Tag Archives: WWE

YES-lemania: The WrestleMania 30 Preview

A scant four weeks ago, I was convinced that WrestleMania XXX was in big trouble. It looked for all the world that the WWE had an almost insurmountable task ahead of it creatively.  Specifically, it appeared as though the main … Continue reading

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Where Does WWE Go From Here?

“Twitter friend” Matthew Timmons authors a must-read website for wrestling fans called kafabermetrics (a play on “Sabermetrics”) in which he dutifully tracks statistical information based on the performances of the various WWE superstars.  Like a Bill James for the squared-circle set, … Continue reading

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The Great Leap Forward

Hype (or, more accurately, over-hype) is an integral part of the business of professional wrestling.  Perhaps a nod to its carnival roots, the overzealous promotion of the next top talent, important card, or story development is the lifeblood of the industry. … Continue reading

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Best of 2013

I wasn’t quite as prolific in 2013 as I was in 2012, as this will be “only” the 72nd post on this blog this year.  However, part of that had to do with the fact that I’ve been writing for … Continue reading

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An Event of Unexpected Importance

When wrestling fans scour the television landscape in anticipation of pivotal moments in WWE history, the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs pay-per-view isn’t the top candidate to produce such moments. That’s an understatement.  TLC is a “gimmick” pay-per-view, built around a … Continue reading

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By Request

The fact that I’m doing a Total Divas recap this week comes as much of a surprise to me as the fact that I did one last week for With Leather over at Uproxx.com.  However, I got some good feedback from my discussion … Continue reading

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The Sampler Platter

One of the many benefits of my decision to disengage from the cumbersome world of prep sportswriting is that I now have a much greater ability to write for other outlets.  It’s nice to present my work for different audiences … Continue reading

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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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