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Things We’re Thankful For In The World Of Wrestling

Well, it's Turkey Day, so why no take a look at all the things we as fans have to be thankful in the world of wrestling. And, since I am penning this thing, you know it's gonna be a little on the funny and sarcastic side. I can't help it, y'all. I was born this way.…


WWE NXT Preview (11/23/16): Five Things To Watch For

TakeOver Toronto has come and gone, and I think it's safe to say that it exceeded expectations. NXT live specials are always pretty great, but beyond the great wrestling and story telling, A LOT happened on Saturday night. They not only crowned the winners of the second annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, but there were…



WWE SmackDown Live Preview (11/22/16): Five Reasons To Watch

Survivor Series is in the books, and SmackDown Live's reputation as the "A-show" has been reaffirmed. Sunday night in Toronto saw the brand not only get the win in a 52-minute elimination match, but it got the approval of the crowd as well. Who says there's no such thing as brand loyalty? Now we turn…


WWE RAW Preview (11/21/16): 5 Things To Watch For

Well, folks, it's Monday, and that means it's time for my weekly WWE RAW preview. And, truth be told, after just watching Survivor Series and reviewing it, I am not really sure what tonight has in store for us. Honestly, after the way the show ended, I have no clue what WWE is thinking. Goldberg…




WWE Survivor Series 2016 Preview: Who Should Win, Who Will Win

WWE Survivor Series 2016 is finally upon us, and as always, we are here to provide you with some predictions for tonight's show. Including the kickoff, we are going to have 6+ hours worth of wrestling to sit through tonight, and with only six matches announced so far, that poses some problems for WWE. With the reaction…


Five Thoughts on NXT TakeOver Toronto

After months of the Dusty Classic and feuds sitting in holding patterns, we're finally at NXT TakeOver Toronto. What a show this ended up being, as two titles changed hands. Without further ado, let's get to the recap of tonight's great show. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVaJH8pWnWk 5. Bobby Roode Is Truly Glorious...Or At Least His Entrance Was I want to…



NXT TakeOver Toronto Preview: 5 Things To Watch For

After months of the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and most of the major feuds sitting in holding patterns, NXT TakeOver Toronto is finally upon us. I really love that WWE has added TakeOver events to the night before their big pay per views, as TakeOver Dallas and both TakeOver Brooklyn's have been a great…



WWE NXT Preview (11/16/16): 5 Things To Watch For On Tonight’s Show

The NXT taping schedule heading into TakeOver Toronto has been bizarre. Not only have they been mixing in live event matches, but they had the semifinal matches and the NXT Championship contract signing on last week's show, which leaves the final NXT before TakeOver as more of a recap episode. We do know two things…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (11/15/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

Shane McMahon was added to the SmackDown LIVE team for Survivor Series last week. Now we get the fallout on the go-home show for Survivor Series. From the SmackDown perspective, there really isn't much at stake this Sunday in Toronto. There's the old "brand supremacy" hook, but that's pretty lame. Let's not forget that we're…


WWE RAW Preview (11/14/16): 5 Things To Watch For

[NOTE: If you're looking for the WWE RAW results from 11/14, you can find them at this link] It's Monday, so you know what that means: RAW preview time. Tonight, the RAW crew returns from a two-week UK Tour, and it's the go-home show for Survivor Series. And, guess what else???  We have umpteen hours of…


Eddie Guerrero: Remembering Latino Heat

It’s been eleven years since the wrestling world lost Eddie Guerrero. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe it’s been that long. His memory is still fresh with so many of us. And, whether we like it or not, time marches on, faster than some of us would like. The youngest son in the famous Guerrero wrestling…


Women, Wrestling, And The Perversity That Is Joey Styles

Note: This is an opinion piece, and the opinion reflected in this piece is solely the author's. It does not necessarily reflect the views of Top Rope Press. First off, Joey Styles is outdated. He is a throwback to the mid-1990s when shock was valued and "Oh My God!!" was screeched out at the least…


Chanting And Rehash: Goldberg Version 2k16

So, we are firmly entrenched in a Goldberg return at the end of 2016. I don't know about you, but I wasn't sure I'd see the day. The thing with WWE is that their notable frosty relationships with former talent can go so many ways. In the words of Bobby Heenan, "Ya listen to me, you…


EXCLUSIVE: Kane Talks WWE Career Highlights, Goals, Politics (VIDEO)

In an exclusive interview conducted by TopRopePress.com's Tony Quant, WWE superstar Kane sat down for a discussion during WWE's tour of the United Kingdom this week while in Birmingham. In this exclusive interview with Top Rope Press, Kane addresses several subjects. Some of the topics covered include his career highlights, his feelings the night he debuted the Kane…



WWE NXT Preview (11/9/16): 5 Things To Watch For

After last week's NXT was dedicated entirely to the second round of the Dusty Classic, we now know the four teams left vying for that wonderful trophy. Sanity, TM-61, Team DIY and the Authors of Pain will face off in the semifinals this week, and both those matches were taped during NXT's recent tour of…


WWE SmackDown Live Preview (11/8/16): 5 Reasons To Watch

Tuesday night will see the United States of America elect its 45th president. There will also be an episode of SmackDown LIVE. I leave it up to you, the reader, to decide which is more important. This is a bit of a unique episode of SmackDown as like RAW the night before, it will be…


WWE RAW Preview (11/7/16): 5 Things To Watch For

[If you are looking for the November 7 WWE RAW results, you can find them at this link.] It's Monday, and that means our weekly WWE RAW preview. This week, the RAW crew is overseas for the UK Tour, so that means tonight's 3+ hour epic will be taped as the show will emanate from…


Dear WWE: Reality Is Ruining Professional Wrestling

Since wrestling is so ostensibly fake for non-believers, casting a temporary spell of realism is a profitable tactic for WWE. Their viewership, like most devout viewerships (I'm looking at you, Fox News) spends the majority of its time suspending requisite disbelief. It is a performance after all, I mean, would you stand up and proclaim that because a broadway…


WWE NXT Preview (11/2/16): Five Things To Watch For

WWE NXT is entering the home stretch of shows, as we're now officially in the month of November and less than three weeks away from NXT TakeOver: Toronto. Last week's show had a ton of developments, as Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe for the NXT Championship plus Asuka vs. Mickie James for the NXT Women's…