Tag: WWE

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.

Return of the Curb Stomp: WWE looking to give Seth Rollins another big push?

Seth Rollins finished off Finn Balor in the main event of Monday Night Raw not with Triple H’s finisher, the Pedigree, but with a good, old-fashioned Curb Stomp, not seen since his 2015 Wrestlemania WWE title win.

Is Daniel Bryan gearing up for a return to the ring in WWE?

The rumor mill is heating up again with talk that Daniel Bryan could be set for a return to the ring in WWE, though WWE is denying that a Bryan return is imminent.

WWE No Mercy Preview: Thoughts on Cena-Reigns, Lesnar-Strowman

WWE loaded up the card for No Mercy, a September Raw brand pay-per-view with two WrestleMania main event-quality matches.

Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton

Chris Graham interviews newly minted WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express.

Dancing into the night: Ricky Morton recaps WWE Hall of Fame career

Ricky Morton might have thought the phone call was never going to come. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in the WWE Hall of Fame? That day had passed.

House of Horrors: WWE blows big spot on megashow

The verdict is on the WWE House of Horrors match pitting Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt: meh.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Express in WWE Hall of Fame: Long overdue

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express is, finally, getting its due, with the news that the tag team will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year.

Donald Trump: Wrestling heel, babyface, anti-hero?

That Donald Trump is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame has been well-documented by political commentators.

WWE Smackdown Live coming to Richmond Coliseum

WWE Smackdown Live is coming to the Richmond Coliseum on Tuesday, March 28, for the final live WWE TV broadcast leading into WrestleMania 33.

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Podcast: Wrestling, UVA sports, news on The Chris Graham Show

Tuesday is wrestling day on The Chris Graham Show. Chris also talks UVA sports, Thanksgiving Day football and more.

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Podcast: Tips for surviving Thanksgiving politics

AFP editor Chris Graham shares whatever wisdom he has in helping us all survive the inevitable uncomfortable politics discussions over the Thanksgiving table.

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Video: Chris Graham reviews WWE Survivor Series, Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar

AFP editor Chris Graham reviews WWE Survivor Series, and tries to make sense of the Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar main event.

A.J. Styles retains WWE title at No Mercy

A.J. Styles retained his WWE title in a triple threat match with John Cena and Dean Ambrose.

Video: Breaking down #WWE Clash of Champions

AFP editor Chris Graham interacts with wrestling fans on Facebook Live in a review of #WWE Clash of Champions.

WWE TV: Viewer numbers down for Raw, Smackdown

The WWE brand split has yet to resonate with viewers of its signature weekly TV series, Raw and Smackdown.

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Podcast: AFP editor Chris Graham talks ACC football, WWE on Mark Moses Show

AFP editor Chris Graham joins the Mark Moses Show on ESPN 1560-The Fan in Melbourne, Fla., to talk ACC football and WWE.

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Podcast: Presidential race, WWE, UVA football on The Chris Graham Show

AFP editor Chris Graham marks the return of “The Chris Graham Show” with hot takes on the presidential race, WWE and UVA football.

WWE Smackdown jumps in viewers this week

Smackdown is thisclose to catching the WWE flagship show, Monday Night Raw, in the ratings.

Raw continues to struggle: Viewer numbers down again

WWE Monday Night Raw viewership was down 12 percent this week against two Monday Night Football games.

Video: AFP editor Chris Graham reviews WWE Backlash

AFP editor Chris Graham takes questions on WWE Backlash from viewers on Facebook Live.

Early returns on Kevin Owens era not good: Raw ratings collapse

The Kevin Owens era as WWE Universal champ opened as a ratings disaster on Monday Night Raw this week.


NXT Live! coming to Altria Theater Oct. 7: Tickets on sale Friday

Live at Altria Theater, NXT Live! See the hottest brand in sports entertainment as NXT heads to Richmond for the first time ever on Friday, October 7.

New WWE Universal champ Finn Bálor out 4-6 months

New WWE Universal champ Finn Bálor could be out as long as four to six months due to a shoulder injury suffered at SummerSlam.

