WrestleMania Week: The Big Push: WWE Raw Review 3/31/2014 – Go Home Show

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This show actually started out with a big surprise.  Instead of Triple H, instead of Stephanie McMahon, The Undertaker came out.  He then proceeded to give a very long and cryptic message that at times seemed to confuse more then intimidate.  He talked about being in the deep end, he talked about the Streak being unbeatable, like death and taxes.  It was cool and sort of uncool at the same time to watch. Continue reading

WrestleMania Week: WRESTLEMANIA IX: Finkus Maximus

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:

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WrestleMania IX (April 4, 1993) – Caesars Palace (Las Vegas, NV) – Main Event: Yokozuna vs. Bret “Hitman” Hart (WWF Championship) – Announcers: Jim Ross, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Bobby Heenan, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, and Todd Pettengill – Host: Gorilla Monsoon.

Welcome to the WrestleMania we wish we could forget.

In an event that has now lasted thirty years, there’s going to be a few clunkers in the mix, and this is one of the worst. Replicating the nine-match, 2.5 hour format of the previous year’s mostly excellent WrestleMania VIII, WrestleMania IX feels more like a regional wrestling exhibition at the county fair than it does the biggest event of the year.

Let’s start with the decision to hold WrestleMania outdoors at Caesars Palace. Las Vegas is a great place to hold almost any event because it’s a place people love to visit, but holding a wrestling event during…

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WrestleMania Week: The Importance of NXT ARRIVAL to the WWE Network: Are You Ready?

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:

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NXT arRIVAL (February 27, 2014) – Full Sail University (Winter Park, Florida) – Main Event: Bo Dallas vs. Adrian Neville (NXT Championship) – Announcers: Tom Phillips, William Regal, and Byron Saxton.

I signed up for the WWE Network the first day it was available and I’ve been gorging on the network since Monday night. I’ve watched the RAW Backstage Pass post-game show (and wondered if the existence of this show will kill the post-TV RAW dark match), an ECW match between Terry Funk and Jimmy Snuka, WrestleMania VI (and suffered through some playback issues that have already been corrected), this week’s Main Event, WrestleMania Rewind, Countdown (Top 10 Catchphrases), and Legends of Wrestling, with “Mean” Gene, Piper, Michael Hayes, DDP, and Jim Ross.

Everyone that I’ve talked to loves the WWE Network, and almost everyone has a playlist similar to mine – some of the new stuff and a big…

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WrestleMania Week: The Big Push: The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar Doesn’t Seem Right

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It is time folks.  It is time for The Undertaker to put his legendary streak on the line.  The streak is currently at 21-0.  This is unheard of for any wrestler, as even the biggest names haven’t been able to get more than handful of wins in a row at WrestleMania.  The Undertaker has done it 21 times.  The Streak has become its own thing at Mania, and has constantly been a big draw.  It has been really big in the last few years, when the matches could have arguably stolen the show.  This year, Undertaker is facing the Beast, Brock Lesnar.  Something about this…just seems off. Continue reading