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The Fish Tank – CM Punk Situation, WrestleMania XXX, MVP In TNA, Sting’s Future & More

It’s been a few weeks since my last column here on, but we are back in the midst of…


5 Things We Learned From WWE Raw (2/3/14)

This past week has been one of the most tumultuous periods for the WWE in recent memory. With CM Punk…


Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – February 3, 2014

-Live from Omaha, NE. I actually had to look that up because WWE doesn’t consider the city big enough to…


Today In Wrestling History – February 4th

Trivia 2008 – WWE officially announced that Bobby Lashley was released from the company. Though he had already announced it…

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Smark Talk: Will CM Punk Appear On WWE Raw Tonight? More Punk Reaction

Quick warning: There are a ton of emails to get through. It is going to take a few columns. Remain…


Today In Wrestling History – February 3rd

Trivia 1973 – All Japan Pro Wrestling becomes a member of the National Wrestling Alliance 1996 – Bam Bam Bigelow…


Rumor Mill: Why Jeff Jarrett’s New Promotion Could Be A Big Success

Delving headlong into WrestleMania season, the world of pro wrestling has certainly given us plenty to talk about as of…


ThunderStruck: WCW Monday Nitro Retro Review 09/25/95

Disco Inferno takes on Alex Wright in our opening match. Wright wins the match with a backslide pin in roughly…


ThunderStruck: Impact Wrestling Analysis 01/30/14

Ethan Carter, Magnus and Rockstar Spud open the show in a packed Scotland arena. They’re booed heavily. Magnus talks about…


Today In Wrestling History – February 2nd

Trivia 2010– During an edition of ECW on SyFy, Vince McMahon made the following announcement: “I would like to proudly…


Dr. Wrestling: CM Punk Quits WWE; Analyzing The CM Punk Situation

There has been a lot of discussion as reports suggests that former WWE champion, CM Punk quit the company prior…

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Smark Talk: Fans Sound Off On CM Punk Quitting WWE

Welcome PWManiacs! My last column about CM Punk may have produced a personal best amount of feedback from writing online…


Today In Wrestling History – February 1st

Trivia 2010 – WWE announced that Antonio Inoki would be inducted into their Hall of Fame Events In 1987, The…


WWE History Shows CM Punk Will Return, Sooner Or Later

CM Punk will be back. If there’s anything that we can learn from WWE’s history with its disgruntled and/or estranged…


Today In Wrestling History – January 31st

Trivia 2000 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Raw defeated WCW Nitro: 6.6 rating to 2.8 rating Events In…


The Success Of Foreign Stars In American Pro Wrestling

TNA Wrestling fans recently saw Magnus capture the group’s world title following a heated scrap against the departing AJ Styles….


Looking At The Current State Of The TNA Impact Wrestling X-Division

When first introduced in 2002, TNA was a new radical company which saw the over-the-top nature of the X-Division put…


Smark Talk: CM Punk Quits WWE – Work? Shoot? Was He Right? Wrong? & More

Well, well, well…I was all set to write my HUGE column on Sting. Everything was paid out and in place….


Today In Wrestling History – January 30th

Events In 1991, WCW Clash of the Champions XIV: Dixie Dynamite, held in Gainesville, Georgia, was the 1st Clash event…


Official’s View with Wes Adams – WWE Booking, Daniel Bryan, Batista, Talent Concerns & More

“So Tell Me What You Want…What You Really Really Want”… Yeah, I started this column after a Spice Girls song….