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4 days ago

WWE SummerSlam 2014 Results & Recap: Brock Wins, Shield Shine

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WWE SummerSlam 2014 Results & Recap: Brock Wins, Shield Shine

The Brock Lesnar era is back! Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena to win the WWE championship in the 27th SummerSlam main-event. The  show will be remembered for the most one-sided headliner in SummerSlam history and a match of the year candidate between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.

Brock Lesnar squashed John Cena to win the WWE world title. There are very few WWE matches that I get excited about these days but this was one of them. Their Extreme Rules 2012 match is still one of my favorite matches of the last several years. The rematch didn’t disappoint although I liked the more competitive Extreme Rules bout better. Lesnar hit an F5 in the first minute of the match! Lesnar continued to toss Cena around for a while, making it look easy. The storyline early was Cena trying to fight back with no success against Brock. The announcers put over the ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

5 days ago

SummerSlam 2014 Predictions and Preview

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Sunday is WWE’s Summerslam, the “Wrestlemania of the summer” where the stakes usually get higher and the matches become more high profile.

Unfortunately for us, the WWE thinks making the main event a good one and the rest of the card look like your standard RAW is enough to make us sign up for the Network (just $9.99!) or order on pay-per-view. Seriously, outside of Wrestlemania, every pay-per-view is starting to feel the same. Just the same matches we see over and over and over again, like someone swapped out the marker for the dry-erase board in the back with a permanent marker. “Shit, guys. Reigns vs Orton won’t come off the board, what do I do? Eh, don’t worry about it. No one will notice.”

Still, there are matches on the card and somebody has to predict them. That’s where yours truly comes in. Let’s get to it.

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5 days ago

WWE SmackDown Results and August 15 Recap

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Roman Reigns takes on the Miz and Dean Ambrose wrestles Cesaro in the SummerSlam go-home show edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown.

MATCH 1: DEAN AMBROSE VS. CESARO Cesaro applies a side headlock, then rams Ambrose with his shoulder. Ambrose comes back with a kitchen sink, and now he’s hitting snap jabs in the corner. Cesaro comes back with various strikes before stomping Ambrose down in the adjacent corner. He drops Ambrose with a straight right, then hits a short-arm clothesline. Cesaro stomps Ambrose down, but Ambrose comes back with some rights, followed by a pair of forearms. Cesaro catches him off the ropes and goes into a fireman’s carry, but Ambrose escapes and clotheslines Cesaro to the floor. Ambrose hits a slingshot plancha, then rolls Cesaro back in. In the corner, Ambrose nails more rights, but Cesaro comes back with a kneelift before throwing Ambrose bad shoulder-first into the ring post. ..click here to read more

7 days ago

Roman Reigns and the WWE Babyface Formula

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The WWE has a way of taking guys we like and turning them into monsters we hate.

John Cena was the beloved “Doctor of Thuganomics” before his “Hustle, Respect, Loyalty” mantra became all we would know of him for the next decade. Dolph Ziggler was everyone’s favorite heel, winning the World Heavyweight championship to the loudest pop I’ve heard in a long time, before they turned him into a snarky, dickish face with no real motivations. And don’t even get me started on Sheamus, who went from one of the best hoss characters in the WWE to a generic match formula.

Now they’ve gotten to Roman Reigns, too.

The former muscle of The Shield, Reigns has had a meteoric rise over the last year while the group rose to legendary levels. He, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose put on incredible trios matches that hadn’t been seen in the WWE, well, ever. Any match ..click here to read more ,

7 days ago

Bobby Eaton is a Rarity in the Pro Wrestling Business

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In celebrating Bobby Eaton’s belated birthday (yesterday, May 14) here are a few thoughts about a tag team great.

Arn Anderson once said that if Bobby Eaton ever concentrated on singles competition, he would be one of the best wrestlers of all time. Ironically, Eaton never jumped into singles wrestling full time and Anderson may have been the greatest singles competitor in wrestling history to never hold a world title.

There have been many cases of wrestlers who never took that shot and ventured out on their own as singles competitors, so we will never know how good they could have been. Eaton falls in that category. So does Ricky Morton. Shawn Michaels proved he could be great at both. So did Steve Austin and Ricky Steamboat.

Eaton originally teamed with Dennis Condrey and, later on, with Stan Lane. He has also worked with a number of other tag team partners, including Koko B. ..click here to read more ,

7 days ago

WWF In Your House: D-Generation X Review

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Sunday, December 7th, 1997 – Springfield Civic Center – Springfield, Massachusetts – 6,358 people packed the Civic Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, and it’s the pay-per-view after the infamous “Montreal Screw Job,” where Vince McMahon, Shawn Michaels, and Earl Hebner were in cohorts on screwing Bret Hart out of the World Wrestling Federation Championship since he was leaving the company to head over to wrestle for World Championship Wrestling. Tons of people have opinions and conspiracies behinds the “Screw Job,” and I’m not going to get into it with this blog. I wanted to go back and rewatch how the WWE reacted a month after the biggest decision Vince McMahon ordered during the Monday Night War.

