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WWE Live Manila 2019: Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan face off for WWE title

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The live wrestling show gets even better with two more championship matches from the SmackDown brand, a Street Fight match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, and more

MAIN EVENT. Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston will rekindle their feud for the WWE Championship in the main event of WWE Live Manila on September 20, 2019. File photo from

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: Injuries to Samoa Joe, Paige leave red brand with a raw deal in 2018

Jan 15, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Injuries to Samoa Joe and Paige leave a lot for writers to work around

INJURY LIST. Samoa Joe suffered a plantar fascia muscle injury while Paige is dealing with a neck injury which may have ended her career. Photo from

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

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: 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

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

WATCH: Shane McMahon apparently knocked unconscious at Survivor Series

Nov 21, 2016 - 2:44 PM

McMahon bangs his head hard off the ring mat after a high stakes spear by Roman Reigns goes wrong

DAREDEVIL. Shane McMahon's latest high spot backfired. Screenshot from WWE Network

WATCH: Chris Jericho says 'the Philippines stinks,' calls himself a 'gago'

Sep 10, 2016 - 6:32 AM

I guess I m the biggest gago you ve ever seen Jericho says before his WWE Manila match against Roman Reigns

BREAK THE WALLS DOWN. After decades as a wrestler, Chris Jericho is still among the best pure heels in the business. Photo by WWE

RAW Deal: Your new Universal Champion

Sep 03, 2016 - 7:49 PM

This columnist also provides predictions for the victors of WWE in Manila

TRIPLE THREAT. New WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens (L) will now face Sami Zayn (C) and Seth Rollins in the updated WWE Manila main event. Photos from their Twitter accounts

RAW Deal: The fall of the Roman (Reigns) Empire

Jul 02, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The Roman Reigns experiment as its top babyface has been a failure Turning him heel after violating the Wellness Policy is the WWE s only option

Will Roman Reigns turn heel? Photo from

RAW Deal: Making sense of Roman Reigns' suspension

Jun 26, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Reigns is out as champion and Ambrose is in Where does the company go with these ex Shield members?

THE GUY. Roman Reigns' suspension shows that nobody is above WWE's wellness policy. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

Roman Reigns suspended by WWE for wellness policy violation

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:10 AM

Reigns has been suspended for 30 days for his first violation

THE GUY. Roman Reigns will likely miss the WWE Draft due to a wellness policy violation. Photo from WWE

WWE returns to Manila for live show in September

May 25, 2016 - 9:00 AM

WWE will hold its first show in the Philippines in 7 years on September 9 with World Heavyweight champion Roman Reigns announced for the event

WATCH: Seth Rollins returns to WWE following injury

May 23, 2016 - 7:42 PM

Former WWE champ Seth Rollins makes his shocking return at Extreme Rules following a 6 month absence due to a severe knee injury

THE CHAMP IS HERE. Seth Rollins laid out Roman Reigns, and in the process brought much excitement to the world title picture. Photo from

RAW Deal: The extreme time of the year

May 21, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Roman Reigns and AJ Styles will take their rivalry to the next level at Extreme Rules while Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho bring their own spin to the hardcore event

EXTREME MEASURES. AJ Styles and Roman Reigns have built the tension surrounding the use of weapons to a slow boil. Folding chairs won't be outlawed at Extreme Rules; they'll be encouraged. Photo from

RAW Deal: Business as usual (and that's a good thing)

May 14, 2016 - 4:22 PM

The New Era of AJ Styles Dean Ambrose Cesaro Kevin Owens and others have made the status quo something to look forward to on RAW

NEW ERA. AJ Styles is making the most of the largest spotlight of his career. Photo from

RAW Deal: Dawn of a new era

May 07, 2016 - 3:54 PM

AJ Styles and Roman Reigns are telling in ring stories at a high level while WWE does spring cleaning on its loaded roster

STYLISH WRITING. The nuanced story-telling between AJ Styles and Roman Reigns is something that was unheard of before this year's Mania, outside of NXT. Photo from

RAW Deal: Yep, it's Payback time

Apr 30, 2016 - 2:33 PM

The TNA movement is in full effect at NXT and the Payback card is looking stacked Here are some predictions for the upcoming WWE event

PAYBACK. Chris Jericho (L) and Dean Ambrose are set to clash at WWE Payback. Photo from

RAW Deal: Do all roads lead to Balor Club?

Apr 24, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Who are Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows really working for and is Finn Balor showing up on RAW this week to answer that question?

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: 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

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: 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

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

Triple H wins 2016 Royal Rumble, WWE championship

Jan 25, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Triple H enters at number 30 eliminates Roman Reigns and then Dean Ambrose to win the WWE World Heavyweight championship

AND THE NEW. Triple H stands tallest at the 2016 Royal Rumble. 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: New year, new wrestling

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:23 PM

Should Daniel Bryan be back for WrestleMania? How will the NJPW wrestlers be handled in WWE? These subjects and more are tackled in this week s RAW Deal

ROMAN EMPIRE. WWE champion Roman Reigns will 'look strong' whether or not he retains the title at the Royal Rumble. 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: The 2015 year-end awards

Dec 23, 2015 - 7:05 PM

Who was WWE s rookie of the year? Which moment was the top swerve of 2015? Read on to relive the year s best WWE moments

YOUTH RISES. Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns re-shaped the WWE landscape in 2015. Photos from Wikimedia

RAW Deal: Christmas comes early for Roman Reigns

Dec 18, 2015 - 11:44 PM

We finally got what we deserve: a Roman Reigns that finally sounds like the surefooted badass hero that almost everyone can get behind

NEW CHAMPION. Patience was the name of the game in making Roman Reigns the WWE champion. 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: Survivor Series, literally

Nov 05, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Yes one of the WWE’s biggest novelties and the centrepiece of their annual November pay per view was given away on free television

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: 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

WATCH: WWE star Roman Reigns attacked by fan at live event

Aug 10, 2015 - 2:54 PM

A fan in attendance throws a replica of the Money in the Bank briefcase that smacks Reigns at the back of his head

FAN ATTACK. Roman Reigns was hit on the head with a fake "Money In The Bank" brief case at a live event. 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: Teenage dirtbag

May 30, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Putting The Shield together in a feud is exciting but like an overeager first date it s all moving too fast

Could the Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose pairing be hinting at something deeper? 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: 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

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

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

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

RAW Deal: Almost at the finish line

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:57 AM

Heading into their PPV match Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns have failed as the company s top heroes

The babyface vs. babyface feud between Daniel Bryan (L) and Roman Reigns (R) is only making both appear more unlikeable. Photo from