Hell in a Cell and the Limits of WWE's Feminism
Sasha Banks and Charlotte made history by wrestling in Hell in a Cell on Sunday, but for all the progress women wrestlers have made at WWE, there are still some questions.
Conor McGregor's Mouth, Vince McMahon's Thirst, And The WWE/MMA Flirtation
When Conor McGregor made the decision to trash-talk WWE's entire roster, it seemed to telegraph yet another crossover between two sports that need each other.
"I Mean, We Wrestle a Lot": Talking to Ring Of Honor's Joe Koff, Independent Wrestling's Independent
A conversation with Joe Koff, COO of the mega-indie wrestling circuit Ring Of Honor, about wrestling, business, the wrestling business, and the Kevin Owens Factor.
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.
WWE's Bizarrely Bland Brand Split Desperately Needs Some Hype
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?
The Hardy Boyz Renaissance Is Here, And It's Glorious
Matt and Jeff Hardy have had long, eventful careers in wrestling, but nothing that matches the pure batshit beauty and multi-level weirdness of their current TNA feud.
The End Of Roman's Reign
When Roman Reigns lost clean in his Money In The Bank match, it was surprising. When he got suspended, it was more so. But this is how it's supposed to be.
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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.
With the Return of Shane, WWE Is the McMahon Show Once Again
Vince McMahon's son Shane crashed Monday Night Raw for the first time in years. Fans still love to hate him, but his return suggests changes ahead for WWE.
Farewell to the Utterly Undeniable Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan was an indie wrestling grinder who became a beloved WWE champion because of how uniquely talented he was. His career is over, but his legend is secure.
Working, Fighting, and Bret "Hitman" Hart
Even among his pro wrestling peers, Bret Hart has suffered a great deal, in the ring and out. His cancer diagnosis is sad, but Hart doesn't go down easily.
With Royal Rumble Looming, WWE Has Never Seemed Less Ready
Injuries have backed WWE into a corner, but the promotion has never felt less creative or more predictable than it does in the run-up to this year's Royal Rumble.