Bullet Club looks to set the tone for the season with Kenny vs. Cody, Young Bucks vs. Golden Lovers
As the busiest time of the year in pro wrestling begins, the Young Bucks and Bullet Club look to steal headlines with two matches that have fans buzzing -- the Young Bucks vs. Golden Lovers this Sunday for NJPW, and Kenny Omega vs. Cody in Ring of Honor.
Barnett says NJPW's reception in U.S. is 'overwhelming.'
Josh Barnett explains how well New Japan Pro Wrestling is received in the United States. Kazuchika Okada, NJPW's longest reigning heavyweight champion, explains how physically demanding professional wrestling is.
Johnny Gargano finally strikes back at Tommaso Ciampa
Johnny Gargano countered Tommaso Ciampa's sneak attacks with one of his own Wednesday, Adam Cole and Kassius Ohno reunited for a barnburner of a main event, tensions over both singles titles increased and the Dusty Classic wrapped first round action.
Daniel Bryan returns to the ring, ends the night on a stretcher
Daniel Bryan opened the show with a smile on his face as he announced he's clear to wrestle again ... and ended the show on a stretcher after a beating from Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
Cheap Heat: Daniel Bryan Is Back
Daniel Bryan is back, and the boys had to get together immediately to break down the moment and talk about the possibilities. Special appearance by ESPN's Timothy Fiorvanti.
Daniel Bryan cleared to return to in-ring WWE action
Daniel Bryan has been cleared by multiple neurosurgeons, neurologists and concussion experts and can return to the WWE ring.
WWE Universe chants 'Yes!' to Bryan's return.
Daniel Bryan says he isn't sure when his first match back will be, but the WWE Universe clearly has a positive reaction.
Bryan thanks his wife for pushing him to return.
Daniel Bryan tells the story of his wife, Brie, encouraging him to start to see specialists, which led to him being cleared to return to wrestle for the WWE.
Daniel Bryan's biggest moments.
Jonathan Coachman looks back at the wrestling career of former WWE superstar and current SmackDown Live general manager Daniel Bryan.
Ali beats Gulak in cruiserweight tournament semifinal to clinch WrestleMania spot
The cruiserweight championship tournament final at WrestleMania is set, with Mustafa Ali edging past Drew Gulak in a spectacular semifinal match. He'll face Cedric Alexander, in what should be a fitting end to a transformative tournament for 205 Live.
Asuka's undefeated streak remained intact after she and The Miz defeated Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss. After a starting point in which Bliss and Miz kept trying to tag out, the match ended when Strowman incapacitated himself by driving his body through The Miz and a ring barrier. Asuka got the submission win for her team via the Asuka lock. They'll face the winner of Charlotte Flair and Bobby Roode vs. Finn Balor and Sasha Banks - the latter having won their way back into the tournament via fan vote.
A big mistake with Reigns, but a big win with the Ultimate Deletion
After weeks of build-up, Brock Lesnar got his revenge on a handcuffed Roman Reigns, but the setup to their encounter raises a number of questions for WWE creative.
It's official — Alexa Bliss defends the Raw women's championship against Nia Jax at WrestleMania.
In a recent interview with ESPN.com, Nia Jax was asked for her thoughts on former MMA stalwart Ronda Rousey, who recently signed with the WWE: “It’s amazing. I am so excited she is here. She is going to be such a great addition and she’ll bring in a new audience. She is going to open eyes. I can’t wait to work with her -- and work her.”
John Cena: 'It's not a WrestleMania without The Undertaker'
John Cena appreciates of all his opportunities and success throughout his WWE career, but he also wants one more WrestleMania match that will keep the fans talking. One with The Undertaker.
Mark Henry joins WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Mark Henry's 20-year career in the WWE has taken many turns, but as the "World's Strongest Man" and a former world champion, Henry has earned his way into the WWE Hall of Fame. He'll be recognized as part of the latest class of inductees in New Orleans.
Nia Jax finally feeling like she fits in
Nia Jax hasn't always had the easiest time fitting in, but she's focused on keeping a positive outlook and becoming a role model for women everywhere.
AJ Styles returns to top spot as WrestleMania draws near
As he looks ahead towards his WrestleMania destiny against Shinsuke Nakamura, AJ Styles regains the top overall spot in the latest ESPN WWE Power Rankings in what was the tightest overall week in the history of these rankings.
WrestleMania 35 to take place at MetLife Stadium
The WWE announced that WrestleMania 35 will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Roman Reigns Stops By To Talk Wrestlemania
The big dog stopped by Rosenberg's show on Hot 97 and they chatted about Brock Lesnar, Wrestlemania, Rosenberg's heat with the wrestling fans, and much more.
Breaking down Cena's promo and more
Rosenberg is very high on John Cena's promo and Randy Orton has no idea what Rosenberg's first name is.
