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2 months ago

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

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

2 months ago

Picking The Next WWE World Champion

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The pro wrestling world is still reeling after seeing Daniel Bryan get stripped of the WWE world championship. Unfortunately the reality is one man’s hardship opens another’s opportunity and someone will become the new WWE world champ at MITB.

We already have a few guys confirmed for the big match and a new report that cites two additional participants in the match. There is a big opportunity but how big is another question. A new report cites that this champion will only be a placeholder until Bryan returns. Yet as we have seen many times in recent months, these plans can change at the drop of a dime.

Let’s take a look at the competitors and pick a new WWE world champion. Unfortunately the pickings are pretty slim unless something drastic changes over the next few weeks. Now that the title is at stake, I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened.

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3 months ago

Sheamus As A Babyface: We Hardly Gave A Damn About Ye

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There’s always been something about Sheamus that makes you just wanna spray Windex in his eyes. Maybe it’s the unconventional appearance, with carrot-orange hair and the pallor of a life-long agoraphobic. Maybe it’s that his sing-song Irish accent is apparently used for comic (no) effect (whatsoever), permanently grinning his way through poorly-delivered threats and insults like an oversized ventriloquist’s dummy.

Moreover than that, the creative behind Sheamus’ ascent to the top of World Wrestling Entertainment has been rather arrogant, to say the least. It wasn’t always this way, however.

As a heel for two years, Sheamus had credible offense and a convincing enough snarl to be a viable villain, and his exclusive appearance only hastened that push, which was a refreshing diversion. That is, of course, until Sheamus was booked to run away from John Cena, Triple H, and The Nexus like they were on the verge of attacking him with a ..click here to read more

3 months ago

WWE Internal List Reveals Top 4 Babyfaces Plans

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You can learn a lot about WWE booking from their merchandising plans. WWE management have identified their top four stars they plan to build around through memos to the merchandise division and it is an interesting glimpse into 2014.

The WWE informed the merchandise division recently that they need to be prepared to market towards the top four babyface stars. Two are not really surprising but there are two others that have people talking, especially one.

Cesaro was identified as one of the top four babyfaces that the company plans to build around. This is a bit of a surprise, pleasant albeit because Cesaro doesn’t appear to be pushed at that level. Cesaro is also aligned with one of the most hated men in professional wrestling. This memo would seem to indicate that there is an inevitable turn coming Cesaro’s way.

Dave Meltzer had the breakdown in the Wrestling Observer newsletter. Meltzer speculates ..click here to read more , , ,

4 months ago

Making Sense Of Sheamus’ WWE U.S. Title Win

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I’ve got some good news and bad news for Sheamus fans. The good news is that Sheamus won the WWE United States champion. The bad news is that Sheamus is the new U.S. champion. How this turns out is anyone’s guess.

Sheamus won the U.S. championship out of nowhere on Monday night. Triple H scheduled an impromptu battle royal and forced Dean Ambrose to put up the title. Sheamus took advantage of the situation and eliminated Ambrose to become the new U.S. champion which raised a lot of questions.

My first inclination is to think that Sheamus is in the dog house. The U.S. championship has been greatly devalued in the WWE. This is hardly the championship that Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair feuded over. A list of former U.S. champions under the WWE banner reads like a roll call of low-mid carders. Sheamus is probably the most prominent name that has ..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.

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9 months ago

Top 20 WWE Greatest Survivor Series Teams Ever

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After a quarter century-plus of WWE Survivor Series matches, wherein teams of 4, 5, or even 10, try to outdo one another in the name of survival bragging rights, certain teams have stood out above the fray as being the most powerful and memorable. Here’s 20 of the all-time greats, with no real critera in place, except the gut feeling of “how awesome were they?”

20. Triple H’s Team (2004) Members: Triple H, Batista, Edge, Gene Snitsky Result: Lost (Opposing Survivor: Randy Orton) Why They Were Great: “The Game” was the reigning World Heavyweight Champion, and as such, he didn’t entirely trust his teammates. That’s because the winning team for this particular match got to each run Raw for one week during Eric Bischoff’s impending vacation.

While Helmsley was an established main eventer, Batista and Edge were each on the cusp of greatness. “The Animal” was still HHH’s enforcer, but would soon break out as ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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