The Steel Cage

Looking back on a mediocre SummerSlam

Brock Lesnar reacts to his first round TKO

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 It’s hard to be disappointed when you don’t have very high expectations. And so, I can’t say I was let down by last night’s SummerSlam—a show that was entirely unremarkable, but not surprisingly so.

 The hype for SummerSlam made it clear that this was as much a one-match show as any in history. WWE was counting on Brock Lesnar vs. Triple-H to pretty much single-handedly carry what...

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Brock Lesnar to appear at WWE Wrestlemania 28?

Feeling lukewarm about SummerSlam

Randy Orton co-headlines this Sunday's SummerSlam.

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We’re just five days away from what’s supposed to be one of the biggest wrestling shows of the year. But it sure doesn’t feel that way,

In my opinion, the card for this Sunday’s SummerSlam is among the weakest in the event’s 23 year history. Far from the second most important event of the year, as has traditionally been the case, this year’s SummerSlam seems...

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CM Punk leaves the WWE as champion

The unthinkable happened last night at the Money in the Bank pay per view. CM defeated John Cena in the main event to capture the WWE Title. Punk’s contract was legitimately set to expire midnight and this was supposed to be his last match with the company.

What does that mean for the title? Who knows. Whether or not Punk signed a deal with the WWE prior to the event has not been reported...

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20 fun facts about pro wrestling

Ric Flair is greeted by the crowd during

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On page A75 of today’s Newsday you will find “20 fun facts about pro wrestling” in honor of Wrestlemania 27 next Sunday.


Don’t worry, we didn’t have to snap on the figure-four leg-lock on a sports editor to get something wrestling-related into print. It seems some in the newsroom are aware of the enormity of Wrestlemania. 


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WWE, Bret Hart need to part ways once again

Where has Bret “The Hitman” Hart been? Who knows and why bother worrying. Where ever Hart has been since the 900th episode of Raw, the WWE and Hart are better off apart at this point. There’s no need to continuously book Hart on Raw when there is no need for him.

I’m not just talking about not booking him in matches. We all know his in-ring career has been over for...

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