1. Raw's Falling Ratings and CM Punk: Punk's Fault, Fan's Fault or WWE's Fault?

    Before I start this article, I just wanted to say that I haven't written for Bleacher Report for some time. This has been partly because of work commitments and my writing career beginning to take off in other mediums, but that's not the main reason...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 2 years ago 115 reads 44 comments

  2. The Wannabe Booker: Re-Booking John Cena's Career as the WWE Posterboy

    WARNING: I'M NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB WITH THE WWE OR TNA. I DON'T THINK I WOULD BE A BETTER BOOKER THAN ANYONE ALREADY WORKING IN THE WWE OR TNA. I'M A WRITER WHO LIKES TO FLEX HIS CREATIVE MUSCLES AND SEE JUST WHAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE IF HE HAD THE POWER...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about almost 3 years ago 2,581 reads 7 comments

  3. WWE Money in the Bank 2011/The Wannabe Booker: Cena, Punk and the WWE Title

    WARNING: I'M NOT LOOKING FOR A JOB WITH THE WWE OR TNA. I DON'T THINK I WOULD BE A BETTER BOOKER THAN ANYONE ALREADY IN THE WWE OR TNA. I'M A WRITER WHO LIKES TO FLEX HIS CREATIVE MUSCLES AND SEE JUST WHAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE IF HE HAD THE POWER...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about 3 years ago 2,282 reads 3 comments

  4. WWE: Stay or Go? How CM Punk Has WWE and Vince McMahon by Short and Curlies

    I sat down not half hour ago to watch a replay of Raw. For the third week in a row, I have watched a full WWE show in order to see one man...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about 3 years ago 2,420 reads 12 comments

  5. Comedy in Wrestling: How and When It Can Work

    After my last article on dumb and humorously sad moments in wrestling history (the link for said article you'll find on the last slide), I felt it was appropriate to talk about humour in wrestling...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about 3 years ago 3,324 reads 12 comments

  6. Decoding the IWC, Part 2 Miscommunication: What the IWC Really Means and Is

    For a long time I've read about wrestling from the perspective of an outsider looking in. Now I'm one of the lucky ones who get to sit behind the keyboard and write about the sport they love...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about 3 years ago 586 reads 11 comments

  7. Staying in the Closet: 10 Reasons Not to Admit to Being a Die-Hard Wrestling Fan

    Hey guys, sorry it's been a while. Just starting my exams at the moment and it's been a busy time for me. Be that as it may, I'm back for this quick slideshow of ridiculous matches and moments in wrestling...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about 3 years ago 5,890 reads 22 comments

  8. End of Edge? 4 Possible Roles for the Newly Retired Adam Copeland

    It's finally happened. It's been a sad day for wrestling fans everywhere, and many of us saw it coming. However, I don't think anyone predicted it would happen this soon...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 3 years ago 7,972 reads 31 comments

  9. Thought in Five Minutes: John Morrison, IWC and Wrestler's Personal Lives

    Five...Four...Three...Two...One I'm sure most people know the rumours flying about the heat on John Morrison after what happened at Wrestlemania 27. For those of you who don't know, here is basically what happened...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 3 years ago 3,210 reads 18 comments

  10. Wrestlemania 27: How the Show and the Company Were Defined by Its Dark Match

    Yesterday I wrote a positive preview for Wrestlemania 27 and about how WWE could make the best of their card...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 3 years ago 1,160 reads 14 comments

  11. Wrestlemania 27: Ranking the Good, the Bad and the Salvageable

    The card for Wrestlemania tonight looks, well, interesting , compared to previous years. I don't want to sound like a grumpy of old man by complaining about the matches, the build-up ...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 3 years ago 86 reads 12 comments

  12. Thought in Five Minutes: The Rock and Austin Passing on the Torch

    This year it seems Vince, despite trying to push younger talent, is still relying on the old blood to sell the year's biggest PPV. Whether it's HBK in the hall of fame, Austin as the special ref for Lawler vs...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 3 years ago 1,382 reads 10 comments

  13. Decoding the IWC: Ugly Side of Its Users and Its Opinions

    For a long time I've read about wrestling from the perspective of an outsider looking in. Now I'm one of the few lucky people who get to sit behind the keyboard and write whatever they like and feel about wrestling for a site like this...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 3 years ago 808 reads 27 comments

  14. Thought in Five Minutes: The Potential of Tough Enough to Help Wrestling

    I've written two articles so far with more to come and they all share a few things in common. Mainly my passion and enthusiasm (or obsession) for all things wrestling and what I ...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 3 years ago 795 reads 3 comments

  15. The Wannabe Booker: Rebooking the WCW Invasion Angle.

    This is the first in a series of sideshows I'll write every so often based partly on a writing exercise I do in my spare time and partly on my own childish fantasies of being a real-life wrestling booker...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 3 years ago 4,863 reads 22 comments

  16. What Makes a Successful Wrestling Stable?

    It’s a simple formula that’s worked time and time again since the birth of the Four Horsemen...

    James Staynings Written by James Staynings about over 3 years ago 171 reads 32 comments