On the night following Survivor Series, vignettes began to air weekly on Monday Night Raw that featured a symbolic boy in a school, who was later joined by a girl that was claiming it was going to be the end of the world as we knew it. After weeks of anticipation, viewers had high hopes for the eventual blow-off as well the very likely WWE return of Chris Jericho. Sure enough, Jericho made his electric comeback on the premiere edition of Raw in 2012, parading around the ring before leavingRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Raw Is Owen

On what would have been Owen Hart’s 47th Birthday, I decided to reflect back on the tribute show in Owen’s memory. Raw Is War 5-24-99: Owen Hart was killed in a tragic accident the night before when his entrance from the top of the arena went horribly wrong. As a result, WWE never released the Over the Edge ppv event on VHS or DVD, and the name of the show has since been discontinued. Raw opens with the superstars gathered on the ramp and stage with Vince, Stephanie, and LindaRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Jared GebhardtIn Columns

Wrestling Genius: Rebranding Gone Wild

The WWE and the conundrum of rebranding wrestlers in 2012: Recently the WWE has decided to bring back A-train Albert as Lord Tensai and Nexus injury castoff Skip Sheffield as Goldberg knockoff Ryback. Now rebranding wrestlers is as old as pro wrestling, however in the modern era it is much more difficult. Fans of old would just accept character changes no questions asked. It was common for one guy to have three or four names/gimmicks until one stuck or they gave up on him. Today’s wrestling fans are savvy andRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC on Fox: Diaz vs Miller

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again as take a look at the UFC’s latest show on Fox, shown this past Sunday night on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the heavyweight division as Pat Barry took on Lavar Johnson. This was a great way to start the show. After the opening exchanges Barry, somewhat surprisingly, scored with the takedown, almost getting the submission win with an Americana. But when they got back to their feet Johnson took control, and with Barry up against the cageRead More

Posted On May 7, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time With Liam: So Cena/Lesnar……..Yeah

Sunday is upon once more which means it’s time for another riveting edition of Tea Time with Liam. As always I come to you from the tiny Island know as the United Kingdom. Nothing really else much to say. Lets get into the column. I was originally planning on writing this column before Raw took place last week. I wanted to share thoughts about the outcome of the Cena/Lesnar match from Extreme Rules. As I sat down to write. I started to thing that maybe it was the best toRead More
Right now, Bobby Roode is the man in Impact Wrestling. He is the World Heavyweight champion, which usually stands for being the best in your promotion. He has defeated mainly everyone there is to be defeated, and he has no competition at the top. But, as they say, it’s easy to be on the top, but it’s harder to stay on the top. Even though Rob Van Dam is the number one contender to the world title at the moment, I feel that Bobby will win that match at Sacrifice.Read More
Tomasso Ciampa goes one on one with Matt Taven to open the show. Jay Lethal comes to ringside during the match and watches on as Tomasso destroys Taven on the outside of the ring. Taven counters and gains the momentary upper hand on Ciampa. Ciampa is able to kick out of a huge frog splash by Taven. Taven gets pissed. Ciampa eventually wins the match with project Ciampa. Ciampa and Lethal taunt one another after the match. ^Like most matches on ROH, this was something you would expect to seeRead More

Posted On May 5, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Smackdown! Analysis 05/04/12

Sheamus comes out to open Smackdown. He talks about Daniel Bryan wanting to fight him tonight and how he said “yes” to his challenge. He leads the crowd into a yes chant. Daniel Bryan comes out for their one on one, non title match. Ricardo Rodriguez hits a flying crossbody on Sheamus to cause the DQ and then Del Rio leads him in an attack by using the cross armbreaker. Bryan then puts Sheamus in a yes-lock to further inflict injury. Sheamus is shown in the trainer’s room being checkedRead More

Posted On May 5, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: NXT Redemption Analysis 05/02/12

Striker and Regal open the show. Regal is back from scouting talent that he says will debut over the next few weeks. Josh Mathews is also back from “injury” courtesy of Brock Lesnar. Johnny Curtis and Maxine interrupt them. JTG interrupts as soon as they get into the ring. Regal tells Curtis and JTG that they were thorn’s in Hornswoggle’s side last week and that they will team together right now against whoever wants to face them. Tyson Kidd and Alex Riley come to the ring. Tyson Kidd and AlexRead More
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Posted On May 3, 2012By Geddy CahoonIn Columns

