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Why the territory system worked and why it could still work

Before the WWE and WCW became global powerhouses in Wrestling during the late 80s and early 90s, there was the NWA, or National Wrestling Alliance. NWA wasn't a Wrestling promotion, but more of a governing body that held historically, the most independent wrestling promotions in history. These promotions back then, where called "territories," because they all had control over a specific area in the United States. All those territories had there own champs and their own superstars and Titles. But

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Bill Goldberg was overrated (Unpopular Opinion Blog)

I know that i will probably open a big can of worms here, because i know for a fact that Goldberg was a childhood hero for alot of people. But for what is worth, i will say this. I have no problem with people liking this guy. This is just simply my opinion. And i also say that Bill is a very nice guy personally and is incredibly smart.   Goldberg will always be remembered for being the guy, who had a over 170 winning long streak in WCW, until he got beat in a very anticlimactic way on Starcade

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NXT Takeover:Dallas, predictions

We're just one day away, from NXT Takeover: Dallas and for some of us, this event might be even more hype then Wrestlemania, with a supercard of awesome matches, that makes the old vin mans main roster look like a joke.   I thought i take the time to predict the matches of the show.   Austin Aries vs. Baron Corbin   Winner: Austin Aries   Aries is being booked as a huge signee, like Samoa Joe, rather than a glorified veteran enhancement talent, like Rhyno. Whether he has a shot at the ma

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Harry Fujiwara (AKA Mr.Fuji) dies at 81 years of age RIP

The Wrestling world mourns, from the death of one of it's most iconic late 80s characters. Harry Fujiwara, who was most famously known as Mr.Fuji in the WWE in the late 80s and 90s, died at the age of 81.   His most famous role, was being a manager, playing a mostly sneaky japanese stereotype, calling himself "the always devious." The most famous wrestlers he managed whered Don Muraco, the powers of Pain, The Orient Express and WWE Champion Yokozuna.   He was also an accomplished wrestler in

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AJ Styles: Future WWE Champion or destined to be a phenomenal jobber?

2 nights ago marked a historical debut, as "the phenomenal" AJ Styles, a man who was once called "mr.TNA" made his WWE Debut, as the number 3 of the Royal Rumble Match. He came out to one of the biggest wrestling pops in recent memory and he survived the rumble for almost a half hour, until he was eliminated by Kevin Owens.   The IWC is going rampant ever since and make all sort of claims, saying that he should be WWE Champion immediatly and what not. But after i calmed down a bit from all marki

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Why WWE Roadblock and NXT Takeover:Dallas, could make Wrestlemania 32 look pale in comparision

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26bw-hBiAAI   Well, we're totally in the Wrestlemania season everybody and it's this time again, just like the last Wrestlemania since 2013, that i really worry about the show as a whole. My worries for Wrestlemania 29 where pretty much confirmed, since most of the matches weren't good and the main event between John Cena and an out of shape Rock was just business as usual for the WWE.   Now i fear that my worries for Wrestlemania 32 are being again confirmed,

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Could the WWE soon be the only wrestling organization, that is globally recognized?

It might seem like Wrestling right now, is having a huge boom with promotions like ROH, TNA, Lucha Underground and NJPW just recently coming down with Wrestle Kingdom X. But i have a feeling, that this seems like to be the calm before the storm, for the WWE to make another big revolutionary change in the Wrestling world.   Triple H and Stephanie Mcmahon will soon be owner of a global entertainment brand with full digital, mobile and terrestrial broadcast, as well as inroads into properties tha

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TNA HQ moves to a warehouse. This is the end.

https://twitter.com/WNSource/status/719684113725317120   Sorry for not making any Wrestling Blogs in awhile. I have a few other things in my head right now, besides Wrestling. But this Article is just Wonderful:   Source: http://www.wrestlingnewssource.com/news/42174/The-Real-Reason-TNA-Is-Moving-Their-Company-Headquarters/   At this point, TNA pretty much reached the point of no return. Dixie Carter has to sell the company to someone, or this will be the end. Though, i already heard tha

