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Posted On January 22, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 22nd

Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night War continue: WWF Monday Night RAW defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 2.9 to 2.7 in the rating 2007 – Ring of Honor announced plans to debut in Japan in the summer of 2007 2010 – Alyssa Flash (Melissa Anderson) departed TNA after failing to come to contractual terms with the company 2011 – Ring of Honor held the final ROH on HDNet tapings in Philadelphia, PA at the ECW Arena Events In 1968, The WWF held an event at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts:Read More
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As I sit here trying to put together a travel plan for Gregory Iron and I for this weekend’s Heroes and Legends event in Indiana (www.heroesandlegendswrestling.com), I thought it would be a neat opportunity to talk about what our partnership means. What it means to me, what it means to fans across country, and maybe what it means to Greg. Please allow me to set the table for the uninitiated: my name is Zach Gowen and I lost my leg to cancer at 8 and at 19 I became oneRead More
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Posted On January 21, 2014By Joseph ShraderIn Columns

WWE Raw (1/20/14) – 5 Things We Learned

With less than a week left until the 2014 Royal Rumble PPV, the WWE had to really step up its game this week in order to get the card ready for the big event. It’s hard to believe that such a long standing company is continuing to have issues time and again in recent months with putting PPV cards together in advance. It seems that we are always throwing most match choices up against a wall in hopes that something will stick before the show goes live. That said, itRead More
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Posted On January 21, 2014By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: The Usos – Future Tag-Team Champions?

It’s been a while huh? I needed a rest after writing 2 monstrous columns over the holiday season. Thanks to everyone who gave me constructive feedback, and in particular to those who bothered to give me more feedback than “the article was too long”. Always great to hear that when you’ve busted your ass to write an in-depth column. Some people… In case you’ve forgotten, I’m in the midst of my self-imposed hiatus from the WWE. Just because I’m not watching doesn’t mean that I don’t know what’s going on.Read More
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Posted On January 21, 2014By Chris HumphreyIn Columns, News

Which WWE Superstar Had The Loudest Comeback In History?

Just like LL Cool J said in his famous hit from the early 1990s, the superstars in the WWE’s latest list doesn’t want you to call it a comeback either. WWE.com posted a new poll on the heels of Batista’s return focusing on which superstar received the most thunderous ovation as they again walked down the aisle to the delight of the WWE Universe. With every return listed in the poll nearly tearing the roof off their corresponding arena, there are a select few of the returns that stood outRead More
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Posted On January 21, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 01/20/14

We kick off the show with a Martin Luther King Jr. tribute with some famous names of African Americans from history. Classy. The power couple are in the ring to start the show. Hunter is about to introduce Batista back to the WWE, but Randy Orton interrupts before that can happen and comes to the ring. Stephanie reminds Orton of his loss to Kofi Kingston last week and attack on John Cena’s father and scolds him. She threatens his job for what he did. Orton blames them for bringing backRead More
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Posted On January 21, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 21st

Trivia 2008 – WWE broadcasts Monday Night Raw in HD for the 1st time Events In 1990, WWF Royal Rumble was held in Orlando, Florida: Dark Match: – Paul Roma pinned The Brooklyn Brawler PPV: – The Bushwhackers (Luke & Butch) defeated The Fabulous Rougeaus (Jacques & Raymond) – Brutus Beefcake vs. The Genius ended a double DQ – Ronnie Garvin defeated Greg Valentine (with Jimmy Hart) in an Submission Match – Jim Duggan defeated The Big Bossman (with Slick) via DQ – Hulk Hogan wins the Royal Rumble, lastRead 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: Dean Ambrose Height: 6′ 4” Weight: 225 lbs. From: Cincinnati, OH Championships Reigns: United States Champion Dean AmbroseRead 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: Big Show Height: 7’ Weight: 425 lbs. From: Tampa, FL Championships Reigns: WWE Champion (x2), World Heavyweight ChampionRead 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: Alberto Del Rio Height: 6′ 5” Weight: 239 lbs. From: San Luis Potosi, Mexico Championships Reigns: WWE ChampionRead More
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Posted On January 20, 2014By Chris HumphreyIn Columns, News

