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WWE Planning To Use Ric Flair More Often

26 August 2015 1:07 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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WWE is planning on using Ric Flair more often in the coming weeks, according to a report from PWInsider. He’s not expected to be on Raw next Monday, but should be back in the month of September.

It makes sense to use Flair since he’s got a lot of ties to a lot of people in WWE. If his daughter Charlotte becomes a top contender for the Divas Title then it would be smart to have Flair out there motivating her and potentially celebrating if she wins the title.

He could also be used in the Seth Rollins/Sting storyline. Since Rollins used Flair’s “to be the man, you’ve got to beat the man” line on Raw, Flair could be upset about that and tell Rollins he shouldn’t be saying stuff like that because he has to prove himself.

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- John Canton

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Review: WWE Monday Night War Vol.1 - Shots Fired

25 August 2015 5:09 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

In the half century that WWE has been around, there have been many defining moments, many significant events, and many controversies, but by far the most memorable chapter in the company’s history is what became known as the Monday Night War.

Officially beginning on 4th September 1995 when WWE’s rival wrestling company WCW aired the first episode of Monday Nitro in direct competition with Vince McMahon’s established flagship show Monday Night Raw, the war lasted for five and a half years until McMahon bought WCW in March 2001, bringing a definitive conclusion to the most fascinating era in wrestling history.

Recognising that such a momentous period of history could never be done justice in a single documentary, WWE produced a twenty part series for the WWE Network examining the war in minute detail, and have now released the first ten episodes in this superb collection called The Monday Night War Vol. »

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Update On WWE’s Plans For Jushin Thunder Liger

18 August 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Japanese wrestling legend Jushin “Thunder” Liger is making his WWE debut this Saturday night at the Nxt Takeover Brooklyn event when he takes on rising star Tyler Breeze.

According to PWInsider, Liger is not scheduled to appear at Sunday’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view or on next Monday’s Raw, even though both of those events are also at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Those plans could change, of course.

His appearance in WWE has raised eyebrows in the wrestling industry because he’s a New Japan Pro Wrestling talent and they’ve had a deal with Ring of Honor for several years now. Apparently Liger can take his own bookings and this doesn’t mean that WWE has a deal with Njpw. He’s known WWE official William Regal for over 20 years and that’s really how the deal was done.

For WWE, booking Liger was a smart move »

- John Canton

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WWE Network Airing Undertaker Vs. Lesnar Special After Raw

7 August 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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This Monday night follow Raw, there will be a WWE Network special dedicated to the SummerSlam main event of The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar. It’s scheduled to start at approximately 11:06pmET (or whenever Raw ends) and will run for about 30 minutes.

Here’s the description of the program: “Will Undertaker have vengeance or will Brock Lesnar dominate? Watch WWE Superstars break down the highly anticipated SummerSlam matchup!”

The special is expected to feature various WWE stars discussing the match. There will likely be clips of their past matches going back to their feud in 2002 and 2003 as well as the infamous WrestleMania 30 match at WrestleMania 30 when Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s undefeated streak.

WWE will most likely hype the Undertaker/Lesnar special heavily during Raw especially since both guys might not be on Raw and it sounds like something worth checking out.

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Immediately following that special, »

- John Canton

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WWE Monday Night War – The Infographic

5 August 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

With Monday Night War Vol 1 – Shots Fired set for release here in the UK on Monday 10th August we’re taking part in a special look back at the spectacular battle between WWE and WCW – a battle which not only spawned some of the greatest matches in the sports history but also shaped the future of wrestling…

In the 1995 WWE’s biggest competitor, southern promotion World Championship Wrestling, launched its own Monday night television show to go head-to-head with Raw. After luring some of WWE’s biggest name stars down south with record-setting pay-cheques, WCW Nitro started to beat WWE in the ratings for the first time ever. In its effort to even the score, WWE gave birth to the “Attitude Era”, led by the incomparable “Stone ColdSteve Austin. The result was a bitter war between the two promotions, which saw them trade wins, talents and insults. It would »

- Phil Wheat

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WWE Announces New Network Programming

30 July 2015 8:51 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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World Wrestling Entertainment released their quarterly financial statement on Thursday and with it they also mentioned some new programming they are planning for WWE Network. It’s a mix of new shows as well as adding older content to the archives.

