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Posted On July 16, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 07/15/13

Brad Maddox tells John Cena he’s going to allow him to pick his opponent for Summerslam. Randy Orton comes out and tells John Cena he may not be WWE Champion when Summerslam rolls around. Fandango interrupts and comes out and says Orton will be cashing in the briefcase against him, not John Cena. Fandango tries to get John Cena to say his name with him but Randy Orton attacks him. Fandango gets the upper hand but Orton comes back. Brad Maddox books Randy Orton vs Fandango right now. ^The segmentRead More
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Welcome to my first attempt at a weekly blog exclusively on PWMania.com. It will feature my opinions on what’s going on in pro wrestling. First I would like to really thank all of the great fans that have stood beside me through the past 20 years. It truly humbles me to read the emails you send me and the kind words when you see me at a live event. My addiction to drugs, specifically heroin, had me clinging to a life that was barely worth living. On November 19th 2012,Read More
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Posted On July 15, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: ROH The Hunt for Gold

We’re heading off into Ring of Honor territory for my next review as we head back to last January for the show where Tadarius Thomas challenged Kevin Steen for the World title and the American Wolves and the Briscoes renewed their rivalry. The show in question is The Hunt for Gold. The show began with tag team action as Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly faced B.J. Whitmer and Rhett Titus. I really enjoyed this one. It began with some nice sequences between Whitmer and O’Reilly, and this continued when TitusRead More
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Posted On July 15, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE MITB Reaction

Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns of the Shield defeat the Usos. Reigns wins the match with the spear: MITB World Title Match: Swagger, Cesaro, Rhodes, Sandow, Ambrose, Fandango, Barrett. High spots: Cody muscle busters Cesaro onto a ladder, Cesaro climbs Swaggers shoulders, Ambrose stands on a lying ladder to try to get the briefcase. Sandow steals Cody’s moment and wins the briefcase after pushing Rhodes off the ladder! Five star match for me for being the most innovative in YEARS! Match MVP: Cody Rhodes; the crowd was on his sideRead More
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Posted On July 14, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Divas

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. It’s been a good week of wrestling, especially with MITB coming up tonight. The go home shows for Raw and Smackdown were special in that they featured a slew of PPV quality matches. But thereRead More

Posted On July 13, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: TNA One Night Only: Hardcore Justice 2

It’s gimmick match overload time once again as we take a look at the latest instalment of TNA’s One Night Only series, Hardcore Justice 2, shown this past Wednesday night on Challenge here in Britain. The show began with tag team action as the New Church, Slash and Sinn, went up against the Latin American Xchange, Hernandez and Homicide, in a street fight. Well, this wasn’t too bad, although there wasn’t much of a street fighting element. It began as a normal tag match with both teams pulling off someRead More
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Posted On July 13, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s Crew: WWE Money In The Bank Preview

This is absolutely one of my favorite shows every single year! I’m joined by Mike Lightning, Jee-S, and Parker! I’ve decided to keep my predictions short for this one because of all the analysis provided by my fantastic team, so let’s jump right in! Kickoff Match: WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs The Usos Jee-S: The Shield to retain in this match. I feel like there hasn’t been enough build for The Usos to be champions just yet. They need more time to be considered asRead More
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Posted On July 13, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s Crew: Weekly Wrestling Rundown 07/13/13

Welcome to this week’s rundown! I think you’ll find that every show covered here produced something worth checking out if you haven’t already seen it; enjoy! Mike Lightning’s Ring of Honor Review 07/06/13 -C & C Wrestle Factory(Cedrick Alexander & Caprice Coleman) vs. Alex Reynolds & John Silver – C & C hits their tag team finisher “Overtime” on John Silver for the pinfall victory- ML: This match had a very lackluster pace for C & C and I’m going to blame Reynolds and Silver’s inexperience in the ring orRead More
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Posted On July 11, 2013By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: The Unlikely Rise of Daniel Bryan

In the history of the WWE you could see the mega stars before they became mega stars. You could tell The Rock was going to be great even when he was a goofy looking rookie. You knew there was something special about The Undertaker the second he debuted as the Deadman. You saw John Cena and said “well this guy is going to get pushed”. Even CM Punk always felt like he was going to be big, maybe not as big as he’s become but I always felt this guyRead More
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Posted On July 11, 2013By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:TNA Releases

