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Pound-For-Pound MMA Rankings for July 2016

Since mixed martial arts has eight distinct weight classes, pound-for-pound rankings are the only way to truly compare the best fighters in the world. Since they can’t fight outside of your weight class, evaluating a fighter’s talent and competition is the only way to make accurate MMA rankings. These are the 10 best pound-for-pound MMA fighters in the world in July 2016. Michael...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

How WWE SmackDown (not RAW) hit a grand slam for WWE

In every successful leader of a respective industry, ebb and flows are sure to happen. But ultimately it’s what you gain from those experiences that keep you atop the throne of the sports entertainment/ professional wrestling world. When the sea begins to get rough, the ship is faced with new opportunities. A ship is only as good as its captain. And Vincent J. McMahon is the captain...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Owes vs. Sami Zayn: An instance classic

With the beginning of a new era, a final chapter is written. Has there been a better story told than the one of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn? Finally the battle has ended. There are times when you look at matches and say they are instant classics. This one lived up to that kind of respect at WWE Battleground. The former NXT greats put on a show that made us all remember the great feuds...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five WWE Women Who Could Team Up With Sasha Banks at Battleground

WWE Battleground on Sunday night is just around the corner, and Sasha Banks has yet to find a partner to face Charlotte and Dana Brooke.  Banks has been double teamed the last couple of weeks and suffered her first main roster loss just a few days ago.  One can argue that Banks is biding her time, and waiting for the right moment to reveal her pick which would be right before the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Draft 2016: The Stories Behind the Picks

The WWE Draft exceeded expectations in excitement and presented one of the most compelling drafts in recent history. A deeper look into the first few rounds produces some fascinating stories and a real glimpse into the future of the company. No feelings were spared in the 2016 draft as the WWE wasn’t shy about bruising egos on the roster. Perception is reality and all of the rumors...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Draft 206 In-Depth Review and Analysis

The WWE brands have been split, the draft is over and now it is time to look at the biggest winners and losers from the inaugural SmackDown Live. The crowd was electric from start to finish with the anticipation behind the draft at absolute fever pitch. So category by category, let’s break down the draft. First Round (Picks 1-5) The first two picks in the draft were obvious enough...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What the WWE 2016 Draft Taught Us

I’m not really good at foreshadowing these kinds of things, but in the back of my mind I believe the win by Dean Ambrose over Seth Rollins on Tuesday night spells the end of Rollins’ run as WWE’s World Heavyweight Champion. Call me crazy (as many have), but the fact both Roman Reigns and Rollins are now on Raw and Ambrose has been drafted to Smackdown spells the end of the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Draft 2016 Results and Recap

Tonight is the first edition of the new live-every-week format of Smackdown, and is also the Draft. Believe it or not, I’m actually kind of looking forward to this. I think reverting to the Draft is the right thing to do, and if WWE can stick to it this time, it could wind up being something special. The show kicks off with Daniel Bryan, Shane McMahon, Mick Foley and Stephanie...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar: Complex City

A friend of mine recently said “don’t over think Brock.” His comment set me back a bit, mostly because I’m a pro wrestling analyst. Over thinking is what I do. I’m paid to over think. But the more I pondered his statement, the more logical it became. Brock is not hard to understand, though fans insist on transforming him into a very complex subject. To be fair, he is complex...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

7 Wrestlers Who Should Return to WWE

Sometimes even the best promoters miss out on the best talent. Sometimes the best talent and promotions don’t always see eye to eye. Professional wrestling is nomadic at times – wrestlers leave for whatever reason, only to return to the cheers of fans everywhere. The business today has its share of stars who have left WWE and have flourished. I’m sure there are times when the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback – WWE 2010 Draft Winners and Losers

Originally published in 2010 – Well what can I say… the 2010 WWE Draft didn’t really produce any big surprises with the draft picks. Although I believe in the end this draft helped a lot more people then hurt them. WWE RAW PICKS: John Morrison – I have to say I was shocked with this pick. On WWE Smackdown I was expecting to probably be in the hunt for Jack Swaggers’ world...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Draft 2016: 60-Pick Mock Draft

The WWE draft is less than a week away and now that we basically know the rosters and have a fair idea as to who will be eligible to be drafted, here is a full simulation of how the draft could look on Tuesday night. Dem and I were both assigned a brand and drafted as if it we were the General Managers putting our real brands together. Here were the rules we followed: Raw gets pick...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE SmackDown Results and July 14 Recap

The show opens with Kevin Owens complaining about Sami Zayn only giving his son $20 Canadian. He says he’ll keep the money and throw away the card, and Zayn better not interfere in his match tonight. That’s followed by showing Charlotte and Dana Brooke arriving at the building in a limo. I don’t know why WWE started doing these opening promo videos, but I hate them. Charlotte...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Women’s Draft Possible Rosters

