1. WWE Wrestlemania XXX: Undertaker: 'The Streak' Is Dead. Long Live 'The Streak'

    A WWE tradition came to a close Sunday evening when—in front of a sold out Superdome and millions more worldwide—The Undertaker lost for the first time in 22 WrestleMania events over the past 24 years...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 4 months ago 11,378 reads 35 comments

  2. WWE News: CM Punk Leaves WWE, Just Like Stone Cold Steve Austin Did Before

    “So serious About the stuff we lack Dwell upon our memories But there are no facts” -Minor Threat, “Salad Days” As of this writing, ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 6 months ago 148,177 reads 456 comments

  3. Selling Hate to Children: Snyder and the NFL's Problem of Marketing 'Redskin'

    The Viacom network's  Nicktoons is currently airing a cartoon program in which one of the characters is referred to by his skin color, a word which is also a racial slur ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 8 months ago 1,866 reads 71 comments

  4. WWE Builds the Authority at Expense of Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton

    On a recent episode of Raw, WWE executives Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were confronted by the Big Show, an employee whose life they have relished making a living hell...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 9 months ago 11,070 reads 61 comments

  5. Ohno and Harper Impress, but Like Its Roster, WWE'S NXT Is a Work in Progress

    I had the good fortune to attend the Oct. 10 taping in Orlando, Fla. of WWE’s developmental talent league, NXT ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 9 months ago 1,810 reads 1 comments

  6. Washington Redskins: Spin Control Can't Save Dan Snyder from Bringing Down NFL

    "Far more common in American thought was the concept of the “treacherous redskin,” which lifted [Andrew] Jackson and William Henry Harrison to the presidency in 1828 and 1840, ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 10 months ago 837 reads 22 comments

  7. WWE News: Hulk Hogan's Enduring Image Used on Merchandise That Disrespects Him

    The image of iconic wrestler Hulk Hogan is being used to promote no less than three current WWE products: The Top 25 Rivalries in Professional Wrestling DVD, The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden DVD, and the upcoming video game WWE 2K14 ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 10 months ago 10,407 reads 110 comments

  8. WWE News: After 20 Years, Jim Ross Retires with His Head Held High

    A few days ago I purchased the new WWE home video release Legends of Mid-South Wrestling, due in in no small measure to the publicity WWE Hall of Famer and former announcer Jim Ross afforded the project...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 11 months ago 28,192 reads 114 comments

  9. Riley Cooper of Philadelphia Eagles Embarrassing Example of NFL Double Standard

    Last Wednesday, Riley Cooper , a wide receiver for the NFL 's Philadelphia Eagles , profusely apologized after a video of him using the n-word at a concert went viral...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 12 months ago 3,994 reads 12 comments

  10. Daniel Snyder and NFL Embarrassed as Washington Name Change Support Grows

    On June 21, celebrity chef Paula Deen, a Caucasian, was fired by her television network and subsequently lost a bevy of endorsement and publishing deals in the wake of admitting ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 1 year ago 1,715 reads 6 comments

  11. TNA News: Exclusive Interview with SoCal Val on Producing TV, Respecting Fans

    While waiting to interview TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter prior to the March 14 “Impact” broadcast out of Chicago, I had the good fortune to observe goings on in the interview area...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about over 1 year ago 3,212 reads 11 comments

  12. TNA News: Exclusive, In-Depth Interview with TNA President Dixie Carter

    March 14, 2013, Hoffman Estates, Ill. —Freezing fans clamor at the gates of the Sears Centre. The last time TNA Wrestling broadcast from here was the “Bound for Glory” ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about over 1 year ago 3,464 reads 19 comments

  13. TNA News: Exclusive Photos from Impact Wrestling in Chicago

    TNA Wrestling began a new chapter on March 14, 2013, broadcasting “Impact Wrestling” live to the world in front of a rowdy Chicago crowd. The Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Ill...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about over 1 year ago 721 reads 55 comments

  14. Bruno Sammartino's Hall of Fame Induction Validates WWE's Progress

    In the eyes of many wrestling fans, suddenly all is right with the world following the bombshell Feb. 4 announcement that the “Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino would finally be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about over 1 year ago 4,128 reads 11 comments

  15. WrestleMania III: The Perfect Card with Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper

    I was driving down Michigan 59 when I saw the sign—PONTIAC SILVERDOME . I got a chill. That was the place. That was Agincourt . At least it was for wrestling fans...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about over 1 year ago 1,111 reads 13 comments

  16. Washington Redskins: Kickstarter Campaign Looks to Inspire Overdue Name Change

    As a result of one of my recent articles calling out the bigotry of the NFL , owners, players, sponsors and television networks for endorsing and profiting from the racist ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about over 1 year ago 3,370 reads 36 comments

  17. Washington Redskins: NFL out of Touch, Behind the Times on Racial Issues

    Q: What does the NFL , its sponsors, TV networks that broadcast the NFL and team owners, specifically Washington’s Daniel Snyder , have in common with Victoria’s ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about over 1 year ago 1,313 reads 13 comments

  18. WWE: AFL-CIO Slams Senate Campaign of Former CEO Linda McMahon

    A mailer sent out on Sept 27 to 38,000 Connecticut voters has the AFL-CIO laying the smack down on U.S. Senate candidate and former WWE CEO Linda McMahon...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about almost 2 years ago 2,326 reads 45 comments

  19. WWE News: In His Own Words—Why Randy Savage Left WWE, Not in HOF

    Talk about under the radar. For years now, we’ve all heard the untoward rumors and speculation—which will not be reprinted here—about the circumstances surrounding ...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about almost 2 years ago 28,239 reads 168 comments

  20. Washington Redskins: NFL Celebrates 80 Years of Disparagement

    This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Washington Redskins . The D.C. franchise is the NFL 's highest grossing ($345 million) and second-most valuable ($1.55 billion)...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about almost 2 years ago 6,149 reads 78 comments

  21. WWE News: For Vince McMahon and the WWE, the Future Is NOW

    Three weeks ago, I wrote an article about the upcoming WWE Network, asserting: "The TV network of 10 years from now is what the WWE-driven channel needs to be today...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 2 years ago 2,581 reads 9 comments

  22. WWE News: WWE Network Should Re-Brand Before It Begins

    For an industry that has always been at the forefront of new media, a WWE Network feels like a step backwards into an old media world...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 2 years ago 1,774 reads 19 comments

  23. TNA Impact: Brooke Hogan Debuts, Kayfabe Confusion Belies Gut Check Potential

    Last night, TNA kicked off its live season and 10th year with some quality matches and what appeared to be a renewed spirit and focus for the promotion...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about 2 years ago 5,661 reads 25 comments

  24. WWE News: Owen Hart Lawsuit Challenges WWE's Morals

    Last Thursday, the Associated Press reported that a federal judge has dismissed a portion of a lawsuit by Martha Hart, widow of Owen Hart, against WWE...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about over 2 years ago 10,647 reads 60 comments

  25. WWE News: Who Will Rise to Superstardom to Face The Rock at WrestleMania 38?

    It's difficult to believe that John Cena 's career was almost on the cutting room floor in 2002. Fortunes changed once he was able to show off some of his own personality during a Halloween sketch where he parodied Vanilla Ice...

    Stephen Sonneveld Written by Stephen Sonneveld about over 2 years ago 7,364 reads 80 comments