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RADICAN'S 9/10 DGUSA "Enter the Dragon 2010" PPV review - Insane 4 Way, Chikara-Kamikaze USA 8 Man Tag, Hulk-Mochizuki

Sep 6, 2010 - 3:03:00 PM


By Sean Radican, Torch columnist

RADICAN’S DGUSA "ENTER THE DRAGON 2010" PPV REPORT
TAPED IN PHILDELPHIA, PA
PREMIERS ON PPV SEPT. 10, 2010
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CIMA was out hyping the crowd when Johnny Gargano came out and challenged him to a match.

1 - - JOHNNY GARGANO vs. CIMA.

The announcers said if Gargano won, he had a good chance to be in any of the DGUSA stables. Gargano dominated the action during the early stages of the match and nailed CIMA with a dive to the outside. CIMA cut Gargano off and went after his leg. The crowd chanted for CIMA after he nailed Gargano with the double knees to the rear end in the corner. CIMA went for a spear, but Gargano caught him with a spear through the ropes and mocked CIMA's signature Warriors pose, which drew a lot of heat. CIMA eventually fired back and nailed the back stabber and a double stomp to Gargano's chest out of the corner. Gargano caught CIMA by surprise with the double knees to the chest in the corner and followed up with a big superkick for a nearfall moments later. Both men countered each other's finisher and CIMA finally hit a cross-legged powerbomb on Gargano for a nearfall. CIMA eventually finished off Gargano with the double knees to chest off the top.

CIMA teased a handshake after the match, but then pulled his hand back, which the crowd really enjoyed.

WINNER: CIMA

STAR RATING: (***1/4) – This got off to a bit of a slow start before getting really good. Gargano continues to impress me each time I see him. He's got a lot of charisma and he showed that here going toe-to-toe with CIMA for most of the match before being overwhelmed in the end. I really liked the climax of this match and the crowd ate it up as well.

Lenny Leonard and Chikarason were shown backstage. They talked about the opening match and then sent us to a promo from Drake Younger. Younger said he was going to make the most out of his opportunity to face off against Naruki Doi.

2 - - ADAM COLE vs. ARIK CANNON vs. CHUCK TAYLOR vs. RICOCHET – 4 Way match

Match started off at an incredible pace with Taylor hitting a sweet looking dive to the outside. Ricochet then hit an insane twisting press to the outside after a failed attempt for a dive earlier in the match. The match continued with action and nearfalls at a breakneck pace with great crowd heat. Ricochet hit some insane maneuvers at times. Taylor also had several moments of greatness as well. The crowd heat continued to grow and grow as they exploded in a "this is awesome" chant after Cole kicked out of Cannon's total anarchy finisher. I thought I had seen it all until I saw Cole nail Cannon with a code red off the top rope. Holy s---! Taylor finally won with a gigantic awful waffle on Ricochet.

WINNER: Chuck Taylor

STAR RATING: (****1/2) – This was insane! I couldn't keep up with all of the action going on in the ring at times, but Taylor, Cannon, Cole, and Ricochet went out and stole this show with this match. Some of the sequences these guys pulled off have to be seen to be believed. Taylor was especially great here with his mannerisms. The crowd just got hotter and hotter as the match went on. This match is worth the price of admission on its own. Wow!

Jon Moxley was shown backstage with Kamikaze USA. He talked about ending the Chikara Sekigun. YAMATO cut a promo in Japanese that was translated before Moxley said the Chikara team had no chance tonight.

3 - - DRAKE YOUNGER vs. NARUKI DOI

Younger is subbing for the injured Dragon Kid in this match. Younger missed a dive off the apron during the early stages of the match and Doi went right after his leg. Doi worked over Younger's leg for a long period of time. Doi went for a charge in the corner, but Younger caught him and nailed him with a half-nelson suplex, which woke the crowd up. Doi fired back and nailed Younger with a dropkick while he was tied up in the ropes. Doi then hit a front-flip senton off the top and the crowd applauded. Doi eventually finished off Younger with a running kick.

Younger cut a promo after the match and said he can take a violent attack from the best DGUSA has to offer before being attacked by Gargano.

WINNER: Naruki Doi

STAR RATING: - (**3/4) The match didn't have much heat during the early stages, but the crowd got eventually got into mostly due to Doi's antics in the ring. Younger had a good showing for himself, but he didn't do anything to really stand out. I loved the finish of the match where Doi slapped Younger in the face about 100 times before finishing him off with a running kick.

