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Welcome to a special Friday edition of FATP. Sorry for being late again this week. Things have been crazy here and I’ve literally just had time to get this article written down! Thanks to everyone who retweeted the link from my Twitter feed, and the official PWMania Twitter feed, to the Undertaker article that I wrote last week, especially those of you who gave me their feedback! It’s awesome to get your feedback. Don’t be shy. If you see the link from the PWMania feed, feel free to tweet meRead More

Posted On February 7, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 156 Aldo vs Edgar

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again as we take a look back at UFC 156, shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. This five hour marathon began with the preliminary fights and the lightweight encounter between Yves Edwards and Isaac Vallie-Flagg. I really enjoyed this one. We saw all of the aspects of the MMA game in a fight filled with top notch action. Both fighters put on good displays in the striking department early on, and althoughRead More
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Posted On February 5, 2013By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam – Predictability

Hello everybody, Liam here once again with another edition of Tea Time with Liam, still the laziest column around on the internet. Well I’ve already failed my new years resolution in that I wanted to write more often, but in the next few weeks, and hopefully with the help of some of you readers, I hope to change that. It’s been a steady start to the new year in both WWE with a good yet pretty predictable (you’ll see that word a lot in this column) Royal Rumble. The RoadRead More
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Posted On February 5, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 02/04/13

CM Punk comes to the ring alone as we start the show. Punk talks about not overreacting to his loss of the WWE Title. He also talks about not being in the video that Vince McMahon showed last week implicating Paul Heyman and his collusion with the Shield. Punk says McMahon got what he deserved last week, and he will get what he deserves when he wins back the WWE Championship from the Rock at the Elimination Chamber. Smackdown GM Booker T interrupts Punk. Booker messes up his words(BAD; heRead More
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Posted On February 5, 2013By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – February 4, 2013

-We are LIVE from Atlanta, GA (former home of some sort of wrestling promotion a few years back). -CM Punk kicks us off and forces Justin Roberts to announce him as the People’s Champion before heading out to abuse the crowd a little bit. Punk claims he wasn’t in the incriminating video last week but everyone is still blaming him for Shield attacks. He insults the crowd a little more until Booker T interrupts (while stumbling over his words) and allows the (sigh) WWE Universe to choose Punk’s opponent tonight.Read More
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Posted On February 3, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UCMMA 32

It’s time to step into the world of British MMA once again as we take a look at the 32nd offering from Ultimate Challenge MMA, shown live this past Saturday night on Primetime here in Britain. The broadcast began with action from the heavyweight division between Marian Rusu and Scott Saward. That was the plan anyway. Saward came into the cage and went through the usual pre-fight checks. It was then that promoter Dave O’Donnell announced that Rusu claimed to have injured himself warming up and pulled out of theRead More
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Posted On January 31, 2013By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Will we see the Deadman rise again in 2013?

After a week away, you’ll be happy to know normal service is (somewhat) resumed today as FATP makes its return to PWMania.com! Thanks for the feedback/tweets I got last time out, when I said that I Want My Impact Back. I ended up with a ton of new followers on Twitter too, so thanks to everyone who read it and told me their ideas! In the last week, we’ve sat through some God-awful segments on Raw and through a largely predictable Royal Rumble, particularly the 2 main-events at the PPV.Read More
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Posted On January 29, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Royal Rumble

It’s time to head out onto the road to Wrestlemania as we take a look at WWE’s first pay per view of the year, the Royal Rumble, shown live in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Box Office here in Britain. The show began with the Smackdown main event as the Big Show challenged Alberto Del Rio for the World title in a last man standing match. Before the match began Del Rio and his buddy Ricardo Rodriguez received a pep talk from Bret Hart backstage,Read More
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Posted On January 29, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 01/28/13

Tonight’s theme is Raw Roulette! Vickie spins the wheel for the opening match between Cesaro and Randy Orton. It lands on Special Guest Referee. ^Seeing as Orton has nobody special to rival with at the moment, I’ll speculate that the ref could be someone who doesn’t like Cesaro. Obvious start, but it serves its purpose well. CM Punk comes to the ring to complain about the injustice of losing the WWE Championship and demands his rematch. Vince McMahon comes out and tells Paul Heyman he will have a performance evaluationRead More
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Posted On January 28, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Royal Rumble 2013 Reaction

