There appears to be a bit of a double standard in the WWE Universe. It seems that while the universe has been highly vocal in expressing their views on the Divas Revolution, those same voices appear to be a little too sensitive when the girls return the favor.
The wheels came off of the rails Monday night in Brooklyn on live television. During Monday Night RAW, about 15,000 fans hijacked the segments featuring the WWE Divas with catcalls and unflattering chants. Yet when the Divas went on social media to respond, those same critics cried foul.
Paige was the first to break her silence and fire back at the crowd and critics of the movement. Paige went on Twitter and scolded those fans.
“You helped us create change and then did your best to disrespect. Niceeeee jobbbbbbbb!”
Brie Bella followed by posting on Instagram “Brooklyn crowd can kiss my ass” while her sister Nikki wrote “WWE Brooklyn shame on you for disrespecting women that put their bodies on the line for your entertainment.”
The Bellas and Paige immediately got heat for their social media escapades and were criticized for being unprofessional to their fans. Paige actually went back and deleted her tweet. Unfortunately ..click here to read more
As if it needs to be said, Jerry “The King” Lawler has led an incredible life and career, the latter of which has spanned forty some-odd years. In that time, Lawler has damn near seen it all and done it all. With this set, Lawler finally gets to share those stories and talk about his life in and out of the squared circle in a new set that should not be missed.
Like most of these sets, Lawler starts off talking about his life growing up, his family, etc. As you might expect, he initially got interested in wrestling as a way to bond with his dad, and the two used to attend matches weekly in his hometown of Memphis. During his early years, Lawler also developed an interest in art, specifically drawing/sketching, and during the matches with his dad, would draw pictures of what he was seeing. Eventually, he submitted some of those drawings to the local network that showed wrestling, the art was later shown on TV, and that led to the head of the territory, the now-legendary Jackie Fargo, inviting Lawler to come back and become the official artist for the promotion.
As if that weren’t enough, not only ..click here to read more
So it was Sunday night and it would be the first Summerslam pay per view I’d watch live in its entirety in almost four years. I went over my friend’s house to watch the event along with my WWE pay per view crew. The card had the potential to be one of the better Summerslams in recent memory and as the evening progressed my prediction came true. Aside from a couple of lame decisions, the action was solid and a hot crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York was a plus.
I know I’m late with my recap but I got up early the morning after Summerslam for a day trip to Ocean City, New Jersey. But as I was chilling out on the beach I flashed back to the night before to summarize my thoughts match by match. Here’s what came to mind.
Jon Stewart opens the show as host. Visually confirms he let himself go after the final Daily Show. He looks good for his age but it’s amazing what make up and highlights do to one’s appearance. I smell interference in the near future.
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The WWE Universe will see an unlikely headliner at Night of Champions. Former WCW and TNA champion Sting will challenge Seth Rollins for the WWE world title in one of the strangest bookings this company has seen in years.
It was obviously never the long term plan to take a semi-retired former WCW star and turn him into the next headliner. When Sting signed with the WWE earlier this year the word on the street was that the company didn’t have any solid plans for the former champ. As a matter of a fact, when Sting was booked on WrestleMania, rumor has it that WWE officials felt it could be his last shot. Boy were they wrong.
Fast forward several months later and the WWE is coming off of one of the biggest SummerSlam events in recent memory. Unfortunately for Vince McMahon and the brass, the Undertaker is riding back into the sunset and Brock Lesnar is out of town once again. How do you follow up the hottest August that the company has seen arguably since the Summer of Punk? Well with Sting of course.
As many of you know by now, Sting returned to the WWE on RAW Monday night to ..click here to read more
Several days later, I am still astounded by what I just saw at the Pacific Classic on Saturday, August 22, 2015. I was very confident that Beholder was going to have a great shot at becoming the first female to win the Pacific Classic. I was very pleased that the 5YO mare won the race and made history as the first female to win the prestigious race. What I was NOT expecting was how easily Beholder won, and how effortlessly she ran the race. I am still in disbelief.
At the start, her jockey Gary Stevens places her in the third position, while Bayern and Midnight Storm battle it out on the front end. As Bayern needs to have the lead all to himself, I figured that he’d give up, and Beholder would take over the lead. I also thought there’d be challenges from Red Vine or Hoppertunity. Well, Beholder was wasn’t having any of that. As the field approached the far turn, Beholder surged to the front in the blink of an eye, and never looked back. At the top of the stretch, she was about five lengths ahead. She obliterated the field by 8 1/4 lengths. She ran the ..click here to read more
Ric Flair continues to broadcast the best podcasts in the business. Flair recently had on former WWE and TNA executive Bruce Prichard and the two gave a fascinating critique of Dixie Carter and the business of TNA Wrestling.
