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How Vince McMahon’s Lazy Approach To Booking is Choking The Life Out of WWE

One of the biggest wrestling news stories of the first half of 2016 was the Ricochet-Will Ospreay match at New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors Tournament. It was a dizzying display of high flying moves and technical precision that caused the typically reserved Japanese crowd to breakout into chants of “this is awesome.” While these… Continue reading How Vince McMahon’s Lazy Approach To Booking is Choking The Life Out of WWE

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A Class Act: Remembering the Greatness of Nick Bockwinkel

I awoke last Sunday morning to the stunning news of Holly Holm’s defeat of Ronda Rousey for the UFC Bantamweight Championship at UFC 193. It was a strange feeling. Sure I’m not the biggest UFC fan and I have nothing but respect for Rousey’s accomplishments, but I was genuinely happy to see Holm make history… Continue reading A Class Act: Remembering the Greatness of Nick Bockwinkel

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Bayley vs. Sasha Banks and a history of WWE ironman matches

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, NXT Women’s Champion Bayley will defend her championship against Sasha Banks in the main event of NXT Takeover in a 30 minute ironman match. Not only will this be the first match of its kind among two women in WWE, but it’ll be the second time in history that a women’s match headlines a major WWE show.… Continue reading Bayley vs. Sasha Banks and a history of WWE ironman matches

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Recent fan incidents expose WWE’s inadequate security

At last night’s Night of Champions show from Houston, TX, a fan entered the ring prior to the start of a six-man tag team match pitting Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho against the Wyatt Family. The fan snuck up behind Reigns and Ambrose as they were in the ring awaiting Jericho’s entrance, and was immediately taken… Continue reading Recent fan incidents expose WWE’s inadequate security

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Cesaro reaches for the brass ring during excellent rematch with Cena

I missed last week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, which really isn’t anything out of the ordinary for me these days. When I checked out all the wrestling blogs last Tuesday the only thing I kept hearing about was the awesome John Cena vs. Cesaro match for the United States Championship. Despite the rave reviews it received I did not… Continue reading Cesaro reaches for the brass ring during excellent rematch with Cena

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WWE’s astounding tribute to Dusty Rhodes

Here is the tremendous Dusty Rhodes tribute from last night’s Money in the Bank PPV. WWE announcer Renee Young was so broken up after this aired on the preshow that they couldn’t even show her face on camera immediately afterwards. I also got emotional while watching this, especially during the part where he presents the NXT… Continue reading WWE’s astounding tribute to Dusty Rhodes

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Wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes passes away at 69

The professional wrestling industry lost one of its all-time great characters when “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes unexpectedly passed away today at the age of 69. Rhodes, real name Virgil Runnels Jr., would likely rank near the top on any list of the most charismatic figures in wrestling history. The details are still sketchy, but… Continue reading Wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes passes away at 69