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Switching codes: Is it about to get a whole lot easier?

CM Punk

For many years, fight fans had two choices: wrestling or boxing. The situation was the same for the fighters themselves. Those wishing to earn their living on the canvas had to choose from one of the two codes available, and because of the difference in skill sets required, the choice was very often an easy one to make. That has very much changed...

Predictions for Extreme Rules 2016

Extreme Rules

This Sunday sees WWE return to pay-per-view with their annual Extreme Rules event, headlined by a rematch between AJ Styles and Roman Reigns for the WWE title. We have seven matches booked for Sunday’s event, and here’s my takes on what I reckon will happen on the-show-that-used-to-be-One-Night-Stand… Pre-Show –...

Predictions for Payback 2016

AJ Styles

Later tonight, WWE rolls into Chicago for their traditional post-WrestleMania pay-per-view… Extreme PayBackLash! Wait, why have they changed the name of this show again? Marketed half-heartedly as the first pay-per-view of a new era, coming a month after a WrestleMania, and in a time period where WWE has debuted new faces, brought back some...

Remembering Chyna

Chyna

The passing of Joanie “Chyna” Laurer has caused an outpouring of grief amongst wrestling fans – and those inside the business – who fondly remember her in-ring career and the massive strides she took in women being “more than just valets”, more than 15 years before the WWE’s “Diva Revolution”. It’s...

WrestleMania 32: Predictions and odds

WrestleMania 32

This Sunday, over 85,000 fans will pack the AT&T Stadium near Dallas, Texas (regardless of whatever attendance number WWE announces), as the thirty-second WrestleMania comes to pay-per-view. BackBodyDrop.com and Wrestling-Online.com will have live updates throughout NXT Takeover: Dallas and WrestleMania, but in spite of the poor quality of...

That time of year

Undertaker

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tony Mirabella is a radio show host and writer from Bronx, New York. He has been watching wrestling for 35 years and co-hosts Unplugged and The Pro Wrestling Rewind on the SNS Radio Network. His Twitter is @SNS_BronxZilla. Well, winter is fading, Spring is here and it’s that time of year again. Time for the wrestling fans to...

Goodbye, Bryan Danielson and thanks for the memories

Daniel Bryan

The Internet wrestling community (often referred to as the IWC) is a complicated bunch. I’m one of them. We moan about everything, we think we know it all, we think we can do a better job than the airheads running WWE or TNA creative and we often don’t agree on anything. But there is one thing that the IWC agrees on: Daniel Bryan. He...

Top bets made on wrestling

Royal Rumble

Sports betting is one of the most popular sectors of online gambling but one of the sports that has become more widely bet on in recent years is professional wrestling despite its reputation as being a pre-determined form of entertainment. It’s All About the WWE! The main focus of betting on wrestling is aimed at the WWE (World Wrestling...

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey: What’s next?

rondarousey

Records are there to be broken. No matter how good you are, one day you will find your match. There only a few records in sports that still stand, especially if you carefully choose your opponents. But when your opponent is in the hands of your promoter, who wants the best for his promotion, then chances are your reign will one day or another come...

Hell In A Cell 2015: The Takeaways

hellinacell

The drama, the acting, the scriptedness of it all – it is arguably what makes WWE so great, and what makes audiences keep coming back for more. The principle players of yesteryear, who ranged from Stone Cold Steve Austin and his legion of followers who went around misquoting Bible verses, to prior to that with Hulk Hogan himself becoming an...

Rowdy Roddy Piper: Ever Forward

Roddy Piper

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: California-based Dr Mike Lano has been a newsstand wrestling magazine photojournalist since 1966 shooting around the world including multiple Japan, European and Mexico tours, and a syndicated radio host and newspaper columnist for years. He’s also freelanced for WWE’s magazines and books since the 80’s and...

What’s the Rock been cooking? Dwayne Johnson in Hollywood

Dwayne Johnson

Dwayne Johnson first came on the wrestling scene in 1996 as Rocky Maivia: a combination of both his father and grandfather’s wrestling names. This original character was panned by wrestling fans as being too cheesy, but that all changed after an injury took him out of the ring and brought him back as The Rock. Now full of attitude and...

Where have all the good men gone?

Roddy Piper

This article has been written by Tony Mirabella, co-host of SNS UnPlugged. You can reach him on Twitter at @SNS_BronxZilla. I haven’t written one of these in a long time.  I’m a night person, and as I sit here in the wee hours of the night, I can collect my thoughts.  I’ve often found that these late hours are wonderful to...

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

WWE logo

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...