The Undertaker
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act V At Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, California, The Undertaker would defend The Streak against Big Daddy Cool, Diesel at Wrestlemania XII. The Undertaker’s quest for victory number five wouldn’t be much of anything new in the opponent. The former WWF Champion Diesel had retained the title and defeated Shawn Michaels the year prior. While this year, Shawn Michaels would achieve the boyhood dream, The Undertaker took on Diesel. The seven foot monster had been the victim of classic Undertaker mind games in theRead More
We are off and running. The first singles match of Shawn Michael’s Wrestlemania Career. This is where he really needs to step it up because The Rockers are over. He has Sensational Sherri on his side, and he is finally The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. It is going to be a lot of fun to watch Shawn Michaels make the Intercontinental Championship look like a billion dollars. This is the Shawn Michaels that we are going to fall in love again. For Michaels’ solo career, we start with Wrestlemania VIIIRead More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act IV The Undertaker would not compete at Wrestlemania X due to injuries. Despite his absence, a certain someone would steal the show. I’ll name names and get into detail about that in another column, but without The Undertaker, someone needed to make sure Wrestlemania stayed afloat. A year later, Wrestlemania XI would hold sixteen thousand strong in the Hartford Civic Center in Connecticut to watch The Deadman return to his undefeated burial ground to toll the bell for King Kong Bundy. Their matchRead More
Third time is the charm when it comes to The Rockers at Wrestlemania. After taking losses at Mania V and VI, The Rockers opened Wrestlemania VII in the city of Angels against the team of Haku and The Barbarian. The match would not only be the last of The Rockers at Wrestlemania, it would be part of the last run of the team. A few months earlier, The Rockers had successfully captured the Tag Team Championships from the Hart Foundation, but backstage politics, or other factors are rumored to haveRead More
Former WWE Diva and first Lady of Ring of Honor, Maria Kanellis took some time to participate in an exclusive in-depth interview with PWMania.com. Maria speaks on a variety of subjects including WWE, ROH, her singing career, the weirdest question she’s ever received, CM Punk and more. Below is the complete interview. It’s a pleasure to have you, Maria. My first question is how did you decide to become a wrestler? I was a big fan growing up. I used to watch it with my little brother and dad. IRead More
At Wrestlemania VI in Toronto, Canada, Shawn Michaels entered the Skydome with Marty Jannetty as The Rockers would compete against the debuting Orient Express. Mr. Fuji had sold off The Powers of Pain tag team and brought in Sato and Tanaka to form the Orient Express. Mr. Fuji would showcase his new acquisitions as the WWF’s newest threat to the tag team division. To begin their quest for tag team glory and dominance, they would have to contend with The Rockers. On the same night that a young Edge andRead More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act III Today, we cover the only match to date The Undertaker has not won by pinfall, or submission. The great CM Punk once said to The Undertaker with flying urn in hand that when it comes to The Streak, if you are counted out or disqualified, it is still a loss. At Wrestlemania IX, The Undertaker would benefit from that idea and win for a third consecutive Wrestlemania by DQ against Giant Gonzalez. Today, The Undertaker faces Giant Gonzalez. The man who wasRead More
Ladies and Gentlemen, on April 2, 1989 at Wrestlemania V, The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels entered the building. Only he wasn’t HBK, the Showstopper, the Main Event, or Mr. Wrestlemania yet. Once upon a time, Shawn Michaels was a tag team specialist with Marty Jannetty and the two comprised the tag team of The Rockers. The Rockers were a very different team than The Midnight Express, or Demolition. They were known more as babyface high-flyers that were popular with the female and child demographic due to their look, style andRead More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act II We continue as the bell tolls for 2014 Hall of Fame Inductee, Jake “The Snake” Roberts at Wrestlemania VIII. I had previously shown my distaste for the Snuka match a year before, but accepted it as putting The Undertaker over and giving The Streak life. It is amazing what difference a year makes because The Undertaker was on the turn of becoming face in his battle against The Snake. Roberts had gotten massively over as a heel for his torment of theRead More
Going back through every single Wrestlemania match of The Undertaker, the Streak has already allowed me to gain perspective on it and appreciate each match on its own in its importance to The Undertaker character. The idea came to me by going back through the two works of art that are the Shawn Michaels/Undertaker matches at Wrestlemania 25 and 26. Those are two of my favorite matches and the fact that The Streak eventually took the career of Mr. Wrestlemania is a testament to its importance. It has occurred toRead More
For Whom the Bell Tolls – Act I “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is how it all began. The bell of The Undertaker echoes through the Wrestlemania arena as Paul Bearer carries the urn in hand on his way to the ring as he is followed by The Undertaker. Little did we know, this would be the first of many. In the ring was Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, who also didn’t know the ass whooping The Undertaker was about to lay him to rest with. Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka became number 1Read More
Former WWE Superstar John Hennigan, better known by his ring name John Morrison, recently took some time to participate in an exclusive Q&A interview with PWMania.com. Hennigan spoke on what he’s been up to since his WWE departure, WWE’s backstage vibe while he was at the company, his upcoming movies, plans and goals for 2014 and more. Check out the complete interview below. First of all, thank you for taking the time to sit down with PWMania.com. What have you been up to recently and since your departure from WWE?Read More
This year in the lead up to Wrestlemania XXX, I will personally be going back through The Streak of The Undertaker. We are going to go through all 21 victories one match per day which will climax with the quest for Brock Lesnar to become number 22. Try to think of this as a 21 Days of Wrestlemania Marathon. The Streak begins today March 16th as we start at the beginning against Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka at Wrestlemania VII for the first victory. I’m excited because we get to go backRead More
The second inductee into this years WWE Hall of Fame nominees is the one that some would argue should have been the head of the class. He was the master of ring psychology and in my opinion was one of the best heels of the late eighties and early nineties, his feud with the late Randy Savage was miles ahead of the time and wouldn’t look out of place in the Attitude era, Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you, Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts. During his early career he wrestledRead More
It has been a while since my last column, but it’s a busy time of year. We are on the road to WrestleMania and TNA’s Lockdown took place right here in Miami, Florida! (Cheap Foley Pop!) Speaking of TNA, I thought they had a pretty solid pay-per-view at University of Miami BankUnited Center. Was it the biggest crowd ever? No, but they performed like they were in front of 40,000 people. A lot of negativity the company gets is deserved and a lot of it is unwarranted. I believe aRead More

