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2 months 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 , , , , , , , , ,

3 months ago

Dean Ambrose Talks Shield Breakup and More

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Dean Ambrose is at a crossroads in his WWE career. Now that he is on his own, there are only two ways his career can go and according to a confident Ambrose, his trajectory is moving upwards.

I recently questioned the booking of Ambrose in a blog here on the CCB. I was concerned after the first few weeks that Ambrose may be the odd man out. Within a week he has been added to a Money in the Bank match, a match some are predicting he could win. Whether it is the start of the ascension or a missed opportunity is something we won’t know until Sunday.

Ambrose is doing media to promote the event and was asked flat out in an interview with RVmag.com whether or not he is worried about being the odd man out. According ..click here to read more ,

3 months 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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3 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 , , , ,

3 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 ,

4 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 ,

4 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 ,

4 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 , ,

4 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 , , ,

4 months ago

WWE Rumors – Dean Ambrose girlfriend revealed in this fan video?

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Is the Shield star Dean Ambrose dating WWE announcer Renee Young?

Dean Ambrose has admitted on more than one occasion that he’s dating a woman within the WWE. Does this fan video reveal Dean Ambrose’s girlfriend is actually WWE interviewer Renee Young?

Ambrose is a rising star in the WWE. He’s not only a hot commodity in the squared circle but in the ranks of the most coveted wrestlers among female fans. If you don’t believe us, do a web search of Dean Ambrose and “Dean Ambrose girlfriend” is among the top searches.

In this video, posted by a fan after the March 11, 2014 edition of Raw, Ambrose is seen riding in a car with Renee Young.

Sure, wrestlers and talent ride together all the time, but this seems like an interesting pairing ..click here to read more , ,

4 months ago

Where Does The WWE Go From Here?

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The carnage left by wrestlers and the WWE in the wake of Extreme Rules has opened the door for new feuds, continuing feuds and the birth of potentially a unification of mid-level titles.

With “Payback” on the horizon, it is a great time to jump back on the WWE and professional bandwagon of sorts. Extreme Rules did exactly what it was supposed to do on screen and backstage created more drama after the program that any soap opera and reality television program would love to get its hands on.

Two pay-per-views, two success stories. Slowly, the WWE is pulling its own ass out from under a rock.

I am cautiously optimistic, but I also know that quicker than a Jake Roberts DDT, things change in this company – leaving us wondering why things change and what the hell happened to stars we just saw at the top of the company’s food chain. In ..click here to read more ,

5 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 ,

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