Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania; Triple H’s career at stake (video)
Shawn Michaels tweets a picture of the Kliq at the NXT tapings: January 10, 2013
Where’s Scott Hall?

Shawn Michaels tweets a picture of the Kliq at the NXT tapings: January 10, 2013

Where’s Scott Hall?

The 20th anniversary of Raw is next week: January 14, 2013

Expect a lot of returns next week.

CM Punk hosts the latest and last edition of Art of Wrestling Animated with Colt Cabana: December 7, 2012

By far the best edition yet from Mike Timpson. Punk and Cabana talk about their encounters with John Cena with Colt recalling how the Dr. of Thuganomics hated his guts. So many cameos. Sad it’s over.

The Undertaker defeats CM Punk inside Hell in a Cell: October 4, 2009
Three years ago, CM Punk found himself defending a championship in Hell in a Cell against an unbeatable monster — The Undertaker. Sounds familiar. The Straight Edge Superstar came into the match the World Heavyweight Champion. He wouldn’t leave with the title. The Undertaker tombstoned Punk straight to hell.
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Also on the card:
D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels and Triple H) defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in Hell in a Cell.
Randy Orton won the WWE Championship from John Cena in another Hell in Cell match.
John Morrison retained the Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler.
Mickie Jame retained the Divas Championship against Alicia Fox.
Chris Jericho and the Big Show successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Titles against Batista and Rey Mysterio.
Drew McIntyre beat R-Truth.
Kofi Kingston retained the U.S. Title in a three-way with Jack Swagger and The Miz.

The Undertaker defeats CM Punk inside Hell in a Cell: October 4, 2009

Three years ago, CM Punk found himself defending a championship in Hell in a Cell against an unbeatable monster — The Undertaker. Sounds familiar. The Straight Edge Superstar came into the match the World Heavyweight Champion. He wouldn’t leave with the title. The Undertaker tombstoned Punk straight to hell.

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Brian Gewirtz is out as lead writer of Raw: October 8, 2012
The Wrestling Observer says Gewirtz, who has been the lead writer of Raw for more than a decade, has been replaced. Vince McMahon is said to be in a foul mood, telling WWE producers: “Everyone is scared.  Vince told the producers today, “I want results or I want resignations.”
I doubt he’s talking about Triple H or Stephanie.
Doubt McMahon mentions this in his “State of WWE Address.”

Brian Gewirtz is out as lead writer of Raw: October 8, 2012

The Wrestling Observer says Gewirtz, who has been the lead writer of Raw for more than a decade, has been replaced. Vince McMahon is said to be in a foul mood, telling WWE producers: “Everyone is scared.  Vince told the producers today, “I want results or I want resignations.”

I doubt he’s talking about Triple H or Stephanie.

Doubt McMahon mentions this in his “State of WWE Address.”

Sheamus featured in WWE Main Event profile video: October 3, 2012

The World Heavyweight Champion talks about being a longtime fan. Hope we get more of these as Main Event progresses.

The 25 longest WWE Championship reigns of the last 25 years: September 2012
WWE.com really is doing a lot of cool things. This graph is fantastic. I can’t believe Diesel held the title for nearly a year while Stone Cold only topped 175 days. Different eras, I guess.
For a better look, here’s the full-sized graphic.

The 25 longest WWE Championship reigns of the last 25 years: September 2012

WWE.com really is doing a lot of cool things. This graph is fantastic. I can’t believe Diesel held the title for nearly a year while Stone Cold only topped 175 days. Different eras, I guess.

For a better look, here’s the full-sized graphic.

Hell in a Cell’s most thrilling scenes, featuring Shawn Michaels, Mankind, The Undertaker and more: September 18, 2012

WWE released this highlight video of past Hell in a Cell matches. Still, nothing beats the Mankind-Undertaker scenes.

Triple H defeats CM Punk in a no-disqualification match, keeps his job as WWE COO: September 18, 2011
Kevin Nash interfered, jackknifing Punk and leaving him easy pickings for Triple H, who Pedigreed him for the win. It’s frustrating that Punk never got his win over Nash. Then again, Big Daddy Cool would have likely made a mockery of it. So maybe Punk lucked out.
Had to wrap up this recap quick since Night of Champions is on live now.
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Also on the card:
U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler stole a victory and retained his championship against Jack Swagger, Alex Riley, and John Morrison.
WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz and R Truth by disqualification
WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly beat Beth Phoenix.
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes beat Ted DiBiase.
John Cena won the WWE Championship from Alberto Del Rio.
Mark Henry won the World Heavyweight Championship from Randy Orton.

