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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 - 11:45am

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 - 4:54pm

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 - 2:03pm

6 rules the new XFL should adapt

As many football fans no doubt already know, the XFL is returning. Financed by WWE mogul Vince McMahan, the first go of the XFL in 2001 was a disaster but is remembered fondly years later. It will return in 2020 and the exact rules are not yet determined, aside from a 40-man roster, shorter game...

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 4:28pm

Latest on Enzo Amore WWE rape accusation - NSFW video claims he is innocent

WWE fired pro wrestler Enzo Amore (real name Eric Arndt) this week regarding rape allegations, and that he did not inform the company of potential legal trouble. WWE reportedly did not know about the allegations until Monday, but Arndt had known that there was an ongoing investigation launched by...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 6:02pm

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 - 12:59pm

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 - 5:50pm

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 - 5:40pm

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 - 1:22pm

James Harrison turns heel on Steelers with Patriots signing (video)

It was only a matter of time before the Patriots' stunning signing of longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison was turned into a WWE Youtube spoof. Harrison jumping directly to the Steelers' biggest nemesis after being released was obviously cause for the "heel turn" treatment...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 12:48pm

Ronda Rousey WWE Royal Rumble: Womens Rumble is on

After months of speculation, it’s finally official: The 2018 Royal Rumble will feature the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match. At the end of Monday's Raw, the main event was a 6-woman tag match of Bayley, Sasha Banks, and Mickie James vs. Paige, Sonya Deville, and Mandy Rose....

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 4:52pm

What did Rich Swann do to Su Yung: WWE?

WWE has suspended wrestler Rich Swann indefinitely after Swann was arrested by Gainesville, Florida police early Sunday morning on charges of battery and false imprisonment. The battery charges are in relation to Swann allegedly putting his wife, female wrestler Su Yung (real name Vannarah Riggs)...

Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 1:43pm

WWE has an invasion problem: WWE Talk

The New World Order   Over the years, WWE has tried and tried again to pull off an “invasion” storyline and proven that they can’t execute one to save their lives. As much as I love a good invasion storyline, the only person to successfully pull one off was Eric Bischoff...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 6:03pm

The pros and cons of the WWE Cruiserweight Division

When I was but a wee wrestling fan growing up it in the late 90s, in what is now known as one of the few great eras of pro wrestling, one of the newest and most innovative ideas was WCW’s Cruiserweight Division. Monday Nitro would typically start a few minutes before WWF’s Monday Night...

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 6:33pm

WWE Survivor Series could be an all-time classic show

Once again, it’s Survivor Series time! The Thanksgiving tradition is upon us and we were already treated to a near perfect NXT Takeover: War Games. There really wasn’t one weak match on the card. But what stole the show was the surprising performance by Velveteen Dream. I was a fan of...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:50pm

Sliding wrestling ref video - WATCH referee slide on mat

This sliding wrestling ref video went viral this past week and it’s easy to understand why. At the 10 second mark of this video, the high school wrestling referee slides across the mat to get in position to see a better angle of one of the holds. Watch the video here.   Next goal in...

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

Chris Jericho Kenny Omega WWE Survivor Series: WWE Talk

The biggest wrestling news of this past week is easily Chris Jericho’s surprise challenge to New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Kenny Omega following their Power Struggle event. In a shocking turn of events, Jericho has seemingly bypassed WWE and decided to have a high profile match in the Tokyo...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 3:18pm

WWE Raw versus SmackDown: The pros and cons

Last week on Raw, the locker room was under siege at the hands of the Smackdown roster. Finally, we are actually getting a brand battle for Survivor Series. This is really the only way to handle the Smackdown vs. Raw premise. The occasional contest to decide which is the better show only makes...

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 5:58pm

WWE Talk: Kurt Angle AJ Styles Asuka highlight TLC

Well, what an odd turn of events. Both Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt have been pulled from tonight’s TLC due to medical issues which have yet to be confirmed. Some reports claim it may be viral meningitis or the mumps. This is also suspicious in that WWE has been known to suspend wrestlers due...

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 1:17pm

The Shield returns to WWE: WWE Talk wrestling column

Just like that. In one easy reunion, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose are finally cool again. And they have a purpose. This is where those three belong. Last Monday on Raw, the Shield officially reunited in spectacular fashion by beating up and powerbombing Braun Strowman through the...

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 2:51pm