Here’s a summary of what they are planning.

New programming includes:

– A reality series on the Nxt roster as they strive to make WWE’s main roster. That would likely be some kind of show that takes fans backstage and shows clips of Nxt performers out of the ring and in training.

– There’s a new series called “Table for 3″ that gives viewers a seat at the table with Superstars and Divas. It sounds like an interview program.

– A studio show highlighting current events in WWE and beyond.

– New episodes of WWE 24, WWE List, Stone Cold’s podcast, and teasers for “Camp WWE,” which debuts in »

- John Canton

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Kevin Nash Defends Hulk Hogan Amid Racism Allegations

27 July 2015 10:41 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, who was one of the founders of the New World Order with Hulk Hogan, came to the defense of the Hulkster on Twitter after WWE fired Hogan this past Friday due to racist remarks that Hogan reportedly made on a tape in 2006.

Here are the three tweets that Nash sent out on Monday:

I've spent the last 23 years of my life with Hulk. I've been in the most diverse of situations and never heard Hulk use a racial slur.

Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) July 27, 2015

In no way dismissing the remarks.Just looking at the situation. Sex tape thats set up.Tapes that are easily edited. Content that was pushed

Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) July 27, 2015

I've watched Hulk do 10,000 make awish greetings. Religion creed or color. Never changed the love he shared.Judge a man put him with a child

Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) July 27, 2015

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- John Canton

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WWE 2001 PPVs From Worst To Best

30 June 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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You could say that 2001 was a pretty big year for the wrestling business. Of course, the major story was Vince McMahon officially winning the Monday Night Wars, buying WCW in March while also acquiring Ecw which went out of business in January.

So Vince now owned his competition. What was he going to do with it? The original idea was to continue to run WCW as a separate brand, with Monday night Raw becoming a new version of WCW Nitro. When Buff Bagwell and Booker T had a match so awful that thousands of fans left while it was still in process, WWE changed their mind.

Instead, the company decided to run with the WCW/Ecw versus WWE invasion. It was a storyline that fans had been clamouring to see for years. Unfortunately, Vince did not acquire the services of the real stars like Hulk Hogan, Goldberg and Sting, »

- Lewis Howse

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Tna Slammiversary Report – Jeff Jarrett is the King of the Mountain, James Storm vs. Magnus and more

29 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s technically in the past because Tna have taped the five weeks of TV following this event before it even aired, but it’s Tna’s 13th birthday and their Slammiversary PPV…

Tna Slammiversary opens with a video package of previous Tna stars and events set to classical music. It was meant to come off as epic, but actually just feels sad as the majority of the people in the video are no longer with the company. And following the mass exodus over the last day or so, many of the people on the card are no longer with the company.

1. Tigre Uno vs. DJ Z vs. Manik in an elimination match for the X-Division Title

Close your eyes and picture every X-Division match you’ve ever seen over the last 13 years. This was that match. Everyone tried hard, but these matches are now incredibly stale. Tigre Uno came »

- Luke Owen

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10 Original Shows You Should Watch On The WWE Network

15 June 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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This June, like many, many months in 2015, WWE has offered its ever-growing library of streaming video footage known as the WWE Network absolutely free for new subscribers. Those who order the Network this month got to watch Money in the Bank without paying a cent. 

You can also relive the Attitude Era with a selection of Raw episodes from 1997 to 1999, watch the early years of Ecw’s development, and even check out the old competition with WCW Monday Nitro. While these are all far from a complete collection, it’s a start.

You also get access to almost every WWE Pay-Per-View there ever was, not to mention that the Network is the only way to watch Nxt on a weekly basis. The WWE Network has freed the sports entertainment empire from the Pay-Per-View machine and saves the fans about $60 a month (twice that lately). However, it’s also a lot more than that. »

- Nicole Malczan

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About WCW In 1998

11 June 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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1999 would be the year when things really started to go sour for World Championship Wrestling, but even though the then-wwf would catch the company up and reclaim top spot in the world of North American pro wrestling, 1998 would be a banner year for Ted Turner’s grappling promotion.

