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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…


SmackDown LIVE Results (12/13/16): New Title Contenders

The show starts cold with Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon watching the end of last week's Miz-Dean Ambrose main event. If you recall, both Maryse and James Ellsworth interfered. Back to the present, in comes Ellsworth, apparently sick. He coughs and sneezes all over our commissioner and general manager. The result of this I could…


Randy Orton Comments On Jericho-Lesnar Confrontation After SummerSlam

The following is a direct excerpt from an interview done with Randy Orton by Sports Illustrated. Orton was promoting his appearance on the USA show "Shooter," but was also asked to comment on the Chris Jericho-Brock Lesnar confrontation that took place backstage at SummerSlam. "Basically, what happened is Jericho saw what was going on in…


Alberto El Patron Comments On Backstage Incident

Yesterday, F4WOnline reported that there was some sort of backstage skirmish involving Alberto Rodriguez (El Patron, formerly Del Rio) at Arena Naucalpan Sunday night. LuchaBlog was the first to report the incident when it occurred on Sunday night. The way the story is being reported is that Rodriguez, now a figurehead president of the Combate…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (12/13/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

The 'A-show' is back with the main event we were promised last week. With seven weeks between now and the Royal Rumble, SmackDown LIVE can afford to take time with its storylines. So don't expect any hot-shoting during this rather slow time on the WWE calendar. With the majority of (male) performers in the Rumble…


Updated Card For WWE Roadblock: End Of The Line

WWE Roadblock: End Of The Line takes place this Sunday in Pittsburgh. With the go-home edition of RAW now in the books, here's a look at the current card: WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens vs. WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns. WWE Raw Women's Champion Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair (Iron Man Match). WWE Cruiserweight Champion…


Matt Riddle Comments On AIW Controversy, AIW Responds

Matt Riddle, perhaps the hottest prospect in the entire U.S. indy scene, currently finds himself embroiled in some controversy with Cleveland-based promotion AIW (Absolute Intense Wrestling). The controversy centers around whether or not Riddle actually confirmed a booking for AIW's show on December 30th. Riddle claims he never committed to the date while the promotion…


Kurt Angle Set To Face Alberto El Patron In The U.K.

In what will be a first ever meeting, Kurt Angle has signed to wrestle Alberto El Patron. The match will take place on February 12 in the U.K. for What Culture Pro Wrestling. El Patron posted the following to his Instagram: Finally the dream match that has NEVER happened. One company is finally making it…



WWE TLC 2016 Preview: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

WWE TLC 2016 is finally upon us, and as always, we are here to provide you with some predictions for tonight's show. SmackDown Live will have 6 matches, all full of stipulations that include our favorite tables, ladders, and chairs. Well, 5 matches with stipulations. For some reason, the SmackDown Tag Team Title match doesn't…


WWE TV Returning To Kentucky? Law Change Paving The Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DI_dBarT6UY The Kentucky Boxing & Wrestling Commission officially has officially repealed a law that called for the immediate stoppage of professional wrestling matches in the case of blood. That law caused WWE to not run a single pay per view, RAW or SmackDown in the state dating back to 2010. They did, however, still run…


WWE Royal Rumble Update: AJ Styles vs. The Undertaker?

The latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter mentioned that WWE is thinking about doing AJ Styles vs. The Undertaker at the Royal Rumble in San Antonio. On a recent episode of Top Rope Nation, TopRopePress.com's editor Ryan Droste actually speculated that match might take place at the Rumble. Whether you like it or not, John…


Updated WWE TLC Card: Four New Matches Announced

Going into Survivor Series, we already knew what the main event for SmackDown's next pay per view offering would be: AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE Title. Well, four more matches were made official for the TLC show, which takes place in Dallas on December 4th. The following matches were revealed this week…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (11/22/16): Five Reasons To Watch

Survivor Series is in the books, and SmackDown Live's reputation as the "A-show" has been reaffirmed. Sunday night in Toronto saw the brand not only get the win in a 52-minute elimination match, but it got the approval of the crowd as well. Who says there's no such thing as brand loyalty? Now we turn…


WWE Survivor Series 2016 Preview: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

WWE Survivor Series 2016 is finally upon us, and as always, we are here to provide you with some predictions for tonight's show. Including the kickoff, we are going to have 6+ hours worth of wrestling to sit through tonight, and with only six matches announced so far, that poses some problems for WWE. With the reaction…



WWE Giving Away Next 5 WWE Network Specials For Free?

The WWE, in its never ending goal of inflating the number of WWE Network subscribers, has apparently reached out to lapsed subscribers with the following offer. https://twitter.com/D_VARD8/status/798433883272478720 The reaction of the fan here is a tad bit overblown, but you can understand him being a little miffed. Then again, I'm obviously a WWE Network subscriber…