The Five-Count: Mark Henry Returns, Alberto Del Rio Is Released (Or Is He?), Raw Is A Mess

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Wrestling is something that can change your mood in a matter of seconds. You can be really happy about Daniel Bryan beating Triple H in the first match at WrestleMania and then instantly be speechless and somewhat disappointed when watching Brock Lesnar end The Undertaker’s streak. Now, that’s just an example of my feelings from four months ago. This week started off on a bad note with Raw. I will be talking about my disliking of Raw in the Lowlight section this week. So, let’s get started shall we? [Read more...]

Why Wrestling? Alex Barie

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For years I have been visiting Wrestlingnewsworld.com, realizing early that it was the number one place for wrestling news and there was no where else that I really needed to go. When WWENews and TNANews were created I started reading all the articles. Some I agree with, some I disagreed with, but all of them I enjoyed. I learned the names such as Kendra and Alex. A couple of times I had seen that each site needed writers but at the time I knew I couldn’t contribute on a regular bases.  This year changed that. I sent Alex an email to start writing for TNANews, and I started with a bang! One of my first articles got so much attention, be it negative, but it drew for the site. From that point conversations with Alex grew. We talked about wrestling, the shows we’ve been too, what we want to see, and probably my favorite topic, how to make the site better. What I loved is that all my ideas Alex welcomed. He saw the passion I had for the industry and no matter how much negative attention my articles got Alex was always right there supporting his writer. So the question is, why? Why would Alex dedicate so much time to this industry and support and create a place for others to as well? Well his answers are here. If you were ever wondering, Alex now answers Why Wrestling! [Read more...]

TNA Out: Not Best For The Industry

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March 2001, the Wrestling World was shocked to see Vince McMahon on WCW Nitro, the same show that had been trying to put him out of business years before. I was 13 at the time and I knew this was a big moment. Actually I thought this was the coolest thing I ever saw. At the time I didn’t know what McMahon being on Nitro really meant for the industry other than he had bought WCW. I was hoping that Vince would keep Nitro on the air not completely understanding what it was that was going on. Back then we didn’t have anything to go off of. The closes thing to this was Vince buying all the territories but that was a different time and different circumstances. What started as excitement for me quickly led to disappointment when I watched weekly program take a decline. Now the question is “What does Vince buying WCW have to do with TNA?” [Read more...]

The Five-Count: Will Sheamus Unify Titles?, Swagger/Rusev, Battleground Predictions

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Battleground is tonight! I’ve stated over the last few weeks that they should’ve left this pay-per-view out and do the usual build to SummerSlam. It’s left WWE throwing things together, but I will say it’s looking to be a better show than I originally thought. Not only that, but I think the first big encounters between Jericho/Wyatt and Rollins/Ambrose should’ve been saved for the biggest event of the summer. I’m staying hopeful and we should see a good show tonight. Well without further ado, here’s a breakdown of the last week in WWE!

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WWE 2K15 as 7.14.14

At this point in time, I truly wish I had more information to share. Normally by this time, more news about an upcoming WWE game would have been revealed by now. I assume because this game is somewhat being built from the ground up by 2K, that a presentable product is not yet ready. Alas, a small amount of information has been released to the public. Here is what we know about WWE 2K15…

John Cena on the cover of this years game.

John Cena is on the cover of this year’s game.

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The Five-Count: Chris Jericho, Battleground, The Confusing Divas Division, & More

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Did anyone else feel like this week was kind of thrown together, but yet kind of in a good way? Just to recap, we seen Alberto Del Rio become number one contender to the United States Championship and then received a title match on Main Event. Paige and AJ successfully teamed up on Raw, but aren’t they supposed to be in a feud? Kofi got another win Cesaro on Raw. I love the idea of Cena vs. Seth Rollins, but it just feels weird to have the WWE Champion face Mr. MITB. Bo Dallas is feuding with Diego and El Torito. Rusev and Roman Reigns collided in the main event of SmackDown. We knew going into that match that neither will lose clean, so it had to end in disqualification. And during all of this, the WWE Network was free this week! Lots of things are changing, but I don’t know how I feel. Well there’s my little ramble to start things off, so it’s time to break down the past week in WWE! [Read more...]

How to Save Raw and the WWE

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I think we can all agree WWE has had their problems lately.  Any company that big is going to have their fair share of missteps. While we can sit here and nitpick every little thing wrong with WWE, I want to direct my focus on something that’s really the biggest issue in WWE.  Some of you may be thinking Emma.  I think bigger.  I know humbly, my idea will also apply to  the Emma.  The issue here is Monday Night Raw and how to save it. [Read more...]

Part Two: What If Dolph Ziggler Didn’t Lose The World Title?

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In the latest “What If”, I take a look at Dolph Ziggler’s World Heavyweight Championship reign in 2013. On Monday, I published part one of this Ziggler scenario. In it, I altered the past as if I was the creative writer in WWE. Ziggler did not lose his World Title to Alberto Del Rio at Payback 2013. Ziggler’s title reign would last until SummerSlam, where two people won the World Title that night. You can read part one here. Now we are at the Raw after SummerSlam.

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The Five-Count: Cesaro And Sheamus Impress, But Who’s Leaving Payback With The Gold?

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Another week in the WWE has gone by and we are just hours away until Payback! I went out to Springfield, IL for a WWE Live Supershow last night, so be looking for a review of that later this week. Many people aren’t too satisfied with the Payback card, but I’m still staying positive about it as there looks to be some good wrestling. Well, why keep you waiting any longer, here’s this week’s Five-Count! [Read more...]

Top 5 Best & Worst – General Managers

One thing I have noticed lately with the end of the brand extension, is the uselessness of general managers. Before, they were established as an on-screen authority figure for their respective brand. Now with The Authority in charge, they are practically pointless. With that in mind, I figured I would take a walk down memory lane and analyze who was among the best and worst general managers in WWE. [Read more...]

Top 5 Wrestling Video Games

It’s that time of year again. Summer! For most kids, summer means freedom. For most families, summer means vacation. For most wrestling fans, summer means party… as in the biggest party of the summer, SummerSlam. This event often brings a lot to look forward to. Whether it be a 27 second victory (Ultimate Warrior vs. Honkey Tonk Man), an epic Ladder Match (Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon), or crowning the youngest World Champion in WWE history (Randy Orton vs. He Who Shall Not Be Named), SummerSlam brings the heat.

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Top 5 Best & Worst – Raw Moments (April 28, 2014)

For some reason, I felt I needed to do a Top 5 about Raw this past Monday. This does not mean that I will continue this trend, as one of our other great writers, CJ Blaze, does a fantastic job in creatively recapping already. This will be more of a one time or sporadic thing, but let’s move on to the real reason you clicked on this article, and check out our #5 worst.
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Great Matches: Trish Stratus Vs Lita

There has been something missing from WWE for quite a while now: focus on the divas. What I mean by that is there has not been a genuine focus of letting the divas have range; aside from Emma being a klutz and AJ being the overconfident champion nobody really has a character, and no, I don’t think Total Divas is helping at all. Hopefully with Paige being moved up to the main roster, this will change and we will finally see better emphasis on characters and in ring action than we have in a long time. But for now, let’s take a look at a time when divas not only had great characters, but also had great enough ring work and chemistry to main event Raw. Ladies and Gentleman, Trish Stratus vs. Lita! [Read more...]