Smackdown – February 28, 2017: That Was…..A Lot

Smackdown Date: February 28, 2017 Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Minnesota Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga. Tom Phillips It’s a stacked card tonight and I assure you that has nothing to do with the President giving a speech to a joint session of Congress at the halfway point of the show. […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2012: The New Star

Royal Rumble 2012 Date: January 29, 2012 Location: Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri Attendance: 18,121 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Booker T We wrap things up here with last year’s show. The Rumble is back to the thirty entrant variety which is probably the best move all around. The odds on favorite is Jericho who […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 2011: The Big One

Royal Rumble 2011 Date: January 30, 2011 Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Attendance: 15,113 Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Matt Striker This is a weird Rumble as for one year only they tried having forty people in the Rumble instead of the usual thirty. It didn’t quite work so they never tried it again, but […]

Smackdown – January 17, 2017: It’s No Big Deal Anymore

Smackdown Date: January 17, 2017 Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga, Tom Phillips I know I say this every week but it’s a stacked show again with Alexa Bliss defending the Women’s Title against Becky Lynch in a cage match to prevent interference from La Luchadora. Other than […]

Best of 2016: Worst Wrestler of the Year

We’ll wrap it up with probably the most subjective of all the awards: worst wrestler of the year. Now this can have a few different definitions and the nominees encompass both. In this case it could be either the worst in ring performer or the person who serves the least important purpose. It’s very rare […]

Best of 2016: Feud of the Year

Wrestling is built on the backs of feuds. When you add up all the matches and promos, they combine to form a feud between two wrestlers or teams. Over the course of 2016, WWE has produced more than its fair share of them but a handful have stood out above the rest. Today we’re going […]

New Column: How Smackdown Won the Week and Pretty Much Everything Else

Instead of a year in review, let’s look at why Smackdown is so many miles ahead of its Monday counterpart. http://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-smackdown-won-week-everything-else/

Smackdown – December 27, 2016: Outstanding

Smackdown Date: December 27, 2016 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga As usual, Smackdown has a stacked show with three title matches to close out the year, putting it a bit ahead of the World Champion losing to the midcard champion in a combination rematch/preview of […]

Smackdown – December 20, 2016: Merry Effort

Smackdown Date: December 20, 2016 Location: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, David Otunga We’re in the home stretch of 2016 and Smackdown is going out with a bang. Tonight we have two title matches and a major match between Luke Harper and Dean Ambrose. It’s unlikely that […]

Tribute to the Troops 2016: It’s Just Getting Worse

Tribute to the Troops 2016 Date: December 14, 2016 Location: Verizon Center, Washington D.C. Commentators: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield I try so hard to care about this show but it feels like WWE puts in less of an effort every single year. This is the annual show for the members of the […]