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Late Sunday night, TMZ broke the story that Spike TV informed Dixie Carter that they were cancelling TNA Impact Wrestling. It wasn’t exactly surprising, as Spike did the same thing when they were TNN to ECW, except that ECW was drawing a better rating than TNA had been. It also wasn’t surprising from the standpoint that TNA had been stale for a long time. Now, TNA at least has more warning involved than ECW did. They have a contract locked in until October, so there is time to find aRead More
rybaxel
The opinion may be unpopular, but I’ve really enjoyed Rybaxel. They’ve been good for the division. They’ve been good at putting other teams over and getting enough wins to make a win over them still meaningful. Ryback and Axel work well together and after they both more or less burnt out under Heyman’s name, this has been something to help rebuild them. Eventually, they are going to break up and I’d argue it is going to be sooner rather than later, but what happens to them next? Ryback was hotRead More
today-in-wrestling-history

Posted On July 29, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 29th

Trivia 1991 – Bobby Heenan, holding the NWA World championship belt, announced during a TV Taping in Worcester, MA that Ric Flair, the “Real World’s champion” was coming to the WWF during a segment of Paul Bearer’s “The Funeral Parlor” 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.0 to 2.1 in the ratings 2007 – TNA came to terms to bring in Andrew “Test” Martin.  He would be gone from the promotion after only a few appearances 2008 – Dawn Marie launched Wrestler’s Rescue 2012 – HiroshiRead More
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I wonder sometimes if today’s crop of independent wrestlers ever wonder why wrestling converted from being a legit sport to being a worked form of entertainment. For those wondering, which I assume is nearly everyone working the independent circuit, the reason was to make more money. By controlling the outcome of a contest and building controversy, gates were able to be increased, which thus allowed for better payoffs. Wrestlers still wrestled and the product was taken credibly. This was ultimately the conventional formula until Vince McMahon usurped the competition inRead More
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Posted On July 28, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 28th

Trivia 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.4 to 2.9 in the ratings 2007 – TNA signed suspended Tennessee Titan cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones to a deal that would see the NFL star perform as a professional wrestler.  The NFL would step in to prevent Jones from being truly physically involved, although he would have a run as TNA Tag Team champion & would get to pin Sting during his run.  Jones was suspended for the entire 2007 NFL season without pay for off-the-fieldRead More
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Posted On July 27, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 27th

Trivia 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.9 to 4.7 in the ratings Events In 2002, ROH Crowning A Champion was held at Murphy Recreational Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With an attendance of 450. The shows main event featured a 1 hour Iron Man match to become the 1st ROH Champion. The 4 earned the right to compete for the title by winning their respective brackets in the Road To The Title tournament. The rules for the match was that for every pin &Read More
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Posted On July 26, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 26th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 7.1 to 3.4 in the ratings 2005 – Then-WWE developmental talent The Miz worked a dark match during a Smackdown taping in Rochester, NY, teaming with Tough Enough winner Matt Cappotelli to defeat The Highlanders.  The taping also featured one of two televised appearances by Frankie Kazarian, who defeated Funaki on Velocity.  Kazarian would quickly request a WWE release after being asked to cut his hair.  He would eventually return to TNA & find a place on their rosterRead More
kane

Posted On July 25, 2014By Oliver NorgroveIn Columns, Featured

Why Kane Is One Of The All-Time Greats In WWE

Why Kane is one of the all-time greats in WWE: According to one of my friends, WWE recently released a t-shirt which reads “KANE: The Devil’s favorite demon but nobody’s favorite wrestler”. The shirt turned out to be a joke, but it sent home the numbing realization that Kane has been one of the most overlooked, underrated WWE talents in modern history. In this article, I will offer up 7 reasons which, to me, summarize why Kane could and should be considered one of the true greats of his generation.Read More
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Posted On July 25, 2014By Oliver NorgroveIn Columns

The Best and Worst of WWE Raw: July 21st, 2014

Storyline development for the divas For years now, the divas division has struggled to build and maintain any kind of momentum. Whether this is due to a lack of talent, or a lack of effort from writers is anyone’s guess, but I for one have a great deal of sympathy for the divas. Currently, we have THREE on-going storylines for the divas, with Layla and Summer Rae fighting with and over Fandango, Steph’s on-going war with the Bellas & Paige’s turn on AJ on RAW. At least it is somethingRead More
today-in-wrestling-history

