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When you think about the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, many names are thrown around. Men like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, The Rock & Shawn Michaels have all etched their names and legacies into the history books in ways that other talent simply couldn’t, immortalising each superstar as a true icon in wrestling. In this article, I will outline why I feel The Undertaker is head and shoulders above each and every one of these men, and why The Deadman is the greatest professional wrestler in history. Longevity andRead More
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Posted On August 19, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 19th

Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.5 to 2.6 in the ratings 2002 – After WWE Monday Night Raw, the 24/7 rule on the WWE Hardcore Title is deactivated 2010 – Jim Kettner, the longtime promoter & creative mind behind the Delaware-based East Coast Wrestling Association announced his retirement from the promotion he founded Events In 2001, WWF Summerslam was the 1st PPV which saw both WWF & WCW titles defended. It was held in San Jose, California. With anRead More
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It’s been a while since The Two Sheds Review has been seen online. Other commitments, some welcome, some unwelcome, as well as sheer tiredness have kept me away from watching an industry I’ve been following for most of my near 43 years on this planet. But with my schedule about to become a little more settled it’s time to jump right back in, and there’s no better place to re-start than in the world of Progress, the hottest ticket in Britain at the moment, as we take a look atRead More
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Posted On August 18, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 18th

Trivia 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 4.0 to 3.18 in the ratings 2010 – TNA signed Becky Bayless, who appeared as Cookie for the promotion Events In 1993, WCW Clash of the Champions XXIV was held in Daytona Beach, Florida. The event featured the infamous debut of The Shockmaster: – Arn Anderson & Paul Roma defeated Steve Austin & Lord Steven Regal (with Brian Pillman & Sir William) (Regal was replacing the injured Brian Pillman) to win the NWA & WCW World Tag TeamRead More
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Since my last few prognostications on the WWE’s pay per views have been well received, it only makes sense to continue along with my monthly forecasts. SummerSlam has always been one of my favorite annual events and has always been kind to my family filled with special memories such as bringing my son Chad to SummerSlam 94, where Bret gave him his trademark glasses at ringside, as well as Bret vs. Mr. Perfect, Bret vs. Davey, Owen vs. Bret and Bret vs. Taker. This particular SummerSlam seems short a fewRead More
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A few weeks ago on Raw, “Plan C” was revealed as Paul Heyman announced Brock Lesnar as the next challenger for the WWE championship. It was known to some fans that there were plans for Lesnar to return to the company because a video package to hype Summer Slam surfaced online, which advertised a Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena main event. Regardless of the marketing material that announced the match early, there’s still a ton of buzz around it, mostly because of the tremendous promo skills of Paul Heyman. AsRead More
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Posted On August 17, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 17th

Trivia 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 4.9 to 4.2 in the ratings 2003 – Hiroyoshi Tenzan won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Jun Akiyama in the final 2008 – Hirooki Goto won the G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Togi Makabe in the final Events In 1997, ECW Hardcore Heaven was held at the War Memorial Auditorium, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. With an attendance of 2,000. It was the 3rd Hardcore Heaven event, but the 1st to air on PPV: – Taz defeated Chris Candido (withRead More
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Posted On August 16, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 16th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.6 to 2.3 in the ratings 2006 – Layla El won the WWE Diva Search. Other participants included The Garcia (Bella) Twins, Maryse Ouellet, Brooke Adams, Milena ‘Rosa Mendes’ Roucka, & Rebecca DiPietro 2009 – Togi Makabe defeated Shinsuke Nakamura to win the G1 Climax Tournament 2010 – WWE retired the World Tag Team Titles in favor of the WWE Tag Team Titles Events In 2008, ROH Night of The Butcher II was held at the Frontier Fieldhouse, in ChicagoRead More
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Posted On August 15, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 15th

Trivia 1995 – Keiji Mutoh won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Shinya Hashimoto in the final 1999 – Manabu Nakanishi won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Keiji Mutoh in the final 2004 – Hiroyoshi Tenzan won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi in the final 2005 – Ashley Massaro won the WWE Diva Search. Other participants included Kristal Marshall 2011 – WWE announced that referee Mike Chioda was suspended for 30 days due to a violation of the WWE Wellness Policy.  Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine was also suspended for violatingRead More
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Posted On August 14, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 14th

Trivia 2000 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 5.9 to 2.4 in the ratings 2005 – Masahiro Chono won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Kazuyuki Fujita in the final 2009 – WWE released Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore, who had just been signed to return the week prior after he made 1 appearance on Raw & the company was unhappy with the shape he was in 2011 – Shinsuke Nakamura won to win the G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Tetsuya Naito in the final Events In 1999, theRead More
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Posted On August 13, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 13th

