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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 »

Best Creative Surprise of the Year (2014)

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While the in-ring product sells tickets, and the long-term stories sell merchandise, surprises what keep fans coming back for more; unpredictability is the cornerstone of the modern wrestling product. But in year chocked-full of big moments, with historic names like Hulk Hogan, Sting, and The Rock hanging around, which one reigned supreme? Read on for our picks for “Best Creative ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Raw, Daniel Bryan is Back, What Lies Ahead

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It’s The Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including the return of Daniel Bryan, what his coming back could mean for plans going forward and into WrestleMania 31, the return of The Authority, several guys getting chances to do promos during the show, Seth Rollins changes of winning the WWE title ... Read More »

Creative Misfire of the Year (2014)

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Just because it’s deemed “creative” doesn’t always mean it’s going to be good – just ask Vince Russo. And for every great feud, or well-executed story line, the major wrestling promotions also make mistakes. Some aren’t so bad; a few others require major direction shifts. Read on to find out our picks for “Creative Misfire of the Year.” Read More »

Feud of the Year (2014)

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What makes wrestling tick? There’s the actual in-ring product, the athletic competition between two (or more) giants who turn hammer-locks and chain-grappling into a dance. There’s the driving story behind the match. Why are these titans fighting? Why should we care? That’s where rivalries come in… they gives us, as fans, that emotional investment. Here are our picks for ‘Feud ... Read More »

Heel of the Year (2014)

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Best “bad guy” of the year is such a tricky category – on the one hand, you want to hate them, but on the other, sometimes the most hated guys are fan favorites. Then there’s the divide between supporting characters (authority figures or managers) and the actual wrestling talents themselves. Does Paul Heyman earn this award by default? How many guys ... Read More »

Breakout Star of the Year (2014)

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So many guys (and gals) in 2014 had their “moment.” They grabbed that brass ring. While the youth movement moniker has been tossed around over the last decade, no other year has been filled with as many young guys fighting for a spot as 2014 was. Did Bray Wyatt solidify his spot against John Cena at Wrestlemania? Did The Shield ... Read More »

The Best of 2014: Professional Wrestling

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2014 saw major changes sweep across the professional wrestling landscape. WWE launched a brand new digital network, while TNA Impact Wrestling was forced to find itself a new network entirely. New promotions, such as Global Force Wrestling and Lucha Underground, were started, and Ring of Honor fought for its right to be considered one of the “major players.” Hulk Hogan came ... Read More »

The Flagship: Catching up on WWE Raw, TLC, NXT and a Few Bold Predictions

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Brian and Michael are finally (it was only two weeks!) back for the Flagship podcast and they have some catching up to do. They guys talk about the NXT Takeover R-Evolution show, the booking for it compared to Raw and other WWE programming, TLC and what they thought did and did not work, Raw over the past few weeks including ... Read More »

The Flagship: The Slammys on WWE Raw, TLC and NXT Previews and Bold Predictions

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and there’s a lot to talk about. The guys discuss the Slammys on Raw this past Monday which one of them liked, the voting for the awards, a suggestion for a future change to them and a bold prediction after watching Raw. Plus, they talk about the mentality to currrent wrestling booking, ... Read More »

The Flagship: WWE Survivor Series Lookback, Sting is Here, Raw is a Dud

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and they have lots to talk about. The guys look back at WWE Survivor Series from Sunday, the debut of Sting and how it was done and a disappointing Raw from Monday night. Plus, they talk about the Big Show turning again, what was missing from Raw, the Larry the Cable ... Read More »

The Flagship: Impact Wrestling Has New Home, Survivor Series, Macho Man and Heidenreich

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Brian and Michael are back and better than even for The Flagship podcast with a lot to talk about. That includes Impact Wrestling finding a new home on Destination America and some details on that deal along with expectations and more including what talent could remain there and who might not. Plus, they talk about Raw from Monday night, this ... Read More »