1. SmackDown Wild Card Finals and the Best WWE Matches for Week of Dec. 29

    WWE put quite the bow on 2016 with the SmackDown Wild Card Finals and NXT's two-hour special from Osaka, Japan. An already stacked calendar crammed in a pair of big events at year's end...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 19 days ago 3,810 reads 5 comments

  2. WWE NXT: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis, Predictions for Week of Dec. 29

    Johnny Gargano is among those WWE NXT stars who are charging into 2017 with momentum. On the final NXT of the year, the developmental brand traveled to Osaka, Japan, for a two-hour special...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 19 days ago 8,100 reads 3 comments

  3. WWE Raw vs. SmackDown: Winner, Highlights and Botches for Week of December 26

    The final week of 2016 brought with it two WWE brands headed in opposite directions as the new year approaches...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 19 days ago 17,808 reads 39 comments

  4. AJ Styles' 4 Best Potential WWE WrestleMania 33 Opponents

    When he debuted in WWE back at the Royal Rumble in January, not even AJ Styles could have envisaged the success he'd have during his first year with the company...

    Aaron Bower Written by Aaron Bower about 19 days ago 54,173 reads 94 comments

  5. WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from December 28

    In a very special edition of NXT , the Superstars of wrestling's most buzzed-about brand traveled to Osaka for a live event in Japan on Wednesday...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 19 days ago 26,083 reads 18 comments

  6. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After Dec. 27 Show

    AJ Styles has run WWE SmackDown for much of 2016, but his reign atop the blue brand is suddenly in danger. John Cena's arrival may be poised to rearrange the SmackDown hierarchy...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 19 days ago 10,791 reads 21 comments

  7. Best Ways to Maximize John Cena's Return to WWE SmackDown in 2017

    John Cena 's presence can widen WWE SmackDown 's lead over Raw should the blue brand fully tap into his star power...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 20 days ago 19,398 reads 56 comments

  8. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: Sami Zayn, Luke Harper and a WWE 2017 Wish List

    1. Sami Zayn, Champion WWE's 2017 resolutions have to include crowning Sami Zayn, positioning him in the spotlight and allowing him to be the star he is capable of being...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 20 days ago 22,196 reads 50 comments

  9. Braun Strowman Feud with Roman Reigns Will Dictate Long-Term Future as WWE Star

    The development of Braun Strowman as a star on WWE Raw's roster since the brand split has taken a significant step forward in recent weeks, but he is not quite ready for the main event scene on Monday nights...

    Aaron Bower Written by Aaron Bower about 20 days ago 683 reads 12 comments

  10. WWE Royal Rumble 2017: Titles Most Likely to Change Hands at Major Event

    With new champions crowned on the final episode of WWE SmackDown this year, it opens the possibility for more changes in the next few months —which will likely begin at next month's Royal Rumble pay-per-view...

    Aaron Bower Written by Aaron Bower about 20 days ago 34,101 reads 86 comments

  11. WWE SmackDown Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from December 27

    The final WWE SmackDown Live of 2016 was a fantastic show featuring a pay-per-view-quality headliner for the WWE Championship and the announcement of a huge Royal Rumble main event...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 20 days ago 16,322 reads 76 comments

  12. WWE 205 Live Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from December 27

    This week's SmackDown was an incredible show, so the cruiserweight division had a tough act to follow on 205 Live, especially since this was the main roster's final show for 2016...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 20 days ago 51,588 reads 22 comments

  13. Rich Swann vs. Neville: WWE 205 Live Cruiserweight Match Winner and Reaction

    In a non-title match Tuesday night on 205 Live, Neville defeated cruiserweight champion Rich Swann after the British Superstar laid down a challenge on Raw...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 20 days ago 17,087 reads 10 comments

  14. WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Dec. 27

    WWE SmackDown finished off its steamrolling of Raw in 2016 with a tremendous episode. High stakes and high-octane matchups powered the show...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 20 days ago 88,477 reads 302 comments

  15. AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin: WWE Championship Winner, Reaction

    AJ Styles overcame two top challengers Tuesday night on SmackDown Live, as he successfully defended the WWE Championship in a Triple Threat match against Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 20 days ago 12,146 reads 14 comments

  16. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch: WWE Women's Championship Match Winner and Reaction

    With an assist from La Luchadora , Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch Tuesday on SmackDown Live to successfully retain the SmackDown Women's Championship...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 20 days ago 9,845 reads 26 comments

  17. American Alpha Win 4 Corners Match to Become WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champs

    American Alpha defeated the Wyatt Family, Usos and Heath Slater and Rhyno in a Four Corners Elimination match Tuesday night on SmackDown Live to become the new SmackDown tag team champions...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 20 days ago 13,110 reads 27 comments

  18. John Cena Returns to WWE SmackDown, Will Face AJ Styles at Royal Rumble 2017

    John Cena returned to WWE programming Tuesday night on SmackDown Live, as he riled up the Chicago crowd with a spirited promo to kick off the show...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 20 days ago 30,361 reads 42 comments

  19. WWE SmackDown: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis for December 27

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of the Dec. 27 episode of WWE SmackDown . The final SmackDown of 2016 will feature the highly publicized return of John Cena ...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 20 days ago 36,361 reads 486 comments

  20. WWE Raw: Burning Questions to Address After Dec. 26 Show

    As WWE Raw put a lid on 2016, a number of lingering questions remain about the red brand's rivalries. The early stages of Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair look a lot like Flair vs. Sasha Banks...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 21 days ago 16,616 reads 27 comments

  21. Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns Feud in Need of Major Work Ahead of Royal Rumble

    The Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns rivalry is a bicycle with two flat tires. It is slogging toward the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view with little energy to speak of. As 2016 draws to a close, WWE Raw is getting a number of stories right...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 21 days ago 7,853 reads 48 comments

  22. WWE Raw Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from December 26

    The final WWE Raw of 2016 presented fans with a taste of what they can expect in the new year. Unfortunately, what they can expect is more of the same, if Monday's broadcast was any indication...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 21 days ago 23,952 reads 80 comments

  23. WWE SmackDown: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Dec. 27

    The final WWE SmackDown of 2016 will be filled to the brim with championship matches. A Triple Threat bout will decide who holds the WWE Championship heading into the new year...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 21 days ago 13,313 reads 65 comments

  24. WWE Superstar Rankings Following December 26 Raw

    After a hit-or-miss pay-per-view and a series of above-average episodes of Raw, the power rankings have seen a drastic shake-up since my previous edition...

    Alfred Konuwa Written by Alfred Konuwa about 21 days ago 9,458 reads 31 comments

  25. Predictions for John Cena's Return to SmackDown Live

    Few wrestlers have made as indelible a mark on WWE as John Cena over the years. It's to the point where his appearance alone is a big deal...

    Kevin Berge Written by Kevin Berge about 21 days ago 15,198 reads 40 comments