5 WWE Alternatives You Should Be Watching

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

As wrestling fans, we’ve all complained about the WWE product from time to time. And right now, the RAW brand really has some of us quite disappointed as we head into WrestleMania with a rather lackluster card featuring part-timers dominating the top matches. In times like this, where RAW feels like a marathon and you almost never actually sit through all three hours, you may find yourself wishing for an alternative to WWE that isn’t NXT. Well they’re out there, and while the quality of production may not be up to WWE’s standard, there are still promotions easily [...]

Undertaker vs. Roman Reigns Announced for WrestleMania

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE has officially announced that Roman Reigns will take on The Undertaker at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday, April 2nd. Only one Superstar can run the yard in WWE, and at WrestleMania, the world will find out whether that distinction belongs to The Undertaker or Roman Reigns. The showdown between The Phenom and The Big Dog, now confirmed for Sunday, April 2, brings into conflict the most dominant force in WrestleMania history and arguably the most powerful competitor in recent memory. BREAKING: #TheBigDog @WWERomanReigns and The #Undertaker are set to do battle at #WrestleMania 33! [...]

Jack Swagger Officially Released from WWE

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE has posted the following on their website today: WWE has come to terms on the release of Jack Swagger. WWE wishes Swagger the best in all his future endeavors. Jack Swagger announced on a podcast almost two weeks ago  that he had requested his release, and was even booked for a match against Alberto El Patron that was canceled when WWE announced that Swagger hadn’t been released and would be subject to a non-compete clause when his release [...]

WWE Smackdown 3/7/17 Preview

March 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, the Smackdown brand comes to Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN for Smackdown LIVE! Tonight’s show features Randy Orton going one-on-one with AJ Styles. The winner of tonight’s big main event will go to WrestleMania to challenge Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship. Of course Randy Orton won the Royal Rumble match to get the right to challenge for the title at WrestleMania. But in playing mind games, he told Bray he wouldn’t do it. That created a battle royal to name a number one contender, which lead to AJ Styles battling Luke Harper to become number one [...]

WWE RAW 3/6/17 Preview

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight, fresh off of last night’s WWE Fastlane, RAW storms into the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL. There’s a new WWE Universal Champion, and his name is Goldberg. It only took Goldberg some 20 seconds to dethrone Kevin Owens and win the championship, although in Owens’ defense he was distracted by Chris Jericho. The new champion will be on RAW tonight as he prepares for his upcoming title defense against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. Will Kevin Owens being looking to enact his rematch clause? Announced for tonight’s show, Neville will defend the Cruiserweight [...]

The Man Who Was Rude Before There Was Attitude

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

EDITOR’s NOTE: Today WWE announced that the legendary Rick Rude would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31st. This is a long overdue induction. What follows is a column I wrote, the 88th edition of “A View from the Rafters,” back in 2009 around the 10th anniversary of Rick Rude’s passing. Rick Rude was long a favorite of mine, along with his good Mr. Perfect. I could not be happier to see him finally get the recognition he deserves with this Hall of Fame induction. Again, this piece was written in April 2009 and is being published here for the first time. [...]

Rick Rude to be Inducted in WWE Hall of Fame

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

FINALLY! WWE has announced that the late “Ravishing” Rick Rude will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2017. Here’s what had to say about Rick Rude and his induction on March 31st: The WWE Hall of Fame just got a little more “Ravishing,” as Rick Rude has been revealed as the latest inductee into the Class of 2017. The news was broken first by Bleacher Report, who also revealed that Rude will be inducted by one of his greatest rivals, 2009 inductee Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. It’s the ultimate honor for a man whose trek to [...]

WWE Fastlane 3/5/17 Complete Results

March 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

WWE Fastlane from the RAW brand is underway now from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI  on pay-per-view and WWE Network. Refresh the page for the latest results. Results only, no play-by-play here. We’ll have a review up some time after the the event concludes. Kickoff Match: Akira Tozawa and Rich Swann defeated Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar Match #1: Samoa Joe defeated Sami Zayn via ref stoppage. Match #2: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. Enzo Amore & Big Cass via pinfall to retain the RAW Tag Team Championship. Match #3: Sasha Banks def. Nia Jax via pinfall. [...]

WWE Fastlane 3/5/17 Preview, Kickoff Livestream

March 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tonight the RAW brand takes over the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI for the Fastlane event. Fastlane is final pay-per-view event before WrestleMania, and so tonight we’ll find out who will be going to WrestleMania as the WWE Universal Champion. Kevin Owens defends against Goldberg in tonight’s big main event. Here’s the full card for tonight’s event which begins at 7pm CT following a one-hour kick off show at 6pm. WWE Universal Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Goldberg Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman RAW Women’s Championship Match: Bayley (c) [...]

Jack Swagger-WWE Update, Not Yet Released

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

A few days ago Jack Swagger appeared on a podcast and announced that he had requested his release from WWE, but WWE has kept him on the roster page and made no mention of his release on their website. Today, Jack Swagger was booked for his first post-WWE appearance where he was scheduled to face off against Alberto El Patron in a WrestleMania rematch for WWA on March 11th. That match isn’t going to happen. WWE released the following statement to PWInsider today: Jack Swagger has not been granted a release from his WWE contract. When he is granted his release, Jack Swagger will remain [...]

Jack Swagger Granted Release from WWE

March 1, 2017 // 1 Comment

Former WWE World Champion Jack Swagger called into the Beyond The Fight podcast today and announced that he asked for and has received his release from WWE. Swagger noted that he requested his release due to lack of opportunities from the company. Swagger had been with WWE since 2006, but for whatever reason had been used sparingly over the past year. WWE has yet to confirm the release. Swagger is looking for opportunities and may be open to stepping inside an MMA cage. Swagger’s old manager, Zeb Colter, was just named the head of creative in TNA, so Swagger does have friends in high [...]