The big red surprise: why Kane has stood the test of time in WWE

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When Glenn Jacobs made his memorable debut as Kane and ripped a steel door from its hinges to interrupt the inaugural Hell in a Cell bout between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels on October 5, 1997, one imagines it was highly unlikely that he would have ever in his wildest dreams imagined that he would still be…Read the full article…

Packing a punch: 
Blood Red Turns Dollar Green author on series climax

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Irish crime writer Paul O’Brien has managed to a near-impossible feat – penning a compelling fictional series set in the world of professional wrestling that is as appealing to ardent crime literature fans as it is to those that closely monitor the action between the ropes of the squared circle. Volume 1 of the Blood…Read the full article…

Just say yes: Why Daniel Bryan’s Wrestlemania 30 win meant so much

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World Wrestling Entertainment’s much-anticipated WrestleMania XXX extravaganza has now been and gone and will go down in the history books as one of the company’s finest shows in recent memory. Offering several top-notch bouts and multiple shocking moments, WWE’s flagship pay-per-view more than delivered on expectations – and delivered the conclusion that fans had been…Read the full article…

Interview: Diana Hart Smith on the British Bulldog’s legacy and WWE Hall of Fame induction

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For UK wrestling fans, there will never be another grappler quite like ‘The British Bulldog’ Davey Boy Smith. Throughout his storied career, Smith wowed audiences through his unique combination of brute strength, surprising agility and sheer likability. #169756447 / gettyimages.com Smith had runs in Japan, Stampede Wrestling and WCW, but it was in WWE that he…Read the full article…

WWE DVD Review: Triple H – Thy Kingdom Come

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This month has seen the release by WWE Home Video of Triple H – Thy Kingdom Come, the definitive three-disc boxset chronicling Triple H’s wrestling career. It’s not the first time, of course, that the promotion has attempted to cover ‘The Game’s journey in such a way – but it is the first time that they’ve done it…Read the full article…

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…

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…