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Posted On June 8, 2014By Jim LaMottaIn Columns, Featured

Looking At The Evolution Of The WWE

Nearly three years ago, CM Punk cut a historic “pipe bomb” promo and main stream media outlets took notice of the angle, which is something that hadn’t happened in years. It provided something unpredictable that made fans tune in if they wanted to see what would happen next, which is also something that hadn’t happened in years. As I’ve mentioned previously, I think the WWE missed the boat and they could’ve done a lot more with the angle to potentially start another wrestling boom with CM Punk as the centerRead More
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Posted On June 8, 2014By Thad ZajacIn Columns, Featured

The Unwatchable WWE Raw And A Broken Shield

I’m watching the segment over as I write this, and I still cannot stand it. Last night, the Shield was blown up, as Seth Rollins “sold out” to Triple H and turned on his running buddies, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. I suppose it was the logical end for them, since they really had no more to accomplish after a sweep of Evolution in their Payback rematch, but as a fan, it was immensely hard to handle. The Shield was the one enjoyable, consistent match week in and week out.Read More
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Posted On June 8, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- June 8th

Trivia 2003 – The New York State Athletic Commission began requiring all wrestling promoters who promote more than six times in a calendar year to institute a yearly drug testing program. The rule actually went into effect on paper the previous year, but the Commission is starting to ensure it’s enforcement. Basically, any performers who work for these promotions would be required, once a year, to pass a urine test 2004 – WWE & John Bradshaw Layfield found themselves with a public relations nightmare as a result of JBL doing a “NaziRead More
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Posted On June 8, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Smackdown Analysis 06/06/14

Cesaro kicks off Smackdown with Paul Heyman and Cesaro is talking in a foreign language delivering news that Heyman is spouting off in English. ^Cesaro truly is the “next big thing” and I expect this to be a HUGE summer for his career. The Usos take on Ryback and Curtis Axel in our first match of the night. Jimmy pins Curtis Axel after a big splash for the win. ^I feel like we’ve seen this match quite a few times now, but it was still a decent start to theRead More
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Posted On June 8, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE NXT Takeover

It’s debut time here in The Two Sheds Review…..sort of, as we take a first look at what WWE’s NXT has to offer with a review of Takeover, shown this past Sunday night on Sky Sports here in Britain. The broadcast began with Adam Rose taking on Camacho. This is the first time I’ve seen Mr. Rose and his entrance, and I’m of the opinion that he’s probably an acquired taste. The match itself wasn’t too bad. Rose frustrated Camacho early on with his carefree attitude, until the Mexican managedRead More
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Posted On June 7, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- June 7th

Trivia 1979 – Antonio Inoki wins the NJPW MSG League, defeating Stan Hansen in the final 2010 – The Nexus debut on tonight’s Raw, decimating the ringside area. Unfortunately, the angle never really reached its potential, & the significantly altered group had all-but-disappeared 1 year later Events In 1996, The 1st Ilio DiPaolo Memorial Show was held at the Marine Midland Arena, in Buffalo, New York. The show was promoted by Ilio’s son Dennis in association with WCW. All proceeds from the show were donated to local children’s charities: – Pee Wee Jones defeatedRead More
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Posted On June 6, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- June 6th

Trivia 1985 – Ken Patera & Mr. Saito are found guilty of charges filed against them following the infamous “McDonald’s Incident” in Waukesha, Wisconsin when Patera threw a brick through the window of a closed McDonald’s when the staff refused to reopen & serve them. This led to a confrontation with police later on, & the 2 men were arrested & charges were filed. Patera was convicted of 2 counts of battery on a police officer, & 1 count of criminal damage to property. Saito was convicted of 3 counts ofRead More
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Posted On June 5, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 06/02/14

Hunter comes out with Batista and Orton(Evolution). Hunter says nothing else happens until the Shield is destroyed. Batista wants his title match first and Hunter says no. Batista quits and walks out; Hunter yells for him to come back but he doesn’t. ^I’m not a huge Batista fan. I don’t believe there is much more he can do at this point in his career to contribute in a positive way(this rub for the Shield is probably the most he’s ever done). Let the man go. Sheamus and Rob Van DamRead More
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Posted On June 5, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Payback 2014

It was a pay per view that promised much, even though it didn’t have a title match as it’s main event. But did it actually deliver? That was what I was hoping to find out by watching WWE Payback, shown live in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Sports here in Britain. The show began with the first title match of the evening as Paul Heyman guy Cesaro challenged Sheamus for the United States title. I always enjoy it when you get an all-European battle inRead More
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Posted On June 5, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- June 5th

Trivia 1980 – Antonio Inoki won the NJPW MSG League, defeating Stan Hansen in the final 1997 – El Samurai won the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Koji Kanemoto in the final 2002 – Koji Kanemoto won the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Minoru Tanaka in the final 2007 – Scott Steiner underwent successful surgery on his trachea in Puerto Rico following an injury suffered while wrestling there.  He was transported back to the United States by boat as he was unable to fly for several weeks 2008Read More
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Posted On June 4, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- June 4th