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5 Great and 5 Awful PPVS you can find on the WWE Network

Yes, this is another product placement. Go ahead and sue me.   I haven't posted anything this week and i really lack any real originality to write something really great. So i just thought "hey, i had the network for over a month now and i already looked at some really classic PPVs." So yeah, why not talk about some great and awful PPVs i saw on the Network?   The WWE Network has all the PPVs from WWE, WCW and ECW and it really feels like an archive of everything that is good about Wrestlin

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Vince Russo is totally right about Finn Balor

Small guys in combat sports will never, ever   draw in casual fans   and a mainstream audience   the way heavyweights will. And wrestling as we knew it is now over.           This is sarcasm, in case it isn't clear.   Have some Finn Balor awesomeness:  

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Memorable words from Owen Hart. A few months before he died

"I would like to kind of just disappear, from wrestling fans and stuff. I don't want to forget the fans and what they've done. They've supported me and stuff, but at the same time, I'd like to just ... I don't want to be hanging on like one of these wrestlers who's sixty years old, saying, 'Hey, I'm a wrestler.' Let it go. Make your money out of it and get on. Going out and performing...it's an art. I'd like fans to remember me as a guy who would go out and entertain them, give them quality matc

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Applejack needs to be put over this Sunday

It's pretty much a comin these days in the EWF (Equestrian Wrestling Federation,) you have alot of underrated talents in the roster that alot of people would like to see succeed, but they are constantly shunned away into the midcard and ponies like Twilight Sparkle, Sunset Shimmer, Trixie, etc. pretty much decide the world title for themselves every PPV.   But it seems like a Southern Pony by the name of Applejack, who has been constantly kept down in the midcard now gets her chance this sunda

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How long will TNA last?

Over 10 years ago, TNA held the unbreakable PPV in 2005. The main event was a triple threat match between Samoa Joe, a former ROH champion and a current NXT star; Christopher Daniels, a multi-time tag team champion and one of the most entertaining wrestlers ever; and AJ Styles, the longtime TNA loyalist who has absolutely exploded in New Japan Pro Wrestling over the last few years, winning the IWGP Championship (the New Japan version of the World title) two times, a rare feat for a non-Japanese

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Kenny Omega wins as the first Gaijin, the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWusekKBbeM   This sunday, something truly historical happend. Not like something promotions like WWE or TNA use as a marketing gimmick, oh no. This truly is history.   Kenny Omega, the leader of the real bullet club, is the first Gaijin (a japanese term for foreigner) in the 26 year history of the G1 Climax tournament, to win the whole thing. He is one of the top guys right now, in the prowrestling business and at the first wednesday of the new year, he will

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My short comment about TNAs Final Deletion Match

This was the first time in a long time, that i actually watched a TNA match. But after so many telling me, about how great this feud was and how this was supposed to be literally the greatest thing in wrestling, i had to give it a shot.   I will be very short here. I really didn't liked it, if i want to be honest. I will give TNA that, it was a very unique experiment and i have to tip my hat to them. But what most people don't realize is, that unique isn't automatically good. The finish was in

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I have waited 14 years for this moment...

Let this sink in guys...AJ Styles, a guy who fans used to call "Mr.TNA" is the new WWE Champion. I have waited 14 years for this moment, to be reality.   I still remember me and my brother fetching the TNA Tapes from the Asylum years when i was 12. I saw AJ back then and all i can think was "who is that little devil?" Between all the other unknown stars at that time, AJ was the guy who sprung out the most.   I followed his whole career. He had legendary matches in TNA with Samoa Joe, Christo

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The best Wrestler in the World has arrived at NXT

I kinda knew it before it happend, but i marked out eitherway. They now aquired Shinsuke Nakamura, a 14 year veteran of New Japan Pro Wrestlng and a 3 time IWGP Heavyweight Champion. He is without a doubt, the hottest and best thing, that walks around in prowrestling right now.   I know, there are some doubters out there, that he probably won't be allowed to use his strong style in the US. But right now, i don't care. I think with Sami Zayn, Shinsuke has an opponent which can become match of t

