New Column: Cool it with Mahal the Backlash

What else was I going to talk about?  An amazing angle to end Takeover? https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-cool-mahal-backlash/

Backlash 2017: So That Happened

Backlash 2017 Date: May 21, 2017 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s time for another Smackdown exclusive, which could mean things are hit or miss tonight. The card isn’t exactly the best with Jinder Mahal challenging Smackdown World Champion Randy Orton and AJ Styles challenging Kevin Owens […]

Backlash 2017 Preview

It’s nice to have Backlash back where it belongs as the whole September slot didn’t feel right last year. I’m not sure if the show is going to be that much better as historically it’s more a show of Wrestlemania rematches, but why do that when you can do a mostly new card? This show […]

New Column: Rip Rogers, Iron Man and Will Ospreay As a Dinosaur Detective

I think the title speaks for itself. https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-rip-rogers-iron-man-will-ospreay-dinosaur-detective/

Smackdown – May 16, 2017: Why Can’t I Remember This Show?

Smackdown Date: May 16, 2017 Location: SNHU Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton We’re back stateside with the go home show for Sunday’s Backlash. We have a few matches announced as it’s Baron Corbin vs. Randy Orton and a “first time ever” match between Jinder Mahal and AJ Styles. […]

Smackdown – May 9, 2017: The British Curse Turns Blue

Smackdown Date: May 9, 2017 Location: 02 Arena, London, England Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, John Bradshaw Layfield We’re taped tonight from London as we have less than two weeks before Backlash. That means it’s Jinder Mahal time tonight and we get to see more of his rapid fire build towards being a main eventer. […]

Payback 2017: Thank You Strowman! And Reigns. Rollins Too. Throw in Joe. Maybe Jericho?

Payback 2017 Date: April 30, 2017 Location: SAP Center, San Jose, California Commentators: Michael Cole, Booker T., Corey Graves And now, the most oddly booked, unnecessary and likely meaningless pay per view of the year! We’re four weeks removed from Wrestlemania and somehow it seems like a far more distant memory. This was going to […]

Payback 2017 Preview

I’ve seen every pay per view WWE has ever produced and this is one of the most worthless they’ve ever put on. The Superstar Shakeup has changed the entire company and that means we have a bunch of pointless matches due to either the title not being on the line, people potentially switching shows and […]

Smackdown – April 25, 2017: Stairway to Nothing

Smackdown Date: April 25, 2017 Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton Can we call this a go home show? I mean, Payback is a Raw show but it feels like half of the major matches are built around Smackdown talent, or at least a combination of […]

New Column: The Jinder Gap and Mahal Its Possibilities

https://wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-jinder-gap-mahal-possibilities/   It’s not the worst idea in the world.  I mean, it’s close, but there are worse ideas.