1. 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 3 months ago 89,632 reads 107 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 21,056 reads 90 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 45,398 reads 106 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 38,971 reads 100 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 18,722 reads 22 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 16,279 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 3 months ago 17,585 reads 51 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 16,907 reads 25 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 61,696 reads 166 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 28,776 reads 23 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 32,057 reads 92 comments

  12. 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 4 months ago 13,302 reads 51 comments

  13. Joe Manganiello on Being a WWE Fan, Sabotage, MMA Training and More

    Hunk. Beefcake. That actor who always gets groped when he does interviews. These are all common descriptions of Sabotage actor Joe Manganiello...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 33,779 reads 47 comments

  14. Examining Pro Wrestling's Connections to Collegiate Wrestling

    This past weekend saw the NCAA National Wrestling Championship take place in Oklahoma City. As is now becoming tradition, an Oklahoma City native was there scouting and recruiting talent for WWE ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 15,261 reads 8 comments

  15. Projecting How WWE Network Will Impact Company's TV and PPV Future

    As I write this, we're a few days short of the one month anniversary of the launch of WWE Network. So far, the feedback is mostly positive: Everyone loves the archival footage, most ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 24,414 reads 79 comments

  16. WWE Erasing CM Punk from Recent History Is the Wrong Move

    This week on Monday Night Raw, WWE showed a video package of Undertaker's WrestleMania wins over former champions. Conspicuous by his absence was CM Punk ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 44,373 reads 117 comments

  17. The Shield Attacking Kane Has Too Many Shades of Gray for WWE

    Last night on Monday Night Raw, in a somewhat surprising development, The Shield appeared to turn babyface . I think. The key words there are "appeared to...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 12,384 reads 49 comments

  18. WWE Has a Clear Succession Plan in Place Despite Speculation

    You may or may not have heard about the rumor that started circulating last week in regard to WWE selling the company to/merging with AMC Networks. Stock analysis site SeekingAlpha ...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 27,990 reads 19 comments

  19. John Cena's over-Reliance on Comedy Damages His Feuds

    This past Monday on Raw, John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt was made official at WrestleMania. It was also ridiculously undermined...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 31,219 reads 279 comments

  20. Tracing Carlos Colon's WWE Hall of Fame Career

    Last night at the WWE SmackDown /Main Event tapings in Little Rock, Ark., it was officially announced that Carlos Colon is the latest member of the 2014 class of the WWE Hall of Fame...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 13,691 reads 32 comments

  21. WWE Needs to Put as Much Heat as Possible on Triple H for WrestleMania

    Last night on Monday Night Raw, the biggest remaining big matches and storylines for WrestleMania were made official...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 28,888 reads 70 comments

  22. Examining the Evolution of Concussion Awareness in WWE

    Curtis "Fandango" Hussey's issues with concussions last year kept him out of action for an extended period of time, and in a new interview with BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat , he discussed the brain injury...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 9,660 reads 20 comments

  23. CM Punk Doesn't Owe WWE or Its Fans a Return to Pro Wrestling

    For the last few weeks, there had been a mantra repeated over and over in wrestling: If CM Punk is coming back, it would be at Raw in Chicago...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 89,756 reads 358 comments

  24. Examining Where WWE Network Stands After the 1st Week

    WWE Network launched last Monday, signifying the beginning of a new era in both WWE and the pay-per-view television business in general...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 34,122 reads 64 comments

  25. Main Event Live Stream on WWE Network Is an Important Test

    Over the weekend, there was an interesting development when the updated schedule for this week's programming on WWE Network was released. Tomorrow night (Tuesday, March 4) at 7:00 p...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 4 months ago 10,268 reads 15 comments