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Professional Wrestling Blog

Wednesday 07/27/2016
Posted: July 27, 2016 - 1:52 pm
WWE is wasting a valuable talent in Cesaro: Write Russo Write

I’m going to start off by saying that the brand split and the concept of a draft, to this point, has been a success.

Tuesday 07/19/2016
Posted: July 19, 2016 - 9:48 pm
Rollins, Ambrose taken atop the WWE Draft: Write Russo Write

There were no surprises at the top of the draft.

Wednesday 07/13/2016
Posted: July 13, 2016 - 12:51 pm
The true strength of The Shield: Write Russo Write

The chair shot to Dean Ambrose’s back is still fresh in the WWE fans’ eyes.

Wednesday 07/06/2016
Posted: July 06, 2016 - 5:38 pm
A.J. Styles stands out in WWE’s mid-year report: Write Russo Write

We’re at the midway point of 2016 for WWE.

Wednesday 06/29/2016
Posted: June 29, 2016 - 11:55 am
Feud, Owens and Zayn, feud: Write Russo Write

WWE fans are much smarter these days. You can honestly thank the internet for that.

Tuesday 06/21/2016
Posted: June 21, 2016 - 6:12 pm
WWE suspends Roman Reigns for violating wellness policy: Write Russo Write

Sunday and Monday were supposed to be great days for the WWE.

Wednesday 06/15/2016
Posted: June 15, 2016 - 4:30 pm
WWE Money in the Bank preview: Write Russo Write

Since becoming a regular pay per view 6 years ago, Money in the Bank is one of WWE’s best second-tier events.

Wednesday 06/08/2016
Posted: June 08, 2016 - 10:46 am
A little shoot goes a long way: Write Russo Write

During this past Monday’s episode of Raw, I got the sense that there was some truth behind the words of John Cena and A.J. Styles.

Wednesday 06/01/2016
Posted: June 01, 2016 - 2:45 pm
Rounding out the Money in the Bank ladder match: Write Russo Write

One of WWE’s most popular pay per views, Money in the Bank, is less than three weeks away.

Wednesday 05/25/2016
Posted: May 25, 2016 - 10:04 am
WWE brand split, live SmackDown set for July: Write Russo Write

WWE hit us with a major announcement Wednesday morning.

Wednesday 05/18/2016
Posted: May 18, 2016 - 8:45 pm
Write Russo Write: Natalya should win the Women’s Championship

Since bringing back the Women’s Championship, WWE has done everything in its power to keep it relevant.

Wednesday 05/11/2016
Posted: May 11, 2016 - 6:03 pm
Write Russo Write: Is WWE moving toward a brand split?

The phrase “brand split” has been throw around as a rumor the past several months. That rumor really took steam when Shane McMahon made his surprise return to the WWE a month prior to WrestleMania 32.

Wednesday 05/04/2016
Posted: May 04, 2016 - 4:01 pm
Write Russo Write: What to do with John Cena’s return on Memorial Day

As we go further along from the WrestleMania 32 fallout, we will begin to see the slow return of some of WWE’s biggest stars from injury.

Wednesday 04/27/2016
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 7:49 pm
Write Russo Write: How will Anderson and Gallows impact Payback this Sunday?

The Payback card has already proved it’s a more well-structured card than WrestleMania 32.

Wednesday 04/20/2016
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 1:16 pm
Write Russo Write: Chris Jericho is the bad guy we deserve

There’s a reason certain performers have lasted so long in the professional wrestling industry.

Wednesday 04/13/2016
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 9:04 pm
Write Russo Write: Raw feels fresher than ever

There’s a new sheriff in town it appears.

Wednesday 04/06/2016
Posted: April 06, 2016 - 1:16 pm
Write Russo Write: NXT’s takeover of WrestleMania weekend was a success

In the weeks leading up to WrestleMania 32, people were unsure how this year’s Show of Shows was going to turn out.

