Tag: Monday Night

Memo to WWE: It’s wrestling, sure, but it’s still gotta be somewhat believable

The Survivor Series in November was a crowning moment for WWE: marking the on-screen WWE debut of Sting, and the storyline demise of The Authority, the faction led by real-life WWE executives Stephanie McMahon and Triple H whose act was, yes, getting a bit stale more than a year into its run.


WWE Survivor Series Review: Sting returns, Dolph Ziggler big push, more

Sting finally made his WWE debut at Survivor Series Sunday night, and it wasn’t a one-off interview or nonsense backstage vignette.


Next man up: We just witnessed the end of the RG3 era with the Redskins

It ends on a sack. Robert Griffin III lost a fumble on a third-down sack by San Francisco linebacker Ahmad Brooks in the final minute of the Washington Redskins 17-13 loss on Sunday.


Survivor Series Preview: The end for The Authority?

WWE is trying to make chicken salad out of chicken … feathers. The roster depleted by injury, we get the millionth iteration of the company versus the talent, the bourgeoisie squaring off with the proletariat.


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Victory Formation: Why value the premature end to a football game?

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell earned the ire of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan after his over-the-line dive at the end of the Jets’ 20-13 win on Sunday.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. The Redskins (3-6) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-8) on Sunday.


Washington’s Kai Forbath named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Washington Redskins kicker Kai Forbath has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in a Week 8 overtime win against the Dallas Cowboys.


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Tuesday. Washington (3-5) upset the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys, 20-17, on Monday Night Football.


Game Notes: Washington defeats Dallas, 20-17, in OT

The Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 20-17, in overtime in front of an announced crowd of 87,055 people at AT&T Stadium on Monday night.


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Smart political marketing: Dueling Senate ads invoke Redskins, Hokies

Viewers during the broadcast of the Washington-Dallas Monday Night Football game were treated to a TV spot from the Ed Gillespie campaign informing them that he is the Senate candidate who will make sure that the Redskins don’t have to change their name.


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington head coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Friday. Washington (2-5) plays at NFC East rival Dallas (6-1) on Monday Night Football.


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Thursday. Washington (2-5) travels to Dallas (6-1) for an NFC East matchup on Monday Night Football.


Press Conference: Washington quarterback Colt McCoy

Washington quarterback Colt McCoy talks with reporters on Wednesday. Washington (2-5) plays at Dallas (6-1) on Monday Night Football.


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. Washington (2-5) travels to Dallas (6-1) for Monday Night Football next week.


Special appearance by The Rock at Monday Night Raw: One-off?

The dirt sheets had word that The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, was in New York on Monday, but Johnson said on Twitter that he was there for business meetings, leaving unsaid that it wasn’t because WWE was in Brooklyn for Monday Night Raw.


Notebook: Washington loses to Seattle on Monday Night, 27-17

Postgame interviews with coach Jay Gruden and Washington players following a 27-17 loss to defending Super Bowl champion Seattle on Monday Night Football.


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Saturday. Washington (1-3) hosts defending Super Bowl champion Seattle (2-1) on Monday Night Football.


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Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Highlights from Friday’s press conference with Washington coach Jay Gruden. Washington (1-3) hosts defending Super Bowl champ Seattle (2-1) on Monday Night Football this week.


Press Conference: Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins

Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins talks with reporters on Thursday. Washington (1-3) hosts Seattle (2-1) on Monday Night Football.


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Thursday. Washington (1-3) hosts Seattle (2-1) on Monday Night Football.


WWE apologizes for Russian flag incident

Interesting move today from WWE, which issued an apology for an angle on this week’s Monday Night Raw in which Big Show ripped down a Russian flag flying over the ring to further his beef with Rusev.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with the media on Tuesday. Washington (1-3) hosts the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks (2-1) on Monday Night Football.


Wrestling News and Notes: Backstage at Raw, Raw TV viewers up slightly, Nash to appear in Magic Mike sequel

WWE Monday Night Raw was in Memphis this week, and Jerry “The King” Lawler wasn’t the only Memphis wrestling legend to appear in front of the live audience.


Monday Night Raw Review: Are we ready for Night of Champions, or what?

