AJ Styles Creative Plans With Kevin Owens And The United States Championship

AJ Styles was destined for RAW. Roman Reigns was poised to make the move to SmackDown Live. The Superstar Shakeup has come and gone, and both Styles and Reigns remain on their respective brands. Twenty-four superstars changed shows, and while AJ and Roman were originally rumored to be the centerpieces of the whole ordeal, plans […]

AJ Styles To Stay On ‘SmackDown’ & Feud With Randy Orton Over WWE Championship

In the span of a little more than a year, AJ Styles went from the WWE’s hottest free agent acquisition, to a high-level player in marquee programs with Chris Jericho, Roman Reigns and John Cena, to a world champion and finally, to the rumored centerpiece in this week’s Superstar Shakeup. But all indications after Monday’s […]

The Undertaker & Vince McMahon Discussed Three WWE Stars As His Final ‘WrestleMania’ Opponent

The Undertaker seemingly wrote the final chapter of his WWE career last Sunday in the main event of WrestleMania 33. After weeks of speculation about whether the Undertaker and Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and Goldberg or Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt would headline the big show, the Deadman and Reigns got the honors once a […]

The New Day’s Move To ‘SmackDown’ In Superstar Shakeup Scrapped Due To Kofi Kingston Injury?

Last week on RAW, The New Day made the abrupt transition from WrestleMania hosts back to regular in-ring performers when they issued an open challenge to any tag team backstage. That call, of course, was answered by The Revival, making their main roster debut. The New Day barely lost a match during their record-breaking tag […]

Superstar Shakeup Leaving Many ‘RAW’ And ‘SmackDown’ Talent In The Dark

The Superstar Shakeup offers a new wrinkle to the WWE’s brand extension concept, abandoning the traditional draft process — for 2017 at least. Almost immediately after the brand split was executed last July, WWE officials were looking ahead and determined they wanted to make roster changes right after WrestleMania 33. Rather than book another monotonous […]

Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman Wanted To Squash Roman Reigns At ‘WrestleMania 31’

A month ago this week, news leaked that WWE officials were planning a Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns Universal Championship main event for WrestleMania 34 next year in New Orleans. It was interesting to peel back the curtain on backstage plans for an event a year out, even though they hadn’t decided on which match […]

‘SummerSlam’ Main Event Plans For ‘RAW’ & The WWE Universal Championship

With WrestleMania now in the rear-view mirror, the next major pay-per-view on the WWE schedule is SummerSlam. Granted, there are still six pay-per-views before the big summertime show, but it won’t be until SummerSlam that we see a dual-branded event with the card being made up of superstars from both RAW and SmackDown Live. When […]

The New Day Getting Split Up Or Traded To ‘SmackDown Live’ During Superstar Shakeup

The New Day are the longest-reigning tag team champions in WWE history, but did not have a match at this past Sunday’s WrestleMania. Instead, Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods were relegated, or promoted to the role of hosts for the special event in Orlando, depending how you look at it. The New Day […]

Roman Reigns Not Moving To ‘SmackDown Live’ During Superstar Shakeup Next Week

Roman Reigns ended the legendary career of the Undertaker at WrestleMania and then dealt with the consequences from a rabid crowd the next night on RAW in Orlando. WrestleMania 33 will mostly be remembered for the return of The Hardy Boyz, John Cena proposing to Nikki Bella, and the Undertaker’s final match in WWE. The […]

‘RAW’ After ‘WrestleMania’ Undergoes At Least Three Significant Last-Minute Changes

The RAW after WrestleMania has become a standalone spectacle, unique to WrestleMania itself and must-see WWE television in recent years. WrestleMania weekend has become a vacation destination for its fans, offering the marquee event as well as the Hall of Fame Ceremony, an NXT special, RAW the night after, and now, SmackDown, since it’s gone […]

Enzo & Cass Heading To ‘SmackDown Live’ During ‘Superstar Shakeup’ Next Week

Enzo & Cass have now officially been on the WWE main roster for a full calendar year after debuting the night after WrestleMania 32 on RAW. Their promotion to the flagship show was recently documented in a WWE Network special that highlighted the spectacle that has become the “RAW After Mania” and they just competed […]

The Undertaker’s ‘WrestleMania’ Send-Off: Backstage Reaction & Potential Follow-Up To The Deadman’s Farewell

The Undertaker’s last ride into the midnight hour on Sunday may very well end up defining WrestleMania 33 one day. It’s ironic because when the Undertaker returned to WWE programming this past November to help commemorate SmackDown’s 900th episode, he claimed that his career would no longer be defined only by WrestleMania. He was scheduled […]

