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Greatest Matches in WWE Extreme Rules History

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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 ... Read More »

Missed ConNXTions

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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 ... Read More »

Accentuate the Positives – Week of April 4th, 2015

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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. Read More »

31 WrestleMania Matches From The PG/Reality Era

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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 ... Read More »

WWE WrestleMania 30th Anniversary Card: Part 2

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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 ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 ... Read More »

Top 5 Survivor Series PPV Matches From The PG Era

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As promotion for this year’s Survivor Series PPV the “Top 5″ series is back on the site to cover the best Survivor Series matches from all the eras of the WWE. If you missed the previous Top 5 list please click here and give me your thoughts. This will be the last list of this series as we’ll be looking ... Read More »

Dean Ambrose is the WWE’s Next Big Star

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When it comes to the subject of who the next great hero will be for the WWE, there is no clear answer. Some feel that Roman Reigns is the obvious successor and they wouldn’t be terribly far off guessing that. He’s huge, muscular, has shining prince hair and generally already follows the formula of mega-popular faces in the WWE. Before ... Read More »

WWE Extreme Rules Preliminary Buyrate Drops Big In 2014

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The preliminary buyrate for this year’s WWE Extreme Rules is roughly at 107,000 buys. That is down from last year’s 209,000 buys. 40,000 of those buys came from North America and that was even without DirecTV and Dish Network not airing the show due to the WWE Network. This year’s show featured Daniel Bryan defending the WWE world heavyweight championship ... Read More »

A Shield Divided Is Still Standing Strong

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While some will debate if it was the right time to break up The Shield, you could conclude that there may never have been that perfect time. The simple reality was always there was too much emerging talent in that group for it to last over the long run. It’s not like they are not likely to cross paths and ... Read More »