[Site News] Goodbye The Pro Wrestling Nerd and Hello Pro Wrestling Update


After eight awesome months, I’m shutting The Pro Wrestling Nerd down for good. Ever since starting this site back in July I have seen my readership grow, my writing improve, and more importantly I have seen the way I take in wrestling grow and evolve. And with this growth it’s time to change gears and start something new. Next month my new site, Pro Wrestling Update, will launch and I couldn’t be more excited about it. Although still a one man operation at this point (I don’t accept free labor), Pro Wrestling Update presents a shift in the way I’m going to do things; this site represents wrestling journalism and commentary the way I want to see it done: without all the tabloid gossip, spoiler reporting, and the dirtier aspects of the industry that continue to make the pro wrestling media irrelevant in many people’s eyes. At Pro Wrestling Update, you’ll still find news, recaps/reviews, features, all sorts of wrestling site staples but the news reporting will be relevant and will not rely on misleading headlines or female wrestlers in skimpy outfits for hits. Pro Wrestling Update is for the wrestling fan who wants to be informed and entertained without being insulted.

Right now I’m still working out the kinks, but make sure to bookmark Pro Wrestling Update for future reference. It’s just a landing page right now but the site is all but set to go live Wrestlemania 29 weekend. You can also follow me on Twitter for more site-related announcements (or general wrestling blather) and “like” the new PWUpdate Facebook page which will kick into gear once the site does. As for The Pro Wrestling Nerd…the site will stay up as long as WordPress (and the internet) exists so feel free to scope through the archives to get a handle on my writing style. Hopefully you’ll dig it and follow me over to my new digs.

The end is truly the beginning and I cannot be more thrilled.

[TV Report] WWE ‘Raw’ Recap + Commentary – 2/25/2013


This week RAW comes to us live from Dallas, TX and it’s looking like it’s going to be a stacked show, between the John Cena/CM Punk main event, the Vince McMahon/Paul Heyman “fight”, and potentially an appearance by a certain “Deadman”. Let the build to Wrestlemania 29 continue…or something.

Click “read more” for a live recap of the show as it airs, or click “read more” later when it’s not so live and you’re looking to catch up. Just click it either way, please.

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[WWE News] The Rock Debuts New WWE Championship on ‘Raw’

After eight long years, the Spinner Belt is no more as champion The Rock debuted a brand-new belt to go along with his brand-new title reign (a month after he won it but still). The early response on Twitter was overwhelmingly negative, including yours truly, but now that I’ve had time to digest it I have made peace with it. The lack of a nameplate is sad and the black leather background will take some getting used to, but it looks like a proper championship again instead of a vanity belt that has overstayed its welcome. It’s a step in the right direction and I’m already 100% less embarrassed by it as a fan.

Got any thoughts? Chime in on the comments section.


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[TV Results] WWE Raw – 2/18/2013


Fresh off the Elimination Chamber, the march to Wrestlemania XXIX began on this President’s Day edition of RAW. On this week’s show John Cena confronted his former nemesis CM PunkChris Jericho attempted to take down The Shield alongside Ryback and Sheamus, and WWE Champion The Rock celebrated his victory last night not only with a marching band…but with a brand spankin’ new WWE Championship belt.

Click “read more” for match results and notes from the show, taken from Jason Powell‘s much more detailed coverage at ProWrestling.net.

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[WWE News] Wrestlemania XXX Date and Location Officially Announced

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In a press conference held earlier in the day WWE officially announced that the 30th edition of its flagship event Wrestlemania will take place on April 7, 2014 from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Joining Mayor Mitch Landrieu for the big announcement were Chairman Vince McMahonJohn Cena, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, The Rock, Alberto Del Rio, The Big Show, Mark Henry, The Great Khali, Brodus ClayThe Funkadactyls, and Layla. To watch the entire conference, click the link provided earlier in the article.

Being that New Orleans has long been rumored to be the location this probably doesn’t come as much of a shock to anyone who bfrequents the bevy of news sites on the internet. But it’s still nice to finally have it be official. And much respect to the WWE for keeping the Roman numerals for the official logo; it’s going to be unfortunate when this time next year everyone is going to make the “LOL TRIPLE X MEANS PORN” joke. Be prepared.


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[PPV Results] WWE ‘Elimination Chamber’ 2013


Elimination Chamber has come and gone, and the groundwork for Wrestlemania 29 has been laid. Click “read more” for detail-free match results from the show. If you want something more detailed, check out ProWrestling.net who are good at doing these things.

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[TV Results] TNA ‘IMPACT Wrestling’ – 2/14/2013


The road to Lockdown officially began on the Valentine’s Day edition of IMPACT Wrestling as GM Hulk Hogan announced that eight men would vie for a shot at World Champion Jeff Hardy next month…curiously enough they didn’t include Hogan’s own son in-law. Also on the show contestants from British Bootcamp made their TNA debut and a Knockouts Title match was made for next week.

Click “read more” for match results and news/notes from the show taken from Chris Shore‘s much more detailed coverage over at ProWrestling.net.

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