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Posted On December 8, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Lightning: TNA Final Resolution 2012 Preview

Heading into 2013, TNA has come up with this impressive-on-paper card for their final show, and Mike Lightning is here with me to share our thoughts! For our predictions for the year, Lightning is ahead of me 143 to 127 with two shows to go. It’s time to step up my game to see if I can pull off a miracle! Let’s get to it: KNOCKOUTS TITLE Mickie James vs. Tara ML: The way that Mickie James has been pushed since her return is something that isn’t really fresh orRead More
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Posted On December 7, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s WWE B-Show Rundown 12/07/12

Note: On this day in 1941, the United States was attacked by Japan in Pearl Harbor, leading our country to enter World War II. A lot of lives were lost because of this, and a lot of brave soldiers represented our country in that War and many others. If you’re in the US and you’re reading this, or anywhere in the world for that matter, take the time to thank a veteran and shake their hand if you see one in public. Their service defending our nation and protecting ourRead More
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Posted On December 7, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UCMMA 31

It’s time to step into the world of British MMA for the second time this week, and this time around we’re heading to The Troxy in London for UCMMA, shown this past Wednesday night on Sky Sports here in Britain. The broadcast began with action from the welterweight division as Tautvydas Lileikis faced Khalid Ismail. We had quite a lengthy feeling out period at the beginning of this one, but as the action went past the one minute mark it suddenly exploded into life. Lileikis went for a takedown, butRead More
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I think we are all in agreement that CM Punk is on a hot streak as a performer. Sure, he might not always be thrown into the best situations storyline-wise, but his mic work is awesome and Punk has been bringing it in the work rate department for well over a year. CM Punk is headed toward a showdown at Royal Rumble with the Rock, which means the buildup promos should be fantastic and the match itself should hover around four stars. The Rock is rumored to be taking theRead More
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Posted On December 5, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: The Rock and the WWE Championship in 2013

It’s time for the latest edition of FATP. Today, I thought I’d take a look at the possible scenarios surrounding The Rock and the WWE Title in 2013. As much as everyone sh*ts on The Rock for only coming back part-time, the fact is that when he’s back, TV ratings and PPV buys spike. Nobody can blame him for moving on from wrestling. I guarantee that any other wrestler would’ve done the same if they’d have had the chance. Do I think he could’ve come back sooner? Yeah, but that’sRead More
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Posted On December 4, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 12/03/12

Team Hell No defeats the Prime Time Players. Daniel Bryan wins with a rollup on Darren Young. The Shield watch from different parts of the arena and attack the champions after the match. ^Raw opened with a tag match and no talking? I guess some changes must’ve been suggested by creative. The match itself was longer than I expected, and it was slightly above average. The attack on the champions is what I find most intriguing because the eventual explanations will be interesting. AJ defeats Tamina in a competitive matchRead More
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Posted On December 3, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: BAMMA 11

It was an historic night this past Saturday as for the first time ever MMA was shown on British terrestrial television. The network that broke new ground was Channel 5, and the event in question was the 11th show from the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA). The two fight broadcast began in the middleweight division as Sam Boo went up against the darling of the tabloid newspapers, Alex Reid, a man who has become more famous for his exploits outside the cage. I think the best way toRead More
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Posted On December 2, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: GPW Northern Soul

It’s debut time here in the pages of The Two Sheds Review. Well…..sort of. This time around we’re going to take a first look at the product offered by Grand Pro Wrestling, a promotion based in the north of England. Grand Pro Wrestling actually morphed from a promotion called Garage Pro Wrestling. I reviewed one of their DVDs before, but this will be my first taste of the “new” GPW. So let’s go back to this past March and The Rose Club in Wigan for Northern Soul. The show beganRead More
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Posted On December 2, 2012By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: ADR

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 want to take a moment to think about the ‘new apex predator of the WWE’ Alberto Del Rio. Now as you know, I very rarely rag on wrestlers (this is no different)Read More
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Posted On December 1, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s WWE B-Show Rundown 12/01/12