The Chikara Sekigun cut a promo backstage. Quackenbush said he wanted someone on their side that hates YAMATO as much as he does before introducing Masato Yoshino, who cut a translated promo in Japanese.

4 - - SCOTT REED (w/Nicole) vs. RICH SWANN

Swann finished Reed off quickly with a standing 450 for the pin. Wow!

Brodie Lee ran out laid out the ref, Reed, Nicole, and Swan. He said he was coming for a Japanese man the next time he came to DGUSA.

WINNER: Rich Swann

STAR RATING: (n/a) – Lee's path of destruction in DGUSA continued here.

Jimmy Jacobs cut a promo backstage. He said he wasn't wrestling on the show, but it wasn't a night off for him. Jacobs said he was coming for Moxley.

5 - - KAMIKAZA USA (Jon Moxley & YAMATO & Gran Akuma & Akira Tozawa) vs. CHIKARA SEKIGUN (Mike Quackenbush & Hallowicked & Masato Yoshino & Jigsaw) – 8 Man Elimination match

All eight men brawled at the beginning of the match and the crowd was hot. Quackenbush and YAMATO went at it briefly, but Moxley attacked Quackenbush from behind. Kamikaze USA got the heat on Jigsaw for a long period of time after a chaotic start to the match. Jigsaw finally made the hot tag and Hallowicked ran wild. Kamikaze USA got the first elimination after YAMATO pinned him with the galleria, which followed a 4 on 1 attack. Moxley could not pin Jigsaw, so he went and got a chair and nailed Jigsaw with it. The ref saw it and called for the DQ. Jacobs ran out and brawled with Moxley as YAMATO eliminated Jigsaw with the Galleria.

The action continued at a furious pace with great crowd heat. The heels got the heat on Quackenbush and the crowd chanted his name. Akuma went for what appeared to be a code red, but Quackenbush countered it into a sit out powerbomb to eliminate him. That was nuts! YAMATO and Yoshino went at it at an incredible pace before Yoshino took him down. Yoshino hit the lightening spiral moments later for a nearfall, but Tozawa broke it up. YAMATO got several nearfalls on Quackenbush, but he couldn't put him away with Yoshino on the floor. Tozawa and YAMATO both hit suplexes on Quackenbush, but Yoshino came out of nowhere to make the save. YAMATO then caught Yoshino with the galleria, but he kicked out at the last second. Quackenbush got his revenge on YAMATO nailing him with a low blow. Yoshino locked in the sol naciente on YAMATO. Quackenbush then locked in the Chikara special on Tozawa. YAMATO and Tozawa both tapped at the same time giving Chikara Sekigun the win.

WINNERS: Mike Quackenbush & Masato Yoshino & Hallowicked & Jigsaw

STAR RATING: (****1/4) – This was a fitting blow off to a feud that built for a year. This is another match worth going out of your way to see on this card. The action was intense throughout with a lot of great exchanges and instense crowd heat. I love the way YAMATO and Moxley carry themselves as heels. Quackenbush countering Akuma's code red attempt with a powerbomb was nuts. The babyfaces were great here as well, especially Yoshino, who is becoming one of my favorite in-ring performers to watch. He's so quick and it's amazing that he's nearly flawless with his execution in the ring.

BxB Hulk came out for the main event to a huge pop and did his dance routine. He concluded his routine by taking off his wig to reveal he shaved his head. WTF!

6 - - BxB HULK vs. MASAAKI MOCHIZUKI – DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate title match

Mochizuki and Hulk came to a stalemate during the early stages of the match and the crowd applauded. Hulk got the upper hand and went to work on Mochizuki's leg. Mochizuki fired back and sent Hulk flying to the outside with a running kick to his back. Hulk missed a kick on the outside and ended up kicking the ringpost. Mochizuki then began working over Hulk's injured leg. The crowd was solidly behind Hulk as they chanted his name while Mochizuki worked him over. Hulk tried to kick his way back into the match, but Mochizuki shrugged them off and obliterated Hulk with a kick of his own.

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Hulk finally mounted a comeback and nailed Mochizuki with a springboard missile dropkick and the crowd applauded. Mochizuki fired back and caught Hulk with a running kick in the corner. Hulk countered a German and nailed Mochizuki with a superkick for a nearfall. Mochizuki countered a superkick and nailed Hulk with a series of kicks to the head for a nearfall. Mochizuki then hit a twisting brainbuster for another nearfall and the crowd roared. The crowd really began to buy into Mochizuki as a threat to Hulk, but Mochizuki couldn't put him away. Hulk hit the E.V.O out of nowhere, but he was too exhausted to make the pin. The crowd broke into a "this is wrestling" chant. Both men got to their feet and exchanged kicks. Hulk hit E.V.O off the top rope, but Mochizuki kicked out. Hulk couldn't put Mochizuki away and the crowd went nuts. Hulk finally finished off Mochizuki with a superkick to the head while he was on his knees. Wow! That was insane.