Brock Lesnar Plans For ‘Payback’ Pay-Per-View And Feuds With Roman Reigns & Braun Strowman

By virtue of his victory over Goldberg at WrestleMania this past Sunday night, Brock Lesnar became the fourth Universal Champion in the title’s short history in the WWE. The first-ever champion, Finn Balor, made his return to RAW Monday night but was inserted into a tag match alongside Seth Rollins. Kevin Owens, the second champ, […]

Goldberg’s Current Relationship Status And Future With The WWE

Goldberg’s latest run with the WWE has come to an end. After dropping the Universal Championship to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania on Sunday, Goldberg was not booked to appear on television the next night on RAW. However, those in attendance and subscribers to the WWE Network were treated to a send-off on the post-show, RAW […]

Top NXT Stars Set For WWE Main Roster Debuts This Week But One Promotion Put On Hold

The extravaganza that is WWE’s WrestleMania isn’t quite over yet. The WWE promotes the event as a week-long celebration, beginning with the go-home episodes of RAW and SmackDown Live, continuing with the WWE Hall of Fame, the NXT Takeover event and then WrestleMania itself. But it won’t officially end until the fallout tapings of RAW […]

The Hardy Boyz Return To WWE: Backstage Details On Their ‘WrestleMania’ Return & Health Going In

The Hardy Boyz are back in the WWE. Matt and Jeff Hardy returned to the sports entertainment giant on Sunday during WrestleMania 33 and have set the internet buzzing ever since. During a show that many are arguing could have been much more memorable had it been two hours shorter, WrestleMania provided several noteworthy moments, […]

The Undertaker Requested To Have Jim Ross Announce His Final ‘WrestleMania’ Match

The Undertaker seemingly put a bow on his professional wrestling career Sunday night at WrestleMania. After weeks of speculation about whether the Undertaker-Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg, or Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt matches would headline the big show, fans finally got an answer more than six hours into the evening. As the Inquisitr […]

Seth Rollins Thought He Was Going To Miss ‘WrestleMania’ Again, Rehab 6-8 Months

Seth Rollins may have felt like he was cursed when it comes to WrestleMania, even though his first big show as a WWE singles star provided one of the most memorable moments in WrestleMania history. Rollins walked out of the big event as WWE World Heavyweight Champion in 2015, but missed last year’s extravaganza entirely […]

Daniel Bryan Doesn’t Think John Cena Will Propose To Nikki Bella At WrestleMania

Last year around this time, Daniel Bryan was coping with his sudden retirement as an in-ring wrestler with the WWE. Bryan opened and closed WrestleMania 30, reaching the pinnacle of the profession by winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event against Randy Orton and Batista. Earlier in the night, Daniel defeated Triple […]

WWE News: Current Plans For The New ‘Probable’ Main Event For ‘WrestleMania’

WWE officials have been going back and forth for weeks in trying to determine which match will headline this Sunday’s WrestleMania. Much like last year, there has been a ton of discussion backstage in regard to which match is the most worthy of going on last in what is viewed by many as the biggest […]

WWE News: Roman Reigns’ Merchandise & Reactions Responsible For His Positioning

Roman Reigns is set to take on the Undertaker at WrestleMania this Sunday in one of the biggest matches on the card. It will be a straight up singles match without any stipulations, but it’s been one of the three matches being discussed as the potential main event for the show. As of now, it’s […]

WWE News: Officials Aim To Hit 2 Million WWE Network Subscribers By WrestleMania

The WWE officially announced plans to launch the WWE Network in September 2011, under a pay-tv format. The original launch date was set for April 1, 2012, the same date as WrestleMania XXVIII, and WWE’s official website featured a countdown clock that would have expired on April 1. The clock was later removed, and the […]

WWE News: Why Goldberg Has Been ‘Miserable’ During His Current WWE Run

Goldberg sent shockwaves through the wrestling community when he agreed to return to the WWE last fall. His comeback may only have been topped by the surprise return of Shane McMahon in 2016, but what happened afterwards may have been as big a surprise to Goldberg as it was to the WWE Universe. As noted, […]

WWE News: Eva Marie Finished With The WWE?