Saturday Morning Slam 11/24/12 Justin Gabriel defeats El Local in the opening match. Miz hosts a pie eating contest with R-Truth, Santino, and Zack Ryder. Miz declares Santino the winner and a food fight breaks out. Brodus comes up and wants to join the party. The funkadactyls love key lime pie. Santino feels the effects of a sugar rush. Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal defeat the Usos. Slater lands a scoop slam from the top rope after one of the brothers is distracted by Drew McIntyre. Thoughts: WWE NXT 11/28/12Read More
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Posted On November 29, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Breaking Kayfabe with Jerome Young

If I were to mention the name New Jack to you you’d probably think of the ultra-violent former ECW star who beat the hell out of an old man and stabbed a fat kid in the head with a scalpel. If I mentioned shoot interviews you’d probably say something along the lines of “he’s a good talker, but do we really need another shoot from him?” As good a talker as he is, I’d probably agree with you. But given that New Jack has retired it’s time for the manRead More
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Posted On November 28, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: The Lost Art of Tag Team Wrestling

One of the things that has saddened me over the past few years has been the demise of tag team wrestling. When I first took an interest in the American wrestling scene there must have been twenty or so teams plying their trade in the then-big three of the WWF, the NWA and the AWA, vying to win the three major titles when those belts actually meant something. These days that tag team division is more or less ignored, and it seems the only teams we’ve had in recent yearsRead More
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Posted On November 27, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 11/26/12

Raw opens with Ryback defeating Titus O’Neil. Ryback wins using shell shocked. Ryback stands in the ring and refuses to leave until he gets what he wants. Security comes out and he tosses one of them out of the ring. Vickie comes out and grants him a TLC Match with Punk for the WWE Title at the TLC ppv as long as he leaves the ring. ^If you like Ryback as a top guy then you’ll be very happy with this opening segment. The match was pretty good for howRead More
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Posted On November 26, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Jay Lethal: Lethal Injection

He’s a former TNA X Division and Tag Team Champion, and many were surprised when they released him back in 2011. Now Ring of Honor, his current home promotion, have honoured him with a DVD tribute. The man in question is the former “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, and the DVD is entitled Lethal Injection. It’s a two disc set, so what better place to start than with Disc One, which chronicles his ROH career from 2003 to 2005. 11th January, 2003 The first match of the collection sees the debutingRead More
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Posted On November 25, 2012By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Cardiac Arrest

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. In recent weeks the wrestling world has been abuzz with their thoughts on one major incident: CM Punk and Paul Heyman’s mocking of Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler’s heart attack… The majority of comments have beenRead More
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Posted On November 24, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s WWE B-Show Rundown 11/24/12

Saturday Morning Slam 11/17/12 R-Truth defeats William Regal with a rollup. Truth spends most of the match distracting Regal with Little Jimmy. Kofi Kingston defeats Zack Ryder with a crossbody from the top rope. Thoughts: The Regal/Truth match was short and more of an entertainment session than an actual contest. I liked the little jimmy games throughout, but William Regal is capable of so much more. My only confusion to the match is that Regal was acting like a villain, yet on Smackdown he stands by Sheamus’ side. It makesRead More
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Posted On November 24, 2012By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: 5 Predictions That Will Come True…Maybe

My five predictions that will undoubtedly come true…unless they don’t. In which case ignore this column 6 months from now…extravaganza. Here they are the five things I think will happen in the next year and not just, what I hope will happen in the WWE. 5) The Rock will beat CM Punk for the WWE title at the Royal Rumble. I’m actually ok with this happening. For two reasons really, one they’ll put on a very good match because Punk will go into “eff you” mode and because it’ll setRead More
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Posted On November 23, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Show a little respect

For the second week in a row, it’s later than expected, but welcome to the latest edition of FATP! It’s been a busy week wrestling wise. I watched 2 hours of TNA on Sunday night, as well as catching Survivor Series live, before watching Raw live for the first time in months on Monday. I’ve only just got somewhat back to normal now, so I’m sorry this is late again. Watching all that wrestling this week brought something to my attention, which is gonna be the focus of this FATP.Read More
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Posted On November 21, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Survivor Series

It’s time to step into WWE territory once again as we look at the last of the “big four” pay per views of the year, the Survivor Series, shown live in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Box Office here in Britain. The show began with the first elimination match as Brodus Clay, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio faced Tensai, Primo, Epico, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil. This was a good way to open the show. I was more than pleased whenRead More