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Posts by tag: Cody Rhodes

4 months ago

Booking Brock Lesnar, Cody Rhodes & Other WWE Thoughts

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The WWE is doing a great job of letting Paul Heyman celebrate Brock Lesnar’s win over The Undertaker, thus ending “The Streak” at WrestleMania.

But in my opinion, the win now seems hollow on so many levels – mainly because the Dead Man is not television following the loss and because Lesnar himself is not on screen each week to celebrate his “win.” The fact is the WWE does not have anyone on the roster right now to challenge the “Beast” on a weekly basis and while Kane is busy trying to destroy Daniel Bryan, the likelihood of Lesnar getting a shot at the WWE World Title isn’t very good right now. With some buildup and strategic planning, Lesnar and Bryan may meet in the future with the title on the line – thus allowing Lesnar to win the title and create booking nightmare for the company.

It is more likely that ..click here to read more ,

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 27: Well, That Was Different

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-Another day, another running diary. But I keep coming back to entertain all (sixteen) of you that read my work. And, unlike certain hosts of certain PPVs, I will NOT phone it in via satellite!

-I’ll phone it in right here, in person.

-We are looking LIVE (Trademark Brent Musberger) from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, where fingerpoking and NFL playoff choking are all the rage. I’m joined at my brother Josh’s domicile by Josh himself, and jaded buddies Dave and Rob for some good action and, hopefully, some unintentional comedy to offset the cost of this shindig. Also, Domino’s Pizza is the order of the day, because if you’re going to pay to see Snooki, you should at least get fat on Cheesy Bread doing it.

-Keri Hilson performs America the Beautiful, and is the latest contestant in the “Are they Black or White?” game with Derek Jeter, Latoya Jackson, Alicia Keys, ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 months ago

WrestleMania XXVII: A Portrait in Wrestling History

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WRESTLEMANIA XXVII From The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA April 3, 2011

BACKGROUND WrestleManias these days are more like the Super Bowl than ever before. In the NFL’s biggest annual game, while the outcome determines a champion, thus making the game the most relevant part of the weekend, the lure and aura of the halftime show, commercials, and interminable pre-game shows loaded with puff pieces draw in the casual viewer.

With WWE’s ratings and buyrates waning incrementally from the Attitude Era’s ending, Vince McMahon has discovered other ways to appeal to the casual viewer, especially come “WrestleMania season.”

In the last year and a half or so, World Wrestling Entertainment has dove into the deep end of social networking. You can’t sit through more than five minutes of Monday Night Raw anymore without Michael Cole prattling on in his cacophonic shriek about “hashtags” and “trending” and whatnot. Wrestlers tweeting threats to each other ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 months ago

WrestleMania 27 Results – The Rock Gets Revenge, Triple H Taps

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It was the old guard that stole WrestleMania 27. The Undertaker vs. Triple H will go down as a WrestleMania classic. The Rock made a WrestleMania moment of his own to close the show and Stone Cold Steve Austin delivered a pair of stunners that had the sold out crowd rocking!

The Rock was introduced as the Guest Host to open up the show. No need to wait to see the Great One right? The Rock left his suit at the press conference and hit the ring in full workout attire. He didn’t get the insane reaction he has been getting on RAW but that could have been the acoustics of the big arena.

The Rock rallied up the crowd with his promo. Rock chanted “wrestle” and the crowd chanted “mania” (Guess he wasn’t in on the recent meeting.) The ..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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 months ago

WrestleMania XXVI: A Portrait in Wrestling History

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WRESTLEMANIA XXVI From University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ March 28, 2010

BACKGROUND One of the biggest differences between WWE and TNA is that when WWE utilizes older wrestlers, it’s to their maximum.

In the fall of 2009, TNA went ahead with a considerable end-run to bolster their roster, with the target of running a monster three-hour episode of Impact, live on Monday, January 4, up against Raw.

To sweeten the pot and lure in casual fans not familiar with TNA, the company brought in Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff to be major players, while negotiating with Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Ric Flair, and Jeff Hardy, as well as other familiar faces.

WWE, knowing that TNA was going to bring their best laid plans to that Monday night, countered with something that would shock fans all over the world.

