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Top 5 show-stealing matches of WrestleMania 36

Apr 06, 2020 - 10:51 PM

WWE gives its fans a semblance of normalcy amid the coronavirus pandemic as WrestleMania 36 pushes through behind closed doors

ENDING HIATUS. Edge returns to WWE and beats Randy Orton. Photo from Instagram/@wwe

WrestleMania 36 to go on behind closed doors amid pandemic

Mar 17, 2020 - 7:30 PM

WrestleMania 36, the WWE’s biggest annual event, will push through on April 6 but without fans in attendance

FACE-OFF. Movie star and WWE legend John Cena is also slated to face off against former WWE and Universal Champion "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in WWE's flagship event. Photo from WWE

Becky Lynch bests Rousey, Flair in historic WrestleMania 35 main event

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The WWE superstar known as 'The Man' wins both the Raw and SmackDown women's titles

THE MAN. Becky Lynch shines in WWE's biggest stage. Photo from WWE.com

An electrifying WrestleMania: My New Orleans experience

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:45 PM

A lifelong WWE fan gets to experience the visual feast that is WrestleMania

Daniel Bryan makes his first in-ring TV return at Smackdown Live in New Orleans days after WrestleMania.

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

Ronda Rousey victorious in WWE in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Quite a rousing start before 78,000 fans for the new career of Ronda 'Rowdy' Rousey

Daniel Bryan makes emotional in-ring comeback at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:03 AM

In his first match in over two years, the medically-cleared Bryan teams with Shane McMahon to send Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens packing from WWE SmackDown Live

YES! YES! Daniel Bryan wins in his first match in WWE in over two years, tagging with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 34. Photo from WWE's Twitter account

Undertaker returns to WrestleMania, defeats John Cena

Apr 09, 2018 - 9:53 AM

Cena has campaigned for weeks to have a match against the Deadman at WWE's annual extravaganza

DEADMAN RETURNS. The Undertaker makes a triumphant return at WrestleMania 34 after a year of absence. Photo from WWE's Twitter account

RAW Deal: Finally at WrestleMania 34

Apr 08, 2018 - 4:03 PM

We have 14 matches to call, so let's not waste any more time! Let's start picking!

REMATCH. Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar are having a rematch 3 years later for the WWE Universal Championship. Photo from WWE

Goldberg leads WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 inductees

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:46 PM

The Dudley Boyz, Ivory, Mark Henry, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, and singer Kid Rock complete the list of pro wrestling icons in this year's Hall of Fame

CLASS OF 2018. Goldberg, Ivory, Jeff Jarrett, Hillbilly Jim, The Dudley Boyz, Mark Henry, and Kid Rock compose the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Photos from Wikimedia Commons

RAW Deal: The return of Daniel Bryan

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Have a look at the short list of dream matches involving Daniel Bryan

THROWBACK. Daniel Bryan returns to WWE. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: Next stop, New Orleans

Mar 18, 2018 - 12:53 PM

WWE is forced to take back naming a WrestleMania battle royal among women after Fabulous Moolah

CHALLENGE. John Cena challenges the Undertaker to a match at WrestleMania. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: The Fastlane to WrestleMania 34

Mar 11, 2018 - 2:37 PM

It will be John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and AJ Styles vying for the WWE Championship in a Six-Pack Challenge

LAST MAN STANDING. AJ Styles is one of the wrestlers starring in the Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: The roads to WrestleMania 34

Mar 04, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Ronda Rousey signs with Team Red, and John Cena sees an opportunity for himself at WWE Fastlane

IT'S OFFICIAL. 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey makes her first RAW appearance, confronting Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: Predicting Elimination Chamber 2018

Feb 25, 2018 - 10:59 AM

Get ready to witness the first ever women's Elimination Chamber match

GAUNTLET MATCH. John Cena and Seth kick off a gauntlet match on RAW featuring the participants of the 7-man Elimination Chamber match. Photo from WWE.com

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 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 WWE.com

Undertaker may have just wrestled his final match at WrestleMania 33

Apr 03, 2017 - 4:03 PM

Undertaker suffers his second defeat at WrestleMania taking the 3 count from Roman Reigns in a passing of the torch moment

THANK YOU TAKER. What can make a stadium full of people cry? The possible retirement of Undertaker. Photo from WWE.com

WATCH: John Cena proposes to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33

Apr 03, 2017 - 1:41 PM

Talk about a WrestleMania moment for John Cena and Nikki Bella

BENDED KNEE. John Cena followed up their mixed tag team win over The Miz and Maryse by proposing to his tag partner for the night, Nikki Bella. Photo from WWE.com

WATCH: Hardy Boyz return at WrestleMania 33, win tag titles

Apr 03, 2017 - 12:26 PM

Well look who s back in the WWE

BROKEN RETURN. The Hardy Boyz shocked the wrestling world with their return to WWE. Photo from wwe.com

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 WWE.com

RAW Deal: Looking at WrestleMania 33

Mar 18, 2017 - 2:37 PM

Two weeks away from WrestleMania 33 in Orlando let’s run through the match ups one by one and see what we can expect from all of them

CHALLENGER. Brock Lesnar will challenge Universal Champion Goldberg at WrestleMania 33. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Part-time hater

Mar 11, 2017 - 6:00 PM

If only wrestlers from Lesnar s era can beat the Beast Incarnate what message does that send to fans about the current full time roster?

