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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Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Paul Heyman, Stephanie McMahon, sting, The Undertaker, triple h, vince mcmahon
Sting has finally landed in the WWE. The big question fans keep asking is whether Sting will wrestle The Undertaker. Streak broken or not, Sting is still interested and wants the dream match on the grandest stage in the business.
Sting debuted Monday night on RAW in a video promoting WWE 2K15. While a video game is nice, what the fans really want to see is Sting in a WWE ring. Better yet, they want to see him one on one with the dead man. Will it happen? If it’s up to Sting it will.
“I’ve made it clear I’d love to have one last hurrah, one last big match hopefully. And of course I’ve been outspoken about Undertaker being the opponent,” he told the UK Mirror when asked about one more match.
“I know what happened at WrestleMania where Brock Lesnar broke his streak. I think, or at least ..click here to read more
sting, The Undertaker
It only took 26 years but Sting is finally coming to the WWE…sort of. Rumors have been confirmed that Sting will play a big part in the marketing of the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game. Check out the first promo featuring the former WCW champion.
Sting to WWE2K15 is not necessarily a shocker but it is big news nonetheless. This will be the first time Sting will be featured in a WWE video game. Like the deal made with the Ultimate Warrior last year. This does not indicate that Sting has signed a deal with the WWE. This is simply a deal between Sting and the video game company, although most suspect that a deal with the WWE is imminent.
The WWE posted an official press release announcing the news which featured quotes from Sting. Here are some of the highlights.
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sting, WCW, WWE2K15
We all love a good WWE rumor. The fact there are several media reports and online publications talking about a Sting appearance on Monday Night Raw tonight may be crazy, but more importantly, it really makes no sense. There is too much momentum tied up in the rise of Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins as well as the return of Chris Jericho and a rumored Brock Lesnar return at or after Battleground. Bringing Sting into the fold right now would throw the rocking boat really of kilter.
According to sportsworldnews.com, Sting took to his Twitter page and sent fans abuzz by hyping up next Monday night and revealing a picture of him in his classic black and white face paint along with the “7.14.14″ date, but according to Wrestlingheadlines.com, he will likely not appear on RAW live from the Richmond Coliseum in Virginia this Monday. After the initial ..click here to read more
Seth Rollins’ betrayal of his Shield teammates in favor of Evolution has drawn both shocked reactions and lukewarm reception from viewers. While it’s too early to stamp Rollins’ turn as a success or a failure, here’s a look at some of the wrestling history he’s up against, the twenty-five best shifts to the dark side ever.
25. Shawn Michaels Superkicks Hulk Hogan (July 4, 2005)
Would’ve meant more if WWE had stuck to Michaels’ heel run, but Hogan’s alleged refusal to lay down (ironic if you’re Michaels) killed the impact. Independence Day Raw ends with Hogan and Michaels passively celebrating a win, and Michaels landing Sweet Chin Music out of nowhere.
24. Terry Taylor Gradually Betrays Chris Adams (May 1987)
With UWF’s excitable Jim Ross calling each turn of the key, Taylor was conveniently absent for Hot Stuff International’s assaults on Adams, culminating with Taylor subtly allowing Adams to be pinned in a Tag ..click here to read more
Andre the Giant, bret hart, Bruno Sammartino, Dusty Rhodes, Four Horsemen, hulk hogan, N.W.O, Old School Wrestling, ric flair, Scott Steiner, Sgt. Slaughter, Steve Austin, sting, Terry Taylor, WCW, wwf
$543,000 at the gate
Over 20 million dollars grossed from those buys alone
You have to realize that WCW never saw these types of numbers, even for the first major Hogan/Flair bout. WCW never had a PPV before that drew over 400,000 buys; the WWE had FIFTEEN PPV’s that grossed higher than 400,000 buys. The company never even had a gate that huge since the glory days of JCP, and the people came for one match and one match only.
Hulk Hogan vs Sting
If you were like me, and let’s face it you probably are like me (Just a bit more adjusted), then this was the match to see. I dare say this was the biggest match that either one of the big two had put on since Hogan/Warrior. Fans had waited one full year for Sting to finally get his hands on Hulk Hogan, and there would be no now ..click here to read more
You have probably seen all of Ric Flair’s legendary matches at this point but what about the ones you missed? Thanks to the WWE Network, you can go back and see the gems that you missed. Here are 10 great ones you probably never heard of to get you started.
