1. 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 15,307 reads 8 comments

  2. 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 24,458 reads 79 comments

  3. 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 44,518 reads 117 comments

  4. 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 12,441 reads 49 comments

  5. 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 5 months ago 28,011 reads 19 comments

  6. 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 5 months ago 31,259 reads 279 comments

  7. 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 5 months ago 13,813 reads 32 comments

  8. 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 5 months ago 29,022 reads 70 comments

  9. 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 5 months ago 9,704 reads 20 comments

  10. 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 5 months ago 90,042 reads 358 comments

  11. 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 5 months ago 34,167 reads 64 comments

  12. 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 5 months ago 10,373 reads 15 comments

  13. WWE Network: Potential Improvements That Would Thrill Fans

    WWE Network launched this week, and at this point, almost all of the technical glitches have been fixed. With that in mind, the next step is to figure out what can be added or changed in the big picture...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 32,706 reads 103 comments

  14. Jim Ross Talks NYC Speaking Engagements, WWE Network and More

    Having officially retired from WWE in September, Jim Ross is now trying to carve out a new niche for himself in life...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 52,070 reads 48 comments

  15. 10 WCW PPVs That You Need to Watch Right Away on WWE Network

    One of the best things about the introduction of the WWE Network is that fans will now have easy access to a lot of wrestling history at their fingertips, starting with an archive of every WWE , WCW , and ECW pay-per-view event...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 62,392 reads 57 comments

  16. Triple H Talks NXT Arrival, WWE Network, Performance Center and More

    The current version of the WWE developmental system is the baby of Paul " Triple H " Levesque, WWE's executive vice president of talent, live events and creative...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 32,633 reads 82 comments

  17. WWE Network: Early Impressions and Review After Launch

    WWE Network launched yesterday in the United States and while there have been some technical issues that should be resolved soon enough, what the service itself offers is pretty impressive...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 69,865 reads 167 comments

  18. Everything You Need to Know About the Launch of WWE Network

    Today, WWE, professional wrestling in general, and the pay-per-view television business change forever, as WWE Network launches in the United States. All WWE PPV events will be available live as part of the $9...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 132,212 reads 253 comments

  19. WWE Elimination Chamber 2014: Daniel Bryan's Loss Will Lead to WrestleMania Win

    The ending to the last-ever traditional WWE pay-per-view event was like a few we saw last year: Daniel Bryan getting cheated out of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and Randy Orton pinning him...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 76,695 reads 207 comments

  20. WWE Needs to See the Value in Signing Rey Mysterio to a New Contract

    One of the most notable items in the new Wrestling Observer Newsletter (F4WOnline.com subscribers-only link, h/t WrestlingInc .com ) is that Rey Mysterio 's contract is expiring in about two months...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 25,360 reads 104 comments

  21. Great Raw Illustrates Possible New Direction for WWE

    Last night's edition of Monday Night Raw was one of the best in a long time, packed with a number of very good to great matches. The show peaked with Cesaro vs...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 49,797 reads 140 comments

  22. Dish Network Could Be the First Front in WWE's War for PPV's Future

    With the announcement of WWE Network, which launches just one week from today, WWE has changed pay-per-view forever...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 5 months ago 27,284 reads 81 comments

  23. Best Ways to Integrate WWE Network During WrestleMania Week

    Last night at the SmackDown /Main Event taping in Ontario, CA, Triple H announced that the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will air live on WWE Network on April 5. The announcement will air tonight on Main Event...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 3,337 reads 1 comments

  24. Why Lita Deserves Her Induction into the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Class

    Last night on Monday Night Raw, WWE announced Lita as the third member of the 2014 class of the WWE Hall of Fame...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 26,846 reads 109 comments

  25. WWE Needs to Add Daniel Bryan to WrestleMania 30 World Title Match

    Daniel Bryan is in a weird spot right now. Due to circumstances outside of his control, he appears to be slowly moving up the WrestleMania 30 card from where he was originally slotted...

    David Bixenspan Written by David Bixenspan about 6 months ago 21,438 reads 123 comments