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Posted On January 28, 2014By Joseph ShraderIn Columns

5 Things We Learned From WWE Raw (1/27/14)

Hot off the heels of a sub-par and dividing 2014 Royal Rumble PPV, WWE hit the ground running with the following night’s Monday Night RAW broadcast. This weeks RAW was filled with several great segments that have already, and smartly, started the build towards the next PPV, The Elimination Chamber. WWE stood up and took notice of fan disgust with the lack of Daniel Bryan in the 2014 Royal Rumble match and their subsequent turn on the victor Batista, and they have decided to take both of these developments andRead More
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Hello everybody! Welcome back. What was supposed to be the kick-off to an exciting WrestleMania season turned sour. I went into Sunday excited to watch the Royal Rumble PPV. It’s one of the WWE’s biggest, and most important PPV’s of the year. I’m usually apprehensive about spending $60 on any pro wrestling PPV, but you can’t miss with the Royal Rumble right? Wrong!! I can’t remember the last time I felt so let down by an event. I figured even if everything else bombs the Rumble match is always good,Read More
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Posted On January 28, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 01/27/14

Raw kicks off with the camera on the WM XXX sign and out comes the power couple to start the show. We get yes chants for Daniel Bryan interrupting Stephanie right away. The crowd boos when they call the show the most satisfying. Hunter mocks the crowd for not getting what they want. The crowd continues to boo. ^You’d think they would wake up and stop making such a joke about how pissed off the fans are. Stephanie says Randy Orton will defend the WWE World Title inside the EliminationRead More
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Posted On January 28, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 28th

Trivia 1991- Paul Bearer (Percy Pringle) made his WWF debut as the manager of the Undertaker at a taping of WWF Main Event 2002 – During an edition of WWF Raw from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia, Vince McMahon revealed that if Ric Flair didn’t sell his half of the WWF to him, he would be forced to “inject the poison” into his “creation” and bring in the NWO.  This set the stage for the first appearances of Kevin Nash & Scott Hall since 1995 in the then-WWF &Read More
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The name of this indy fed, speaks for its self. If you read my article, on the awesome indy wrestling in Pennsylvania here, then you know about the Ultimate Wrestling Experience, one of the three indy companies I highlighted in that piece, in Harrisburg, Pa. Having just moved back from Austin, Texas, I’ve not had a chance to attend yet, but that’s all being corrected on March 15th, as I’ve secured a second row ticket for “UWE’s Knight of Glory III.” As with all new indy feds, one has toRead More
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Posted On January 27, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WCW Monday Nitro Retro Review 09/18/95

9/18/95 Coming at you just one night after Fall Brawl with the fallout from the show, it’s episode number three of WCW Monday Nitro! Eric Bischoff, Steve McMichael and Bobby Heenan are on commentary as usual. Mean Gene is backstage as an ambulance arrives with the Giant and Kevin Sullivan coming out of the back. Giant says he’s been thinking about what it would be like for Hogan to ride in the back of an ambulance. Giant says he is the one true immortal, not Hulk Hogan. Mean Gene saysRead More
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Posted On January 27, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 27th

Trivia 1997 – The Monday Night War continued:  WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.6 rating to 2.2 rating. Events In 1990, The WWF’s 25th edition of Saturday Night’s Main Event airs on NBC, earning an 11.1 rating. The show was taped January 3 in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the UTC Arena. The results: – Randy Savage (with Sensational Sherri) defeated Jim Duggan – WWF Champion Hulk Hogan & WWF Intercontinental Champion The Ultimate Warrior defeated The Genius & Mr. Perfect – Jake Roberts defeated Greg Valentine via DQ afterRead More
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Posted On January 26, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Royal Rumble 2014 Reaction

We start the kickoff show with Josh Matthews and his panel of past winners including: Shawn Michaels, Jim Duggan and the Nature Boy, Ric Flair! Wooooooo! Shawn tells us not to let your feet hit the floor if you want to win the match. Flair says go to the ring knowing this could be a career defining moment. Shawn’s being the funny guy. Duggan says he loves the Rumble’s format and if they’re moving, hit it! Funny stuff to start the show as we preview the tag team title match!Read More
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Posted On January 26, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Lightning: WWE Royal Rumble 2014 Preview

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, the Internet Wrestling Community proudly brings to you its best writing duo in the wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorld, the hard hitting Joe Thunder, the always kickass Mike Lightning, the Perfect F’N Storm! Despite not being thrilled with some of WWE’s booking decisions, the 2014 Royal Rumble has a solid card on paper. Here’s our take on how things will go down. Kickoff Match: WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs The New Age Outlaws JT: The kickoff match? Wow. Yeah, I’mRead More
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Posted On January 26, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WCW Fall Brawl: War Games 1995 Review

