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SummerSlam Recap: Five Thoughts on SummerSlam

1. Main Event Feels Flat I wrote repeatedly that the HHH-Brock Lesnar buildup felt formulaic and uninspiring, but that I was excited for the match itself. It turns out...

9/16/12 Night of Champions Recap: Realized Potential

As Randy Orton prepared for his match against Dolph Ziggler at Sunday’s Night of Champions Pay-Per-View, guest commentator JBL pointed out that Orton was unique in...

Survivor Series Review: Being Thankful for What Is Next

The original Survivor Series was a Thanksgiving Pay-Per View event designed to whet wrestling fans’ appetites for the main course of Wrestlemania. All wrestling shows...

TLC Review: Dolph Ziggler and The Shield Walk Through the Door

Sunday’s TLC PPV demonstrated that a wrestling show can succeed without wild plot twists or shocking guest appearances. Instead, the show relied on well-wrestled...

1/27/13 Royal Rumble Review: Embedded Dispatches on Sign Guy, Chris Jericho, and Rolling Blackouts

I flew to Phoenix to attend this weekend’s Royal Rumble with a group of friends. The event did not disappoint- it was the best non-Wrestlemania wrestling crowd I have...

6/16/13 Payback Review: Punk Steals the Show; Cena, Del Rio Leave as Champs

I wrote in my Payback preview about how strange it was to prepare for a PPV without participants from two of the three biggest singles matches and with the primary...

Money in the Bank Review: The Stage is Set for Summer

Professional wrestling stories can generally be broken down into two phases- the buildup and the payoff. Wrestlemania is the biggest event of the year because it...

2013 Wrestler of the Year Countdown- Full List

Thank you for reading the 2013 Wrestler of the Year Countdown series. If you would like to revisit any of the entries, here is a list of all of the posts in the series...

2/5/14 The Book on WWE’s Meta-Narrative: The Meaning of the Absences of CM Punk and Daniel Bryan

Rarely has absence been as prevalent a theme in professional wrestling as it has been in the last few weeks. At the Royal Rumble, the most notable storyline was the...

3/27/14 Wrestler of the Week – Dolph Ziggler

The Wrestler of the Week award is designed to highlight a wrestler who made the most of his or her opportunities in a given week. While great matches or memorable promos...