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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 »

NXT Superstar Adrian Neville Talks WWE 2K15, Competition in NXT and Call Up to WWE

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NXT superstar Adrian Neville talks about finally being in a video game as he will be part of the WWE 2K15 game, the four-way match at NXT TakeOver 2 against Tyler Breeze, Sami Zayn and Tyson Kidd, the atmosphere at Full Sail University for NXT TV shows, competition there within NXT, his first match on Raw recently, when he thinks ... Read More »

The Flagship: Seth Rollins Slimed, Possible Hell in a Cell Lineup and WWE 2K15

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Brian and Michael are back for the latest edition of The Flagship podcast as they talk about Raw from Monday which saw Seth Rollins slimed, Jesse Jackson appearing on the show and a great skit he did years ago on “Saturday Night Live”, the Russian flag controversy, how the Hell in a Cell lineup is looking right now, the effect of ... Read More »

Did Hulk Hogan Help the WWE RAW Rating?

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Well, Monday Night Football was a complete disaster for Patriots fans, Bill Belichick, and (most of all) Tom Brady. But did that mean success for WWE RAW? Did the promise of pink ring ropes and a certain legend increase WWE’s rating fortunes? Read More »

The Flagship: Heyman and Lesnar MIA on Raw, Reigns and Bryan Return

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It’s The Flagship podcast as Brian and Michael quickly talk about Raw from Monday night and wonder where Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar were following Night of Champions.  Then they go into Hell in a Cell talk and if Lesnar and John Cena will square off again and if not, what could headline the show and what else Cena could have ... Read More »