1. WWE Royal Rumble 2017: Power Ranking the Greatest Match Cards in PPV's History

    On Jan. 29, WWE will present its annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view, hoping the gigantic event from San Antonio lives up to the lofty expectations from the fans and the reputation the show has garnered in its near three decades of existence...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 20 days ago 12,119 reads 20 comments

  2. WWE Superstar Power Rankings Ahead of First Raw in 2017

    It's a new year, and that means it's Royal Rumble season. As the first pay-per-view of the year, the Rumble will set the tone for the rest of 2017...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 20 days ago 10,717 reads 16 comments

  3. Too Much of a Good Thing: The Negative Impact of WWE's PPV Schedule in 2016

    The brand extension may have brought with it the opportunity for WWE to create stars out of its underutilized talent pool, but it also necessitated an overabundance of pay-per-view ...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 21 days ago 25,421 reads 64 comments

  4. Predictions for Goldberg's Return to WWE Raw

    Last week, WWE announced Goldberg would return to Raw on the Jan. 2 edition of the weekly broadcast as part of the company's celebration of the new year...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 21 days ago 26,592 reads 52 comments

  5. Why Triple H's Imminent Return Is Not Good for WWE

    Triple H will be back on WWE programming—probably sooner rather than later. That's because former protege Seth Rollins is out for revenge, and that will lead to a showdown between the two...

    Tom Clark Written by Tom Clark about 21 days ago 51,928 reads 69 comments

  6. Brock Lesnar at WWE Royal Rumble 2017: Most Likely Scenarios for Beast Incarnate

    Brock Lesnar is heading to the Royal Rumble, and he's got mayhem on his mind. Paul Heyman's Beast Incarnate is hungry for revenge, and Jan. 29 is when he will try to get it...

    Tom Clark Written by Tom Clark about 22 days ago 44,603 reads 40 comments

  7. Heath Slater, James Ellsworth and Why 2016 Was the Year of Cinderella in WWE

    Heath Slater wasn't supposed to be here—lifting a championship title above his head at a WWE pay-per-view, shouting in glee, the central figure in a major storyline on SmackDown...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 22 days ago 12,918 reads 30 comments

  8. SmackDown Beats Raw, Goldberg's Return and Top WWE News from Week of December 31

    John Cena Declares Himself No. 1 Contender After being off the road for a few months, John Cena returned to SmackDown to make his intentions for 2017 as clear as possible...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 22 days ago 11,956 reads 7 comments

  9. Triple H's Best Booking Options for Return to WWE Raw

    WWE 's failure to have Triple H address his unexpected alliance with Kevin Owens earlier this year ranks as potentially the company's biggest missed opportunity in 2016...

    Aaron Bower Written by Aaron Bower about 23 days ago 24,012 reads 39 comments

  10. Pros and Cons of Roman Reigns Beating Kevin Owens at WWE Royal Rumble 2017

    Roman Reigns is eyeing the top prize on WWE Raw, and he might just take it on Jan. 29. WWE Royal Rumble 2017 will see The Big Dog face Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship...

    Tom Clark Written by Tom Clark about 23 days ago 25,967 reads 96 comments

  11. Marty Scurll Talks Ring of Honor, Villain Character, WWE UK Tournament

    Marty Scurll has been around the wrestling industry for more than a decade, but his transition to The Villain character has made waves around the world, including in the United States with his recent signing to Ring of Honor...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 23 days ago 10,745 reads 3 comments

  12. WWE Royal Rumble 2017: Worst Matches in History of PPV

    It's easier to find bad matches in Royal Rumble pay-per-views than good ones. That's because the Royal Rumble PPVs are all about the Rumble itself. Usually, the remaining matches are filler—unfulfilling appetizers to the main course...

    Kevin Wong Written by Kevin Wong about 23 days ago 30,797 reads 78 comments

  13. WWE 2016 Year in Review: Power Ranking B/R's Consensus Top 16 Stars of the Year

    If you have been watching wrestling for as long as most of the writers here at Bleacher Report, you know 2016 was a big year for WWE. Just think about all the major events the company crammed into a 12-month period...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 23 days ago 43,458 reads 66 comments

  14. Seth Rollins Needs Triple H on WWE Raw to Create Spark in Static Character

    Seth Rollins is waiting. The former Shield frontman and current Raw fan favorite has been biding his time for the moment when Triple H returns to the fold in WWE ...

    Tom Clark Written by Tom Clark about 24 days ago 23,308 reads 74 comments

  15. John Cena, The Undertaker, The New Day and More from the Year-End Mailbag

    As 2016 draws to a close, many people around the world are ready to move on. In the negative landscape of social media, 2016 has been deemed a cursed year and will likely be remembered ...

    Alfred Konuwa Written by Alfred Konuwa about 24 days ago 9,741 reads 15 comments

  16. WWE Rumors: Buzz on Road to WWE Royal Rumble 2017 for Week of Dec. 26

    We're still several weeks away from WWE Royal Rumble 2017 on Jan. 29, but some of the big pieces are already falling into place...

    Kevin Wong Written by Kevin Wong about 24 days ago 38,390 reads 38 comments

  17. 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 24 days ago 3,818 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 24 days ago 8,111 reads 3 comments

  19. 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 24 days ago 17,845 reads 39 comments

  20. 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 24 days ago 54,235 reads 94 comments

  21. 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 25 days ago 26,144 reads 18 comments

  22. 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 25 days ago 10,792 reads 21 comments

  23. 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 25 days ago 19,424 reads 56 comments

  24. 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 25 days ago 22,216 reads 50 comments

  25. 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 25 days ago 698 reads 12 comments