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Wrestling Review Weekly: Second Edition, Number Two
August 10th, 2014 at 12:36 PM
Well for those of us who live in the Northeast the weather for August has felt more like September so far, but the wrestling world continues it's low heat simmer before it boils over by 'SummerSlam' next Sunday night. TNA had a solid Impact broadcast end with Dixie and Bully...

WWE ‘BattleGround’ Special Event Preview, Part One
July 18th, 2014 at 5:43 PM
It's that time of the month again in WWE as there next special event is this Sunday as 'BattleGround' has been moved up the calendar from where it was last year. As the next event after this is one of the big four 'SummerSlam' it may be hard to see...

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...

WWE ‘SummerSlam’ Preview, Writers Roundtable Part Two
August 17th, 2013 at 11:22 AM
Yesterday we took a look at all the "undercard" matches for WWE 'SummerSlam' and today we take a look at the three biggest matches of the pay per view. The WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship are both on the line, along with the burgeoning feud between CM Punk and...

WWE Wrestler Big Show Returns to the Ring
August 12th, 2013 at 1:37 PM
In Oakland, California at a WWE Live event this past Sunday the Big Show made his return to the ring. He won a battle royale to determine a contender for Alberto Del Rio's World Heavyweight Championship later in the show. He then went on to face ADR later that night...

WWE ‘Money in the Bank’ Pay-Per-View Preview
July 12th, 2013 at 12:12 PM
On this Sunday July 14th WWE presents its annual 'Money In The Bank' pay-per-view which gives two superstars who win each of the MITB Ladder Matches a shot at capturing either the WWE Championship or World Heavyweight Championship within the next year. These two superstars will generally given a solid...

‘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...

‘Hell in a Cell’ Preview: Can CM Punk Overcome Ryback?
October 27th, 2012 at 7:13 PM
***PHOTO1***"Hell in a Cell" emanates from Atlanta, GA, this year and only features one match that lives up to the name of the show. But it's a doozy. With only six announced matches, the card definitely looks thin, but the intrigue comes in the form of the fact that the...

‘Night of Champions’ Preview: Every Title is on the Line!
September 15th, 2012 at 11:55 PM
***PHOTO1***'Night of Champions' is here, with, amongst other things, John Cena wrestling as the hometown hero in Boston against the ninth longest-reigning WWE Champion of all time. A show of that magnitude requires no less than the Sports Media 101 PPV Panel: Mark Eddinger, from Motor Sports 101. @WorldRacing101, leading the...

‘Raw’ and ‘Smackdown’ Rarely Feel Like Must-see TV
August 29th, 2012 at 1:17 PM
***PHOTO1***There's something intangibly... off about 'Raw' since it's been three hours. Objectively speaking, there has been more good than bad on each episode - with only one or two exceptions, Wrestling 101 has declared all of them as at least "decent", if not good. Sure, the constant recap videos and...

‘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...

‘Summerslam’ Predictions: the Sports Media 101 PPV Panel Returns
August 18th, 2012 at 8:08 PM
***PHOTO1***It’s just about time for the 25th anniversary of WWE’s biggest party of the summer, ‘Summerslam', from Los Angeles! For years, it seems to be a running trend to build up and impressive-sounding card and then deliver a disappointing show, but this year, well… the card doesn’t sound too impressive....

‘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...

‘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...

Easy Fixes WWE Could Make to Improve Weekly Programming
August 7th, 2012 at 11:10 PM
***PHOTO1***WWE programming, on the whole, has been pretty solid, as of late. Solid enough so as to invite a bit more scrutiny than usual, as the three-hour format of 'Raw' has put everything under a microscope. By and large, the show's extended length has worked well enough that it can't...

‘Raw’ Review: Shawn Michaels and Brock Lesnar Highlight a Decent Show
August 6th, 2012 at 11:15 PM
***PHOTO1***CM Punk was easily the guy people were talking about for the last two weeks of 'Raw', though Daniel Bryan wasn't too far behind. Given that it's 'Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night' in San Antonio, would that remain the case? WWE had three hours to give the answer, and with 'Summerslam'...