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Posted On June 15, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Jee-S’ WWE Rundown 06/14/13

MAIN EVENT REVIEW 06/12/13 By Jee-S The Miz defeats Cody Rhodes with the Figure-Four Leg Lock. Thoughts: Fantastic match from both performers. It’s always good to see the chemistry between these two and the fact that they were given more time on Main Event than on RAW made for one hell of a battle. It’s a bummer to see Cody lose again as he continues his unfortunate losing streak; I’m hoping this is just temporary until WWE creative finds something for him. We saw right here, once again, what theRead More
payback

Posted On June 14, 2013By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: WWE Payback Fact or Fiction

Here we go another WWE pay per view is upon us, this time it is WWE Payback. I got to say the lead up to this PPV has been both hit and miss for me. The top of the bill is weak but the rest of it is intriguing. The WWE is in a flux of sorts. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen this much young budding talent while the top seems so barren. This is a subject I’ve brought up before so I’m not going to beat you overRead More
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Posted On June 14, 2013By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:TNA signs Rampage Jackson

A few weeks ago, TNA president, Dixie Carter, tweeted that the company signed a free agent, which caused a lot of discussion among fans as to just who was the latest signing for the promotion. Former World Heavyweight champion, Dave Batista responded to the rumor on twitter, saying he was a “WWE guy” and he also mentioned he was filming a movie. There was also speculation that former WCW world champion, Bill Goldberg might have signed with TNA, but he said that he would not sign with the company, whileRead More
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Posted On June 11, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 06/10/13

Triple H comes out for his match with Curtis Axel. Vince McMahon’s music hits and out he comes two minutes into the match. Vince has the bell rung and has Curtis Axel announced as the winner of the match by disqualification. Vince goes to the back. Triple H demands the match be restarted and Justin Roberts announces it. Vince McMahon comes back out and has Curtis Axel declared the winner as a result of a forfeit. Triple H has the match restarted as a sixty minute iron man match. VinceRead More
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Posted On June 10, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Nogueira vs Werdum

It only seems like five minutes since the UFC last held a show in Brazil, but they ventured back there this past weekend to crown their second Ultimate Fighter winner in an event shown in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the featherweight division as Rony Jason took on Mike Wilkinson. Wilkinson began his night’s work by moving from side to side as he looked for an opening. He soon found it when he scored with an impressive takedown.Read More
slammiversary

Posted On June 9, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: TNA Slammiversary XI

It’s time to send belated birthday greetings to Total Non-Stop Action as we take a look at their latest pay per view offering, Slammiversary XI, shown this past Wednesday night on Challenge here in Britain. The show began with the Ultimate X match as Chris Sabin and Suicide challenged Kenny King for the X Division title. As show openers go this was pretty good. All three men worked extremely well together, and although a couple of sequences looked a little contrived overall it was very enjoyable. Performance-wise while King andRead More
Skull Cans

Posted On June 9, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Last Knockout Standing

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. You all know – well if you read this thing regularly – that I’m a fan of all facets of wrestling. I don’t agree with the WWE policy that people only pay to see JohnRead More
wwe-nxt

Posted On June 8, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Jee-S’ WWE Rundown 06/07/13

NXT REVIEW 06/05/13 Jim Ross hosts the contract signing between Big E Langston and Bo Dallas for their title match next week. They take shots at each other and Bo Dallas leaves the ring when it’s time to fight Thoughts: Pointless segment that could’ve been used for a match instead, although there are a few good things that came out of it. First, it was and it always is good to see mister Jim Ross back, a man that has been the voice of RAW for so many years andRead More
cena-belt

Posted On June 8, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Top Fifty WWE Title Matches: Part 2

As I said in part one, this is the list I’ve put together to counter the list put out by WWE.com of the top fifty WWE Title matches of all time. Here’s part two! 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 JudgmentRead More
arena-5

