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Rey Mysterio wants to rip out Seth Rollins's eyeball (Image: WWE).

WWE Confirms: Eyeball Must Be Extracted to Win Eye for an Eye Match

On its surface, the great sport of pro wrestling is a violent contest of physical dominance and athletic prowess, but many fans appreciate the sport as a metaphor for life itself, a pure expression of the human condition not too far removed from the Greek theater of the ancient world. But sometimes, it's just about […]

Randy Orton and his new crew of third-generation superstars stand tall on Raw.

WWE Raw 7/6/20 Part 3: The Beginning of the End for Bayley?

In the first two hours of WWE Raw, we've seen the returns of Heath Slater, Kairi Sane, and Kevin Owens. We've seen a new United States Championship debut. We saw Rey Mysterio invent a brand new match type. And other stuff too. Who can keep track of it all? Read about all that in part […]

Rey Mysterio wants to rip out Seth Rollins's eyeball (Image: WWE).

WWE Raw 7/6/20 Part 2: Social Distancing (What Is It Good For?)

In the first hour of WWE Monday Night Raw, we saw three big returns. Heath Slater returned for one night to job to Drew McIntyre. Kairi Sane returned to face Sasha Banks in what would probably end up the match of the night… if Bayley wasn't set to face Asuka later. And Kevin Owens returned […]

WWE Raw 7/6/20 Part 1 - The Self-Destruction of Heath Slater (Image: WWE)

WWE Raw 7/6/20 Part 1: The Self-Destruction of Heath Slater

Another Monday Night, another WWE Monday Night Raw, three hours of all of our lives that we can never get back. And yet, week after week, we put ourselves through it anyway. That's what it means to be a pro wrestling fan. And if you were thinking about giving up on Raw tonight before it […]

Excalibur, Jim Ross, and Tony Schiavone on AEW Dynamite (Image: AEW)

Please Stop Tagging Jim Ross with Your WWE Content

The voice of legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross may be associated with some of the most memorable moments in WWE history, but Ross no longer works for WWE, instead calling the action on the show many wrestling fans find to be superior, AEW Dynamite. So if you don't mind, could you please stop tagging Ross […]

Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross (Image: WWE)

5 WWE Superstars We'd Like to See in a Bra and Panties Match

Though most would probably argue it's an era best forgotten, WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss brought up the fabled Bra and Panties Match era of WWE in a recent interview, noting that the work those women did helped pave the way for the Women's Evolution, saying, "you gotta respect that because they did that for us […]

Batwoman, BTS Army, NASCAR, WWE, Live PD & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Lili Reinhart, Colin Kaepernick, Katy Keene & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome to BCTV Sunday Slices, our little slice of weekly heaven where I look back at Bleeding Cool's television (BCTV) coverage from the past week to bestow some incredibly not objective, totally opinionated wisdom on what has become of the television landscape. The week leading into a July 4th weekend tends to be a bit […]

WWE Smackdown 7/3/20 Part 2 - Did Sheamus Make Jeff Hardy Relapse? (Image: WWE)

WWE SmackDown 7/3/20 Part 2: Did Sheamus Make Jeff Hardy Relapse?

The first hour of WWE SmackDown unexpectedly featured two really good matches, one between Matt Riddle and the first of five jobbers assigned to face him by King Corbin, and one between Drew Gulak and AJ Styles. After that, we got a tribute to Sasha Banks and Bayley created by Sasha and Bayley. It was […]

King Corbin barges in on Matt Riddle’s interview: SmackDown, July 3, 2020

WWE SmackDown 7/3/20 Part 1: The King Tasks Matt Riddle a Mighty Quest

Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Progressive Insurance welcome us to WWE SmackDown. WWE SmackDown is coming to us taped from the coronavirus hotspot of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, where if you ignore it hard enough, it will eventually just go away. Tonight, we'll get a video package recapping the feud between Bray […]

Glenn Jacobs, better known as Kane, is the Mayor of Knox County, Tennessee.