Trivia 1981 – For the 3rd straight year, Antonio Inoki won the NJPW MSG League by defeating Stan Hansen in the final 2001 – Jushin Liger won the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Minoru Tanaka in the final 2002 – NWA-TNA announced the signing of Rick Steiner for their first PPV event. 2007 – WWE requested that Ric Flair not appear at a NWA live event where Flair was to be inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame.  Flair cancels his appearance, but his induction goes on as planned 2009 – WorldRead More
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WWE Payback has come and gone, Batista and Brie Bella quit, The Shield shut out Evolution, and Money In The Bank looms in the near future with no defending champion to challenge. Things have been a bit unsettling in WWE as of late. Major story lines have loose ends and questionable character threads dangling everywhere. WWE always leaves its viewers with a number of questions, here are 10 big ones! You can answer one, two, or all of them in the comments below, on Twitter @PWMania and @mrjoewalker #10BigQuestions, andRead More
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Posted On June 3, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today Wrestling History- June 3rd

Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night Wars continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night  Raw: 3.0 to 2.3 in the ratings 1998 – Koji Kanemoto wins the NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, defeating Dr. Wagner Jr. in the final Events In 2007, WWE One Night Stand, held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, in Jacksonville, Florida, was the final PPV where all 3 brands were listed as promoters; all future events would refer solely to WWE. With an attendance of 7,000. It was also the final PPV appearance of ChrisRead More
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Posted On June 2, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today Day In Wrestling History- June 2nd

Trivia 1983 – Hulk Hogan wins the NJPW IWGP League, defeating Antonio Inoki in the final 1989 – The WWF-produced film ‘No Holds Barred’ starring Hulk Hogan is released. The movie was a critical, & commercial flop, only just breaking even when distribution fees are factored in 1997 – The Monday Night Wars Continued: with WCW Monday Nitro defeating WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.3 to 2.5 in the ratings Events In 2008, WWE Monday Night Raw was broadcast live from Rabobank Arena, here in Bakersfield, Ca. I attended this event live in person. Interesting note, IRead More
payback

Posted On June 1, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Payback 2014 Predictions

Mask vs Hair Kickoff Match: El Torito vs Hornswoggle JT: If this anything as fun as the last kickoff match, it should be entertaining. The tail storyline is a bit stupid, but I have no doubt about this being fun to watch. Torito wins and shaves Hornswoggle’s head. Alexander Rusev vs Big E JT: If this feud were being done to push BOTH men further to the top, I’d be happy. Instead, it feels like Big E has fallen since dropping the IC Title and isn’t being given the opportunityRead More
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Posted On June 1, 2014By Joe WalkerIn Columns

10 Big WWE Questions – June 1, 2014

A major concern for many WWE fans has been the company’s recent stock issues and financial standing. Be assured WWE is not going out of business any time soon. Fans should be more concerned with their creative plans for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the end game for Cena/Wyatt and The Shield/Evolution feuds, and how their NXT talent pool plays into their Network future. WWE always leaves its viewers with a number of questions, here are 10 big ones! You can answer one, two, or all of them in theRead More
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Posted On June 1, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today Day In Wrestling History- June 1st

Trivia 1972 – Andre the Giant made his Canadian debut in Montreal, Quebec 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.4 to 3.7 in the ratings 2010 – Wade Barrett wins WWE NXT season one 2010 – SpikeTV debuts Half Pint Brawlers, a reality series focusing on midget wrestling.  The series runs for 1 season 2011 – The trailer is released for “Back Door to Chyna”, the first adult film from Vivid Video starring former WWF Intercontinental champion Chyna Events In 2008, the 4th & final WWE One Night Stand wasRead More
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Posted On May 31, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: ECW Unreleased Volume 2

We’re heading into the land of extreme for our next review. With Joey Styles and Tommy Dreamer as our guides we’re going to delve into the archives of Extreme Championship Wrestling as we take a look at ECW Unreleased Volume 2. As always with these reviews we’re going to start at the beginning with….. Disc One October 19th, 1993 Our co-host Tommy Dreamer makes his ECW debut, taking on the Tazmaniac on Hardcore TV. This is certainly a very interesting match. It’s a short and sweet affair with two goodRead More
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Posted On May 31, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today Day In Wrestling History- May 31st

Trivia 1981 – Caballero Blanco lost his mask to Águila Solitaria in Mexico City, Mexico 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro:  6.9 to 3.3 in the ratings 2012 – Dixie Carter announces the inauguration of the TNA Hall of Fame. The 1st inductee was later revealed to be Sting Events In 1998, WWF Over The Edge: In Your House was held at the Wisconsin Center Arena, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With an attendance of 9,822: – L.O.D. 2000 (Hawk & Animal) (with Droz & Sunny) defeated D.O.A.Read More