1. Worst Raw Ever: A Weekly Look at Everything Wrong in WWE

    To begin the new year, this is my first installment of "Worst Raw Ever." This weekly column will feature my perspective on all of the terrible things that happened on Raw this week and how the company continues to shoot itself in the foot...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 4 months ago 3,467 reads 21 comments

  2. Projecting WrestleMania 31: Reigns Will Reign, but for How Long?

    We're a little over a month away from the official kickoff to this year's Road to WrestleMania. The formal march takes place the moment the last man is left standing in the Royal Rumble, but we all know that the groundwork is laid months in advance...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 5 months ago 33,328 reads 134 comments

  3. 5 WWE Superstars Who Should Walk out

    The revelations of the last two weeks have been stunning to say the least. If you haven't listened to CM Punk 's explosive appearance on Colt Cabana's Art of Wrestling podcast yet, take the next two hours and find a place to focus...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 5 months ago 40,050 reads 120 comments

  4. Daniel Bryan Likely out for Royal Rumble, Should Be Back for WrestleMania

    It was reported on Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Marc Middleton of WrestlingInc ) today that WWE Superstar, former world heavyweight champion and beloved underdog Daniel Bryan may not be back in time for the Royal Rumble as anticipated...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 7 months ago 7,989 reads 29 comments

  5. WWE Product Will Not Improve Until Triple H Has Taken Control from Vince McMahon

    The WWE product has been in the doldrums for the better part of the last year. We appeared on the verge of a new era at WrestleMania when Daniel Bryan did the unthinkable, winning ...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 7 months ago 30,448 reads 67 comments

  6. Vince McMahon Reportedly Pushing Creative to Book Cena Even Stronger

    If we didn't already think Vince McMahon had lost touch with the WWE Universe, this latest news is proof that he must have drifted off into some other location entirely...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 8 months ago 2,873 reads 23 comments

  7. Bray Wyatt Reportedly on Course for Title Feud with Dolph Ziggler

    Bray Wyatt has fought legends and battled the face of the company at WrestleMania, yet he has not held WWE gold. According to a report by F4WOnline (h/t WrestlingInc ...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 8 months ago 9,272 reads 35 comments

  8. Batista Extends Deal with Marvel, Future with WWE Remains in Question

    When Batista left the WWE as a full-time performer after WrestleMania 26, he did not have any guarantees that his acting career would be a success...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 8 months ago 11,497 reads 32 comments

  9. Vince Russo Is Absolutely Right in Letter to Vince McMahon, Stephanie, Triple H

    Vince Russo is one of the most divisive characters in the history of professional wrestling. And I don't mean "characters" as in "on-screen personas ." Russo is a character from when he wakes up in the morning until he goes to sleep...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 8 months ago 38,098 reads 118 comments

  10. Report: Bad News Barrett to Return to the Ring on WWE European Tour

    It's been several months since we saw Bad News Barrett on WWE television. The powerhouse, trash-talking Brit has battled injuries for the last few years, halting his momentum each time WWE has appeared ready to give him a dedicated push...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 8 months ago 21,983 reads 54 comments

  11. WWE Officials Don't Think Dean Ambrose Is Ready for the Main Event

    To turn The Shield's catchphrase around: Can you believe that? According to a report in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t WrestlingINC .com ) WWE officials are not yet convinced that Dean Ambrose is ready to enter the main-event picture...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 8 months ago 54,319 reads 322 comments

  12. Projecting Top Contenders to Face Brock Lesnar for WWE Heavyweight Championship

    Brock Lesnar 's dismantling of John Cena in the main event of SummerSlam was one of the most vicious beatings in recent memory. There may never have been a more one-sided title match on a major WWE pay-per-view event...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 8 months ago 24,946 reads 61 comments

  13. Projecting NXT and Developmental Stars' Chances of Succeeding in WWE

    It's an exciting time to follow WWE's developmental system. NXT Takeover 2 is in a few weeks on September 11, and if it's anything like the previous pair of NXT specials, we know the in-ring action will be some of the best of the year...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 9 months ago 2,398 reads 12 comments

  14. Top Indy Tag Team Young Bucks Tease WWE Signing, Heading to NXT

    In the last two days, Nick Jackson, one half of The Young Bucks, has dropped some not-so-subtle hints that he and his brother Matt may be headed to the WWE. They suggest they may be going to NXT and are going after the WWE tag titles ...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 9 months ago 16,442 reads 52 comments

  15. WWE Must Expand to International Markets to Further Business

    The quarterly financial reports came out today, and they were anything but great news for the WWE. Since the initial subscriber count was announced after WrestleMania, the WWE Network has only added 33,000 net subscribers...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 9 months ago 810 reads 6 comments

  16. Battleground Will Be 1st Step of Meteoric Rise of Dean Ambrose

    I've been saying it for weeks to anyone who will listen: WWE is about to have a big Dean Ambrose problem. It's a good kind of problem to have...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 9 months ago 12,171 reads 97 comments

  17. Teddy Long, Evan Bourne, Brodus Clay Among Latest WWE Releases

    WWE waited until early summer to begin the spring cleaning of its roster. Six members of the roster were released Thursday, according to WWE .com . At first, only four names had been posted, but this list has since grown...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 11 months ago 19,824 reads 29 comments

  18. NXT Superstar Tyson Kidd to Be Repackaged with Lucha-Based Gimmick

    Tyson Kidd is one of the longest-tenured WWE Superstars to have never received an extended, featured run with the main roster...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 11 months ago 35,051 reads 100 comments

  19. WWE Needs to Strip Daniel Bryan of the WWE World Heavyweight Title

    I was wearing my "Respect The Beard" shirt on WrestleMania Sunday as Daniel Bryan made Batista tap out in the main event to complete his journey to becoming the WWE World Heavyweight champion...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 12 months ago 22,673 reads 131 comments

  20. Usos Set to Defend Tag Team Titles in 4-Way Match at WrestleMania XXX

    It was announced on Main Event and confirmed on WWE .com that the Usos will defend their tag team straps in a four-way match at WrestleMania XXX. The challenging teams include Ryback and Curtis Axel, The Real Americans and Los Matadores ...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 1 year ago 5,079 reads 42 comments

  21. Rock, nWo on Short List as Future Hall of Fame Headliners

    We're still two weeks away from WrestleMania XXX, but WWE is reportedly already looking toward the next two years' Hall of Fame ceremonies...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 1 year ago 2,392 reads 9 comments

  22. Seth Rollins May Be the Biggest Superstar from the Shield

    While watching The Shield evolve into bigger stars over the last few weeks, it has become increasingly difficult to imagine that Seth Rollins was seen as an afterthought when the trio debuted in November of 2012...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 1 year ago 31,542 reads 141 comments

  23. Could Cesaro Turn into This Year's Version of Daniel Bryan?

    Entering WrestleMania last year, Daniel Bryan and Kane were unexpectedly the hottest tag team in the WWE. The duo was probably teamed up because the WWE really wasn't sure what to do with either of them...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 1 year ago 10,017 reads 52 comments

  24. Bray Wyatt Could Be Made Man After WrestleMania Match with John Cena

    The term "made man" is one that I don't believe is used correctly very often in terms of professional wrestling...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 1 year ago 22,085 reads 130 comments

  25. 3 Ways Kane vs. the Shield Could Play out on Road to WrestleMania

    The most unexpected WrestleMania XXX storyline so far has to be the brewing feud between Kane , the Director of Operations for The Authority, and The Shield...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 1 year ago 15,142 reads 31 comments