1. 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...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 6 months ago 1,911 reads 2 comments

  2. 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 6 months ago 28,173 reads 87 comments

  3. 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 6 months ago 12,860 reads 43 comments

  4. 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 6 months ago 23,745 reads 60 comments

  5. 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 6 months ago 15,411 reads 54 comments

  6. 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 6 months ago 154,725 reads 300 comments

  7. 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 6 months ago 30,117 reads 86 comments

  8. 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 6 months ago 13,503 reads 30 comments

  9. 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 6 months ago 3,916 reads 5 comments

  10. 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 6 months ago 8,358 reads 3 comments

  11. 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 6 months ago 10,825 reads 21 comments

  12. 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 6 months ago 19,631 reads 56 comments

  13. 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 6 months ago 22,342 reads 50 comments

  14. 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 6 months ago 89,421 reads 302 comments

  15. 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 6 months ago 16,658 reads 27 comments

  16. 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 6 months ago 7,956 reads 48 comments

  17. 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 6 months ago 13,399 reads 65 comments

  18. 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 6 months ago 21,568 reads 70 comments

  19. 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 6 months ago 22,842 reads 66 comments

  20. 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 6 months ago 32,749 reads 58 comments

  21. 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 6 months ago 14,913 reads 8 comments

  22. How WWE SmackDown Beat Raw in 2016 After Brand Split

    WWE SmackDown chokeslammed Raw to the canvas for much of 2016. The blue brand consistently produced the superior show following the July draft...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 6 months ago 19,968 reads 36 comments

  23. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After Dec. 20 Show

    The females of WWE SmackDown were at the forefront of the Dec. 20 show. Natalya finally admitted to ambushing Nikki Bella, Carmella cuddled up with a battered James Ellsworth ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 6 months ago 19,362 reads 48 comments

  24. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: Apollo Crews Must Be a Higher Priority for WWE in 2017

    1. The Forgotten Dynamo WWE found a way to make James Ellsworth a star, told a captivating story with Heath Slater and paved the way for Braun Strowman to make his mark, but it did next to nothing with Apollo Crews...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 6 months ago 18,561 reads 49 comments

  25. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair and the History-Making WWE Women's Bouts of 2016

    There will never be another year like 2016 for WWE women's wrestling. Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and others led a stampede right through the glass ceiling...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 6 months ago 7,357 reads 23 comments