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WWE Thursday Night Smackdown – May 7th, 2015

Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, Ontario (just an overnight drive from Thunder Bay) hosts the blue brand as the East Canada tour comes to a close.

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The Fatal Four-Way main event at Payback for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship is put in focus in the night’s main event, as all participants come together for the formal contract signing. Before then, however, the mid-card and tag team divisions get their time in the spotlight as Thursday Night Smackdown delivers (in thirty minutes or free). The word of the night is “dissension”.

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WWE Extreme Rules – April 26th, 2015

In front of a rowdy crowd in Chicago, Illinois the WWE brings its most brutal Pay-Per-View event of the spring. Last Man Standing, Kiss Me Arse, Russian Chain, Steel Cage and a Chicago Street Fight colour the night with thrills spilling out of the ring and off the page. But not too much, though. We are in the “PG Era” now, so things can’t get too violent. (Insert collective groan here)

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The flow and arc of the event was conflicting and at times downright confusing. It played at times like an episode of Raw or Smackdown, but then at times it roared with the electricity one expects of big-time Pay-Per-Views. There were surprises, to be sure, and then there were moments you just knew in your bones were coming, but I have to say that happily the former came more often than the latter. The times I felt conflicted can be blamed more on a disjointed and incomplete build to the event, which left some storylines undeveloped or muddled. Overall an entertaining night with good performances from most of the talent, but certain glaring inconsistencies and questions mar the overall value of the action.

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WWE Monday Night Raw – April 20th, 2015

Back on American soil after a tour of Europe, the big fed goes live from Albany, NY on the last edition of Raw before Extreme Rules this coming Sunday.

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All major feuds got air time this week, with yet more time devoted to the ongoing drama involving Kane’s relationship with the World Heavyweight Champion. There were a couple of quality matches which could easily have gone longer, a few meaningless squashes, and a lot of interesting and entertaining backstage segments.

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