1. WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from August 6

    Every week on Bleacher Report, I take an in-depth look at WWE SmackDown to recap the action, offer analysis and grade the matches, segments and anything else that takes place on the show, as well as make a few predictions for future events...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 27 days ago 64,726 reads 142 comments

  2. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper Announced for SummerSlam

    WWE SummerSlam is slated to take place August 23 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and the lineup for the extravaganza received a boost Thursday when it was announced ...

    Alec Nathan Written by Alec Nathan about 27 days ago 33,949 reads 152 comments

  3. Examining Hip-Hop's Enduring Fascination with Pro Wrestling

    Hip-hop has longed loved pro wrestling, perhaps in part because when rappers watch the larger-than-life characters in the ring, it's like looking at themselves in the mirror. As disparate as those two worlds are, they are also parallel in many ways..

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 27 days ago 26,986 reads 75 comments

  4. The Rock Celebrates Throwback Thursday with Awesome High School Photo

    There was always that one kid in high school who was a little bit bigger (read: unusually tall and ripped) than the rest...

    Katie Richcreek Written by Katie Richcreek about 27 days ago 166,384 reads 115 comments

  5. Brock Lesnar's NCAA Career Showed Glimpses of the WWE Star He Became

    Seconds after Brock Lesnar rolled Wes Hand onto his back, the NCAA standout heavyweight began springing off the floor in celebration, flexing his arms and roaring before he tore off his headgear and stared down his opponent...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 27 days ago 22,497 reads 22 comments

  6. WWE SummerSlam 2015: Overlooked Stars Who Will Make Big Impacts at PPV

    Coming out of the Battleground pay-per-view, the WWE Universe’s excitement has grown, but there are still several Superstars who are being overlooked heading into the 2015 edition of SummerSlam on August 23...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 28 days ago 21,694 reads 43 comments

  7. Roddy Piper, Apollo Crews, Cesaro and More from the Bagpipes Mailbag

    "Rowdy" Roddy Piper rests in peace. He was one of a very small handful of wrestlers who became a household name, which is something even John Cena is still struggling to do...

    Alfred Konuwa Written by Alfred Konuwa about 28 days ago 8,506 reads 27 comments

  8. WWE NXT Big Board: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis for Aug. 6

    When compiling the list of WWE NXT prospects ready to flourish on the main roster, don't forget Tyler Breeze's name. Sure Finn Balor is more exciting, Hideo Itami more renowned and Sami Zayn more proven, but Prince Pretty is a star in waiting...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 28 days ago 17,405 reads 32 comments

  9. Bray Wyatt Shining in Secondary Storyline Before WWE SummerSlam 2015

    Bray Wyatt is one of the most talented all-around performers in WWE today, and his addition to the 2015 SummerSlam pay-per-view card helps to make this feel like the second-most important show of the year for the company...

    Donald Wood Written by Donald Wood about 28 days ago 18,239 reads 44 comments

  10. WWE SmackDown: Spoiler-Free Preview for August 6

    The first WWE SmackDown of August zeroes in on leading up to showdowns that are expected, but not yet official for SummerSlam . Superstars in line for the pay-per-view's potential midcard bouts await opportunities to notch big wins...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 28 days ago 9,574 reads 9 comments

  11. Paige and the Top Successors to Nikki Bella's Title Reign

    Nothing lasts forever. Nikki Bella is the current Divas champion, a title she’s held for nearly nine months. Bella has actually improved her wrestling during her reign, turning back the likes of Paige, Naomi and AJ Lee...

