The Five-Count: Daniel Bryan Returns, SmackDown On Thursdays, Gold & Stardust’s Position

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Superstar of the Week: Daniel Bryan

He’s baaaack! Officially, that is. Daniel Bryan kicked off the week by meeting Stephanie McMahon in the ring on Raw. It quickly led to a brawl with former friend and foe, Kane. Bryan’s first match back was scheduled to be against Kane Thursday on SmackDown. The match (shockingly) ended in disqualification after J & J Security interfered. Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose came to the rescue and a six-man main event match was scheduled for later on. Bryan proved that he has not missed a beat in the ring and he’s still over like rover with the Yes Movement. The SmackDown main event proved to be a really fun match, one of the best of the week.  [Read more...]

The Five-Count: Dolph Ziggler & The Authority, Rollins vs. Orton, Cesaro

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For the last several weeks, WWE has been okay. Some things are awesome, some things are average and predictable, while other things are just terrible. Last week was awesome. Raw was actually a great show, Main Event was exactly what Main Event is supposed to be, and SmackDown featured two Steel Cage matches worth watching! [Read more...]

The Five-Count: Teddy Long Returns, SmackDown Anniversary, Is WWE Being Too Consistent For Once?

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Star of the Week: (Tag Team) Teddy Long!

Teddy Long returned on the 15th Anniversary edition of SmackDown this week. Needless to say, I was quite shocked. Why? Well, he left the company this summer and I just assumed he was kind of gone for good. But Tag Team Teddy returned for an encounter with Big Johnny and we had somewhat of a WrestleMania rematch from 2012. Teddy of course captained the babyface team and ultimately won to even the score between them. Will we see a rubber match down the road? Only time will tell. [Read more...]

The Five-Count: Dean Ambrose On Top Again, DQ Finishes, Early HIAC Predictions

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Superstar of the Week: Dean Ambrose

He did it last week and he did it again. Dean Ambrose had one of the best segments on this week’s Raw and he is so entertaining. Ambrose had two good matches this week as he teamed with John Cena to take on Randy Orton and Kane on Raw and SmackDown. Ambrose has essentially filled Roman Reigns’ spot for the time being. Dean is the best “replacement” right now and the triangle between Ambrose, Cena, and Rollins has my attention.  [Read more...]

The Five-Count: Jericho In Action, NXT Taking Over, The Bella Twins, Sin Cara/Justin Gabriel

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 Superstar of the Week: Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho put on two good performances this week. Jericho kicked off Raw and went under to Bray Wyatt in a Steel Cage Match. Just a few nights later on SmackDown, Jericho teamed with Roman Reigns and they beat Randy Orton and Seth Rollins. Chris has showed us from the start of his return in 2012 that he still has that magic touch in the ring. He’s put in a lot of time and work to put guys over and we should all be appreciative of this. Wyatt really needed the win on Monday to bounce back from some odd booking this summer. Teaming with Reigns on SmackDown was beneficial to everyone and I really enjoyed the match. [Read more...]

Triple Threat Discussion: How Can WWE Fix Raw?

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Today I am joined by fellow writers Logan Howell and Zack Krasney to bring you a triple threat article with our thoughts on how WWE can fix their most important show: Monday Night Raw! This article was written following last week’s Raw, and we are here to express our frustrations. [Read more...]

The Five-Count: Dolph Ziggler, Road To Night Of Champions, Horrendous Raw, Roman Reigns Prediction

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A month ago, I thought I had witnessed one of the worst episodes of Raw in awhile. WWE proved to me that they can be worse than the previous week. There’s lots of things I’m dying to talk about, so let’s just jump in to The Five-Count, shall we?

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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


For years I have been visiting, 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


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


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...]