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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.

The Shield’s Loss is a Loss for WWE

The Shield

Just to catch up: If you missed Friday Night Smackdown this past week, then you also missed a pretty big development for one of WWE’s hottest acts. The Shield, who have seemed unstoppable since their debut last November, finally saw defeat. Re-read that first paragraph. Summary: “If you missed Friday Night Smackdown, then you missed The Shield’s first loss.” See, ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 15th, 2013

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The word “mediocre” comes to mind when discussing this week’s Smackdown. WWE creative seemed to check out for the night, save for one very questionable booking decision. Let’s break it down: Read More »

WWE No Longer Needs the World Heavyweight Championship

World Heavyweight Championship

Normally, a World Champion being out of action for five weeks would seem like a big deal. In his absence, a wrestling company would still find ways to highlight him. It would show vignettes on his return, interview him from his home, or even put him in the ring and let him cut a few promos. If he ran the ... Read More »

‘Monday Night Raw’ Review – 6/10/2013

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Raw opened up strong last night, delivering on Triple H’s promise from last week to start the show off by fighting Curtis Axel. Vince’s interference here by flexing his “Chairman of the Board” role here was great, Triple H restarting the match as a 60-minute Iron Man match was hilarious, and the segment went on exactly as long as it ... Read More »

WWE Raw Highlights – June 10th, 2013

Here’s a quick look at tonight’s very entertaining edition of Raw.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for a more in-depth review of everything important that took place, along with a few more thoughts and opinions. Read More »

WWE Creative Changes Mean New Possible Matchups

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Probably the most intriguing storyline WWE has headed into Monday Night Raw (and potentially continuing into Payback and beyond) is Randy Orton’s status with the fans. His actions on Friday Night Smackdown this week left another fan favorite, Daniel Bryan, laid out in the middle of the ring as a victim of the RKO. But wait, weren’t they also just ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – June 7th, 2013

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Another great outing for Friday Night Smackdown, with all the right elements of an entertaining pro-wrestling show. Let’s dig in. Read More »

Why Kofi Kingston is the Face of the WWE Problem

Kofi Kingston

In late 2009, Kofi Kingston was finally ready for his breakout moment. His career arc up to that point included all the typical WWE milestones: after signing with the WWE in 2006 he did a stint in developmental before eventually working his way onto the main roster. By late 2008, he had collected a few mid-card titles (including the tag-team ... Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown – June 3rd, 2013

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WWE had its hands full with NBA competition last night.  Unfortunately, it failed to rise to the occasion. Read on for my thoughts on last night’s Raw. Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – May 31st, 2013

Very entertaining edition of WWE Smackdown last night.  Check out the breakdown below. The Good: Opening Match – Kane def. Seth Rollins: Great way to kick off the show. Rollins and Kane worked a slow, methodical match pace, and WWE gave them some real time to do what they wanted. Rollins looked smart here for trying to take Kane out at ... Read More »

WWE Raw Rundown – May 27th, 2013

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After two solid weeks of programming, WWE takes a few steps back with an overall mediocre show, highlighted by a couple of strong matches and one hugely entertaining segment. The Good: Memorial Day Tribute: Say what you will about WWE pandering to it’s fans, at least it has the respect to give back to our troops. Opening Segment w/Paul Heyman ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – May 24th, 2013

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Decent edition of Smackdown this week.  Show kicked off fun and had a few short, but entertaining, matches. Unfortunately, it felt like it lacked any real star power. The Good: Opening Segment – Miz TV w/ Fandango: While I’m not normally a huge fan of the Miz TV segments, I thought this one did a good job of helping build ... Read More »