    Sebastian Maldonado Written by Sebastian Maldonado about 28 days ago 23,708 reads 120 comments

  12. WWE NXT Results: Biggest Winners, Losers and Moments from August 5

    NXT continued to lay the foundation of its next Takeover special Wednesday night, delivering a show full of in-ring action that was headlined by two high-profile matches. First, Bayley squared off with Charlotte in Divas action...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 28 days ago 18,006 reads 44 comments

  13. WWE SummerSlam 2015: Worst Title Changes in PPV History

    Throughout the long and illustrious history of WWE's SummerSlam pay-per-view, there have been numerous championship changes that have gone a long way toward forging the legacy of the event...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 28 days ago 81,129 reads 71 comments

  14. Recalling Babe Ruth's Stint as a Pro Wrestling Referee

    We remember Babe Ruth as a good many things: a New York Yankee, a top-tier slugger, a record-setter and an icon of the baseball diamond. But rarely do we think of his days as a pro wrestling referee...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 28 days ago 64,263 reads 17 comments

  15. WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Reactions and Highlights from August 5

    As NXT continues its winding road to Takeover: Brooklyn on August 22, the brand delivered another action-packed episode, exclusively on the WWE Network...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 28 days ago 27,689 reads 121 comments

  16. Rob Van Dam's Potential WWE Farewell Tour Would Be Major Success

    While it may have been an offhand comment, Rob Van Dam handed WWE executives a stellar idea—the former world champ going on a farewell tour...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 28 days ago 41,090 reads 64 comments

  17. Finn Balor, Dana Brooke and Latest WWE NXT Developmental News

    For different reasons, WWE NXT stars Finn Balor and Dana Brooke had to feel as if they were soaring. Brooke found herself traveling with the main roster despite not being in the WWE developmental system for long...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 28 days ago 12,446 reads 16 comments

  18. WWE SummerSlam 2015: Predicting Potential Swerves at Marquee PPV

    A New Diva Joins the Storyline The new storyline in the Divas division concerning the emergence of several NXT talents has done wonders for the division...

    Aaron Bower Written by Aaron Bower about 29 days ago 46,854 reads 69 comments

  19. Daniel Bryan Remaining on Sidelines a Result of WWE Being Overprotective

    A warrior at the ready, a wrestler awaiting the feel of the canvas under his boots, Daniel Bryan finds himself crashing into the blockade that is WWE 's hesitancy...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 29 days ago 45,916 reads 38 comments

  20. Seth Rollins, the Authority Must Break Up to Create Better Storylines

    This past Monday, following the "in memoriam " to the legendary "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, Raw kicked off as it has much of the past year: Seth Rollins delivering a promo. But this one was different...

    James Moffat Written by James Moffat about 29 days ago 23,697 reads 57 comments

  21. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: Paul Heyman Has Surpassed Bobby Heenan as Best Manager

    1. Paul Heyman Talking His Way to the Top To watch Bobby "The Brain" Heenan in his prime was to watch a master at his craft, a talent unparalleled, the Michael Jordan of pro wrestling managers...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 29 days ago 11,517 reads 41 comments

  22. Cesaro's Feud with Kevin Owens Will Elevate His Standing in WWE Universe

    Cesaro's program with Kevin Owens promises to be a good one and is a welcome addition to Raw for fans of both men. Each guy can work and will bring everything he has to ensure this feud will be a memorable one...

    Tom Clark Written by Tom Clark about 29 days ago 14,457 reads 79 comments

  23. WWE NXT: Full Preview, Match Card and More for August 5

    Welcome to Bleacher Report's preview for this week's episode of WWE NXT , where we take a spoiler-free look at what's in store for the developmental brand's upcoming episode...

    The Doctor Chris Mueller Written by The Doctor Chris Mueller about 29 days ago 9,399 reads 17 comments

  24. Full Career Retrospective and Greatest Moments for Finlay

    "My name is Finlay , and I love to fight," the theme music of Irish tough man Dave "Fit" Finlay would announce before the grizzled veteran made his way through the curtain, a shillelagh in hand and a disturbing smile enhanced by the missing teeth...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 29 days ago 23,876 reads 47 comments

  25. WWE SmackDown Spoilers: Complete Results and Analysis for August 6

    Just weeks before his showdown with Bray Wyatt at SummerSlam , Roman Reigns was front and center during Tuesday night's SmackDown tapings , the centerpiece of the show...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 29 days ago 55,586 reads 225 comments