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Victory on TV is the dream of Rosa Mendes
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
Here's something you probably didn't know about Rosa Mendes, and it's certainly something she hopes to change in the near future -- she has never won a singles bout on WWE television.
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NXT: Tag team finals and Takeover II set
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
The boss is in the building. WWE COO Triple H has a special announcement for the NXT Universe. Tonight on WWE NXT, what does Triple H have in store for his surprise announcement? Plus, the NXT Tag Team Tournament semifinals bring us one step closer to a number one contender for a shot at NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!
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Bonnie Watson, women's wrestling great, passes
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
Like almost every woman wrestler from the 1950s, Bonnie Watson's road took her through Columbus, Ohio, and then to places far and wide, until it was time to settle down and raise a family.
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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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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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