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Michael A. Wiseman
Michael is a pro wrestling enthusiast, MMA fan, and all-around geek. When not blogging, he likes to catch up on TV shows or dig in to the latest tech news. You can follow him on Twitter @therealwiseman.

WWE Raw Preview – August 5th, 2013

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WWE.com relesed it’s “Raw Five-Point Preview” earlier today, with five potential highlights of tonight’s Monday Night Raw. Let’s take a closer look at each preview point: Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – 8/2/2013

christian RVD

Very entertaining wrestling-heavy edition of WWE Smackdown tonight.  There were a few misses (see below), but the in-ring action, highlighted by a fantastic main-even, made this a show worth watching. Read More »

‘WWE Monday Night Raw’ Reaction and Review – July 29th, 2013

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For complete coverage of everything that happened on Monday Night Raw, be sure to check out last night’s WWE Raw Rundown. Internet fans finally got what they wanted, with Daniel Bryan confronting Vince McMahon to kick-off the show. Smart decision by creative here. With Vince openly confronting Bryan about his chances to win, viewers have an even bigger reason to ... Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown – 7/29/2013

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While there was nothing particularly wrong with tonight’s WWE Raw, the show seemed lacking in a few areas.  I really enjoyed the focus on in-ring action.  However, the show suffered from too many non-finishes, and didn’t offer any “must-see” segments. Here’s the rundown: Read More »

Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow is Simply About Good Friendship

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If you had a chance to catch last night’s solid WWE Smackdown, you saw Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes highlighted in a way they haven’t been before in their respective WWE tenures. Both men, especially Sandow, have the “gift of gab”. Both men know what they’re doing in the ring. But up until recently, creative seemed absolutely clueless on how ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – 7/27/2013

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Fun night for WWE Smackdown.  While not every match was an instant classic, and some segments were weaker than others, the overall show delivered on what it set out to do. Let’s take a look: Read More »

‘Monday Night Raw’ Reaction and Review – 7/22/2013

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For complete coverage of everything that happened on Monday Night Raw, be sure to check out last night’s WWE Raw Rundown. The contract signing between John Cena and Daniel Bryan was a good way to start the show. I liked how it picked up immediately where Raw left off last week, and it seemed to have a specific purpose in ... Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown – July 22nd, 2013

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Tonight’s WWE Raw seemed content to be a giant bowl of filler. While the Bryan/multiple matches concept had a little intrigue, most of the show felt only “okay.” Read More »

TNA Needs to Grow Up and Start Acting Like a Real Business

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News broke early this morning that TNA had to offer refunds for a house show Saturday night in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Apparently, some states still require professional wrestlers to get licensed and tested, much like MMA fighters, while other states allow them to fall into the “professional entertainer” category. To put this in perspective, WWE recently ran a show in ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – July 19th, 2013

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Entertaining edition of WWE Smackdown. The matches didn’t fully deliver, but the show had enough going for it to keep viewers intrigued. Let’s look closer: Read More »

Revisiting TNA’s Destination X 2013

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This is the final part in a ongoing series, looking TNA’s product from a non-fan perspective. Check out Week One and Week Two. Apologies for skipping last-week’s IMPACT WRESTLING (see, you have to bold it like that because it artificially makes the product more exciting). Some stuff happened, sure, but none of it felt terribly important. I know, I know… Rampage ... Read More »

CM Punk and Paul Heyman Bring Back Attitude

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This past Monday night, wrestling found it’s spark again. Check out your favorite blog, or take a look at Twitter. CM Punk and Paul Heyman absolutely stole the show. Read More »