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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

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

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

Posted On July 19, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 19th

Trivia 1999 – The Monday Night War continued: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.3 to 3.5 in the ratings Events In 1997, ECW Heat Wave iPPV was held at the ECW Arena, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With an attendance of 1,600: Dark Match: –Francine defeated Beulah McGillicutty iPPV: – Mikey Whipwreck & Spike Dudley defeated PG-13 (J.C. Ice & Wolfie D.) & Jason in a Handicap Match – Axl Rotten defeated Tracy Smothers – John Kronus defeated Pablo Marquez – Bam Bam Bigelow & Chris Candido defeated Chris Chetti & BallsRead More
This week marked the end of an era in WWE and most casual fans likely don’t even realize it. CM Punk hasn’t been seen in the flesh on WWE television since Kane dumped him out of the Royal Rumble match on January 26th. Punk met backstage with Vince McMahon and Triple H the next night and, whatever his reasons, he went home. It wasn’t until this week that his contract, believed to have been signed in Chicago only hours before his famous Money in the Bank match with John Cena,Read More
The WWE seems to be in somewhat of a transition phase, as Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, and others have begun to make their mark on sports entertainment, but recent interviews fuel speculation that some stars could return to the company. Kurt Angle is currently sidelined with an MCL injury that required surgery and there are rumors that he might not be resigned to TNA, considering the length of time he will need to recover and that TNA seems to be cutting costs anywhere possible. Angle’s health and if he shouldRead More

Posted On July 18, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 18th

Trivia 2009 – Former WCW World champion Ron “Faarooq” Simmons was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame 2011 – 1 day after winning the WWE title and walking out of Chicago with the belt, CM Punk, title & all were at the Chicago Cubs game while WWE was filming Raw at the same time Events In 1993, the 2nd & final WCW Beach Blast was held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, in Biloxi, Mississippi. With an attendance of 8,600. The event was renamed Bash at the Beach for 1994: – Paul OrndorffRead More

Posted On July 17, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 17th

Trivia 2007 – WWE announced that WWE World Champion Edge would be out for at least 4 months to repair a torn pectoral muscle. He would vacate the World Title that night on Smackdown Events In 1994, WCW Bash at the Beach, held at Orlando Arena, in Orlando, Florida. With an attendance of 14,000, & saw the WCW in-ring debut of Hulk Hogan: Dark Match: – Brad & Brian Armstrong defeated Bobby Eaton & Steve Keirn PPV: – Lord Steven Regal defeated Johnny B. Badd to retain the WCW Television Title (BaddRead More

Posted On July 16, 2014By Richard LattaIn Columns, Featured

WWE 2K15 : 50 Legends That Must Be Included

In the last few years, WWE has been including legends in their games at a more accelerated rate than ever. Men like Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, and Ravishing Rick Rude all made their long awaited virtual debuts. Their 30 years of Wrestlemania mode made it necessary to introduce more guys from yesteryear. Looking forward to WWE 2K15, WWE’s first voyage on the next-gen platform, there are still many wrestlers who have not been included over the last few years that fans are clamoring for. Whether actual legends, or legendary videoRead More

Posted On July 16, 2014By Thad ZajacIn Columns, Featured

WWE : It’s Time To Bury The Demon Kane

I feel bad writing this. You see, once upon a time, Kane was an excellent character with a great backstory. His slow journey from mute destroyer to speaking with a larynx microphone to speaking normally and feeling emotion (his romance with Tori, for instance) resonated. Fans bought that it was growth for him, and we could relate. When the time came, Kane’s unmasking was done well, but WWE could’ve gone all out on making him look even the slightest bit disfigured. They didn’t, but covered that with great storylines aboutRead More

Posted On July 16, 2014By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: WWE Superstar Collection: John Cena

Our latest review sees us venturing into the world of the WWE Superstar Collection. For those of you who don’t know this is it’s basically a budget series of DVDs which contain just a handful of matches. Think of it as a cheap and cheerful way to kill an hour or so. This first review comes from a man who was recently described as an A+ player by the powers that be after he recently regained the gold. Yep, you guessed it, our first subject is none other than JohnRead More

Posted On July 16, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History– July 16th

