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HIAC 2014 Primer: The Buzz, The Backg...

Question: How do you sell a pay-per-view that does NOT feature your world champion? As discussed in this space last week, the answer is not only co...

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Where's The Beast?: Why No Lesnar Mak...

Rarely has any wrestling promotion attempted what World Wrestling Entertainment currently has in mind, that being banking on average wrestling fans...

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Blast from the Past: Wrestling's Futu...

The two biggest moments on last night's Monday Night Raw illustrate very clearly the blessing and the curse that is currently bewildering World Wre...

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Wrestling Wrantings: 4 Stories That W...

Wrestling has its ups and downs like any other enterprise. Its death has been greatly exaggerated far too often, particularly during the autumnal d...

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Ambrose From The Ashes

With the recent speculation that Dean Ambrose is being groomed as the "second" big face in World Wrestling Entertainment, behind the inimitable Joh...

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Champion or Chump?: NOC 2014's Winner...

Night of Champions 2014 is in the history books and, as usual, I'm here to dig through the winners and losers of this seminal event on the WWE sche...

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Triple H's Grand NXT Plan: WCW or Bust

A couple of interesting things concerning the current state and future of WWE's feeder promotion, NXT, occurred last week during the build to what ...

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Four Corners: Alias Alterations, Warn...

Hello, wrestling fans, and welcome to another weekend edition of the magnificent miscellany that is the Four Corners. For those unfamiliar with the...

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Quick Hits: Touts, Bouts, Springer & ...

Hello, TJR wrestling fans, and welcome to your weekend edition of some squared circle quick hits. While normally I occupy this cramped corner of ov...

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One Magic Night: A PPV Reflection

As wrestling fans, it's natural to have a fondness for the past and hope for the future all at the same time. The current John Cena vs. Brock Lesna...

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Viva La Restless: The Future of Inter...

The recent dismissal of Alberto Del Rio and his "reappearance" on AAA programming has all the makings of a crossover storyline your average wrestli...

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WWE's Actual Plan B: John Cena

There can be just about no doubt that Brock Lesnar's thorough beatdown of John Cena en route to becoming World Champion was the hallmark moment of ...

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Summer Slump: 6 Things the WWE Should...

With the WWE's signature summer qu'est-ce que c'est-per-view (since calling it a PPV is so very yesterday) fast approaching, yesterday's edition of...

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4 Corners: Naitch, Niki Bella & No Mo...

Greetings, wrestling fans, and welcome to another edition of Four Corners, where we take a quartet of disparate wrestling stories and weave them to...

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WWE's Summer Stunner: Who Can Shake U...

There can be very little argument that most wrestling fans are already looking past the John Cena/Brock Lesnar main event at this year's SummerSlam...

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What a Week!: Wrestling Needs to Righ...

It's been a rough week for the powers that be in professional wrestling, and the most unfortunate part of it might just be that it's far from over....

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Four Corners: Transformations, Twitte...

Hello, wrestling faithful, and welcome to another monolithic edition of The Four Corners, where we take four stories floating around the wrestling ...

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Battle Tested or Ground Chuck?: Sunda...

WWE Battleground had the promise of some major happenings, from our first real look at the simmering feud that has overtaken the summer in former S...

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It's Monday Night WCW! 8 Reasons Why ...

Last night's Raw was a harbinger of several things for World Wrestling Entertainment, and a couple of them were big time positives in my view. Head...

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Four Corners: Funny Men & Money Makers

Happy wrestling weekend, mat fans, and welcome to another edition of Four Corners. Due to the "interesting" Northeast power grid, I posted my main ...

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