1. WWE and Comedy: Make Us Laugh, but Don't Just Squash Santino Marella

    The ability of a great drama is whether it can make us laugh. The ability of a great comedy is whether it can make us think...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about almost 4 years ago 1,087 reads 23 comments

  2. Mick Foley and WWE: Could The Hardcore Legend Be Returning?

    The current policy of WWE would suggest no. Youth development via NXT and indie circuit has the roster filled with fresh new talent. And yet the relationship Mick Foley has with WWE is quite unlike any other...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about almost 4 years ago 2,718 reads 27 comments

  3. WWE and Its Lack of Central Authority: Where Is The Man in Charge?

    Jack Tunney, Gorilla Monsoon, Sgt. Slaughter, Roddy Piper, would-be Senator Linda McMahon, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Steve Austin, William Regal, Eric Bischoff, Paul Heyman, Mike Adamle, Shane McMahon, Ric Flair and even supposedly, Donald Trump...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about almost 4 years ago 820 reads 13 comments

  4. King Of the Ring: Who Is the Greatest WWE Superstar Of All Time?

    There is no means of measuring success in wrestling and so to answer this question takes great time and consideration...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about almost 4 years ago 774 reads 22 comments

  5. Money, Greed, and Power: The English Premier League and the Death of Football

    Before I begin, I must state that English football is not alone. Almost every league from the MLS to the SPL, from La Liga to Serie A is dominated by money. The Premier League however just seems to represent what has happened to modern day football...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about almost 4 years ago 903 reads 21 comments

  6. Is a Former WWE and TNA Superstar About To Return To Wrestling?

    One leading wrestling site is today claiming that Bobby Lashley, current MMA fighter, is seeking a return to the squared circle...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about almost 4 years ago 4,665 reads 25 comments

  7. Family Guy: WWE and Its Famous Dynasties: The Pressure of a Generation

    Hart, Hennig, Smith, Rhodes, DiBiase, Von Erich, Fatu, Anoai, Maivia, Flair, Vachon, Guerrero, McMahon. Legends all. These are just some of the families that have made it into the world of professional wrestling...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about almost 4 years ago 1,408 reads 11 comments

  8. Making the Case for the WWE Youngsters: Rising Talent in Wrestling

    Wrestling can provide for quite a career. Stay fit and healthy and your career can last 20 years. You'll make excellent money, see the world, be a hero, perform in front of thousands, and entertain millions more...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about almost 4 years ago 1,513 reads 30 comments

  9. Sinking Ship: WWE and Its Recent Ratings Dip of Just 2.8

    At the height of the Monday Night Wars, ratings were everything in wrestling. The much talked about dominance by the nWo led WCW lasted nearly two years. The WCW seemingly could do no wrong...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about almost 4 years ago 1,007 reads 45 comments

  10. WWE Dreams: If I Could Be A Superstar For Just One Day: Who Would I Be?

    For any wrestling fan, there has always been the dream of being a wrestler What kind of character would I be, would I be technical, aggressive, high flying, good on the mic, in ...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 499 reads 72 comments

  11. WWE and Cinema: Forget Hollywood and Just Put on Some Wrestling Shows!

    When WWE announced to the world that it was making another film, few thought it likely to be on par with Schindler's List or The Godfather Part II...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 2,593 reads 53 comments

  12. Bad Guys, Heels and Villains: Where Have They Gone in WWE?

    There are many moments in wrestling history that are unforgettable. One in particular stands out as an indication of what I mean by the absence of heels in modern wrestling. The date was Monday, July 6, 1998 - WCW Nitro: Hollywood Hulk Hogan vs...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 3,314 reads 64 comments

  13. Stone Cold Challenge: What If Stone Cold Steve Austin Joined TNA?

    First of all let me clarify—I do not mean this literally—he never will join TNA. The question though asks what if TNA was to make a character akin to that of Stone Cold...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 2,889 reads 51 comments

  14. History Repeating Itself: Are TNA and Eric Bischoff About To Challenge the WWE?

    The vast majority will say no. The ratings do not lie. The TNA Impact Zone looks poor, whilst the WWE operation is international and highly professional. And yet in terms of content, it is arguable that TNA is working harder than the WWE...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 1,953 reads 22 comments

  15. Vince McMahon, WWE and Loyalty: Creating Home Grown Champions

    In the cartoon world of wrestling, every achievement is predetermined. Champions are decided not by the calibre of their wrestling but by the strength of their characters. Win over the fans and a title reign is likely...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 1,999 reads 32 comments

  16. Hollywood and the WWE: The Case for Goldust Making a Return To the Mainstream

    There are few superstars quite like Goldust. From the proud wrestling tradition of the Rhodes/Runnels family, Dustin Runnels created a character that challenged the very image of a modern wrestler...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 2,559 reads 34 comments

  17. What Next For John Cena: The Future of the WWE Franchise Boy?

    He is undoubtedly the face of the WWE. Wrestling fans all over the world know of John Cena.Love him or hate him, Cena is a character like none other. Wrestling, music and films have created a superstar with international success...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 1,972 reads 20 comments

  18. Shawn Michaels and The Lessons of Retirement: How to Retire With Grace?

    Few would have predicted that Wrestlemania XXVI was to be Shawn Michaels' last match. In the world of wrestling, however, retirement matches seldom means the end...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 2,248 reads 22 comments

  19. Drugs and Professional Wrestling: A Cultural Problem

    There are moments in sporting history that are forever printed in the mind—a single second of action that epitomises a monumental achievement...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 2,473 reads 74 comments

  20. Part II: Diverting From the Script: Wrestling with Originality

    Firstly, many thanks to those who left feedback on the first part of this article and their advice on continuing this theme. I suppose what lies at the heart of my thinking is the central power behind wrestling...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 1,302 reads 16 comments

  21. Diverting from the Script: Wrestling with Originality

    Little can shock the wrestling world anymore. So secretive was their arrival, that when Scott Hall and Kevin Nash joined WCW in 1996, most thought it to be a legitimate WWF invasion...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 1,062 reads 7 comments

  22. The Unexpected Rise of TNA: How it is Challenging the WWE

    It is important to note that the WWE remains firmly in the lead. Their production is slick and professional - Wrestlemania is a clear indication of this...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 4,856 reads 123 comments

  23. The Curious Case of Hulk Hogan

    He was wrestling. He was the company. Others may have been better wrestlers. Others maybe even more popular. But there was only one man that catapulted wrestling into the stratosphere and that was Hulk Hogan...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 1,234 reads 14 comments

  24. The Eventual Demise of WWE

    It is clear that this prediction will not occur anytime soon. The demise of WWE will not happen this year or the next. The sleek productions of the McMahon group will last for some time...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about 4 years ago 3,285 reads 51 comments

  25. Make Wrestling Real Again

    Until fans get to a certain age, wrestling is real. Sweet Chin music knocks you out, the RKO does the same, and the tombstone, well it certainly puts you down for a three count...

    Cec Van Galini Written by Cec Van Galini about over 4 years ago 139 reads 9 comments