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Welcome to another special “EntertainaMania” edition of “Official’s View with Wes Adams” on 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

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
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

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 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

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

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

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

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
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

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

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
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
We’re about to take a look at one of the most documented talents in the history of professional wrestling. He’s written four biographies, he’s been the subject of a Biography Channel documentary, and there’s been numerous video and DVD releases documenting his career. Now we’re going to take a look at the most recent addition to this collection, a three disc set that takes us into the world of the hardcore legend himself as we take a look at For All Mankind: The Life & Career of Mick Foley. AsRead More
Hello everybody. Welcome back to my first report of 2014. I took a bit of a break, because my wife had to have emergency surgery. I happy to report that she is doing well, so with that it’s time to get back to work. It’s that time of year for pro wrestling. January is the Royal Rumble, and it’s officially the start to WrestleMania season. Thank god for that, because the month of December was painfully boring to watch. We started the New Year with a fun episode of “OldRead More

Posted On January 7, 2014By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – January 6, 2014

-So, after a few weeks full of taped shows and holidays, WWE kicks off the new year with OLD SCHOOL Raw because nothing will capture potential NCAA championship viewers like Sgt. Slaughter. -LIVE from Baltimore, MD (where the Inner Harbor is beautiful and the rest of the city smells like cabbage). -Ric Flair, fresh off upsetting the Carolina Panthers, kicks us off and runs through the usual stuff before Randy Orton interrupts. EVOLUTION EXPLODES!! Orton recaps Stephanie’s special match announcement from last week: A no stipulation, one-on-one match! Wow, nowRead More

Posted On January 7, 2014By Joseph ShraderIn Columns, News

WWE Old School Raw 1/6/14: 5 Things We Learned

And so another gimmick-filled Monday Night Raw has come and gone, and with it, we are finally on our way to The Royal Rumble. But not before the WWE does everything in its power to steal viewers from the BCS National Championship Game and also re-hook some returning, long-lost fans who stopped by for a trip down memory lane. Typically these gimmick shows don’t offer a whole lot in the way of storyline development, but this time around WWE Creative did something a bit different: they tied some of theRead More

Posted On January 7, 2014By Brett DeutchmanIn Columns, Indy News

Break It Down: Extreme Rising’s Unfinished Business

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. I attended Extreme Rising’s Unfinished Business event at the former ECW Arena in Philadelphia. I had attended two of their events last year and was really impressed by their presentation and was looking forward to this event. Unfinished Business was a fun show to attendRead More