1. Ryback and WWE Creative Continue to Insult Our Intelligence

    I've never expected a lot from WWE Creative. In this day and age, it seems like they have all they can manage to just write a show before it airs, let alone make it any good...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 8,300 reads 75 comments

  2. Is There Still a Place for Steel Chairs in Professional Wrestling?

    On the most recent episode of SmackDown , Daniel Bryan absolutely laid into Kane with a steel chair prior to a Triple Threat match featuring Kane, Alberto Del Rio and Randy Orton ...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 2,247 reads 28 comments

  3. Fatal Four-Ways: Why Fans Should Remain Wary Going Forward

    In the wake of the Fatal Four-Way match for the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE's Over the Limit , people like Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Mike Chiari have advocated ...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 627 reads 5 comments

  4. WWE Smackdown: Sandow vs. Ryder Could Be a Throwback to Classic Feuds

    In the last several weeks, the WWE Universe has been repeatedly condescended to by the "Self-professed Intellectual Savior of the Masses" Damien Sandow...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 954 reads 2 comments

  5. WWE Over the Limit 2012: Christian's Victory Sets a Dangerous Precedent

    At Extreme Rules a few weeks ago, WWE Diva Layla returned from a year-long knee injury and won the WWE Divas Championship from a departing Nikki Bella...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 883 reads 2 comments

  6. WWE over the Limit: Ryder Must Make the Most of Pre-Show Match Against Kane

    In what is looking to become a staple of their pay-per-views from here on out, WWE has announced an online pre -show prior to Over the Limit . The half hour show, available on Facebook, YouTube , and WWE ...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 1,091 reads 20 comments

  7. WWE Over the Limit: How Big Johnny Can Pull One over on the Board of Directors

    I'll be honest right off the bat—I hated the most recent episode of Monday Night RAW . While it had its moments, The Big Show begging for his job and being fired was uncomfortable and, let's face it, totally hyperbolic...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 1,289 reads 14 comments

  8. WWE over the Limit: Face/Heel Alignment Detracts from Fatal 4-Way

    At the end of SmackDown last week, the scheduled match between Sheamus and Chris Jericho was interrupted when Alberto Del Rio ran down to ringside and threw a dazed Jericho into the ring steps...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 785 reads 7 comments

  9. From Brodus to Teddy: How WWE Has Morphed into a Modern-Day Minstrel Show

    I don't think anyone would disagree that superstars of color, whether black, Latino, Samoan, Indian, etc. are fairly well-represented among the WWE population...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 2,837 reads 104 comments

  10. WWE: How Alberto Del Rio Already Holds the Key to Reviving His Stale Character

    After returning to WWE at Elimination Chamber and to the ring last month, the Mexican Aristocrat, Alberto Del Rio , has re-injected himself into the title picture for the first time since Tables, Ladders and Chairs last year...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 2,455 reads 19 comments

  11. WWE: Chickbusters Grudge Match Would Freshen Up the A.J./Daniel Bryan Angle

    I wrote yesterday about the match between Layla and Natalya on the most recent edition of SmackDown , and how it benefited the Divas division...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 3,880 reads 23 comments

  12. WWE SmackDown: Natalya vs. Layla Shows Potential for Stagnant Divas Division

    On the latest edition of WWE SmackDown, a Divas match was contested between newly-crowned WWE Divas Champion Layla , and Natalya. You might have had to take a bathroom break, so maybe you missed it...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 5,979 reads 25 comments

  13. Ziggler vs. Ryder Title Match Announced for WrestleMania 29?

    On the most recent edition of Zack Ryder's Z! True Long Island Story , shown below, Ryder reminded his fans why he started the show to begin with, saying, "Last year I started ...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 13,058 reads 48 comments

  14. WWE Over the Limit: CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan Must Be the Main Event

    At the last three pay-per-view events, John Cena , despite not competing for a championship, has monopolized the main event...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 2,681 reads 36 comments

  15. WWE's Tag Team Division Has Taken a Step Backwards

    For those who care to search, it is possible to find pretty much any WWE pay-per-view event streaming somewhere online. Like many devoted fans, I discovered a page that streams, in order, every pay-per-view event from 1985 to 2011...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 720 reads 4 comments

  16. WWE: Which Superstar Should End Ryback's Reign of Terror?

    It appears after the most recent edition of SmackDown that WWE is content to continue putting returning Superstar Ryback in matches with local enhancement talent, obviously ...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 3,683 reads 55 comments

  17. Five WWE Superstars Who Could Follow in Roddy Piper's Talk Show Footsteps

    On the recent "Blast from the Past" episode of SmackDown, fans were treated to a heated verbal showdown between "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Daniel Bryan on a special edition of Piper's Pit...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 1,873 reads 8 comments

  18. WWE: Why It's Time to Squash the Squash Matches

    When WWE brought Brodus Clay back as "The Funkasaurus ," his natural charisma, comedic in-ring quips, and killer dance moves made him an instant hit...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 2,758 reads 38 comments

  19. WWE WrestleMania 28: GM Battle Holds the Key to Reviving the US Title, Mid-Card

    Fans have long lamented the perceived devaluation of WWE 's mid-card titles, that is, the Intercontinental and United States championships...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 669 reads 1 comments

  20. WWE WrestleMania 28: How Zack Ryder Can Lose and Still Leave as a Winner

    With WrestleMania 28 just six days away, two of the most interesting non-wrestling angles heading into the event revolve around the dysfunctional relationship between Daniel Bryan and AJ on SmackDown as well as Zack Ryder lusting after Eve on Raw...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 1,278 reads 2 comments

  21. WWE: Eight Not-so-Famous WrestleMania Streaks

    As we travel down what remains of the Road to WrestleMania, The Undertaker prepares to defend his vaunted winning streak against Triple H for the third time...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 2,866 reads 43 comments

  22. WrestleMania 28: Ryder Releases Special Z!TLIS, Asks to Join Team Teddy

    With the announcement of a six-on-six tag team match to determine the General Manager of Raw and SmackDown, the teams have already begun to take shape...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 1,187 reads 4 comments

  23. WrestleMania 28: How AJ Lee Can Impact the World Heavyweight Title Match

    While there has been very little build between the Superstars themselves for the match between World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan and Royal Rumble winner Sheamus , there is ...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 3,788 reads 22 comments

  24. WWE: Superstars Who Capitalized on Home-Field Advantage

    With WrestleMania set to take place in The Rock's adopted hometown of Miami, it's clear that the People's Champ will have a decided home-field advantage over John Cena...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 3,910 reads 12 comments

  25. WWE RAW: Why a David Otunga Victory Makes More Sense in the Long Run

    As Smackdown general manager Teddy Long prepares to assume the GM duties on Monday Night RAW for the week, he has announced a match between David Otunga and The Great Khali, ...

    Derek McKinley Written by Derek McKinley about over 2 years ago 1,651 reads 13 comments