NXT Future Five: Takeover Respect Edition

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Welcome to NXT Future Five on Last Word On Sports, where each week we analyze the latest episode of World Wrestling Entertainment Network’s hottest program, NXT and rank the five performers who made the biggest impact. Highlights of the Night Opening Video Package: NXT’s production team was on point again tonight with an opening video […] READ MORE


NXT Takeover: Respect – Predictions and Analysis

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Then men and women of NXT have an unenviable task this evening. They have to follow one of the most critically acclaimed events of the year in Takeover: Brooklyn. In August, there was no question that NXT stole the show Summer Slam weekend and won the heart of Brooklyn with one match in particular standing […] READ MORE


Fights of Fancy: The Super Powers vs The Mega Powers

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Fantasizing about dream match ups is part of being a professional wrestling fan.  For years I read magazines like Pro Wrestling Illustrated, Inside Wrestling, and The Wrestler, intrigued by their fantasy match ups.  I would then grab my action figures and create my own fantasy tournaments, where I would decide who was the best of all time.  […] READ MORE


Replacing The American Dream

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On June 11 of this year, the world of professional wrestling lost one of the greatest talents the world has ever known in Dusty Rhodes.  After a decades long career that inspired many of today’s superstars, Rhodes took an important role in developing that very same talent that idolized him.  He played an integral role to […] READ MORE


NXT Future Five: Week of June 24, 2015

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Welcome to NXT Future Five on Last Word On Sports, where each week we analyze the latest episode of World Wrestling Entertainment Network’s hottest program, NXT and rank the five performers who made the biggest impact. Highlights of the Night: Dusty Rhodes Salute: Before the show’s opening video package, we were treated to the entire […] READ MORE


Dusty Rhodes: The Uncommon Man

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Dusty Rhodes is one of my favourite wrestlers ever. There has never been a time in my life when he wasn’t on my wrestling radar in some way, and for that I’m truly grateful. Hearing of Dusty’s passing was unexpected and it was obvious from the outpouring of emotion online that I wasn’t the only […] READ MORE



Dusty Rhodes passes away

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Today on Twitter, Paul “Triple H” Levesque broke the news of the passing of Virgil Runnels, better known to professional wrestling fans as “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. He was 69. Saddened to hear the passing of Dusty Rhodes. Legend, teacher, mentor, friend…Love you Dream #BookinAintEasyKid pic.twitter.com/ZxlGSgKB8J — Triple H (@TripleH) June 11, 2015 A […] READ MORE


Fights of Fancy: The Rhodes Brothers vs. The Steiner Brothers

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When brothers decide to take their bond into the ring, history has shown the decision to be a fruitful one.  Harlem Heat, the Hardy Boys, and most recently the Usos are all great examples of brothers who took their natural connection and parlayed it into success career as a tag team. Although there have been […] READ MORE