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Impact: Roode, Young escape cage at Hardcore Justice
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Hardcore Justice brings about some of the most extreme wrestling TNA has to offer. With the six-sided ring having returned, Hardcore Justice brings back something special in the main event. Tonight on the special Hardcore Justice edition of TNA Impact, Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Gunner, Magnus, Austin Aries, and "Cowboy" James Storm battle in six sides of steel for a TNA title shot! Plus, the TNA X Division Championship is on the line! All that and more on this week's edition of TNA Impact!
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Through it all, Zach Gowen still an inspiration
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
Zach Gowen has lead an amazing life. At 31 years old he has seen it all: cancer, success, bright lights of television fame, drug and alcohol abuse, rock bottom, rebirth. His story is so riveting that it has been made into a documentary that holds nothing back. Here is Zach Gowen, ready for the world to see him as he is, imperfect and happy for it.
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Main Event: Big Show knocks out Rowan
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
A new force has arrived in the tag team division of the WWE. The unlikely duo of Big Show and Mark Henry have taken the division by storm. Tonight on WWE Main Event, after receiving a bodyslam at the hands of Erick Rowan, Big Show aims for revenge against the Wyatt Family member. Plus, tag team action and the WWE United States Champion is in action! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!
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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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Raw: The Authority hits the jackpot again in Las Vegas
By NICK TYLWALK - SLAM! Wrestling
I'm a little sad that Raw is in Las Vegas and there's no Raw Roulette. There's probably no time for it, as tonight's episode will deal with the fallout from an eventful SummerSlam. Let's get to it, live on USA and with the shiny new WWE logo.
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Heels rule, Lesnar runs rampant at SummerSlam 2014
By DALE PLUMMER and NICK TYLWALK -- SLAM! Wrestling
In most years, you can count on SummerSlam to follow much the same pattern as WrestleMania. Some feuds will wrap up, others will continue, but regardless of the particulars, plenty of fan favorites will win to ensure the fans all go home happy. Not so much for SummerSlam 2014.
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Courtney Rush new champ as Femmes Fatales delivers again
By YVES LEROUX - SLAM! Wresting
MONTREAL - So many thought it wouldn't catch and after a few shows that the idea would be abandoned. Well, guess what? Saturday night's Femmes Fatales show was the 15th and not only is it as strong as ever, its popularity keeps growing.
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Smackdown!: Ambrose, Reigns, Ziggler all winners heading into SummerSlam
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
Doesn't it feel like Wrestlemania was only last month? Well, it wasn't and SummerSlam will be here Sunday. The final Smackdown! before the midsummer classic (ed. note: that would be the MLB All-Star Game, not SummerSlam) stops in Seattle, Washington. As always, Michael Cole and JBL call the action before making their way to Los Angeles.
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Impact: 3D and Hardys renew rivalry for one night
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Tables, ladders, and chairs will forever be synonymous with two teams: The Hardys and Team 3D. With both teams together again in TNA, the time seems right for one more match. Tonight on TNA Impact, the teams renew their rivalry nearly a decade and a half in the making in the main event. Plus, the TNA Knockouts Championship is on the line! All that and more on this week's edition of TNA Impact!
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WWE Network a great resource for Natalya
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling
Just two days ago, Canadians got their first taste of the WWE Network, opening their eyes to a plentiful resource of material from wrestling's past, present and future; and for one Canadian Diva, Natalya, the arrival comes with much anticipation for what her family has seen while residing south of the border. "I'm excited that you guys have the opportunity to experience what we've had over the past few months with the WWE Network," she said during an interview earlier this week.
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