Ever since the days of the Attitude Era, it’s become harder and harder to distinguish what a “good guy” is in the world of wrestling.
With the inception of that era, gone were the traditional bubble gum good guys telling you to say your prayers and take your vitamins. There was no black and white, merely different shades of grey in which everyone operated. It was the time of the anti-hero.
All these years later, nothing has changed. The bad guys are often the ones with the fairest points and the most logic while the good guys are the ones making dick jokes and antagonizing the bad guys who either committed marginal wrongs or none at all. They are hypocritical, egotistical and behave like your average bro at a brodown.
With that in mind, it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to cheer for someone like Dolph Ziggler.
When Ziggler is playing the heel, it’s perfect ..click here to read more
I succumbed to the propaganda and plunked down the $9.99 for the WWE Network and Night of Champions pay-per-view with the hope I would see a more exciting event than I am used to pay for.
For the $9.99 catchphrase and the hope the company is trying to move on from a failing reality era of the business, I certainly got my money’s worth, and in the process, saw great matches and a solid lineup that will move us into the last three pay-per-views of the year.
Here are some general thoughts of what will happen in the near future, which is highlighted by the notion of what the hell was Seth Rollins thinking trying to cash in on Brock Lesnar. Has the WWE lost its freaking mind?
The WWE works conceptually when men of equal proportion of dynamic feud with each other Rollins and Cena may make sense ..click here to read more
WWE Night Of Champions 2014
WWE Night of Champions 2014 delivered one of the most entertaining special events in recent months. An unpredictable rematch between John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE world championship and the return of Dean Ambrose highlighted a card which featured very good-great matches from start to finish.
This main-event was a real tough one to predict. The rumor mill swung back and forth almost daily on who was going over. The way the angle played out on the go-home RAW led me to believe that Lesnar was going over. Regardless, it was one of the most unpredictable championship matches the WWE has booked in quite some time.
Brock Lesnar retained the WWE world title via disqualification over John Cena. The match had a real big-time feel to it. Cena took Lesnar off of his feet early with a clothesline and hit the A.A. within the first two minutes of the match. ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, john cena, Seth Rollins, WWE Night Of Champions 2014
WWE Night of Champions is several hours away and fans are in a panic. What if Brock Lesnar loses? What if we are subjected to seeing John Cena leave as WWE champion? I join you in your concern and it is imperative moving forward that Lesnar retain the belt at WWE N.O.C.
I don’t think I am making any kind of startling revelation here. But there is serious cause for concern that Lesnar will be leaving the PPV tonight without the WWE world championship. I left RAW feeling that Cena had a good shot of winning and Seth Rollins was cashing in, leaving Brock as the odd man out. That just cannot happen!
Brock is the first true superstar that the WWE has had carry the title (other than The Rock’s brief reign) in several years. Brock is a true difference maker. All you need to do is look at the ratings ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, john cena, Paul Heyman, WWE Night Of Champions 2014
The WWE babyface side just got a lot thinner. Roman Reigns will not only be missing WWE Night of Champions but will be missing some ring time over the next few weeks. Reigns underwent emergency surgery and has been placed on the D.L.
News broke Saturday that Reigns had emergency surgery for an incarcerated hernia. The surgery will keep him on the shelf for a minimum of 4-6 weeks and up to three months. WWE.com has a brief interview up on their website with Reigns’ surgeon Dr. Chris Amann.
“I was in contact with both Roman and the surgeon who performed the operation in Nashville [Saturday]. Roman had developed acute abdominal pain in his hotel room [Friday] night after his match,” Dr. Amann told WWE.com. “This wasn’t related to a specific injury that occurred in the ring. Roman has had a pre-existing hernia ..click here to read more
Something is going to give at Night of Champions. It has to. The card is so uninspiring that there has to be an angle that causes excitement or despair (like Undertaker) losing to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX).
I think (and this has been floating in my mind since my good friend Chris McLeod) discussed it on Facebook) that “We the People” may see the patriot from Silsby, Texas, Mark Henry, turn his back on Old Glory.
Watch it happen. The theme of a wrestler turning his back on his country has been a constant in wrestling circles for decades. While this angle is fresh and seems a bit awkward, it still resonates with those of us who bleed red, white and blue.
With the idea of a changing of patriotism (which may also lead to a Mark Henry/Jack Swagger feud) here are six of the most patriotic wrestlers in the history of ..click here to read more
Roman Reigns and Rusev collide in a huge WWE Friday Night SmackDown main-event on the Night of Champions go-home show.
