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Hulk Hogan: The most expensive sex tape ever

Hulk Hogan

Wow what a weird day. Never thought Hulk Hogan, of all people, would get the Chris Benoit treatment by the WWE. What Hulk said was not correct, it deserved punishment. I can understand why WWE wanted to back away. But I think this went a bit too much. Booker T said it (to Hogan no less), Vince McMahon said it to John Cena on Raw (go on YouTube and...

UFC 189: Mendes vs McGregor preview

UFC

Fans of the MMA – rejoice. The next in the long line of exciting events is just around the corner, with some truly amazing fights pending. The event will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will begin on July 11th, 2015. The interests of the events are already spiking thanks to the growing mobile culture...

Lucha Underground challenges WWE for wrestling dominance

Lucha Underground

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (or WWE) has been the iconic image of professional wrestling since 1980 but has become repetitive and subpar compared to its beginnings. Fans are looking for something different. In October of 2014, Lucha Underground was launched and has since found significant success. It has aimed to bring lucha libre, the...

Review: WWE The Ultimate Poster Collection book

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There have been some epic WWE pay-per-view posters throughout the years – and some pretty bad ones too – but the WWE Ultimate Poster Collection published by  Insight Editions isolates 30 of the very best designs that have been used to promote the particular pay-per-view events. The book contains 40 removable posters in total, 30 of...

The WrestleMania Experience

WrestleMania

I have been a wrestling fan since 1988. I was 8 years old at the time and will never forget the first time I saw WWE (or WWF at the time) on television. It was the Big Boss Man along with Slick taking on some jobber, I believe Tom Stone, on either Superstars or Challenge. Throughout the years I always dreamt of attending a show live in person...

The one year anniversary of the WWE Network

WWE Network

It’s been one year since the WWE Network went live. Registrations opened at 9AM EST on February 24, 2014, and at 9:04AM EST I had my account done and all paid. $9.99 is a steal considering what you’re getting, all the pay-per-views, all the stuff in the vault, original programming, etc. If you’re a wrestling fan it’s a no brainer. I...

WWE Network: One Year On

WWE Network

Considered one of the boldest moves in sports entertainment, the WWE launched their online streaming service the WWE Network a year ago. With much uncertainty around the service many naysayers didn’t give the channel much of a chance. But it takes a brave person to question Vince McMahon’s business acumen. Let’s face it; he’s proved the...

Macho Man Randy Savage’s road to the Hall of Fame

Macho Man

One of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time will be immortalized ahead of WrestleMania 31 when Randy “Macho Man” Savage is inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The six-time world champion, who tragically passed away in 2011, will join other WWE legends who have recently entered the company’s hallowed hall, including Jake “The Snake”...

WWE’s and Sky UK’s relationship: It’s complicated

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For over 30 years, WWE has enjoyed a fantastic relationship with one of their longest business partners, Sky. Sky has been through WWE’s ups and downs and have always remained loyal. But their partnership is showing some signs of cracks with the launch of the WWE Network in the United Kingdom. In Europe, Sky is considered to be the biggest...

The biggest wrestling stories of 2014

Ultimate Warrior

2014 was quite a big year for the world of professional wrestling. You can easily pin-point nine or ten big stories that happened throughout the year, all of which had a big impact. I personally had eight listed which in my opinion were the most impactful of the year. Some may argue the choices, some may not. All the news from 2014 will be...

Pro wrestlers fearing gambling addictions

Chris Benoit

In recent history of professional wrestling, many star names of the sport became infused with dangerous out-of-ring habits such as alcohol and drug abuse. However, a new threat has surfaced, with a gambling addiction now the biggest fear amongst pro wrestlers. Wrestlers, including superstars of WWE, can develop bad brain damage while flying from...

The good and bad sides of wrestling porn parodies

Chyna

When we sit down to watch porn, it’s usually not for the same reasons we take in a non-adult movie. After all, as far as most people are concerned, the only thing a good porno needs to have is sex—and lots of it. But when it comes to a porn parody, it’s a different story. The driving force behind these movies is their ability to re-enact pop...

CM Punk in the UFC: the good, the bad, and the ugly

CM Punk

Just a couple of weeks out from “breaking the Internet” with his podcast on Colt Cabana’s The Art of Wrestling, CM Punk found another way to keep his name in the news: signing with the UFC. And oh my did that get people talking. Am I surprised that CM Punk has decided to pursue mixed martial arts? Not really. Am I surprised that UFC took him...

Jeff Hardy returns to Impact Wrestling…again

Jeff Hardy

While his real name is Jeff Hardy, Impact television gave us his alter ego, Willow, better known as “Willow the Wisp” from his earlier days in independent wrestling. Willow was not getting over with the audience. His character did not make any sense because through his character we saw Jeff Hardy: same ring presence, same ring attire, same...

A response to Shane Skwarek

Daniel Bryan

Yesterday, Wrestling-Online ran a guest column by Shane Skwarek. Contrary to many opinions, Shane argued that WWE was doing right by the fans, giving them what they want in several areas, and that Daniel Bryan’s popularity has risen, in large part, due to the Authority’s (I assume he means WWE’s creative process – namely...

Why the WWE is handling Daniel Bryan perfectly!

Daniel Bryan

If you just finished watching the Royal Rumble, chances are you’re a bit unsettled.  Whether you’re pissed because Daniel Bryan lost to Bray Wyatt or you’re aggravated that it was Rey Mysterio out at number thirty instead of the “YES Man” – I’m here to add fuel to your fire. I read a lot of opinion columns and message boards on...

What’s right with wrestling

Mark Henry

Keith Cohen has been a wrestling fan since that fateful day in 1983 when he saw Bob Backlund viciously assaulted by the Iron Sheik. 30 years later, he still loves it just as much. He welcomes you to send all feedback to [email protected] or on twitter @strutter71. I’ve written two articles that have been published here in the past two...

The Vertebreaker 04/24/2013

Ryback

Just a basic take on a few things. Hit me up on Twitter @TheVertebreaker or [email protected] to share your opinions. After watching WWE RAW last night, I kept asking myself certain questions… questions that, on the whole, were easy for me to answer. I asked myself, and I quote: “How can we have RAW in the UK, and have...