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The Good, The Bad & The Likely: A Look at WrestleMania XXX


WrestleMania is this Sunday, and it is always an exciting time for anyone who is involved in the business of professional wrestling. The mainstream media attention surrounding the biggest show of the year results in a massive amount of interest in this particular form of entertainment, as wrestling promoters around the world observe increased attendance at their shows and training sessions. Then there is us, the fans, the ones whom this spectacular event is aimed to appeal to. At the end of the day, WrestleMania is about making the wrestling product as accessible, entertaining and memorable as possible. The world is watching, and it is safe to say that with the recent launch of the WWE Network, the company is under tremendous pressure to deliver. (more…)

Manipulation


Most people equate wrestling fan’s IQ to that of a slow moving turtle. That is to say, not much of one. While we all know this not to be the case, the fact is that wrestling fans as a whole are easily manipulated. Take, for instance, the short evolution of The Shield.

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The Undertaker’s Streak Loses Its Appeal


photo 3It’s that time of year again. Wrestlemania approaches, and with it, the inevitable defence of ‘The Streak’. For 21 matches over a quite incredible 23 year period, The Undertaker has defeated every single competitor he has competed against on the ‘Biggest Stage Of Them All’. While undoubtedly a remarkable feat, and one almost certainly never to be repeated, I’m faced with the saddening realisation that this year The Phenom’s match just doesn’t have its usual appeal. (more…)

Mid-Card Glass Ceiling Club


With Wrestlemania only 2 weeks away, there is a lot going on inside the WWE. There is so much focus on the main events (Undertaker/Lesnar, Bryan or HHH/Batista/Orton, John Cena/Bray Wyatt) that the mid-carders who carry the company are kind of lost in the shuffle. (more…)

WWE Live: Road to WrestleMania


It was the second day of March, on a cold Sunday night. I went to Bloomington, Illinois for my fourth WWE event. I’ve seen quite a few wrestlers since going to Raw in St. Louis three years ago heading into WrestleMania 27. I’ve been to three house shows in Bloomington, Springfield, and now back to Bloomington again. (more…)

A Shield Turn Is Best For Business


 

If you missed this past Raw, then you missed a very exciting event for the WWE Universe. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns a.k.a. The Shield, finally made the inevitable face turn against Kane. The segment featured Kane calling out Jerry Lawler as an accomplice to the Occupy Raw movement that occurred last week. As punishment, Kane ordered to have The Shield corner Jerry Lawler so he could attack him. Before this punishment could be delivered, Seth Rollins got on the mic and told Jerry lawler that they always do what is best for business. This resulted in the official Shield turn, as they attacked Kane and saved Jerry Lawler. So why exactly is this best for business?

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The Five-Count: The Uso’s Win Gold, Main Event Live, CM Punk Gone?, Three Triple Threat Matches At WrestleMania?


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The Five-Count: Cesaro’s Big Week, Batista vs. Orton, WWE Network, Bright Future Ahead


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What a week this has been. Elimination Chamber, the WWE Network, Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker returned, and we are over a month away from WrestleMania! Even though several things could go under some of the categories, I’m going to try and stick to one. (more…)

Heroes and Villains


"Mr. McMahon" Was A Great Heel

“Mr. McMahon” Was a great Heel.

I remember the good old days, a million years ago in the 80′s, when I was a kid watching the WWF on Saturday mornings. The characters were pretty straight forward back then, I knew who to boo and I knew who to cheer based on their actions in the ring, or how they cut their promos. These days? Not so much.

 

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The Five-Count: Cena vs. Cesaro, The Shield/Wyatt Family Feud, No Wins For Christian, Elimination Chamber


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This week was filled with hype for Elimination Chamber and the WWE Network. I’m not sure what it is, but it doesn’t feel like WrestleMania season yet, and I’m hoping that with these two big events coming up, plus the return of Hulk Hogan, that I will get that feeling that’s been lacking. Now it’s time to break down the action of the last week in The Five-Count! (more…)

The Ideal WrestleMania 30 Match Card Part 1


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With only four months away from the biggest show of the year the one thing that’s on everybody’s mind (including Vince McMahon’s) is what matches will be featured on the grandest stage of them all.  Well I’ve given it a lot of thought and I can confidently say that I’ve come up with the best lineup possible with the current roster, part-timers, and the imminent signing of Goldberg.  Now before I start there are two things I feel the need to point out, first is that this ISN’T A DREAM CARD!  I was originally going to title this article “Dream WrestleMania 30 Match Card” but I realized every match I’m including are matches that the WWE COULD and SHOULD use for WrestleMania. (more…)

NXT Results (8/14/13) – Did Axel’s Reign Come To A Big Ending?


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Paul Heyman is on the mic to start us out this week. Paul says it’s time for him to start scouting for a new Paul Heyman Guy. Heyman goes on to see he is blown away by everything he has seen in NXT. Somewhere in the locker room is the next Paul Heyman Guy, the next Paul Heyman, or the next Brock Lesnar.  (more…)

NXT Results (7/31/13) – The Wyatt Family Says Goodbye


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The show starts with Enzo Amore and Colin Cassidy cutting a promo. As a team, they are undefeated. One thing they are not… is S-A-W-F-T. Saaaawwft! What Enzo sees is a dance floor. Colin starts to sing as Tons of Funk dances their way to the ring. Clay and Sweet T dance in the ring a little bit. Amore and Cassidy start to leave, but Mason Ryan’s music hits. Tons of Funk destroy Enzo and Colin. Ryan hits his finisher on Amore. Mason starts to leave the ring, but they get him to stay and dance. I found it hilarious. (more…)

Ready To Ramble!: June 30th


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Welcome to another edition of Ready to Ramble where I ramble on about random stories and happenings in the world of the WWE. (more…)

Predicting The Shield’s Next Challengers


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The Shield has faced many teams since their debut in November. Most of the teams have featured top stars, but the team Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will be taking on next haven’t been in the top of the card. The Uso’s won a triple threat number one contenders match on Raw by defeating Tons of Funk and Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre of 3MB. The twin brothers are at the peak of their careers right now, but to many fans, it seems obvious The Shield will defeat them. While many are disappointed by that fact, I’m going to lighten things up by naming several big names/teams that should be challenging for the tag team gold. (more…)