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'Blockers' review: Rowdy and irreverent

May 08, 2018 - 6:04 PM

The film has a rebellious streak to its sense of humor

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

FULL LIST: Winners, Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2018

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:43 AM

'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' and 'Stranger Things' are among this year's big winners

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 24: Millie Bobby Brown accepts the Favorite TV Actress award for 'Stranger Things' onstage at Nickelodeon's 2018 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

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 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: 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

'Ferdinand' review: Well-done fun

Jan 15, 2018 - 6:45 PM

The movie 'inspires young viewers to be comfortable in their own skin even amid societal expectations'

10 things to know about ‘Ferdinand,’ the road movie about a gentle bull

Jan 09, 2018 - 7:09 PM

Thinking of seeing this cute animated film in cinemas?

RAW Deal: Will RAW also have No Mercy on Braun Strowman?

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Will Braun Strowman walk out of No Mercy as the WWE Universal champion, or will Brock Lesnar carry the title through to the Royal Rumble?

STRONG MAN. It boils down to what you believe will and should happen: does Lesnar win, but he won’t be seen again until the Royal Rumble, or does Strowman bring the championship back full-time to RAW? Photo from

RAW Deal: The Mae Young Classic

Sep 02, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Also the columnist goes in on that Roman Reigns vs John Cena confrontation

A RING OF THEIR OWN. The Mae Young Classic gives a platform for wrestlers like Beckett Sage and Bianca Belair but isn't without its bugs. 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

John Cena acknowledges his ‘days are numbered’ as a WWE performer

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:41 PM

John Cena will be 40 soon and is aware he might not be an active performer much longer

HUSTLE, LOYALTY, RESPECT. John Cena's 'You can't see me' catchphrase may soon take on another meaning. Photo from

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

FULL LIST: Winners, 2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Mar 12, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Finding Dory Ghostbusters and more win at this year s fun awards show

RAW Deal: The John Cena we should’ve had all along

Jan 07, 2017 - 2:12 PM

There are two versions of John Cena we get in the ring determined by the kind of feud he’s booked in The one we need returned to SmackDown Live two weeks ago

HE'S BACK. John Cena is back in a main event at the upcoming Royal Rumble. Photo from

RAW Deal: No mercy at No Mercy

Oct 08, 2016 - 6:03 PM

The SmackDown brand s pay per view will feature AJ Styles defending his title against John Cena and Dean Ambrose

MERCILESS. AJ Styles (C) will defend the WWE championship against John Cena and Dean Ambrose at No Mercy. Photo from

WATCH: Big Show breaks ring rope during WWE Manila show

Sep 10, 2016 - 5:12 AM

WWE star Big Show nearly crashes down on John Cena after the middle rope gave way during their match at WWE Live Manila

BIG MAN IN MANILA. Big Show nearly came crashing down on John Cena after the middle rope broke while he attempted a high-flying move. Photo by WWE

LOOK: WWE superstar John Cena arrives in Manila

Sep 09, 2016 - 7:58 PM

The Champ is here

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

John Cena will face Big Show on WWE Live Manila card

Jul 26, 2016 - 10:54 AM

UPDATED John Cena will be appearing at the WWE s first Manila show in 7 years in a match against Big Show

AND HIS NAME IS. John Cena has been booked to appear at WWE Live Manila

WATCH: John Cena pranks fans with real-life 'unexpected Cena' meme

Jun 30, 2016 - 5:07 PM

Many have fallen for the unexpected John Cena posts on social media This time the shock was for real

HIS NAME IS JOHN CENA. John Cena brought some 'hustle, loyalty and respect' to unsuspecting fans. Screenshot from Facebook video

WATCH: John Cena speaks impressive Mandarin in China

Jun 17, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Cena a 15 time WWE champion had a nearly 3 minute speech in China’s native tongue

U CAN'T SEE HIM. WWE wrestler John Cena gestures at the former host of The Daily Show after slamming him in Brooklyn. Photo from

RAW Deal: 5 WWE predictions for 2016

Jan 01, 2016 - 5:45 AM

As we bid farewell to the wackiness of WWE in 2015 the columnist presents 5 likely possibilities that could unfold next year

BELIEVE. The columnist believes a Shield reunion will happen in 2016, but doesn't expect it to last long. Photo from

RAW Deal: Roman Reigns is the anointed one, but fans aren't biting

Dec 04, 2015 - 2:48 AM

WWE s strategy to turn Roman Reigns from regurgitated good guy to face of the company isn t going according to plan

BABY-FACE OF THE COMPANY. Roman Reigns has the look, but he doesn't have the love from the fans. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: The grand tournament

Oct 29, 2015 - 11:24 AM

The columnist makes the case for tournaments in wrestling jeers WWE s booking of Del Rio s return and praises the underutilized Cesaro

Tournaments create drama in wrestling, as they create a sense of order and importance for the championships. Photo from

