The Renegade Rip

A childhood dream

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

April 26, 2019

It’s been a whole school year since I started writing these WWE stories and I’ve hoped that many of you readers of The Rip have learned just a little bit more about the greatest business in the world. With this issue being the last of the Spring 2019 semester, I wanted to share the dream I once had of being a wrestler for WWE. Every fan at one point in their life has wanted to ...

Op-Ed: WrestleMania 35 was well worth the long hours of viewing

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019

The grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania 35, took place at the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 7 in front of an audience of more than 80,000 screaming fans and millions of others watching around the world. The showcase of the immortals featured superstars from the past and present to bring back nostalgia and create new memories for more than seven ...

The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania is nothing short of “phenom”enal

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2019

When I hear the phrase “WWE legend,” the name that first comes to my mind is The Undertaker. He is easily one of the most memorable superstars in the history of the business. The Undertaker debuted in 1990 at one of WWE’s “big four” pay per views named Survivor Series. The landscape of the company would never be the same once he stepped foot into a WrestleMania...

WWE is a global phenomenon for many reasons

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

March 15, 2019

How could something scripted be a larger than life phenomenon? How could that something bring thousands of people together in one arena and millions of other people around the world for one night? How could that something become someone’s passion after viewing just a match or an entire episode for the first time in their life? The WWE reaches an audience that spans overseas...

From Attitude to Ruthless: the evolution of WWE

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2019

The late 90’s and early 2000’s of the WWE were perhaps the best years in the history of the business but in many people’s eyes, the Ruthless Aggression Era, which started in 2002, was historic as well. The Ruthless Aggression Era began when the Attitude Era ended in late 2002. It was no longer about Steve Austin performing stunners on every person he confronted...

Many of the greatest sports entertainers derive from WWE

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2019

There’s no doubt that WWE has showcased some of the greatest athletes in the world but only a few can make the list as the greatest of all-time. In the world of sports entertainment, a professional wrestler has to possess more than just wrestling skills. They have to have the charisma to make fans get up out of their seats; they have to have mic skills to make their claims...

The competitive world of wrestling: AEW vs. WWE

Taylor Jensen, Editor-in-Chief

January 24, 2019

Since the late 90’s, the World Wrestling Entertainment has faced competition with other wrestling promotions such as World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) and now that a new promotion titled “All Elite Wrestling” (AEW) has begun to surface in the wrestling world, fans are questioning if WWE will be facing another “war.” Since last year,...

Twist of fate to life

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 25, 2018

Looking back ten years ago I never would’ve thought that I’d be in love with wrestling as much as I am now, let alone know that it exists. Most of my family weren’t fans of wrestling so I was basically the odd one when it came to interests.  I always thought of WWE as a larger than life phenomena that I couldn’t imagine my life without.  When I was 11 years old...

These stars of mine

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

All fans have their favorite wrestler that they look up to or just enjoy watching. The typical favorites among fans are usually John Cena, Roman Reigns, or Randy Orton. However, I’m not one of those fans because I am proud to say that Triple H is my all-time favorite. People always ask me why he is my favorite like it’s the weirdest thing they’ve ever heard. It is...

Stone Cold wrestling

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

October 31, 2018

WrestleMania was first broadcasted on March 31, 1985, at Madison Square Garden in New York City in front of a crowd of more than 19,000 people.  Since then, millions of people from around the world have attended WrestleMania, which has been referred to like WWE’s Super Bowl.  One that has stood through the test of time is the Submission Match between Steve Austin ...

WWE: Attitude Era

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

September 12, 2018

The Attitude Era of the WWE was and is still known as the best era in the history of the industry. It was entertainment at its best. Each Monday night consisted of backstage and parking lot segments, edgy promos, hardcore matches, and sexuality. In 1996, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin gave his infamous “Austin 3:16” promo. This slogan became what was the WWE because it...

WWE creates new reality show: NXT

Taylor Jensen, Reporter

August 30, 2018

NXT, a brand of WWE, started in 2010 as a reality show in a way on cable television and was WWE’s developmental system. The one-hour show showcased ridiculous obstacle courses, mediocre promos from up and coming superstars, and wrestling matches that weren’t very entertaining. With that said, it wasn’t taken seriously at all. Fans saw NXT as boring and a joke ...

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