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LaBar: Future of Rusev in WWE critical

By Justin LaBar
It seems Rusev suffered a lower-body injury while traveling from Russia back to Bulgaria. Lower-body injury? Since when is WWE the NHL with vague injury reports? Just say ankle. And who would have thought Russia would be getting a baby …

LaBar: Samoa Joe in NXT is where he belongs

By Justin LaBar
Samoa Joe made his NXT debut Wednesday. I’m happy for Joe. It is the right situation. The chance to work in the WWE system as Samoa Joe, while it appears he still has some freedom to work independent shows based on ...

LaBar: WWE Payback was predictable, but delivered

By Justin LaBar
WWE Payback shot par for the course. No birdies. No bogies. Seth Rollins retained the WWE title. That’s smart because it’s all cruise control until the inevitable collision course with Brock Lesnar for sure, and possibly Roman Reigns, too, all at ...

LaBar: There’s no saving TNA wrestling

By Justin LaBar
A lot of good people work for TNA Wrestling, but one constant bad remains in Dixie Carter. I don’t know the TNA president personally. I’ve always heard from those who worked with her that she has got a sweet side and ...

LaBar: The New Day grabbing WWE brass ring

By Justin LaBar
Vince McMahon said months ago on the Stone Cold Steve Austin podcast that wrestlers needed to go out and grab the brass ring. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro are grabbing the brass ring. Damien Sandow was making his best effort to grab ...

LaBar: Wrestling fans misunderstand who is talented

By Justin LaBar
A lot of fans have a misunderstanding when it comes to talent of a professional wrestler and his success. After more than a year of build-up, Jeff Jarrett finally began announcing his roster for Global Force Wrestling. It’s been highly anticipated ...

LaBar: Looking at next big Diva star for WWE

By Justin LaBar
The WWE Divas division could get a surprising shakeup by the end of 2015. Today, fans are smarter and more invested than ever due to social media and reality shows. The performers who play good heels are still respected and liked ...

LaBar: Another Chance For Bad News Barrett

By Justin LaBar 5:21 p.m.
Another round for Bad News Barrett. WWE brought back the King of the Ring tournament this past week, which culminated in a finals match between two talented English performers in WWE’s growing internationally flavored roster. Barrett defeated the high-flying Neville on ...

Pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne dies at age 89

By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Verne Gagne, one of professional wrestling’s most celebrated performers and promoters, has died. He was 89. Gagne died Monday at his daughter’s home in ...

LaBar: Extreme Rules was entertaining and smart

By Justin LaBar
The ending to WWE Extreme Rules was brilliant. Not overly exciting compared to the rest of the night, but still brilliant. Randy Orton was told his RKO was banned. Everybody interpreted and only thought about him not being able to use ...

LaBar: Tough Enough reality show returning in June

By Justin LaBar
WWE announced the reality show known as Tough Enough is returning in June. The casting call has been opened up for men and women to send their videos to WWEToughEnough.com if they think they have what it takes to compete for ...

LaBar: WWE bringing NXT show to Pittsburgh

By Justin LaBar
WWE continues to branch out with their developmental territory. The stars from NXT will be coming to Pittsburgh on Thursday, June 11, at Stage AE on the North Shore. If you’re a professional wrestling fan from the old days, you have to ...

LaBar: WWE bans finishing move of top star

By Justin LaBar
On Monday, I helped “curb stomp” trend on Twitter when I was the deliverer of bad news to WWE fans. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I broke the story of WWE banning the curb stomp, which is Seth ...

LaBar: Concerns once again for Daniel Bryan

By Justin LaBar
The month of April has not been kind to Daniel Bryan. The Intercontinental Champion and arguably most loved performer on WWE’s roster was sent home early from the European tour this week. Normally when someone is sent home from the European tour ...

LaBar: Pro wrestling legends are a reminder that less is more

By Justin LaBar
This past weekend was a reminder of how little things go a long way in professional wrestling. Saturday was the annual “Night of the Superstars,” presented by the Pittsburgh-based International Wrestling Cartel. Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, Gangrel, Tommy Dreamer, Rhino and ...

LaBar: WWE will manipulate fans for Reigns

By Justin LaBar
WWE isn’t done with Roman Reigns. Not by a long shot. There’s a lot of speculation circling the wrestling world regarding Reigns’ future. He appeared to be the chosen one who was building to WrestleMania to presumably become the new WWE ...

LaBar: Top WWE Diva suddenly retires

By Justin LaBar
AJ Lee has retired from professional wrestling. Well, so they say. Lee is married to CM Punk. In early 2014, Punk walked out on WWE due to a lot of issues he was having with the company. He verbally slammed them ...

LaBar: Ronda Rousey vs Steph McMahon is inevitable

By Justin LaBar
Ronda Rousey versus Stephanie McMahon in a WWE match will happen one day in the future. Take that prediction to the bank. WWE’s going to take the match to the bank and laugh the whole way. I’ve said several times in ...

LaBar: WrestleMania 31 one of the best ever

By Justin LaBar 9:59 p.m.
The annual big show was littered with questions, controversy and concern about the lack of exciting buildup to certain key matches. The execution negated all of ...

LaBar: WWE’s Hall of Fame show drags — and knows it

By Justin LaBar
Saturday in San Jose started with quick energy and ended with a long-winded celebration. Just a day away from WrestleMania 31, I experienced thousands of fans at WWE Axxess where they got the chance to meet WWE Superstars and see rare ...

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