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LaBar: Cesaro is WWE’s next Cinderella story

By Justin LaBar
Cesaro has become a great story of a substitute evolving into a superstar. The company never intended for him to get as far as he has. He was signed to a development deal during a time when WWE needed a …

LaBar: John Cena leaving WWE for Hollywood?

By Justin LaBar
I think John Cena’s days as a full-time WWE performer could be numbered. Hollywood is already calling and drives a hard bargain to turn down. Cena will always be a WWE guy. He will be active or associated with the …

LaBar: ‘WWE Battleground’ comes at inconvenient time

By Justin LaBar
After “WWE Battleground,” all fans should want the WWE Network. That way, you only have to feel bad about spending $10, rather than higher traditional pay-per-view prices. There were a lot of quality stories leading up to this event, and …

LaBar: Exclusive Q&A with WWE’s Bo Dallas

By Justin LaBar
This Sunday is WWE Battleground on the WWE Network. Bo Dallas will be competing in a battle royal for the vacant Intercontinental Championship. Dallas has grabbed the attention of fans with his motivational and inspirational character he’s developed. This memorable …

LaBar: WWE signs Japanese superstar

By Justin LaBar
WWE is once again going to embark on the adventure of bringing in an international star. This past weekend while WWE was doing live events in Japan, they had a ceremonial contract signing of Kenta Kobayashi. I’ve spent a lot …

LaBar: Kurt Angle preparing for WWE return

By Justin LaBar
Kurt Angle could be on his way home to WWE. On Jim Ross’ podcast, Angle revealed that his TNA contract expires Sept. 21. Angle went on to say he expects the next deal he signs to be the final one …

LaBar: WWE inconsistent with performers

By Justin LaBar
WWE takes their slop and alleged shoplifting seriously. Stephanie McMahon is following in Vince McMahon’s footsteps. The No. 1 antagonist who is over-the-top with heel antics. Swimming for her life in a kiddy pool full of slop while pulling referee’s …

LaBar: Cena as champion is smart business

By Justin LaBar
John Cena is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion — again. In the words of Batista, “Deal with it.” You shouldn’t just deal with it, you should like it. Odds are you’re a Daniel Bryan fan — pretty much everyone is. …

LaBar: One-on-one with Stone Cold Steve Austin

By Justin LaBar
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin is one of the most profitable and famous professional wrestlers in history. Once taking the world by storm during his popularity …

McMahon should not be satisfied with past creative success

By Justin LaBar
NXT programming is becoming consistently better than WWE. I can’t call NXT competition because it’s the developmental system, and those who run WWE can manipulate NXT if they wanted. Many of the big names involved with the WWE main roster …

LaBar: End of TNA Wrestling is near

By Justin LaBar
TNA Impact Wrestling on Spike TV is at it again. It is polling fans to see if they would prefer to keep the traditional four-sided wrestling ring, or switch to the six-sided ring the company made famous. Poll the fans? …

LaBar: No excitement for Flair’s return to WWE

By Justin LaBar
I’ll be in Cleveland for “Monday Night RAW,” and there is a lot of speculation it will feature the return of Ric Flair to WWE television on a regular basis. I’ll enjoy hearing Flair’s famous music. That’s about it. More …

LaBar: Why WWE released 11 talents

By Justin LaBar
Independent wrestling promoters and Jeff Jarrett just had an exciting Thursday of potential new employees after the WWE future endeavor storm hit. WWE released 11 talents: JTG, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Aksana, Curt Hawkins, Theodore Long, Camacho, Brodus Clay, Evan …

LaBar: Who WWE should add to The Shield

By Justin LaBar
One of the toughest creative aspects of professional wrestling is how to debut someone. You can have the best character in the world, but the packaging, presentation and timing needs to align. Right now, WWE has an opening for what …

Right time for Shield breakup

By Bill Hughes
For several months, it had appeared the Shield would break up. Dissension was teased, and it looked like Dean Ambrose would break away from Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. Then when C.M. Punk walked out on the WWE after the …

LaBar: Batista officially light version of The Rock

By Justin LaBar
Batista “quit” WWE this past week on RAW to return to Hollywood to complete his obligations there. It got me thinking about the parallels or comparisons of his career with The Rock. At times he has pulled ahead of The …

LaBar: ‘WWE Payback’ made the future official

By Justin LaBar
The “WWE Payback” event should eliminate any doubt about who the next marquee performer is in WWE’s eyes. Roman Reigns and The Shield headlined the night in an epic elimination battle against Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista. The Shield …

LaBar: Mick Foley comedy show a must for fans

By Justin LaBar
Mick Foley once got full arenas to explode in cheers by doing moves he describes would force someone to turn to their friend and say “that had to hurt.” Foley now gets full comedy clubs to explode in cheers by …

LaBar: Options WWE is considering for world title

By Justin LaBar
WWE told us tune into RAW in England for a decision to be made on the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. RAW in England came, they said tune in next week for the decision. WWE still isn’t sure what to do …

LaBar: Triple H needs to be next WWE world champion

By Justin LaBar
Daniel Bryan just had neck surgery, and it’s unknown how long he’ll be out of action. Based on initial reports, he won’t return until SummerSlam. SummerSlam is an event that has great significance to Bryan’s career. He returned after being …

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