CHAMPION. WWE has yet to learn its lesson, relying on big stars who don’t slug it out in the ring every night for WrestleMania, instead of making the product must-see by writing good stories and heightening the drama organically. Photo from WWE.com

Goldberg plows through Owens to become WWE Universal Champion

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Goldberg finishes Kevin Owens in just 22 seconds to become a champion for the first time since 2003

ANOTHER SQUASH. Bill Goldberg has now wrestled a combined 108 seconds in his two singles matches since his WWE return as he heads to WrestleMania with the top title from the Raw brand. Screenshot from WWE Network

RAW Deal: Strife in the Fastlane

Mar 04, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Here are some Fastlane to WrestleMania predictions

FASTLANE. Goldberg will go up against reigning champ Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship title. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: The era of Bray Wyatt

Feb 18, 2017 - 10:59 AM

Bray Wyatt a character which didn t seem to need a championship to become a star has redefined the belt he now carries on SmackDown Live

FOLLOW THE DOLLAR SIGNS. After a few shaky years, the WWE is finally running full-steam behind Bray Wyatt. It's up to SmackDown Live not to ruin a good thing. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: The Royal Rumble weekend postmortem

Feb 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

What s going on so far in the first few days of WrestleMania season?

RKO. Randy Orton wins this year's WWE Royal Rumble. Photo from WWE.com

Kurt Angle to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Jan 17, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Nearly 11 years since his last WWE appearance The Olympic Hero will be enshrined at WrestleMania 33 weekend

OLYMPIC HERO. Kurt Angle is coming back to the WWE. It's true. It's damn true. File photo by Michael Buckner/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

RAW Deal: After Mania

Apr 10, 2016 - 12:55 AM

The dust has settled a new Empire is standing before us and the sun is rising on yet another era

WATCH: Shane McMahon jumps 20 feet off cage at WrestleMania 32

Apr 04, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Shane McMahon plunges off the Hell in a Cell against The Undertaker in an unforgettable WrestleMania moment

LONG WAY DOWN. Shane McMahon put his health on the line for the WrestleMania fans. Photo from WWE.com

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 WWE.com

RAW Deal: Do not go gentle into that good night

Mar 26, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Undertaker vs Shane McMahon for control of RAW finally gets the stakes we’ve all been looking for writes this columnist

RAW Deal: Crunch time leading into WrestleMania

Mar 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Something seemed off about Roman Reigns last week leading the columnist to speculate about a double turn at WrestleMania

PUSH IMMINENT? Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose shined as babyfaces on RAW, while Roman Reigns brought the wrong kind of energy. Could a double turn be coming at WrestleMania? Photo from WWE.com

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 WWE.com

RAW Deal: What's really happening at WrestleMania?

Feb 20, 2016 - 2:16 PM

The more we think we know about what s gonna happen at WrestleMania the less it seems we actually know anything

Dean Ambrose was added to the main event of Fastlane for the sole purpose of providing another obstacle to Roman Reigns. But could he leapfrog Reigns to the WWE title? Photo from WWE.com

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 WWE.com

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 WWE.com

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 WWE.com

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 WWE.com

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 WWE.com

RAW Deal: The rushing viper

Mar 19, 2015 - 12:42 PM

An imperfect but refreshing angle plays out far too soon making Seth Rollins look more inept than it made Randy Orton look like a cerebral mastermind

Randy Orton's angle with Seth Rollins played out much quicker than it should've. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: A true American hero

Mar 13, 2015 - 4:50 PM

John Cena secretly turns heel teaching the WWE s impressionable audience that the way to get what you want is to impose yourself physically and show no mercy

John Cena's jingoistic methods of achieving his goals send a bad message to children. Photo from WWE.com

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 WWE.com

YES! Rants and musings from Wrestlemania XXX

Apr 08, 2014 - 3:41 PM

As the hangover from Wrestlemania XXX begins to wear off Rappler s sports editor gives his thoughts on the spectacle that was

THE STREAK IS DEAD. The Undertaker's streak was arguably the greatest gimmick in WWE history, but the time had come to close that chapter.

Batista headlines Wrestlemania...whether you like it or not

Apr 06, 2014 - 12:01 AM

For the second time in his career Dave Batista will appear in the main event of Wrestlemania on Sunday Monday PH time but this time under less celebrated circumstances

REALITY ERA LASHBACK. Former six-time world champion Dave Batista will headline Wrestlemania once more, much to the fans' chagrin. Photo from Batista's Facebook

PWR: Reviving pro wrestling in the Philippines

Mar 09, 2014 - 3:39 AM

A group of hardcore fans are leading a revolution to reintroduce homegrown professional wrestling to the Philippines

READY TO RUMBLE. PWR wrestlers pose for a group photo after their training session at the AFP Gym in Taguig City on March 2. (From left to right) PWR creative and business head Mikers Litton, PWR head trainer Mark “Bombay” Suarez, Ken Warren, Chris Panzer, Mayhem Brannigan, JDL, Rommel Garcia (front). Photo by Nelson Aman Jr.

WATCH: WWE star Batista brings back the bad guy at Smackdown

Mar 02, 2014 - 5:01 PM

With his babyface routine failing to pay dividends in his WWE return Dave Batista finally turned heel on this past week s Smackdown

A REASON TO BOO. Dave Batista at Marvel's "Guardians of The Galaxy" press line during Comic-Con International last July. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP