Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Cewsh Reviews is looking for creative weirdos who are bubbling over with the desire to talk about wrestling and are looking for an established audience to do it in front of. If you think you have what it takes to join our team of dick joke purveyors then this is your shot! We’re interested in writers, reviewers, podcasters, video makers and pretty much anything else, so don’t be shy. Step right up and we’ll give you an audition.

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The Law Reviews: Lucha Underground Returns

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It’s back.

I don’t know if Lucha Underground is revolutionizing professional wrestling, but it damn sure is the most entertaining thing going right now. And the longer than expected break after season one has only added to the anticipation. Now to recap quickly, here’s where we are as of the end of the season one:

“And then we went to a montage: Cueto and Lotus packing up to run off together. Fenix taking off in a beautiful Sunfire. Texano rolling off in his pickup truck. Martinez holding Sexy Starr hostage. Son of Havoc, Angelcio, and Ivalese rolling out. Drago and Aerostar going their separate ways. Pentagon and Vampiro together. A question mark on the Lucha Underground flag, symbolizing the coming of Rey Mysterio. And Cueto, on the run but never defeated.” Continue reading

TNA Slammiversary 2013

 

Welcome, cats and kittens, to yet another installment of the reviews that put the T in TNA, Cewsh Reviews! We have a special treat for you tonight as we all join together to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the day where a guy named Cheeks had one of the worst wrestling matches of all time, with TNA Slammiversary 2013! Over the past 11 years, TNA has seen more than its fair share of highs and lows, and now the company is having to weather the storm of the Aces and Eights, who are casting a pall over all other events. Tonight the leader of Aces and Eights, Bully Ray, will take on a furious Sting who badly wants to drub the entire group out of existence, and has decided to put his championship future on the line for the opportunity to do so. All of TNA may hang in the balance as the old legend straps on the boots again to do battle with the evil that has invaded his chosen home. And besides that, we have every title being defended, an appearance by Emo Styles, and a show stealing match which might be the last thing that you’d expect. We have all of this, plus our most famous co-reviewer ever, AJ Styles*!

* Not actually AJ Styles.

So without any further ado, let’s do a motherfucking review!
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The Law Reviews: Royal Rumble 1996

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Welcome to the year 1996, and to the Royal Rumble! This year will see all sorts of big developments in wrestling, but we start a bit more humbly. Bret Hart will defend the WWF Championship against Undertaker in a clash of the titans and 30 men will fight for the right to main event Wrestlemania. Shawn Michaels tries to complete an unbelievable comeback story after facing a career-threatening injury only weeks ago. Continue reading

Friday News Round-Up

Wrestlemania 33 Reportedly to Take Place in Orlando

While Minneapolis was long considered the favorite to host Wrestlemania 33, WWE has reportedly decided to go with Orlando instead. WWE has developed strong ties to the state of Florida in recent years after opening the WWE Performance Center in the state. There have long been rumors that Orlando would be the site for the physical WWE Hall of Fame if one ever were to be built. The last Wrestlemania from Orlando was Wrestlemania 24 in 2008. I would expect the official announcement next weekend at the Royal Rumble.  

Report: The Rock Will Not Wrestle at Wrestlemania 32

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reports that The Rock will not be wrestling at Wrestlemania 32 this year. Due to insurance issues with an upcoming movie, a match is off the table.

It’s what we expected, but it’s another blow to this Wrestlemania show that could desperately use more starpower. I’d expect Rock’s role to be limited to involvement in a promo segment and then helping Reigns in his likely match against Triple H.

Brock Lesnar Announced for “March to Wrestlemania” WWE Network Event

Brock Lesnar will be part of the WWE Network special from Toronto on March 12. No confirmation on whether or not he will be wrestling. We were promised more Lesnar in 2016, and we seem to be getting it with his announced participation in the Royal Rumble and his being advertised for Fastlane in February.

Jim Ross to Replace Mauro Ranallo on “New Japan on AXS?”

MLW Radio reports that Jim Ross has agreed to be the new voice of New Japan on AXS, replacing the departed Mauro Ranallo. JR, for his part, denies on Twitter that any deal is done. Personally, I think it would be a great move for New Japan to bring JR in as he’s the only commentator who can draw people to a show.

Good and Bad News for TNA on POP TV

The good news is that TNA is apparently receiving a rights fee for airing Impact on POP TV. Previous reports had suggested that it was simply a barter deal and TNA was receiving a cut of the advertising money generated by the show. With their recent cost cutting, this would probably put TNA on its best financial ground in years.

 

The bad news is that Comcast is moving POP TV into a premium tier of channels, meaning fewer people will have access to it. Viewership for the second episode of Impact on POP TV rose slightly to 288,000 viewers, up from 255,000 for the first week.