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Wrestling Review Weekly, First Edition: Number 52

July 27th, 2014 at 1:22 PM
By Peter Schifani

In this final edition of the first year we've covered the world of pro wrestling/sports entertainment we again look back at the week that was in both TNA and WWE. TNA showed more of the recent tapings from New York City with the Hardy Boyz reuniting. WWE moved on post 'BattleGround' and set-up a massive main event for 'SummerSlam' involving "option C."

TNA wrestling has been a bit more interesting of late with there own more original "option C" as the X-Division Champion Austin Aries will cash in the title to take on the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley on next week's 'Destination X' Impact special. Obviously that mean there will be a 'Destination X' match next week as well to determine a new X-Division Champion. Also there will be a TNA World Tag-Team Championship match as the reunited Matt and Jeff Hardy will square off against The Wolves (Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards.) This week the TNA Women's Knockout Championship was on the line in the third match between champion Gail Kim and challenger Taryn Terrell. Unfortunately it ended with a visit by the "Beautiful People" and a future re-match between these two excellent competitors is sure to come. TNA also announced that they will return to the Manhattan Center in New York City on August 5th through the 7th for more tapings that will include a former ECW/WWE superstar. Tajiri will make his first appearance in several years, possibly to be involved in the angle between the Great Muta and James Storm.

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Top 10 Women Wrestlers: Countdown Part Three

July 24th, 2014 at 2:42 PM
By Peter Schifani

Now that the month of July is more than half way over we present the top three, prior to number one, in our Top 10 countdown of the best women wrestlers. We have already revealed numbers 10 through five in the first two parts, and you can go back to read part one here, and part two here, in case you missed them.

Number Four: Mickie James

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Roll Call of Wrestling Champions: July 2014 Edition

July 22nd, 2014 at 12:21 PM
By Peter Schifani

So we have come to that time of the month again to bring you the wrestling fans a listings of the champions in wrestling here in the United States. Not quite as many changes as one month ago, but the top two prizes in WWE have "new" champions. As always those new titleholders are in BOLD.

'WWE Fan Axxess - Championship Title belts' photo (c) 2012, Simon Q - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

WWE title holders:

WWE World Heavyweight Champion: John Cena, Intercontinental Champion: The Miz, WWE Tag-Team Champions: Jimmy and Jey (The Usos), United States Champion: Sheamus and Divas Champion: AJ Lee

NXT title holders:

NXT HW Champion: Adrian Neville, NXT Tag-Team Champions: Konnor and Viktor (The Ascension) and NXT Women's Champion: Charlotte

TNA title holders:

World Heavyweight Champion: Bobby Lashley, X-Division Champion: Austin Aries, World Tag-Team Champions: Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards (The Wolves), Women's Knockout Champion: Gail Kim

NWA title holders:

World Heavyweight Champion: Rob Conway, Junior Heavyweight Champion: Chase Owens, World Tag-Team Champions: Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan (Tencozy), Women's Champion: Barbi Hayden, North American Champion: Byron Wilcott, National Champion: Lou Marconi, United States Tag-Team Champions: Damien Wayne and Lance Erikson (Lords of Kaos)

ROH title holders:

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Wrestling Review Weekly, First Edition: Number 51

July 20th, 2014 at 2:34 PM
By Peter Schifani

As we saw this past week in the world of professional wrestling/sports entertainment saw TNA return to the use of the six-sided ring, which had occurred during there recent tapings in NYC. Meanwhile the freight train entitled WWE continued its way along setting up all matches for 'BattleGround' later tonight.

TNA's Impact wrestling broadcast opened with Director of Wrestling Operations Kurt Angle showcasing the return to the six-sided ring. The main reason it was used during the heyday of TNA was because of the many and varied action that could occur during X-Division matches. An X-Division title gauntlet match was on the card and saw new champion Austin Aries defend by eventually beating Sanada after all the other competitors had been tossed out battle royal style. TNA will also be recording matches for 'Destination X' to feature the use of the six-sided ring, and possibly the brief return for that event of former X-Division stars. Also on Impact "Team 3D" of Bully Ray and Devon reunited due to the angle between Tommy Dreamer, Rhino and the House of Hardcore (HOH) versus TNA/Dixie Carter. Lashley defend the TNA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Jeff Hardy, who will also be reuniting with his brother Matt as the rest of these prior tapings are shown on television.

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WWE ‘BattleGround’ Special Event Preview, Part Two

July 19th, 2014 at 6:54 PM
By Peter Schifani

Yesterday we previewed the under card matches for WWE 'BattleGround' On Sunday night, now we look at three upper card contests. In case you missed that part one of our preview you may read it here.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal Four Way

John Cena (C) versus Roman Reigns versus Randy Orton versus Kane

Peter Schifani:

As much as WWE has been heavily pushing Reigns since the break-up of The Shield, we cannot see him becoming champion just yet. Orton never really got a rematch for the WWE World title since losing it as 'WrestleMania' and well Kane is on a final run under the mask that doesn't lend itself to him being champion. So after all is said and done expect John Cena to retain going into 'SummerSlam.'

Mark Eddinger (Motorsports101):

With Battleground being a new pay-per-view name I don't expect it to be much of a game changer so I expect that John Cena will come out of this with the title. The odds are against him but Cena will retain and going into 'SummerSlam', which is a much bigger pay-per-view, will be the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

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