1. Backlash: The 14 Greatest Moments from Post-WrestleMania Broadcasts of WWE Raw

    WrestleMania is, in no uncertain terms, the night of the year for the professional wrestling world. Never failing to deliver an eye-catching array of mega-matches and superstar ...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about 8 months ago 2,061 reads 3 comments

  2. Death Match: Remembering the WWF's 2000 Royal Rumble

    With WrestleMania being the main pay-per-view for professional wrestling fans each and every year, other events in the calendar can be forgiven for getting lost in the shuffle...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about 11 months ago 7,535 reads 16 comments

  3. The Boss: Triple H, Vince McMahon and the Evolution of WWE's Authority

    “Life sucks… and then you die.” Vince McMahon’s most heelish of words on the May 11, 2000 broadcast of SmackDown were extraordinary even by the boundary-demolishing standards of the World Wrestling Federation in that era...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about 12 months ago 15,494 reads 25 comments

  4. Full of Hell: A Retrospective Look at the Undertaker vs. Mankind

    “On a warm summer’s night in the Igloo, there is a chill in the air,” roared Jim “J.R...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about 1 year ago 12,427 reads 26 comments

  5. Vince McMahon, WWE and the Mainstream: The New Counter-Counterculture

    The American Counterculture , Dr. Christopher Gair ’s examination of the connections between civil disobedience and the youthful artistic boom that filled society in the ...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about over 1 year ago 20,741 reads 94 comments

  6. Something Scary: Waylon Mercy, Goldust and the Rise of WWE's Bray Wyatt

    “Why are so many of us drawn to the idea of a damaged world, especially when it’s so often worse than the one we inhabit?” - Natalie Haynes, The i Newspaper People like to be scared...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about over 1 year ago 34,042 reads 125 comments

  7. Switching Gears: John Cena, Stone Cold and the Complexities of a WWE Heel Turn

    In a 2011 interview with online video gaming website IGN , Stone Cold Steve Austin spoke candidly about his 15+ year career inside the squared circle...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about over 1 year ago 33,413 reads 225 comments

  8. WWE WrestleMania 29: Ranking the 12 Best-Hyped Matches in WrestleMania History

    Believe the hype? Multi-national apparel company Nike produces T-shirts telling us to indulge in it, whilst hip hop group Public Enemy warned us of the pitfalls of believing hype on their 1988 release It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back ...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about over 1 year ago 26,981 reads 55 comments

  9. No Sell: WWE, TNA & the Ambiguity of Professional Wrestling in 2013

    “Take advantage of the ambiguity in the world. Look at something and think what else it might be…” - Roger Von Oech (Author/Inventor) “This ...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about over 1 year ago 11,958 reads 143 comments

  10. The People's Champion: Ranking The Rock's Greatest Championship Matches

    “These jabronis cut The Rock , and the People’s Blood is flowing from the People’s Champ, and he’s tasting the People’s Blood! But like the heroic ...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about almost 2 years ago 19,156 reads 124 comments

  11. Wade Barrett vs. Bo Dallas Will Be a First-Rate WWE Feud

    “ Ladies and Gentlemen, that is a career-altering win for Bo Dallas… ” Michael Cole, Raw, Jan. 28, 2013 WWE ’s 2013 Royal Rumble pay-per-view was a remarkable event...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about almost 2 years ago 6,066 reads 90 comments

  12. WWE: 2013 Will Be the Biggest Year of CM Punk's Career

    “The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be...” - Wilfred Peterson (Author), 1900-1995 “I stand here on my own two feet, and I stand here defiant...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about almost 2 years ago 4,043 reads 20 comments

  13. WWE, UFC & the Beast: Brock Lesnar Belongs in Professional Wrestling

    “Home’s where you go when you run out of homes.” - John le Carré (Author), 1977 “A thousand years ago, the only way you saw a guy like ...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about almost 2 years ago 7,464 reads 37 comments

  14. WWE Royal Rumble 2013: Ranking the Best Non-Rumble Matches in Rumble History

    WWE’s annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view show is famous for its 30-man over-the-top main event match. Traditionally taking place every January, the match is often one of the main highlights of the WWE calendar...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about almost 2 years ago 11,278 reads 65 comments

  15. WWE: The 12 Greatest 'B-Show' Pay-Per-View Events of All Time

    The WWE pay-per-view business model is widely believed to be the most successful in private telecast distribution. The company typically produces between 12 and 15 broadcasts per year, with each one routinely earning commendable buy-rates...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about almost 2 years ago 1,784 reads 88 comments

  16. Phenom: Ranking the Undertaker's WWE and World Title Wins

    Over the course of the last 21 years, almost every aspect of the Undertaker ’s career has been covered extensively...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about almost 2 years ago 14,081 reads 52 comments

  17. WWE Predictions: 5 Characters Who Will Disappear in 2013

    “In the real world of competition, the players want to compete and they want to compete at the very highest level. They don’t want to be a mid-card, much less in a preliminary match...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about almost 2 years ago 20,687 reads 109 comments

  18. CM Punk, the WWE Attitude Era and the Disrespect of Talent

    “Sometimes we stare so long at a door closing that we see too late the one that is open.” - Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922 Professional wrestling, like most ...

    Matt Squires Written by Matt Squires about almost 2 years ago 7,296 reads 65 comments