Tag Archives: John Cena

The “W” vs. The “E” – SummerSlam 2013

It’s impossible to convince Attitude Era die-hards that we’re living in the Golden Age of professional wrestling, but I think it’s true—from a writing standpoint. Take, for instance, the main event of this year’s SummerSlam.  For two straight weeks, we’ve … Continue reading

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A Money in the Bank Preview? Why Not?

In many respects, Money in the Bank is the most compelling pay-per-view the WWE has. Of course, no one questions that WrestleMania is the premier event.  But whereas ‘Mania is largely a “state of the union”-type show that tells us where … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

People who don’t “get” professional wrestling—and there’s nothing wrong with that—have trouble appreciating how glorious this unique form of entertainment can be when it really works.  This week’s edition of RAW offered a glimpse of that pinnacle. The set-up was … Continue reading

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Twice in a Lifetime (Part Two)

When we left our heroes in Part One, Dolph Ziggler had overcome a loss earlier in the evening (as well as months of an inexplicably middling push) to capture, at long last, the World Heavyweight Championship against an Alberto Del … Continue reading

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About That Rumble Thing

I normally use my birthday (1/23) to grant myself a rare indulgence and post something introspective.  The truth is, I wrote something lengthy—twice—about certain themes and lessons taught to me in my youth that seem to have been abandoned by … Continue reading

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Best of 2012

The Axis of Ego’s second year was a productive one.  This is the 105th and final post of the year, which averages out to a hair over two pieces per week.  Not a bad clip.  As of this writing, the … Continue reading

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Hell in a Cell: Live Blog

I wouldn’t say I’m about to write a live blog of the WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view reluctantly, but it would also be fair to say that I wouldn’t have done so without the encouragement of my legion handful of fans readers. … Continue reading

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Thirteen Predictions about RAW 1000

I hadn’t written a professional-wrestling-related article in a while, and, lest anyone forget that I’m a single, geeky, moderately-overweight, 30-something white guy, I figured I would make a few quick predictions for tonight’s historic broadcast of Monday Night RAW. For … Continue reading

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The Company Man

Yesterday, April 29th, was World Wish Day.  It’s a day that celebrates the legacy of the Make-a-Wish Foundation “with wishes being granted worldwide.  It’s a day to think about how wishing makes our world better.” Those are the words of … Continue reading

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Approximately XXVIII Thoughts About WrestleMania

WrestleMania XXVIII (“28” for you non-Romans) provided a puzzling hodge-podge of sports entertainment that ran the gamut from sublime to ridiculous to ill-advised.  I’m not sure where exactly to place the aggregate, but it felt less-than-spectacular. Relax.  This won’t be … Continue reading

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