Nathan Burke

WWE Summer Slam Brock Lesnar to lose - Velveteen Dream call up?

After last night’s expectedly stellar NXT TakeOver, it’s now time for the biggest party of the summer, Summerslam. This year’s card has some solid matches, but WWE as a whole has been lacking in the storyline department as of late. The match with the most build would far and away...

Sunday, August 19, 2018, 1:02 PM

WWE Extreme Rules Rusev to win WWE championship tonight?

Extreme Rules is one of the few minor events to survive the PayPerView purge of this year. Sorry, Great Balls of Fire. You didn’t make the cut. The Universe breathed a collective sigh of relief when WWE announced they would be returning to the old model of one PPV per month. But the “...

Sunday, July 15, 2018, 2:23 PM

WWE Talk: Big pushes for Dolph Ziggler and Rusev on the way

The start of Summer has brought on a heat wave of changes in WWE. Despite the fact that they are undeniably talented, two Superstars have each received a long overdue push. Both Raw and Smackdown had matches resulting in upset victories. But in reality, taking one look at their abilities in and out...

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 9:32 PM

When will Braun cash in on Brock Lesnar for WWE title? Tonight?

Money in the Bank has become one of the most important Pay-Per-Views in a short period of time. Similar to Royal Rumble, the results of this event leave us with a guaranteed championship match. But unlike the Rumble, we never know when that match will take place. The element of surprise always...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 5:01 PM

WWE Creative needs to find an edge - quick

After WrestleMania and the Superstar Shake-up, the creative well in WWE already seems to be running dry. One would think that the returns and debuts of so many familiar and fresh faces would spark some innovation as far as the writing is concerned, but in the past few weeks, we’ve been left...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:43 PM

AJ Styles Shinsuke Nakamura headline WWE Backlash

On this day after Cinco de Mayo, let your hangover cure be in the form of Backlash. While any other Backlash isn’t a great cause for excitement, this marks the first cross-brand PayPerView of the post-WrestleMania season. WWE finally decided that there is such a thing as too much wrestling,...

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4:11 PM

No women compete at WWE Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia

Was it the Greatest Royal Rumble? Well.. it was fine! Yeah! I’ll even go as far as saying it was pretty good! The Pretty Good Royal Rumble. It was a fresh, new idea with a WrestleMania calibur card in an unconventional setting. The city of Jeddah welcomed WWE Superstars graciously and it...

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 4:56 PM

WWE Talk: Superstar Shakeup Draft preview for RAW, SmackDown

Another WrestleMania has come and gone. The show was long and felt a little rushed, but all in all, it was a solid show. Many of the matches seemed to set up storylines going forward rather than being the culmination of an arc, but that’s good news for the future. Between Shinsuke Nakamura...

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 5:23 PM

WWE Talk: Your last minute WrestleMania preview

Happy WrestleMania to all! It’s wrestling geek Christmas and fans will be watching a long, long show; begging the question: Is this WrestleMania too much of a good thing? And the answer is...nope! Including the preshow (which is mostly required viewing), WrestleMania 34 will be about 7 hours...

Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:08 PM

Will Daniel Bryan be in line for WWE title push soon?

Once again, it’s the beginning of another Spring; and time to celebrate the resurrection of a great, bearded leader of the meek and bringer of hope. No, I’m not talking about a certain savior of the masses (nor am I talking about Damien Sandow). I am of course talking about the second...

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:55 PM

Thank God WWE is embracing Woken Matt Hardy

It was questionable whether or not it would ever happen. Would WWE go all in with “Woken” Matt Hardy? Tonight we get our answer. Hardy’s feud with the “consumer of terrestrial entities,” Bray Wyatt, takes a bizarre leap forward when the two do battle at the Hardy...

Monday, March 19, 2018, 2:22 PM

Turning the clocks forward past WWE Fastlane

It’s that time of year again, when we fast forward one hour and hopefully, past Fastlane. What is this pay-per-view? The Smackdown exclusive show has such little bearing on WrestleMania or really any developments going forward, it’s almost not worth watching...but I will...for I am a...

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 11:27 AM

The Ronda Rousey WWE ratings grab

It’s no secret that Ronda Rousey has drawing power. The first ever UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion was not only the most popular female fighter in the world at one time, but possibly the most famous UFC fighter regardless of gender, bridging the eras of Anderson Silva and Conor...

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 12:56 PM

Braun Strowman and the slow death of kayfabe in WWE

Kayfabe may officially be dead, and I think it’s going to be okay. Last Monday night on Raw, we witnessed Braun Strowman singing...or what was close enough to it. Since the beginning of Strowman’s rise to the top of the Raw roster, I’ve been wondering how long it will take before...

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 11:45 AM

WWE Elimination Chamber and why 5-star matches are overrated

Every Road to Wrestlemania season, I’m reminded of the grueling nature of the WWE schedule. WWE boasts the fact that they have no off season as a point of pride, but it’s also pretty irresponsible. Of course you want to keep your athletes from ring rust, but there’s a difference...

Sunday, February 11, 2018, 4:54 PM

The Royal Rumble 2018: Ronda Rousey WWE debut?

It’s arguably the best event of the year. The Royal Rumble is as unique and entertaining as any stipulation match out there. Perfect in its simplicity, nothing compares to the rumble, especially if you’re a betting man...or woman! And with the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble this...

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2:03 PM

RAW 25: WWE surprises - Stone Cold Bruce Prichard Scott Hall more

The big 25th Anniversary show of Monday Night Raw is tomorrow night and it’s shaping up to be the greatest three-hour nostalgia extravaganza in recent history. WWE’s own confirmed list of faces from the past is already enough of a selling point, and we’re still bound to see a few...

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 12:59 PM

Chris Jericho between New Japan pro wrestling and WWE Royal Rumble

Chris Jericho has never been afraid of exploring new paths in his career. As he documents in his first book, “A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex,” Jericho is no stranger to tapping into unfamiliar territory.   With a career spanning the globe, from Canada to Mexico...

Monday, January 15, 2018, 5:50 PM

How WWE Pro Wrestling became progressive

As with most art, pro wrestling is a reflection of life. More accurately, WWE is typically a reflection of culture. In the new year, I can’t help but to recognize how far, for better or for worse, WWE has come in my lifetime. It’s hard not to notice how much more progressive the product...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 5:40 PM

Elias Rusev Day Dolph Ziggler and the struggle to stay over in WWE

One of the biggest mysteries in pro wrestling is how to get over and stay over. There’s no textbook or formula guaranteeing a pop from a live audience. The ebbs and flows of wrestling trends are always difficult to track. But as of right now, you’d be lucky if you bought stock in...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017, 1:22 PM