Predicting the 13 matches for SummerSlam
SummerSlam is right around the corner. What's our ideal lineup for one of the biggest events of the year? Tim Fiorvanti and Marc Raimondi offer 13 matches they'd like to see happen in Toronto.
The talk of the night Monday was the unexpected return of The Undertaker, who interrupted a two-on-one handicap match in which Roman Reigns battled Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. As The Undertaker laid out McMahon, with whom he had a memorable WrestleMania 32 Hell in a Cell match, as well as McIntyre, the stage was set. Undertaker and Reigns, who themselves closed out WrestleMania 33 against one another, will tag together against McMahon and McIntyre at Extreme Rules in less than three weeks. It was one of two tag matches announced for the show on Monday night; following the events of Stomping Grounds, Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins will take on Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans with both the Universal and Raw women’s championships on the line.
AJ Styles and Ricochet closed out Raw with a short, but potent, reminder of what each is capable of in the ring. Styles ultimately persevered over the newly crowned U.S. champion, but whether Styles is destined to battle Ricochet for the belt or Gallows & Anderson will be his focus (or perhaps both), at some point down the line, Ricochet vs. Styles needs to have more than 11 good minutes to truly build up to its potential.
The theme of the night was wrestlers pulling double duty. Kofi Kingston defeated Sami Zayn and picked up a second win (via countout) over Kevin Owens. For his troubles, recently dethroned U.S. champion Samoa Joe choked him out on the top of the stage. Alexa Bliss won a one-on-one match against Naomi, and then teamed up with Nikki Cross to defeat Naomi and Natalya. There were no less than five 24/7 title changes; R-Truth defeated Drake Maverick, but then dropped the belt to Heath Slater, won it back and then lost again to Cedric Alexander. EC3 swooped in and won, but then R-Truth ended the whole arrangement by regaining the belt once more. Rounding out the night’s action, The Usos and New Day won what was essentially a Survivor Series-style elimination match against Rowan, Daniel Bryan and The Revival to set up a match between The Usos and The Revival. Finally, Braun Strowman won a tug-of-war against Bobby Lashley. Yes, you read that right.
WWE Stomping Grounds results: Ricochet wins U.S. title, Lynch, Rollins and Kofi retain
Becky Lynch retained the Raw women's championship, but Samoa Joe couldn't hold onto his gold as Ricochet won his first main roster championship at Stomping Grounds.
Cheap Heat: Stomping Grounds Reaction
The boys are back to shoot some Monday arrows and break down Stomping Grounds. The good, the bad and the attendance are all analyzed in this quick reaction show.
ESPYS Voting: Best WWE Moment
Let your voice be heard and then tune in to The 2019 ESPYS presented by Capital One on July 10 on ABC!
Kofi Kingston has 'a little bit' of a shoe problem
WWE Stomping Grounds a pivotal stop ahead of SummerSlam
WWE Stomping Grounds features a number of rematches from Super ShowDown, but also provides an opportunity to end a number of feuds as fans search for something new this summer.
Wade Keller Invades the Shoot Arrow!
Wade Keller jumps on for a few minutes to talk about what he loves and hates most currently, Greg drops a few gems, the boys preview Stomping Grounds, and the Shoot Arrow rages on.
Nikki Bella says career over due to injuries
Nikki Bella, a two-time former WWE Divas champion, confirmed Wednesday that her in-ring career is over due to injury concerns.
Kingston still No. 1 in ESPN WWE Power Rankings, Bray Wyatt on the rise
Kofi Kingston remains at No. 1 in the latest Power Rankings while a tumultuous stretch in WWE led to a bit of chaos lower down in the top 10.
'That's what it's all about': The homecoming of Kofi Kingston
Kofi Kingston recently visited his birthplace of Ghana, using his celebrity to encourage children to dream big, and possibly even become a WWE champion like him.
Sonnen details lucrative offer he got from WWE
WWE Super ShowDown: Undertaker beats Goldberg, Mansoor scores shock battle royal win
The Undertaker prevailed over Goldberg in a match with an ending we'd like to forget to close out WWE's Super ShowDown event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Should GSP consider professional wrestling?
NXT TakeOver: XXV results -- Adam Cole captures the NXT championship
The 25th NXT TakeOver event was packed with action, with Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole putting on another thriller and Shayna Baszler defending her women's title but taking a post-match beating from challenger Io Shirai.
The top 25 NXT TakeOver moments
Ahead of the 25th NXT TakeOver, we look back at the biggest moments in the WWE's third brand's history.
Stars in development: Life at the WWE Performance Center
The WWE stars of tomorrow train at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. So who's next, and how are they going to get to the top?
