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   July 30, 2014



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Mania 28 DVD: Strong show, awesome HOF, weak extras
By MATTHEW BYER - SLAM! Wrestling
A review of a DVD focused on a particular PPV event, such as Wrestlemania XXVIII, is somewhat difficult due to the fact that the main selling point is the event itself, which has been thoroughly reviewed already. As chronicled in SLAM! Wrestling's review of Wrestlemania XXVIII, the card was extremely strong. So instead of the show itself, I will focus on the extras.
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WWE claims record pay-per-view number for WrestleMania XXVIII
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
WWE announced Monday that WrestleMania XXVIII, based on preliminary estimates, set the company record for pay-per-view buys for a card which was headlined by the "Once in a Lifetime" match between The Rock and John Cena.
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Highs of Taker-HHH, Cena-Rock and Punk-Jericho overcome plenty of lows at WrestleMania XXVIII
By DALE PLUMMER and NICK TYLWALK -- SLAM! Wrestling
It's not often that the main event of WrestleMania gets a whole year of hype behind it. In fact it's never happened before this year, when the entire wrestling-watching world knew since around this time in 2011 that John Cena and The Rock would go face to face in Miami in a match billed as “Once in a Lifetime.” Judging by the reactions of a record crowd of 78,363 at Sun Life Stadium for WrestleMania XXVIII on Sunday, that was a wise business decision by the WWE.
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Live Mania had many moments
By The MASKED WRITER -- SLAM! Wrestling
MIAMI - Live, WrestleMania 28 gave the fans in Sun Life Stadium a little bit of everything -- some head-scratching confusion, the end of an era, tremendous scientific wrestling, lots of Mommas, and an epic encounter that won't soon be forgotten.
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WrestleMania 28: The Live Report
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
SLAM! Wrestling's Matt Bishop will be reporting on WrestleMania 28 as it happens, and chances are there might be some extra SLAM! Wrestling staffers popping in too. Check in early and often to follow the action here, starting at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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WrestleMania 28: Pre-show and post-show chat
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
SLAM! Wrestling's Matt Bishop will be hosting live chats before and after WrestleMania 28, and chances are there might be some other SLAM! Wrestling staffers popping in too. The pre-show chat starts at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, and runs to 6 p.m. The post-Mania chat starts when the show ends. Make your voice heard and join the fun here!
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Mania Moments: No. 1 - The Irresistible Force Meeting The Immovable Object
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
We've counted down the top 27 moments in WrestleMania history so far, but what takes the No. 1 spot in our top-28 Mania Moments countdown? WrestleMania 28 is Sunday in Miami, but our top moment took place more than 20 years ago in front of the largest crowd to ever see a professional wrestling event in North America.
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WWE Hall of Fame a R-Rated affair
By The MASKED WRITER -- SLAM! Wrestling
MIAMI -- The American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami is usually home to the family-friendly Heat of the NBA. However, Saturday night, at the annual WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony, things were Rated R, and had a definite "Edge" to the affair.
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Cena doesn't like The Rock
By TIM BAINES - Ottawa Sun
When Dwayne Johnson and John Cena step into the ring for their moment in Wrestlemania's spotlight on Sunday night in Miami, there will already be a long trail of bluster and bombast. Cena, one of the current faces of WWE, and Johnson, who electrified millions and millions as The Rock, have been lobbing verbal bombs at each other for the better part of a year.
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Mania Moments: Nos. 6-2 - Submission, electricity, The Streak
By MATT BISHOP - SLAM! Wrestling
In the latest installment of Mania Moments, we are getting down to the nitty gritty and some of the top moments in the history of the spectacle known as WrestleMania. In this edition, we look at the famous submission match at WrestleMania 13, three of the great matches in WWE history, a legend electrifying the crowd and The Streak.
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