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Showing fire, Nicole Matthews wins SHIMMER title
By DAN MURPHY - SLAM! Wrestling
BERWYN, Ill. -- With the smell of butane still thick in the air, Nicole Matthews walked out of the Berwyn Eagles Club Saturday as the new SHIMMER champion, courtesy of a fireball to the face of Madison Eagles.
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Orton surprising hero at Montreal house show
By BERTRAND HEBERT - SLAM! Wrestling
MONTREAL - I remember going to a WWF house show at the Montreal Forum, and I wanted to get a t-shirts and see the stars but I also wanted Ricky Steamboat to take revenge on Randy Savage. Not much has really changed today at the WWE house show at the Bell Centre last night. I was with my kids and they wanted a t-shirt and they wanted to see the stars like most of the fans in attendance. The main difference to me was that Randy Orton got the biggest reaction even if everyone should have been cheering for Dean Ambrose to get revenge.
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Smackdown!: Ambrose avoids sneak attack; takes out Kane
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
Hell in the Cell is a week away and it looks like there will not be a WWE World Heavyweight Title match, since Brock Lesnar has been MIA. You know what else is missing...power...to my DVR. Which means no Smackdown! recording, so here are the results straight for the horses mouth.
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Ken Ramey was a great referee, manager and booker
By STEVE JOHNSON - SLAM! Wrestling
By now, it's been done to death in pro wrestling, but you can look it up. Ken Ramey was the first turncoat referee. It happened in Florida, in the territorial days of the mid-1960s, when the masked Medics tag team of Billy Garrett and Jim Starr went scouting for a third member. They liked Ramey's work as one of the top referees in the National Wrestling Alliance and suggested he talk to Florida promoter Eddie Graham about ditching his striped shirt.
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Natalya talks 'snotty' TJ, NXT Divas and title ban
By PATRIC LAPRADE - SLAM! Wrestling
According to many reports, a new rule in the WWE states that the Divas who appear on E!'s Total Divas reality show can't win the Divas title. While not exactly confirming it, Calgary's Natalya doesn't see it as a big deal. At least, not any more.
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NXT: Badda-Bing! Realist chick in the ring Carmella makes her debut
By MATTHEW ASHER - SLAM! Wrestling
Rather than being shown any video packages, this episode of NXT starts right off with a match with Baron Corbin taking on some local jobber. Per usual, NXT comes to us from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. Tonight’s commentators are Alex Riley, Rich Brennan and Renee Young.
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Impact: Roode regains Lashley rematch
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Lashley has been labelled as the most dominant in the company's history. Tonight, four of TNA's best fight for another shot at the belt. Tonight on TNA Impact, Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Austin Aries, and Jeff Hardy square off in a four-way elimination match to be named number one contender! Plus, Ethan Carter III has found a big replacement for former best friend Rockstar Spud! All that and more on this week's edition of TNA Impact!
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Main Event: Rusev gets a Big E of a win
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Embroiled in a battle with Big Show and Mark Henry, Rusev has overcome both one-on-one. After last night's Raw, the numbers game caught up to Rusev and he was KO'd. Tonight on WWE Main Event, Rusev aims for a biggie of a win against Big E! Plus, MizTV and the continued struggles in the relationship between Natalya and Tyson Kidd! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE Main Event!
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Cowboy Bob Kelly was the ultimate hometown hero
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling
Chuck Browning was one of those kids at ringside during the heyday of Cowboy Bob Kelly, who died on Sunday at age 78. He was such a fan that his mother made him up a vest just like Kelly's. Now 54, he shed a tear learning about his hero's passing, toasting him and the memories of the days when heroes were heroes.
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Reflections on the Cowboy

Total Divas: Double Dose of Divas
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
A rare double-header of episodes this past Sunday, perhaps countering TNA Wrestling's Pay-Per-View offering, perhaps as a Thanksgiving present for us Canadians, or perhaps for no reason whatsoever. Either way, an eventful couple of hours, with Nattie and TJ's marital woes taking centre stage. Meanwhile, Nikki Bella finds dumb ways to argue with both her sister and John Cena. Also, Eva Marie celebrates while Rosa Mendez is celibate. Check out all the details for this and so much more!
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Oct 13 ... Raw: Ambrose earns Rollins at Hell in a Cell

Oct 12 ... Muta, Tajiri leave Storm and Sanada in the mist at Bound for Glory

Oct 11 ... New Jack should never have been asked to remember ECW of 1998 for DVD

Oct 11 ... Smackdown!: 15th Anniversary Show brings memories, surprises and a stipulation

Oct 10 ... Q&A with Jey Uso, Part 1: The Past

Oct 9 ... NXT: Sami Zayn clashes with Titus O'Neil

Oct 9 ... Impact: Wolves retain in Full Metal Mayhem

Oct 8 ... A 'lovely' trip with 'Rotten' Reggie and 'King Kong' Mosca


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Which of the two Hell in a Cell Matches on the upcoming pay-per-view are you most interested in?
  John Cena vs Randy Orton
  Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins


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Reflections on the Cowboy

A 'lovely' trip with 'Rotten' Reggie and 'King Kong' Mosca

Arda Ocal, er, Kyle Edwards, most deserving of WWE announcing gig


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