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Posted On May 1, 2014By Jason SolomonIn Columns, Featured

Can The WWE Intercontinental Title Be Saved?

This Sunday at Extreme Rules, Big E defends his Intercontinental championship against Bad News Barrett. Barrett is no stranger to the title as he’s held it three times before, each run less memorable than the one prior. Personally, it’s just nice to see Barrett back in the ring wrestling after months of badly scripted comedy and podium prognostications. I actually expect him to take the title in New Jersey, much the same way he did a year ago in that very same building the night after WrestleMania. Who knows, maybeRead More
There’s one thing that keeps the world of professional wrestling going, and that’s the rivalries. For decades fans have watched show after show to see how these rivalries develop, and how they will ultimately end. Now the good people at WWE have dipped into their ever-growing video archive to bring us a list of the biggest rivalries ever, with the three disc set entitled The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History. As is the custom with these reviews let’s start at the very beginning with….. Disc One – The DocumentaryRead More

Posted On May 1, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Extreme Rules 2014 Preview

Extreme Rules has had some mildly weak build, but I don’t think that makes it any less likely to deliver a quality card(it certainly HAS to be better than the pay per view I watched last night, TNA Sacrifice). Let’s go through the card: We’re rumored to have a tag title match between the Usos and Rybaxel. The Usos SHOULD retain and keep the tag team division as interesting as it’s been as of late. There’s also a rumor that Antonio Cesaro will face Rob Van Dam and/or Jack SwaggerRead More

Posted On May 1, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- May 1st

Trivia 1980 – Jumbo Tsuruta won the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Dick Slater in the final after both men tied on 19 points 1990 – Paul Heyman returned to the NWA as Paul E. Dangerously during a TV taping in Rainesville, AL, kicking off his 2nd & most successful run with the promotion 2006 – WWE signed a deal to hold the 1st house show for the newly relaunched ECW brand at the former ECW Arena.  It would be the only show the new brand would hold there 2006 –Read More

Posted On April 30, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 30th

Trivia 1991 – Norio Honaga won the NJPW Top of the Super Juniors tournament, defeating Jushin Liger in the final 1992 – Jushin Liger won the NJPW Top of the Super Juniors tournament, defeating El Samurai in the final 2006 – Giant Bernard won the New Japan Cup, defeating Yuji Nagata in the tournament final 2010 – WWE released Hall of Famer Tony Atlas, who had been working as a personality on the ECW brand but was hardly being utilized once that brand was shut down. 2011 – WWE signedRead More

Posted On April 29, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 29th

Trivia 1999 – The WWF Smackdown pilot airs on UPN 2008 – TNA X-Division Champion Petey Williams suffered a broken orbital bone at an Impact taping & is expected to need surgery, following a 6 way bout 2011 – Combat Zone Wrestling star Nicholas “Nick Gage” Wilson was sentenced  to 5 years in prison in the State Superior Court of Camden, New Jersey after having plead guilty to one second-degree count of bank robbery. Gage will not eligible for parole until serving 85% of that sentence, according to the CamdenRead More

Posted On April 28, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 28th

Trivia 1979 – WWF ran at the Philadelphia Spectrum with Greg Valentine defeating WWF World Champion Bob Backlund when the match was stopped due to Backlund’s excessive bleeding. However, because there was no pinfall or submission, Backlund retained the title 1995 – A new record for the largest crowd to attend a professional wrestling event is set in Pyongyang, North Korea for a New Japan event held in Pyongyang Stadium as part of the World Peace Festival. The show drew a crowd of 150,000, but the record would only standRead More

Posted On April 27, 2014By Thad ZajacIn Columns, Featured

When Does “SuperCena” Become Vulnerable?

It’s the most frequent topic of conversation amongst older (i.e. over 18-year-old) wrestling fans. When will John Cena, the “Superman” of WWE for nine years, become vulnerable in matches? Cena has ridden a wave of wins not seen since the heyday of Hulk Hogan from 1984-1988, where he sometimes loses, but rarely twice in a row, and NEVER cleanly twice in a row. He is the indomitable force, the person who wins even in handicap matches. Honestly, have you ever seen a ref call for a DQ quicker than whenRead More
World Championship Wrestling
Looking back, WCW had everything at its disposal to be the greatest wrestling company ever. Big names, young talent, cruiserweights, and a billionaires funding were just some of the tools in WCW’s arsenal. For the period of July ’96 to December ’98 WCW was hotter than fish grease. They seemed to hit on all angles creatively, and became clear #1 wrestling company in the world. However, a number of missteps occurred both behind the scenes, and in the ring that would ultimately be their undoing. To be frank, a numberRead More

