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And the Slammy Award winners are…

CM Punk, Cody Rhodes and Rhea Ripley cleaned up at this year's Slammy Awards. At the event hosted by Big E and Cathy Kelley, Cody took home three awards, Ripley also won three and CM Punk won two. Here are your winners: Best Entrance Cody Rhodes Roman Reigns Bianca...

Countdown to WrestleMania XL Night Two

Will Cody finish his story? We will see tonight as WrestleMania Night Two unfolds. Here are our predictions and prognostications. Roman Reigns (c) vs. Cody Rhodes - WWE Undisputed Championship Match Seth Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre - WWE...

Countdown to WrestleMania XL Night One

Cody and Seth fight for their WrestleMania lives against The Bloodline in tonight's main event. What Rollins gets out of this besides revenge on the Bloodline is still a mystery to us. Whatever the case, the match will have serious implications for everyone involved....

George Tahinos’ WWE World photo gallery

SlamWrestling.net's George Tahinos paid a visit to WWE World at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, on Friday, April 5, 2024. Here's his photo gallery from the event. For more of George's photos, visit his website, georgetahinos.smugmug.com Here's...

George Tahinos’ WWE Smackdown Philadelphia photo gallery

SlamWrestling.net's George Tahinos was at WWE Smackdown at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, on Friday, April 5, 2024. Here's his photo gallery from the event. For more of George's photos, visit his website, georgetahinos.smugmug.com TOP...

George Tahinos’ WWE Hall of Fame 2024 photo gallery

SlamWrestling.net's George Tahinos was at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, on Friday, April 5, 2024. Here's his photo gallery from the event. For more of George's photos, visit his website, georgetahinos.smugmug.com [modula...

SmackDown: WrestleMania Goosebumps…

Ooh, the chills of WrestleMania weekend looming is for sure showing on all our faces coming tomorrow and Sunday. This is the most I've ever been excited for Mania given the jaw-dropping, mind-exploding matches we're going to get this year. As we open the night, the...

Wrestlemania XL Kickoff: One day away

Fans of WWE around the world are ready for the big night(s), as the lead up to Wrestlemania is all but done after today's Wrestlemania XL kickoff show. The kickoff started with a video of the biggest moments from Wrestlemania's past. We then saw Micheal Cole and Pat...

Cody escapes burning tour bus

It was a close call for Cody and his crew. On the Pat McAfee show live from WWE World, Rhodes revealed that last night while traveling to Philadelphia the tour bus he was on burst into flames. "Michael knows this. I texted him. Last night was the first night I was...

Secret guest to appear at Stand and Deliver?

There is some growing intrigue around NXT's Stand and Deliver show set for Saturday. NXT posted a video on X under the NXT Anonymous account that is known for posting covert backstage footage. The video shows NXT General Manager Ava privately speaking with someone on...

Wrestlers’ Court: An XL musing about WrestleMania

The build to this year’s WrestleMania has been compelling. The two-night main event, plus the title matches that make up most of the card, have been set up so well that for the purposes of this column I’ll forego the usual deep dive into wrestling history and think a...

Live events announced for WWE World experience

WWE has released the full schedule for the live events at the WWE World experience at WrestleMania. WWE World will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, from April 4th to April 8th. At WWE World fans can take part in: Superstar Row...

WWE brings back the Slammys

The Slammys are making a return WrestleMania weekend. The WWE has announced that The Slammys: The Fans Choice Awards will take place at WWE World at WrestleMania on Sunday, April 7th and air live across WWE’s YouTube channel, Facebook, X, Twitch and TikTok. Hosted by...

The Rock to Cody’s mom: I am going to whip the piss out of him

The Rock ain't taking none of that. On X, The Rock posted video response to Cody's "slap heard around the world" on last week's edition of Smackdown. He was holding his own weightbelt throughout the video with his Brahma Bull symbol on it. "Finally, Cody Rhodes grew...

Add Thunderbolt Patterson to the list for WWE Hall of Fame 2024

After 'The Greatest' comes the thunder. Two days after Muhammad Ali was announced as an inductee, Claude 'Thunderbolt' Patterson has been announced as the latest addition to the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2024. Patterson was known as one of the best wrestlers to work...

Muhammad Ali to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame

"The Greatest" is being honoured by the WWE. Muhammad Ali will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2024. The WWE stated about Ali: "His influence transcended sports as his work as an activist, artist, and personality established him as one of the most...

Slam Speaks: Our picks for the 2024 WWE Hall of Fame

In the past couple of weeks, WWE has announced the first batch of this year’s Hall of Fame class. And while the merits of those names – Paul Heyman, Bull Nakano, and the US Express (Barry Windham and Mike Rotunda) – are indisputable, we here at SlamWrestling.net think...

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Mat Matters: Forecasting the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2023

As of March 1, WWE has yet to name an inductee for its 2023 Hall of Fame class. Usually by now, we have heard at least a couple of the entrants' names broadcast on WWE television; but with a pending sale, shifts in management and very intense storylines occupying time...

Live crowd smaller but no less enthusiastic at post-Mania RAW

DALLAS, TX - After two nights of WrestleMania being in a huge stadium, last night’s move to the smaller American Airlines Center – an NHL hockey arena - felt a lot more intimate. But the smaller building size didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the crowd in the building....

Time and money needed for full WWE Superstore Axxess experience

DALLAS, TX - Pretty much everything in life is better if you have time and money. That certainly holds true for the thousands of attendees of the WWE Superstore Axxess, which ran from last Thursday through to Monday night as part of WrestleMania weekend. On Sunday...

WrestleMania: Musings from the press box

DALLAS, TX - It was eight years ago that I last covered WrestleMania live and in person: WrestleMania XXX in 2014. After that, schedule conflicts wouldn't allow me to fly to whatever city the show was being held that year (note to self: start a Bring WrestleMania back...

WrestleMania: Musings from the press box

DALLAS, TX - It was eight years ago that I last covered WrestleMania live and in person: WrestleMania XXX in 2014. After that, schedule conflicts wouldn't allow me to fly to whatever city the show was being held that year (note to self: start a Bring WrestleMania back...

Greatest Mania matches that never were

  You’ve heard it all before. WrestleMania, it is the granddaddy of them all. It is what the world is watching. It is the showcase of the immortals. Over its 37-year history, WrestleMania has been all of those and then some. Yet, looking back at the past, there...

RAW: Multiple titles change hands heading into Fastlane

WWE is officially in the fast lane on the road to WrestleMania, since the Fastlane event is this Sunday. Tonight's RAW has a lot of work to do, though. There is only one RAW match set as Drew McIntyre will be facing Sheamus. You would have to think that tonight...

WrestleMania II gave Elvira a new audience

One of the most unique announcing trios in wrestling history had to have been at WrestleMania II, with the flamboyant and opinionated Jesse "The Body" Ventura, the regal Lord Alfred Hayes and the sultry "Mistress of the Dark" Elvira. SLAM! Wrestling recently caught up...

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