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Report Card: Winners & Losers of TLC ...

Both TLC the 2014 edition and last night's Monday Night Raw broadcast are a distant memory at this point, and we're left to ponder which notes Worl...

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Tables, Ladders & Yawns: The Collapse...

Last night's episode of Raw had a very difficult mission in which it was only mildly, if at all, successful. It had to convince the fanbase who hav...

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Stunner: Steve Austin's Podcast Trump...

I, like many, just finished watching a thoroughly compelling hour plus of professional wrestling. Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on your p...

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Now What?!: The Next Big Story in the...

Survivor Series 2014 was many things, although an excellent show was not one of them. (See my recent two part series on the history of the event fo...

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Survivor Series Highs & Lows: A Retro...

We've already sandblasted our way through the first fourteen iterations of the Survivor Series in honor of installment number 28, which is due to b...

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Survivor Series Highs & Lows: A Retro...

If you're like me, you realize Weezer was all downhill from Pinkerton and that Christopher Walken can make any movie better. But as it relates to p...

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Scripting Survivor Series: Wyatt Matters

WWE's Survivor Series is taking shape following last Monday's Raw, and it's quite a mixed bag thus far. I've long been a fan of the elimination sty...

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Making The Net Work: WWE's Biggest Ch...

The biggest news to come out of World Wrestling Entertainment last week had nothing to do with a major superstar's return, a title defense, or an u...

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HIAC 2014: Winners, Losers & Life Sen...

Hell in a Cell's 2014 incarnation is in the books, as is the following night's edition of Monday Night Raw. Without World Champion Brock Lesnar on ...

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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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