Wow, interesting move there by WWE creative, closing Raw with a long segment putting the spotlight on the Rusev-Mark Henry match that, by all rights, should be the first or second match on Night of Champions.


Did Jerry Springer add to the Bella Twins feud on WWE Raw?

You understand why WWE brings in Jerry Springer for the supposed season premiere of Monday Night Raw. This is what WWE does: thumb its nose at its hard-core fans while trying to reach out and grab at what it can from the mainstream.


Uncomfortable Bella Twins feud is perfect WWE drama

Brie Bella, the good girl, reminisces about her mother telling her about how an ultrasound showed her and her twin sister, Nikki, holding hands in the womb.


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Pro wrestling business model shows flaws

Wrestling, like a cockroach in an abandoned building, has proven itself hearty enough to survive anything, but whether sports entertainment as we know it now can survive in its present form is very much at question. I’d recommend enjoying what we have while we still have it, because change is coming, and the changes that I see coming aren’t good.


Is new WWE I-C champ Dolph Ziggler finally ready for a push?

Dolph Ziggler seemed destined for his big push last April, when the still-reigning Money in the Bank contract holder cashed in his briefcase for a shot at then-World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio on Monday Night Raw and won the 40 pounds of gold.


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Monday Night Raw Review: Good work on Hogan birthday segment, another stupid Stephanie-Brie exchange

Hogan birthday does its job: Until Brock Lesnar’s music hit, the Hulk Hogan birthday celebration made no sense whatsoever, except as a throwback to the fun Old School Raw from earlier in the year.


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The last thing we need is another nWo reunion

When you’re nWo, you’re nWo for life. Sure, we get it. Time to move on was 15 years ago, but it looks like we’re going to get yet another reunion at this week’s WWE Monday Night Raw, which ostensibly is the go-home show to SummerSlam, but is going to be as much Hulk Hogan birthday bash as what it should be.


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Roman Reigns vs. Kane, sorta, kinda

This week’s WWE Monday Night Raw was light on in-ring action, as this video from the scheduled match between Roman Reigns and Kane demonstrates.


Insulting your consumers: What’s best for business, WWE?

Paul Levesque, known to wrestling fans as Triple H, the 13-time WWE world champion and now executive vice president of the company, doesn’t like WWE fans. At least that’s the impression that he gave in cutting a promo, using the parlance of wrestling, on WWE’s flagship weekly TV show, Monday Night Raw, this week.


Sting: I want Undertaker

Sting is finally talking publicly about his plans regarding WWE, and first on his agenda: a match with Undertaker.


Hits, Misses and More from WWE Monday Night Raw in Richmond, Virginia

MISS: Sting wasn’t there OK, so we knew he wasn’t going to be there, but the teases that Sting gave us last week on Twitter and Facebook about 07.14.14 had to come with more payoff than a commercial spot for the new WWE video game.


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Highlights from WWE Monday Night Raw in Richmond

Highlights from WWE Monday Night Raw in Richmond on July 14 include the return of Sting (sort of), Bray Wyatt once again getting the upper hand on Chris Jericho, and a U.S.=Russia debate with Zeb Colter and Lana.


Sting tweets: And now we’re supposed to believe he’s coming back

Sting has been silent on social media since the death of Ultimate Warrior in April. And then today, he tweeted, not once, but twice, and in so doing has the wrestling world all aflutter.


Video: AJ Lee returns, wins WWE Divas Title

AJ Lee returned to WWE Monday Night Raw and defeated Paige to win the Divas Championship.


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Video: Two champs return to WWE Raw

The Miz and Chris Jericho returned to WWE on Monday Night Raw. What might be in store for the former world champs?


The Shield splits: Good move for WWE?

Seth Rollins turned on his partners in The Shield on WWE Monday Night Raw this week, ostensibly joining forces with Evolution in a split that was long-expected, but still somewhat surprising, given the push given The Shield the past several weeks.


Somebody cue up Wade Barrett: More bad news for WWE

WWE needs to heed the old adage about dancing with the one that brung you. It’s a wrestling company, not a movie company, not an entertainment conglomerate.