Imperium Reunites at WWE Clash at the Castle

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During Gunther‘s entrance ahead of his epic inter-European brawl with the “Celtic Warrior”, Sheamus at WWE Clash at the Castle, Ludwig Kaiser announced Gunther not only as the “Ring General”, but as the leader of Imperium. Giovanni Vinci, the former Fabian Aichner, joined Gunther and Kaiser during his entrance and entered into a brawl with […] READ MORE


The Only First And Last Champion: Tyler Bate

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Tyler Bate will defend the NXT UK Championship against Bron Breakker at NXT Worlds Collide this Sunday, September 4. It will mark the final defense of this championship as it will be unified with Breakker’s NXT Championship.  This makes Bate the only person to be the first and last holder of a WWE championship. Bate […] READ MORE


NXT’s Pete Dunne Makes SmackDown Debut as Butch

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In an unexpected turn of events, Sheamus’s and Ridge Holland’s tag team became a three-man heel faction with the addition of Pete Dunne. On March 11’s broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown from the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, Pete Dunne debuted under the newly granted ring name Butch. Upon the recent, quiet release of Cesaro, […] READ MORE



NXT’s Changing Landscape

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December 5’s NXT War Games touted a definitive face-off between ‘Black and Gold NXT’ and ‘NXT 2.0’. The first pay-per-view to air since NXT’s rebranding, it unfolded under a cloud of speculation about the contract statuses of popular ‘Black and Gold’ era performers Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly. With both stars’ contracts expiring in mere […] READ MORE





Tommaso Ciampa Grounds NXT 2.0

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So far, reviews of the new NXT 2.0 have been mixed. To many pro wrestling fans, the black and gold NXT will always be held as a defining era. Back when black and gold NXT was being promoted as a third brand rather than a developmental territory, it waved the banner for athletically driven, realism-based […] READ MORE


NXT 2.0 Debuts Several Fresh Faces

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Throughout 2019 and 2020, Triple H and members of the NXT  roster such as, at that time, Adam Cole insistently waved the banner that NXT was no longer a developmental territory. The black and gold brand was pushed as a third World Wrestling Entertainment brand in its own right, with a planned international expansion that […] READ MORE