1. The Good, the Great and the Awesome from SmackDown (July 11)

    The July 11 episode of SmackDown was not necessarily what one would call WWE's finest two hours of programming. Most of the matches were incredibly short, the wrestling was average in most cases and there was very little action of any real importance..

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  2. Seth Rollins' Money in the Bank Win Is More Curse Than Blessing

    There is a misconception among wrestling fans that winning Money in the Bank sets a Superstar off to main event stardom and a spot at the top of professional wrestling. It's an appealing idea...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 2 days ago 40,784 reads 178 comments

  3. The Good, the Great and the Awesome from NXT 7/10/14

    This year has seen NXT rise to prominence thanks to the advent of the WWE Network. At the same time, it has gained recognition as one of the best wrestling shows on television...

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  4. WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from July 10, 2014

    The July 10 episode of NXT is in the books, and the saga of Tyson Kidd continues to dominate. The selfish, frustrated Superstar has allowed his obsession with proving himself get ...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 3 days ago 6,434 reads 32 comments

  5. Full Career Retrospective and Greatest Moments for Rikishi

    "Adapt or perish" may seem like just another slogan for the latest Triple H T-shirt, but for Rikishi, it was very much a reality when he returned to World Wrestling Entertainment in the fall of 1999...

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  6. WWE SmackDown Spoilers: Complete Results and Analysis for July 11

    As WWE wraps up its most recent set of television tapings in Canada, SmackDown rolls into Ottawa for a night of action headlined by a titanic battle between Roman Reigns and Rusev ...

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  7. WWE Classic of the Week: Brock Lesnar vs. Big Show vs. Kurt Angle from Vengeance

    Vengeance 2003 is one of the best, most underrated pay-per-view events in WWE history. The first of the SmackDown -exclusive shows, it featured a roster tired of having its show ...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 6 days ago 14,271 reads 28 comments

  8. The Good, the Great and the Awesome from Raw 7/7/14

    There was a great deal to like about the July 7 episode of Monday Night Raw. Without Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in attendance, the focus remained on the in-ring product, and fans were treated to some quality wrestling as a result...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 6 days ago 26,784 reads 181 comments

  9. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from July 7

    With The Authority on vacation, the July 7 episode of Monday Night Raw focused almost exclusively on in-ring content and was headlined by a huge main event pitting WWE World Heavyweight champion John Cena against Money in the Bank winner Seth Rollins...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 6 days ago 117,793 reads 676 comments

  10. WWE Battleground 2014: Feuds Most Deserving of Midcard Spot

    On July 20, World Wrestling Entertainment will present its latest pay-per-view event, entitled Battleground, and we already know the main event match...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 7 days ago 40,983 reads 79 comments

  11. The Good, the Great and the Awesome from SmackDown (July 4)

    A holiday episode of Raw or SmackDown can typically take one of two paths. It can either be a solid show featuring great wrestling, or it can descend into silliness and feature all sorts of gimmick matches pertaining to said holiday...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 9 days ago 42,341 reads 120 comments

  12. The Good, the Great and the Awesome from NXT 7/3/14

    Tag teams were the theme of the July 3 episode of NXT , as every match but one put emphasis on the duos. Some continued to gain momentum, some reunited for the first time in two years, and others split despite a victory...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 10 days ago 3,820 reads 12 comments

  13. WWE NXT Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from July 3, 2014

    The saga of Tyson Kidd dominated the July 3 episode of NXT . While the last month has not necessarily been good to the former WWE tag team champion and Total Divas cast member, ...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 10 days ago 19,827 reads 49 comments

  14. Feud with John Cena Is Best Way to Establish Roman Reigns as Main Event Star

    During the 1980s, there was no greater measuring stick for a Superstar's main event aspirations than Hulk Hogan . If a Superstar wanted to rise to the top of the industry, they had to prove themselves against Hogan...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 11 days ago 11,294 reads 85 comments

  15. Full Career Retrospective and Greatest Moments for Molly Holly

    The year 2000 saw the arrival of Trish Stratus and Lita, two women who would go on to spark a renaissance for women's wrestling in WWE . They would become the standard-bearers for a new generation of female stars...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 12 days ago 38,708 reads 37 comments

  16. WWE SmackDown Spoilers: Complete Results and Analysis for July 4

    Just four days after making his shocking return to WWE , only to be beaten down in a three-on-one assault at the hands of the Wyatt Family, Chris Jericho makes his SmackDown return this Friday night on a very special Fourth of July episode...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 12 days ago 111,001 reads 255 comments

  17. Best Feuds for John Cena After Victory at Money in the Bank

    On June 29 at Money in the Bank, John Cena took his place back atop the proverbial mountain when he captured the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in an eight-man Ladder match...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 13 days ago 27,725 reads 114 comments

  18. WWE Classic of the Week: Hardy Boyz and Lita vs. T&A and Trish from Fully Loaded

    The summer of 2000 was an exciting time to be a wrestling fan. The love triangle between Triple H, Kurt Angle and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley was captivating both male and female ...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 13 days ago 1,836 reads 3 comments

  19. The Good, the Great and the Awesome from Raw (6/30/14)

    The June 30 episode of Raw featured a night of returns, as former WWE champions Chris Jericho and The Miz and former Divas champion AJ Lee all returned to wrestling's flagship show...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 13 days ago 16,299 reads 92 comments

  20. WWE Money in the Bank 2014: Grading Each Superstar's Performance at Event

    The Money in the Bank pay-per-view is traditionally a show that features breakout performances by Superstars looking to make a name for themselves...

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  21. WWE Money in the Bank 2014: Most Memorable Moments from PPV Event

    Matches and stories attract an audience, but the individual moments are what fans remember forever. Hogan slamming Andre, Mankind's first title win and "the Austin era has begun!" ...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 14 days ago 11,671 reads 53 comments

  22. WWE Money in the Bank 2014 Results: Worst Booking Decisions from PPV

    John Cena is the new WWE World Heavyweight champion, and all is right with the world. Or something like that...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 14 days ago 55,152 reads 128 comments

  23. WWE Money in the Bank 2014: Matches with Biggest Historical Implications

    The Money in the Bank pay-per-view is the one event each year where history is sure to be made. With guaranteed title opportunities at stake, young stars tend to break out and make names for themselves in the annual Ladder matches...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 15 days ago 40,285 reads 43 comments

  24. WWE Money in the Bank 2014 Matches: Best Finishes for Each Match on the Card

    The finish is the most important part of any match. It is the exclamation point on the action that came before it. In many ways, it lets the audience know if investing time and energy into the contest was worth it or not...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 15 days ago 36,327 reads 79 comments

  25. WWE Money in the Bank 2014: Last-Minute Predictions for Matches at PPV

    The WWE that existed when Payback went off the air on June 1 is no more. Gone is the dominant Shield, a trio of Superstars so unstoppable that the reformed Evolution was no match for it...

    Erik Beaston Written by Erik Beaston about 16 days ago 33,328 reads 172 comments