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Posted On September 30, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Night of Champions 2014

So could Brock Lesnar dominate John Cena for a second time? That was what I was hoping to find out by watching WWE’s Night of Champions, shown recently on Sky Sports here in Britain. The show began with the first title match of the evening as Goldust and Stardust challenged Jimmy and Jey Uso for the Tag Team titles. As far as show openers go this was pretty good. Both teams put in good performances, and once again the cosmic twins impressed the hell out of me with their newRead More
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For brevity’s sake, I’m going to share my thoughts on Chris Melendez signing with TNA here. It’s easier than to respond to every message directed at me about this subject. If you don’t know Chris’ story, he lost his leg from a roadside bomb fighting for the US overseas. He always wanted to be a professional wrestler and didn’t let this setback deter him from following his dream. You can read more of his story here. The goal of any successful wrestler is to create a connection with his orRead More
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I’ve tried not to be overly disparaging of TNA these last few months. No one wants to see jobless and the amazing talent both past and present certainly does not deserve what has truly been an obvious case of poor management. Ultimately with the Spike deal about to end, TNA seems all but finished. Though rumored to be negotiating earnestly and fiercely, with multiple networks including Spike, I see no indication that any of these negotiations would be anything more than a temporary fix to extend the life of theRead More
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Posted On September 16, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE NXT Takeover Fatal 4 Way

When I first saw one of their shows a few months ago the action blew me away. But did they manage to capture lightning in a bottle again? That was what I was hoping to find out by watching WWE NXT Takeover: Fatal 4 Way, shown this past Saturday night on Sky Sports here in Britain. The show began with the title action as the Lucha Dragons, Kalisto and Sin Cara, challenged Konnor and Viktor of the Ascension for the NXT Tag Team titles. Short and sweet would probably beRead More
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“Let me talk to ya” Be honest with yourself, how much have you enjoyed the Tag Title reign of The Usos? They’ve had the titles sine March, and they’ve had great matches, good matches and okay matches. The good news is to my eyes, they have never been bad matches, but if I’m being honest, I’ve had my fill of The Usos as the champs. I’m starting to look around at the other teams to see who should take the titles off them right now. I am one-hundred percent behindRead More
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Posted On September 15, 2014By Matt KunkaIn Columns, Featured

WWE NXT Takeover 2: Fatal 4-Way Reactions

When WWE Network aired “NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way”, I was very hesitant as to how to think about it. Sometimes, what makes something great is not rubbing it in our faces. I’m in the camp that believes the WWE Title should be defended 4-6 times a year; versus 12 minimum.Read More
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Posted On September 14, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 14th

Trivia 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 4.5 to 4.0 in the ratings 2009 – Carl De Marco, who for years was the President of WWE Canada, departed the company 2012 – TMZ.com  reported that WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch had been arrested 3 times over the last 3 days for incidents related to domestic violence. Sytch was arrested on Tuesday 9/11 at 8:55 PM for disorderly conduct after an incident with then boyfriend independent wrestler Damien Darling inRead More
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Posted On September 13, 2014By Bill McCormickIn Columns, Featured

Special Look At Let’s Go Cena vs. Cena Sucks

When you get past the “wrestling”, “storytelling”, or whatever else the industry of pro wrestling is, all it truly is about is getting strong reactions. If you’re a heel, you want people to hate you. If you’re a face, you want people to love you. It is really that simple. It’s just really odd how we ended up going through on era of changing the status quo by saying that heels can now be beloved. Then we had a following of kayfabe stretching with Punk before we’ve more or lessRead More
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Posted On September 13, 2014By Bill McCormickIn Columns, Featured

The Shot in the Arm: Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt

“Let me talk to ya” Really think about this for a second, why isn’t Randy Orton being booked to his full potential? He is making Roman Reigns look awesome right now. I can’t figure out why Randy Orton hasn’t been booked as a serious threat in a long time. Orton was a great heel because he had the ability to be the kind of heel that didn’t need to cheat to win. Being a part of The Authority as a heel who is constantly losing is not what originally madeRead More
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Posted On September 13, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 13th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.0 to 3.3 2001 – WWF Smackdown took place live from the Compaq Center in Houston, Texas. The show was originally supposed to be taped on September 11th, but was postponed due to the terrorist attacks. It was the 1st live televised event to feature a large gathering of people in the U.S. following the attacks, & Vince McMahon addressed the crowd before the show began. The show did not air in many Northeast markets, dueRead More
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Posted On September 12, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 12th