Trivia 2000 – Kensuke Sasaki won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Manabu Nakanishi in the final 2010 – WWE Diva Tiffany (Taryn Terrell) was suspended by World Wrestling Entertainment after an incident in San Jose, California at the hotel WWE had booked talents into, according to numerous sources within the company.  The incident, which WWE sources claim was a domestic issue between Terrell and husband Drew McIntryre, led to police being called to the scene. There are conflicting reports over whether Terrell was arrested by the San Jose PD. Terrell, whoRead More
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Posted On August 12, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 12th

Trivia 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.3  to 2.0 in the ratings 2001 – Yuji Nagata won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Keiji Mutoh in the final 2008 – WWE released 3 developmental talents from FCW: Charles “The Hammer” Evans, Brad Attitude, & Matt O’Neal 2008 – Colt Cabana made his WWE main roster debut as Scotty Goldman during a Smackdown taping in Norfolk, VA 2012 – Kazuchika Okada won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Karl Anderson in the final. This final setRead More
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Posted On August 11, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 11th

Trivia 1990 – the AWA held it’s final television taping 1991 – Masahiro Chono won the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Keiji Mutoh in the final 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.8 to 2.9 in the ratings 2002 – Masahiro Chono wins the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, defeating Yoshihiro Takayama in the final Events In 2007, CZW Dishonorable Conduct was held at The Arena, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With an attendance of 300: – Joker defeated Ryan McBride – Ricky Reyes defeated CJ O’Doyle – Jon DahmerRead More
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Posted On August 10, 2014By Bill McCormickIn Columns, Featured

Good With The Bad: The State Of The WWE Divas Division

Let me talk to ya, I’ve been avoiding this article for awhile. I’ll always talk about the Divas’ Division, but I’ve been avoiding how to talk about the Bellas vs. McMahon feud because I genuinely do not enjoy ranting, raving and writing highly negative articles about wrestling. I am proud to say that the Divas’ Division is one of the key reasons I tune into Raw every week. I realize a lot of people don’t feel that way and that is fine, but their perspective is different from mine becauseRead More
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Alberto Del Rio wasn’t even future endeavored. He was thrown out on his ass. The reports are saying he slapped someone in the company that he shouldn’t have slapped. Claims state that he reacted to being disrespected on a racial level. Personally, I could care less why it happened, or who it happened to. Whatever happened, the powers that be dropped the hammer on him. In the time of the budget cuts, Del Rio picked the wrong time to have an outburst. The whole thing comes off to me likeRead More
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Posted On August 10, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 10th

Trivia 1977 – Hulk Hogan wrestled his 1st professional match against Brian Blair 2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment released developmental talent Tomasso Whitney today.  Tomasso had been doing a Rick Martel-esque heel gimmick in Ohio Valley Wrestling carrying around a spray bottle. He now competes in ROH as Tomasso Ciampa 2011 – Mike Pavone, the Executive Vice President of WWE Studios, left the company 2011 – Stan Hansen’s official autobiography was released by Crowbar Press 2014 – Kazuchika Okada won the NJPW G1 Climax 24 Tournament, defeating Shinsuke Nakamura in the final Events In 1996, WCWRead More
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Posted On August 9, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- August 9th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.4 to 3.0 in the ratings 1999 – On WWF Monday Night Raw, the millennium clock hit zero & “Y2J” Chris Jericho made his World Wrestling Federation debut Events In 1997, WCW Road Wild was held at the motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. With an attendance of 6,500: – Harlem Heat (Stevie Ray & Booker T) defeated Vicious & Delicious (Scott Norton & Buff Bagwell) (with Vincent) – Konnan defeated Rey Misterio Jr. in a Mexican Deathmatch –Read More
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Posted On August 8, 2014By Matt KunkaIn Columns, Featured

Slow Burning WWE SummerSlam 2014

With SummerSlam right around the corner, we are in the midst of the most exciting time of the year for WWE outside of the Royal Rumble-WrestleMania stretch. This means that they’re pulling out all their tricks to get the biggest matches, biggest reactions and most eyes on the product. I know I’m new here, so my opinion isn’t taken in the highest regards, but I still think I can give some good insight.Read More
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Posted On August 8, 2014By Jim HasaniIn Columns, Featured

Is It RIP Or Resurrection For TNA Wrestling?

Last week news emerged that Spike TV would NOT be renewing their contract with TNA Wrestling. It always seems that whenever TNA is in the news it’s only for bad reasons. Missing paychecks, releasing talent, saying goodbye to the faces of the company (aka: AJ Styles). The only thing TNA had currently still going for them was a national TV deal. Now that’s about to drift away also. How far and fast they have fallen. Just a few years ago, the company was hitting it’s peak. Throwing money left andRead More