MATCH 1: WWE TAG TEAM CO-CHAMPION JIMMY USO (W/JEY USO) VS. STARDUST (W/GOLDUST)
We get an inset promo from the Dust Brothers, and it’s one of their weird-ass promos about a cosmic key and whatnot. The match starts, and the two jockey for position with a lock-up. They trade a few blows, then Jimmy nails a clothesline out of the corner. Stardust gets a rope break off a waistlock, then misses a clothesline. Jimmy hits a couple of strikes and goes for a Samoan drop, but Stardust counters it into a neckbreaker. Stardust stomps Jimmy down, then stomps him in the gut. He nails a forearm to the head, then stands on Jimmy in the corner. Jimmy comes back with an uppercut, but Stardust recovers and drops down to hit a kick ..click here to read more
I love reading websites that list “The Best Ever” rankings for wrestlers or sports in general. Everyone has an opinion – some that are spot on and some that are so far out there I can only sit and laugh out loud.
The WWE has a list on its website naming the “The 30 Best Big Men of All Time” in the business. It’s a pretty well covered list, bringing the past and present together to celebrate this great business. I applaud the company for taking a swing at the subject and hitting a solid home run in my opinion.
Vince McMahon started his ownership of the WWE with the notion of “Bigger is Better,” replacing the steady, mat savvy Bob Backlund and replacing him with Hulk Hogan as the company’s top face attraction. Of course, the Iron Sheik helped make that happen, but it was the perfect torch passing for Hogan ..click here to read more
Live From Florence, South Carolina
Editor’s note: Since this Nitro involves MENG, I am out of possible death by MENG, required to capitalize MENG every time I type his name.
It should be noted that Vader was finally taken out of the intro and replaced by Lex Luger. Bischoff, Heenan and Mongo start us off. Mongo has that stupid dog with him and I’ve basically ignored Mongo on commentary. I’ve came to the conclusion that I’ll have to deal with him for at-least a year and it’s not worth pointing out his idiocy. They try to get over the gag that his dog urinated on Bobby’s shoe. We get a recap of the Savage/Luger confrontation as it’s time for disco!
Alex Wright vs Disco Inferno
I know that Inferno gets crapped on for some of his creative ideas in WCW (Alien invasion, invisible man, wrestling architect) but the gimmick is in so bad its ..click here to read more
WCW, WCW Nitro
The WWE is blowing it…but you probably already knew that coming out of Monday night. The WWE will never an opportunity again to build around someone like Brock Lesnar yet they are doing their best to make sure that their investment pays very little dividends.
I recently got into a discussion with Brian Fritz on his Between the Ropes podcast about the state of the WWE. We both agreed that the company is not connecting with its fans right now. I went further to pontificate about the grand opportunity that has fallen into the laps and how the “smartest guys in the room” are letting it pass them by. Let me explain.
Guys like Brock Lesnar don’t come around every day. Take a look back at the glory years of the WWE and those years always featured a franchise guy on top. Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and The Rock were ..click here to read more
WWE Night of Champions is coming up on Sunday, September 21. The event features Brock Lesnar defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against former titleholder John Cena. Roman Reigns will face former Shield teammate Seth Rollins and Chris Jericho will square off against Randy Orton.
Crickets. Yeah, I know.
It’s a tough one this time, there is no doubt about it. Maybe it’s because there was such an incredible amount of hype surrounding SummerSlam, or maybe it’s because SummerSlam delivered on many levels. Truth be told, maybe NOC is just in a bad spot; try following up the event billed as the hottest one of the summer.
Or, maybe it’s because WWE just doesn’t care about it. Raise your hands if you agree with that. Okay, put your hands down.
Okay so, it’s not that easy. Leave it up to pro wrestling fans to go and ..click here to read more
WWE Night Of Champions 2014
Believe it or not we are less than eight months before WWE WrestleMania 31. The biggest event of 2015 is the end game for the current WWE creative team and while card is always subject to change, here are some card predictions based on the current landscape.
It is almost impossible to predict the next WrestleMania card this far in advance yet it doesn’t mean I won’t try. Storylines change, injuries are unpredictable, and the roster could look much different by the time March 29, 2014 rolls around. However there are a few balls in the air which make the guesswork a little easier as compared to a few weeks back. Keep in mind that all of these picks are pure guesses unless otherwise noted.
I took a stab at early Mania 31 picks the week after the 30th edition of the event wrapped up. Most of those picks won’t pan out ..click here to read more