Ric Flair proves why he still is the dirtiest player in the game. Meanwhile, Randy Orton makes a surprise return to add more salt to Shawn Michaels' wounds.05/25/2017 - 18:00
See exclusive slow-motion footage from intense Monday Night Raw battle between the teams of Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt & Samoa Joe.05/23/2017 - 17:30
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's Monday Night Raw to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.05/23/2017 - 14:15
Time slows down as Finn Bálor goes to battle against his former "good brother."05/23/2017 - 12:45
Though the Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way Match at Extreme Rules will be every man for himself, Raw's turbulent main event features a tag team showdown between a pair of shaky partnerships.05/23/2017 - 00:00
Following his loss to Kalisto, Titus O'Neil claims Apollo Crews' let down the Titus Brand.05/22/2017 - 23:45
The Wicked Witch of WWE looks to send a painful message to Bayley ahead of their Raw Women's Title Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Matt Hardy battles The Celtic Warrior for the right to choose the stipulation for their upcoming Raw Tag Team Championship Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 23:45
Ahead of his Submission Match at Extreme Rules against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville, Austin Aries goes head-to-head against Tony Nese.05/22/2017 - 23:30
Vic Joseph gives a special shout-out to his fellow WWE announcers for all their help, as he becomes the newest voice of WWE.05/22/2017 - 22:45
Apollo Crews takes on a high-flying masked adversary with Titus O'Neil keeping close watch.05/22/2017 - 22:45
The Boss will look to take charge of Alicia Fox in an explosive Raw showdown.05/22/2017 - 22:45
In anticipation of the imminent Street Fight on WWE 205 Live, The Brian Kendrick attacks Akira Tozawa and ignites an absolute melee.05/22/2017 - 22:45
It's lights, camera, action as Goldust talks about the flickering light that is his former cohort R-Truth.05/22/2017 - 22:30
The Advocate to Universal Champion Brock Lesnar comes forth to give Bálor the edge in Extreme Rules Fatal 5-Way No. 1 Contender's Match at Extreme Rules.05/22/2017 - 22:15
Finn Bálor goes to war against his former friend Karl Anderson.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Elias Samson makes his in-ring Raw debut against the reigning Intercontinental Champion.05/22/2017 - 22:00
Back in business
With one phone call -- and a McMahon-load of dough -- offered by Hornswoggle, The APA was back in business Monday night on Raw.
When JBL and Ron Simmons went their separate ways in 2004, the "Wrestling God" and self-made millionaire decided to pursue singles glory and ultimately become SmackDown's longest reigning World Champion of all-time. But before JBL was WWE Champion, he and Simmons raised hell as The APA. Here is a glimpse at The APA and why they were one of the most unforgettable teams in WWE history:
- JBL and Simmons were bonded by their football background. Both were All-American college football players and enjoyed pro football careers before finding success in the sport of kings.
- Both are history-making World Champions. When JBL lost the WWE Championship to John Cena at WrestleMania 21, he was the longest-reigning WWE Champion in 10 years. Simmons became the first recognized African-American singles World Champion when he won the WCW World Championship in 1992.
- Originally, they were known as The Acolytes in Undertaker's Ministry of Darkness. When the Ministry disbanded, they became guns for hire (The "Acolyte Protection Agency"). Following the tradition forged by the legendary team of The Crusher & Dick the Bruiser, they took delight in smoking stogies, drinking beer and kicking ass, all while getting paid handsomely.
- Still, The APA also loved gold. They won the World Tag Team Championship three times. They were also known for their heated rivalry with The Hardys, and the two teams traded the tag team titles in 1999.
No matter what the future holds for The APA, their place in WWE Tag Team history is secure. As Ron Simmons would say: "Damn!"