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WWE 2K16 Review: Business is Picking Up

Here in 2016, professional wrestling proves to be one of the great entertainment quandaries of our time: regaled by some as high-class performance art – a mix of dance, storytelling, athleticism, and fan participation; jeered by others as sweaty men in spandex performing “fake” moves on one-another. And this identity crisis has followed the industry into the medium of video ...

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WWE Raw Review 10/5/15: The New Day Stands Tall, Rusev Settling Down

Brian and Michael review WWE’s flagship show, the 10/5/15 edition of Monday Night Raw! The guys break down the show including the latest John Cena United States Open Challenge, The New Day’s big night, Rusev possibly tying the knot with Summer Rae and the rest of the show. Plus, theylook back at WWE’s live event from MSG featuring Brock Lesnar, ...

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WWE Raw Review 9/28/2015: Kane Wants a Piece of Seth Rollins, Big Show Ready for Brock Lesnar

Brian and Michael talk about everything that happened on the 9/28/15 edition of WWE Raw. They discuss the new storyline direction for Kane, how we feel about him challenging Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the return of John Cena’s open US Title challenge, the Big Show in advance of his match against Brock Lesnar on the WWE ...

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Between the Ropes: WWE Raw Review 7/21/2015, Undertaker and Brock Lesnar Brawl

Brian and Michael are back for the latest Between the Ropes weekly show catching up on Battleground, a packed episode of WWE Raw, and what the product looks like heading into SummerSlam. They’ll discuss The Undertaker returning, his brawl with Brock Lesnar, the face-off between Seth Rollins and John Cena, and NXT Divas wrestling in two different segments. Plus, a ...

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Between the Ropes: WWE Raw Review 6/16/2015, Brock Lesnar Returns

It’s the latest Between the Ropes podcast as we discuss all things in the world of wrestling. Brian and Michael break down an interesting edition of WWE RAW that saw Brock Lesnar return, Kevin Owens attack a rapper, and the entire Divas division turn its back on Paige. Plus, a look at the new TNA Impact Wrestling X Division championship, thoughts on ...

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WWE RAW Hangover: A Game of Thrones

The theme of this particular WWE RAW was Extreme Rules 2015 fallout because… well, I mean, do these shows even have “themes” anymore? Remember when EVER 3-hour show had a “theme” – like Las Vegas… or Old School… or Bob Barker… SO, how did this themeless-wonder fare?

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WWE Extreme Rules 2015 Hangover: A New Day

Well kids – WWE did it. They went EXTREME. Again. And nobody bled, or went through a flaming table, or found a thumbtack up their nose. But they did at least give us a solid, B-level show.

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NBA 2K15 Review

“This is not NBA Jam… This is not NBA Jam…” That’s the mantra I had to keep forefront in my mind while reviewing Visual Concepts’ latest masterpiece, NBA 2K15. Obviously the game doesn’t LOOK much like NBA Jam – no big heads here, nobody is on fire, and the athletes don’t move like they’ve recently chugged 15 Red Bull energy ...

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WWE Night of Champions (2014) Review

Last night’s Night of Champions was essentially nothing more than SummerSlam round II. Nevertheless, it was headlined by what looked to be an excellent championship rematch on paper, and the undercard featured every champion in action. Did that make it a winner? Or did a controversial finish undermine an otherwise excellent outing? Read on to find out…

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WWE RAW Review 9/15/2014: The Half-Time Show

Hey, you, loyal WWE RAW viewer. One who never misses an episode. Did you know Monday Night Football was back? Did you know that the NFL is probably going to beat WWE in ratings from now until 2015? Oh, you didn’t? So last night’s WWE RAW booking probably made zero sense then, huh? Funny how that works…

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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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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 ‘MizTV.’ They’re relics of a ...

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WWE Raw Review 7/28/2014: Bo and None

As the build towards SummerSlam continued, last night’s WWE RAW proved that hot shows don’t always have to be wrestling-heavy. But did well-placed promos and creative build make this a noteworthy show? Read on…

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WWE Raw Review 7/7: Can Seth Rollins Beat John Cena?

Last night on WWE Raw, we crossed the border, yet managed to stay on this side of the pond. Still, things were a little off. The Authority was absent, Seth Rollins took center stage, and John Cena still managed his infamous “mixed reaction.” But was the show any good? Read on to find out…

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WWE Raw Review 6/30: Chris Jericho and AJ Lee Make Waves

Money in the Bank was surprisingly entertaining. So WWE RAW last night was tasked with following a fan-favorite Pay-Per-View, while also setting up WWE Battleground a mere three weeks away. Was the show red hot? Did Seth Rollins deliver the goods? Read on to find out…

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WWE Money in the Bank (2014) Review

Going into last night’s Money in the Bank (2014) Pay-Per-View, there was a lot of speculation about who would emerge as champion – and what that means for the future of WWE. Fans always love the matches. But could they love the show, even if their favorites didn’t win? Read on for our two-cents…

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WWE Raw Review 6/24/2014: Is Vickie Guerrero Done?

With less than one week until Money in the Bank, last night’s WWE RAW promised to be one heck of a show. But did shoddy booking and last-minute build hamper the three-hour show? Read on to find out…

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WWE Raw Review 6/9/2014: Daniel Bryan’s Fate Decided

After weeks of back-and-forth storyline, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship fate became reality. Plus, a loaded in-ring show. Did WWE RAW deliver last night?

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WWE Raw Review 6/2/2014: Evolution Grows

After a surprisingly solid WWE Payback Sunday Night, Raw looked poised to deliver new creative direction for WWE. So did it break the recent Monday night funk? Read on to find out…

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WWE Payback (2014) Review: The Shield is Flawless

Last night’s WWE Payback pay-per-view had a number of questions to answer. Would the lackluster hype lead to an equally lackluster show? How would WWE handle the championship situation? Could WWE Payback be better than NXT Takeover? Read on to find out what we thought…

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