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Posted On November 5, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 11/04/13

Raw opens with a wrestling match for a change. It’s CM Punk taking on Luke Harper of the Wyatt Family. Bray and Rowan are in his corner. Punk jumps to the outside and hits a flying crossbody on Rowan during the match. Punk ducks a discus elbow and rolls up Harper for the win. They beat down Punk after the match until Daniel Bryan comes out for the save with a steel chair. ^Solid opening match for a david vs goliath story, and an even better ending with the rivalryRead More
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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! What’s good PWMania? I’m Rey Ca$h, and this is TheRead More
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Posted On November 2, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Main Event And NXT Review 10/30/13

Main Event Review 10/30/13 Josh Mathews and the Miz are on commentary. Kofi Kingston goes one on one with Ryback. Both men wear the rise above cancer shirts to the ring. Classy stuff. Ryback wins the match at the twelve minute mark with shell shocked. That was an exceptional wrestling match for Main Event. I feel like it’s been quite some time since we’ve seen something of that length with that sort of story involving Ryback of all people on Wednesday’s prime time show. Great start! Short Raw recap. GladRead More
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It was a big Halloween week for WWE with Hell in a Cell and the release of WWE 2K14. Depending on who you talk to, it seems there is a house divided when it came to the pay-per-view. My friend said it felt like a longer version of Raw. There was filler and way too much Great Khali (any Khali is too much Khali), but I enjoyed the show overall. I think a lot of the displeasure comes from the fact Daniel Bryan didn’t win the WWE championship and JohnRead More
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Posted On October 31, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Hell in a Cell

The big boys of WWE are on the agenda now as I try to find out if Satan’s playground is as scary as it used to be with a look at Hell in a Cell, shown in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Box Office here in Britain. The broadcast began with the first title match of the evening as Cody Rhodes and Goldust defended the Tag Team Championship against Jimmy and Jey Uso and the Shield’s Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. This was the perfectRead More
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Posted On October 30, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 10/28/13

John Cena kicks off the show. He talks. Damien Sandow comes down, teases a cash in, attacks Cena, and then actually cashes in. Cena defeats Sandow with an AA. ^Tell me that didn’t just happen. I’ll break it down so that it seems partially acceptable. First, Cena is the only person who failed to win a championship when cashing in, so one could argue that he earned the right to defeat a cash in attempt as well. Second, Sandow could now challenge Cena for the title at Survivor Series(or evenRead More
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Hello everybody, and welcome back to The Justin Credible Report exclusively on PWMania.com. Lots of fall out with HIAC and Monday Night Raw. The Main story coming out of this weekends PPV is that Randy Orton is the new WWE champion. If I was a loyal WWE fan I would be a little frustrated that after shelling out $55 a PPV that fans did not walk away satisfied. I’m not saying that it’s mandatory that Daniel Bryan walk away with the WWE championship, but again his efforts were thwarted byRead More
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Posted On October 29, 2013By Joseph ShraderIn Columns

WWE Raw 10/28/2013: 5 Things We Learned

Coming off a highly lackluster Hell In A Cell PPV, RAW this week came out with all guns blazing in an attempt to make up for the previous night’s misses. Here are 5 things we learned this week following the airing for WWE’s RAW broadcast: Damien Sandow Cashes In While it’s highly questionable that WWE would have Damien Sandow cash in now, so relatively soon after winning the MITB contract and briefcase, and with Cena just winning the World Heavyweight Championship at Hell In A Cell the night before, WWERead More
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Posted On October 28, 2013By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s Take – How WWE Has Ruined Daniel Bryan

The relationship that I have with wrestling has always been the equivalent of an abusive marriage. Wrestling was my first love, even before football, baseball, or hockey. Wrestling was with me all through childhood with Hulk Hogan and through my teenage angst period when Steve Austin and DX ruled the airwaves. Today, my relationship with wrestling has turned abusive. Wrestling has been so bad to me for so long that some days I feel like I want to give up and get rid of it forever. I keep giving itRead More
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Posted On October 27, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Bound for Glory

