1. Breaking Down the Newest Additions to the WWE Battleground Card

    Contains spoilers for this week's edition of SmackDown . What appears to be the bulk of the Battleground card was finalized l ast night at the SmackDown tapings in Ottawa, Ontario (h/t WrestlingInc ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 1 day ago 31,630 reads 86 comments

  2. Analyzing the Shield Members' Presentation as Singles Wrestlers

    It's been a little more than a month since Seth Rollins turned on Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, causing the split of The Shield, and all three are coming along nicely. Roman Reigns is clearly being pushed as WWE 's next big star...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 3 days ago 17,417 reads 98 comments

  3. Analyzing Santino Marella's Career and His Influence on Comedy Wrestling in WWE

    According to F4WOnline.com and a number of other sites, last night at the WWE house show in his (actual) hometown of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Santino Marella (real name Anthony Carelli ) announced his retirement as a professional wrestler...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 days ago 16,731 reads 37 comments

  4. WWE Must Take More Care with Changes to In-Ring Style

    There was an interesting note in the newest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required; h/t WrestlingInc .com ) about some recent adjustments that WWE wrestlers have been encouraged to make...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 8 days ago 61,234 reads 97 comments

  5. WWE Needs to Fix Roster's Imbalance of Upper Card Heels and Babyfaces

    WWE has a problem. When you examine the company's recent history, there are far too many babyfaces floating around the upper half of the card without enough heels to go around...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 9 days ago 54,345 reads 217 comments

  6. Chris Jericho Needs to Be Used More Carefully in Latest WWE Run

    Chris Jericho is back, everybody. In a clever angle, WWE had promoted that a former WWE champion who was now a multimedia star would be making his return...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 10 days ago 31,179 reads 150 comments

  7. Dean Ambrose Established Himself as the Future of WWE at Money in the Bank

    For as much as some people don't see the forest from the trees with regards to John Cena winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship last night at Money in the Bank in Boston, ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 11 days ago 80,017 reads 223 comments

  8. John Cena as WWE Champion Is Best for Business with Daniel Bryan Injured

    Forgive the "best for business" reference, but unsurprisingly, John Cena won the vacant WWE World Heavyweight Championship tonight at Money in the Bank in his hometown of Boston...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 11 days ago 82,875 reads 374 comments

  9. Breaking Down WWE Network Schedule for Week of June 29, 2014

    Want to know if there's anything of note scheduled to air on WWE Network? We're here to help. Whether it's new shows, newly added archival content or recommendations for content ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 13 days ago 4,275 reads 2 comments

  10. Stephanie McMahon Has Cemented Herself as Perfect Mr. McMahon Replacement

    You may or may not have noticed that during WrestleMania season, Vince McMahon was advertised, both as his Mr. McMahon character and as himself, for a number of events, only to be pulled from subsequent advertisements...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 15 days ago 48,292 reads 68 comments

  11. Potential Replacements for Bad News Barrett at Money in the Bank

    Bad News Barrett injured his shoulder last night , most likely taking him out of this Sunday's match for the Money in the Bank contract at the eponymous pay-per-view event. It's not official yet, but it's clearly touch and go right now...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 16 days ago 69,968 reads 328 comments

  12. Looking Back at Vickie Guerrero's 9-Year WWE Run

    Last night on Raw, after nine years with WWE , Vickie Guerrero bid farewell to the company en route to the next chapter in her life. She tweeted the following after the show: The ride has come to a halt...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 17 days ago 75,112 reads 91 comments

  13. Analyzing the Singles Prospects of Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose

    As of last week's editions of Raw and SmackDown, it looks like The Shield is history. Obviously Seth Rollins turned heel on Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose a few weeks ago, but at first it looked like Reigns and Ambrose were sticking together...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 18 days ago 40,902 reads 146 comments

  14. Breaking Down WWE Network Schedule for Week of June 23, 2014

    Want to know if there's anything of note scheduled to air on WWE Network? We're here to help. Whether it's new shows, newly added archival content or recommendations for content ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 20 days ago 7,506 reads 13 comments

  15. Stardust Gimmick Is Smart Change of Direction for Cody Rhodes

    Last night on Raw, the latest development in the Cody Rhodes -Goldust saga came out of nowhere: Goldust 's new partner is Stardust, or Cody using one of their father's nicknames ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 24 days ago 68,359 reads 208 comments

  16. Analyzing the Likelihood of WWE Extending CM Punk's Contract

    Last week, an item in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required, h/t WrestlingInc .com ) got some buzz going, as it was noted that Rey Mysterio 's contract had been renewed...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 27 days ago 85,144 reads 150 comments

  17. Analyzing WWE's Releases of Evan Bourne, Drew McIntyre and Others

    WWE shocked the wrestling world today with a series of releases that appears to be ongoing, as they've been updating the WWE .com page announcing them since it first went up this morning...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 29 days ago 109,199 reads 236 comments

  18. Looking Back at Seth Rollins' Pre-WWE Life as Tyler Black

    After turning heel and attacking his partners in The Shield on Raw last week, Seth Rollins became the hottest wrestler in WWE ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 30 days ago 57,019 reads 76 comments

  19. Money in the Bank Ladder Match Must Build for WWE's Future

    On Monday night, in light of issues with the the roadblocks Daniel Bryan has encountered during his physical therapy after his neck surgery, he was stripped of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 1 month ago 8,613 reads 84 comments

  20. Daniel Bryan Shouldn't Risk His Health to Perform at Money in the Bank

    It's now been about three weeks since Daniel Bryan underwent minimally invasive neck surgery administered by WWE Medical Director Dr. Joseph Maroon in Pittsburgh...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 1 month ago 22,552 reads 70 comments

  21. Best Potential Replacements for Seth Rollins in the Shield

    In light of Seth Rollins' turning heel on Raw, ostensibly to join Evolution, WWE fans have been left wondering exactly what will happen with The Shield...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 1 month ago 193,336 reads 788 comments

  22. Seth Rollins Is the Wrong Choice to Leave the Shield for Evolution

    It's always been inevitable that The Shield would break up to start Roman Reigns' run as a star singles wrestler. It was just a question of when and how...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 1 month ago 44,160 reads 227 comments

  23. WWE NXT Takeover: Examining the Family History Behind Natalya vs. Charlotte

    Tonight at NXT Takeover on WWE Network, the co-main event is the NXT Women's Title tournament finals: Natalya vs. Charlotte...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 1 month ago 14,677 reads 17 comments

  24. Triple H Talks NXT Takeover and the WWE Developmental System

    This Thursday, May 29th, on the WWE Network, WWE will be airing its second live NXT special, NXT Takeover, at 8:00 p.m. ET with a pre -show starting at 7:30...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 1 month ago 21,704 reads 67 comments

  25. Reported Delays in Sting Signing with WWE Lessens the Impact of Potential Debut

    For months now, ever since Sting left TNA , it's been seen as an inevitability that he will somehow wind up with WWE . At the very least, he's gotten as far as doing talking-head interviews for WWE Network, which is certainly progress...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 1 month ago 84,930 reads 154 comments