Four men who could win the Royal Rumble and why

The WWE Raw Supershow starring John Cena, Chris

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The Royal Rumble is just six days away. And as much as I’m looking forward to The Rock getting his first world title shot in a decade when he takes on CM Punk, I’m equally looking forward to the 30-man Royal Rumble match. With the stipulation that the Rumble winner gets a world title shot at WrestleMania, for years it was nearly a given who would come out victorious. But now with two world title—and...

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Mick Foley going into WWE Hall of Fame

Setauket native and WWE Superstar Mick Foley performs

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Long Island native and three-time WWE champion Mick Foley was the first inductee announced for the 2013 class of the WWE Hall of Fame during the 20th anniversary edition of Monday Night Raw. Foley, 47, was long rumored to get the Hall of Fame nod, considering that WrestleMania will be held closeby at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on April 7. Foley's upcoming induction was confirmed Friday...

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Happy 20th birthday, Monday Night Raw

Alberto Del Rio flips over the top of

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I was in my mid-teens back when I first heard about this new television show WWE was producing. Having grown up watching most of my wrestling on weekends while the sun was still out, the idea of a weekly show on Monday night was novel to say the least. And on January 11, 1993, the first episode of Monday Night Raw aired. Twenty years later, Raw has achieved the distinction of the most-watched and...

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TNA realizes less can be more

The ring.

TNA Wrestling yesterday delivered the news that it was reducing the number of its live Sunday night pay per views from 12 to just four a year. And while likely driven by financial realities, TNA nevertheless deserves credit for embracing a lost art in the pro wrestling business: leaving fans wanting more. Sadly, generations of wrestling have come up in an environment where four-plus hours of original...

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Four reasons why The Rock was awesome last night

Wrestler and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson spoke

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It never ceases to amaze me how The Rock can return to WWE television after months, or even years away, and deliver a promo that puts most of his locker room to shame. Even well before his return as a semi-regular performer in WWE in 2011, The Rock proved this with his via-satellite appearance at 2009’s Smackdown 10th anniversary special. And “The Great One” did it once again last night with his...

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