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The various turns of Ryback

Last Monday on Raw, Ryback left his teammates, The Big Show and Kane, high and dry in quite the heelish move.

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When asked why by Rich Brennan, The Big Guy stated a need for solidarity in order to better his career. In what turned out to be a nice little play on verse, he recited, “That glass ceiling? That brass ring? Break it. Take it.”

Coming much as a surprise to fans and commentators alike, this becomes the latest of a many character shift for the man from Las Vegas once known simply as Ryan Reeves. Read more…

What can save the tag team division?

As the Big Fed gears up for its last pay-per-view before WrestleMania, the fans have a burning question to ask themselves:

Why are the Tag Team Champions not defending their titles? Why are they, instead, occupying themselves with Edge and Christian in a pre-show comedy spot?

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Granted, the segment may turn out to be hilarious. Despite this, the segment also serves as a bold reminder of the shallow state that WWE’s tag division is in. Read more…

WWE Diva division in best shape ever!

Bernie BarnesĀ @thedailyjobber

What a difference a year makes.

After #GiveDivasAChance, which trended in February of 2015, high-lighted how the WWE Universe’s overwhelmingly negative attitude toward the women’s division, the Big Fed has turned an important corner.

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Heading into the 2016 Fastlane pay-per-view, WWE’s female roster is the largest and most talented in nearly a decade. Increased air time devoted to the Divas, as well as multiple story-lines and programs within the division are promising signs for the future of women’s wrestling on the big stage.

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Wyatt adds intrigue to Royal Rumble match!

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The Royal Rumble match, in which Roman Reigns is being forced to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship, has become much more interesting.

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At the conclusion of this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, Bray Wyatt and his gang of loyal followers made a dramatic statement, making their intentions to dominate the annual battle royal event clear.

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Predictions and projections for 2016

It’s the time of year for review and resolution. It’s a time to take a look back at the year that’s gone by and in doing so appreciate the present.

What’s next is to look ahead at 2016. Which superstars will stand out, excel and achieve greatness? Which wrestlers will fall short of potential?

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The Daily Jobber wishes all the marks, smarks, heels, faces, no-sellers and super-bumpers a Happy New Year’s. Here are some Jobber predictions for 2016…

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Ways to heighten drama in Royal Rumble match

In its 29th incarnation, the WWE Royal Rumble comes to the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on January 24th, 2016.

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What began as one of the Big Fed’s original “Big Four” pay-per-views and most innovative events in sports entertainment, the Rumble has suffered from awkward landings in recent years.

Will this year’s card redeem the Rumble?

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2015 Slammy Awards run-down

Monday Night Raw, live from Minneapolis, Minnesota served as the venue for the latest edition of WWE’s award show, The Slammys.

The Slammy Awards is a tradition begun in 1986 & 1987. The concept was revived in 1994, then again in 1996 & 1997. But it didn’t become an annual fixture until 2008.

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Who were the big winners this year? What were the high lights? And in what ways did the show fall flat?

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NXT proves simplicity works

As this week in wrestling draws to a close, WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs and NXT Takeover: London are both in the bag.

Put side by side, one can see exactly how the shows differ. Putting aside variables such as attendance, production value and star power, a large difference between shows was in the construction of storylines.

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Joe’s coquina clutch: a clinic in getting a move over

Samoa Joe heads to London to challenge fellow veteran Finn Balor for the NXT Championship. The story of the match has become whether or not the champ can survive, counter or escape Joe’s dreaded signature submission, the coquina clutch.

joevsangleThe angle is an old promoter’s trick, and has stood the test of time. Building up a signature move and its effectiveness is a hallmark of professional wrestling, and its nice to see it still applied today.

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Attitude change benefits Enzo & Cass

The latest episode of NXT, live from Orlando, saw a new demeanor displayed by Full Sail veteran tag team Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady.

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The two Jersey boys, along with their Staten Island princess Carmella, bi-passed their trademark microphone introduction. Instead, they wore stone scowls as they marched unceremoniously to the ring. The normally boisterous duo proceeded to attack their opponents with pure power offense, making short work of Corey Hollis and John Skyler.

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