Posted On April 27, 2014By Matt YoungIn Columns, Featured

Roman Reigns – The Next Big Star or Shield-ed

Since their debut at the Survivor Series 2012 The Shield have been involved at the top of the card with some of the biggest names in the WWE, along the way rubbing shoulders with the likes of The Rock, CM Punk, John Cena and The Undertaker. The rise of these 3 men (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) has been quite unprecedented, not only we’re they presented as equals to men listed above in their encounters but they went on a long undefeated streak and captured tag team andRead More
Welcome back to the Indy Wrestling Spotlight! This time, we’ll put a focus on former WWE wrestler Colin Delaney, as well as LuFisto. It’s time to turn on the spotlight! Ethan Page vs. Colin Delaney – Absolute Intense Wrestling Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, this promotion, owned by John Thorne, is another excellent promotion that gives many newcomers a chance to shine while working with name talent. This bout, featuring the aforementioned Delaney, is an example of that. You may notice that Colin looks remarkably different from how he didRead More

Posted On April 27, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 27th

Trivia 1957 – The 1st ever tag team match involving women in the United States was held with June Byers & China Mira vs. Penny Banner & Bonnie Watson in St. Louis, Missouri 1962 – Dick Beyer wrestles as the masked Destroyer for the 1st time & defeated Seymour Koenig in San Diego, California 2007 – WWE Studios’ The Condemned, starring Steve Austin was released theatrically & promptly bombed at the box office, the weakest of the company’s films up until that point.  The film would rank 9th for the weekendRead More

Posted On April 26, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 26th

Trivia 1992 – At the Boston Garden in Massachusetts, The Ultimate Warrior defeated Sid Justice (Vicious) via DQ in less than 5 minutes.  This would be Sid’s last WWF appearance for well over 2 years. Due to controversy regarding a drug test, Sid walked out of the company, less than a month after headlining Wrestlemania against Hulk Hogan 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.0 to 3.9 in the ratings 2005 – Steve Austin appeared on MTV’s Punk’d 2010 – The 2ndRead More
It’s been a few weeks, but I’ve been away enjoying vacation and the madness that is WrestleMania XXX week. If you’ve never experienced this and are a fan, I highly recommend it. You meet people from all over the world who share the same love for pro wrestling as you do. There is nothing more fun than that. I’m grateful I was able to witness the Ultimate Warrior’s induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, as well as his last appearance on Raw. The company did a tremendous job honoringRead More

Posted On April 25, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 25th

Trivia 1970 – WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Ivan Koloff in a Texas Death Match in Boston, Massachusetts 2000 – During an edition of Raw from Charlotte, North Carolina, Steve Austin used a crane to drop a steel beam on the DX Express tour bus, crushing the bus in the parking lot during the show Events In 1999, WWF Backlash: In Your House was held at the Providence Civic Center,  in Providence, Rhode Island. This would be the final PPV to carry the In Your House tagline. With anRead More
By any calculation, Wrestling has a prestigious history. Looking back at certain times, one can trace points where something happened that changed the direction of the industry. The question “what if”, can be applied to just about every walk of life. What if Jordan never retired in the 1990’s? What if Tupac and Biggie were still alive? What if you didn’t drink everything in sight that one night? It’s one of the best questions to ask yourself, because you’ll never really know the answer. Wrestling is no different. Whether throughRead More

Posted On April 24, 2014By Dan WaltonIn Columns, Featured

10 Things Needed By WWE WrestleMania 31

WWE WrestleMania season has come to a close officially, but it seems that a lot of WWE fans are feeling the post-WM buzz in many ways. It has been a seriously newsworthy couple of weeks in WWE, with the Undertaker’s streak being broken for the first time in a very controversial manner; Daniel Bryan’s long overdue ascension to the top of the WWE mountain and the very tragic untimely passing of one of the greatest legends of all time, the Ultimate Warrior. To say there has been much going onRead More

Posted On April 24, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 24th

Trivia 1987 – Ken Patera wrestled his 1st match following his prison term for the infamous “McDonald’s incident” at a WWF television taping in New Haven, Connecticut.  Patera defeated Hercules Hernandez via DQ 2005 – Hiroshi Tanahashi won the New Japan Cup, defeating Manabu Nakanishi in the tournament final 2006 – WWE & Brock Lesnar settled a lawsuit brought by Lesnar against the company.  Lesnar had signed a no-compete when he left in 2004 to pursue an NFL career and later went to New Japan and MMA, both of which were against theRead More

Posted On April 23, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- April 23rd

Trivia 1981 – Giant Baba wins the AJPW Champion’s Carnival, defeating Bruiser Brody in the final 1988 – Sting & Lex Luger (with Magnus TA) win the Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Tag Team Tournament, defeating Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard in the final 2009 – Bobby Lashley made his TNA Impact Wrestling debut Events In 2003, NWA-TNA held is weekly PPV episode #41 taping at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena, in Nashville, Tennessee: – AJ Styles &  D’Lo Brown defeated Mike Sanders & Glenn Gilberti – Elix Skipper & Christopher Daniels defeated America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris & JamesRead More