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[COLUMN] Is WWE Thinking About A Possible Bray Wyatt And Bo Dallas Faction?

Many of the greatest factions in wrestling have been built with family as it's foundation, and recent segments suggest that WWE is thinking about a Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas tag-team. Wyatt has presented the WWE Universe with many thought provoking promos of late, leaving fans second guessing on his next move. However, Monday night's RAW…



[COLUMN] Will The King Of Swing Be The Next King Of The Ring?

The exceptional in-ring ability of Antonio Cesaro has been well publicized ever since his WWE debut, however he has struggled to get fans on his side, until now. The tag-team of Cesaro and Kidd has been massively over with the fans of late, which makes you wonder, could this be Cesaro's big break? WWE tried…


[Discussions From The Squared Circle] WWE Extreme Rules Predictions

It’s Sunday, April 26th and that means tonight, WWE brings us the first PPV since WrestleMania 31. This usually represents the start of new feuds and rivalries. Tonight should be no different, as an evening of gimmick matches, title defenses, and the de facto start to the new WWE year. We at Top Rope Press…


[#ThrowbackThursday] Top 10 Mark-Out Moments

Marking out is why we watch.  Those rare moments when even the most jaded fans get up out of their seats and love the faces, hate the heels and become a part of the show, even when they're watching at home.  Pro wrestling is the most interactive live athletic event in the world, and when…



[COLUMN] Will WWE Find Another John Cena? If So, Who?

This is the biggest question WWE has to ask itself. They have tried and thus far failed to lift the burden off John Cena's back, as the face of the company. Realistically, will they find another John Cena? John Cena is not only the face of the company, but a real example to the younger section…


[COLUMN] Why The “E” Shouldn’t Matter

Yesterday came news that ESPN and the WWE had come under fire from Sportsjournalism.org for the coverage the 24/7 sports-news network had given to the sports entertainment company prior to WWE's biggest event of the year, WrestleMania 31. When I first read the article, I was immediately reminded that not everyone in the world likes, let…


[COLUMN] How Can WWE Replace AJ Lee? The Answer Is In NXT

Panic mode is on for the WWE. The latest news on the departure of former WWE Diva AJ Lee has sent shock waves throughout the entire wrestling community. With the top WWE Diva departing from the company, the WWE is left with few divas to work events, leading to a potential force to push new stars out…



[COLUMN] Why The Hall of Fame Needs To Be More

I've never been a fan of Hall of Fames, and that says a lot, seeing as how I'm from the Hall of Fame City, Canton, Ohio. Nevertheless, as I get older, I find it difficult to measure the success of one player or coach against another, all while respecting the history of the game. Whether…



[COLUMN] How Will The New WWE World Heavyweight Champion Fare?

After arguably the best WrestleMania event in the modern era, and after one of the most dominant title reigns in WWE history, a new champion was crowned last night at Levi's Stadium. The question is, how will the new champion fair? During a recent RAW episode, Paul Heyman described a potential title run for Seth Rollins as…


[FEATURE] Top 5 Next In Line For The WWE Championship After WM31

With WrestleMania 31 now in the books and Seth Rollins surprisingly ending the night by becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, the future of the WWE is apparently here. While it stands to reason both Roman Reigns and former champion Brock Lesnar will have something to say about Rollins controversial victory in a match he…



[FEATURE] WrestleMania 31: What To Watch For

                      WrestleMania 31 is just three days away and the anticipation for the "Show of Shows" has heated up this past week on WWE programming. This will technically be my 26th WrestleMania, as I still remember as a 7-year-old boy watching the "Mega Powers Explode"…





[FEATURE] WrestleMania 31: David Purcell Previews Roman Reigns Vs Brock Lesnar

WrestleMania 31 will take place on March 29,and it's main event features two of the hottest stars in WWE at the moment, Brock Lesnar taking on Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. There has been significant controversy surrounding this match since it was announced. Roman Reigns' Royal Rumble victory was booed vigorously by…


One NXT Star Will Compete At WrestleMania 31 – Examining The Possibilities

Rumors have been abound in recent weeks concerning the possibility of WWE's wildly popular developmental brand, NXT, competing at the biggest shows of the year, WrestleMania 31 in Santa Clara, CA. One rumored match involved Kevin Owens defending his NXT Championship at WrestleMania, but Owens recently suffered an injury that required surgery that would keep…



[COLUMN] Who Will Be The Next NXT Diva To Reach For The Brass Ring?

Social media has exploded with #GiveDivasAChance, leaving fans thinking "Who will be the next NXT Diva to step up to the main roster?" NXT really has put itself on the map in recent times with youngsters crafting their trade and making a devastating impact. Recent editions of NXT have seen Sasha Banks and Charlotte main event…


[COLUMN] 9 WWE Wrestlers Who Exploited Religion

Throughout WWE history, there have been several times when the company added religious overtones to their story lines. But when religion was a focal point in a storyline, it often was not for the better. In fact, it’s usually controversial and left viewers scratching their heads or turning their televisions off because of its overall…


[COLUMN] The Problems And Ramifications Of Alleged Bullying At NXT

Recently, former WWE NXT Superstar Austin Draven (also known as Judas Devlin) appeared on Vendetta Pro Radio 2K15 discussing what he viewed as bullying by Bill Demott during his stay at NXT. I highly advise people to both read the Judas Letter that's available on Reddit and listen to the podcast before reading this blog post…