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What you need to know about NXT's move to USA Network

NXT is becoming a weekly two-hour live show on USA Network. What's the impact on the brand and its performers?


Stars in development: Life at the WWE Performance Center

The WWE stars of tomorrow train at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. So who's next, and how are they going to get to the top?


Angle: Lesnar wants to fight Jones at some point


Monday Night Raw

Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman defeated Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows to win the Raw tag team championships to close out Monday Night Raw.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com4d ago


The five craziest SummerSlam moments

Behind-the-scenes contract issues, an iconic tour bus and a heated backstage argument are some of the most memorable SummerSlam moments.

Rafa Alvarez

SummerSlam's greatest moments


SummerSlam 2002: A look back at a landscape-shifting moment in WWE history

SummerSlam 2002 proved to be a major turning point in the history of the WWE, featuring iconic matches such as the WWE championship tilt between The Rock and Brock Lesnar, the unsanctioned match between Triple H and Shawn Michaels and a whole lot more.

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Stone Cold rates athletes' beer chugging skills



Cain Velasquez


Video: Cain Velasquez discusses his lucha libre debut at Triplemania, learning the huracanrana one day before the event, wanting to tag team with Daniel Cormier, getting props from the Young Bucks and more

Marc Raimondi, ESPN Staff Writer20d ago

Video: Cody Rhodes says Cain Velasquez "should not have been that good ... but he was."

Marc Raimondi, ESPN Staff Writer20d ago

Cain Velasquez

From the Octagon to the ring: Cain Velasquez embraces lucha libre

The world of professional wrestling might not seem like the easiest fit for former UFC champion Cain Velasquez, but he's thrown himself headfirst into lucha libre.

MMA fighters and pro wrestling stars who proved to be dual threats

Though it might seem as though the scripted fighting of the WWE and the real fighting in the world of MMA don't have much in common, backgrounds in amateur wrestling and various martial arts have allowed stars to transition from one world to the other.

Monday Night Raw

Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows won a triple threat match against The Usos and The Revival to become the new Raw tag team champions. This is their second reign with these titles; their first reign lasted 64 days, ending at WrestleMania 33.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com25d ago

Less than two weeks out from SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar made an unexpected appearance and interrupted a match between Seth Rollins and Dolph Ziggler. Rollins got tossed around ringside, ate multiple F-5s that sent him ribs-first into the edge of a steel chair and then, when it appeared the worst was finally over, got dragged out of an ambulance and F-5'd one more time into the metal edge of a gurney. It was the start of a closing sequence filled with pure chaos.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com25d ago

As Seth Rollins was getting rolled towards an ambulance backstage, Roman Reigns and The Usos were attacked by Samoa Joe, Gallows and Anderson. After Brock blocked the ambulance, cameras turned back to ringside and the battle was on. Samoa Joe called our Reigns, with Drew McIntyre joining the fray. The Usos and The OC were soon involved, steel stairs were thrown, and then suddenly Cedric Alexander appeared. By the end, Alexander had jumped off the top of the stage onto everyone else. On a night that started with Mike Kanellis winning the 24/7 championship in a pile-up and then laying down to make Maria the first ever pregnant active champion in WWE history, followed by a tremendous U.S. title No. 1 contender's gauntlet match, it was a step up with just one episode of Raw to go before SummerSlam.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com25d ago


Freddie Prinze Jr.: Vince McMahon is an omega, not an alpha



Freddie Prinze Jr.: Me and John Cena never got along



A couple of high-profile matches were added to the SummerSlam card. Kofi Kingston hand-picked an old rival in Randy Orton, an opponent the WWE champion says stunted his ascent in the WWE because of his backstage “influence” a decade ago. It was personal, and Orton didn’t deny the accusations. Moments later Tuesday, Orton interfered in Kofi’s match against Samoa Joe, a plan that backfired when, after Orton struck Joe with an RKO, Kingston nailed The Viper with Trouble in Paradise. And as expected, Finn Balor and Bray Wyatt will go head-to-head in the summer’s biggest pay-per-view, as Wyatt, disturbing as ever, accepted the offer via an episode of “Firefly Fun House.”

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com31d ago

A night after the Raw reunion, Shawn Michaels made an appearance on “Miz TV,” one that he might regret. Michaels was verbally badgered and ultimately laid out by Dolph Ziggler, a performer the Heartbreak Kid said is nothing more than a “second-rate Shawn Michaels wannabee.” Ziggler was impressive, as was Apollo Crews, who despite losing to Shinsuke Nakamura, showed raw power and athleticism. As for the women, the biggest takeaway was a glimpse of Ember Moon’s villainous side. Only moments into her match against Charlotte Flair, Bayley’s music hit, distracting the Queen and allowed Moon to roll her up. Instead of showing Bayley gratitude, Moon threw her back into the ring, hit an Eclipse on Flair and then clobbered Bayley with a leap off the top rope.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com31d ago

No one in this business is hotter than Kevin Owens. Not only did he have to contend with Roman Reigns in the main event, he had to do so with a trio of heel special guests: ring announcer Shane McMahon, time-keeper Elias and referee Drew McIntyre. As expected, the match devolved into an all-out melee, one that would end up with Reigns superman-punching McMahon and KO stunning him. Given the emotions and visceral frustration with McMahon in recent weeks, this was a strong ending to a strong show. And more importantly, it showcased how valuable Owens is in the WWE matrix.

Matt Wilansky, ESPN.com31d ago


Can AEW compete with WWE?

All Elite Wrestling hosts its debut event in Las Vegas over the weekend. With strong talent and a TV deal, it's seemingly set up for success, but will AEW be a legitimate competitor to WWE or simply another operation in the shadows of the industry leader?

