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Posts by tag: SummerSlam 2012

2 years ago

Brock Lesnar Reportedly Offered New WWE Deal

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It would appear that Brock Lesnar’s one-year trip back to the WWE may be extended. A new report indicates that negotiations are underway and the former UFC champion may be sticking around through 2013.

A new report in the Wrestling Observer newsletter indicates that the WWE and Brock Lesnar have entered negotiations for a new wrestling deal. The report states that the deal would remain relatively similar to his current deal which obligates Brock to a handful of appearances and matches for a reported cool $5 million.

Dave Meltzer feels that it was Brock’s strong drawing power at SummerSlam and the impressive buyrate that the event achieved which was the catalyst for the WWE committing to such a big money deal for a second year in a row.

“After SummerSlam and him moving numbers on an otherwise weak show, his being offered a new deal was thought to be a ..click here to read more , , ,

2 years ago

Top 20 WWE Pay Per View Matches of 2012

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When you get past the annoying social media trends, infatuation with past stars, and inconsistent booking, WWE produced a number of classic PPV match-ups on the 2012 calendar. Choosing 20 was hard, ranking them was harder. Here is what I came up with for the creme de la creme, the best of the best for the year 2012.

20. World Heavyweight Championship/Elimination Chamber: Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Wade Barrett vs. Santino Marella vs. Great Khali (Elimination Chamber, February 19) You wouldn’t think this one would make the classics list, and early on in the match, it didn’t seem to be a likely addition. What made this match special was the dramatic finishing sequence, in which comedy player Marella eliminated Rhodes and Barrett, and came within believable inches of upending Bryan for the title. Despite the crowd cheering him on, the Milan Miracle succumbed to the LeBell/Yes/No Lock, ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

Brock Lesnar Gives WWE SummerSlam 2012 Buyrate A Big Boost

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The buyrate is in for WWE SummerSlam 2012 and it is great news for the WWE. The buyrate came back with an enormous boost from previous years. The happiest man today may be Brock Lesnar who now finds himself in a great position for his next contract.

Wrestling Observer writer Dave Meltzer reports that the numbers came in at an astonishing 265,000 buys domestically for the Biggest Party of the 2012 Summer. To put that number into perspective, that is almost 100,000 more buys than SummerSlam did last year worldwide. Needless to say the number is a success and the credit goes to former UFC champion Brock Lesnar for the big bump.

The number will become part of the story in 2013 when Brock Lesnar renegotiates his new WWE deal. According to Meltzer, it almost assures that Brock will get a raise from his current $5 ..click here to read more , ,

2 years ago

Brock Lesnar Is Legitimacy

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Brock LesnarRic flair should hang his head in shame. At SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar displayed how to stage a half hour spectacular without spending half the time ‘woo’ing and Jay walking and falling on the knees begging the opponent not to hurt him… and of course upside down on the turnbuckle.

It certainly wasn’t a 5 star match, I admit. But it was a 4 star match at the very least.

It wasn’t a 5 star match because the momentum never picked up. But then to Brock’s credit, he never allowed it to slip either – maintaining the momentum is no mean task especially since there were no pins in the first 10 minutes and just two or three in the next 20.

It was a brutal yet cerebral match that had no single moment betraying the worked nature of the sport even if it ..click here to read more , ,

2 years ago

Evaluating Chris Jericho’s Last WWE Run

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Chris JerichoChris Jericho is finally gone after losing a match to Dolph Ziggler, ending his third run with the WWE. A look back at the nine-month run of Y2J begs the question as to whether it was a success or not. In this writer’s opinion, it was a slam dunk!

Chris Jericho returned after a lengthy hiatus from the WWE back in November. Jericho returned as a heel, although it took a few weeks for the fans to pick up on it. Jericho’s silence was a new twist in his evolving persona and created more intrigue and drama surrounding his first match than his last return back in 2007.

Once Jericho finally returned, he went full steam ahead in the WWE rings. His first big match back was the 2012 Royal Rumble. Jericho went to the finals, being eliminated by the current WWE ..click here to read more , , , ,

2 years ago

Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H II Planned For WWE WrestleMania 29

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Triple H vs Brock LesnarBrock Lesnar hasn’t even been back in the WWE for six months and yet his WrestleMania 29 plans have changed several times. The newest idea involves an old foe, a rematch, and a probable result that is likely to disappoint his fans.

The newest plan on the table is for Triple H to make his return at WrestleMania 29 and wrestle Brock Lesnar in a SummerSlam 2012 rematch. Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer broke the news on his F4Wonline.com podcast Tuesday morning. If Triple H is coming back for revenge, you can almost be assured that the result of the match will be much different than their most recent encounter.

