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The WWE Has 48 Hours to Capitalize on Bayley’s NXT Title Win

August 22, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

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

WWE NXT TakeOver Brooklyn and SummerSlam 2015 Predictions

August 22, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

This weekend, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York hosts two massive events. On Saturday, the NXT roster host the biggest event they’ve ever be a part of, and, on Sunday, the biggest WWE SummerSlam ever takes place. In this article, I’m going to break down every match and choose who I believe is going to win.

NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn

1) Finn Balor vs Kevin Owens in a ladder match for the NXT Championship For me, I can only see one outcome, and it is the champion retaining. Given Owens’ promotion up to the main roster, it is unlikely he will then claim back the title of the developmental brand. Also, Balor has just won the title, and I can’t see his reign being so short given his popularity and the hype they created when he first captured the title. Regardless, this match will be a classic, and both men will leave it all on the ring in front of an audience that will give both men a tremendous amount of respect. Winner = Finn Balor.

2) Sasha Banks vs Bayley for the NXT Women’s Championship This match isn’t as straightforward as the men’s title match. Banks has recently been promoted to the main roster, ..click here to read more

Roman Reigns Will Turn Heel at WWE SummerSlam 2015

August 21, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what Roman Reigns needs to do in order to become the WWE World Champion – either by the end of this year or in 2016.

A heel turn is in order. With the kind of year Reigns has had, it is the only logical way to salvage what has to be the most disappointing among the top stars in the WWE.

  • Reigns wins the Royal Rumble, but the fans boo him out of the arena. Even an appearance by The Rock cannot help him.
  • Reigns faces Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania only to have Seth Rollins cash in his Money in the Bank contract and pin his former Shield teammate.
  • He is unsuccessful in winning this year’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.

His feud with Bray Wyatt has led to a tag team match with his best friend, Dean Ambrose. Ambrose was added to the mix to build Reigns up with the WWE fans. The two have been inseparable.

This is an all too familiar situation. Wrestlers turn on their friends when they least expect it. Well, in this case, it is expected – we just don’t know when. And if there is to be a huge ..click here to read more

Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and the Inevitable WWE Showdown

August 21, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Butch Cassidy was a wisecracking outlaw, a cowboy that could talk his way into a fight and always had a plan despite how dangerous the circumstances or how big the odds against him. The Sundance Kid was a smooth and steady shot, a man that preferred to let his actions speak for him and never backed down from anyone for any reason. They remain perhaps the most popular gun slinging duo from the Wild West and one is rarely ever mentioned without the other.

If this does not perfectly describe Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, then I don’t know what does. The former Shield bruisers have been linked from the moment they debuted with Seth Rollins on WWE programming and their fighting days are not over.

This has got to be one of the most entertaining teams we’ve seen in a very long time. What began as an obvious play to get Roman over with fans has morphed into something much more. Not since Team Hell No have two guys thrown themselves so completely into their gimmick and taken fans along for the ride at the same time.

The best part is the whole thing has just been so natural. Where Daniel Bryan ..click here to read more

WWE Champ Seth Rollins Tells the Camel Clutch Blog to Suck It and More

August 21, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

WWE world champion Seth Rollins is never one to mince words. The champ sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about breaking John Cena’s nose and oh yes, essentially tell the Camel Clutch Blog to “suck it.”

I noticed traffic coming to my website on Thursday from RollingStone.com so as any good website owner would do, I checked out the backlink. The link took me to a new interview with WWE champion Seth Rollins, who is always a great interview. I was surprised to say the least that the basis of the article was a critical blog written here about the champ back in May.

Don’t get me wrong, I am highly grateful to RollingStone.com writer James Montgomery for the traffic. At the same time I am a little disappointed because I do like Seth Rollins but I’ll certainly stand by my writer and my own opinion. Regardless, here is what the champ said about the criticism here on the CCB.

Speaking of narratives, are you aware of how your reign as WWE Champion has been received? A lot of what I read online has been less-than-complimentary, to put it mildly. “Twitter’s kind of an abridged version of all that; I ..click here to read more

WWE SmackDown Results and August 20 Recap

August 21, 2015 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s WWE SmackDown broadcast opens with the Big Show (HOW THEY HATE HIM!), and it looks like we’re going into our first match.

