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Raw Deal: WWE boss Vince McMahon cannot reinvent Sting

Vince McMahon has to tinker with everything. “Pro wrestling” can’t simply be called “pro wrestling.” No, it has to be “sports entertainment” — even if 99.9 percent of the public doesn’t recognize McMahon’s pet term. (I’m sure there’s a part of McMahon that cringes at the thought of his greatest achievement, WrestleMania, has “wrestle” in the title.) Fans can’t just be “fans.” ...

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Roman Reigns needs to say no to Vince McMahon’s scripted promos

Roman Reigns is supposed to be the WWE’s next big thing. The coronation of the “Juggernaut” (or “the Powerhouse,” “the Big Dog” or whatever WWE is calling him this week) as a top-tier player has long been envisioned as occurring in the main event of WrestleMania 31 with a WWE World Heavyweight Championship victory over “the One in 21 and One Brock Lesnar ...

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The Best of 2014: Professional Wrestling

2014 saw major changes sweep across the professional wrestling landscape. WWE launched a brand new digital network, while TNA Impact Wrestling was forced to find itself a new network entirely. New promotions, such as Global Force Wrestling and Lucha Underground, were started, and Ring of Honor fought for its right to be considered one of the “major players.” Hulk Hogan came ...

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Chael Sonnen On his Dislike for Trash Talk, Saying No to Pro Wrestling, CM Punk and if Brock Lesnar will Fight Again

ESPN MMA analyst and podcast host the “American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen joins the podcast as he talks about the build up to the Jon Jones — Daniel Cormier fight, why he dislikes the term trash talking, hyping fights he was in the emotion he felt at the time, being the bad guy, what he liked first between amateur and ...

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David Shoemaker Talks CM Punk, Vince McMahon Interviews and “The Squared Circle”

David Shoemaker of Grantland.com and author of The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling talks about the recent interviews with CM Punk and Vince McMahon, what he took away the most from both conversations, people being upset with CM Punk, if there will be any changes in the near future of the WWE, if McMahon is out of touch, the ...

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The Flagship: Vince McMahon Interview, Future for Kurt Angle and Rey Mysterio, WrestleCade and More

It’s the weekly Flagship podcast with Brian and Michael and there is a lot of things to talk about starting off with the Steve Austin sitdown with Vince McMahon, his comments to the locker room, what he needs to do for them in return, listening to the audience, his response on CM Punk and more. Then, the guys get into ...

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The fallacy of Vince McMahon’s brass ring speech

Vince McMahon spoke candidly Monday night with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin about the state of the WWE Universe. The conversation — a live version of Austin’s podcast special to the WWE Network — was a fascinating look inside McMahon’s head and must-see television for anyone interested in the inner workings of the world’s biggest wrestling organization. And yet, for as ...

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