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Posted On June 7, 2012By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:The Chris Jericho Incident

A few weeks ago during the WWE’s tour of Brazil, Chris Jericho was wrestling WWE champion, CM Punk and during the match a Brazilian flag was given to him from the fans. Jericho, the heel in the match, kicked the flag in an attempt to get heat from the crowd, which is usually what a heel is supposed to do in a match. However, the flag incident created a major controversy, reportedly almost getting Jericho arrested at the event. As a result of the flag kicking, Jericho was suspended forRead More

Posted On June 7, 2012By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:Raw

It was recently announced that Raw will be expanding to three hours in July and the initial reaction seems to be more negative than positive, but there are possibilities for another hour of Raw to work well so let’s discuss an expanded edition of Raw. The main concern would be that sometimes it seems as though the WWE struggles to produce a quality two hour show and judging from some of the more recent three hour episodes, an expanded Raw could lead to lackluster TV. Some of the negative reactionRead More

Posted On June 7, 2012By Jim LaMottaIn Columns

Dr. Wrestling:Paul Heyman Returns

A few weeks ago on Raw, former ECW booker and Smackdown writer, Paul Heyman returned to WWE TV after nearly five years since he was featured on the botched ECW TV show. On the surface, Heyman’s return is to make appearances to keep the Lesnar storyline relevant and to do the mic work for Lesnar, who is signed for a limited amount of appearances during his WWE contract, but Heyman’s return to TV could have more of an impact on the wrestling business than just his mic work. Heyman hasRead More
WWE has a history of introducing new superstars with some “special” videos, called vignettes, which usually generate a lot of hype, and are debated on for weeks, or even months. Vignettes have been a special factor in the WWE, which Vince McMahon can always count on, when he needs to drop a surprise to the WWE Universe. He has managed to keep the dirt sheets spiraling with rumors and backstage reports because of these vignettes. Let us take a trip down memory lane, and look back at the debuts ofRead More

Posted On June 5, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw Analysis 06/04/12

Michael Cole interviews John Cena. Cole attacks Cena’s character and says he’s become uninteresting and overrated. Cena gets angry but Cole reminds him that he can’t strike an announcer. John Laurinaitis comes out. He tells Cena that Big Show isn’t here tonight but that he gets to pick his opponent. JL says he has retired from action, but that Cena can pick anybody else. Cena picks Michael Cole. ^You can hate Michael Cole all you want, but he plays a great character and works his ass off to do whatRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam: Oh the Boredom

Hello everybody. Feels like such a long time since I’ve wrote those words. After a short absence. It’s time for another edition of Tea Time with Liam. This is less of a wrestling column and more of a mini rant so I apologise in advance. You wont be seeing this stuff from me that often. I always try to be objective. Anyway., hope you enjoy. Its been a while since I’ve actually sat down and been able to write an article. It will become quite clear as to why thatRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

TNA Ultimate Eleven

Hey there folks! Dave Scott here yet again with a usual dose of Monday night blasphemy via words. This week I’m going to follow on with the football theme from last week and go with writing about the eleven TNA guys that I think would be most suited to being in a football team. I’m a really big football (or soccer for you Americans) fan and I am really looking forward to the Euro’s this year, even though my beloved Scotland won’t be present in the competition. Also I amRead More
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Posted On June 4, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC The Ultimate Fighter Finale

I really don’t like reality television. Which is why, once again, I haven’t watched a single episode of The Ultimate Fighter. But that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a good scrap. So it’s for that reason we’re heading into the Octagon for my latest review as we take a look at The Ultimate Fight Finale, shown live in the early hours of this past Saturday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the lightweight division as Justin Lawrence faced John Cofer. These two began their night’s workRead More

Posted On June 4, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: Why the wrestling business needs a successful TNA

It’s time for this week’s edition of FATP with yours truly. Jubilee fever has hit the UK and to be honest, I’m a bit sick of it. No offence to those celebrating though, I hope you’re having a great time! Since I last wrote anything here on PWMania.com, I suppose the biggest news was Randy Orton’s STUPID 60-day suspension (if you got that, grab yourself a beer!) I almost couldn’t believe it when I heard what had happened. He’s become one of the greatest in-ring workers that the company hasRead More
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Posted On June 2, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UCMMA 28

The second of our British mixed martial arts double header sees us heading to The Troxy in London for the 28th show from Ultimate Challenge MMA, shown this past Wednesday night on Sky Sports here in Britain. The broadcast began in the heavyweight division as Paul Taylor went up against Scott Saward. 19 year old Saward came into this one with a big height and reach advantage, but these natural gifts meant nothing to Taylor. Although the youngster got in a few good shots it wasn’t long before Taylor tookRead More

