1. WWE: Why We Shouldn't Worry About DiBiase Jr. and Another Mid-Card Limbo Champ

    On October 18, 2010, I posted an article about NXT, in which I pointed out how great a move it was for WWE to be nurturing a crop of new faces and rookies, because in doing so they had a chance to reestablish an important hierarchy that had been lost...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about over 3 years ago 2,627 reads 38 comments

  2. WWE: A Calmer Analysis of The Rock's Return To Raw, Plus Predictions for WM27

    Less than 24 hours ago, a fabled hero of yesteryear—The Rock—returned to Monday Night Raw after a seven-year absence. I won't lie. I was extremely excited to see him back—a lot of us were...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about over 3 years ago 4,361 reads 102 comments

  3. WWE: 6 Possible Storylines for Undertaker, Starting on 2/21/11

    Many of us, here at Bleacher Report, have tried to figure out the mystery of the 2/21/11 promos seen on Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown. At first, we all freaked out that it could be "The Icon," the man they call Sting...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about over 3 years ago 14,663 reads 87 comments

  4. WWE: Booker T's First Night on Smackdown Commentary Is a Success

    In recent months, WWE programming has seen its once famous broadcast teams undergo some considerable changes. For a long while, we've had Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler on Raw and on Smackdown, Todd Grisham and Matt Striker...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about over 3 years ago 6,589 reads 100 comments

  5. WWE: 2-21-11 Might Not Mean Sting After All?

    I'll admit I'm no insider and not one for quick news updates, as I have no idea what's real out there and what isn't, but in investigating the 2/21/11 situation from last night, I came across these links: http://www...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about over 3 years ago 11,341 reads 125 comments

  6. WWE: Jack Swagger Turning Face and Other Improbable Improbabilities

    As many of you have read in my previous articles, I'm not very prone to the OJ Simpson-esque, "This is how I would've done it" type fan-fiction manner of predicting quality PPVs and storylines...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about over 3 years ago 4,475 reads 49 comments

  7. WWE Royal Rumble: Glorifying Chaos or Wallowing in Predictability?

    Before you take my title and assume that I'm about to vomit out cynicism all over B/R, keep in mind how optimistic my past articles have been...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about over 3 years ago 1,914 reads 26 comments

  8. WWE Attitude: Alarm! The Flood Gates Have Not Officially Opened Yet!

    The PG Era is over! For those who haven't seen the January 10, 2011, edition of Monday Night Raw, many are already speculating that PG policy is getting thrown out the window...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about over 3 years ago 6,407 reads 83 comments

  9. Breaking Down the CePunxus Angle: WWE/TNA History Vs. Future Potential

    For the record, I wasn't a fan when the tabloids merged Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes into TomKat. I was also not amused when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie transformed into Brangelina...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 4,234 reads 41 comments

  10. Christian's Relationship To Peter Griffin? Closer Than You Might Think!

    More and more recently, I've noticed people using the following verbiage: "Christian isn't going anywhere creatively. He's not being pushed. He's not in line for a title shot...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 2,751 reads 61 comments

  11. NXT Season 4: WWE Is Giving Us What We Need in New Tag Teams

    To the disdain of many (not me), Season 4 of NXT is upon us. Back in October, I wrote an article on NXT, seen here: http://bleacherreport...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 3,150 reads 33 comments

  12. Heavy Lies the Crown: Sheamus Regains Credibility at King of the Ring 2010

    The Celtic Warrior, Sheamus, has had more ups and downs in the short time he's appeared on WWE TV than most have had in similar periods of time. He even won a Slammy Award for having the best first year in WWE history...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 2,256 reads 84 comments

  13. Miz's WWE Title Victory on Raw Yields Everything I Hate About IWC

    I've been a member of this site since July 2010 and, since signing up, I'm happy to say that my entire wrestling experience has changed largely for the better...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 2,725 reads 110 comments

  14. WWE Attitude: The Return To a Time No One Will Ever See

    I'm going to attempt to make this one of my shorter articles, as I'm once again becoming irritated at the impulse reactions of my fellow members of the IWC...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 2,744 reads 75 comments

  15. TNA Reality Show Promos: And Not One Word About Jwoww

    Joe Burgett wrote an awesome article about TNA's "Blueprint," Matt Morgan, and his recent Impact speech about concussions, found here: http://bleacherreport...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 3,772 reads 22 comments

  16. WWE Superstars: Competition is More Meaningful as the Spotlight Broadens

    I saw Rachel Miller's article this morning and had to post a full response instead of just a comment, as I was none too happy: http://bleacherreport...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 1,794 reads 31 comments

  17. WWE-TNA Storytelling 101: How To Book Sports Entertainment Conflict

    In my humble attempts at breaking into the world of science-fiction/fantasy publishing, I’ve come to a point in my life where just about every story around me has become fair ...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 3,270 reads 65 comments

  18. WWE NXT: A Lost Chance to Maintain Superstars' Much-Needed Momentum

    Don't believe it? I've got two words for you. What are they? The answer is simple...it’s the name of the man in the picture. It can be found in the video below as well, props to those of you who have it right away...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 2,096 reads 26 comments

  19. Jerry "The King" Lawler: Time To Hang Up The Headset

    First of all, I'd like to point out that I hate this headline. I've been a fan of Jerry Lawler since the days when he was still wrestling, since the days when he was feuding with Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 5,309 reads 142 comments

  20. WWE Hell in a Cell: John Cena Joining Nexus Will NOT Affect Merchandise Sales

    "With sales of the always popular Cenation t-shirts sure to take a hit, with Cena now expected to don the black and gold Nexus t-shirts, the WWE showed that sparking their historically low ratings has taken precedent over merchandise sales...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about almost 4 years ago 2,203 reads 18 comments

  21. Night Of Champions WWE Title Match: Who Will Be Miz's Target?

    I'm not one for prediction articles, as many of them come off as fan fiction, but I thought I'd try my hand at one after reading this article. In case it doesn't take you there, visit slide 21: http://bleacherreport...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about 4 years ago 1,990 reads 27 comments

  22. A Balanced Story of the Ultimate Pariah: John Cena

    Last week, Dan Power wrote an article on this website asking the question, “why is there so much hate for John Cena.” You can find it here:http://bleacherreport...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about 4 years ago 4,638 reads 34 comments

  23. Raw's 900th – Legacy of the Longest Running Weekly Episodic Drama

    Quite a mouthful to say when referencing the precursor to Nitro and Impact, and the inspiration for Thunder and Smackdown...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about 4 years ago 1,524 reads 26 comments

  24. Abundance Of Kayfabe Injuries in WWE's PG Times

    Right at the top, I have to say that I'm okay with the PG Era existing. On paper, it looks like a great idea...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about 4 years ago 548 reads 3 comments

  25. Lyrics Tell the New Stories of Pro Wrestling

    Back in the day, Hulk Hogan was a real American, and Ted DiBiase Sr. proclaimed that everybody had a price. A while after that, Shawn Michaels was the boy toy, and a while after that it was time to play the game...

    Marc Mattaliano Written by Marc Mattaliano about 4 years ago 510 reads 4 comments