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   December 20, 2014



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Wrestlemania 25: HBK-Undertaker steals the show
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
For the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania, the tag line may as well have been, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The top of this year’s card looked an awful lot like last year's. Just swap out Floyd Mayweather for Shawn Michaels and everyone else was the same. John Cena, Edge, Triple H, Randy Orton, Undertaker and Big Show all had spots at the top. And once again, Shawn Michaels stole the show, leaving the championship matches to be a letdown.
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Wrestlemania 25 -- the live report

Bob Kapur's Twitterish Mania report: Day 4
By "Bloodthirsty" BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
HOUSTON - Ever the techno wrestling geek, Bob Kapur filed his report Twitter-style, giving you short bursts of his wacky life as he packs up to leave Houston -- but not without a genuine hate on for the airport there.
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Bob Kapur's Twitterish Mania report: Day 3
By "Bloodthirsty" BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
HOUSTON - Ever the techno wrestling geek, Bob Kapur filed his report Twitter-style, giving you short bursts of his wacky life as he heads to Raw on Monday, with waffles (again), an old-school referee, and malls on the agenda.
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Bob Kapur's Twitterish Mania report: Day 2
Bob Kapur's Twitterish Mania report: Day 1

WrestleMania 25 delivers some bang but ends with a whimper
By NICK TYLWALK - SLAM! Wrestling
HOUSTON - An old showbiz cliché says that you should always leave them wanting more, but what happens when you leave them expecting more? That was the question hovering over a good percentage of the 72,744 people filing out of Reliant Stadium at the conclusion of WrestleMania 25 on Sunday night.
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A-list talent amps up Axxess
By NICK TYLWALK - SLAM! Wrestling
HOUSTON -- The last time WrestleMania came to Texas, the fan festival known as Axxess gave people a chance to experience all things WWE in one place. Eight years ago, anyone attending the event could view memorabilia from various eras, browse all kinds of merchandise, participate in Q and A sessions and grab autographs from some of the talent.
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Native son Austin headlines Hall of Fame class
By NICK TYLWALK - SLAM! Wrestling
A night that had a distinct Texas flavor ended fittingly in confetti and beer in honor of one of the state’s favorite pro wrestling sons. Thousands of fans turned out at the Toyota Center Saturday night to pay tribute to a WWE Hall of Fame class that included famous families like the Funks and the Von Erichs. But the loudest applause and the final honor of the night went to a Texan Vince McMahon introduced as “the most popular superstar in the history of the WWE,” Stone Cold Steve Austin.
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Countdown to Wrestlemania 25
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff
. Why do I use that as the intro? Because in the opinions of most fans and scribes, 'Mania just isn't as exciting this year. For whatever reason, be it the matches booked, the seeming focus shift to John Cena's movie or other reasons, in the minds of most this just doesn't feel like 'Mania.
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Kingston new THQ video game champ
By NICK TYLWALK -- SLAM! Wrestling
HOUSTON - Fathers and sons both real and scripted were the centerpiece of the revamped THQ Superstar Challenge Friday night. In the end, though, it was a fan favorite with no family ties who proved to be the best at the controls.
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Tim Baines makes his Mania picks
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
Every little chairshot to the back of the head, every sledgehammer hidden beneath the ring, every extra-marital dalliance, every legend beaten to a bloody pulp ... everything that's happened in WWE's past year has been leading up to one magical night -- tomorrow's Wrestlemania.
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WM25 indicative of a product at the crossroads
By NICK TYLWALK -- SLAM! Wrestling Columnist
HOUSTON - With Houston getting set to host the 25th edition of WrestleMania this Sunday, it’s a pretty safe bet that no one outside the McMahon family would have envisioned back in 1985 that the event would still be around come 2009 -- or that it would so perfectly symbolize both the long term growth and short term stagnation of the pro wrestling industry.
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