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VarietyMythologist Joseph Campbell influenced many a bigscreen tentpole, and understood TV as well. "A hero," he said, "is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." Jack Bauer suffers the deaths of friends and loved ones to counter...
After 15 years, it appears the infamous Montreal Screwjob may finally be put to rest. The events of that fateful November night will certainly live on in the minds of wrestling fans, who continue to debate and scrutinize just how much of what...
WrestleMania 29 is shaping up to be a blockbuster event. I know it's eight months away, and WWE has at least six pay-per-view events before it, but hear me out. Today, we live in a big-name, part-time environment. What I mean by that is that the biggest...
Tucked inside the curtained confines of Glendale Studios, marked by a boisterous yet intimate gathering on a clear California afternoon, sat a time machine. A four-sided DeLorean, if you will — marked by turnbuckles, an apron, inhabited by...
If Raw 1,000 will be the benchmark of the three-hour era of WWE Raw, I look forward to the next 1,000 episodes. After all the hype and importance placed on the 1,000th episode of Raw, the show delivered and then some. Between excellent legend returns,...
Tags: WrestleMania, Skype, Comedy (genre), Vince McMahon, Royal Rumble
WWE has a long track record of revising its own history. Former enemies all of a sudden are best friends, a certain former world champion has been erased completely from history, and the list continues. But Monday night on Raw, general manager John...
On Raw this week, somehow, some way, Paul Heyman was back in a WWE ring.The response has been overwhelmingly positive, especially from WWE superstars, legends and employees on Twitter. Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Shawn Michaels, Lance Storm, Matt Hardy and...
Last weekend I attended the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame ceremony in Amsterdam, N.Y. It was great hearing such heartfelt speeches from legends of the industry and seeing so many familiar faces in the audience. One such face, Mick Foley, was in the...
In 1988, the Honky Tonk Man lost the Intercontinental title to the Ultimate Warrior in 31 seconds. Honky Tonk would never reach that level of success in the WWE again, while the Ultimate Warrior was catapulted into the main event, winning the WWE title...
Gone are the days of Mr. McMahon “guaran-damn-teeing” an outcome of a match or a certain superstar meeting his demise in WWE. But in my opinion, there are some “certainties” heading into WrestleMania 28. If I were a betting man,...
What a difference in the crowd from Raw in Miami on April 2 to Raw in D.C. on April 9. It was essentially the difference between a rock star show and an indy act. Yes, Miami’s crowd had many WWE diehards who made an entire WrestleMania weekend of...
This past Monday night on Raw, The Undertaker re-affirmed his opinion to both Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Speaking to Hunter, he said – “Remember when I told you that Shawn Michaels is better than you? He is.” At first glance, many...
Tags: Chris Benoit, WrestleMania, Europe, Concerts, Super Bowl
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