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Bullying: The latest scandal rocking WWE’s public image

The recent stories of friction between Mauro Ranallo and John “Bradshaw” Layfield dominated many websites, but the issue remains largely unaddressed by the company who has a history of backstage bullying and hazing. Ranallo, who is pretty much no longer the Smackdown announcer and reportedly not appearing again till his contract runs out in...

W-O’s WrestleMania 33 pick’em challenge

Hello Wrestling Fans! Today is one of the most special days of the year! IT’S WRESTLEMANIA DAY, BABY! I can’t think of a better way to talk about WrestleMania XXXIII than to have the first-ever “WrestleMania Pick’em Challenge” featuring myself, Tricky Don (The Common Man’s Not-So-Common Fan), and our fearless...

Top WWE wrestlers to bet on and against

WWE’s current roster has between 40 and 50 superstars, and it changes constantly, with some wrestlers moving on and legends like Goldberg or The Rock coming back for special occasions. There are some superstars who stand out over the rest as the most featured in WWE betting events and as the most likely to come out on top. AJ Styles Making...

Wrestling themed online games

People who are interested are going to have a lot of options if they are interested in trying out some of the new wrestling themed online games. Online games that have a sports theme of some kind are really common and popular today. The specific sport theme is certainly going to vary a lot. Most people are going to choose the football themed...

NXT Takeover: San Antonio preview

NXT kicks off their year of Takeovers on Saturday night, with a Royal Rumble warm-up in San Antonio. As usual, it’s a five-match show – so let’s get going with our preview and picks! NXT Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Bobby Roode Despite losing the title at the last Takeover event in November, Nakamura managed to regain the...

Royal Rumble could be the best yet, according to these odds

As we officially approach the Road to WrestleMania, fans are desperately searching for any clues for the highly-anticipated details for Royal Rumble 2017. The WWE’s 30th edition of the yearly event is billed to be one of the most exciting of all time, with multiple stories and paths coming to a collision. With just two official entrants so far...

Roadblock: End of the Line 2016 preview and predictions

Insert the usual “another show already?!” comment – it’s time to look ahead to this Sunday’s final WWE PPV of 2016, and the second Roadblock of the year. Yes, WWE’s recycled the name of March’s pre-WrestleMania Network special, and they’ve stuck “End of the Line” onto it to make sure we’re not confused. Much like...

Sasha vs Charlotte: The End?

Ever since Wrestlemania 32, Charlotte and Sasha Banks have been battling each other. Charlotte became the inaugural winner of the new Women’s Championship, which established her as the top female competitor in the company and Sasha wasn’t happy until she took this spot. The feud was fun and we got a great moment when Sasha won the...

TLC 2016 preview and predictions

It’s only been two weeks since the Survivor Series, but WWE’s back on pay-per-view, for the final SmackDown special of the year – TLC! TLC Match for WWE World Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose After a feud that started before the brand split, and took a brief hiatus with the introduction of James Ellsworth, you could be...

Survivor Series 2016 preview

This Sunday, WWE hosts its 30th Survivor Series – a fact that’d be much more celebrated if WWE weren’t scared of numbering! Headlining with the return of Bill Goldberg, Survivor Series also has a bubbling storyline underneath in the form of the way-too-early brand feud, with a series of Raw vs. SmackDown Survivor Series-style...

NXT Takeover: Toronto preview

In what’s fast becoming a tradition, the night before a big-four PPV sees NXT act as the warm-up, with Toronto playing host to the latest Takeover special. For whatever reason, this show has very little buzz going into it, amid claims of slow ticket sales, perhaps spurred on by a TV product that has been padded out by a tag team tournament that...

Hell In A Cell 2016 predictions

WWE returns to pay-per-view this weekend for Hell in a Cell – a stipulation that’s feeling really watered down this time around. We’ve got three Cell matches, with every major singles title (sorry Cruiserweights!) happening in the structure… including, for the first time, a women’s Hell in a Cell match. Sadly, none of those matches...

No Mercy 2016 predictions

If it feels like there was only a pay-per-view two weeks ago… you’re right! SmackDown’s second exclusive PPV is this Sunday, and unlike Backlash, they’re not throwing everyone on the roster onto this show. At time of writing, there’s a little over a dozen guys booked on the show, not including any pre-show matches… WWE World...

Clash of Champions 2016 predictions

Not to be confused with the mobile game “Clash of Clans”, Raw’s first solo-PPV of the new era is this Sunday, with the title-heavy Clash of Champions. WWE Universal Championship: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins It feels like it was only a month ago that fans in Brooklyn were booing the red belt and celebrating Finn Balor winning the belt...

Backlash 2016 predictions

After seven years off, Backlash returns to the WWE calendar this Sunday, as the new brand extension era kicks off… with a SmackDown PPV. Say what you want about the logic of “Raw and SmackDown being at war with each other, but still being kind enough to promote the other’s shows…”, but there we go. WWE’s given themselves three hours...