WrestleMania will return to the New York City metro area in 2019, with WrestleMania 35 set to take place at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, April 7. As first reported by the New York Post, the return of WWE's biggest event of the year comes six years to the day after their first such event at MetLife Stadium; WrestleMania 29, headlined by John Cena and The Rock, took place on April 7, 2013. The rest of that weekend's shows -- NXT TakeOver, the WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony, Monday Night Raw and SmackDown -- will take place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Triple H says that Ronda Rousey will be in the ring at MetLife Stadium next year for WrestleMania 35. "It will be an honor to perform [a short distance from] where Roddy Piper headlined WrestleMania I"
Paul "Triple H" Levesque was inspired, in part, by a trip to Quest Diagnostic Center across the street from MetLife Stadium when helping to design the WWE's Performance Center In Orlando.
WWE changes name of WrestleMania's women's Battle Royal
The WWE has decided to change the name of the 'Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal' after extensive negative feedback over the match's namesake.
Full speed ahead towards NXT TakeOver: New Orleans
Aleister Black was refused satisfaction during his NXT championship contract signing, but got revenge by proxy. Ember Moon vs. Shayna Baszler III is set. Adam Cole's U.K. title challenge started a war. And the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic rolled along.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens take Shane McMahon out of the picture
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn made a statement with their attack on former SmackDown Live commissioner Shane McMahon and sets the stage for a number of interesting possibilities at WrestleMania.
Ember Moon vs. Shayna Baszler for the NXT women's championship is set for NXT TakeOver; New Orleans.
The New Day’s ‘Book of Booty’ is colorful and funny but lacks depth
Alexander bests Strong to clinch WrestleMania title shot
The 16-man cruiserweight championship tournament has already produced a handful of standout matches, but Tuesday's semifinal between Cedric Alexander and Roderick Strong took things to an entirely different level.
Bobby Roode and Charlotte Flair defeated Rusev and Lana to advance to the semifinals of the Mixed Match Challenge. In two weeks, they'll face the winners of a second chance fan vote that will bring back one of the nine eliminated teams back into the tournament.
Reigns suspended, Cena challenges The Undertaker, Braun to face The Bar
Vince McMahon suspended Roman Reigns, John Cena decided that The Undertaker is his only path to WrestleMania and Braun Strowman is now a tag team. It was quite a Monday Night Raw.
The Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal will feature women from Raw, SmackDown and NXT combining to face off to be the last woman standing at WrestleMania 34. This guarantees at least three women's matches for the card.
Memorable WrestleMania matches that didn't come together until the last minute
You might be panicking that a certain superstar either doesn't have a match locked in or might not have enough time to build a story, but don't worry -- some of the biggest matches in WrestleMania history came together in the weeks leading up to the show.
WWE Fastlane recap: Styles-Nakamura, Asuka-Flair set for WrestleMania
Fastlane cleared up a lot about WrestleMania 34, as AJ Styles locked up his WWE championship match against Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka challenged Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown women's championship and Randy Orton became a Grand Slam champion.
CM Punk hints at MMA comeback at UFC 225
CM Punk has all but confirmed his second mixed martial arts fight will take place at UFC 225 on June 9 in Chicago. The former WWE star lost his only previous appearance in the Octagon, a first-round submission in 2016 to Mickey Gall.
Jeff Hardy arrested on impaired driving charge
WWE superstar Jeff Hardy was arrested and charged with impaired driving Saturday in Concord, North Carolina. He allegedly caused about $13,000 in damages to his car and a guardrail.
AJ Styles successfully defended his WWE championship in the main event of Fastlane Sunday night -- winning a Six Pack Challenge by pinning Kevin Owens. Styles will face Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania 34.
Following Charlotte Flair's victory over Ruby Riott Sunday night at Fastlane, Asuka walked down to the ring and chose to use her Royal Rumble victory to face Flair for the SmackDown women's championship at WrestleMania 34.
Tye Dillinger and Breazango defeated Shelton Benjamin, Chad Gable and Mojo Rawley as part of the WWE Fastlane Kickoff Show. In a match that leaned heavily on humor in its early stages, action picked up late with Dillinger hitting his "Perfect 10" facebreaker on Rawley to get the pinfall.
Fred Rosser continues outreach despite leaving Darren Young and WWE behind
Fred Rosser, known in the ring as Darren Young, became an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ and anti-bullying causes after coming out as the first openly gay active wrestler in WWE history in 2013. Even after his release, those efforts continue to grow.
Hillbilly Jim for HOF & the fate of Cena's Wrestlemania
The boys break down whether or not Hillbilly Jim had a Hall of Fame career and also analyze the fate of John Cena's Wrestlemania.
Aleister Black earns NXT title shot, Authors of Pain kick off Dusty Classic with win
Aleister Black punched his ticket to the main event of NXT TakeOver: New Orleans with a win over Killian Dain, the Authors of Pain repeated history against TM-61 to kick off the Dustry Rhodes Tag Team Classic and Tommaso Ciampa returned without a word.
As revealed during Wednesday night's NXT tapings, the first ever NXT North American champion will be crowned in a six-way ladder match at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans. The match will feature Adam Cole, EC3, Killian Darin, Lars Sullivan, Ricochet and Velveteen Dream
Sami Zayn gets the upper hand on SmackDown before Fastlane
Any thought of collusion between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens at Fastlane went out the window after Tuesday's SmackDown main event, which ended with Zayn blindsiding Owens with a Helluva kick to pick up a key victory heading into Sunday's pay-per-view.
