You know those writers that see an interview or read a headline and it just compels them to go off and bang away on their laptops to get their thoughts on the subject down as soon as possible? Sure you do. You’re a pro wrestling fan. That’s why you’re reading this, right? And you yourself obviously read this particular headline so you know what this piece is about. Now it’s very likely you’ve heard more about CM Punk in the past few days than you perhaps ever wanted to. If that’s the case then you should know you’re about to hear a lot more.
Again, you read the headline. Oh, just so you know? I’m one of those aforementioned writers. And no, I just couldn’t wait to get this out. So now you get to join in on the fun. Yay for you. For anyone that saw The Best in the ..click here to read more
In terms of wrestling ability, Triple H, the COO of the WWE needs no explanation.
In the course of his WWE career, Triple H has held a total of 23 championships, including the WWF/WWE Championship on eight occasions and the World Heavyweight Championship on five occasions. He was the winner of both the 1997 King of the Ring tournament and the 2002 Royal Rumble, and has wrestled in the main event of WrestleMania, WWE’s flagship pay-per-view, on six occasions (WrestleManias 2000, X-8, XX, 21, 22, and the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania). Outside of professional wrestling, he has made numerous guest appearances in film and on television.
He is easily one of the greatest performers of the modern era and could be considered a Ric Flair-esque superstar who prided himself on being one of the dirtiest players in the game.
Now that it appears everything within the company starts and stops at the feet ..click here to read more
Roman Reigns goes head to head with former WWE world heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio in the Friday Night SmackDown main-event.
MATCH 1: WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS (JEY AND JIMMY) VS. RYBAXEL (CURTIS AXEL AND RYBACK) (NON-TITLE)
Jey and Ryback start the match with a lock-up. Ryback applies a side headlock, then hits a shoulder off the ropes. They crisscross until Ryback blocks a hiptoss and hits one of his own. He misses the Warrior Splash and Jimmy tags in. Jey hits a low clothesline, and Jimmy follows up with a jumping headbutt for 2. Jimmy hits a couple of chops, then nails an uppercut. Ryback misses a clothesline, so Jimmy hits another chop before mounting the corner for some punches. Ryback shoves him off and nails a running shoulderblock. Axel tags and runs into a Japanese armdrag. Jimmy applies an arm wringer, but Axel counters into a side headlock. ..click here to read more
At some point, TNA is going to have to come up with its own material and stop immediately using a program the mother ship, WWE, is currently involved in.
The program with Sanada and James Storm – which led to the Japanese star turning on his mentor and one of the 10 greatest international wrestlers of all time in The Great Muta, was simple appalling.
I have been wanting to write a piece about Muta for some time now and maybe this is the right spot, but under the wrong circumstances. The lesson here with TNA, which looks every bit the sinking ship that I don’t want it to be, is that if you continue to cheat when it comes to test time (live or taped programming) sooner or later, you get caught with your pants down.
In this case, as it is so obvious with a chair shot to his mentor, Sanada ..click here to read more
Great Muta, Impact Wrestling, Seiya Sanada, TNA Wrestling
Where were you when the WWE Divas world stop turning? The night that Paige and AJ Lee witched roles in the company and finally gave us something to talk about other than grown women dancing together in the ring and four-on-one handicapped matches against Nikki Bella?
For a change, a sudden move and flip/flop changed the direction of the sinking division in a good way and gave us, the WWE fans something to look forward to. While this is not a modern day Lita/Trish feud, it could be the closest thing to it since the two were in the WWE wrestling full time and lighting the ring on fire.
The sudden rise of Paige from NXT to the big leagues and then her reign as WWE champion followed by her heel turn could be one of the five best things to happen within the company this year, so far. The fact ..click here to read more
AJ Lee, Lita, Paige, Trish Stratus, WWE Divas
Freelance writer and published author Chris Illuminati and the CCB’s own Eric Gargiulo talk about all of the latest pro wrestling news and hot WWE rumors. This giant one-hour plus podcast also touches on a lot of old school wrestling with plenty of talk about the wrestling Eric and Chris grew up watching in the 1980s. The list of news and rumors covered in this podcast are…
- WWE Battleground results and reaction
- WWE RAW and the big angle featuring Stephanie McMahon getting arrested
- The controversy surrounding Lana and Rusev’s promo at Battleground
- Sting in the WWE, will he wrestle, and against who?
- The future of Brock Lesnar
- The booking of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H
- Paul Heyman’s promo on RAW
- Where is Vince McMahon?
- John Cena’s longevity as a babyface
- Rumors regarding possible legal action the WWE may take against CM Punk
- And much, much more.
This podcast topped out at around 67-minutes. Check back soon for more podcasts from Chris and Eric!
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Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Paul Heyman, Stephanie McMahon, sting, The Undertaker, triple h, vince mcmahon
It’s gonna happen people.
