Monday, August 3, 2015

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper was a rebel with a cause

Saturday, August 1, 2015, 6:09 AM
From the days of his youth, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper could not be held down by the constraints of society. Long before he ticked off fans as a kilt-wearing villain, only to eventually to entertain them as a rebellious hero, Roderick George Toombs of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan bucked authority... Read more

WWE Hall of Famer 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at 61

Friday, July 31, 2015, 6:48 PM
Roderick George Toombs, better known to the world as WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, died Friday. He was 61. According to Variety.com, Piper went into cardiac arrest while he was asleep in his home in California about noon. Piper’s family confirmed his death in a statement... Read more

Meek Mill summons the Undertaker on Drake diss track titled 'Wanna Know'

Friday, July 31, 2015, 4:20 AM
Whether or not Meek Mill’s response to Drake’s was of any quality is another discussion for another blog. All we care about here at the Squared Circle is the sample the Philadelphia native used to disparage the Toronto rapper. That’s because Meek Mill rapped over a sample of the... Read more

Rey Mysterio's career comes full circle at Triplemania 23

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 5:40 PM
Rey Mysterio has been on the big stage before. The pint-sized luchador with a lion-sized heart from San Diego has performed in football stadiums full of fans, and has put on performances that left those fans awe-inspired. Being on a worldwide stage does not rattle the former world champion. He’ll... Read more

Ring of Honor television report (7/29/15): Papa Corino comes to the rescue

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 2:13 AM
While TNA Impact was heavy on the angles/promos and light on the wrestling, Ring of Honor was essentially the other way around. The one-hour program featured three matches, but none really furthered any major stories. The Kingdom beat two unknowns, Moose won a six-man match that had nothing at stake... Read more

TNA Impact Wrestling report (07/29/15): Jeff Jarrett enters Hall of Fame; Jeff Hardy returns

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 1:56 AM
TNA’s slogan used to be “Wrestling matters here.” Wrestling didn’t matter a whole lot during the most recent episode of Impact Wrestling, as the program featured a grand total of three matches over the course of two hours. Meanwhile, NXT and Ring of Honor routinely squeeze... Read more

Roderick Strong re-signs with Ring of Honor

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 3:30 PM
Ring of Honor announced Tuesday that one of its mainstays has decided to stay put. Roderick Strong, who will begin his 13th year with the Ring of Honor Sept. 30, has opted re-signed with the promotion. During his time with Ring of Honor, Strong has held all three titles the promotion has to offer... Read more

WWE Monday Night Raw results, observations (07/27/15): Broken nose can't stop John Cena

Monday, July 27, 2015, 11:19 PM
The WWE’s hot streak of quality episodes of Monday Night Raw came to a mostly uneventful end this week. Raw wasn't really a bad show this week. I’ve definitely seen worse. But when I looked back at the show, it was harder than usual to find anything of consequence. Sure, there were some... Read more

Hulk Hogan's positive message now rings hollow

Friday, July 24, 2015, 1:44 PM
Hulk Hogan is not the first man to admit that he is a racist and he unfortunately won’t be the last. So the fact that a middle-aged white man from Florida admitted to be racist during a private conversation that he never thought would see the light of day is not all that surprising. But the... Read more

Daniel Bryan talks 'Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania' and more

Friday, July 24, 2015, 5:35 AM
I had the pleasure of talking to former WWE World Heavyweight champion Daniel Bryan about his new book titled Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania and so much more. Here’s the full transcript of the interview: Q: How has this book experience been for you? Daniel Bryan:... Read more
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