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WWE Backlash 2007 Reaction

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez


Fresh off the thriller that was WWE WrestleMania 23, that year’s Backlash had plenty to offer itself.

Let’s start with the Last Man Standing Match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Champion The Undertaker and Batista that actually stole the show.

That would’ve been the main event if you ask us.

There were other moments that you probably didn’t realize happened here – Vince McMahon was crowned ECW World Champion (eye-roll), WWE Women’s Champion Melina and Mickie James traded fists while in splits and a Batista spear literally brought the stage down.

This made us realize that 2007 maybe wasn’t so bad after all, as veterans like Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker delivered gutsy performances.

Now, let’s get to the nooks and crannies of “WrestleMania 23: The Important Stuff Part II.”

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ECW Guilty As Charged 2001 Reaction

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez


Extreme Championship Wrestling personified its essence through brutality, rampant sexuality and thanks to Owner Paul Heyman, logical booking that accentuated the strengths of his ever-changing roster and deemphasized its weaknesses.

Unfortunately, its biggest weakness came financially.

Without a new national television deal, ECW only lived on Pay-Per-View, but it wasn’t a given that when Guilty As Charged aired in January 2001, it’d be the last time they’d grace airwaves.

Axe the two house shows that followed this and you can even call this the final chapter if you choose to.

What it’ll be remembered best is for the potential of what could’ve been, but it worked out for the two companies to form from ECW’s ashes and for that, we’ll need the jury to be unanimous here. No objections.

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The RSN Wrestling Podcast – Best And Worst PPVs

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Check out the latest episode of The RSN Wrestling Podcast where PWO’s own Nick, “Big Guy” Rich and “Mastermind” Sal discuss the best and worst pro wrestling pay-per-views in history! 






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Brand Split Decision

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By Anthony Zevoteck 


Randomly, one Wednesday this past May, WWE shook the wrestling community when Shane and Stephanie McMahon both announced via social media there’d be a roster split to create two completely different shows with Raw and SmackDown.

The news was coupled with another announcement that SmackDown would be moved to Tuesdays and to air live, which would start Jul. 19.

Expectedly, the double bombshell was met with equal cheers and jeers from WWE fans alike. For longtime fans, this wasn’t new territory, as WWE had once split the roster before in 2002 upon a sudden influx of talent from the defunct World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling promotions. It was also due to the fact that at the time, four hours of weekly television time was too little to establish new talent and called for a difference between shows.

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Booking The Territory Podcast – The One Man Gang/Rod Price Interview Pt. I

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Check out a recent episode from our friends at Booking The Territory Podcast, featuring an interview with both wrestling legend The One Man Gang and Rod Price. OMG reminiscences about the territory days and Extreme Championship Wrestling.

Afterwards, Hosts Mike Mills and Wildkat Sports and Entertainment’s Hardbody Harper address listener questions via Facebook and Twitter.






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The RSN Podcast – Invasion

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Check out the latest episode of The RSN Podcast, where Rich, Sal and PWO’s own Nick chat up various invasion angles through pro wrestling history and their significance – whether it be Extreme Championship Wrestling in the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-to-late 90’s, Global Force Wrestling in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling this year and who can forget 2001? All that and more!





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The RSN Podcast – The Rise And Fall Of ECW

RSN PodcastCheck out the latest episode of The RSN Podcast, where Rich, Sal and Nick each discuss their picks behind both the rise and fall of ECW – Extreme Championship Wrestling. 






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