Holland's Midweek Meltdown

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Lesnar is back and I'm happy (just don't ask why)


Hulk Holland admits he lost his shit when Brock Lesnar made his long-awaited return on Monday Night RAW, but also admits he's not sure why, since the "Beast Incarnate" didn't really do anything...

In absence of legend, there is legacy


Hulk Holland takes a look at Daniel Bryan's injury, as well as where the former WWE champion stands in the industry after finally making it to the summit of professional wrestling.

WWE botches shoplifting Dil-Emma


WWE botched Emma's shoplifting case and has promised to punish her behind the scenes, which is unfortunate, because it seems like she's been punished enough as it is, thanks to the power of the...

Looking forward to The Shield 2000!


The Shield is gone, but not forgotten. More importantly, they'll be back (some day). But will they still be the original "Hounds of Justice?"

How next-gen stars may interpret WWE roster cuts


Hulk Holland takes a closer look at the recent roster cuts from WWE, as well as how the next generation of superstars may interpret what's best for business.

SummerSlam 2014: Eat, sleep, wait a few weeks


Too soon? Hulk Holland has heard the rumor that Brock Lesnar vs. Daniel Bryan is being considered for this year's SummerSlam main event on Aug. 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, Calif., and he does not...

WWE 'Payback' preview: To buy or not to buy?

Hulk Holland takes a look at the upcoming WWE "Payback" event, popping off at the Allstate Arena this Sunday night (June 1, 2014) in Rosemont, Illinois. Is it worth paying for? Let's break down the...

Sting should come to WWE even without Taker tussle


Hulk Holland takes a look at the on again, off again rumors about Sting signing with WWE, and how it shouldn't be predicated on an Undertaker match, something that at this point, is probably of no...

Dance All Night a waste of talent (and your time)


WWE decided it would be a good idea to make a music video with Naomi, but never bothered to give us a reason to care. The finished product is a poorly made and largely forgettable offering that is...

WWE 'Legends House' Recap (Episode 2)


WWE "Legends House" episode two recap and review on WWE Network featuring Gene Okerlund, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Hillbilly Jim, Howard Finkel, Jimmy Hart, Roddy Piper, Pat Patterson, and Tony Atlas...

WWE 'Legends House' Recap (Episode 1)


WWE "Legends House" episode one recap and review on WWE Network featuring Gene Okerlund, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Hillbilly Jim, Howard Finkel, Jimmy Hart, Roddy Piper, Pat Patterson, and Tony Atlas...

Dealing with Warrior's death in WWE's Reality Era


The Ultimate Warrior died on Tuesday just days after cementing his pro wrestling legacy with WWE. But how will fans remember him? A closer look at the complexity of life and death in the new...

WrestleMania 30 preview: Dawn of 'Reality Era'

WWE WrestleMania 30 preview: Only one win matters in the dawn of the "Reality Era," as the world's preeminent pro wrestling organization tries to launch its own network and keep the "Universe"...

Possibilities abound with The Giant Royal


Possibilities abound with The Andre the Giant Over-the-Top Rope 30-man Memorial Battle Royal WrestleMania 30 gimmick debuting next month in New Orleans, designed to give someone a rub and take...

Triple H: Worthy successor to Vince McMahon?


Hulk Holland takes a look at Triple H in his role as performer, as well as executive, and ponders a future in WWE without Vince McMahon. Will the massive billion-dollar empire built by Vinny Mac be...

Taking a measured approach to Cena vs. Wyatt


WrestleMania 30: Taking a measured approach to the John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt feud and why it's important that WWE spends the next few weeks making sure Wyatt looks like he belongs, something that...

Call for WWE to make movies to drive the narrative


A call for WWE to make movies that drive the narrative (and make fans want to watch). Why bother trying to make pro wrestlers Hollywood actors when they can simply play the roles they already fill...

WWE and Bootista missing huge oppor-boo-nity


Batista is now back in WWE, but has struggled to win over fans in this new era of professional wrestling. But rather than use the boos to his advantage on the road to WrestleMania, Bootista has...

Hi, my name is (subject to change)


Hulk Holland takes a look at the recent name changes for WWE up-and-comers Antonio Cesaro (Cesaro) and Big. E Langston (Big E.), and how they might be a sign of (good) things to come inside the...

WWE Makes Right Decision To Go 'Over The Edge'


WWE Network has made the right decision by choosing to include the 1999 "Over the Edge" pay-per-view (PPV), an event marred by the untimely death of Owen Hart, who fell from the rafters prior to...

Sorry creative, CM Punk has nothing for you


Physically and mentally exhausted, CM Punk has apparently jumped ship after finding out that he was not going to be in the WrestleMania main event, among other things, raising questions about the...

Royal Rumble 2014 preview: To buy, or not to buy?

Royal Rumble 2014 preview: Hulk Holland takes a look at this Sunday's (Jan. 27, 2014) pay-per-view (PPV) event, match-by-match, to determine if the first WWE PPV of the year warrants your...

Go nuts! How 'The Big Guy' is resurrecting kayfabe


Ryback has either lost his mind, is trying to get fired or following a script. The fact that we don't know for sure which one is the right answer is what makes it so much fun. These are the new...

WWE Network designed for success, not greed


Hulk Holland looks at the future of the new WWE Network and how it emulates other industries in its low cost, high subscriber business model, which not only gives the consumer what it wants, but a...

Lesnar, Bryan bring balance to WWE storylines


What do Brock Lesnar and Daniel Bryan have in common? Nothing, which is exactly why they both belong on Monday Night RAW, as each performer and his corresponding storyline helps bring a unique...

Batista returns to WWE ... now what?


Batista will make his WWE return on Jan. 20, with rumors of him holding a world title, winning the Royal Rumble or even challenging The Undertaker's streak. But can he take over a main event spot...

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