Triple H defeats CM Punk in a no-disqualification match, keeps his job as WWE COO: September 18, 2011

Kevin Nash interfered, jackknifing Punk and leaving him easy pickings for Triple H, who Pedigreed him for the win. It’s frustrating that Punk never got his win over Nash. Then again, Big Daddy Cool would have likely made a mockery of it. So maybe Punk lucked out.

Had to wrap up this recap quick since Night of Champions is on live now.

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Jeff Hardy wins the World Heavyweight Championship from CM Punk at Night of Champions: July 26, 2009
The Punk-Hardy feud worked due to the real tension under the scripted action. CM Punk — a Straight Edge Superstar — taking on Jeff Hardy — a Charismatic Enigma with demons. Both guys could really go, and this match was just another example. A month later, Hardy would be working his last match for WWE, and Punk would be moving on to the upper echelon of the business.
In the co-main event, WWE Champion Randy Orton retained against Triple H and John Cena — with help from Legacy.
Speaking of Legacy, WWE Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho and The Big Show defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase.
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In other matches:
Christian won the ECW Championship from Tommy Dreamer.
U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston retained in a six-pack challenge, featuring MVP, The Miz, Carlito, Jack Swagger and Primo.
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool defeated Melina.
Mickie James won the Divas Championship from Maryse.
Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio beat Dolph Ziggler, whose star seemed to be on the rise even then. It’s so odd that we’re still waiting for his ascension.

Jeff Hardy wins the World Heavyweight Championship from CM Punk at Night of Champions: July 26, 2009

The Punk-Hardy feud worked due to the real tension under the scripted action. CM Punk — a Straight Edge Superstar — taking on Jeff Hardy — a Charismatic Enigma with demons. Both guys could really go, and this match was just another example. A month later, Hardy would be working his last match for WWE, and Punk would be moving on to the upper echelon of the business.

In the co-main event, WWE Champion Randy Orton retained against Triple H and John Cena — with help from Legacy.

Speaking of Legacy, WWE Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho and The Big Show defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase.

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Triple H retains the WWE Championship against John Cena at Night of Champions: June 29, 2008
This wasn’t a bad card … but it wasn’t an exciting one. I’d rather have watched the dark match — Jeff Hardy beating MVP — than most of the under-card. And really, Jeff Hardy couldn’t get on the pay-per-view?
Triple H retained the WWE Championship in the main event against John Cena. There was an odd point in the match in which the Game locked the Doctor of Thuganomics in a Crippler Crossface. Ultimately, Cena went down to a Pedigree. 
The co-main event featured a rematch of the previous year’s World Heavyweight Championship match between Edge and Batista. The Rated R Superstar retained again — this time due to help from Vickie and Chavo Guerrero.
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In other matches:
WWE Tag Team Champions the Miz and John Morrison defeated Finlay and Hornswoggle.
U.S. Champion Matt Hardy retained his title against Chavo Guerrero (with Bam Neely).
Mark Henry won the ECW Championship in a triple-threat match with Kane and the Big Show.
Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes won the World Tag Team Titles from Hardcore Holly when Rhodes turned on Holly. 
Kofi Kingston won the Intercontinental Championship from Chris Jericho (with Lance Cade).
Mickie James retained the Women’s Championship, beating Katie Lea Burchill (with Paul Burchill).

Triple H retains the WWE Championship against John Cena at Night of Champions: June 29, 2008

This wasn’t a bad card … but it wasn’t an exciting one. I’d rather have watched the dark match — Jeff Hardy beating MVP — than most of the under-card. And really, Jeff Hardy couldn’t get on the pay-per-view?

Triple H retained the WWE Championship in the main event against John Cena. There was an odd point in the match in which the Game locked the Doctor of Thuganomics in a Crippler Crossface. Ultimately, Cena went down to a Pedigree. 

The co-main event featured a rematch of the previous year’s World Heavyweight Championship match between Edge and Batista. The Rated R Superstar retained again — this time due to help from Vickie and Chavo Guerrero.

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Triple H cut off his ponytail: September 5, 2012
TMZ ran the photo of the Game sans ponytail. The end of an era indeed.
Via droptoehold.

Triple H cut off his ponytail: September 5, 2012

TMZ ran the photo of the Game sans ponytail. The end of an era indeed.

Via droptoehold.

U.S. Champion Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat defends against Jean Paul Levesque (Triple H) on WCW Saturday Night: September 3, 1994

I remember Triple H’s WCW days, but seeing the Game in his Hunter Hearst Helmsley robe on WCW Saturday Night still feels out of place. And I had forgotten about Steamboat doing his fire-breathing gimmick in WCW.

Nice little match between the two from 18 years ago with the Dragon getting the win via a small package.

Via Cageside Seats.