WWE's Tale of Two Comebacks, Cena & Ambrose

This Sunday, the WWE will present Night of Champions. While the card looks solid, the buildup from SummerSlam until now has been less than lackluster. Much of this has to do with how the company has treated John Cena coming off his devastating loss to Brock Lesnar. Of course, Cena wasn’t the only one to…

WWE SummerSlam

SummerSlam Last year’s SummerSlam was WWE’s show of the year. It had my favorite moment of 2013. Anyone who was with my in my apartment in Parts Unknown watching along could tell you how much I marked out when Daniel Bryan won the WWE Title. They can also tell you how distraught I was when…

Dean Ambrose & WWE Ring Psychology

A funny thing happened when the Shield broke up. Everyone assumed there’d be a Marty Jannetty, that Roman Reigns would go on to become the face of the WWE, that Seth Rollins would find some success as a heel being attached to the authority and that Dead Ambrose would get lost in the shuffle, if…

Handicapping WWE’s Money in the Bank as the World Cup

This sunday is the WWE’s Money in the Bank event. The event will feature two ladder matches, one for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and one for a Money in the Bank briefcase, representing an open contract to challenge for the WWEWHC anytime, anyplace. These ladder matches always deliver, and they are a lot to…

WWE’s Resurgence of Women’s Wrestling

Divas matches used to receive the brunt of a lot of jokes from wrestling fans. When you saw two women in the ring, it usually signified that it was time for a bathroom break or to get a snack. In the past few months though, that has changed. It seems like at least one of…

Extreme Rules: They're More Than Words

What is extreme in the PG era? This sunday, we’ll be treated to the 2014 edition of Extreme Rules, a pay per view that finds its roots in the ECW-themed One Night Stand PPV’s that WWE started in 2005. The matches are usually nominally “hardcore” matches in one sense or another – maybe chair are…

The CM Punk The WWE Universe Deserves

This past monday on Raw, the stage was set perfectly. The WWE was in Chicago. Dirtsheets were rife with rumors. A certain twitter account promised the show would get hijacked if there wasn’t change. So, of course, as soon as the lights came up, you hear the screech of a mic drop followed by the…