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In one night, an award and a rib for Wes Brisco
By STEVEN JOHNSON - SLAM! Wrestling
LAS VEGAS -- It worked out OK. But for a time it appeared that Wes Brisco was going to be MIA for his big moment at the Cauliflower Alley Club reunion. The second-generation wrestler already had plans for the night, never suspecting he would be announced as the Future Legend Award winner during the club’s April 14 Bockwinkel Blowout.
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Smackdown!: Champions vs. Champions Tag Team match headlines London show
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
The WWE has taken the show overseas, like it does every year after WrestleMania, and tonight Smackdown! comes to us from jolly old England. This used to mean throw away matches, but on recent tours storylines have kept going, for better or worse; like Michael Cole making his return from Brock Lesnar's attack.
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House of Hardcore to air on Fight Network
By JAN MURPHY - Chinlock.com
House of Hardcore is coming to Fight Network in May. In a partnership announced today by Tommy Dreamer and Fight Network, fans will now be able to watch Dreamer’s wrestling company on TV for the first time.
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House of Hardcore is coming to Canada

Lucha Underground: Drago earns unique opportunity
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Aerostar and Drago have gone back and forth in their best of five series, with both men earning two victories. Tonight on Lucha Underground, the final match will determine who gets a shot at the double-edged sword that often comes with Lucha Underground owner Dario Cueto's "unique opportunities." Who will take the series? Plus, the third and final team for the Lucha Underground Trios Championship finals match next week will be determined tonight! All that and more on this week's edition of Lucha Underground!
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Larry Hennig proves he's a worthy headliner at CAC banquet
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
LAS VEGAS - Like the WWF shows of the 1980s, when the World championship was defended before intermission, so the champ could head to another show, Wednesday’s Cauliflower Alley Club banquet put its top name on mid-show, and there was little doubt that Larry “The Ax” Hennig stole the show.
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Different kind of ‘Killer Bees’ at Cauliflower Alley
Plenty to do at the CAC reunion
Hugs all around at the CAC

NXT: Zayn drops Rhyno in return
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Sami Zayn has finally returned and he still has a target on his back, even without the NXT Championship. Tonight on WWE NXT, Zayn looks to keep his place in the title picture by taking on Rhyno, who looks to cut in line to get a shot at NXT Champion Kevin Owens. Plus, the debut of Dana Brooke and Solomon Crowe looks to end his rivalry against CJ Parker! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!
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Sports film fest brings photos and film of Roger Baker into focus
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
The amazing thing when going through the photographic works of Roger Baker is that he never took up the profession as a full-time gig. With some of his boxing photos on display at an upcoming sports film festival in Toronto, it's worth considering how the hard work as a butcher and fishmonger paid off.
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CM Punk slams WWE politics, superstars
By JOHN POWELL - SLAM! Wrestling
Former WWE superstar turned UFC fighter, CM Punk, isn’t done putting the boots to the pro wrestling business. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Phil Brooks (AKA: CM Punk) downplayed the pro wrestling industry as a whole.
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Raw: No RKO, no problem for Orton
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Randy Orton won the opportunity to take on WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins last week. Tonight on WWE Raw, Rollins and Orton wrestle in separate matches to earn the right to make stipulations for the main event at Extreme Rules. Who will be able to go into Extreme Rules with the advantage? Plus, a battle royal for the a shot at the Divas belt and John Cena puts out an open challenge for the WWE United States Championship. All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Raw!
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French Mad Dog Vachon bio doesn't shy away from his shortcomings
By MIKE WYMAN - For SLAM! Wrestling
It's more than a bit of an understatement to declare that Maurice "Mad Dog" Vachon was big in Quebec. He wasn't just a big name in wrestling in the province; he was a major show-business personality. Vachon was Johnny Carson big but it didn't happen overnight, nor was his path an easy one.
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Apr 12 ... Go go Godzilla! Jax Dane attacks CAC!

Apr 11 ... Dillon tagging with Funk again to emcee CAC banquet

Apr 10 ... Impact: Angle defies odds against Young, Lashley

Apr 10 ... CAC to honour DDP for humanitarian work

Apr 9 ... SmackDown: Reigns wins one for the team

Apr 9 ... Mucho hyped La Bulla hitting Los Angeles this weekend

Apr 9 ... Larry Hennig Q&A: Early days through to the CAC's Iron Mike Award

Apr 8 ... Lucha Underground: Puma preys on Cuerno

Apr 8 ... NXT: All Axxess for Hideo Itami

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