Slater’s Signature Finisher: Sting makes first official WWE appearance

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For nearly 20 years, Sting had been unofficially known as the biggest wrestling superstar to never sign a WWE contract. Earlier this year, rumors started making the rounds that Sting and WWE were finally in negotiations. At 55-years-old, I guess Sting realized that the time is now or never to make any kind of serious impact in a WWE ring.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: Potential Surprise Royal Rumble Entrants

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One word perfectly sums up the annual January pay-per-view event known as the Royal Rumble: fun. It’s just a fun match. Two men start, another randomly-selected competitor comes out every 90 seconds; the chaos leads to fun. In addition to the chaos of all those men (and the occasional woman) trying to throw each other over the top rope, we have an added element in the surprise entrant. Continue reading

Slater’s Signature Finisher: Top 10 wrestling DVDs of 2013

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The following is by no means comprehensive. I did not watch every professional wrestling DVD that was produced by the major companies in 2013. I did watch a lot of them, though. And, what follows is a list of my 10 favorite. They are in order from my favorite to 10th favorite. The tally for who made what is as follows: WWE has 7 of 10. Ring of Honor has 2 of 10. And independent wrestler Adam Pearce has one. Continue reading

Slater’s Signature Finisher: Yes! Yes! Yes!

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I’m glad that I live in a world where professional wrestling fans can give a collective “fuck you!” to the establishment by showing their support for the 2013 version of the “People’s Champ.” When The Rock coined that phrase for himself back in the late ’90s, the irony was that he was actually the “machine’s” champ – to steal a phrase from Colt Cabana. Continue reading