Either the WWE did the smartest thing this year in turning Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella into a main event match, or the company is struggling so much it is hoping for any kind of ratings to boost failing story ideas. The segment Monday night with Stephanie and Brie was so reminiscent of the inner workings of “daddy” Vince McMahon it was sick.
And oh, so salacious.
The best thing about seeing something like this is the fact that – although the company does not see it the same way – but a new form of the “Attitude Era” has returned to Monday night.
It could also become the precursor to the return of Daniel Bryan – who while not in the picture for the WWE World Title, challenging the Authority and Triple H is something that produces two things – the almighty dollar at the gate and of course – RATINGS!
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Brie Bella, Brock Lesnar, Dolph Ziggler, john cena, Stephanie McMahon
For the first time since WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar made an appearance on WWE television last Monday night. He showed up on RAW as Plan C for the Authority. In what was the worst kept secret of all-time, Lesnar will be facing John Cena at SummerSlam for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It’s absolutely imperative for Brock to defeat Cena and be the Champion going into WrestleMania next year.
Since Daniel Bryan defeated Cena at SummerSlam last year, the title just hasn’t felt important. Between the title switching hands multiple times and being stripped, there’s no mystique around the championship right now.
Let’s review what’s gone down over the last year.
At SummerSlam Bryan defeated Cena clean to win the WWE Championship. Thanks to Triple H as the special guest referee and the ever-powerful pedigree, Orton took advantage of the situation and cashed in his Money in the Bank contract.
The following pay-per-view, Bryan defeated ..click here to read more
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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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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
The worst possible secret in the WWE was leaked this week. SummerSlam 2014 will be headlined by a Brock Lesnar/John Cena rematch. Now, I know most of you have probably groaned at the thought of this since it’s a no-win situation for you guys.
It’s either LOLCENAWINSLOL (Of course you could put any dominant face’s name in-between the LOL’s) or we get Lesnar as a part-time champion. Considering the company can only get 25 dates out of Lesnar (They’ve used eight this year), I’d be pre-taping a crap ton of Lesnar promos with Heyman either before or the day after SummerSlam. Heck, Lesnar in a pre-tape promo isn’t that bad, Lesnar with a live mic is something we should avoid at all costs. And Mr. Lesnar, if you somehow are reading this, Levin wrote that part. *Evil laugh*.
My question is though; did the WWE miss the boat on a Lesnar/Cena ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, john cena, SummerSlam 2014
It is now official - sadly Damien Sandow has become the laughingstock of the WWE. He has become the jobber of all jobbers. He has become the classic impersonator and he is creating a following like Barry Horowitz, but he is certainly not in the same league as the legend. The case of Sandow is one of sadness as last year, he was challenging John Cena for the World Heavyweight Title a year ago and that his battle with Cody Rhodes was epic and short lived.
This is just proof of two things. The WWE is destroying Sandow’s career, and there are too many superstars on the roster so someone has to fall toward the bottom rung.
What you see is what you get with Sandow – when he is truly wrestling. A technical mat man who reminds me a little of Nick Bockwinkle and Lanny Poffo rolled into one. The WWE could ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Damien Sandow, Roman Reigns
Plan B for the Authority will be unleashed at SummerSlam as Brock Lesnar will challenge the WWE champion. Lesnar is expected by many to win the title and I for one can’t think of a better choice for WWE champion.
It is no secret that Brock Lesnar will be gunning for the WWE title at SummerSlam. Promotional posters released days before Money in the Bank let the proverbial cat out of the bag. Barring injury, Cena and Lesnar will rematch with the odds on Lesnar to win it. It’s about damned time!
Brock Lesnar is the perfect man to be the face of the WWE in 2014. How it took this long to get the title around Lesnar’s enormous waist is a question in itself. Forget about Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose or Seth Rollins, Lesnar is the only man that should be holding that title in a reign that spans ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, SummerSlam 2014
Welcome to the first edition of Dream Booker on Camel Clutch Blog.
There are so many dream matches that wrestling fans would love to witness but will never get the chance to see, with Dream Booker I will be bringing some of the matches myself and others would like to see if eras/time period, wrestling companies, as well as life and death were not a factor.
Since one of these men are returning to the WWE soon, it has influenced this first match choice for Dream Booker, the match I have decided to book involves the soon to be returning Brock Lesnar and his opponent in this scenario will be Big Van Vader, in the battle of the “The Beast” vs “The Mastodon”.
These men are two of the stiffest, toughest and most intimidating monsters in wrestling history, if both were around at the same time in their prime they could have delivered ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, Vader
After taking the past 24 hours to look at what occurred at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view and what happened on Monday night’s Raw program, the moves made by management and the return of three key veteran superstars proves – like it or not – what is happening right now is best for business.
For the most part.
After coming off a strong showing (in my opinion Sunday night) – knowing Seth Rollins would capture the Money in the Bank contract and the odds were good that the company was not ready to put the WWE World Title on Roman Reigns yet – the return of The Miz, Chris Jericho and AJ Lee on Monday night were crucial to the transition toward the road toward SummerSlam. And by placing the title on John Cena and choosing a “Fatal Four-way” match with Reigns, Randy Orton and Kane, this all but assures us ..click here to read more
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For a company that prided itself on keeping secrets for decades, the WWE has been a comedy of errors in 2014 when it comes to giving things away. The latest spoiler confirms this year’s predictable winner for the WWE world championship MITB match.
Spoiler Alert: Do not read past this point if you do not want to spoil the WWE world championship Money in the Bank match. The rest of this blog will reveal the winner. You have been warned!
It appears that a DVD cover on Amazon.com has revealed the next WWE world champion. The SummerSlam 2014 DVD cover is up and features Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena in the main-event. That would seem to indicate that the Cena will go on to win Sunday’s match and defend the WWE world title at SummerSlam.
This isn’t the first leak in the barrel regarding SummerSlam. The WWE scooped itself when ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, john cena, WWE Money in the Bank 2014
OK, WWE, you have my attention. Finally (in my best Rock voice), the WWE has come back to REALITY!
Finally, the WWE knows what is best for itself and it seems the company will follow an old theory that used to work – put the world title on someone you know will bring in green. While I do not agree with the idea (and this is a rumor) that John Cena will win the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at the MITB pay-per-view this weekend, I know it is what is best for business and leads to a hot summer, if true, with Brock Lesnar holding WWE gold at SummerSlam.
Right about now, in the “Go Home” Raw, the company really ramped up the ante of sorts, announcing the second ladder match to name a contract holder to challenge the WWE World Champion at some point.
You know this is some of ..click here to read more
UFC fighter Chael Sonnen has turned into arguably the greatest sound byte in all of sports.Today we celebrate Sonnen’s wit by looking back at his top 40 quotes. Why 40? Because anything less wouldn’t be enough!
Sonnen is an equal opportunity offender but appears to take more pleasure out of insulting his foreign peers. The bulk of his material has been directed to Anderson Silva yet Sonnen has had plenty of insults to toss the way of Michael Bisping, Wanderlei Silva, Mirko Cro Cop, Cyborg Santos, Georges St-Pierre, and Lyoto Machida. In addition to the insults, Sonnen’s high opinion of Chael Sonnen also makes for fun fodder. Thanks to the wonderful archives of Twitter and You Tube, here is a look back at Chael’s greatest hits.
“I think everyone up here is grateful to be on Fox. They would probably say ‘Fox thanks’. Everybody but me. I would say ‘Fox, you’re welcome.’ ..click here to read more
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