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Extreme Rules 2014

Sunday May 4, 2014
Randy Orton

Who walked out of Extreme Rules as WWE World Heavyweight Champion? Was Bray Wyatt able to unleash the dark side of John Cena? Is Evolution or The Shield the dominant faction in WWE? Click here to find out the answer to these questions and more.

Photo of Randy Orton: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

WWE Extreme Rules 2014 PPV Predictions

Thursday May 1, 2014
Corporate Kane 2014

On Sunday night, WWE presents Extreme Rules. The main event of the show features Evolution battling The Shield in a six-man tag team match. As is always the case, you can let me know what you think will be happening at this show by clicking on the comments link at the bottom of this post.

WeeLC Match: El Torito vs. Hornswoggle - This match will be taking place during the Kickoff Show for this event which starts 30 minutes prior to the pay-per-view. If you live in the United States, the WeeLC Match can only be seen on the WWE Network. As far as this battle goes, I'm not sure of, and am actually slightly afraid to know, what object might be dangling above the ring for each man to retrieve. Since this match is for comedy and a way to get the crowd pumped up for the pay-per-view, there is no reason for El Torito not to get the win here. Predicted Winner: El Torito

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TNA Sacrifice 2014 PPV Recap and Results

Monday April 28, 2014
Sacrifice 2014

Was Eric Young able to successfully defend the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Magnus? Did Bobby Roode or Bully Ray get put through a table? Who was forced to say "I Quit"? Click here to get the answers to these questions and more.

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Photo: 2014 TNA Entertainment, LLC.

Ultimate Warrior WWE Network Recommendations

Thursday April 10, 2014

This week's WWE Network recommendation is dedicated to the Ultimate Warrior. In his final address to the WWE Universe, the overriding theme was that while a human will die, if they did amazing things in their life then they will become immortal by the people that tell his stories. As you watch the following matches, you will find that his message rings true. While the body of the Ultimate Warrior is no longer with us, the stories he told in the ring will carry on.

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Ultimate Warrior 1959 - 2014

Wednesday April 9, 2014

It is with a great deal of sadness that I must report that the Ultimate Warrior passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 54. According to TMZ, the iconic wrestler collapsed while walking to his car with his wife outside of a hotel in Arizona.

Warrior was one of the most popular wrestlers in WWE history with his career highlight coming at WrestleMania VI when he won the WWE Championship from Hulk Hogan. For close to two-decades, Warrior and the WWE had a nasty and contentious relationship which was recently mended. On Saturday night, he took his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame and on Monday night he returned to Monday Night RAW and delivered an old-school Warrior-style promo that he was famous for.

I would like to take this moment to send out my condolences to his family, friends and fans.

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WrestleMania XXX Recap and Results

Sunday April 6, 2014
WrestleMania XXX

Who walked out of WrestleMania XXX as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion? Did Brock Lesnar end the streak? Shockingly, the answer to both questions is "Yes. Yes. Yes." To find out how these events happened as well as what else occurred at the show, click here to read my recap of the show.

Photo of WrestleMania XXX Host Hulk Hogan: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

WrestleMania XXX Predictions

Saturday April 5, 2014
WrestleMania XXX

Tomorrow is the biggest day of the year for wrestling fans. Please note that in my predictions, next to every wrestler's name is their record at this event. For a further breakdown of these numbers, click here. As is always the case, you can let me know what you think will be happening at WrestleMania XXX by clicking on the comments link at the bottom of this post.

WWE Tag Team Championship: Champions Jimmy & Jey Uso (0-0) vs. The Real Americans [Jack Swagger (2-1) & Antonio Cesaro (0-0)] vs. Ryback (0-1) & Curtis Axel (0-0) vs. Los Matadores [Diego (0-0) & Fernando (0-0)] - This match will be taking place during the Kickoff Show that takes prior to the start of the pay-per-view. The Kickoff Show starts at 5:00 PM EDT with the first hour airing on WWE Network and all the usual websites (wwe.com, YouTube.com, Facebook.com), however the final hour of the show will air exclusively on the WWE Network. I don't see Los Matadores as serious title contenders and feel that The Real Americans are closer to breaking up rather than reaching the top of the mountain. The only reason I can see Rybaxel having been removed from the Andre the Giant Battle Royal and added to this match was because they have a legitimate shot of winning this match. While I wouldn't be shocked if they won the titles here, I think the Usos will be the team walking out of this match with the titles. Predicted Winners: The Usos

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2014 WWE Hall of Fame - WWE Network Recommendations

Thursday April 3, 2014
Mr. T

On Saturday night, seven people will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. In honor of their accomplishments, this week's WWE Network recommendation will feature one match of each Hall of Famer so you can become familiar with their work and know why they are being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Please note that this listing isn't necessarily their best match, it is their best match currently available on the WWE Network which hasn't already been recommended.

The Recommended Matches (in chronological order)

  • Starrcade 1983: Carlos Colon vs. Abdullah the Butcher
  • WrestleMania: Mr. T & Hulk Hogan vs. Roddy Piper & Paul Orndorff
  • The Big Event: Jake Roberts vs. Ricky Steamboat in a Snake Pit Match
  • SummerSlam '92: WWE Champion Randy Savage vs. The Ultimate Warrior
  • Bash at the Beach '96: Scott Hall, Kevin Nash & a mystery partner vs. Sting, Lex Luger & Randy Savage
  • SummerSlam '96: Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) vs. Mankind in a Boiler Room Brawl
  • One Night Stand 2006: Lita, Edge & Mick Foley vs. Terry Funk, Tommy Dreamer & Beulah

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Photo of Mr. T: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

The Best Wrestlers in the History of WrestleMania

Thursday April 3, 2014
Undertaker

Who is the best wrestler in the history of WrestleMania? It seems to be such a simple question but coming up with the right answer was a difficult decision. Is it Undertaker, who is 21-0 at this show and has made his match and the streak more important than any title in the business? Is it Shawn Michaels, a wrestler who earned the nickname of Mr. WrestleMania due to being in nine matches at this show which went on to win the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Match of the Year? Or is it the Hulkster, the man that is responsible for this show and was somehow involved in the final match at first nine events of this show? You'll have to click here to see who I named the greatest wrestler in the history of WrestleMania.

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Photo of Undertaker battling Bam Neely: Gaye Gerard/Getty Images

The 10 Best Matches in WrestleMania History

Sunday March 30, 2014
Rock vs. Austin

This week's WWE Network recommendation will be based off my list of the 10 Best Matches in the History of WrestleMania. Over the past few weeks, I've recommended two WrestleMania events as well as every WrestleMania match which Shawn Michaels has competed in. Shockingly, that leaves only three matches on the top 10 list which haven't been recommended already. If you haven't been following my weekly recommendations, this would be a great list to start off with so you can catch up to the other readers of this site who have been following along.

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Photo of Bret Hart: Steve Haag/Getty Images

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