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Posted On January 21, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Belfort vs Bisping

It’s time to step into the Octagon for the first time this year as we take a look at the UFC’s latest show on FX, shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the lightweight division as Thiago Tavares faced Khabib Nurmagomedov. This one began without any exchanges as Tavares sought to cut off the cage and back his man towards the fence. When they did finally connect it was Nurmagomedov who scored first. It then looked likeRead More
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Posted On January 20, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Big Show

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 I’ve just got a short thought on the Big Show… Now it wasn’t that long ago that he had a feud with Cody Rhodes where he was mocked for being the comedy act,Read More
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Posted On January 18, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: TNA Genesis

It’s time to step into the Impact Zone for the first time this year as TNA kicks off their new pay per view schedule with Genesis, shown this past Wednesday on Challenge here in Britain. The show began with the first title match of the evening as Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan challenged Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez for the Tag Team titles. I really enjoyed this one. Guerrero and Hernandez looked great early on as they pulled off some well-executed double team moves when they took Ryan apart early on.Read More
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Posted On January 17, 2013By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: The Great Rock Debate

I’m about to ask something that won’t be popular but needs to be asked; is The Rock now overrated? He was arguably the biggest star in the biggest highest rated era in wrestling history. This isn’t about that Rock, this isn’t even about last years Rock. I’m talking the here and now and after three straight flat appearances, I’m left a little worried about him. His material seems….meh to me now. Could it be that I’m being skeptical because he’s facing CM Punk and more than likely will end Punk’sRead More
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Posted On January 17, 2013By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: I Want My Impact Back

It’s time for the latest edition of FATP with yours truly! Thanks to everyone who tweeted/emailed/commented about last week’s post where I made 5 Bold Predictions for 2013. Some of you agreed, some disagreed. So pretty much the usual then! Haha… That’s what I’m here for. To create talking points and chat about wrestling! This week, I figured I’d write my customary periodic thoughts on TNA. As regular readers will know, I’ve preferred TNA to WWE for most of the last 12 months, purely because the overall quality is betterRead More
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Posted On January 15, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 01/14/13

Mr. McMahon opens Raw and talks about tonight’s card. Big Show interrupts him to complain about losing the World Title. Alberto Del Rio interrupts and challenges him to a rematch tonight. Show says they’ll have their rematch at the Royal Rumble. Ricardo Rodriguez teases throwing a bucket of water on Show, but it’s only confetti. Show and Del Rio “brawl” and Del Rio gets the upper hand with a hurricanrana and a kick to Show’s skull that knocks him out of the ring. ^McMahon opening the 20th Anniversary of RawRead More
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Posted On January 15, 2013By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s Raw Review – January 14, 2013

-*Cue Joel Gertner voice* Well…well…well…just when you thought it was safe to read about Raw online, I have returned from an extremely brief hiatus to check in with the Monday night show that has been going (somewhat) strong for 20 years. Tonight’s anniversary show has all the makings of a quality three hours of television but, with all WWE shows, has the potential to be a cure for insomnia. Which show will rear it’s head? Stay tuned to find out. -AWESOME beginning as we get a montage of all theRead More
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Posted On January 14, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: NCW Full Blast February 26th 2011

It’s debut time once more in the hallowed pages of The Two Sheds Review, and this time I’m going across the Atlantic not to American but to Canada. The promotion we’re going to look at here ins the Quebec-based Northern Championship Wrestling. For those of you who haven’t heard of NCW before here’s some background information. While some of you may be thinking that NCW are a new promotion they’ve actually been around for almost 30 years. They currently run shows in Montreal in the St. Bartholomew Centre, and countlessRead More
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Posted On January 13, 2013By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Wade Barrett

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. Right off the bat I’m going to say that I am a fan of Wade Barrett… he’s actually a friend of a friend of mine and I’ve heard nothing but good things about him, bothRead More
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Posted On January 12, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Lightning: TNA Genesis 2013 Preview

Welcome to Thunder And Lightning’s first preview column of 2013! Because the TNA pay per views will only be live four times in 2013, we will only be doing previews for those shows(can’t predict taped stuff when we already know the outcome). Let’s get right down to business! Devon vs. Joseph Park JT: Abyss vs Devon. Think we see a black hole slam in this one? Me too. I really don’t have a whole lot to say about the Aces and Eights storyline anymore, only that I’ve grown tired ofRead More
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Posted On January 12, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Smackdown Analysis 01/11/13

