Calling Spots Rough Guide: How to Win the Royal Rumble

By Chris Pilkington

WWE’s annual battle royale is just around the corner. Thirty of the biggest superstars in the WWE Universe are preparing their battle plans for this Sunday night all for the honour of headlining at WrestleMania. Many have entered, but only a select few have ever had what it takes to outlast 29 other men (and women) and claim the biggest prize in professional wrestling. We’ve been watching the tapes, we’ve done the maths and we’ve compiled the evidence to bring you the ultimate guide on how to win the Royal Rumble. It’s such a winning formula that we guarantee success!*


*Success not guaranteed

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alternative wrestling awards 2012

By now we guess you are sick as a chip of reading everyone’s end-of-year awards? Best wrestler of the year, show of the year, etc, etc. So our year-end awards, in typical Calling Spots style, are a little bit different. So read on to find out who picks up the least important “awards” that they will ever win – albeit ones that thy have all worked incredibly hard to earn and are all deserving winners:

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Batista in TNA

by Richard Penaluna

Dave Batista joins TNA. Is that really so impossible? Dave Batista arguably is the biggest “name” free agent on the market, and TNA love an ex-WWE guy, right? I know what you are thinking though – Dave is currently is training hard to enter into the MMA world….aged 43, an age that most fighters would consider to be the twilight of their career. But even if Dave is successful in the world of MMA, how many fights will he have a year? One? Two at the most? With TNA’s lighter-than-WWE schedule, is it not possible that Batista negotiates a ‘Sting contract’, only working select dates? And what about the fact that Batista has publically blamed the “brutal” PG WWE product for his reason for leaving the company? TNA have much less restriction, throwing around some casual swear words and still blading from time-to-time. The latter being something the Dave’s good friend, Ric Flair, took full advantage of in typical Flair style. Speaking of Flair, surely if the company isn’t below Slick Ric then it’s not below his pal Batista either? And here is my last bomb shell, what if Dave Batista is behind The Aces and Eights?

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WIll Batista join TNA?

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huge announcement – Calling Spots on MOS Radio

Guys, I am pleased to announce that The Calling Spots Fanzine and MOS Radio have officially entered into a working relationship. A lot of you guys will already be listeners but in case you are not – MOS (Ministry of Slam) is the UK’s number 1 wrestling talk radio show and airs live every Monday night, before Raw, and is available for download on iTunes the following day. Check them out.

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