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11 months ago

WWE Wrestler of the Week: November 1st-7th, 2013

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Welcome to the first November edition of WWE Wrestler of the Week. This week saw the banning of Big Show from WWE for life, only for him to be rehired and become number one contender for the WWE Championship. Only in WWE, people. We also witnessed the returns of two superstars, one of whom is earning honorable mention and the other is the recipient of WWE Wrestler of the Week.

The honorable mention goes to Tyson Kidd, after his year long struggle to return from injury. As a side note, I had no idea until a good friend mentioned that Kidd was one of the Los Locals tag team (with Ricardo Rodriguez) who faced Los Matadores a few weeks ago. However, this week Kidd returned as himself and the best possible way for both himself and the fans. I never understood why his wife, Natalya, was paired with the Great Khali. ..click here to read more

2 years ago

Should We Blame the Writers or the Wrestlers in WWE?

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For many wrestling fans there is always something to complain about. Whether it is how WWE misuses superstars, the PG era is ruining WWE or Raw moving to three hours was a mistake, there are always people who think WWE can do better in some way.

This brings me to my main question – should wrestling fans blame the writers or the wrestlers for the issues in WWE? The simple answer would be that it depends. Sometimes it is the writers’ fault and sometimes it is the wrestler’s fault.

Each and every wrestler works hard to be successful at their job by training their bodies, working on their speaking skills and learning everything about the wrestling business. However, they should have a look or gimmick that makes them stand out in order to be successful. The writers hired by WWE are experienced television show writers who are trying to put together the ..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

WWE RAW Results October 8 & Report – CM Punk Vs. Vince McMahon

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Punk Vince McMahonThis week’s Raw was hyped with the returns of both John Cena and Mr. McMahon, while continuing to try to build towards Hell in a Cell just three weeks away. We saw Mr. McMahon come to give the State of WWE Address, the semifinals of the tag team tournament, Larry King and more. Let’s break down each segment of the night.

Opening Segment:

John Cena opens Raw to a big mix of cheers and jeers. Cena says he feels good to be back. He acts as though he hasn’t been on Raw in months by discussing the tag team champions, Antonio Cesaro’s nipples, the divas out of control and tells AJ he wants to take her out on a date. Sorry Cena, but you only missed one week and most of the those things were already happening. Cena claims he ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & Report August 31 2012 – Orton Vs. Ziggler

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Ziggler OrtonWe’re in Green Bay, WI tonight, and the main event for the evening is Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler.

WWE Friday Night SmackDown kicks off with the World Champion, Sheamus, making his way to the ring. Sheamus wants to take the time to acknowledge Triple H before he gets down to business, calling him one of the toughest guys he’s ever faced. His very first WrestleMania match was against Triple H, and he also suffered his first loss at the hands of “The Game”. He doesn’t know Triple H’s future, but Trips has his respect. The conversation then turns to Alberto Del Rio, with Sheamus saying Triple H is everything ADR isn’t.

Before he can continue, Your Intellectual Savior, Damien Sandow, makes his way out. Oh, how I’ve missed this man and his fantastic beard. Sandow wants to beg our indulgence for a ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

The WWE Tag Team Division – Where Is It?

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Hart FoundationWhen someone says WWE tag teams, who comes to mind? The Legion of Doom aka Road Warriors? Nasty Boys? Money Inc.? Hart Foundation? The Rockers? Dudley Boyz? Hardy Boyz? Demolition? What do all of these teams have in common that make them different from today’s tag teams? The answer is not so simple.

First, they all have tag team names. WWE tried to solve this issue with Air Boom and the Awesome Truth, but all they were doing was combining two names or nicknames. Most of the tag teams in the last few years have just been superstars’ names – Kofi Kingston and R-Truth, Primo and Epico, David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty, Big Show and Kane, Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater, Santino Marella and Vladmir Kozlov and now I think you see my point. Most of these tag teams also did ..click here to read more , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE RAW 1000th Episode Results – CM Punk Lays Out The Rock

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RAW 1000 results-If Waylon Mercy shows up, the remainder of my review will be 100% positive, no matter what happens. All cynicism aside, I’m looking forward not so much to bashing anything with malice, but enjoying a night set aside for nostalgia and celebration. Unless something horrifically stupid happens, I won’t get too worked up. If you wanna see somebody take the fun out of a show, James Caldwell at the Torch has been the gold standard for a loooooong time.

