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3 weeks ago

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

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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 ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , ,

4 weeks ago

Ambrose, Rollins and other WWE Money in the Bank Thoughts

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Judging by the comments made by friends and others on social media, the decision to give the Money in the Bank contract briefcase to Seth Rollins wasn’t as disappointing as it was to see Kane get involved and “guarantee” that the newest member of the Authority would walk out of Boston with the case in his hand. I’m not as disappointed at the ending as one might think and in the scheme of things, it was the right thing to do at this moment. For the future, I am not so sure about that.

The idea of both Rollins and Dean Ambrose in the briefcase match could only mean a 5-star performance, which both competitors gave us in and out of the ring. It reminds me that this is the hot summer months and there is generally a need for a “hot” feud to continue and thrive leading to SummerSlam and ..click here to read more , ,

1 month ago

WWE Is Botching The Shield Post-Breakup

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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.

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2 months ago

Harley Race and the Lost Art of the Heel Promo

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The best thing Seth Rollins did on Monday night was the one thing he does better than most of the WWE roster – he cut an awesome promo. The former member of the Shield that now wears coat and tie instead of Kevlar walked out onto the ramp, marched down to the ring and continued his solid work on the microphone, as if changing sides of the fence never meant anything at all. With a few short words, Rollins was instantaneously anointed the top heel in the company which has some pretty hard shoes to fill.

For Rollins, the words were more important than the action which preceded them.

The one thing that is lost on many of today’s superstars is the lost art form of talking into a microphone and spewing the venom to fans who will then buy tickets to the arenas to watch the “dance” of good and evil ..click here to read more ,

2 months ago

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

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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 ..click here to read more , , , ,

2 months ago

The Problem with the Seth Rollins Heel Turn

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While we were still shocked at how it was played out, the fact that Seth Rollins has left the Shield should still not be a hug surprise to the WWE faithful. All great things in the WWE and the wrestling world have to come to an end. Even the original Freebirds parted ways – leaving Michael Hayes and Buddy Roberts to fight it out with the Samoan Swat Team as part of the feud.

What is surprising to me, at least is the fact it was not Roman Reigns who the WWE sought to leave the flock. Reigns appeared to be the Chosen One of the group – big, thick, and talented and someone the WWE can use to build up in the image of his cousin –The Rock.

I am also a little shocked – as I have replayed Raw from the other night – that the tier system in the ..click here to read more ,

2 months ago

Why Seth Rollins’ Heel Turn Was Pure Genius on WWE’s Part

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The news has not been good lately for WWE.

First, its owner lost $350 million in one day. Second, probes are being launched everywhere into WWE’s new contract with NBC Universal. Third, arguably the promotion’s most popular performer, Daniel Bryan, is on the mend from neck surgery and likely will not be back in action until later this month.

So when good news finally shows up, it’s magnified thanks to its previous circumstances. And we saw some great news on Raw Monday night. It could even be referred to as pure genius.

The heel turn of Seth Rollins was absolute gold, partly because it gives a rising star unfettered access to two wily ring veterans. Mostly, though, it worked because it was so unexpected and carried out so well.

Really, can anyone who has watched the growth of The Shield honestly say they expected this move? After all, Dean Ambrose was the odds-on favorite ..click here to read more ,

2 months ago

Seth Rollins Is What Is Best For WWE Business

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The WWE kicked off its summer season with a bang on Monday night. The Shield disbanded as expected but it was the most unlikely justice fighter who deserted his team. Seth Rollins is on his own and business is about to pick up!

The breakup of the Shield is funny in that we all expected to see it happen yet every single one of us was surprised when it happened. Kudos to the WWE for pulling off a big shocker in this day and age. Rollins turning and seemingly joining Evolution just may be the start of his ascension to the top.

When the Shield debuted it was Dean Ambrose who everyone picked as the breakout star. I even predicted that he would be headlining the next SummerSlam against John Cena. Ambrose was the leader, Roman Reigns was the muscle Vince McMahon always seems to love and Seth Rollins seemed destined for ..click here to read more ,

2 months ago

Seth Rollins, John Cena and Other WWE Thoughts

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About two months ago when Seth Rollins walked out on Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns in a match on Raw, I made a comment to one of my friends that it would be Rollins who left the flock of The Shield first.

My friend (who shall remain nameless) laughed at me and told me I was well, let’s just say it wasn’t nice.

Guess who is laughing now? In a neat genius move by the WWE, Rollins finally made his move, replacing Batista in Evolution and shocking the wrestling world.

While we have been waiting for Roman Reigns to get his push toward coming the WWE Champion, it looks like it is now Rollins world, and we as fans are living in it on the edge of our seats. The company took chance, saying goodbye to a wrestler who could not win over the fans, and taking one of the best wrestlers to ..click here to read more , ,

2 months ago

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

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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 ..click here to read more , , ,

3 months ago

Seth Rollins Talks The Shield’s Entrance, WWE WrestleMania, & More

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The Shield are one of the hottest acts in the WWE. It is easy for three young guys to let their instant stardom get to their heads yet for Seth Rollins, he is a wrestling fan living out his dream.

The more I read about Seth Rollins the more I really like him. He appears to be one of the most down to earth and level headed wrestlers in the WWE. Quite frankly that appears to be the attitude of the majority of the new stars. If you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the ring with your wrestling heroes, Seth Rollins will tell you all about it.

Rollins recently talked to IGN.com about a variety of topics. One is whether he is still a big wrestling fan and according to Rollins, he is living out his dream.

“Yeah, getting to have conversations actually with guys that I idolized ..click here to read more ,

5 months ago

Seth Rollins Is the New Leader of the Dysfunctional Shield

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If there is anyone out there in the WWE Universe who thought that Seth Rollins would be the one to leave The Shield and let Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose handle The Wyatts on their own, please step forward.

While the rumor mill has been flooded with news of Reigns receiving a huge push to the World Title picture and the more than erratic behavior of Ambrose of late, it would have only made sense for the two Type-A personalities to clash at WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans with the United states Title on the line.

Heck, it still might happen. But Rollins walking out of a six-man tag match with The Wyatts was the fly in the ointment of the storyline this tag team, or alliance or stable or unholy trinity – whichever of the titles you would like to use – needed.

Just the idea of all six of these wrestlers ..click here to read more

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