SummerSlam preview: Packed card promises lots of high spots

It seemed an odd choice, ending the go-home SummerSlam Monday Night Raw with Rusev and Roman Reigns, when the pay-per-view has two world title-level matches.


NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II hits, misses

Spoiler alert: there weren’t any misses at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn II, which was solid top to bottom.

Triple H: Do wins and losses matter in pro wrestling?

Do wins and losses matter in pro wrestling booking? Triple H sure doesn’t care about even keeping track.

Video: AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down WWE draft

Surprised at Seth Rollins being the #1 pick? AFP editor Chris Graham breaks down the WWE draft on Facebook Live.

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Podcast: Chris Graham talks WWE, NBA, ACC football

Chris Graham talks on our AFP podcast about the Roman Reigns wellness policy violation, breaks down the NBA Finals Game 7, previews the NBA Draft and looks ahead to the ACC Football Kickoff.

Unique Shield reunion highlights WWE Money in the Bank

Seth Rollins pinned Roman Reigns to win his second WWE heavyweight title Sunday night at Money in the Bank, but that wasn’t the end of the story.

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Chris Graham talks NBA Finals, Nats-UVA, WWE Money in the Bank

Chris Graham talks sports on the latest AFP podcast. Topics include the NBA Finals, the Washington Nationals, UVA baseball and WWE Money in the Bank.

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Podcast: Chris Graham breaks down Warriors-Thunder, College World Series, WWE brand split

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on the AFP Podcast. Today’s segment includes analysis of the Warriors-Thunder Game 7.

WWE splitting into two: Separate Raw, Smackdown great news for fans

Great news for wrestling fans: WWE is splitting its roster again, and beginning July 19, Smackdown will air live on Tuesday nights.

Tommy Dreamer is right: No more head chairshots

ECW Original Tommy Dreamer said in a recent interview that wrestling needs to do away with unprotected chairshots to the head.

How does WWE get Roman Reigns over?

WWE desperately wants to get Roman Reigns over with fans. Matching him up with smark favorite A.J. Styles is probably not the way to do it.

WWE Payback: Styles, Reigns bring down the house

WWE is advertising that it is beginning a new era. The first installment of Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles was a good launching pad.

What good does it do for fans to keep booing Roman Reigns?

No matter how much you boo Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan ain’t coming back. CM Punk, he ain’t coming back.

Is WWE trying to kill Charlottesville with weak JPJ card?

WWE is coming to the John Paul Jones Arena on May 15. Don’t feel the need to rush out to get your tickets right now or anything.

WrestleMania 32: Hits, Misses

Roman Reigns, predictably, walked out of AT&T Stadium at the end of WrestleMania 32 with the WWE championship.

WWE Fastlane: Winners, losers and more from the show

We can start with the obvious. The biggest losers at WWE Fastlane were those of us who spent three hours fighting spotty broadcast signals and common sense to watch.

Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan: Lucky to be getting out alive

The great shame with the recent news about former WWE champion Daniel Bryan isn’t that he’s retiring in his prime at age 34.

Daniel Bryan WWE retirement: Work, or real thing?

Four-time WWE champ Daniel Bryan announced on Twitter on Monday that he is retiring from active competition, putting an apparent premature end to a promising career.

New WWE champ Triple H: This is what’s best for business?

Everybody was in on the big secret that Triple H was going to win the WWE title at the Royal Rumble, though the company did its best to try to make us act surprised.

WWE brings Road to WrestleMania 32 Tour to Richmond in March

WWE is bringing its live Road to WrestleMania 32 tour to the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday, March 26. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 23 at 10am.

Daniel Bryan to WWE: Clear me!

Daniel Bryan shared an article from WWE.com announcing several talent signings to send a message to the company’s powers-that-be.

Vince McMahon ‘arrest’ triggers phone calls to NYPD: Sounds right

TMZ is reporting today that the NYPD received a “bunch of calls” triggered by the storyline arrest of WWE chairman Vince McMahon on Monday Night Raw.

TLC Review: Is WWE finally figuring out how to push Roman Reigns?

WWE didn’t do its TLC pay-per-view event any justice with the Raws and Smackdowns that served as the lead-ins.