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2 months ago

Bray Wyatt vs. Chris Jericho is ‘Best for Business’

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This Sunday at Battleground, for the very first time, Bray Wyatt gets in the ring with Chris Jericho. From the moment it started I got the feeling that this is exactly what Bray Wyatt needs right now.

Since the day Wyatt’s promos began showing up on Monday Night Raw, I knew he had the makings of something special. A cult leader that seemed to be a cross between The Undertaker and Mankind, Wyatt had a look and a voice that could change the landscape of the WWE. The more we saw of Bray, the more I was sure he could be a major player in the future. He tells a story in the squared circle like no one else currently on the roster. He uses creepy movements that fit his character and it’s always fun watching a big guy who can move in the ring.

Bray was quickly involved with some of ..click here to read more ,

2 months ago

Bray Wyatt Keeps His Momentum Going with Chris Jericho Feud

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Bray Wyatt likes to tell everyone he’s got the whole world in his hands. That may not be the case, but it is safe to say that Wyatt has got the WWE management in his hands.

He is going to stay at or near the top of the company’s heel hierarchy for at least the foreseeable future. How else can you explain the apparent feud developing between Wyatt and Chris Jericho?

The sinister Wyatt just finished a star-making feud with John Cena that culminated with Cena beating him in a Last Man Standing Match at Payback. If you take a look at Cena’s past feuds with new characters, the momentum they generated during that feud came to a dead stop once the feud ended, and they found themselves way back down in the midcard (see Sheamus or Wade Barrett) or a comedy act (Lord Tensai / Sweet T). It took a considerable ..click here to read more ,

2 months ago

Chris Jericho Is Exactly What The WWE Needed

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The wrestling world is still buzzing about the return of Chris Jericho. The former WWE champion returned on Monday Night RAW in a rare surprise moment. Jericho’s return couldn’t have come at a better time for WWE fans.

Jericho has developed one of the most interesting working relationships with Vince McMahon that the Chairman of the Board has ever had. Jericho comes and goes for various time periods at a time, something unheard of years ago. I don’t believe that Vince acquiesced to Jericho because he is such a nice guy. Vince compromised because he needs Jericho and boy could the Genetic Jackhammer use him now.

Jericho is a unique character to the WWE which gives him the rare leverage for this type of schedule. Jericho is a guy established enough to be booked with headliners yet he can also be used to get the mid-card guys over. It’s funny because as ..click here to read more

2 months ago

Top Five WWE Money In The Bank Matches

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The WWE Money in the Bank match has produced some of the most exciting moments of the last ten years. The glorified ladder match features daredevil heroics, extreme punishment, and intense action. Today I look back and celebrate the top five Money in the Bank matches in WWE history.

I don’t think anyone realized in 2005 when the WWE announced the first Money in the Bank match the significance this match would have on wrestling history. Stars were made, history was written, and memories have been cemented forever thanks to this innovative match. With two new matches around the corner I thought today would be a great time to look back and count down the top matches in MITB history. Since we aren’t quite ten years into MITB I went with a top five as opposed to a top ten. Leave a comment if you agree, disagree, or want to mention ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 months ago

Top 25 WWE Ladder/TLC/Money in the Bank Matches In History

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These Top-25 lists are picking up steam, so I’ll take the WWE approach of beating a good thing into the ground. With Money in the Bank coming up, it’s a good idea to look back at two decades-plus of WWE’s greatest ladder matches, and figure out what the best of the bunch truly are. There’s no bad matches to be found here; every entry is rewatchable time and time again. With TLC and Money in the Bank upping the ante of the classic ladder match, this list will cover a lot of ground, and no doubt provide a little argument fodder. Enjoy!

(Note: this list only includes matches which ended with the retrieval of a belt, briefcase, etc. As such, the TLC 2012 match with The Shield vs. Ryback and Team Hell No is excluded. Otherwise, it’d have likely been top ten).

25. Chris Jericho vs. Christian – Vacant Intercontinental Title, Ladder ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 months ago

Top 25 Best WWE B-Show PPV Events In History

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When you look past WrestleMania, Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and even King of the Ring, what have been the best PPV events in WWE history? I pored through the last two decades of the promotion, and came up with this list of secondary-PPV excellence. All are recommended viewing on WWE Network.

25. Backlash 2009 (April 26, 2009 – Providence, RI)

After a largely-unfulfilling WrestleMania outside of Undertaker and Shawn Michaels’ timeless epic, WWE rebounded with a better show, surrounded by Chris Jericho’s battle with an ageless Ricky Steamboat, a tremendous Last Man Standing match with John Cena and Edge for the World Heavyweight belt, and Christian felling Jack Swagger to become ECW Champion. Tack Taker/Shawn onto this, make it four hours, and boom: a great WrestleMania.

