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WWE Raw Review 10/19/15: Hell in a Cell Hype, The Shield Re-Unites


Brian and Michael talk immediately after WWE Monday Night Raw for another edition of Between the Ropes looking at Brock Lesnar’s return to RAW, The Undertaker coming back, rumors of Tyler Breeze going to the main roster from NXT, and more! Plus, they’ll give Hell in a Cell predictions along with some other news and notes. And they’ll be answering ...

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Dean Ambrose: The Asylum’s Favorite Son


Dean Ambrose is one of the most intense, charismatic, and complex characters in WWE with an instability that is subtle and realistic. Someone who’s desperately caught up in a tidal wave of impulse and instinct he cannot truly tame. The brilliance of “The Lunatic Fringe” as a performer is you feel what Ambrose is feeling: the good, the bad and the ...

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WWE Payback 2015 Predictions

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This year, WWE Payback emanates live from Baltimore, Maryland, on the heels of WrestleMania 31 and Extreme Rules 2015. If you’re NOT a network subscriber, you can get it for free… and if you already are? Just be thankful it’s only $9.99! But who’s going to win, and what will be left of them? Read out to see what BTR ...

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Before WWE Payback, Remember The Shield


The main event of Sunday’s WWE Payback event will showcase three of the brightest stars in the company in recent years (and Randy Orton). Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns have achieved different levels of success as singles stars, but as The Shield, they ran wild as a unit for nearly two years, raising the bar for WWE’s in-ring ...

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Greatest Matches in WWE Extreme Rules History


This Sunday will mark the seventh annual WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view show, an event where gimmick matches and brutal brawls are often used to tie up WrestleMania’s loose ends. Here’s my list of the best matches in Extreme Rules history. 7. John Cena vs. Batista, Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship, Extreme Rules 2010 I’ve always felt that Batista ...

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Missed ConNXTions


Despite saturating cable television with hours of weekly programming, the best wrestling show each week is usually on the WWE Network. Since debuting in its current incarnation, in 2014, NXT has been the gold standard for pure in-ring action, allowing their young superstars and divas a low-risk opportunity for prolonged matches and live promos, preparing many of them for their ...

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Accentuate the Positives – Week of April 4th, 2015


It’s easy to get bogged down in the negativity that exists online when it comes to the world of professional wrestling. Let’s put a pause on the bad stuff, all the complaints, criticisms, rants, and rundowns. Instead, let’s come up for a breath of fresh air, sift through the week that was, and accentuate the positives.

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31 WrestleMania Matches From The PG/Reality Era


Here we are! We’re four days away from the biggest event in all of sports-entertainment and professional wrestling. It’s been a fun ride getting to pile up these epic matches and it’s really telling not only from a historical perspective, but also the evolution of the in-ring work at the grandest stage of them all. This week we’ll have the ...

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WWE WrestleMania 30th Anniversary Card: Part 2


Over the last couple of weeks, I sat down and compiled a 30 match card to celebrate 30 years of WWE WrestleMania. This is not the top 30 matches in WrestleMania history. This is a 30th Anniversary Card, and because it’s a card and not a list, no person appears more than once. That is the challenge of compiling such ...

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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…

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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 ...

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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 ...

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