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Posted On December 18, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC The Ultimate Fighter Finale

Having recently taken a look at the first of this past weekends Ultimate Fighter finales we’re now going to move forward 24 hours for the 16th final of the main competition, a massive five hours of fights shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. We begin with the preliminaries and the welterweight encounter between T.J. Waldburger and Nick Catone. The first round proved to be an interesting affair. Both fighters jockeyed for position around the cage, looking for an opening, theRead More
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Posted On December 18, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 12/17/12

Rey Mysterio defeats Damien Sandow with the 619 and splash from the top rope. ^This one had the potential to be a very exciting opening match, and instead we were shorted 80% of what we should have received. I like the Rhodes Scholars/Masks rivalry continuing, but you have to give us more than that from two guys with as much talent as Mysterio and Sandow. Booker T comes out to give the “tell me I did not just see that” slammy award. Boogeyman comes out and does his act. BradRead More
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Posted On December 17, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Sotiropoulos vs Pearson

Those of you who have read my ramblings for a while will know that I’m not really a fan of reality TV. Out of all of The Ultimate Fighter series I’ve only watched three of them all the way through, and one of them was because I’d been asked to review the DVD release. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like a good scrap, which is why I always try to watch the finals, and this past weekend we were treated to two finals shows, beginning with the Brits takingRead More
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Posted On December 17, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE TLC 2012 Reaction

Naomi wins the pre-show battle royal: I wasn’t expecting it, but now it just looks like WWE is offering up a random number one contender to challenge Eve. It was an interesting decision, but I’m not sure many will care. My hope for Naomi winning is that she will become a regular wrestling diva that helps transform the division into something that people look forward to seeing. Team Rhodes Scholars defeats the team in Masks to become number one contenders for the tag team championship: The match was quick, butRead More
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Posted On December 16, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: When Wrestling Was Golden

Ah, those were the days. Sitting in my front room on a Saturday afternoon, watching two blokes trying to beat the hell out of each other, my Dad really getting into the action before he could check his pools coupon when the football results came on. I’m guessing that I wasn’t the only one who was taken back to that magical time last Thursday when BBC Four presented When Wrestling Was Golden. Narrated by former Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston, the documentary took us back to the heyday of British wrestling,Read More
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Posted On December 16, 2012By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Aces and Eights

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 been a pretty good week of wrestling so far with Final Resolution and pretty solid ‘go home shows’ for Raw and Smackdown. So I just want to talk about something that I don’t thinkRead More
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Posted On December 15, 2012By Michael GroomsIn Columns

Michael’s Musings: WWE TLC Predictions

Tomorrow night, WWE presents the final Pay-Per-Views of the year, TLC. I thought I would give you the readers my insights on what I believe is going to happen tomorrow night. Ryback, Kane, and Daniel Bryan vs. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns in a six-man tag TLC match. WWE seems to have been planting the seeds to this match even before CM Punk was forced off of the card. This marks to the first time that a TLC match will be decided via pinfall or submission, which technicallyRead More
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Posted On December 15, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Lightning: WWE TLC 2012 Preview

Thunder And Lightning are back with our TLC 2012 predictions! The card has shaped up through a somewhat interesting build, and here we are to share our thoughts! Pre Show Match: Divas Battle Royal to determine a no. 1 contender: ML: There have been reports circulating all week that the WWE wants to revamp and improve their Divas division, which is about damn time. The Divas division has been suffering for far too long and the WWE needs to revamp it. Eve Torres’ reign as Divas Champion has been solidRead More
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Posted On December 15, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Lightning: ROH Final Battle 2012 Preview

NYC Street Fight Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin vs BJ Whitmer & Rhett Titus JT: This rivalry has become personal over the last several months, and the team of Whitmer and Titus has been very impressive. The match will be hard fought and will perhaps determine what tag team next gets a shot at the gold. I predict Whitmer and Titus to get the win. Confidence Points: 5 ML: This match has been brewing over the course of the last few months. Essentially since the Midnight Express won the TagRead More
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Posted On December 14, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s WWE B-Show Rundown 12/14/12

