From SunLife Stadium in Miami, FL
April 1, 2012
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
Beth Phoenix, Booker T, Brock Lesnar, chris jericho, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Eve Torres, Jack Swagger, john cena, John Laurinaitis, Kane, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Maria Menounos, Mark Henry, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, Santino Marella, Sheamus, Teddy Long, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, The Rock, WrestleMania 28, Zack Ryder
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
Brock Lesnar, chris jericho, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, john cena, Kane, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, Roman Reigns, Royal Rumble 2012, Ryback, Santino Marella, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, Sin Cara, SummerSlam 2012, Team Hell No, Tensai, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, The Rock, The Shield, The Undertaker, triple h, Tyson Kidd, Wade Barrett, WrestleMania 28
Welcome to the third edition of WWE Wrestler of the Week! So far Sheamus and Kofi Kingston have taken the honors, however this week the wrestler of the week is very different from these two superstars in many ways, including looks.
I had a little bit of difficulty choosing the WWE WOW as there were a few deserving superstars. I would like to honor the runner up WWE Wrestler of the Week, the Great Khali. The Punjabi giant defeated Brad Maddox in a quick match, but more importantly, won a battle royal on Main Event to become the number one contender for Antonio Cesaro’s United States Championship. I am the farthest thing from a Great Khali fan, but I think I understand what WWE is doing here. I hope, for the sake of all WWE fans, that the plan is to help Cesaro more than Khali. Khali is one of the ..click here to read more
Kaitlyn, The Great Khali, WWE Divas
This week’s WWE Friday night SmackDown! opens with US Champion Antonio Cesaro and Sheamus on color commentary. They are scouting their respective opponents for this Sunday.
MATCH 1: World Champion The Big Show vs. R-Truth (non-title)
I really like Truth’s chances here. Yessir. Tables, ladders and chairs are all set up around the stage and entrance ramp. I’m sure they won’t be used at any point at all tonight. That never happens. Show clubs Truth down with a forearm. Open-hand chop in the corner. Headbutt. Another headbutt. Another open-hand chop. Truth starts to fight back, but to no avail. Show props Truth on the top rope, then knocks him back down with a body blow. One more chop against the ropes before Show just stands on him. Show goes outside, drags Truth to the apron, and hits another chop. He turns to Sheamus and begins talking trash, trying to get Sheamus to ..click here to read more
Aksana, Alberto del Rio, Booker T, Damien Sandow, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, john cena, Kaitlyn, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Layla, mick foley, R-Truth, randy orton, Ryback, Santino Marella, Sheamus, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, Wade Barrett, wwe smackdown
WWE SmackDown! General Manager Booker T opens tonight’s broadcast, and he has some business to take care of. We’ve watched his career for years, and we know if he has business to take care of, he’ll do it in the middle of the ring, or to the back, or to the street, or to a supermarket. He knows what it’s like to be in a hot feud, but now he’s the GM. It’s his responsibility to give us a great show each week, which brings him to his next point. Big Show and Sheamus, right now, it’s personal. When things get personal, they also get physical.
He has a drastic decision to make, but before that happens, he wants to show us why he has to do that. We see a video of Sheamus and Show brawling in the parking lot from last month, as well as the brawl after ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Antonio Cesaro, Booker T, Damien Sandow, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, john cena, Kaitlyn, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Layla, mick foley, ornswoggle, R-Truth, randy orton, Ryback, Santino Marella, Sheamus, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, The Shield, Wade Barrett, wwe smackdown, Zack Ryder
This week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown! main-event will be Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler. I am officially excited. Every time these two have a match, they just tear into each other for 15+ minutes and I love it.
Unfortunately, John Cena decides to temporarily hinder my excitement by opening the show. Oh, well you can’t win them all. Cena says he’s excited for the main event tonight between Sheamus and Ziggler. Well, at least we can agree on something. Cena is focused on Ziggler because Ziggler is focused on him. Cena is pointing his finger at Ziggler tonight. Ziggler’s greatest accomplishment was being World Champion…for two minutes. Actually, it was about 15, but whatever. Cena also makes a joke about Ziggler being a man trapped in a 15 year-old girl’s body. Who is writing Cena’s material tonight? When I was 15, I don’t remember any girls in school that were 220 pounds ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Booker T, Damien Sandow, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, john cena, Kaitlyn, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Layla, mick foley, R-Truth, randy orton, Ryback, Santino Marella, Sheamus, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, Wade Barrett, wwe smackdown, Zack Ryder
This week’s WWE SmackDown! opens with Sheamus pacing in the parking lot waiting for The Big Show to show up to the building.
In the arena, Cleveland’s own, The Miz, is making his way out for another episode of MizTV. “Miz is awesome” chant almost immediately breaks out. He says it’s good to be home, so welcome to the most must-see WWE talk show in history, welcome to MizTV! In 2 days, the 26th annual (hey, someone on WWE TV got it right!) Survivor Series takes place, and Miz is on Team Foley because of the WWE Universe. He was selected in an interactive vote, but was there any doubt? He’s on the poster, and that’s because he’s a survivor. Also, he’s accomplished more than any other Series participants. He’s not going to follow blindly under any team captain, whether it’s Dolph Ziggler or tonight’s guest, Mick Foley. Foley says he ..click here to read more
Aksana, Alberto del Rio, Alicia Fox and Eve Torres, Booker T, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Hacksaw Duggan, Kaitlyn, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Layla, mick foley, Natalya, Paul Heyman, R-Truth, randy orton, Ryback, Santino Marella, Sheamus, Survivor Series 2012, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, Wade Barrett, wwe smackdown, Zack Ryder
Recently, you read about the 10 Worst WWE Champions of all time. That article caused me to consider the worst World Heavyweight Champions of all time. For those who do not know, the WHC was created in 2002 in order for both RAW and SmackDown to each have their own World Title.