Batista Returns: Analyzing The Animal’s Return To The WWE

“The Animal” Batista, will be unleashed on the WWE Universe once again tonight. The former two-time WWE and four-time World Heavyweight Champion makes his return to the WWE for the first time since leaving the company in the spring of 2010. It will not be a short visit back to the WWE for Batista as he has signed a two year deal that will see him in action more as a full time superstar instead of sporadic appearances like Brock Lesnar or The Rock. With a long term run aheadRead More
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Posted On January 20, 2014By Adam LeavelleIn Columns, Indy News

Pennsylvania – “Indy Pro Wrestling Lives Here”

If you’re like me, you believe that the hottest indy wrestling lives in New York (DGUSA/Evolve) Florida (F.I.P.), California (P.W.G.) Illinois (A.I.W.)  Ohio (A.A.W.) and Baltimore (R.O.H.), and you’d be right. I’m asking for you to give me a chance to tell you why Central Pennsylvania has indy wrestling, just as good, if not better, than all of those places! Having recently moved back to Hershey, Pa. from Austin, TX. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Classic Championship Wrestling, Lancaster Championship Wrestling, and The Ultimate Wrestling Experience, are allRead More
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Posted On January 20, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 20th

Trivia 1989 – Unified World Heavyweight Champion Jerry Lawler, who held the AWA, CWA, & World Class Titles, is stripped of the AWA title when CWA & the AWA end their relationship 1997 – The Monday Night War continued with WCW Monday Nitro defeating WWF Monday Night RAW 3.7 to 2.2 in the ratings Events In 1964, The WWWF holds an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.: – WWWF United States Tag Team Champions Chris & John Tolos defeated Pedro Morales & Miguel Perez inRead More
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Posted On January 19, 2014By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode

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. Happy New Year to one and all! I know we’re a couple of weeks in but this is my first post of 2014! It’s been a busy news week, what with the announcement of theRead More
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Posted On January 19, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 19th

Trivia 1998- The Monday Night Wars continued: WCW Monday Night defeated WWF Monday Night Raw with a 4.5 rating to a 4.0 rating, Raw saw the WWF debut of Mike Tyson, & the confrontation with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin Events In 1991, WWF Royal Rumble was held in Miami, Florida. This Rumble match featured the first no-show, as 18th entrant Randy Savage had (kayfabe) left the arena. Also, Rick Martel set the now-beaten record for longest time in a Rumble match, at 52:17 Dark Match: – Jerry Saggs defeated SamRead More
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Posted On January 18, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Impact Wrestling Genesis Analysis 01/16/14

Rockstar Spud is in the ring to start the show. He brings out Dixie. Dixie brings out Magnus and they all circle jer…I mean they talk about some rather boring stuff and Magnus gives Dixie one of his two belts(the shiny one, for those of you wondering). Dixie brings out all the people who helped Magnus defeat AJ Styles last week(Bromans, Bad Influence, etc). They bring out Ethan Carter III to his own music. More nonsense. They’re interrupted by Sting. Sting has passion and it’s the only thing I’ve enjoyedRead More
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It’s a fun time a year in WWE with Royal Rumble and WrestleMania season fast approaching. We learned officially the Ultimate Warrior was being inducted into the Hall of Fame 2014 class. This isn’t surprising since he was a featured part of WWE 2K14. It remains one of the greatest entrance and theme music combinations in history. He was great during his appearance in Los Angeles during SummerSlam weekend for the videogame. His speech is sure to be one to remember. Although, the verdict is out if we will needRead More
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Posted On January 17, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: TNA One Night Only: Hardcore Justice

It’s time to step into the Impact Zone…..oh wait, I can’t use that line now. Anyway, we’re heading into TNA territory as we take a look at the latest of their One Night Only shows, Hardcore Justice, shown this past Wednesday night on Challenge here in Britain. The show began with Ethan Carter III taking on Tommy Dreamer in a tables match. As far as show openers go this wasn’t too bad. There was the obligatory chain wrestling at the beginning before the action momentarily spilled out to the floor.Read More
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As WrestleMania season approaches, so does the question of who will be inducted into the 2014 Hall of Fame class. Inevitably each year I am barraged by fans wondering if/when my brother Owen will be inducted. I too share everyone’s feelings as Owen’s career and accomplishments deserve recognition. However with my sister-in-law, Martha, still at odds with WWE, the likelihood of the two coming to terms on Owen’s individual induction remains highly unlikely. However WWE has an obvious loophole. Much like the 2011 collective induction of the Four Horsemen, IRead More