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WWE: Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles retain world titles at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Undertaker and Daniel Bryan make successful comebacks, Ronda Rousey shines in her WWE in-ring debut, while Asuka's undefeated streak ends

CHAMPIONS. WWE Champion AJ Styles and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar retain their respective titles at WrestleMania 34. Photos from WWE's Twitter account

RAW Deal: On the road to WrestleMania 34

Feb 11, 2018 - 3:16 PM

All roads lead to the Elimination Chamber

CHAMBER. Roman Reigns will be in the Elimination Chamber, which is going to determine the new #1 contender to Brock Lesnar’s WWE Universal Championship. Screenshot WWE YT

RAW Deal: The fallout from No Mercy 2017

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Now we're stuck with the same old system, and they expect us to be hyped for an event that’s still around 6 months away, even if it's the granddaddy of them all?

BEST FOR BUSINESS. RAW has been doing a little better for itself, but as long as this top scene is completely dictated by what McMahon believes is "€œbest for business,"€ it's still going to be a drag. Photo from Twitter @real1 @brocklesnar

RAW Deal: Lessons from the 2017 SummerSlam weekend

Aug 22, 2017 - 2:10 AM

SummerSlam has come and gone Here are a few points to take away from the weekend in wrestling

SUMMERSLAMMED. Brock Lesnar left the Barclays Center with the Universal Championship, and it’s clear that whoever does beat him one-on-one will get a monstrous rub. Photo from

RAW Deal: Predicting SummerSlam and NXT Takeover: Brooklyn III

Aug 19, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Here is the prediction for 18 matches at SummerSlam and NXT

RAW Deal: Goodness gracious, Great Balls of Fire

Jul 09, 2017 - 2:04 PM

The show s name may be ridiculous but Great Balls of Fire is shaping up to be a must see card

GOODNESS GRACIOUS. Samoa Joe is shaping up to be Brock Lesnar's most credible looking challenger in years. Photo from

RAW Deal: Important takeaways from Extreme Rules

Jun 10, 2017 - 2:08 PM

It was unexpected but having Samoa Joe wrestle Brock Lesnar was the most logical booking

UP NEXT. Samoa Joe came from out of nowhere, from a pack of better-known would-be contenders higher on the totem pole, to earn a shot at Brock Lesnar. Photo from

RAW Deal: The biggest winners and losers of WrestleMania

Apr 08, 2017 - 4:26 PM

Which wrestlers saw their stocks rise and whose fell at WrestleMania 33 in the Sunshine State?

BRAYMANIA. The unpopular decision for Randy Orton to beat Bray Wyatt for the WWE championship means SmackDown now has two duds on the title scene. Photo from

RAW Deal: Calling the post-WrestleMania fallout

Apr 01, 2017 - 4:38 PM

The predictions for WrestleMania 33 are in Now it s time to predict what happens after Mania

DEMON RETURNS. Finn Balor never lost his title in the ring and may be back in the main event picture after WrestleMania. Photo from

So, umm, Goldberg's WWE return lasts less than two minutes

Nov 21, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Well that was certainly unexpected

IS THAT IT? Bill Goldberg's entrance lasted longer than his match against Brock Lesnar. Photo from

RAW Deal: Goldberg, Women's Hell in a Cell happen for the wrong reasons

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:04 PM

Goldberg s return and the Sasha Banks vs Charlotte Hell in a Cell match make for catchy headlines but should they happen for more than just that?

WHO'S LAST. Bill Goldberg and Brock Lesnar will face off at Survivor Series  for the sole reason of promoting the WWE 2K17 video game. Photo from

RAW Deal: Hello, Brooklyn 2016

Aug 20, 2016 - 5:35 PM

The biggest summer party in WWE starts with NXT Takeover: Brooklyn and SummerSlam

SUMMER PARTY. Finn Balor and Seth Rollins of the RAW brand will face off for the first Universal tite. Photo from

Brock Lesnar also flunks in-competition drug test

Jul 20, 2016 - 3:13 PM

The UFC has waived the 4 month notice normally required by USADA of an athlete coming out of retirement but Lesnar has been screened on a regular basis once his comeback was announced

UH-OH. Brock Lesnar fails a second doping test in a sample taken on the night of his victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 200. File photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Brock Lesnar faces possible anti-doping violation after UFC 200

Jul 16, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Brock Lesnar joins Jon Jones as the second fighter involved with the UFC 200 card to test positive for a prohibited substance

USADA TEST. Brock Lesnar may have violated the anti-doping policy for his UFC return against Mark Hunt. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Brock Lesnar enters heavyweight rankings after dominant UFC 200 win

Jul 16, 2016 - 4:25 AM

Brock Lesnar s victory over Mark Hunt earns him the number 9 ranking at heavyweight

RANKED. Brock Lesnar may or may not fight again, but he's still earned a top 10 ranking with the UFC. File photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Lesnar on MMA future: 'Brock Lesnar does what Brock Lesnar wants to do'

Jul 10, 2016 - 8:41 PM

Brock Lesnar is keeping an open mind about fighting in the UFC again after his dominant win over Mark Hunt