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Former WWE Head Writer, Alex Greenfield, talks about his experiences with Kevin Dunn

I know, for some it's probably old news. But i love this little blog so much, because it just reflects my personal distane for Kevin Dunn as a producer and as a human being and why he is far worse for the WWE, then Vince Mcmahon. So yeah, their you have it. It's pretty much one of the reasons, why i still support the WWE, just in the hopes that it gets better, once Kevin Dunn leaves. Hunter and NXT say hi.  Also, Cheeseburger is the greatest.  

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News Roundup: TNA getting bought by ROH? ROH getting shown on the WWE Network? Former TNA Star Eric Young on NXT

Many things have happend in the last few days in the world of wrestling, so i am going briefly through all of them.   Apparently, the owner of Ring of Honor and their parent company Sinclair Broadcast company, are interested in buying out the TNA name, who have been quite in a financial struggle for awhile now. What they will do with the name is not really clear, but it might look like it, that TNA gets merged into Ring Of Honor, with their whole video library and some of their talent wrestlin

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Mesmes 20 Wrestling Questions

Just came up with these barrages of basic wrestling questions, that pretty much everybody asks me at some point, so i put them here in one blog, without any big intro or something.   So, let's begin.   20. Who is the best announcer of all time?   Jim Ross is the undeniable number 1 announcer of wrestling. His knowledge is second to none and he has been in this business for 40 years. Joey Styles is great too though. 19. Best PPV of all time?   Wrestlemania X-7 blows everything out of the

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I am sick of TNA Wrestling (TNA Fans, don't read this) (SHOOT)

I am so sick and tired, of the bullshit things that this company is putting out and calls it the best thing they ever did and i am so sick of hoping that they get better, because quite frankly, these guys won't get better and sooner or later, this promotion will be flushed down the toilet where it belongs.   Here are a few things that piss me off:   -Eric Young is in the midcard with a totally worthless title -There is no blood, eventhough the storylines are mature -Matt Hardy brings his inf

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Why Dean Ambrose should become the WWE Champion at Wrestlemania

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1h5HgZ2k3c   I know that i might be a bit naive, when it comes to this. But when i learned something during my time as a wrestling fan for the past 16 years, it's that you should never say never.   Since Roman Reigns is now getting constantly booed again, after having a small 2 week pop from the fans, the WWE should realize that their golden boy is not really the guy who they should push, since he is another student of the "John Cena Super babyface" academy.

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My thoughts on the NJPW World streaming Service

It took quite awhile for me to finally get this. But finally, after a Paypal option was created, i bought myself a subscription for NJPW World, New Japan Pro Wrestlings answer to the WWE Network. How well does it hold up? First of all, i must say that it's cheaper then the WWE Network. NJPW World only costs 999 Yen a month, which is 7,40€ in europe so that is already a big plus. Their Menu needs a bit to get used to, but it's good overall. You might be a bit shocked at first at the jap

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early asylum year PPVs on the TNA Youtube Page

You know, i admit i criticize TNA here and there for what they do today. But i would like to do some promotion for their Youtube Page today.   They have uploaded their first few PPVs from 2002, which where called the Asylum Years. Back then, TNA was still financed by the National Wrestling Alliance and the NWA World Heavyweight title was fought out there. It was NWAs way, to find back into the mainstream again. And they didn't had weekly shows, but weekly PPVs.   Announcers at that time wher

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The WWE Network

(inb4 you're a WWE shill)   This is something i wanted to talk about for awhile, ever since it came to Germany, after 2 years of waiting. The WWE Network, that ever since it's release, has gathered some mixed reactions. Is it good? Does it suck? Do i care? Let's look at it.   First of all, the first thing you notice once you get on the first time, is being greeted by a livestream channel, kinda like a WWE channel if you want. They mostly show the newest content on the network, or the newest

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