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24 hours ago

WWE Top 10 Video: World Championship Victories

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The WWE has posted one of the more interesting top 10 lists on its YouTube channel. The WWE ranks the top 10 WWE championship wins in a list that is bound to stir debate among wrestling fans.

Before I get into anything I just want to preface this by saying you have to take these lists for what they are. It is someone’s opinion the same as I have my opinion and you have yours. Thus there really is no right or wrong list when it comes to something this subjective. That said, this list is ridiculous!

10 – The Rock defeats Triple H (Backlash 2000) 9 – Eddie Guerrero defeats Brock Lesnar (No Way Out 2004) 8 – Mankind defeats The Rock (Monday Night Raw, 1999) 7 – Randy Savage defeats Ted DiBiase (WrestleMania 4) 6 – Ultimate Warrior defeats Hulk Hogan (WrestleMania 6) 5 – Daniel Bryan defeats Batista, Randy Orton (WrestleMania 30) 4 – John ..click here to read more , , , , ,

3 days ago

Hulk Hogan Talks WWE RAW Birthday Bash, Vince McMahon, and Roman Reigns

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Hulk Hogan continues making the rounds to promote the WWE Network and WWE 2K15. A recent interview heard the Hulkster talk about his RAW birthday bash, Vince McMahon, and the next Hulk Hogan or John Cena.

Hogan, along with John Cena recently spoke to Scott Fishman of the Miami Herald. I wanted to focus more on Hogan’s comments as Cena didn’t really say anything ground breaking other than naming Sting, Hogan, and Steve Austin as dream opponents. Hogan on the other hand opened up a little bit more.

One of the most memorable RAW moments of the year just took place a couple of weeks ago. The Hulk Hogan Birthday Bash saw Hogan reunite with friends and enemies from different eras of his career. Roddy Piper, Paul Orndorff, the n.W.o., and others paid respect to the Hulkster. According to Hogan, things did not go as planned.

“I got rattled when ..click here to read more , , ,

2 weeks ago

WWE SummerSlam 2014 Lessons Learned

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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 , , , , ,

2 weeks ago

The Perfection in the Biggest WWE Fight of the Summer

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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 , ,

2 weeks ago

WWE SummerSlam 2014 Thoughts

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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 , , , , , , ,

2 weeks ago

WWE SummerSlam 2014 Results & Recap: Brock Wins, Shield Shine

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WWE SummerSlam 2014 Results & Recap: Brock Wins, Shield Shine

The Brock Lesnar era is back! Brock Lesnar defeated John Cena to win the WWE championship in the 27th SummerSlam main-event. The  show will be remembered for the most one-sided headliner in SummerSlam history and a match of the year candidate between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.

Brock Lesnar squashed John Cena to win the WWE world title. There are very few WWE matches that I get excited about these days but this was one of them. Their Extreme Rules 2012 match is still one of my favorite matches of the last several years. The rematch didn’t disappoint although I liked the more competitive Extreme Rules bout better. Lesnar hit an F5 in the first minute of the match! Lesnar continued to toss Cena around for a while, making it look easy. The storyline early was Cena trying to fight back with no success against Brock. The announcers put over the ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

2 weeks ago

SummerSlam 2014 Predictions and Preview

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Sunday is WWE’s Summerslam, the “Wrestlemania of the summer” where the stakes usually get higher and the matches become more high profile.

Unfortunately for us, the WWE thinks making the main event a good one and the rest of the card look like your standard RAW is enough to make us sign up for the Network (just $9.99!) or order on pay-per-view. Seriously, outside of Wrestlemania, every pay-per-view is starting to feel the same. Just the same matches we see over and over and over again, like someone swapped out the marker for the dry-erase board in the back with a permanent marker. “Shit, guys. Reigns vs Orton won’t come off the board, what do I do? Eh, don’t worry about it. No one will notice.”

Still, there are matches on the card and somebody has to predict them. That’s where yours truly comes in. Let’s get to it.

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3 weeks ago

Roman Reigns and the WWE Babyface Formula

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The WWE has a way of taking guys we like and turning them into monsters we hate.

John Cena was the beloved “Doctor of Thuganomics” before his “Hustle, Respect, Loyalty” mantra became all we would know of him for the next decade. Dolph Ziggler was everyone’s favorite heel, winning the World Heavyweight championship to the loudest pop I’ve heard in a long time, before they turned him into a snarky, dickish face with no real motivations. And don’t even get me started on Sheamus, who went from one of the best hoss characters in the WWE to a generic match formula.

Now they’ve gotten to Roman Reigns, too.

The former muscle of The Shield, Reigns has had a meteoric rise over the last year while the group rose to legendary levels. He, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose put on incredible trios matches that hadn’t been seen in the WWE, well, ever. Any match ..click here to read more ,

3 weeks ago

WWE SummerSlam 2014 Predictions and Preview

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The 27th edition of WWE SummerSlam will host the biggest fight of the summer this Sunday night. Brock Lesnar will challenge John Cena for the WWE world title in a highly anticipated rematch while Stephanie McMahon comes out of retirement to take on Brie Bella in the semi-main event.

This year’s SummerSlam presents one of the strongest main-events in recent years on the event with several intriguing matches underneath. The headliner and co-headliner matches are what have everyone talking yet a quick look up and down the card shows something for everyone. Let’s take a look at the lineup and make some not so bold predictions heading into Sunday’s special event.

Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena for the WWE world championship - I may be alone but this I have been looking forward to his rematch since Extreme Rules 2012. Their previous encounter was my choice for Match of the Year in ..click here to read more , , , , , , ,

4 weeks ago

50 Greatest WWE SummerSlam Matches Ever

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50 Greatest WWE SummerSlam Matches Ever

So here it is! The ultimate compilation of great and historic SummerSlam WWE matches. Here are the 50 greatest matches ever from the biggest party from the WWE summer extravaganza.

50. MILLION DOLLAR CHAMPIONSHIP: TED DIBIASE VS. VIRGIL (August 26, 1991 – New York, NY) One of the most underrated matches in WWE history, and Virgil’s greatest match ever, sees Virgil pay off years of indifferent abuse from Dibiase, knocking him out on an exposed turnbuckle, all while Rowdy Roddy Piper, Virgil’s motivator, did one hell of an acting job at the commentary table.

49. ROCKERS/TITO SANTANA VS. FABULOUS ROUGEAU BROTHERS/RICK MARTEL (August 28, 1989 – East Rutherford, NJ) Go ahead, find the weakest worker in the match, I dare you. Just a tremendous back and forth contest with three skilled faces, and three heels who knew the formula. Just think, if Strike Force never broke up, this would have been an amazing TLC ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 month ago

Stephanie McMahon, Raw and Other WWE Thoughts

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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.

Hallelujah!

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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1 month ago

Brock Lesnar Needs to beat John Cena at WWE SummerSlam

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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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