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Posted On October 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn Columns, Indy News, News

Dory Funk Jr. – Remembering Mike Graham

Eddie Graham was the owner and genius behind the success of the Florida Territory. The foundation of his territory was built on wrestling and credibility of the wrestlers who worked for him. If you wanted to break into the wrestling business in Florida, You had to prove yourself as a wrestler first. Eddie Graham, Mike Graham and I were in the Wrestling office upstairs at the Sportatorium at 106 North Albany Street in Tampa, Florida. Down stairs in the arena, Larry Robinson was waiting for a tryout to become aRead More
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Posted On October 27, 2012By Michael GroomsIn Columns

Michael’s Musings – WWE Hell in a Cell Predictions

This Sunday, WWE presents Hell in a Cell, and it does not look half bad. It is the other half that worries me. Shockingly WWE has done a decent job of building up most of the matches on the card but as always, they have left themselves room for special “bonus” matches on the card. Randy Orton vs Alberto del Rio This is the 2nd biggest match on the Smackdown side of things and it is between two people that can go toe to toe with each other in theRead More
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Posted On October 26, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Progress Chapter 2: The March of Progress

A few months ago we took a first look at one of the new kids on the British wrestling block, Progress. Now we’re going to pay them a second visit as we go back to The Garage in Islington, London, this past June for Chapter Two: The March of Progress, a show headlined by someone who could become a TNA star in the very near future. It’s a two disc set, so there’s no better place to start than with Disc One, and after the initial and quite funny openingRead More
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It’s time for the latest FATP, which is exclusive to PWMania.com. Due to other commitments, I couldn’t write last week, but rest assured, its back to business as usual, which means it’s that time of the week where I give you my thoughts on something in the crazy world of sports-entertainment! This week, I’ve decided to write about the main-event of WWE’s next pay-per-view, Hell in a Cell, which comes to us live this Sunday. Something’s gotta give as CM Punk’s title reign collides with the one-man wrecking ball, Ryback.Read More
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Posted On October 24, 2012By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

The Wrestling Genius: How Paul Heyman Changed My Perspective

It’s my comeback, column, my coming out of retirement tour, it’s ah hell you don’t care lets just get to it. While I’ve been away writing political columns I’ve felt a need to come back and write about the sport I love. Wrestling has always had a special place in my life, from when I was a kid who cheered hardest and loudest for Macho Man Randy Savage, or when my dad would take time out of his busy schedule to watch the Undertaker or Stone Cold with me. It’sRead More
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Posted On October 23, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 10/22/12

Raw opens with Team Rhodes Scholars defeating Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara to become the number one contenders for the tag team titles at Hell in a Cell. Kane and Dbry “congratulate” the duo after the match and Kane performs “magic” by blocking Dbry’s head and standing in front of him while saying “now you see him, now you don’t.” ^This match felt way too short, and I know Rhodes and Sandow were meant to look dominant, but is this really how Mysterio and Sin Cara should look when you’veRead More
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Posted On October 22, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

Dave Scott – CM Punk vs Ryback

Hey there guys and gals! Dave Scott here for my usual Monday night discussions. Just like to say before I start with this weeks topic that I just watched NXT for the first time tonight since it has been filmed at the new arena and I have to say I was very impressed with the whole show. The whole set out of it seems very good, the matches were great and the commentary was second to none. Think I’m going to have to check out a bit more of itRead More
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Posted On October 21, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s WWE B-Show Rundown 10/21/12

Saturday Morning Slam 10/13/12 Josh Mathews and Santino are on commentary this week. The Miz defeats Justin Gabriel with the “crushing finale.” Various superstars talk about entrance theme. Kofi and Dbry say the Warrior’s was their favorite. Beth Phoenix says Kane, Ziggler says Steve Austin, Cena says his own, and Kaitlyn says Brodus Clay. Jim Johnston is highlighted(the guy who makes WWE entrance themes) next and how he makes music for superstars. He talks about some of his favorite themes and they are Steve Austin’s, DX, and the Big Show’s.Read More
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Posted On October 21, 2012By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: Alisha Ceraso

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. Here we go again for another addition of the DOW, and I just want to start off by saying that I don’t actually think that Alisha Ceraso will single-handedly result in the death of professionalRead More
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Posted On October 19, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: TNA Bound for Glory

