Posted On February 16, 2014By Richard LattaIn Columns, Featured

WWE Hall Of Fame: Where Nostalgia Reigns Supreme

The WWE Hall of Fame. It’s one of the most scrutinized entities within the world of professional wrestling. Funny, because I’ve never heard of anyone that’s ever visited it, but everyone loves the nostalgia it creates. When someone hears the term “Hall Of Fame” one tends to think of a place that enshrines only the best or most notable people within a genre or sport. Unless you live under a rock, that isn’t the way WWE’s Hall of Fame is run. While the best guys get enshrined, WWE has manyRead More

Posted On February 16, 2014By David DavisIn Columns, Featured

Death of Wrestling: Batista

Greetings to all… It’s David Davis with my weekly blog: Death of Wrestling. For all of those who read this regularly, you will know that this is not a blog about bashing wrestling; it’s a blog of a frustrated fan, who loves the business and wishes that each week it could be a little better. So I said to my brother in law that if Batista wins the Rumble then I’m going to stop watching wrestling… Batista won the Rumble and in all honesty, I’ve kind of stopped watching wrestling…Read More

Posted On February 16, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 16th

Trivia 1985 – Bruno Sammartino ended his retirement, which had lasted for over 3 years, at the Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, teaming with his son David to defeat Paul Orndorff & Bobby Heenan 1999 -The Public Enemy made their WWF television debut, defeating Edge & Gangrel via DQ, then becoming the victims of a Brood “bloodbath” Events In 1997, WWF their “Final Four” Pay-per-view in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the UTC Arena. This show took on new meaning three days earlier, when Shawn Michaels vacated the WWF World Heavyweight Title dueRead More
WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 Profile – The Ultimate Warrior With the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014 participants being announced, we’re going to take some time profiling each one, to better appreciate how much these legends brought to the business. The first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2014 is the Ultimate Warrior. The Warrior started lifting weights when he was 11 years and long before becoming a professional wrestler, he tried his hand at body-building. He entered various contests winning the juniorRead More
Daniel Bryan
I am back. Instead of wasting time with an introduction, how about we just dive into things? WWE Smackdown The Blue Brand just ended their Friday night episode. Wow! Folks, this show has drawn over three million viewers for three straight weeks. What we saw this week is the reason why. The Shield had a ten minute opening six person tag. Jack Swagger won a very entertaining eight minute fatal four way match to become the #1 contender for the IC Championship. There was a ten minute eight person tag.Read More

Posted On February 15, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns, News

Today In Wrestling History – February 15th

Trivia 2010 – WWE officially announced Antonio Inoki for the WWE Hall of Fame 2010 – WWE released developmental diva Jenny Quinn, who worked in Florida Championship Wrestling as Penny Cash 2010 – TNA announced they would be moving Impact to Mondays opposite Monday Night Raw, a move that would only last several months before returning to its traditional Thursday timeslot Events In 1989, Clash of the Champions V was held in Cleveland, OH at the CSU Convocation Center and was nicknamed “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre”. Which was aired liveRead More
The Authority - Triple H & Stephanie McMahon
Week after week, wrestling power couple Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their presence felt on WWE programming by laying down the law and brandishing their own style of corporate justice, all in the name of doing what’s ‘best for business.’ Yet in 2014, are on-screen decision makers really what pro wrestling needs? Or has the tired role of the Authority Figure truly had it’s day? If you’ll indulge me for a moment, I’d like to play the role of the cynical old fan who firmly believes that things wereRead More

Posted On February 14, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE WrestleMania 29 DVD

It’s time for a spot deja vu again as we take a look at the DVD release of a pay per view I’ve already reviewed, and this time it’s a big one as we go back to last year’s grand-daddy of them all with a look at the three disc set that is WWE Wrestlemania 29. Disc one began with six man action as Sheamus, Randy Orton and the Big Show took on The Shield’s Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose. This was a great way to kick offRead More

Posted On February 14, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 14th

Trivia 2011 – The Rock returns to the WWE after a 7-year absence Events In 1986, CWF Battle of the Belts II was held in Orlando, Florida – Bahamas Champion Tyree Pride defeated Ron Slinker – Florida Champion Kendall Windham defeated Rocky Iaukea to retain the Florida Heavyweight Title – Denny Brown defeated The White Ninja by DQ to retain the NWA Junior Heavyweight Title – Lex Luger defeated Jesse Barr to win the NWA Southern Heavyweight Title – Bruiser Brody fought Wahoo McDaniel to a double count out –Read More

