Dean Ambrose wasn’t the only WWE superstar to prove they are one of the best in the business right now.
If you haven’t noticed, Daniel Bryan is arguably the best thing going right now in the WWE. Forget his association with Kane and Team Hell No, which should dissolve once they lose again to The Shield at “WWE Payback” next month, Bryan is headed for singles gold again and possibly (at least I hope so) a feud with Dolph Ziggler with the World Title on the line.
Bryan was outstanding in the tag team match at Extreme Rules and in the six-man-tag match on Monday Night Raw the following night. It is the sudden burst of energy the WWE needs right now with CM Punk of the roster, Undertaker on the shelf, Triple H on the mend, and John Cena trying to decide if he can play through the pain.
Right now, however, Ziggler is out of action with a concussion, and we are not sure when his return will occur, but waiting for him upon his return is Alberto Del Rio, and then the WWE must decided where to take the champion and his title. Something also tells me a feud with “Big E” Langston is on the horizon.
While Ziggler and Bryan would make for a dynamic ..click here to read more
There is nothing more exciting than seeing the WWE championship change hands. The most prestigious belt in pro wrestling has been won more than 100 times but only a few are what I’d call shockers. Today I look back on those shocking moments and count down the top 10.
Seeing the WWE title change hands today is nice but it is nothing like watching a title change hands 20, 30, or even a mere 10 years ago. Title changes were rare and when they happened, the world knew about them. Most champions were guys you expected to get the big push at some point, yet there were some that stunned pro wrestling fans.
I thought it would be fun to take a look back at those stunning moments. What I found interesting in doing the research for this is that out of the 100+ times the title changed hands, only a small percentage of switches are what I’d call shockers or upsets. That is why when those shockers did happen, you never forgot about them.
Keep in mind that these ten shockers are in no particular order. Leave a comment if you agree, disagree, or want to let me know I missed one.
The Iron Sheik defeats Bob Backlund to win the WWF championship (December 26, 1983 MSG): I’ll ..click here to read more
Josh Barnett is coming home. The seventh Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion has signed a multi-fight deal to return to the octagon for the first time in over eleven years.
I may be wrong but I can’t remember another UFC star or former champion that had such a large gap between runs as Barnett’s eleven years. MMAJunkie.com broke the news earlier this week that after months of negotiating, Barnett and the UFC finally agreed on a deal.
“USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with promotion officials that former UFC heavyweight champion Barnett has signed a new multi-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to make his return to the octagon later this year. An official announcement is expected soon.”
This is big news to a heavyweight division that has been up and down over the last several years in regards to star power. The signing immediately puts Barnett into the championship mix if you the company wants to play up the storyline that Barnett never lost the belt. The only problem with that tale is that the reason Barnett was stripped of the title was a positive PED test.
I think that the biggest asset Barnett brings to the promotion is his ability to talk. Some would argue that Barnett is the best talker in all of Mixed ..click here to read more
Never has a Madden game produced as much controversy as last Madden 13. The backlash was immediate when the game arrived without the coveted franchise mode. EA did the best they could to fix it after the game was released but the big question now is what the franchise mode will look like in Madden 25.
I can tell you that I was one of those angry old-school Madden players that looked on with confusion as I tried to find the franchise mode last year. Yes I saw Connected Careers but that couldn’t be the franchise mode right? Nope it was and it missed some of my favorite elements about the game. It would appear after looking at some early reports regarding this year’s game is that the mode is back with some returning elements.
One of the biggest points of contention for me was the inability to import NCAA draft classes into my franchise mode. The reason the franchise mode appealed to me was that I could play with realistic players well past the end of that current season. Last year’s game took away that option and I quickly found myself bored with the mode after the second season. That won’t happen in Madden 25.
EA will bring back the NCAA draft class import to Madden 25. ..click here to read more
I haven’t watched many WWE DVD documentaries lately but when I came across Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time I immediately ended by Netflix search. The home video offers the fascinating story to Austin’s rise and a flashback to one of the most fun eras in WWE history.
I have always been an Austin fan, even going back to when I first saw him come into USWA so I was hooked the second the movie started. Austin does a great job throughout the movie of remaining true to his Stone Cold persona yet opening up about his career highs and lows. I have to admit that I felt old pretty fast watching the old footage of Austin in USWA and his early WCW run.
They breezed through his career in WCW fairly quickly considering he had a pretty solid four years there. They briefly touched on his run with the Dangerous Alliance, although Paul Heyman had comments throughout the video.
Austin did spend a little bit of time talking about one of my favorite teams of all-time, the Hollywood Blondes with Brian Pillman. It was interesting hearing all of the booking inconsistencies that were going on behind the scenes right around this time. Ricky Steamboat talked a lot about ..click here to read more
The Internet Wrestling Community have been in a frenzy after seeing John Cena leave Extreme Rules 2013 with the WWE championship. Some fans are calling for boycotts, some are calling for change, but at the end of the day this is the WWE you are stuck with it and Cena isn’t going anywhere.
Look let me get this right out of the way. I am not a Cena fan at all. I think his promos are terrible, I have little interest in watching him wrestle, and I doubt I’d be a wrestling fan if this were the WWE I grew up with. So before you go and accuse me of being a Cena fan, please think again. I can’t stand watching the man.
That said, the outrage is bordering on ridiculous. At this point you are better off turning RAW off and deleting your WWE.com bookmarks because the guy isn’t going anywhere by choice. John Cena is here to stay and while you and I are tired of his act, we are in the minority. Cena is still a mega merchandise seller, a ratings magnet, and oh I don’t know just drew one of the biggest buyrates in history against The Rock. To expect the WWE to do anything else but give him a big push is ..click here to read more
UFC on FX 8 is in the history books and last night’s event provided some very entertaining scraps, some controversial decisions and some excellent finishes in the final fights. Before getting into my post-fight analysis of this card, including what’s next for the winners of each bout, I’m going to make a slight complaint to the UFC.
I rarely complain about matchmaking or what fights make the televised portion of cards, especially cards that are on free television, but what the hell was the opening bout between Rafael Natal and late-replacement Joao Zeferino doing on the main card? In Natal you have a grinding, plodding fighter who isn’t really known for doing much of anything exciting, unless he’s on the receiving end of a knockout, versus a late-replacement fighter who is making his UFC debut and is likely to gas horribly after taking the bout on only a week’s no tice. The end result was a slow, plodding affair and the UFC missed the chance to show off a couple of exciting Flyweight fights, both of which were buried on the Facebook portion of the prelims. Or even the Featherweight bout between Nik Lentz and Hacran Dias, which had some importance to the divisional rankings in that division.
With that gripe out of the way, let’s go ..click here to read more