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Top Rope Talk Episode 2 – Top 5 Managers (Audio)

The guys return for another round table debate. This week the theme is best wrestling managers of all-time. Though the episode is great, it did end in controversy. The four guys were split as to who was the greatest. After listening please vote on your favorite.

You may like to listen to the pilot episode. The theme was Top 5 gimmicks of all-time.

The guys go into WrestleMania mode next week as they discuss the Top 5 WrestleMania’s of all-time.

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Top Rope Talk: Top 5 Gimmicks (Audio)

Three college friends come together to talk about various wrestling topics. In this week’s pilot, the topic was the top 5 gimmicks.  Don’t forget to subscribe.

We want to know what you think. Who do you agree with more? In your list who would you include? Comment below.

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Opinion on Lucha Underground

I’ve been watching Lucha Underground for the past month and I can finally give an educated opinion about the product. The show is a great hour worth of action. All of the behind the scenes action may take a total of five minutes.

What I love:

1. Everything backstage. The backstage is cinematic a suspenseful. It’s just like you get to watch a quality television show in between wrestling matches.

2. Usage of talent. Lucha Underground uses their talent the same way that Ring of Honor uses theirs. Only a couple of luchas have appeared on back-to-back episodes. They definitely do not run a risk of over exposure, however it is difficult to keep track of some storylines.

3. Lighting. The lighting makes everything seem more dramatic.

What I hate:

1. Intergender matches. In wake of the Ray Rice scandal I would think that promotions are staying away from this entirely, but Lucha Underground has had a male versus female match in two of the last four weeks. To me the best wrestling is the wrestling that is believable. There is no way a man can truly hit a woman and she bounces back up and then later pin him. I understand if there needs to be a blow off but not just because the GM does not like a character.

2. Gimmick matches. I like gimmick matches just like everyone else, but the ones that make sense. For example, as I said previously I don’t like male versus female matches. Seeing a female lucha team with a “little person” and “flamboyant” guy defeat the three tough hombres is just not believable. I have seen some tough women, homosexuals and little people, but to see them get dismantled the way that I seen the get whipped and still win is unheard of especially when the opposing team is made up of three bad asses.

3. Who am I to pull for? As a heel fan I am unsure of whom to pull for. I suppose it is because I have not watched it from the beginning, but at some point fans need to know who to root for.

I must say that I like the show and will continue to watch. It brings a different look and energy to the product. You can find Lucha Underground on the El Rey network. Check your local listings.

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5 reasons to be addicted to the Match of the Week from WrestleMania 24

This week’s Match of the Week is Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair at WrestleMania 24. Personally, these are two of the greatest to ever put on the boots.

Build-up

Mr. McMahon told Flair that whenever he lost he next match his career would his last. “The Nature Boy” then went on a huge winning streak heading into this historic match. “The Heart Break Kid” insulted Flair by calling him Old Yeller.

These are the top 5 reasons to watch this match:

  1. Ric Flair’s last match in WWE.
  2. Flair took three shots of “Sweet Chin Music”
  3. Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler calls the action. Need I say more?
  4. Flair connected from the top rope.
  5. You get to see an apparent respect between the two competitors.

This, however, was not the last match for Flair. A year later he went to work for TNA.

This match and others are all available on the WWE Network.

You may also like a previous Match of the Week.

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Daniel Bryan to Return at the Rumble

WWE wrestler, Daniel Bryan announced to the world on Monday Night Raw that he would be returning to the ring at the 2015 Royal Rumble.

Earlier in the day he posted this to Twitter:

This year seemed to be the year of the goat, but Bryan injured his neck earlier tis year. The leader of the “Yes Movement” said that the WWE Universe is the reason why he was able to defeat Triple H, Batista, and Randy Orton at WrestleMania in front of over 75,000 spectators.

The twenty-eighth annual pay-per-view will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Fans took to Twitter to proclaim their happiness.

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Match of the Week: Hitman v. Stone Cold

WrestleMania 13 was clearly a background for one of the greatest double turns in the history of wrestling. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin faced off against Bret “Hitman” Hart in a submission match. Anyone who knows about Austin’s style knows that he did not have a submission maneuver in his arsenal. The two figure out a way to make this match work with a little help from “color”. Enjoy this week’s featured Match of the Week.

Referee:          Ken Shamrock

Announcers:  Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry “The King” Lawler

This match is available on the WWE Network for $9.99 if you would like to see the complete aftermath.