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By Barry Cooper and Barry Cooper,Orlando Sentinel | May 19, 1991
ORLANDO, Fla. -- At a hotel in Orlando this week, executives in the cable television industry have nearly been salivating over these three initials: PPV.That's an abbreviation for pay-per-view, a technology whose time has come, especially for sports, cable experts say.The cable honchos, in Orlando for an industry convention, maintain they have reason to be wringing their hands in anticipation of uncovering a golden goose. They feel they will be able to take in millions of dollars from charging viewers for events that in many cases previously were shown on free TV.Only time will tell, because PPV technology still is too new to judge.
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By Aaron Oster | March 28, 2013
Kevin Nash is wrestling at the Big Time Wrestling show at the Maryland Theater in Hagerstown on Friday night. We were able to talk to him about what he's been doing since last being on WWE television, and as well as his memories of Wrestlemania over the years. Last time most people saw you, it was at the TLC pay-per-view in Baltimore in December of 2011.  What have you been doing since then? Kevin Nash: I've been keeping busy.  I've been making personal appearances as well as doing independent bookings.  I've been working on a movie project locally with some writers and a production group.  It has a good script, and a medium-budget of about $1-to-1.5 million.  There's also a reality show that I've been in talks with.  I also have a legends deal with WWE, so I go in from time-to-time for DVD commentaries, and I sometimes go to developmental (NXT)
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By Arda Ocal | March 22, 2012
This past Monday night on Raw, The Undertaker re-affirmed his opinion to both Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Speaking to Hunter, he said - “Remember when I told you that Shawn Michaels is better than you? He is.” At first glance, many fans might simply agree based on what they know about both men's careers in WWE. WWE's official DVD release of “Top 50 Superstars of all time” even names Triple H No. 12 and HBK No. 1. This would be enough for most to deem the argument conclusive, but taking into consideration other factors, is it true?
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By Arda Ocal | December 11, 2012
The best part about RAW this week was the in-ring competition. Between Dolph Ziggler-Sheamus, Antonio Cesaro-Kofi Kingston (ignoring the unfortunate "boring" chants), the four-way tag-team match and even John Cena-Big Show (which wasn't by any means horrible), RAW provided a decent evening of wrestling. Many of these matches also had room to breathe, which in my opinion has been the best part of a three-hour RAW. Even if you don't choose to watch all three hours, you will have the opportunity to watch longer matches on WWE's flagship program.
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By Adam Testa and Arda Ocal | May 18, 2012
The post-WrestleMania season is beginning to come into full bloom, as new stories for the summer are beginning to develop and champions are finding new challengers - well, sort of. Five matches have been announced for the PPV itself and one for the Internet exclusive pre-show. The results of these matches will likely dictate the next three months or so of the summer. Ring Posts bloggers Arda Ocal and Adam Testa weigh in on the match card:   Pre-Show Match Zack Ryder vs. Kane Arda: I would have enjoyed this match a couple months ago, but now unfortunately, it has a home on the YouTube/Facebook pre-show.
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By Arda Ocal and Adam Testa | April 27, 2012
Since WrestleMania, the biggest buzz in the WWE Universe has focused around Brock Lesnar's return to professional wrestling. This Sunday, Lesnar will compete in his first match back from a nearly eight-year absence when he faces John Cena in an Extreme Rules match at the pay-per-view of the same name. As of this writing, only a handful of matches have been announced for the show, leaving room for last-minute additions. Ring Posts contributors Arda Ocal and Adam Testa weighed in with their predictions for the card thus far. Pre-Show Match United States Championship Santino Marella (c)
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By Adam Testa | May 25, 2012
The card for next month's No Way Out pay-per-view continued to take shape after Friday night's episode of Smackdown, but recent events have parts of the show left with question marks. Alberto Del Rio defeated Randy Orton and Kane in a triple threat match to be crowned the No. 1 contender to the Sheamus' World Heavyweight Championship. But it is the other two participants in that match that are at the center of the most interesting scenarios leading into the next PPV event.
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By Arda Ocal | May 3, 2012
Post-WrestleMania is usually the beginning of a new fiscal calendar in WWE, where many things start fresh. While that may not necessarily be the case as it pertains to rivalries (this year there were four WrestleMania rematches at Extreme Rules, tying the record set in 2010), it seems to be the case when it comes to fresh faces and new ideas being implemented on WWE programming. Extreme Rules was a perfect example: subtle nuances such as a slight increase by the commentary team of calling moves and holds (and Michael Cole shedding most of his heel persona)
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By Aaron Oster | March 28, 2013
Kevin Nash is wrestling at the Big Time Wrestling show at the Maryland Theater in Hagerstown on Friday night. We were able to talk to him about what he's been doing since last being on WWE television, and as well as his memories of Wrestlemania over the years. Last time most people saw you, it was at the TLC pay-per-view in Baltimore in December of 2011.  What have you been doing since then? Kevin Nash: I've been keeping busy.  I've been making personal appearances as well as doing independent bookings.  I've been working on a movie project locally with some writers and a production group.  It has a good script, and a medium-budget of about $1-to-1.5 million.  There's also a reality show that I've been in talks with.  I also have a legends deal with WWE, so I go in from time-to-time for DVD commentaries, and I sometimes go to developmental (NXT)
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By Arda Ocal | April 30, 2012
If WrestleMania is the fiscal end of the WWE“season,” then Extreme Rules is the first PPV of the new year - it certainly felt that way, with seemingly several new wrinkles being tested out. In what can be described as a “perfect storm” of a stellar Chicago crowd, excellent matches with several clever finishes, refreshing commentary and WWE rarities including violence, blood and referee assault, WWE's Extreme Rules Pay Per View certainly delivered....