On January 4, 2010, for the first time in ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

9 months ago

WWE TLC 2013, RAW, WrestleMania 30, & More Thoughts

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Finally, we are passed that repulsive time in WWE between SummerSlam and the Rumble. It is rather comical that people really thought this “Best for Business” storyline had potential to emit electricity into WWE’s worst time period of the year.

The WWE tend to phone it in around this time, because they comprehend that they can’t contend with Monday Night Football or returning hit-shows. They save their A-1 material for their hottest time, which is from Rumble to WrestleMania. Less than 48 hours ago, Randy Orton defeated John Cena in a match that HHH said been building for 50+ years.

We all know that is a complete boldface lie since Chris Jericho was the first undisputed champion ever. But WWE constantly dismembers their past if it fits into the context of the story they want to tell. So all we can do at this point is grin and bear it.

However, for a ..click here to read more ,

9 months ago

Cody Rhodes Talks Bed, Bath, & Beyond Card, WWE I-C Title, and More

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Being a second generation pro wrestler doesn’t always have its benefits. Being a member of the Rhodes family didn’t give young Cody an easy WWE road which is why his recent success is something to be celebrated.

The resurrection so to speak of both Cody and Dustin Rhodes is one of the most fascinating stories of 2013. Dustin was on the independent scene, long gone from the WWE while Cody seemed unable to get past the lower-mid card hump a few months ago. Today they are the reigning tag team champions and Cody isn’t taking it for granted.

Cody did some interviews leading up to the Survivor Series pay per view talking about his newfound success with his older brother and answered the question on the top of everyone’s minds. What happened to the Bed, Bath, and Beyond card?

Cody spoke to a couple of outlets, delivering some interesting nuggets to each. Here ..click here to read more ,

10 months ago

Top 25 WWE Survivor Series Elimination Matches

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Survivor Series just ain’t what it used to be.

First, it was Thanksgiving night. Then it was Thanksgiving eve. Then it moved indiscriminately to just any old Sunday in November. When it started, it was all about the elimination matches. Now it’s about the typically-rushed storylines that are often back-burnered in favor of whatever Cena or Orton are doing, with maybe an elimination match or two shoehorned in there somewhere.

Well, forget about senile Vince McMahon and lack-of-fun Kevin Dunn for a minute. Let’s journey back to when the event MEANT SOMETHING, and let’s share some fond memories of some of the greatest elimination matches that have ever taken place at the Thanksgiving night/eve/located in proximity to the holiday tradition!

After all, it sure beats “John Cena and The Rock vs. what’re-their-names.”

Enjoy!

25. Tatanka, Bam Bam Bigelow, King Kong Bundy, and The Heavenly Bodies (Million Dollar Team) def. Lex Luger, Adam Bomb, Mabel, and ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

11 months ago

WWE Wrestler of the Week: October 11th – 17th, 2013

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Two weeks ago, the Rhodes Brothers (Cody and Goldust) were not employed by WWE and still won WWE Wrestler(s) of the Week. This week, they are WWE Tag Team Champions and once again winners of the weekly award. No other team in the division has been able to dethrone Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns until Cody and Goldy came along. Sure, they received some help from the Big Show, but a win is still a win.

Before I dive into the week of the Rhodes, I want to give honorable mentions to both Alberto Del Rio and Los Matadores. These superstars won matches on both Raw and SmackDown this week. WWE may just be building Del Rio up so he can lose to John Cena at Hell in a Cell. Although I am not a huge fan of Cena, I am very intrigued by the idea of him being World Heavyweight ..click here to read more ,

11 months ago

The Rhodes Family Angle is Better than the WWE Corporate Establishment

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You know you are getting older when you have to fight with yourself to remain awake to until 11pm to see a wrestling match. I suppose the Flintstone’s Vitamins aren’t working anymore and we need to change to the stuff with more iron in them.

Whatever the case may be, just let me say that watching Goldust in action and the new union with his brother Cody “Rhodes is now worth any amount of admission to a WWE show. If this is what the company has in store with matches between the new WWE Tag Team Champions and The Shield, then please count me in. Nine months ago, we were teased with a battle of the two bother at the Royal Rumble – giving us hope the unholy idea of brother vs. brother may still be in the works. Now, we are excited by the fact the Rhodes family is just ..click here to read more , ,

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