Tag Archives: Professional Wrestling

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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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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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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Quick Thoughts on the Rumble

I’m trying my best to keep this charmingly eclectic website from morphing into an all-wrestling blog, but I feel compelled to discuss a few things that happened last night after spending so much time in fevered anticipation of same.  I … Continue reading

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The End of the World (Or Maybe Just a Fun Pay-Per-View)

The 2012 Royal Rumble pay-per-view includes just four announced matches, but the show nonetheless looks like the most interesting edition within memory.  The WWE has done a great job of enhancing each match with intrigue that goes beyond the basic … Continue reading

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An Abridged History of Pro Wrestling’s Ethnic Identity Crisis

Highlighting ethnicity or nationality to help get certain professional wrestlers “over” is a technique as old as the business itself.  The WWWF (later the WWF, now the WWE) used the origins of Bruno Sammartino (Italian), Spiros Arion (Greek), and Pedro … Continue reading

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The Axis of Ego Podcast: Mick Foley, Survivor Series, and UCBW

Tom recapped the trip to New York City for Survivor Series here, but Mike stopped by for a more thorough discussion of the events of that weekend.    They go about an hour on the podcast this time around, covering … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Nerds

What set Money in the Bank apart from the standard professional wrestling events of the past few years wasn’t the hot crowd in Chicago, or the slick production values, or even the great in-ring work.  Every WWE pay-per-view features at … Continue reading

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