Posted On December 25, 2013By Joseph ShraderIn Columns, News

WWE Raw Christmas 12/23/2013: 5 Things We Learned

And so the norm is, every so often we get a gimmick-filled episode of RAW, and this time of year is no exception. Last night’s broadcast of RAW was all Christmas-related, with a scanilty-clad but festively dressed Divas match, a present-on-a-pole match, and good Santa versus bad Santa altercation. All in all a forgettable episode, but somewhat fun nonetheless. It’s difficult with these types of episodes to push forward with the storylines, especially at this time of year. With the 2014 Royal Rumble looming come late January, just mere weeksRead More
The new year is upon us. In the world of WWE this means we begin the trek toward the Royal Rumble. The most of the times 30-person (there have been some diva involvement and had 40 entrants in 2011) battle royal is one of the most popular events in history. This time around will also be among the most important Royal Rumble matches to win because there is now only one WWE world heavyweight championship that rules them all. With that said, it’s easy to see CM Punk and RomanRead More
AJ Lee successfully defended the diva’s championship at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs. Since winning the gold on June 16 at the Payback pay-per-view against Kaitlyn the WWE’s expert skipper has been dominant in the division. She has escaped threats from not only Kaitlyn, but the Bella Twins, Natalya and many other top female talent. With all her success, at this rate it appears she may retire as the champion. However, nobody is unbeatable. Here are five ways to provide new challenges for AJ. WELCOME VETERAN DIVAS: There are soRead More
In 2002, and early parts of 2003 I was in Louisville, Kentucky at OVW (Ohio Valley Wrestling). This camp was the principal development camp of WWE at that time. Under the teaching of Danny Davis, Rip Rodgers, and Jim Cornette, OVW had been pumping out star after star. At one point there we had Randy Orton, Bautista, Brock Lesner, Charlie Haas, Shelton Benjamin, John Cena, Eugene, Rob Conway, and The Basham Brothers, to name a few. It seemed like every month they were pulling a few guys up to theRead More

Posted On December 23, 2013By StaffIn Columns, News

Christmas Presents For The WWE Roster

With Christmas fast approaching, it is only fitting to dish out some humorous Christmas gifts to some of the hard working men and women of the WWE. By some, I mean some of them are hard working, while others are not. I’ve tried to come up with gifts that will fit the WWE superstars well, but if you have any ideas of better gifts, feel free to suggest some of your own in the comments section. WRESTLERS Alberto Del Rio This one is simple, significance. Not sure if it isRead More
British wrestling is on the agenda once again as we step into the realm of one of the most popular independent promotions on the planet, which isn’t bad considering they’ve only held a handful of shows. It’s March 2013, and Chapter Six in the ongoing saga of Progress Wrestling, entitled We (Heart) Violence. We begin with disc one, and the match between Noam Dar and Dave Mastiff, with the winner getting a shot at the Progress title. This proved to be a nice little opener. When the action got underwayRead More
There are so many occasions TNA Impact Wrestling gets picked apart to pieces by fans. Many times it’s for good reason and other times it’s unwarranted. I wanted to use this space to give credit where credit is due. Final Resolution, the Impact free-per-view, this week was one of the company’s strongest shows in quite some time. I don’t know if it’s because I was watching late at night after a holiday party, but I truly enjoyed it. There was a focus, and the company did a great job inRead More
WrestleMania XXX is right around the corner. January starts WrestleMania season, and traditionally (?) should lead to some promising buildup and exciting television before the Showcase of the Immortals. This is an important Mania. It will be the first time in the Superdome in New Orleans, which people down south have been screaming for since I can remember. It will be WrestleMania XXX, the thirtieth anniversary of the WWE’s flagship event. It will certainly bring millions of dollars in revenue to the state of Louisiana. Rumor has it being partRead More

Posted On December 18, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds TV Review: WWE TLC PPV

It was the last WWE pay-per-view of the year, and they promised to give us the biggest match in professional wrestling history. But did they deliver? That’s what I’m hoping to find out by viewing TLC, shown live in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Sports here in Britain. The broadcast began with the first handicap match as C.M. Punk faced United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns of The Shield. This was a pretty good way to kick off the action. ItRead More