WINNER: BxB Hulk to retain the Open The Freedom Gate title

STAR RATING: (****1/4) – This match more than held its own in the main event slot. I wasn't overwhelmed by Hulk's last title defense that I saw on the "Fearless" PPV against Dragon Kid, but this match was fantastic. The crowd didn't buy into Mochizuki as a threat to Hulk at first, but once they did, the crowd was red hot for the action inside the ring. This felt like a showcase main event by the end, so both men deserve a lot of credit for pulling that off given what they had to follow.

One of Hulk's dancers came out with white paint on her face. Kamikaze USA jumped Hulk from behind and Moxley taunted him. Moxley told Hulk they were going to take his belt and Shingo delivered a DVD to Hulk to end the show

Overall thoughts: (9.0) - I was pleased with the last DGUSA PPV and this show continued on what I was impressed with about the "Uprising" PPV. DGUSA continues to build feuds and showcase great matches. The pacing of this PPV was very good with a lot of good backstage segments and highlight packages. Not only is DGUSA building new stars, but they setting up some really interesting programs for them.

Gargano had a very good opening match against CIMA. I didn't like Younger's performance against Doi quite as much, but the Four Way with Cole, Cannon, Ricochet, and Taylor stole the show. I'm really excited to see what this talent does going forward in DGUSA. The big matches on the show all delivered and this show featured the perfect mix between in-ring action with enough storyline elements to bring you back for the next PPV. Highly recommended.

Contact Sean at PWTorchSean@gmail.com

[Torch art credit Marco D'Alfonso (c) PWTorch.com]