WWE Superstar Mayor Kane Votes Against Mandatory Coronavirus Masks

WWE Superstar and Knox County, Tennessee Mayor Kane wrestled for years under a mask, which he wore to hide what he claimed was hideous disfigurement as a result of a fire that burned down the childhood home of himself and his brother, fellow WWE Superstar The Undertaker. However, it was later revealed that Kane only […]

Dexter Lumis vs. Roderick Strong – Strap Match: NXT Great American Bash, July 1, 2020

WWE NXT 7/1/20 Great American Bash Part 2: No One's Ready for Asuka

It's time for the second hour of WWE NXT: Great American Bash, Night 1, which means this marathon wrestling session is nearly over. In the first part of our report, we covered the opening fatal four-way elimination match for a shot at the NXT Women's Championship, Rhea Ripley take on Aliyah and Robert Stone at […]

WWE's Renee Young doing commentary for Monday Night Raw (Image: WWE)

Do You Smell What Renee Young is Cooking? Do You Want To?

Renee Young made her big announcement as planned on Wednesday, and it was, as expected, a cookbook. WWE's most likable personality posted the news to Instagram, revealing the reason behind all her cooking tweets over the past few months. Young has handed in her manuscript for the cookbook, but we don't know what the release […]

Not even Sasha Banks and Bayley believe Dolph Ziggler's not a jobber to the stars.

Dolph Ziggler Threatens Fans With 40 Minute Match at Extreme Rules

Dolph Ziggler is really living his heel gimmick. The Show Stealer was interviewed by Sports Illustrated ahead of his upcoming championship match against Drew McIntyre at Extreme Rules in July, and Ziggler had a really frightening suggestion that is sure to get heat with fans. Ziggler wants his match with McIntyre to last 30 to […]

Seth Rollins gets ready to do his thing on WWE Raw. (Image: WWE)

If Lower Ratings Were a Good Thing, WWE Raw Would Be Doing Great

The ratings for this week's episode of Monday Night Raw are in, and I'm sad to say, it's not good news. Viewership fell to the show's third-lowest number ever, and the rating in the 18-49 demographic also fell as compared to last week. As usual, the numbers come via ShowBuzz Daily. WWE Raw Sees a […]

The Big Show (Image: WWE)

WWE Raw 6/29/20 Part 2: Peyton Royce & Ruby Riott, Match of the Night

In the first hour of WWE Monday Night Raw, a contract signing went awry, R-Truth won back his 24/7 Championship, and Ric Flair continued to do his best to catch coronavirus. Read about all of that here. When we left off, Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy were in the ring, ready to talk some trash […]

Ric Flair is on WWE Raw in the middle of a coronavirus pandemic for some reason. (Image: WWE)

WWE Raw 6/29/20 Part 1: Good Lord, Why is Ric Flair Still Here?!

Will this be the last episode of WWE Raw for the foreseeable future? WWE is in the midst of a full blown coronavirus outbreak, but they're pressing ahead with taping using whoever isn't infected yet. How long can it last? As long as Vince McMahon needs it to, god damn it! It's time for WWE […]

R-Truth announces the debut of his new game show on WWE's The Bump podcast.

WWE Superstar R-Truth and Vince McMahon Make Beautiful Music Together

Ron Killings, known in WWE by his ring name R-Truth, is a multi-talented entertainer. In TNA Wrestling, Truth proved that he could be a serious competitor, while in WWE, he's known for his comedy. In addition to all of that, Truth has a music career as a wrapper and is constantly releasing new tracks. And […]

Roman Reigns declares that WWE is his yard now: Raw, April 3, 2017

Roman Reigns Thinks WWE is Doing a Great Job with Coronavirus

By any reasonable measure, WWE's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been an absolute failure. By refusing to test its performers and crew even while having them gather in large groups with no face masks, the company has recklessly put everyone who works for them at risk. Now, at least four and maybe dozens of […]

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Undertaker, Blackface, South Park, Anime & More: BCTV Sunday Slices

Welcome to this week's edition of BCTV Sunday Slices, our little slice of weekly Heaven where I highlight some of Bleeding Cool's television coverage from the past week while bestowing some incredibly not objective, totally opinionated wisdom on what the past week brought to the television landscape. In the BCTV Comments section below, you are more […]

: BCTV Top 30 Influencers 2020 Mid-Year Report Card

Star Trek, Lucifer, AHS & More: BCTV 2020 Influencers Mid-Year Report

So back at the beginning of the year, we published The Bleeding Cool Top 30 TV Series Influencers 2020, a look inside the BCTV "crystal ball" to predict the broadcast, cable, and streaming shows that would have a major influence on our viewing habits as we rolled through 2020 – and beyond. We made some changes […]