It has been rumoured for months, but we now have confirmation that Ronda Rousey has signed a full-time contract with WWE. In the ESPN article that broke the news, she stated that her professional wrestling career is now her priority for the next several years. Continue reading “BREAKING NEWS: Ronda Rousey signs full-time contract with WWE”
At 3pm EST, Vince McMahon went live across various social media platforms to announce that, through his new company named Alpha Entertainment LLC., he was relaunching the XFL. Continue reading “Looking at Vince McMahon’s big announcement regarding the XFL”
Every company has its own visual look. Here, we take a closer look at what makes New Japan Pro Wrestling stand out amongst its rivals… Continue reading “The Visual Style of New Japan Pro-Wrestling”
Many have called 2017 the greatest year of all time for in-ring action. Here, we put together our Top 10 matches of the entire year… Continue reading “Talk: Pro Wrestling’s Match of the Year 2017”
As one of the greatest years for in-ring action comes to an end, we choose our 2017 Wrestler of the Year… Continue reading “Talk: Pro Wrestling’s Wrestler of the Year 2017”
After badly injuring himself in the biggest match of his career, Flash Morgan Webster spent almost a year out of action. In ‘The Road Back To Malice,’ he reflects on his beginnings in wrestling, how he perfected his persona, and how he overcame his injury to return to the ring… Continue reading “The Road Back to Malice (Documentary Review)”
For the first time ever, the WWE United Kingdom Championship is defended in the UK at a non-WWE event. At Shugs Hoose Party IV, Pete Dunne defends his title against BT Gunn, Wolfgang, and his British Strong Style compatriot, Trent Seven… Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT: WWE United Kingdom Championship match at ICW Shugs Hoose Party IV (Review)”
John Cena, the face of WWE for so many years, faced off with Shinsuke Nakamura for the first time on 1st August 2017, in what had previously been described as a “dream match” for wrestling fans… Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT: John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Review)”
On 25th July 2017, Drew Gulak and Mustafa Ali looked to end their long rivalry once at for all. The match aired live on WWE 205 Live. Continue reading “SPOTLIGHT: Mustafa Ali vs. Drew Gulak, 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match (Review)”
After gruelling matches in the knock-out stages, Katsuyori Shibata and Bad Luck Fale go to war in the final round of the New Japan Cup, knowing only one of them can take home the trophy…
As we approach the first WWE RAW of 2017 (10 hours away, at the time of writing!), the hype for WWE Royal Rumble 2017 has finally got real. Or at least, it has for fans of RAW, whereas Smackdown Live fans have probably been excited ever since John Cena and A.J. Styles confirmed they’d wrestle for the WWE Championship at the PPV. With the beginning of the marketing campaign for the event, comes the tweets, adverts, and TV time devoted to the returning Goldberg and Brock Lesnar. Continue reading “Lesnar and Goldberg in the Royal Rumble match is fine, but the PPV must not be about either of them”
If you believed everything you read online, WWE very rarely give the fans what they want. In fact, since 2013 in particular, it’s been hard to go a single PPV broadcast without social media chatter being filled up with a vocal minority saying how they are never going to watch WWE programming again. After the introduction of WWE Network in 2014, most of those comments turned into claims that people would unsubscribe in protest that their favourites didn’t win a feud, or retain a championship, or something seemingly far more worse. Continue reading “205 Live finally has its very own superstar”
In November 2015, Ronda Rousey tasted her first ever defeat in an MMA fight, losing her Women’s Bantamweight Championship to Holly Holm. Rousey has not competed in UFC since that night, and the Bantamweight title has switched hands a further two times, with no one able to successfully defend it. Rousey will be hoping for more of the same though, as she prepares to fight current champion Amanda Nunes in December, at UFC 207.
On Wednesday 2nd November, WWE announced that they will be launching a new show on 29th November 2016 focused entirely on the Cruiserweight Division. It’s name? 205 Live.
In 1997, we were introduced to one of the most deadly match concepts in the history of the WWE: Hell in a Cell. Locked inside this demonic steel cage, it would become a battleground for those who had feuded for so long, shared so many wins and losses, but needed that one final war to bring an end to their rivalry. And for a long time, that’s what Hell in a Cell matches were: war. Fast forward 19 years to 2016, and one must really wonder if the match concept is being utilised in the way it was originally intended?