Articles by Kyle Ross


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/21/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Last week saw SmackDown LIVE eschew the obvious creative path towards WrestleMania 33 and instead deal us a curveball. Randy Orton, the Royal Rumble winner, refused his shot at the WWE Title. This is due to Bray Wyatt still being champion. Conventional wisdom had - and still has - Orton turning on Wyatt to set…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/14/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

For the second time in three weeks, we have a new WWE Champion. John Cena struck gold for the 16th time at the Royal Rumble, but that reign turned out to be short-lived. Now Bray Wyatt is on top for the first time in his career. In fact, it's Wyatt's first singles title of any…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (2/7/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Only nine days removed from the WWE Royal Rumble, it's almost time for another pay per view. The Elimination Chamber, a SmackDown-only event, is this Sunday. So that makes what we are about to discuss the proverbial "go-home show." With the top of the WrestleMania 33 card reportedly finalized, the role of the Elimination Chamber…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (1/31/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

In the SmackDown Live review I wrote a week ago, I made a lot of statements that wound up being untrue. I felt assured that AJ Styles would beat John Cena in the WWE Title match at Sunday's Royal Rumble. That didn't happen. I was confident that no one from the SmackDown brand would win…


Major Shift in WWE Royal Rumble Betting Odds

We may still be a few hours away from WWE's second (or third) biggest pay per view of the year. But, it appears as if the outcomes of the Royal Rumble are becoming more apparent. Betting odds for the individual matches have shifted significantly since yesterday's update. Perhaps most notable are the odds for the…


WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Preview: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

The Royal Rumble is almost upon us, so as always our entire staff is putting their collective heads together to give our thoughts and predictions on who will prevail on tonight's show. We are in for a long one this evening, with the preshow scheduled for two hours and the main show going for 4+…



WWE News: Updated Royal Rumble Card

With another week of WWE television in the books, here is the updated card for the Royal Rumble. WWE World Title Match AJ Styles vs John Cena. WWE Universal Championship Match Kevin Owens vs Roman Reigns (US Champion Chris Jericho will be suspended above the ring in a shark cage). RAW Women's Title Match Charlotte…


Kenny Omega Status Update: “It’s Not A Money Situation”

Those hoping for a surprise appearance from Kenny Omega at the WWE Royal Rumble are going to be disappointed. On the latest addition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that Omega's current deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling doesn't expire until January 31st, which is two days after the Rumble pay per view. So…



Tajiri Suffers Knee Injury; Will Be Off Future Shows

WWE.com has reported that Tajiri suffered a knee injury at the latest round of NXT TV tapings and thus is not currently cleared for in-ring action. Tough break for "The Japanese Buzzsaw," who was just getting going in his return to WWE. Looking over the spoilers for that last round of NXT TV Tapings, Tajiri…


WWE News: Lesnar, RAW Main Event, Lana & Angle

Earlier today on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that Brock Lesnar is currently not booked for Fastlane. That would be the lone RAW pay per view preceding WrestleMania, which takes place March 5th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lesnar is slated for the 30-man Royal Rumble match in San Antonio later this month. So too is…


WWE SmackDown LIVE Preview (1/17/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

The WrestleMania 33 card has reportedly been shaken up. We'll probably have to wait until the Royal Rumble to find out just what those shake ups are or what the road to Mania will even look like. But, there's still two more SmackDown LIVE's to go before San Antonio. Tonight, we'll see the first women's…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (1/10/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Parodying the show which he was on, iconic Seinfeld character George Costanza once had a vision for a "show about nothing." With stories that never seem to reach definitive conclusions, RAW would make Costanza proud if not for the fact it's rarely funny. As we entered 2017, SmackDown LIVE had become the new standard-bearer for…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (1/3/17): 5 Reasons To Watch

Suffice to say, the Blue Brand ended 2016 on a high note. The last two weeks were perhaps the finest efforts from SmackDown all year, which is saying something. We have a set table for 2017 with John Cena back, leading to a WWE Title Match for the Royal Rumble. New Tag Team Champions have…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (12/27/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

SmackDown LIVE's final episode of 2016 is also one of its most anticipated. They are calling this "Wild Card Finals," whatever that means. We'll be in Chicago, which should ensure a lively crowd. There will be three title matches and John Cena returns to WWE television after a couple of months away. Coming off last…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (12/20/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

In the SmackDown LIVE universe, we know we'll be getting AJ Styles vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Title. Next week. We also know that John Cena will be returning. Again though, that will be next week. That makes this week's program somewhat of a lame duck affair. However, the optimist might just say we…