BREAKING NEWS: Ronda Rousey signs full-time contract with WWE

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”

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Lesnar and Goldberg in the Royal Rumble match is fine, but the PPV must not be about either of them

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”

205 Live finally has its very own superstar

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”

Would Ronda Rousey tarnish her legacy by joining WWE?

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.

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Has the Hell In A Cell match lost its magic?

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?

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