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Michael A. Wiseman

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 TV Rating Up Post SummerSlam

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Last week, Raw saw a slight uptick in ratings.  The trend continued this week. For the night after SummerSlam, Raw averaged 4.3 million viewers.  

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WWE Raw Rundown LIVE – 8/19/2013

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Refresh this page throughout the show for LIVE ongoing coverage and analysis! Less than 24 hours after an incredible SummerSlam event, tonight’s RAW looks like a loaded show.  We expect Triple H to explain his surprise turn, and fallout from “The Best vs. The Beast.”  And who knows, maybe Ryback will find somebody else to bully backstage?

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WWE SummerSlam 2013 Reaction and Review

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Make sure to check out the SummerSlam 2013 Rundown for complete coverage of everything that happened on last night’s Pay-Per-View.  Also, listen to Brian and Steve discuss what they think on the latest Between the Ropes Podcast.

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WWE SummerSlam 2013 Rundown – LIVE

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WWE Returns to Pay-Per-View with it’s second biggest show of the year, SummerSlam.  The card is loaded with two World Title fights, and “The Best vs. The Beast.”  Be sure to refresh this page throughout the night for LIVE ongoing results and analysis.

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Brooke Hogan Released by TNA

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Multiple sources are reporting that TNA has released Brooke Hogan.  This is the latest in an ongoing series of cost-restructuring moves by the company. Her release is surprising if only because her father, Hulk Hogan, is seen as such an asset to the company.  Dixie’s desire to keep Hulk happy made Brooke Hogan seem untouchable.  On the other hand, Brooke’s ...

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WWE Smackdown Rundown – 8/16/2013

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As the final show before this Sunday’s major Pay-Per-View event, story of the night should be SummerSlam feuds.  Expect final build for Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes vs. Damien Sandow, the World Heavyweight Championship match, and The Shield.

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Thoughts on Darren Young, and Being Different in Professional Wrestling

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Well kids, prepare for the backlash. Darren Young came out earlier today as WWE’s first openly gay superstar. That is, he’s the first to reveal himself while still under contract with the company. Several previous wrestlers have announced themselves as gay – the late Chris Kanyon and Orlando Jordan immediately come to mind – but most had distanced themselves from ...

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Big Show Returns at RAW

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After being advertised a few weeks ago, the Big Show finally returned on last night’s edition of RAW. The 20-man battle royal to earn a title shot against Dean Ambrose ended with RVD and Mark Henry bumping fists.  Immediately afterwards, the Shield quickly surrounded the ring, outnumbering Henry and Van Dam.  Just as Ambrose, Reigns, and Rollins were getting ready ...

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WWE Raw Rundown LIVE – 8/12/2013

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The show kicked off live from Sacramento, CA, with Daniel Bryan’s entrance to the ring.  Final hype for SummerSlam should be the story of the night…

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The Art of Promotion in Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena

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There’s no doubt the WWE Universe is excited to see Bryan challenge Cena for the title at SummerSlam. But it wasn’t until this past Monday on RAW that we finally got a framework for their confrontation. If Punk vs. Lesnar is “The Best vs The Beast,” then Bryan against Cena has become “The Wrestler vs. The Entertainer.”

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WWE Monday Night RAW Analysis and Review – August 5th, 2013

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Make sure to check out the new and improved WWE Raw Rundown for complete coverage of everything that happened on last night’s show. Daniel Bryan’s corporate makeover proved more entertaining that I initially expected. WWE was smart to lead this segment with a short, but funny, video that captured Bryan’s transformation, and then move the comedy out of the way ...

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Announced for Next Week’s RAW: CM Punk vs. Paul Heyman

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During the Curtis Axel and CM Punk match last night, Punk finally got his hands on Paul Heyman.  Unfortunately for Punk, the moment was short-lived.

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