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CM Punk Could Be the Next Victim of Vince McMahon's Pettiness

A defamation suit filed by a WWE doctor could mean A.J. Styles's current reign as WWE champion—now at over 200 days—will eclipse Punk's 434-day reign, which is a record in the post-Hogan era.
Ian Williams
6.5.18
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WrestleMania Weekend Has Something for Every Kind of Wrestling Fan

WrestleMania is going to be the spectacle it always is, but what may be the biggest deal for the mass of wrestling fans descending on New Orleans will be all the wrestling not sponsored by WWE.
Ian Williams
4.3.18
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Jinder Mahal's Nihilistic Run as a Top Guy is Over

Submissions don't work on Top Guys, and Mahal lost by submission to AJ. Styles at 'Clash of Champions' on Sunday.
Ian Williams
12.19.17
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A Viral Infection Ravaged the WWE Roster—And Saved its Latest Pay-Per-View

The outbreak of a viral infection forced WWE to make key changes to its TLC pay-per-view, which resulted in the return of Kurt Angle and one of the best shows in recent memory.
Ian Williams
10.24.17
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WrestleMania 33 in Review: Packed with WWE Moments to Remember

WrestleMania 33 was, by most measures, a really enjoyable show, with some truly classic moments. It wasn't much more than those moments, but that's the point.
Ian Williams
4.3.17
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Why Wrestling Fans Should Savor 2017's Royal Rumble

The 2017 Royal Rumble wound up being a predictable, perfectly solid main event, with an absolutely electric undercard that will be talked about for years to come.
Ian Williams
1.31.17
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Every Year Is Remarkable in Wrestling, But 2016 Was More So Than Most

WWE's roster is more talented than maybe at any time in the promotion’s history—yes, even the Attitude Era or right after the WCW buyout—and indie wrestling had plenty going for it, too.
Ian Williams
12.27.16
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Feuding Brings Out the Best in A.J. Styles and Dean Ambrose

The feud between A.J. Styles and Dean Ambrose, which reached a crescendo in a wild match for the WWE World Championship Sunday, has brought out the best in both wrestlers all year.
Ian Williams
12.6.16
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WWE Made SummerSlam 2016 Burn Too Bright, Too Fast

A good wrestling show needs ebbs and flows, but SummerSlam's crescendo was reached early on, with one spectacular match and one appallingly dangerous one.
Ian Williams
8.23.16
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"I Mean, We Wrestle a Lot": Talking to Ring Of Honor's Joe Koff, Independent Wrestling's Independent

A conversation with Joe Koff, COO of the mega-indie wrestling circuit Ring Of Honor, about wrestling, business, the wrestling business, and the Kevin Owens Factor.
Ian Williams
8.2.16
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WWE's Weirdly Flat Draft Was Haunted by the Past

WWE wanted to do a NFL-style draft to kick off its recent brand split. Smackdown and Raw got their wrestlers, but a looming lawsuit made it too NFL-like for comfort.
Ian Williams
7.20.16
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What WWE Needs Most Is More Stories

When it comes to storytelling, WWE has always favored big heroes. Given the promotion's wealth of talent , it would be a waste not to tell some different ones.
Ian Williams
6.21.16