24. No Mercy 1999 (October 17, 1999 – Cleveland, OH)

One of the few PPVs from 1999 that actually holds up years later, No Mercy took place ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 months ago

Daniel Bryan Says He Owes CM Punk His WWE Push

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Daniel Bryan continues to be one of the most honest interviews you’ll get from a top WWE superstar. Bryan recently appeared on Chris Jericho’s podcast and what he said about his current push reveals a lot about how committed the WWE may be to the champ.

The WWE world champion was a guest on Chris Jericho’s Podcast One show recently. The two-part interview is fantastic and Bryan pulls back the curtain more than you’d expect from someone in his position. Yet it was their conversation regarding his current push that is drawing headlines.

According to Bryan his push to the WrestleMania main-event and the WWE world championship had more to do with CM Punk than it did with the Yes Movement. Bryan told his former partner and foe that if it wasn’t for Punk leaving, we probably would be seeing a different guy with the WWE world title

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4 months ago

Chris Jercho, Bray Wyatt vs. John Cena and other WWE Thoughts

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According to rumors, the WWE has made contact with Chris Jericho about a potential return to the company. Jericho – who has been involved intensely with his band Fozzy and tour dates – emphatically has demined the notion that he will return to the company anytime soon.

So, as we all know, expect the 40-something former WWE Champion to be in a city near you soon.

In a story from i4u.com, Jericho explains to the readers he is more than comfortable doing what he is doing now, which means music is more important than barbs with Triple H or Daniel Bryan. The idea of the former superstar returning comes on the heels of a recent poor showing by Batista in his return at the Royal Rumble and his stay with the company up until recently.

Honestly, it would appear that a return to the WWE would be more interesting to ..click here to read more , ,

4 months ago

Top 10 Matches In WWE Extreme Rules PPV History

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WWE Extreme Rules is now several years old and it has had its share of great matches. With the 2014 edition looming, I thought it would be fun to take another look back and expand my top five to a top ten list of the best matches in WWE Extreme Rules history.

As always these are my favorite matches in Extreme Rules history. Yours may be different, so if you think I missed one leave a comment and let me know. The beauty of this list is that with the WWE Network, you can go back and watch every single one of these and relive the extreme memories. Otherwise grab a chair, lay out a table, and climb the ladder because these are the top ten matches in Extreme Rules history.

Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena Extreme Rules Match (Extreme Rules 2012) -  I don’t know if it was the hype, the ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 months ago

Looking At The Premiere Pro Wrestling Podcasts

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I had a busy couple weeks and I truly realized it when I looked at my phone and realized how far behind I was on my wrestling podcasts.

I first heard about podcasting back in 2007, when my college offered a 1-hour podcasting mini-course. I was unsure as to how this would become something relevant and thus I dismissed it. With hindsight having perfect vision, I now realize that I really missed out on an awesome opportunity, especially as I started my own podcast last fall.

I learned of Colt Cabana around the same time I knew of all the “indie stars” of the early aughts. I knew about Bryan Danielson, Low Ki, Spanky, etc in 2001 after hearing about their success in the ECWA Super 8. Then 2003 was when I discovered the next set through Ring of Honor, people like Paul London, CM Punk, and the aforementioned Cabana.

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5 months ago

WrestleMania XXVIII: A Portrait in Wrestling History

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WRESTLEMANIA XXVIII From SunLife Stadium in Miami, FL April 1, 2012

BACKGROUND It’s been purported that each WrestleMania event is generally planned a year in advance, and the booking is written backwards to support what they want to present on the grandest stage. While recent WrestleManias seem a bit more thrown-together at times, owing to an increasingly frenetic Vince McMahon being known to make constant changes, WrestleMania XXVIII was an event where a year-long plot was used, this time as an actual storyline.

One night after WrestleMania XXVII in Atlanta, John Cena called out The Rock. Rather than thrash the previous night’s guest host for costing him his World Title match against The Miz, a calm and happy-go-lucky Cena simply challenged Rock to a match at next year’s big event, giving both men one year to prepare for the clash of the ages.

The idea was unique for a modern time frame in which that $45 ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 months ago

WrestleMania XXVI: Somehow, Some Way, I Made It

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-We are LIVE from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ on March 28, 2010 for WrestleMania XXVI. Well, not me. I’m inside a one story house with a decently-furnished living room in South Jersey that belongs to my brother Josh, and we’re joined by friends Dave and Rob for this historic evening. Funny that our childhood heroes are all wrestling: Undertaker for Rob, Bret Hart for Dave, Shawn Michaels for me, and Vince McMahon for Josh (don’t ask).

-It should be noted that my feelings on this show may change in six months, as I’m writing this while coming off of the fumes of adrenaline from having just watched the show live. It’s like on IMDb when the users go see a hit movie, and then all run home to vote “10″ on it immediately. So tune in this September when I re-review ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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