Fact: Renee Young is proving a disappointment

February 23, 2014

Remember when Renee Young turned up on NXT? And how ace it was to have a woman on-screen in WWE – with a great career in sports reporting, remember – who seemed bright and interested in wrestling? And how novel it was to have her permitted on the commentary desk and voicing her opinions?

Yeah, that’s not happening so much any more. Read the rest of this entry »

Facts on Naomi, injuries, Divas and women in WWE

February 16, 2014

Did you see the pictures of Naomi’s broken eye socket?

If you did, it’s likely you didn’t see it on her Twitter account. She posted it, and then deleted it.

Why? Read the rest of this entry »

Interview: Dynamite Dan – son-in-law of the Dynamite Kid

February 10, 2014

dan 1Soon the UK will be invaded by the next generation out of the Hart Dungeon – Dynamite Dan and the Dynamite Doll, the son-in-law and the daughter of Tom Billington, the notorious, mercurial Dynamite Kid.

“I started using the name Dynamite Dan in 2013, when Bronwyne started valeting me, and it was an easy transition,” explains Dan. “I do not, however, think I am what her dad was; he is truly one of a kind inside the ring. I use the name Dynamite as a tribute to him so people remember what he has done.” Read the rest of this entry »

Fact: Over The Edge 1999 will be available via the WWE Network

February 5, 2014

I’ve read and re-read the list of PPVs to be made available via the WWE Network, and I still can’t quite get my head around this.

Over The Edge 1999 is one of the PPVs included for viewing.

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I am assuming – hoping – that this will be a very, very heavily edited version of the show. Yet even so I don’t think it should be on there.

Because, to be honest, do we really want to relive the pay-per-view in which Owen Hart died? Read the rest of this entry »

Preview: FPW Reloaded 3.0 – with a Rumble and a Havoc/Burridge singles clash

February 2, 2014

1399591_660798833941047_1736202766_oThere’s lots going on at the Wallington Hall next Sunday (9th February).

First up, there’s the semi-final matches in the ongoing tag-team tournament. FPW have made a point of looking for new talent to add to their roster, and Will Ospreay – one half of the Swords of Essex, who face Project Ego – is one of the newcomers now firmly established as a favourite.

“Will was someone we’d noticed in late 2011,” recalls FPW co-founder Matt Burden. “He’d sent us a compilation video of some of his matches and we were impressed with his athleticism immediately. It was a highlight reel, so of course it was high spots and flips and a pounding bass-line. The fact that he’d edited it himself impressed us and so we asked around. The word from Lucha [where he’d trained] was: ‘Just wait. Let us work with him.’

“And at Summertime Brawl 2012 Will debuted – and now he’s had more training at Lucha, ring experience and a tag-team partner and mentor in Paul Robinson. His work with Mark Andrews at Progress over the past 12 months has been a joy to watch as we’ve witnessed his evolution first hand; Rev Pro have seen his worth also and we’re proud to have been even just a small part of this talent’s growth.” Read the rest of this entry »

Facts from TNA Impact Wrestling, Phones4u Arena Manchester, January 31st 2014

February 1, 2014

So after the “Direct from Glasgow” episode on Thursday night, we trekked along to the Arena formerly known as the MEN to catch up on who the mystery investor is. Spoilers abound, obviously, as always. Read the rest of this entry »