1. Lord Tensai: How Is He Related to the Closing of FCW?

    It was a little more than a month ago when reports surfaced that WWE wasn’t happy with the pitiful star power on the current roster. Complaints came from management that FCW wasn’t producing performers ready to excel on the big stage...

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  2. WWE: The Rock Isn't the Problem or the Solution, It Comes Down to Creative

    One of the days’ top news items is based on a statement from Stone Cold Steve Austin that he believes The Rock has earned the right to “come and go as he wants,” according to an interview with The LAW (h/t Wrestling Inc...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about over 2 years ago 1,302 reads 15 comments

  3. WWE: How WWE Network Will Revolutionize Entire Product (if Successful)

    The WWE Network is a major risk for the WWE. It could revolutionize the entire structure of the company, from how their characters are portrayed to how the shows are produced and how the storylines are written...

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  4. WWE Hell in a Cell: How WWE Ruined the Hell in a Cell Match

    Congratulations to the WWE for completely ruining one of the greatest gimmick matches our pseudo-sport has ever known...

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  5. WWE: John Cena to Team with the Rock at Survivor Series

    The Rock will be returning to the ring before Wrestlemania afterall. The Brahma Bull just Tweeted the following: "I'm ELECTRIFYING Survivor Series and New York City live never before! BOOTS TO ASSES...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about almost 3 years ago 3,106 reads 19 comments

  6. WWE: Cena/Rock to Tag at Survivor Series, How Will This Impact WrestleMania?

    The Rock and John Cena teaming together, I never thought I’d see that one happen. But when the ratings fall below 3.0, anything can happen in the WWE...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about almost 3 years ago 2,636 reads 12 comments

  7. WWE: Breaking Down the Roster at the End of the Brand Extension

    The WWE roster was stacked through the late 90s, with talented stars and compelling characters filling the card from top to bottom. Then Vince McMahon bought WCW and the roster was bursting at the seams with marketable stars...

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  8. WWE: What If the IWC Is Wrong? and Does the WWE Need to Change Direction, Again?

    As members of the IWC, we think we know it all. When a PPV bombs, we know how it should have been booked. When a wrestler isn’t getting over, we know it’s because they need to turn his/her face/heel alignment...

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  9. WWE Money in the Bank: Booking Daniel Bryan's Push

    Daniel Bryan is a unique performer, and his status on SmackDown is equally unique. He’s an undersized technical wrestler that can throw some vicious kicks and take a beating...

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  10. WWE: The Importance of CM Punk and Building New Stars

    The last two months of WWE programming has been the longest-running breath of fresh air for the company since the formation of Evolution and subsequent rise of John Cena, Batista, and Randy Orton ...

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  11. WWE: Cena-Rock, Daniel Bryan Title Shot and the Rest of Wrestlemania 28

    There was a time long ago when the week after Wrestlemania, Vince McMahon and his top creative staff members sat around a cup of coffee and discussed the top matches for the next year’s big show...

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  12. Destination X Exemplifies Weakness of Impact Booking

    Destination X, which airs Sunday night pay-per-view, may be one of the most ill-conceived wrestling shows of the last decade, and yes, I’m including the unfortunate ECW December to Dismember abomination...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 1,321 reads 34 comments

  13. WWE: Follow-Up Critical to Success of CM Punk Work-Shoot

    CM Punk’s work-shoot promo to close Monday night Raw had every member of the WWE audience eating out of his hand...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 2,271 reads 9 comments

  14. WWE: The Money in the Bank PPV I Wished Would Happen

    Recall the WWE One Night Stand pay-per-view when Rob Van Dam cashed in his Money in the Bank title shot on John Cena...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 1,096 reads 18 comments

  15. WWE: Pushes for Tenured Stars Should Squash Claims of "Underutilized" Talents

    To call the IWC reactionary is to say water is wet or Sarah Palin is a joke. With that understood, it doesn’t come as any surprise that the concept of character development is ...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 1,304 reads 20 comments

  16. WWE: Nexus Storyline Revisited as One Year Anniversary Approaches

    This Monday’s Raw will mark the one-year anniversary of the debut of the Nexus, a group of rookies that appeared ready to rock the WWE Universe and change the course of our industry...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 3,027 reads 14 comments

  17. WWE: Wrestlemania 27 Reportedly Draws Million Buys

    Nostalgia sells. That’s what we can draw from the number of buys Wrestlemania 27 reportedly received less than a month ago. Variety is saying that PPV purchases were up 30 percent this year and 15 percent overseas...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 3,160 reads 20 comments

  18. WWE Extreme Rules 2011 Preview: Predicting the Winners of Each Match

    Seeing as the final card for Extreme Rules has yet to be set, I wouldn’t be surprised if a backstage conflict or Anonymous GM decree spurred an impromptu title match. Nonetheless, we can break down the matches that we know of at this time...

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  19. WWE Draft 2011: A Pick-by-Pick Analysis

    If nothing else, the WWE Draft always brings intrigue. Armchair bookers come out of the woodwork to prognosticate or, more likely, tell how they would write the storylines that follow the major roster shifts...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 2,115 reads 14 comments

  20. WWE: Why Not Book the Rest of WrestleMania 28 Now?

    So last Monday, the WWE decided to pull the trigger and announce John Cena will face The Rock at Wrestlemania 28. To me, this move is asinine...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about over 3 years ago 5,117 reads 47 comments

  21. WWE: HHH Era Begins, Offers Hope for Future of Wrestling Product

    No, wrestling fans, the sky is not falling. All of the shock and horror that is surely to occur upon reading the news that WWE is re-branding itself and expanding its “entertainment” ...

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  22. WrestleMania 27: Why This Year's Show Will Be Better Than Mania XXVI

    This time last year, we all sat at our keyboards, typing feverishly about how WrestleMania XXVI was going to be the greatest of all time. It was Jericho’s return to the WM main event...

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  23. Wrestlemania 27: A Look Back at the Last Wrestling Year

    Unofficially, the wrestling calendar runs Wrestlemania to Wrestlemania. Much as the holiday season begins at Thanksgiving and runs through New Year’s Eve, the pro wrestling ...

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  24. Wrestlemania 27: Could Miz Really Retain Against Cena? Really?

    A month ago, I would never have thought it possible that the Miz could walk out of Wrestlemania with the world title still around his waist...

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  25. WWE: CM Punk, the Miz and Unexpected Stars During the "Road to Wrestlemania"

    For decades, it's been a running joke that the WWE only pushes bodybuilders to the main event. From Hulk Hogan, to Lex Luger, to John Cena, it's been a procession of larger than ...

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