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

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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] 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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[WWE News] Bruno Sammartino to Be the Fourth Inductee in the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame

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It is now safe to go ice skating in Hell as WWE announced today that Bruno Sammartino is the 4th member of the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Class. In the annals of WWE history, Sammartino is the third most important wrestler to ever work for the company, behind Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin. Sammartino became the face of the WWE, then known as the WWWF, defeating Buddy Rogers to become World Champion in 1963 and holding it for eight years before losing it to Ivan Koloff. During that time he sold out Madison Square Garden more times than anyone can count, becoming the hero for the scores of Italian immigrants that made their home in New York City (and the surrounding areas). Sammartino would win the gold once again in the 70’s and hold it a few more years before dropping it to “Superstar” Billy Graham in 1977. Sammartino would continue to be a big part of the WWE as the years went on, feuding with Larry Zbyszko and eventually even returning to the ring part-time in the 1980’s during the company’s national expansion.

With such a storied and impactful career, it seemed almost ridiculous for Sammartino not to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame but a fallout between Sammartino and the WWE has prevented this from coming to fruition for the past few years. Sammartino has been highly critical of the WWE product and where it brought wrestling, and distanced himself from anything WWE-related instead making appearances at independent wrestling promotions and conventions (most notably in Ring of Honor). But after a talk with Triple H and a chance to watch the current-day product, Sammartino is finally comfortable enough to accept the Hall of Fame induction. And considering it’s being held in the same building he helped make a wrestling mecca in the 60’s and 70’s, it’s almost too damn perfect.

The 2013 WWE Hall of Fame takes place at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 6th the night before Wrestlemania 29. Joining Sammartino thus far in the 2013 class are Mick Foley, Bob Backlund, and Trish Stratus.

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[TV Recap] WWE Raw – 12/17/2012 (The 2012 Slammy Awards)

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Raw 12/17 Preview:

  • A lot of stories to expand on after the events at TLC 24 hours ago (results here), but the big one concerns AJ Lee‘s betrayal of John Cena, costing him his ladder match against Dolph Ziggler and robbing him of a World Heavyweight Championship opportunity. How will Cena react? And more importantly has Lee turned her attentions to Ziggler?
  • In other TLC news, The Shield were victorious in their first in-ring outing, defeating the team of Ryback and Team Hell No in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match. What is next on The Shield’s docket?
  • Post-TLC fall-out aside, this week’s episode will also center around the 2012 Slammy Awards. Who will come up big? Who will come up short? Will we see any long-forgotten faces?

Click “read more” for a full recap of the show, featuring these events and so much more.

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[TV Recap] WWE Raw – 8/27/12

Announced Matches:

  • N/A

Also on the Docket: Triple H addresses his in-ring future after getting his arm broken again at Summerslam, Daniel Bryan attends anger management classes, and the build to CM Punk/John Cena continues.

All this and more on the August 27th edition of Raw.

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[PPV Recap] WWE Summerslam 2012

Announced Lineup:

  • Triple H Vs. Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman)
  • CM Punk (c) Vs. John Cena Vs. The Big Show for the WWE Championship
  • Sheamus (c) Vs. Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) for the World Heavyweight Championship
  • Chris Jericho Vs. Dolph Ziggler (w/ Vickie Guerrero)
  • The Miz (c) Vs. Rey Mysterio for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
  • Kofi Kington/R-Truth (c) Vs. The Prime Time Players for the WWE Tag Team Titles
  • Kane Vs. Daniel Bryan
  • [Summerslam Pre-Show] Santino Marella (c) Vs. Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana) for the WWE United States Championship 

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[WWE News] Final Announced ‘Summerslam 2012’ Card + Predictions

Tonight, WWE presents their annual end of summer event Summerslam live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Check out the final announced card for tonight’s big PPV as well as my predictions for each match after the jump!

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