AS I SEE IT: Reactions to the passing of the Warrior

AISIAS I SEE IT: Reactions to the passing of the Warrior
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

It’s safe to say that Wrestlemania 30 weekend was an emotional roller-coaster…in ways hoped for and expected, and in ways that no one would have expected.

Between the emotional highs of the WWE Hall of Fame and the speechs of Jake Roberts and Scott Hall… the once in a lifetime meeting in the same ring of Hulk Hogan, The Rock, and Stone Cold Steve Austin… Daniel Bryan’s Wrestlemania 30 wins against HHH and in the main event…the storyline emotional stunner of The Streak ending… and the very tragic real life passing of Jim Hellwig, the Ultimate Warrior, only 24 hours after what turned out to be his farewell appearance; Wrestlemania weekend provided an emotional roller-coaster likely never to be duplicated again.

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AS I SEE IT: Thoughts from WrestleMania XXX

AISIAS I SEE IT: Thoughts from WrestleMania XXX
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

Ever think Brian Danielson would win the WWE World Heavyweight Title…and have it not be the primary subject of discussion from a Wrestlemania 30?

Nope. Not me.
Everyone who writes about wrestling from the mega-sites like the Wrestling Observer and to the smallest message board figured they’d be writing about Brian Danielson this morning.

AS I SEE IT: The Rocky Debut of the WWE Network

AISIAS I SEE IT: The Rocky Debut of the WWE Network
Bob Magee
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets

This past week saw the somewhat rocky debut of the WWE Network, and the set-up show for the Road to Wrestlemania.

The major problems with the WWE Network break down as follows:

Major League Baseball Advanced Media’s (the company WWE is working with to handle the Network) had an inability in the first few days to handle the load of signups. Many people attempted to sign up and were unable to do so because of bandwidth and other issues.

MLBAM stated that the Network demand for sign-ups “exceeded anything we have seen in 14 years of doing e-commerce.” If that had been the only problem, and it had only been a problem at the beginning, that would have been a GOOD problem in some ways; because it would have shown a major demand for the service (which it did).

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Ken Shamrock discusses his feelings on Dana White, Brock Lesnar, and much more

Ken ShamrockKen Shamrock stopped by Under the Mat Radio to discuss his feelings on a few topics such as what his favorite fighting movies are, advice he would give to females who wanted to be a fighter, Dana White, Brock Lesnar and so much more! You can listen to the full interview below; here are some of the highlights:

Ken on his feelings of MMA and how his legacy is viewed today:

“I helped create this sport; it’s almost like a child of mine. Just like many of the other guys who were in it in the beginning they cherish it and nurture it also. So I understand the comments that were made by some people who feel they don’t get the respect they deserve because they have been there in the beginning.”

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Brock Lesnar 3Courtesy of

In the tumultuous world of the squared circle, there are many types are competitors. Among them are some of the most technically proficient professional athletes, who can be found in the highest levels of any arena of competition.

However, this is not the class of warrior we are talking about here. Oh no. Instead, breaks down the toughest, roughest ring destroyers who have ever stepped through the ropes.

See the list here:

Recent Paul Heyman interview

paul-heyman 2Recap courtesy of writer Marc Middleton:

Xfinity published an interview with WWE’s Paul Heyman. Here are some highlights:

On the significance of his role in last year’s WrestleMania: “It’s huge. Nothing short of it. And probably even bigger than that adjective. It’s exhilarating for me because you have the most unique, the most gifted athlete in the history of the WWE, or UFC, or college athletics in Brock Lesnar, going against a wrestler who probably has more heart, more determination, and the ability to overcome the odds better than anybody else that I’ve ever come across in my entire career in CM Punk. It’s a fascinating match-up. It won’t be over in 30 seconds. This is going to be an all-night affair. There’s an old expression in the professional wrestling business; “This match will be worth the price of admission.” I humbly suggest that Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk is worth the price of admission alone.”

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Recent Brock Lesnar interview


The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Former 3x WWE Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. During the interview Lesnar talked about his return to World Wrestling Entertainment.

“I left originally because I was a caged animal 300 days a year on the road and they knew that. That was the bottom line – I don’t want to be that person. I’m at a different stage in my life where I think I’ve earned [the reduced schedule]. That was the only way I could make this happen. They played ball and hopefully it’s a win-win for both of us. I really do enjoy putting on a show.”

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GUEST COLUMN: “Chair Shots: The Best Worst Return in Wrestling” by TripleR

ChairShotsEditor’s note: This column originally appeared on and was written by columnist TripleR.

Welcome back everybody to the column that DIDN’T have a season-ending injury in NFL Training Camp- Chair Shots! Now I’m back from vacation, rested and tanned after a few days at the beach, but I did manage to catch a little bit of Monday Night Raw last week. It was a pretty decent show, with Daniel Bryan getting about 40 minutes of wrestling time, but that’s not what I want to talk about today. What I want to talk about is a topic that’s probably going to split a lot of my readers down the middle. So follow the bouncing ball as I tell you of my jubilation, which was followed week after week with utter indifference.

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