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Look Back at Best Movies, TV Shows of 2013

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Brian and Michael are back for the Cheap Pops! podcast as they talk about their favorite movies and TV shows of 2013.   Both have seen plenty of both from Gravity to Star Trek to American Hustle at the theater to Breaking Bad, House of Cards and The Walking Dead on the tube.  They run down all of their favorites ... Read More »

2013 Feud of the Year

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Every professional wrestler is only as good as the opponent they face.  There’d be no Shawn Michaels without Bret Hart, no Stone Cold Steve Austin without Vince McMahon, no Mankind without The Rock, and no John Cena without JBL.  And while modern ‘sports entertainment’ seems content to fill much of its programming time with backstage skits and dancing segments, the ... Read More »

2013 Pay-Per-View of the Year

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This was the year that TNA decided to pretty much give up on the Pay-Per-View business – they reduced their major pay events to only four, and filled up the rest of their required dates with various specialty shows.  The gamble didn’t exactly pay off.  Similarly, WWE became more long-term focused on its own network, while at the same time ... Read More »

Daniel Bryan Joins the Wyatt Family, Brock Lesnar Returns on Final WWE Raw of 2013

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Brian and Steve discuss the final WWE Raw of 2013 including Daniel Bryan in a shocking turn of events joining the Wyatt Family, Brock Lesnar making his return alongside Paul Heyman, The Shield coming closer to breaking up, Batista returning to the WWE and the talk of his “stealing” someone’s spot, possible plans leading up to and through WrestleMania 30, ... Read More »

The Rock Confirms He Will Not Be At Wrestlemania 30

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WrestleMania 30 takes place on April 6 from The Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. No matches have been confirmed for the show, but The Rock will not be apart of the show. During a chat on Twitter called #RockTalk, he was asked if be appearing at WrestleMania 30. @TheRock When are you returning to WWE for Wrestlemania 30? And will ... Read More »

2013 Heel of the Year

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For all that is good in professional wrestling, our heroes would have nothing to fight about if not for the heel characters that cause anguish at every turn.  It’s classic booking 101: the babyface chases the heel, and crowds pay good money to see him or her get their revenge. Not every bad-guy in 2013 was worth writing home about, ... Read More »

Brock Lesnar Returns To The WWE (Video)

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Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen in the WWE since Summerslam in August when he defeated CM Punk. Last night on Monday Night Raw, Triple H brought out Lesnar with Paul Heyman. Heyman stated that Lesnar was back to become the WWE world heavyweight champion and was gunning for the winner of the main event of Randy Orton and John Cena ... Read More »

2013 Superstar of the Year

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The WWE main-event picture found itself flush with talent this year, as CM Punk, The Rock, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, and even Ryback all shared the spotlight.  While the product found itself in a lull at times, a few superstars really made their mark in 2013. Read More »

2013 Biggest News Story of the Year

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Half of the business of professional wrestling is the wrestling itself – the other half is the drama that exists outside the ring.  Internet “dirt sheets” report the news, including any rumors and speculations that exists, and wrestling fans everywhere clamor for any bit of new information they can find.  2013 was full of surprises – including an openly gay ... Read More »

UFC 168 Post-Fight Recap Show

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UFC 168 took place on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event, Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to retain the UFC middleweight title after Silva broke his leg while throwing a leg kick, that was checked by Weidman. In the co-feature, Ronda Rousey retained the UFC women’s bantamweight title defeating Miesha Tate ... Read More »

Anderson Silva Leads UFC 168 Salaries At $600K

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UFC 168 will go down as the most horrific night in the career of Anderson Silva. The Brazilian was looking to regain his UFC middleweight champion and was unsuccessful as he broke his leg in a horrific fashion while throwing a leg kick to Weidman, who checked the kick and his leg snapped. His return to the company is unknown ... Read More »

2013 Legend Comeback of the Year

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Legends return to the ring every year, and sometimes make a bigger impact than others.  This year was filled with high-profile returns, such as The Rock, Chris Jericho, Goldust, and even (the unexpected) Rob-Van-Dam.  Which one meant the most? Read More »