The Cahoon Run Down: WWE vs. The WWE Universe

Hey everybody, Geddy Cahoon here with another edition of The Cahoon Run Down. This week, I want to talk about something that I’ve been bringing up for a while now: Daniel Bryan. However, instead of essentially restating “Daniel Bryan rules and I am gay for him” for the 6000th time, one of my faithful readers suggested that I write a Column about WWE’s aversion to pushing superstars that are not “Home grown.” In other words, they don’t want the fans to like the people that they don’t tell them toRead More

Posted On May 3, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: FCW Recap And Thoughts 04/29/12

Rick Victor defeats Benicio Salazar in the opening match using the Canadian Lifter(flying back elbow). ^Victor was actually trained in the Hart family dungeon and has been wrestling on the independent scene since 2001. I’m somewhat surprised by how very basic his in ring approach seem to be. Despite having a very solid technical game, it seems as though he needs a lot more work before he’s ready for any sort of push up the roster with his lack of wow factor with his moveset. Salazar doesn’t seem like anythingRead More

Posted On May 2, 2012By Jonathan FisherIn Columns

Backing Up John Cena: The Man Deserves More Respect

John Cena. A man of great integrity, passion, dedication and a love for the sport he became accustomed to at an early age. His road to WWE and during the courses of nature, he became the face of the company. To which many disregarded him as someone who couldn’t handle being the top dog. A lot of criticism came his way and never did he give up. It is more than just a saying on a t-shirt, but a way of life. This is why John Cena is and shouldRead More
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In life, we wrestle with the world. We compete against every obstacle put in front of us and combat hundreds even thousands along the way to get to where we want to go, but there is one person in life no man ever wants to fight. His own flesh and blood. Before one’s self comes family because they are the ones a person can truly care for, the ones that they see every day of their lives. When a man looks in a mirror, he can be disgusted with himself,Read More

Posted On May 2, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw Analysis 04/30/12

The show opens with John Laurinaitis calling out Brock Lesnar after putting him over as the new face of WWE. Triple H interrupts before they can say anything. He tells Brock he will only stay in WWE under his original contract terms and not the non-approved terms that JL agreed to last week. Brock gets pissed and attacks Triple H. He locks on a submission and holds it until some of the locker room comes to the ring for the save. Brock is escorted out by security. ^I’m surprised LesnarRead More
The WWE Hall of Fame. To WWE fans, the Hall of Fame is an opportunity to recognize some of the best talents in the wrestling business. Ranging from colorful announcers to well-versed managers or even the best athletes from around the world, the Hall of Fame is quite a mix of talents. Yet for all the spectacular, astounding Hall of Famers there is the minority: the few individuals who don’t deserve the honor. On June 19, 1994, the second class of Hall of Famers was to be inducted. This particularRead More

Posted On April 30, 2012By Dave ScottIn Columns

Lesnar… Hows about no!

Hey there folks Dave Scott here for some usual Monday banter. I was going to write tonight about my Smackdown live experience from last week but I have decided to abandon that idea and instead I am going to write about what happened last night at Extreme Rules. I thought overall the show was good with a lot of solid matches, however one match I really did not like was Cena and Lesnar. Cena and Lesnar I thought was going to be a brawl, but to be honest I feltRead More

Posted On April 30, 2012By James WrightIn Columns

The Heel Report – Week 4 (2012-2013 Season)

Howdy folks, guess what, it’s been exactly three years since I started writing this report for the Wrestling Truth! Three whole years of heel-y goodness; I’ve gone through four computers, seven houses, three jobs and went from being unemployed, to a masters student, to a part time moocher, to now a PhD student and through all this the report has kept on rolling on. Thanks to all my loyal readers for sticking with me through thick and thin, and a bunch of late deadlines! I promise to keep this thingRead More

Posted On April 30, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s Thoughts: Extreme Rules 2012

Pre-Show: Santino retains the US Title by defeating Miz with the cobra – I was hoping Miz would get the title back. I’m not sure what direction WWE plans to take with the Miz, but right now it looks like he’s just going to work random matches on random shows. This was a good way to get the crowd hot before the show started and have a face get the win. Good for Santino. Randy Orton defeats Kane in a falls count anywhere match – I wanted this match atRead More

Posted On April 29, 2012By Liam HindmarshIn Columns

Tea Time with Liam: Extreme Rules Predictions

Well, its that time again when WWE goes “extreme” for one night as we’ve arrived at the annual Extreme rules PPV, or as I like to call it, WrestleMania take two. It seems year on year that most matches at extreme rules are basically just WrestleMania rematches. Not really a good idea when you should be focusing on building new stars. Anyway, the basis of this column is just like any other prediction column. I’ll run down the card, sharing my opinions and who I think will win. I evenRead More