Pay-Per-View buyrates were high, merchandise sales were through the roof (mainly because the nWo concept was still hot in ’98), and crucially, attendances at both televised and live events were incredibly high. For evidence of this, just look at the numbers WCW pulled for an episode of Monday Nitro at the massive Georgia Dome on July 6th, 1998. Attracting over 40,000 fans, the company trumpeted the event as a success, and rightly so.

With all that in mind, it doesn’t take a genius to realise that cracks were really starting to show in the WCW formula. Most notably, the promotion didn’t »

- Jamie Kennedy

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10 Ridiculous Decisions That Killed WCW

5 June 2015 1:43 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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They say history is written by the victors, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to the eventful history – the rise and fall – of World Championship Wrestling. World Wrestling Entertainment is largely in charge of the narrative: at the very least, they’re the ones shouting loudest about how and why WCW died, so their voice (for better or worse) is the one most people hear. The weird thing is, the real story is more entertaining than the diet version WWE tells: there’s a convincing argument to be made that that it makes Vince McMahon and the WWF/E look a lot better, too.

This isn’t that argument though, and it’s not the point of our article… except to say that WCW wasn’t always the headless turkey it became in the last year or two. In fact, the promotion of announcer Eric Bischoff »

- Ben Cooke

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10 Shocking WCW Vs WWE Moments That Almost Happened

7 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The WCW versus WWF Monday Night Wars were an amazing time to be a wrestling fan. Both Eric Bischoff and Vince McMahon were constantly trying to get the upper hand on each other. The winner was usually the viewer, benefiting from WCW and WWF trying to put on the best product possible.

The wrestlers also benefited. All the big names, from Hulk Hogan to The Undertaker, played the field for what it was worth. There were major WCW stars who almost went to WWE, and big WWE stars who almost went to WCW. Some of the crazy moments that almost happened, you just wouldn’t believe how different things could have been.

Looking at a range of insider stories and backstage shenanigans, this feature will expose some of the less publicised moments of those Monday Night Wars. You won’t believe some of the things that almost happened, like »

- Grahame Herbert

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30 WCW Matches You Must See Before You Die

29 April 2015 2:27 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Word Championship Wrestling came into existence after Ted Turner purchased Jim Crockett Promotions’ Nwa-affiliated pro wrestling territory (which was airing on TBS) on October 11, 1988. In this being the case, coming up with a list of “greatest matches in WCW history starts with anything televised by the promotion from the October 15, 1988 airing of “World Championship Wrestling” on TBS to the final Monday Nitro on March 26, 2001. In that 12-year run, there were certainly more than 30 amazing matches in WCW. However, these are the best.

In encapsulating what the “best matches” were in WCW, it’s an intriguing mix of performers that both defined what the industry had been all about before (Ric Flair, Randy Savage, Hulk Hogan, Terry Funk, Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Rick Rude), redefined that established North American expectation (Steve Austin, Brian Pillman, Chris Benoit, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Goldberg) and also those who blew that expectation to the moon (Vader, »

- Marcus K. Dowling

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Ranking Top 10 WCW Main Eventers In WWE

22 April 2015 1:43 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Even though WCW went out of business in 2001, its legacy still lives on in WWE today. Through the direction of Eric Bischoff, Monday Nitro forever revolutionized the way professional wrestling is presented on television. Because of WCW’s flagship show, Raw started airing live every week. They also stopped airing regular squash matches and gave away pay-per-view quality ones instead, and they were forced to greatly improve their production values to compete with Bischoff’s vision.

