The telltale signs that Hell in a Cell was going to be a dud were there long before the action kicked off Sunday night. Even as the go-home show, which doubled as the debut edition of Smackdown on Fox, went off the air, WWE found itself with just three matches confirmed for its card. The result was a number of filler matches announced on the day of the event, which did little to elevate the overall quality of the show. It wasn’t all bad, of course. Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks was a gem of an opener and a quality Hell in a Cell match for the Raw Women’s championship. The Kabuki Warriors vs Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross for the Women’s Tag Team championships was also a solid outing. What decidedly wasn’t solid was the booking of the Universal championship match between Seth Rollins and The Fiend. How bad was it? Before the bell could even ring, the capacity crowd turned on the match, peppering the competitors with a myriad of boos as chants of “AEW,” “refund,” and “restart the match” filled the arena. It’s not that WWE isn’t allowed a “miss” now and again, it’s that the execution and baffling decision at the end of the match were so infuriatingly bad that seemingly nobody in the company can even defend it.
Over the past four years, WWE’s women’s division has undeniably come lightyears from the dark ages it once knew. Gone are the days of bra and panties matches and thirty second “Divas” matches. No more was the championship belt shaped like a giant pink butterfly. In their place, we finally had competent, exciting action on par with almost anything the male superstars could roll out. Since that time, the women of the WWE have achieved countless firsts: first women’s money in the bank ladder match; first Women’s Royal Rumble match; first all-women’s PPV (Evolution); first women’s Hell in a Cell match; first women’s match to close out a PPV, and countless other accolades. As a result of this progress, the inevitable next and most impressive step occurred this past Wrestlemnia when a women’s match filled the main event spot for the first time in WWE’s illustrious history. Unfortunately, despite largely solid in-ring action, shoddy booking by the creative team has continually held the division back. Allow me to explain.
DDP reviews WWE’s Money in the Bank 2019 and just a heads up, he gets a bit hot under the collar!
DDP talks Wrestlemania 35 and runs you through the highlights of the card. Not every match is discussed but the ones that stood out are.
Are you ready? It’s Wrestelmania 35! This will be the biggest ppt ever! Joining us for this watch party is Darreck from The Dallas Prospect
With Wrestlemania 35 this Sunday, April 7th, 2019, DDP takes a little time to run down the card and give you his thoughts as he picks his winners and prepares for a 7.5 hour livestream broadcast with The Sports Fury. Gear up, wrestling fans, we’ve got one long marathon coming up…
Some of the best fantasy bookings are the ones simply bold enough to ask “what if?” As such, I couldn’t help but wonder what would’ve happened if Shawn Michaels hadn’t been forced to retire for four years in 1998.
The 2018 Royal Rumble was one of the best in recent years, although to be honest that bar hasn’t been especially high. Perhaps the biggest moment, however, came moments after the conclusion of the inaugural Women’s Royal Rumble match, which was won by Asuka. With the Empress of Tomorrow standing tall between Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss and Smackdown’s Women’s Champion, Charlotte. As the crowd waited to hear which champion Asuka would challenge at Wrestlemania, an unfamiliar theme blared throughout the arena. Ronda Rousey had made her WWE debut.
The Royal Rumble is famous for its history of surprise debuts and returns, ushering in WWE Legends, Indie darlings, and current stars returning from injury. While recent years may not have utilized this element to proper effect, it is something fans wildly anticipate with each countdown between entrants. So, with the 2018 Royal Rumble just days away, it should come as no surprise that rumors are swirling about who may hit the ring for a chance to main event Wrestl
At the completion of Survivor Series, one of WWE’s “Big 4” PPVs each year, an otherwise stellar show came to an all-too familiar crescendo. The old guard stole the show, and the supposed “stars” of today were quickly swept aside.