Travis Brinkley

How I Would Book the 2017 Royal Rumble Match

The Royal Rumble is only a little over a week away, and going into it, it is one of the least predictable Rumble matches in recent memory. With Raw and SmackDown Superstars competing in the same match, along with legends thrown in, there are so many directions that the 30-man match could go. The question is, who will pencil their …

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205 Live Recap: Who Said “I Forfeit?”

While Raw, SmackDown, and NXT are focused on their Pay-Per-Views in a few weeks, this week’s episode of 205 Live is all about right now. Cedric Alexander tries to distance himself from Alicia Fox (good luck), Tony Nese attempts to establish himself at the Premier Athlete, and Jack Gallagher takes on Ariya Daivari in the first “I Forfeit” match in …

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NXT Recap: Damo Officially Joins SAnitY

NXT TakeOver: San Antonio is less than two weeks away, and the developmental brand needs to finalize their card. Main eventing the TakeOver special is Shinsuke Nakamura defending the NXT Championship against Bobby Roode, and tonight they sign the contract. Nikki Cross (w/Eric Young & Alexander Wolfe) vs. Kennedy Lewis When SAnitY first debuted, fans weren’t sure what to think …

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SmackDown Recap: Mickie James is La Luchadora

Since the brand split, SmackDown has been a more compelling show than Raw, and this week is no different. To headline the show, SmackDown Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss will be defending her title against Becky Lynch in a steel cage. Also, Shane McMahon says he has a huge announcement. Opening Segment As advertised, Shane McMahon kicks off the show to …

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Raw Recap: Sami Zayn Enters the Main Event

All that’s advertised for tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw is the return of Brock Lesnar. Other than that, Raw is just treading water until the Royal Rumble, and then WrestleMania season is underway. Take a look and see the small (and potentially important) developments in every feud Raw has to offer. Opening Segment Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, …

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UK Championship Tournament Recap: Bate Wins it All

Yesterday, WWE hosted the first day of their historic UK Championship tournament. We saw the entirety of the first round, with Wolfgang, Trent Seven, Pete Dunne, Sam Gradwell, Jordan Devlin, Tyler Bate, Joseph Conners, and Mark Andrews all picking up victories. Day Two of the tournament will feature the quarterfinals, semifinals, and the final match to crown the first-ever WWE …

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Lucha Underground Recap: Mid-Season Finale

This episode of Lucha Underground is the mid-season finale, before Season 3 returns in the summer. We are going to have to wait until summer for the Lucha Underground Champioship match between Johnny Mundo and The Mack, but tonight still has a pretty big card. Texano tries to get back on track after losing a potential “unique opportunity,” and El …

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WWE UK Championship Tournament Recap: Day One

Following a wildly successful Cruiserweight Classic last summer, WWE has announced their second unique tournament in less than a year: The UK Championship Tournament. Featuring 16 wrestlers from all over the United Kingdom (including one wrestler from Wales), the two-day tournament will crown the first-ever WWE United Kingdom Champion. After the champion is crowned, WWE will be launching another new weekly …

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Lucha Underground Recap: The Mack Visits Slamtown

Last week on Lucha Underground, two huge developments started. To kick off the show, Prince Puma did the unthinkable and joined the dark side by declaring Vampiro his master in his quest to take out Mil Muertes. To main event the show, Cage would win his Best of Five Series against Texano, and he would be awarded with a gauntlet …

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NXT Recap: Finally Preparing for TakeOver

With a little over two weeks to go before TakeOver: San Antonio, NXT has a long way to go before building a card to get excited about. So far, the only confirmed match for the show is the NXT Championship match between Shinsuke Nakamura and the new #1 Contender, Bobby Roode. There are still two more championship matches to figure …

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