One Season In Cleveland: Analyzing the Browns Free Agency Moves

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I’ve been sitting on this article for a while now, but with the draft looming in the near future, now is the best time to finish the article. I want to also note that all my salary info was verified through the following sites: overthecap.com, spotrac.com and rotoworld.com. So without further ado…

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EXTREME RULES (2014): He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:

WWE Extreme Rules 2014

Extreme Rules 2014 (May 4, 2014) – Izod Center (East Rutherford, NJ) – Main Event: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kane (WWE World Heavyweight Championship) – Announcers: Michael Cole, Jerry “the King” Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield, Byron Saxton, and Renee Young.

The WWE is on a roll.

Coming off of a fantastic WrestleMania XXX, the company put on another really solid PPV with their EXTREME RULES event from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. You had the sense that it was going to be a good night when Hornswoggle and El Torito put on a “WeeLC” match that actually turned out to be rather entertaining.

Like WrestleMania XXX, EXTREME RULES was largely about pushing new talent over established talent, but unlike the “Showcase of the Immortals,” the follow-up PPV had a harder edge to it, often recalling the Attitude Era: Stephanie McMahon dropped a, “You’re gonna be Kane’s…

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Everyday People: An Effort To Understand Kelen “B Hyphen” Conley

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Today, I have the pleasure of bringing you a first-class interview with a successful podcaster, talented hip-hop artist, and editor and co-owner of Partymonstas’ sister site, Tricycle Offense. My interview with B Hyphen (Not to be spelled “B-Hyphen” – that’s just redundant) has been a long time coming, and a lot has changed for him both personally and professionally since we decided to undertake this interview a little over a year ago.

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SCOOBY-DOO WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY!: Who’s Awesome? I’m Awesome

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:

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Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery! (2014) – Directed by Brandon Vietti – Starring Frank Welker, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle-Griffin, Matthew Lillard, Charles S. Dutton, Mary McCormack, John Cena, Brodus Clay, Michael Cole, Kane, AJ Lee, Santino, The Miz, Triple H, Vince McMahon, Corey Burton, Bumper Robinson, Fred Tatasciore.

I’m not generally a fan of Scooby-Doo mysteries co-starring real people. Every so often, there’s a good attempt featuring Batman or the Globetrotters, but for the most part, the kind of story introduced by THE NEW SCOOBY-DOO MOVIES back in 1972 just doesn’t work for me. Being both a huge Scooby fan and wrestling fan, I was hopeful enough to be cautiously optimistic for SCOOBY-DOO WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY! but wary enough to not get my hopes up too high.

I’m happy to say that WRESTLEMANIA MYSTERY! does not disappoint, and despite not reaching the heights of the outstanding MASK OF THE BLUE FALCON, the…

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Feet of Clay: The Passing of the Ultimate Warrior

Originally posted on Mark Bousquet:

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James Hellwig, who wrestled as the Ultimate Warrior, has passed away at the age of 54, just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He is survived by a wife and two daughters.

Those are not easy sentences to understand. Or, rather, those sentences contain a complexity that is not readily apparent. James Hellwig has died, and with him his wrestling persona, the Ultimate Warrior. Few wrestlers have encouraged fans to so clearly think of the man and the wrestler as different beings than Mr. Hellwig over the years, and this despite legally changing his name to “Warrior” and merging the two personas during his Hall of Fame induction speech. The Warrior’s stock in trade was a kind of primal mysticism, while James Hellwig’s approach was less philosophical, more political, and often repugnant. The night before his death, in his last public appearance, Hellwig…

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