Monthly Archives: May 2015

Kevin Owens continues to fight

Kevin Owens continues to fight [caption id="attachment_3197" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] WWE NXT champion and Quebec native Kevin Owens. (Courtesy World Wrestling Entertainment Inc.)[/caption] Not long after making his first appearance on Monday Night Raw and just days before he has his first pay-per-view match in World Wrestling Entertainment,...

Tatevik the Gamer is Tough Enough

Tatevik the Gamer is Tough Enough [caption id="attachment_2540" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Tatevik The Gamer (Photo by Leslie Gamero)[/caption] Tatevik Hunanyan not only believes she’s tough enough, she knows she’s tough enough. And the well-spoken, passionate, Armenian-born wrestler is justified in her belief, as so too do wrestling fans. Hunanyan,...

Calling the Spots: Elimination Chamber 2015

Calling the Spots: Elimination Chamber 2015 [caption id="attachment_3178" align="aligncenter" width="603"] Photo Courtesy of WWE.com[/caption] Oh man, am I ever excited that the Elimination Chamber is back. If you’ve already read my Fastlane predictions from earlier this year, you’ll remember that the Chamber is one of my favourite events. In an industry that’s...

Beefcake still cuttin’ and struttin’

Beefcake still cuttin' and struttin' [caption id="attachment_3169" align="aligncenter" width="681"] Brutus (The Barber) Beefcake with his trademark shears. (Mike Mastrandreas/SLAM! Wrestling)[/caption] Little did Ed Leslie know when he was a young boy watching wrestling with his older sister at Tampa’s National Guard Armory that he would some day carve...

Triple H talks Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens during NXT conference call

Triple H talks Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens during NXT conference call [caption id="attachment_3165" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The crowd begins to file into San Jose University in March for the inaugural NXT live show during WrestleMania week. (Mike Mastrandreas/SLAM! Wrestling)[/caption] To listen to Paul (Triple H) Levesque talk about World Wrestling Entertainment’s white-hot...

WWE Payback 2015 HITS and MISSES

WWE Payback 2015 HITS and MISSES *Author's note: Oh yeah, I used to write a monthly column.  Whoops.  Ahem, uhh....welcome back?* [caption id="attachment_3151" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Photo Credit: WWE.com[/caption] WWE Payback 2015 HITS: The New Day vs. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro - Although this match suffered from the same things all 2/3...

Calling the Spots: Payback 2015

Calling the Spots: Payback 2015 [caption id="attachment_3140" align="aligncenter" width="642"] Photo Courtesy of WWE.com[/caption] Calling the Spots: Payback 2015 Well, we can’t say that the network hasn’t delivered this month. Between the returns of the King of the Ring tournament and the Elimination Chamber, Payback is actually starting to...

All hail King Barrett

All hail King Barrett On the day Buckingham Palace in his native England revealed the name of the latest Royal — Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — World Wrestling Entertainment star Wade Barrett is feeling a little royal himself, but not due to the latest in line for the throne. He’s feeling royal because he is royalty, wrestling royalty,...

New Day hoping for ‘Big’ things

New Day hoping for 'Big' things He may be a star in World Wrestling Entertainment, and one of its current tag champions, but Big E wasn’t always a WWE guy. “I was a big wrestling fan as a kid,” said the former NXT champion and Florida native, “(but) if I’m being honest, I had more of a slight lean toward WCW. Actually, more than a slight...