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Best Creative Surprise of the Year (2014)

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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Feud of the Year (2014)

What makes wrestling tick? There’s the actual in-ring product, the athletic competition between two (or more) giants who turn hammer-locks and chain-grappling into a dance. There’s the driving story behind the match. Why are these titans fighting? Why should we care? That’s where rivalries come in… they gives us, as fans, that emotional investment. Here are our picks for ‘Feud ...

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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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Just Like UFC, Brock Lesnar Absence Now Hurting WWE

In pro wrestling, fantasy often imitates reality. In fact, when used most effectively, real-life beefs (Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels, The Rock/John Cena) translate into engaging, believable in-ring action. Sometimes, however, this emulation is hurtful. Such is the case with current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. Lesnar is a freak athlete, on a historical level. So much so that he nearly secured a ...

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