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WrestleMania 33 In Review: The Deadman Becomes Immortal

WrestleMania 33 was a show of two halves, front-loaded with work rate, punctuated by a preposterous slice of pseudo-reality TV, and with an ending that felt gratuitously melancholic more than triumphant, fond, or hard-won, even if it did mark the final brief chapter in the twenty-six-and-a-half year career of arguably the greatest and most beloved WWE superstar of all time. The…

WWE Hell in a Cell 2015 and Signs of Life

Moving on from a flurry of faltering PPVs – Battleground, SummerSlam, and Night of Champions all suffered from main event failures, and with the Live from Madison Square Garden Network special no more than a barely-glorified house show, only NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn and NXT TakeOver: Respect, headed by Sasha Banks and Bayley, have thoroughly satiated fans of wrestling in recent months – on Sunday at the Staples Center…

WWE SummerSlam 2015 Wilts and Slumps

Although the Royal Rumble remains for many fans the most enticing occasion of the year after WrestleMania – largely for the prospect of surprise entrants, which manages to sustain excitement levels across each iteration of the thirty-man battle royal – it is SummerSlam which WWE bills as its second biggest event. And with the WWE Network both allowing flexibility and demanding a ceaseless…

Blowout at WWE Battleground 2015

After a more than passable first half of WWE Battleground, which took place on Sunday night at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, upon the final two matches the event fell apart. Given their magnitude – for these were the two matches given the most substantial builds since last month’s Money in the Bank, featuring WWE’s biggest names, with first…

WrestleMania 31: Preamble and Predictions

WrestleMania 31: Preamble and Predictions

The road to tonight’s WrestleMania has been perhaps the most difficult ever faced by WWE. The rancour caused by the decision to place Roman Reigns in the main event – instead of the wildly popular Daniel Bryan – has barely abated. While Reigns has received some lukewarm receptions recently – hardly ideal, but a significant improvement upon the torrent of abuse which…