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WWE Smackdown 11/22/16 Preview: Tag Team Turmoil

November 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE comes to Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for Smackdown LIVE just two nights removed from Survivor Series. It’s Tag Team Turmoil tonight, as new number one contender’s to the Tag Team Championship will be crowned. It’s going to be Breezango, The Uso’s, The Vaudevillians, Hype Bros., American Alpha, and The Ascension competing in Turmoil. The winning team will meet Tag Team Champions, Heath Slater and Rhyno at TLC on December 4th. That’s all that WWE has announced for tonight’s show. Smackdown airs tonight at 7pm CT LIVE on USA [...]

WWE Announces New Live Weekly Cruiserweight Show for Network

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

WWE has announced that a new live weekly broadcast will be centered around the Cruiserweights will be coming to WWE Network beginning November 29th at 9pm CT (so Tuesday’s immediately following Smackdown) . The one-hour show is called “205 Live,” and it’ll be called by Smackdown’s Mauro Ranallo and RAW’s Corey Graves. “205 Live is a natural progression to showcase the depth of our roster,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative. “With world-class talent such as Brian Kendrick, TJ Perkins, [...]

NXT 11/2/2016 Preview: Dusty Rhodes Classic Second Round Begins

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tonight on NXT the second round of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic gets underway. WWE.com is advertising two matches, both tournament matches: TJ Perkins & Kota Ibushi vs.  Alexander Wolfe & Sawyer Fulton (SAnitY) No Way Jose & Rich Swann vs. The Authors of Pain Other outlets with spoilers are saying that these matches will also be taking place tonight: The Revival vs. Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic) Elias Samson vs. Nathan Cruz Liv Morgan vs. Peyton Royce Shinsuke Nakamura/Samoa Joe contract signing NXT airs tonight at 7pm CT on WWE Network. [...]

Classic Wrestling Match of the Week: Pedro Morales vs. Stan Stasiak (1973)

November 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Classic Wrestling Match of the Week has returned to Vortex Effect as part of Classics Appreciation Wednesday. Each Wednesday, a classic wrestling match will get the spotlight. This week’s Match of the Week sees Stan Stasiak (managed by The Grand Wizard) challenge Pedro Morales for the WWWF Championship. This championship match took place on August 27, 1973 from the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City. Smith’s Sentiment: This is a good old-school WWWF match. If you haven’t watched the match yet, then this is not the match where Stan Stasiak won the championship. [...]

WWE Smackdown 11/1/2016 Preview: Daniel Bryan on MizTV

November 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE Smackdown Live comes to the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Confirmed for tonight’s Smackdown is GM Daniel Bryan appearing on Miz TV to announce who will be representing Smackdown at the Survivor Series when the blue brand battles RAW in three traditional Survivor Series match ups. WWE hasn’t announced any matches for tonight’s show, as of yet, but here are the story points they’re building up heading into tonight’s show: Will Dean Ambrose decide to annihilate James Ellsworth? Has Randy Orton joined The Wyatt Family? Will we finally see the [...]

Review: WWE Encyclopedia 3rd Edition

October 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Wrestling fans rejoice – the 3rd Edition of the WWE Encyclopedia is finally here. Back in 2009, WWE and DK teamed up to bring wrestling fans the first ever WWE Encyclopedia. At the time it was “the definitive guide to World Wrestling Entertainment,” and it was truly a must have for any wrestling fan as it covered everything in WWE history to that point in 364 pages. Three years later, in 2012, the partnership released the 2nd Edition of the WWE Encyclopedia. That was the “updated and expanded definitive guide to WWE,” and it was 410 pages. Like the one that came [...]

Paige Violates Wellness Policy Again, Suspended for 60 Days

October 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

WWE has announced that Paige has been suspended for 60 days effective immediately for her second violation of the company’s Wellness Policy. Smith’s Sentiment: Paige was first suspended on August 17th for a violation of the policy, and served 30 days. At the time, Paige claimed she didn’t fail a drug test and that it was a procedural issue. Following her suspension today, Paige tweeted out the following: Same shit different day. Kids..Please don't get prescriptions or doctors notes. Not acceptable. — PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) October 10, 2016 Rules apply depending on [...]

WWE RAW 10/10/16 Preview: The Boss Back on Top

October 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE RAW comes to Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Last week, Sasha Banks recaptured the RAW Women’s Championship when she made Charlotte tap out in the main event. Tonight, The Boss gets to celebrate being back on top, but there’s no doubt Charlotte will be looking for revenge ahead of her championship rematch at Hell in a Cell on October 30th. Also last week, Braun Strowman ordered Mick Foley to get him some real competition for this week. Who has Foley selected to be Strowman’s first true competition? Find out tonight on RAW. WWE has yet to officially announce any [...]

WWE Smackdown 8/30/16 Preview: Daniel Bryan Confronts The Miz

August 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tonight, WWE Smackdown Live rolls into the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas where the Tag Team Championship tournament continues. When Smackdown went off the air last week, those of us who bothered to switch over to WWE Network to watch Talking Smack got to witness a great segment between Daniel Bryan and The Miz. Daniel called Miz a “coward” in the ring, and The Miz went off on how Daniel was the coward who can’t wrestle anymore because of his style and that he should go to the bingo halls. It was the best promo of Miz’s career, and instantly began generating [...]

The WWE RAW Review: August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

WWE Raw on the USA Network – August 29, 2016 Live from Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center RAW opened with a memorial graphic for Mr. Fuji, who died yesterday at the age of 82. They also showed a Fuji video package during the second hour of the show. The show kicked off with Corey Graves standing in the ring as Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Big Cass, and Seth Rollins sat in chairs set up in the ring. I enjoyed the opening segment quite a bit, which is usually a rarity. I thought all involved did a good job of setting the stage for the night’s big main event, which we found out was [...]

WWE RAW 8/29/16 Preview: Crowning A New Universal Champion

August 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Tonight WWE RAW rolls into the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas where we will see the crowning of a new WWE Universal Champion. One week ago, Finn Balor unfortunately had to relinquish the newly minted championship not even 24 hours after becoming the inaugural Universal Champion. Balor’s injury created an opportunity for eight men to have a shot at becoming the new champion. Seth Rollins took out Sami Zayn. Kevin Owens bested Neville. Big Cass defeated a bruised Rusev via count-out. And finally, Roman Reigns vanquished Chris Jericho. With that, the stage was set for tonight and the huge [...]

WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji Passes Away at 82

August 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Some sad news breaking now. WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji has passed away at the age of 82. Fuji had a lengthy career as a wrestler, spending a lot of time in WWWF and WWF as well as a stint in Georgia Championship Wrestling during the mid 70s. Once his in-ring career ended, he made the transition to manager in the late 80s and 90s with the most notable client being managing Yokozuna to a WWE Championship. Here’s what WWE.com had to say about the legendary hall of famer: WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji, passed away this morning [...]