Wrestlemania question: how do you feel about Brock Lesnar v Undertaker?

April 7, 2014

A poll for you, after the jump, just in case people are still trying to avoid spoilers.

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Facts from Wrestlemania 30, 6th April 2014

April 7, 2014

The wrestling fan’s ersatz bank holiday weekend, Wrestlemania 30 was last night, and I had a lot of thoughts about it. Spoiler, obviously.

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Facts from Friday Night Smackdown taping, not live from London, April 23rd 2013

April 23, 2013

20130423_182128[1]Tonight I headed back down the Jubilee line to the O2 Arena, courtesy of the WWE’s very nice PR firm, and took my complimentary seat to witness what looks like it’ll be a pretty good Smackdown. (They also taped Saturday Morning Slam and Main Event, but we in the UK will never get to see them, so it doesn’t really count.) Again, spoilers… Read the rest of this entry »

Facts from Monday Night RAW, Live from London, April 22nd 2013

April 22, 2013

20130422_182447[1]It was an impulse purchase after the announcement of that six-man tag match, OK? I don’t normally hold with paying six quid in booking fees, but I felt the investment would be worthwhile. And it was, kind of. (Spoilers if you’re reading this before the show airs, or if you particularly care about what happens on Superstars.) (Though why you should when WWE don’t, I’m not quite sure.)
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Facts about Wrestlemania 29: CM Punk deserved to lose to the Undertaker

April 8, 2013

taker punkerAll internet carping aside, I really enjoyed the extension of the Undertaker’s streak for 21-0.

That is despite being a devoted CM Punk fan, and an admirer of Paul Heyman’s work to the extent that I believe he is the best thing to happen to WWE in the past two years.

Because, let’s face it, Punk deserved to lose. Read the rest of this entry »

Review: Wrestlemania 28 – what the hell was that?

April 2, 2012

Good grief. I mean, it’s not as if I expect stellar pay-per-views from WWE any more, but I was starting to get marginally excited. (Mostly because Jon at Progress Wrestling kept telling me to expect a Kings of Wrestling run-in at the end of the pre-show tag-team title match.)

However, when you begin with an 18-second squash of your World Heavyweight Champion (YES! YES! Um – no?), you’ve kind of set a tone for the evening. Read the rest of this entry »