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Posted On January 4, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Smackdown Analysis 01/04/13

Randy Orton opens Smackdown and says he wants to be World Heavyweight Champion, and he says Smackdown was his show a long time ago. He announces his entry into the 2013 Royal Rumble. Sheamus’ music hits and down he comes to the ring. He also declares that he will enter the Royal Rumble match, and he thanks Orton for helping with the Shield on Raw. Orton says he wasn’t helping Sheamus; he says he was attacking the Shield for himself. They begin to argue until the Big Show interrupts andRead More
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A few months ago, after I reviewed the UFC’s 5th show on FX, a fan who goes by the name of Ace James posted a very interesting reply to my piece. To cut a long story short he said it would be great if the UFC held weekly shows, so fans would get to see UFC action on a more regular basis. While this idea is all well and good it got me thinking. If people want to see regular MMA action then why not look outside of the UFC?Read More
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Posted On January 4, 2013By Siddharth GroverIn Columns

Is The Great Khali Really Liked In India?

Before you make any conclusions, realize that this article is written by an Indian writer. Numerous wrestling fans from various countries often have the same opinion about the Great Khali, which always go like this. “The Great Khali is horrible, but everyone in India loves him.” This opinion has been the norm for multiple years, beginning from when the Great Khali debuted in the WWE. Often called boring and monotonous, the Great Khali received criticism from everywhere: article, media, fans and sometimes even the backstage wrestlers. But, the excuse forRead More
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Posted On January 1, 2013By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 155 Dos Santos vs Velasquez 2

It was the final show of 2012, with Junior Dos Santos facing Cain Velasquez for the second time in the main event of UFC 155, shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. This five hour marathon started with the preliminary fights, beginning with two fights from the lightweight division as Michael Johnson went up against Myles Jury. This could be one of the most one-sided fights I’ve seen in 2012. For three rounds Jury dominated the action on the ground, overwhelmingRead More
From Across the Pond

Posted On January 1, 2013By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Reviewing the WWE Year Part 2 (July – December 2012)

Welcome to the 1st FATP of 2013! Hopefully you all had a great Christmas and if you need some reading material while you’re nursing a New Years Eve hangover, then sit down with a strong cup of coffee, put your feet up and enjoy! Thanks for the tremendous feedback/comments/tweets I got about the FATP Awards that I posted on Christmas Day. I put a lot of hard work into it, so I’m glad you lot enjoyed my winners and losers of 2012! Now that we’re in to a brand newRead More
wwe-raw

Posted On January 1, 2013By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 12/31/12

We open the show with MizTV on the stage and the Miz announces that tonight is a champion’s choice show. His guest is John Cena. They are interrupted by Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes. They argue and Cena says he wants a clean slate with Miz. He challenges Rhodes and Sandow to a match right now. ^This was a lot of fun. I love the RGIII stuff here, and I love the chemistry with these four on the mic. Great opening for a taped show! Cena and Miz defeat SandowRead More
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Posted On December 30, 2012By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: The Greatest Tag Team Wasn’t a Team

When you think of tag team wrestling who comes to mind? The Road Warriors, the Hart Foundation, the Hardys, The Dudley Boys? All were great teams, dominated tag divisions for years, and won accolades other teams could only accomplish in their dreams. However, what if I made a case that the greatest tag wrestler wasn’t known for any one team. What if I said it was because he wasn’t on just one team that dominated for a decade but was on several teams that dominated for a decade that madeRead More
Skull Cans

Posted On December 30, 2012By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: DOW 2012

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. As it’s the end of the world… sorry… year… I thought I’d look back over 2012 and pinpoint what I consider to be the biggest nail in the coffin for Professional Wrestling. I’ve written aRead More
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Posted On December 29, 2012By Michael GroomsIn Columns

Michael’s Musings – The Golden Mike Awards

It is the end of the year and everyone is talking about the best that professional wrestling has had to offer in the past year. 2012 has been a hell of a year in the world of professional wrestling and everyone seems to have a different opinion about what was the greatest things. I thought it would only be fair to post my awards for the best of TNA and WWE Wrestling, it is a little award I like the call The Golden Mike. Wrestler of the Year: Bobby Roode.Read More
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Posted On December 28, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

The 2012 Thunder And Lightning Awards

Lightning and I got together and decided that we needed to recognize the best of the best, and the best of the worst for the year 2012. Here’s what we’ve come up with! For some of the categories, Lightning and I have different choices, and for others we easily agreed. We hope you enjoy it! Knockout of the Year: Thunder and Lightning: Miss Tessmacher – A no brainer to start with. Gail Kim has led the knockouts for some time, and Brooke Tessmacher showed us who she is this yearRead More
chris-benoit

Posted On December 27, 2012By Siddharth GroverIn Columns

Does Chris Benoit Deserve To Be in the WWE Hall of Fame?

