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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…

New Raw delivers a taste of old school!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

The night after the Fastlane pay-per-view, Monday Night Raw brought a night of surprises, revelations and stipulations which have helped set the stage for WrestleMania 32.

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The return of “Shane-O-Mac” Shane McMahon, after a seven-year absence from the WWE ring, kicked off the night of surprises. It also kicked off a night of segments that brought back themes and stunts reminiscent of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression Eras of The Big Fed. Read more…

WWE Fastlane: an above-average Raw

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

From the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio WWE rolled out the pyro and big-name talent for its latest pay-per-view event: Fastlane.

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The build-up to February’s live event was short and felt rushed, and the card yielded a mixture of satisfying conclusions, intriguing twists, and perplexing segments. The general booking and execution of the event resulted in something which felt more like an episode of WWE television than something fans would pay their local cable providers to watch. Read more…

Is it over for Wade Barrett?

Bernie BarnesĀ @thedailyjobber

After a prolonged absence from the ring due to persisting injuries, it appears “Cosmic King / Bad News” Wade Barrett will not be re-signing with WWE when his contract expires in a few months.

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Ryan Satin from Pro Wrestling Sheet broke the news earlier this week, citing Barrett “no longer enjoying what he was doing in the company” as the reason for leaving. 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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WWE Injury Report

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

The world of professional wrestling carries with it the constant and persisting risk of injury. There are quite a few WWE superstars who have shelved in 2015, most notably John Cena and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

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The Daily Jobber has compiled the latest from a variety of news sources on the injury status and projections for some of these superstars.

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Triple H steals Rumble!

Bernard Barnes @thedailyjobber

The 2016 Royal Rumble is now a chapter for the history books, and in those books it will say that the Chief Operating Officer for WWE, former D-X founder and current head of NXT, Triple H, is the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Champion for a 14th time!

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The Game making his comeback to knock off Roman Reigns, capturing not only the title but a measure of revenge, was not the only surprise at this year’s battle royal extravaganza. Let’s a take a brief look at some of the night’s highlights in the Jobber Run-Down.

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Wyatt adds intrigue to Royal Rumble match!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

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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Sting inducted into WWE Hall Of Fame!

WWE officially announced on Twitter, then to the television audiences on Monday Night Raw: first inductee to this year’s Hall Of Fame is former WCW/TNA Champion Sting.

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The man born as Steve Borden responded via Twitter, saying he was “honored”. COO Triple H released a statement: “His contributions to our industry are unprecedented, and we look forward to celebrating his incredible career with fans all over the world.” Read more…

John Cena side-lined!

Former US Champion and face of the WWE for more than a decade, John Cena, has been shelved with another injury less than two weeks since his return to wrestling.

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Cena himself broke the news on January 6th, 2016. He Tweeted that he would be going in for shoulder surgery on Thursday.

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