Besides the whole McMahon screwing Bret out of the WWF championship, I wanted to review this pay-per-view because I had the WWF magazine where the full-page ad for this show was in, and I was a ..click here to read more , , ,

1 week ago

Petey Williams Speaks On TNA, Injuries, Retirement, and His Career

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Petey Williams was perhaps the most understated member of Team Canada in TNA. Williams wasn’t as profoundly obnoxious as Scott D’Amore, as comically demented as Eric Young, or as imposing as Alastair Ralphs. Williams is shorter than the chiseled, camera-friendly Bobby Roode, and he doesn’t have the natural, arrogant smirk of Johnny Devine.

Despite that, the two-time former TNA X-Division Champion gets his name chanted at wrestling cards he doesn’t even appear at, thanks to a spectacular invention.

One week after Williams, 32, performed in his retirement match against X-Division doppelganger Chris Sabin, independent wrestler Alex Reynolds executed the Canadian Destroyer, the prodigious flipping piledriver, during a CZW tag team bout. After a roaring beat, over 500 fans in Voorhees, NJ chorused with “PE-TEY WILL-IAMS”, an homage to the hold’s master.

The Destroyer is synonymous with Williams in the same manner that bringing a python to the ring is the calling card ..click here to read more ,

1 week ago

WWE SummerSlam 2014 Predictions and Preview

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The 27th edition of WWE SummerSlam will host the biggest fight of the summer this Sunday night. Brock Lesnar will challenge John Cena for the WWE world title in a highly anticipated rematch while Stephanie McMahon comes out of retirement to take on Brie Bella in the semi-main event.

This year’s SummerSlam presents one of the strongest main-events in recent years on the event with several intriguing matches underneath. The headliner and co-headliner matches are what have everyone talking yet a quick look up and down the card shows something for everyone. Let’s take a look at the lineup and make some not so bold predictions heading into Sunday’s special event.

Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena for the WWE world championship - I may be alone but this I have been looking forward to his rematch since Extreme Rules 2012. Their previous encounter was my choice for Match of the Year in ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

1 week ago

Dixie Carter Comments On Spike Not Renewing Impact Reports

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Dixie Carter is living in a land of delusion off of the river of denial. Carter recently made her first public comments about Spike cancelling Impact. Let’s just say it appears that Dixie never got the memo or read the news on TMZ.com.

For someone with a background in public relations, Dixie is one of the absolute worst promoters I have ever seen with the media. Dixie rarely shoots straight and gives the impression she is living in an extremely isolated world away from the realities of TNA Wrestling. Regardless, these interviews are gifts to blogs like mine so keep them coming.

It was reported a couple of weeks ago that Spike TV will not be renewing their deal with TNA Wrestling. Their deal runs out in October and TNA are allegedly fighting hard to find a new home for Impact. Anything short of a new deal will either sink ..click here to read more , ,

1 week ago

WWE Universe Is The Worst Character In The WWE

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As fans, we often think that the WWE isn’t really listening to what we want. Hell, most of the time it’s probably true. But here’s something you likely won’t hear often: I agree with them.

Hold on, put down the torches and pitch forks and just hear me out for a second. I’m not saying the WWE is right, I’m just saying the “WWE Universe” has become the worst character on the show. Confused? I’ll explain.

At some point, the crowd began to interject themselves into shows in an attempt to control them. The post-Wrestlemania crowd got the ball rolling, booing performers like Randy Orton and Sheamus – generally not well-liked by the Internet Wrestling Community – out of the building or by just chanting about whatever they wanted while those types were in the ring. These types of crowds also heavily cheered heels (think Dolph Ziggler before Jack Swagger kicked him ..click here to read more

1 week ago

The WWE Lumberjack Match Fits Ambrose vs. Rollins Rivalry

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The idea by the WWE to place Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose in a lumberjack match is both brilliant and curious at the same time. Its brilliance lies in the fact the company is willing to take a punishing match of the past and allow its two best workers beat the hell out of each other with the aid of others. The curiosity lies in the questions of which WWE superstars will be around the ring and which ones will surprise us by administering punishment.

A Lumberjack match is a standard match with the exception that the ring is surrounded by a group of wrestlers not directly involved in it. These wrestlers, known collectively as lumberjacks — female wrestlers serving in this manner are sometimes called lumberjills — are there to prevent the wrestlers in the match from fleeing the ring. The groups of lumberjacks are typically split up into groups ..click here to read more ,

1 week ago

SummerSlam Facts and Stats Even Hardcore WWE Fans Probably Forgot

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SummerSlam Facts and Stats Even Hardcore WWE Fans Probably Forgot

Vince McMahon loved playing “anything you can do, I can do better” with Jim Crockett, his chief rival in the wrestling wars of the 1980s.

Every event Crockett promotions and the National Wrestling Alliance held, the WWF countered with an event of their own. The NWA had Starrcade. Vince McMahon and the WWF created Wrestlemania. The two companies went back and forth creating pay-per-view events until finally Crockett went bankrupt and sold his company to Ted Turner.

Even though Vince had won, he still wasn’t finished cashing in on the pay-per-view model. After Wrestlemania, Survivor Series, and the Royal Rumble, the WWF needed an event to close out the summer. Thus, in 1988, SummerSlam was born.

The WWE considers SummerSlam the second biggest event of the wrestling year (after Wrestlemania) and this year’s match-up of John Cena and Brock Lesnar promises to be an event for the ages. SummerSlam 2014 prompted us to ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

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