Sunday 04/03/2016
Posted: April 03, 2016 - 3:15 pm
Is this Undertaker's last WrestleMania?

The week of WreslteMania 32 is finally here.

Wednesday 03/23/2016
Posted: March 23, 2016 - 11:01 am
Pro wrestling blog: WWE's Sasha Banks opens up about WrestleMania, women's wrestling, more

We’re less than two weeks away from WrestleMania and are building up to some of the biggest matches we could see this year.

Tuesday 03/15/2016
Posted: March 15, 2016 - 5:59 pm
Pro wrestling blog: A lot of question marks surround WrestleMania 32's card

We’re less than three weeks away from WrestleMania and WWE still doesn’t have a clear plan for a handful if it’s major super stars heading into its biggest show of the year.

Tuesday 03/08/2016
Posted: March 08, 2016 - 9:57 am
Pro wrestling blog: An interview with D-Von Dudley

WWE Live returns to Atlantic City this Saturday.

Wednesday 03/02/2016
Posted: March 02, 2016 - 5:43 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Wednesday Night Rants

After watching Monday Night Raw live, I was left absolutely frustrated.

Thursday 02/25/2016
Posted: February 25, 2016 - 1:12 pm
Pro wrestling blog: What is WWE thinking with Undertaker, Shane McMahon?

I still can’t believe Shane McMahon returned to the WWE. And the way the crowd reacted on Monday, the way my Twitter timeline blew up and the pure shock on my face when I read it while covering basketball, Shane O’Mac never should have left.

Friday 02/19/2016
Posted: February 19, 2016 - 10:51 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Push A.J. Styles as far as he can go

Since A.J. Styles debuted at the Royal Rumble on Jan. 24, he’s done nothing but impress the WWE Universe.

Tuesday 02/09/2016
Posted: February 09, 2016 - 12:01 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Thank you, Daniel Bryan

I was sitting on the floor of my living room almost two years ago watching the main event of WrestleMania XXX.

Thursday 02/04/2016
Posted: February 04, 2016 - 11:48 am
Pro wrestling blog: Is Dean Ambrose crazy enough to win?

Let’s put aside, for a minute, what the WrestleMania card is supposed to look like in March.

Tuesday 01/26/2016
Posted: January 26, 2016 - 1:34 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Triple H’s Royal Rumble win more than just a notch in his belt

There’s a way to be predictable without actually being predictable.

Thursday 01/21/2016
Posted: January 21, 2016 - 11:25 am
Pro wrestling blog: WWE Royal Rumble predictions for this Sunday

I wrote quite a bit last week about the opportunity WWE was presented.

Thursday 01/14/2016
Posted: January 14, 2016 - 8:01 pm
Pro wrestling blog: WWE should debut new faces at Royal Rumble

WWE has the ability to do something special with the Royal Rumble this year. After two straight years of disappointing Rumbles - and some will argue even more years prior - the Rumble this year is guaranteed to at least offer us something different.

Tuesday 01/05/2016
Posted: January 05, 2016 - 1:23 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Better ratings at the top of WWE’s New Year resolutions

It's no secret that WWE’s television ratings have been grossly down the last few months. And it’s really no shock either. Paired with football season and Monday Night Football, WWE struggled to keep viewers as Monday nights tended to lack in the creativity department.

Tuesday 12/22/2015
Posted: December 22, 2015 - 3:12 pm
Pro wrestling blog: The top 10 WWE moments of 2015

It’s amazing how quickly a year goes by, especially one was exciting as this for professional wrestling.

Tuesday 12/15/2015
Posted: December 15, 2015 - 11:01 am
Pro wrestling blog: Let Roman's reign begin

It feels like only yesterday that I was sitting in the 200 level of the Wells Fargo Center with a handful of my friends booing Roman Reigns.

Thursday 12/10/2015
Posted: December 10, 2015 - 1:16 pm
Pro wrestling blog: NXT goes across the pond with London special

WWE has ensured that $9.99 a month goes a pretty long way.

