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WWE Must Have Women’s PPV Main-Event before WrestleMania

Since the brand split, the women’s division has been given more time and a stronger focus on both brands. Yes, splitting the roster has severely limited what the division was capable of, but it has still worked out for the time being and the WWE need to capitalize on this. The SmackDown division has been well booked and the champion is as popular as anyone (male or female) on the...
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WWE Clash of Champions: Why Triple H Must Explain His Actions Sunday Night

Picking a winner in Sunday’s main event at Clash of Champions is much like choosing which Presidential candidate you support. Everyone has their own opinion as to who should win the Universal Heavyweight Title match between Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins. The major problem that exists with this match – which should be solid on every level – is how WWE resolves or ties together...
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Ric Flair Discusses CM Punk’s UFC Loss With Brutal Honesty

Ric Flair isn’t usually one to mince words, so when the 16 time World Heavyweight Champion was asked about CM Punk and his UFC loss, The Nature Boy got honest about Punk’s future in MMA. “I actually felt bad for him,” Flair admitted on the most recent episode of The Ric Flair Show.  “I just think, number one, it’s a lot to bite off and he [has] been injured a couple...
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Complete TNA Bound For Glory Card Plus Added Gimmick Match

TNA has announced that the Bound For Gold match will return for the October 2nd Bound For Glory pay-per-view in Orlando. In 2015, Tyrus defeated Eli Drake, Jessie Godderz, Mr. Anderson, Mahabali Shera, Robbie E, Tommy Dreamer, Al Snow, Abyss, Aiden O’Shea, D’Angelo Dinero and Chris Melendez to earn a future title shot. The participants in the match are yet to be determined....
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

TNA Wrestling News: WWE Still Interested In Purchase

Big rumors continue to go around about TNA’s future. A few days ago, WWE was listed as a potential suitor to buy the company, however, Dave Meltzer at the Wrestling Observer said his sources knew nothing about it. Now, things have changed. [What Culture] As for Billy Corigan buying TNA, things aren’t looking good for the Smashing Pumpkins frontman. [Top Rope Press] Here’s...
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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 3 2016

Last year, injuries plagued the league all season long. This season appears to be the same song, just the second verse. While you will not find Julian Edelman on this list for QB, there are quite a few who can fill in for any injuries or low performers. Adrian Peterson’s injury will have him out 3-4 months. As bad as it sounds it should be a sigh of relief for owners because they...
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WWE SmackDown Results and Recap For September 20

via WWE.com Tonight, the main event will see John Cena face Dean Ambrose, and Dolph Ziggler gets another shot at the Miz’s Intercontinental title. Daniel Bryan is in the ring to kick off the show, and there is a table there as well. We are in Birmingham, AL this week. He brings up that Smackdown will host No Mercy in about 3 weeks, and there, the Smackdown Women’s Championship...
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10 Pro Wrestlers Who Reinvented & Transformed Themselves

Matt Hardy’s recent rebirth and transformation is just the latest example of a pro wrestler who reinvented themselves later in their careers to either sustain or find success. A look back in pro wrestling history reveals a fascinating list of former WWE stars and wrestling greats who took it upon themselves to evolve and experience new success with often times greater results....
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WWE Talking Points: John Cena’s Return and Other Thoughts

WWE did the only thing it could do when John Cena made his return to Smackdown Live on Tuesday night. The former champ who wants a record-tying 16th WWE World Title will get his opportunity in a Triple Threat Match against the current champion, AJ Styles and the man who wants his title back, Dean Ambrose. It’s the only thing the company could do. While Smackdown Live continues...
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Let’s Pretend The WWE Brand Split Were Today — Here’s How The Draft Would Be Different

via WWE It’s been two months since the brand split and both RAW and SmackDown seem to be finding their feet, but neither roster is perfect. RAW has too much mid-card talent, SmackDown doesn’t have enough, and neither brand got the balance of heels and faces right. So, starting from pick one and taking into account the performances of each superstar so far, let’s re-do the...
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WWE Raw vs Smackdown Live — Week 8

WWE.com Eight weeks into the brand split and both brands are starting to develop their identities. SmackDown currently has a commanding lead over the red brand, but with a killer main-event scheduled, can RAW get one back on ‘the B-show’ who are coming off their first exclusive pay-per-view, Backlash. Let’s find out! RAW: Positives Yes, it did appear that Sasha’s shoulders...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 1 2016

Welcome to the week #1 fantasy waiver wire.  The dust has finally settled on the first weekend of NFL football.   It was a typical first week.  There were a few surprises, a few disappointments, and a few injuries that already have managers second guessing.  For the next couple of days everyone is going to be searching for the new hotness to replace the old and busted.  My...
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SmackDown Live Cannot Survive Without More Roster Depth

via WWE SmackDown is currently enjoying a honeymoon of a summer, helmed by good writing staff, smooth pacing and the natural interest of new titles being introduced. But winter is coming. The signs are all there, but they’re being glossed over by the quality of the show. SmackDown’s mid-card is non-existent to the point where it simply can’t survive without more talent. You...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE SmackDown Results and September 13 Recap