Besides the presentation, we’ve seen one former WCW talent after the next appear in WWE and influence top storylines. The original Invasion of 2001 initially brought over 20 wrestlers into Vince McMahon’s organization, but many of the biggest names didn’t come along for the ride. Due to the top talent having contracts with AOL/Time Warner, and not WCW, they were paid to sit at home. Once those contracts ended, though, »

- Andrew Soucek

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10 Ways Sting Can Get His WWE Career Back On Track

21 April 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Sting’s first WWE match was a loss to Triple H. The WCW Icon waited fourteen years after Nitro went down, just so he could be defeated by the WWE veteran.

It didn’t make a whole load of sense, although there are some merits to WWE’s booking decision. For example, with Triple H tentatively scheduled to face The Rock in WrestleMania 32’s show closing main event, it makes sense that WWE had to give him a big Mania win this year. You also have the old issue of Vince McMahon not wanting to put a WCW talent over a WWE talent, which sort of makes sense.

Whatever the rights and wrongs, it was at least a very good match. The 56 year old Sting didn’t embarrass himself and he certainly looked in great shape out there. He definitely looks like he has another match in him, »

- Grahame Herbert

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WWE Network Adds “Raw Attitude Era” Section

13 April 2015 10:35 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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The WWE Network has been a great resource for wrestling fans looking forward to checking out older content that they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to see. When WWE Network launched last February the big selling point was that live PPVs were much cheaper thanks to the $9.99 monthly price and also the PPV archive included every WWE PPV. However, there were still things missing like some of the best Raw episodes from WWE’s greatest period, the Attitude Era.

It’s great news today to see that WWE Network has added a “Raw Attitude Era” section. If you have the full on demand library, click on Shows, then In Ring and then you’ll find Raw Attitude Era right there. The update includes every episode of Raw from December 15, 1997 to January 4, 1999. It’s basically a little more than a full year of WWE’s first official year »

- John Canton

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WWE Network – Is it worth your 9.99?

12 April 2015 11:07 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

So, we’re over a year on from the launch of the WWE Network. It launched in the United Kingdom (and some other places that didn’t get it when it initially hit the market) in January (2015) at the price of £9.99. The price-point annoyed plenty of UK consumers who are paying more than the Us customers due to the exchange rate, and WWE not making an effort to offer the UK market an in-line price of around £6.50. It still got plenty of customers though and is one of the reasons that the sign-ups for WWE Network grew at a decent rate in 2015.

Now available in many countries, and expected to launch in those yet to receive it, the WWE Network has received plenty of press since its inception, with much of that being related to its disappointing subscriber numbers, or its very-good amount of content. Yeah, however you slice it, »

- Chris Cummings

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10 Things WWE Wants You To Forget About Raw

24 March 2015 7:36 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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WWE’s flagship programme has ruled the airwaves for over two decades now, its blend of exciting storylines and explosive in-ring action a key factor in the promotion’s continued success over the years. It has thrown up countless iconic moments in wrestling history, easily more than any other show could lay a claim to (with Nitro coming a distant second). Who could forget Jericho’s debut, Austin’s beer truck, Mike Tyson’s appearance and Mankind’s title win? It’s fair to say that Raw has changed the face of wrestling history. Without it a programme as popular and consistently exciting, who could foresee Vince McMahon winning the Monday Night Wars (or even the existence of the Wars in the first place)?

There are, however, two sides to every coin. For all of Raw’s groundbreaking moments of genius, there have been just as many atrocious incidents. »

- Jack G King

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WWE Announces Larry Zbyszko For Hall Of Fame

16 March 2015 1:08 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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WWE announced on Monday that former WWE, WCW and Awa superstar “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in San Jose on Saturday March 28.

Zbyszko joins a class that already includes Randy Savage, Rikishi, Alundra Blayze, The Bushwhackers, Arnold Schwarzenegger in the celebrity wing and the inaugural “Warrior Award” inductee Connor “The Crusher” Michalek. It’s expected that Kevin Nash will also be added next week, which will be the last episode of Raw before WrestleMania.

These days Zbyszko is 63 years old and helps out WWE’s developmental talent by heading to the Performance Center on a regular basis. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Larry Z said that he had a feeling he’d get in one day: “My gut feeling over the years was that probably someday, sooner or later, I’d be getting in – and not just because »

- John Canton

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