Posted On June 2, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Weekly Rundown 05/27/12 – 06/02/12

Weekly Rundown 05/27/12 – 06/02/12 FCW 05/27/12 Jason Jordan, Mike Dalton, and CJ Parker take on Garett Dylan, Russev, and Jiro in a six man tag match. Parker gets a victory roll on Dylan for the three count. Leo Kruger goes one on one with Aiden English. Krugers gets the win using the sleeperhold. Kassius Ohno cuts a promo on Antonio Cesaro. He talks about being happy for Cesaro for all that he’s accomplished, but that he isn’t better than Ohno. Ohno says the only thing that will make himRead More

Posted On June 2, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Smackdown! Analysis 06/01/12

Sheamus opens Smackdown with a promo. David Otunga interrupts, followed by Alberto Del Rio. Otunga tells Del Rio that he can pick Sheamus’ opponent tonight. Del Rio picks Dolph Ziggler later in the show. Sheamus brogue kicks Otunga and knocks ADR out of the ring at the same time. ^It’s interesting to see Otunga take on a role similar to what Teddy Long used to do on Smackdown. I like how the guy is always acting tough and smart, but getting his ass kicked by the end of the show.Read More
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Posted On May 31, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: Cage Warriors Fight Night 6

The first of our British MMA double header sees us taking a look at the latest offering from the Cage Warriors promotion. We’re going to take a look at their most recent show, which saw them heading to Bahrain for Fight Night 6, shown this past Tuesday night on Sky Sports here in Britain. The broadcast began with the main event as Jesse Taylor challenged Gael Grimaud for the Welterweight title. Ground fighting was the order of the day in this one. Taylor scored with the takedown early in theRead More

Posted On May 29, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 146 Dos Santos vs Mir

Here’s the deal. The USA/Scotland football game ran 20 minutes later, and instead of putting their coverage on a 20 minute delay ESPN decided to join the show in progress. It was then that I decided to wait until the next day for the repeat showing. So here it is, a little bit later than planned, a look back at the night of heavyweight action as Frank Mir challenged Junior Dos Santos for the title at UFC 146. All the fights on the main card were in the heavyweight division,Read More

Posted On May 29, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

WWE Ultimate Eleven

Hay there guys, Dave Scott here with some usual Monday night ramblings. I usually try to get my column out the way before Raw but I had no idea what to write about this week and I’ve been playing Fifa 2012 all night. That is where I came up for the idea for this weeks column. I’m a really big football (or soccer for you Americans) fan and I am really looking forward to the Euro’s this year, even though my beloved Scotland won’t be present in the competition. AlsoRead More

Posted On May 29, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw Analysis 05/28/12

Big Show opens Raw by putting everyone down and then talks about destroying Cena at No Way Out. ^Despite this being similar to his last two promos, this was actually a more well thought out speech from Show. It seemed to have more of an explanation as to exactly why he turned on Cena and has become “unstoppable” once again. I love how as a face he gets beat by heels left and right, but as a heel he’s considered such a huge monster that can’t be taken down. SomehowRead More

Posted On May 28, 2012By George CushnieIn Columns

FATP: The Summer of Impact

What’s up guys? Yeah, I know, I’m back again with this week’s from across the pond. It doesn’t seem like a week’s gone by already does it? Time apparently flies when you’re having fun though! Talking of fun, in the last 3 weeks or so, I’ve been really impressed with TNA Impact. I’ve been guilty of reading spoilers in the past, which gave me an excuse not to watch it, but in the last 3 weeks or so, I’ve given it a chance and the show is actually really goodRead More

Posted On May 26, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Weekly Rundown 05/20/12 – 05/26/12

Weekly Rundown 05/20/12 05/26/12 FCW Sunday 05/20/12 Corey Graves and Jake Carter defeated Ascension and retained the Florida Tag Team Titles. Raquel Diaz accepts a challenge to face Paige for her FCW Divas Title next week. Seth Rollins defeated Big E Langston in a non-title match. Antonio Cesaro cuts a promo on Kassius Ohno and says he will always be better than his former partner. Richie Steamboat and Brad Maddox wrestled to a draw after fifteen minutes. Each man scored one pinfall and Richie retained the F15 Championship. Bo RotundoRead More

Posted On May 26, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Smackdown! Analysis 05/25/12

Eve comes out. She says John Laurinaitis isn’t here tonight, and he left her in charge. She says she will deal with Sheamus. She says Sheamus will issue a public apology for bumping into JL Monday night, and she will also announce his opponent for No Way Out. Alberto Del Rio comes to the ring. Del Rio wants to face Sheamus at No Way Out. Orton interrupts. He wants a title shot as well. Kane’s out next for the same reason. Eve books a triple threat match between them andRead More