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February 10th, 2017
Stevie J

After a two year hiatus, the Elimination Chamber returns with a vengeance this Sunday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona — the same venue that played host to UFC’s BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez card just a month ago. Why do I bring this up? Because both events took advantage of the…

June 19th, 2016
Stevie J

Following Extreme Rules last month on the WWE Network we’re back again for the seventh ever edition of Money in the Bank as a stand alone PPV. It’s also WWE’s first ever PPV at the T-Mobile Arena, which only opened a couple of months ago in Las Vegas. It’s also the first major “sports” event…

September 20th, 2015
Stevie J

I’m probably too old school for my own good but I really wasn’t ready for another show yet after SummerSlam. There was something to be said about having 3-4 months between WWE (then WWF) shows that built up your anticipation for the next one. The TV build hasn’t excited me and as much as I…

August 22nd, 2015
Stevie J

Last month at WWE Battleground we got an unexpected swerve in the main event between Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins. Lesnar was the -180 favorite to take the title back from Rollins, and although I was “technically” right when I said the underdog Rollins would retain, he didn’t do it on his own. Thanks to…

May 31st, 2015
Stevie J

It’s a little odd for WWE to come back with another major event two weeks after the Payback PPV, but it’s easier to understand when you realize that the WWE Network offered a free trial to subscribers for the month of May. Having a card like Elimination Chamber is the hook for grateful viewers to…

May 17th, 2015
Stevie J

Last month at Extreme Rules, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins was able to retain his title by escaping from the cage in a match where Randy Orton was banned from using his signature RKO finish. To the surprise of very few, he got a helping hand from WWE Director of Operations Kane, but the…

April 26th, 2015
Stevie J

It has been a month now since WrestleMania 31, and the landscape of WWE was drastically altered by that show. Going in it was widely believed that Brock Lesnar would retain the World Heavyweight Title, especially given he announced a WWE contract extension before the PPV, and the hard push of Roman Reigns to the…

February 22nd, 2015
Stevie J

World Wrestling Entertainment is trying something new this year. In previous years WWE held an event between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania called Elimination Chamber. The danger of the chamber and its ability to reshape the WrestleMania card were big selling points, and back when there were two world titles, it was often used to…

January 25th, 2015
Stevie J

After the lull in the wrestling year we call Tables, Ladders & Chairs (and Stairs) it’s time to bring back excitement with one of the “Big Four” of the calendar year. That’s right! Just one day after Anthony “Rumble” Johnson earned a UFC light heavyweight title shot, it’s time for WWE’s annual Royal Rumble. The…

December 14th, 2014
Stevie J

WWE’s 2014 Survivor Series provided more excitement than could have been anticipated in our preview, but that’s in part because there were no betting odds on Sting making his WWE debut. If there was a betting line it would have paid off big for me, although no responsible sports book would let you place that…

November 23rd, 2014
Stevie J

If you felt that the last month’s build from Hell in a Cell to Survivor Series was a little underwhelming, you’re not alone. I personally find it hard to get behind a “WWE Universe” where Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and Wade Barrett are all off TV for extended lengths of time due to injury. To…

October 26th, 2014
Stevie J

WWE returns with the first event following Night of Champions 2014, where Brock Lesnar successfully defended the WWE Championship with a little help from his friends… or are they? Seth Rollins is not an easy man to figure out. At times he seems to be working hand in hand with The Authority – Triple H…

September 20th, 2014
Stevie J

WWE has been in a bit of a lull since SummerSlam 2014 took place. Perhaps that owes to the fact WWE doesn’t usually space events five weeks apart. It may also be that Brock Lesnar so completely destroyed John Cena that the WWE Universe couldn’t even fathom what’s next. It seems the creative forces in…

September 20th, 2014
Miguel

Nashville, Tennessee will host the World Wrestling Federation’s ‘Night of Champions’ PPV headlined by the title bout between Brock Lesnar and John Cena. Despite the scripted nature of the WWE’s entertainment, 5Dimes Sportsbook has Lesnar, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion, as a (-460) favorite with the comeback on Cena at (+320). Before you poo poo…

August 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Sunday saw the annual summer spectacular of pro wrestling, as World Wrestling Entertainment invaded the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Summerslam. Aside from Wrestlemania and potentially the Royal Rumble, no event on the WWE calendar is bigger than Summerslam, and this year’s show lived up to the hype. Betting on professional wrestling is…

August 17th, 2014
Stevie J

WWE holds many “special events” as they’re now called throughout the year, but only a select few have been around so long that they constitute an annual tradition. Everybody knows about WrestleMania of course – it’s the pinnacle of the wrestling calendar every single year – the grand daddy of them all. The second longest…

July 20th, 2014
Stevie J

WWE Money in the Bank 2014 crowned a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, albeit one with a familiar name and face. Say it with me now {*ahem*} THE CHAMP IS HERE! Whether you like it or not, John Cena is now in his 15th reign as a major WWE world champion. If it turns out…

June 29th, 2014
Stevie J

The world of pro wrestling has been turned upside down and inside out since last month’s WWE Payback PPV (or if you prefer WWE’s new term “special event”). Daniel Bryan was already on the bench following a neck injury, but bad news turned to worse as the results of his surgery didn’t immediately resolve the…

June 1st, 2014
Stevie J

Evolution is not a mystery to The Shield. Surprise! That means if you placed a bet at Extreme Rules 2014 thinking that Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose could overcome the odds, you not only pocketed some cash but befuddled the (admittedly wrong) experts like me. The consensus thinking going into that PPV was…

April 4th, 2014
Stevie J

The Road to WrestleMania is finally coming to an end. For fans of the confines of the squared circle, this moment only comes once every twelve months, but it is the culmination of the dreams and hopes of millions. At times I get lost in the excitement of it all – and that’s because I’ve…

February 23rd, 2014
Stevie J

If you’re one of the many long-time WWE fans who are preparing to get the WWE Network on Monday, don’t make the mistake of thinking you can skip the 2014 Elimination Chamber PPV on Sunday. The replay of this event isn’t going to be available on the Network for at least 30 days, so you’ll…

January 26th, 2014
Stevie J

It’s that time of the year where we all start talking about “The Road to WrestleMania” and that can only mean one thing – it’s time for the 2014 Royal Rumble! Last month at WWE TLC we saw Randy Orton defeat┬áJohn Cena to unify the WWE and World Heavyweight Titles, but it did not settle…

December 14th, 2013
Stevie J

The annual WWE TLC PPV takes place Sunday, December 15th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Last month at Survivor Series, both John Cena and Randy Orton retained their respective world titles, leading Cena to hold up his belt in Orton’s face as the pay per view went off the air. The next night…