Posted On March 15, 2014By Ethan LewisIn Columns, Featured

WWE Week In Review – March 8 to March 15, 2014

This week was a great one in WWE. It all started off on Monday Night with one of the best episodes of Raw so far this year. The show began with some good segments and matches, but it started to hit another notch when Daniel Bryan chose to occupy Raw. Bryan filled the ring with fans and by the time the show returned from commercial, fans had surrounded the ring as well. Bryan promised not to leave until he got what he wanted which caused Triple H to FINALLY giveRead More
As we have seen on this past week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, there have been a few more matches added to WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans. Currently there are five confirmed matches and an excessive amount of hype for the big extravaganza. Currently confirmed are: * Randy Orton vs. Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship * Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar * Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H if Daniel Bryan wins he will be added to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match later in the evening * John CenaRead More
While WWE has undergone many changes since the end of the Attitude Era, one change has been the near extinction of its’ Tag Team division. Many lifelong WWE fans recall the death defying and breath taking tag team brawls from the days when the WWE was stacked with tag teams that wowed audiences. Such tag teams include the likes of Edge and Christian, the Hardy Boys, and the Dudley Boys. These three tag teams engaged in amazing matches that pushed the limits of not only tag teams, but competitors inRead More
Welcome back to the Indy Wrestling Spotlight. With this edition, we will take a look two young guns battling one another in a grueling Hardcore Match, while our second bout features a triple threat match starring two of the indy circuits biggest names and a rising star with fantastic potential. In our main event, we witness the unbelievable cruiserweight action of what is arguably Mexico’s biggest promotion. It’s time to turn on the spotlight! Austin Steele vs. Neal Dream – Do or Die Pro Wrestling Based out of Metropolis, Illinois,Read More