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The Wrestling Backfire: The Major Problems With Summerslam (John Cena, CM Punk, Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan)

On March 31st, 1985, the WWF took their biggest gamble ever: Wrestlemania 1. If it failed, chances are the company would have gone out of business. Despite what WWE wants their fans to presume, there was a “Grand Daddy Of Them All” before Wrestlemania called Starrcade. It was a Jim Crockett Promotions’ pay-per-view to blow off the biggest feuds in the company. In contrast to Starrcade, the WWF didn’t want their show to be simply about wrestling.  They wanted it to be this mixture of celebrity appearances, entertainment,  and wrestling, or what McMahon would refer to it as “Sports Entertainment”. Many critics and promoters believed  it would fail, but it ended up being a gigantic hit and put the WWF on its golden platform.

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WWE: Hell in a Cell 2011

WWE: Hell in a Cell 2011
October 2, 2011
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Arena

The current WWE champs were as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/18/2011)
WWE U.S. Champion: Dolph Ziggler (6/19/2011)
World Heavyweight Champion: Mark Henry (9/18/2011)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Cody Rhodes (8/12/2011)

WWE Tag Team Champions: Air Boom (8/22/2011)
WWE Divas Champion: Kelly Kelly (6/20/2011)

Your hosts are Michael Cole, Jim Ross, and Booker T. Read the rest of this entry

Hell In A Cell 2009

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Hell In A Cell 2009, October 4, 2009, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

Announcers: The teams of: Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross & Todd Grisham

So we’ve come to another themed PPV, this one obviously being Hell in a Cell with the top three matches all taking place in said venue.  Incidentally, two of tonight’s Cell participants, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker wrestled in the first ever Cell match twelve years less one day ago.  Read the rest of this entry

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