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LaBar: WWE needs to stop wasting Luke Harper

By Justin LaBar
Time is a precious commodity. WWE needs to stop wasting time with not utilizing Luke Harper. Prior to Harper’s main roster debut, I had to explain all of the versatility the big man had at 6-foot-7, which includes his ability of ...

LaBar: Jeff Jarrett symbolizes wrestling survival

By Justin LaBar
Relevance and longevity are king in professional wrestling. Perhaps it’s not a coincidence Jeff Jarrett can be proclaimed King of the Mountain via the match of that title he created. Jarrett isn’t The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin or Hulk Hogan. ...

LaBar: Unique wrestling memories for Father’s Day

By Justin LaBar
In the spirit of Father’s Day, I’m going to share some professional wrestling-related experiences I’ve had over the years with my father and grandfather. My dad Jeff always has been supportive of my passion of wrestling and respected the performers as ...

LaBar: A great wrestling ring announcer and his jokes

By Justin LaBar
The ring announcer at a professional wrestling event never gets enough credit. Probably because most aren’t aware of how instrumental and valuable a good ring announcer can be to a show. In WWE, it can be the soundtrack to a great entrance ...

LaBar: It might be time with Roman Reigns

By Justin LaBar
The trip was well worth it to see WWE Money in the Bank. Truth be told, I’ve had good luck with this event in delivering. That is, delivering a reasonable show. The show in Columbus was an affirmation of the direction ...

LaBar: WWE NXT’s show delivers for Pittsburgh

By Justin LaBar
You can hear about a majestic sight, but it’s never quite appreciated until experienced. That was my night with NXT, the developmental system for WWE. NXT appears to be the minor league “down there.” I prefer to think they’re becoming the ...

LaBar: Pro wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes passes away

By Justin LaBar
On Wednesday, the wrestling world was shocked to hear Dusty Rhodes had passed away at age 69. Rhodes was known as “The American Dream” because he symbolized the pride and hard work that phrase represents. In the past 30 years, the ...

Former professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes dead at 69

By The Associated Press
WWE says Virgil Runnels, a former professional wrestler known by his fans as Dusty Rhodes, has died. He was 69. The company said Runnels died …

LaBar: Why Kevin Owens is so good in WWE

By Justin LaBar
What is so great about Kevin Owens? He’s the most talked about talent on the WWE roster right now, and rightfully so. He’s holding the NXT title while making an immediate impact by beating John Cena clean on the main roster. ...

LaBar: Honest shoot on some WWE fans

By Justin LaBar
Shoot is known in professional wrestling as no gimmick or storyline motivated in the statement. Just the truth and reality of the situation. In honor of my favorite band, AC/DC, that I intend to see in New York days after SummerSlam, ...

LaBar: Owens serves notice to WWE faithful

By Justin LaBar
WWE fans, Kevin Owens has arrived. I discussed how much of a chance Owens had beating John Cena. Already a quick, unusual booking into a match with the poster boy of the company. Add the fanfare support Owens has from the ...

LaBar: Future of Rusev in WWE critical

By Justin LaBar
It seems Rusev suffered a lower-body injury while traveling from Russia back to Bulgaria. Lower-body injury? Since when is WWE the NHL with vague injury reports? Just say ankle. And who would have thought Russia would be getting a baby …

LaBar: Samoa Joe in NXT is where he belongs

By Justin LaBar
Samoa Joe made his NXT debut Wednesday. I’m happy for Joe. It is the right situation. The chance to work in the WWE system as Samoa Joe, while it appears he still has some freedom to work independent shows based on ...

LaBar: WWE Payback was predictable, but delivered

By Justin LaBar
WWE Payback shot par for the course. No birdies. No bogies. Seth Rollins retained the WWE title. That’s smart because it’s all cruise control until the inevitable collision course with Brock Lesnar for sure, and possibly Roman Reigns, too, all at ...

LaBar: There’s no saving TNA wrestling

By Justin LaBar
A lot of good people work for TNA Wrestling, but one constant bad remains in Dixie Carter. I don’t know the TNA president personally. I’ve always heard from those who worked with her that she has got a sweet side and ...

LaBar: The New Day grabbing WWE brass ring

By Justin LaBar
Vince McMahon said months ago on the Stone Cold Steve Austin podcast that wrestlers needed to go out and grab the brass ring. Tyson Kidd and Cesaro are grabbing the brass ring. Damien Sandow was making his best effort to grab ...

LaBar: Wrestling fans misunderstand who is talented

By Justin LaBar
A lot of fans have a misunderstanding when it comes to talent of a professional wrestler and his success. After more than a year of build-up, Jeff Jarrett finally began announcing his roster for Global Force Wrestling. It’s been highly anticipated ...

LaBar: Looking at next big Diva star for WWE

By Justin LaBar
The WWE Divas division could get a surprising shakeup by the end of 2015. Today, fans are smarter and more invested than ever due to social media and reality shows. The performers who play good heels are still respected and liked ...

LaBar: Another Chance For Bad News Barrett

By Justin LaBar
Another round for Bad News Barrett. WWE brought back the King of the Ring tournament this past week, which culminated in a finals match between two talented English performers in WWE’s growing internationally flavored roster. Barrett defeated the high-flying Neville on ...

Pro wrestling legend Verne Gagne dies at age 89

By The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — Verne Gagne, one of professional wrestling’s most celebrated performers and promoters, has died. He was 89. Gagne died Monday at his daughter’s home in ...

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