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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.

Vince Russo Can’t Stop Complaining About Spike TV

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Words were exchanged recently between ex-TNA, WWF, and WCW writer Vince Russo, and Impact Wrestling network Spike TV. Read More »

Breaking News: Former WCW Star Sean O’Haire Passes Away

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News broke late Tuesday evening that former WCW and WWE star Sean O’Haire had passed away. Read More »

WWE RAW Rating Somewhat Surprising

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Reactions to last night’s WWE RAW have been somewhat mixed. Overall, though, most people thought it was a stinker. There was a bunch of hype behind the show, with Jerry Lawler as the advertised guest to mediate issues between the Bella Twins. It was also billed as the “season premiere.” The show was headlined by a Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt rematch ... Read More »

Vince Russo Shoots on Spike TV, and Spike Fires Back

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Vince Russo has had his shares of ups-and-downs recently. He claimed he wasn’t working with Impact Wrestling… which, turns out, he was lying about… and which might possibly have cost TNA their TV contract with Spike TV. Read More »

WWE Raw Review 9/8/2014: Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!

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(image courtesy WWE.com) Hey, did you know last night was the Season Premiere of WWE Raw? Because, you know, a sport that runs 12 months a year, or an entertainment property that puts up new television every single week, needs to kick off a “new season.” With Jerry Springer. Groan. Read More »

Jerry Springer “Injured” on RAW

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(image courtesy WWE) The WWE hype machine was in full-force last night. To compete with the return of Monday Night Football, WWE billed RAW as the “season premiere,” and advertised Jerry Springer as its special guest. He was to host a Bella Twins intervention. Read More »

Ugh, That New Stardust Finisher…

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If you were watching RAW tonight, and managed to make it past the ‘wash, rinse, repeat’ John Cena promo, or the ill-timed but mostly harmless Jerry Springer segment, you saw a newly heel Gold/Stardust team (seriously, can’t we call them something now? Space Dust? Dusty Weird? Dust Warriors 2000?) defeat those other guys. Read More »

Inviting Michael Sam To Raw Is Shameful, WWE

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You know what makes me angry? When a wrestling company puts something else above the industry. I get that there are stockholders to answer to, and WWE Network subscription numbers to explain away. I’m well aware that WWE Raw is getting ready to face it biggest competition in the coming weeks with Monday Night Football But no excuse justifies WWE ... Read More »

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

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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 ‘MizTV.’ They’re relics of a ... Read More »

North Korea Gets in the Wrestling Business

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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 tension. Former Japanese wrestling stalwart ... Read More »

The WWE is Thriving Creatively. Deal With It.

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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 fact that it wasn’t an ... Read More »

Health Update on Jake Roberts, Including Brain Abnormality

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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 you for helping me out ... Read More »