World Wrestling Entertainment is a global enterprise. An enterprise always looks to keep the image of the company clean, and thus protect the brand from any harmful events that take place. Recently, for Linda McMahon’s Senate campaign, all offending WWE YouTube videos have been removed, and the product has taken a considerably low dip, yet she lost. But that’s not the topic at hand today. WWE has the power to make a man famous, and build their reputation, but it can also bring down a man’s reputation and make theRead More
rock-cena

Posted On December 26, 2012By Siddharth GroverIn Columns

Rock vs John Cena: Why It Was the Best Match of 2012

Welcome, PWMania.com readers, to another article by me, where I take a look at the legendary bout from WrestleMania 28, and make a case as to why it deserves to be called the best match of this year. No, I’m not talking about the Triple H vs Undertaker spectacle, but rather I’m talking about the match which is bound to happen only once in a lifetime, the Rock vs John Cena. John Cena, the current face of the WWE, took on one of the biggest stars of the Attitude Era,Read More
From Across the Pond

Posted On December 25, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP Awards 2012

Yes, I know it’s Christmas Day and yes, you’re probably wondering what the hell I’m doing writing a column this week, but I’ll let you into a secret… break kayfabe if you like. I actually wrote this a couple of days ago as a wee Christmas present to you, and jolly ol’ Saint Nick just happened to make it appear on the website today! :) As you’ll know, almost every industry has an annual awards ceremony: whether it’s the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, The Brit Awards or WWE’s Slammy Awards. ThisRead More
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Posted On December 23, 2012By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: WWE Universe

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’s CHRISTMASSSS!!!! Well… Nearly! So who has time to read opinions by professional wrestling bloggers..? Clearly YOU! But don’t worry I’ll keep this brief… I just want to talk about the WWE Universe and somethingRead More
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There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the end of the world. We were all meant to meet our maker on December 21st, and even though it never happened that won’t stop crackpots around the world predicting everything from worldwide floods to asteroid strikes to alien invasions. However, it seems to me that we, the human race, are ignoring the most important question – what will become of professional wrestling? How will it survive in a post-apocalyptic world? Well people, read on and you’ll find out! TheRead More
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Posted On December 20, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE TLC

With the world due to end within the next few hours what better time is there for my latest better late than never review. Numerous MMA events and a stinking cold meant that I’ve only just caught up with WWE’s TLC, shown in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Sports here in Britain. The show began with Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara taking on Team Rhodes Scholars, Damian Sandow and Cody Rhodes, in a tables match to determine the number one contenders for the Tag TeamRead More
From Across the Pond

Posted On December 20, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP Mailbag Special

Welcome to this week’s edition of FATP. Thanks for all the amazing feedback I got about last week’s column where I looked back at the participants involved at last year’s TLC PPV and where they are now. I’ll even throw out a thank you to the guy who e-mailed me with nothing else to say except “you missed such and such”. Yes I did, but I wrote over 6,000 words, so gimme a break! Haha.. OK, so last week I mentioned that I’d be doing a one-off mailbag because it’sRead More
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Posted On December 20, 2012By Geddy CahoonIn Columns

The Cahoon Run Down: Why Do I Love Ryback?

Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with the first edition of The Cahoon Run Down in over 3 MONTHS. I don’t really have any kind of explanation for my absence – Let’s just say school and my personal life overwhelmed my desire to write. But you’re not here for excuses – You’re here to hear me get all verbose and ranty about the world of professional wrestling. Today, there’s one man I want to talk about in the wrestling world. No, it’s not the love of my life Damien Sandow, norRead More
smackdown

Posted On December 19, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Smackdown Analysis 12/18/12

Smackdown opens with MizTV and his guests are Dolph Ziggler with AJ Lee and Big E Langston. Miz eventually calls AJ crazy and Langston delivers his finisher to him for it. ^So Dolph and AJ are officially a couple; it slightly reminds me of Shawn Michaels and Sherri back in the day. I like the Langston’s gimmick as the group bodyguard, because eventually you know he’ll get sick of his group and turn face; the potential here is nice. Backstage, Teddy Long convinces Booker T to give Brad Maddox aRead More