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Five Reasons NXT is Better than Raw

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It should be a secret to no one that the current product on Raw and Smackdown is less than stellar. The shows all seem to bleed together, with the same matches and same rivalries being slightly shuffled every few months to make it seem different when it’s really not. This has been especially maddening for someone like me, a fan ... Read More »

The Flagship: Hell in a Cell, WWE Raw Recap, Survivor Series Dream Teams

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and there’s a lot to dive into as they talk about Hell in a Cell and the follow up on WWE Raw the next night.  The guys talk about what they liked, didn’t like, the progression of Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt coming back into the fold, what to ... Read More »

The Flagship: Final Raw Before Hell in a Cell, Predictions and Q&A

Brian and Michael are back for The Flagship podcast as they talk about Monday’s go-home edition of Raw before Hell in a Cell including Mick Foley’s return, the excitement level leading into the pay-per-view and their predictions for the show. Plus, they discuss Randy Orton’s possible turn, Rey Mysterio’s status, John Cena’s Halloween and more including your questions. Today’s podcast ... Read More »

Lilian Garcia Back on Raw, Eden Smackdown Ring Announcer

Just last Monday following Raw, longtime WWE ring announcer Justin Roberts was officially future endeavored by the company after the two sides could not agree on a new deal. Now comes word on who will be taking off his duties with Lilian Garcia once again back on Raw while Eden will take over as the Smackdown ring announcer.  The announcement ... Read More »

The Flagship: Raw is Wrestling, Bad News for Daniel Bryan and WrestleMania Talk

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael as they talk about Raw from Monday night which saw a lot more wrestling that the previous few weeks along with the set up for the top match at Hell in a Cell.  Plus, they talk about who is becoming more noticeably absent from WWE television, more bad news for Daniel ... Read More »

WWE Raw Needs an Overhaul

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Monday’s surprise appearance of The Rock, and subsequent tease on Smackdown of a possible Rock-HHH main event at WrestleMania 31, has created a lot of buzz amongst wrestling fans but may also serve to momentarily mask serious problems facing RAW and the promotion overall right now. Three hour RAW shows 52 weeks a year were never a good idea for ... Read More »

Raw is Menopause

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Everybody knows that the WWE has a specific target market. Depending on which year it is, that market changes. In the late 90’s, the target market was 18-25 year old males during the fabled “Attitude Era” which is the holy grail for many people who are wrestling fans. Most things are compared to this era, and if you watched WWE ... Read More »

The Problem with Cheering for The Rock

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Monday Night Raw was pretty much standard this past Monday. It’s essentially been the same show for months now and it doesn’t look like that is going to change any time soon. That said, there were two things that stood out about Monday. First is that Dean Ambrose is 2014’s Daniel Bryan. He’s gaining all kinds of momentum, as evidenced ... Read More »

The Flagship: The Rock Returns But WWE Raw Still in Funk

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It’s the weekly Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael talk about WWE Raw from Monday night which saw the return of The Rock but not much else including bad matches, bad segments including TV hosts breaking bottles of wine over the butts and more.  They also talk about the rise of Dean Ambrose, the reaction to John Cena, what happened ... Read More »

The WWE is Furthering My Apathy Towards the Current Product

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If you’ve watched or followed wrestling long enough, you’ll know by now that the business is cyclical. It booms, it dips and then repeats the process. Hulkamania was the massive boom that launched wrestling in the ‘80s and carried it into the 1990s. It lulled again as creativity became stagnant before picking up again for the reign of the now ... Read More »

The Rock Makes Surprising Return to Raw

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Once again, WWE Raw was just going along on Monday night.  Fans saw Hoda and Kathie Lee from the “Today” show promote wine more than the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the fans quickly turned on them.  Later, it was El Torito  facing Hornswoggle dressed as a alligator in a horrific segment that even Michael Cole couldn’t wait to get ... Read More »

Yes, Roman Reigns Will be Live at Raw Tonight

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Last week, WWE advertised that Roman Reigns would be on tonight’s edition of Monday Night Raw in what will be his first time speaking to the WWE Universe since emergency hernia surgery.  Since then, there was plenty of talk that Reigns would not be in the building for the show and appear ‘via satellite’ or in a taped piece. Reigns put the ... Read More »