Tag: Royal Rumble

Royal Rumble Preview: Is Roman Reigns winning a foregone conclusion?

The best time of the WWE year is the period beginning with Royal Rumble, which is the unofficial opening day of the WWE calendar year heading into Wrestlemania.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks college basketball, football with Mark Moses

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks college basketball and college football with the Mark Moses Show on 1560-AM in Melbourne, Fla.

Fast Lane: WWE interstitial between Royal Rumble, WrestleMania

The WWE calendar revolves around three big events a year. The Royal Rumble and WrestleMania are interconnected, and just a couple of months apart.

WWE Royal Rumble Review: Fans in Philly not impressed with Roman Reigns

For the second year in a row, the winner of the WWE Royal Rumble, this year’s winner being Roman Reigns, was showered with boos upon his coronation as the WrestleMania co-main-eventer.

WWE Royal Rumble Preview: The Road to WrestleMania 31 Begins

A triple threat world title match, then the Rumble itself: this weekend’s WWE Royal Rumble is setting the stage for The Road to WrestleMania 31.

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.

TLC Preview: Can WWE build on success of Survivor Series?

WWE looks forward to its TLC pay-per-view this weekend as a chance to build on one of its more successful events in recent years at Survivor Series in November.

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.

Rock vs. Triple H at WrestleMania: Is it 2000 or something?

Spoiler alert: Rock and Triple H are going to have a discussion backstage at WWE Smackdown Friday night about a match at WrestleMania 31.

Jim Ross gets us thinking: CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31?

With Roman Reigns on the shelf following surgery, WWE world champ Brock Lesnar needs an opponent for WrestleMania 31. Jim Ross blogged this week on an intriguing possible fill-in for Reigns: CM Punk.

WWE Night of Champions Review: What were they thinking?

Cluster at the end of Night of Champions: That’s all you can conjure here with reference to the screwjob ending to the Brock Lesnar-John Cena main event.

Daniel Bryan may be returning sooner: Is this good news?

WWE has been targeting a Survivor Series return for recent champ Daniel Bryan, but he may be able to get back in action sooner with his rehab starting to go better than had been expected.

SummerSlam Preview: Lesnar-Cena, Wyatt-Jericho, Stephanie-Brie, more

It’s the summer WrestleMania. That’s one way to think of SummerSlam, arguably, with apologies to Royal Rumble, the second-biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year, if only because of its timing.

Is WWE burying Bo Dallas?

If you’re not a regular viewer of NXT, which I’m not, your introduction to Bo Dallas came at the 2013 Royal Rumble, which saw Dallas enter at #16, eliminate Intercontinental champ Wade Barrett, last 20 minutes, then get a quick push that included a non-title win over Barrett on Raw the following night.

The latest on CM Punk: Will he return to WWE?

CM Punk’s WWE contract expires July 17. The question from wrestling fans regarding “The Best in the World” – will he return, or is he done?

Winner and new WWE champ after Money in the Bank: Bray Wyatt?

Daniel Bryan’s injury and slowed rehab from neck surgery may have helped WWE stumble into a way to further elevate top heel Bray Wyatt: make him the winner and new WWE champ at Money in the Bank.

Report: Batista feeling effed over by WWE, on the way out?

Inside WWE sources have been laying the smack down on Batista this week, suggesting that the big man is nixing a pay-per-view main event with WWE champ Daniel Bryan because he doesn’t want to put the smaller Bryan over.

Should wrestling have an offseason?

Wrestling is 52 weeks a year; might it be too much? The short answer is yes, but that doesn’t mean the sport needs an offseason. WWE and TNA just need to be smarter about how they manage their talents.

New TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Eric Young?

A smallish, bearded wrestler wins a world title. Heard this story before? TNA’s new World Champ is perennial underdog Eric Young, who won a gauntlet match on tonight’s Impact Wrestling, and demanded the title shot that he earned with that victory later in the show, then pinned champion Magnus in a surprise result.

The saddest thing about Ultimate Warrior: He did it the right way

Saturday night at the Hall of Fame, and Monday Night at Raw, Ultimate Warrior had his hand raised in victory, with wrestling his vanquished foe. Turns out, tragically, that it was only a near-fall; wrestling always wins in the end.

TV News: WWE Monday Night Raw draws smallest audience of 2014

The good news: Monday Night Raw was once again the highest-rated show on cable TV this week. The bad news: the audience for this week’s Raw was the lowest in 2014.

TV News: How did Monday Night Raw fare in the ratings?

Surprise, surprise … this week’s Monday Night Raw was down 5 percent in viewers from last week. The show, featuring previously announced appearances by WWE legends Hulk Hogan and Undertaker, drew an average of 4.368 million viewers, down from last week’s 4.576 million viewers Viewership has been consistently falling since the Royal Rumble go-home episode […]

WWE Video: Crack finally showing in The Shield?

It’s been brewing since Royal Rumble, but we finally may be seeing the beginnings of the breakup of The Shield – Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

Vince McMahon on CM Punk: “Taking a sabbatical”

Vince McMahon, on the WWE quarterly earnings call with investors today, offered the first public comments from the company on the status of superstar CM Punk, who has been absent from WWE TV and house shows since Jan. 27. “He’s taking a sabbatical, let’s put it that way,” McMahon said of Punk, who reportedly walked […]

Report: CM Punk granted early release by WWE?