Posted On June 7, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UCMMA 30

British MMA is on the agenda once again as we take a look at the last of the batch of DVDs sent to me by the good people at Ultimate Challenge MMA, so let’s head for the Troxy in London for UCMMA 30. The show began with UK1 kickboxing action as Aurelijus Kerpe faced Andre McIntyre in the middleweight division. McIntyre began his night with some rather strange tactics. He seemed almost reluctant to come out of his corner, and this was all the encouragement Kerpe needed as he cameRead More
chapterfour
We’re stepping into the world of British professional wrestling for my next review as we take another look at the company that has become one of the most talked about brands in recent memory. The company in question is Progress Wrestling, and the DVD is the two disc Chapter Four: The Ballad of El Ligero. Disc one began with tag team action as the London Riots, James Davis and Rob Lynch, took on Lee and Jim Hunter. How best to describe the Hunter brothers for you? A decade ago IRead More
wweraw3

Posted On June 4, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 06/03/13

Stephanie McMahon opens Raw to announce that Triple H will not compete tonight. Vince McMahon comes out and backs her up. The Shield comes out for their match and we go to commercial. ^I’m not a huge fan of the McMahons being on TV, but they’re going to do what they want and the crowd seemed to enjoy the segment. I was hoping the Shield would go after Vince, but we weren’t so lucky. The Shield takes on Team Hell No and Randy Orton in a six man tag. AmbroseRead More
Skull Cans

Posted On June 2, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: I’m Not The Weak Link

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. Last week’s blog was all about the arrival of Curtis Axel and the refusal/shortsightedness of the WWE to let him get over properly. But this week I actually want to praise the WWE for lettingRead More
attitude-era

Posted On June 1, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE The Attitude Era

There was a time, many years ago, when the WWF was getting a tad boring. The endless parade of plumbers, garbage men, ice hockey players and the like who also just happened to be wrestlers as well wasn’t doing anything for me, and I no longer made an effort to watch every show going. Then, something happened. The wrestling product before my eyes started to change. The language that was normally the domain of the films I enjoyed was finding it’s way to Monday Night Raw as all of theRead More
wwemainevent

Posted On June 1, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Jee-S’ WWE Rundown 05/31/13

MAIN EVENT AND NXT REVIEW by Jee-S. Sheamus defeats Wade Barrett with the Brogue Kick. Thoughts: There’s one thing these men don’t lack when they’re in the ring together: chemistry. Sheamus and Barrett have always pulled off great bouts and this one was right up there with all of them; it might’ve even been their best fight yet. It was highly entertaining and the story was really well told. And what can be said about the finish? Man, what an unexpected Brogue Kick! I really hope these two men haveRead More
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Posted On May 28, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 160 Velasquez vs Bigfoot 2

It’s time to head off into the Octagon once again as we take a look back at the second meeting between Cain Velasquez and Bigfoot Silva at UFC 160, shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began with the preliminaries and the lightweight encounter between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Abel Trujillo. Well, it was meant to be a light weight fight but Nurmagomedov came in three pounds over the limit. If you ever wanted to see a fine example ofRead More
wweraw3

Posted On May 28, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 05/27/13

John Cena comes out to open the show. He suggest making his match with Ryback at Payback a three stages of hell match(first fall is a lumberjack match, second is a tables match, and third is an ambulance match). Ryback comes out and agrees with him. Ryback leaves and then Paul Heyman comes out and introduces Curtis Axel to John Cena. Heyman challenges Cena to a match tonight on behalf of Axel. Cena suggests that Axel stay as far away from Heyman as possible, but then he accepts the challenge.Read More
slammiversary

Posted On May 27, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Lightning: TNA Slammiversary XI Preview

Welcome to our TNA Slammiversary XI preview! It’s just Lightning and myself covering the action for TNA’s annual June event, so let’s get down to business! GUTCHECK TOURNAMENT FINAL Jay Bradley vs. Sam Shaw ML: There is really only so much I can say about this matchup of Gut Check winners. Neither Shaw nor Bradley have been overly impressive to me. I don’t really keep up with OVW but I’m assuming that TNA is trying their hardest to build “homegrown” talent. I’m doubting that either one of these two willRead More
Skull Cans

Posted On May 26, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Let A Man Get Over…

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 was a good week for wrestling, what with Extreme Rules etc and there’s a lot that I could talk about, but for me there was only one thing that really stuck out: Curtis Axel.Read More