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LaBar: Strowman appears to be McMahon's new favorite

Watching on-screen and hearing behind-the-scenes chatter all suggest Braun Strowman is the next big project for Vince McMahon. Strowman made his debut in August as the ...

LaBar: WWE possibly focusing on lightweight division

With a lot of live weekly programming to fill on cable and the WWE Network around the clock, adding depth and quality should always be ...

LaBar: Memo to Jim Cornette about Lucha Underground

LOS ANGELES — As I lean my head out a side door of the Lucha Underground Temple, I hear a chant, in unison, from 500 ...

LaBar: Six questions about WWE programming

A six-pack of questions regarding WWE: 1. Why is everyone in such a rush for Samoa Joe to be on RAW and SmackDown? Samoa ...

LaBar: Why Triple H is the WWE champion again

The outcomes of the matches at the Royal Rumble weren't a surprise to me or many others, but it is the best for business given ...

LaBar: WWE can't make same Royal Rumble mistakes

WWE wants to push Roman Reigns' storyline at Royal Rumble, but it must be careful not to overshadow other performers: • AJ Styles is finally ...

LaBar: WWE Hall of Fame should include more than on-air talent

It's time WWE commits to expanding its Hall of Fame class to more than just on-air performers. I'm not the first to think of this. In ...

LaBar: Eva Marie embracing dislike from WWE fans

WWE Diva, Eve Marie ­— I'll pause for your reaction. When you say her name, some react with, "Wow, look at her," referring to her stunning ...

LaBar: Brock Lesnar defines special attraction

Every sport has that once-in-a-lifetime performer. For WWE, it's Brock Lesnar. Last Friday night, Lesnar had a match against Sheamus at a non-televised WWE event in ...

LaBar: Cena will miss WrestleMania

Some say 40 is the new 30. Try telling that to John Cena, who is having surgery for a torn rotator cuff and will miss ...

LaBar: Will The Rock wrestle at WrestleMania 32?

We embark on this 2016 of professional wrestling, I took your questions via Twitter: @Realchrismcewan: @JustinLaBar @TribSports: do you think it makes sense ...

LaBar: New Year's resolutions covering WWE

As 2015 ends, I make my New Year's resolutions as it pertains to my world covering professional wrestling. No more "main roster" With the ...

LaBar: John Cena's greatest task is ahead in WWE

John Cena is returning to WWE television Monday night, and it couldn't come at a better time. It couldn't come at a better time for the ...

LaBar: What WWE must do to capitalize on success

Having a great show is important, but even more so is how you follow it. WWE had one of its best three episodes of RAW last ...

LaBar: Donald Trump won't be removed from WWE HOF

A petition to remove Donald Trump from the WWE Hall of Fame makes no sense. In case you didn't even know or perhaps forgot, the ...

LaBar: WWE wrestlers took on a lot of risk, pain in TLC

WWE TLC was pretty predictable, but all of the performers left it all in the ring. If you watched the show not appreciating the physicality, risk ...

LaBar: WWE could be losing its biggest star

The Daniel Bryan situation is a great example of passion blinding judgment. Bryan's done several interviews recently where he continues to say his WWE career might ...

LaBar: Tommy Dreamer making pro wrestling history

His name is Tommy Dreamer, he's a certified legend and the innovator of violence. Bada bing, bada boom, smartest guy in the room. It might not ...

LaBar: The wrestler WWE needs to invest in now

You have to change with the times, and times have changed for WWE. Their flagship show, "Monday Night Raw," is three hours. That's too long. But ...

Nothing like the real ring: WWE returns to Pittsburgh for more success

WWE is returning to Pittsburgh at Consol Energy Center, Uptown, on Nov. 30 for Monday Night RAW, and it should come as no surprise. Since Consol ...

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