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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
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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
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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
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Hello! After ALLLLL the CM Punk blabber last week, I think every single wrestling fan deserved a break. Take a breather. Get some fresh air. Smell the roses. Watch the clouds. Just enjoy life away from all the backstage gossip and never ending rumor mills. That being said, I am back. There are a few topics to discuss, as well as the usual comments. How about we kick it off with a Tweet? Gurung Saurav: Your first impression of The Undertaker character? His #1 Moment? His #1 match? Ah, TheRead More
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Posted On February 10, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 10th

Trivia 1993 – Ric Flair makes his last WWF appearance for nearly nine years, at a WWF event in Dortmund, Germany. WWF Champion Bret Hart defeated Flair to retain the title at the show. On the January 25 edition of Monday Night RAW, taped on January 18, Flair lost a match to Mr. Perfect, in which the loser had to leave the WWF. Flair would only work house shows until this show. Then he left to return to WCW 2010 – TNA released former X-Division champion Petey Williams, who hasRead More
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Every so often an in-ring competitor comes along who has “It” – unquestionable wrestling skill, textbook technique yet loose and fluid in motion, remarkable physical attributes, infectious charisma, wit and charm, plus a little extra something that defies proper explanation. Swiss grappler Cesaro may very well have “It”. A towering Superstar as nimble with a microphone as he is with his 6’5” frame, his opponents learn quickly he can grind out a match on the mat with submission maneuvers and daze them with a Swiss-knife-like assortment of sharp strikes orRead More
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Welcome back to PWMania’s Indy Wrestling Spotlight! Lets take a look at one of Dragon Gate USA’s finest, as well as an indy circuit star, who has since transitioned into a WWE developmental top-prospect. Let’s get to the action. Sami Callihan vs. Kyle O’Reilly – Insanity Pro Wrestling Based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, this promotion hosted a great bout between Ring of Honor tag team specialist, Kyle O’Reilly and indy circuit sensation Sami Callihan, who has been a hit, thus far, in WWE NXT. I truly enjoyed the work doneRead More
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Posted On February 9, 2014By Christian MarchegianiIn Columns, Featured

Looking At The Evolution Of WWE Superstars & Pro Wrestlers

If you’re like me you may have an interest in an athletes physique and an even greater interest in what type of training they do. Especially in the field of professional wrestling where they are on the road a lot you may be wondering how do they maintain such peak physical condition? Lets take a look at both ends of the spectrum when it comes to a Superstars physique. On one end you have Daniel Bryan while on the other end you have Randy Orton and John Cena. If weRead More
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Posted On February 9, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 9th

Trivia 2007 – WWE named Michael Sileck the new Chief Operating Officer 2008 – WWE signed Angela Fong, who appeared on the main roster as Savannah 2009 – World Wrestling Entertainment signed 2nd generation talent Tavita Fifita, the son of former WWF & WCW star Haku.  He would make it to the main roster as Camacho 2010 – World Wrestling Entertainment held a media event in Tokyo, Japan where Antonio Inoki announced he was officially accepting their invitation to go into the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame class and wouldRead More
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Posted On February 8, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 8th

Trivia 1992 – Kerry Von Erich was arrested for attempting to falsify two drug prescriptions. He was released on $6,000 bond in Richardson, Texas 2010 – WWE announces the 1st member of their 2010 Hall Of Fame class will be “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase Events In 2009, TNA Against All Odds was held in Orlando, Florida. This was the 1st TNA event to be broadcast in HD: – Alex Shelley defeated Eric Young to retain the TNA X-Division Titles – Scott Steiner defeated Petey Williams – Awesome Kong defeatedRead More
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Posted On February 7, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 7th

Trivia 1988 – Shiro Koshinaka wins the 1st NJPW Top of the Super Juniors tournament, defeating Hiroshi Hase in the final 2000 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.5 to 2.7 in the ratings 2008 – WWE severs ties with it’s development territory OVW Events In 1987, Bill Watts’ UWF held an 8-team tournament in Fort Worth, Texas to fill the UWF World Tag Team Title vacancy left by Jim Duggan &  Terry Taylor. Duggan lost a Loser Leaves Town match toRead More
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Posted On February 6, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 6th

