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The Shovel - Weekly TV Recaps of WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, Impact Wrestling, AEW Dynamite, and WWE NXT [Photo: Shutterstock]
I think I may have to set aside my usual cynical and sarcastic tone tonight. The Shovel – Weekly TV Recaps of WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, Impact Wrestling, AEW Dynamite, and WWE NXT [Photo: Shutterstock] AEW Dynamite Recap for December 30th, 2020 "It's Wednesday, and you know what that means," says Jim Ross as the entire AEW roster[...]
The official logo of Impact Wrestling.
You know, a lot of people would have trouble coming up with enough good things about 2020 to have even one best-of show, but Impact Wrestling proves once again it's the most optimistic wrestling promotion by splitting their year-end 2020 best-of show into two parts! I'm Jude Terror and this is The Shovel, and you would[...]
The official logo for WWE Monday Night Raw. Credit: WWE.
Now it's time to look forward to 2021 and the Royal Rumble, traditionally the beginning of the best part of the year for WWE. The Shovel – Weekly TV Recaps of WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, Impact Wrestling, AEW Dynamite, and WWE NXT [Photo: Shutterstock] WWE Raw Recap for December 28th, 2020 "It's Monday and you know what that[...]
The official logo for WWE Friday Night Smackdown.
Welcome to The Shovel: Smackdown Edition, recapping Smackdown for December 25th, 2020 What could be more pathetic than watching WWE Smackdown on Christmas? Luckily, you don't have to because you've got me. The Shovel – Weekly TV Recaps of WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, Impact Wrestling, AEW Dynamite, and WWE NXT [Photo: Shutterstock]WWE Smackdown Recap for December[...]
The official logo for AEW Dynamite on TNT
Welcome to The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars Edition, a column wherein usually I watch four straight hours of wrestling starting with AEW Dynamite and then following up with WWE NXT on DVR and tell you what happens so you can live a life that isn't insane But this week, Dynamite is preempted for a basketball[...]
WWE NXT Recap
Welcome to The Shovel: Wednesday Night Wars Edition, a column wherein usually I watch four straight hours of wrestling starting with AEW Dynamite and then following up with WWE NXT on DVR and tell you what happens so you can live a life that isn't insane But this week, Dynamite is preempted for a basketball[...]
Best of Impact Wrestling Part 1 Recap
You already clicked so it doesn't matter much to me. The Shovel – Weekly TV Recaps of WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, Impact Wrestling, AEW Dynamite, and WWE NXT [Photo: Shutterstock] Best of Impact 2020 Part 1 Recap Scott D'Amore and Josh Matthews, who are either sitting in a Christmas-themed fireplace display at a department store or in front[...]
The official logo for WWE Monday Night Raw. Credit: WWE.
Welcome to The Shovel: WWE Raw Edition, otherwise known as the one where we get to find out whether or not Charlotte Flair is a ratings draw Here's how it works Nobody should have to sit through three hours of WWE Raw So I'll watch it and tell you what happened Then only one of[...]
The official logo for WWE Friday Night Smackdown.
The smell of desperation roasting over an open fire is in the air and Smackdown is looking for a Christmas miracle. The Shovel – Weekly TV Recaps of WWE Raw, WWE Smackdown, Impact Wrestling, AEW Dynamite, and WWE NXT [Photo: Shutterstock] WWE Smackdown Recap for December 18th, 2020 Promo: Kevin Owens Kevin Owens heads to the ring to open[...]
The official logo for WWE NXT.
I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel, the wrestling recap column where, at great risk to my mental health, I watch eleven (or more) hours of wrestling each week, seven of them produced by WWE(!!!), and then tell you what happened so you can sound knowledgable when you talk trash about them online without[...]
The official logo for WWE NXT.
I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel, the wrestling recap column where, at great risk to my mental health, I watch eleven (or more) hours of wrestling each week, seven of them produced by WWE(!!!), and then tell you what happened so you can sound knowledgable when you talk trash about them online without[...]
The official logo for AEW Dynamite on TNT
I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel, the wrestling recap column where, at great risk to my mental health, I watch eleven (or more) hours of wrestling each week, seven of them produced by WWE(!!!), and then tell you what happened so you can sound knowledgable when you talk trash about them online without[...]
The official logo for AEW Dynamite on TNT
I'm Jude Terror, and this is The Shovel, the wrestling recap column where, at great risk to my mental health, I watch eleven (or more) hours of wrestling each week, seven of them produced by WWE(!!!), and then tell you what happened so you can sound knowledgable when you talk trash about them online without[...]