Jericho says there's WWE talent who 'can't wait' for own version of Moxley podcast
Chris Jericho reflects on his Jon Moxley interview going viral and the reaction he got from some WWE talent. He also discusses his own WWE experiences, his busy schedule over the next few months and the potential of CM Punk in AEW.
Jon Moxley explains why he left WWE
Jon Moxley, formerly known as Dean Ambrose in WWE, revealed to Chris Jericho why he left WWE and what he hopes to get out of his time with new wrestling organizations.
So far, so good as AEW hits big with Double or Nothing debut
All Elite Wrestling's opening show delivered, based on its high-intensity matches and surprises throughout Saturday night.
How two WWE superstars created their own path to success using action figures
A childhood obsession with wrestling figures helped bond Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder as a tag team. It also served as the driving force behind a podcast, a growing YouTube presence and a resurgence in their WWE careers.
Raimondi: 2019 is the right time for the new WWE 24/7 title ... if executed correctly
WWE introduced a new 24/7 title with the idea that it could be defended anywhere at any time. Utilizing the whole roster and all of the WWE's media platforms will be key if it's going to succeed as planned in 2019.
3-time WWE champion Mick Foley made an appearance on RAW tonight to debut a new championship. The title, dubbed the 24/7 Championship, is reminiscent of the Hardcore Championship of years past, a fond memory of the Attitude Era. The title can be defended anywhere, at any place, at any time. Following his announcement, Foley left the championship in the middle of the ring to be claimed by any superstar. After a brawl featuring a number of superstars, Titus O’Neil became the first-ever 24/7 champion. The reign didn't last long, however, as Robert Roode snuck up from behind him and rolled him up for the pinfall victory to become champion. After Roode evaded challengers backstage, R-Truth lured him into a trap and got the pinfall to take the title to SmackDownLive.
Can AEW compete with WWE?
All Elite Wrestling hosts its debut event in Las Vegas over the weekend. With strong talent and a TV deal, it's seemingly set up for success, but will AEW be a legitimate competitor to WWE or simply another operation in the shadows of the industry leader?
Why Brandi Rhodes has to work harder than anyone else in wrestling
All Elite Wrestling's chief brand officer accomplished many firsts in the sport.
Jim Ross on leaving WWE and what's ahead for him at AEW
After a reduction in assignments, Jim Ross left WWE for AEW and hopes that he can serve as a mentor to many in the new wrestling organization.
WWE Money in the Bank results: Bayley wins and cashes in; Lesnar shocks with return and captures briefcase
After being out of sight since losing the Universal championship at WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar made a surprise return and became Mr. Money in the Bank.
Bayley cashes in her Money In The Bank briefcase on Charlotte and wins the SmackDown Live women's championship
Well that was a twist. Brock Lesnar runs in an grabs the Money In The Bank briefcase. He was announced as the winner.
How Wale became hip-hop's No. 1 wrestling fan
The Grammy-nominated rapper finds his escape by being a wrestling nerd.
How well does Paige know The Rock?
WWE fans got what they wanted at WrestleMania 35
WWE fan favorites Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins all won at WrestleMania 35, securing all of WWE's top titles in one exciting, emotional night. So what comes next?
The best of WrestleMania 35
Extended cuts of post-match interviews with Kofi Kingston, Seth Rollins and The IIconics, plus all of the best of what we captured throughout WrestleMania week.
WrestleMania 35 results: Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins become new champions
Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston had their WrestleMania moments with championship victories, while Kurt Angle lost his final match and retired from in-ring action.
Kofi after winning WWE Title: 'I was overcome with emotion'
Rollins wants 'to headline Wrestlemania next year'
After defeating Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins says next year he wants to headline Wrestlemania.
How Becky Lynch became The Man
At age 15, Rebecca Quin, known today as Becky Lynch, wanted to be the best wrestler in the world. After a 17-year journey, filled with more lows than highs, she has finally accomplished her dream.
Hawkins: It's 'pretty special' to win title in hometown
Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder reflect on the feeling of winning the Raw tag team titles at WrestleMania 35.
How WrestleMania became a mainstream cultural phenomenon
Kofi Kingston's fight to become the fourth black WWE heavyweight champion
Over a decade with the company, Kingston is finally getting a title shot.
Kofi Kingston: Xavier Woods and Big E are my brothers
Angle on final match: 'The time has come'
Why are so many wrestlers 'best friends'?
A time-honored trope of pairing wrestlers together just to break them apart has been overexposed, but does it matter?
Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez set for pro wrestling debut
UFC heavyweight Cain Velasquez is stepping into the world of pro wrestling, with his first match coming at a major AAA show in Mexico in July.