Grantland.com presents: “The B.S. Report: The Masked Man discusses Triple H and the future of WWE”

HHHEditor’s note: This podcast originally appeared on Grantland.com:

ESPN’s Bill Simmons calls up his friend Gus Ramsey to talk about Ramsey catching a foul ball. Then, David Shoemaker comes on to talk about his Triple H interview and ‘SummerSlam’.

Listen to the podcast here:

http://espn.go.com/espnradio/grantland/player?id=9605992

“A SummerSlam Story: The Hart Foundation’s 3 Year Quest to Win Back the WWF Tag Team Titles” by Shocky Muraco

Hart FoundationWhen the Hart Foundation relieved Jimmy Hart of his managerial services and turned into fan favourites in 1988, they made a pestering enemy of the Mouth of the South. The Harts set their goal on regaining the WWF Tag Team Championship which was being held by Demolition – Axe and Smash. The Harts/Demolition match took place 25 years ago at the inaugural SummerSlam event; Demolition had the usual services of their manager Mr. Fuji, with the additional support of Jimmy Hart whom stood at ringside for the match. I clearly remember the aftermath seeing an angry, helpless, defeated Jim Neidhart kneeling over the unconscious Bret Hart – the recipient of a megaphone blast to the head which led to the loss of the match.

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GUEST AUTHOR: Hulk Holland’s SummerSlam meltdown – Breaking down the booking for Sunday night’s PPV

Detroit Tigers v Tampa Bay RaysEditor’s note: This column originally appeared on cagesideseats.com and was written by Hulk Holland.

With this being SummerSlam, expectations are running high. Did WWE and its Creative team hold up its end of the bargain?

It’s that time of year again!

WWE is bringing back its end of summer celebration this Sunday night (Aug. 18) with SummerSlam 2013, which emanates from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Double-S has long been considered one of the “big four,” alongside WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and Survivor Series.

Simply put, fans expect a little bit more for their money on a pay-per-view (PPV) show like this.

Will they get it?

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OWW Radio – SummerSlam 2013 preview

OWW RadioWelcome to OWW Radio!  Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling.   A new episode will be posted each week.  This week David is joined by Kerry Morris (@chitownot).  David and Kerry look at this weekend’s SummerSlam pay-per-view and break down each match.  Which match will steal the show Sunday night?

Kerry’s contact information:

  • Twitter: @chitownot
  • Facebook: /kerry.morris

Listen to this episode here:

http://www.clickwrestle.com/podcasts/owwradio

AS I SEE IT – SummerSlam Preview

AISIAS I SEE IT – SummerSlam Preview
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Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
http://pwbts.com

In a follow-up to last week’s story, now labor unions are getting into the act. The Culinary Union, who has spearheaded the efforts to keep UFC and MMA shows from taking place in the state of New York, owing to a fight with the non-union casino owned by the Fertittas in Nevada, were now at the last minute (much like the attempt to keep “children” out of Saturday’s fight card) trying to get the main event of the August 17th event pulled by attempting to keep Chael Sonnen from fighting Mauricio Rua this coming weekend at the TD Garden in Boston, MA.

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WWE.com presents: The 25 greatest matches in SummerSlam history

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Courtesy of WWE.com:

So what qualifies a match to be labeled as one of the 25 best in the history of SummerSlam?

To tabulate the rankings of SummerSlam’s best bouts, the editorial staff of WWE.com was charged to consider every clash from WWE’s midsummer marquee event with one simple criterion: the match is as important as the moment. So while Ultimate Warrior crushing Honky Tonk Man at the inaugural SummerSlam in just more than 30 seconds was impressive in its own right, the battle’s brevity might pale in comparison to some of Bret “Hit Man” Hart’s best contests or The Undertaker and Edge colliding in a Hell in a Cell Match.

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GUEST COLUMN: ‘WWE SummerSlam 2013: Superstars Who Will Make the Biggest Impact’ by Drake Oz

WWE_SummerSlam_2013_posterEditor’s note: This article originally appeared on http://bleacherreport.com and was written by Drake Oz.

WWE SummerSlam 2013 is just about a month away, and even without any matches made official for the show, it’s already shaping up to be yet another great 2013 pay-per-view.

The WWE has done a fantastic job of putting on some tremendous PPVs this year, and as a result, there are plenty of superstars who are making a bigger impact on the company than they have in quite some time.

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