1. WWE: Booking Wrestlemania 29, Featuring Champion vs. Champion Main Event

    First, John Cena needed surgery, which led to a sudden ascension of Ryback from jobber-killer to WWE Title contender...

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  2. WWE: How a Linda McMahon Senate Defeat Could Save Wrestling

    In a month’s time, Linda McMahon will once again have lost another bid for the United States Senate. If we’re lucky, she’ll finally give up on politics and let the wrestling world return to order...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about almost 2 years ago 7,013 reads 93 comments

  3. WWE: Company Signs Agreement with AJPW

    I’m not going to get too excited, but anything that could deviate from the norm in professional wrestling is enough to get the mind spinning out of control...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about almost 2 years ago 9,593 reads 72 comments

  4. WWE: Revamping the Tag Team Division with 10 Guys Already on the Roster

    This repeated talk of a tag team renaissance is getting old. We hear it every few months and nothing seems to ever happen. Then we read about them being interested in teams from the outside, and most recently, the fantastical return of the Dudley Boyz...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about almost 2 years ago 2,430 reads 37 comments

  5. WWE: Brock Lesnar's Return Isn't a Waste, Just a Disappointment

    Brock Lesnar ’s part-time return hasn ’t been a complete failure. His match at Extreme Rules was a brutal brawl unlike anything we’d seen in a long time...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 2 years ago 4,637 reads 15 comments

  6. WWE: Writing the Big Summer Angles for the Creative Staff

    WWE creative is reportedly under pressure to write a “big summer angle” to drive lagging ratings. Examples of this are the Nexus, the failed “Who Killed Mr. McMahon?” or even as far back as Austin vs...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 2 years ago 142 reads 53 comments

  7. WWE News: Please, No Rock-John Cena II

    Reverse engineering the wrestling year to carry from Wrestlemania to Wrestlemania was just the way things used to be done...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about over 2 years ago 1,441 reads 19 comments

  8. 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...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about over 2 years ago 6,781 reads 10 comments

  9. 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 1,306 reads 15 comments

  10. 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...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about over 2 years ago 1,032 reads 4 comments

  11. 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...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about almost 3 years ago 2,309 reads 18 comments

  12. 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 3,124 reads 19 comments

  13. 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 2,654 reads 12 comments

  14. 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...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about almost 3 years ago 3,168 reads 15 comments

  15. 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...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 1,075 reads 17 comments

  16. 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...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 1,044 reads 8 comments

  17. 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 ...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 1,443 reads 4 comments

  18. 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...

    Joe Johnson Written by Joe Johnson about 3 years ago 4,771 reads 73 comments

  19. 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 1,342 reads 34 comments

  20. 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 2,295 reads 9 comments

  21. 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 1,114 reads 18 comments

  22. 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 1,305 reads 20 comments

  23. 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 over 3 years ago 3,095 reads 14 comments

  24. 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...

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  25. 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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