-WWE RAW 1000 is live from St. Louis

Opening Segment: Vince McMahon introduces D-Generation X SWERVE! DX no-showed! Vince thanks the fans, mostly for putting up with the trending updates and Did You Knows. Well, okay, he didn’t say that, but I would’ve felt better. He introduces DX, the “Sanitation X” years. Shawn and Hunter think something’s missing from this segment, and ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & Report July 20 – Rey Mysterio Returns

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Rey MysterioTonight, we begin WWE Friday Night  SmackDown!’s build towards Summerslam next month, with Money in the Bank taking place last weekend. In case you didn’t watch it, you missed a damn good show, and yet another installment in WWE’s trend in 2012 of making enjoyable PPVs. Crazy concept, I know, but it does work. If nothing else, you should at least watch Punk/Bryan, who tore the roof off the place with an unbelievable match. The 8-man ladder match opened the show, and was incredibly good as well. That’s 2 years in a row where the SmackDown! ladder match proves to be the superior. The RAW one wasn’t bad by any means, but it was just far too predictable for my tastes. Still, a very enjoyable PPV overall.

We open with the return of Rey Mysterio, giving me a very disappointing start ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE RAW Results & July 16 Live Blog – While You Slept, Cena Beat Punk

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John Cena MITB-So yes, I enjoyed Money in the Bank as many did, but I’m also with that group when I say that Cena winning in the end was just a “fe-fi-ho-hum.” Punk seemed awful defensive on Twitter to fans who pointed out his 0-7 standing in main evening PPVs in 2012, but maybe all can be forgiven if Cena cashes in an loses. They’ve really gotta jump start Punk at some point; they’ve drained his battery worse than leaving your car charger plugged in for a month.

-If you want some light reading, enjoy this blog on the day I spent with former ECW and ROH Champion Jerry Lynn. Not having paid my dues in the sport, I put him over. In table tennis. Really. http://camelclutchblog.com/a-day-with-jerry-lynn/

-WWE Monday Night RAW is live from The ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE Money In The Bank 2012 Results – Cena & Ziggler Win MITB

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-My how things change in a year. In 2011, CM Punk was Stone Cold 1996. Now he’s Stone Cold 2003: he looks the same, but is missing everything that fans covet in a game-changing star. On the bright side, the show should be pretty good tonight, as long as the action wins out over any potential screwiness.

-WWE Money in the Bank 2012 is live from Phoenix, former home of Nashitude.

Match 1: Christian vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Tensai vs. Sin Cara vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella (World Heavyweight MITB) Booker called Tyson Kidd “Dynamic”. Dynamic Kidd? I’m down. Tensai brutalizes the opposition early, and slingshots Kidd into a ladder from the corner. Yeouch. Kidd gets his revenge with an assist from Christian, bashing Japanese Bullet Train with the giant ladder. Christian, Santino, and Kidd go up (with Kidd standing on the easel-fold!), but Sandow tips ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

More WWE Money In The Bank 2012 Preview & Predictions

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MITB 2012Another month, and yet another “B” PPV from WWE to preview. This time, it is “No Way Out,” and it is emanating from Phoenix, Arizona tomorrow on July 15, 2012. The build up for the PPV, at least in my opinion has been hit, and miss. There has been good booking in certain places, and in others, it looks like things have been just thrown together. I doubt if it is going to do a lot of business, but we will see.

I know that WWE will likely add some matches while the PPV is going on. I honestly do not understand that tactic. How does that get any more buys? The PPV has already started, and I don’t think anyone can jump in, mid-show, and order. Why aren’t these bonus matches announced BEFOREHAND? They could also push the idea to ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 years ago

WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results & Report July 13 – Friday Night ZackDown

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Zack RyderFor tonight’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown!, we get Zack Ryder as the guest GM as a result of winning the 20-man battle royal last week. Although we saw on Monday that Sin Cara was the last qualifier for the SmackDown! MITB match for this Sunday, I have a feeling Ryder is going to insert himself into the match as well. While I normally wouldn’t go along with it, I’d be fine with Ryder getting a slot, as he deserves it.

Speaking of Ryder, he’s opening the show tonight. I love how he’s got custom Nikes to match the colors of his ring gear. He welcomes us to the very first “Friday Night Zack-Down!” His first act as GM is to get the world’s largest fist-pump going, and pretty much everyone in the crowd responds positively. He says tonight will be the ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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