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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 Smackdown Rundown – July 5th, 2013

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A lot of stuff happened last night on Smackdown.  That’s not to say a lot of important stuff happened – outside of a great Randy Orton v Christian match, and an interesting main event angle, most of the stuff was pretty standard fare. Still, it wasn’t a bad way to spend two hours. Let’s take a look: The Good: Opening ... Read More »

Revisiting TNA’s Impact Wrestling: Week 2

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This is part two of an ongoing series, looking at TNA’s product from a non-fan perspective as it builds towards Destination X. You can check out week one here. Last week, Impact Wrestling was a disaster of a show. Between Hulkamania running a little too wild, a weak X Division title change, and overbooking in every segment, I had minimal ... Read More »

‘Monday Night Raw’ Reaction and Review – 7/1/2013

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Be sure to check out the Raw Rundown for complete coverage of last night’s show. Money in the Bank All-Stars was highlighted in a very effective way last night. The show’s opening managed to get a bunch of stars in the ring together at the same time, for a very specific purpose, without feeling over-booked.I also thought each wrestler did a ... Read More »

Announced for Next Week’s Raw: Wyatt Family Debut, Vickie Guerrero Job Evaluation

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During WWE RAW last night, Bray Wyatt announced via Twitter that the Wyatt Family will be appearing on next week’s show. Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown – July 1st, 2013

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Another show of baby steps tonight on Raw. WWE seems stuck right in-between two major events, and creative seems reluctant to move forward with any real consistency. Let’s look a little closer. Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 28th, 2013

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If you missed Smackdown last night, you missed the best (major) wrestling show of the week. WWE put together a fun, athletic two hours for Friday Night that delivered from top to bottom. Let’s check it out. Read More »

Revisiting TNA’s Impact Wrestling: Week 1

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This is part one of an ongoing series, looking at TNA’s product from a non-fan perspective as it builds towards Destination X.  Before last night, I hadn’t caught an episode of TNA’s IMPACT Wrestling since 2012. The last major Pay-Per-View I caught was Bound for Glory 2012, back when Aces and Eights revealed it’s (not actual) leader to be Devon, ... Read More »

‘Monday Night Raw’ Reaction and Review – 6/24/2013

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For complete coverage of everything that happened last night, check out the WWE Raw Rundown. Things got off to a hot start last night, with the Daniel Bryan/Randy Orton stuff. Although cancelling the match and postponing it until later in the night felt like a cheap way to squeeze every last drop out of this feud, it made a lot ... Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown – June 24th, 2013

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Raw got off to a great start, but seemed to stall about halfway through. Luckily, a strong main event, plus a couple of big announcements, helped prevent the entire show from being a bust. Let’s take a look. Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 22nd, 2013

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Smackdown last night was the perfect way to end a great week of WWE programming. Between the well-paced PPV this past Sunday, the number of great surprises on Raw, and the wrestling-heavy focus of Friday Night Smackdown, wrestling fans should feel pretty satisfied. Read More »

Mark Henry Should Be the Next WWE Champion

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Exciting surprises are synonymous with televised professional wrestling. Throughout the rich history of a company like WWE, there have been countless events that people still talk about today. Remember the time Eric Bischoff showed up as the GM of Raw? What about the evening Stone Cold Steve Austin drove a beer truck down to ringside and doused The Corporation? And ... Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown – June 18th, 2013

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While in-ring action wasn’t the top priority for Raw this week, the number of great surprises and unexpected returns worked together to create a noteworthy show. Payback’s momentum carried over here in a good way. Read More »