1. 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 3 months ago 40,977 reads 85 comments

  2. 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 3 months ago 30,368 reads 125 comments

  3. 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 3 months ago 19,516 reads 26 comments

  4. 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 3 months ago 10,915 reads 21 comments

  5. 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 3 months ago 13,741 reads 50 comments

  6. 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 3 months ago 24,268 reads 58 comments

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

    Dean Ambrose and 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 3 months ago 10,011 reads 94 comments

  8. 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 3 months ago 30,435 reads 85 comments

  9. 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 3 months ago 7,777 reads 9 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 42,779 reads 128 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 28,066 reads 94 comments

  12. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from Aug. 29

    The shocking coronation of a new universal champion highlighted the last WWE Raw of August. Kevin Owens emerged with the red-tinted title in his grasp—the beneficiary of a chaotic scene...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 166,411 reads 539 comments

  13. 'WWE 2K17': Latest News, Buzz for Week of August 29

    After SummerSlam weekend and the days following it, fans have a much clearer idea of what WWE 2K17 will look like...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 32,550 reads 30 comments

  14. Predicting When Brock Lesnar Will Make Next Appearance on WWE Programming

    Brock Lesnar won't return from hibernation to wreak havoc on WWE until the tail end of 2016. The company will delay The Beast Incarnate's arrival until a marquee show is near ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 24,575 reads 69 comments

  15. WWE Raw: Potential Spoilers, Rumors, News and Preview for August 29

    WWE Raw will fill an empty throne as four Superstars battle for the vacant Universal Championship on Aug. 29. Finn Balor was set to lead the New Era as the first man to hold that newly instituted title...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 31,011 reads 79 comments

  16. Examining Heath Slater's Direction, Upside and Long-Term Potential

    Heath Slater is the unlikeliest of stars, a lovable loser who has turned his desperation for a job into one of WWE 's most compelling stories...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 67,629 reads 108 comments

  17. Upside of Daniel Bryan Returning to the WWE Ring Doesn't Outweigh the Negatives

    The idea of Daniel Bryan stepping back into a WWE ring is a fantasy. There is too much at risk for it to be anything other than that...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 27,443 reads 78 comments

  18. John Cena vs. AJ Styles and the Best WWE Matches for Week of August 25

    Nobody in WWE delivers in big matches like John Cena and AJ Styles; their SummerSlam instant classic was further evidence of that...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 14,311 reads 56 comments

  19. WWE NXT: Updated Prospect Rankings and Analysis, Predictions for Week of Aug. 25

    To ease the pain of Bayley's departure for Raw, WWE NXT offered a salve in the form of promising new talent Ember Moon...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 17,468 reads 19 comments

  20. Best and Worst WWE Championship Belt Designs of All Time

    Even while Seth Rollins and Finn Balor laid their guts on the mat at SummerSlam in a match that left The Demon King with a torn labrum , much of the focus was on the design of the championship belt they fought over...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 43,510 reads 92 comments

  21. 'Million Dollar Man' Ted DiBiase's Transformation from WWE Superstar to Minister

    When Ted DiBiase called his wife in the morning to check in, he hadn't bothered to sleep the night before. After he and Irwin R...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 66,488 reads 63 comments

  22. The Miz Interview on WWE 'Talking Smack' Showcased His Hugely Underrated Talent

    Unleashed with no script, The Miz turned WWE 's Talking Smack into a showcase of skills that have long been underappreciated . The Miz 's beginnings as a reality show star have always prevented him from garnering respect from diehard fans...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 39,262 reads 179 comments

  23. WWE SmackDown: Burning Questions to Address After August 23 Show

    On Tuesday's WWE SmackDown , it was Carmella, a pair of new championships and a challenger who just can't quite cross the finish line that left the audience asking questions...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 29,605 reads 74 comments

  24. WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship: Keys to Establishing Blue Brand's New Title

    The newly created WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship can become a holy grail for the blue brand if nurtured properly. The formula for bolstering the belts from the get-go isn't complicated...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 16,082 reads 44 comments

  25. Ryan Dilbert's 10-Count: WWE Refuses to Learn Its Lesson with Roman Reigns

    1. Roman Reigns on Repeat That sound you hear is WWE banging its head on the wall. It doesn't matter how many boos fans fire at Roman Reigns or how loud the jeers get, WWE ...

    Ryan Dilbert Written by Ryan Dilbert about 3 months ago 47,358 reads 165 comments