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. Most of you reading this will be gearing up for HIAC, and you’ve probably read or seen Thursday’s Impact so this blog will feel like old news, but as I write about things as theyRead More
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TNA hosted it’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view this past Sunday, which has gotten mixed reviews. I enjoyed Kurt Angle versus Bobby Roode and the effort from a few other matches. However, I can’t wrap my head around why the company would think it would be a good idea to put a squash match on its “biggest show of the year”. I feel that would have been better suited for an Impact show where I’m not shelling out my hard earned money (Yes, I pay for all of the pay-per-views IRead More
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A few weeks ago, Hulk Hogan’s TNA contract expired and an angle was filmed to explain his absence from TNA TV. Reportedly, Hogan is negotiating to resign with TNA and recent comments in an interview have fueled speculation of a WWE return. So, will Hogan resign with TNA? Could there be a return to WWE TV? There are certainly some interesting scenarios, but is Hogan worth it? Hogan debuted on Impact in 2010 during TNA’s feeble and disastrous attempt to recreate the Monday night wars. The NWO, Eric Bischoff, andRead More
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Posted On October 22, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 10/21/13

We open Raw with a flashback to the tag title match last week. ^You knew WWE would do this when it was the most exciting thing they’ve done on Raw since Ziggler cashed in. We kick off Raw from Memphis with Bow Down to the King! The principal owner and King of Kings comes to the ring while holding his queen’s hand. ^What a lovely power couple they make. We flash back to Smackdown where Big Show knocked out Brad Maddox. This must explain why we may not see MaddoxRead More
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Hello everybody. Welcome to The Justin Credible Report exclusively on PWMania.com. Last night was the “go home” Raw before HIAC PPV. I must say that it was an ok show, from an entertainment aspect. The in ring action was good, I just feel like I’m watching the same show every week. Maybe I’m being a bit hard, but only the last segment of the show made me want to buy the PPV. I guess that’s enough, but I hope that the fans stuck around to see the last segment. TheRead More
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Posted On October 22, 2013By Joseph ShraderIn Columns

WWE Raw 10/21/2013: 5 Things We Learned

Welcome! to what I hope will be a weekly, Tuesday series of columns about Monday Night Raw for PWMania, discussing what we witnessed, and what we can take away moving forward from the RAW broadcast. I am a lifelong wrestling fan and invite you to join me in discussion on Twitter: @davyshrader This week was the “go-home” RAW broadcast prior to this weekend’s Hell In A Cell PPV, and again it was a mixed bag. WWE Creative has been all over the place in recent weeks, from dropping the ballRead More
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Posted On October 21, 2013By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – Oct. 21, 2013

-We are LIVE from Memphis, TN (thus guaranteeing that Jerry Lawler will be embarrassed at some point). -Triple H and Nipple H kick us off and Steph runs down the card for Hell in a Cell. Hunter states that he trusts Shawn Michaels because he respects Shawn but Big Show appears on the big screen and calls Triple H a liar. They argue for awhile until the Almighty Stephanie McMahon counts down and cuts him off. Why, oh why, do they continue to build Stephanie as this strong heel? There’sRead More
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Posted On October 21, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: TNA Bound For Glory 2013 Reaction

Robbie E. and Jesse Godderz win the pre show gauntlet: What a joke. Two guys who have ZERO business being on the main card of BFG challenging for the tag team titles? No wonder this company is being ridiculed. Chris Sabin wins Ultimate X and the X Division Title when Velvet Sky distracts Jeff Hardy: Lackluster Ultimate X with a crappy finish. Who does that in the opening match on your biggest show of the year? TNA, apparently. Abyss takes out Bad Influence when Eric Young brings him out: TheRead More
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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! What’s good PWMania? I’m Rey Ca$h, and this is TheRead More
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Posted On October 19, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: TNA Bound For Glory 2013 Preview

TNA Bound For Glory Pre-Show Gauntlet Match Christopher Daniels & Kazarian vs. Joseph Park & Eric Young vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Bro-Mans (Bro-Mans have the benefit of the final entry into the Gauntlet.) JT: If TNA wants to book the best of the best on the main card, they’ll go with Daniels and Kaz getting the win here. Should be an entertaining match to kick off the show. Main Card: -An appearance by Ethan Carter III JT: The former Derrick Bateman is a talented and entertaining young man,Read More