1. TNA Live: Rate Your Interest for the 6/7/12 Edition of Impact

    Last week TNA went live for the summer of 2012, and I sat through an entire episode for the first time in years (maybe ever). I like that TNA seems to be going in a concentrated direction at this moment in history...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,077 reads 34 comments

  2. How Do Thunder Fans Feel About Russell Westbrook in the Clutch?

    As a fan of Kobe Bryant , I no longer have a dog in the race that is the NBA playoffs and finals. So why is it that last night, during the Spurs vs...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,739 reads 24 comments

  3. TNA: Bobby Roode Must Survive Sting at Slammiversary

    On the first live edition of Impact for summer 2012, Sting defeated Bobby Roode in a non-title lumberjack match...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,641 reads 31 comments

  4. Paul Heyman's Twitter Diatribe in Its Entirety: A Blueprint for Wrestlers Today

    Last night, I was fortunate to sign on to Twitter at the exact time when Paul Heyman was going on a diatribe about what’s missing in the wrestling business and what it takes to truly succeed...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 7,048 reads 50 comments

  5. 4 Reasons to Watch the First Live Edition of TNA Impact

    I am cautiously optimistic about TNA going live at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2012. It’s not as if I can predict whether the folks in Florida will knock it out of the park, but I can at least say they are stepping up to bat again...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 3,126 reads 31 comments

  6. WWE Raw: Is the Main Event Role Too Large for Big Show?

    On WWE Raw , Big Show kicked off the program and, I’m guessing, closed it against Brodus Clay. I say I’m guessing because I did not finish watching the program...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,649 reads 27 comments

  7. WWE: A.J. and Daniel Bryan Present Beauty and the Beast

    The following is not an article. It is a story and fairy tale, yet it contains two truths about pro wrestling (both at past WrestleMania events) that you have never heard before this day...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 166 reads 11 comments

  8. CM Punk, AJ, and Daniel Bryan: Mind Games in Matters of the Heart

    What exactly is happening between CM Punk and A.J. Lee? Between Daniel Bryan and A.J. Lee? What, simply, is going on with A.J. Lee? Your guess is as good as mine...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 7,366 reads 53 comments

  9. Miami Heat Defeat Indiana Pacers: I Can't Hate LeBron James Anymore

    On the backs of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James , the Miami Heat came back to defeat the Indiana Pacers and will face the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 5,975 reads 52 comments

  10. Bobby Roode Breaks World Title Record and Resets TNA History

    On the final episode of TNA Impact before going live for the summer, Bobby Roode broke the record for longest heavyweight title reign in the 10-year history of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 3,838 reads 14 comments

  11. LA Lakers: Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum Should Both Be Up for Trade

    In the early conversations after the Lakers semi-final exit against the Oklahoma City Thunder , it seems to be a given that Pau Gasol will be considered for possible trades...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,732 reads 15 comments

  12. WWE over the Limit 2012: B/R Fans Help Writer Attend His First WWE Show

    In 24 hours, I will be starting out towards Raleigh to see the first WWE pay-per-view to come to North Carolina’s capital city in eight years...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,330 reads 37 comments

  13. WWE over the Limit 2012: Previewing and Predicting Sunday's Show

    My friend Chris is a fellow wrestling columnist. Because of his passion for former WWE Superstar turned Invisible Man, the Miz, people often call him Mizfan...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,770 reads 7 comments

  14. Ten Talking Points from WWE RAW and the Potential Firing of John Laurinaitis

    As an undergraduate, I convinced three friends to start watching wrestling. We’d go to Buffalo Wild Wings and watch the pay-per-views. We’d discuss the matches—kicking ideas back and forth...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,658 reads 11 comments

  15. WWE: John Cena Cannot Afford to Let His Divorce Take Him Under

    In the soon-coming divorce proceedings, John Cena may lose a lot of monetary gain, but the one thing he cannot afford to lose is his identity. It is the saddest sort of irony...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 11,536 reads 42 comments

  16. Opinion: TNA Should Be Praised for Signing King Mo

    Last night I watched portions of TNA for the first time in many, many months. There was only one reason I initially tuned in. I was waiting to see King Mo. Earlier that day, I read about his signing...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 1,529 reads 11 comments

  17. WWE over the Limit: Is Daniel Bryan Merely Filler for CM Punk?

    It is looking to be a big summer in WWE . Literally. After WWE Heavyweight Champion CM Punk stuck his nose in the hornet’s nest meant for John Cena this past ...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 6,620 reads 101 comments

  18. The Book of Steve Austin: 3:16 Is the WWE King of the Ring

    One night I had been drinking. I was greatly discouraged about the obstacles in front of me—not finding the job I wanted after college, letting myself go physically, and letting people go, too...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,372 reads 26 comments

  19. 4 Ways Paul Heyman Makes WWE Better

    In case you don’t know, Paul Heyman is back in WWE. Last night, he arrived on Monday Night RAW to speak on behalf of Brock Lesnar and to announce that Lesnar has quit the WWE...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 9,473 reads 46 comments

  20. WWE: 10 Talking Points from WWE RAW and the Return of Paul Heyman

    As an undergraduate, I convinced three friends to start watching wrestling. We’d go to Buffalo Wild Wings and watch the pay-per-views. We’d discuss the matches—kicking ideas back and forth...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 3,965 reads 29 comments

  21. WWE Needs WCW's Sting, but Do They Need TNA's Steve Borden?

    In case you haven’t heard, Tupac ’s back. Welcome to 2012—a world in which a hologram of Tupac can appear in concert with Dr. Dre...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 23,342 reads 54 comments

  22. Over the Limit 2012: Why I'm Attending My First Show in 21 Years of Watching WWE

    In 21 years of watching WWE , I have never gone to any of their shows. I started watching WWE , then WWF , in mid-1991, and still I have never once attended a show...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 2,746 reads 62 comments

  23. Brock Lesnar and John Laurinaitis Make WWE RAW a Better Show

    Two of the men who impressed me the most this past week on WWE Monday Night RAW were Brock Lesnar and John Laurinaitis . I never thought I would be writing those words...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 4,176 reads 11 comments

  24. WWE: Does Ric Flair Have Anything Left to Give If He Were to Leave TNA?

    After Ric Flair appeared at the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony this year, many began to speculate on whether or not he would eventually return to WWE. And if he were to return, they wondered if he had anything left to give WWE...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 297 reads 52 comments

  25. WWE News: 10 Talking Points from RAW and the Return of the King

    As an undergraduate, I convinced three friends to start watching wrestling. We’d go to Buffalo Wild Wings and watch the pay-per-views. We’d discuss the matches—kicking ideas back and forth...

    Shane Combs Written by Shane Combs about over 2 years ago 5,262 reads 36 comments