Friday, February 12, 2016

NXT television report (02/10/16): Asuka is going to hurt someone

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:06 AM
For the most part, this week’s episode of NXT was rather pedestrian, but a strong finish left fans with something positive to take away and with a number of things to look forward to moving forward. The evening’s main event featured Bayley defending her NXT Women’s championship against... Read more

WWE Monday Night results and observations (02/08/16): Daniel Bryan says goodbye; Dean Ambrose says hello to Brock Lesnar

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 5:51 AM
After a rather uneventful episode of Monday Night Raw last week, WWE rebounded with solid effort this week at Key Arena in Seattle. As with every edition of Raw, it still had its share of negatives, including multiple matches of no consequence whatsoever. To be fair, these occur every single week... Read more

Remember Daniel Bryan for what he did, not for what he didn't get to do

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 4:04 AM
It would be easy to look at Daniel Bryan's career and think, "What could have been?" Just as he was reaching the zenith of the wrestling industry in 2014, his body began to fail him. Despite a comeback attempt in 2015, his body failed him again. What could have been? There could have been a chance... Read more

Daniel Bryan announces retirement from WWE

Monday, February 8, 2016, 4:03 PM
UPDATE: In the front of a worldwide audience on Monday Night Raw, Daniel Bryan — real name Bryan Danielson — spoke at length about what led to his retirement and the gratitude he had for the fans for supporting him during his near 16-year wrestling career. In the closing segment of the... Read more

NXT television report (02/03/16): Finn Balor, Apollo Crews go at it; No. 1 contender controversy resolved

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 5:37 AM
This week’s episode of NXT wasn’t the most exciting hour of television ever produced, but it was still very effective at forwarding the ongoing stories within the promotion. The highlight of the program was the main event between NXT champion Finn Balor and Apollo Crews, who challenged... Read more

Mark Chervinsky educating fans with 'At What Cost?: The Anatomy of Professional Wrestling'

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 10:56 AM
Mark Chervinsky is in the business of making entertainment ventures look good. It is what he does for a living as an editor of television shows. When he sits down to edit a show, his job is to make it a cohesive and entertaining product that people would want spend time to watch. He’s good... Read more

TNA Impact results, observations (02/02/16): Kurt Angle gets title match on farewell tour

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 4:25 AM
There are things that happen on Impact Wrestling that gives me a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, the creative minds behind TNA have finally figured it out. Then there are times where I am reminded of why TNA is in the state that it’s currently in, which is not desirable to say the least... Read more

WWE Monday Night results and observations (02/01/16): Raw takes over 'Bootyham'

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 3:41 AM
They all can’t be home runs. Heck, they all can’t even be singles or doubles. That is seemingly always the case when it comes to WWE’s flagship television program, Monday Night Raw. Last week’s episode wasn’t a great show — or in this case a home run — but... Read more

Bret Hart says he has prostate cancer

Monday, February 1, 2016, 3:46 PM
WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart announced via social media Monday that he was diagnosed recently with prostate cancer. After enjoying an illustrious career that included winning the WWE World Heavyweight title five times, Hart retired in 1999 after suffering a severe concussion. In 2002, he suffered a... Read more

NXT television report (01/27/15): No. 1 contender controversy

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 5:59 AM
Controversy marred the most recent edition of NXT, as we were expecting to find out the next No. 1 contender to the NXT championship, but at the end of the show no one had any idea. Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe and Baron Corbin took part in a triple threat to determine the No. 1 contender to Finn Balor’s... Read more
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