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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: Predicting Takeover: Chicago and Backlash 2017

May 20, 2017 - 5:56 PM

Despite a lack of a build up to the NXT main event and uncertainty about whether Jinder Mahal can hang in the title picture two shows with major implications take place

WWE CHAMPION BET. Randy Orton is most likely to win over Jinder Mahal after defeating Baron Corbin in this week'€™s main event on SmackDown. File photo by JP Yim/Getty Images North America/AFP

RAW Deal: Time for some Payback

Apr 29, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Payback is the culmination of different storylines affected by the sudden messing up of the status quo

BROKEN. The Hardy Boyz will face Enzo Amore and Big Cass as fans await for when they'll adapt their BROKEN personas. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Now more than ever, don’t hinder Jinder

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is not a typo: Jinder Mahal is actually the number one contender

DON'T HINDER JINDER. Jinder Mahal is the new number one contender for the WWE championship, a surprise move that thrusts the former 3MB member into the main event picture. Photo from WWE.com

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

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 most unpredictable Royal Rumble of the decade

Jan 28, 2017 - 1:31 PM

This columnists lists down 5 contenders to win the upcoming big pay per view

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 WWE.com

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 WWE.com

RAW Deal: The new breed of villain

Aug 14, 2015 - 8:30 PM

So far Seth Rollins’s reign as WWE World Heavyweight Champion has been an interesting mix of two philosophies

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 WWE.com

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 WWE.com

Hits and Misses: WWE Extreme Rules 2015

Apr 29, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Did WWE s April pay per view live up to its name this year?

ROLLINS RETAINS. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins sneaks in a victory at Extreme Rules. Photo from WWE.com

Predictions: WWE Extreme Rules 2015

Apr 26, 2015 - 5:24 PM

Will the Rollins Era end early courtesy of Randy Orton in a Steel Cage Match? Will Kane be the difference maker as Guardian of the Gate ?

EXTREME RULES PREVIEW? Randy Orton hits Seth Rollins with an RKO on the last Raw before WWE Extreme Rules. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Extreme Autopilot

Apr 17, 2015 - 12:46 PM

WWE has gone into cruise control after a hot Wrestlemania 31 Have they failed to capitalize on their momentum?

RESTING ON THEIR LAURELS. The Seth Rollins-Randy Orton feud has gone from exciting to redundant. Photo from WWE.com

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 WWE.com

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: Viper in the bushes

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Randy Orton sounded like someone they forgot how to write for because they left him on the shelf for far too long

Randy Orton starts the show in a fired-up, slightly high-pitched tirade that was obviously made to pander to the audience. Photo from WWE.com

Hits and Misses: WWE Fastlane 2015

Feb 24, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Roman Reigns solidifies his WrestleMania 31 main event opportunity against WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar Plus Triple H vs Sting becomes official while Bray Wyatt calls out The Undertaker

SUPERMAN PUNCH. Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan battle for the right to face WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. Photo from WWE.com.

RAW Deal: Rage, rage against the dying light

Nov 05, 2014 - 1:14 PM

WWE columnist Joe The gRappler Marsalis analyzes how Randy Orton went from a forgettable figure to the most sympathetic figure in the company

Randy Orton's "tweener" turn from The Authority has injected necessary life into his character. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Rebooting a dying (Survivor) Series

Oct 29, 2014 - 10:41 PM

The lack of a WWE World Heavyweight title match at Survivor Series will make way for a Survivor Series match

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RAW Deal: Raising hell

Oct 22, 2014 - 5:46 AM

This year’s Hell in a Cell might be the first time in the pay per view’s lukewarm history in which we’re getting Cell matches that make a ton of sense

THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND. Hell in a Cell matches have been given away frivolously before, but this pay-per-view has some that mean something. Photo from WWE.com

Hits and Misses: WWE SummerSlam 2014

Aug 20, 2014 - 11:44 PM

The passion of John Cena a chaotic lumberjack match a betrayal of twin proportions and more 9 99 WWE Network plugs Here are our thoughts on one of the most memorable SummerSlams – if not the best – of all time

ONE-SIDED VICTORY. Brock Lesnar conquered John Cena in a one-sided battle at SummerSlam for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Photos from WWE.com

Predictions: WWE SummerSlam 2014

Aug 11, 2014 - 7:17 PM

Ryan Songalia and Michael Bueza weigh in on the matches at The Biggest Party of The Summer including John Cena vs Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Title and Stephanie McMahon vs Brie Bella

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

'Animal' tamed: Why Batista is getting 'X-Pac Heat'

Feb 16, 2014 - 4:35 AM

Batista s return to the WWE hasn t gone as smooth as the company would ve wanted Rappler s sports editor Ryan Songalia examines the reasons why

Batista showing off the World Heavyweight title during a 2008 promotional tour in India. Photo by EPA

Watch: Batista returns to WWE Raw, confronts Orton and Del Rio

Jan 21, 2014 - 12:27 PM

Dave Batista returns to WWE Raw for the first time in four years putting WWE World Heavyweight champion Randy Orton on notice before returning later in the show to Batista Bomb Alberto Del Rio

THE ANIMAL IS BACK. Dave Batista, shown here during a 2008 WWE promotional event in New Delhi, India, made his long awaited return to the company on Monday. Photo by EPA/STR

Batista's five greatest WWE moments

Jan 20, 2014 - 9:08 AM

With Dave Batista set to return to WWE after nearly 4 years away Rappler s Ryan Songalia counts down 5 of his greatest moments with the company

THE ANIMAL IS BACK. Dave Batista flexes his muscles during a visit to Mumbai for a WWE event in September 2008. Photo by EPA/STR