Why Brian Kendrick is the breakout star of the CWC

“The 37-year-old Brian Kendrick knows the 38-year-old Brian Kendrick might not get another chance. It could be a rebirth.”

If you’re a wrestling geek – and being honest here, we all are – you’ll have been watching the Cruiserweight Classic on the WWE Network. Amongst the high-flyers, strong style fighters, technical wizards and everything in between, one man stood out for me. As much as I’m a huge fan of Zack Sabre Jr. and Kota Ibushi, I was pulling for THE Brian Kendrick. Continue reading “Why Brian Kendrick is the breakout star of the CWC”

Paying the Piper

There is a fine line between madman and genius – Roddy walked the line his entire life, and may even have crossed over a few times.

Rowdy Roddy Piper was many things to many people. To a kid growing up in Scotland, watching all these body builder types strut their stuff in WWF rings in the 80s, he was pretty much The Man.

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Tough Enough Week Two recap

Tough Enough continues – featuring alligators, Roman Reigns, Bull Dempsey, gratuitous screeching, and the revelation the knowledge means nothing

Tough Enough this week featured a couple of special guests, Bull Dempsey’s left manboob and Bull Dempsey’s right manboob. Oh, and ROMAN~~~!!! who was there to make the women competitors, and I quote “wet”… Continue reading “Tough Enough Week Two recap”

Remembering the Warrior

He was, and will forever be, The Ultimate Warrior.

When I was at school, one of the few happy memories I have from that time is talking wrestling. At that time, you were one of two things – A Hulkamaniac or a Warrior. Me? I was a Warrior. Continue reading “Remembering the Warrior”

WrestleMania XXX Preview

It’s that time of year again, if you’re a wrestling fan this is your week before Christmas feeling; when everything seems to drag until that glorious day arrives.

** Note: This was originally published over at http://www.wrestling101.com – I’m just adding it here  for posterity **

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WrestleMania 29

So that was WrestleMania for this year. To paraphrase the star of the straight to DVD epic and pre game show match winner, The Miz… really? REALLY?

So that was WrestleMania for this year. To paraphrase the star of the straight to DVD epic and pre game show match winner, The Miz… really? REALLY? Continue reading “WrestleMania 29”

The Live Wire goes Live: Raw recap

Well, hello. It’s 1am! It’s Sky Sports 3 HD LIIIIIIIVE! It’s gravely voiced pitch man giving us the usual blah blah blah about flashing images… that means… it’s RAW time! Yes folks, I’m going to live blog along with tonight’s Raw.

Well, hello. It’s 1am! It’s Sky Sports 3 HD LIIIIIIIVE! It’s gravely voiced pitch man giving us the usual blah blah blah about flashing images… that means… it’s RAW time! Yes folks, I’m going to live blog along with tonight’s Raw.

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Soaking up The Macho Madness

To describe Randy Savage as a ‘just’ wrestler would be doing him an injustice. He was more than ‘just’ a wrestler. He was larger than life, he was more than an athlete, he was simply… The Macho Man.

To describe Randy Savage as a ‘just’ wrestler would be doing him an injustice. He was more than ‘just’ a wrestler. He was larger than life, he was more than an athlete, he was simply… The Macho Man.
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Retro: Tommy’s Hardcore Church

Terry Funk, which art in barbed wire… hardcore be thy name. Thy promotion come, Thy will be done in Flaming Tables as it is in Barbed Wire Rings. Give us this day a Singapore Cane. Forgive us our piledrivers as we destroy those who powerbombed against us.

Been a while since I posted something here… I have something written ready, but I need to wait for it to be published elsewhere first. In the meantime, this is a little retro piece, back from the SmashWrestling.com days… to this day, it remains without a doubt, my favourite ever column, and the one I received the most feedback on. Enjoy!
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