RAW Recap/Analysis – April 25, 2016

RAW continued its hot streak Monday night with another episode filled with plot growth, intrigue, and yes, a thrilling in-ring debut from Anderson and Gallows. The go-home show before Payback for many fans, it did its job in creating a lot of buzz for the first pay-per-view following WrestleMania. Decisions, decisions Once again, Shane O’Mac…

WWE News Roundup: April 24, 2016

Former Intercontinental and Women’s Champion Chyna passed away this week at the age of 45. Her death is being treated as a possible overdose. Her manager is reportedly looking to donate her brain for CTE research. WWE posted a collection of her career highlights on Youtube, the first acknowledgment of her in years. You can…

Chyna’s Legacy

When I found out yesterday that Joanie “Chyna” Laurer passed away yesterday, I was about to go to bed. But upon hearing the news, I could not sleep. I was too heartbroken, too shocked, too confused. In the back of my mind, I always believed that one day, I would see Chyna inducted int he…

Chyna passes away at the age of 45

I don’t normally report deaths. This is an opinion blog and a recap blog, usually. But I had to say something. As you all know, women’s wrestling is very important to me. And women’s wrestling has lost a legend and trailblazer tonight. Chyna, the only woman to ever hold the Intercontinental Championship and former Women’s Champion…

3 ways the Bullet Club can impact Payback

The Bullet Club has dominated New Japan Pro Wrestling since its formation by Prince Devitt (now Finn Balor) in 2013. It became a worldwide phenomenon, propelling its members into superstardom in the wrestling world. So much so that WWE came calling, and its founding members and Devitt’s successor as leader of the Bullet Club are…

RAW Recap/Analysis – April 18, 2016

WWE continued a trend of fun episodes of RAW during its broadcast from London, England. Fresh matchups and a huge surprise early on fueled a night full of unexpected twists and entertaining wrestling. (A very full) Ambrose Asylum Dean Ambrose opened the night with an episode of his brand new show: The Ambrose Asylum, being greeted…

RAW Recap/Analysis – April 11, 2016

Shane McMahon once again helmed Monday Night RAW, and if you thought the surprises would end at last week, you were proved wrong tonight with another fun episode full of surprises and, most importantly, good wrestling. Shane O’IWC Shane O’Mac himself opened RAW for the second week in a row, thanking the WWE Universe for their…

Gabby Books It: A Roman Reigns heel turn

In his triumphant first RAW as WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Roman Reigns was not given the hero’s welcome WWE would want. In fact, thunderous, unforgiving boos and furious jeers were hurtled at the new top dog no matter what he said or did. But interestingly enough, Roman didn’t even attempt to get on the crowd’s…

RAW Recap/Analysis – April 4, 2016

Tonight’s RAW was alive with energy, fresh faces and new rivalries. Surprise endings and electric debuts coupled with a wild post-Mania crowd made this Monday’s episode of the WWE’s flagship program one to remember, and certainly the best of 2016 so far. Let’s break it all down. Christmas for smarks everywhere Vince McMahon started off…

How the Four Horsewomen brought back Women’s Wrestling

Forget the disheartening booking of WrestleMania 32 and its lackluster buildup. Forget that the Authority is still in power. Forget that only one title changed hands, that Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles lost. Forget all of it. Because when we look back on WrestleMania 32 a year, two years, or ten years from…

WrestleMania 32 Recap

WrestleMania 32 is upon us! Follow along here for live coverage of the Showcase of the Immortals! Kalisto vs. Ryback (United States Championship match) Some taunting from Ryback prompted an immediate attack from Kalisto, who utilized quick strikes to wear down the big Guy despite being thrown around the ring and out of it. Ryback,…

WrestleMania 32 Predictions

Happy WrestleMania Sunday, everyone! What a day to be a fan of wrestling, am I right? This year’s WrestleMania, more so than many before it, has an uphill battle to fight. An injury-trodden match card with an abysmal buildup has left much of the WWE Universe feeling pretty, well, not hyped. But this is WRESTLE…