Why I Love Wrestling: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens

Quite the pair

These two have, obviously, been friends for years. They have wrestled together as a team and against each other in many different promotions around the world. Their matches have always been top notch, steal the show type affairs. Their previous personas of El Generico and Kevin Steen, I’ll let you figure out which is which because you’re a smart audience, are responsible for the featured match this week.

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Bits & Brews 001: Bomb! & The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

A better kind of bomb to keep around the house

Bomb! is an absolutely stellar beer. It’s a super dark and roasty stout with a bunch of malty goodness. The aging it goes through on vanilla beans, cacao nibs, coffee, and ancho peppers gives the base beer a ton of subtleties and complexity. Every sip is something new and really quite wonderful.

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Why I Love Wrestling: Candice LeRae

Nerdy references galore

Simply put, Candice LeRae is the best female wrestler on the planet. It isn’t because she has tons of geek cred, which she does (enough that she is Geekade’s official favorite wrestler). It isn’t because she’s attractive, which she is, hell it’s not even because she’s Canadian (we here at Geekade are big time Canadaphiles). See, Candice is not just a pretty girl that learned to wrestle so that she could further some sort of, let’s be honest in regards to most “divas”, movie star/model career aspiration. She is a wrestler first and foremost.

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Why I Love Wrestling: Predictions – WWE Fastlane

I can see the future

This Sunday, live on the Network, the WWE brings to you its penultimate Wrestlemania show, the newly christened Fastlane (get it? Fastlane? The fastlane to Wrestlemania… ugh). Anyway, it’s a pretty stacked card and should be an entertaining show with one match in particular, Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan, having a major impact on Wrestlemania. On to the predictions. 

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Why I Love Wrestling: Shinsuke Nakamura

The King of Wrestle Kingdom

The Black Savior. The Samurai of NJPW. The King of Strong Style. Shinsuke Nakamura has been and remains all of these things. He may also be the best in the world today. The current, as of this writing, reigning, defending, IWGP Intercontinental Champion is a man with as much charisma, as much star power, as any one professional wrestler could dream of having. Look at his entrance at Wrestle Kingdom 9.

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Why I Love Wrestling: Predictions for NXT Rival

What does the future hold?

This coming Wednesday, 2/12/15, live on the WWE Network is NXT: Rival. It is the latest live special to air from Full Sail University and quite honestly, if the last special R:Evolution was any indication, it will be a kick ass wrestling show and bar setter for the rest of the year. This time around we get five big matches that I am going to attempt to predict right here.

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Why I Love Wrestling: Seth Rollins

And he’s got a nice smile to boot!

Pro Wrestling is pretty simple. There’s a babyface, good guy, and a heel, bad guy, (sometimes a tweener but they usually play the face role) and they have a match. Save for one or two big spots, finisher through a table or a steel chair from the top rope or even a body slam on thumbtacks, the match is called in the ring by the performers.

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Why I Love Wrestling: Paul Heyman

It’s all about the business

Where once there were names such as Slick Rick, Sensational (sometimes Queen) Sherri, Mr. Fuji, the Sinister Minister, the quintessential stud muffin Joel Gertner, and the legendary Bobby the Brain Heenan, today they are few and far between. The current focus in the business is on men and women who can not only go in the ring but who can also go on the mic. The Manager as a concept has somewhat fallen by the wayside. Except for Paul Heyman.

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