I can’t imagine anyone as frustrated with the WWE in 2014 as Batista. His return at another time would have been big, yet timing wasn’t on his side this past January. Batista spoke on his frustrating six-month run to Chris Jericho on a recent podcast.
Put yourself in Batista’s skinny jeans for a second. Here is a guy that left the WWE at the top of his game and had a superstar run for several years before leaving for movies. Anyone else in that position would have been poised for a big return. That didn’t happen. Batista’s run and subsequent run will go down as one of the most disappointing in WWE history and he isn’t happy about it.
Batista is currently a star in the gigantic movie smash, “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Life is much better for Big Dave in Hollywood as opposed to the WWE where he received loud “Boo-tista” ..click here to read more
batista, chris jericho, Daniel Bryan
If you haven’t heard by now, twin magic has seen its final curtain call. The act has reached its conclusion and the fat lady has sung. In other words, it’s over.
And now it’s time to play the feud.
Don’t let this mountain of clichés fool you; the storyline between Nikki and Brie Bella has been the best of their WWE careers together by far. The emotion, the intensity, it has all added up to much more drama than likely anyone even dreamed possible.
Let’s face it; no one saw this coming.
The fact is that the expectations for any Diva angle these days are typically pretty low. And really, why shouldn’t they be? We all know that WWE is capable of so much more with the women yet they don’t bother. It’s a topic that we’ve been discussing as fans since Trish and Lita both left the ..click here to read more
Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Stephanie McMahon
The WWE has posted one of the more interesting top 10 lists on its YouTube channel. The WWE ranks the top 10 WWE championship wins in a list that is bound to stir debate among wrestling fans.
Before I get into anything I just want to preface this by saying you have to take these lists for what they are. It is someone’s opinion the same as I have my opinion and you have yours. Thus there really is no right or wrong list when it comes to something this subjective. That said, this list is ridiculous!
10 – The Rock defeats Triple H (Backlash 2000)
9 – Eddie Guerrero defeats Brock Lesnar (No Way Out 2004)
8 – Mankind defeats The Rock (Monday Night Raw, 1999)
7 – Randy Savage defeats Ted DiBiase (WrestleMania 4)
6 – Ultimate Warrior defeats Hulk Hogan (WrestleMania 6)
5 – Daniel Bryan defeats Batista, Randy Orton (WrestleMania 30)
4 – John ..click here to read more
hulk hogan, john cena, randy savage, shawn michaels, Steve Austin, WWE Championship
The WWE Intercontinental championship celebrates its 35th birthday today. The Inertcontinental title has wrapped around the waists of some of the greatest workers in WWE history. Its present value may be diminished but its place in history remains strong.
It is almost impossible for someone watching pro wrestling today to understand what the I-C title meant for several decades to WWE fans and wrestlers. At one time some would argue the best workers in the company were rewarded with this prestigious title. Today the title is more a curse than a blessing, but that doesn’t change 35 years of rich history.
The WWE recently ranked the top 25 champions in I-C history on WWE.com. I did my own ranking a few years ago here on the CCB. Our top ten was very similar, yet we couldn’t be further apart on our overall first choice. My number ..click here to read more
magnificent muraco, randy savage, shawn michaels, Steve Austin, WWE Intercontinental Championship
Roman Reigns teams with the World’s Strongest Team to take on the Wyatts this week on WWE Friday Night SmackDown.
MATCH 1: ROMAN REIGNS VS. BRAY WYATT (W/LUKE HARPER AND ERICK ROWAN)
The two lock up, and Wyatt breaks free to nail some rights. Reigns throws him to the corner and mounts the middle buckle for some rights of his own. Wyatt escapes and pulls Reigns’ foot from underneath him. Reigns gets whipped across the ring, but rebounds with a clothesline. He hits a few more rights until Wyatt tosses him to the floor. He lands on his feet and gets back on the apron. Wyatt kicks him on the way back in, then hits a vertical splash, knocking Reigns to the floor near the Family. Outside, Wyatt blasts Reigns with a clothesline, then rolls him back in for 1. Wyatt nails Reigns in the back of the head before applying a ..click here to read more
Hulk Hogan continues making the rounds to promote the WWE Network and WWE 2K15. A recent interview heard the Hulkster talk about his RAW birthday bash, Vince McMahon, and the next Hulk Hogan or John Cena.
Hogan, along with John Cena recently spoke to Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald. I wanted to focus more on Hogan’s comments as Cena didn’t really say anything ground breaking other than naming Sting, Hogan, and Steve Austin as dream opponents. Hogan on the other hand opened up a little bit more.
One of the most memorable RAW moments of the year just took place a couple of weeks ago. The Hulk Hogan Birthday Bash saw Hogan reunite with friends and enemies from different eras of his career. Roddy Piper, Paul Orndorff, the n.W.o., and others paid respect to the Hulkster. According to Hogan, things did not go as planned.
