Vince McMahon

bruiseday

Jinder Mahal Is WWE’s Latest “Evil Foreigner” – And Fans Still Eat It Up

When people are being shot for their turbans or the colour of their skin, wrestling's continued reliance on xenophobic gimmicks feels worse than cynical.
Ian Williams
5.24.17
WRESTLING

Breaking Kayfabe: An Inside Look at WWE’s Unlikely Business Empire

WWE is one of the most unlikely entertainment empires in US history, but CEO Vince McMahon’s ambitions and management style have left many wondering if the company can continue to grow.
Ian Frisch
12.12.16
bruiseday

Where Does CM Punk Go From Here?

CM Punk has burned his bridges with not just WWE but much of pro wrestling, and was embarrassed in his UFC debut. Now a great champ faces an uncertain future.
Ian Williams
9.13.16
bruiseday

Kevin Owens Is WWE's Universal Champion, And So Are You

Kevin Owens doesn't look like a WWE champion, and doesn't have the pedigree or push champions usually enjoy. But he's a champion, all right, and it's great.
Ian Williams
8.31.16
FIGHTLAND

Conor McGregor's Mouth, Vince McMahon's Thirst, And The WWE/MMA Flirtation

When Conor McGregor made the decision to trash-talk WWE's entire roster, it seemed to telegraph yet another crossover between two sports that need each other.
Ian Williams
8.10.16
bruiseday

WWE's Bizarrely Bland Brand Split Desperately Needs Some Hype

WWE's rivalry between Raw and Smackdown had promise, but it's been undone by a sleepy boardroom feud between Shane and Stephanie McMahon. Where's the heat?
Ian Williams
7.13.16
WRESTLING

Ryback Spoke Out About How Things Really Work in WWE, and It Hurt

Wrestling is a secretive, silence-driven business. That silence conceals a lot of sketchiness, and when wrestler Ryback wrote about it on Tumblr earlier this week, he exposed it.
Ian Williams
5.9.16
Wrestlemania

WWE Refused To Give Fans What It Knows They Want At Wrestlemania

Everyone knew that Wrestlemania would end with WWE pushing Roman Reigns, its chosen champion, over the top. The surprise was how defiantly unsurprising it was.
Ian Williams
4.5.16
unlikely crossovers

The Bizarre Moments When Football and Professional Wrestling Collide

The WWE and the Premier League are both unpredictable, action-packed, and full of emotion. They can also both get seriously weird. It gets stranger still when stars from the two collide – here are some of the best examples.
Lucas Fothergill
3.31.16
WWE

With the Return of Shane, WWE Is the McMahon Show Once Again

Vince McMahon's son Shane crashed Monday Night Raw for the first time in years. Fans still love to hate him, but his return suggests changes ahead for WWE.
Ian Williams
2.24.16
WRESTLING

Farewell to the Utterly Undeniable Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan was an indie wrestling grinder who became a beloved WWE champion because of how uniquely talented he was. His career is over, but his legend is secure.
Ian Williams
2.10.16
Pro Wrestling

Working, Fighting, and Bret "Hitman" Hart

Even among his pro wrestling peers, Bret Hart has suffered a great deal, in the ring and out. His cancer diagnosis is sad, but Hart doesn't go down easily.
Ian Williams
2.3.16
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