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‘WrestleMania’ 35: Welcome to Bleeding Cool’s Live-Blog Experience!

Welcome to Bleeding Cool‘s live-blog of WrestleMania 35 – as the WWE‘s annual professional wrestling tradition comes crashing into MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, like someone who hasn’t slept in three days driving a rental they paid the extra insurance for. We’re here to offer you our perspective on the good, the bad, […]

WWE Royal Rumble 2019: Bleeding Cool Ranks All 32 Rumble Matches!

Ahh, the WWE‘s Royal Rumble! Every January, there is at least one thing all wrestling fans can agree on: we love us some Rumble. 30 men and 30 women (sometimes 40!) come to the ring in timed intervals one at a time for the ultimate shot at immortality: main eventing the granddaddy of them all, […]

Shinsuke Nakamura Has an Impossible Dream in Next Week’s WWE #24

Next week, the 24th issue of explosive publisher BOOM! Studios’ ongoing WWE comic hits stands, featuring a story about former WWE Champion AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura. In a scene taking place after Styles’ match against Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series 2017, Nakamura reveals what match he’d like to see happen every week… AJ Styles […]


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Let’s Take a Look at the Mattel WWE Retro Ring!

Mattel’s WWE line went retro last year, and collectors have loved every second of it. The initial 12 figures in the line had a healthy mix of old stars (Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Mankind, Sting) and current roster talents (Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose) done in the style of the […]

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Backlash 2018: AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura Have Another Dream Match

Here we have another dream main event match with AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura. The newly appointed heel has been upgraded significantly, and he even has an updated version of his already catchy theme song. AJ Styles, meanwhile, is still great. He’s also the WWE Champion, which is what Nakamura wants. UP NEXT: There will […]

WWE, Horror Vinyl Figures Coming This Summer from The Loyal Subjects

WWE and Horror Icons vinyl figures are on their way from The Loyal Subjects. The blind box mini-figures come with multiple points of articulation and detailed likenesses of the Superstars and characters we all know an love. The horror figures should be in stores in May, while the WWE set arrives in June. The WWE […]

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Before WrestleMania 34, We Revisit an Old AJ Styles/Shinsuke Nakamura Match

One of the highlights of this year’s WrestleMania 34 is without a doubt the WWE Title match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura. Both wrestlers are extremely gifted, as proven every week on SmackDown Live. And while this is indeed a dream match between two of WWE’s top performers, this isn’t the first time the […]

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Lids and WWE Partner Up for New Line of Superstar Hats, Available Now

Lids is now offering WWE hats in their stores and online. The new partnership features WWE Superstar logos available as ready-made caps and others that can be added to basically any style hat they have in-store. On top of logos, superstar signatures and designs can be stitched on the side panels of all New Era […]

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WWE Fastlane: Shinsuke Nakamura Kicks off the PPV Against Rusev

Happy Rusev Day, everyone! Tonight’s SmackDown PPV opened with Shinsuke Nakamura against Rusev (with Aiden English coming out to announce him in a fabulous manner). The match started off well. Rusev and Nakamura are evenly matched, with both taking the lead at various points of the match. And now a message for @RusevBUL from the […]

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Viz to Publish Autobiography of WWE Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura

It’s looking like 2018 will be a good year for Shinsuke Nakamura. The SmackDown Live superstar won the 2018 men’s Royal Rumble and will go on to face AJ Styles (probably) for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania. And now, an American manga publisher is bringing the English translation of his two-volume autobiography, King of Strong […]

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Belligerent John Cena Ruins Survivor Series By Ignoring Team Dress Code

The stage was set last night for one of the most epic showdowns in WWE history. WWE’s Survivor Series PPV event was to be headlined by an all-star 5 vs 5 matchup, and as our colleague here at Bleeding Cool Gavin Sheehan put it, WWE was booking Survivor Series like it was going out of […]

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The Viper And The Artist Take On Owens And Zayn

Shinsuke Nakamura is arguably one of the best in ring performers WWE has. I would like to see him over at RAW, but that would take something away from Smack Down. When he’s paired with Randy Orton though, magic happens. UP NEXT: @ShinsukeN and #TheViper @RandyOrton team up to take on best friends @SamiZayn and […]

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WWE Defends Mr. Miyagi Jokes As Wrestling With “Real-World Issues And Sensitive Subjects”

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal‘s racist foreign heel gimmick may not be driving ticket sales up, but it’s certainly garnering the company lots of coveted mainstream attention. Following a scripted promo on Tuesday’s SmackDown Live wherein Mahal played on racist stereotypes of Japanese accents by telling opponent Shinsuke Nakamura “You always rook the same,” and comparing […]

WWE Is Bringing Back The Classic WCW PPV Starrcade As Network Special In November

Starrcade was once WCW’s version of WrestleMania, but now it’s set to return as a Smackdown Live exclusive House Show (which will likely air as a WWE Network special). The show was revealed by the Twitter account for the Greensboro Coliseum, where the event will be held. Shinsuke Nakamura is set to battle Jinder Mahal […]

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Topps 2017 WWE Heritage: A Bleeding Cool Box Break

Topps and WWE have quite a few sets that come out every year, but I look forward most to the Heritage set. I put together the set almost every year, and I want to make sure I do it this year. 1987 Topps is one of my favorite card designs of all-time, and I am […]

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A Violin Battles A Trumpet: John Cena Vs Shinsuke Nakamura

SmackDown has the privilege of having some wildly talented performers on its roster. Two of those performers just happen to be fighting for a chance to go against Jinder Mahal at Summer Slam: John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura. I happen to like both wrestlers, so no matter who won, I’d be happy — but I am […]

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WWE SmackDown: Shinsuke Nakamura Vs Baron Corbin In A Messy, Quick Match

On last night’s WWE SmackDown, Shinsuke Nakamura wasted no time in attacking Baron Corbin before the bell rang (as payback for what Corbin did to him in a previous SD), which resulted in an all-out brawl that sprawled into the audience. This caused a handful of refs to separate the two, and it was overall […]

WWE Heartthrob Finn Balor On Sports Illustrated Now!

On this morning’s Sports Illustrated Now, current WWE badass Finn Balor (AKA Prince Balor, AKA The Demon King, AKA Fergal Devitt) came on to share some insight on a few things. Maggie Grey and Robin Lundberg had a few questions for Balor, some of which may raise additional questions for longtime Balor fans. They started […]