Posted On December 17, 2013By Joseph ShraderIn Columns, News

WWE Raw 12/16/2013: 5 Things We Learned

Hot off the final PPV broadcast of the 2013 calendar year, WWE took to the airwaves last night in what, for many of us, is now the unofficial start of the Wrestlemania season. Before long, The Royal Rumble will be upon us, and with it comes it’s crowned champion who will have earned the right to challenge for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania XXX in April. But before we fast forward to the Grandaddy Of Them All, we must first set off on the Road to Wrestlemania. AndRead More

Posted On December 17, 2013By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – December 16, 2013

-I managed to catch the TLC pay-per-view last night as well and it struck me as a relatively average show. The main event was decent but “undisputed WWE champion Randy Orton” is something that doesn’t interest me in any way, shape, or form. I’m also going to ignore how badly WWE mangled the title history last night as well because it will just irritate me all over again. -LIVE from somewhere not important enough to mention. -We start with the Authority in the ring and the whole locker room standingRead More
Welcome to my debut column exclusively on! On July 5, 2005, I received the call from then head of talent John Laranitus, saying that WWE had released me. It sure was a weird feeling. Wrestling was the only real job I had ever held. Was it the end? Was my career going to be best remembered for a “Reflection of Perfection” gimmick? Or would I be remembered as the henchman in the Kurt Angle faction along with Luther Reigns? Actually what most people now remember about my WWE daysRead More

Posted On December 15, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: The Slammys

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. Just a short one for me as I take a brief opportunity to reflect on this year’s Slammy awards. First and foremost I must say that I really enjoyed them. I remember in years goneRead More
I’ll never let you down, I’m a shine on sight Keep your mind on your grind, and off mine’s alright? Right Hard I’m a ball on them squares I float Quarter million dollar cars everywhere I go I know in the lead it may seem they might be But no matter what they doin’, they don’t do it like me Like a G I hold it down for the town I’m at And I flash like that Recognize I’m back! I have to admit, I’m one of those guys whoRead More
Welcome everybody to my debut column here on! I am going to give you my WWE TLC 2013 PPV Predictions, so let’s get down to it! Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango This should be a pretty solid opening match. Both are very athletic. Hope to see both make more strides in the new year. Stro’s pick: Ziggler Tag Team Championship: Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Big Show & Rey Mysterio vs. The Real Americans vs. Curtis Axel & Ryback What a year for Cody and Goldust! Been having some solidRead More

Posted On December 14, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds DVD Review: WWE Royal Rumble 2013

Once again we’re going to dip into the ever-growing pile of DVDs sent to me by the good people at Fremantle Media and Fetch Publicity for our latest deja vu review, and this time around we’re taking a look at the Great One’s first major title challenge in years at Royal Rumble 2013. Title action began the proceedings as the Big Show challenged Alberto Del Rio for the World title in a last man standing match. Now this is one I really enjoyed, mainly because of it’s highly imaginative ending.Read More
It’s time to step into the Impact Zone once again as we play the latest round of “Guess Who Still Works for the Company”, or in other words as we take a look at TNA’s latest One Night Only show, World Cup of Wrestling, shown this past Wednesday night on Challenge here in Britain. It’s a four team tournament with teams representing the USA, the United Kingdom, an International contingent, and from Aces & Eights. Match #1 saw Aces & Eights’ Mr. Anderson taking on UK’s Magnus. Moving swiftly on…..Read More

Posted On December 13, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns, Indy News

The Two Sheds DVD Review: PBW Breaking Limits 8

It’s time to step into the realm of British professional wrestling as we head north of the border for another look at Scotland’s Premier British Wrestling. This time around we’re heading back to last May and the Greenock Town Hall for Breaking Limits 8. The show began with tag team action, with Charles Boddington’s boys T.J. Rage and Jack Jester taking on Sean Maxer and Andy Wild. I quite enjoyed this one. It was a nice little opener which began with a popularity contest as both teams tried to garnerRead More

Posted On December 13, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds DVD Review: WWE The Best of Raw & Smackdown 2012

It’s time once again to dip into the ever-growing pile of DVDs sent to me by the good people at Fremantle Media and Fetch Publicity, on behalf of the mighty WWE. This time around we’re going back to 2012, but not to any specific point, because this review sees us taking a look at the three disc set of The Best of Raw and Smackdown 2012. As is the custom with these things let’s begin with…. Disc One The Matches Raw, January 23rd Internet fave Zack Ryder goes up againstRead More