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WWE Smackdown 11/18 Review

While continuing to be the most consistent televised WWE program, last week felt like it was missing substance. The show started off great, and some storyline developments kept things interesting, but the abundance of matches hindered their actual quality. Will Smackdown make up for this by giving us a card filled with riveting TV matches, or will we be subject to a card of mediocrity? SPOILERS FOLLOW The show opens strong with a shot of Henry destroying … Read entire article »

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WWE Monday Night Raw 11/14 Review

We are now under a week away from one of the big four PPV’s, so WWE decided to go with a three-hour show featuring one of the biggest WWE superstars ever.There is also a nice feud between Del Rio and Punk to showcase. A lot of hype went into this Raw tonight. It seemed like every channel I would watch this past week had a commercial for “Raw gets Rocked”. Let’s see if the show … Read entire article »

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The WWE presented itself from jolly ol’ England this past week and provided for some very interesting build toward Survivor Series, which is now just one week away. Anytime WWE does a week of television in the United Kingdom, unusual happenings are bound to unfold, but perhaps most unusual about this week in WWE land were the presentations of both Raw and Smackdown with their own respective Superstars. In case you did not …

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Last week, it felt like not much had actually happened other than generic continuations of feuds to start hyping a Survivor Series 5-on-5 Tag Match. They were good, and the show as a whole wasn’t bad, but it felt like it was sort of on auto-pilot. This week, I’m hoping we see some more development, with the same quality of matches, if not higher. More specifically, I’m hoping Daniel Bryan’s advertised rematch against Henry does …

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WWE Monday Night Raw 11/7 Review

I couldn’t be happier about Raw being in Liverpool. The United Kingdom really brings the noise at every opportunity, and they really added a lot of creativity and fun to the show tonight. Some interesting developments occurred during this Raw. Once again, Punk spits fire on the mic and Morrison tries to end his losing streak. In the main event, it’s Awesome Truth against the dynamic duo of John Cena and Zack Ryder. Zack Ryder … Read entire article »

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It was a bizarre week in WWE land, to say the least, as the Muppets invaded Monday Night Raw. While I totally get the purpose of bringing them on to promote the upcoming Muppets 3D movie and cater to the younger audience, the severe setback the furry guest stars provided for the development of major storylines was simply unnecessary as WWE builds to one of its biggest pay-per-view events of the year in Survivor …

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown 11/4 Review

In general, this Smackdown was made of quality. A lot of the main feuds are touched upon in some way, and most of the matches were worth the view. If everything is how I’m expecting, this sets in motion events that can lead to a Traditional Survivor Series Tag Match including Orton, Rhodes, Christian, Sheamus, Barrett, and possibly others. The usual issue arises again as there seem to be a few odd booking decisions, leaving … Read entire article »

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WWE Greatest Rivalries: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart DVD Review

The “Montreal Screw-job” may be one of the single most important moments of the WWF/WWE “Attitude” era. It created the biggest villain in wrestling history, Vincent K. McMahon, which ultimately shifted the balance of power in the “Monday Night Wars”. It was one of the few times you’ll ever see a professional wrestler being worked by his own people, which made it surreal at the time it happened. The documentary “Wrestling with Shadows” covers this … Read entire article »

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WWE Power Rankings (10/23-10/30)

This pre-Halloween week of WWE television provided some highly entertaining television. At this time last year, the hottest angle in the business was John Cena’s involvement with Wade Barrett and the Nexus, and, as I am sure the majority of PINFALL Magazine’s readers will know, that angle eventually led to a lamely-conceived, ultra-conventional resolution as we witnessed Cena’s triumphant victory over Wade Barrett at Tables, Ladders, and Chairs, thus sparking the demise of the … Read entire article »

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown 10/28 Review

It is once again time for my favorite show of the week, and it isn’t Raw. That’s probably a good thing, because while bringing forth entertaining bits, Raw often doesn’t seem to be able to deliver the complete package of a weekly television show. Smackdown has always been more consistent for the last year, and rarely fails to leave a bad taste in my mouth. I expect this week will be no different, with a … Read entire article »

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