The Daily Show Covers Lana’s Controversial Battleground Promo; Brad Maddox Provides Another Update

Brad Maddox Update Brad Maddox, who has been uploading cryptic videos to YouTube in recent weeks, posted his latest entry, titled “Come find me!” The video is available at this link and embedded below: WWE On The Daily Show The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who was in attendance and visiting backstage at last month’s […]

WWE Facing Criticism Over Lana’s Battleground Promo

WWE is facing criticism for moving forward for the pro-Vladimir Putin gimmick of Lana, with some accusing she referred incredulously to the MH17 airplane crash in her promo at Sunday’s Battleground pay-per-view.  The line that’s drawing the ire of critics is as follows:   “You blame Russia for recent current events.” You can watch a snippet […]

WWE Refuses To Back Off Pro-Putin Gimmick At Battleground

We wondered over the weekend if WWE would back off Lana’s storyline support for Russian President Vladimir Putin in light of recent current events. We noted there was no change at Friday night’s live event in Pensacola, FL (nor was there Saturday in Tallahassee). Lana cut her normal anti-USA/pro-Russia promo prior to Rusev’s match against […]

Legitimate Controversy To Alter Lana/Rusev Pro-Putin Gimmick?

WWE has used the political controversies of Russian President Vladimir Putin to generate cheap heat for Lana and Rusev and by all accounts, it’s working. Lana is getting over with the gimmick and company officials realize this and have already started to feature her more prominently. However, WWE is running into a problem where real-life […]

John Cena Off WWE Shows, Big Show Update, Preview Lana’s Summer Photos, Talent Answers Questions

- John Cena will be filming his role in the upcoming American comedy film directed by Judd Apatow called “Trainwreck” this summer. As a result, he’ll be off some WWE shows between Sunday’s Battleground pay-per-view and next month’s SummerSlam. Cena isn’t on the official listings for next Monday’s Raw in Miami, August 4th in Austin […]

United States – Russia Detente Segment Announced For Raw

Announced on the Raw Pre-Show, tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw will feature a United States – Russia détente, with Jack Swagger & Zeb Colter representing the United States, and Rusev & Lana representing Russia. Already announced for the show is a 6-man tag main event: John Cena, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton, […]

Seth Rollins Explains Turn, Smackdown Fallout

Seth Rollins Promo on Smackdown If you missed this week’s episode of Smackdown (results here), the promo that Seth Rollins did to explain his defection to Evolution is online at this link. You can also watch in the video embedded below: Smackdown Fallout This week’s episode of Smackdown Fallout features Lana talking about Rusev’s win […]

Zeb Colter & Jack Swagger Want One More Shot At Adam Rose; NXT Takeover Winners Speak Out

Smackdown Fallout Zeb Colter & Jack Swagger say they want one more shot at Adam Rose on this week’s Smackdown Fallout, available at this link or embedded below: NXT Takeover Victors Speak Out WWE has posted post-match interviews with Adrian Neville, Charlotte, Tyler Breeze, and more. The video is available at this link or embedded […]

WWE Issues Statement On Using Vladimir Putin’s Name In Storylines

WWE issued the following statement to The Daily Beast regarding the use of Vladimir Putin’s name with Lana and Rusev: “WWE programming, like Hollywood movies and television shows, is an exciting blend of action, characters and fictional storylines of good versus evil that are often inspired by pop culture and current events. Russian President Vladimir […]