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WWE will host "WWE Crown Jewel", its second major event in Saudi Arabia, on Nov. 2 at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. Crown Jewel will feature a triple threat Universal championship match between Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Brock Lesnar. The show will air live on WWE Network.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com1d ago

The Undertaker made one of the biggest splashes of the night on Raw, as he announced that Kane and Shawn Michaels would be in opposite corners for Taker's match against Triple H at Super Show-Down in Australia. Later in the night, Seth Rollins defeated Dolph Ziggler in a very different (yet still entertaining) Intercontinental title match, Nia Jax returned to action and Roman Reigns outlasted Baron Corbin's Universal championship challenge two times over. Finally, the influx of managers from 205 Live continued, as Lio Rush established himself as Bobby Lashley's representative and flashed some of his dizzying offensive repertoire in fending off and then attacking Elias and Kevin Owens with Lashley's help.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com18h ago

Hell in a Cell

Looking back at the best Hell in a Cell moments in WWE history

Hell in a Cell is arguably the most brutal and exciting match stipulation in the WWE. It has also produced several of the most memorable moments in the history of the organization.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 results, news, and information

Everything you need to know about the 2018 edition of WWE's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view: match cards, results, news, features, history and more from

Kacy Catanzaro


Kacy Catanzaro talks about what inspired her to pursue American Ninja Warrior, the experiences that drove her to excel and how she views her role in inspiring others who look to follow in her footsteps.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago

Kacy Catanzaro walked into the WWE Performance Center without a shred of experience in the word of professional wrestling. For the better part of the last year she's been training hard, and she shares what her experience has been like thus far. (Interview courtesy of KC Joyner).

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago




Kacy Catanzaro on what debuting in the Mae Young Classic means to her, and how she's starting her WWE career at a perfect time thanks to those who came before her. (Interview courtesy of KC Joyner)

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago


There were a few common themes on Tuesday night's edition of SmackDown as we head towards Hell in a Cell. There were blindside attacks; Randy Orton went after Jeff Hardy and caused a DQ late in Hardy's match against Shinsuke Nakamura, while Becky Lynch hid in the crowd with a disguise and attacked Charlotte Flair after her win over Sonya Deville. The other theme was marital strife, as AJ Styles and Samoa Joe traded pre-taped promos. Styles reiterated similar points to what he's already said, but Joe took it to an entirely different level with a full-blown children's storybook that ended with Joe stealing Styles' title, wife and kid. Similar tension was present in the night's main event, as The Miz paid for getting physical with Brie Bella and got punched and clotheslined by Bella and Daniel Bryan as Maryse also got involved.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago

With their victory in the SmackDown tag team No. 1 contender's tournament, Aiden English and Rusev picked up what would have to be described as an upset win over The Bar. That win gives them a SmackDown tag team title shot at Hell in a Cell against The New Day.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com7d ago

Monday Night Raw

Raw had a couple of memorable moments heading into Hell in a Cell, like Roman Reigns putting Braun Strowman through a piece of the stage set with a Samoan Drop, but there wasn't a whole lot of forward momentum during WWE's first broadcast up against Monday Night Football in 2018. Alexa Bliss went after Ronda Rousey's ribs after she and Mickie James lost to Rousey and Natalya, Nikki Bella beat Ruby Riott (handing Riott her first one-on-one loss since March) and Finn Balor defeated Elias. The B-Team failed to regain the Raw tag team titles, Chad Gable and Bobby Roode had some friction in a tag team victory and AOP beat a couple of Grade-A enhancement talent. Even Kevin Owens coming in to try to explain the last few weeks of stories couldn't do much to clarify the direction Raw's heading in. Perhaps Hell in a Cell can be a launching point for some fresh stories on Monday nights.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com8d ago

Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler will defend the Raw tag team championships against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. On a Hell in a Cell card that only had seven other matches announced to that point, this one's a no-brainer (although the usage of the legal system and faux police force strained suspension of disbelief over the last two weeks, to be sure).

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com8d ago

205 Live


Renee Young has permanently joined the Monday Night Raw commentary team. After making her debut as a guest commentator in August, making one other fill-in appearance on Raw and serving as part of the Mae Young Classic broadcast team, Young joins Corey Graves and Michael Cole on a full-time basis starting Monday night. She has been with the WWE since 2012, serving as a primary backstage and in-ring interviewer and pay-per-view kickoff show host among many other roles. Jonathan Coachman will now host WWE's monthly pay-per-view kickoff shows.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com8d ago


SmackDown Live

A strange week in the WWE continued on SmackDown, as R-Truth defeated The Miz in the main event. Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella attacked The Miz and Maryse, but ultimately ended the night with Andrade "Cien" Almas and Zelina Vega in matching "Yes" locks. Bryan defeated Almas in a very solid rematch to open the night's action, and Rusev Day defeated SAnitY and The Usos to earn a match against The Bar to determine the new No. 1 contenders for the tag team titles. AJ Styles attacked Samoa Joe and they had to be pulled apart and, rounding out the night, Naomi beat Peyton Royce in a match that lasted just over a minute.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com14d ago

Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch for the SmackDown women's championship is official for Hell in a Cell.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com14d ago


The second edition of the Mixed Match Challenge will kick off on Sept. 18. Ten teams will compete in a round-robin format over the course of 14 weeks. As was the case the first time around, all episodes will air on Facebook Watch.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com14d ago