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RADICAN'S DGUSA "UPRISING" PPV REVIEW: Shingo & Yamato vs. Kid & CIMA, PAC & Doi vs. Quackenbush & Jigsaw
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WWE News: Raw house show preview tonight - The Miz's first show as WWE champion, Nexus, Barrett, Report Wanted
QUESTION OF THE DAY 11/28: What is the biggest news story of the year thus far in pro wrestling?
Rock News: The Rock's new action movie continues to underwhelm, updated weekend box office results
NEWS AT A GLANCE - SAT. 11/27 (250 words / 25 seconds): KOTR tourney set, Ross, Hart, Kane vs. Edge, Cena, Jarrett, Anderson, Heenan, Danielson, Lesnar
TNA News: TNA arrives in the Middle East for weekend tour - wrestlers advertised, Mr. Anderson still recovering
EVOLVE News: Black Friday Sale, "Evolve 5: Danielson vs. Sawa" DVD released featuring current U.S. champion
DGUSA News: Dragon Gate USA announces New York City debut, World Cup style tag title tournament, Black Friday sale
TNA News: Complete video of Jeff Jarrett's mock MMA training session from Impact working over children (w/VIDEO)
WWE News: Jim Ross blog - best match he's seen on TV lately, TLC PPV, King of the Ring favorites, TNA mention, Brock Lesnar's UFC future
WWE News: King of the Ring tournament field set for Monday's three-hour Raw episode
WWE News: Smackdown results - next World Hvt. Title match unofficially announced for TLC PPV
PPV REPORTS
KELLER'S WWE SURVIVOR SERIES REPORT 11/21: Orton vs. Barrett with Cena as ref, Edge vs. Taker, Bryan vs. DiBiase, Sheamus vs. Morrison, more
CALDWELL'S WWE SURVIVOR SERIES PPV RESULTS 11/21: Complete "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Cena's decision, six title matches
RADICAN'S 11/12 DGUSA "Untouchable 2010" PPV review - Shingo vs. Kid, CIMA & Ricochet vs. Doi & Yoshino
CALDWELL'S TNA TURNING POINT PPV RESULTS 11/7: Complete "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Hardy vs. Morgan, EV2 vs. Fortune, Team 3D "retirement" match
KELLER'S TNA TURNING POINT PPV RESULTS 11/7: Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Morgan, Team 3D vs. Machine Guns, Lethal vs. Jersey Shore's Robbie E
DRAGON GATE USA INTERNET PPV RESULTS 10/29: RADICAN & CALDWELL's complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Internet PPV debut
CALDWELL'S WWE BRAGGING RIGHTS PPV RESULTS 10/24: Complete "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Orton vs. Barrett, Kane vs. Taker, Raw vs. Smackdown
CALDWELL'S TNA BOUND FOR GLORY PPV RESULTS 10-10-10: Complete "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Angle vs. Anderson vs. Hardy, "they" reveal
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WWE HELL IN A CELL RESULTS 10/3: Keller's ongoing "virtual time" report on live pay-per-view event
CALDWELL'S WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS PPV RESULTS 9/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - Six-Pack Challenge, Kane vs. Taker, Miz vs. Bryan
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KELLER'S WWE RAW REPORT 11/22: Barrett addresses his firing of Cena, G.M. grants Barrett a rematch, Barrett invites Cena to return to say farewell
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PARKS' WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT 11/19: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of the show, including Mysterio vs. Del Rio
CALDWELL'S TNA REACTION TV REPORT 11/18: Complete "virtual time" coverage of Spike TV show following Impact
KELLER'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 11/18: Morgan vs. Flair, Angelina Love vs. Mickie James, Casket Match, Brother Ray explains himself
WILKENFELD'S TNA IMPACT REPORT 11/18: Complete "virtual time" coverage of Spike TV broadcast
CALDWELL'S WWE SUPERSTARS RESULTS 11/18: Complete coverage of C.M. Punk on commentary, Divas tag main event, Bring back the Old School Superstars set
CALDWELL'S Review of the "Finding Hulk Hogan" A&E special 11/17: Hulk Hogan Hyperbole and the long con in TNA
OPINION & ANALYSIS
Question of the Day Reax #1: Biggest news story of 2010 - Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, WWE's talent transition
Question of the Day Reax: Poll results on who will win the King of the Ring tournament, more thoughts on the favorites to win
Question of the Day Reax #1: Cases made for each King of the Ring qualifier - Del Rio the favorite, King Sheamus vs. returning king?
QUESTION OF THE DAY 11/27: Who's your pick to win the King of the Ring tournament on Monday's Raw? (w/POLL)