Triple H was awarded the belt by Eric Bischoff on RAW. Since then, there have been 49 WHC reigns, much fewer than WWE Championship reigns. Therefore, instead of ranking World Heavyweight Champions, I have decided to present to you the five worst World Heavyweight Championship reigns.
5. Jeff Hardy, Dolph Ziggler and Big Show (Total: 0 Days)
These three superstars tie for fifth place due to holding the WHC for less than 24 hours. Jeff Hardy had just won his first World Heavyweight ..click here to read more
batista, Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, jeff hardy, The Big Show, The Great Khali, wwe smackdown, WWE world heavyweight championship
Welcome to the 4-27-12 edition of WWE Friday Night SmackDown! I don’t care if this show is horrible tonight. After last night’s episode of Impact Wrestling, anything is going to be a breeze. Fortunately, I’ve seen the line-up for tonight without reading spoilers, and it looks like it could be a solid episode.
Tonight, our main event will be a rematch from Monday Night RAW, as Sheamus takes on Mark Henry. Josh Mathews is absent this week as a result from Brock Lesnar’s attack on RAW. We then see footage of Lesnar kill-sh*tting Mathews, putting him on the shelf for an indeterminate amount of time. Not sure why Mathews has been added to the Lesnar angle yet, but whatever. At least he’s been trained to wrestle, unlike other announcers who have no business ..click here to read more
AJ Lee, Alberto del Rio, Alicia Fox, Antonio Cesaro, Brock Lesnar, Daniel Bryan, Jacob Kaye, Jinder Mahal, John Laurinaitis, Nikki Bella, randy orton, Ryback, Sheamus, The Great Khali, Titus O'Neil, Tyson Kidd, WWE Extreme Rules 2012, wwe smackdown
Welcome to the 4-20-12 edition of Friday Night SmackDown! With the stupid subculture this day brings with it every year, I am more thankful with each passing year that I don’t smoke pot.
Tonight’s main event will be a 6-man tag team match, as Randy Orton, the Great Khali and World Champion Sheamus will take on Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes. Speaking of Daniel Bryan, he’s making his way out to the ring right now. “Yes.” That’s what Bryan was saying to himself when he entered his very first Wrestlemania as World Champion. Within 18 seconds, it’s like his title reign never happened. It’s hard for him to talk about what Sheamus did. Sheamus didn’t out-wrestle or out-fight him; he took the cowardly way out. He waited until Bryan was distracted and his back was turned, and kicked Bryan in the face. Just like he did with Alberto Del ..click here to read more
A.J. Lee, Antonio Cesaro, Brock Lesnar, Brodus Clay, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Danny Lerman, Danny Merman, Darren Young, Hunico, John Laurinaitis, Mark Henry, Natalya, randy orton, Ryback, Sheamus, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Usos, Titus O'Neil, WWE Extreme Rules 2012, wwe smackdown
Well, I hope my readers enjoyed the first part of my adventure down in Miami, Florida over WrestleMania weekend where I discussed attending the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony. Again, I want to say that I was so honored to have attended the event, and met some people. It was a blast. I also attended Ric Flair’s induction ceremony when he went in as a singles wrestler, so to have attended both of his inductions, as well as my beloved Edge’s, is mind blowing.
Well, enough about the Hall of Fame, this second and final part will be dedicated to the WrestleMania PPV event itself, so I hope you will enjoy it, so here we go.
I decided to lay around in my hotel and chill out as I stayed out way late after the ..click here to read more
Beth Phoenix, Booker T, Brock Lesnar, chris jericho, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Eve Torres, Jack Swagger, john cena, John Laurinaitis, Kane, Kelly Kelly, Kofi Kingston, Maria Menounos, Mark Henry, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, Santino Marella, Sheamus, Teddy Long, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, The Rock, WrestleMania 28, WWE Hall of Fame 2012, Zack Ryder
Welcome to the 4-6-12 edition of WWE Friday Night Smackdown! Wrestlemania 28 is in the books, and overall, the show was pretty enjoyable. Punk/Jericho was far and away the match of the night, the HIAC match, as much as I hate to admit it, was relatively enjoyable (albeit wrestled at a snail’s pace), and Rock/Cena was probably far better than it had any right to be. I know a lot of people are upset about Bryan/Sheamus, and admittedly, I was at first, too.
However, not only did I find out that the match was so short in order to break the record for shortest ‘Mania match (it failed by 11 seconds) and was not a punishment to Bryan, but I get the feeling that this will lead to something big for Daniel Bryan down the road. Not only is ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Beth Phoenix, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, Jack Swagger, John Laurinaitis, Kane, Mark Henry, R-Truth, randy orton, Santino Marella, Sheamus, Teddy Long, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, WrestleMania 28, Zack Ryder