Posted On July 25, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 25th

Trivia 1993 – Terri Boatwright & Dustin Runnels best known as Goldust & Marlena, were married 1993 – Jim Cornette, the head of SMW at the time, debuted for the WWF during a TV taping in Alexandria Bay, NY  Cornette, greeted by Bobby Heenan, goes on to become the “American Spokesperson” for Yokozuna and manage his SMW charges, The Heavenly Bodies, who debut the same night. Events In 1999, WWF Fully Loaded was held at Marine Midland Arena, in Buffalo, New York. With an attendance of 16,605: Sunday Night Heat: – ValRead More
austin-jr
I’m a fan of podcasts, and typically love to listen to those done by Steve Austin and Jim Ross, who have the best guests on, from a wrestling perspective, and ask the best questions. One thing that Ross has gone on about for weeks now is the lack of proper heels in wrestling these days. For those of you not familiar with the vocabulary of wrestling, a heel is the bad guy and a babyface is the good guy. Ross’ contention is that nobody is a proper heel anymore becauseRead More
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Posted On July 24, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Battleground 2014

It’s time to step into WWE territory once again as we take a look at their latest pay per view offering, Battleground, shown live in the early hours of this past Monday morning on Sky Box Office here in Britain. The show began with the first title match of the evening as Wyatt Family members Erick Rowan and Luke Harper challenged Jimmy & Jey Uso for the Tag Team titles in a best of three falls match. To say that this was a great way to start the show wouldRead More
today-in-wrestling-history

Posted On July 24, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 24th

Trivia 2000 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.9 to 2.8 in the ratings 2006 – Aurora Rose Levesque, daughter of Triple H & Stephanie McMahon, was born 2007 – World Wrestling Entertainment signs Ted DiBiase Jr. to a developmental deal and sends him to Florida Championship Wrestling in Tampa, Florida 2008 – The FOX affiliate in New York City opened their 10pm newscast with video footage of an incident that saw former ECW World champion The Sandman arrested during a birthday celebration for Captain Lou Albano.  In theRead More
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Posted On July 23, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 23rd

Trivia 2010 – Randy Savage makes his final wrestling-related public appearance via video, when he announces his action figure will be included in the WWE action figure line produced by Mattel 2012 – WWE broadcast the 1000th episode of WWE Raw. Several legends made appearances on the show, including The Rock, Bret Hart, Roddy Piper, Jim Duggan, & DX (Triple H, HBK, X-Pac, & The New Age Outlaws). It also saw a few more obscure, yet still noteworthy returns, including that of Sean Mooney Events In 1989, NWA’s The Great American Bash was heldRead More
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Posted On July 22, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 22nd

Trivia 1994 – After 16 hours of deliberation, a jury found WWF owner Vince McMahon not guilty of conspiracy to distribute steroids to wrestlers 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 2.6 to 2.2 Events In 2001, WWF Invasion was held at Gund Arena, in Cleveland, Ohio. With an attendance of 17,964. It was the 1st PPV to feature the WCW/ECW Invasion storyline: Sunday Night Heat: – Chavo Guerrero Jr. (WCW) defeated Scotty 2 Hotty (WWF) PPV: – Edge & Christian (WWF) defeated Mike Awesome & LanceRead More
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Posted On July 21, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 21st

Trivia 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 4.05 to 3.75 Events In 1996, WWF In Your House 9: International Incident was held at General Motors Place, in Vancouver, Canada. With an attendance of 14,804: Free For All: – Justin Bradshaw defeated Savio Vega PPV: – The Bodydonnas (Skip & Zip) defeated The Smoking Gunns (Bart & Billy Gunn) – Mankind defeated Henry O. Godwinn – Steve Austin defeated Marc Mero (with Sable) – The Undertaker defeated Goldust via DQ – Camp Cornette (Vader, Owen Hart,Read More
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Since I clairvoyantly predicted 100% of the results of last month’s Money in the Bank event, I reckoned I would once again provide my opinions, thoughts and forecasts for tonight’s Battleground event. I should once again state that due to WWE’s often option to swerve their audience that my prophecies are based on what I would consider logical in an otherwise illogical world. Before I get into my predictions I would like to first state that this event thus far seems to be the most rushed and poorly booked eventsRead More
total-divas

Posted On July 20, 2014By Richard LattaIn Columns, Featured

WWE Divas : 10 Women Defining A New Era In WWE

Women’s wrestling has gone through numerous phases in WWE. From the days of The Fabulous Moolah holding a title for almost 30 years, to having Alundra Blayze face off with Bull Nakano, in matches that seemed to come out of no where, to a complete disappearance of meaningful wrestling throughout The Attitude Era, we never knew what was next. After a period of evening gown matches, and Sable putting paint on herself, the early 2000’s saw Trish, Lita, Victoria, Molly, Gail Kim, and Mickie James establish themselves as not onlyRead More
today-in-wrestling-history

Posted On July 20, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 20th

Trivia 1998 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 5.0 to 4.7 in the ratings 2008 – Former WWF champion Ultimate Warrior made a signing appearance prior to the WWE’s Great American Bash PPV at the Marriott in Uniondale, Long Island right next to the Nassau Coliseum.  The signing drew in the area of 100-150 fans paying, at minimum, $55 per autograph 2008 – There were also 2 arrests at the PPV. Newsday reported that two men made their way backstage and attempted to make off with severalRead More