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By Adam Testa | July 15, 2012
Money in the Bank is a pay-per-view that can help change the landscape of WWE for the remainder of the year. This year's installment featured two Money in the Bank ladder matches, two title matches and a number of additional unannounced matches. In the end, both champions retained their titles, and new -- yet familiar -- challengers have emerged. Here's a match-by-match look at the show: Pre-Show Match Tag Team Championship R-Truth and Kofi Kingston (c)
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By Adam Testa | May 25, 2012
The card for next month's No Way Out pay-per-view continued to take shape after Friday night's episode of Smackdown, but recent events have parts of the show left with question marks. Alberto Del Rio defeated Randy Orton and Kane in a triple threat match to be crowned the No. 1 contender to the Sheamus' World Heavyweight Championship. But it is the other two participants in that match that are at the center of the most interesting scenarios leading into the next PPV event.
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By Adam Testa and Arda Ocal | May 18, 2012
The post-WrestleMania season is beginning to come into full bloom, as new stories for the summer are beginning to develop and champions are finding new challengers - well, sort of. Five matches have been announced for the PPV itself and one for the Internet exclusive pre-show. The results of these matches will likely dictate the next three months or so of the summer. Ring Posts bloggers Arda Ocal and Adam Testa weigh in on the match card:   Pre-Show Match Zack Ryder vs. Kane Arda: I would have enjoyed this match a couple months ago, but now unfortunately, it has a home on the YouTube/Facebook pre-show.
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By Arda Ocal | May 3, 2012
Post-WrestleMania is usually the beginning of a new fiscal calendar in WWE, where many things start fresh. While that may not necessarily be the case as it pertains to rivalries (this year there were four WrestleMania rematches at Extreme Rules, tying the record set in 2010), it seems to be the case when it comes to fresh faces and new ideas being implemented on WWE programming. Extreme Rules was a perfect example: subtle nuances such as a slight increase by the commentary team of calling moves and holds (and Michael Cole shedding most of his heel persona)
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal | April 30, 2012
If WrestleMania is the fiscal end of the WWE“season,” then Extreme Rules is the first PPV of the new year - it certainly felt that way, with seemingly several new wrinkles being tested out. In what can be described as a “perfect storm” of a stellar Chicago crowd, excellent matches with several clever finishes, refreshing commentary and WWE rarities including violence, blood and referee assault, WWE's Extreme Rules Pay Per View certainly delivered....
SPORTS
By Arda Ocal and Adam Testa | April 27, 2012
Since WrestleMania, the biggest buzz in the WWE Universe has focused around Brock Lesnar's return to professional wrestling. This Sunday, Lesnar will compete in his first match back from a nearly eight-year absence when he faces John Cena in an Extreme Rules match at the pay-per-view of the same name. As of this writing, only a handful of matches have been announced for the show, leaving room for last-minute additions. Ring Posts contributors Arda Ocal and Adam Testa weighed in with their predictions for the card thus far. Pre-Show Match United States Championship Santino Marella (c)
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By Arda Ocal | December 11, 2012
The best part about RAW this week was the in-ring competition. Between Dolph Ziggler-Sheamus, Antonio Cesaro-Kofi Kingston (ignoring the unfortunate "boring" chants), the four-way tag-team match and even John Cena-Big Show (which wasn't by any means horrible), RAW provided a decent evening of wrestling. Many of these matches also had room to breathe, which in my opinion has been the best part of a three-hour RAW. Even if you don't choose to watch all three hours, you will have the opportunity to watch longer matches on WWE's flagship program.
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By Adam Testa | July 15, 2012
Money in the Bank is a pay-per-view that can help change the landscape of WWE for the remainder of the year. This year's installment featured two Money in the Bank ladder matches, two title matches and a number of additional unannounced matches. In the end, both champions retained their titles, and new -- yet familiar -- challengers have emerged. Here's a match-by-match look at the show: Pre-Show Match Tag Team Championship R-Truth and Kofi Kingston (c)
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By Arda Ocal | March 22, 2012
This past Monday night on Raw, The Undertaker re-affirmed his opinion to both Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Speaking to Hunter, he said - “Remember when I told you that Shawn Michaels is better than you? He is.” At first glance, many fans might simply agree based on what they know about both men's careers in WWE. WWE's official DVD release of “Top 50 Superstars of all time” even names Triple H No. 12 and HBK No. 1. This would be enough for most to deem the argument conclusive, but taking into consideration other factors, is it true?
SPORTS
By Barry Cooper and Barry Cooper,Orlando Sentinel | May 19, 1991
ORLANDO, Fla. -- At a hotel in Orlando this week, executives in the cable television industry have nearly been salivating over these three initials: PPV.That's an abbreviation for pay-per-view, a technology whose time has come, especially for sports, cable experts say.The cable honchos, in Orlando for an industry convention, maintain they have reason to be wringing their hands in anticipation of uncovering a golden goose. They feel they will be able to take in millions of dollars from charging viewers for events that in many cases previously were shown on free TV.Only time will tell, because PPV technology still is too new to judge.
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