There are dozens of top Ric Flair matches blogs on the Internet and most contain the usual suspects. Flair’s matches with Terry Funk at the Bash 89, the Ricky Steamboat series, Sting at C.O.C I, and Randy Savage at WM 8 generally round out the list. Flair was so damned good throughout his career, that there are plenty of others that don’t get the same attention. I thought it would be fun to scan the WWE Network for 10 Flair hidden gems that are just as good the usual suspects, yet seem to fly under the radar on the typical lists ..click here to read more
Arn Anderson, bret hart, Brian Pillman, hulk hogan, Kerry Von Erich, ric flair, Ricky Steamboat, Steve Austin, sting, Terry Funk
A few days ago, our death match commentary overlord did an article talking about ten Sting matches you should watch. You’re not going to get any complaints from me because I pretty much agree with all of them. Luckily, Eric has allowed me to post ten more Sting matches you should check out. Some of these matches you may already know but I presume that some of the matches you’ve probably never seen before. So sit back, get some face paint on and revel at the fact that there’s no Hogan here to cut those knees off.
Sting and Ric Flair vs The Great Muta and Dick Slater: Clash of the Champions VIII 09.12.1989
First, this was supposed to Flair and Sting vs Funk and Muta, but Funk is injured, so we get the best Terry Funk impersonator of all time: Dick Slater. Even better, we get Jim Ross and Jim Cornette ..click here to read more
Barry Windham, mick foley, ric flair, sting, Vader, WCW
Sting is now a member of the WWE roster and is expected to debut in 2014. Thanks to the WWE Network, new fans can get introduced to Sting through the entire WCW PPV library. Here are ten matches you should immediately watch to understand how this man became an icon among WCW fans.
Sting is coming to WWE television and for a lot of fans in the Universe, he is a stranger with a legacy. For fans that may be a little older, Sting is just one of the stars of TNA Wrestling. Yet for the fans that watched Sting for over 20 years in WCW, he is an icon of their youth. It is time you become familiar with this icon if you aren’t already.
For the purposes of this list I kept all of my choices to matches currently available on the WWE Network so it is not necessarily a definitive ..click here to read more
Great Muta, Lex Luger, ric flair, Rick Rude, Steiner Brothers, sting, Vader, WCW, WWE Network
Now that Sting is finally a part of the WWE, fans are wondering what will become of the future Hall of Famer. With The Undertaker seemingly out of the picture, what do you do with him at WrestleMania 31? How about match him up against another icon?
A new rumor has surfaced that indicates we could see Sting go one-on-one with a WWE icon. One of the ideas being tossed around for WrestleMania 31 would pit Sting against The Rock in a dream match. The match would likely be Sting’s last and could be the swan song for the People’s Champion as well.
This isn’t exactly a new idea as there is more to this story than meets the eye. Reports back in 2005 indicate that The Rock was lobbying the company to sign Sting for a match between these two at WrestleMania 21. Vince McMahon had other plans ..click here to read more
sting, The Rock, WrestleMania 31
According to several sources, Sting will be signing or has signed with the WWE. The original plan was to sign Sting to a deal that allowed him to be used in a non-wrestling role in several capacities while wrestling very part time similar to The Undertaker.
For years, the one wrestler who Vince McMahon could not make part of his circus up north was the missing piece to a WCW puzzle that was never complete. Now that appears to be no longer an issue.
The first rumor going out about Sting was that he was signing for only one match at WrestleMania 31 against The Undertaker. The thing is, this type of deal does not help the WWE as it would only allow them to use Sting once. The set up alone would be great and people would get the match they wanted. However, if WWE could sign him to a legends ..click here to read more
sting, The Undertaker
Sting fans are getting restless. Fans of the former TNA and WCW champion have been told that Sting is coming to the WWE. Reports indicate he is on the way but it may be best to temper your expectations because you won’t see a lot of the stinger inside the ring.
Dave Meltzer breaks the news in his latest Wrestling Observer newsletter. Meltzer has reported for weeks that Sting to WWE is an imminent deal. Meltzer has also reported that the WWE don’t seem to be in a rush to finalize the deal. That may be because Vince McMahon and company have no plans to rush him into the squared circle.
“There is a working idea that he does one WWE match and then retires, which everyone presumes at this point will be with Undertaker at WrestleMania 31 in Santa Clara. Whether this is made clear at Mania itself, ..click here to read more
sting, The Undertaker