Yes, Bryan is back, but why did WWE all of a sudden medically clear him now, and what are they planning for him?
And people are tired of with the McMahons, too.
To a child of the nineties, the glorious circus of professional wrestling was viewed through guileless eyes. To the adult that child subsequently became, that innocence fell away, not least in the case of the mustachioed ringmaster, Hulk Hogan.
WWE is one of the most unlikely entertainment empires in US history, but CEO Vince McMahon’s ambitions and management style have left many wondering if the company can continue to grow.
The feud between A.J. Styles and Dean Ambrose, which reached a crescendo in a wild match for the WWE World Championship Sunday, has brought out the best in both wrestlers all year.
Pro wrestling is at a creative and cultural high point, yet television ratings for the WWE's flagship show are in the toilet. Does that bode ominously for the future?
Kevin Owens doesn't look like a WWE champion, and doesn't have the pedigree or push champions usually enjoy. But he's a champion, all right, and it's great.
WWE wanted to do a NFL-style draft to kick off its recent brand split. Smackdown and Raw got their wrestlers, but a looming lawsuit made it too NFL-like for comfort.
WWE's rivalry between Raw and Smackdown had promise, but it's been undone by a sleepy boardroom feud between Shane and Stephanie McMahon. Where's the heat?