This week Chad & Keila re-cap the WWE Payback PPV event and start to look ahead toward the upcoming Elimination Chamber special. The duo discuss all the important points from this past Monday’s RAW as well as: a couple of WWE Hall of Famers that made news this week for less than sterling reasons, TNA’s continued woes, ROH contract news, GFW’s expanding roster, and the latest NXT special on the WWE Network. This week “The PWA Hotseat” is occupied by “Dangerous” Doug Gilbert, a man that has grown up in the world of professional wrestling watching both his father and brother find success before starting his career as a teenager. “The Dangerous One” discusses all aspects of his near 30 year career including: his first televised match in Memphis against none other than Jerry “The King” Lawler, working under a mask as The Dark Patriot in the Dallas based Global Wrestling Federation, his 50 plus tours of Japan, tagging with his brother “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert in Eastern Championship Wrestling before it went extreme, his memorable feuds with Brian Christopher and PG-13 in the USWA, plus how he would like fans to remember the legacy of the Gilbert family. It’s a great look at one of the last remaining territory stars in pro wrestling today. Buckle up and enjoy the ride on Episode 19 of The PWA Show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!
Hi guys! Welcome back The Glam Slam! This week marks the beginning of something new for this column. Each week I will spotlight the best of the best in the world of independent professional wrestling. Independent wrestling is the lifeblood of the industry. It’s the one remaining place where everything feels “pure”. It is where the dream still lives and the passion and love of the craft fuel each and every competitor. Simply put, it’s the best thing about professional wrestling and my personal favorite part. I hope you share the same feelings as I do and I hope you enjoy this column each week. Is there an indie wrestler you would like for me to feature? You can get in touch with me on twitter @GlamSlamSteph. This week we kick things off by taking a look at Johnny Gargano!
Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw emanated from the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Virginia. Last night’s Payback PPV was a sleeper show that exceeded expectations. There were several matches that stood out and the crowd was hot most of the night based on several reports and video clips I have seen online. I didn’t watch the show live because I felt WWE did a poor job promoting the PPV. I didn’t have an emotional investment in any of the matches despite the faith I had in the performers to overcompensate for the lukewarm booking and storytelling. Would the fallout give me a justifiable reason to look forward to the Elimination Chamber or would I be numb to it all once again? The answer to that question can be found throughout this blog. Without further ado, let’s dissect tonight’s episode of Raw in no particular order.
Episode 18 has arrived! Chad & Keila cover all the news from the professional wrestling universe including: thoughts from WWE RAW, a big Payback Pay-Per-View preview, huge Elimination Chamber news, more WWE injury news, TNA woes, ROH and NJPW commanding the eyes of the wrestling world this week, and the continued development of Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling. This week on “The PWA Hotseat” Chad is joined by “The Headliner” Chris Michaels. He takes listeners through his twenty plus year career from his beginnings in Franklin, KY to his days in OVW and TNA. Chris also talks about staying busy at this stage of his career and how much he enjoys working in Puerto Rico. You don’t want to miss this exclusive interview with one of the best professional wrestlers out there today. You’ll get all this and much more this week on The PWA show, YOUR pro wrestling authority!
Hello everyone and welcome to another installment of Ka$hin In with Keila Ca$h. Tonight’s episode of Raw emanated from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s the go-home show for Payback. Yes, there is a PPV this Sunday and I completely forgot about it. Did WWE have the hype machine in full effect in order to sell me on the PPV? Or did they simply go through the motions by delivering a ho-hum show? The answer to these questions can be found throughout this blog. Without further ado, let’s dissect tonight’s episode of Raw in no particular order.
In the long storied history of professional wrestling, many spandex clad gladiators have grabbed our attention and captured our imaginations. These colorful characters remain in the deepest recesses of our minds years after their glory days in the ring have passed. The most memorable grapplers from our years of wrestling fandom are often those that we encounter early on in our initial discovery of the mat game. This column will take a look at some of the most bizarre, flamboyant, charismatic, and downright terrifying pro wrestlers of all time.
I first discovered pro wrestling in the mid-1980s. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes doing battle with “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton inside a steel cage is one of my earliest wrestling memories. However, when I saw “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and Sting go 60 minutes at the first Clash of the Champions, I was hooked for life. THAT was storytelling. THAT was drama. THAT was pro wrestling. In my youth Hulkamania ran wild. In my high school and college years, The Attitude Era redefined the industry. In my adult years, things just haven’t been the same. A spark is missing. The sport I loved has morphed into something almost unrecognizable at times. Yet, I still watch. I cling to hope that pro wrestling will one day again return to past glory. Webster defines insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result. Ladies and gentlemen, come on in. We’re all friends here. Welcome back to, “The Mental Ward.”
Hi guys! Welcome to this week’s edition of The Glam Slam! Let’s check out all the action from NXT and WWE Smackdown from last week!
Kevin Owens comes down and gets a handful of boos. Out comes William Regal, who tells Kevin he doesn’t get to use NXT as a platform to further his own agenda. Owens says he didn’t call out Mr. Regal so he doesn’t really care what he has to say. Eventually Sami Zayn comes out, but Regal stops him and says tonight won’t turn into a circus like last week. He says this is the easiest decision he’s ever had to make, and books Kevin Owens –vs- Sami Zayn for the NXT Championship at NXT Takeover on May 20th. Owens has a problem with it being a title match. Zayn gets on the mic and says everything Kevin has done throughout his career, and anything he ever will do has an asterisk next to it with the name “Sami Zayn” on it.