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Forget Hipster Wrestling, This is Something Much Bigger

Forget Hipster Wrestling, This is Something Much Bigger

(note: This is a response to David Shoemaker’s Hipster Wrestling column published in July 2013) When it comes to professional wrestling, perspective changes everything. For example: Daniel Bryan wasn’t seen as a bona fide superstar. Until he was. And then, when he was saddled with a gimmick so bad that everybody thought it might spell the

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TNA Impact Wrestling Rating Surprisingly Drops (Updated)

TNA produced a themed version of Impact titled “Genesis”. The show was expected to be a ratings increase from last week, but that ended up not being the case. Impact drew a 1.1 rating with an average of 1.32 million viewers, which is down from last week’s 1.18 rating with an average of 1.39 million

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TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers For Thursday January 23, 2014

TNA aired a live edition of Impact Wrestling two days ago in Huntsville, Alabama. After that show ended, TNA taped an edition of Impact that will air this coming Thursday on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings. -Kurt Angle beat Bobby Roode in a cage match with

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Davey Richards And Eddie Edwards Are Backstage At TNA Impact And Will Debut Tonight

What could turn out to be WWE’s loss and TNA’s gain starts tonight. ProWrestling.net is reporting that former Ring of Honor stars Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards are backstage at Impact and will debut on tonight’s show. The duo had appeared at the WWE NXT tapings in November, but the company decided they weren’t going

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Jay Bradley Talks His Release From TNA And Why Dixie Carter Has Become The Internet Wrestling Communities “Scapegoat”

Steve talks to former TNA wrestler Jay Bradley, who just got released from the company late Monday night. Bradley discusses how he got released, thoughts on the departures of AJ Styles, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett. Bradley went in depth on his thoughts regarding TNA President Dixie Carter. “I had very limited interaction with Dixie and

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TNA Loses Universal Studios, Impact Back On The Road

When bad things happen, they happen in bunches and that is what is going on right now with TNA wrestling. PWInsider.com is reporting that TNA will not be taping any editions of Impact Wrestling at Universal Studios in 2014. That is due to the soundstage studios where Impact was taped being booked for other production

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2013 Match of the Year

For every rivalry that takes place, for every great promo delivered in (and out of) the ring, and for every backstage news that sends fans to Twitter in a frenzy, the most important drama takes place when fireworks disappear and the lights go down.  A collar-and-elbow position signals the oldest type of storytelling in the

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2013 Breakout Star of the Year

Professional Wrestling really about the star power of in-ring performers.  Today’s top guys mean big money on television, Pay-Per-View, and at the merchandise stand.  But those big draws aren’t going to be around forever, and so the business has to keep building up new talent to take their place.  This was a major focus area

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2013 Biggest Surprise of the Year

One of the main reasons wrestling fans tune in each week is because they love to be surprised.  And because of its scripted nature, professional wrestling can offer those big, shocking moments in a much more strategic way that most other sports programs.   Cliffhangers you can’t miss? Good guy/bad guy turns? Dramatic run-ins and

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