1. 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 21 days ago 44,580 reads 40 comments

  2. 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 21 days ago 12,904 reads 30 comments

  3. 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 21 days ago 11,955 reads 7 comments

  4. 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 22 days ago 24,010 reads 39 comments

  5. 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 22 days ago 25,921 reads 96 comments

  6. 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 22 days ago 10,740 reads 3 comments

  7. 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 22 days ago 30,784 reads 78 comments

  8. 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 22 days ago 43,453 reads 66 comments

  9. 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 23 days ago 23,305 reads 74 comments

  10. 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 23 days ago 9,740 reads 15 comments

  11. 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 23 days ago 38,219 reads 38 comments

  12. 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 23 days ago 3,817 reads 5 comments

  13. 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 23 days ago 8,108 reads 3 comments

  14. 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 23 days ago 17,842 reads 39 comments

  15. 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 23 days ago 54,221 reads 94 comments

  16. 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 24 days ago 26,141 reads 18 comments

  17. 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 24 days ago 10,792 reads 21 comments

  18. 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 24 days ago 19,414 reads 56 comments

  19. 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 24 days ago 22,212 reads 50 comments

  20. 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 24 days ago 697 reads 12 comments

  21. 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 24 days ago 34,126 reads 86 comments

  22. 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 24 days ago 16,331 reads 76 comments

  23. 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 25 days ago 51,670 reads 22 comments

  24. 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 25 days ago 17,105 reads 10 comments

  25. 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 25 days ago 88,798 reads 302 comments