RAW Women’s Champion.
Bayley is SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Seth Rollins is the Universal Champion.
Finn Bálor is the Intercontinental Champion.
Samoa Joe was the United States Champion when I started this draft. Since, Rey Mysterio is the new titleholder.
Seemingly every smark’s dream wrestlers are title holders in WWE. With arguably its deepest talent pool ever, WWE should be knocking it out of the park every single week on television and on all of its pay-per-views, right? There would be no reason for the fans to not be invested in what they’re…
WWE backed into one of the greatest storylines in recent memory just five years ago, when Daniel Bryan overcame the odds to defeat 3/4 of Evolution — Triple H, Randy Orton, and Batista — in just one night.
Yes, WrestleMania 30 certainly was memorable due to Bryan’s ascension to the top, and many thought we wouldn’t see quite a push like that ever again, much less in the near future.
Fast forward to now, with Bryan yelling at Kofi Kingston, “B+ player!” as SmackDown Live went off the air Tuesday night, and we’ve almost come full circle. Now, Bryan’s on…
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When Braun Strowman made his WWE main roster debut in December 2014, many fans pegged him as another huge guy with little athletic talent that was probably going to get a push based on his sheer size.
After all, Vince McMahon’s track record of pushing big guys with little talent is pretty vast.
At that time, I didn’t exactly blame the fans for reacting that way. …
It’s about damn time.
That was my first reaction to waking up on Tuesday morning. I had fallen asleep at some point after the 10 P.M. hour while watching Monday Night RAW — and no, it’s not because I thought the show was boring. When you’re physically and mentally exhausted, you can actually fall asleep at any point whatsoever. Even during the 8th inning of Game 7 of the World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians.
Yeah, I’m still annoyed by that.
Anyway, I had missed Stephanie McMahon getting out of the limo backstage… a point to which…
Growing up, one of my favorite pay-per-views of the year was Survivor Series. It being on Thanksgiving Night, then eventually Thanksgiving Eve, was probably the biggest reason I looked forward to it, regardless of what the card was. I didn’t have to go to school Thursday or Friday, so I could tape it, stay up late, and watch it again and again all weekend.
In a way, I miss that. Maybe it’s because the responsibilities of adulthood make it me yearn more and more for the days of relative little to no responsibility at all. The biggest adversary in my…
523 days of being the NXT Women’s Champion.
That’s really all you need to know.
But let’s delve into Asuka’s WWE main roster debut for this particular piece. It’s been a hot-button topic for wrestling fans — well, everything almost always is — because of how WWE has booked her in her first two main roster matches.
No, Asuka didn’t lose. She won convincingly over Emma this past Sunday night at the TLC pay-per-view and then again on Monday Night Raw the next night. …
This past week on SmackDown Live, WWE Champion Jinder Mahal laid out a challenge to the Univeral Champion, Brock Lesnar. The rumors had been brewing since the end of last week that this potential match would take place at Survivor Series in Houston at the Toyota Center.
I mean, it’s Champion vs. Champion. Who doesn’t want to see a match like that? It’s not like we haven’t seen that match multiple times on Raw and SmackDown during the previous brand extension, and even when the roster merged into one again with two champions. …
A few weeks ago on an episode of The Straight Shooters, I went on a bit of a diatribe explaining why I believe John Cena vs. Roman Reigns was a bit of marketing genius employed by WWE to get people talking.
I mentioned the fact that a majority of wrestling fans — or at least that’s what it seemed like — were pretty much up in arms over the fact that WWE was “hotshotting” this match between two of the biggest names in the industry seven months before WrestleMania 34.
Given the fact that on the SmackDown side, WWE “gave…