1. WWE Network Subscriber Count Disappoints, Coverage Area to Expand August 12

    WWE announced today that as of June 30, the end of the second quarter, the WWE Network subscriber count was at about 700,000...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 44,434 reads 223 comments

  2. Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella Is WWE's Sleeper Feud for SummerSlam

    A year ago, the idea of a Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella feud would have been preposterous. Stephanie hadn't been a regular TV character for a long time, having seemingly moved ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 41,257 reads 76 comments

  3. Hulk Hogan Talks WrestleMania 30, the Undertaker's Streak, and More

    With the annual WrestleMania special airing this Saturday night on NBC, Hulk Hogan did a conference call today to promote the broadcast...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 51,233 reads 70 comments

  4. Saturday Night's Main Event's 7 Greatest Moments of the 1980s

    In 1985, shortly after the first WrestleMania, NBC started airing WWE 's Saturday Night's Main Event specials every so often in the Saturday Night Live time slot on off weeks...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 32,381 reads 31 comments

  5. SummerSlam Must Be a Home Run for WWE Network's Long-Term Success

    SummerSlam is historically WWE's second or third biggest show of the year. This year, it takes on a different meaning from the past, as it's the last pay-per-view event of the initial ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 21,330 reads 154 comments

  6. Recapping Brock Lesnar's Matches with John Cena Ahead of SummerSlam Main Event

    On Monday's Raw, the SummerSlam main event was set: As expected, it's John Cena defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 33,190 reads 122 comments

  7. Cesaro's Relationship with Paul Heyman Has Been Rendered Pointless by WWE

    WWE is nothing if not patterned a lot of the time. One of the most obvious patterns is that someone with a scheduled title shot will lose a bunch of matches in a row on TV if he's going to win the title...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 40,889 reads 130 comments

  8. WWE Battleground 2014: Fans Deserved Better Leading into SummerSlam Build

    WWE 's second annual Battleground pay-per-view event can be summed up in one word...well, maybe more of a guttural utterance: Ugh. If you skipped the show, you're probably wondering how this happened...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 92,942 reads 261 comments

  9. WWE Needs to Give More TV Time to Its Most Unconventional Storylines

    While there are plenty of things to criticize about the creative direction of WWE as of late and their hesitance to take risks, on the micro level, they were more than willing to experiment with telling stories differently in the past...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 34,952 reads 94 comments

  10. Breaking Down What WWE Fans Can Expect from Kenta

    After months of anticipation, Hulk Hogan announced WWE 's newest signing on Saturday night at the company's house show in Osaka, Japan — Kenta , who recently bid farewell to Pro Wrestling Noah...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 38,520 reads 97 comments

  11. Remembering CM Punk's WWE Career as It Officially Comes to an End

    While CM Punk walked out on WWE almost six months ago and declared himself retired a couple of months ago, he was never dropped from WWE's official roster page on the company's website...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 78,434 reads 365 comments

  12. Apparent Retirement of World Title Belt on Raw Is the End of an Era

    Monday night on Raw, Ric Flair returned in a fairly odd segment. Renee Young interviewed him about nothing in particular, Roman Reigns came out to shake his hand, and when Flair ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 68,455 reads 178 comments

  13. AJ Lee vs. Paige at Battleground Will Forecast the WWE Divas Division's Future

    Sometimes it's downright bizarre how different from each other NXT and the main roster WWE shows are...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 13,206 reads 68 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 38,955 reads 98 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 18,014 reads 96 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 16,258 reads 36 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 61,647 reads 96 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 54,889 reads 216 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 31,510 reads 150 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 81,198 reads 219 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 84,290 reads 373 comments

  22. 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 6 months ago 4,509 reads 2 comments

  23. 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 6 months ago 50,907 reads 66 comments

  24. 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 6 months ago 70,271 reads 326 comments

  25. 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 6 months ago 76,076 reads 91 comments