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2 days ago

Brock Lesnar Must Retain At WWE Night Of Champions 2014

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WWE Night of Champions is several hours away and fans are in a panic. What if Brock Lesnar loses? What if we are subjected to seeing John Cena leave as WWE champion? I join you in your concern and it is imperative moving forward that Lesnar retain the belt at WWE N.O.C.

I don’t think I am making any kind of startling revelation here. But there is serious cause for concern that Lesnar will be leaving the PPV tonight without the WWE world championship. I left RAW feeling that Cena had a good shot of winning and Seth Rollins was cashing in, leaving Brock as the odd man out. That just cannot happen!

Brock is the first true superstar that the WWE has had carry the title (other than The Rock’s brief reign) in several years. Brock is a true difference maker. All you need to do is look at the ratings ..click here to read more , , ,

1 week ago

John Cena and Brock Lesnar WWE RAW Brawl

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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 , , ,

1 week ago

There Can’t Be A Paul Heyman Without A Jim Cornette

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I am pretty sure Jim Cornette’s mother would be happy with this story. The man who referred to his mother like you would refer to the love of your life has had a large impact in the wrestling business as one of the best spokesmen in the industry.

Cornette, the ever antagonist and supporter and manager of the Midnight Express, Sherri Martell, Big Bubba Rogers, Buddy Landel, Adrian Street, Christopher Daniels, and Jeff Jarrett, is staple in the historical success of professional wrestling. If we are going to pay homage to Paul Heyman for being of the best manager or one of the best managers in the business, then we must do the same for the loudmouthed, over eccentric and ever so cocky Cornette.

As a manager and creative writer, he has worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling and the WWE, and from 1991 to 1995, was the owner of Smoky Mountain ..click here to read more ,

2 weeks ago

Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman WWE DVD Review

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Ladies and Gentleman My Name is Paul Heyman may be one of the most inspiring documentaries produced by the WWE. The documentary chronicling the life of Heyman should be required viewing in business schools and marketing classes across America.

Heyman is one of the most under-appreciated success stories of our wrestling generation. As I pointed out in a previous piece, Heyman may be the greatest manager in pro wrestling history. Heyman has drawn money through four different decades and is better than ever. Only entertainment icons can boast that kind of pedigree. Heyman is indeed an icon.

Heyman’s journey is inspiring whether you are an aspiring enterprenaur, business student, marketing executive or pro wrestler. It isn’t so much Heyman’s rise in pro wrestling that is impressive. It was his tenacity, desire, courage, and dare I say hustle that you have to admire in or out of pro wrestling.

Heyman broke into the business ..click here to read more ,

1 month ago

Brock Lesnar Needs Paul Heyman’s Mouth to Remain WWE Champion

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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 ,

1 month ago

Hulk Hogan WWE RAW Birthday Videos

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Check out this collection of videos from WWE Monday Night RAW’s Hulk Hogan 61st birthday celebration. The celebration featured the return of legends, a reunion and even a survey in one of the most entertaining segments of the year.

I loved every second of this segment. I have to say that I love the way that Roddy Piper still sells his hatred for Hulk Hogan 30 years later. The scowl on Piper’s face was just simply awesome. I am a big Paul Orndorff fan but he certainly looked out of place here. At one point I thought to myself how cool it would have been for Randy Savage to come out if he were still alive. Imagine that pop!

Speaking of pops, the n.W.o. reunion turned out better than anyone could have expected. There have been numerous reports of Scott Hall falling off of the wagon in recent months on the independents ..click here to read more , , , , , , , ,

2 months ago

Paul Heyman Is Truly Wrestling’s Living Legend

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An entertainer who has not only remained at the top of his game but improved over the course of four decades would be considered a legend in any other industry. In other words, Paul Heyman my friends is a legend.

The words living legend have only been used for one man in the professional wrestling industry, other than a few guys trying to get heat. Bruno Sammartino has the honor of holding that moniker. Yet I will argue that it is time he share that status with a man we all love to hate, Paul Heyman. Heyman is not only the greatest manager in pro wrestling history, he is truly a living legend of that business.

Heyman’s ability to remain relevant, timely, and connected for close to thirty-years in an industry that has seen numerous changes in pop culture, audience, presentation, and mediums is simply remarkable. Not Steve Austin, The Rock, Bruno ..click here to read more

2 months ago

CCB Extra – Hot Topics: Stephanie McMahon, Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Lana, and 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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3 months ago

Paul Heyman Says CM Punk Was Unhappy For A Year

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The retirement of former WWE star CM Punk continues to stir conversation in the world of pro wrestling. Punk’s former manager recently spoke on the subject and while he was not surprised at Punk’s retirement, he is surprised it didn’t happen sooner.

Paul Heyman continues to be the only person who is close enough to Punk to give any real insight as to why the former champion walked out several weeks before WrestleMania. Many in and out of the industry continue to ponder and offer their opinions, but Heyman is one of the few offering up first-hand details of the sudden sabbatical.

Heyman recently appeared on his former ECW employee Chris Jericho’s Talk is Jericho podcast to discuss a variety of issues in a lengthy, yet highly entertaining interview. One of the many topics discussed was CM Punk and according to Heyman, the biggest surprise was how long it took for Punk ..click here to read more ,

3 months ago

Cesaro Talks Paul Heyman, WWE Championship, and More

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Cesaro is one of the hottest rising stars in the WWE today. The former Claudio Castagnolii is days away from the biggest match of his career which in his mind, is days away from becoming WWE world champion.

There is nobody I am pulling for harder in the WWE than Cesaro. I had the honor of calling Cesaro’s matches at the start of his ascension about a decade ago in CZW and on the independents. It was obvious from the minute I saw him in the ring that he was destined for big things. So it is no surprise to see him just days away from becoming WWE champion.

Cesaro has been doing some media lately and for a guy who rarely talks on television, he is very good at it. He is certainly taking advantage of his media appearances by not only promoting the WWE, but promoting himself, and his character.

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4 months ago

The Frustrating Booking of Brock Lesnar in WWE

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Brock Lesnar is one of the toughest, most intense Superstars that WWE has ever known. From his first run in the company to his recent returns to everything in between, Brock has brought the pain every time he stepped into the ring.

And now there’s nothing left to do. Well, almost nothing.

It’s an issue we’ve seen before in Vince McMahon’s company. A veteran returns, he’s booked to the moon against the best and brightest that WWE has to offer and once he’s done, he’s done. Then it’s game over and he’s back to where he came from.

And no, I’m not hating on The Rock. Relax.

What I am a little frustrated with is how tiresome this routine has become. And it’s not that I don’t understand how it all works; trust me, I do. But that doesn’t change my frustration level at all.

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4 months ago

WWE Posts First Paul Heyman DVD Trailer

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One of the most anticipated WWE DVDs will hit the stores this summer. Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman is coming in August and the first trailer reveals a DVD and Blu-ray that is a must own for all of us.

A lot of mystery surrounds the upcoming WWE DVD, Ladies and Gentlemen, My Name is Paul Heyman. The only thing known up until now is that a Paul Heyman DVD is coming. No match listings or titles have been revealed yet the new trailer provides the firt glimpse into what is shaping up to be an intriguing docu-DVD. It will be very interesting to see how or if the story of Paul Heyman comes unfiltered or with WWE spin.

Paul Heyman himself claims that he doesn’t know much about the DVD. Heyman did some media interviews leading up to WrestleMania and was asked about the DVD by one reporter. ..click here to read more , ,

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