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WWE Raw Review 9/1/2014: WCW Monday Nitro!

WWE Raw Review 9/1/2014: WCW Monday Nitro!

Despite heavy criticism, I gave WWE major props yesterday for what looked like a renewed creative spirit. I thought things were clicking. Apparently, McMahon & Co felt the opposite, and decided to publicly prove me wrong on last night’s WWE Raw. Segments I kind of hate these talky interview/talk-show segements like ‘The Highlight Reel’ and

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North Korea Gets in the Wrestling Business

Forget ‘Hulkamania’ and being a real american – professional wrestling just got a little more communist. Over the weekend in Pyongang, North Korea, various indie wrestlers and (strangely enough) Bob Sapp took to the red state and introduced one of America’s past-times to Kim Jong-un. It’s being billed as the latest effort to thaw overseas

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The WWE is Thriving Creatively. Deal With It.

Wrestling fans hate wrestling. No, really. Don’t believe me? Google any combination of “John Cena/Brock Lesnar/Night of Champions” and mark all the negative adjectives wrestling fans use. Or read reactions of the John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar title match from SummerSlam. Yes, some people didn’t like it. They hated the one-thousand-and-one german suplexes, or the

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Health Update on Jake Roberts, Including Brain Abnormality

Jake “The Snake” Roberts was admitted to a hospital earlier in the week and rumored to have been induced into a coma. At the time, it sounded like Jake Roberts might have been suffering from double pneumonia and possibly the flu. Today, his attorney, manager, and close friend Kyle P. Magee released an update: Thank

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TNA Releases Statement on Negotiations with Spike TV

While Impact Wrestling continues to (arguably) improve creatively, the current state of TNA is grim. Spike TV has yet to renew their contract beyond 2014. Furthermore, the company has recently lost top talent, and had other major wrestling names flat-out refuse new deals. But amid the controversy, Impact Wrestling is moving to a new night.

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WWE Raw Review 7/7: Can Seth Rollins Beat John Cena?

Last night on WWE Raw, we crossed the border, yet managed to stay on this side of the pond. Still, things were a little off. The Authority was absent, Seth Rollins took center stage, and John Cena still managed his infamous “mixed reaction.” But was the show any good? Read on to find out…

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WWE Raw Review 6/30: Chris Jericho and AJ Lee Make Waves

Money in the Bank was surprisingly entertaining. So WWE RAW last night was tasked with following a fan-favorite Pay-Per-View, while also setting up WWE Battleground a mere three weeks away. Was the show red hot? Did Seth Rollins deliver the goods? Read on to find out…

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WWE Money in the Bank (2014) Review

Going into last night’s Money in the Bank (2014) Pay-Per-View, there was a lot of speculation about who would emerge as champion – and what that means for the future of WWE. Fans always love the matches. But could they love the show, even if their favorites didn’t win? Read on for our two-cents…

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