bruiseday

bruiseday
bruiseday

It's Time for WWE to Sort Out Its Roman Reigns Problem

Fans left WWE's Backlash PPV early because Reigns won, and if they didn't leave, they were booing.
Ian Williams
5.8.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

Remembering Paul Jones, the Believable Heel

On the same day that the legendary Bruno Sammartino died, the less renowned Jones also passed. He was a villain, but one who felt tangible and real.
Ian Williams
4.24.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

John Cena's Midlife Crisis

The best storyline WWE has going right now is John Cena's conquering hero turned waning star.
Ian Williams
4.17.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

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
bruiseday
bruiseday

Golden Lovers vs. Young Bucks Main Event Will Be Remembered for Decades

New Japan Pro Wrestling's "Strong Style Evolved" ventured onto US soil and the entire show delivered big time.
Ian Williams
3.27.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

CM Punk, Please Come Back to Wrestling

It doesn't have to be with WWE, and probably shouldn't, but Punk needs to come back for himself, and everyone else.
Ian Williams
3.20.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

'Fast Lane' Showed the Best of Branded PPVs, and Now They're Gone

Asuka got such a huge pop when her music played because she wasn't supposed to be there and it was a genuine surprise. That won't happen again.
Ian Williams
3.13.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

Elimination Chamber Was Exactly What It Needed To Be

Sasha Banks turned on Bayley, and Alexa Bliss won the women's side. Braun Strowman destroyed everything, and Roman Reigns won a date with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania.
Ian Williams
2.27.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

Jeff Jarrett Is Pro Wrestling

Jarrett was a solid, if bland wrestler, but he's not that different from Vince McMahon, and absolutely deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Ian Williams
2.20.18
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bruiseday

Iraq War Veterans are Using Pro Wrestling to Cope With PTSD

In the short documentary 'Valhalla Club,' three vets talk about how pro wrestling did for them what the VA and federal government couldn't: helped them cope with PTSD.
Ian Williams
2.13.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi's Friendship is Why We Love Pro Wrestling

In an increasingly isolated, disconnected world, the friendships at the heart of pro wrestling storytelling—like the Golden Lovers'—keep us watching.
Ian Williams
2.6.18
bruiseday
bruiseday

Royal Rumble 2018 Was WWE at its Best

It's easy to get cynical about WWE, but this year's Royal Rumble, with wins by Nakamura and Asuka, reminded us what makes the promotion worth watching. (Even despite Ronda Rousey showing up.)
Ian Williams
1.29.18