Superstar Columns

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This is about how the life of a WWE diva is truly the definition of glamour, the pure joy of being a woman (in show business… And just in general), and other lies. Let me paint a picture for you… As I sit here writing this epic piece of reality, I’m wearing a tight pair of high waisted spandex leggings tucked into spikey stilettos. My push up bra is putting in work under my cropped denim vest. (I’m very close to looking like I’m wearing a slutty Canadian tuxedo). MyRead More
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Since my last few prognostications on the WWE’s pay per views have been well received, it only makes sense to continue along with my monthly forecasts. SummerSlam has always been one of my favorite annual events and has always been kind to my family filled with special memories such as bringing my son Chad to SummerSlam 94, where Bret gave him his trademark glasses at ringside, as well as Bret vs. Mr. Perfect, Bret vs. Davey, Owen vs. Bret and Bret vs. Taker. This particular SummerSlam seems short a fewRead More
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This is a story about my tumultuous relationship with the city of Baltimore. After having only been in the developmental program for WWE only a few weeks, I received I life changing phone call from John Lauranitus. He said, “Kid, you’re going to debut on Tuesday”. (It was currently a Friday). Apparently, the first female season of NXT, a WWE reality based elimination show, was getting ready to launch and they needed a last minute replacement. Me. I was the replacement. The girl who had barely gotten her feet wetRead More
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I wonder sometimes if today’s crop of independent wrestlers ever wonder why wrestling converted from being a legit sport to being a worked form of entertainment. For those wondering, which I assume is nearly everyone working the independent circuit, the reason was to make more money. By controlling the outcome of a contest and building controversy, gates were able to be increased, which thus allowed for better payoffs. Wrestlers still wrestled and the product was taken credibly. This was ultimately the conventional formula until Vince McMahon usurped the competition inRead More
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Since I clairvoyantly predicted 100% of the results of last month’s Money in the Bank event, I reckoned I would once again provide my opinions, thoughts and forecasts for tonight’s Battleground event. I should once again state that due to WWE’s often option to swerve their audience that my prophecies are based on what I would consider logical in an otherwise illogical world. Before I get into my predictions I would like to first state that this event thus far seems to be the most rushed and poorly booked eventsRead More
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This is a topic I have wanted to touch upon for quite some time. The division between faces and heels and what that means in 2014 is a question not easily answered any more by even the veterans of the business. Internet wrestling fans today have warped the traditional definitions of face and heel by booing what a babyface is and cheering the villains. This is never more evident than with the polar…izing effect of WWE’s top superstar John Cena. The “smart” fans that think they understand the fundamentals ofRead More
goldstein-rasslin
A few weeks back I had a legitimate wrestling “Holy Shit” moment. You know the kind of moment that catches you by surprise and takes your breath away all at the same time? One of those moments in wrestling time when everything you love about the art form crystalizes in one audacious turn of events? You know like when Paul Orndorff turned on Hulk Hogan to join the Heenan Family? Or when CM Punk sat Indian Style atop the ramp on RAW and unleashed his outrageous “Pipebomb” promo. Or youRead More
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I’d like to offer my perspective on this week’s spring cleaning efforts by WWE. It’s never pleasant for anyone to be fired, especially from their dream job. Sure, many in the internet wrestling community will condemn WWE for their booking, politics or choices of who was fired and I know from a creative perspective many of these talents will have much more creative freedom now that they are available on the independent circuit. But the negative is that with WWE being the only viable game in town right now, theRead More
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Seeing the stagnant product of WWE with regards to RAW, Smackdown and Main Event as of late and having seen the tremendous product that NXT has come out with as of late, I had a revelation of sorts. Not only is WWE vastly under-estimating its current audience and missing multiple opportunities to truly maximize all of their television minutes, they are continuously devaluing many of their best talents. WWE’s main roster has close to 80 people on it fighting for even just a few seconds of TV time each week,Read More
