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Welcome to part four! You know the drill by now, so 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/Y2J Vengeance ‘01 41. Rock/Foley RawRead More
I think it’s safe to say that my beloved United Kingdom is one of WWE’s biggest markets, and has been for over 20 years. Twice a year Vince McMahon and his crew pack up their belongings and bring their travelling road show to this side of the pond, playing to sell-out crowds. Now we’re going to take a look at their visit in the run-up to last year’s Survivor Series in the first of a three part mini-series looking at WWE Live in the UK November 2012. This first partRead More

Posted On July 2, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 07/01/13

The show starts with the WWE Title MITB participants coming out at various times(except Rob Van Dam). Randy Orton ends up delivering an RKO to Kane, but no other action breaks out. ^I applaud WWE’s effort to keep everyone relevant for the MITB ladder match. This was a solid opening segment that focused on the pay per view and also focused on the top three way rivalry on television right now with Orton, Dbry, and Kane. A video package is shown of Buddy Rogers and his WWE Championship run, andRead More

Posted On July 2, 2013By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – July 1, 2013

-I’m BAAAAAAAAAAACK. After a brief hiatus from reviewing the show known as Raw, I have returned to once again betroth knowledge to the masses. -Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter @MikeShannon22. I am occasionally funny on there, too. -Vickie Guerrero kicks us off and announces John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio…SMELL THE RATINGS! -After the intro, Daniel Bryan hits the ring to remind us he is not the weak link because Randy Orton tapped last week. Bryan drops some names of former World champions and wants to put himselfRead More

Posted On June 30, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Bruce Buffer – It’s Time!

If you’re a fan of mixed martial arts then you’ll know who Bruce Buffer is. To the thousands who attend UFC shows and the millions watching around the world he’s the veteran voice of the Octagon, the man who imbues every fight he introduces with boundless energy and endless enthusiasm. But who is Bruce Buffer exactly? What made him the man he is today? How did he come to be associated with the UFC, and how did he become one of the most recognisable faces ever to step foot intoRead More
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Posted On June 30, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Christian’s Return

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. Yo, yo, yo people. It’s been a couple of weeks since my last post; mainly due to the fact that my daughter was born and I gave myself a little bit of paternity leave… ButRead More

Posted On June 29, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Jee-S And Thunder’s WWE Rundown 06/28/13

Jee-S’ NXT REVIEW 06/27/13 Big E Langston squashes Aiden English. After the match, Langston delivers two “Big Endings” and counts 5 to the mat. Thoughts: I’m not sure what the purpose of this was; Big E just lost his NXT Championship and all of a sudden he goes back to squashing wrestlers that no one cares for. It makes no sense to me. We all know what Big E is capable of doing in the ring and it deserved to be showcased a lot more, especially after losing the mainRead More

Posted On June 28, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Tyler Black: God’s Last Gift

He’s currently causing a storm on Raw and Smackdown as one third of the Shield, but long before Seth Rollins existed Tyler Black was doing the same thing in Ring of Honor as part of the Age of the Fall, and later as World Champion. Now his former employers have decided to pay tribute to the him with a two disc set named after his finishing move, Tyler Black: God’s Last Gift. And as is the custom with these reviews there’s no better place to start than with….. Disc OneRead More

Posted On June 26, 2013By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling: Rob Van Dam Returns

During the Payback pay-per-view, a video package aired to announce the return of former ECW, WWE, and TNA champion, Rob Van Dam at the Money in the bank PPV. The reaction was immediate, as the fans in attendance at the PPV started an “RVD” chant and many fans also posted on Twitter about the return, but will the WWE audience get the Rob Van Dam that was featured in the video package? It was reported that Van Dam will be working a limited schedule for a short term deal soRead More

Posted On June 25, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Top Fifty WWE Title Matches Part 3

Welcome to part three of my top fifty WWE Title matches! I noticed while writing this that a lot of these matches you may not agree with, and I also noticed that it starts to become obvious what matches may be coming in the top 20 after this piece. Feel free to leave your thoughts and guesses below! 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.Read More

