What SmackDown Needs Tonight

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The word is out. Last night, Raw was a hit. The show was great from top to bottom and now it’s SmackDown’s turn to woo the pro wrestling faithful. The blue brand is fighting an uphill battle not only because they have the weaker roster, but the length of their show is held to a strict two hours with no five to fifteen minute overrun.

There is one thing that SmackDown must do to make sure that their maiden voyage into the new era is smooth sailing.

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The New Era Shines on Monday Night Raw

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Wrestling fans who were dismayed over Raw having a superior roster compared to SmackDown at the end of last week’s draft are singing a different tune today. Last night, the new era truly took center stage as a new championship, well booked matches, and the creation of a new star made for a great episode of Monday Night Raw.   Continue reading

Unboxing Video: Pro Wrestling Tees – July 2016

My good friend Todd Graham decided to enter the unboxing video world and review Pro Wrestling Tee’s inaugural subscription box. I subscribe to several subscription boxes and watch a lot of unboxing video on YouTube. Todd made one of the better videos I’ve seen and I hope he continues to make them. Check it out!

Kickin it with The Draft at WWE SmackDown Live

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I was fortunate enough to score some snazzy seats on the floor of the DCU Center in Worcester, MA for the inaugural edition of SmackDown Live on the USA network. Wrestling fans watched on with their fingers crossed in hopes that WWE had learned from the mistakes of the previous brand split. Unfortunately, the draft went as expected with Raw making out like a bandit while SmackDown…Not so much.

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Brock Lesnar Flagged by USADA for Potential Anti-Doping Violation

 

One week after Brock Lesnar called Jon Jones “unprofessional” failing a drug test, Lesnar himself has been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test taken on June 28.

This has major implications not just for UFC, but WWE. Frank Dee and I breakdown all of the news and potential outcomes as result of this unprecedented situation over at the official youtube channel of Gerweck.net.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – Ultimate Edition Review

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The theatrical release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice left many disappointed with the finished product. In fact, the film was so poorly received that Warner Bros. restructured their entire film division in order to create subdivisions dedicated to specific types of movies.

Director Zack Snyder was raked over the coals to such a degree that fans are demanding his resignation from the helm of Justice League, which is currently in production. So it came to the surprise of no one when a three-hour, rated R version, of BvS was released and was met with eye rolls, since the original was panned to the nth degree.

The Ultimate Edition won’t bring that night and day differential in opinion for most who absolutely hated the theatrical release, however, it does make the film a little more enjoyable for those that liked it to begin with.

Click here to read the entire review at the all new Forces of Geek.com 

nWo 20 Years Later

On Sunday, July 6, 1996, in Daytona Beach, Florida, the wrestling business changed forever when Hulk Hogan emerged as the mysterious third man and formed the nWo alongside Scott Hall and Kevin Nash.

Frank Dee, Jay and I look back at the nWo on the 20th anniversary of their inception and talk about their impact on WCW and the industry.

The Rock versus All Other Wrestlers in Hollywood

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Dwayne Johnson, who am I kidding, The Rock – is one of the biggest movie stars on the planet today. His movies draw bookoo money at the box office and generate more buzz and media attention than most. The Great One’s role as Luke Hobbs in Fast Five reinvigorated the Fast and the Furious franchise by turning it into an action movie phenomena.

The Rock is riding high in tinsel town as the definitive contemporary action star who probably had more charisma coming out of the womb than most people will ever have. The professional wrestling icon has had his ups and downs… cough “Tooth Fairy” cough…. but has finally become the star that people pegged him to be since his days as the Scorpion King.

What about the other goliaths of the squared circle who have graced the silver screen? While The Rock isn’t the first pro wrest…. sorry Mr. McMachon, I mean, sports entertainer to star in feature films, why did the former 8-time WWE champion succeed where his peers failed?

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 Brock Lesanr Doesn’t Care What You Think

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“I don’t give two sh*ts about that. This is about me. I want to get in there and be an athlete again. That’s what this is about.” This was a response from Brock Lesnar during a UFC media conference call on Thursday when asked about his drawing power in pro wrestling being diminished if he loses to Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

“I don’t know; I don’t care what she says.” This is the response from Lesnar about Stephanie McMahon’s comments in an interview with Business Insider when she said WWE is “not supporting the fight necessarily.”  Continue reading

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NXT’s Role in the WWE Draft

Shinsuke Nakamura, Austin Aries, Bayley, American Alpha…with the WWE Draft coming up on July 19, everyone wants to know the fate of NXT as 6 – 12 wrestlers are rumored to be called up to the main roster. Breaking Raw co-host Adam Kohn and I break it all down and give our thoughts on who’s staying and who’s leaving NXT for Raw and SmackDown.