After a video package recapping the events of WWE Backlash, which sounded like a mediocre show aside from Becky Lynch becoming the inaugural WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion and AJ Styles capturing the World title, we go to the arena. We are in Philadelphia, PA this week, and we’re kicking things off with the aforementioned new WWE World Champion. The audio tracking is off on...
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The Sham of CM Punk at UFC 203

The UFC presented a retro fight his past the Ultimate Fighting Championship this past weekend at UFC 203 when it promoted the circus-like debut of former WWE star CM Punk. Punk and the UFC seized a quick money grab at the expense of the integrity and safety of the sport in a fight that should have never happened under the watch of UFC or any legitimate sporting body. When Punk signed...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Backlash: The Higher the Risk, The Higher the Reward for Smackdown

via WWE.com At the beginning of WWE Backlash 2016, Shane McMahon was in a vignette to hype up the show. His first words were “Every action has a reaction”. By the end of the night Backlash elicited numerous reactions whether it was surprise, shock, excited, or even just pleased. Backlash saw plenty of surprises. While Becky Lynch captured the SmackDown Women’s Championship...
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Heath Slater: WWE Rediscovers Storytelling with the New Tag Team Titles

My biggest compliant with professional wrestling since the end of the Attitude Era is the lack of true characters and personalities that invade promotions and television on a weekly basis. It seems all too often, WWE has given us performers without substance, characters without backstory and matches that do not tell a story once a rivalry begins. All of that has changed lately with...
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WWE: The US Championship: A Legacy of Greatness DVD Review

The WWE US Championship: A Legacy of Greatness set chronicles what WWE would like you to believe is a title with 41 years of history. In reality, the version of the title we see on WWE TV in present day is actually only around 13 years old, being introduced in 2003 in the midst of the original draft split. However, I know things like this are never going away and WWE will continue...
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WWE Backlash 2016 — Full Results

via WWE.com Check out full WWE Backlash 2016 results below. WWE World Championship Match AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose (c) SmackDown Tag Team Championship Final Heath Slater & Rhyno def. The Usos No Holds Barred Match Kane def. Bray Wyatt Bray Wyatt def. Randy Orton by forfeit Intercontinental Championship Match The Miz (c) def. Dolph Ziggler Second Chance Challenge to Advance...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk gets straight up destroyed in UFC 203 debut

It finally happened. CM Punk finally had his first UFC fight at UFC 203 against Mickey Gall. The fight went about the way all of Punk’s naysayers and MMA critics thought it would…which was an absolute massacre. Mickey Gall slaughtered CM Punk throughout the first round for a submission victory. Punk charged Gall to open up but was immediately taken down and just obliterated...
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Alberto Del Rio Holding Press Conference To Address WWE Release, Future

This morning, WWE.com issued a statement that Alberto Del Rio and the company had officially parted ways. Super Luchas is reporting that Del Rio will hold a press conference this afternoon to address the WWE departure and his wrestling future. Although it seems that already finished the second stage in WWE of Alberto del Rio , this Friday it will be announced officially what was...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE Raw Vs. Smackdown Live — Week 7

The first of the brand exclusive pay-per-views is around the corner and with another week of WWE programming complete, it’s time to look at which show was better this week. Coming off their first win since week one, RAW had a lot of momentum to build off. Owens is the champion, Seth’s babyface turn is in the works and people were very eager to see what would happen next. As...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers vs. Broncos NFL Thursday Night Lights

I don’t about the Carolina Panthers, but I have been experiencing a Super Bowl hangover since the middle of February.  While I enjoyed the preseason, it didn’t provide nearly the same NFL fix I received watching the Panthers play the Broncos on Thursday night.  I suspect that many of you are feeling the same way this morning.  It is refreshing to know that Football is back...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

TNA News: Top Talent Finally Signs New Deal With Company

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Ethan Carter III may have finally signed his new TNA deal. The company had wanted him to sign one of their new contracts that would allow them to book his indie dates. TNA has announced new details for Bound for Glory and the Impact tapings that will follow. Bound for Glory takes place on October 2nd and will be followed by six nights...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk Says Conor McGregor Hurt A Lot of Feelings

Conor McGregor vs. the WWE was one of the strangest stories of the year. It wasn’t so much what McGregor said but the WWE superstars’ responses to the UFC champ that had people scratching their heads, including CM Punk. Punk is on his way to his first UFC fight at UFC 203 and is doing a lot of media to promote the debut. Punk was asked recently about the situation and offered...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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