Archive for the ‘Wrestling’ Category

The Great Debate: Better Wrestling Style For MMA, Freestyle Or Greco?

It’s hard to believe that this is really a debate. The answer seems so clear. For those new to the wrestling world, to understand the debate about whether freestyle or Greco-Roman wrestling is better in MMA, you’ve got to understand the difference between these two styles of wrestling. In freestyle,...
September 2nd, 2014 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA, Wrestling | Read More

Here’s The 5 Reasons Why You Should Watch WWE’s Money In The Bank

By The Hot Tag / @kellendaniel x @brehwyatt Hello all! Welcome to the Hot Tag! Where we’re going to try to invite you into the world of World Wrestling Entertainment, little-by-little. Or a lot by a lot. Whatever your dose, we got you covered. This week myself, Kellen Daniel, along with my partner...
June 28th, 2014 | The Fam, Wrestling | Read More

On Wrestlemania 30, The Ultimate Warrior And Wrestler Mortality

This past weekend marked the 30th anniversary of what has long been considered the marquee event of sports entertainment, better known as professional wrestling. As one of the many who got to attend, I can say that Wrestlemania 30 not only served as a milestone for the WWE, but also as a reminder to...
April 10th, 2014 | Furious Stylez, Wrestling | Read More

Rank ‘Em: The WrestleMania Main Events, 1-30

Last night was the summit of the “pro wrestling” year, as WrestleMania 30 took over the pop culture/sports universe for a night. The WWE’s premier event has long been the showcase for the greatest stars of the wrestling industry, and Wrestlemania has been the scene for the matches that...
April 7th, 2014 | Lists, The Cheap Seats, Wrestling | Read More

Starting Lineups: Don’t Sleep On The NCAA Wrestling Championships

Today is arguably my favorite day, mainly because the NCAA Tournament is pretty much my favorite thing on the planet. As an added bonus, as you are reading this, I am en route to San Antonio to watch Baylor, Nebraska, Creighton, UL Lafayette, North Carolina, Providence, Iowa State and North Carolina...
March 20th, 2014 | The Rev, Wrestling | Read More

Starting Lineups: The Summer Of ‘The Yes’ And Daniel Bryan

Since the middle of last summer, there has been a movement rumbling up in the World Wrestling Entertainment world, and it’s summed up singularly by the word “Yes.” Daniel Bryan has brought the people to their feet in WWE arenas across the country, and the upward pointing/chanting “Yes!”...
March 12th, 2014 | The Cheap Seats, Wrestling | Read More

The Revolution Was Televised: We Remember When The XFL Failed 12 Years Ago

Just over a decade ago as a senior at Babson College, I took an elective called Strategic Management Perspectives of Professional Sports. In a school mostly known for future finance gurus and entrepreneurs, this course was certainly the most popular offering the college had. The fall 2003 edition of...
January 28th, 2014 | A Sports Scribe, Football, Wrestling | Read More

Roman Reigns, Batista And The Mad Genius That Is Vince McMahon And The WWE

I’m not a die-hard wrestling connoisseur like I used to be, but now that the NFL season has commenced and my Monday nights are more free, I’m more willing to take my talents to USA Network for the theatrical reality television that is WW(F)E. Moreover, with a Sunday slate of programming...
January 27th, 2014 | Ed The Sports Fan, Wrestling | Read More

MMA’s Wrestling Elite

There are strict hierarchies in wrestling. Young boys get their start in the Bantam class and work their way up to a varsity high school team. Then they go on to the starting lineup of a college squad, working to earn All-American status and maybe even a hallowed NCAA championship (or two). Along the...
October 28th, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, MMA, Oympics, Wrestling | Read More

Jordan Burroughs: The Greatest (Active) Athlete You’ve Never Heard Of

I hope I’m wrong. I hope that you know all about Jordan Burroughs — his insanely impressive recent victory in Budapest, his win streak and, of course, his gold medal. But more than likely, the modern face of USA wrestling isn’t too familiar to you and that’s a problem. In the past...
October 9th, 2013 | Fight Like Sugar, Oympics, Wrestling | Read More

Debate Time: The 10 Best Moments In Royal Rumble History

By Kellen Daniel / @kellen_daniel Well, it’s that time of the year again. As we begin the march to WrestleMania, the starting line has always been The Royal Rumble. One of the most unpredictable events in WWE history, The Rumble plants the seeds for an exciting four months in the world of sports...
January 25th, 2013 | Lists, The Fam, Wrestling | Read More

The 4 Things To Watch While Waiting For Football Season

With the Miami Heat’s NBA Finals championship only lasting five games, folks are wondering, “What the hell do we do now?” while waiting for the NFL season to begin. But there’s no need to be discouraged, because there are other things to watch to keep yourself occupied while you await the...
June 26th, 2012 | Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Lists, Oympics, Soccer, The NFL Chick, Wrestling | Read More

The 4 Wrestling Storylines You May Have Missed

By Okori Wadsworth / @okoriwadsworth *Ed’s note: If you are unfamiliar with Okori, the man is a wrestling aficionado of the utmost degree. So much so that the man doesn’t watch mainstream wrestling and has to get his fix elsewhere. Enjoy this piece for all its splendor and glory as this...
June 22nd, 2012 | The Fam, Wrestling | Read More

Complicated: Remembering Five Years Since The Chris Benoit Murder-Suicide

These days, it’s become a media staple to look back on somber anniversaries and ask what’s almost become a clichéd question: what have we learned since? Whether they are moments where society at-large can’t help but to avoid the remembrances of or the passing of time of an intense, but localized,...
June 21st, 2012 | A Sports Scribe, Wrestling | Read More

Team Bring It Strong: The Rock, Cena, Taker and the Wrestlemania 28 Recap

Photo courtesy of @withleather By Kellen Daniel / @KellenDaniel WHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I’m literally minutes removed from watching WrestleMania 28, and I must say, I am pleasantly surprised. Any time there’s this much hype for an event, the only thing you don’t want to have happen is for it to suck....
April 2nd, 2012 | The Fam, Wrestling | Read More

The Top Ten Wrestlers/Entertainers in my Lifetime

Something happened last night that was totally unplanned. On Twitter, Ed made a statement about The Million Dollar Man being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, which to say, is long overdue (I hate calling it WWE; it’ll always be WWF, in my opinion). After that, several people made statements about...
November 11th, 2011 | Columns, Soul On Ice, Sports, Wrestling | Read More