Check out the tale of the tape when it comes to WWE and the Elimination Chamber PPV, accurate through the 2016 edition of the event. The data used to make this infographic was collected by DC Matthews and the infographic
Doc Manson tabulates every participant and elimination from every Royal Rumble match, ever. Or, at least, from 1988 – 2016, for those of you visiting from the future. Doc describes where the numbers come from and ponders the trouble with trying to get solid numbers for what seem like they should be straightforward stats.
Doc Manson shares his second infographic looking at business trends of the WWE over the course of past decade. This time, it’s a deep dive into ticket sales, looking at fan interest in attending live event both domestically and in markets overseas.
Check out this fun and informative infographic, in which Doc Manson takes on the topic of the current health of the WWE as a business. Are the nay-sayers right? Have TV ratings fallen so far that, surely, the WWE is doomed to go out of business? Let’s see what truths the numbers reveal!
Read Doc Manson’s theory for why the long awaited debut of the glamorous female wrestler, Emmalina, will never happen, and why this is a net positive for Emma as a performer in the WWE.
This is the Fake News for the week of October 16, 2016!
This was a big week for news in the world of professional wrestling. We cover the return of Goldberg to the WWE, the return of Mickie James to NXT, the announcement of the first women’s division Hell in a Cell, and the continued collapse of TNA.
This is the Fake News for the week of October 9, 2016!
This week we cover the latest news from the WWE, including Vince McMahon’s return to television production, the premier of Total Bellas, the latest from RAW, and SmackDown Live’s go home show before No Mercy.
This is the News for the week of October 2, 2016!
This week, we provide a dramatic reading of Orton: Repercussions of Booking, a meme which appeared on Twitter during SmackDown Live this week. We also cover the fallout from Clash of Champions, RAW, and Smackdown, covering WWE superstars Heath Slater, Randy Orton, Brock Lesnar, and Nikki Bella.
Stop the presses and back up the truck. Reports are coming out from #NXTLowell that Samoa Joe has won the NXT championship! Our friends, the New Age Insiders were live at the event and were among the first to report the news.
This is a fantastic development for the Samoan Submission Machine and, more broadly, all fans of WWE/NXT. My initial reaction is that the timing and venue for this title change is somewhat suspect, given that Samoa Joe only recently lost his title bid against Balor at #NXTTakeOverDallas on WrestleMania weekend. Although it seems odd that a new champion would be crowned on a house show, this turn of events only underscores the greater plans that WWE has in store for the now-former NXT champion, Balor.
I’m not exactly known for my positivity, so it surprises me that I’m looking forward to WrestleMania 32 as much as I am. Although the general consensus that I’ve been reading on Twitter tells me that the build to this event has been lackluster, I’m honestly looking forward to the show. In fact, I think I’m looking more forward to this particular WrestleMania than any other in recent history.
Let’s take a look at the card for WrestleMania 32 to figure out why, exactly, I’m looking forward to it. Fair warning, I’m going to start with the two matches I’m less invested in, so try to ignore the negativity that appears in the beginning. Also, I’m not going to talk about the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, nor the Uso’s v. the Dudleys, nor the rumored 6-8 woman tag team match. Based on what I’m hearing none of these matches will be on the actual WrestleMania card, instead likely happening on the pre- or the pre-pre-show.
That said, let’s get into the eight matches lined up for WrestleMania 32.