• Roundtable: WWE Payback 2017

    What effect does Roman Reigns’ heat have on Braun Strowman, who is much less established than most of Reigns’ opponents? John Corrigan: Unless this match is taking place in Samoa, it’s inevitable that Reigns will be booed and the viral sensation known as BRAUUUN Strowman will be cheered. Evan...
  • Levin: SmackDown LIVE’s Dysfunctional Women’s Division

    Could somebody please explain to me what I saw in the closing segment of SmackDown LIVE? It seems like only yesterday Raw had a booking problem. Four women playing round-robin in the ring, boring the fans with matches because that’s all the red team could muster. OK, that was...
  • Live Report: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan’s One Man Show

    Driving into work on Wednesday morning, I was changing radio stations when I heard an unmistakable gravelly voice. “Is that Hacksaw?” The patriotic powerhouse was on NJ 101.5 telling an Andre story. He wrestled him 54 nights in a row, and it was the biggest honor of his life....
  • Review: Robinson’s ‘NXT: The Future Is Now’ A Must-Read

    As a journalist in the promotional products industry, it’s my job to identify items that advertise a company. They can be shirts, hats, pens, bumper stickers, bobbleheads, even JENGA blocks. In this instance, it’s a 240-page book. NXT: The Future Is Now tells the story of how WWE’s development...
  • #NXTMVP: Drew McIntyre (Week of 4/9/17)

    Even though this week’s episode of NXT concluded with Shinsuke Nakamura’s official sendoff to the main roster, the show as a whole was decidedly forward-facing. Young powerhouse Dylan Miley asserted himself as a wrestler to watch, while Nikki Cross and Ruby Riot built anticipation for the first official match...
  • Roundtable: #ThankYouTaker

    What is your favorite Undertaker look? Jay Mackle: Trench coat and hat combo. That’s the look that screams Undertaker more than anything to me. Evan Cross: I’m going with the Ministry of Darkness since it’s the most mysterious and fits the character the best. I will also cop to...
  • Q&A: Justin Roberts Talks Triple H, Autobiography

    Social media is buzzing with stories and accusations of JBL bullying wrestlers and announcers, none of which have been as well documented as Justin Roberts’ experience. In his new autobiography, Best Seat in the House: Your Backstage Pass through My WWE Journey, the former WWE ring announcer recalls the dozen...
  • Review: Justin Roberts Reveals All in Autobiography

    WWE broke Justin Roberts’ heart. After falling in love with the company as a child of Hulkamania, and doing anything possible to gain its attention, reaching out time after time with pitches and suggestions, begging for just one chance, Roberts finally achieved his dream of working for Vince McMahon....
  • Mahalis: WWE Superstars Trading Places

    Last week on Raw, the genetic jackhammer himself, Vince McMahon, told us that there will be a superstar shakeup. I understand why this is being done – it’s nice to change things up once in a while. We could all use some new feuds. However, this does make me...
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