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Archive for the month “September, 2015”

Power and Respect: One indie wrestler’s journey from Canada to Japan

Cat Power has been competing on the independent circuits in Canada and the US for over a decade. She has held the Pro Wrestling Xtreme Woman’s Championship, the Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling Woman’s Championship, and in 2010 was ranked #42 in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Top 50 Female Wrestlers list.

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Currently, she finds herself on a career threshold, having recently signed a one-year contract with Japanese promotion REINA. The Daily Jobber sat down with Power to learn more about what led to this huge step in her life as a sports entertainer.

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“Classic” and “New-school” booking mix to make N.O.C. exciting

This year, Night Of Champions carried on its tradition of making every title in WWE the focal point of the evening. In an age where sometimes belts, particularly any that are not the WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt, can become over-looked, under-played and ignored as central to feuds and story-lines, this was return to classic wrestling booking.

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Looking more closely at some of the title bouts from September 20th’s Pay-Per-View event, one can see a re-emergence of classic themes being employed in the booking.

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FRIENDS AND ENEMIES CLASH! – Thursday Night Smackdown Recap, Sept 17th 2015

The blue brand invades Little Rock, Texas on its way to Night Of Champions this coming Sunday.

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With a main event involving fan favourites Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, and top heels Seth Rollins and Sheamus, as well as an undercard boasting Cesaro, Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler and members of the Divas Revolution, you would expect a stellar episode. Unfortunately, audiences were instead treated to a couple of good matches with unsatisfying conclusions, two formulaic tag matches with screwy finishes, one great promo followed by a non-match, and extended sequences revolving around Nikki Bella’s “Bella-bration” which were borderline excruciating. Let’s look closer at this ultimately disappointing night of sports entertainment and try to glean some gems from it.

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GALLOWAY RESCUES TNA! – Wednesday Night Impact Recap, Sept 16/2015

From the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida, the fate of TNA is decided in Lethal Lockdown.

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Jeff Jarrett and his evil wife Karen have made their intentions clear and they are out to take over Dixie’s company. The fate of TNA is on the line in the main event, as teams representing both brands go to war inside a steel cage. Also on tonight’s episode, the Knockouts Championship up for grabs in a Fatal Four-way, and Abyss faces off with former Revolution member Mahabali Shera.

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IRONWOMAN SET FOR TAKEOVER – NXT recap, Sept 16th 2015

Full Sail University let’s its stars out to play Wednesday night. From Orlando Florida, it’s NXT!

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The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Invitational continues into the quarter-finals with the pair of swinging wrecking balls known as Baron Corbin and Rhyno taking on the new indie sensations Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. Apollo Crews gets his first real challenge, facing Solomon Crowe. Bayley returns to action with her new Women’s Championship, and the main event for NXT Takeover is announced. Also in action: Tye Dillinger, Bull Dempsey, Tyler Breeze and Adam Rose.

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