1. WWE Extreme Rules 2014: Main Event Proves Daniel Bryan Is Long-Term Top Babyface

    Look back at CM Punk's year-plus reign as WWE champion. His feuds were rarely the most pushed issues in WWE . On pay-per-view, he only went on last if he was wrestling John Cena , or Cena wasn't on the card...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 19,753 reads 91 comments

  2. John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt Needs to Showcase the Hero's Dark Side at Extreme Rules

    The John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt feud has taken an interesting turn in the last couple weeks. Two weeks ago on Raw, WWE fans were given three choices of opponents for Cena : ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 14,824 reads 59 comments

  3. Daniel Bryan vs. Kane Will Showcase Champion's Toughness at Extreme Rules

    A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to former WCW wrestler and booker Kevin Sullivan. Ricky Steamboat was the topic of conversation, and he had mentioned that he felt Steamboat ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 17,226 reads 38 comments

  4. Biggest Takeaways from WWE's Q1 2014 Investor Call

    Today saw WWE's earnings' call for the first quarter of 2014, as well as the release of various updated financial documents...

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  5. WWE NXT Takeover: Early Preview, Spoilers and Predictions

    Last night in Winter Park, Florida, WWE announced the main matches for the WWE NXT Takeover special on WWE Network on May 29...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 21,806 reads 32 comments

  6. Mick Foley Should Not Get Heat for Past Daniel Bryan Comments

    Mick Foley has been in the news a lot the past week for comments he's made. First, he got a lot of attention for his announcement that he was not signing a WWE Legends' contract ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 61,821 reads 71 comments

  7. Examining WWE's TV Deal Talks After Spike Delays TNA Renewal

    The two big stories at the business end of WWE right now are the rise of WWE Network as a long-term replacement for pay-per-view and other forms of traditional distribution, and their ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 60,257 reads 121 comments

  8. Bad News Barrett's Last Chance for Superstardom in WWE Is Right Now

    After four years on WWE 's main roster, it's looking like Wade Barrett may finally be coming into his own with the Bad News Barrett gimmick...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 16,692 reads 73 comments

  9. Does Batista's Hiatus Mean Daniel Bryan Was Always Going to Be WWE Champion?

    A quiet development has given new perspective to the last several months of WWE main-event booking. As initially discovered by PWInsider .com (h/t WrestlingInc ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 51,911 reads 161 comments

  10. WWE Legends' House: Review, First Impressions and Cast Interviews

    When I was a little kid, I only had a handful of the original WWE action figures made by LJN : Hulk Hogan , Hillbilly Jim, and "Mean" Gene Okerlund ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 74,415 reads 63 comments

  11. WrestleMania PPV Buys Give New Perspective to Potential WWE Network Success

    One of the big questions going into WrestleMania 30 was just how much WWE Network launching in the United States would impact traditional pay-per-view business...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 29,221 reads 86 comments

  12. WWE Is Entering a New Era Under Triple H's Leadership

    In the past week, the increasing influence of Paul " Triple H " Levesque in his executive role has been in the news...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 61,293 reads 137 comments

  13. Analyzing the Potential of Shawne Merriman as a Wrestler in WWE

    In the most newsworthy week in pro wrestling in many years, a lot of things fell by the wayside. For example, Jim Ross was in the front row of the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony after whatever led to his departure last year...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 24,528 reads 34 comments

  14. The Ultimate Warrior's Death Gives Perspective to Past Issues with WWE

    The timing of the death of the man best known as The Ultimate Warrior (real name Warrior, born James Brian Hellwig) at 54 years old is, at best, eerie...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 90,011 reads 107 comments

  15. Daniel Bryan, Cesaro and The Shield Ushered in WWE's Next Generation on Raw

    Well, that was something. Arguments about Brock Lesnar ending The Undertaker's streak that don't mean much yet (and won't until we find out the reasons for it) aside, WWE put together an amazingly booked WrestleMania weekend...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 21,159 reads 90 comments

  16. Biggest Takeaways from WWE Network Subscriber Numbers Announcement

    Several weeks ago, WWE announced that today would be the day that they make their initial announcement of how many subscribers WWE Network has so far...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 45,832 reads 106 comments

  17. Daniel Bryan's Unlikely Rise from Indie Star to WWE Champion at WrestleMania

    I never expected this. I mean, how could you? Go back about 10 years. If you watched promotions like Ring of Honor, IWA Mid-South, New Japan Pro Wrestling 's short-lived Los Angeles Dojo, etc...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 39,131 reads 100 comments

  18. Hulk Hogan Was Underutilized as WrestleMania 30 Host

    In the end, Hulk Hogan 's involvement with WrestleMania 30 felt like it was mostly for promotional purposes. While he was officially the "host" of the show, he didn't really do anything that past hosts have done...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 19,242 reads 22 comments

  19. WWE Network: Full Schedule and PPV Info for WrestleMania 30

    As the first WrestleMania on WWE Network and the first pay-per-view event on the network in general, Sunday's lineup is, presumably, a taste of what we can expect the day of major PPVs ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 16,438 reads 5 comments

  20. WWE Wrestlemania 30 Matches: Grading the Build for Every Match on the Card

    WrestleMania 30 is finally here. Thanks in large part to Daniel Bryan, the card itself feels a lot more hotly anticipated than last year...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 17,665 reads 50 comments

  21. WWE WrestleMania 30: Projecting How WWE Network Will Handle 1st Major Test

    Six weeks into its existence, WWE Network is just a few days away from the most important weekend it will ever have. WrestleMania 30 will be airing live on the service, the first of their pay-per-view events to make a move there...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 17,011 reads 25 comments

  22. WWE Wrestlemania 30 Press Conference: Biggest Takeaways from Media Event

    The WrestleMania week kick-off press conference in New York at the Hard Rock Cafe, the last event before WWE parks in New Orleans for the week, was...interesting to attend live...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 61,893 reads 166 comments

  23. Power Ranking Hulk Hogan's 5 Greatest WrestleMania Moments

    When it comes to the first several WrestleManias , nobody is synonymous with the event like Hulk Hogan ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 29,067 reads 23 comments

  24. Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar: Tracing the Biggest Moments to WrestleMania Match

    While the TV version of the current Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker feud is about a month or so old, it's been in the planning stages for a lot longer...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 33,857 reads 92 comments

  25. Christian's Latest Concussion Is a Sign That He Should Retire

    Monday night on Raw, Christian defeated Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal 4-Way match to win a shot at WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E the next night on Main Event on WWE Network...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 13,820 reads 51 comments