PWInsider is reporting that the word from the locker room from this weekend’s WWE house shows is that CM Punk was granted an early release from his WWE contract on Friday. Punk had said in interviews before he left WWE that he was under contract to the company until July. He left the company after […]

CM Punk update: Could he be moving to UFC?

There has been a lot of speculation this week that CM Punk, who quit WWE on Monday, could be interested in making a move to UFC, speculation that was fueled by his presence at a UFC event in Chicago last weekend before his appearance in the WWE Royal Rumble. UFC president Dana White said Punk […]

Brock Lesnar “fined” by WWE for actions at Royal Rumble, Raw

WWE.com announced a storyline $10,000 fine for brock lesnar for his attack on Big Show at Royal Rumble and his interference in the tag-team match on Monday Night Raw that included an attack on former WWE tag champs Goldust and Cody Rhodes. WWE would appear to have bigger non-storyline issues to deal with regarding the […]

Jim Ross: Daniel Bryan fans need to be patient

Daniel Bryan has never been more over, but Jim Ross doesn’t think the DB Train is about to pull into the station just yet. “I am a firm believer that great talents cannot be suppressed permanently and that there is a method to what is perceived to be the madness that is ongoing,” Ross wrote […]

Mick Foley: Tweaking needed to save WrestleMania

Mick Foley said he would throw a brick at his TV if Daniel Bryan didn’t win the Royal Rumble. Daniel Bryan wasn’t even in the Royal Rumble. Need a flamethrower, Mick? “In my two years as an official WWE Ambassador, I never once had to lie about my enthusiasm for the company or the product,” […]

WWE Video: Highlights from tag-title match at Royal Rumble

  Oh, you didn’t know? The Rhodes Brothers get a jolt of Attitude when Cody Rhodes & Goldust defend their WWE Tag Team Championships against The New Age Outlaws on Royal Rumble Kickoff.

Winners and Losers: WWE Royal Rumble

LOSER: WWE Creative The fans in Pittsburgh stole the show, chanting “Daniel Bryan!” throughout the uninspiring WWE Title match between Randy Orton and John Cena, then adding more “Daniel Bryan!” chants through the Royal Rumble itself, and booing loudly when Rey Mysterio was announced as the 30th and final competitor, meaning that Bryan was not […]

WWE Video: Royal Rumble pre-show preview

  The Royal Rumble is Sunday night, and it all starts with the Royal Rumble Kickoff! The 30 minute Kickoff will feature expert analysis from some of your favorite WWE personalities and a title match between WWE Tag Team Champions The Rhodes Brothers and The New Age Outlaws. Who will emerge victorious when these veterans collide […]

WWE Video: 100 Greatest Royal Rumble eliminations

  Which Royal Rumble eliminations make this list of the 100 wildest over-the-top moments? More online: www.wwe.com/wwenetwork

WWE Video: Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar simulation

  Will Big Show take down Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble? See if WWE 2K14 correctly predicted this match. Rendition by TonyPizzaGuy! Check out his awesome channel athttp://www.youtube.com/WeCaptureTheFrag

WWE Video: Royal Rumble simulation

  Has WWE 2K14 predicted the winner of this years Royal Rumble? This simulation is down to the final 6 men but who will win? Rendition by TonyPizzaGuy! Check out his awesome channel at www.youtube.com/WeCaptureTheFrag. Watch one of WWE’s most exciting events of the year, Royal Rumble, returns to pay-per-view on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 8 […]

WWE Video: CM Punk ready to defy the odds at Royal Rumble

  Despite receiving the No. 1 spot, CM Punk is poised to defy the odds at Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

Jim Ross: Royal Rumble picks

Jim Ross shares his Royal Rumble predictions on his blog. Brock Lesnar-Big Show: Lesnar. “It’s feeling more and more like it could be a Lesnar vs. Undertaker showdown at WM30 in NOLA,” Ross says. CM Punk in the Rumble: “I’d love to see CM Punk go coast to coast while entering #1 in the Rumble […]

WWE Video: CM Punk talks being #1 entrant in Royal Rumble

  CM Punk talks to WWE.com about being named the No. 1 entrant in the 2014 Royal Rumble. Get Exclusive WWE videos first on WWE.com. Catch all Pay Per Views on WWE Network – www.wwe.com/wwenetwork.

WWE Superstars share their Royal Rumble memories

  With Royal Rumble imminent, WWE Director of Operations Kane, WWE Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes and Titus O’Neil all share their favorite moments from the pay-per-view free-for-all. Watch those and other memorable Royal Rumble moments on WWE Network starting Feb. 24, 2014. Learn about WWE Network: www.wwe.com/wwenetwork.

WWE Video: Don’t miss the Royal Rumble

  This Sunday is Royal Rumble and it all starts with the Royal Rumble Kickoff! The 30 minute Kickoff will feature expert analysis from some of your favorite WWE personalities and a title match between WWE Tag Team Champions The Rhodes Brothers and The New Age Outlaws. Who will emerge victorious when these veterans collide for […]

WWE Video: Royal Rumble All Access Pass

  Get ready for WWE Royal Rumble with this All Access Pass. Order Royal Rumble, January 26, 8e/5p, Live on Pay-Per-View.