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A scenic drive took me back once again to Amsterdam, NY where my brother Ross and I were privileged to accept the induction of my our late father into the PWHF. Joining Stu in the 2014 induction were The Masked Superstar Bill Eadie, Bruiser Brody, Don Muraco, Leroy McGuirk, Al Hayes, Rubberman Johnny Walker aka Mr. Wrestling II, Sherri Martel, Gary Hart, The Fargo Brothers, the late Jackie and Don… (Kalt). Among others in attendance were Cowboy Johnny John Lusk Mantell, Stan Hansen, Ray “Doink” Apollo, Ted Gordienko, The MaskedRead More
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Welcome world to another edition of Stro’s View exclusively on PWMania.com. The next WWE “special event” Extreme Rules is almost upon us! The aftermath of WrestleMania 30 brings new feuds and rising new stars. So let’s get started. El Torito vs. Hornswoggle (Pre-Show ‘WeeLC’ Match) The clash of the smallest! Hornswoggle is back! Becoming a member of 3MB. He takes on the very acrobatic El Torito who is a member of Los Matadores. Can Hornswoggle take down the bull? Can El Torito silence the little rocker? Lot of rockin’ andRead More
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For the first time in 14 years, I did not watch WrestleMania live. After dreaming for years about having the big event so close to my hometown (New Orleans is two hours away from my house), I didn’t make a single attempt to go. Didn’t try to butter anybody up for free tickets, didn’t buy any on Stub Hub at the last minute, and didn’t even look for a way to squirm myself backstage, even though I worked at WWE for a little while. Thursday night, Friday night, and allRead More
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As usual, I offer my review of Wrestlemania (XXX), which was a culmination of an era and the birth of a new one. For the first time in 30 years I believe this Wrestlemania did in fact exceed its hype. With the Superdome in full production mode and with a decadent set worthy of the combatants on deck, Wrestlemania exploded with fury. Unfortunately for us Canadians, the pre-show was not available in Canada as we do not yet have the ability to subscribe to the network(by any legal means) thusRead More
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Hello #TeamStro and everyone worldwide. Very sad week in the Professional Wrestling world. Can’t sleep…in shock….disbelief…never easy losing family…in this crazy wrestling business, we may not always get along…we may not always agree and see eye to eye…but in the end we are family. In this life, we take so much for granted. We should make the most of every moment. Sure we are critical. But we always should realize what we say and how it affects others. Never forget to tell your family and friends you love them andRead More
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It’s that time of year again. It’s time for the Greatest Spectacle in Sports Entertainment, the Granddaddy of Them All, the Showcase of the Immortals. It’s time for WrestleMania! I’ve had the opportunity to attend seven WrestleMania’s in my lifetime, one (WrestleMania 9) as a fan and six (WrestleMania’s, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26) as a member of the WWE Creative Team. WrestleMania truly is one of the greatest entertainment events on the planet. And since this year makes the 30th edition and this is my first columnRead More
goldstein-rasslin
Probably the easiest thing in the life of a wrestling fan is our unique and seemingly innate ability to find the negative in just about anything we hear, read, or see regarding the RASSLIN’ business. Take me for instance: My first two columns for PWMania covered my lengthy list of wrestling pet peeves (link) and how I likened the launch of the WWE Network to the end of days. (link) So yes, I’m guilty of drinking The Big Show’s weight in “Hater-ade” too. Well, just like in the ring, it’sRead More
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Welcome everyone to another edition of Stro’s View. Huge weekend for Professional Wrestling this weekend . The WWE Hall of Fame and Wrestlemania 30! Have a special interest in this year’s Hall of Fame as a few people I have wrestled with and worked with in the past will be getting inducted. Lot’s to talk about so let’s get started! 2014 WWE Hall of Fame: Ultimate Warrior One of the most popular icons in WWE history has finally made it to the Hall of Fame. The once knowned “Blade Runner”Read More
justin-credible-pwm
Hello everybody! Welcome to my latest ramblings. Since we’re only 4 days away from the biggest pro wrestling event of the year WrestleMania 30. All fans of pro wrestling, young and old, feel the excitement. It’s like nothing else in all of sports and entertainment. I have been critical of the WWE’s storylines as of late. I think that the build for the top matches have been lackluster. Then I started watching the WWE Network this past week, and I caught WrestleMania fever. The WWE has done a masterful jobRead More
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Hello everybody, and welcome back! We are moving ever so close to WrestleMania 30. There is only one more episode of Raw left before the biggest show of the year. I must admit that like many fans out there, I haven’t been thrilled with the build for WrestleMania 30. For me as a long time pro wrestling fan I think of WrestleMania as a super card. Right now with the way things are going it doesn’t feel like WrestleMania. WWE has done many things right as of late. I justRead More