Battleground is tonight! I’ve stated over the last few weeks that they should’ve left this pay-per-view out and do the usual build to SummerSlam. It’s left WWE throwing things together, but I will say it’s looking to be a better show than I originally thought. Not only that, but I think the first big encounters between Jericho/Wyatt and Rollins/Ambrose should’ve been saved for the biggest event of the summer. I’m staying hopeful and we should see a good show tonight. Well without further ado, here’s a breakdown of the last week in WWE!
At this point in time, I truly wish I had more information to share. Normally by this time, more news about an upcoming WWE game would have been revealed by now. I assume because this game is somewhat being built from the ground up by 2K, that a presentable product is not yet ready. Alas, a small amount of information has been released to the public. Here is what we know about WWE 2K15…
Did anyone else feel like this week was kind of thrown together, but yet kind of in a good way? Just to recap, we seen Alberto Del Rio become number one contender to the United States Championship and then received a title match on Main Event. Paige and AJ successfully teamed up on Raw, but aren’t they supposed to be in a feud? Kofi got another win Cesaro on Raw. I love the idea of Cena vs. Seth Rollins, but it just feels weird to have the WWE Champion face Mr. MITB. Bo Dallas is feuding with Diego and El Torito. Rusev and Roman Reigns collided in the main event of SmackDown. We knew going into that match that neither will lose clean, so it had to end in disqualification. And during all of this, the WWE Network was free this week! Lots of things are changing, but I don’t know how I feel. Well there’s my little ramble to start things off, so it’s time to break down the past week in WWE! [Read more...]
I think we can all agree WWE has had their problems lately. Any company that big is going to have their fair share of missteps. While we can sit here and nitpick every little thing wrong with WWE, I want to direct my focus on something that’s really the biggest issue in WWE. Some of you may be thinking Emma. I think bigger. I know humbly, my idea will also apply to the Emma. The issue here is Monday Night Raw and how to save it. [Read more...]
The WWE released ten Superstars (and 1 referee) today. Some of the releases were a surprise. Others not so much.
In the latest “What If”, I take a look at Dolph Ziggler’s World Heavyweight Championship reign in 2013. On Monday, I published part one of this Ziggler scenario. In it, I altered the past as if I was the creative writer in WWE. Ziggler did not lose his World Title to Alberto Del Rio at Payback 2013. Ziggler’s title reign would last until SummerSlam, where two people won the World Title that night. You can read part one here. Now we are at the Raw after SummerSlam.
Another week in the WWE has gone by and we are just hours away until Payback! I went out to Springfield, IL for a WWE Live Supershow last night, so be looking for a review of that later this week. Many people aren’t too satisfied with the Payback card, but I’m still staying positive about it as there looks to be some good wrestling. Well, why keep you waiting any longer, here’s this week’s Five-Count! [Read more...]
One thing I have noticed lately with the end of the brand extension, is the uselessness of general managers. Before, they were established as an on-screen authority figure for their respective brand. Now with The Authority in charge, they are practically pointless. With that in mind, I figured I would take a walk down memory lane and analyze who was among the best and worst general managers in WWE. [Read more...]
It’s that time of year again. Summer! For most kids, summer means freedom. For most families, summer means vacation. For most wrestling fans, summer means party… as in the biggest party of the summer, SummerSlam. This event often brings a lot to look forward to. Whether it be a 27 second victory (Ultimate Warrior vs. Honkey Tonk Man), an epic Ladder Match (Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon), or crowning the youngest World Champion in WWE history (Randy Orton vs. He Who Shall Not Be Named), SummerSlam brings the heat.
For some reason, I felt I needed to do a Top 5 about Raw this past Monday. This does not mean that I will continue this trend, as one of our other great writers, CJ Blaze, does a fantastic job in creatively recapping already. This will be more of a one time or sporadic thing, but let’s move on to the real reason you clicked on this article, and check out our #5 worst.
Welcome to another edition of Ready to Ramble. I tend to write about a few different topics and items that have happened in WWE recently, but this time I’m keeping it to two specific factions; Evolution and The Shield. [Read more...]
There has been something missing from WWE for quite a while now: focus on the divas. What I mean by that is there has not been a genuine focus of letting the divas have range; aside from Emma being a klutz and AJ being the overconfident champion nobody really has a character, and no, I don’t think Total Divas is helping at all. Hopefully with Paige being moved up to the main roster, this will change and we will finally see better emphasis on characters and in ring action than we have in a long time. But for now, let’s take a look at a time when divas not only had great characters, but also had great enough ring work and chemistry to main event Raw. Ladies and Gentleman, Trish Stratus vs. Lita! [Read more...]
WrestleMania 30 is behind us, so is the always interesting Monday Night RAW after WrestleMania. What can we look forward to after what can only be described as a rollercoaster of a week in the world of WWE and professional wrestling in general?
Last night’s episode of Raw was one of my all-time favorites for many reasons. There were many great moments put into the three-hour show. One of those moments was witnessing Paige debuting on the main roster and winning the WWE Divas Championship. [Read more...]
Remember the days when “Raw” and “Smackdown!” were treated as separate brands altogether? I know it’s been a while but that was actually the case for a while. The idea to do it actually stemmed from WCW. During the height of the “Monday Night Wars,” Eric Bischoff attempted to turn WCW into two brands: WCW and NWO. He hatwodifferent shows to write content for so this seemed the perfect solution. Make each of this two main shows a separate brand. He started by branding a PPV “NWO Souled Out” to test the waters. It didn’t take off at all but Vince was clearly watching as he took the concept for WWE. “Smackdown!” – a show originally intended as a Divas-only show, was made a separate brand entirely from “Raw. [Read more...]