WWE POLL: Which "young star" in WWE will be the next to hold a major title for the first time?
Question of the Day Reax #1: Candidates for next young star to hold major WWE title - cases for Morrison, Del Rio, Danielson, Barrett; Christian?
QUESTION OF THE 11/26: Which young star will be next to capture a major WWE title following The Miz?
Question of the Day Reax #1: Predictions for TLC PPV main event - Miz & Orton & Barrett combinations and stipulations, Kane vs. Edge II?
QUESTION OF THE DAY 11/25: What's your prediction for the headline match at WWE's TLC PPV?
Question of the Day Reax #2: More feedback on preferring NXT Season 4, Tough Enough, or scrapping both for a hybrid show
Question of the Day Reax #1: Tough Enough or NXT Season 4 - Tough Enough less contrived, NXT's strong roster, scrap both and create hybrid show?
WWE Raw Reax #4: More feedback on Miz as WWE champion - the right move or devalues the title?, mixed reaction to Punk on commentary
THE SPECIALISTS
GARDNER'S KEY MOMENT OF THE WEEK: The Miz captures the WWE Title - from mid-card to main event, will Miz rise above Jack Swagger's MITB cash-in?
ABSURD TNA Impact review: Mr. Sniffles Eats Turkey, Hogan & Lawsuits Again, Morgan & Williams vs. Fortune, Double J's New DVD, Dixie Returns
HITS & MISSES - WWE SURVIVOR SERIES PPV 11/21: Morrison vs. Sheamus, Natalya's win, Edge vs. Kane, Tag Titles, look-ahead with Miz new WWE champ
11/22 WWE Raw Hits & Misses: King of the Ring Qualifiers, Cena's Farewell, Orton, Barrett, Cena and The Miz
ABSURDITY OF IT ALL - Raw: MTV Champ The Miz, Orton Never Says Bye, Cena's Mom To Receive Best B-Day Present In 10 Years: "Knucklehead" DVD!
ABSURDITY OF IT ALL - Survivor Series: WWE's Latest PG Friendly PPV Ending, Phoenix Stirs Slumbering Divas Division, Miz vs. Your Local Sports Team Continues
GARDNER'S KEY MOMENT OF THE WEEK: WWE strikes the right balance on using Legends in 2010 during "Old School" Raw
ABSURDITY OF IT ALL - Survivor Series: Every Conceivable Orton-Barrett Scenario (Harley Race?), Michael Cole Becomes A McMahon, Comedian Tag Champs
11/19 WWE Smackdown Hits & Misses: Hype for Team Mysterio vs. Team Del Rio, Kaval Wins, Edge Kidnaps Bearer
ABSURDITY OF IT ALL - TNA Impact: Morgan Wrestles God, Why Does Jeff Hardy Get The Cool Video Packages?, Double J Goes MMA, I'm Joining Hogan In His Various Lawsuits
11/15 WWE Raw Hits & Misses: Old School format, Wade Barrett vs. R-Truth, Jim Ross, Piper's Pit, DiBiase
ABSURDITY OF IT ALL - WWE Raw: Piper Sells Another PPV, Jim Ross Brings Old School Sanity, A Call For Heidenreich (Forgive Me), Guess What Time It Is?
PWTORCH EXCLUSIVES
KING OF THE RING FLASHBACK - 10 yrs. ago (06-25-00): Kurt Angle wins, Rock & Kane & Taker vs. McMahons, Who's in WWE & TNA in 2010?
WWE KING OF THE RING FLASHBACK - 15 yrs. ago (06-25-95): Mabel wins KOTR, Kiss My Foot, Diesel & Bigelow, Who's in WWE & TNA in 2010?
WWE SMACKDOWN FLASHBACK - 5 yrs. ago (11-25-05): Batista vs. Orton day after Thanksgiving World Title match, Cruiserweights, Burchill, Who's In WWE & TNA in 2010?
TNA IMPACT THANKSGIVING FLASHBACK - 2 yrs. ago (11-27-08): Turkey Bowl, Remember the Frontline?, Reminders of TNA 2008, Impact rating
WWE SMACKDOWN THANKSGIVING FLASHBACK - 10 yrs. ago (11-23-00): Austin & Jericho, Rock vs. Regal, ECW Flashback, Who's in WWE & TNA in 2010?
THANKSGIVING '87 FLASHBACK: WWF vs. NWA PPVs, World Class supercard - Andre, Hogan, Flair, Sting, Rhodes, Von Erichs, Sheik
WWE RAW 11/22: Place Your Bets on tonight's Raw - Week 11 of current PYB season with fall-out from Survivor Series and John Cena's "firing"
WWE RAW 11/15: "Place your Bets" Scoreboard after Week 10 - Review last week's scores before tonight's PYB contest
SURVIVOR SERIES FLASHBACK - 1 yr. ago (11-22-09): Cena vs. DX, Youth Movement launch, Top 10 Things - Who has been released or left WWE in the last year?
SURVIVOR SERIES FLASHBACK - 5 yrs. ago (11-27-05): Flair vs. Triple H, Bischoff wrestles, "Bragging Rights" main event, Who's in WWE & TNA in 2010?, Keller Hits & Misses
SURVIVOR SERIES FLASHBACK - 10 yrs. ago (11-19-00): Austin vs. Triple H, Radicalz, "The One" Billy Gunn, Who's in WWE & TNA in 2010?, Staff Roundtable Reviews
SURVIVOR SERIES FLASHBACK - 15 yrs. ago (11-19-95): Hart-Nash, Undertaker vs. Kane before Kane was Kane, Top 10 Things - Who's still in WWE?, Bad team names
REFERENCE
WWE STATS REVIEW: Wrestler Rankings for number of matches in first-half 2010; how many matches are top stars on pace for the full year?
