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2 weeks ago

50 Greatest WWE SummerSlam Matches Ever

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50 Greatest WWE SummerSlam Matches Ever

So here it is! The ultimate compilation of great and historic SummerSlam WWE matches. Here are the 50 greatest matches ever from the biggest party from the WWE summer extravaganza.

50. MILLION DOLLAR CHAMPIONSHIP: TED DIBIASE VS. VIRGIL (August 26, 1991 – New York, NY) One of the most underrated matches in WWE history, and Virgil’s greatest match ever, sees Virgil pay off years of indifferent abuse from Dibiase, knocking him out on an exposed turnbuckle, all while Rowdy Roddy Piper, Virgil’s motivator, did one hell of an acting job at the commentary table.

49. ROCKERS/TITO SANTANA VS. FABULOUS ROUGEAU BROTHERS/RICK MARTEL (August 28, 1989 – East Rutherford, NJ) Go ahead, find the weakest worker in the match, I dare you. Just a tremendous back and forth contest with three skilled faces, and three heels who knew the formula. Just think, if Strike Force never broke up, this would have been an amazing TLC ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 months ago

Money in the Bank, Wade Barrett and Other WWE Thoughts

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Here’s a scenario at Money in the Bank to think about…

Seven wrestlers beat the hell out of each other for about 30 minutes, then when the WWE decides it has had enough, Roman Reigns and Randy Orton climb the ladder. The crowd yelling, shrieking to the rooftops and just when you wonder who grabs the title and is crowned the new WWE World Champion, each wrestler grabs a title. Another controversy is created that actually saves the WWE from continuing its downward spiral.

The WWE just created two brands again, figuring it was better for there to be two world champions instead of one. And all of the sudden, Vince McMahon’s pen is all over this newly created script and era in the company.

Welcome to another era in WWE history where two new champions (and it may not even be Reigns and Orton) become branded again, where Monday’s Raw program has ..click here to read more , ,

3 months ago

5 WWE Superstars Who Could Transition To MMA

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5 WWE Superstars Who Could Transition To MMA

30 years ago the debate would be which pro wrestler was the toughest of the locker room. Today, it is about which pro wrestler could jump over to the UFC. So I thought I would have a little fun and take a look at 5 WWE superstars that have the intangibles to fight in the UFC.

Please keep one thing in mind with this entire list. I am certainly not saying that all of these guys would jump into the UFC or MMA and have the success that Brock Lesnar. All I am saying is that these five guys have the background and skills to at least attempt a jump to MMA without embarrassing themselves.

So with that said, let’s dive deep into the resumes of your favorite WWE superstars and take a look at who has a shot…albeit a long shot of jumping into the octagon. Whether they would be Brock ..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 ,

4 months ago

Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett and Other WWE Thoughts

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The WWE may now be faced with the question that many of us knew would be the elephant in the room – “How does the company begin to book Daniel Bryan as the new WWE World Champion?”

There are less than three weeks until Extreme Rules and the company is having to deal with the suddent death of The Ultimate Warrior, which may have pushed back some of the plans for the WWE to promote a big card with Bryan and possibly Brock Lesnar as the centerpiece.

Personally, I am not a fan of Lesnar and Bryan battling for the strap for many reasons, one being that Lesnar’s beating Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 warrants the “Beast” to be anointed as the next great WWE champion, the man who took down the most powerful force in the WWE Universe. The other reason is if Lesnar goes into Extreme Rules without Randy Orton earning ..click here to read more ,

5 months ago

WrestleMania 27: Well, That Was Different

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-Another day, another running diary. But I keep coming back to entertain all (sixteen) of you that read my work. And, unlike certain hosts of certain PPVs, I will NOT phone it in via satellite!

-I’ll phone it in right here, in person.

-We are looking LIVE (Trademark Brent Musberger) from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, where fingerpoking and NFL playoff choking are all the rage. I’m joined at my brother Josh’s domicile by Josh himself, and jaded buddies Dave and Rob for some good action and, hopefully, some unintentional comedy to offset the cost of this shindig. Also, Domino’s Pizza is the order of the day, because if you’re going to pay to see Snooki, you should at least get fat on Cheesy Bread doing it.

