The WWE Network is FINALLY available in Canada….sort of…

The day has finally arrived where the WWE Network debuts worldwide including, arguably, it’s second biggest market, and neighbour to the north, Canada.  While the WWE Network has been available through alternate means, in Canada and worldwide, since it launched in February 2014, today is the first day it has become available for Canadians to subscribe to the Network, in an official manner. Well, sort of. As it would turn out, the WWE Network is only “kind of” available…

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6 Months In: My WWE Network Experience and Review

Six months ago, WWE took an unparalleled venture into television history; a 24-hour “over-the-top” streaming service, featuring both live and on-demand programming.  Hyped for nearly 2 years, expectations were understandably high, given WWE’s access to a vast number of historical tape libraries, as well as their move to bring every live Pay Per View event to their live streaming service.  Analysts and fans alike were abuzz at the possibilities of the network, and its potential in the marketplace.  Needless…

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Monday Night RAW #OldSchool HITS AND MISSES 01/06/2014

Monday Night RAW HITS: Overall Show: The first Raw of the new year was an absolute blast for this viewer, at home, to watch.  Sure, having a themed episode of Raw might not have been the best idea to begin the new year (especially when it was a throwback to “old school”), but more than enough happened on this episode to keep me interested in nearly every segment.  WWE went all out, as usual, with both the sets, and…

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Monday Night Raw, 12/9/2013 HITS and MISSES

HITS • To call the final segment of Raw this week a hit wouldn’t be fair. It was more like a home run. A game-winning one. Maybe even a walkoff game-winning homer. It was as close to a perfect segment as we’ve seen in a long, long time. Not only did it make me actually laugh and react, it made me extremely interested in the coming Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view. Think about it, it had everything. The ring…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Jan’s interview with CM Punk

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Nov. 12, 2012, all rights reserved. HEADLINE: Best in the world? Hard to argue   In wrestling circles, he’s as marketable as they come right now. He’s the WWE champion, and has been for a year now. He has penned the foreword for Marvel’s Avengers vs. X-Men hardcover, which is due out next month. He is the subject of the WWE’s latest — and arguably its best — DVD documentary. He is…

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Raw HITS AND MISSES, Dec. 2, 2013

HITS Randy Orton and John Cena: Partially on the strength of some clever footage of the long history between the two, partially on the strength of a great promo by Triple H, partially on the strength of the decision to unify the WWE and World championships and partially on the strength of a great final segment, I’m suddenly very interested in this rivalry. In fact, not only am I interested, I’m very much into this. Unifying the titles is…

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Monday Night RAW 06/17/2013 HITS and MISSES

In what will be a weekly column going forward, I will be writing about each week’s Monday Night RAW; both “hits” (the stuff you need to see), and “misses” (the stuff you can do without).  I’d love to hear your feedback on the columns, as well.  You can reach me at [email protected] WWE RAW HITS Brock Lesnar Returns: It’s not much of a secret in the Cousineau household that I’m a pretty big Brock Lesnar fan, and his return…

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: One on one with Daniel Bryan

Originally published in The Kingston Whig-Standard on Jan. 24, 2013. All rights reserved.  WWE Inc. superstar Daniel Bryan remembers the exact moment that pro wrestling came into his life. It wasn’t catching a glimpse of it on TV as a boy. Nor was it attending a live event. “I had this friend named Abraham Godfrey,” explained Bryan, whose real name is Bryan Danielson, in a telephone interview this week. “My family didn’t watch wrestling at all; my dad liked…

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Attitude Is Everything: The Forgotten DX Founder

By the second Raw after Summerslam 97 business really started to pick up. We saw Shawn Michaels turn on the fans, Rocky Maivia join the nation of domination, and a solid two months of Paul Bearer screeching “Kane is Alive!”   The biggest development we saw at this time was the formation of a group that changed the “attitude” of the WWF. They would later be dubbed “D-Generation X” but for now they were just Shawn Michaels, Hunter Hearst Helmsley,…

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Cousineau’s review of The RAW After WrestleMania

I hate to be the one to say I told you so, but I told you so. This past week’s Monday Night RAW was absolutely off-the-charts. It was so good, in fact, that I’m not even sure where to begin. We might as well start off with what has been the most discussed event of the evening, and that was the absolutely electric crowd that was in attendance. It is difficult to beat last year’s post-WrestleMania-RAW crowd, however in…

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Dolph Ziggler is Money in the Bank!

Original Link: http://www.thewhig.com/2012/08/30/ziggler-is-money-in-the-bank-for-wwe Nick Nemeth, better known to wrestling fans worldwide as Dolph Ziggler, wasn’t born into wrestling. He doesn’t hail from a long line of wrestlers. None, in fact. One thing is quite evident, however: the World Wrestling Entertainment superstar was born to wrestle. These days, you can find Ziggler toting around the much-coveted Money In the Bank briefcase, starring in main-event matches and establishing himself as…

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