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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 »

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 »

WWE Raw Results: New Champions, Debuts, Returns, Major Announcement

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WWE Raw December 29, 2014 Verizon Center Washington, D.C If you missed last week’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw click here For all of our coverage on the WWE and the Royal Rumble click here WWE Monday Night Raw Pre-Show:  Byron Saxton, Booker T, and Alex Riley hosted the show from the studio in Stamford, Connecticut. They hyped Edge ... 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 »

WWE SmackDown Results: A New Day Is Here

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WWE SmackDown November 28, 2014 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, Indiana Miz TV Segment:  The Miz said that there were several big moments at Sunday’s event, but the biggest was him becoming Tag Team Champions. Miz said that his guest tonight made another big moment when he knocked out John Cena. Big Show makes his way down to the ... Read More »