Eva Marie has been absent from WWE programming since last August, after violating the company’s Wellness Policy. As a first-time offender, Eva Marie was only slated to serve a 30-day suspension, but she was kept off television indefinitely. She remained as a key component of the Total Divas reality show and parlayed that into a […]

WWE News: Randy Orton Dishes On ‘WrestleMania,’ Bray Wyatt, RKOs, & Hall Of Fame

Randy Orton is less than a week away from challenging for the WWE Championship against Bray Wyatt on the grand stage of WrestleMania in Orlando. If Orton is successful, he will become a 13-time world champion, breaking a tie with Hulk Hogan for the most title reigns in WWE history. The only stars ahead of […]

WWE News: Current Plans For Opening Match Of ‘WrestleMania 33’ Main Card

Once the WWE blocks out its final card for WrestleMania, which in recent years has taken them up to the 11th hour, one of their final steps before the show goes on the air is deciding the order of all their matches. WWE officials will decide which main attraction will headline WrestleMania and go on […]

WWE News: Finn Balor Was A ‘WrestleMania’ Backup Plan For Two Different Angles

Finn Balor’s injury at last year’s SummerSlam set in motion a series of events that WWE officials weren’t planning on as they turned the page on 2016 and prepared for their road to WrestleMania. Around the time of his injury, we uncovered the WWE’s plans for Finn Balor and the Universal Championship, but those creative […]

WWE News: Baron Corbin’s Push Expected To Intensify Through End Of 2017

Baron Corbin is a week away from his second WrestleMania where he is scheduled to face Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship. Corbin’s WrestleMania debut also happened to be his WWE debut, where he won the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Unlike the first two winners, the trophy was not a major […]

WWE News: Major Backstage Concern Over Undertaker’s Health Before ‘WrestleMania’

Just as the WWE prepares to put the finishing touches on this year’s WrestleMania, they’ve also already begun to draft a blueprint for next year’s showcase event. Reports began surfacing last week that WWE officials were planning on a WrestleMania 31 rematch between Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship in 2018 […]

WWE News: The Undertaker’s Opponent For ‘WrestleMania 34’ Already Being Planned

The Undertaker is a week away from competing in his 25th WrestleMania. To put that in perspective, next Sunday’s extravaganza from Orlando, Florida will, of course, mark the 33rd year of the WWE’s grandest show of their calendar year. The Undertaker made his WrestleMania debut in 1991 when he defeated Jimmy Snuka at WrestleMania VII. […]

WWE News: Universal Championship Creative Plans After ‘WrestleMania 33’

When Goldberg agreed to return to the WWE this past October, he was only supposed to wrestle one match and then ride off into the sunset once again. Goldberg came to terms on a deal with the WWE to help with continual promotion of the 2K video game and then lose his comeback match to […]

John Cena Was Supposed To Be Champion For ‘WrestleMania 28’ Match With The Rock

The match between John Cena and The Rock at WrestleMania 28 in 2012 was billed as “Once in a Lifetime.” Cena and The Rock headlined that show in Miami, but of course, did it all over again the following year in the shadows of New York City. Their match in 2012 was actually booked the […]

WWE News: Creative Pitches For Seth Rollins Triple H Match At ‘WrestleMania’

A match between Seth Rollins and Triple H has been in the works for almost two years, with plans to pit the two together on the grand stage of WrestleMania. Rollins’ injury in late 2015 kept him out of action for last year’s WrestleMania and Triple H was shifted into the main event with Roman […]

WWE News: Two Possible Names Added To ‘SmackDown’ Women’s Championship Match?

Before the WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, a SmackDown-exclusive show, the WWE’s original plans for the Women’s Division at WrestleMania were to feature a tag team match between the babyface team of Naomi and Becky Lynch against the heel team of Alexa Bliss and Mickie James. That even appeared to be the plan after Naomi won […]

WWE News: Paige Scandal The Topic Of Backstage Meeting In WWE Prior To ‘RAW’

Paige continues to be positioned in the middle of the latest firestorm involving WWE superstars, despite not having wrestled a match for the company since June of 2016. It’s been covered ad nauseam that illicit photos and videos of Paige were leaked onto the Internet recently after someone had stolen her private property. It appears […]

WWE News: When Sasha Banks’ Rumored Heel Turn Will Be Executed

Over the course of the last six months, WWE officials have heavily considered four different options for the RAW Women’s Championship match at the upcoming WrestleMania. Sasha Banks and Charlotte feuded for the majority of 2016, so that was never an option for Orlando. However, the WWE did consider singles programs between Sasha and Bayley […]

WWE News: Huge Update On Which Match Will Main Event ‘WrestleMania’

The WWE’s “Ultimate Thrill Ride,” WrestleMania, will mark the fourth major pay-per-view since the WWE re-initiated the brand extension concept where matches will feature superstars from both RAW and SmackDown Live. SummerSlam came a month after the brand split, highlighted by the main event between Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton. Survivor Series and Royal Rumble […]

Rock ‘N’ Roll Express To Be Inducted By Jim Cornette Into WWE Hall Of Fame

Once the smoke clears and the WWE reveals who will be enshrined into the latest Hall of Fame class, the narrative invariably shifts to who will be inducting the lucky superstars. It’s been confirmed that John Cena will induct Kurt Angle, Ricky Steamboat will induct Rick Rude, and JBL and Ron Simmons will induct Teddy […]

