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WWE Live Manila 2019: Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan face off for WWE title

Aug 10, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The live wrestling show gets even better with two more championship matches from the SmackDown brand, a Street Fight match between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, and more

MAIN EVENT. Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston will rekindle their feud for the WWE Championship in the main event of WWE Live Manila on September 20, 2019. File photo from WWE.com

WWE: Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles retain world titles at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Undertaker and Daniel Bryan make successful comebacks, Ronda Rousey shines in her WWE in-ring debut, while Asuka's undefeated streak ends

CHAMPIONS. WWE Champion AJ Styles and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar retain their respective titles at WrestleMania 34. Photos from WWE's Twitter account

Daniel Bryan makes emotional in-ring comeback at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:03 AM

In his first match in over two years, the medically-cleared Bryan teams with Shane McMahon to send Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens packing from WWE SmackDown Live

YES! YES! Daniel Bryan wins in his first match in WWE in over two years, tagging with Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 34. Photo from WWE's Twitter account

RAW Deal: The return of Daniel Bryan

Mar 25, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Have a look at the short list of dream matches involving Daniel Bryan

THROWBACK. Daniel Bryan returns to WWE. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: Predicting Clash of Champions 2017

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:40 PM

SmackDown Live wraps up the year with Clash of Champions, with AJ Styles defending the WWE Championship against Jinder Mahal

STYLES CLASH. Could the title come off 'The Phenomenal One' and go back to the 'Modern Day Maharajah?' It wouldn't shock the columnist. Photo from WWE.com

WWE star Daniel Bryan retires due to medical reasons

Feb 09, 2016 - 3:07 PM

The 34 year old native of Aberdeen Washington has battled lingering injuries over the last two years

YES MOVEMENT. Daniel Bryan, seen after winning the World Heavyweight Championship for the first time, has had to retire due to injuries sustained in the ring. Photo by WWE.com

RAW Deal: A 'Rumble' to remember awaits

Jan 24, 2016 - 1:38 PM

This year s Royal Rumble feels more unpredictable than previous editions making for a month to remember in the world of pro wrestling

ODDS STACKED. Unlike like last year, it doesn't seem as certain that Roman Reigns will emerge victorious at the Royal Rumble. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Roman Reigns is the anointed one, but fans aren't biting

Dec 04, 2015 - 2:48 AM

WWE s strategy to turn Roman Reigns from regurgitated good guy to face of the company isn t going according to plan

BABY-FACE OF THE COMPANY. Roman Reigns has the look, but he doesn't have the love from the fans. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: Truths and no consequences

Jun 05, 2015 - 9:22 AM

If you’ve ever booed a man for winning a championship in the WWE it might be because of the WWE’s current penchant for creating monumental matches literally out of thin air

HARD ROAD. Roman Reigns had to retain his spot in the Money in the Bank match by beating 3 separate opponents on Raw. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Teenage dirtbag

May 30, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Putting The Shield together in a feud is exciting but like an overeager first date it s all moving too fast

Could the Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose pairing be hinting at something deeper? Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: That’s the breaks

May 14, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Daniel Bryan has to relinquish a championship for the second straight year begging the question of whether he should retire

Daniel Bryan relinquished his Intercontinental title, and faces hard decisions on his future. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: 'Burying' in the light

Apr 23, 2015 - 11:30 AM

On inequality in the WWE: the World Championship and those who play for it represent the upper class everyone else are simply second or third class citizens

Cena finishes Kane with an Attitude Adjustment to retain his United States Championship. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: The Passion of Brock Lesnar

Apr 02, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Love him or hate him for the schedule he keeps but Brock Lesnar might very well be the best thing to ever happen to contemporary WWE

Brock Lesnar appears on WWE TV on a limited basis, and that may be the best thing for the company. Photo from WWE.com

HIGHLIGHTS: WrestleMania 31

Mar 29, 2015 - 8:52 PM

Live blog of WWE s WrestleMania 31 featuring WWE World Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar defending against Roman Reigns

WrestleMania 31 mailbag: Who will steal the show?

