1. Roman Reigns' Abrupt, Whirlwind NFL Journey Before WWE Stardom

    Seeing Roman Reigns charge across a WWE ring and vault into the air to crack a Superman punch across some heel's jaw, it's hard to imagine him as a low-rung defensive tackle swallowed up in the trenches at an NFL camp...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 33,659 reads 33 comments

  2. The Rock's Rumored WWE Return Must Be Used as Bridge to Next Generation

    If The Rock pulls on his Superman tights to save the day for WWE , it can't just be to better sinking ratings. He has to make at least one Superstar a made man...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 26,542 reads 24 comments

  3. WWE NXT Big Board: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis for October 8

    The excellence of Wednesday's NXT TakeOver : Respect show went beyond the masterpiece Sasha Banks and Bayley crafted at Full Sail University...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 18,787 reads 27 comments

  4. Bo Dallas Is the Modern-Day Version of Barry Horowitz

    In the eclectic ensemble cast that is the WWE roster, Bo Dallas, like Barry Horowitz before him, is the often-ignored, often-unappreciated character actor...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 20,687 reads 43 comments

  5. Bayley vs. Sasha Banks Provides Further Proof of Diva Division's Great Potential

    Bayley and Sasha Banks spent the 30 minutes of their stellar Iron Man match proving how supernova bright the future of women's wrestling is. Champion and challenger put on a showcase of the cornerstones of great wrestling...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 18,721 reads 112 comments

  6. Triple H, Gunner and Latest WWE NXT Developmental News

    Triple H had fans salivating with thoughts of WWE NXT 's future. The intriguing possibility that this future could include Gunner has emerged, as well...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 36,132 reads 28 comments

  7. CM Punk Fans Far from Over the Former WWE Star's Abrupt Departure

    The wound that CM Punk 's exit from WWE caused has clearly not scabbed over despite it now being over a year-and-a-half old. What he says and does in his new life still creates a stir and brings about strong feelings of resentment...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 35,783 reads 123 comments

  8. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: WWE's Heel-Face Inconsistencies Holding Product Back

    1. WWE Forgetting Wrestling Basics In neglecting a key element of the pro wrestling format, WWE is making it harder to emotionally invest. Characters too often flip-flop between exhibiting babyface tendencies and heel traits...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 29,010 reads 73 comments

  9. Daniel Bryan Held Hostage by WWE's Caution Surrounding Concussions

    Daniel Bryan is losing a battle that he's not even in as WWE collides with attorneys over concussions. Forced to stand on the sidelines for months, Bryan has had to watch plaintiffs and lawyers go on the offensive rather than him...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 43,895 reads 93 comments

  10. WWE Rumors: Examining Latest Buzz Around Steve Austin, John Cena and More

    The latest round of WWE rumors left fans wondering whether Steve Austin would skip out on WrestleMania 32 and if John Cena is headed for a respite from the ring...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 72,988 reads 82 comments

  11. NXT TakeOver: Respect: Date, Start Time, Matches, Live Stream and More

    WWE 's women's wrestling is set to have its watershed moment as NXT TakeOver : Respect offers Bayley and Sasha Banks a historic stage on which to perform. On Wednesday, Oct...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 2,757 reads 3 comments

  12. New Day Becoming Clearer Heels Is Best Move for WWE Tag Team Champs

    The New Day, WWE 's resident gnats, just grew scorpion tails. The tag team champs found the missing component they need to become true heels: viciousness...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 21,804 reads 69 comments

  13. Brock Lesnar and the Anatomy of an Effective, Momentum-Creating Beatdown

    Brock Lesnar is the Pablo Picasso of WWE beatdowns . His assault on Big Show at Madison Square Garden was his Les Demoiselles d'Avignon ; his throttling of John Cena at SummerSlam 2014 his La Guernica ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 3,297 reads 7 comments

  14. WWE 2K16: Latest News and Buzz for Week of October 5

    The curtains are now pulled back on WWE 2K16 more than they have been at any other point. A preview event in California allowed a number of writers to get their hands on the upcoming ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 4,530 reads 1 comments

  15. John Cena's Reported Time off from WWE a Prime Chance to Elevate Dean Ambrose

    John Cena , WWE 's workhouse and most dependable star, is stepping away from the company for an extended period and will leave a massive void, but one that Dean Ambrose is fully capable of filling...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 58,695 reads 113 comments

  16. WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for October 5

    WWE Raw gets a potential ratings savior in the form of Brock Lesnar . With WWE 's premier show struggling to pull in viewers, Lesnar 's Go to Hell Tour now has an additional stop...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 43,409 reads 78 comments

  17. Breaking Down the Best and Worst of the WWE for Week of Sept. 28

    As September drew to a close, WWE had just as much of a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" problem as Kane. It alternated leaning on tried-and-true booking techniques with head-scratching decisions...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 9,018 reads 30 comments

  18. WWE's Top Tweets, Instagram Photos and Viral Videos for Week of Sept. 28

    The best WWE social media of the week turned out to be the right kind of weird. The John Cena Vine phenomenon has thrown the Superstar into cartoons, commercials and skateboard commentary...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 7,629 reads 5 comments

  19. Paul Heyman and the Best WWE Mic Mastery for Week of September 28

    Even in an abridged diatribe, Paul Heyman flashed his expert WWE salesmanship. Heyman 's promo on Monday's Raw was not the masterpiece fans are used to seeing from him, ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 24,665 reads 81 comments

  20. Breaking Down Nikki Bella's Sizable Growth as an In-Ring Performer

    Nikki Bella took a wrench to her ring work, fine-tuning, tweaking and enhancing it until it was unrecognizable...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 22,411 reads 79 comments

  21. Best Booking Options for Big Show Following WWE Live from MSG vs. Brock Lesnar

    When Big Show is done tangling with Brock Lesnar at WWE Live from Madison Square Garden, it can't just be business as usual for the behemoth...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 1,630 reads 6 comments

  22. WWE NXT Big Board: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis for October 1

    Clearly not every showcase of WWE NXT prospects can be about advancement. Disappointing performances were the order of the day on Wednesday's show...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 17,977 reads 38 comments

  23. Xavier Woods Is the Modern-Day Version of 'Mouth of the South' Jimmy Hart

    Watching The New Day's Xavier Woods chirp at his foes at ringside like a colorful, over-caffeinated bird, it's clear that he is of the same species as Jimmy Hart...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 19,184 reads 58 comments

  24. WWE Live from MSG 2015: Date, Start Time, Matches, Live Stream, PPV Info

    Brock Lesnar's return to Madison Square Garden has transformed a non-televised live event into essentially an extra pay-per-view on the WWE calendar. Lesnar's Go to Hell Tour kicks off with a live special at New York's famed arena on Saturday Oct..

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 4,750 reads 9 comments

  25. Cody Rhodes, Tanner Saraceno and the Latest WWE NXT Developmental News

    Cody Rhodes will strip off the Stardust character for the WWE NXT audience. Tanner Saraceno will be taking off his wrestling boots for the time being. Rhodes informed fans that he is headed to NXT TakeOver sans Stardust...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 4 months ago 1,789 reads 4 comments