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LaBar: What the WrestleMania title match should be

By Justin LaBar
In an effort to write a column for the people, I like to take questions on Twitter every so often. I can offer my opinions or knowledge and gauge what wrestling fans are thinking. I solicited questions via social media, …

LaBar: A new national wrestling promotion

By Justin LaBar
A new option for American wrestling fans has arrived. WWE is fighting the battles of a publicly traded company in the entertainment business with a wrestling ring as their main stage. TNA has become a punchline with its spending of …

LaBar: Keys to being a professional wrestler

By Justin LaBar
If you want to have a chance to be a successful professional wrestler, don’t just be “a dude.” Don’t be another guy who bought a cheap pair of boots and elbow pads after he hit the trampoline for a few …

LaBar: Going one-on-one with Dean Ambrose

By Justin LaBar
Dean Ambrose is the most entertaining and consistent part of WWE programming each week. He’s unique and stands out. Nobody can talk or react in a situation like him. If you’re at a WWE event, the level of interest and …

LaBar: Is Stone Cold returning for one more match?

By Justin LaBar
It’s that time for the annual WrestleMania speculation regarding a comeback match from Stone Cold Steve Austin. This time there is more reason to talk. Austin will be 50 by the time WrestleMania 31 arrives. Time on the physical side …

LaBar: The next star and breakup in WWE

By Justin LaBar
If you haven’t figured it out by now, Luke Harper is going to be a star. I knew this before he was in WWE. I didn’t realize it would be packaged like this, but I like it. On the independents …

LaBar: WWE quiet about network launch in UK

By Justin LaBar
The WWE Network launches in the United Kingdom on Wednesday. Wait, you weren’t aware of that? Honestly, neither was anyone else. I tweeted on Sunday about the launch date and lack of hype. The response I got was overwhelming with …

LaBar: WWE RAW must return to 2 hours

By Justin LaBar
WWE RAW needs to be two hours. This has become more obvious since it moved its start time from 9 p.m. to 8 p.m. in July 2012. I see a lot of people on social media agree. Their reasoning is …

LaBar: Lackluster ending to WWE title match

By Justin LaBar
The ending to WWE Night of Champions was illogical. The rematch between Brock Lesnar and John Cena saw more Cena hope. He delivered his finisher several times. He got Lesnar on the ropes figuratively speaking. Just before he could pin …

LaBar: The beauty of Paul Heyman in WWE

By Justin LaBar
Paul Heyman is the the most consistently entertaining performer WWE has. Paul Heyman is forever aligned, on screen and behind the scenes, with one of the most polarizing and talented performers ever in Brock Lesnar. Paul Heyman is in the …

LaBar: WWE needs to pick its starter wisely

By Justin LaBar
NFL hot topic RGIII, aka Robert Griffin III, left the Washington Redskins game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday with an injured ankle. It was time for his backup Kirk Cousins to replace him. In WWE, Roman Reigns is viewed as …

LaBar: WWE’s resident babysitters

By Justin LaBar
It feels like Tyson Kidd and Natalya are turning into the resident advisors in the WWE dorms. The married couple has been in WWE since 2007 and in the wrestling business their whole lives. They come from the large family …

LaBar: The next possible challenger for Brock Lesnar

By Justin LaBar
F4Wonline.com is reporting Big Show is expected to be the next challenger for Brock Lesnar and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Yeah, it’s about that time. We’re due for a random push of Big Show in the main event about …

LaBar: WWE RAW filled with gaps of logic

By Justin LaBar
RAW on Labor Day Monday was the best example of “phoning it in.” I understand fewer people are expected to watch on a holiday, but the people who are going to watch are the hardcore fans who will make the …

LaBar: Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts reportedly hospitalized

By Justin LaBar
If there were ever a professional wrestler who had nine lives, it was Jake “The Snake” Roberts. His wrestling fame and name recognition is equal to the stories of his unfortunate battle with demons. Documentaries and stories have told the …

LaBar: WWE SmackDown must go live

By Justin LaBar
WWE SmackDown is moving to Thursday night — why? The only change SmackDown should be making is if it were to get Syfy to allow it to go live on Tuesday. When the show is live, it adds a whole …

LaBar: Hulk Hogan wants to fight Brock Lesnar?

By Justin LaBar
Hulk, you win, I’ll give you the attention you want because this is all too funny to resist. Hulk Hogan has been on WWE programming lately in his ambassador role. Two weeks ago on Monday Night RAW, a birthday celebration …

LaBar: Brock Lesnar as WWE Champion is great

By Justin LaBar
The first two hours and thirty minutes of WWE SummerSlam was par for the course. A little good, a little bad, but overall it kept pace. It kept pace to keep interest, but it left something big to be desired …

Hughes: “Old School” Burt LeGrande has new school approach

By Bill Hughes
This week, we look at one of the most important figures in the Pittsburgh wrestling scene as he plays a major role with two different Independent promotions. “Old School” Burt LeGrande has worked for the Championship Wrestling Federation since 2002, …

LaBar: Fans, wrestlers and promoters hurting wrestling

By Justin LaBar
The statement of professional wrestling being a dying art is more true than some realize. Professional wrestling used to represent a glorious blend of sport, showmanship and a special fraternity. To be involved with it was something a step above …

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