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LaBar: Is Brock Lesnar leaving WWE again?

By Justin LaBar
If Brock Lesnar leaves WWE for UFC, that says something. WWE will survive without Lesnar. That’s not the point. A lucrative deal with a reasonable amount of days to put his body in a pre-determined fight only to go back to ...

LaBar: Rey Mysterio done with WWE

By Justin LaBar
Rey Mysterio is officially done with WWE. It’s about time. Let me be clear — I think Mysterio was one of the greatest performers in the past 20 years. The last 20 years, though, doesn’t justify the past three. Mysterio spent the better ...

LaBar: WWE doing the right thing for WrestleMania 31

By Justin LaBar
WWE stuck to the original plan. Roman Reigns got a credible and clean victory. If you haven’t gotten it by now, then you just won’t, or you don’t want to. Reigns had a great match with Daniel Bryan. Reigns is the ...

LaBar: Samoa Joe shouldn’t go to WWE

By Justin LaBar
Samoa Joe is the latest TNA veteran to depart from the company. He probably is better off. This situation is no different than AJ Styles a year ago. The company didn’t want to pay Styles accordingly, so they parted ways. Again, Styles ...

LaBar: RAW and Saturday Night Live similar brands

By Justin LaBar
Live from the USA Network, it’s Monday night. It’s not as catchy as the famous line screamed for 40 years on Saturday night, but the two institutions in American pop culture are very similar. I began thinking of the parallels during Sunday’s ...

LaBar: WWE manufacturing its own competition

By Justin LaBar
I keep waiting for an NXT live special to not live up to the hype. The wait continues. The most recent live special on Wednesday, branded “NXT Takeover: Rival,” once again reaffirmed the positives of NXT and raised the bar. Kevin Owens ...

LaBar: WWE fans seeing the future is here

By Justin LaBar
Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan are continuing a trend that stretches many eras in professional wrestling, specifically with WWE. WWE fans can be divided and labeled in many ways. There are fans who consume the characters and stories at face value. They ...

LaBar: A look at WWE’s surprise success story

By Justin LaBar 8:55 p.m.
Kayfabe might be dead, but the slow burn is alive in professional wrestling. There’s a lot of talk about Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, controversy and WWE Network hashtags. These, plus the lead off topic of Kayfabe being dead in the business, ...

LaBar: Curious case of some Daniel Bryan fans

By Justin LaBar
I’m a big fan of Daniel Bryan. I’m a bigger fan of logic for the long term. The Bryan fans insist he’s this ultimate underdog, yet he beat Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista in one night at WrestleMania to become ...

LaBar: WWE not backing down from controversy

By Justin LaBar
The No. 1 thing I took away from this highly anticipated live Thursday night SmackDown was the amount of acknowledgment WWE gave to controversy. There isn’t any controversy in the storyline. The controversy is reality-based and behind the curtain. Reigns didn’t ...

LaBar: Like it or not, Reigns is rising with Royal Rumble win

By Justin LaBar
Thirty men in the Royal Rumble. A surprise wrestler or two appearing on WWE programming. The famous Royal Rumble by the numbers video package. Kofi Kingston doing some cool spot to keep from being eliminated. Every year, we are guaranteed …

LaBar: What was the best Royal Rumble ever?

By Justin LaBar
The Royal Rumble is perhaps the WWE's second most anticipated show behind WrestleMania. I say perhaps because that's where I rank it, but others would ...

2 former pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions

By The Associated Press
PHILADELPHIA — Two former professional wrestlers accuse the WWE of “selling violence” and ignoring concussions they say left them with serious brain injuries. The men have filed a potential class-action lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia. That’s where a judge is ...

LaBar: New WWE tag team must face a team of legends

By Justin LaBar
In 1989, the booking of The Ascension would be par for the course. In 2015, the booking makes everyone frantic demanding an answer. The anticipation and rumors of when the tag team would make its main roster debut from NXT rivaled ...

Stolen wrestling ring won’t stop East Brady event

By Brad Pedersen
A stolen wrestling ring won’t keep grapplers from hitting the mats next weekend in East Brady. Five Star Wrestling promoter Joe Rodgers plans to hold matches Jan. 25 in the East Brady Community Center, 502 Ferry St. He said he’ll ...

LaBar: Not all WWE guys need the title

By Justin LaBar
Not everybody can be on top of the card at once. Not everybody can be champion at once. Everybody can be booked with quality, but somebody has to be in the middle and bottom of the card. This is an …

LaBar: WWE changes broadcast announce teams

By Justin LaBar
It was announced WWE is making a change to its announce teams for Monday Night RAW and SmackDown, which is moving back to Thursday’s beginning this week. Jerry “The King” Lawler has been removed from the RAW team after a long ...

LaBar: Exclusive interview with WWE’s Stardust

By Justin LaBar
Professional wrestling is built on characters and personality. Current WWE superstar Stardust makes a case to be the most unique and interesting of them all right now. Teaming with Goldust, who was always referred to as the most bizarre character in ...

TNA Wrestling set for new beginning with Destination America

By The Associated Press
Kurt Angle has had plenty of time to shine his Olympic gold medal or rewatch his greatest matches in TNA Wrestling. On the shelf for ...

LaBar: Memo to Roman Reigns’ haters

By Justin LaBar
I feel bad for Roman Reigns. There is a vocal portion of the audience who doesn’t think he’s good in the ring. They think this because Reigns doesn’t do as many eye-catching moves as the underdogs. He’s one of the guys WWE ...

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