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No More Wrestling Content on Vortex Effect

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We started this site in April 2011 and the very first post was a wrestling post. The site was intended to be largely a wrestling site with a focus also on gaming and movie reviews; very much a hybrid mashing of our different interests. Overtime, the site has shifted more and more towards video games and the wrestling took a back seat, mostly. The initial audience we had for wrestling stuff left, seemingly not caring about all the gaming stuff that was dominating (can't say I blame them). Likewise, not too many of our current readership cares about the wrestling content. So, while Vortex Effect remains a hybrid site of gaming and movies, and even sports occasionally, there will be no more wrestling content here (unless its about a video game). Why are sports allowed and wrestling has to … [Read more...]

WWE Smackdown 5/2/14 Preview: US Championship Fatal 4-Way

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Tonight's episode of Smackdown is the final WWE show before this Sunday's Extreme Rules special event. Smackdown was taped Tuesday in Kansas City. Below is a NON-SPOILER listing of the matches that will air tonight. Extreme Rules WeeLC contract signing between El Torito and Hornswoggle Rob Van Dam vs. Jack Swagger R-Truth vs. Alexander Rusev The Wyatt Family vs. The Uso's & Sheamus Dolph Ziggler vs. Damine Sandow Big E vs. Titus O'Neil United States Championship Fatal 4-Way: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Ryback vs. Curtis Axel vs. Alberto Del Rio Smackdown airs on SyFy at 7pm CT. Smith's Sentiment: Looks like a good show. The US Championship match was originally announced as a three-on-one handicap match for the title, but WWE changed that Tuesday during Main Event. I guessed they wised up … [Read more...]

WWE Smackdown 04/25/14 Preview: The Shield Seeks Revenge

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Tonight on Friday Night Smackdown, The Shield get a shot at revenge and redemption when the trio get put in another handicap match. Will The Shield be left laying again, or will the Hounds of Justice score revenge? Below is a non-spoiler list of matches that will air on tonight's episode from Hershey, Pennsylvania: Cesaro w/Paul Heyman vs. Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter Natalya vs. Tamina Curtis Axel vs. Jey Uso Erick Rowan & Luke Harper vs. Cody Rhodes & Goldust The Shield vs. Ryback, Titus O'Neil, Damien Sandow, Alberto Del Rio, and Bad News Barrett in a 5-on-3 handicap match. Smackdown airs tonight at 7pm CT on SyFy. … [Read more...]

WWE Smackdown 3/21/14 Preview: John Cena vs. Luke Harper

The following matches will air on tonight's episode of Friday Night Smackdown on SyFy: Fandango vs. Fernando Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. The Real Americans vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre (w/Heath Slater) in a No. 1 contenders match. Intercontinental Champion Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio in a non-title match. The Bella Twins vs. Natalya and Summer Rae. John Cena vs. Luke Harper. Smackdown airs tonight at 7pm CT on SyFy. … [Read more...]

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Smackdown 2/28/14: Batista Turns Heel

WWE ended February and probably the biggest week in company history in a long time on a lackluster note. The February 28th episode of Smackdown started off with the full heel turn of Batista and concluded with yet another six man tag team main event. Sandwiched in between was very little meaningful content, but nevertheless there were some high notes for the show as well. - The Real Americans vs. Big E & Mark Henry: I'm torn on the story with the Real American's because they are my favorite tag team in a period when WWE was finally starting to get the division going and has seemingly pulled the wrong out from under it. On one hand, I don't want to see Cesaro and Swagger break up because they should be dominating the tag division. On the other hand, there's no denying that Cesaro is … [Read more...]

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