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Independent wrestlers respond to #GiveDivasAChance
By KARI WILLIAMS - SLAM! Wrestlingg
From feminist-driven outcries of support to sarcastic mockery, the #GiveDivasAChance hashtag thrust WWE's use of the Divas division to Twitterverse infamy. Spurred by last week's women's tag match between Emma and Paige and the Bella Twins that lasted less than one minute, fans and wrestlers alike voiced their opinions on the backlash-inspired worldwide trend that lasted roughly 1.5 days.
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Private screening of Iron Sheik documentary a humbling experience
By JUSTIN COUSINEAU - Chinlock.com
When you say the name "Iron Sheik" to a wrestling fan, regardless of generation, a number of vivid memories come to mind. If you're a fan from the 1970s, you remember his bloody battles in the NWA and Mid-South territories. In the 1980s, you remember his "Boot Camp" match with Sgt. Slaughter, his tag team with Nikolai Volkoff and arguably launching the Hulkamania era of the WWF. A '90s fan remembers his allegiance with American turncoat Iraqi sympathizer Sgt. Slaughter during the heat of the Gulf War. And more recently? Well, you remember the Iron Sheik for being just slightly crazy.
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Mat Matters: WWE in Toronto leads to a host of questions
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
TORONTO - In its arrogance, WWE leaves way too many questions unanswered, especially for, say, an eight-year-old son of a long-time wrestling reporter who has seen it all by now. WWE was in Toronto Saturday night for a rollicking sold-out show at the Ricoh Coliseum, a mid-range venue with probably 8,000 fans shoehorned into the arena.
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Carlito reflects on his WrestleMania memories
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
There are many famous families in wrestling. Storied names such as Von Erich, Hart, Henning, Orton and Guerrero have entertained the fans for generations. These names have also been on the card for many WrestleManias. Another name that has been included in the biggest wrestling event of the year is Colon.
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Impact: Lashley gets by with a little help from his friends
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
The simmering rivalry boils over after a month of anticipation. Tonight on TNA Impact, Beat Down Clan founder MVP gets a shot at TNA World Heavyweight Champion Lashley after running the gauntlet last week. Will the title change hands between the former friends turned bitter rivals? And where will the BDC be? Plus, Austin Aries mulls a big decision regarding the main event! All that and more on this week's edition of TNA Impact!
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'The Weirdo Hero’ to wrestle with depression
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
Two British Columbia wrestlers have targeted depression, and hope to dropkick away with an IndieGoGo campaign to finance a short film titled 'The Weirdo Hero.'
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Total Divas: Eva Marie's family goes on vacation; Nattie and TJ end their separation; Nikki spends more than a small third world nation
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
Sorry for the late report this week. At first I was just too consumed with Joan Rivers Oscar-tribute-snub outrage, and then for the past few days, was spending all my spare time trying to figure out the colour scheme of the infamous internet dress. Anyway, check out this summary of what happened on last week's episode to find out what you missed.
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Smackdown!: Daniel Bryan back in the mix for the title ...the Intercontinental Title?
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
With Fastlane in the rear view mirror, there is no more stopping on the road to Wrestlemania. And it should be an excited trip since the card isn't very full yet, and even the main event could still be in question. Hopefully, some of those slots on the card will come into focus as Smackdown! comes to us from Atlanta, Georgia.
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A writer's challenge -- two weeks with Trish Stratus (and a yoga DVD)
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
Trish Stratus always seems to be at the top of her game, whether that is the world of fitness modeling, being a championship wrestler or yoga mogul. Once again Stratus has scored a hit, this time with her DVD entitled Trish Stratus Stratusphere Yoga.
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Iron Sheik eager to meet his Kingston & Toronto fans
Kingstonians, prepare to be humbled. The Iron Sheik, the hall of fame pro wrestling legend who has become as famous for his social media rants as his patented Camel Clutch, is set to come to Kingston this weekend, and he couldn't be happier.
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Feb 26 ... NXT: The Brian Kendrick returns against Balor

Feb 25 ... Lucha Underground: Cuerno collides with Mundo

Feb 25 ... Ring of Honor Winter Warriors Tour: This is wrestling

Feb 24 ... Severn proud of juice-free career

Feb 23 ... Raw: Orton leaves Authority with questions

Feb 23 ... WWE Fastlane: Questionable match endings and fan reaction may hurt 'Mania

Feb 20 ... Impact: MVP has a date with Lashley

Feb 20 ... Wrestling and Down Syndrome come together in 'weird' Short Bus Hero

Feb 19 ... Smackdown!: One final tune up heading into FastLane

Feb 19 ... Total Divas: Alicia stews over Bad News blues; Brie uses booze and spews


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Mat Matters: WWE in Toronto leads to a host of questions

God bless Tito Carreon

Tales from the NWA President: Blizzards and meeting Jushin Liger


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