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Posts by tag: Roman Reigns

3 weeks ago

Damien Sandow’s fall, Reigns Rumbles and Other WWE Thoughts


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 here to read more , ,

3 weeks ago

How Long Can the WWE Hold Off on John Cena vs. Roman Reigns?


For those that are fans of Daniel Bryan, things must not be going well for you right now. Also, you’re probably not going to like the content of this article. I still believe that Bryan can still be a top guy in the company, so I’m not sweeping him under the table.

It was expected that 2014 would be the year that Bryan would get the big run and more or less solidify himself as the guy for the WWE. Bryan gets a nice long championship reign and a big time SummerSlam showdown with Brock Lesnar. With Bryan’s neck injury and his return uncertain, the company has gone back to the old standby of John Cena. I can’t blame them; go to the guy who you know can hold the ship steady until you make your next big move.

Except this reign is correlating with the rise of Roman Reigns, and the here to read more ,

3 weeks ago

WWE’s Ten Best Matches Of The First Half Of 2014


Through questionable booking, a stock market crash, fan discontent, and the unfortunate loss of JTG, WWE has provided audiences with, if nothing else, a lot of great in-ring action. Here are my personal picks for the ten best bouts so far in 2014.

10. Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena vs. Cesaro vs. Christian vs. Sheamus (WWE Elimination Chamber, February 23)

As long as the performers cut a watchable pace in the epic-length Chamber matches, and there’s some creative mayhem taking place between the chain-link walls, it generally adds up to a great match. This was no exception, and it even came with some added drama: would Bryan avenge his exclusion from the Royal Rumble match and become WWE Champion? A spurned Twitterverse, led by a bat-wielding Mick Foley, glued their eyes to the action.

Bryan, of course, didn’t win here, succumbing to Corporate Kane (RepubliKane?) in a screwy finish. Cena here to read more , , , , , , , , ,

1 month ago

Roman Reigns: If Not Now, When?


It’s hard to look at Roman Reigns and not only see a WWE World Title in his near future, but also see dollar signs when Vince McMahon hears cheers and the approval of the man-child taking apart opponents in the ring and as part of the current Money in the Bank Title Match. Reigns’ participation all but guarantees that the fans in attendance in Boston and the millions watching the pat-per-view will be pleased with the outcome, whether the former member of the Shield wins or loses.

In my opinion, I think what is best for business is a Reigns win and a summer filled of him being chased by Randy Orton or better yet, Brock Lesnar. Not that we have forgotten, but let us remember that the WWE has done a great job over decades of building up superstars and then killing momentum because creative or McMahon himself has decided to turn here to read more

1 month ago

WWE Is Botching The Shield Post-Breakup


I don’t think it’s too early to be concerned about the Shield. Thus far it would appear that the lessons the WWE creative team got right when the Shield were together have been forgotten now that they’re apart.

It’s easy to play fantasy booker without the responsibilities the WWE Creative Team carry but this one isn’t brain surgery. If there is one thing that this writing crew has gotten right in the last year and a half it is the booking of the Shield. Every mistake this team has made when introducing or elevating talent on the roster was avoided with Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose. That is why it is concerning to see that playbook thrown out now that the trio have been split apart.

Let’s go through the team individually and take a look at how their first couple of weeks apart as singles stars is going.

Seth Rollins here to read more , , ,

1 month ago

WWE Money in the Bank 2014: The Seven Wrestlers Who Hope to Win WWE Gold


Now that we all know the seven participants in the Money in the Bank Ladder match for the WWE World Title, let the handicapping begin. Everyone has their favorites and why. Include me in that process. But my thoughts may be different from those who put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard. Here is a look at the seven wrestlers and how they should fare in the Money in the Bank match.

John Cena He won’t win – it would be too easy and the WWE Universe would hate it. A 15-time champion is nice, but it’s Cena and the fans want a new champion. If it cannot be Daniel Bryan, it should be someone new. The WWE’s mantra need to be “Anybody but Cena.” I see him playing the role of spoiler, making sure Bray Wyatt does not walk away with the title.

Cesaro He has the potential to be one of here to read more , , , , , , , ,

2 months ago

Seth Rollins Leaves The Shield: What’s Next for Reigns and Ambrose?


While the wrestling world wants to see what the next move for the Authority and Seth Rollins, did the WWE forget about the other two members of The Shield – Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose? What are the plans for the two superstars and will they still remain joined at the hip or part ways and seek singles success. As I watch the split – which made the WWE look like the WWF of old – I am reminded of what happened after the Four Horsemen finally disbanded and how the incarnations that were devised by WCW were never like the original or the four comprised of Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Barry Windham. Wresting was never the same once that era was perforated.