Trivia 2006 – Ohio Valley Wrestling booker Greg Gagne was dropped by WWE from their developmental system. He had been hired as a WWE agent shortly after Wrestlemania 22 in Chicago & was then moved to OVW as booker, replacing Paul Heyman. 2006 – WWE signed former WCW star Brad Armstrong for the the ECW brand, where he appeared as an announcer.  Armstrong also did some wrestling on house shows with younger talents to help their grooming process as performers 2012 – ECW documentary “Barbed Wire City” was funded byRead More
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Posted On September 11, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 11th

Trivia 1984 – Bruno Sammartino officially debuted as a commentator for WWF during an episode of Championship Wrestling being taped in Poughkeepsie, NY.  The episode would air on 9/22 of that year 1995 – The Monday Night War began, with the 1st ever head to head Raw vs. Nitro. WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw 2.5 to 2.2 in the ratings 2000 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 5.8 to 3.2 in the ratings 2009 – Jeff Hardy was arrested onRead More
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Heading into Monday’s “season premiere” of Raw, to say the show of late has been dull, uninspiring and downright insulting would be putting it mildly. The announcement that Jerry Springer would be hosting an intervention for The Bella Twins only made matters worse. And make no mistake, through no fault of his own, that Springer segment was every bit as cringe-inducing as I thought it would be. Yet, despite that, the same people responsible for bringing us this awful soap opera did manage to get one thing right – andRead More
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WWE: Batista – The Animal Unleashed DVD and Blu-ray Review Looking back, it seems fair to say that Batista’s return to the WWE was not handled as well as it should have been. Added to the Royal Rumble at the last minute, he faced a hostile audience who wanted nothing more than to see Daniel Bryan in that match and ultimately the WrestleMania main event. Interestingly, Batista: The Animal Unleashed doesn’t gloss over any of this, and Dave Bautista openly addresses these issues and his disappointment at how fans respondedRead More
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Posted On September 10, 2014By Josh WildingIn Columns, Featured, News

WWE Money In The Bank 2014 DVD and Blu-ray Review

WWE Money In The Bank 2014 DVD and Blu-ray Review WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan With the right opponents, both The Usos and The Wyatt Family are capable of delivering 10/10 instant classics. It’s lucky then that when you put these four into the ring together, they do that time and time again. This was a fast-paced and competitive back and fore match which kept us all on the edge of our seats with a series of near falls before the brotherRead More
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Posted On September 10, 2014By Oliver NorgroveIn Columns, Featured

Looking At The 5 Biggest Problems With Wrestling Today

Civil hatred within the fanbase You simply can’t avoid it. Whatever socially-based medium you happen to be reading, browsing or a part of, whether it’s Twitter or Facebook, you will at some point be referred to as a ‘mark’ or ‘smark’. These terms drive me absolutely insane, because when you really think about it, it all boils down to the fact that we as wrestling fans are criticised and labelled as marks for liking certain angles or performers. It’s pathetic. In no other sport are fans labelled as a certainRead More
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Posted On September 10, 2014By Jim LaMottaIn Columns, Indy News

Wrestling’s Bloodiest Wars Review

The producers of “Wrestling’s Bloodiest Wars: Emergency Room” asked if I would review the upcoming pay-per-view that is set to debut on various cable systems this week and I took the opportunity to watch the show. This edition of the series features the stars of Combat Zone Wrestling and the action is insane. You won’t see action like this on Monday or Wednesday, as the blood flows freely while the combatants are involved with some unbelievable stipulations. Lucky 13 vs. Scotty Vortex The show opens with a ladder death matchRead More
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Posted On September 10, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 10th

Trivia 2007 – Hornswoggle was revealed as the illegitimate son of Vince McMahon on an episode of Raw 2007 – Junior Fatu (Rikishi) made his TNA debut at an Impact taping 2012 – Jerry Lawler suffered a heart attack live on Raw. Fortunately, he would make a full recovery. With an hour remaining of the show, the WWE opted to continue with no commentary, with Michael Cole updating the TV audience whenever possible Events In 2001, WWE Monday Night Raw was held at the Freeman Coliseum, in San Antonio, Texas.Read More
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Posted On September 9, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- September 9th

Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.7 to 2.4 in the ratings 2008 – Kurt Angle was found not guilty of driving under the influence and careless driving today in an Allegheny County, PA courtroom.  Judge David Cashman made the ruling in a non-jury trial on charges filed Sept. 28, 2007.  Angle had been arrested for DUI after a witness filed a complaint.  Angle’s lawyer challenged the use of the witness since police couldn’t corroborate her claims Events In 2007, TNA No Surrender wasRead More