1. Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman and the Best WWE Matches for Week of Jan. 5

    Sami Zayn stood up to the monstrous Braun Strowman until he was laying at the behemoth's boots as a heap of immobile flesh. The rivals' Last Man Standing match on the first Raw of 2017 proved to be the best story told on a WWE stage this week...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 5,572 reads 18 comments

  2. WWE NXT: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis, Predictions for Week of Jan. 5

    Crowd reactions spoke volumes about where several WWE NXT prospects stand. NXT 's trip to Melbourne, Australia, served as a homecoming for Aussies Buddy Murphy, Shane Thorne and Billie Kay...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 6,836 reads 7 comments

  3. 5 Ways Seth Rollins Can Achieve a Career Year in WWE in 2017

    Seth Rollins' return to WWE after knee surgery led to a disappointing year. After a red-hot 2015, The Architect was a stack of damp dynamite that just wouldn't light in 2016. Talent wasn't the issue — booking was...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 23,851 reads 95 comments

  4. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After Jan. 3 Show

    Anger permeated much of the first WWE SmackDown of 2017. Dolph Ziggler responded to his latest loss with a violent outburst. Not being intercontinental champion anymore left The Miz incensed...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 23,593 reads 112 comments

  5. Aliyah: Everything You Need to Know About NXT Star After WWE SmackDown Debut

    WWE SmackDown fans caught a flash of a future star when Aliyah made her main-roster debut. The NXT Superstar popped in on the blue brand for a surprise visit. She took on Carmella on Tuesday's show in Jacksonville, Florida...

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  6. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: WWE SmackDown Deftly Showcasing Intercontinental Title

    1. More Marquee than Midcard WWE SmackDown treats the Intercontinental Championship as it should be: as a coveted prize over which gladiators furiously fight. The blue brand has offered the leather-and-gold strap the spotlight it deserves...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 28,162 reads 87 comments

  7. WWE Raw: Burning Questions to Address After Jan. 2 Show

    The first WWE Raw of 2017 raised questions about the anatomy of several of the red brand's rivalries. Braun Strowman left Sami Zayn unable to stand on Monday's Raw. He beat up the babyface until he wore a black eye and punch-drunk daze...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 12,838 reads 43 comments

  8. Goldberg Must Feud with New Era Superstar to Maximize Latest WWE Run

    When Goldberg glared at Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens and Braun Strowman at the close of Monday's WWE Raw, it felt as if he was standing at a crossroads, looking at three potential paths to take...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 23,718 reads 60 comments

  9. WWE SmackDown: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Jan. 3

    Championship gold will be at the center of the first WWE SmackDown of 2017. AJ Styles and John Cena will sign the contract for their WWE Championship match...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 15,394 reads 54 comments

  10. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Jan. 2

    WWE Raw didn't undergo any great makeover in the New Year. It's the same show, with the same pitfalls that plagued it in 2016, and the same tendency to deliver excellency in flashes...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 154,579 reads 300 comments

  11. WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, News and Preview for Jan. 2

    Powerhouses will stand on center stage as the first WWE Raw of 2017 unfolds. Goldberg will return with his eyes pointed toward the Royal Rumble, Braun Strowman will ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 30,047 reads 86 comments

  12. Heath Slater, James Ellsworth and Why 2016 Was the Year of Cinderella in WWE

    Heath Slater wasn't supposed to be here—lifting a championship title above his head at a WWE pay-per-view, shouting in glee, the central figure in a major storyline on SmackDown...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 13,371 reads 30 comments

  13. SmackDown Wild Card Finals and the Best WWE Matches for Week of Dec. 29

    WWE put quite the bow on 2016 with the SmackDown Wild Card Finals and NXT's two-hour special from Osaka, Japan. An already stacked calendar crammed in a pair of big events at year's end...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 3,888 reads 5 comments

  14. WWE NXT: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis, Predictions for Week of Dec. 29

    Johnny Gargano is among those WWE NXT stars who are charging into 2017 with momentum. On the final NXT of the year, the developmental brand traveled to Osaka, Japan, for a two-hour special...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 8,321 reads 3 comments

  15. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After Dec. 27 Show

    AJ Styles has run WWE SmackDown for much of 2016, but his reign atop the blue brand is suddenly in danger. John Cena's arrival may be poised to rearrange the SmackDown hierarchy...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 10,815 reads 21 comments

  16. Best Ways to Maximize John Cena's Return to WWE SmackDown in 2017

    John Cena 's presence can widen WWE SmackDown 's lead over Raw should the blue brand fully tap into his star power...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 19,563 reads 56 comments

  17. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: Sami Zayn, Luke Harper and a WWE 2017 Wish List

    1. Sami Zayn, Champion WWE's 2017 resolutions have to include crowning Sami Zayn, positioning him in the spotlight and allowing him to be the star he is capable of being...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 22,303 reads 50 comments

  18. WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Dec. 27

    WWE SmackDown finished off its steamrolling of Raw in 2016 with a tremendous episode. High stakes and high-octane matchups powered the show...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 89,361 reads 302 comments

  19. WWE Raw: Burning Questions to Address After Dec. 26 Show

    As WWE Raw put a lid on 2016, a number of lingering questions remain about the red brand's rivalries. The early stages of Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair look a lot like Flair vs. Sasha Banks...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 16,648 reads 27 comments

  20. Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns Feud in Need of Major Work Ahead of Royal Rumble

    The Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns rivalry is a bicycle with two flat tires. It is slogging toward the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view with little energy to speak of. As 2016 draws to a close, WWE Raw is getting a number of stories right...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 7,943 reads 48 comments

  21. WWE SmackDown: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Dec. 27

    The final WWE SmackDown of 2016 will be filled to the brim with championship matches. A Triple Threat bout will decide who holds the WWE Championship heading into the new year...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 13,381 reads 65 comments

  22. WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Dec. 26

    WWE Raw is set to cap off 2016 with chaos inside the squared circle. The beastly Braun Strowman is sure to continue his rage-fueled rampage. In response to being ignored for so long, Neville is ready to issue his own devastation...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 21,476 reads 70 comments

  23. AJ Styles, The Miz and WWE's MVPs of 2016

    AJ Styles was WWE's premier attraction in 2016, with the dynamo leaping, punching and boasting his way to the top spot in Vince McMahon's circus...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 22,763 reads 66 comments

  24. Examining Short-Term, Long-Term Impact of John Cena's Decreased WWE Role in 2016

    John Cena 's lesser role with WWE in 2016 led to the ecosystem around him shifting in response. New stars moved up to the company's highest rungs. WWE found new ways to entice viewers...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 32,710 reads 58 comments

  25. WWE NXT: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis, Predictions for Week of Dec. 22

    A quartet of warriors seized a major opportunity in emphatic fashion on Wednesday's WWE NXT . The Full Sail University crowd watched on as Andrade "Cien" Almas , Roderick ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 14,904 reads 8 comments