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WWE ‘WrestleMania’ XXX Pay-per-view Recap and Final Thoughts
April 7th, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Now that the 30th anniversary of 'WrestleMania' in now in the rear view mirror we can take a look back at the events of last night and how they will affect WWE going forward. The WWE Universe and fans in general finally got what they've been waiting over eight months...

Wrestling Look Back: WCW’s Halloween Havoc 1989-2000
October 31st, 2013 at 7:45 PM
On this all hallow's eve 2013 we take a special look back at the one pay-per-view named after this holiday, WCW's 'Halloween Havoc.' Between 1989 when it debuted and the last event in 2000 it was the next biggest WCW pay-per-view to Starrcade in the second half of any year. ***VIDEO1*** There...

Cable Company Appeases Customers with Refunds of WWE ‘Night of Champions’
September 19th, 2013 at 2:22 PM
On Monday Night RAW the WWE took an unprecedented step in the 50 year history of the WWE Championship as the title was "held-up." The previous evening at the WWE pay-per-view 'Night of Champions' it seemed clear that senior referee (and former wrestler) Scott Armstrong made a faster than normal...

WWE Summerslam 2013 Results and Review Part 2
August 24th, 2013 at 5:15 PM
A couple of days ago we looked at the first half of WWE's second biggest show of the year, SummerSlam. If you missed it then you can read part 1 here. Today we will be reviewing the last half of the show and thoughts on the finish of the main...

WWE Summerslam 2013 Results and Review Part 1
August 22nd, 2013 at 4:56 PM
WWe's second biggest show of the year, Summerslam, is now officially in the books for 2013. This show lived up to the hype it generated while WWE had their superstars making the media rounds and the new week long Summerslam Axxess. The build on WWE programming was strong and the...

‘Royal Rumble’ Review: WWE Fulfills Basic Expectations, but not Much More
January 28th, 2013 at 5:17 PM
***PHOTO1***It would be tough to argue that the 'Royal Rumble' was disappointing, but "underwhelming" seems to be a fair adjective to describe a pay per view that lacked surprises and show-stealing elements. The Sports 101 PPV Panel: Mark Eddinger, from Motor Sports 101. @WorldRacing101, sitting in second with 27 points. Peter Schifani,...

‘Survivor Series’ Review: a Good Show with Some Odd Surprises
November 19th, 2012 at 12:43 PM
***PHOTO1***'Survivor Series' was one of the most solid nights of content that WWE has produced in some time. Every match basically delivered on expectations, there was a twist that will interest Internet fans (although the casual fan has no way of understanding it), and even the filler "bonus" match was...

‘Hell in a Cell’ Review: a Lot of Filler, but the Show Mostly Satisfied
October 29th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
***PHOTO1***It would be a bit of a stretch to suggest that 'Hell in a Cell' was a great show, but considering how weak the card was, it's equally difficult to say that it disappointed. There was some decent wrestling and a few genuine surprises. It just seems fair to say...

‘Night of Champions’ Review: Show is a Home Run; CM Punk and John Cena Steal It
September 17th, 2012 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1***On paper, ‘Night of Champions’ had a lot of matches that WWE has shown before, but they generally had a lot of build-up behind them, so expecting much of anything was something of a crapshoot. Luckily, most matches delivered and what the fans got was a grade-A pay per view...

‘Raw’ Reaction: CM Punk in Chicago; Paul Heyman; Champions Interact
September 5th, 2012 at 2:54 PM
***PHOTO1***After reading the results of ‘Raw’ without actually seeing the show, it sounds like WWE put together a fairly compelling three-hour broadcast on Monday. The fact that it was in CM Punk’s hometown of Chicago right as they are trying to make him into their top heel meant that something...

‘Impact’ Review: a Big Week for the BFG Series, a Small Week for Story
August 30th, 2012 at 10:22 PM
***PHOTO1***Regardless of anything, good or bad, that this site or anyone else could say about TNA, the 'Aces and Eights' angle last week left enough questions to be answered that it would be hard to avoid watching 'Impact' this week. The biggest ones, appropriately, related to Austin Aries and the...