RAW Deal: Raising hell (in a cell)

Oct 22, 2015 - 4:25 PM

The Hell in a Cell pay per view has been hamstrung by a number of offscreen factors as if somebody decided to take a baseball bat to the WWE’s kneecaps

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

RAW Deal: Monday night bloating

Sep 10, 2015 - 4:36 AM

Could appearances by Sting the Dudley Boyz and Edge and Christian freshen up RAW? Not quite

Seth Rollins holds up the WWE World Heavyweight and US Championship title belts during Raw this past week. Photo from

RAW Deal: The rage of war

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:54 AM

Jon Stewart may have only prevented the inevitable in screwing John Cena out of his 16th world title but Cena s show of emotion is likely to polarize fans even further

ATTITUDE ADJUSTED. WWE wrestler John Cena gestures at the former host of The Daily Show after slamming him in Brooklyn. Photo from

WATCH: John Cena slams former Daily Show host Jon Stewart

Aug 25, 2015 - 3:26 PM

Jon Stewart takes John Cena s Attitude Adjustment finisher impressively well for a 52 year old non athlete

U CAN'T SEE HIM. WWE wrestler John Cena gestures at the former host of The Daily Show after slamming him in Brooklyn. 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: Like the first time, but not quite

Jul 31, 2015 - 11:42 AM

The WWE resorted to hyperbole again this weekend but the long term solution to their ratings problem may not be as complicated as they think

Kevin Owens vs Randy Orton was the only thing that felt fresh on the latest WWE Raw, but that didn't stop WWE from building everything up on an otherwise routine show as historic. Photo from

WATCH: John Cena suffers broken nose after botched knee attack

Jul 28, 2015 - 9:26 PM

When scripted wrestling moves go wrong the results can be bloody

WRESTLING IS FAKE? John Cena's nose swells following a botched Muay Thai knee strike during a match with Seth Rollins. Screenshot from WWE's YouTube channel

RAW Deal: Missed opportunities with NXT Divas

Jul 16, 2015 - 6:23 PM

While the schoolyard brawl moment was magical it’s not without its problems

BRAWL FOR ALL. The NXT Divas debuted on RAW in a brawl, but their first appearance was far from ideal. Photo from

RAW Deal: Brass rings and gold belts

Jul 08, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Cesaro has been working hard to try and grab McMahon’s metaphorical “brass rings” — and this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW could be a culmination of all that effort

KING OF SWING. Cesaro showed that he was ready to grab Vince McMahon's proverbial "brass rings" with his performance against John Cena. 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: Truths and no consequences

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:22 AM

If you’ve ever booed a man for winning a championship in the WWE it might be because of the WWE’s current penchant for creating monumental matches literally out of thin air

HARD ROAD. Roman Reigns had to retain his spot in the Money in the Bank match by beating 3 separate opponents on Raw. Photo from

RAW Deal: Back to the madhouse

May 22, 2015 - 9:23 PM

The Elimination Chamber pay per view is back but this time there is meaning to it

KO DEBUT. Kevin Owens' debut on Raw this past week highlighted the show. Photo from

Hits and Misses: WWE Payback 2015

May 20, 2015 - 10:57 AM

A four way match a three fall bout and a two word ending all in one PPV

MINI-REUNION. The Shield briefly team up at the main event of WWE Payback. Photo from

RAW Deal: That’s the breaks

May 14, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Daniel Bryan has to relinquish a championship for the second straight year begging the question of whether he should retire

Daniel Bryan relinquished his Intercontinental title, and faces hard decisions on his future. Photo from

RAW Deal: 'Burying' in the light

Apr 23, 2015 - 11:30 AM

On inequality in the WWE: the World Championship and those who play for it represent the upper class everyone else are simply second or third class citizens

Cena finishes Kane with an Attitude Adjustment to retain his United States Championship. Photo from

RAW Deal: Kane proves it's never too late to evolve

Apr 10, 2015 - 2:02 AM

Kane s face turn has transitioned him from a forgettable big man enforcer to a compelling voice of dissent within The Authority

BIG RED VOICE OF REASON. Kane's gradual face turn has him portrayed as the one Authority figure who can see reality. 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

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

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

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

RAW Deal: Moving at the speed of life

Feb 05, 2015 - 2:17 AM

The backlash of Roman Reigns Royal Rumble win has forced the company to call an audible in order to avoid a disastrous reaction at Wrestlemania

Daniel Bryan cinches in the "Yes Lock" on Seth Rollins in a match to determine who faces Roman Reigns at Fastlane. Photo from

RAW Deal: Snowed Out ‘Til SmackDown

Jan 31, 2015 - 1:11 PM

After RAW was snowed out the responsibility fell to Smackdown to advance story lines from the Royal Rumble Did the WWE learn anything between Philly and Hartford?

Daniel Bryan kicks at Kane during their Casket match on Smackdown. 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