“I got rattled when ..click here to read more
hulk hogan, john cena, Roman Reigns, vince mcmahon
There are times when the writer must step over a line and write as a fan, not some worried about crossing lines between journalist and a once-in-a- while raving lunatic in the stands. This happens to be one of those times. Please indulge me a bit as I must speak about the ongoing, committed cycle the WWE is running around – trying to please its fans without getting anywhere. I think that happens to be the definition of idiocy, but I would not want to accuse Vince McMahon and his cronies of such a title. What I would like, however, is to point out the obvious – the WWE and maybe professional wrestling in general needs a television timeout.
While it may seem a bit off kilter, and I may seem off my rocker (it’s 1:30 in the morning and no, I have not been drinking), but this might make sense ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, vince mcmahon
The WWE Intercontinental championship is just days away from turning 35 (and I will have an extensive blog on that next week) and WWE.com is looking back at the greats that held the title. WWE.com has ranked the top 25 champs of all-time and while they got many right, they got many wrong.
The intercontinental title means different things for fans of different WWE eras. For fans like me that started watching wrestling in 1982, the I-C title is the “worker’s championship”, a reward for the hardest workers in the company. For today’s fans, it is a title generally served to the low-mid carders with absolutely no prestige or value.
The WWE has started celebrating the 35th anniversary of the title early. WWE.com put together a controversial list of the top 25 Intercontinental title champions of all-time. Of course you have to take these lists with a grain of salt and understand ..click here to read more
magnificent muraco, randy savage, shawn michaels, Steve Austin, WWE Intercontinental Championship
Hulk Hogan was right in the middle of the Monday Night Wars sixteen years ago. The legend of those wars have resurfaced due to a new WWE Network series and Hogan offered a fascinating retrospective in a recent interview.
Hogan gave a recent interview to USA Today focusing on those infamous Monday Night Wars. Hogan arguably offered more introspective on the period in this interview than he has on the recent Monday Night War episodes, although to be fair he has been very good. Here are just some of the highlights..
Hogan was asked how he enjoyed his heel turn with the n.W.o. compared to being the top hero in the business at its peak in the 1980s.
“I was kind of at the crossroads. Vince [McMahon] and I had parted ways a couple of years before, he had an opinion about Hulk Hogan and his longevity and I had a totally different ..click here to read more
hulk hogan, Monday Night Wars, N.W.O, WCW
After watching part one of the WWE Network’s “Monday Night War” series, I decided that I would take full advantage of the Network and go back to when it all started. With Raw beginning to air in January of 1993, I’d follow the WWF on pay-per-view going forward and pick up the WCW when Nitro starts in September of 1995.
The first pay-per-view on the docket just happens to be one of the more exciting each year: the Royal Rumble.
Best: The Gorilla and The Brain
There may not have been a better commentary team in wrestling history. Gorilla played the straight man to Heenan’s sniveling, weasel character and he played it to perfection.
The back-and-froth between the two was fantastic, with Heenan making hilarious comment after hilarious comment and Gorilla not buying a damn second of it. This was back before we had clearly defined face and heel commentators and not just three ..click here to read more
bret hart, ric flair, shawn michaels, The Undertaker, WWE Royal Rumble
I will be the first to admit that there have been many times I have been embarrassed to be a WWE fan. Here is a look back at ten angles that were so corny, I hoped nobody walked in the room as they played out on WWE television.
We all understand that the WWE is entertainment but there are times where they go so far off of the radar, you have to wonder who exactly they are trying to entertain. To be fair, we don’t see goofy angles like these much today. Yet back in the 80s and 90s, they began creeping up fairly often. In Vince McMahon’s efforts to think outside of the box, he wound up miles away from his intended targets. Here are ten angles that while fun to discuss now, weren’t so fun to watch as they played out.
Papa Shango puts a curse on the Ultimate Warrior ..click here to read more
Al Snow, bret hart, hulk hogan, John Bradshaw Layfield, Kane, Lita, Mae Young, Miss Elizabeth, Papa Shango, randy savage, shawn michaels, The Big Show, The Ultimate Warrior, triple h, vince mcmahon
Haven’t we already had enough of Brock Lesnar in the WWE? Haven’t we seen enough to know there is not a true opponent for this beast and therefore, the company has again done the obvious and created something so unrealistic that the “Beast” should go back to the UFC and try his hand at beating opponents half his size, which seems to fail him in the octagon?
Back when time stood still and JJ Dillon was relevant in wrestling circles, the business was about creating a buzz. Now, it is a soft whimper of a noise that gets squashed by Paul Heyman to create the idea that wrestling does not matter – destroying wrestlers and their careers does.
Please excuse me while I throw up. That is bullsh*t.
With the title securely on the shoulder of Lesnar, does this mean we have to wait to see him in the ring again? Should he ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter