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As everybody in 2014 should know, professional wrestling is a scripted and choreographed slice of entertainment mimicking the appearance of a genuine sporting contest. The exact extent of the scripting and choreography that’s required in advance depends on both the participants and the people running the match.
For example, in today’s WWE almost every interview, promo and match is written and planned in advance, while many indie promotions take pride in their roster being able to execute promos and flawless matches on the fly, as was usual in the days before WWE’s dominance of the industry.
Regardless of the amount of planning involved, when someone makes a mistake, it’s usually painfully obvious… sometimes literally so, when the error occurs in the execution of a move that needs to be performed in a certain way to be safe.
This countdown is dedicated to the thirteen worst – or best, »
- Ben Cooke
This year’s Money in the Bank PPV will be the fifth year that WWE has run a PPV based off the Money in the Bank ladder match. From 2005 to 2010 the match was done at WrestleMania, but it became such a hit that WWE felt the need to build an entire show around the match concept.
It was a smart move by WWE because Money in the Bank has proven to be one of WWE’s best PPVs of the year. It probably trails only WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and SummerSlam in terms of importance. Survivor Series may be older, but it’s not a big deal anymore. Money in the Bank is.
The 2011 edition of Money in the Bank was one of the best WWE PPVs ever. In fact, when I did a listing of the top 20 PPVs ever back in February I listed it as the 3rd »
- John Canton
2 items from 2014
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