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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
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Posted On January 17, 2014By PWMania.com StaffIn Columns, News

Kurt Angle Reveals His Favorite Cities To Wrestle In

Special thanks to Patrick from Movoto, the real estate research blog for sending in the following: It’s true, it’s true… our Olympic hero Kurt Angle spoke to us and gave us his list of the 10 best cities to wrestle in anywhere in the world, along with his favorite memories from each place. As an Olympic gold medalist and 12-time World Champion between WWE, TNA, and New Japan/Inoki Genome, Kurt knows his way around the world of wrestling, providing classic in-ring performances and winning gold everywhere he has gone. AfterRead More
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Posted On January 17, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WCW Monday Nitro Retro Review 09/04/95

Live from the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it’s the debut edition of WCW Monday Nitro! Eric Bischoff and Steve McMichael are on commentary. They’re joined by Bobby Heenan, and Heenan doesn’t like McMichael. Bischoff hypes the WCW Champion, Hulk Hogan being in the main event. Up first we have Jushin Thunder Liger coming to the ring! His opponent is Flyin’ Brian(Pillman). Pillman wins the match with a modified victory roll in roughly seven minutes. *** Outstanding match to kick off a great era of wrestling for Ted Turner’sRead More
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Posted On January 17, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History – January 17th

Trivia 2000- The Monday Night War continued: WWF RAW defeated WCW Monday Nitro in the ratings 6.0 to 3.0 2000- Steve Austin undergoes neck surgery to remove a bone spur that was touching his spinal cord. He had been written off television with an attack at the Survivor Series in November, with Austin being hit by a car in the parking lot of the arena upon arrival. Austin’s surgery was performed by Dr. Lloyd Youngblood in San Antonio, Texas. Youngblood has done surgery on several other WWE performers as wellRead More
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Welcome to another special “EntertainaMania” edition of “Official’s View with Wes Adams” on PWMania.com. When I was ten years old, and I got a copy of the 1990 Survivor Series from a buddy at school, the day after it aired live on PPV. My only question at the time was, “What the hell happened to Mean Mark Callous!” I was a huge NWA/WCW fan, and enjoyed the Skyscraper tag team of Sid Vicious and Dan Spivey, and later “Mean” Mark Callous and Spivey. It was a big surprise to meRead More
break-it-down

Posted On January 16, 2014By Brett DeutchmanIn Columns

Break It Down: The WWE Network & Its Effect On The Indies

Greetings fellow wrestling fans. My name is Brett Deutchman and this is Break It Down with The Deutch (pronounced Doich). I’ll be throwing in my 2 cents as to what I think about the current and past happenings in the wacky world of professional wrestling. So WWE formally announced the launch of the WWE Network. The presentation included the announcement of the network itself, accompanied by special appearances from Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin and John Cena, as well as highlights of what to expect from theRead More
This Day In Wrestling History

Posted On January 16, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

This Day In Wrestling History – January 16th

Trivia 2009 - WWE releases Bob Holly after a 15 year run with the company. Events In 1995, The WWF holds an event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The results: – Aldo Montoya defeated Steven Dunn. – Duke Droese defeated Timothy Well. – Henry Godwinn defeated Bob Holly. – WWF Women’s Champion Bull Nakano defeated Alundra Blayze. – The Undertaker defeated Tatanka. – Bret Hart defeated Owen Hart with the Sharpshooter in a No Holds Barred match. – The Allied Powers (The British Bulldog &Read More
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Hey Rasslin’ fans, well, they did it, didn’t they? The WWE pushed all in and showed their hand revealing what everyone else at the table had suspected for a long time: They’ve been sitting on (what they hope is) a Royal Flush. (Not to be confused with what you call it when Jerry Lawler pulls down the strap in the locker room bathroom) I’m talkin’ about their long-anticipated plans for the vaunted WWE Network – announced last week with all the typical pyro and ballyhoo we’ve come to expect fromRead More
This Day In Wrestling History

Posted On January 15, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

This Day In Wrestling History – January 15th

Trivia 1996 – In this week in the Monday Night War, WCW Monday Nitro defeats WWF Monday Night RAW, 3.5 to 2.4 in the ratings 2001 – In this week in the Monday Night War, WWF Monday Night RAW defeats WCW Monday Nitro’s: with a 5.2 rating to 2.6 rating Events In 1989, the first WWF Royal Rumble PPV was held in Houston, Texas. There was a Rumble event in 1988, but it was aired as a TV special rather than a PPV Dark matches: – Jim Powers defeated BarryRead More
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Posted On January 14, 2014By Marco Corleone (Mark Jindrak)In Columns, News, Superstar Columns

