The Maine Event: 50 Years Ago Vince McMahon Became a Promoter

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Today, Vincent Kennedy McMahon – also known as Vince McMahon Jr., or simply “Mr. McMahon” – is a legend of the pro wrestling world. Both praised and vilified (and justifiable in both cases in many instances), Vince McMahon bought his father’s World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) in 1982 and turned it into the World Wrestling […] READ MORE


The Rejuvenation of Kevin Owens

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Arguably the biggest highlight in the WWE (and throughout the entire pro-wrestling business) over the past six months has been the arrival of the Tribal Chief, Roman Reigns.  Indeed, since switching from Big Dog to Head of the Table; since abandoning a yard for an island, Roman Reigns has come on leaps and bounds to […] READ MORE


Royal Rumble: How Rumble Winners Fared in World Title Matches (1990s)

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Ever since 1988, the Royal Rumble has been one of WWE’s marquee pay-per-views, one of The Big Four that included WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series. Held annually in January of each year, it usually launches the Road to WrestleMania, and treats WWE fans to surprises and thrills in the most important battle royal of the […] READ MORE



War of The Words: Paul Heyman shoots on Vince McMahon

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Last Word on Pro Wrestling’s series, War of the Words, explores the art and impact of the promo by looking back through the archives. This series will examine all kinds of promos, from the most memorable or ones that have been overlooked and are underrated, showing the background of the promo, the promo itself, the aftermath […] READ MORE



Brock Lesnar: Beast in the World (Part 2)

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Brock Lesnar is a phenomenon.  The man nicknamed “The Beast Incarnate” has lived up to the billing over the past two decades. Though he appears to be done with WWE and pro wrestling for the foreseeable future, he remains one of the hottest acts in the business.  Over the course of this two-part series, we […] READ MORE


Card Subject To Change – Possible WWE Plans Following The Draft

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This is an ongoing new feature where our own “Hot Sauce Willie” starts to unveil the secrets in the shadows that he receives from his WWE sources. A lot of his internal reports have come true. A few don’t. But like they say, “Card subject to change.” This week we look at the plans WWE has following […] READ MORE



Mike Tyson: A Wrestling Influence

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Back in March, we looked at Muhammad Ali‘s influence on the world of professional wrestling.  A near-thirty year love affair saw Muhammad Ali become inspired by Gorgeous George, main event WrestleMania and end up on the receiving end of a Gorilla Monsoon airplane spin.  It was announced this week that WWE Hall of Fame inductee […] READ MORE