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Wed
06
May

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News and Views - May 6, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

  • RAW IS SAMI!!!

  • Handicapped Heroes

  • Best in Our World: King of the Ring

Mon
04
May

Blast of the Week - What sports do you follow?

Blast of the Week - What sports/sporting events do you follow, are you excited about?

Mike Maillaro: When Mike Weaver suggested this topic, it didn’t occur to me how much was going on in sports this weekend.  I get to work this morning, and there is a big headline in my local paper “THE BIGGEST WEEKEND IN SPORTS!”

  • Kentucky Derby

Wed
29
Apr

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views: April 29, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

  • Ring the bell for Verne Gagne

  • Extreme Rules Results

  • NXT Results

  • Pro Wrestling Syndicate - Spring Breakdown Results

Wed
15
Apr

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News and Views - April 15, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

Wed
08
Apr

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News and Views - April 8, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

  • AJ Lee “retires”

  • Best Gimmicks

  • Lucha Underground Results

Wed
01
Apr

Cheap Pops - Wrestlemania 31 Special Edition

This week!

  • Wrestlemania 31 Reactions

  • The Night After...

Mike: It’s about twelve hours before we usually post Cheap Pops, I am literally just getting home from vacation, so this week’s column is basically going to be a quick one, just covering our thoughts about Wrestlemania and the Raw after.   

Wed
25
Mar

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News and Views - March 25, 2015

Cheap Pops - March 25, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

Wed
18
Mar

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views: March 18, 2015

Cheap Pops - March 18, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

Wed
11
Mar

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views: March 11, 2015

Cheap Pops - March 11, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

  • Jon Stewart Vs Seth Rollins

  • Best Tag Teams All Time

Wed
04
Mar

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views: March 4, 2015

Cheap Pops - March 4, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

  • ESPN 30 for 30: The Von Erichs

  • The Intercontinental Title

  • New Japan Cup

Wed
25
Feb

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views: February 25, 2015

Cheap Pops - February 25, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

  • WWE Fastlane Results

Fri
20
Feb

Cheap Pops - Special Edition - Fastlane Predictions

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

Chris: I've got to say, I'm not really certain where a lot these matches are going.  WWE TV has certainly picked up on the Road to Wrestlemania.  Roman Reigns' stock has risen in my eyes because he has Daniel Bryan there to help get him over.  My first thoughts on the show are a lot of title changes.  I miss Elimination Chamber, which was a super fun gimmick match, but this is shaping up to be a solid show with lots of fresh matches.

Wed
18
Feb

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views: February 18, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono, Mike Maillaro and Jeff Ritter

This week!

  • NXT Takeover: Rival Results

  • All Time Favorite Wrestlers

Wed
11
Feb

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views: February 11, 2015

This week!

  • NXT Takeover: Rival Predictions
  • NJPW: The New Beginning
  • NXT Takeover: Rival
  • Current Favorite Wrestlers

Mike: My name is Mikey Rage and this is my tag team partner Christopher Truth!  Together, we are Ragin’ Truth!   Let’s get to Truthin’!


WWE NXT Takeover: Rival Predictions

No Disqualification Match:
Baron Corbin vs. Bull Dempsey

Mike’s Prediction: Dempsey

Chris's Prediction: Corbin

Fri
06
Feb

Mom's Big Catch, Sadie's Big Steal a Winning Double-Play

Mom's Big Catch and Sadie's Big Steal

Whenever I'm offered an opportunity to review children's material, I jump. To be honest, I'm basically a little kid at heart, but that's not the real reason. My 22-month old son, Nate, is the driving force behind reviews like this. I'm so excited to share with him all the things I grew up loving.

Baseball has been one of those passions my entire life, so I'm thrilled to review Marla McKenna's nifty double play of titles. Let me start with Mom's Big Catch from Tate Publishing. It's obvious McKenna understands the game of baseball and the passion we fans feel for our team. Even more, she has chosen to enter the story on an ambition of many denizens of the ballpark--catching a ball!

Wed
04
Feb

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views - February 4, 2015

by Chris Delloiacono and Mike Maillaro

This week!

  • Raw Gets Snowed out

  • NJPW

  • Pro Wrestling Syndicate: Frozen Fallout

  • NXT Update

Wed
28
Jan

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views: January 29, 2014

Rollins vs. Lesnar Cheap Pops Critical Blast

by Chris Delloiacono and Mike Maillaro

This week!

  • Royal Rumble Recap

  • Where’s Wrestlemania 32?

  • Justin Gabriel Quits the WWE

Wed
21
Jan

Cheap Pops - Wrestling News & Views

Macho Man Randy Savage

This week:

  • Macho Man Goes into WWE Hall of Fame

  • Where’s Alberto Del Rio?

  • Royal Rumble Predictions

  • And More!

Mon
19
Jan

Monday Night Raw Reactions for 1/19/15

WWE Raw

Raw Reactions (Episode from January 19th, 2015)
Mike Maillaro and I are going to be doing a weekly wrestling column called Cheap Pops starting this Wednesday. I wanted to get out ahead of it and offer some brief commentary about this week's Raw. Hope to "see" you all later in the week.

Raw hasn't been particularly entertaining the past few months. Wrestlemania season is off and running, though, do things have picked up a bit, The Legends Reunion each January is always a lot of fun. Let's take a quick look hour by hour.

Hour One
Pretty typical opening mess of a segment. Fifteen minutes of talking with HHH, Lesnar, Rollins, Cena, etc. Only real thing coming out of it was Cena wrestling again tonight to try and bring back Ziggler, Ryback, and Rowan. Do we really need idiotic melodrama like this? Cena failed last week, of course he's going to win this one.

Fri
16
Jan

NXT Special Scheduled for February 11, 2015 (SPOILERS!)

At last night's NXT tapings, it was announced that their next special would be taking place on February 11, 2015.  They also announced three matches for the card:

 

 

 

WARNING!  THIS CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS ABOUT

UPCOMING NXT EPISODES!

NXT Title Match
Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

NXT Women's Title Match
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte

#1 Contender's Match
Finn Balor vs. Adrian Neville

I would also expect that they will probably add another match between Baron Corbin and Bull Dempsey.  


Match Analysis and Predictions

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn - NXT Title

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