Top 5 / Top 10 160 // 15 Aug 2018, 11:27 IST SHARE The King of the Ring tournament was once the most prestigious tournament style event the WWE held. It has provided a launching pad for those stars who are ready to move into the main event, given rise to great storylines, and featured some of the most legendary talent to ever lace up a pair of boots. Sadly, there hasn't been a WWE-wide KOR tournament since 2015.While WWE has toyed with the idea of having a King of the Ring tournament, they seem set on the idea it should feature only their UK stars.Here are seven reasons the WWE should bring back a company-wide King of the Ring Tournament.1: Tournaments are big business right nowWrestling tournaments used to be more prevalent, but the rise of cable TV and perceived shorter attention spans has led to most US-based companies to abandon them entirely. Only Ring of Honor has a regular tournament, the Top Prospect which is held every year.WWE should take … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons Why WWE Should Bring Back King Of The Ring.
News 150 // 15 Aug 2018, 11:00 IST SHARE What's the story?The SummerSlam go-home show of SmackDown Live this week hyped up the WWE Championship match that is to take place at SummerSlam between Samoa Joe and WWE Champion, AJ Styles.Following SmackDown Live, there was a huge reunion as AJ Styles teamed up with The Club, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, to take on the heel team of Randy Orton, Samoa Joe and Shinsuke Nakamura.In case you didn't know...On this week's SmackDown Live, Styles and Joe hyped up their match with a segment which featured Joe reading off of a paper, which was from a WWE fan.The letter said that Styles did not want a family or children and that the fan wanted Joe to beat Styles. Joe read out the letter and ended by revealing that it was from Wendy Styles, the wife of AJ.The heart of the matterAfter SmackDown Live went off the air, an incensed Styles was held back by WWE Superstars backstage as he wanted to attack Joe after the … [Read more...] about Huge Reunion After SmackDown Live Went Off The Air
Top 5 / Top 10 234 // 15 Aug 2018, 10:45 IST SHARE All roads now lead to SummerSlam! After a rather boring build to SummerSlam on both RAW and SmackDown Live, all eyes will be trained at August 19th, 2018, to see if Roman Reigns can finally become the Universal Champion when he takes on Brock Lesnar.On today's edition of the WWE Daily News Round-Up, we bring you a whole host of interesting news items, including Dana White's reaction to Reigns' promo on RAW, details on the special episode of SmackDown Live, celebrating the 1,000th episode of the show, as well as news of an injury of a SmackDown Live Superstar.Let's take a look at today's key WWE news:#1 Jerry Lawler sheds new light on Brian Christopher's deathThe news of Brian Christopher, former WWE wrestler and son of WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler, sent shockwaves across the WWE community. Christopher's mysterious death, which was ruled as suicide when he reportedly hanged himself in a jail cell, … [Read more...] about WWE Daily News Round-Up: Undertaker advertised for huge show; SD Live Superstar injured?
Top 5 / Top 10 76 // 15 Aug 2018, 10:30 IST SHARE The SummerSlam Go-Home edition of SmackDown LIVE was filled with heated promos and intense matches that moved the WWE storyline forward toward SummerSlam.From The Miz and Daniel Bryan's 8 year long feud, to the the three women competing for the SmackDown Women's Championship, to a deeply personal letter read by Samoa Joe, SmackDown LIVE left no stone upturned.Here we break down the very best, worst, and downright ugliest moments in this week's episode of WWE SmackDown LIVE.#1 The Good - The New Day vs SAnitYKofi Kingston sure knows how to celebrate his birthday. The WWE Superstar turned 37 years old today and made his way to the ring in typical flamboyant fashion.Donning a happy birthday sign, and displaying dance moves that would make James Brown envious, Kingston tossed celebratory pancakes into the audience before the South Carolina crowd gave Kingston a well deserved, "Happy Birthday" chant.As … [Read more...] about 5 Of The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Segments On This Week’s SmackDown LIVE
News 54 // 15 Aug 2018, 10:00 IST SHARE On this week's episode of SmackDown Live, AJ Styles came down to the ring to address the WWE Universe with regard to the incidents of the past few weeks which had taken place between himself and Samoa Joe.The confrontation between the two did not end on the show itself and continued on backstage after SmackDown Live went off the air.Styles was about to talk about the events of the show when he was interrupted by Samoa Joe who came out to the ramp and provoked AJ Styles. He said that he had a letter from a member of the WWE Universe to AJ.The letter was actually a fake one which Joe had written himself. He pretended to be AJ's wife writing to himself to take out AJ, as she had lost all respect for him, and was not even sure if the WWE Champion even really wanted a wife or children.The episode of SmackDown went off the air just when Samoa Joe read out, 'Wendy Styles', the name of the Styles' wife. The action did … [Read more...] about AJ Styles in Backstage Altercation After SmackDown Live Goes Off The Air
News 15 Aug 2018, 09:51 IST SHARE The Undertaker is now being advertised on WWE's website, WWE.com for the 1000th episode of SmackDown Live on the 16th of October.The episode is set to air from Washington DC with the website also advertising Daniel Bryan, thereby possibly putting an end to any contract negotiation rumours. It has to be noted at this point, however, that advertisements are always subject to change.It is not yet confirmed, whether this means that Undertaker will take part in a match, or will just be a part of the SmackDown Live show in a segment.The Undertaker is currently also advertised to appear on WWE's Super Show-Down which is a Live Event scheduled to take place in Melbourne Australia, on the 6th of October. There he is set to face an opponent from his past, Triple H, in what is being advertised as the final time.SmackDown has always held a special significance for the Undertaker, as the Dead Man was one of the main event stars of SmackDown for a long time … [Read more...] about Will the Undertaker be appearing in October?