Antonio Cesaro defeats the Miz to retain the US Championship. ^Cesaro and Miz had a very good match, and it should’ve opened the pay per view and not just the pre show. I suspect Cesaro will have a very big year, and I suspect that Miz will continue to try to get over as a top midcard face. With the chemistry that these guys have, I hope this wasn’t the last time we see them go one on one. Alberto Del Rio defeats the Big Show to retain the WorldRead More
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Anyone who has read my articles with any amount of consistency knows that I am a huge CM Punk fan and fairly unsupportive of Superman himself, John Cena. However, Cena was absolutely the right person to win the Royal Rumble last night in Phoenix. People have been complaining on this site and many others about how WWE should have given a new guy a rub by winning the Rumble. Names like Dolph Ziggler and Ryback have popped up, and most of these people say “We already saw The Rock versusRead More
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Posted On January 28, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Johnson vs Dodson

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again as we take a look at the UFC’s latest show on America’s Fox network, which was in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the featherweight division as Erik Koch went up against Ricardo Lamas. This one began with both testing the waters with a few kicks. A few moments later Lamas went for a takedown, and although he was successful Koch managed to get back up on one leg beforeRead More
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Posted On January 27, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

The Perfect Storm: WWE Royal Rumble 2013 Preview

Welcome to the FIRST Perfect Storm pay per view preview! I honestly cannot be more pleased with the group that we’ve had come together to share their thoughts on this year’s show. It’s a bit of a long read(roughly 5,000 words), but I hope you enjoy the variety as well as all of our thoughts and insights! The crew for WWE Pay Per Views now consists of myself, Mike Lightning, KP, Jace Ace, and the two NEW additions of Parker and J-Bru! Enjoy! Pre Show United States Championship Match: AntonioRead More
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Posted On January 25, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Smackdown Analysis 01/25/13

Kane and Dbry open Smackdown. They show a video of their anger management graduation ceremony. Kane says they’re here to address the rumors that they’ve gone soft. Dbry says nothing could be further from the truth. Kane says he will win the Royal Rumble and Dbry argues with him. Big Show interrupts and comes to the ring. He declares that he will regain his title at the Rumble. Team Rhodes Scholars comes down and Sandow talks about winning the tag team titles. Sandow proposes an alliance with Show that theyRead More
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Posted On January 25, 2013By Michael GroomsIn Columns

Michael’s Musings – Royal Rumble Predictions

This Sunday the Road to Wrestlemania begins with the first of the Big 4 Pay Per Views, The Royal Rumble. These are my personal opinions for what I believe is going to happen this Sunday and I thank you for taking the time out of your day to read them. WWE United States Championship Match Antonio Cesaro (c) vs The Miz It was several months ago that Antonio Cesaro claimed his first United States Championship by defeated Santino Marella on the YouTube preview. Now Antonio returns to Youtube to faceRead More
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Posted On January 25, 2013By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: The Fake Royal Rumble Bets

Here it is my second favorite pay per view of the year, the Royal Rumble. Where Wrestlemania is serious and “the showcase of the immortals” the Royal Rumble is just good plain fun. Surprise entries in the rumble are always good for a big pop or a laugh. Royal Rumble is still the only wrestling match my sister Megan ever watched with me growing up. There is just something cool, fun, and entertaining about 30 men throwing each other over the top rope. My buddy Tom and I always countdownRead More
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Posted On January 25, 2013By Dave ScottIn Columns

Dave Scott w/ FATP & Friends: Royal Rumble Predictions

Hey there guys! Dave Scott back for some monthly predictions from me and some friends of mine. Last month we had the TLC PPV and here is the points so far based on correct predictions from the last two months. George – 9 Graeme – 8 KreSade – 8 Jordan – 8 Phil – 7 Phil – 7 Before we go into it though me and Phil have been working on a podcast which has taken up a lot of my time. It would be much appreciated if you guysRead More
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It’s time to step into British wrestling territory once again, and this time around we’re taking a third look at what Progress Wrestling has to offer with their third show and DVD release, Fifty Shades of Pain. Disc one begins with Scottish star Noam Dar taking on late replacement Paul Robinson. Now this I liked. It was a good way to start the show. We kind of had a mixture of everything here, some nice chain wrestling, a bit of high flying, Dar’s chewing gum spot, as well as aRead More
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Posted On January 23, 2013By Dave ScottIn Columns

Dave Scott – Surprise, Surprise!

Hey there guys and gals! Dave Scott here for a little update. I have not been writing much as of recently and it is down to two things. First up my laptop has been broken and it has just been fixed, secondly I have been working on a podcast which has taken up a lot of my time, which stopped me from writing. It would be much appreciated if you guys could give it a listen at: http://rowdyroddypodcast.podomatic.com and follow us on Twitter: @RowdyRoddyPodUK It is definitely not PG andRead More