Booker T opens the show and announces Alberto Del Rio vs Big Show for the World Title in a Last Man Standing Match tonight. Booker also announces that the Rock will be on the show and that Randy Orton will go one on one with Antonio Cesaro. Big Show comes out and complains about the match. Show gets angry and threatens Booker until Del Rio comes down and knocks Show out of the ring with a dropkick. ^Awesome opening for the show! Big Show cut a great promo; the guyRead More
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Posted On January 11, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Cage Warriors 51

British MMA is on the agenda for the first time this year, and this time around we’re going to take a trip to Dublin and Cage Warriors 51, held on New Year’s Eve and shown this past Wednesday night on Sky Sports here in Britain. The broadcast began with a women’s catchweight fight, made at 120 pounds, between Katja Kankaanpaa and local favourite Aisling Daly. Daly began her night’s work by coming forward as soon as the fight began, but it wasn’t long before her Finnish opponent took the upperRead More
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Posted On January 10, 2013By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:CM Punk/The Rock

This past week on Raw, the WWE had one of its most intriguing segments in recent memory when WWE Champion, CM Punk went on an elaborate tirade where he compared his current, record-setting title run to those of the golden era of wrestling as a way to put over his “best in the world” heel persona. The Rock made his return and an intense verbal confrontation followed, which is exactly what the WWE needed to sell the upcoming Royal Rumble match. In my opinion, some of the real criticism thatRead More
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Posted On January 9, 2013By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: 5 Bold Predictions for 2013

It’s time for the latest FATP with yours truly. Welcome along for the ride! It’s gonna be chock-full of my usual brand of ranting and raving, with maybe a sprinkling of positivity. Maybe. It feels pretty strange to be sitting down and writing a blog. I’ve not done any writing for about 2/3 weeks. The FATP Awards and WWE Year in Review were written WELL before Xmas and to be honest, I was a little bit sick of wrestling at that point. I’ve only really watched Impact and Raw fromRead More
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Posted On January 8, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Guest Booker with Vince Russo

I think it’s safe to sat that Vince Russo is one of the most polarising figures in the recent history of professional wrestling. Depending on your point of view he’s either the saviour of wrestling in the 90’s or the destroyer of wrestling in the 00’s. There’s no doubting however that the man is passionate about the business where he made his name, and it came as no great surprise when Kayfabe Commentaries approached him for the latest in their Guest Booker series. With Sean Oliver and his new beardRead More
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Posted On January 8, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 01/07/13

John Cena comes out to open Raw and he talks about tonight’s show. Dolph Ziggler and AJ interrupt along with Big E Langston. They bicker and Cena challenges Ziggler to a match right now. Ziggler says no but Big E accepts the challenge for him and tells Ziggler to go down to the ring. ^Cena was typical Cena, and his excitement was clearly fake and cheesy, but his words with Ziggler led us to this opening match, and who the hell can complain about starting Raw(a wrestling show) with theseRead More
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It’s been quite a while since I’ve reviewed a Ring of Honor event on DVD, and quite a lot has happened since then. Titles have changed hand, talent has changed sides, and the head booker has been replaced by a masked man. Now we’re going to jump right back into the deep end by going back to Chicago Ridge last September to see what happened when former TNA World Champion Rhino challenged Kevin Steen for the ROH World title in the main event of Death Before Dishonor X: State ofRead More
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Posted On January 7, 2013By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam: Where are they Now?

Hello everybody, Liam here once again with another riveting edition of Tea Time with Liam, My first article of 2013 which was originally meant to have been my final article of 2012, but as you all know by now, I’m a very lazy boy. I’m not really big on New Years resolutions but I do have a mini one to write more this year. I’ve been writing articles for about a year now and I’d like to personally thank every reader who has taken the time to check out myRead More
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If you talk to British wrestling fans of a certain age they’ll get all misty-eyed while remembering the likes of Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Kendo Nagasaki, Rollerball Rocco and Mick McManus. They’ll also tell you that British wrestling isn’t as good today as it was back then. There are some who would disagree with that, and one of them is Greg Lambert, author of a new book that looks at what British wrestling has accomplished in the 21st century. Holy Grail: The True Story of British Wrestling’s Revival tells theRead More