1. The History of British Wrestling: Part One

    Before I begin, I'd just like to explain that I decided to break this down into chapters because it's just too long for a single article...

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  2. Sheamus: WWE Knows Best?

    For the last few years now—especially every Tuesday and Saturday morning—a small clique of wrestling fans loosely termed the International Wrestling Cartel (IWC) has congregated on the Internet...

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  3. British Wrestlers: Before They Were Famous

    With Wade Barrett's recent victory on NXT, I thought it might be interesting to look at some of the other wrestlers that have made the journey across the Atlantic Ocean from the British Isles to the world of the WCW or WWF/E...

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  4. Ordinary Audley To Get a Title Shot?

    It seems that Audley "A-Force" Harrison, the next big thing in the heavyweight division who never quite made it, could fight for a world title next after giving up his European heavyweight crown...

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  5. What if Vince McMahon Left WWE?

    Vince McMahon has been an institution at WWE since he started his career as an announcer. But what if the Chairman and CEO of WWE left the company? What would happen if I was awoken ...

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  6. Monday Night Raw: What We Really Learned

    Billed as the first-ever "Viewer’s Choice Night," where you'd get to decide all the matches, and all the stipulations, Monday Night's Raw claimed to be revolutionary—but ...

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  7. Max Moon: Whatever Happened To Grown-Up Wrestling?

    As I sat and read yet another attack on the PG era, I was reminded once again of the "good old days" before wrestling became so childish and marketed towards kids, and my mind slipped back to the era of Max Moon...

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  8. 2010 FIFA World Cup Warm Up: Platinum Stars 0, England 3

    Against a cacophonic backdrop of "vuvuzelas", that sounded like a herd of elephants, England played their final warm up match before the World Cup. The match ended 3—0 for England, but the match and their opponent the Platinum Stars was poor...

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  9. The Economics of the PG Era

    I've read a lot of comments over the last few years about the PG era. Why it's good, why it's bad, why we love it, or why we hate it. However, most of these arguments have been emotive arguments, based on subjective opinions and tastes...

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  10. England Camp Unhappy with Texting

    England coach Fabio Capello has made it no secret in the past that he is not a fan of text messaging. In October of last year, Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey incurred the wrath of ...

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  11. Vince McMahon vs. Monday Morning Promoters: It's Tough Being the Boss

    Vince McMahon takes a lot of heat from fans over his use (or lack therof) of certain wrestlers. There probably is not one of us who hasn't been guilty, at some time or another, of being a Monday Morning Quarterback...

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  12. Day Three: Ruthless England Seals Rout

    Having struggled all series to assert their dominance, England finally lived up to expectations on the final day of its two match series...

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  13. There Is More Than One Way To Get a Belt

    Anyone who has spent any amount of time anywhere near a wrestling forum, or website, will know that for every belt that exists, and there are a lot of them, there are a thousand fans, with a thousand different opinions as to who should be holding them...

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  14. Day Two: England Takes Control

    On day two of the second test, the England team continued to toil. Picking up where they left off the previous day they continued to show glimmers of hope, but every time it looked as thought they'd got going they'd self destruct again...

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  15. The Last Bout of the Night

    And the lights went out, and the chattering slowed to a low murmur, to a deathly silence, and the void of noise was filled with a flood of expectation, and anticipation, before the ...

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  16. Football Fans and The Right to Buy Their Clubs

    In the last few years, there has been a media frenzy around the subject of fan buyouts of football clubs, but how realistic is this proposal? Is it always really the fans that are behind ...

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  17. Lloyd Gilmour: BC Hockey Legend

    There's nothing worse than looking up at the scoreboard, and seeing that it's the bottom of the eighth inning, in a 3-4 game, you're one run behind, there's no more time to lose, and realizing you have a hockey stick in your hand...

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  18. England Stutter Against Bangladesh In Second Test

    England may be the champions of the world, when it comes to the short form Twenty20 style of cricket, and Bangladesh may be ranked a lowly ninth in the official ICC Test rankings, but ...

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  19. 2010 World Cup: England's Rio Ferdinand Injures Knee, Ruled Out Of Tournament

    England's captain and central defender Rio Ferdinand's World Cup is over, after he injured his knee in training...

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  20. The Future of Pro Wrestling

    Before I start this article I want to give full credit to Slam Houston, and particularly his article "The Rebirth of Regional Champs Could Bring Credibility to Live Events", alongside the discussion that ensued, for being the inspiration for this piece...

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  21. 2010 FIFA World Cup: England Confirm Squad Numbers

    Whilst squad numbers can sometimes be deceptive, they are also frequently a hint to the managers thinking, and plans for the season, or at international level, for the tournament ahead...

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  22. Heroes Should Always Ride Off into the Sunset

    Anyone who watched the March 29th episode of Raw, when Shawn Michaels stepped into the ring, to make his farewell speech, and to say his goodbyes to the WWE Universe, couldn't help ...

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  23. Did The Nasty Boys Kill Professiona Wrestling?

    In the 1970's, the world of wrestling was a million miles from the world we know today. At that time, the industry was built around an unwritten law of regionalism, which divided the ...

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  24. Is Hornswoggle the Best There Is, Was, and Ever Will Be in the WWE?

    The future of wrestling is here, and it's green! Whilst critics, often jealous of his in-ring abilities, frequently call for his release from the WWE, I've never been able to understand ...

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  25. How Old Is To Old in Sports Entertainment?

    In the last 18 months we've had Chris Jericho (39) winning an elimination match at WrestleMania XXV against Jimmy Snuka (67), Ricky Steamboat (57), and Rowdy Roddy Piper (56), we've ...

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