WWE is heading into Night of Champions 2014 with one of the worst go-home RAW shows I can remember, yet there was one bright spot. The brawl between John Cena and Brock Lesnar highlighted one of the better RAW segments of the year.
I don’t want to get too much into my Night of Champions predictions because I may do an entire blog on that later in the week. However, you can generally get a feel of who is going over in the top PPV matches by the way the angle plays out on RAW the week before. If that still holds true, it would look to me that Brock Lesnar is retaining the belt on Sunday…as well he should.
One of the things that Cena has said is that he doesn’t necessarily want the belt, he just wants to beat up Brock. I think that was a dead giveaway for the ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, john cena, Paul Heyman, WWE Night Of Champions 2014
Before I get into the guys who are in my Mount Rushmore, I need to breakdown why certain legends are not represented.
I grew up watching WWE in the 1980’s, starting with WrestleMania 1. Somewhere during the greatest era in wrestling history, my priorities changed and I stopped watching. I had a vague idea of what was going on but I had zero emotion invested in the product. Thanks to the WWE Network, I know exactly what I missed. Without question, I recognize Shawn Michaels as the greatest performer in WWE history. Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock are biggest stars this company has ever seen. The Nature Boy Rick Flair is a 16-time champion and the only two-time WWE Hall of Famer. For pretty obvious reasons (not watching their careers play out live), these Hall of Famers do not have a place on my WWE Mount Rushmore.
The first ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, hulk hogan, The Undertaker
The WWE Night of Champions 2014 main-event just got a bit more unpredictable. According to a new report, the WWE and Brock Lesnar have come to terms on an agreement that could keep the WWE world title around Brock’s waist for a very long time.
Dave Meltzer has the scoop in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. When Brock returned to the WWE in 2012 he signed a deal for limited dates. The deal called for 3-4 matches per year and limited television appearances. That arrangement has led many to believe that Brock’s reign of terror could be a short one. The Meltz says not to worry.
“There is the deal in place as far as money goes but the agreement is WWE can book him as champion for Monday’s and PPVs based on when ..click here to read more
At SummerSlam Brock Lesnar became a four-time WWE Champion, He’s the youngest WWE champion in the history of the company, winner of the Royal Rumble, King of the Ring and he’s the only one to ever defeat The Undertaker at WrestleMania. That’s a list of accolades most wrestlers would dream of and Lesnar has done it all and in just a little over 4 years in WWE.
Even though it’s well documented, I think it’s important to take a minute to review his career timeline.
– After graduating college in 2000, Brock signed with the WWE.
– He made his TV debut in March of 2002.
– In June of 2002 he won King of the Ring. For those who don’t remember, that year was a single elimination tournament to determine the number one contender to the WWE Undisputed Championship at SummerSlam.
– In August of 2002 he defeated The Rock for the WWE World ..click here to read more
The WWE is still missing the boat on what will become one of the worst title matches this year when John Cena tries once again to beat Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions. Sixteen German suplexes and a poor performance by Cena (who will oversell the match to death) will leave fans screaming for their money back in a hurry, both at the gate and after they plunk down the cable buy for the show. And of course we all know the night after this pay-per-view will be more enjoyable to watch than anything we saw the night before. It is just how the law of averages in the WWE works.
I am not sure why the company has now taken Lesnar and made him the “beast” he so proclaims to be. Lesnar should be beating the hell out of the likes of Heath Slater, Heath Slater and any superstar that ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Bruiser Brody, Kevin Sullivan, Steve Williams
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
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
I try not to jump on the bandwagon but this Dean Ambrose bandwagon is rolling full steam ahead. The last few weeks have convinced me of one thing. The Lunatic Fringe is the guy who should beat Brock Lesnar.
It was never meant to be this way. A few weeks ago when Randy Orton pinned Dean Ambrose the message was clear. His push was going to be capped. There were no future plans for Ambrose other than a series against Seth Rollins and a nice spot in the mid-card. He wasn’t at Orton’s level, he wasn’t at Rollins’ level, he wasn’t close to Reigns, and he certainly was not in Lesnar’s league. That has all changed.
Ambrose is the breath of fresh air this company has been searching for the last few years. The rotation of guys in and out of the mid-top spots has been disappointing and uninspiring. Even CM Punk’s ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns
Is there a better manager/heel duo in the history of professional wrestling than Paul Heyman and his client – and the current WWE World Champion, Brock Lesnar? Is there a better example of how a manager is to be properly used in and out of the ring than the man who advises the one who was the one who not only beat the one as in the one in 21-1, but also took down the one as in the one who has been the one – and only – constant in the WWE over the course of the last decade? Yes, Paul Heyman is the One.
With the WWE’s changing of the guard and the newly crowned champion, the importance of the role Heyman plays in the longevity of Lesnar’s title reign is severe. Honestly, this is Heyman’s reign – not The Beast.
A manager is somewhat like a storyline agent for ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman
Going into WWE SummerSlam, there were three things that I felt had to happen. The first thing was Dolph Ziggler winning the Intercontinental Championship. The second was Chris Jericho had to put Bray Wyatt over. Finally, Brock Lesnar had to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. From top to bottom, I thought SummerSlam was an entertaining show. Here are my lessons learned from Sunday.
The Conqueror is on top
I’ve been saying it since the day he defeated The Undertaker at WrestleMania and it finally happened. Brock Lesnar absolutely destroyed John Cena to win the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and that’s without question the right decision. Really, it was the only decision.
Just because Lesnar is the champion now, don’t expect to see him on TV more. I expect him to continue to work his normal schedule and that’s fine with me. Having the title away from TV makes the title more prestigious. ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, john cena, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, WWE SummerSlam 2014
That was perfect.
Brock Lesnar vs John Cena at SummerSlam in the way that it was booked was perfect. Everybody expected a highly completive match, and when they had Brock hit the F-5, I knew what they were going with the curveball. If you think about how they’ve built Lesnar this year, anything but an absolute mauling would be a total failure in my mind. He destroyed two of the biggest guys on the roster who still have some value with little difficulty (Sorry Khali), destroyed The Undertaker, conquered the streak and and massacred a 15-time champion with EASE. To quote a poster on the /wooo/ message board, if Godzilla and King Kong had a kid, Brock Lesnar would take its lunch money at the bus stop every day.
The match was booked perfectly. Lesnar mauls Cena with suplexes, knees, and ground and pound while Cena gets his bursts of offense here ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, john cena, WWE SummerSlam 2014
The WWE did what was best for business Sunday night by hitting a home run with its SummerSlam pay-per-view event in Los Angeles. Not since WrestleMania 28 have we been so entertained with matches that made wrestling matter and help define the next four months of the wrestling calendar.
For now, we know everything belongs to Brock Lesnar, the Bellas are headed for a crash course in sibling rivalry and the Dean Ambrose/Seth Rollins feud is far from over. But what may puzzle me most is what happens now that the biggest wrestling event of the summer is over and John Cena will now fall down the ladder a bit, AJ Lee and Paige will feud like Trish and Lita and the company did the right thing by putting the Intercontinental strap on Dolph Ziggler.
Everything was almost perfect (with the exception of the final match of the night) but by dominating ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, john cena, randy orton, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Stephanie McMahon, WWE SummerSlam 2014