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WWE Fastlane: an above-average Raw

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

From the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio WWE rolled out the pyro and big-name talent for its latest pay-per-view event: Fastlane.

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The build-up to February’s live event was short and felt rushed, and the card yielded a mixture of satisfying conclusions, intriguing twists, and perplexing segments. The general booking and execution of the event resulted in something which felt more like an episode of WWE television than something fans would pay their local cable providers to watch. Read more…

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WWE Diva division in best shape ever!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

What a difference a year makes.

After #GiveDivasAChance, which trended in February of 2015, high-lighted how the WWE Universe’s overwhelmingly negative attitude toward the women’s division, the Big Fed has turned an important corner.

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Heading into the 2016 Fastlane pay-per-view, WWE’s female roster is the largest and most talented in nearly a decade. Increased air time devoted to the Divas, as well as multiple story-lines and programs within the division are promising signs for the future of women’s wrestling on the big stage.

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WWE Injury Report

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

The world of professional wrestling carries with it the constant and persisting risk of injury. There are quite a few WWE superstars who have shelved in 2015, most notably John Cena and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins.

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The Daily Jobber has compiled the latest from a variety of news sources on the injury status and projections for some of these superstars.

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PWI’s Top 50 Females revealed

Pro Wrestling Illustrated published its annual Female 50 edition, and has released its official list of the top 50 Female Wrestlers of 2015.

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The list, began in 2008, ranks active pro wrestlers based on a criteria that includes win-loss record, championships won, quality of competition, major feuds, prominence within a wrestler’s individual promotion(s), and overall wrestling ability.

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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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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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NXT Takeover: Brooklyn – High-lights, Low points & Crunchy in-betweens

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015: The Fed’s development brand, which is becoming less of a development brand by the week, put on its biggest, flashiest, most daring display yet. Taking the Takeover show for the first time out of the safe confines of Full Sail University, NXT brings the action to a raucous house of 15,000 enthusiastic fans in Brooklyn, NY.

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Did the dramatic endeavour pay off for Triple H’s fledgling brand at a time when it seems on the verge of leaving the nest?

Would the stars deliver the goods to a tough New York audience known not only for it’s generosity of spirit, but also for its intolerance of bullshit?

What were the highs, lows and awkward middles? Let’s break it down…

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Bayley Bests Becky! – WWE NXT, August 12th, 2015

Full Sail University whips out its members on Wednesday night to show the world what it’s made of… Time for NXT!

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The Takeover: Brooklyn event is a week away, and the card is taking full shape. Tonight’s main event once again features Divas action, as Bayley takes on Becky Lynch in an attempt to secure her shot against the champ Sasha Banks. Also on this week’s episode: Tye Dillinger’s number gets called; Baron Corbin meets his match; and NXT Champ Finn Balor gets some exercise.

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WWE NXT – May 13th, 2015

The main roster hopefuls are gearing up for the next big show, TakeOver: Unstoppable, with their go-home episode from Full Sail University.

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The main event sees a face to face confrontation between NXT Champion Kevin Owens and challenger/former champion Sami Zayn. Also on the card, a big tag match to set up the number one contender triple threat match next week. Sasha Banks schools a jobber, Alexis Bliss and Carmella go tooth and painted nail, and Baron Corbin rolls over Crowe and into Rhyno.

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The Jobber Run-Down: “This Week in Pro Wrestling” part two, NXT 04/03/2015

Full Sail University is still coasting off the buzz around February’s TakeOver: Rival as it goes to television Wednesday night.

The show opens with a vignette in which Kevin Owens tells us to forget about the past (by which he means Sami Zayn) and look to the future (“and that’s Finn Balor”). Cut to Finn as he says that he will face Kevin Owens “any place, any time,” – I suppose, as long as there’s also time to put on lots of make-up and do a five-minute ramp entrance first. Anyway, the drama involving Alex Riley is re-capped and I get stuck wondering whether or not I should care about Alex Riley.

GM William Regal puts the tough choice to Riley, who’s looking a bit like Eric Bischoff: be a wrestler or be a commentator, but you can’t do both. Riley makes a small noise with his mouth and leaves the room.

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