‘Raw’ Review: Triple H, CM Punk, Jerry Lawler Highlight a Solid Show
August 27th, 2012 at 11:17 PM
***PHOTO1***Apparently, 'Summerslam' drew a very large live gate. Given that it was headlined by Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H, WWE will look to get as much as possible out of the angle. With that in mind, it was announced that Triple H would explain his future on 'Raw', and rumor...

‘Smackdown Review’: WWE Puts on a Generally Uninspired Show
August 24th, 2012 at 10:08 PM
***PHOTO1***Following 'Summerslam', it was to be expected that Alberto Del Rio would complain about the shady finish to the World Heavyweight Championship match, presumably leading to a rematch against Sheamus at 'Night of Champions'. That would be up to Booker T to settle. Would Dolph Ziggler, with his victory over...

‘Raw’ Review: Post-’Summerslam’ Show is Mostly Solid
August 20th, 2012 at 11:34 PM
***PHOTO1***Love it, hate it, or anything in-between, 'Summerslam' gave a fairly strong indication of where the major story lines are going. So it was likely that tonight's 'Raw' from Fresno, California wasn't going to contain many surprises. Still, as any wrestling fan knows, predictability isn't always a bad thing. What...

‘Summerslam’ Review: WWE Gives a Lot of ‘Good’, but No ‘Great’
August 20th, 2012 at 1:24 AM
***PHOTO1***'Summerslam' 2012 from Los Angeles can be summed up as follows: everything was at least decent, but nothing was special. There was not a single "great" match, nor was there a single "lousy" one. And, though, in a lot of ways, it felt like WWE played it safe, the winners...

‘Smackdown’ Review: Randy Orton Vs. Daniel Bryan Highlights ‘Summerslam’ Go-Home Show
August 17th, 2012 at 10:06 PM
***PHOTO1***This week, WWE aired its Friday night program from the University of Texas. As of the start of the show, 'Summerslam' did not have a World Heavyweight Championship match on the card. Something had to be done about that. Who else could have kicked off 'Smackdown', after everything that happened last...

‘Impact’ Review: Post ‘Hardcore Justice’ Episode Starts Strong, but Peters Out
August 16th, 2012 at 10:10 PM
***PHOTO1***'Hardcore Justice' decisively put an end to at least a couple of major feuds in TNA while altering the landscape of the 'Bound for Glory' Series in a major way. The only thing that stayed is the same is that there are no answers in regards to Aces and Eights....

‘Raw’ Review: Awkwardly Paced Show Does Little to Sell ‘Summerslam’
August 13th, 2012 at 11:13 PM
***PHOTO1***The 25th Anniversary of the "Biggest Party of the Summer" is six days away, which means that tonight is 'Raw'! Going into the show, the things on which the WWE Universe could count included Brock Lesnar coming after Shawn Michaels in some capacity and "CM Punk vs. Big Show" to...

‘Hardcore Justice’ Review: TNA Gives a PPV for WRESTLING Fans
August 12th, 2012 at 11:03 PM
***PHOTO1***Covering TNA pay per views is new territory for World Wrestling 101. Even when the company was incapable of putting together a quality television program, their monthly shows often contained a great deal of good, pure wrestling. Now, the storylines are mostly in place, so hopefully, ‘Hard Justice’ will be...

‘Smackdown’ Review: Good Mid-card Action; World Title Angle Falls a Little Flat
August 10th, 2012 at 10:15 PM
***PHOTO1***Booker T is the new General Manager of 'Smackdown', there's just over a week until 'Summerslam', and Cody Rhodes was set to face Sin Cara. Any questions? Good. On with the show, from Houston, Texas! Speak of the devil, Booker came out in a tuxedo, giving his hometown crowd a Spinaroonie...