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The Ramifications of WWE SmackDown to FOX

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The professional wrestling industry just changed, folks. The old model for virtually every promotion in history has always been to use television to build the big money matches for Pay Per View, but that’s now over… …at least for WWE. There are many unanswered questions about WWE’s agreement with Fox, and we’re not going to… Read more »

“Andre the Giant” Review

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He was special. – Vince McMahon Legends breed legends. Not genetically or through reproduction, or not often anyway, but without question in generated stories. When someone becomes a folk hero, a Paul Bunyan we’ve actually seen either in person or through the magic of television, our imaginations run wild. HBO’s Andre the Giant, a collaborative… Read more »

Rousey’s WrestleMania Debut Was Perfection

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Amongst hardcore professional wrestling fans, Ronda Rousey’s in-ring debut was either highly anticipated or highly loathed, depending on perspective. Purists didn’t love the build to the mixed tag match, didn’t think she could talk, and also didn’t like that she walked straight out of MMA into a prime spot at WrestleMania. They saw visions of… Read more »

Daniel Bryan is a Pro Wrestler Again

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You might not believe this based on the below photo, but here, at the very moment this event occurred yesterday, is the happiest man alive. Tuesday afternoon, WWE dropped the bombshell some have been expecting for weeks, but anticipating with crossed fingers for far longer: Daniel Bryan is back. From WWE.com “Following more than two… Read more »

Ronda Rousey Arrives in WWE…Now What?

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Back on December 20, I wrote an article on this very website predicting much of what we saw last night from Ronda Rousey at the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia. I can’t take a full victory lap, because I believed she’d debut as a surprise entrant in the historic first-ever Women’s Rumble Match. Not only that,… Read more »

Stephanie McMahon is WWE’s Creative Kryptonite

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This article title may well have been eye popping to pro wrestling fans, because Stephanie is by no means a bad promo and is certainly photogenic and whip smart, but unfortunately, that’s not why she’s arguably the worst thing to happen to WWE television on an annual basis. She’s talented, she’s a fabulous antagonist, and… Read more »

WWE Booking is Inept and Infuriating

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Yeah, that’s quite the title I know, but it’s accurate. I thought for sure the viral outbreak that forced massive changes to Sunday’s WWE TLC Pay Per View event would be the toughest thing the company had to deal with this week, but I was wrong. As usual, Vince McMahon’s worst enemy is himself. How… Read more »

Rejoice! WWE’s Shield is Back

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Finally, The Shield has returned to our pro wrestling lives! There’s not a tremendous amount in Vince McMahon’s version of sports entertainment that generates genuine excitement these days. It’s not that the talent isn’t there, because the roster is loaded, it’s varied, and it’s incredibly skilled. The writing is often stagnant, the ideas stale, the… Read more »

Protesters Demand WWE Boot Trump from Company Hall of Fame

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Waking up this morning to stories of Trump protesters outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn wasn’t particularly strange, because at this stage in the game, Trump protesters anywhere, whether for or against, barely furrows my brow. People love to get signs, they love to stand together, and they love to plan trips to various independent coffee… Read more »