Mar 29, 2015 - 3:13 PM

Rappler s resident wrestling writers answer questions from Filipino WWE fans as they gear up for the greatest annual spectacle in sports entertainment

FACE-OFFS. Two of the blockbuster main events at WrestleMania 31 on Sunday: Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns for the WWE World Title, and Sting vs Triple H. Photos from WWE.com

RAW Deal: The rushing viper

Mar 19, 2015 - 12:42 PM

An imperfect but refreshing angle plays out far too soon making Seth Rollins look more inept than it made Randy Orton look like a cerebral mastermind

Randy Orton's angle with Seth Rollins played out much quicker than it should've. Photo from WWE.com

Hits and Misses: WWE Fastlane 2015

Feb 24, 2015 - 6:07 PM

Roman Reigns solidifies his WrestleMania 31 main event opportunity against WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar Plus Triple H vs Sting becomes official while Bray Wyatt calls out The Undertaker

SUPERMAN PUNCH. Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan battle for the right to face WWE World Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31. Photo from WWE.com.

RAW Deal: Almost at the finish line

Feb 19, 2015 - 1:57 AM

Heading into their PPV match Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns have failed as the company s top heroes

The babyface vs. babyface feud between Daniel Bryan (L) and Roman Reigns (R) is only making both appear more unlikeable. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Only got a gallon in the gas tank

Feb 11, 2015 - 7:04 PM

With just one Sunday left until the Fastlane PPV Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan are in hurry up mode to create hype for their pivotal number one contender match

Babyface vs Babyface matches need some kind of animosity to catch steam, and that's what WWE created this past Raw. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Moving at the speed of life

Feb 05, 2015 - 2:17 AM

The backlash of Roman Reigns Royal Rumble win has forced the company to call an audible in order to avoid a disastrous reaction at Wrestlemania

Daniel Bryan cinches in the "Yes Lock" on Seth Rollins in a match to determine who faces Roman Reigns at Fastlane. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Snowed Out ‘Til SmackDown

Jan 31, 2015 - 1:11 PM

After RAW was snowed out the responsibility fell to Smackdown to advance story lines from the Royal Rumble Did the WWE learn anything between Philly and Hartford?

Daniel Bryan kicks at Kane during their Casket match on Smackdown. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Welcome to the new age, to the new age

Nov 26, 2014 - 12:03 AM

The Authority kicked off RAW by predicting we d beg them to come back This columnist never wanted them to leave in the first place

Daniel Bryan made his return to RAW just as The Authority were leaving. Photo from WWE.com

YES! Rants and musings from Wrestlemania XXX

Apr 08, 2014 - 3:41 PM

As the hangover from Wrestlemania XXX begins to wear off Rappler s sports editor gives his thoughts on the spectacle that was

THE STREAK IS DEAD. The Undertaker's streak was arguably the greatest gimmick in WWE history, but the time had come to close that chapter.

Batista headlines Wrestlemania...whether you like it or not

Apr 06, 2014 - 12:01 AM

For the second time in his career Dave Batista will appear in the main event of Wrestlemania on Sunday Monday PH time but this time under less celebrated circumstances

REALITY ERA LASHBACK. Former six-time world champion Dave Batista will headline Wrestlemania once more, much to the fans' chagrin. Photo from Batista's Facebook

WATCH: WWE star Batista brings back the bad guy at Smackdown

Mar 02, 2014 - 5:01 PM

With his babyface routine failing to pay dividends in his WWE return Dave Batista finally turned heel on this past week s Smackdown

A REASON TO BOO. Dave Batista at Marvel's "Guardians of The Galaxy" press line during Comic-Con International last July. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

'Animal' tamed: Why Batista is getting 'X-Pac Heat'

Feb 16, 2014 - 4:35 AM

Batista s return to the WWE hasn t gone as smooth as the company would ve wanted Rappler s sports editor Ryan Songalia examines the reasons why

Batista showing off the World Heavyweight title during a 2008 promotional tour in India. Photo by EPA