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Chris Graham talks NBA Finals, Nats-UVA, WWE Money in the Bank

Chris Graham talks sports on the latest AFP podcast. Topics include the NBA Finals, the Washington Nationals, UVA baseball and WWE Money in the Bank.


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Podcast: Chris Graham breaks down Warriors-Thunder, College World Series, WWE brand split

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham talks sports on the AFP Podcast. Today’s segment includes analysis of the Warriors-Thunder Game 7.


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WWE splitting into two: Separate Raw, Smackdown great news for fans

Great news for wrestling fans: WWE is splitting its roster again, and beginning July 19, Smackdown will air live on Tuesday nights.


Tommy Dreamer is right: No more head chairshots

ECW Original Tommy Dreamer said in a recent interview that wrestling needs to do away with unprotected chairshots to the head.


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How does WWE get Roman Reigns over?

WWE desperately wants to get Roman Reigns over with fans. Matching him up with smark favorite A.J. Styles is probably not the way to do it.


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WWE Payback: Styles, Reigns bring down the house

WWE is advertising that it is beginning a new era. The first installment of Roman Reigns vs. AJ Styles was a good launching pad.


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What good does it do for fans to keep booing Roman Reigns?

No matter how much you boo Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan ain’t coming back. CM Punk, he ain’t coming back.


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Is WWE trying to kill Charlottesville with weak JPJ card?

WWE is coming to the John Paul Jones Arena on May 15. Don’t feel the need to rush out to get your tickets right now or anything.


WrestleMania 32: Hits, Misses

Roman Reigns, predictably, walked out of AT&T Stadium at the end of WrestleMania 32 with the WWE championship.


WWE Fastlane: Winners, losers and more from the show

We can start with the obvious. The biggest losers at WWE Fastlane were those of us who spent three hours fighting spotty broadcast signals and common sense to watch.


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Former WWE champ Daniel Bryan: Lucky to be getting out alive

The great shame with the recent news about former WWE champion Daniel Bryan isn’t that he’s retiring in his prime at age 34.


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Daniel Bryan WWE retirement: Work, or real thing?

Four-time WWE champ Daniel Bryan announced on Twitter on Monday that he is retiring from active competition, putting an apparent premature end to a promising career.


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New WWE champ Triple H: This is what’s best for business?

Everybody was in on the big secret that Triple H was going to win the WWE title at the Royal Rumble, though the company did its best to try to make us act surprised.


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WWE brings Road to WrestleMania 32 Tour to Richmond in March

WWE is bringing its live Road to WrestleMania 32 tour to the Richmond Coliseum on Saturday, March 26. Tickets go on sale Saturday, January 23 at 10am.


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Daniel Bryan to WWE: Clear me!

Daniel Bryan shared an article from WWE.com announcing several talent signings to send a message to the company’s powers-that-be.


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Vince McMahon ‘arrest’ triggers phone calls to NYPD: Sounds right

TMZ is reporting today that the NYPD received a “bunch of calls” triggered by the storyline arrest of WWE chairman Vince McMahon on Monday Night Raw.


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TLC Review: Is WWE finally figuring out how to push Roman Reigns?

WWE didn’t do its TLC pay-per-view event any justice with the Raws and Smackdowns that served as the lead-ins.


WWE TLC Preview: Is pro wrestling finally dead?

Wrestling, once again, is dying. You want to doubt that, then you have to explain the final segment of the go-home Raw.


WWE Survivor Series preview: Your guess is as good as theirs

Tonight’s WWE Survivor Series live event features a traditional Survivor Series match pitting two teams of five head-to-head. Not that we know who is on either of those two teams.


Seth Rollins out for nine months: WWE in crisis mode? Paging Brock Lesnar

We were heading into WrestleMania season with Seth Rollins the likely WWE champ, perhaps getting ready for a break and co-main event with Authority figure Triple H, or a Shield reunion with Roman Reigns.


WWE champ Seth Rollins tears ACL, MCL, out 6-9 months

WWE champion Seth Rollins will have to vacate his title after tearing the ACL and MCL in his right knee in a match with Kane Wednesday in Dublin, Ireland.


Alberto Del Rio return highlights WWE Hell in a Cell

The highlight of a good WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view at a sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles was the return of four-time world champion Alberto Del Rio, who was the surprise opponent for U.S. champ John Cena in the show’s opening match.


Record-low ratings, viewers for WWE Monday Night Raw: What’s the deal?

The post-WrestleMania 31 Monday Night Raw hit a three-year ratings high, drawing more than 5.4 million viewers to see what WWE had in store following the surprise Seth Rollins world-title win.


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Chris Graham: Fun night of LTW Entertainment pro wrestling at the Waynesboro YMCA

What happened was, Matt Wilde used his feet on the ropes for leverage to gain an illegal pinfall over Lance Lude in the main event, and since I was on the scene of the LTW Entertainment show at the Waynesboro YMCA as a special representative of the commissioner’s office, well, I had to do something.


Is Seth Rollins too dangerous to be WWE champ?

Seth Rollins tried to Irish-whip Sting across the ring after delivering a second Buckle Buster of their main-event match at WWE Night of Champions Sunday night, but Sting wasn’t able to play along with whatever was supposed to happen on his return trip.


Night of Champions Review: The payoff is Seth Rollins vs. Kane?

Even Seth Rollins isn’t allowed to beat John Cena two straight times. That was among the things we learned at Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions, which ended predictably with Cena topping Rollins for the U.S. title, and Rollins then pinning Sting to defend the WWE title.


Night of Rollins: Seth Rollins carrying the ball for WWE at Night of Champions

It’s called Night of Champions, but the WWE Network September live event coming up on Sunday could just as easily be Night of Seth Rollins. The WWE and U.S. champ will defend both belts in separate matches: taking on Sting for the WWE title and John Cena for the U.S. title.


WWE SummerSlam Review: Did that just happen?

Jon Stewart interfered in the Seth Rollins-John Cena WWE title match at SummerSlam, which is news itself. Then consider that the former Daily Show host made his presence felt in WWE by hitting Cena in the abdomen with a steel chair, thus aiding Rollins, his TV rival since before WrestleMania 31.


NXT Takeover Brooklyn Review: Ready for prime time

If you aren’t a regular viewer of NXT, you wouldn’t know from watching NXT Takeover Brooklyn that WWE considers the product to be that of a developmental nature.


Will SummerSlam live up to the hype?

Nice salesmanship on the Brock Lesnar-Undertaker match headlining this weekend’s SummerSlam: “Too big for WrestleMania.”