Top 5 / Top 10 15 Aug 2018, 09:50 IST SHARE Skip this article in case you missed the events on RAW, on the go-home show before SummerSlam 2018. I'm sure the ones who caught the action know exactly what I am talking about. Paul Heyman and Roman Reigns met in the middle of the ring, during the course of the night. Heyman tried to align himself with The Big Dog.Of course, all of this was a ruse for Heyman to pepper spray Reigns in the face. This allowed Brock Lesnar to come in and lay a beating on Roman Reigns. Going into their big match at SummerSlam, he now has the upper hand.But shortly before he sprayed Roman Reigns in the face, Paul Heyman passed him a letter. What could it have possibly said?In this article, I will try to examine some possibilities and I invite you to do the same, in the comments.#5 NothingLet's get this possibility out of the way first. Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar laid out a well laid trap for the Big Dog on RAW. Maybe the letter was only a means for … [Read more...] about 5 Things Paul Heyman’s Letter Could Have Said
Rumors 133 // 15 Aug 2018, 09:11 IST SHARE What's the story?Renee Young made history yesterday when she became the first-ever female commentator to sit behind the commentary desk for the entirety of the Monday Night Raw show. She joined Corey Graves and Michael Cole behind the Raw commentary desk, replacing Jonathan Coachman for the night.Her future as a commentator, however, is not quite certain.Thanks to Pro Wrestling Sheet for the heads up.Sportskeeda is the one-stop destination for latest WWE rumors and wrestling newsIn case you didn't know...Renee Young joined Michael Cole and Corey Graves for Commentary on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw. There are rumours that this was a trial for Renee, for a possible appearance as a commentator on the first-ever All Women's WWE pay-per-view, Evolution, which is set to take place in October.She and Beth Phoenix are both a part of the commentary team to be featured on the Mae Young Classic … [Read more...] about Update On Renee Young’s Commentary Future
Top 5 / Top 10 140 // 15 Aug 2018, 08:41 IST SHARE RAW kicked things into high gear, right before SummerSlam 2018 this weekend. Unfortunately, SmackDown Live was only a shadow of the events on RAW, in my opinion. There were a few things that I enjoyed. Overall, it was still an absolute filler show.At some points, it just seemed like SmackDown Live did not even try. And this is not to take away from the action in the ring, which was great as always. My criticism is with the creative team, who seemed to phone it in all through the show.Did you guys think the show was just as lacklustre as I did? Please feel free to chime in and let me know what you felt, in the section right below.Unlike RAW, SmackDown Live did not get me excited at all for SummerSlam, this weekend.Follow Sportskeeda for the latest WWE news, rumors and all other wrestling news#1 Best: Samoa Joe and the big finale twistRemember how Enzo Amore liked to call himself 'the realest guy in … [Read more...] about Best & Worst Of SmackDown: Rivalry Revisited, Stunning finale
Top 5 / Top 10 1.28K // 15 Aug 2018, 08:10 IST SHARE As CM Punk once alluded to during his infamous "pipe bomb" promo, every WWE Superstar is quite simply another "spoke in the wheel", and once gone, that wheel's going to keep on turning with new stars replacing the old. Fairly recently, we witnessed yet another transition period in WWE -- the transition from the John Cena era to the Roman Reigns era.While John Cena's a huge star outside of wrestling, over time, WWE fans will begin to forget about "The Cenation Leader" in favor of the companies newer stars thus continuing the cycle. Many wrestlers have come and gone through the WWE system over the years, and it's highly probable that you've completely forgotten about some former stars.The bright lights of WWE certainly don't last forever, and often times, former stars end up falling apart so to speak (body-wise) once their time in the spotlight is over -- not all, but definitely some. On the other … [Read more...] about 5 Former WWE Wrestlers Who Look Way Different Now