The women’s division should not be split. That is the sentiment I have held for months now, but with the draft less than a week away, it seems inevitable that it is going to happen. If you want to read about why they shouldn’t be split, click here. However, since it is going to happen, it needs to be done right (or less-badly), so here is how the WWE should split the women...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Flashback: The First WWE Draft – Downtown with Darsie

Monday, March 25th, 2002, University Park, Pennsylvania-Linda McMahon, the WWE CEO, opens up the show and explains the WWE draft. Ric Flair is the “owner” of WWF Raw and Vince McMahon is the “owner” of WWF Smackdown. Stone Cold Steve Austin isn’t able to be drafted, and is a free agent, and Triple H, Chris Jericho, and Stephanie McMahon couldn’t be drafted because they...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback – A Historical Perspective Of The WWE Draft

Originally published April 25, 2011 – The WWE Draft has become a big event for WWE and pro wrestling fans. Pre-draft predictions generally start months before the big day, although this year fans only have a week to speculate. However, in the nine year history of drafts, rarely is the WWE Draft a game changer. The draft format has changed several times over the years since its...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 20 WWE/NXT Network Matches of 2016 So Far

With the brand split a matter of weeks away and the WWE pay-per-view calendar about to flip on its head, it’s the perfect time to review the top 20 WWE live special matches of the year so far. There have been 56 pay-per-view matches so far and even though a top 20 is a large percentage of those 56, 2016 has been one of the strongest years in a long time in terms of match quality...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar, UFC offer WWE historic proposition

Vince McMahon is holding the keys to the kingdom, and those keys come in the form of Brock Lesnar. With a smashing win at UFC 200, Lesnar appears on his way to big things in the UFC, which presents the WWE kingpin with a very intriguing option. There were many critics who thought that the WWE got swerved going into UFC 200. Those critics believed that not only would Brock get KO’d...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Xavier Woods Going Rogue and Other WWE Thoughts

Going rogue in professional wrestling only works for a few dominant superstars. Barry Windham, check. Hulk Hogan, check. Steve Austin, check. CM Punk, check. Seth Rollins, check. In the case of Xavier Woods, I am not sure that is going to turn WWE on its ear and the fans in their seats. The third member of The New Day has been part of a storyline regarding the feud with the Wyatt...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt UFC 200 Result: Brock Dominates Hunt in Decision Win

Call it a comeback and maybe one of the greatest in UFC history. Former UFC champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar returned to the octagon with a vengeance in a fight that opens up more questions regarding the former champ’s future. Lesnar won a dominate performance over the eighth ranked UFC heavyweight in the division Mark Hunt. Lesnar returned to action for the first time in five...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Seth Rollins' second WWE run is white hot

Seth Rollins has been on fire since his return at Extreme Rules almost two months ago. After his surprise return, he has been killing it in the ring and managed to score the WWE Championship for a second time even though it was extremely brief. He also finds himself in the middle of this Shield triple-threat match that is taking place at Battleground later this month. It’s safe...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE SmackDown Results and July 7 Recap

The show starts off with one of the Jey and Seth Rollins. Rollins mocks Jey’s dad (Rikishi) and his cousin (Roman Reigns). Jey wants a match tonight, but Rollins doesn’t want it because he doesn’t want to take on both Jey and his brother, like always. Jey says it’ll be one-on-one, no exceptions, and Rollins agrees to it. Jojo starts to announce the opening bout, but Dean...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Are WWE’s Comedy Segments Funny?

When friends and foes on the WWE roster gather for a Fourth of July celebration backstage, it is needless to say that all attendees end up being covered in pies, meats, barbecue sauces and side dishes. This was the case again when Monday night RAW kicked off with what the WWE is now calling “The World’s Largest Food Fight”. In the aftermath of that circus act, hundreds of fans...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Lesnar's next WWE match announced for SummerSlam

In hopes of capitalizing on the media attention given to Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, the WWE has announced his next opponent. Brock will make his official WWE return at SummerSlam, and his opponent may or may not be a bit of a surprise. The WWE made the subtle announcement on the Aftermath show, which airs in Canada after SmackDown. According to the announcement, Lesnar will return...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gone but not forgotten: British wrestling stars

Recent years have seen an influx of wrestlers making their way over from our former homeland, many with resounding success. Given the fact the England has suffered its share of setbacks this past month, what with the Brexit vote and England football’s loss to Iceland in Euro 2016, it would be nice to highlight some British pro wrestling greats who have made a name for themselves...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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