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WWE Could Have a Golden Age, If It Can Figure Itself Out

In Battleground, WWE nailed the introduction of NXT hero Bayley and delivered a solid triple threat between The Shield's stars. But they're still not quite there yet.
Ian Williams
7.27.16
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What WWE Needs Most Is More Stories

When it comes to storytelling, WWE has always favored big heroes. Given the promotion's wealth of talent , it would be a waste not to tell some different ones.
Ian Williams
6.22.16
WWE

Seth Rollins Is Hurt, and WWE Gets a Chance

Seth Rollins' catastrophic knee injury is a terrible break for him and everyone who likes wrestling. For the WWE, it's an opportunity to tell a new story.
Ian Williams
11.10.15
Pro Wrestling

NXT, WWE, and the Battle Between Indie Spirit and Big Wrestling Business

NXT, WWE's flourishing developmental league, looks and feels like an indie wrestling fed, and has bought up a ton of indie stars. It hasn't made WWE less dull.
Ian Williams
10.2.15
Pro Wrestling

Sting and Taking the Last Bump

On Sunday night, in a WWE pay-per-view, Sting suffered a serious neck injury. What was the 56-year-old wrestler doing out there? Same thing he's always done.
Ian Williams
9.23.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Jon Stewart Left 'The Daily Show' to Become a Pro-Wrestling Heel, Apparently

He hit John Cena with a folding chair, so Cena body-slammed the former late night host as payback.
Scott Masters Pierce
8.26.15
WRESTLING

​The Changing Body Image of WWE Wrestlers

Ajay Rose
7.31.15
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WWE, The Prison Of History, And The Problem With Being Bigger Than Life

In professional wrestling, the past is more present than in other sports. This is good, but when it's handled as it was at "Battleground," it feels like a trap.
Ian Williams
7.27.15