Last week, TNA released five wrestlers and another contract expired, which totals six departures from the company, reportedly for budget cuts. While it’s understandable that TNA would have to cut the budget because of the expense of running Impact on the road, did they actually waste more of an investment when they released the talent? Four of the wrestlers that were released were participants in the TNA Gut Check Challenge and while releasing most of the winners of the contest, TNA has basically killed the credibility of it. Why shouldRead More
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Posted On July 9, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 162 Silva vs Weidman

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again as we take a look at the latest offering from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, with Anderson Silva defending his Middleweight title against Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 162, shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning here in Britain. The show began with the preliminaries and the lightweight encounter between Edson Barboza and Rafaello Oliveira. If you ever wanted to see a display of tremendous kicking in an MMA environment then this is the fightRead More
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Posted On July 9, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 07/08/13

A Wyatt Family promo is shown for their debut tonight. So excited! Vickie Guerrero opens Raw with Brad Maddox and a ladder in the ring. She climbs up the ladder and announces the booked matches for tonight after Jerry Lawler announces the WWE app vote for the WWE Universe’s opinion of Vickie’s job performance. Vickie announces Christian vs Kane, Randy Orton vs CM Punk and Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan. She also tells us that John Cena and Mark Henry will meet face to face tonight in the ring. ^I likeRead More
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British wrestling is on the agenda once again, and this time around we’re making a return journey to the adults only world of Progress. We’ve now reached Chapter Five, a show paraphrased after one of my favourite AC/DC songs: For Those About to Fight, We Salute You. As always with these things we’ll start off with disc one….. The show opener featured singles action as Stixx went up against Danny Garnell. The slow and methodical approach was the order of the day in this one. It started off with someRead More
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Finally, we have the top ten WWE Title Matches in history as selected by yours truly! Enjoy! 50. The Undertaker vs Jeff Hardy, Ladder Match, Raw July ‘02 49. Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant, WM 3 48. The Rock vs Triple H, IronMan Match, Judgment Day 2000 47. Hulk Hogan vs Triple H, Backlash 2002 46. Eddie Guerrero vs John Bradshaw Layfield, Texas Bullrope Match, Great American Bash ‘04 45. Hogan/Taker Judgment Day 2002 44. Cena/JBL I Quit Match, Judgment Day ‘05 43. 1992 Royal Rumble Match 42. SCSA/Y2JRead More
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Posted On July 7, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: MEM

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. This week’s blog is focused on TNA and the playing out of the Aces and Eights storyline. Most of you who read this thing regularly will know that I loved the angle at inception, butRead More
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Posted On July 6, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s Crew: Weekly Rundown 07/06/13

Welcome to the action packed rundown! Team Thunder proudly brings you coverage of Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling, NXT, and the WWE B-Shows(Main Event and Smackdown) in this edition! Enjoy! Ring of Honor TV Analysis 06/29/13 by Mike Lightning -Open the show with a Video Highlight of Jay Briscoe d. Mark Briscoe at Best in the World 2013 to retain the ROH World Title- ML: Excellent way to lead into this edition of Road Rage, which is Ring of Honor’s version of giving us a few matches from their latestRead More
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We’re now into the final part of my WWE Live in the UK November 2012 DVD review, and having taken a look at the Raw and Smackdown parts of this collection we’re now going to cast our gaze upon the “B” shows that accompany Smackdown in disc two, Main Event and Superstars. So let’s start with the show that’s never been broadcast on UK television screens, Main Event….. THE MATCHES Match #1 saw Wade Barrett taking on Sheamus. Before the match began World Champion the Big Show came out toRead More
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Welcome to the second edition of Burning Questions! Mike Lightning and Mean Jean, Jee-S are back with me for round two. Enjoy! Who is the ONE wrestler in WWE developmental that most deserves to be on the main roster and why?(50 words or less) ML: This answer to me is simple: Kassius Ohno. Not only does Ohno not belong in developmental, he should have been a member of the Shield when they debuted. Ohno possess everything the WWE is looking for and he has vastly improved his mic skills. HeRead More
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Last time out we took a look at the Monday Night Raw part of WWE’s Live in the UK November 2012 release. Now we’re going to continue our mini-series by taking a look at Raw’s sister programme, Smackdown. As with Raw we’ll be breaking this down into sections, beginning with….. THE MATCHES Match #1 saw the Miz challenging Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental title. Kingston began with his usual fast-paced offence, but when he suffered an apparent knee injury Miz slowed the pace down with a series of wear downRead More