Category: Gimme Five

G5: Conor McGregor, NJPW, Chyna, more

UFC fighter Conor McGregor caused a stir on social media this week when he announced a potential retirement from MMA, and followed several key WWE figures on Twitter shortly after. Is McGregor the right fit for pro-wrestling? How is New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) holding up after losing the likes of...

G5: WWE WrestleMania 32 Special

With WrestleMania 32 right around the corner we take a closer look at WWE’s marquee event in this week’s Gimme Five. With at least three matches worthy of top billing which will—and which should—go on last at AT&T Stadium? In addition to WrestleMania 32, NXT TakeOver: Dallas and a series...

G5: WrestleMania, PPV prices, Legacy of Excellence, more

The card for WrestleMania 32 is taking shape after WWE Fastlane and this week’s Raw broadcast. Are the three announced matches the best they could be? Both ROH and Shine had pay-per-view events—with pay-per-view prices—this weekend. Can companies continue to charge big money for one-off broadcasts in an age of...

G5: Daniel Bryan, Global Cruiserweight Series, AJ Styles, more

Following Daniel Bryan’s emotional retirement announcement in Seattle, the Gimme Five team reflects on Bryan’s storied career. Which moments rank as Bryan’s greatest? The Global Cruiserweight Series will be the talk of the WWE Network later this year. Which competitors are we hoping to see involved in the 32-man tournament?...

G5: Survivor Series, MMA, Sting, more

The WWE Universe is guaranteed a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Survivor Series this Monday when Alberto Del Rio, Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, and Roman Reigns face off in the final stages of a 16-man tournament. Was this the right way for WWE to go after Seth Rollins’ injury?...

G5: Tough Enough, Jeff Jarrett, Japan, more

WWE Tough Enough is into its third week, with two competitors already eliminated. How does Tough Enough stack up compared to previous seasons of the show, and who are we predicting will wind up with the $250,000 contracts? Jeff Jarrett made his return to TNA at Slammiversary on Monday, winning...

Gimme Five: Special ‘True or False?’ Edition

There’s lots to discuss in this week’s Gimme Five but this time we’re doing it with a twist: True or False? Our contributors will be faced with five statements to which they must respond either “True” or “False”. There’s no room for shades of grey in this week’s answers. Dean...

G5: Elimination Chamber, Zack Ryder, Brock Lesnar, more

Elimination Chamber will be the first event of its kind in the United States, airing exclusively on WWE Network. Does this mean WWE will place more, or less, importance on Monday’s live special? Zack Ryder wrestled his first match in some time on Raw. Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen on...

G5: Payback, Kevin Owens, NJPW BOSJ, more

WWE Payback began a busy week for wrestling fans last Monday. How did it stack up compared to the other four WWE pay-per-view events held this year? Kevin Owens surprised everyone when he confronted John Cena on Raw, but the NXT Champion was given a taste of his own medicine...

G5: Extreme Rules, Samoa Joe, Ronda Rousey, more

Extreme Rules takes place tomorrow. Where does the event rank among WWE’s pay-per-view offerings? Samoa Joe could be headed to WWE NXT – but will he be able to make his mark in the talent-dense roster? The fallout of Ronda Rousey’s WrestleMania appearance is still being felt, with rumours flying...