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Ready, Willing, and Still (Chad) Gable

To the shock of anyone who lived through the year 2020, Chad Gable is, hands down, one of the best things Raw has going for it right now. He’s always been charismatic (that’s being a short king), but WWE has done their best to hinder his momentum (that’s also being…

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Brothers Til the End: Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins Still Got Beef

The general reaction to this year’s Royal Rumble has been unfavorable; it dragged much of the night, and only served to highlight the massive problem WWE has in connecting with any kind of an audience. Despite featuring wrestlers who are on TV every single week, nobody gave a shit about…

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Back in the Divas Groove: Natalya and Summer Rae Reignite 2014

I didn’t experience the WWE Divas era live, which feels simultaneously like a blessing and a curse. Women’s wrestling has come a long, long way in WWE even just in the past 5 years — if we’re being honest, they have much further to go. But there was never a…

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What’s a Beast to the All Mighty? Bobby Lashley Hunts Brock Lesnar

Raw aired from Philadelphia last Monday, making it only the second-worst sports news for Philly fans in recent days. WWE has continued to produce their same 2020 level content as they kicked off 2022, offering the occasional solid match sandwiched between two hours of rambling promos that we’ve all heard…

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At Day 1, WWE Finally Solved Its Edge Problem

WWE opted to cancel TLC in favor of a New Year’s show, and during a year where we all desperately needed one, Day 1 kicked off 2022 with a bang, and right away the show let us know about some of the changes WWE is trying to make in the…

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Charlotte Flair in Psych: the Movie: A Review

Just as USA was pivoting to Chrisley-based programming and away from Beach Law in 2014, they ended Psych after an 8-season run. Not to be outdone by reality television, Psych came back with a very excellent film sequel in 2017. They then followed up Psych: The Movie with Psych 2:…

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Nice Guys Finish First: WWE Needs to Turn this Car Around

Picture this; it’s early spring 2001. You sit down to watch Monday Nitro with the knowledge that this is the final WCW broadcast. WWE has won the Monday Night Wars, and AOL Time Warner is taking a hit only slightly less painful than the one they’re going to suffer when…

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One Final Bow: #DIY Dies with a Whimper

Everyone’s favorite pay-per-view to shout in a vaguely British accent, War Games, is solidly in the past. It was only NXT 2.0’s first TakeOver, but, personally, it feels like we’ve known Tony D’Angelo a lifetime. Like most gimmick matches, War Games tends to be pretty fun just by virtue of…

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Paul Wight on Royal Pains: A Review

Look, I know I’m probably the only person in the entire world who religiously watched Royal Pains. Even among USA beach law fans, it was always the forgotten son. But I was super depressed in high school, so you simply would not believe the amount of television I watched. It…

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Captain Blows Up Ship: Sasha Banks and Shotzi assist Bianca in a Survivor Series Win

WWE somehow handed out even more releases last week, directly before one of their biggest shows of the year, again citing budget cuts. I’m beyond trying to figure out how this company rationalizes things. I have faith the talent will land on their feet in other promotions; John Morrison made…

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Big Champs Slapping Meat: Big E vs. Roman Reigns

Another Survivor Series is in the books, and as a whole, everyone was pretty bummed about it. There wasn’t much to write home about here, unless you’re a big fan of talking about but never seeing the Rock, and hearing Pat McAfee yell a lot. If you’re into constant yelling…

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Something New, Something Bruised: Pete Dunne and Carmelo Hayes Fulfill NXT’s Good Match Quota

NXT 2.0 is rocking and rolling with a host of new talent and also Tommaso Ciampa, still, for some reason. Alongside Toxic Attraction running the women’s division, the neon lights seem to have pegged some new stars to brighten the path. Carmelo Hayes is one of those very shiny stars;…

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Cody Rhodes on Warehouse 13: A Review

Before new dad Cody Rhodes was the proud EVP of a very successful wrestling company, star of your coworker’s favorite reality show, and also owner of one of the world’s most questionable tattoos, he was just another pretty face trying to make it in Hollywood. I didn’t watch wrestling in…

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Dear Kevin Owens: Get Worse

Since I’ve seen at least one episode of WWE television, and I possess a moderate amount of taste, I think Kevin Owens is simply the tits. Whatever role the man is playing on screen, whatever feud he’s shoved into or title scene he’s aiming for, he always puts on bangers.…

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Mickie James on Psych: A Review

USA’s Psych boasted several wrestler cameos over the years, the most notable being handmade dolls of Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Junkyard Dog to promote the 2009 Royal Rumble. For this review, I’m tapping into one of my all time favorite episodes of this show; Talk Derby to Me, featuring an…

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Workplace Turns Toxic: Mandy Rose As NXT Women’s Champion

Halloween Havoc is the hair raising, wheel spinning, Ciampa main eventing party of the last week of October. The hater in me wants desperately to write a think piece about why even in their new era, NXT is so high on Ciampa when the last interesting match he had was…

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Can’t Smash ‘Em All: Where Does Roman Reigns Go From Here?

I didn’t watch last week’s Crown Jewel for numerous reasons, the least of which being that it aired at noon eastern time on a Thursday. But controversial pay per views and glossy packages for matches 30% of their audience didn’t watch aside, it seemed to be business as usual for…

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Bill Goldberg on Law and Order Special Victims Unit: A Review

As the child of divorced parents in the early aughts, I was primarily raised by basic cable television. Since we’re talking immediately post-9/11, most of them were also cop skewing: Law and Order, CSI, Castle, Psych, NCIS. I can go on. The greatest part of episodic television was the continual…

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Trust No One: Mustafa Ali Breaks Bones and Mansoor’s Heart

In the three years of Saudi Arabia’s eventful history with WWE, Vince McMahon’s most controversial partnership has managed to give us a few gems. Titus World Slide was legitimately funny, despite how hard the internet tried to make it not that way. Watching the Undertaker perform in any year post…

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Stacking the Deck: A 2021 WWE Draft Analysis

This past weekend, WWE celebrated the time-honored tradition of Sonya Deville picking her favorite people to hang out with. WWE claims the Draft is the only time a year where superstars can switch brands, but anyone who’s watched the product for a month can tell you that’s not true. Still,…

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