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We’re a week removed from WrestleMania 33 and what a great week it was for wrestling. There were two great shows on Saturday night (ROH and NXT), a great WrestleMania, an exciting RAW and Smackdown with some big debuts and nice returns, and even Impact Wrestling was good. Yet by and large, most talk among hardcore fans and wrestlers sites [...]
This past Monday night on RAW Vince McMahon dropped a bombshell on the WWE Universe… he proclaimed it was time to “shake things up again.” With that, we’ve got ourselves a “Superstar Shake-up” scheduled for both Monday night AND Tuesday night. That’s right, it’s a two night event. We still [...]
As wrestling fans, we’ve all complained about the WWE product from time to time. And right now, the RAW brand really has some of us quite disappointed as we head into WrestleMania with a rather lackluster card featuring part-timers dominating the top matches. In times like this, where RAW feels like a marathon and you almost never actually [...]
EDITOR’s NOTE: Today WWE announced that the legendary Rick Rude would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 31st. This is a long overdue induction. What follows is a column I wrote, the 88th edition of “A View from the Rafters,” back in 2009 around the 10th anniversary of Rick Rude’s passing. Rick Rude was long a [...]
Once upon a time, when our community was known as HeelZone, we had a little feature called FACT or FICTION. Well it’s a new year, so what better time to revive an old site feature than right now. This is the first edition of TVE’s FACT or FICTION, where each month we’ll assemble a panel to find out whether or not a statement is [...]
The first week of 2017 is in the history books and what a week it was. New champions were crowned, two pay-per-views took place, TNA was sold and Dixie Carter is no longer in charge, and Wrestle Kingdom 11 delivered an instant classic that’s a top contender for “best match ever.” This has been the most action packed and news [...]
Some of you may know that I am slowly working on a book that is yet untitled and so dubbed “Project Legends” for now. This is an excerpt from the project that is still very much in the early goings. The original “Terrible Turk,” Yusuf Ismail hailed from the village of Karalar, located near Shumen, Özü Eyalet, Ottoman Empire, [...]