19th Mar2020

Opinionated: The Ruthless Aggression Era Wasn’t That Good!

by Chris Cummings

So, WWE have been releasing content about the beloved Attitude Era for years. Hell, they’ve been releasing stuff about it since that era ended in around 2001. Now, in 2020, we’re seeing a change in focus with WWE releasing content about the Ruthless Aggression Era, an era that occurred in around 2003 and would last […]

18th Mar2020

Opinionated: Wrestling Can Make You Smile, Even In The Hardest of Times

by Chris Cummings

We all know that things are rough right now. Times are hard and the uncertainty and worry about the world we live in is just unbelievable. It’s often at times of difficulty that we turn to things that help us to escape for a while, and give us some sort of joy or happiness. Right […]

12th Mar2020

Opinionated: What are the best pro-wrestling podcasts out there?

by Chris Cummings

So, I’m a wrestling fan, have been for going-on three decades, and so when I’m not watching pro-wrestling on television or on PPV, or when I’m not looking back on old shows, or when I’m not collecting wrestling figures, or when I’m not watching documentaries about the wrestling business, I’m likely listening to a pro-wrestling […]

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11th Mar2020

Opinionated: WWE Need to Make New Stars!

by Chris Cummings

Okay, so it’s WrestleMania season, which wrestling fans will know as the time when pro-wrestling hits a high and every promotion in the world provides even more content to devour. Also, nowadays, it’s often a time when WWE bring back names from the past in order to sell this big event to lapsed or casual […]

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22nd Jan2020

Opinionated: Which is the Best Royal Rumble Ever?

by Chris Cummings

As we fast approach the WWE annual event known as Royal Rumble, it’s a good time to look back on all the previous shows. I’ve been doing just that. I’ve seen each event countless times, but I always enjoy going back in time to re-watch Royal Rumble shows, good or bad, from the past. Beginning […]

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31st Oct2019

Opinionated: Why WWE should bring Halloween Havoc back!

by Chris Cummings

Okay, okay… I know this is kind of typical for this time of year, but hear me out. I have a good argument for why WWE should being back the old WCW pay-per-view concept, Halloween Havoc, to their annual PPV schedule. Back in the 80s and 90s (and the year 2000) World Championship Wrestling hosted […]

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28th Oct2019

Opinionated: Great Halloween Movie Options for Non-Horror Fans!

by Chris Cummings

Not everybody loves the horror genre, but that doesn’t mean that the season of pumpkins and candy-corns hasn’t got plenty of film goodness for the scaredy-cats among us. There really are an array of terrific and festive family films that feel completely packed with Halloween goodness. So, here’s a fistful of recommendations for those of […]

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09th Oct2019

Opinionated: Who Should be the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2020?

by Chris Cummings

Every year on the lead up to WrestleMania we get bursts or rumours and announcements about which wrestlers and/or personalities will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame during WrestleMania weekend. It’s become a big part of the weekend each April, and many fans enjoy the show, seeing former superstars getting a chance to […]

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03rd Oct2019

Opinionated: Should WWE Go Back to the Original Format of Survivor Series?

by Chris Cummings

We’re on our way towards the annual WWE event known as Survivor Series. Beginning in 1987, this event takes place each November in WWE and was one of the “Big Four” PPV’s in the company for the longest time. I’m not quite sure it’s considered to be as big as it once was, though, because […]

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01st Oct2019

Opinionated: Who Would Make Up The “Mount Rushmore” of WWE?

by Chris Cummings

When you look at the very best WWE superstars of all time, there are certainly certain names that come to mind, but there are a lot of them. If you go back to the eras of Bruno Sammartino and make your way to modern-day, you’ll be reeling off many names. The WWE has existed in […]

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24th Sep2019

Opinionated: Was the debut episode of NXT on USA a good introduction to the brand?

by Chris Cummings

So, we’re a few days on from the debut of NXT on the USA Network. A new era for the gold-and-yellow brand of WWE. The show has gone from one-hour to two-hours each week and will, in a couple of weeks time, be a full two-hour live show on USA. The debut episode, which saw […]

