Five reasons why Goldberg was so successful in WCW but not in WWE

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Bill Goldberg. It’s a name that evokes many emotions from wrestling fans around the world, even though it’s now close to a decade since the competitor was last seen inside a WWE ring. Goldberg’s short but powerful career was that rarest of success stories, that of a grappler who came from virtual obscurity, conquered the wrestling…Read the full article…

TNA’s Magnus interview: “Dixie Carter saw something in me”

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I recently had the opportunity to interview Nick Aldis, better known to fans of TNA Impact Wrestling as Magnus, for the Mirror.co.uk. The British grappler, who fans on this side of the Atlantic will also recognise as former Gladiator Oblivion from Sky1′s re-imagining of the popular ITV show, has quickly ascended the ranks of the US wrestling company…Read the full article…

WWE DVD Review: Payback 2013

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It’s fitting that World Wrestling Entertainment would choose the name Payback for its latest pay-per-view event. It’s a title reminiscent of a nonsensical straight-to-DVD action flick; the kind of cinematic offering, in fact, that WWE Studios have been churning out for the past five years. #1856789 / gettyimages.com Yet, despite the combination of the show’s awful name…Read the full article…

Interview with Knockout country music wrestling star Mickie James

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Last week I had the opportunity to speak with World Wrestling Entertainment and TNA Impact Wrestling star, and now country music singer, Mickie James, exclusively for the Daily Mirror.  James, who was over in the United Kingdom on a whistle-stop tour to promote her new country album ‘Somebody’s Gonna Pay’, spoke candidly with me about…Read the full article…

Rule Britannia: Why Magnus is destined to be TNA’s next big star

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It’s a very rare occurrence when a British wrestler achieves success in an American promotion – but it’s truly surprisingly when one manages to do so at the young age of 26. With a World heavyweight title reign seemingly on the cards for Nick ‘Magnus’ Aldis, one-time star of Sky One’s Gladiators and now one of the…Read the full article…

Carrie Dunn’s ‘Spandex’ peers behind the British wrestling curtain

It’s really quite fitting that Carrie Dunn’s new book, an exploration of the business of British professional wrestling, is called Spandex. Much more than just a catchy title, the name is actually emblematic of mainstream perception of wrestling as a whole. No matter how much the industry has evolved over the past three decades into the…Read the full article…