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Posted On June 17, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam: TNA/No Way Out Thoughts

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another riveting edition of Tea Time with Liam. A column that originally was weekly but due to my chronic laziness has turned into a bi weekly column recently. With that been said, wrestling isn’t great at the moment so at least I have an excuse. Man even my into is getting shorter. Okay I want to touch on TNA for a moment today, then list my No Way Out predictions and hopefully if I haven’t bored you to death and you reach the end. IRead More
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Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here. Sorry for the delay in this article’s posting; I came down with something on Thursday and couldn’t write it. I’m still sick, but I hate missing deadlines so it goes up today. Check out Part 1 if you haven’t, and let’s get in to this! Justin Roberts – Again, WWE loves listing announcers on the superstars page. Justin Roberts is hardly a superstar. In fact, he’s hardly even an announcer. I don’t like him, but hey. Maybe he’ll win. Vince has done stupider shit. ChanceRead More

Posted On June 17, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

The Smark’s Remarks: WWE No Way Out Predictions

Our No Way Out Predictions are here! This month I’m joined by Mike Lightning, KP, and Jace D. Ace. I’m really excited to have this team put together to do our monthly predictions! The card has seven matches total, so let’s get to it! YouTube Pre-Show Match: Brodus Clay vs. David Otunga ML: So, David Otunga gets the tall task of trying to end Brodus Clay’s “undefeated” streak since his return. It seems that these pre-show matches continually decline in match quality and this one is no different. Brodus hasRead More

Posted On June 16, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: TNA Slammiversary

It was ten years ago when the wrestling world was set alight as three greats went up against a trio of Elvis impersonators. Well, perhaps it wasn’t, but it was still ten years ago when Total Non-Stop Action presented their very first show. That was then, and this is now as we take a look at their latest pay-per-view offering, Slammiversary, shown this past Wednesday night on Challenge here in Britain. After an opening statement from Hulk Hogan it was on to the first title match of the evening asRead More

Posted On June 16, 2012By Adam HopsonIn Columns

Adzop: Limiting Lesnar’s Legacy

The three-month build up to WrestleMania is widely regarded as the best time to watch WWE, but as that big show approaches, plans are put in place regarding what happens immediately AFTER it has ended. This also makes for some great TV, from time to time. 2012 was one of those times. The Rock had beaten John Cena at WrestleMania 28. Cena came out on Raw the night after to admit defeat to the better man and to ‘congratulate The Rock on his victory’. However, Cena was disappointed to findRead More

Posted On June 16, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP Special: Quick Raw Thoughts and No Way Out Preview

Tomorrow night, WWE brings us the first No Way Out PPV since 2009. Have I missed it? I’ve not really had the chance to, especially at the rate that WWE has been churning out PPV’s. To say that I’m disillusioned with WWE right now is a massive understatement. The quality of the shows are so poor and the storylines/outcomes are so predictable that it’s boring me now. In Monday’s FATP, I said how pissed off I was with WWE and to prove my point, the ending to Raw was EXACTLYRead More
The Rundown is meant to be a very long column spanning the entire week of wrestling, and this piece certainly fits that and will from now on. Raw will be the only show that gets its own column, and the rest will be done here. Prediction columns will also be separate. There is a lot to talk about from this week, so let’s get to it! TNA Slammiversary Final Thoughts: This was a great show. James Storm’s return really stood out to me as a key moment for the storylinesRead More
Only four days removed from the electric TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view, Impact Wrestling once again provided a strong show filled with title matches, the start of the Bound for Glory series, and build towards Destination X and next week’s Open Fight Night. Here, I will analyze each significant segment presented on the show. I will also provide a combination of aftermath and wishful thinking about what we hope to see in coming weeks.   X-Division Champion Austin Aries defeated Chris Sabin and Zema Ion in an Ultimate X Match Fun match from Aries, Sabin, andRead More
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Posted On June 13, 2012By Eric MartinezIn Columns

Why Wade Barrett Has The Tools To Be A Main Eventer

On the 16th of February in 2010, the WWE Fans saw the debut of one Wade Barrett on their television screen. Mr. Barrett would be put on the WWE’s newest creation: NXT, a competition for a “rookie” to receive a WWE contract. Barrett would go on to win the first ever season of NXT and would go on to lead the Nexus…but that’s another story to tell. Barrett would distinguish himself on NXT and his subsequent time on RAW and later Smackdown. I am here today to present the reasonsRead More

Posted On June 13, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: TNA Slammiversary 2012 Reaction

