The Steel Cage

Thoughts on McMahon being KO'ed, 3-hour Raw, TNA and more

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. First, I want to mention that I’ll be a guest on the Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with Pat McNeill. The Livecast is consistently one of the most listened-to podcast in all of sports, and Pat is an extremely knowledgeable and funny guy. I’m really looking forward to it.

. If last night was any indication of what we’re in for, I’m really dreading Raw going to three hours....

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WWE Wrestlemania: The Rock defeats John Cena, Undertaker goes 20-0

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Wrestlemania 28 is in the books and now we began to break it down and analyze it from top to bottom. Here’s my review of the show with a look at each match:

Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Championship

If you thought the World Heavyweight Title go no respect for being the opening match the last two year’s wait till you hear this: The match was over in 18 seconds!...

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Wrestlemania 28 predictions: Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show

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Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes vs. Big Show

Alfonso: Cody Rhodes

With so many babyfaces going over in the card, this seems like the ideal opportunity to throw the heels a bone, and give some momentum to one of WWE’s most promising young mid-carders. Big Show won’t be hurt at all by putting Rhodes over in this one, and Rhodes can pick up a fairly important win.


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What match should close WWE Wrestlemania 28?

CHRIS JERICHO Major wrestling star and would-be reality

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One of the biggest debates among fans the week of Wrestlemania is the match order for the pay per view.

To many fans, the pecking order of matches is very important as it symbolizes importance as the show makes its way toward the main event. Yet, a Wrestlemania card is not always booked from least important to most important match. If that was the case, then why was the Women’s Title at Wrestlemania...

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WWE Raw: More talking, less action going into Wrestlemania

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Last night’s Raw in Philadelphia featured more of the same: lots of talking and very little action between the stars who make up the three biggest feuds going into Wrestlemania.

It’s evident that The Rock and John Cena are talking circles at this point. The same could be said with Undertaker and Triple H, while the CM Punk-Chris Jericho angle continues to get deeply personal. Let’s start there.


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WWE at Madison Square Garden this Sunday

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A quick reminder that WWE returns to our area this Sunday with its "Road to WrestleMania" tour. The show is taking place at Madison Square Garden with a special start time of 5 p.m. Tickets begin at $25 and are available through Ticketmaster.

Here's what's advertised:

Featured Six Man Tag Team Main Event

Triple H & CM Punk & Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho &...

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WWE Raw Reax: Cena will face The Rock next year

The WWE Universe will finally get the dream match they had hoped for: The Rock vs. John Cena. The Attitude Era vs. the PG Era.

It will happen April 1, 2012 at Wrestlemania 28 in Miami, Florida.

You read it right, The Rock and Cena will have their historic one-on-one match next year at ‘Mania in the Rock’s hometown. Never has a match been booked almost a year in advance. It’s...

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Wrestlemania 27 predictions: 8-man tag team match


Alfonso: This one has all the makings of an opening match—if it doesn’t go on as the dark match. It’s amazing to think that, just a few months ago, Kane, Big Show and Wade Barrett were all bona fide main eventers. This is a throw-away bout with little reason to exist other than to give these guys a Mania pay...

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Smackdown coming to LI next week

WWE superstar Rey Mysterio

Here's a reminder that Friday Night Smackdown will be taping at the Nassau Coliseum this coming Tuesday, February 1, beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Tickets for the event, which will likely also include matches taped for WWE Superstars and NXT, are available now at Ticketmaster and the Coliseum box office and begin at $20.

WWE is adverstising what is presumably a "dark match" (not...

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WWE Night of Champions predictions

Night of Champions is this Sunday on pay per view and here are my predictions. Or should I say, my hopes for the show.

Divas and Women's Championship Unification Lumberjill Match: Melina (C) vs. Lay-Cool

Not really looking forward to this, but Melina will win and unify the titles. I give the WWE credit for trying to make a women’s match interesting by adding lumberjill’s...

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