Wednesday 12/02/2015
Posted: December 02, 2015 - 11:33 am
Pro wrestling blog: League of Nations is a good fit for Sheamus

WWE is trying its best to get Sheamus over as a heel champion.

Tuesday 11/17/2015
Posted: November 17, 2015 - 12:32 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Final Four set for WWE Survivor Series

Man, if you missed Monday Night Raw this week, you have to go back and watch it.

Tuesday 11/10/2015
Posted: November 10, 2015 - 12:52 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Looking at the WWE World Heavyweight Tournament bracket

It seems when Vince McMahon and his creative team are backed into a corner, they are at their best when writing a script.

Wednesday 11/04/2015
Posted: November 04, 2015 - 10:19 am
Pro wrestling blog: Roman Reigns is ready to be champ

It’s amazing the difference in the perception of a character when WWE lets it all work out organically.

Friday 10/23/2015
Posted: October 23, 2015 - 12:47 pm
Pro wrestling blog: WWE goes to Hell on Sunday

We’ve seen it done a thousand times. A major feud between two big stars that goes to three matches.

Wednesday 10/14/2015
Posted: October 14, 2015 - 12:03 pm
Pro wrestling blog: The Rusev angle was a disaster and be thankful it’s over

WWE has provided us with many cringe-worthy moments over the years, most of which involving a storyline revolving around love.

Thursday 10/08/2015
Posted: October 08, 2015 - 11:12 am
Pro wrestling blog: Respect earned by Sasha Banks, Bayley at NXT Takeover

Sometimes, you expect greatness so much that even the slightest hint of mediocrity tears you apart.

Tuesday 09/29/2015
Posted: September 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Big Show and Brock Lesnar set for MSG special this Saturday

There was a time when people were absolutely fed up with the presence of the Big Show on WWE television, network specials and pay per views.

Wednesday 09/23/2015
Posted: September 23, 2015 - 7:23 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Paige Bomb shakes things up in the Divas Revolution

After last week's disappointing end to what was a fantastic Divas Championship match, it was nice seeing WWE completely shake things up with its supposed "Divas Revolution."

Tuesday 09/15/2015
Posted: September 15, 2015 - 1:04 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Dusty finish in the Divas Championship match a head-scratcher

Monday Night Raw was a chance for WWE to completely fix everything it did wrong about the Divas Revolution.

Thursday 09/03/2015
Posted: September 03, 2015 - 12:32 pm
Pro wrestling blog: The real revolution is in the tag division

The word “revolution” has been thrown around rather casually on WWE television the last month or so.

Tuesday 08/25/2015
Posted: August 25, 2015 - 11:02 am
Pro wrestling blog: Brooklyn treated to three great nights of wrestling

If you were at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn Saturday, Sunday or Monday, you were a pretty fortunate person.

Tuesday 08/04/2015
Posted: August 04, 2015 - 2:54 pm
Pro Wrestling Blog: Roddy Piper the latest wrestler to die too soon

Professional wrestling reaches its audiences in different ways.

Friday 07/31/2015
Posted: July 31, 2015 - 7:09 pm
WWE Legend 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

The wrestling world lost one of its greatest villains on Friday.

Tuesday 07/28/2015
Posted: July 28, 2015 - 2:23 pm
Pro Wrestling Blog: John Cena's busted nose reaffirms he's the best

You’ve seen it a number of times. A WWE superstar is bleeding, clearly woozy from the beating he just took. But he keeps fighting! He’s our hero, our champ. He wills his way to an impressive victory.

Friday 07/24/2015
Posted: July 24, 2015 - 11:26 am
WWE terminates contract of Hulk Hogan; alleged racial comments

In shocking news, WWE announced Friday morning that it has released Hall of Famer and industry pioneer Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) from his current contract.

Tuesday 07/21/2015
Posted: July 21, 2015 - 12:44 pm
Pro wrestling blog: Undertaker, Brock Lesnar set for SummerSlam

The “E” in WWE stands for Entertainment.