5/16 TNA Stats in Review: Current champions, 2010 Win/Loss Records, TV & PPV & house show results
5/3 TNA Stats in Review: Current champions, 2010 Win/Loss Records, TV & PPV & house show results
SPECIALIST: List of Deceased Wrestlers for 1999 - Muchnick, Rick Rude, Owen Hart, Renegade...
SPECIALIST: List of Deceased Wrestlers for 2000 - Solie, Albright, Duncum, Tsuruta, Blue Demon, Al Costello
SPECIALIST: List of Deceased Wrestlers for 2001: Johnny Valentine, Terry Gordy, Chris Adams, Bertha Faye, Helen Hart
SPECIALIST: List of Deceased Wrestlers for 2002 (Wahoo, Thesz, Rocco, Mr. Wrestling)
SPECIALIST: List of Deceased Wrestlers for 2002 (Wahoo, Thesz, Rocco, Mr. Wrestling)
SPECIALIST: List of Deceased Wrestlers for 2003 (Hawk, Hennig, Blassie, Liz)
SPECIALIST: List of Deceased Wrestlers for 2004
SPECIALIST: List of Deceased Wrestlers for 2005
SPECIALIST: List of Deceased Wrestlers for 2006
PWTorch Free Podcast
FREE: Friday PWTorch Livecast (11/26) now available featuring James Caldwell & Brian Hoops
FREE: Thursday PWTorch Livecast (11/25) now available featuring Wade Keller's Thanksgiving Special
FREE: Wednesday PWTorch Livecast (11/24) now available featuring Wade Keller & Pat McNeill
FREE: Tuesday PWTorch Livecast (11/23) now available featuring Wade Keller & Jason Powell
FREE: Monday PWTorch Livecast (11/22) now available featuring James Caldwell & Greg Parks
FREE: Friday PWTorch Livecast (11/19) now available featuring James Caldwell & Greg Parks
FREE: Thursday PWTorch Livecast (11/18) now available featuring Wade Keller & Brian Hoops & Sean Waltman call-in
FREE: Wednesday PWTorch Livecast (11/17) now available featuring Wade Keller & Pat McNeill
FREE: Tuesday PWTorch Livecast (11/16) now available featuring Wade Keller & Jason Powell
FREE: Monday PWTorch Livecast (11/15) now available featuring James Caldwell & Bruce Mitchell
FREE: Friday PWTorch Livecast (11/12) now available featuring James Caldwell & Greg Parks
FREE: Thursday PWTorch Livecast (11/11) now available featuring James Caldwell & Live Callers
VIP Exclusive Features
VIP - 11/27 Wade Keller Hotline - The News: Rock's movie box office returns, Lesnar and Dana White not speaking, DGUSA in NYC, Joey Styles, King of the Ring tournament thoughts, TNA overseas (11 min.)
VIP - 11/27 Bruce Mitchell Audio Show (pt. 2): The politics that went into WWE's ridiculous Top 50 Superstars List including analysis of every wrestler's placement including Flair, Dusty, Triple H, Cena (62 min.)
VIP - 11/26 Bruce Mitchell Audio Show (pt. 1): Beginning and End of Pro Wrestling's Thanksgiving Supercard Tradition, Cena's speech on Raw on Monday, Juan Cena's debut, pros and cons of Miz as champ (68 min.)
VIP - 11/26 PWTorch Livecast & VIP Aftershow: James Caldwell & Brian Hoops discuss with live callers Impact, Miz, next young WWE champ, Bryan, Orton, Roode, Morrison, VIP - 20 years ago Flashback (80 min.)
VIP - 11/26 Wade Keller Hotline - The News: WWE PPV numbers against Lesnar-Carwin, Next Young Superstar to Hold A Title, Nash clarifies opinion on Miz, TNA Final Resolution PPV, more (13 min.)
VIP - 11/25 Wade Keller Hotline - Ask the Editor: Looking back at the old WWE schedule, why wrestlers traveled by car or plane, hotel choices, Hogan's schedule, more, plus Monsoon and Ross (21 min.)
VIP - 11/24 East Coast Cast (ep. #11): Survivor Series fall-out, official end of Attitude Era, Austin's WWE Films deal, Otunga, TNA, Rock (112 min.)
VIP - 11/24 Wade Keller Hotline - The News: More on Miz's title win, Ross reacts to Miz, Cena's plans to continue working house shows, latest Hardy embarrassment, another MMA fighter interesting in WWE, more (17 min.)
VIP - PWTorch Newsletter Back Issue PDF #862 - 5.5 Years Ago (5-28-05): Smackdown moves to Fridays, Matt Hardy reacts to Lita-Edge controversy, Kevin Nash Torch Talk part eight on Hogan joining Outsiders
VIP - PWTorch Newsletter Digital Back Issue #889 - 5 Years Ago (12-03-2005): Cover story on WWE response to Cena being booed, Sean Waltman Torch Talk includes him "breaking code" in response to Guerrero death
VIP - PWTorch Newsletter Back Issue PDF: 20 Years Ago - Ole Anderson booking reign in trouble, Bruce Mitchell's second column, Keller's Survivor Series report, Keller on GWF prospects, News, Quotebook, Comics, Columns
VIP - 11/24 PWTorch Livecast with Wade Keller & Pat McNeill: Can Miz being taken seriously as champion? Punk as a commentary, Punk-Hardys feud, Rock's massive muscles, early ROH angles, more (84 min.)
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