WWE champ Mahal making most of his opportunity

BROOKLYN, NY — Just four short summers ago, Yuvraj Singh Dhesi was back at home in Calgary, mulling his future, having just weeks earlier been released from his dream job as a professional wrestler with World Wrestling Entertainment. On Friday, Dhesi, who is better known to wrestling fans as Jinder Mahal, was sitting in a packed room in a hotel in Brooklyn, filled with journalists from 15 different countries. He was there with his WWE championship belt in hand,…

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Plenty on the line at SummerSlam in Brooklyn

      BROOKLYN, N.Y. – World Wrestling Entertainment hosts its 29th installment of SummerSlam, its second-biggest event of the year, once again in Brooklyn on Sunday. The main event, a fatal four-way, features marquee talents Brock Lesnar, the Universal champion, defending his title against challengers Samoa Joe, Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman. The other main event, for the WWE championship, features Indo-Canadian Jinder Mahal of Calgary defending his title against challenger Shinsuke Nakamura, a Japanese megastar. A closer…

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WWE SummerSlam 2015 HITS and MISSES

WWE SummerSlam 2015 HITS: John Cena vs. Seth Rollins – Although it feels like we’ve seen these two in the ring a lot together over the past several months, they always manage to come up with a fresh feeling match, full of plenty of action and great near-falls.  Was the Jon Stewart involvement a little bit messy?  Sure.  He should have stayed facing Seth Rollins the entire time, and turned on John Cena at the last minute, as opposed…

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Cybulski, Murphy square off with SummerSlam picks

  NOTE: Today we introduce the first of what we hope are many preview pieces featuring one of Canada’s best sports broadcasters, James Cybulski, and our own Jan Murphy. The duo will break down the SummerSlam matches and offer their picks. Enjoy. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus James: I feel like WWE missed the mark when the viral videos started surfacing with all the RKO’s in random events all over the world. I like Sheamus’ updated look but his character…

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WWE SummerSlam 2014 HITS and MISSES

SummerSlam HITS: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena – WOW!  What a match.  In the PG era of WWE, you will not find anything nearly this violent, or this intense.  The tone was set within the first 30 seconds of this match, as Brock Lesnar hit John Cena with an F5.  What followed was some of the best work we’ve seen from Brock Lesnar since his return.  Was it a technical Dave Meltzer 5-star masterpiece? Nope.  This was the rebirth…

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Calling the Shots: SummerSlam 2014

  Calling the Shots is back to cover the 2014 edition of WWE’s second-biggest show: SummerSlam. Taking place in sold-out arena in L.A., the WWE is undoubtedly looking to make a big impact this month, especially considering that it’s re-subscription time for the oft-shilled WWE Network. Hopefully the show delivers on all accounts. So, without further ado here are my predictions for SummerSlam 2014: The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler A natural show opener since Ziggler gives WWE events a…

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2013 YEAR IN REVIEW: Jan interviews Dolph Ziggler

Editor’s note: As we round out the year, we look back at some of the best interviews of 2013. In August, Jan interviewed WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler, who was fresh off a run as World champion following his cash-in of the Money In The Bank briefcase he won earlier in the year. Dolph is one of the most honest, tell-it-like-it-is talents in WWE, not to mention a great wrestler. Dolph also obliged Jan with his predictions for SummerSlam. Originally…

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My Wife’s PPV Picks: Summerslam

  Each month I like to ask my wife for her picks for the upcoming PPV. She doesn’t watch WWE with me but she usually has petty surprising accuracy. Here are her picks, against mine, for Summerslam.   United States Championship Dean Ambrose (Champion) VS. Rob Van Dam   Sideshow: Rob Van Dam   Don’t get me wrong, I believe in The Shield. There isn’t much heat going into this match, unfortunately, but, between these two, you know it’ll…

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