By Brian Yuran
With floundering ratings and AEW’s soaring popularity, WWE finds itself at a crossroads. This past week’s RAW saw the lowest ratings in the modern PG era (excluding holiday episodes).
Part of the reason is stagnant writing with poor storylines and underutilized talent.
But the main reason WWE is suffering is due to its lack of a transcendent star. Ever since John Cena left to become a full-time actor and the legendary Randy Orton was delegated to mid-card status, WWE has been without its guy.
It seems like Vince and company believe they’ve found their main-event man in the “Beast Slayer”, but while the former Shield member is one of the most skilled in-ring performers of his generation, he doesn’t possess the charisma or captivating presence of a John Cena or Hulk Hogan. Without a doubt, he puts on some spectacular matches. His bout at SummerSlam 2015 with John Cena was nothing short of extraordinary.
By RJ Marceau
After another weekend of great wrestling, I decided to rank all wrestling main events I have attended live. I know someone will be offended that I include NXT TakeOvers as pay-per-views, oh well. I have attended 18 PPV shows since 2005 and below I will rank the main event matches from worst to best. I decided to use the star rating to help paint an easier picture. Anything over 4*s I will say are good to great matches worth taking time to watch if you have never seen them before.
5/31/2019 0 Comments
By Thomas Brunt
Chris Jericho has no doubt always been one of the most popular wrestlers in the wrestling world, but with his current run in AEW and his last run in WWE (especially his hot feud with Kevin Owens), he has found new ways to reinvent himself even after being around in the business for so long. Here are three ways showcasing how he has done this.
2018 is a very interesting year to be a wrestling fan. With matches such as Okada vs. Tanahashi, Zabre Jr. vs. Okada, Gargano vs. Almas, there sure isn’t any shortage whatsoever of great wrestling available to watch. And much like some of its top superstars, NXT has broken onto the scene as one of the most exciting promotions to watch, with some of their superstars easily out-performing their expectations and showing that they deserve a main roster call-up spot, I figure I should throw my hat into the mix as to who I think should be called up next. Here is my list of four NXT superstars who are next in line to be called up to the main roster.
Note: This list is in no particular order.
A new year, a new set of WWE bold predictions. Below are my 5 predictions from 2017:
Out of all my bold predictions I am shocked that Andrade “Cien” Almas winning NXT gold actually happened. I have been a big fan of Almas since his NXT debut but I didn’t see him winning the NXT Championship. I figured he would be positioned as a midcard champ but was ecstatic when Almas defeated McIntyre at NXT TakeOver: WarGames. I don’t expect him to hold the title long but his pairing with Zelina Vega has been gold.
Tye Dillinger got called up but he has been barely used. I didn’t fear this would happen because I was 100% certain they would turn this guy into a jobber. Alexander is still stuck in the Cruiserweight division but could win the title in the next few months and Finn Balor had a disappointing 2017.
Braun Strowman had an amazing 2017 and did defeat Roman Reigns on multiple occasions so I would consider that as a big star and is set up for a huge 2018.
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