WWE has no true competition, but New Japan Pro-Wrestling is staking its claim as the No. 2 wrestling promotion in the world. Fresh off its wildly successful Wrestle Kingdom 12 event, New Japan president Takaaki Kidani now seems to be eyeing WWE talent or perhaps even a working relationship with WWE as a whole.
WWE is certainly ensuring that its superstars don't have much downtime, particularly those who are on SmackDown. The January 8th edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter published match statistics for all WWE superstars in 2017, and two things really stuck out. One, a boatload of superstars worked a ton of matches last year, and two, the top five superstars with the most matches are currently on the blue brand.
WWE Raw now has a clear No. 1 heel in The Miz, who has surpassed even Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe to become the red brand's top villain. With "The Beast" continuing to toe the line between babyface and heel into Tweenerville and with Joe's recent injury shelving him for at least a few weeks, WWE showed during last week's episode of Monday Night Raw that The Miz is WWE's top on-screen villain but has ultimately become much more than that. Face, heel, tweener, it doesn't matter.
Statement from Roman Reigns:
"I have never heard of Richard Rodriguez or Wellness Fitness Nutrition. I learned from the mistake I made nearly two years ago and paid the penalty for it. Since then, I've passed 11 tests as part of WWE’s independent drug testing program."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".