MATCH 1: INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION RYBACK VS. THE BIG SHOW (NON-TITLE) The two trade punches before Ryback unloads in the corner. He tries one too many times, however, and runs into a big clothesline. Show hits a bodyslam and a kick to the ribs. He then hits the Nightmare on Helms Street for 2 before applying what I think is supposed to be a cobra clutch, despite looking like ass. Ryback easily fights out, ducks a clothesline and knocks Show off his feet with a flying shoulderblock. He hits a few shoulder thrusts in the corner, but then turns around into a big overhand chop. Ryback recovers and puts Show down with a spinebuster. He calls for the Meat Hook, but Show sees it coming and spears Ryback for 2. Ryback rolls to the apron, and Show dropkicks him to the floor. Outside, Ryback rams Show back-first into the ring post. He tries for a bodyslam, but can’t get Show up. Show goes for a powerslam, but Ryback escapes and clotheslines Show through the barricade by the timekeeper’s area. ..click here to read more

Champion Beholder to Face Males in the Pacific Classic

August 20, 2015 By: Category: Sports

This Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Del Mar Racecourse, champion mare Beholder, will be taking on nine males in the Grade I Pacific Classic. This will be the first time the 5YO mare will face males in her illustrious career, where she’s won 13 of her 18 previous starts against her own gender. Beholder has won the Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies in 2012 and the Breeders Cup Distaff in 2013, among other races, such as the 2014 Zenyatta Stakes. Right before the 2014 Breeders Cup, Beholder became ill, and was forced to scratch from the race. She was withdrawn from the 2014 November Fasig-Tipton Sales, and given time to recover. She was returned to racing this season, and is 3 for 3. Beholder comes into the Pacific Classic off of a smashing 4 length victory in the Clement Hirsch, a “Win and You’re In ” qualifying race for the  Breeders’ Cup Distaff  on August 1, 2015. Therefore, Beholder is all set for the Distaff.

After her victory in the Clement Hirsch, Beholder’s trainer, Richard Mandella stated that he was considering running her in the Pacific Classic against males. That was a bombshell, and three weeks later, here is Beholder ..click here to read more

WWE SummerSlam 2015 Predictions and Preview

August 20, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

To say that this is the biggest WWE SummerSlam in recent memory would not be an understatement. The 2015 event brings SummerSlam back to prominence as arguably the number two special event of the year. A rare appearance by the Undertaker in a rematch over a year in the making has many in and out of the wrestling world ecstatic for this year’s event.

The biggest party of the summer comes to New York this Sunday night. The WWE has stepped up the event with hopes of bringing it back to its 1990s prominence. The company is pulling out its big gun, booking Undertaker on his first non-WrestleMania special event in years and a title for title match between the WWE world and U.S. champions.

Let’s take a look at the top matches…

The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar

Like some, I believe that the WWE didn’t time this one right. Don’t get me wrong. It’s hot, red hot right now. However, I think that it could have even been bigger if it were put on a WrestleMania show. Either put it on 31 or save it for 32. Nonetheless, we’re getting it and fans are juiced up for the big rematch.

It’s hard to deny ..click here to read more

Dolph Ziggler, the WWE World Title, and Other SummerSlam Thoughts

August 20, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Lana’s boyfriend is back and Rusev is now in trouble.

OK, I have been wanting to use that line for a while. I never thought I could use a song by The Angels in a wrestling blog, but history has been made. The wrestling world can sleep a little better now that we know Dolph Ziggler is back in the WWE and the inevitable confrontation between he and Rusev is finally going to happen.

Somehow, I wish it wasn’t. If there was a match that looks good on paper, but will probably look bad in the ring – given both Lana and Summer Rae figure to be involved somehow, this is it. Frankly, both WWE stars deserve better. Rusev has fallen from a former United States Champion to wrestling in essentially a mixed tag match against one of the best performers in the business today, who also happens to be involved in a love tryst that has less chemistry than AJ Lee and CM Punk on screen.

Sorry, I had to throw that one in there.

Now that Ziggler has made his triumphant return to action (after an injury at the hands of Rusev and a crutch to the throat), is this the fate ..click here to read more

WWE NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn Will Be Better Than SummerSlam 2015

August 19, 2015 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

On Sunday, 23rd August 2015, the Barclays Centre in New York will play host to the biggest party of the summer, Summerslam. The second biggest pay-per-view of the year will this time be a four hour extravaganza, matching the time only used by the biggest show of the year, Wrestlemania. The Barclays Centre will also then host the post episode of Monday Night Raw, a show promising to be hot and full of surprises given the event the night before. However, none of these shows will be the greatest of the weekend, as the NXT Takeover live show on the Saturday will steal the spotlight with a spectacular showing in front of the same crowd.

The developmental brand known as NXT really arrived on the scene on the 27th February, 2014. Before this time, NXT was only really seen as a development brand. Sure, it began the careers of main eventers today such as Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt, but it was only ever seen as a stepping stone for youngsters before they got to the main roster. At the NXT ArRIVAL event (the first NXT live event which was shown on the WWE Network), the competitors put ..click here to read more