1. Examining Alexa Bliss' Direction, Upside and Long-Term Potential

    It's easy to see why WWE is banking on Alexa Bliss so early in her career. Three years after signing a developmental deal and two months after SmackDown selected her in the ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 11 days ago 13,237 reads 72 comments

  2. Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Current WWE Feud

    In its early stages, Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt has been a test of patience. WWE has been unable to translate potential into great theater so far. The storytelling has limped along...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 12 days ago 9,862 reads 38 comments

  3. How to Book T.J. Perkins on WWE Raw After Winning Cruiserweight Classic

    Purple confetti rained on T.J. Perkins' battered body at the close of the Cruiserweight Classic tournament, a well-earned championship wrapped around his waist. This was the coronation of a potential star on WWE Raw...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 12 days ago 21,858 reads 70 comments

  4. WWE NXT: Updated Prospect Rankings, Analysis, Predictions for Week of Sept. 15

    WWE NXT officials are forced to be patient as Rezar grows into a monster heel and Liv Morgan develops as an arrogant one. Several of the developmental brand's prospects are progressing in small, measured steps...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 12 days ago 9,767 reads 24 comments

  5. Best Ways to Book Paige Upon Return to WWE Programming

    A restart must await Paige when she returns to WWE Raw. The former Divas champion is too valuable to continue being the low priority she has been for much of the year. In Paige, WWE has an ass-kicking bruiser and trash-talking star at its disposal...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 12 days ago 15,293 reads 65 comments

  6. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: Rusev Feud Will Give Roman Reigns Major Momentum

    1. The Right Place for Roman Reigns A rivalry that never reached its climax restarted with a savage beating. Roman Reigns needed only to beat Kevin Owens on Monday's Raw to assure himself a shot at the WWE Universal Championship...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 13 days ago 16,828 reads 68 comments

  7. What Led to CM Punk's WWE Success Gave Rise to His UFC 203 Failure

    CM Punk 's strengths forsook him at UFC 203 as the former WWE champion flailed away with the wrong weapons. He had spent his entire pro wrestling career proving people wrong...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 13 days ago 36,011 reads 164 comments

  8. WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Sept. 13

    New champions showed off their prizes and focused challengers emerged to chase them on the first WWE SmackDown after Backlash. AJ Styles, Becky Lynch and Heath Slater all had plenty to celebrate on Sunday's pay-per-view...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 14 days ago 100,212 reads 350 comments

  9. WWE Raw: Burning Questions to Address After Sept. 12 Show

    After the Sept. 12 edition of WWE Raw, it's unclear where the compass is pointing for a number of characters...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 14 days ago 16,816 reads 38 comments

  10. Why Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins' WWE Feud Hinges on Triple H's Involvement

    Triple H is the linchpin of the battle for the WWE Universal Championship between Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins. The Game is the father figure who looms over the entire story...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 14 days ago 18,904 reads 61 comments

  11. WWE SmackDown: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Sept. 13

    A flood of new champions will saunter into WWE SmackDown with gold in hand. The Backlash pay-per-view on Sunday reset the SmackDown hierarchy...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 14 days ago 14,700 reads 134 comments

  12. 'WWE 2K17': Latest News and Buzz for Week of Sept. 12

    The virtual ring won't be able to contain WWE 2K17 . The latest peeks of the upcoming WWE video game showed off that the slobberknockers fans create can and will move outside of the squared circle...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 15 days ago 10,019 reads 5 comments

  13. WWE No Mercy 2016: Full Card Predictions After Backlash PPV

    What began as embers at Backlash promises to grow into roaring flames at WWE No Mercy 2016. Sunday's pay-per-view laid the foundation for what's ahead for Randy Orton , Nikki ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 15 days ago 35,808 reads 69 comments

  14. Lessons WWE Must Apply Moving Forward After Heath Slater's Win at Backlash 2016

    WWE doesn't tell enough stories like Heath Slater 's Tag Team Championship win at WWE Backlash 2016, narratives that showcase unexpected figures, that meander off the beaten ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 15 days ago 35,689 reads 79 comments

  15. WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Sept. 12

    Clarity and clobbering will provide the foundation for WWE Raw on Sept. 12. Kevin Owens has to fend off Roman Reigns to ensure he's not outnumbered by former members of The Shield at the Clash of Champions pay-per-view on Sept...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 15 days ago 19,934 reads 100 comments

  16. WWE Backlash 2016 Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights

    SmackDown reset its world at WWE Backlash 2016 on Sunday. The blue brand crowned a series of new champions, putting AJ Styles, Becky Lynch and Heath Slater and Rhyno in the spotlight as the New Era marches on...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 16 days ago 171,975 reads 325 comments

  17. WWE Backlash 2016: Match Card, Potential Spoilers, Predictions and More

    The drama of championship triumphs is WWE Backlash 2016's best bet to overcome its thin card. SmackDown's first brand-exclusive pay-per-view of the New Era is light on marquee names and has a short list of bouts on tap...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 18 days ago 43,335 reads 40 comments

  18. Analyzing Impact of Alberto Del Rio's Release on WWE SmackDown

    Even though Alberto Del Rio had fallen out of the spotlight, his exit from the company leaves WWE SmackDown incomplete. Already the thinner brand in terms of top talent, SmackDown is now ever shorter on star power following Del Rio's departure...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 18 days ago 49,591 reads 59 comments

  19. CM Punk in Danger of Joining Long List of Pro Wrestlers Who Failed in MMA

    History says CM Punk will crash-land in the Octagon in his UFC debut. Inexperienced, older pro wrestlers have entered the MMA world before. The result was often a swollen face, a bloody mat and a sound defeat...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 18 days ago 48,937 reads 79 comments

  20. Examining Impact John Cena's Absence Has Had on Buildup to WWE Backlash 2016

    John Cena 's absence during the build to Sunday's WWE Backlash 2016 has created a hole in the pay-per-view's card. But because of that opening, other Superstars have been able to step into the limelight...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 19 days ago 19,922 reads 49 comments

  21. Cesaro vs. Sheamus and the Best WWE Matches for Week of September 8

    As WWE focused on hyping Sunday's Backlash pay-per-view and setting up Clash of Champions on September 25, the Cruiserweight Classic outclassed all the in-ring action on Raw and ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 19 days ago 5,363 reads 20 comments

  22. WWE NXT: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis, Predictions for Week of Sept. 8

    Even with all the space left on WWE NXT's center stage after Raw and SmackDown's raid of the developmental brand in July, separating from all the talented prospects on the roster is a difficult task...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 19 days ago 8,135 reads 17 comments

  23. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After Sept. 6 Show

    The final WWE SmackDown before Backlash left fans wondering about the incompleteness of the pay-per-view's card and who could be on the verge of victory this Sunday...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 20 days ago 21,795 reads 73 comments

  24. Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Usos/Hype Bros: Best Booking Options for WWE Backlash

    The all-consuming narrative that will be the heart of Sunday's WWE Backlash 2016 pay-per-view can only end one way: with Heath Slater and Rhyno 's odd-couple partnership leading to championship glory...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 20 days ago 24,197 reads 80 comments

  25. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: Luke Harper Must Be Major Player for WWE After Return

    1. A Monster Deserving of the Marquee Luke Harper is just the big, snarling beast WWE needs. The company has to unleash him when he returns and let him tangle with its top stars...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 20 days ago 21,394 reads 65 comments