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Retro Rasslin – WWE Royal Rumble (1999)

by Tom Edwards •  February 23, 2017  •  0 comments

I'm going to try to do a weekly (or so) segment where I take an old show from WWE Network and recap it. It's going to be called "Retro Rasslin", and it's not always going to be WWE Pay-Per-Views - sometimes it'll be a RAW or Smackdown, sometimes it'll be a WCW PPV, and maybe I'll throw in an ECW show or something else random. If you've got any ideas for future "Retro Rasslin" recaps, let me know in the comments, or hit me up on Twitter at @MrWorkrate. The Rumble has always been one of my favorite PPVs, with just a jumbled mess of a main event that ends up seeing one-shot gimmicks, thought to be retired wrestlers, and shocking debuts along with a card that otherwise is pretty decent most years. I’ve pretty much forgotten anything about this card (outside of the fact that it’s during the WWE “Attitude Era”), so I’ll write as I watch, with recollection and surprise coming through. Recap package leading in was of the Steve Austin/Vince McMahon feud which was nuclear hot at the time. McMahon screws over Austin by making him #1 in the Rumble, and Shawn Michaels returns the screwjob by drawing #2 for McMahon, meaning we’re going to open the Rumble match with Austin/McMahon. That’s it – that’s all the background. The subtitle for the Rumble is “No Chance In Hell”, so Vince’s theme has been playing in the background through the whole opening package. Spoilers much? WE ARE NOT VERY LIVE AT ALL FROM THE ARROWHEAD POND IN ANAHEIM AND BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM cripes those damn fireworks. I used to go to a decent amount of WWE tapings during this time and the fireworks never failed to be INCREDIBLY LOUD. Fireworks should not be shot off indoors. Tonight’s Rumble is being brought to you by 10-10-220, which was something you’d dial for collect calls or cheap long distance and I’ve already lost anyone under the age of 25. Your announcers are Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

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Babyfaces Are Broken Edition

by JC Bobbitt •  February 22, 2017  •  0 comments

Listen to this week’s Cheaters Never Pin! Listen to “Babyfaces Are Broken Edition” on Spreaker. In this edition of the Cheaters Never Pin podcast, we discuss The Rock calling CM Punk, Trevor Lee and Cody Rhodes…

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Wrestling Manifesto

by JC Bobbitt •  January 27, 2017  •  0 comments

When presented with the idea of writing for a website about wrestling, I was elated. “Finally,” I thought, “a place where I can finally express all the thoughts I have about wrestling. I can finally show everything what’s wrong with wrestling today, and…

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