Trivia 2008 – World Wrestling Entertainment signed 2007 Diva Search contestant Taryn Terrell, who would debut as Tiffany on the main roster 2008 – The Scarborough Evening News in Great Britain featured an article on a man accused of claiming to be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in order to receive gifts from The Manchester Football club.  Wayne Scott, 35, is charged with three counts of fraud, two counts of malicious communication & one count of failing to surrender to police 2010 – Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom in Louisville, Kentucky, whichRead More
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Posted On February 5, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns, Indy News

The Two Sheds Review: Nigel McGuinness: In It To Win It

One of the things I enjoy about reviewing Ring of Honor DVDs is their compilations, and although I do enjoy taking a look at their more shows there’s nothing better than seeing classic matches featuring some of the company’s legends. Which is why I’m looking forward to settling down in front of the old goggle box as we take a look at another ROH tribute to a former World Champion in the form of the two disc Nigel McGuinness: In It To Win It. And as is the custom withRead More
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Hello everybody, welcome back. Lately every time I watch Raw I feel like I’m in the movie Groundhogs Day. If you haven’t seen the movie, Bill Murrays character wakes up everyday on Groundhogs Day. He has the same exact day, and he can’t seen to get past it. That’s how I feel watching Monday Night Raw. Every single week we get the same promo from The Authority, usually to kick off the show. Then the WWE pains us with 3 hours of mid card action, until the Main Event. IRead More
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Posted On February 5, 2014By Joe WalkerIn Columns

10 Big Questions From WWE Raw – February 3, 2014

The Road to WrestleMania continued on RAW as the Superstars of WWE get ready for their last pay per view stop along the way – Elimination Chamber. There were more than a few interesting developments, including Daniel Bryan pinning WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton in a match ordered by The Authority. RAW always leaves us viewers with a number of questions, here are 10 big ones! You can answer them in the comments below, on Twitter and Facebook. #1) How long will WWE ignore those CM Punk chants? #2)Read More
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Posted On February 5, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 02/03/14

Randy Orton whines to open the show. Triple H and Stephanie interrupt. They book Orton in a match with Daniel Bryan tonight, and they tell him that they may have to consider Bryan the face of WWE if Orton loses. They also tell Orton he’ll be facing other Elimination Chamber participants over the next few weeks. ^All the talking with these idiots opening the show has me bored, but THAT main event has me excited! I don’t care how many times Orton and Dbry have one on one matches; theyRead More
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Everybody sick and tired of reading about CM Punk yet? Well, you are all in luck. This will be my last column dedicated to him for awhile. I am sure his name will come up again. No doubt, it will. However, with all things in the news cycle, it is time to move on. First Batista was the big story. Then Daniel Bryan at the Royal Rumble. Now CM Punk leaving. By next week, the ‘talk of the town’ will be something new. Here we go… Jason: “Loved your articleRead More
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Posted On February 5, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – February 5th

Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 2.9 to 2.7 in the ratings 2001 – The Monday Night War entered its next-to-last month: WWF Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 5.0 to 2.3 in the ratings Events In 1971, Georgia Championship Wrestling held a 14-man tournament for the vacant NWA Georgia Heavyweight Title in Atlanta, Georgia: First round: – Bob Griffin defeated Skandor Akbar – Kubla Kahn defeated Tom DeLynch – Dick Steinborn defeated Bobo Brazil – Assassin #2 defeated Gene DuBoisRead More
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It’s been a few weeks since my last column here on PWMania.com, but we are back in the midst of what has become one of the most newsworthy last few weeks in quite some time. CM Punk and WWE seem to be at a standoff with neither lending any official statements. This leads to constant speculation on what will happen next. Will the “Best in the World” return to WWE television any time soon? Is this the last we’ve seen of the Chicagoan? The longer Punk continues the silence theRead More
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