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Excuse Me Punk, You Forgot Your Pipebomb…

Excuse Me Punk, You Forgot Your Pipebomb…

by Frank Manzo   CM Punk is a great microphone worker. He has legions of fans who follow him because of that and amazing wrestling skill. When Punk comes out for a promo, most of the smart fans perk up because they know they’re going to hear something of value. He puts all of his heart and emotion for pro wrestling into his promos and that is what forever connects him with the fans. While I k... Read More »

Hall Of Fame 2013: The Micker

Hall Of Fame 2013: The Micker

By Justin Zydor  @JustinSaneFDNY The year is 2013, the place is the mecca of entertainment and sport known as Madison Square Garden. A New York born talent will receive the highest honor is his profession. This man never looked the part or was never known for his technical wrestling skills. He had heart and “intestinal fortitude” as he always talked about. Behind the brutality and physicality of h... Read More »

“Drawing” Conclusions From Night Of Champions

“Drawing” Conclusions From Night Of Champions

by Frank Manzo   Night of Champions, despite all of its prestige and usual good booking, has done very little in the past few years to truly step away from being a “B” Pay Per View for WWE.  I wanted this year to be the change, I wanted WWE to have a real solid and creative “B” Show here (see Extreme Rules).  In my opinion, it was good, but by end of 2012, it will have... Read More »

John Cena: Point of No Re-Turn

John Cena: Point of No Re-Turn

by Joe Omega It has been years since John Cena has stepped into a WWE ring as a legitimate heel character.  The reason for Cena’s turn from heel to face, was fan reaction.  The reason he won’t turn back, is fan reaction.  John Cena broke into WWE with ruthless aggression, slapping Kurt Angle in the face and giving Kurt a nice match which marked the debut of John Cena.  He showed promise in his two... Read More »

“WHAM, BAM, SUMMERSLAM!”

“WHAM, BAM, SUMMERSLAM!”

By Frank Manzo   25 Years ago a great August tradition in wrestling began, WWE Summerslam.  Throughout the years we’ve had some classic Matches and Moments: Hogan teaming with Savage to take on Dibiase and Andre, Bret Hart’s Intercontinental Title battles in 91/92, Triple H literally climbing the ladder of success in Madison Square Garden, and Brock Lesnar winning his first WWE Ch... Read More »

There is no ” I ” in Team, but there is “Meat”

There is no ” I ” in Team, but there is “Meat”

by Rich DeJoseph   There is no “I” in team, but there is meat; and meat or substance to a person, or in this case, a character, is what creates longevity. Word has come about today that what I deemed Heath Slater’s, “Legend Loser,” angle was something that Heath Slater volunteered for.  This my friends, is called being a team player.  Politics run rampant in wrestling as they do i... Read More »

Dance Moves > Wrestling Moves

Dance Moves > Wrestling Moves

By:  Rich DeJoseph    @ShmooBuster311 In sports, winning championships gives you a lot of things.  Photo opps, trips to Disney, dates with hotter girls.  A lesser spoken of effect if winning is spoken of less, but in my opinion means more than what I mentioned is clout.  Clout is defined a few ways.  In general it means influence, power, pull, or muscle.  In baseball, it’s a long powerful hit.  In... Read More »

A Career Defining 14 Months As WWE Champion?

A Career Defining 14 Months As WWE Champion?

By Frank Manzo As I write this, it is now 254 days that CM Punk has been WWE Champion.  All I can say is Wow.  A few years ago, with how quickly titles changed hands on WWE Programming, I would have predicted in 2012 that there might be 6-7 title changes that year.  It’s now 254 days; it’s still Punk’s title.  While all that is impressive enough, there is a much bigger question t... Read More »