1. 10 Talking Points from WWE Extreme Rules and Brock Lesnar's First Match Back

    As an undergraduate, I convinced three friends to start watching wrestling. We’d go to Buffalo Wild Wings and watch the pay-per-views. We’d discuss the matches—kicking ideas back and forth...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 4,103 reads 28 comments

  2. WWE Extreme Rules 2012: Did Sheamus and Daniel Bryan Finally Deliver?

    Pre -match – (9:00 a.m.) Morning of Extreme Rules I woke up this morning and wiped all things non-wrestling from my mind. Why? Because this is the morning of WWE Extreme Rules 2012...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 3,553 reads 19 comments

  3. WWE: 10 Talking Points from Friday Night SmackDown

    As an undergraduate, I convinced three friends to start watching wrestling. We’d go to Buffalo Wild Wings and watch the pay-per-views. We’d discuss the matches—kicking ideas back and forth...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,499 reads 37 comments

  4. Flashback 1992: Could the Ghost of WCW Save Itself from Its Untimely Death?

    In last week’s flashback, I focused on Steve Austin versus Bobby Eaton from 1991. But with the magnitude of WCW ’s potential in 1992, the only way I knew to represent it was through a short story...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 3,767 reads 16 comments

  5. WWE Extreme Rules 2012: Brock Lesnar-John Cena Should End in Blood

    Just three weeks ago, John Cena stood in the ring and gave one of the worst, most incomprehensible promos of his wrestling career...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 492 reads 13 comments

  6. WWE Extreme Rules 2012: Does The Miz Need the U.S. Championship?

    On WWE Monday Night Raw, I saw something in the crowd that I thought I recognized. In the front row, a guy rocked a T-shirt with a giant name tag on it. The camera was too far away to read the shirt, but I knew it looked familiar...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,023 reads 29 comments

  7. WWE Monday Night RAW: 10 Talking Points from the 3-Hour Special

    As an undergraduate, I convinced three friends to start watching wrestling. We’d go to Buffalo Wild Wings and watch the pay-per-views. We’d discuss the matches—kicking ideas back and forth...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,695 reads 16 comments

  8. WWE Extreme Rules 2012: 5 Turns the Sheamus-Daniel Bryan Match Could Take

    The match between Sheamus and Daniel Bryan at WWE Extreme Rules 2012 will not win an award for most former UFC competitors in a match, nor will it get the most references to alcoholic fathers...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 3,617 reads 26 comments

  9. WWE Rumors: Could Daniel Bryan Replace CM Punk as Steve Austin's Ideal Opponent?

    Daniel Bryan is in the midst of his Summer of Punk moment, and even Steve Austin is paying attention. In an interview with the U.K...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,319 reads 28 comments

  10. WWE Flashback Friday: Stone Cold Steve Austin in WCW in 1991

    To look back on it now, I almost laugh. I feel like Stone Cold Steve Austin is hiding in a blond wig and gym shorts. I want to say, Come on, Rattlesnake, you know you’re not going to make it as a wannabe Ric Flair...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,040 reads 13 comments

  11. WWE: Dean Ambrose Doesn't Need Mick Foley to Get over

    There have been many times I wished Mick Foley never became a best-selling author. It’s not hate, either. I was ecstatic for both Mick Foley and professional wrestling when it happened...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,823 reads 26 comments

  12. WWE: Can Daniel Bryan and Sheamus Succeed on the Same Brand?

    Daniel Bryan deserves to be the heavyweight champion of the SmackDown brand. Until he proves otherwise, he deserves to be The Man of his brand in the same style as Ric Flair. I don't simply believe this...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,040 reads 13 comments

  13. WWE Raw Rolodex: Brock Lesnar Bloodies John Cena and the WWE

    WWE is wasting no time with Brock Lesnar, as he bloodied John Cena and the entire WWE roster on Monday Night Raw. Also from Raw: Lord Tensai gets another chance to make a first impression...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,839 reads 5 comments

  14. WWE: Can John Cena Turn Heel Without Actually Turning Heel?

    If I could recommend one video to WWE creative and John Cena, it would be when Pinocchio becomes a real boy. Such is the disbelief of those in the room, while hearing Pinocchio speak, that they still believe him dead...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 6,955 reads 50 comments

  15. Brock Lesnar: Ranking His 6 Most Realistic Dream Opponents in WWE

    Remember back in the day when the Undertaker's UFC appearance sparked a social media storm? UFC officials had to let us know that none of their fighters would be running off to join the circus (my words, of course)...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 4,275 reads 36 comments

  16. WWE Friday Night SmackDown: Is This the End of Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee?

    All of us could feel it coming and had no idea how to stop it. Sheamus. The conversation leading into WrestleMania 28 did not seem to be if Sheamus would go over, but why he was going over...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,969 reads 29 comments

  17. Lord Tensai Deserves an Opportunity to Succeed in WWE

    Since the WWE RAW SuperShow on Monday, I have seen a lot of negativity towards the Lord Tensai character, and I’m not sure why...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,567 reads 14 comments

  18. WWE: Daniel Bryan and 4 Other Reasons to Love WWE Right Now

    I must confess: It took almost an hour for me to "come down" after watching Monday Night RAW . It’s been years since I felt adrenaline like I felt coming off that show...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,399 reads 5 comments

  19. WWE RAW Supershow: Daniel Bryan and the [R]evolution of Yes!

    If you didn’t hear the chants last night on RAW, they went something like this: Yes! Yes!! Yes!!! All night long...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 3,823 reads 27 comments

  20. WWE WrestleMania 28 Results: Whose Stock Is Rising or Falling After WrestleMania

    They came, they saw. They’ll rise, they’ll fall. We are on the other side of the biggest PPV of the year, and the debate is already raging...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 318 reads 2 comments

  21. WWE WrestleMania 28 Results: Sheamus Beats Daniel Bryan and What It Means

    Oh. My. God. Sheamus ran through Daniel Bryan . I will do my best to be measured with my response. Earlier this week, I thought to write a column called, "Please Don’t Screw Daniel Bryan...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,331 reads 4 comments

  22. WWE: Will Randy Orton Replace the Lackluster Sheamus After WrestleMania 28?

    Randy Orton believes more people want to see his match with Kane than the Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus heavyweight title match. In a recent interview, he said exactly that ...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,913 reads 26 comments

  23. WWE: 4 Opponents Arn Anderson Might Have Wrestled If Only

    In less than one week, Arn Anderson will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Aside from being one of the best in-ring performers of his time, Arn Anderson could cut a promo that would leave you staring at the screen long after he was gone...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,711 reads 30 comments

  24. WWE WrestleMania: How Will the Rock Do in His First 1-on-1 Bout in 9 Years?

    What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, the Rock was 29 pushing 30. In front of him, there was Hulk Hogan , Steve Austin and a Hollywood career set to explode. Twenty-nine and he had already conquered the wrestling world...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 618 reads 0 comments

  25. Los Angeles Lakers: Andrew Bynum's Big Problem

    Big talk today has been spent on Andrew Bynum’s ejection—everything from Kobe’s response to Mike Brown’s . I think it is a fair and necessary topic. It’s not simply that he got ejected...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about almost 3 years ago 534 reads 2 comments