Marco in Mexico with Mark Jindark – Talent Spotlight: Rocky Romero

Hello friends, before anything I want to wish you all a prosperous new year. I am sure this year will be filled with great surprises and wrestling action like we saw in 2013. Stay right here in 2014 to PWMania.com for the best up to date information on the world of pro wrestling. As most of you might know, I began my career in the WCW around the year 2000. After the WCW fell, I was fortunate enough to continue my career in the WWE up until 2005. After theRead More
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Posted On January 14, 2014By Joseph ShraderIn Columns

WWE Raw (1/13/14) – 5 Things We Learned

We are two weeks out from the 2014 Royal Rumble PPV, and with this weeks RAW being one of only two RAW broadcasts left before the event, one would believe one would get some great hype moving forward for said PPV. Well, this week that was simply not the case. It’s unclear why WWE continues to do such a mediocre job at getting the hype machine out for the PPV events on a regular basis – maybe they expect us to buy this one on its name alone. Whatever theRead More
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Posted On January 14, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 01/13/14

The Usos take on Daniel Bryan and Bray Wyatt in our opening match. The match ends by DQ when Rowan and Harper get involved to stop the Usos from getting the win. Solid way to start the show! THIS is the future of WWE, and THIS is how you kick off Raw! Bray Wyatt hits Dbry with the sister abigail after the match. Rowan and Harper pick up Dbry and carry him from the ring; he walks to the back with them on his own. You have to love theRead More
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Posted On January 14, 2014By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – January 13, 2014

-There are some exciting things coming in your favorite author’s future, but you’re going to have to head to my Twitter page to find out what they are. That’s @MikeShannon22 if you’re too lazy to click on those blue letters up above. -Live from Providence, RI. Daniel Bryan & Bray Wyatt vs. The Usos The crowd still chants for Bryan because they like him…what a concept. You know, I don’t think I’ve ever seen fans openly rebel against a heel turn like this Bryan storyline. They just absolutely refuse toRead More
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Posted On January 12, 2014By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:The WWE Network

After several months of speculation, the WWE announced the launch of the WWE network, which will feature a 24/7 schedule and on demand events streaming online. Basically, the entire video library will be accessible to subscribers for $9.99 a month when purchased as a six month package, including pay-per-view events. Obviously, the WWE is using the emerging technology of online streaming to attempt to advance distribution and in the process offer more content at a cheaper price. Sounds great, right? As with anything in wrestling, time will tell, but there’sRead More
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Coming at you from the Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina, it’s the February 1st edition of Smoky Mountain Wrestling! Bob Caudle and Dirty Dutch Mantel(Zeb Colter) welcome us to the show as they call the action. Bobby Fulton and Ivan Koloff will lock horns in the main event tonight, and Prime Time Brian Lee(Fake Undertaker, Chainz of the DOA) will be making his Smoky Mountain debut! The first match is scheduled for one fall with a twenty minute time limit. The guy comes to the ring in a suitRead More
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Posted On January 12, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds DVD Review: WWE Elimination Chamber 2013

It’s time for another spot of deja vu, for a DVD review of a pay-per-view I’ve already reviewed, and this time around we’re going back to last February and the second stop on the road to Wrestlemania 29 and C.M. Punk’s attempt to regain the WWE title from the Rock at Elimination Chamber 2013. The show began with championship action as the Big Show challenged Alberto Del Rio for the World title. The story behind this one was simple. Having beaten the big man in two last man standing matchesRead More
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Posted On January 11, 2014By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Old School Raw Analysis 01/06/14

Old School Raw opens with Ric Flair. Randy Orton interrupts him and bullies him. John Cena makes the save and talks. Orton cowers away and the chicken s*** character of Randy Orton continues. Fourteen minute opening segment. Thanks for dragging your words, Flair. Or was that the booze talking? Replays from Raw last week. You know, in case you didn’t see it last week? Because it would make total sense that the regular viewer wouldn’t watch from week to week to know what’s happening. Daniel Bryan, Luke Harper and ErickRead More
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It was the busiest week in pro wrestling in sports entertainment this year highlighted by the WWE Network announcement. So many fans will now have the challenge of managing their social lives and jobs when the network launches next month (in U.S. anyway). The best part about it is the fact the pay-per-views will air on there. You get the PPVs and the hours and hours of content, including NXT, for $9.99. It’s basically the greatest thing since sliced bread. The same day as the announcement Kaitlyn announced she hasRead More