Two matches have been added to Sunday's Fastlane card - Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev, and Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Natalya & Carmella.
Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss defeated Jimmy Uso and Naomi to advance to the semifinals of the Mixed Match Challenge. After Strowman put Uso through the commentary table, Bliss took advantage of the distraction to pick up the victory via a roll-up pinfall.
From party entertainment to a full-fledged league: Austin's Party World Rasslin'
Amateur wrestling is nothing new, but a group in Austin, Texas, has developed a distinctive mix of performance art, theater and sport. We take a look into the lives of the performers, told in photos
Mustafa Ali the standout thus far in the cruiserweight tournament
The top faces on 205 Live haven't done much to build their characters since the show's beginning and that's why what Mustafa Ali is doing through his offense is truly making a difference.
Ronda Rousey gets physical, Miz to face Rollins and Balor at WrestleMania
Ronda Rousey's match for WrestleMania is set as she'll tag with Kurt Angle to face Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, and even without Brock Lesnar, Raw was able to still build the feud with Roman Reigns with an assist from Paul Heyman.
Ronda slams Stephanie.
Ronda Rousey grabs Stephanie McMahon by the hair and brings her back inside the ring. Rousey then lifts McMahon on her shoulders and slams her to the mat.
Ronda Rousey's match for WrestleMania 34 is official - it'll be Rousey and Kurt Angle vs. Stephanie McMahon and Triple H in a mixed tag team match in New Orleans.
Hillbilly Jim joins WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018
The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 added another member Monday as James Morris, aka Hillbilly Jim, got the call. He's the seventh inductee announced for the April ceremony in New Orleans, which will be part of the WrestleMania weekend festivities.
As first reported by Bleacher Report, Hillbilly Jim will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame.
The WrestleMania 34 card has another official addition -- Finn Balor and Seth Rollins will both challenge The Miz for the Intercontinental championship in a triple threat match.
WWE announced on Monday that there will be a 50-superstar Royal Rumble match held on Friday, April 27 in Saudi Arabia. Among the participants will be Triple H, John Cena, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles and Braun Strowman. No details have been announced at this time regarding any potential payoff for the winner of this match or broadcast information.
NXT TakeOver: Chicago will take place on Saturday, June 16 — one night before the co-branded WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
Kenn Doane is still driving forward in wrestling -- more than a decade after his first WWE run began
Over a decade ago, Kenn Doane's WWE career began while he was still in his teens. After a second run in the WWE that began in 2016, Doane reflects on his incredible journey and future in the world of wrestling.
WWE Superstar Xavier Woods tells ESPN that he wants to train esports players at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando where he would teach them how to cut promos and bring out their personalities.
Elimination Chamber recap, Rousey and Roman's promo
This episode has nothing to do with the amazing "Ric Flair Drip", but the boys break down Elimination Chamber, discuss Ronda Rousey, Roman's promo and have some words for one guest who attended Smackdown.
Which potential match on the Raw side does the most to improve WrestleMania 34?
The WrestleMania 34 card is starting to take shape, but the fate of a number of top superstars is still up in the air. The WWE on ESPN staff runs down the most interesting and potentially valuable matches that could be added to the card.
Okamoto: Lesnar likely to return to UFC.
UFC Insider Brett Okamoto says nothing is in place but Brock Lesnar could return to the Octagon, although he would have to finish serving his suspension for a banned substance.
White: Lesnar's chance of return 'very good'
UFC president Dana White says the chances of former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar rejoining UFC are "very, very, very good."
Killian Dain and Aleister Black step into NXT title picture
With Johnny Gargano suddenly out of the picture, the NXT championship picture was up in the air for New Orleans until Aleister Black and Killian Dain stepped into the spotlight Wednesday night. Earlier in the night, Shayna Baszler defeated Kairi Sane.
John Cena swoops in to bring a breath of fresh air to SmackDown and Fastlane
With the pressure of a Fastlane pay-per-view looming just a couple of week away, the return of John Cena in a tremendous main event against AJ Styles played a big part in steering the SmackDown ship in the right direction on the way to WrestleMania.
The Miz and Asuka defeated Finn Balor and Sasha Banks Tuesday night to advance to the semifinals of the Mixed Match Challenge. The crux of the match was Asuka panicking about Miz blowing her undefeated streak time and again, but a chaotic final sequence saw Miz roll up Balor for the pinfall victory
Mixed Match Challenge opens a window to help fix some of WWE's problems
By letting 24 of its biggest superstars take more creative chances, the WWE has captured something special with the Mixed Match Challenge -- an in-ring product that feels fun and fresh when compared to Raw and SmackDown.
205 Live results -- Strong and Alexander advance to tournament semifinals
As 205 Live continues to make its way towards crowning a new champion, the new competitors involve in the cruiserweight tournament are allowing for unique matches and truly surprising finishes.
Profile pages for every active member of the WWE roster
Trace the lineage and history of every active title in the WWE
ESPN's Jonathan Coachman goes 1-on-1 with the WWE's biggest superstars
All of the current champions in WWE and the most significant contenders for each title.