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Impact: Angle one short ahead of Lockdown
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Lockdown is only a week away and the main event is set. The BDC will step into Lethal Lockdown against a team captained by the recently returned Kurt Angle. Tonight on TNA Impact, Angle searches for a team to bring into battle at Lockdown! Plus, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship is on the line as Lashley takes on three men. Who will get the shot? All that and more on this week's edition of TNA Impact!
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Foley booted from Wing Bowl for cheating
By REUTERS
PHILADELPHIA - Pro wrestling legend Mick Foley was disqualified Friday from Philadelphia’s annual Wing Bowl eating contest after he was caught scooping uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.
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Tyson Kidd heads home to Calgary
By JASON CLEVETT - SLAM! Wrestling
It was October 5, 1996, when a young, scrawny TJ Wilson teamed with Andrew Picarnic to face Teddy Hart and Harry Smith in an exhibition match to kick off a house show at the Saddledome in Calgary. Now, 18 years later, Tyson Kidd is returning home to Calgary and the arena that he watched his heroes wrestle in and had his first taste of the WWE ring.
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Daniel Bryan and Kane fight over a casket on a live Smackdown!
By DALE PLUMMER -- SLAM! Wrestling
Vince McMahon finally faced an opponent that not even he could beat; Mother Nature. Thanks to a blizzard in New England, Smackdown! is going live tonight in Hartford, Connecticut to make up for the cancelled Monday Night Raw show. Oh, Monday Night Raw still aired, it just played out more like a three hour Royal Rumble post game show. Speaking of the Rumble, it will be interesting to see if all negative reaction from Sunday Night will carry over to tonight.
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Paul London a 'cosmic missionary'
By PATRIC LAPRADE - SLAM! Wrestling
Paul London is bringing his unique personality to Toronto this weekend, and it's all a part of his efforts to see the world and share his knowledge. The 34 year-old grappler is some kind of a modern missionary.
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NXT: Tournament and contract signing heat up
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
The next NXT Takeover special is a few short weeks away. With the event on the horizon, the quarterfinals of the NXT Championship contender tourney come to a close. Tonight on WWE NXT, Baron Corbin vs. Bull Dempsey and Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd determine who will move on to the semifinals. Plus, the Takeover main event contract signing for Zayn vs. Owens and the NXT Tag Team Championships are on the line! All that and more on this week's edition of WWE NXT!
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Lucha Underground: Prince Puma rattles Cage
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
Weeks of attacks and threats have been exchanged. Tonight, the champion goes up against a machine. Tonight on Lucha Underground, Cage gets a shot at the Lucha Underground Championship as he takes on Prince Puma. Will the undersized champion be an underdog against a challenger who proves to be more machine than man? Plus, Lucha Underground owner Dario Cueto is confronted by a mysterious figure! All that and more on this week's edition of Lucha Underground!
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Total Divas: Brie wants to live in a jail; Eva Marie feels like a whale; Rosa chases Paige's tail
By BOB KAPUR - SLAM! Wrestling
It's strange that WWE would air a new episode of Total Divas on the Sunday of a pay-per-view, like they did last weekend. But that's what they did, and as a result, this report is late. So let's dispense with the introduction, and head straight to the full recap.
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Hayden set to make rare Canadian defense of NWA women’s title
By DAN MURPHY - SLAM! Wrestling
When Barbi Hayden captured the NWA women's championship last January, she vowed to be a fighting champion. One year later, Hayden's resume includes successful title defenses against Santana "Brittany" Garrett, Mia Yim, Athena, Nevaeh, Portia Perez, and Veda Scott. And on January 31, Hayden will make her first appearance in Canada for a scheduled NWA title defense against Jewells Malone from the Primos Wrestling Canada promotion in Winnipeg.
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SLAM! Wrestling 2014 Awards
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff
Looking back at the year that was, it's pretty obvious that the years was a bit of a mess. Usually, there's one or two dominant stars who few could argue were key to the year. But in 2014? It was Daniel Bryan, and then he was injured. It's not all that different as you check out the various thoughts from out writers in the various categories -- very few stood tall for the entire year.
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RECENT HEADLINES
Jan 26 ... Blizzard cancels Raw, Smackdown tapings

Jan 26 ... Sufferin' Succotash! Roman Reigns booed by fans after Royal Rumble win

Jan 26 ... When a Royal Rumble goes bad ... again

Jan 23 ... Impact: BDC and Lashley take it to the streets

Jan 23 ... Reigns ready to (win) Rumble

Jan 22 ... Smackdown!: Ziggler, Rowan and Ryback need to win to enter Royal Rumble

Jan 22 ... NXT: NXT Championship contender tourney kicks off

Jan 22 ... Lucha Underground: Cuerno stands over Drago

Jan 22 ... Santino promoting new style of pro wrestling at Battle Arts

Jan 21 ... Barns and prisons: Even more bad wrestling conditions


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