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18th Sep2019

Opinionated: Why Do We Love Seeing 80s Nostalgia in TV and Movies?

by Chris Cummings

Stranger Things is a good example of the use of that feeling of nostalgia selling a show or film. I mean, the Netflix Original program is a huge hit, and a good part of that is because of the nostalgic brilliance of it. Whether it’s New Coke, Back to the Future, 80s Horror, fashion, music […]

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09th Sep2019

Opinionated: 6 Ideas WWE Should Utilise From WCW!

by Chris Cummings

It’s been eighteen years since World Championship Wrestling closed its doors when it’s number one competitor, WWE, bought it after its decline in the early 00s. Before that all happened, however, and before WCW became a messy, awkward, strange shadow of what it used to be, it was a successful and entertaining product that was […]

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02nd Sep2019

Opinionated: Who Are The Ten Best Talkers in Wrestling History?

by Chris Cummings

Now, I’ve been opinionated here lately, but I haven’t compiled any sort of list, and we all like a list, don’t we? So, I figured I’d create a list that is purely my opinion but, from knowing how many people in and out of wrestling feel, it will be a series of opinions shared by […]

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27th Aug2019

Opinionated: What Are The Best Matches In King of the Ring History?

by Chris Cummings

Okay, okay, okay… so I’ve already rambled on about King of the Ring in a previous “Opinionated” article, here on Nerdly, but I thought it might be fun to also talk about this too. What are the very best matches from King of the Ring? I’m talking about the King of the Ring Pay-Per View […]

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21st Aug2019

Opinionated: Which is the Best Kevin Smith Film?

by Chris Cummings

Kevin Smith spoke to me in my late-teens, making films that echoed my sentiments while also delivering characters and plots that were relatable, hanging out with slackers, losers, down-and-outs, degenerates or nerds in places that ranged from convenience stores to video stores to shopping malls to comic book shops. My memories of his films are […]

19th Aug2019

Opinionated: Should WWE Bring King of the Ring Back as a Pay-Per View?

by Chris Cummings

Okay, so fans of current-day wrestling will know that WWE just recently announced the return of the King of the Ring tournament to television. An old concept, the King of the Ring dates all the way back to the likes of “Macho King” Randy Savage, King Haku and King Harley Race, but the first televised […]

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14th Aug2019

Opinionated: The Rise and Rise of NXT

by Chris Cummings

Fans of pro-wrestling, of which I am obviously one, will know all about the rising force within WWE known as NXT. WWE’s own version of independent wrestling, NXT provides a more realistic sports-based product with an old-school tone and a roster of guys who, much of the time, have made waves across the indie circuit […]

09th Jul2019

Opinionated: Why I Don’t Want a Return of the Attitude Era

by Chris Cummings

So, I grew up watching wrestling. It’s been part of my life for most of my days. I started watching during the Hogan era, with guys like The Hulkster, Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior on top of the WWF. I saw the New Generation arrive, with guys like Bret Hart, Diesel and Shawn Michaels […]

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01st Jul2019

Opinionated: Heyman & Bischoff – What Could They Bring to WWE in 2019

by Chris Cummings

So, fans of WWE (and wrestling in general) will likely have heard the latest news that Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff, two mainstays of pro-wrestling for decades, have been given brand-new roles in WWE as Executive Directors of Raw and Smackdown Live respectively. These, as far as news has told us, aren’t on-screen roles, but […]

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26th Jun2019

Opinionated: The RAW and SmackDown Slump

by Chris Cummings

It’s indisputable that WWE put out an incredibly vast amount of content. Just in a week, and not mentioning their social media content or original WWE Network programming, we see RAW, SmackDown, NXT, NXT UK, 205 Live and more. We get at least one, sometimes more than one, PPV or Special each month too. That’s […]

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24th Jun2019

Opinionated: Picking A Wrestling Side?

by Chris Cummings

I’ve been a fan of pro-wrestling for over 27 years and in that time I’ve been a fan of so many promotions within the landscapes of wrestling. In the early 90s when I started watching wrestling the big two companies were WWE(F) and WCW. I remember buying VHS tapes for both companies, leaning much heavier […]

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