BEAST MODE. Brock Lesnar isn't sure of what he'll do next, but is certain it'll be whatever he wants to do. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Brock Lesnar earns record-breaking payday for UFC 200 fight

Jul 10, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Brock Lesnar s purse for his win over Mark Hunt shatters the previous record set by Conor McGregor

BEAST PAYDAY. Brock Lesnar has two and a half million reasons to feel happy after his win over Mark Hunt. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images/AFP

Brock Lesnar pounds Mark Hunt to decision win at UFC 200

Jul 10, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Brock Lesnar leans on his wrestling background to defeat the number 8 ranked heavyweight in his first UFC fight since 2011

BEAST INCARNATE. Brock Lesnar made a successful return to the UFC after 5 years away. File photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

‘Underdog’ Brock Lesnar promises victory at UFC 200

Jul 09, 2016 - 9:02 PM

Brock Lesnar is a betting underdog against Mark Hunt but isn t lacking for confidence ahead of his first MMA fight since 2011

BEAST INCARNATE. Brock Lesnar is an underdog against Mark Hunt after 5 years away from the Octagon. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Miesha Tate barely makes weight; Lesnar, Hunt cleared for UFC 200

Jul 09, 2016 - 3:23 AM

Miesha Tate removes all her clothing to make weight for her main event fight against Amanda Nunes

RETURN OF THE BEAST. Brock Lesnar will make his return to UFC against Mark Hunt. Photo by Ethan Miller/AFP

Brock Lesnar open to fight again after UFC 200

Jul 08, 2016 - 10:00 PM

MMA fans may see more of Lesnar after his upcoming event

THE BEAST IS BACK. Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be back in the Octagon. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP

Brock Lesnar receives Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Brock Lesnar appears to be putting extra work on his ground game ahead of his UFC return against Mark Hunt

THE BEAST IS BACK. Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be back in the Octagon. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP

Brock Lesnar to represent Canada in UFC return

Jun 13, 2016 - 6:40 PM

Lesnar s Reebok fight kit is decked out in Canada s colors with the country s signature maple leaf

THE BEAST IS BACK. Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be back in the Octagon. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP

Brock Lesnar on UFC return: 'I'm 100% ready'

Jun 13, 2016 - 2:05 PM

The 38 year old Lesnar downplays his age and inactivity from legitimate athletic competition

THE BEAST IS BACK. Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be back in the Octagon. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP

Mark Hunt to ‘pretender’ Brock Lesnar: ‘This is real fighting’

Jun 10, 2016 - 2:18 PM

I’ll knock his face off I ll knock his mouth off and then his lips fly off ” Hunt tells the former UFC heavyweight champ Lesnar

Odds favor Mark Hunt to win over Brock Lesnar at UFC 200

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The betting public thinks Lesnar bit off more than he can chew in his UFC return

STEEP CHALLENGE. Brock Lesnar isn't favored to defeat Mark Hunt at UFC 200. File photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP

WWE wants Ronda Rousey for next year's WrestleMania

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Ronda Rousey could make an appearance at WrestleMania in exchange for Brock Lesnar s one off return to UFC

Brock Lesnar comes out of retirement to fight at UFC 200

Jun 05, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Brock Lesnar will face an opponent to be determined at UFC 200 but remains under contract with WWE for a match at SummerSlam

THE BEAST IS BACK. Former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be back in the Octagon. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: WrestleMania 32

Apr 04, 2016 - 5:03 AM

WWE World Champion Triple H defends against Roman Reigns Dean Ambrose battles Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred Street Fight and Shane McMahon faces Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell

Photos of Triple H and Roman Reigns from

RAW Deal: Complete detour on the road to Mania

Mar 12, 2016 - 1:23 PM

Roadblock has a unique chance to set things right this columnist believes

RAW Deal: Roadblocks up ahead

Mar 05, 2016 - 3:22 PM

We re a little over a month away from WrestleMania and it doesn t quite feel like a WrestleMania

IS IT WRESTMANIA SEASON YET? Triple H may be world champion, but that special WrestleMania feeling just isn't in the air yet with a month to go before the extravaganza. Photo from

RAW DEAL: Treading water until WrestleMania 32

Feb 06, 2016 - 3:10 PM

With RAW still an aimless 3 hour variety show Smackdown and NXT have become the best shows to watch

FLYING TO MANIA. Dean Ambrose flies from the top as Roman Reigns looks on. Photo from

RAW Deal: High risk, high reward

Jan 16, 2016 - 12:58 PM

Pro wrestling is on the verge of a boom period and it seems the wrestlers are trying hard to capitalize as WrestleMania season nears

SUPLEX CITY. Brock Lesnar announced his participation in the Royal Rumble in style - destroying everyone in the ring on RAW. WWE champion Roman Reigns was not spared. Photo from

RAW Deal: WWE switches up as ratings dip

Oct 08, 2015 - 1:03 AM

There seems to be a bit more effort being put into the Monday Night Raw storytelling following record low ratings

