After a nearly 20-year career, Edge was forced to hang up his boots last night after doctors told him a few more bumps could paralyze him. So, the 11-time champion did the only sensible thing that he could. He walked out to the ring during Raw last night and announced his retirement.
Fans know his history with injuries, namely the broken neck nearly a decade ago. That alone should've kept him down, but, after a complicated surgery, he returned for nearly eight more years until problems with his ... read more
Where does one begin when discussing the career of arguably the greatest performer to ever lace up the boots?
I'll be the first one to admit that there have been plenty of times over the years when something would happen on a wrestling program that would instantly make me regret ever being a fan in the first place. There are skits or vignettes that have caused me to turn the channel and just hope that none of my friends would happen to see what was happening at the time because they all knew if ... read more
As expected, the newest incarnation of the Monday Night War started up with the number two promotion looking to make as many big splashes as possible. TNA began and ended the show with both Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair in the ring, crowned new Knockout tag team champions and mixed in numerous returns and debuts.
Most notably, "Mr. Monday Night" Rob Van Dam found himself back on TV on Mondays. However, RVD fans don't seem to be as happy as you'd expect.
Despite coming in and getting a quick win ... read more
The "land of extreme" will officially be laid to rest in three weeks. Of course, for all intents and purposes, the real ECW has been gone since Paul Heyman closed the promotion's doors in 2001. Vince McMahon would purchase the rights to the name and tape library and restart it, but it wasn't anywhere near the same as the independent promotion that found its way to a national audience in the late 1990s.
McMahon had been running his version of ECW on Syfy since 2006. While he, at first, allowed ... read more
The year was 1997. WWE was being led by Shawn Michaels and Triple H under the DX banner. It was a normal site to see HBK and Bret 'Hit Man' Hart standing across from each other in the middle of the ring. WWE shows were partly built around arguably two of the industry's biggest stars.
The competition, though, was making plenty of waves itself. On a different channel Monday nights, wrestling fans could see some of WWE's biggest former stars standing in the middle of a different ring claiming how ... read more
When the idea to bring back ECW several years ago was bounced around, fans, such as myself, were optimistically cautious. After all, Vince had this tendency to utterly ruin any potentially big money-making gimmicks that he wasn’t directly responsible for creating. Look no further than the WCW buyout, the subsequent Invasion angle and the eventual recreation of the nWo. At least in the case of WCW, he could’ve dragged that story line out for years, instead of the few months he let it exist before ... read more
Before I get to my thoughts on last night's show, there's really one main thing that came out of the Survivor Series that should be pointed out: Kofi Kingston has gotten the attention of management, and they're giving him a huge push.
Down 2-to-1 in a traditional elimination match, against two former world champs, the creative team gave Kofi the biggest night of his career with two quick falls over both C.M. Punk and Randy Orton. The reception Kofi got the next night on Raw was evident that a ... read more