Tag: ProWrestling

Jim Cornette Is Gone From The NWA Following An Offensive Joke On Commentary

We’ve been big fans of the recent NWA Powerrr YouTube show from the National Wrestling Alliance, with its classic studio wrestling vibe and throwback aesthetic, so we weren’t sure why we couldn’t find the latest episode on Tuesday evening. As it turns out, the episode had been uploaded but taken down after a controversial line […]

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CM Punk On WWE Backstage: ‘Wrestling Could Be So Much Better’

It was already a big deal when CM Punk made his carefully-guarded surprise debut on WWE Backstage last Tuesday, but that was just an episode-ending cameo. Tonight was the first full episode with Punk in his regular role on the show. He previously mentioned on Twitter that he’s been catching up with the last five […]

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A Match At NXT TakeOver: War Games Will Set Up A Title Match At Survivor Series

The addition of NXT to WWE’s Survivor Series brand wars on November 24 has resulted in some changes to what fans might have expected to happen at NXT TakeOver: War Games on November 23. According to an announcement by WWE, a number one contender’s match for the NXT Championship will take place at War Games […]

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The Full 2019 Raw Women’s Survivor Series Team Has Been Announced

With the three-brand edition of WWE Survivor Series coming up this Sunday, the teams for the elimination matches are coming together. Both the men’s and women’s NXT teams have yet to be announced, but WWE rounded out the Raw and Smackdown parts of the five-on-five-on-five matches earlier today with an online announcement. The Raw women’s […]

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The Best And Worst Of NJPW: World Tag League 2019, Nov. 18

Previously on NJPW: Taichigun???!!! You can watch New Japan Pro Wrestling shows on their streaming service, NJPW World, which costs 999 yen (about 9 USD.) You can also watch certain NJPW matches on Saturdays on AXS TV. You can keep up with With Spandex on Twitter and Facebook, follow our home site Uproxx on Twitter, […]

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Bill Goldberg Says Another WWE Return Is A ‘Very Good Possibility’

When contentious wrestling legend Bill Goldberg returned to WWE at SummerSlam and squashed Dolph Ziggler with extreme prejudice, many thought it’d be a make-up for that terrible Saudi Arabian match against The Undertaker and, for all intents and purposes, a sort of “farewell performance” so he didn’t end his in-ring career on a sour note. […]

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The Best And Worst Of WWE Raw 11/18/19: Survive If I Let You

Previously on the Best and Worst of Raw: WALTER and Imperium showed up long enough for Raw to tell us that guys from NXT UK absolutely do not matter. Plus, Sin Cara got powerbombed onto the floor and out of the company. Things to do: Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You […]

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The Best And Worst Of NJPW: World Tag League 2019, Nov. 16-17

Previously on NJPW: Sho looking like he was carved out of marble (and then sprayed down with spray tan) wasn’t enough to win him the RevPro Cruiserweight Championship, the U.S. title was defended in the U.S., and Okada almost did a swear. You can watch New Japan Pro Wrestling shows on their streaming service, NJPW […]

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James Holzhauer Explained Why He’ll Dominate Ken Jennings In The GOAT Tournament With A Wrestling Promo

James Holzhauer made his triumphant return to the Jeopardy! stage this month for the Tournament of Champions and, in typical Holzhauer fashion, rolled through the early rounds to the Final, where he was able to exact some revenge on Emma Boettcher (not without some late drama) to win the tournament and further cement his place […]

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The Best And Worst Of WWF Raw Is War 11/9/98: Burn It Down

Previously on the Best and Worst of WWF Raw Is War: Vince McMahon gave Mankind the Hardcore Championship as a thank-you for being a better son than Shane, which is a pretty low bar. Also The Rock got “arrested,” ZZ Top listened to Insane Clown Posse for presumably the first time, and Shaquille O’Neal got […]

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The Best And Worst Of WWE Friday Night Smackdown 11/15/19: You’re The Dog Now, Man

Previously on the Best and Worst of WWE Friday Night Smackdown: We jetted off to England for a Fiend attack on Daniel Bryan, a bunch of tired non-finishes, and, perhaps most importantly, Imperium showing up to look vaguely threatening before completely shitting the bed on Monday Night Raw. Things to do: Follow us on Twitter […]

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Results 11/15/19

Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Friday Night Smackdown results for November 15, 2019. The show featured a Tag Team Championship rematch, Daniel Bryan on Miz TV, appearances from NXT stars, and more. Make sure you’re here tomorrow for the complete Best and Worst of Friday Night Smackdown column. WWE Friday Night Smackdown […]

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Open Discussion Thread 11/15/19

Tonight, on a definitely live edition of the With Spandex WWE Friday Night Smackdown open discussion thread: The New Day readies for a rematch with The Revival as the SmackDown Tag Team Titles are on the line. Also, the stakes rise heading into Survivor Series as Team SmackDown spots are up for grabs in matchups […]

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The Best And Worst Of WCW Monday Nitro 11/16/98: A Little Bit Of Monica

Previously on the Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro: WCW spent most of the show advertising an appearance from the “President,” only to reveal that Hollywood Hogan’s pretending to run for President. Also, Eric Bischoff literally kicked some attorneys. Click here to watch this week’s episode on WWE Network. You can catch up with […]

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Did Oney Lorcan Change His Name Back To Biff Busick, Or Is He Just Being Weird On Twitter?

In addition to an always-welcome presence on NXT and 205 Live, Oney Lorcan is one of WWE‘s undisputed good-at-twitter wrestlers. I’d link some of his really good ones here, but Lorcan deleted all of his tweets earlier this month. When he started using the social media platform again, Lorcan changed his Twitter name to “Biff […]

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The Best And Worst Of NXT UK 11/13/19: Strange Interlude

Last time in the last Best and Worst of NXT UK: Isla Dawn put down Killer Kelly, and Ilja Dragunov decided to stand with Gallus against Imperium. If you’d like to read previous installments of the Best and Worst of NXT UK, click right here. Follow With Spandex on Twitter and Facebook. You can also […]

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All Elite Wrestling’s PPV Buy Numbers Remained High With ‘Full Gear’

Back when All Elite Wrestling‘s only live events were pay-per-views, the company’s PPV buy numbers were high, and for its first PPV since the premiere of AEW Dynamite on TNT, the numbers were similarly high. While the event that is now basically the prequel to AEW, All In, had 55,000 buys, the first official AEW […]

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The Ratings Gap Between AEW And NXT Widened This Week, As One Gained And The Other Lost Viewers

Both live wrestling shows on cable last night were eventful, with lots of upsides. AEW Dynamite featured the fallout from last weekend’s Full Gear pay-per-view, a tag title match, and Orange Cassidy standing in a bathroom. WWE NXT featured an exciting Cruiserweight Championship match and continued to build to War Games and Survivor Series. But […]

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