The powerful Big E wants to knock off John Cena for the United States Championship on Raw. Photo from

Controversy hits SummerSlam as Undertaker gets revenge on Brock Lesnar

Aug 24, 2015 - 2:09 PM

The Undertaker gets his revenge on Brock Lesnar for ending his WrestleMania winning streak but the conclusion was not what anyone expected

DEADMAN WINS. The Undertaker with a leg drop on the ring apron on Brock Lesnar before winning their 2015 Summer Slam match – but not without controversy. Photo from

RAW Deal: Pre-SummerSlam Predictions

Aug 21, 2015 - 3:01 AM

Predictions and previews of the WWE s biggest show of the summer

The Undertaker's quest for revenge against Brock Lesnar, which comes to a culmination at Summerslam, transcends limitations of good guys and bad guys. Photo from

RAW Deal: Business 101

Aug 08, 2015 - 4:49 PM

It’s easy to blame Cena the biggest star in the company and the one who stands to gain the most from every victory but this columnist feels a lot of the criticism is misguided frustration his way

RAW Deal: Oh, the humanity

Jul 22, 2015 - 4:25 PM

There is a place for real stories such as these The only issue is that humanity might not actually be best for business

PHENOM. The Undertaker returned to seek revenge against Brock Lesnar, though not everyone is sure how to feel about it. Photo from

RAW Deal: Ruining a good thing

Jun 24, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The story now is Brock Lesnar a mountain of a man but no Mountain cannot possibly take on Seth Rollins plus a reunited Authority front

GROUNDED. Led by WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, The Authority grounds No. 1 contender Brock Lesnar. Photo from

RAW Deal: Have yourselves an American Dream

Jun 19, 2015 - 5:15 PM

Instead of mourning Dusty Rhodes death we should celebrate his legacy and influence in the world of professional wrestling

THANK YOU, DUSTY! 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes died this past week. Photo from

RAW Deal: The Passion of Brock Lesnar

Apr 02, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Love him or hate him for the schedule he keeps but Brock Lesnar might very well be the best thing to ever happen to contemporary WWE

Brock Lesnar appears on WWE TV on a limited basis, and that may be the best thing for the company. Photo from

Top five surprising moments at WrestleMania 31

Mar 31, 2015 - 12:02 AM

From Seth Rollins cash in to Rusev s tank entrance to Ronda Rousey enforcing ring justice WrestleMania 31 featured much to remember

BANK ON IT. Seth Rollins cashing in his briefcase was a dream WrestleMania scenario, but few thought the company would pull the trigger on it. Photo from

HIGHLIGHTS: WrestleMania 31

Mar 29, 2015 - 8:52 PM

Live blog of WWE s WrestleMania 31 featuring WWE World Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar defending against Roman Reigns

WrestleMania 31 mailbag: Who will steal the show?

Mar 29, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Rappler s resident wrestling writers answer questions from Filipino WWE fans as they gear up for the greatest annual spectacle in sports entertainment

FACE-OFFS. Two of the blockbuster main events at WrestleMania 31 on Sunday: Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns for the WWE World Title, and Sting vs Triple H. Photos from

Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE, ends MMA career

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:23 PM

It was a very hard decision for me It’s hard to talk about it I’m here to say that my legacy in the Octagon is over

BACK WITH WWE. Brock Lesnar decides to leave to the UFC and will return to the WWE. Photo from Lesnar's Facebook page

RAW Deal: Where's Brocky?

Mar 04, 2015 - 10:30 PM

With WrestleMania a month away and the excitement level lukewarm The gRappler asks what s going on?

WHERE'S BROCKY? A disgruntled Brock Lesnar is missing in action a month away from WrestleMania. Photo from

Hits and Misses: WWE Royal Rumble 2015

Jan 28, 2015 - 1:20 PM

The WWE World Title Triple Threat Match was stellar The Royal Rumble Match though? Not so much say Rappler s resident wrestling writers

ROMAN REIGNS. The 2015 Royal Rumble winner has his hands raised by his cousin, The Rock. Photo from

RAW Deal: Not so Royal this time around

Jan 21, 2015 - 2:47 AM

Storylines continue to unfold as the Royal Rumble draws near but did WWE jump the gun by bringing back its fired employees too soon?

THE CHAMP IS HERE. The Royal Rumble's main event is heating up as Brock Lesnar now has a beef with Seth Rollins and John Cena. Photo from

RAW Deal: Rollins in the deep

Jan 14, 2015 - 8:01 PM

If the Royal Rumble pay per view happened this Sunday instead of the next I would have no protests at all against a Seth Rollins championship victory writes the columnist

Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins introduces WWE champion Brock Lesnar's face to the mat. Photo from

Brock Lesnar UFC return rumors spark Schaub challenge

Jan 12, 2015 - 7:16 PM

Doing fake wrestling is not the same as being in the UFC You re playing grab ass [and] you know if you re going to win or lose heavyweight Brendan Schaub warns Brock Lesnar

THE BEAST RETURNS? Brock Lesnar may be on his way back to the UFC, and his return has several top heavyweights licking their chops. Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images/AFP