Trivia 1988 – Frank Goodish, better known as Bruiser Brody, is stabbed in a shower stall in the locker room of Juan Lobriel Stadium in Bayamon, Puerto Rico by wrestler (and WWC part-owner) Jose Gonzalez (aka Invader I) prior to a WWC event. Brody is taken to a hospital, but dies on the operating table later that night (technically the morning of July 17th) from blood loss. Gonzalez is charged with first degree murder, but is later acquitted.  Brody, a true legend in the business, particularly in Japan, was 42 yearsRead More
This is a topic I have wanted to touch upon for quite some time. The division between faces and heels and what that means in 2014 is a question not easily answered any more by even the veterans of the business. Internet wrestling fans today have warped the traditional definitions of face and heel by booing what a babyface is and cheering the villains. This is never more evident than with the polar…izing effect of WWE’s top superstar John Cena. The “smart” fans that think they understand the fundamentals ofRead More

Posted On July 15, 2014By Sean FergusonIn Columns, Featured

WWE: Reigns Stuck In First Gear?

The long-predicted superman push of Roman Reigns appears to be upon us, and whether you believe in the former Shield enforcer’s credentials as the future face of WWE, or question his all-round ability to be “the guy”, it will certainly make for interesting viewing over the next year or so. It is these two contrasting viewpoints that appear to cover the majority of ground when it comes to the subject of Reigns’ potential, with few voices preaching indifference during his meteoric charge to the top. At a time when WWERead More

Posted On July 15, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 15th

Trivia 1960 – After 38 years of operation, Boston’s American Wrestling Association closed 1992 – Vince McMahon announced the disbanding of the WBF 1996 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.4 to 2.6 in the ratings 2002 – Live on Monday Night Raw, Vince McMahon introduced former WCW President Eric Bischoff as the new RAW General Manager in 1 of the most shocking moments in pro wrestling history 2006 – Brock Lesnar was stripped of the IWGP Heavyweight Title by New Japan Pro Wrestling. Lesnar and NewRead More

Posted On July 14, 2014By Ryan SublettIn Columns

Debut Column: Smark Talk – Hello PWMania Community

Its always a challenge to figure out what your first blog post in a new venture is going to be. I always think the best thing to do is to introduce yourself to the perspective readers of the blog, so they see you have the same passion they do. This is my first attempt at wring about wrestling. I have however watched wrestling for as long as I can remember. I wish I had some great story about what drew me to wrestling, a great moment, something. I really don’t.Read More

Posted On July 14, 2014By Andrew DavisIn Columns

Today In Wrestling History- July 14th

Trivia 1995 – Ken Shamrock defeated Dan Severn in under 2 minutes via submission to win the UFC SuperFight Title at the 6th Ultimate Fighting Championship event 1997 – The Monday Night War continued: WCW Monday Nitro defeated WWF Monday Night Raw: 3.5 to 2.6 in the ratings 2009 – Superstar Graham, upset with his release from a consultant’s position by WWE, auctioned off his WWE Hall of Fame ring on Ebay 2009 – TNA signed Ayako Hamada, who has a run as one half of the TNA Knockouts Tag Team champions before opting not to renewRead More
It was a case of east meets west for TNA and their latest One Night Only pay per view as they joined forces with Japan’s Wrestle-1 promotion for Global Impact Japan, shown this past Wednesday night on Challenge here in Britain. The show began with tag team action as the Bad Influence team of Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian took on the Junior Stars, Koji Kanemoto and Minoru Tanaka. As far as show openers go this was pretty enjoyable. It was also an example of how the powers that beRead More

Posted On July 13, 2014By Oliver NorgroveIn Columns, Featured

Looking At How Social Media Is Killing Pro Wrestling

The internet and social media have become powerful and vastly influential tools in modern-day society. Ever-increasing popularity, as well as their incredible uses and benefits have allowed them to complete engulf our world, for the better and for the worse. Sites like Twitter and Facebook are considered to be two internet powerhouses, reaching millions of people in all corners of the globe and forming pathways of communication on an international scale. Regardless of the advantages and disadvantages to social media, it’s outreach and power has developed to the point thatRead More