Author Archives: Michael Wiseman

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Vince Russo Shoots on Spike TV, and Spike Fires Back

Vince Russo Shoots on Spike TV, and Spike Fires Back

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.

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

(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.

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Ugh, That New Stardust Finisher…

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.

Michael Sam

Inviting Michael Sam To Raw Is Shameful, WWE

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

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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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