Posted On February 13, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 13th

Trivia 2006 – In a “Hell Freezes Over” moment, WWE shocks many by announcing during an edition of Raw that Bret “Hitman” Hart would be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame during Wrestlemania weekend 2007 – WWE officially announced that former NWA World champion Dusty Rhodes inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame during Wrestlemania 23 weekend Events In 2005, the first TNA Against All Odds was held in Orlando, Florida. Pre-Show: – Phi Delta Slam (Bruno Sassi & Big Tilly) defeated Lex Lovett & Buck Quartermain – TheRead More

Posted On February 12, 2014By Joseph ShraderIn Columns

5 Things We Learned From WWE Raw (2/10/14)

And so we are in the proverbial “holding pattern” as things start to come together for the final PPV before Wrestlemania XXX, The Elimination Chamber. Not much new ground was covered this week on the RAW broadcast, but that is to be expected as we inch ever closer towards The GrandDaddy of Them All come the first of April. With that said, RAW was live from Los Angeles and the Staples Center this week. With guest host Betty White providing some laughs, the scene was ripe for some great viewing,Read More

Posted On February 12, 2014By George CushnieIn Columns

From Across The Pond: WWE & TNA Q&A

It’s that time again. Yup, thanks to my self-imposed hiatus from all things WWE and TNA, I wanted to write a column, but had no idea what to write about. That’s where you fine people came in! You supplied the questions and I’m set to fire through them with my answer gun. I got plenty of questions from Facebook and Twitter, as well as by e-mail. Some of them are serious, some of them are more sarcastic. You should be able to tell them apart, but be warned! This article’sRead More
Everybody getting excited for the WWE Network? I know I am. After years and years of doubting this entire project would start up, it is almost here. Right or wrong, the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view has become secondary in importance. The night AFTER is going to be beyond epic. Taking place from Green Bay, Wisconsin (I am from WI) only adds to the excitement. With that little introduction out of the way, how about we tackle a few topics for today? WWE Smackdown Ratings Continue Rising A lot of folks alwaysRead More

Posted On February 12, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 12th

Trivia 1985 – Jimmy Hart makes his World Wrestling Federation debut at a television taping in Poughkeepsie, New York, managing Intercontinental Champion Greg Valentine & Jim Neidhart 2009 –, the official website of the Von Erich family posted the following statement: “We are honored to announce that the Von Erich Family will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 4th. The induction will be held in Houston, TX” Events In 2006, TNA Against All Odds was held in Orlando, Florida Pre-Show Matches: – Ron Killings defeatedRead More

Posted On February 11, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 02/10/14

In memory of Frank Bullock. He was a long time WWE employee who you probably never heard of. Props to him for all his hard work behind the scenes. Betty White opens Raw. Yup, I just said that. Big Show escorts her. Betty says she’s thrilled to be on Raw and she’s going to kick some ass. Hunter and Stephanie interrupt her, hug her, and then go to the ring as White is escorted to the back with Big Show. ^I like the Golden Girls, but I don’t care toRead More

Posted On February 11, 2014By Joe WalkerIn Columns

10 Big Questions From WWE Raw – February 10, 2014

With WWE Elimination Chamber two weeks away, The Road to WrestleMania XXX took more than a few sharp turns on RAW. Its tightest corner was the main event of John Cena vs Randy Orton. The pair of decorated Superstars have clashed on every stretch imaginable during their 10-year rivalry, from a storyline standpoint, though, Cena pinning the champion made this trip toward the Grandest Stage of Them All a bit more turbulent. RAW always leaves us viewers with a number of questions, here are 10 big ones! You can answerRead More

Posted On February 11, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: The Best of WCW Monday Nitro Volume Two

Now here’s something I haven’t said in a while. It’s time to step into WCW territory as we dip into the ever-growing pile of DVDs sent to me by the good people at Fremantle Media and Fetch Publicity for a review of The Best of WCW Monday Nitro Volume Two. As always these things begin with….. Disc 1 The Matches September 4th, 1995 It’s the very first edition of Nitro as Ric Flair challenges Sting for the United States title. So it was in the middle of a shopping centre,Read More

Posted On February 11, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 11th

Trivia 2010 – Vince McMahon announced during a WWE investor conference call that, after 23 years, WWE would be dropping the “Survivor Series” name, the second longest running WWE PPV title in the history of the company.  After being asked about Survivor Series being the only PPV in the fourth quarter of 2009 to show a decrease in buys from the previous year. Vince would later rescind this decision, & in a funny twist the Survivor Series would end up being the only PPV event in the fourth quarter ofRead More
It’s been a long time, but I’m back with the Breakdown! I’ve been on a self-imposed vacation, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. See, I love wrestling. I have loved it since I was a 6 year old kid. In fact, it’s what I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember. But I have to be honest…my fandom is being tested. And before most of you sit back and smile, it’s not for the reasons you all may believe. My fandom is being testedRead More