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It has been a banner month already for the Rhodes brothers in WWE. Goldust and Cody Rhodes not only ended the win streak of the Wyatt family, but dethroned tag team champions Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. The title change took place during a spectacular main event on Raw. Whenever you can get fans emotionally invested in the show you know you did your job well, and that is what happened on Monday. The tag team division has become very competitive, and I’m looking forward to how Goldust and CodyRead More
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Posted On October 18, 2013By Wade NeedhamIn Columns

Wade Needham: An Early ‘Thank You’ to TNA

Welcome pro wrestling fans to another edition of my editorial formerly known as The Elite View. In this writing I am going to talk about some positives about TNA, which is rare for me as I usually criticize TNA a lot. For those who are closed minded about even contemplating giving TNA any type of praise, this editorial without a doubt will not be for you. While I criticize TNA often, it isn’t blind, it is constructive. I have opinions on what could help to go along with my comments,Read More
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Posted On October 18, 2013By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: The Rhodes to Success

One of the things that people say a lot about me is that I’m too angry and hard to please. That I don’t like anything. But that’s not the full story. I might come across as a moaner. Or as angry. Or as if I don’t like anything. But that’s not the case whatsoever. If I do get angry, wound up, or frustrated, it’s only because I love the business. I love the pageantry. The pomp and circumstance. The athletic contest, the storytelling, the theatrics. All of that stuff. I’mRead More
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Posted On October 17, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Main Event Review 10/16/13

Dean Ambrose defeats Dolph Ziggler with his face driver finisher to retain the US Title. ^Great match(for how short it was) to kick off Main Event! Anytime Ziggler gets in the ring with someone who possesses more than an ounce of talent, it’s worth watching. I wish Ziggler was doing more in the upper ranks, but at least we see him wrestle on a regular basis and he still gives a hundred plus percent. Santino and Tons of Funk defeat the 3MB. ^Santino pulled out the cobra and executed itRead More
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When WWE first aired SmackDown in 1999, it was meant to be used as a fitting supplement to the action we as fans saw on Monday Night Raw. Since then, it has given us our share of entertaining storylines and memorable moments in the last 14 years. However, how do we remember the blue brand as it currently stands? When we think of SmackDown now, we think of a show that is basically a two-hour Raw recap, with a little bit of wrestling in between. And what about the talentsRead More
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Hello everyone! Welcome back to The Justin Credible Report exclusively on PWMania.com. Lots to talk about, so let’s jump right into it. Raw was live from ST Louis, MO, and the crowd was hot as always in that great city that’s rich in wrestling tradition. We start off the evening with the special guest referee HBK Shawn Michaels. Shawn spoke about HIAC, and promised to crown a new WWE champion. Little tip, when a wrestler like HBK makes a promise like that you can bet that it happens. Come HIACRead More
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Posted On October 15, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 10/14/13

Shawn Michaels kicks off Monday Night Raw in St. Louis. He talks about reffing the match at Hell in a Cell and how it’s all about crowning a new WWE Champion. Randy Orton comes out. Orton exchanges words with Shawn and they almost get into it but duck each others’ signature moves. Miz comes down and attacks Orton and we go to a commercial break. ^Good opening segment here! HBK gives the match more hype, regardless of whether or not he affects the outcome at the finish. Nice to seeRead More
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Posted On October 14, 2013By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – October 14, 2013

-I hate it say it, fellow internet wrestling fans, but I think the Daniel Bryan main event dream is officially over. Let’s hope this week is the turning point and WWE starts to prove me wrong. -We are LIVE from St. Louis, MO (home of an extremely ugly arch) -So we don’t waste any time and bring out Shawn Michaels right away. Random thought: What if HBK screws Daniel Bryan out of the title at the PPV and that sets up a Bryan vs. Michaels match at WrestleMania? I knowRead More
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Posted On October 14, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Battleground

Those of you who visit my blog regularly will have probably seen the message I posted about why I haven’t written any reviews lately. It’s for those reasons that we’re now going to play catch-up with the goings on in the wrestling and MMA worlds, beginning with a look at WWE’s newest pay-per-view, Battleground, shown recently on Sky Sports here in Britain. The show began with the first title match of the evening as Rob Van Dam, accompanied by Ricardo Rodriguez, challenged Alberto Del Rio for the World title inRead 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 13, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Forgetting the Good Stuff

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. So… Battleground… sigh… bigger sigh… But I don’t want to dwell on the bad stuff. I’ve spoken before about pointless gimmick PPVs and I’m sure I will again. I’ve also spoken about bad finishes toRead More
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WWE brought another indecisive ending between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan at its Battleground pay-per-view. There is a level of frustration that there wasn’t a clear winner for the match and that the company is expecting fans to shell out another 50 bucks or more to see a champion crowned. If they had a card filled with must-see bouts it wouldn’t bother me as much, but they didn’t. There wasn’t anything overtly terrible or bad, as the effort was there. That said the fact is the one match supposed toRead More
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First off, I’d like to welcome you to the inaugural edition of “In This Very Ring,” a column in which I will share my musings on pro wrestling as I see it. What you’ll see here is a combination of rants, raves and everything in between. And of course, feedback will always be welcomed via the comments below or at my twitter account (@TheVicDiaz). That said, let’s get things rolling! In the world of professional wrestling, we are always displeased with what we see on TV. The IWC is alwaysRead 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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Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Justin Credible Report exclusively on PWMania.com! Battleground was what everyone expected. A middle of the road show with a horrible ending to a main event. I’m personally pissed off and I want my money back. $60 is a lot to pay for a Raw on a Sunday night. That’s the last time they sucker me in for one of these PPVs. We all kind of knew it wasn’t going to be great, but I just hate non finishes on ppv. I mean really.Read More
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Posted On October 8, 2013By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Look In The Mirror

After sitting watching Raw earlier today, I just had to sit down and write about something. It’s not anything ground-breaking. In fact, it’s familiar territory to me and long-term readers will probably know what the topic is. For anyone who missed Raw, or who hasn’t seen it yet, let me fill you in on something. Last night on Raw, Vickie Guerrero announced that a former WWE and World Champion would be making his return at WWE’s next PPV (which is 2 weeks on Sunday), Hell in a Cell. Is itRead More
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Posted On October 8, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 10/07/13

Live from Kurt Angle’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, it’s time for WWE Raw! We see highlights from Battleground and Big Show ending the program after he’s knocked everyone out. Awful ending to a show that I paid good money for. Stephanie McMahon kicks off Raw and calls down the Big Show. She verbally beats down and tells him he has no right to do anything unless she and Triple H order it. She tells Show he needs to get down on his knees and beg the people for forgiveness. ShowRead More
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Posted On October 7, 2013By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s Raw Review – October 7, 2013

-So after an extremely disappointing Battleground pay-per-view, WWE looks to rebound from my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA and break the streak of somewhat boring Raw TV shows. -LIVE from Pittsburgh, PA (home of the future NL champs). -Stephanie comes out wearing her serious face and laments the end of the title match last night before calling out the Big Show. As usual with this show, Stephanie verbally undresses him while Show stands there like a goon. Steph wants Show to beg the people for forgiveness but Show laughs at herRead More
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It’s October! The pumpkin patches are out, Halloween movies have begun playing, WWE is overloading us with two pay-per-views in the same month and TNA is Hogan-free for the first time since 2009. On Impact last week the last shot was of Hogan quitting and leaving while Dixie Carter begged him to stay. Was this art imitating life? Hogan’s run in TNA has gotten mixed reviews and could be a double-edged sword. His association with the company did open up some doors for them and brought a bit more exposure.Read More