1. Pro Wrestling: A State of Independence

    It's Friday, so all I have to do is flick on my television set and surf through the channels, and eventually I'll find WWE SmackDown! and get my wrestling fix for free. No questions asked, no thought required, and all is well with the world...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about 4 years ago 442 reads 9 comments

  2. Bryan Danielson vs. The Miz

    By now, most of those interested have read Danielson's blog on his release, but for those who haven't, here it is repeated below: "WWE has come to terms on the release of NXT first season rookie Daniel Bryan (Bryan Danielson) as of today June 11, 2010...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about 4 years ago 998 reads 7 comments

  3. WWE NXT: An Idea Whose Time Has Gone?

    I have to confess, I was never happy with the concept of NXT, a faux-reality show that would take a sizable chunk of the WWE development roster to pit them against each other and give ...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 1,288 reads 42 comments

  4. WWE Raw: Money in the Bank...Who Is Going To Win?

    Last night Rob Zombie revealed the eight Raw superstars who are scheduled to compete in a Money in the Bank match, at the PPV of the same name...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 1,893 reads 39 comments

  5. 2010 FIFA World Cup: A Different Perspective on Officiating

    Bad decisions and contentious decisions have always been a part of the game, and I bet some of the more casual followers of the game would probably be surprised if I told them that ...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 61 reads 6 comments

  6. 1PW: Life Beyond WWE, TNA and ROH

    A funny thing happened to me yesterday. I was reading an article on here, and saw a comment about Hurricane Helms, and somebody had told me the day before that he was wrestling at "Pain ...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 1,269 reads 28 comments

  7. World Cup 2010: England: A Squad That Failed To Deliver

    Once again, the British media built up an England side as favorites to win the World Cup. Once again, the British public dared to believe. And, once again, the end result wasn't even nearly delivered...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 227 reads 0 comments

  8. Money in the Bank PPV: Is WWE Ruining a Perfect Gimmick?

    In 1972, British wrestler Kendo Nagasaki invented a new angle for a wrestling match when he introduced a ladder to the squared circle. This concept was then taken to Stampede Wrestling in Calgary...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 840 reads 11 comments

  9. Who Attacked The Undertaker: The Alternative Suspects

    No true and complete list of suspects for an attack on The Undertaker could be complete without a mention of Paul Bearer, his spooky and ghoulish former manager...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 4,757 reads 33 comments

  10. Why Thierry Henry Signing with Red Bulls is Bad Omen for Major League Soccer

    Having boarded a jet to New York, rumors are rife that Thierry Henry has said adiós to Barcelona, and has gone on to pen a two-year deal with MLS side New York Red Bulls...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 1,755 reads 68 comments

  11. In WWE, What Comes First, Sports or Entertainment?

    In 2002, on the back of the success of the Rock in the 1999 movie The Mummy, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. created a subsidiary called WWE Studios to develop and produce feature films...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 861 reads 38 comments

  12. Balls, Horns and Olympic Dreams

    Unless you've been away on a vacation to Mars for the last couple of weeks you can't help but have noticed there's a little event called the FIFA World Cup taking place, and indeed, ...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  13. Chris Jericho: Contract Talks Progressing Smoothly

    Yes, it has been that long! It has been almost three years since Chris Jericho returned to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and as such, it's new contract time! There has been a ...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 1,058 reads 28 comments

  14. What Is the Purpose TNA Wrestling?

    What is the purpose of TNA wrestling? What does it exist for? What market is it aiming for? As every new episode of iMPACT! airs every Thursday night the answers become less and less clear...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 1,627 reads 57 comments

  15. 2010 FIFA World Cup: England's Masterplan!

    We thought they were poor, we thought they were underperforming, we thought they were kick and rush merchants from a bygone era, three lions on their shirts, but timid as lambs, and ...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 182 reads 1 comments

  16. FIFA World Cup: How Are World's Highest Earning Players Measuring Up?

    It's the World Cup, it's the biggest stage of them all, it's where the crème de la crème battle it out in front of a worldwide television audience approaching a billion people for the sporting world's greatest prize, the Jules Rimet Trophy..

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 2,783 reads 11 comments

  17. WWE: Why the Attitude Era Sucked

    Did I just say the Attitude Era sucked? Hell yes I did! And if you're not down with that then...you're probably in the majority around here...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 3,872 reads 33 comments

  18. Alternative Hall of Famers

    I have enjoyed watching some slideshows and reading some of the lists on this site, but I decided I wanted to do something a little different...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 720 reads 12 comments

  19. Did Mysterio Win It For Evan?

    One of the surprise results, for many, of last nights Fatal 4-Way pay per view, was the victory of Rey Mysterio, and his capture of the World Heavyweight Championship...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 2,774 reads 32 comments

  20. WWE or ROH: Coke or Pepsi?

    When I was researching my slide show "British Wrestlers: Before They Were Famous," I was forced to watch a lot of videos on YouTube (I know, it's a hard life!) and one thing I learned ...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 818 reads 25 comments

  21. Dirt Sheets: Love Them or Loathe Them?

    Boasting sensational scoops, exclusive news, and all the dirt on your favorite wrestlers and promotions, the dirt sheet has been with us almost as long as the sport of wrestling itself...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 3,237 reads 8 comments

  22. The IWC: The Biggest Marks In Wrestling?

    I know I'm probably going to attract some major heat for this, but it has to be asked: Are sections of the IWC amongst the biggest marks in wrestling? If we're to answer that question fairly, the first thing we have to do is establish what is a mark...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 710 reads 17 comments

  23. World Cup 2010: America Needs to Cure What Ails Them If They Want to Advance

    On 26 May 2010, FIFA released their latest rankings. San Marino was ranked 202nd, and behind them were Anguilla, Montserrat, American Samoa, and Central African Republic, with Papua ...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 306 reads 2 comments

  24. Bryan Danielson: It's the End of the World as We Know It?

    Six o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign tower. Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn. Lock him in uniform and book burning, blood letting. Every motive escalate...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 1,563 reads 32 comments

  25. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Vuvuzelas: Local Color or the Curse of the Cup?

    Unless someone has been living under a rock since the start of the tournament, there can't be many people on the planet who are not aware of what a vuvuzela is...

    Paul Austin Written by Paul Austin about over 4 years ago 168 reads 91 comments