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Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of October 2009.

Hard to believe there were only two stories over the whole month I thought were interesting enough to mention. I probably spent less time looking for stuff while preparing for the site move. Or maybe it was just a slow month.
As I run across things, I’m also going to be adding them to my Delicious bookmarks page (http://delicious.com/drdarindavis). You can also find the last 10 of them on the right side of the page towards the bottom.

Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of September 2009.

  • Rantables: #42 The Week In Review 8/24 – 8/30I agree with pretty much everything he has to say in this one.
  • The 450 Splash: Dixie v PPVDixie Carter thinks that monthly TNA PPVs are not a good idea, but it’s not clear if she thinks they are too often or not often enough. With TNA talking about producing a new weekly show, and now talk about “shaking things up”, this can’t be good.
  • Heelzone: Angelina Love Released By TNASounds like this all due to visa issues (she’s Canadian, eh). Hopefully they’ll get this resolved quickly and get her back on TV. Oh, wait… this is TNA we’re talking about.
  • Heelzone: Jeff Hardy Arrested… after a search of his residence yielded 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 Soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine and items of drug paraphernalia. The timing on this seems kind of suspicious. Did someone tip off the cops right after he left the WWE?
  • The Burning Hammer’s blog: WWE and Monday Night RAWAnother person that thinks the WWE product, especially the Monday night show, is not as compelling
  • No Cash Back: Women’s Wrestling Sucks?A video compilation of some high impact women’s wrestling. That first leap from the rafters is insane.

As I run across things, I’m also going to be adding them to my Delicious bookmarks page (http://delicious.com/drdarindavis). You can also find the last 10 of them on the right side of the page towards the bottom.

Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of August 2009.

  • Stunt Granny: TNA makes some creative changes; still sucks.Lost Dutch Mantel, but Russo is still there
  • WWE.com: Ricky Ortiz ReleasedWWE cuts loose another one from the roster. I wasn’t a fan of his.
  • Rantables: Dropping Like FliesDiscussion of the recent injuries in the WWE and what “Creative” might do about it.
  • Rantables: #38 — Really, Vince?Discussion of McMahon‘s frustrations with the company’s “inability to create new stars.” While I’ve never been a fan of Eugene, but I agree that Vince still tries to promote the big “muscleheads” over the smaller guys with the talent.
  • The 450 Splash: Another WWE ReleaseGoodbye Eugene. Hey, I was just talking about you…
  • WPXI.com: Kurt Angle Arrested/Kurt Angle Is InnocentI bookmarked this story back on 8/16/09, but by the time I put together this post the headline on the site had changed from “Wrestler Kurt Angle Arrested“, to “Attorney: Kurt Angle Is Innocent“. Why wouldn’t the update have been filed as a separate story? Maybe by the time you read this, the headline will be “Kurt Angle Cleared of All Charges“, or “Jeff Jarrett Sleeping With Kurt Angle’s Ex-Wife“.
  • Variety: WWE Added to Talkshow CircuitOh, boy… I’ll comment on this in a separate post when I get around to it. The WWE wants to be one of the stops on celebrity publicity tours, in between Letterman, Conan, and Regis & Kelly. On one hand it seems like a brilliant idea. On the other hand it can only lead to problems because it makes the product worse tailoring the show to the celebrity.
  • Stunt Granny: Vince Wants His Own Cable NetworkWith a library of over 100,000 hours of programming, Vince McMahon wants to start his own basic cable network to showcase it.
  • Wresting DVD Reviews: The Rise and Fall of WCWReview of the latest from the WWE. Sounds like there are a good set of matches, but the documentary part tends to “rewrite history” and leaves a lot to be desired.

As I run across things, I’m also going to be adding them to my Delicious bookmarks page (http://delicious.com/drdarindavis). You can also find the last 10 of them on the right side of the page towards the bottom.

Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of July 2009.

  • 450 Splash: Jarrett/Angle ControversyJarrett off of TV? Angle in control of TNA? Karen Angle cheated on Kurt with Jeff? Better than a Mexican soap opera?
  • Blog of Duty: TNA GripesTNA throws all of the former WCW talent into a stable and runs over the new talent/future of TNA wrestlers. Agreed- horrible idea that needs to stop
  • WWE.com: THE Brian Kendrick ReleasedExplains why he was jobbed out to Kofi I guess.

As I run across things, I’m also going to be adding them to my Delicious bookmarks page (http://delicious.com/drdarindavis). You can also find the last 10 of them on the right side of the page towards the bottom.

Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of June 2009.

As I run across things, I’m also going to be adding them to my Delicious bookmarks page (http://delicious.com/drdarindavis). You can also find the last 10 of them on the right side of the page towards the bottom.

Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of May 2009.

As I run across things, I’m also going to be adding them to my Delicious bookmarks page (http://delicious.com/drdarindavis). You can also find the last 10 of them on the right side of the page towards the bottom.

Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of April 2009.

As I run across things, I’m also going to be adding them to my Delicious bookmarks page (http://delicious.com/drdarindavis). You can also find the last 10 of them on the right side of the page towards the bottom.

Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of March 2009.

As I run across things, I’m also going to be adding them to my Delicious bookmarks page (http://delicious.com/drdarindavis). You can also find the last 10 of them on the right side of the page towards the bottom.

Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of February 2009, with a special highlight at the end.

Okay, now for the “special highlight”. Let me start by saying that although I like a good comedy spot now and again, I really like the kind of match that makes me “believe”, regardless of the fact that I was actually in the business and know better.

However, I found the clip of the match below from the CHIKARA promotion very entertaining. Forget that it blows the “suspension of disbelief” clear out the window and into the next county, and just enjoy.

This was the Wrestling Video of the Week #3 at Project126 (they also have another video like it in their post), and what they mentioned there I’ll say again: the video itself has not been slowed down. It will take you a few seconds to realize this, but when you do you should get a kick out of it.

As I run across things, I’m also going to be adding them to my Delicious bookmarks page (http://delicious.com/drdarindavis). You can also find the last 10 of them on the right side of the page towards the bottom.

Below are links to some wrestling-related blog entries & articles that I found interesting during the month of January 2009.