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The Doc Says…The WWE Decade in Review – 2011: The Rise of CM Punk

WWE in 2011 shifted to the Reality Era, a period highlighted by the rise of CM Punk

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Reflecting back to 2011 in WWE, when CM Punk changed the game and The Reality Era began


This week, The Doc continues his WWE Decade in Review series, highlighting 2011.  Perhaps no year of the past ten has proven to be as interesting.  The top end talent drop-off that defined 2010 ignited an anxiety that had been growing for a long time.  Born of those feelings of angst was “The Pipe Bomb” and the rise to superstardom of CM Punk.  The wider industry has never been the same.

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2011 was not all about The Voice of the Voiceless, however.  An amazing rivalry, incredibly underrated in the “of all-time” conversation, took place right around the same time that Punk was peaking.  The WWE standard-bearer for the several years leading up to 2011 turned a new corner in his career and further elevated his status.  An incredibly unique match at WrestleMania largely without peer in WWE lore contended for best of the year.  It was a very memorable twelve months.

On this episode, a plethora of topics are packed into the 2011-in-review conversation, including the Wrestler of the Year, the most underrated matches and moments, and the top mid-carder.

Also, Doc reveals the details and group stage results of the WWE Women’s World Cup tournament!

If you want to discuss WWE history or anything else pro wrestling related with Doc, follow and tweet @TheDocLOP!


The Chairshot’s Valentin Humez explores the likelihood of Kota Ibushi headlining WrestleKingdom 14

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Read Valentin’s column: http://thechairshot.com/2019/06/kota-ibushi-headlining-wrestle-kingdom-14-all-but-a-done-deal/

 


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The Doc Says…G1 Climax, Top 20 NJPW Matches of 2019, Styles-Ricochet

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax and their Top 20 matches of 2019 through June

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AEW is awesome, but New Japan still offers arguably the best pro wrestling product in the world


This week, The Doc focuses on New Japan Pro Wrestling.  Late last year, his WWE fandom waning but his pro wrestling love unwavering, he turned to NJPW.  It was a rejuvenating experience.

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Rarely has New Japan been given a proper spotlight on The Doc Says, however.  All Elite Wrestling has captured his imagination and dominated post-WrestleMania Season attention.  NJPW shall no longer take a backseat.  The G1 Climax has begun!  What an amazing tournament it has already been and promises to be.  Doc runs down his thoughts from the early-going.

Of course, NJPW has had yet another banner year, so today also offers a half-way through 2019 account of New Japan’s Top 20 matches, pre-G1.  Did your favorite make the cut?  Or perhaps you may be looking for a viewer’s guide?

Before signing off, Doc heaps praise on the recent heel turn by AJ Styles in WWE ahead of his United States Title bout with Ricochet at Extreme Rules.

If you want to discuss New Japan, The G1 Climax, WWE, or anything else pro wrestling related with Doc, follow and tweet @TheDocLOP!


Impact’s Slammiversary knocked it out of the park last weekend!  Read the review from The Chairshot’s Andrew Balaz

Read Andrew’s column: http://thechairshot.com/2019/07/andrews-impact-wrestling-slammiversary-2019-ratings-analysis/


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The #Miranda Show: Women Are People Too! (And Damn Good People)

Miranda and Greg talk about the healthy nature of Seth & Becky as compared to the unhealthy opposite in Mike & Maria!

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Miranda and Greg talk about the healthy nature of Seth & Becky as compared to the unhealthy opposite in Mike & Maria!

Each week, Miranda establishes a slate of rules for Greg DeMarco to follow, and then creatively enforces a punishment upon him–even if he doesn’t break a rule!

Miranda and Greg talk about the healthy nature of Seth & Becky as compared to the unhealthy opposite in Mike & Maria!

The duo also talks about the amazing world of professional wrestling, Miranda’s (and Greg’s) exploits on the independent scene, shopping, relationships, and so much more!

It’s The #Miranda Show, and it’s available anytime, all the time, on-demand at TheChairshot.com.


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