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WWE Recap: Ashes to Ashes, Spear to Spear

This week, WWE prepped for the most dangerous stop on the road to WrestleMania; a PPV that runs more than 3 hours. They delivered surprise entrants, imploding friendships, and more pregnancy announcements than an episode of Downton Abbey. Busy week! Big Daddy Nature Boy Charlotte Flair and Asuka were set…

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WWE Recap: The Messiah Returns (Also, Seth Rollins is Back)

If you’ve seen anything from WWE this week, it’s probably Nia Jax yelling about her hole. Given the rest of the week’s lineup, I’m not sure you really need to look into anything else, since you’ve already covered the best of the best. Sure, the Dusty Classic is fun, and…

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NXT TakeOver Vengeance Day Preview and Predictions

Once upon a time, NXT’s whole thing was that it wasn’t as bloated as the main roster, which allowed its talent to really step out and shine. Four TakeOver’s a year may have seemed too few, but pumping out a PPV every month has felt like way, way too much.…

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WWE Recap: That Extra, Extra Edge

Following the Royal Rumble, WWE trotted Edge around like their favorite toy, sending him to all the brands this week. They also let him steal Dolph Ziggler’s hairstyle and flat iron those gorgeous blonde waves, so it was a mixed bag. In other news, Finn Balor and Johnny Gargano showed…

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WWE Recap: Daddy Issues Hit Again

The Royal Rumble go-homes amped up the action this week, delivering hard hitting questions like: What kind of mental scars did your father leave you with? How many times can the same match be rebooked? And are any British people to be trusted? Let’s take a look at the whole…

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WWE Recap: Main Event Heyman

As NXT continued Dusty Cup action, the main roster gave us two very different shows this week. With Drew McIntyre still quarantining, Raw relied on Alexa Bliss’ firepower, references to a 15 year old movie, and an appearance by your favorite superstar from 1999. On the other hand, SmackDown offered…

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WWE Recap: Coming in Hot (With Fire)

Drew McIntyre has COVID, potentially as a result of working maskless in a state with very high case numbers, but who’s to say for sure. The good news is he’s a symptomatic and hopefully will be able to make a full recovery post-quarantine. Still, a major player contracting corona didn’t…

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NXT New Year’s Evil Preview and Predictions

It’s 2021, so all the problems and pandemics of 2020 are firmly in the past, and we can go back to enjoying wrestlers sweating and breathing on each other without fear of spreading a deadly virus. Right? NXT’s celebrating the end of a difficult year with their two favorite things:…

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WWE Recap: Out With A Bang, In With A Spirit Bomb

It’s been a difficult week for the wrestling community, with the sudden and heartbreaking loss of Brodie Lee last Saturday. Lee, known as Luke Harper in WWE from 2012-2019, was an incredible talent and the tributes posted in the wake of his passing have made it clear that he was…

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WWE Recap: Wrestling Arsonist Strikes Again

‘Twas the night before TLC, and all across the brands, there was a lot of over-bloated action to churn out. Grab your puppet friends, don your goth kilts, and hop in the magic funhouse bus, we’re checking out the very crowded week in WWE. Small Victories, Big Beat Downs It…

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WWE Recap: Champagne Problems

On the heels of a brutal War Games and continuing the build to a festive TLC, WWE tried to make things as merry and bright as possible with workplace fights, fingers in the throat, and a waste of perfectly cheap alcohol. Lumbar Promotion Cedric Alexander has been excelling with The…

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WWE Recap: Friends Helpful to Wrestling Career, Sources Say

TLC is in two weeks, WarGames is tomorrow night, and mentally, I’m still in March. Time means nothing, and we’re all gonna be watching pandemic wrestling forever. Anyway, the week in WWE! Bizarre Arson Triangle Alexa Bliss continued to boost Hot Topic overall sales on Monday night when she opened…

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NXT TakeOver: WarGames Preview and Predictions

Since 2017, WarGames has remained one of NXT’s best shows, if not the hands down highlight of their year. While it shares little similarities with the Matthew Broderick film, the WarGames stipulation always brings out the intensity in any feud. This year, we’ve got two WarGames matches, one triple threat,…

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WWE Recap: Women’s Wrestling Saves Company Yet Again

With the Raw and SmackDown go-homes airing this week, there was still a lot to be decided for Survivor Series. Who would face Roman Reigns? Who else will join Team SmackDown? And who genuinely wants to buy merch from a Snoop Dogg/Undertaker collaboration? What I wouldn’t give to be a…

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WWE Recap: Famous Star Wars Actor Appears on Professional Wrestling Show

While Sasha Banks was saving Baby Yoda’s life off the coast of Trask in a very good acting debut, WWE continued to set up for Survivor Series in the Thunderdome. This week we had some more qualifying matches, some very good wrestling, and even another round of Lana going through…

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WWE Recap: Slap it on a Pole

As we trod through an election week that’s easily felt 8 years long, WWE reminds us that while we might be stuck in a horrible political landscape that feels powerless to enact real change, at least we’ll always have dick kicks in wrestling. What a comforting thought. Instrumental Win In…

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Spooky, Scary, Surprisingly Tolerable: NXT Halloween Havoc Recap & Review

I gotta address this right away; there was no giant pumpkin. There was a medium sized blow up pumpkin that Johnny Gargano deflated during his entrance, and pumpkin graphics were all over the tron, but I had some very specific expectations here that were not met. WCW really set the…

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NXT Halloween Havoc Preview and Predictions

It’s a little hard to celebrate Halloween in a year when everything that’s happened has been absolutely terrifying, but WWE has never been afraid to get a little spooky. NXT is reaching into the way back machine to bring us Halloween Havoc, hosted by Shotzi Blackheart. I’m a huge fan…

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WWE Recap: Goth Prom King and Queen

It’s almost time for goblins and ghosties and killer clowns in cages, but before we can celebrate the cell, we’ve got to go through yet another circle of hell in WWE’s weekly programming. Party Crashers Get Crushed Alexa Bliss has full embraced her dark side. Before appearing as the new…

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WWE Recap: Your Favorite Groupie Returns

WWE concluded a relatively uneventful draft on Monday night, somehow missing the “shake it up” element and managing to keep 97% of feuding superstars on the same brand. Gotta milk that well til it’s dry. Here’s a complete list of who’s playing for what team: Night 1 Draft: Raw Smackdown…

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