The 20 Greatest WWE Wrestlers of 2016

Business-wise, it was a pretty rough year for WWE as RAW’s ratings hit their lowest point in the show’s history, but from an in-ring perspective, 2016 was no slouch. Just about every PPV of the year presented at least one match that was worthy of four stars or higher and many different wrestlers have been…

WWE Roadblack: End of the Line

In a complete turnaround from the beginning of the brand split, RAW has been absolutely decimating Smackdown in terms of quality weekly television. Show-long stories and relatively intriguing matchups have helped make the three-hour slog seem much more manageable. I expect this trend to continue tonight and am looking for Roadbloack to be a much…

Hell in a Cell 2016: Winners, Results, Analysis

After one of the worst months for RAW in history, the men and women who make up the roster must pull out all the stops to take their brand out of the painful rut they’re in. A lack of interest plagues every match of the night; hell, I don’t even know what all of the…

Clash of Champions 2016 Review

The brand split was a good idea in theory, but in execution has left a lot to be desired. WWE’s roster probably wasn’t quite deep enough to warrant it, especially considering WWE’s rather atrocious booking of its stars, but I will say that RAW has fared better in contracting star power. I expect this show…

Monday Night RAW: September 19, 2016 Review

RAW has been far-from-excellent in the last couple of weeks, but hopefully the addition of Cruiserweights to the show after the close of their fantastic tournament will bring some more eyes, and quality, to the show. Other than that, WWE will need to work hard to put over their PPV this Sunday, though they’ve already…

RAW Review: Sept. 12, 2016

Tonight’s RAW aimed to combat Monday Night Football and right the course after last week’s abysmal ratings disaster with a Clash of Champions-altering main event. Elsewhere, Sheamus and Cesaro continued their increasingly pleasurable Best of Seven series and the women’s division was highlighted heavily. But nobody had more screen time than Mick Foley who made…

Match of the Week: Sept. 4-10, 2016

Note: This post does not take into account last night’s Backlash or tonight’s RAW. Matches from these shows will be considered for next week’s post. WWE had a pretty lackluster week all things considered here in the early portion of September 2016. Much of last week’s RAW was cringe-inducing, and Smackdown wasn’t any better. However,…

Chris Jericho – The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea

****1/2 It’s a testament to not only Chris Jericho’s abilities as a storyteller, but also the intrigue of his life, that he’s managed to write three self-reflective books that have not only remained interesting, they’ve continually gotten better. True to form, The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea is Jericho’s best…

WWE RAW Review September 5, 2016

This week’s RAW was, as is the norm now, filled with a multitude of moments both good and bad. The main event scene is stronger than ever with a plethora of individuals with legitimate claims to get their hands on the new Universal Champion, Kevin Owens. Unfortunately, the worst feud of the decade between Titus…

The Wrestler (2008)

***1/2 It’s interesting that, to wrestling fans at least, The Wrestler¬†(starring Mickey Rourke in what by all accounts was the role of his career) has the reputation of being a movie focused on presenting a realistic reputation about the perils of wrestling that plague all too many washed up old legends after the WrestleMania lights…