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WWE Smackdown 18-07-14

Smackdownhas shown very little in terms of wrestling or story progression, and I find my attention wandering towards the more superficial (non-wres...

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CM Punk, WWE Alumnus

Well that’s it then. CM Punk has been moved to the Alumni section of the roster on WWE.com, and he’s finally broken his silence.Nope, t...

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WWE Smackdown 11-07-14

Ottawa! I could go on and on about Canada’s capital city, as I lived there for three work terms throughout university (though I suspect that ...

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WWE Smackdown 04-07-14

Happy 4th of July to all of our readers in the United States. This Smackdown was taped in Newark, New Jersey, home of the most disproportionately t...

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Is Chris Jericho The Answer To Bray W...

How do you get people to boo the Wyatt Family? Pitting Bray against John Cena only served to have the babyface of the company booed right out of th...

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WWE Smackdown 06-27-14

Pittsburgh! The site for this week’s episode of Smackdown, Pittsburgh is also home to the Penguins and this year’s controversial Royal ...

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WWE Smackdown 06-20-14

Smackdown was taped this week in Columbus, Ohio. I try to catch the name of the city whenever I watch wrestling, because it’s fun to analyze ...

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House Show: A Fan’s Education

On Saturday, June 14, I attended a WWE Live show in Hamilton, Ontario. Rather than a blow-by-blow account of what happened, I wanted to make a fun ...

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WWE Smackdown 06-13-14

I bet when Aksana taped this episode of Smackdown, she had no idea how inauspicious the air date would be: Friday the 13th marks her final televise...

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WWE Smackdown 06-06-14

Thanks for clicking on this ultra-zesty Smackdown recap! I want to say thanks to TJR readers and writers alike for sending me feedback last week. L...

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Smackdown 30-05-14

Welcome to the Smackdown Review, where TJR writers go to die. It’s a tricky gig, covering a show that airs on Friday nights. And now I’...

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Daniel Bryan: Is It YES or NO?

Bryan Danielson’s career is in question. More importantly, his well-being is in question, after undergoing neck surgery last week. Not even h...

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Faves, Gems, and Reality Pitch Results!

I apologize for once again dipping into the well of Fan Faves and Hidden Gems. I have done so for two reasons: first, because I have such a long li...

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Great Expectations

I wanted to talk about how as we get older, our expectations for wrestling become unrealistic. The term “great expectations” popped into my head, a...

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TJR Reality Week: Time to Vote!

I hereby declare this the close of TJR Reality Week! From a personal standpoint, I was really happy that a chat about Total Divas led to this idea....

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TJR Reality Week: Heather's Pitches

I haven’t had cable TV for over two years, which has pretty much eliminated my reality show intake. Prior to that, I had watched the early ye...

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Announcing: TJR Reality Week!

Like all of the world’s greatest ideas, this one started on twitter. TJR writer Hugh Firth made a comment about Total Divas, prompting respon...

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Fan Faves and Hidden Gems 4

This week, Canadian actress Ellen Page started re-naming people’s dogs for them on twitter (submit a photo of your dog, and she’ll re-n...

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Cena: Tried and True, or Tired?

During the heyday of the brand extension, fans could enjoy a different sports entertainment experience from each program. That delineation between ...

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Turn The Paige: History Begins Now

I have fallen in love with Paige. I think I might want to BE Paige, which means I’m either having a mid-life crisis, or Paige is just that co...

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