The new idea is big shift from the previous plans for the former UFC and WWE champion. The original plan reported when Brock signed ..click here to read more , , ,

2 years ago

When Is It Okay For WWE To Have A Rematch?

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sheamus del rioAs I was reading through other wrestling blogs, I came across this one about the potential for the Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio feud to continue. This really baffled me because as I discussed in my first blog, Del Rio has had many chances at the World Heavyweight Championship and continues to fail. This caused me to think more broadly about how WWE gives its superstars rematches and gives its fans the same matches over and over again.

There are times when it is ok for WWE to have rematches and allow feuds to continue and there are times when it is not okay. One recent example of when it was ok was with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. Punk and Bryan began a feud in May at the Over the Limit pay-per-view. Punk and ..click here to read more , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE RAW August 20 Results & Live Blog – Brock Quits, Jericho Fired

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Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman-So SummerSlam was eh: nothing bad, nothing great, something nice to sit through for three hours without getting bored. By that token, you could lump it in there with the likes of 1989, 1993, 1995, 2005, among others in terms of presentation and quality. I’m happy that Triple H did the big job via submission to Lesnar, and I have a feeling that Punk’s going to chastise him for taking the main event slot for himself. If it leads to Punk making Hunter tap at Survivor Series, then more power to them.

-I’m missing my Eagles’ biggest preseason game tonight to cover Raw, but I’ll be following the stattracker and/or trying to make accurate guesses while winging the Raw rant and simultaneously watching the game. Eric wouldn’t blame me ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE SummerSlam 2012 Results & Live Blog – Triple H Taps, Punk Retains

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SummerSlam results-Well, it’s the twenty-fifth annual Summerslam (not the twenty-fifth anniversary; eat death, Cole), and it’s funny: no one’s wrestling tonight that’s under the age of 31. So much for a youth movement. The greatest Summerslam ever, the 2002 show, had five participants in their twenties (4 of which that have wrestled in the past year and a half: Brock, Rey, Edge, and Christian; the fifth is Test), whereas tonight has five in their forties. Kind of horrifying when you really think about it.

-Quick plug: wrote this little mock-up on Tim Tebow, ESPN, and the birthday fiasco last week. If you’re sick of what ESPN has become, you may enjoy this http://www.footballnation.com/content/an-open-letter-to-tim-tebow/15989/

-WWE SummerSlam 2012 is live from Hollyweird

Pre-Show: Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro (United States Championship) It’s so tragic. Santino and Aksana used to do the exuberant ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE SummerSlam 2012 Predictions & Preview

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SummerSlam 2012The 2012 WWE SummerSlam is upon us and don’t let anyone kid you, this is a one-match show. Former UFC champion Brock Lesnar returns to the WWE ring for a match with Triple H, while CM Punk, John Cena, and The Big Show offer support in the semi.

Maybe it is me but there is something missing about this year’s SummerSlam. There have been many “one-match” SummerSlam events in the past but this one is a bit different. Even the WWE championship match seems like an afterthought. The Game and the former WWE and UFC champion will have a tough task living up to the hype on Sunday night.

Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H with Shawn Michaels in his corner

This is SummerSlam right here in one match. Lesnar will be wrestling only his second WWE match since returning to the company in ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE SummerSlam 2012 Predictions & Picks

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WWE summerslam posterAs WWE calls it, the “Biggest Party of the Summer,” also known as “Summer Slam” will take place this Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. In my opinion, it is a bit lame to have Summer Slam in L.A. again for the past three years, and it is going to be in L.A permanently, from my understanding, just so Vince can hobnob with Hollywood, it is even MORE lame. Anyway, the push for the matches, with the exception of ONE match has been so lackluster, I nearly forgot the PPV was this Sunday.

Regardless, I will be giving my readers my Preview and Predictions for the PPV.

Youtube Match: For the United States Championship: Santino (C) vs Cesaro

I honestly could care less about this match. The feud has been awful. I really don’t get Cesaro’s ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE RAW August 13 Results & Live Blog – Lesnar Attacks HBK

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Brock Lesnar Shawn Michaels“Ladies and gentlemen of the WWE Universe, my name is JH and I am the owner of Jaw Hurled Promotions, and tonight, I would like to introduce to you the future of Monday Night Raw reviews! Hashtag all hypocrisy, hash tag zero democracy, I am the man with the plan that’ll slay ya, because on behalf of the fired AW, I am your PRIME! TIME! PLAYA!”

(Yes, out of protest of AW being scapegoated when so many others (read: Vince’s favorites) have messed up royal, I am reviewing this entire three hour go-home show as an AW clone. FIGHT THE POWER! And vote Chris Shays!)

-WWE Monday Night RAW is live from Dallas, TX. “Linda McMahon is like the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs! Can’t win anything anymore!”

-Awww, yeah, go get em, Outasight! Nickelback is like the Attitude ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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