I can’t say it enough. Flair is killing it on his podcasts, so much that I find myself getting excited every week when a new one gets posted. What makes Flair different than all of the other pro wrestler gone podcasters is that Flair has conversations with his guests. Flair doesn’t just as questions, Flair has conversations, offers anecdotes, and reminisces in a way that you feel as if you are eavesdropping on him and his guest at dinner. That is what makes every Flair podcast so much fun to listen to (and his weekly anti-marriage rants).
Former WWE and TNA Wrestling producer Bruce Prichard was a recent guest on WOOOOO! Nation with Ric Flair and while they discussed a variety of topics and told a lot of great stories, it was their discussion on TNA that I found most fascinating. The two pulled the curtain back on what it’s like to work in TNA from a talent and producer’s perspective, specifically the frustrations ..click here to read more
The WWE really took over the Barclays Centre in New York this weekend. They hosted two tremendous shows that proved once against why the WWE is the leading wrestling company for the majority of the world. Both events were packed with brilliant matches involving superb superstars, and it is my duty to rank each and every match that took place on the shows and tell you why I have put them in this order, including a rating out of 10 for each match. There was 16 matches in total, and I’m going to go from the worst match to the best.
16) Rusev vs Dolph Ziggler. Rating = 3/10
Quite easily the worst match of the weekend. It was slacking from the start with an uninteresting build, and it just got worse during their match, despite these two being fantastic athletes. A dismal showing concluding in a double count out. Two superstars as good as these involved in a love story and a double count out finish on a show like Summerslam? Such a shame.
15) Team Bella (Alicia Fox, Brie and Nikki Bella) vs Team PCB (Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch) vs Team B.A.D (Naomi, Tamina and Sasha Banks). Rating = 4.2/10
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The WWE brought SummerSlam back to prominence with a main-event fit for a WrestleMania. The Undertaker returned and avenged his WrestleMania loss to Brock Lesnar in a classic, yet controversial match while Seth Rollins got help from an unlikely ally to retain his championship and win the U.S. title.
The Undertaker defeated Brock Lesnar in a fantastic match to cap off SummerSlam 2015. Lesnar passed out in Hell’s Gate after giving Taker the middle finger. Many, including myself, had concerns whether these two could live up to the unbelievable hype coming into the match. Not only did they live up to the hype, I think they exceeded it. This was nothing like their WrestleMania 30 match and everything you hoped for and more from two savage rivals.
This was another physical match for these two but wrestled with a much faster pace than their previous encounter. The match was much more of a brawl than their Mania 30 match which seemed to lag at times. The match immediately started off hot when Lesnar attacked Taker as he entered the ring, something I can’t recall ever seeing. Brock was cheered a bit more during introductions but wrestled the match as a total heel. ..click here to read more
Triple H kicks off the proceedings with a direct message to the audience, saying they are the reason NXT is where it is today because of them. He then fires the crowd up to which they respond with a chorus of NXT chants. Nice start to the show.
The first match of the night is Tyler Breeze vs Jushin “Thunder” Liger. Breeze gets a tremendous reaction as he makes his way to the ring. Liger also gets a good reaction but not on the scale of Breeze. Breeze starts his arrogant posing almost immediately, but Liger replicates Breeze’s top rope pose. Liger is in control before using Breeze’s selfie stick to check himself out. Breeze takes control after a supermodel kick, before hitting a nice looking backbreaker to work down Liger. Liger hits back with a rolling kick, before hitting a rolling thunder off the apron onto Breeze to put himself in control. A Liger bomb shortly after sees Liger pick up the victory on his WWE debut.
Having Liger in a WWE ring was a brilliant moment. He clearly brought hype and it lived up. It was a decent contest. A great way to open the event. Whether Breeze should have ..click here to read more
The WWE made history on Saturday night at NXT TakeOver Brooklyn. Bayley and Sasha Banks had arguably the most exciting women’s match in WWE history. The WWE needs to capitalize on this momentum immediately and seize the day with Bayley.
Words can’t even describe the match Bayley and Sasha had at TakeOver. Quite honestly it wasn’t the best in-ring wrestling match I have ever seen between two ladies in a WWE ring. However, it was the most heated ladies match in WWE history. The match had over 15,000 fans going crazy in Brooklyn, creating a moment that will become legend. The WWE has been handed a gift, but time is ticking.
Taking nothing away from Sasha Banks, Bayley was the star of the match and the show. I can’t even tell you what it is that she has, but the fans absolutely love her. It could be her girl-next-door looks, her bubbly personality, or her selling that rivals Ricky Steamboat, nonetheless she is a mega star in the making. Unfortunately for the company, the way I see it, the WWE has all of about 48 hours to capitalize on this otherwise her moment was all for nothing.
The WWE will be in that ..click here to read more