Hulk Hogan opened the show and welcomed everyone to the event. He announced that Austin Aries would in fact be defending the X-Division Championship against Samoa Joe. Aries defeated Joe in the opening match with a modified brainbuster(modified because of Joe’s weight on Arie’s back). ^Who cares about Joe’s weight? Hogan and TNA made the right call by allowing this match to be for the title. When Joe is competing at the top of his game, the X-Division is where Joe shines the most. There really wasn’t a better wayRead More

Posted On June 12, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw Analysis 06/11/12

Raw opens with John Laurinaitis and Vince McMahon. Sheamus comes out and tells Vince he wants JL fired. JL tells Sheamus that he’ll be sorry for the things he said about him. Vince tells JL that he better be impressed by the show or he’ll be firing him at the end of the night. Vince pushes JL’s people power scooter off the stage. ^Vince is back for the ratings. I do believe that people would tune in just to see Vince, and I guess that makes me wonder just howRead More
Recently, there’s speculation about the future of some of the major talents that either were or are apart of the WWE roster and depending on if they exit the company, it could have a major effect on the product. Randy Orton, one of the top performers for the WWE was suspended for sixty days for his second violation of the Wellness Policy. Another violation would result in Orton being fired and with that as a possibility, it somewhat limits what Orton could be involved with from a storyline prospective becauseRead More

Posted On June 11, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

As Good As You Think?

Hello there folks! Dave Scott checking in for some Monday night banter. The last few weeks I have not actually been able to watch Raw due to either problems with my Sky or my internet, which have been making it difficult to keep up to date with it all. Regardless I did manage to catch Smackdown this week and Slammiversary last night. So I’m kind of limited to what I can talk about, so I’ll go with the TNA option this week. Slammiversary was an overall very good show. ThisRead More

Posted On June 11, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Who’s to blame for the current problems in WWE?

It’s time for this week’s edition of “From Across the Pond”. I genuinely thought I was going to struggle to find something to write about, but that was before WWE stepped up to the plate and hand-delivered me one of the worst Monday Night Raw main-events in WWE history, so before I get started today, I need to give some people a lot of credit. Thank you Vince McMahon, thank you Brian Gerwitz, thank you to every single member of the WWE creative team and most of all, the “starRead More

Posted On June 10, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Johnson vs McCall

It’s time to enter the Octagon once again as we take a look at the UFC’s latest foray onto the FX channel in the States, where Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall met for the second time in the Flyweight title tournament, an event shown live in the early hours of this past Saturday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the bantamweight division as Eddie Wineland faced Scott Jorgensen. This was a great way to open the show. As is the custom with this weight division itRead More
Welcome to our TNA Slammiversary predictions column! This month we’ve got the usual analysis on each match from Mike Lightning and myself, but we’re also joined by the straight shooter Jace D. Ace, and newcomer Christian Seibel who are on board to share their brief takes on each match. Slammiversary is taking place tomorrow night in Arlington, TX, and the buildup for the card has been very good. That said, let’s get to it: Kid Kash vs Hernandez: JT:This one appears to be a filler for this good sized card.Read More

Posted On June 9, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP Special:- TNA Slammiversary X Preview

It’s that time of month where I preview TNA’s latest PPV offering, which just happens to be their 10th Slammiversary event. Their last PPV was an excellent show, so they’ve got a lot to live up to tomorrow night. Judging by the quality of their latest TV shows, that shouldn’t be a problem. Impact has been consistently better than Raw or Smackdown for the last several weeks. In case you haven’t heard, current WWE Intercontinental Champion, and former TNA superstar, Christian will be appearing live at the PPV tomorrow nightRead More

Posted On June 9, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Weekly Rundown 06/03/12 – 06/09/12

Welcome to the rundown! I’ve been doing this for a few weeks now, and I’m looking for some feedback. I really don’t have the motivation to do all of these shows in separate columns, and so I’m curious what you guys think of the format or if you have any suggestions on what I might do differently. Feedback is appreciated! Let’s get to it: FCW 06/03/12 Jason Jordan went one on one with Leo Kruger. Kruger wins the match using a face first slam from what started out as aRead More

Posted On June 9, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Smackdown! Analysis 06/08/12

Alberto Del Rio opens Smackdown with a promo on what he’s going to do to Sheamus at No Way Out. Sheamus’ music hits and out comes Ricardo Rodriguez dressed as Sheamus. Del Rio makes fun of Sheamus, and says anybody can be like him. He says there is only one ADR. The real Sheamus comes out and brawls with both men. They get the upper hand and attack Sheamus until officials come out to break it up. Teddy Long comes out and says John Laurinaitis is not here tonight andRead More