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Blizzard cancels Raw, Smackdown tapings
By SLAM! Wrestling
There are some things that even the mighty World Wrestling Entertainment can't overcome, like the weather. Tonight's scheduled Monday Night Raw show in Hartford, Ct., has been moved to Thursday, and Tuesday's Smackdown taping in Boston has been scrapped altogether.
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Sufferin' Succotash! Roman Reigns booed by fans after Royal Rumble win
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
After a disastrous 2014 Royal Rumble in Pittsburgh, where the crowd hijacked the show with boos. Even going as far as booing Rey Mysterio, just because he was Daniel Bryan; one would think that WWE would do everything in their power set the scene for a repeat performance. Especially with a show deep in old ECW territory at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. So did WWE learn a lesson from last year?
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When a Royal Rumble goes bad ... again
By NICK TYLWALK - SLAM! Wrestling
PHILADELPHIA - It was a little disconcerting at the Royal Rumble Sunday night in Philadelphia when fans at the Wells Fargo Center started booing Roman Reigns when he appeared in the video at the top of the show. I’ve never been the biggest fan of the man with the Superman punch, but as far as I could tell, he seemed to be over with the live crowds wherever the WWE has traveled over the past few months
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Impact: BDC and Lashley take it to the streets
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Lashley had his title taken from him when MVP introduced the Beatdown Clan and stuck the proverbial knife in the back of his former friend. Tonight on TNA Impact, Lashley wants his title back and he will go to the streets of New York City to get it from MVP. Plus, Feast or Fired hands out shots at TNA gold and a pink slip! All that and more on this week's edition of TNA Impact!
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Reigns ready to (win) Rumble
By JAN MURPHY - Chinlock.com
Roman Reigns, born Leati Joseph (Joe) Anoa’i, was, quite frankly, born to wrestle. He is the son of Sika Anoa’i of Wild Samoans fame, his brother, Matt, is the wrestler known as Rosey, his uncle Afa Anoa’i was the other half of the Wild Samoans and his extended Samoan family members include the likes of Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, Yokozuna, Rikishi, Umaga and The Usos, to name some.
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Smackdown!: Ziggler, Rowan and Ryback need to win to enter Royal Rumble
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
The Royal Rumble is on Sunday and there are still some holes in the Rumble match itself. Sure, there are always surprise guests to fill those spots, but almost one-third of the match is empty. There's a good chance that some newly re-hired superstars can fill those voids as Smackdown! come to us from Austin, Texas.
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NXT: NXT Championship contender tourney kicks off
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
After Kevin Owens again ruined a Sami Zayn title defense, Zayn has had enough. Tonight on WWE NXT, NXT GM William Regal has an announcement regarding the latest NXT special and the main event. Where does this leave the NXT Champion and his former best friend? Plus, a tournament to decide the number one contender for the NXT Championship kicks off! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!
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Lucha Underground: Cuerno stands over Drago
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Drago and King Cuerno were left down and out last time they met as Drago jumped down from the Lucha Underground temple office through a table with Cuerno on it. Tonight on Lucha Underground, one will have to stand as the two attempt to put an end to their rivalry in a Last Luchador Standing match. Plus, Big Ryck gets an unexpected surprise! All that and more on this week's edition of Lucha Underground!
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Santino promoting new style of pro wrestling at Battle Arts
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
Because of his comedic on-screen persona, it may be hard to believe that WWE superstar Santino Marella has a serious side. At least when it comes to talking about the Battle Arts Academy, the MMA/fitness/pro wrestling training facility that he owns. SLAM! Wrestling recently sat down with Marella to talk about the Battle Arts brand, which will be on full display this Saturday, when the company presents Battle Arts 5: The Test.
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Barns and prisons: Even more bad wrestling conditions
By CALEB SMITH - SLAM! Wrestling
Wrestlers love sharing stories about matches, pay-offs and crazy angles. Perhaps one of the things that get the men and women from the business most excited is talking about the worst conditions they have ever had to work under.
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Jan 16 ... Impact: Lashley beat down by Beatdown Clan

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