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Papercutz’s WWE SLAM City comic perfect for kids
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
At the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con, Papercutz and WWE announced a partnership to produce a line of comic books based on various wrestlers, legends, and personalities. While the WWE Superstars series garnered much of the attention due to the fact that WWE Legend Mick Foley would be co-writing it, Papercutz also launched the WWE Slam City series based on the animated shorts of the same name that have been airing since March of this year on the WWE Network and YouTube.
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WWE SuperCard an addictive new game
By JOHN POWELL - SLAM! Wrestling
What's better than ... Gotta catch 'em all? How about ... Gotta pin 'em all? The WWE's latest foray into gaming is giving Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon a run for their money. In an unexpected turn, the WWE, through publisher 2K Games and developer Cat Daddy Games, has branched out into digital collectible card games with WWE Supercard.
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Masked or not, Grappler's book tough to beat
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
What sets The Grappler's autobiography (and life) apart from so many of his peers is really what he didn't do: he didn't have a run in a national company, he didn't have a life full of tragedy, he didn't battle with drugs and alcohol, or leave a trail of broken hearts and fatherless children across the continent. All he did was wrestle and wrestle well. It's refreshing, to be honest, as is his refreshing honesty.
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Heyman DVD masterful, documentary WWE's best ever
By JUSTIN COUSINEAU - Chinlock.com
I am a Paul Heyman guy. I was a Paul Heyman guy long before I ever realized that I was a Paul Heyman guy. When I was 14 years old, I used to sneak down to the basement in our family's modest home where we had a VCR, and an old RCA box television. There, I would put in the most recent episode of ECW Hardcore TV that I had acquired from whatever Apter magazine I had borrowed from our local library that week, and sit memorized by the gritty, raw and "extreme" characters I was watching.
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ECW final days shoot falls slightly short of Justin Credible
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
The latest in the Timeline: The History of ECW series from Kayfabe Commentaries takes a look at the year 2000 through the eyes of Justin Credible. Credible, born PJ Polaco, was about to hit his peak in the promotion, as 2000 would mark his sole reign with the ECW World Heavyweight Championship.
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Book by Texas ref James Beard impartially entertaining
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
The wrestling referee has a different perspective on what happens in the ring than anyone else. When he does his job right, the storyline being told by the wrestlers moves along and is enhanced; when he errs, everything can go off the rails. Fortunately, veteran ref James Beard writes like the great referee he was, and his memoir offers fascinating insight into the business and the many characters in it.
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Great American Bash DVD brings back so many great memories
By BLAINE VAN DER GRIEND - SLAM! Wrestling
The WWE hopes to turn back time with the release of its latest DVD and Blu-ray entitled United We Slam: The Best of the Great American Bash. Fans of all ages can certainly enjoy this set, as it has something in it for everybody.
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DVD focuses on Troy Martin more than Shane Douglas
By BERTRAND HEBERT - SLAM! Wrestling
I was unfamiliar with Kayfabe Commentaries' DVD series Breaking Kayfabe. I am not completely sold on the concept after viewing my first one but it surely can appeal to a segment of the wrestling fan base. The concept is to go behind the character into the real life of the wrestler; in this case, The Franchise Shane Douglas takes a back seat to the real person Troy Martin who discusses the cost of living his dream as a wrestler.
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New Topps Chrome set aimed at higher-end collectors
By GREG OLIVER and QUINN OLIVER - SLAM! Wrestling
For a collector, few things are as much fun as a box break, opening pack after pack of trading cards. When the new WWE set, Topps Chrome, arrived at the door the other day, it was all that my son and I could do to resist tearing into it right then and there.
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Historical WWE 50 book honest and rereadable
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
WWE 50: Celebrating 50 years of Sports Entertainment, is a sleek and attractive coffee table book covering the history of the WWE. This offering from WWE Books is different in so many ways from their past generic, filtered, censored nonsense, that I could not help but read it again.
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May 16 ... Cabana's second Road Diaries DVD another great trip

May 1 ... WWE's Signature Sounds DVD music to a fan's ear

Apr 20 ... New book details pre-1900 pioneers of pro wrestling

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