Roman Reigns and Big E Face Off in a SmackDown vs. Raw Crossover

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Friday Night SmackDown aired from Knoxville, Tennessee. It featured a showdown between Roman Reigns and Big E and a night to remember for Bianca Belair. It was literally a homecoming week for The EST. The former Tennessee Volunteers track star visited her old high school during its autumn pep rally. Then? She was presented the […] READ MORE


NXT Babyfaces Aren’t Being Built – and That’s a Problem

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Former NXT North American champion Bronson Reed was one of a handful of World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars recently released. NXT’s fortunes seem to have dwindled, in the wake of WWE’s budget cuts, from its push in 2019-20 as a legitimate third brand of WWE’s television product to a territory in limbo. The sacrifice of its […] READ MORE


Vince McMahon’s Steroid Trial Getting Televised Retelling

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Fictionalized portrayals of the World Wrestling Entertainment universe are few and far between. In 2020, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson launched his autobiographical sitcom “Young Rock”, a whimsical take on his childhood, with actors portraying WWE Golden Age notables like Andre the Giant.  The 2019 biopic “Fighting With My Family” covers the upbringing and rise of […] READ MORE



Rolling Loud Partnership Cements WWE’s Pivot to Hip Hop Synergy

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Hard rock and pro wrestling have a long history. A theme by storied metal legends AC/DC still intones the beginning of each installment of Friday Night SmackDown. Rock acts like Alter Bridge, Metallica, Motorhead, and Living Colour have provided entrance themes for World Wrestling Entertainment Superstars Edge, Undertaker, Triple H, and CM Punk, respectively. However, […] READ MORE


Where do Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox Fit on SmackDown?

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As reported earlier at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, NXT’s Shotzi Blackheart and Tegan Nox debuted on July 9’s broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown as a tag team. In their debut match, the two scored an exuberant victory over the current WWE women’s tag team champions, Natalya and Tamina. Shotzi Blackheart has been reported to […] READ MORE



Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio Make Hell in a Cell History

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June 18’s broadcast of Friday Night SmackDown was a palate priming amuse bouche for Sunday, June 20’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event. After Roman Reigns’s violent attack on Dominic Mysterio during his and father Rey Mysterio’s match for the SmackDown Tag Team titles against The Usos, Rey challenged Reigns to pay for his savagery […] READ MORE


One Final Look at A&E Biography: WWE Legends

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The A&E Network, in conjunction with World Wrestling Entertainment, produced a series of Biography episodes dedicated to WWE Superstars. The documentaries covered a wide spectrum of WWE talents as they featured Hulkamania stars Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and Bret Hart, Attitude Era stars Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, and Mick Foley, as well as […] READ MORE


A&E Biography – Shawn Michaels: What We Learned

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The A&E Network series Biography is featuring a number of professional wrestlers on its show. This week, the featured wrestler was two-time WWE Hall of Fame Inductee, “The Heartbreak Kid,” Shawn Michaels. HBK is a four-time former world champion and the first WWE Grand Slam Champion. However, there is much that is not known about […] READ MORE