Why Brandi Rhodes has to work harder than anyone else in wrestling

All Elite Wrestling's chief brand officer accomplished many firsts in the sport.

Raw Reunion

Stone Cold Steve Austin shares his thoughts on the WWE RAW Reunion


Hulk Hogan shares his thoughts on the WWE RAW Reunion show


Raw Reunion

Most of Raw was built around feel-good nostalgia hits, from the moment John Cena opened Raw to when Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and finally Stone Cold Steve Austin closed the show. Old stars interacted with new, including a multitude of 24/7 title changes that included Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, Kelly Kelly, Candice Michelle, Alundra Blayze and the Million Dollar Man. Old stars interacted with new, like when RVD, The Hurricane, Sergeant Slaughter and Kurt Angle kept Sami Zayn from fleeing a match with Rey Mysterio, or when parts of DX and the nWo got Seth Rollins' back against AJ Styles and the newly rebranded "OC". The lone crossover that made a serious impact on WWE's week-to-week stories was Bray Wyatt's attack on Mick Foley. Using Foley's mandible claw, Wyatt made another impact in an appearance in which no words were spoken.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com32d ago

In between the fluff-heavy moments of Raw, a few intriguing matches were squeezed into the mix. Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns renewed old tensions in a solid showing for both, while the Viking Raiders took a step up in competition in defeating Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder. The Usos picked up a win over The Revival with their dad Rikishi in their corner (puzzlingly opposite D-Von Dudley in the opposite corner). Rey Mysterio took advantage of his assists to defeat Sami Zayn, Seth Rollins won by DQ when Gallows and Anderson got involved, and in the final match of the night, Braun Strowman tossed around an enhancement talent named Randy Rowe for kicks.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com32d ago


Stephanie McMahon, WWE make girl's dream come true


Becky Lynch

WWE champ Becky Lynch, 'GLOW' star Alison Brie talk power moves, rebellious streaks and sunset flips

A no-holds-barred conversation with WWE champion Becky Lynch and "GLOW" star Alison Brie on the evolution of women in pro wrestling and how, on TV and in the ring, women are now the main event.

How Becky Lynch became The Man

At age 15, Rebecca Quin, known today as Becky Lynch, wanted to be the best wrestler in the world. After a 17-year journey, filled with more lows than highs, she has finally accomplished her dream.


Uh, Becky Lynch wouldn't actually get into MMA, right? "Somebody tell me I can't do it — I'll do it. I'll be in there next week. Dana White, what's up?"

Marc Raimondi, ESPN Staff Writer44d ago

Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston has 'a little bit' of a shoe problem


'That's what it's all about': The homecoming of Kofi Kingston

Kofi Kingston recently visited his birthplace of Ghana, using his celebrity to encourage children to dream big, and possibly even become a WWE champion like him.

Heyman and Bischoff

New WWE executives

Heyman and Bischoff fill new WWE executive creative roles under Vince McMahon

Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff will serve as the new "executive directors" of Raw and SmackDown, respectively, overseeing creative development as they report directly to Vince McMahon

Paul Heyman defines the art of the wrestling promo

There's no one in wrestling quite like Paul Heyman, who speaks candidly about his own journey to becoming one of the greatest talkers in wrestling history and discusses the art of the promo.

Paul Heyman's secrets to WWE stardom

WWE personality Paul Heyman reveals how he created a compelling character and some of wrestling's greatest promos with Brock Lesnar, Steve Austin and Mick Foley.


PPV Results

WWE Extreme Rules results: Brock Lesnar wins Universal title after cash-in

On a night highlighted by the return of the Undertaker and many title changes, Brock Lesnar shocked everyone at Extreme Rules with a Money in the Bank cash-in.

WWE Stomping Grounds results: Ricochet wins U.S. title, Lynch, Rollins and Kofi retain

Becky Lynch retained the Raw women's championship, but Samoa Joe couldn't hold onto his gold as Ricochet won his first main roster championship at Stomping Grounds.

WWE Money in the Bank results: Bayley wins and cashes in; Lesnar shocks with return and captures briefcase

After being out of sight since losing the Universal championship at WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar made a surprise return and became Mr. Money in the Bank.

NXT 25

NXT TakeOver: XXV results -- Adam Cole captures the NXT championship

The 25th NXT TakeOver event was packed with action, with Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole putting on another thriller and Shayna Baszler defending her women's title but taking a post-match beating from challenger Io Shirai.

The top 25 NXT TakeOver moments

Ahead of the 25th NXT TakeOver, we look back at the biggest moments in the WWE's third brand's history.

Stars in development: Life at the WWE Performance Center

The WWE stars of tomorrow train at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando. So who's next, and how are they going to get to the top?


Raimondi: 2019 is the right time for the new WWE 24/7 title ... if executed correctly

WWE introduced a new 24/7 title with the idea that it could be defended anywhere at any time. Utilizing the whole roster and all of the WWE's media platforms will be key if it's going to succeed as planned in 2019.

WrestleMania 35

WWE fans got what they wanted at WrestleMania 35

WWE fan favorites Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins all won at WrestleMania 35, securing all of WWE's top titles in one exciting, emotional night. So what comes next?

The best of WrestleMania 35

Extended cuts of post-match interviews with Kofi Kingston, Seth Rollins and The IIconics, plus all of the best of what we captured throughout WrestleMania week.


WrestleMania 35 results: Becky Lynch, Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins become new champions

Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston had their WrestleMania moments with championship victories, while Kurt Angle lost his final match and retired from in-ring action.


Kofi after winning WWE Title: 'I was overcome with emotion'


Rollins wants 'to headline Wrestlemania next year'

After defeating Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins says next year he wants to headline Wrestlemania.


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