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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.

AJ Lee Makes First Public Statement Since WWE Retirement

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AJ Lee shocked the world this past Friday night when she announced her retirement. Only days after WWE’s biggest show of the year, WWE.com told viewers in a short and to the point news brief that Lee was no longer with the company, and wished her the best (but, notably, not in her future endeavors). Guess she felt like two days ... Read More »

Chris Jericho Answers Questions About Podcast Being Kayfabe

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When WWE announced its new slate of programming for the WWE Network last week, one major surprise was the Chris Jericho Podcast. ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin had already done two podcast on the network – one with Vince McMahon himself, and the other with COO Triple H – and in both cases, the Texas rattlesnake pulled no punches. He asked ... Read More »

WWE Responds to Justin Roberts, Calls Allegations “Offensive”

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WWE isn’t one to take an attack sitting down. After Justin Roberts wrote up a scathing blog post accusing WWE of leveraging the Connor Michalek story (and subsequent “Warrior Award”) for it’s own persona PR agenda, the company has fired back with a statement. Read More »

Justin Roberts Accuses WWE of Distorting Hall Of Fame Story

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Former WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts opened up today in a tell-all blog post over on Medium, discussing his take on the recent Hall of Fame induction of Connor “The Crusher” Michalek, and how WWE often spins real life into positive PR stories. Read More »

Triple H is a Piece of Garbage Who Refuses to Put Over Other Talent

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Do I have your attention now? Good. That’s not a headline that would make it past most copy edit desks. You’d never see it in a newspaper, or catch on major sporting websites. You know why? Read More »

WrestleMania 31 Hangover

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Well, internet wrestling fans: it turns out you can have your cake and eat it, too. For what was debatably one of the worst-built, under-hyped, and oddly booked WrestleManias in recent memory, WWE managed to take all of that negativity – every tweet, post, “like”, and jeer – and use it to fuel one of the best Pay-Per-Views in years. Read More »

Video Coverage from WWE WrestleMania31 AXXESS

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Brian Fritz and Michael A. Wiseman are LIVE on location in San Jose for WWE WrestleMania 31 AXXESS. The duo talks about all the events they’ve been to this week (including an awesome NXT live show), share thoughts on the Hall of Fame and Randy Savage, and give a little bit of perspective on how incredible the whole WrestleMania weekend ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Drew Galloway First Promo in Impact Wrestling (Video)

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Breaking news last week with Drew Galloway making his surprise Impact Wrestling debut while it touring in Glasgow, Scotland. With tapings continuing over the weekend, we got our first taste of Galloway (formerly Drew McIntrye in WWE) in Dixie’s company. Read More »

Match of the Year (2014)

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This is what it’s all about – the “wrestling” part of professional wrestling. Guys squaring off to fight it out, settle their differences, and entertain thousands (millions?) of fans. But only ONE match can be called “Match of the Year.” Which one earned top honors? Read on to find out… Read More »

Wrestler of the Year (2014)

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What does it take to be wrestler of the year? Is main-eventing Wrestlemania enough, or does it take other intangibles? Can a breakout star earn top honors in the same year? Read on to see who we think was the best of 2014… Read More »

Best Show of the Year (2014)

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From top-to-bottom, any wrestling match is only as good as the card it’s on, and when it comes to quality lineups, 2014 was full of them. Could Ring of Honor pull the upset with fantastic PPV outings? Did Impact Wrestling have an ace in the hole? Was NXT ready to strike it big? What was the best overall show of ... Read More »

Biggest News Story of the Year (2014)

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Headlines, headlines, headlines… The wrestling industry knows how to both make news and break news, and 2014 was no different. TNA lost (and found) a home. ROH emerged on Pay-Per-View. Still, bigger names and bigger networks emerged. What were they? Read on to find out… Read More »