Brock Lesnar Nearly Had Major Cross-Promotional Match With Boxing Star In 2002

Brock Lesnar is one of the few combat athletes to reach the pinnacle of the multiple promotions he’s worked for. Those that have followed Lesnar’s career are aware that he is a former NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and a World Champion in WWE. The NFL is really the […]

WWE News: Another Update On Number Of WWE Title Change Plans At ‘WrestleMania’

Last year, the WWE booked three matches on the WrestleMania kickoff show, one of which was a title match. That’s noteworthy because WWE officials had internal debates in recent weeks regarding whether two of their championships will be defended on the show at all this year. That championship match last year saw Kalisto defend the […]

WWE News: Update On WWE’s Plan For Number Of Title Changes At ‘WrestleMania’

Based on the WWE’s recent formatting changes for its big four pay-per-views, fans should expect the main card of WWE WrestleMania to run a jam-packed four hours, preceded by a two-hour kickoff show. Last year’s WWE WrestleMania kickoff show hosted three matches, one of which was a title match. That’s noteworthy because WWE officials had […]

WWE News: Vince McMahon’s Impression Of Shane McMahon Ahead Of ‘WrestleMania’

The WWE pulled one of its few remaining major surprises out of their hat last February when Shane McMahon returned to the company for the first time in nearly seven years. Regarding storyline, Shane’s initial WWE return interrupted Vince McMahon’s presentation of the Vincent J. McMahon Legacy of Excellence Award to Stephanie McMahon. That morphed […]

WWE News: Wyatt Family Plans For ‘WrestleMania’ Angle With Randy Orton

After weeks of uncertainty on WWE television, the Wyatt Family and WWE Championship angle appears firmly in place heading into WrestleMania. There was some backstage discussion over the last two months in regards to how to book the WWE title match on April 2, but with three SmackDown tapings left before the big event, it […]

WWE News: Creative Plans For United States Championship Match At ‘WrestleMania’

As we noted on Saturday, the WWE is planning for all of their top four male singles titles to be defended in one-on-one matches at WWE WrestleMania on April 2 in Orlando. At one point during the build-up to the big event, there were backstage discussions among WWE officials about putting the Intercontinental Championship in […]

WWE News: Creative Plans For Intercontinental Championship Match At WrestleMania

As of now, the WWE’s creative plans for both brand’s world and mid-card championship matches are set to be contested in singles bouts at WWE WrestleMania. Bray Wyatt will defend his WWE Championship against Randy Orton, Goldberg will put his newly won WWE Universal Championship on the line against Brock Lesnar, Kevin Owens and Chris […]

WWE News: Bully Ray Character Nearly Debuted In WWE Last August

Bubba Ray Dudley pulled off the rare double surprise with the WWE in 2015. First, he was a surprise entrant in the 2015 WWE Royal Rumble in front of a Philadelphia crowd that met him with a memorable reaction. Bubba disappeared again until August of that year when he and D-Von reformed The Dudley Boyz […]

Brock Lesnar’s Role In ‘WrestleMania’ Match With Shane McMahon Getting Canceled

Since his memorable return to the WWE in 2012, Brock Lesnar has engaged in memorable feuds with the company’s top stars, including John Cena, Undertaker, Triple H, CM Punk, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Goldberg. But it was the lukewarm reception to Lesnar’s WrestleMania program with Dean Ambrose that sparked Vince McMahon to make Brock […]

WWE News: Reason Behind Braun Strowman Retreating From The Undertaker On ‘RAW’

The WWE was able to build Braun Strowman into a legitimate monster over the last several months since the brand extension. However, they managed to devalue what they built in just two days of WWE programming. As seen this past week, WWE officials booked Strowman to lose clean to Roman Reigns at WWE Fastlane and […]

Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg: Update On Length, Placement Of ‘WrestleMania’ Match

Brock Lesnar and Goldberg are officially booked to face off at WrestleMania with the Universal Championship on the line in Orlando on April 2. Lesnar initially laid out the challenge all the way back on the January 30 episode of Monday Night RAW. Goldberg would accept a week later right before he challenged Kevin Owens […]

WWE News: Inside Vince McMahon’s Decision To Have Roman Reigns Win At ‘Fastlane’

There were three matches at WWE Fastlane that a good portion of the WWE Universe seemed to object to the outcome of. Casual fans may have been satisfied or even excited about Roman Reigns, Bayley, and Goldberg all winning their respective bouts, but the WWE’s hardcore audience flagged those booking decisions for being illogical and […]