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Women’s division center stage on NXT

Women’s wrestling once again reigned supremeĀ at Full Sail University, with three single’s matches featured on Wednesday’s NXT television program.

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Fan-favourite veteran Carmella challenged the juggernaut Nia Jax. Emma continued putting over her new conceded, heelish ways in a match against development talent. To close the show, Bayley defended her NXT Women’s Championship against number one contender, Alexa Bliss, but was then met with a new challenge.

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WWE World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Quarter-Finals

The go-home episode of Monday Night Raw featured four awesome matches between some of the Fed’s finest to determine who would compete for the vacated world heavyweight title at Survivor Series.

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While the tournament’s first round was punctuated by predictable action and surprise finishes, the superstars really stepped up the level of competition this week. Each match delivered in its own way, elevating everyone involved.

In the end, however, only four men survived.

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WWE Championship Tournament 1st Round (Part One)

With WWE World Heavyweight Champion and Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s #1 of 2015’s Top 500 Wrestlers Seth Rollins out of commission, Monday Night Raw kicked off the journey toward a new face of the company.

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Triple H opened the show with an homage to a great champion, and the audience in Manchester, England responded with great appreciation for what many consider was a modern heel too good to jeer.

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Crews screwed as Joe turns heel!

NXT brought a big fight feel to Wednesday night as number one contender Apollo Crews challenged Finn Balor for the NXT Championship.

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After a solid match, the competitors were taking things home when out of nowhere came Baron Corbin, who took out Crews before turning his fury on the champ.

The crowd popped as Samoa Joe came down to make the save, and Corbin scarpered. A rude surprise however, as Joe turned on Balor. After delivering a series of punches and kicks and a gut-buster, Joe draped the championship belt across Balor’s chest and walked off to chants of “Why, Joe, why?”

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Raw Visits the Windy City

Everytime the Big Fed comes to the city of Chicago, they face a challenge: how to entertain one of the most die-hard sports entertainment audiences in America.

Like New York/New Jersey and St. Louis, Chicago has developed a reputation over the years of being a town that will either love you or hate you, shower you with praise or eat you alive. It is a town where, if you carry a big-time reputation like the WWE, you better bring your very best.

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Unfortunately, despite some solid action from some of the company’s best superstars, the crowd was largely unimpressed.

Let’s take a bit of a closer look at Monday Night Raw, live from The Windy City.

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Iron Women: WWE elevates themselves with classy showing at NXT Takeover

“Respect” was the theme of the evening, and The Big Fed’s success at driving it home was largely due to a world-class showing from Woman’s Champion Bayley and challenging former champ Sasha Banks.

The two competitors met in a thirty-minute iron woman match, an attraction never before featured in WWE. More importantly, the match was featured in the card’s main event. For the first time since its humble beginnings, the world’s leader in sports entertainment featured women in their head-line attraction.

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It was an important night, and it felt like everyone, from the roster wrestling on the card to the announce team to the fans at Full Sail University, understood that importance. NXT Takeover: Respect was not just another live event pushed to boost network ratings or sell tickets, it was a chance to make history.

The theme of respect was not relegated to the main event, though. It permeated nearly every contest.

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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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