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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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WWE Monday Night Raw: A Review

WWE Monday Night Raw has been on the air since January 11, 1993, or 28 years of weekly wrestling television. Often hailed (by its creator) as breathing new life into how wrestling was presented, Raw has, instead, been mostly terrible for the duration of its long-running, weekly onslaught against people…

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WWE Recap: Bloody Mediocre Time

In case you’re spending your weekend under a rock, CM Punk was the leading news on Friday night. Personally, I wasn’t a huge fan of The Girl on the Third Floor, so I can’t say I was as psyched as others seemed to be, but I’m glad everyone had fun.…

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WWE Recap: On the D-List

I didn’t watch wrestling when John Cena was universally loathed and loved at the same time. In fact, I saw him in an episode of Psych before I ever saw him refuse to be seen. And yet even I can not deny the absolute joy I feel watching him sprint…

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WWE Recap: Who’s Left?

I don’t pretend to understand why WWE does the things they do; decisions seem to be made like a freshman year film major writing their first script. It’s whatever seems most shocking in the moment, regardless of how it will serve them in the long run. Last weekend, they released…

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WWE Recap: Boss is Back in Town

Covid numbers keep rising, rising, rising, and WWE keeps booking shows. While we can all agree wrestling with an audience is vastly superior to wrestling with a bunch of screens in the stands, lax mask mandates and close contact makes me just a bit anxious to watch Nikki celebrate in…

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WWE Recap: Missionary Problems

Fans have been back for 14 days, and it’s incredible to see how much the shows seemed to have improve. Quality wise, Raw is insistent on showing the same four matches every week, but at least now we get to hear real people shouting “What?” instead of piped in boos…

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WWE Recap: Ladies Love Moderately Unhinged Lashley

For the first time in 16 months, WWE talent performed in front of real people for a weekly show. What a time to be alive. While this crowd arguably would have clapped for anything, they got a pretty fun show on Friday night. A huge pop for Edge, a 30…

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WWE Recap: Who Speared First?

Bayley has quietly been one of the leaders of the ThunderDome Era; whether she was reigning as champ or cackling maniacally, she made everybody look good while rocking some excellent pairs of black skinny jeans. It’s a shame that an injury takes her out of action just before WWE returns…

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WWE Recap: Triple Dose of Hell

In another move that suggests WWE is flying by the seat of their pants at all times, the company released multiple wrestlers early Friday afternoon. Many of those released had recently appeared in storylines on TV, and a few of them were even scheduled to appear Friday night; both August…

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WWE Recap: Daddy’s Home

Our final week of shows before WWE busts out the ol’ red cage and invites us all to hell. If you absolutely can’t wait to see somebody chucked at a steel cage wall tomorrow night, SmackDown offered their very first Hell in a Cell match this week, just in time…

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WWE Recap: A Doll’s House

It’s almost time for Halloween in June with Hell in a Cell, and they pulled out the big guns this week with haunted houses, face casts, more family drama than you can shake a stick at, and a lot of property distruction. Meanwhile, NXT built to this weekend’s In Your…

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WWE Recap: Absolute Mad Dog

With NXT’s move to Tuesday nights, WWE has decided to shake up hump day with a variety of surprise releases to keep everybody on their toes. This week they dropped another round of talent, reportedly in the name of budget cuts. You hate to see anyone lose their job, and…

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WWE Recap: Is This a Re-Run?

I’m beginning to wonder if the Raw creative team genuinely doesn’t realize that they’ve been showing the same episode since WrestleMania. There’s just no other explanation for booking another Drew McIntyre title shot. At least NXT’s main event was fresh and new, in that it happened last month and then…

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WWE Recap: Roses are Red, Pyrokinesis is Orange

As usual, this was a mixed week for WWE.  They released several NXT talents on Wednesday and Thursday, some more understandable than others. Among the more surprising releases are Alexander Wolfe, who has been a part of Imperium for some time now, Jessamyn Duke, of the Four Horsewomen, and Brandi…

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WWE Recap: Who’s The Bitch?

It’s the go-home week for WrestleMania Backlash, which is retaining all pirate theming despite taking place in the already weather themed ThunderDome. WWE set the stage for their marquee matches with two options; running the exact same story we just saw last week, and giving us the in-ring return of…

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WWE Recap: Say You’re Sorry

We’ve got two weeks to Backlash WrestleMania style, so WWE is doing their best to get guys fighting. While Charlotte Flair continued to whine her way through the women’s division, Raw also doubled down on the enemies to friends to enemies storyline, proving that two dudes over 6’2” could never…

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WWE Recap: Women Be Shooting in Promos

It’s two weeks post-WrestleMania, and WWE has a choice to make; can they shake things up, or should they deliver the exact same content we’ve seen on repeat for the past few months? They seemed to land somewhere in the middle, where every step forward also gave us two steps…

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WWE Recap: Men in Suits (Also, Trunks and Kilts)

In their usual post-WrestleMania celebration, WWE embarked on “spring cleaning” this week, which means letting go a bunch of wrestlers under the guise of budget cuts during a time where they made record profits. Among the cuts, some of the most surprising were Samoa Joe, who literally just called Mania,…

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