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WWE SummerSlam 2009 Review

With mere hours until WWE’s SummerSlam 2011, it’s time for PINFALL Magazine’s final SummerSlam Review Series Entry, SummerSlam 2009. I figured with CM Punk headlining tonight’s show, I’d close out with the last SummerSlam that Punk headlined. It’s crazy how much has changed in 2 years, but at the same time it’s also funny to see how much has stayed the same. There are some solid bouts on this card, and I’d say it’s at … Read entire article »

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For the second entry of the SummerSlam Review Series I decided to go with the second most popular choice in the Twitter poll, 2002. I can see why so many people look back fondly on the show, as it is great from top to bottom. A lot of ECW/WWF/WCW mixing, and that always makes for a fun show. If you’re trying to decide which SummerSlams you should go back and watch before the big show …

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The 10 Count: Wrestling Video Games Released in the US

As a wrestling fan growing up throughout the 90′s I was spoiled, not only with the greatest era of professional wrestling history, but also the best wrestling video games. From the time I was old enough to hold a controller 2/3, I was playing NES wrestling games. They aren’t great when you go back now, but beating on Hulk Hogan with Andre the Giant was always a good time for me as a child. Then … Read entire article »

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Counting today, we are four Sundays away from SummerSlam 2011 live from the Los Angeles Staples Center. In honor and anticipation of the event, PINFALL Magazine will be covering four of the most classic SummerSlams in the history of the WWE/WWF. First will be the fabled SummerSlam 92, which took place in Wembley Stadium. England always shows up as far as crowd response goes, and SummerSlam 1992 may have been their best showing of all. …

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Ring of Honor Summer of Punk 2005 Review

It took 7 DVD’s, the majority of Saturday, and ton of Pepsi to bring this review to PINFALL Magazine. The Summer of Punk is one of those monumental moments of time in wrestling that you hear referred to often, but not in a detailed way. On the eve of WWE’s big Punk-Centric Money in the Bank PPV I wanted to take a look back at CM Punk’s signature title reign. Punk wrestled his heart out … Read entire article »

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Overall I’m disappointed with this collection. I’m not going to go through particular matches that were left off, but having so many Free-TV selections felt like a rip-off. WWE television doesn’t make for DVD-worthy wrestling (often). The whole set is lopsided, as all the great matches are front-loaded on the first disc. The Rey Mysterio/Matt Striker interview that takes place in between the matches on this DVD adds a lot. If there were similar interviews …

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ECW had a great roster. There were 3 PPV quality main events on this card. Not to mention a bunch of top shelf undercard matches. Joey Styles is a master of commentary, which is saying a lot, since he works alone. He’s one of the few announcers who ever pulled off solo commentary well. It’s a bummer that very few matches don’t feature a wrestler who has passed on, but it is nice to see …

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WWE Greatest Cage Matches of All Time DVD Review

To start off, this DVD was much more enjoyable than the WCW Nitro DVD (review here). I’m not overly into cage matches, but I love how this DVD was just match after match. They could have played up all the events leading to every match, but instead of wasting valuable disc space, they fed the wolves their wrestling. This DVD has a bit of an advantage on WCW, as there are so many eras/acts to … Read entire article »

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WCW Monday Nitro 7/13/98 Review

The reason I chose this WCW Monday Nitro, out of all the others that took place, is because this was my favorite live wrestling event I ever attended. There’s so much talent on this show that it blows my mind that I even had the chance to see it all. WCW treated Las Vegas better than any professional sports league/company/promotion that’s ever passed through. They even gave us our own yearly pay-per-view to attend (Halloween … Read entire article »

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WWF WrestleMania 18 Review

It’s insane how much talent is on this card. Even the worst acts (besides Maven) were borderline Hall of Famers. Jim Ross reminded me of his greatness, while Jerry Lawler did the opposite. Nice not having to see Vince anywhere, or Bischoff, and that the focus was on actual in-ring acts the entire time. Despite all the fun characters involved, the matches aren’t of any outstanding quality. There is only one match I’d recommend skipping, … Read entire article »

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