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RAW Deal: A mad November for WWE

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The WWE pushes through with the controversial Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia

KING OF THE RING. Brock Lesnar is the new WWE Universal Champion. Photo from WWE.com


RAW Deal: WWE and its Saudi Arabia problems

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:43 PM

WWE's supershow Crown Jewel is in trouble following the death of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi

BIG MONEY. WWE's Crown Jewel event is expected to net $2 to 3 million. Background photo from Stringer/AFP


RAW Deal: The post-Money in the Bank landscape

Jun 24, 2018 - 5:15 PM

The title could have gone to someone who needed the quick, powerful impact of a cash-in

GUARANTEED CONTRACT. Braun Strowman rules the men's Money in the Bank ladder match. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Depositing Money in the Bank 2018

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:08 PM

This may finally be the moment Shinsuke Nakamura wins the title he’s been chasing since January

SHOWDOWN. This year's Money in the Bank may go down as the most exciting yet. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: The Fastlane to WrestleMania 34

Mar 11, 2018 - 2:37 PM

It will be John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and AJ Styles vying for the WWE Championship in a Six-Pack Challenge

LAST MAN STANDING. AJ Styles is one of the wrestlers starring in the Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: Double the Rumble

Jan 27, 2018 - 11:07 PM

Two Royal Rumble matches, multi-man World Title bouts, and more. Which men and women will head to WrestleMania 34 with title shots and championship gold?

WOMEN'S RUMBLE. For the first time ever, 30 women will take part in a Royal Rumble match. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: The pre-SummerSlam 2017 primer

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:41 AM

Here are some of the things to look forward to at SummerSlam 2017

RAW Deal: 5 WWE superstars who could benefit from another shakeup

Jul 28, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Who needs to switch brands get called up or sent back down? Here s a list of 5 superstars who could use a change of scenery

STRONG STYLE. Shinsuke Nakamura would get the reboot he badly needs with a move to Raw. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Time for some Payback

Apr 29, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Payback is the culmination of different storylines affected by the sudden messing up of the status quo

BROKEN. The Hardy Boyz will face Enzo Amore and Big Cass as fans await for when they'll adapt their BROKEN personas. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Now more than ever, don’t hinder Jinder

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is not a typo: Jinder Mahal is actually the number one contender

DON'T HINDER JINDER. Jinder Mahal is the new number one contender for the WWE championship, a surprise move that thrusts the former 3MB member into the main event picture. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: The 2017 wrestling watchlist

Jan 01, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Find out which wrestling stars are primed for a breakout year in 2017 from across the indy scene to NXT

BRING THE PAIN. The Authors of Pain are two green big men with chemistry and legendary manager Paul Ellering in tow. Their work on NXT is becoming harder to ignore. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Making sense of Roman Reigns' suspension

Jun 26, 2016 - 12:45 PM

Reigns is out as champion and Ambrose is in Where does the company go with these ex Shield members?

THE GUY. Roman Reigns' suspension shows that nobody is above WWE's wellness policy. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

RAW Deal: Dawn of a new era

May 07, 2016 - 3:54 PM

AJ Styles and Roman Reigns are telling in ring stories at a high level while WWE does spring cleaning on its loaded roster

STYLISH WRITING. The nuanced story-telling between AJ Styles and Roman Reigns is something that was unheard of before this year's Mania, outside of NXT. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Do all roads lead to Balor Club?

Apr 24, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Who are Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows really working for and is Finn Balor showing up on RAW this week to answer that question?

RAW Deal: Do not go gentle into that good night

Mar 26, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Undertaker vs Shane McMahon for control of RAW finally gets the stakes we’ve all been looking for writes this columnist

RAW Deal: High risk, high reward

Jan 16, 2016 - 12:58 PM

Pro wrestling is on the verge of a boom period and it seems the wrestlers are trying hard to capitalize as WrestleMania season nears

SUPLEX CITY. Brock Lesnar announced his participation in the Royal Rumble in style - destroying everyone in the ring on RAW. WWE champion Roman Reigns was not spared. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: New year, new wrestling

Jan 09, 2016 - 1:23 PM

Should Daniel Bryan be back for WrestleMania? How will the NJPW wrestlers be handled in WWE? These subjects and more are tackled in this week s RAW Deal

ROMAN EMPIRE. WWE champion Roman Reigns will 'look strong' whether or not he retains the title at the Royal Rumble. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Did WWE go too far?

Nov 18, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Did the WWE go overboard with its Divas segment where Paige says the late Reid Flair who died of heroin overdose didn t put up much of a fight ?

OVER THE TOP? Divas Paige and Charlotte during their contract signing segment on Monday Night Raw, which courted controversy for Paige's swipe on Charlotte's brother who died of heroin overdose. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: The grand tournament

Oct 29, 2015 - 11:24 AM

The columnist makes the case for tournaments in wrestling jeers WWE s booking of Del Rio s return and praises the underutilized Cesaro

Tournaments create drama in wrestling, as they create a sense of order and importance for the championships. 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: Extreme Autopilot

Apr 17, 2015 - 12:46 PM

WWE has gone into cruise control after a hot Wrestlemania 31 Have they failed to capitalize on their momentum?

RESTING ON THEIR LAURELS. The Seth Rollins-Randy Orton feud has gone from exciting to redundant. Photo 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

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