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The WWE Network Will Change Everything

The WWE Network Will Change Everything

Ignore the sensationalist headline. Hold your smart-aleck quips for the comments section below. Take a moment and just hear what I have to say. This is a defining moment for WWE. Most importantly, it’s a re-defining moment for professional wrestling.

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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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2013 Tag-Team of the Year

In recent years, it seems like tag-team wrestling has taken a back seat to singles competition.  Compared to the tag-team division of the late 80s and 90s, modern sports entertainment has seemed content to pair up random singles wrestlers to be partners, in a “throw it on the wall and see what sticks” mentality.  And

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2013 Heel of the Year

For all that is good in professional wrestling, our heroes would have nothing to fight about if not for the heel characters that cause anguish at every turn.  It’s classic booking 101: the babyface chases the heel, and crowds pay good money to see him or her get their revenge. Not every bad-guy in 2013

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The Best of 2013: Professional Wrestling

Ask any wrestling fan – 2013 was a mixed bag.  There were great matches, there were terrible matches… Some superstars escalated to new heights while others (Zach Ryder,  sorry broski) found themselves relegated to Main Event and, worse, Saturday Morning Slam. Professional Wrestling found itself in the news for both good things, and not-so-good things. Pay-Per-View

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Jeff Jarrett Gone From TNA

In a surprising announcement, Jeff Jarrett is officially gone from TNA Wrestling. Jarrett announced on Twitter a short time ago that he was leaving the company. On December 22nd, 2013 I officially resigned from TNA Entertainment. Thanks to everyone involved for all the fantastic memories! #grateful — Jeff Jarrett (@JeffJarrettTNA) December 23, 2013 Jarrett co-founded

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