It’s been nearly a month since I reviewed a wrestling show, so what better time to step back into the ring with TNA’s biggest show of the year, Bound for Glory, shown this past Wednesday night on Challenge here in Britain. The show began with the first title match of the evening as Rob Van Dam challenged Zema Ion for the X Division title. I guess the weight limit has been scrapped then. This was pretty good, a nice way to open the show. RVD’s style is well suited toRead More
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Like a 2×4 to the back, I am back for another edition of wrestling amusement and observation. So grab your foam fingers and sit down and read what has to be said. Vince fails: @WWE you truly failed in achieving what could have been the best opportunity in making WWE programming better. With Vince and his state of the WWE address, we could have heard great changes, but no, we heard nothing but CM Punk hoopla. What a failed opportunity to makes waves and increase ratings. We all know CMRead More
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Posted On October 16, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 153 Silva vs Bonnar

So here’s the story. While UFC 153 was being shown live on ESPN my part of merry old England was hit by an unexpected thunder storm. It was unexpected because such things don’t normally happen at this time of year. For a few brief seconds we were hit by a power cut, which meant that my DVD recorder and satellite TV box stopped working. It also meant that I’d lost the preliminary fights and that I’d have to record the repeat showing the following night. So here, a little bitRead More
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Posted On October 16, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: WWE Raw Analysis 10/15/12

Raw opens with the Big Show cutting a promo. After reminiscing fondly over losing the World Title so quickly last December, Show calls out Daniel Bryan for a match. Bryan is shown backstage refusing to go to the ring. AJ shows up and tells Bryan he needs to wrestle Show. Kane laughs at Dbry when he asks if he Kane will have his back. ^Solid opening. I’ve been wanting to see Dbry and Big Show in more one on one matches ever since Dbry cashed in MITB last December. BigRead More
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Posted On October 16, 2012By Mike ShannonIn Columns

Mike Shannon’s WWE Raw Review – October 15, 2012

-Recap of last week’s main event but, strangely enough, they leave out CM Punk punching an innocent fan in the crowd for having the audacity to STAND BEHIND HIM. -We are live from Nashville, TN (home of 10 gallon hats and 10 cent brains) -Big Show kicks us off and recaps last week’s activities where a fake PSI meter measures his KO Punch at 1800 PSI, which makes Paul the second coming of Ivan Drago. The crowd starts chanting “45 seconds” at him, causing Show to challenge Daniel Bryan immediatelyRead More
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Posted On October 15, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

Dave Scott – This Week

Hey there guys! Dave Scott here for some lovely Monday night wrestling chat. Now first off I would like to start with saying that I watched the CM Punk DVD documentary tonight and it is safe to say that it is brilliant. The way it has been put together and the whole presentation of the DVD is great, which to be honest isn’t too much of a surprise as most of WWE’s documentaries are really good. This one is definitely up there with the best though and I highly recommendRead More
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Posted On October 15, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: TNA Bound For Glory 2012 Reaction

Bound For Glory opened with Rob Van Dam defeating Zema Ion for the X-Division Title. The match was fast paced and fun, but it was somewhat short. I don’t understand RVD being X-Division Champion after one confrontation with Ion. Where was the build for THE BIGGEST SHOW OF THE YEAR? Wasn’t the X-Division the big difference that TNA prided itself on in comparison to other wrestling companies? Zema Ion hit the nail on the head when he said the division is dead, but it’s not for a lack of competitors.Read More
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Posted On October 14, 2012By David DavisIn Columns

Death of Wrestling: WMD

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. What’s up, guys? I have to apologise for my thought this week – as I’m the guy who swallowed the rule book and makes sure that everyone follows them. You might even think that IRead More
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Posted On October 14, 2012By Michael GroomsIn Columns

Michael’s Musings – TNA Bound for Glory Predictions

Tonight TNA’s presents it’s biggest PPV of the year Bound for Glory and I know that I cannot be the only one disappointed with the card that TNA has put out this year. Do not get me wrong, WWE has put out some bad Wrestlemania’s in the past and I think this is the TNA equivalent of Wrestlemania 11. The show has two decent matches and the rest are forgettable at best. Joey Ryan vs Al Snow Why in the blue hell in the year 2012 is Al Snow gettingRead More
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Posted On October 14, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder And Lightning: TNA Bound For Glory 2012 Preview

Thunder and Lightning are back with our TNA Bound For Glory 2012 predictions! Joey Ryan vs Al Snow JT: Joey Ryan has been on the independent circuit for years, and he’s one talented athlete. Al Snow is a talented veteran who has dedicated the last ten plus years to training new talent. I like Snow, and I like that he’s so willing to work with Ryan in the ring to make him look good. This should be a great heel victory for Joey Ryan. Confidence Points: 5 ML: After theRead More