The XFL Has A WWE Problem

The XFL Has A WWE Problem

By most accounts, the XFL had a successful opening weekend. Ratings were decent, the football itself was better than expected, and the league has drawn more early buzz than last year’s failed league, the AAF. The XFL announced that they had sold more season tickets in the week lead up to the season than the AAF sold in the entirety of its existence. High end sports personalities on Twitter such as Mina Kimes and Robert Mays were actively talking about it all weekend.

There were a lot of fun things also involved. They had the coaches mic’ed up and occasionally let us viewers listen in on plays they were calling before they happened. The league also let viewers into the replay room and mic’ed up both the referee and the replay official, giving viewers an amazing amount of access into the thought process that goes into a potential play review. I could go on all day about the different rules that have made the game more fast paced, and before the week is over, I probably will.

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2020 WWE Royal Rumble Primer

2020 WWE Royal Rumble Primer


Royal Rumble is many wrestling fans favorite event of the season. For all of the pomp and circumstance of WrestleMania, the ever growing Summerslam, and the fading star that is Surivior Series, Royal Rumble provides joy for wrestling fans because it gives them the ability to see so many of their favorite stars, allows for surprise comebacks, and operates under a very simple premise: throw your opponent over the top rope. If their feet hit the ground, they are out. If you win, you get a championship match at WrestleMania.

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Welcome to the new Wrestling Wars

The first shots fired in the Civil War were on Wilmer McLean’s property in Virginia in 1861. A bit over four years later, the war would come to an end at Appomattox Virginia Courthouse, 140 miles away, but with a similar character playing the role of “grand opening, grand closing.” Wilmer Mclean had moved after the war broke out to where he thought his family would be safe. The war would end in his parlor, with Robert E Lee signing the confederate surrender.

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