On August 17th, Brock Lesnar will more than likely beat John Cena and become WWE World Heavyweight Champion again. I know most people are groaning about the prospect of it, but I’m looking forward to it. It’s an interest booking challenge with the limited dates for Lesnar to work, plus you have some interesting opponents for Lesnar to face. In what I’m hoping is a possible new series, I’m going to look at the possible opponents for Lesnar. The one thing that I hope with Lesnar being the champion is that not only do faces want to face him, but heels too.
Heyman’s promos thus far about Lesnar aren’t just putting down faces, but heels too. Heyman just isn’t targeting the Daniel Bryan’s when he talks up the accomplishments of Lesnar, he’s going after the Orton’s of the world when he talks about everything Lesnar has accomplished. When ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose
If you’re like me, first of all, I’m so, so sorry. Secondly, it means you’re getting lots of mileage out of the recent Saturday Night’s Main Event uploads to the WWE Network. I’ve already rhapsodized at length about the greatest moments in the history of the show, and seeing them again only affirms my love for the greatest 90 minutes you could ask for in professional wrestling.
In a previous column, I didn’t include anything from SNME’s sister-spinoff The Main Event, a Friday night annual designed to steer the march toward WrestleMania. Though I stuck with the Saturday motif, the Friday special produced quite a few historical moments, namely its original incarnation.
On Friday night, February 5, 1988, WWE Champion Hulk Hogan battled Andre the Giant in a colossal WrestleMania III rematch on free television, drawing a 15.0 rating and over 33 million viewers that champed at the bit to see ..click here to read more
Hype isn’t always a good thing for a new WWE wrestler. Sometimes too much hype can create unattainable expectations from fans. The cream doesn’t always rise to the top in these instances as these 10 busts can attest to.
Falling flat in the WWE isn’t necessarily reflective of your skills as a professional wrestler. Some of the most talented wrestlers in the world for different reasons, failed to live up to expectations set by management and fans. I came up with a list of ten who as Hulk Hogan would say, “couldn’t cut the mustard” under the big lights and heavy spotlight of the WWE.
Diamond Dallas Page - DDP was arguably the biggest signing to come over with the purchase of WCW. While Page always had his doubters, expectations are always going to be large when you are pushed that heavy by the opposition. Unfortunately Page couldn’t come close to meeting ..click here to read more
Barry Windham, Diamond Dallas Page, Kharma, Koslov, Lex Luger, Sin Cara, Waylon Mercy
First they were talking about Ambrose. Then they were talking about Reigns. Then Rollins happened. Now Reigns is in the works. But somehow when will be said and done, we would be talking about Ambrose (i.e, if we haven’t already!)
WWE is pushing Reigns hard. And the fans are loving it. But is it really Reigns that they are excited about? Or is it merely a new face that they are reacting to?
Reigns hasn’t done anything to really earn the momentum he is enjoying right now. WWE is pushing him and so he is in the mix of things. Otherwise he’s a new age Big Daddy Cool Diesel – bodyguard material.
A lot of people lamented about Reigns not walking away with the gold from Battleground PPV. I think Reigns’s fans should be happy that he just saved his career by not winning the gold.
Reigns is not a guy who can hold ..click here to read more
Shawn Michaels was paid the greatest compliment of his career by none other than Reid Flair.
Legend has it (according to Ric Flair’s book, To Be The Man) that Reid in an assessment of Michaels – one of his favorite wrestlers (dad being the first), asked his father, Ric Flair if he could do a moonsault off the top rope. Flair replied, “No, why do you ask?” The youngster, probably about 10 at the time, calmly looked at daddy and said, “Because Shawn Michaels can do a moonsault off the top rope.” And there, the comparisons began and the debate over Shawn Michaels place in wrestling history was started.
When the son of the “then” greatest champion of all time is comparing his father to Michaels, it means even the youngest of fans appreciate the work Michaels does in the ring and the tide of professional wrestling had started to turn toward ..click here to read more
On paper, there was a lot to look forward to with the 2nd ever Battleground pay-per-view. Rusev and Swagger had built up some great momentum, we would be getting a new Intercontinental Champion, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose would finally meet in the squared circle, Chris Jericho and Bray Wyatt would battle and John Cena would again be put in tough spot to retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
All the talk about Plan B and a possible Plan C coming into play made things unpredictable. Would Rollins cash in and lose? Would Brock Lesnar show up and destroy Cena? The possibilities were endless and the show absolutely fell flat on its face. Here are my lessons learned from Battleground.
Lesson 1: The World is not in His Hands
By now I’m sure you’ve notice that I am a huge Bray Wyatt guy. I love everything he brings to the table. He’s unique ..click here to read more
WWE Battleground 2014