Best of the Squared Circle: A 2014 Wrestling Observer Awards Ballot

By the time you read this the annual awards issue of Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter will be published. The Wrestling Observer Awards, which date back to 1980, are based on results of ballots submitted by subscribers of the newsletter. Aside from some awards that are exclusive to Japan, the Wrestling Observer Awards get more mainstream coverage that any other pro […]

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WRESTLING REVIEW: Survivor Series — 13 years after the Invasion, Sting is here!

WWE pulled out all the stops this year as they offered WWE Network free to non-subscribers for the month, which included Survivor Series. The stakes were high with championships up for grabs and the possible ousting of The Authority. When the three hours was up I must say I had a smile on my face and was entertained. Here’s my breakdown of […]

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Part-Time Champ: The Special Treatment of Brock Lesnar over Daniel Bryan

Less than one year ago at WrestleMania XXX, Daniel Bryan endured two matches on the grandest stage of them all to claim the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. This was sure to be the pinnacle moment in the young star’s career, positioning him as the new face of the WWE brand. It all came crashing down in little more than a month: Bryan announced that, due […]

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PRO WRESTLING REVIEW: The Launch — Ronin Pro Wrestling’s First Event

A few weeks ago, I previewed Ronin’s upcoming event that took place this past weekend. Heavy promotion went into the event, which even went as far as having a commercial run during Monday Night Raw for a few weeks. Their goal was simple: “To change the landscape of wrestling in South Florida, Florida, and beyond.” This past Saturday, they did not disappoint. […]

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The Shape of Indie Wrestling to Come: A Preview of Ronin Pro Wrestling

Back in July, I had the privilege of having full access to the men and ladies of Florida Super Championship Wrestling (FSCW) for a weekend. FSCW, which solely performs at Florida Supercon-ran events, was starting a new promotion in South Florida in which wrestlers and a few surprise guests were being brought together with the idea to put on major […]

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SummerSlam 2014 Review: The Pay-Per-View We Deserved (*spoilers*)

Since Wrestlemania in April, there haven’t been any storylines that have culminated the way neither fans nor I thought they should. WWE consistently seemed to believe that fans had Alzheimer’s with the pumping out of watered down plots that held no real substance. Every year, SummerSlam is usually the turning point to set up for Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania. It’s what […]

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Money in the Bank 2014: A Review of a Roller Coaster Night (**Some Spoilers**)

Every year there are pay-per-views that seem to be fillers with underwhelming matches. This is not one of those pay-per-views. Money in the Bank is an action packed, fast action thrill ride that gives a boost to someone typically in the mid card with the ability to reach the main card and get a shot at the WWE Heavyweight Championship. […]

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“The Rise and Fall of WWE” – Is World Wrestling Entertainment in Trouble?

As so many organizations that have tried to go up against the juggernaut that is the WWE have learned, the usual parting gift is a dissolving of the organization and a commemorative three-disc DVD or Blu-ray set about the rise and fall of their company. What happens, however, when a global empire that has dominated the world of sports entertainment […]

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