Monday Night Raw

Shawn Michaels was interrupted mid-promo by The Undertaker, and the result was a tremendously powerful moment for HBK -- as well as a massive surprise for the audience. After hearing "one more match" chants for the last 10 years, Michaels talked about how he's turned down millions of dollars to keep from going back on his word. The Undertaker, who defeated Michaels at WrestleMania 26 in a retirement match, claimed it was fear rather than respect keeping him away - and that Super Show Down in Melbourne, Australia will be another in a long line of moments in which he has put down Michaels and Triple H.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15d ago

As The Shield returned from their stay at a "jail", they returned to the arena in the very same vehicle that took them away - a plot device used notably on several different occasions in WWE history. Everything got turned on it's head after the bulk of the "heel" locker room, which strangely included 205 Live performer Drew Gulak and recent Braun Strowman rival Kevin Owens, helped Strowman, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler destroy Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. Rollins was thrown through a window, while Reigns was battered by steel ring stairs. There was good and bad on this edition of Monday Night Raw, and while there are sure to be some growing pains for Strowman's new power trio, there's no question that we're in the midst of a major shift.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15d ago

After taking out presumptive Raw tag team title challengers The Revival, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler stepped in and defeated The B-Team to become the new Raw tag team champions. It's a strong move, as it brings immediate gravitas back to the division, and it's a nice move for a team in McIntyre and Ziggler that's stood head and shoulders above the current crop of Raw tag teams from a creative standpoint. The Revival are immediate challengers, and The Shield will suddenly come into play as well. The tag team division is back on its way up.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com15d ago


The Raw three count: Strowman gets help, Owens quits, Stratus returns

Monday Night Raw brought more questions than answers, as Braun Strowman added some help to counter The Shield, Kevin Owens quit after a thrilling Intercontinental title challenge and Trish Stratus returned to the WWE.

SmackDown's three count: Lynch's heel turn continues, Bryan outwitted and champions missing

Becky Lynch's turn, Daniel Bryan's struggles and the lack of champions in the ring created a unique SmackDown Live on Tuesday night.

NXT Recap


Neville, who last performed for the WWE in October 2017, is officially no longer under a WWE contract. During his tenure in the WWE, Neville was an NXT champion and the longest-reigning cruiserweight champion to date.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com24d ago


Raw, SDL, SummerSlam

SmackDown Recap - New Day wins tag-team gold once again

The New Day became five-time tag-team champions with their victory over the Bludgeon Brothers on the post-SummerSlam SmackDown Live.

The Shield reunites and stops Braun Strowman

A surprise reunion of The Shield allowed Roman Reigns to keep his title and set the stage for a very interesting dynamic between four of the top stars in WWE.

SummerSlam recaps: Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey, Seth Rollins and Charlotte Flair win gold

Roman Reigns finally got the best of Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey became a WWE champion and Seth Rollins and Charlotte Flair recaptured gold in Brooklyn.

NXT and 205 Live


Roman Reigns defeated Finn Balor in the main event of Monday Night Raw, after Braun Strowman walked out in the closing moments of the match. As Strowman was announced as cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase, The Shield's music hit and Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose ran to the ring in full Shield attire. They kept Strowman from cashing in, Reigns hit a spear on the outside and then the trio hit a triple power bomb through the commentary table to close the show.

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com29d ago



Daniel Bryan returned to visit the high school in his hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, and shared a story about a couple of tryout matches he had against John Cena and Jamie Noble — and revealed the infamous nickname the crowd gave him. His match against Cena will be part of the return of "Showcase mode" to the WWE2K19 video game, which is focused on Bryan's career. (Video courtesy of Arash Markazi)

Tim Fiorvanti, ESPN.com33d ago

Paul Heyman

His next client?

Five WWE superstars that could thrive with Paul Heyman by their side

The best mouthpiece in the business may soon become a free agent. Which superstar would benefit from the Heyman hustle?

Paul Heyman's secrets to WWE stardom



MMA star Cain Velasquez visits WWE Performance Center

Two-time UFC champion Cain Velasquez visited the WWE Performance Center for an in-ring workout with some NXT stars.

MMA fighters and pro wrestling stars who proved to be dual threats

Though it might seem as though the scripted fighting of the WWE and the real fighting in the world of MMA don't have much in common, backgrounds in amateur wrestling and various martial arts have allowed stars to transition from one world to the other.

Inside the "All-Access" experience at the WWE Performance Center

KC Joyner accompanied a handful of fans getting the experience of a lifetime at a WWE Performance Center "All-Access" event, where fans get to experience a day in the life of an NXT superstar.

Becoming the main event

Little people in the 'lucha libre' are headliners

For decades they were relegated as sidekicks in the iconic Mexican wrestling matches, but little people now train and feature as headliners.

Microestrellas de la lucha libre

Little person wrestlers are determined to showcase their craft in Mexico's iconic 'lucha libre.'


Hulk Hogan

Is it too soon for Hulk Hogan to return to WWE?

The disgraced grappler, banned for making racist comments, has been reinstated to the Hall of Fame.


Two-division UFC champion and big WWE fan Daniel Cormier reacts to Hulk Hogan being reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. Video from Farbod Esnaashari.

Andrew Feldman, ESPN.com62d ago

WWE wrestlers react to Hulk Hogan's Hall of Fame reinstatement

Kofi Kingston says Hogan must make 'genuine effort to change.'

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