Author Archives: Michael A. Wiseman

Tyler Breeze and Sami Zayne

NXT Takeover (2014) Review

NXT Takeover (2014) Review

Since the WWE Network debuted, the one consistently-growing phenomenon has been NXT. What started out as a wrestling alternative has turned into one of WWE’s best hours. Last night’s Takeover set out to prove that not, only are these future WWE stars, but they can carry a show today. Did it deliver? Read on to

Daniel Bryan and Stephanie McMahon

WWE Raw Review (5/26/2014): Daniel Bryan Decides… Nothing

Formerly known as the RAW Reaction… Welcome to the new show review format! WWE has been a mixed-bag as of late. Since coming off an excellent Wrestlemania 30 pay-per-view, and a pretty solid B-show at Extreme Rules, the company has struggled to find creative momentum. Last night’s go-home show for Payback didn’t fare much better.

Vince Russo

That Time Vince Russo Booed Me On Twitter, So I Bribed Him With ‘The Following’

Do you remember Vic Venom? I didn’t either, until recently. A 1997 WWF Monday Night Raw rebroadcast on the WWE Network still had that glorious, late 90s, attitude-cutaway style WWF Magazine advertisement intact. Vic Venom showed up in his leather jacket and biker sunglasses, with promises of exclusive rumors, insider knowledge, and more, if I’d

Vince McMahon

There’s No Need to Panic Over WWE Television Deal Yet

WWE has experienced a tumultuous week in business. The company announced a television deal was coming, only to see said television deal come in lower than what analysts expected, thus leading to a dramatic stock drop, and now a forthcoming investigation. Whew. This was enough for many commentators to sound the warning bell. With the

Evolution

WWE RAW Reaction 5/12/2014: Daniel Bryan Says Goodbye

The show opened with Evolution… because, at this point, it’s obvious that their feud with The Shield is WWE’s top priority right now. I’m not entirely sold on the ‘we’re angry and want to challenge Evolution to a REMATCH even though we won cleanly’ logic. There’d be more money on the table (and more momentum

adam rose

Adam Rose is WWE’s Latest Gimmick Blunder

Are you a Rosebud, or a… something else? My apologies – I don’t remember the exact phrasing. I’m not really sure what it’s supposed to mean, either. Do rosebuds party a lot while eating Dum Dums? And ride around on a tour bus with outlandishly-dressed people? If so, then consider me the something else.

WWE RAW Reaction 5/6/2014: The Shield Succumbs to Evolution

Last night’s show opened with a 20-man over-the-top battle royal… and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. We’ve seen how many of these matches in the last month? I get the storyline reasons. Still, witnessing yet another “get everybody in the ring at one time” match hurt my brain a little. These become less

Bray Wyatt Spider

WWE Extreme Rules (2014) Reaction: The Shield Conquers Evolution

  Our Kickoff Show started with WeeLC… which wasn’t as horrible as some people made it out to be. Still, that doesn’t mean it was worth much. Both Hornswaggle and El Torrito were impressive for the number of unique things they tried, and hats off to all men (especially Jinder Mahal) who took some nasty

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