Saturday Morning Slam 12/08/12 Sheamus defeats Titus O’Neil using the brogue kick. Booker T teaches the steps to perform the spinarooni. John Cena defeats Heath Slater using the attitude adjustment. Thoughts: Sheamus had a pretty decent match with O’Neil given that he’s so young and big. The Cena/Slater match was halfway entertaining, but Slater got in way too much offense in this one. Overall it was a fun show and I’ll still keep watching. WWE NXT 12/12/12 Paige defeats Sasha Banks using the paige-turner. Roman Reigns is interviewed. Bray Wyatt’sRead More
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Posted On December 14, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: TNA Final Resolution

It’s time to head off into the Impact Zone for the last time in 2012 as we take a look at TNA’s Final Resolution, shown this past Wednesday night on Challenge here in Britain. The show began with James Storm taking on Frankie Kazarian. This scenario began with Storm coming to the ring to call out his old buddy Bobby Roode. Kazarian actually answered the challenge, and after a lot of back and forth jaw jacking a referee appeared on the ramp and the impromptu match began. It began withRead More
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Posted On December 13, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Cage Contender Fight Stars

December 1st, 2012 may go down as one of the busiest days in British MMA history. On the night that BAMMA were holding a show in Birmingham and UCMMA were hold in a show in London the Cage Contender promotion were adding the heady mix with a show that harked back to the early days of “no holds barred” fighting at The Olympia in Liverpool. The Fight Stars show featured an eight man lightweight tournament, with the quarter and semi-finals contested over two rounds and the final contested over threeRead More
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Posted On December 13, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: PPV Flashback – WWE TLC 2011

Welcome to the latest edition of FATP with yours truly. Thanks for the feedback I got last week about the situation surrounding the Rock and a potential run with the WWE Title. It was great to hear from so many people who raised valid points for and against giving Rocky another WWE title run in 2013. In particular, thanks to a reader called Darrin, who sent me a huge e-mail explaining what he’d do instead of giving Rock the title. He took a lot of time and effort in sendingRead More
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Posted On December 12, 2012By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: Interviewing the Great Matt Hardy

Very excited to have the opportunity this week to interview one of the greatest tag team wrestlers of all time; turned great singles wrestler Matt Hardy. Matt Hardy is working with a group I’ve had the privilege of talking with a newer company called Extreme Rising. Their inaugural IPPV event Remember November was a massive success for the company and I have to say after seeing it, it isn’t a typical “extreme reunion” group. Sure, there are some old familiar ECW names like The Franchise Shane Douglas and Sabu toRead More
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Posted On December 11, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 12/10/12

Raw opens with Dolph Ziggler on a ladder. He talks about beating John Cena at TLC and cashing in his briefcase on Big Show. Sheamus interrupts and tells Dolph he’ll have to cash in on him instead. They argue and Sheamus ends up shoving the ladder and Ziggler crashes to the top rope and then the outside. ^With the Punk/Ryback match out of the picture, WWE is heavily pushing Dolph Ziggler as the briefcase holder as well as the Sheamus/Big Show match, and I love it. I’m not saying IRead More
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Posted On December 10, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

Dave Scott – Greatest Rivalries: Kane vs Undertaker

Hey there guys, gals and everything in between. Dave Scott here for my usual Monday night madness. Last week I did not write anything because I didn’t think there was anything to talk about that hasn’t already really been covered. Now this week I am in a similar position where after Raw last week I felt again there isn’t that much that I could cover that you would not have already read somewhere else. So rather than talking about what is happening just now, I’d like to go back andRead More
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Posted On December 10, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam: Time for a New Star?

Hello everybody, Liam here once again with another edition of Tea Time with Liam, where once again I’ll offer my ramblings on the wacky world of pro wrestling. Once again I’ve been a lazy boy, but you’re all probably used to it by now. Hopefully I’m offering you readers quality over quantity. I can hope anyway. Enough of the intro, lets get on with this weeks/months column. Not for the first time this year, WWE has found itself in a sticky situation. Once again, one of the top wrestlers inRead More
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Posted On December 10, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Henderson vs Diaz

It’s time to step into the Octagon once more as we take a look at the UFC’s latest appearance on Fox, headlined by Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz and shown live in the early hours of this past Sunday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began with the first of two welterweight fights as Mike Swick took on Matt Brown. This was good. Really good. It began with the usual feeling out period, and when the fight went to the ground we were treated to a great displayRead More
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Posted On December 9, 2012By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Nattie By Nature

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. Yo, yo, yo, people. So the WWE has been recently talking about its lack of depth in the Diva’s division since all of its underwear models – sorry… Divas… ahem… – have taken their newRead More