In September of 1988, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard left, to join the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). This forced them to drop the Tag Team here to read more , , , ,

2 months ago

The Shield’s 10 Best Six-Man WWE Tag Team Matches


Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns have had as impressive an 18 months in WWE as any three men, let alone most singular performers. Individually, they’ve stood above the fray as characters worth getting behind, unpoisoned by the company’s wont to bungle a good thing. As a group, they’re the company’s most prolific collective since DX’s first incarnation in 1998.

Their six-man tags have buoyed the most lacking of Raws and, even as heels, they’ve captured the crowd’s attention by simply standing out in a sea of half-baked commonality. Listed here are The Shield’s ten best matches in which all three have taken part.

10. The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family (April 8, 2014, Main Event)

Three disappointments were spawned from a great WrestleMania weekend, of varying emotional sting, obviously: The Undertaker’s streak ending, the death of The Ultimate Warrior (which still doesn’t feel real), and WWE Network not reaching the estimated here to read more , , ,

2 months ago

Roman Reigns Is The Man For Daniel Bryan’s WWE Title


The Internet is a buzz about what the WWE will do with the world championship. Daniel Bryan is out for an indefinite amount of time and the WWE has a big choice to make. Could this be the moment to finally pull the trigger and start the Roman Reigns era?

Don’t misunderstand me. I am a Daniel Bryan fan. I love his ring work and the Yes shtick has turned out to be pretty damned entertaining. Yet I still get the feeling that while he has the title, Vince and Trips are doing it with a wink and a nod. They are playing the hand that was dealt and these are two guys that like to be the ones dealing the cards.

The severity of the neck injury to Daniel Bryan remains unknown. Some have speculated he will be back in as little as three weeks while others say he could be here to read more ,

3 months ago

Evaluating The WWE’s Future Stars


The WWE is at the start of a new era in history with its current youth movement. Several stars appear destined for big things in the WWE, but how many will truly live up to the potential expected by the office and more importantly, the fans?

It is truly an exciting time to be a WWE fan. For the first time in almost ten years, there is a new era of stars being ushered in, some on the verge of breaking out, others currently enjoying success at the next level. The theme of WrestleMania 31 appeared to be a changing of the guard but as we all know, rarely do these projects stay on course in the WWE.

Let’s take a look at some of these stars on the cusp of greatness and predict where they will be a year from now based on WWE booking history and of course their own here to read more , , , ,

6 months ago

WWE Wrestler of the Week: February 7th – 13th, 2014


With less than two weeks remaining until Elimination Chamber and the WWE Network, WWE Wrestler of the Week is back. Speaking of being back, there are some wrestlers who are returning to this very column. Both the honorable mention as well as the winner are former WWE Wrestlers of the Week who are back to claim their throne.

Our honorable mention goes to the Celtic Warrior Sheamus who made his return from injury during the Royal Rumble match. Now Sheamus is back to his winning ways. On Smackdown, he defeated Ryback in a showdown of the big guys. On Raw, he and Christian defeated the Real Americans in tag team action. Sheamus was a perennial winner on WWE programming prior to his injury and seems as though he is back to his winning ways. Sheamus will join Christian and one of the Real Americans, Cesaro, in the WWE World Heavyweight title here to read more ,

6 months ago

Torrential Reigns: A New WWE King In A Burning Village Is An Unenviable Spot


World Wrestling Entertainment has seen money in Roman Reigns, essentially Gerard Butler and Bane poured into a SWAT team wardrobe, since the day he declared, “I’m an Anoai” while lacking the paunch of his previous generation. You don’t have to twist Vince McMahon’s withering arm to get him to drive a star vehicle for a Samoan with chiseled biceps, and a cold stare that could cut through granite.

The Royal Rumble on January 26 was a glimpse into McMahon Dreamland, but only portions. The parts where 15,000 fans burned the paint-by-numbers script in chanting effigy would certainly not exist in Vince’s fanciful incubus. One occurrence was to McMahon’s liking: Reigns, fresh off dumping a dozen fodderites en route to a new Rumble kill-record, warred with Batista in the end, receiving booming raves from a jaded Pittsburgh crowd when he took the fight to Batista, the Prodigal Animal.

No disrespect meant to Reigns, here to read more

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