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Clawmaster Zordani was a key part of the historian community
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
The name Jim Zordani won't mean anything to most wrestling fans; even his online handle of Clawmaster won't ring many bells. But to wrestling historians, Zordani's death on Friday at the age of 50 is a kick to the gut.
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Why I run Titans in Toronto
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
Breathe deep, Greg. Less than a month to go. The sixth Titans in Toronto event is almost here, and I'm at once excited, worried, stressed, impatient, and wistful. There are times that I wonder why I am doing this. Again.
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Mat Matters: How often should Brock Lesnar defend his title?
By MATTHEW ASHER - SLAM! Wrestling
Now that Brock Lesnar completely destroyed John Cena at SummerSlam to become a four-time WWE Champion, the question of how often will Lesnar defend his title comes into play. Even before the PPV took place, Brock’s advocate, Paul Heyman, said he believed this title needed to be defended much less often. As much as I hate to say it, I do believe fewer WWE championship matches would be best for business.
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Poll turns SummerSlam thoughts upside down
By MATTHEW ASHER - SLAM! Wrestling
With SummerSlam rapidly approaching, it's too late for the WWE to change course for this month's PPV. But when talking about the interest of the current WWE storylines, is the WWE promoting the right ones? We asked SLAM! Wrestling readers to give their opinion about which ones they are most enjoying at the moment and the answers may surprise you. I know I was surprised.
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The WWE Network is FINALLY available in Canada….sort of…
By JUSTIN COUSINEAU - Chinlock.com
The day has finally arrived where the WWE Network debuts worldwide including, arguably, it’s second biggest market, and neighbour to the north, Canada. While the WWE Network has been available through alternate means, in Canada and worldwide, since it launched in February 2014, today is the first day it has become available for Canadians to subscribe to the Network, in an official manner. Well, sort of.
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Mat Matters: Does Spike cutting TNA mean the end of the line?
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling
Earlier today, TMZ reported that SpikeTV has let TNA Wrestling know that it is cutting Impact from its broadcast schedule, effective this coming October. Now this would not necessarily be a concern for a company in good standing whose product could easily be sold to another network, but this is not healthy times for TNA.
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A last goodbye and thanks to Shuhei Aoki
By PATRIC LAPRADE - SLAM! Wrestling
The deaths that you less expect are usually the ones that will shock you the most. That is certainly the case when I learned about the passing of a super fan, Shuhei Aoki.
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Shuhei Aoki was a super fan -- and a super friend

Mat Matters: Is it time for a new WWE CEO?
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
With this past week’s announcement of World Wrestling Entertainment releasing 11 people from its roster added to the already horrendous drop in the WWE's stock price by almost 50%; reports that Vince McMahon personally lost over $750 million dollars over the last few months; the market’s disappointment in WWE’s new U.S. television deal; and the number of WWE Network subscribers being stuck at 667,287 which is quite far off the reported 1.5 million subscribers needed for it to break even; questions are being asked about the company’s direction.
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Mat Matters: Reflections on one year writing about wrestling
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
My first year as a wrestling journalist has been exciting for this long-time fan of professional wrestling. When you get to meet your childhood heroes, wrestling legends, and the up-and-comers in the sport, it certainly is a rush.
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Mat Matters: Temporarily shelving the YES! Movement IS what's best for business
By MATTHEW ASHER - SLAM! Wrestling
The good news for wrestling fans is that current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan underwent successful neck surgery on May 15. The bad news is that we have no idea how long he'll be out of action. And as much as I hate to say this, but I agree with Stephanie McMahon that Bryan surrendering the title next week would be best for business.
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RECENT HEADLINES
May 11 ... Seeing old friends story of ROH Global Wars

Apr 26 ... 'Can you do timeouts?' A WWE show through virgin eyes

Apr 13 ... The Canadiens are the Daniel Bryan of the NHL Playoffs

Apr 7 ... Mat Matters: The Streak was about Mark Calaway's legacy

Mar 26 ... Rise of younger talent an indication that WrestleMania should have less part-timers

Feb 9 ... Mat Matters: Why the WWE Network is a gamble

Jan 30 ... Bryan's rise, Punk's departure put WWE at crossroads

Jan 27 ... Mat Matters: Has WWE management lost all touch with reality?!?

Jan 22 ... Royal Rumble bout always brings excitement and surprises

Jan 18 ... Young vs old Doctor Who debate can learn from pro wrestling


Which of these matches from Sunday's WWE Night of the Champions are you most looking forward to?
  Lesnar vs Cena
  Reigns vs Rollins
  Sheamus vs Cesaro
  Paige vs AJ Lee vs Nikki Bella
  Usos vs Goldust & Cody Rhodes
  Mark Henry vs Rusev
  Ziggler vs The Miz
  Jericho vs Orton


Results

Clawmaster Zordani was a key part of the historian community

Why I run Titans in Toronto

Mat Matters: How often should Brock Lesnar defend his title?


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