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The Canadiens are the Daniel Bryan of the NHL Playoffs
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
With the elimination of the Maple Leafs, Senators, and Canucks, NHL fans are left for the first time since 1973 with only one Canadian NHL team in the National Hockey League playoffs: the Montreal Canadiens. The Habs were also the last Canadian team to bring home the Stanley Cup, in 1993. Are there parallels between Montreal and the WWE? A hearty Yes!
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Mat Matters: The Streak was about Mark Calaway's legacy
By JOHN POWELL - SLAM! Wrestling
In three seconds, a 21-year legacy was gone. Besides perhaps the infamous Montreal Screw Job or Hulk Hogan joining the now at Bash at the Beach in 1996, last night's conclusion to the Undertaker versus Brock Lesnar match at WrestleMania 30 will go down in history as perhaps the most surprising finish ever to a wrestling bout, ever.
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Rise of younger talent an indication that WrestleMania should have less part-timers
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
For the last couple of years WWE’s WrestleMania pay-per-view event has had many of the more prominent spots on the card dominated by wrestlers who only perform part-time. While there’s little doubt that Triple H, The Rock, The Undertaker, Chris Jericho and others remain popular with fans the amount of time devoted to them on the biggest card of the year may be detrimental to WWE in the long term.
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Mat Matters: Why the WWE Network is a gamble
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
Announced to great fanfare a month ago, the WWE Network has been touted as the first-ever 24/7 streaming network that will change the viewing experience when it launches in the United States on Monday, February 24th. One of the big features that will be part of the WWE Network package is the inclusion of all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events.
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Bryan's rise, Punk's departure put WWE at crossroads
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
WWE is at a crossroads. Sunday, the fans in Pittsburgh revolted and took over the show in response to yet another Randy Orton/John Cena WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, and then again when Daniel Bryan was not a participant in the Royal Rumble Match.
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Mat Matters: Has WWE management lost all touch with reality?!?
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
No matter how you try and spin it, what happened at the 2014 edition of the Royal Rumble was a debacle and it was all because of WWE Management's stubborn refusal to accept that in the fans’ eyes Daniel Bryan is the number one star in the company.
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Royal Rumble bout always brings excitement and surprises
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
For most, WrestleMania is WWE's marquee show of the year. But in terms of excitement and unpredictability, nothing tops the Royal Rumble. Held each January, the Rumble has earned a rightful reputation for being the true one night where the "anything can happen in the WWE" mantra holds true.
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Young vs old Doctor Who debate can learn from pro wrestling
By RANJAN CHHIBBER, Ph.D. - SLAM! Wrestling
The Los Angeles Times reported that two genres of shows trended as the most talked about in the Twittersphere in the third last week of December 2013: pro wrestling and Doctor Who. More than Nielsen ratings, twitter comments reflect the Zeitgeist of younger viewers, who watch their shows online or via services like Netflix.
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Mat Matters: WWE continues to change the landscape
By JAN MURPHY - Chinlock.com
To call World Wrestling Entertainment’s unveiling of its WWE Network earlier this week a game changer is a gross understatement. In fact, even attempting to wrap one’s mind around what the company has just done is nearly impossible. Personally, my expectations were blown out of the water.
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It's official: The WWE Network is finally announced

Will Batista’s WWE return be a boon or a bust?
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
By now many World Wrestling Entertainment fans have heard about the impending return of former four-time World Heavyweight Champion and two-time WWE Champion Dave Batista. Since the announcement leaked there has been a great deal of speculation about how Batista will be used by the company particularly at Wrestlemania XXX.
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The Canadiens are the Daniel Bryan of the NHL Playoffs

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

Why grown men can't resist Wrestlemania


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