Posted On June 25, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 06/24/13

Daniel Bryan opens Raw with a promo. Randy Orton interrupts him and tells him to shut up and fight. They go one on one to kick off Raw. They brawl and the ref stops the match after he gets knocked to the ground. ^Thanks for wasting my time, WWE. I wanted to see a solid match open the show! I’m not a happy camper at this point in time. Daniel Bryan yells at Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox backstage for giving the double DQ finish. Dbry says this ends tonight.Read More

Posted On June 22, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Bellator 96

It’s debut time here again in The Two Sheds Review as we take a first look at an MMA promotion I’ve heard a great deal about over the past couple of years, Bellator MMA. Yep, they’ve finally found their way onto British television via the good people at Viva, with the first show of their 2013 summer series, Bellator 96, shown this past Friday night. The show began with welterweight action as Bas Avena went up against War Machine. These two began by testing the waters with a couple ofRead More

Posted On June 22, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Jee-S And Thunder’s WWE Rundown 06/21/13

Jee-S’ WWE NXT REVIEW 06/19/13 Adrian Neville defeats Bray Wyatt by DQ when Luke Harper pushes Neville off the top rope. The Family beats down Neville until Corey Graves and Kassius Ohno make the save; Bray Wyatt escapes. Dusty Rhodes then sets up a six-man tag match for later tonight. Thoughts: Had it been given a few more minutes, this match would’ve been pretty awesome. These two athletes are ready to be promoted to the main roster (Bray Wyatt and his Family already are) and there’s a reason for that;Read More

Posted On June 20, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Payback

It’s time to head over to WWE territory once again as we take a look at the newest name on their pay per view schedule, Payback, shown live in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Box Office here in Britain. The show began with the first of many title matches as the Miz and Curtis Axel, accompanied by Paul Heyman, challenged Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental title in a triple threat match. Now this was a show opener. I have to admit that I didn’t thinkRead More

Posted On June 18, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 161 Evans vs Henderson

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again as we take a look at the UFC’s latest trip to Canada and the clash between Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson at UFC 161, shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began with the preliminaries and the bantamweight encounter between Roland Delorme and Edwin Figueroa. This proved to be a great show opener. When Delorme scored with the early takedown it was a sign of things to come as theRead More

Posted On June 18, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 06/17/13

Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio, and he gets booed by the audience. ADR tries to justify his actions with how he defeated Dolph Ziggler and acts very heelish with his attitude. He says America is all about pigs and cowards. He says he will give the audience a second opportunity to show him the respect he deserves. They barely respond and they boo. CM Punk interrupts and Paul Heyman comes out with him. Punk says he came out because he heard ADR say he was the best. Punk saysRead More

Posted On June 17, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Payback Reaction

Sheamus defeats Damien Sandow on the pre show using the brogue kick: Sandow looked damn good in this match. Both guys put on a decent story and the finish was really no surprise. The Chicago(Rosemont) crowd was hot for this one to start the night. Curtis Axel defeats Wade Barrett and the Miz to win the IC Championship: The match itself was decent, but I hate watching a triple threat with only two guys involved half the time. I was ecstatic to see Curtis Axel come away with the ICRead More

Posted On June 15, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

The Perfect Storm: WWE Payback Preview

Joining me this month for our Payback Preview is Mike Lightning, J-Bru, and the always honest KP. Enjoy! Pre Show Match: Damien Sandow vs Sheamus ML: First of all, I’m not overly impressed that this match is on the pre-show. These two performers are too good to be involved in a match that draws probably less than 10% of the PPV viewers. Secondly, if their matches over the last year and a half are any indications of the match they’ll put on this Sunday. I’m stoked. The WWE has anRead More

Posted On June 15, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Burning Questions: To Say His Name

For my newest idea(yup, I’m taking all the credit for this somewhat ripped-off format), I’ve decided to cover some of the most interesting, controversial, or just plain overused topics in professional wrestling. Joining me for these adventures will be Mr. Mike Lightning and the man of mystery himself, Mean Jean, Jee-S! We’ll probably be doing these columns at least twice a month, so look for them to pop up when you least expect it! For this particular prompt, I gave Mike and Jee-S ONLY five hundred words to talk aboutRead More