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Sasha Banks (left) vs. Bayley (right)

By Todd Matthy

It’s very hard for friends and family to understand why I’m a wrestling fan. Making it harder is when you try to show them, WWE books something stupid and your they look at you and say, “you watch this?” (SummerSlam 2005 is a perfect example)

Then something reminds you of why you love wrestling. A match that inspires you to buy a ticket because you wanted to be there and witness history. Last year in Brooklyn, Sasha Banks and Bayley reminded me of why I fell in love with wrestling.  Want to know why and see EXCLUSIVE photos and video from the Nosebleed Section?  (more…)

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William Regal and Triple H with (in order): Bayley, Sasha Banks, Finn Balor, and Enzo and Cas. The future of WWE

So the WWE draft is this week. Like most of you I’m eager to see who ends up on what show. I am also scared. I’m scared because splitting the roster in the name of “unpredictability” could ruin two divisions just when they’ve started to rebuild: the Women’s division and the Tag Team division. My solution, give the women to RAW and the Tag Team’s to SMACKDOWN. Here’s why? (more…)

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If you typed in sledgehammerproductions.wordpress.com and find yourself redirected to toddmatthy.com, don’t worry. I’m in the process of renaming the page. Same great content. Easier address to remember.

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Keep living dangerously my friends.

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Y&P Goes to Wrestlemania

By Todd Matthy

The fate of pro wrestling was decided in 2001 when WWE purchased WCW and shattered the dreams of every wrestling fan with the subsequent “Invasion.” I’m not going to bore you with the details but the biggest storyline in wrestling history became the biggest bomb in wrestling history…and it was designed to be. Vince McMahon’s ego wouldn’t allow WCW (and ECW) to portrayed as equals to the WWE, driving off millions of wrestling fans that have not returned. So how could it have turned out differently?

Kayfabe Commentaries turned to Vince Russo and Jim Cornette to rebook the Invasion. What would they have done? And whose version is better? Click below to find out. (more…)

 

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Drawing the Life of Andre the Giant with Brian “Box” Brown | Y&P.

By Todd Matthy

A repost and a new post. Once again here are my Wrestlemania XXVIII predictions WITH the results and my commentary on the show. Results and commentary are in red. How did I do? Read on. (more…)

By Todd Matthy

It’s that time of year. It’s Wrestlemania Weekend and this year’s show has the biggest match of the past ten years, The Rock vs. John Cena!

To celebrate, I’m giving you my predictions for Wrestlemania XXVII. Click below to see what I believe will be match order, winners and why I think they’ll win. (more…)

By Todd Matthy

It’s the end of the year and a time for reflection. Since everybody’s doing a best of list, I decided to throw in my two cents, so here’s my best of 2011.

Note: If you’re looking for Year in Music, click here. (more…)