1. 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 21 days ago 19,926 reads 49 comments

  2. 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 21 days ago 5,367 reads 20 comments

  3. 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 21 days ago 8,142 reads 17 comments

  4. 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 22 days ago 21,806 reads 73 comments

  5. 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 22 days ago 24,203 reads 80 comments

  6. 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 22 days ago 21,398 reads 65 comments

  7. WWE SmackDown Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Sept. 6

    Ahead of the Backlash pay-per-view on Sunday, WWE SmackDown featured rivals doling out confidence-shaking pain. Carmella provided a possible preview of how she could win the SmackDown Women's Championship when she choked out Nikki Bella...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 23 days ago 111,991 reads 360 comments

  8. WWE Raw: Burning Questions to Address After September 5 Show

    After a former rival returned to WWE Raw, Bayley finds herself displaced, the Women's Championship suddenly out of her reach for now. Bayley scored her biggest win on the main roster to date on Monday's Raw...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 23 days ago 20,793 reads 68 comments

  9. Sasha Banks Is Essential to WWE Raw Reaching Full Potential

    WWE Raw wasn't complete without Sasha Banks. That was apparent as The Boss sat out the past few weeks dealing with a back injury, the women's division feeling skeletal without her...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 23 days ago 10,543 reads 51 comments

  10. WWE SmackDown: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Sept. 6

    WWE SmackDown will put the finishing touches on the build for Sunday's Backlash pay-per-view. Ahead of the first brand-exclusive PPV of the New Era, rivalries are set to increase in temperature...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 23 days ago 14,780 reads 61 comments

  11. WWE Backlash 2016: Booking Decisions That Must Be Made at PPV

    WWE Backlash, SmackDown's first brand-exclusive pay-per-view of the New Era, will be all about making statements on Sunday. Who is left standing after Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt battle will be among the biggest outcomes of the event...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 24 days ago 16,178 reads 40 comments

  12. Kevin Owens: Booking Mistakes to Avoid Ruining WWE Universal Champion's Reign

    History says that fans have reason to be apprehensive about Kevin Owens' WWE Universal Championship reign. Misguided booking has derailed many a previous titleholder. Owens has the potential to be a compelling champ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 24 days ago 24,457 reads 85 comments

  13. WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Sept. 5

    Chaos surrounded Kevin Owens' Universal Championship win last Monday, and the aftereffects will shape t he Labor Day edition of WWE Raw. Owens outlasted Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Big Cass on Aug...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 24 days ago 40,474 reads 163 comments

  14. The New Day vs. The Club: The Good, Bad and Ugly of Current WWE Feud

    The New Day's continued attempt to keep Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson from seizing the WWE Tag Team Championship should be a far better story than it is. WWE found the ideal rivals for the champs and a smart place to position The Club...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 27 days ago 9,793 reads 80 comments

  15. Examining Braun Strowman's Direction, Upside and Long-Term Potential

    The WWE menagerie needs creatures like Braun Strowman . Giants who happily wreak havoc have long been a part of pro wrestling...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 27 days ago 38,089 reads 85 comments

  16. Ryback Is Right: WWE Missed the Boat with the Big Guy

    WWE never allowed Ryback to shift out of neutral. A lack of commitment and a series of hurried tweaks to his gimmick made The Big Guy's tenure with the company one marked by missed opportunities...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 27 days ago 29,985 reads 125 comments

  17. Brian Kendrick vs. Kota Ibushi and the Best WWE Matches for Week of Sept. 1

    WWE fans who need a reminder of the stirring power of a well-told story in the ring should sit down and soak in Brian Kendrick vs. Kota Ibushi. During a week where Kevin Owens reached his career apex and Sheamus vs...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 28 days ago 19,430 reads 26 comments

  18. WWE NXT: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis, Predictions for Week of Sept. 1

    A new crop of WWE NXT stars, from T ye Dillinger to Aliyah, is set to compete for spots on center stage. After a flood of talent left the developmental brand in the July draft, NXT has since had to reshuffle its deck...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 28 days ago 10,852 reads 21 comments

  19. WWE Clash of Champions 2016: Smart Builds for Raw PPV's Top Feuds

    As Cesaro looks to come back against Sheamus and Bayley chases down Charlotte ahead of WWE Clash of Champions 2016, Raw must generate animosity and momentum to maximize its feuds...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 28 days ago 13,702 reads 50 comments

  20. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After August 30 Show

    We are no closer to knowing who Apollo Crews is after the Aug. 30 edition of WWE SmackDown . WWE Creative's idea of adding to his character was to get him to inform a rival of the letters in his name...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 29 days ago 24,162 reads 58 comments

  21. Dean Ambrose vs. AJ Styles: Keys to Maximizing WWE World Championship Feud

    Dean Ambrose andĀ AJ Styles' battle over the WWE World Championship has the ingredients to be a stellar feud. WWE just has to turn up the temperature as they cook...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 29 days ago 9,906 reads 94 comments

  22. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: Alberto Del Rio Will Be Better Off Following WWE Exit

    1. A New Chapter Ahead for Del Rio Alberto Del Rio won't have to search long for a silver lining after splitting from WWE . He is about to go from frustrated midcarder in one world to marquee name in another, as he did in 2014...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 29 days ago 30,360 reads 85 comments

  23. WWE Rumors: Examining Latest Buzz Around Alberto Del Rio, Bo Dallas and More

    A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the WWE careers of both Alberto Del Rio and Bo Dallas. A reported change in Del Rio's schedule could be the precursor to the company letting the former world champion go...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 1 month ago 7,695 reads 9 comments

  24. Kevin Owens: Full Predictions, Best Rivalries for New WWE Universal Champion

    Kevin Owens will be a hugely compelling king of the squared circle, thriving during a lengthy WWE Universal Championship reign...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 1 month ago 42,739 reads 128 comments

  25. WWE SmackDown: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for Aug. 30

    Animosity is set to boil over on WWE SmackDown . Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles are sure to amp up their rivalry as they near their WWE World Championship match at the Backlash pay-per-view on Sept...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 1 month ago 27,960 reads 94 comments