Live from Asheville, North Carolina, it’s the 1995 edition of WCW Fall Brawl! Tony Schiavone and Bobby the Brain Heenan are on commentary as they hype the show at the opener. They talk about the Giant trying to run over Hulk Hogan’s motorcycle on Main Event before the pay per view tonight. We start the show with the legendary Flyin Brian(Pillman) taking on Johnny B. Badd(Marc Mero). Brian and Badd wrestle an outstanding match to a 20 minute time limit draw. The ref, Nick Patrick, talks to Bruce Buffer andRead More
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Posted On January 26, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Impact Wrestling Genesis Analysis 01/23/14

We start the show with Rockstar Spud, Dixie Carter, Creed(the attorney) and Magnus talking backstage. Dixie is concerned about the new investor and someone has been setting up a hostile takeover(buying shares secretly). Magnus isn’t happy to hear that this takeover isn’t just about business. Magnus wants to focus on the title match tonight with Sting. The board of directors want someone in Sting’s corner for the match tonight. Magnus wants no DQ and no countouts tonight and the lawyer says he can make it happen. Dixie tells Magnus sheRead More
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In 2004, WWE presented their latest, greatest idea to create new Superstars. You’ve heard of Tough Enough right? Well how about we have tough enough, only this time the winner gets A MILLION DOLLARS! We’ll call it….Million Dollar Tough Enough! Yeah that’s right! The 2004 version of Tough Enough featured future WWE Champion the Miz, future WWE developmental talent Dan Rodman, a guy name Justice, eventual winner and MMA fighter Daniel Puder, future male cheerleader of WWE Nick Mitchell, and a guy named Ryan Reeves. Ryan Reeves was a hugeRead More
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We’re counting down to the Royal Rumble: a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match, with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion. WWE Superstar: Daniel Bryan Height: 5′ 10” Weight: 210 lbs. From: Aberdeen, WA Championships Reigns: WWE Champion (x2), World HeavyweightRead More
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Posted On January 26, 2014By Joe WalkerIn Columns

WWE Royal Rumble 2014 Countdown: What If CM Punk Won?

We’re counting down to the Royal Rumble: a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match, with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion. WWE Superstar: CM Punk Height: 6′ 2” Weight: 218 lbs. From: Chicago, IL Championships Reigns: WWE Champion (x2), World HeavyweightRead More
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Posted On January 26, 2014By Joe WalkerIn Columns

WWE Royal Rumble 2014 Countdown: What If Batista Won?

We’re counting down to the Royal Rumble: a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match, with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion. WWE Superstar: Batista Height: 6′ 6” Weight: 290 lbs. From: Washington D. C. Championships Reigns: WWE Champion (x2), World HeavyweightRead More
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Posted On January 26, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn Columns

WWE Royal Rumble 2014 Countdown: What If Big E Langston Won?

We’re counting down to the Royal Rumble: a variation of the traditional Battle Royal match, with a total of 30 competitors. Two WWE Superstars start in the ring, every 90 seconds thereafter another Superstar enters. A Superstar is eliminated when they’re thrown over the top rope and both feet touch the floor. The last remaining Superstar is guaranteed a championship opportunity at WrestleMania versus the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion. WWE Superstar: Big E Langston Height: 5′ 11” Weight: 290 lbs. From: Tampa, FL Championships Reigns: Intercontinental Champion, NXT ChampionRead More
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Posted On January 26, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 26th

Trivia 1987 – At a WWF taping in Tampa, Florida 3 editions of Piper’s Pit were taped. In the 1st, Andre The Giant turned heel, revealing Bobby Heenan to be his new manager, & challenged Hulk Hogan to a title match, tearing off Hogan’s shirt and crucifix. In the 2nd edition, Hogan accepted Andre’s challenge, setting up the main event to Wrestlemania III. In the 3rd edition, Roddy Piper revealed that he would retire following his match with Adrian Adonis at Wrestlemania III 2004 – During an edition of RawRead More
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Every year at this time, rumors swirl regarding WWE’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. The Royal Rumble match is a place where WWE stars return back from injury, or for former stars to return back to the company. It is also a place for new talent to debut for the company, as was the case last year when NXT star Bo Dallas earned a spot, and even eliminated Wade Barrett. There are a lot of rumors as to who will and who will not be appearing Sunday night, so lets takeRead More
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Posted On January 25, 2014By Richard LattaIn Columns, News

5 Things That Must Happen At The WWE Royal Rumble PPV

As a wrestling fan on PWMania.com, you may have noticed Sunday is the 2014 Royal Rumble. Since 1988, WWE has been putting on this January extravaganza. With the top two titles being unified, this Royal Rumble removes all doubt as to which champion the winner will challenge at Wrestlemania. Aside from 2013, it has secretly been the World Heavyweight Title Rumble. WWE now gets to go back to its roots with booking the winner as the #1 contender for the TOP championship.  Luckily for us the fans, a lot ofRead More