-Keri Hilson performs America the Beautiful, and is the latest contestant in the “Are they Black or White?” game with Derek Jeter, Latoya Jackson, Alicia Keys, ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 months ago

WrestleMania XXVII: A Portrait in Wrestling History

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WRESTLEMANIA XXVII From The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA April 3, 2011

BACKGROUND WrestleManias these days are more like the Super Bowl than ever before. In the NFL’s biggest annual game, while the outcome determines a champion, thus making the game the most relevant part of the weekend, the lure and aura of the halftime show, commercials, and interminable pre-game shows loaded with puff pieces draw in the casual viewer.

With WWE’s ratings and buyrates waning incrementally from the Attitude Era’s ending, Vince McMahon has discovered other ways to appeal to the casual viewer, especially come “WrestleMania season.”

In the last year and a half or so, World Wrestling Entertainment has dove into the deep end of social networking. You can’t sit through more than five minutes of Monday Night Raw anymore without Michael Cole prattling on in his cacophonic shriek about “hashtags” and “trending” and whatnot. Wrestlers tweeting threats to each other ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 months ago

WrestleMania 27 Results – The Rock Gets Revenge, Triple H Taps

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It was the old guard that stole WrestleMania 27. The Undertaker vs. Triple H will go down as a WrestleMania classic. The Rock made a WrestleMania moment of his own to close the show and Stone Cold Steve Austin delivered a pair of stunners that had the sold out crowd rocking!

The Rock was introduced as the Guest Host to open up the show. No need to wait to see the Great One right? The Rock left his suit at the press conference and hit the ring in full workout attire. He didn’t get the insane reaction he has been getting on RAW but that could have been the acoustics of the big arena.

The Rock rallied up the crowd with his promo. Rock chanted “wrestle” and the crowd chanted “mania” (Guess he wasn’t in on the recent meeting.) The ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

6 months ago

Stone Cold Steve Austin Talks WWE 2014 Royal Rumble Booking

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Stone Cold Steve Austin recently cut a podcast recapping his visit to WWE RAW in Los Angeles. Austin tells some great stories about his visit, yet it is his conversation with Rey Mysterio and Vince McMahon regarding the Royal Rumble that was the highlight of the broadcast.

Steve Austin was backstage at WWE RAW in Los Angeles to visit old friends and recapped his entire visit on a recent podcast. Austin talks about seeing his old friends and making some new ones. The high spot of the podcast comes  when he recall running into Rey Mysterio. Austin tells a hilarious story (it’s better to listen and hear him tell it) about ribbing Rey and Vince McMahon about the Royal Rumble. Listen to what Steve told his old buddy and the offer he made to Vince when he saw him in Los Angeles.

“Here comes Rey Rey, Rey Mysterio (laughs), ..click here to read more , , ,

6 months ago

Ranking The WWE Elimination Chamber Matches

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It’s War Games, Survivor Series, and Royal Rumble all in one – it’s the Elimination Chamber? Devised in kayfabe by Eric Bischoff over a decade ago, the Chamber has been used to decide both championships and championship opportunities. The oft-stated forboding nature of this domed structure is palpable enough to have spun off its own annual PPV each February.

There have been 16 such Elimination Chamber matches to date, and here they are, from worst to best.

The Godawfully Ghastly

16. ECW Championship: Big Show (c) vs. Rob Van Dam vs. CM Punk vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Test vs. Hardcore Holly (12/3/06, December to Dismember) WINNER: Lashley MOST ELIMINATIONS: Lashley, Test (2)

Any hopes that ECW diehards had of their resurrected brand fulfilling the lost appeal of the original, died in Augusta, GA on this night. Vince McMahon monkeyed with Paul Heyman’s creation one last time before dismissing Paul E one day later, and the result ..click here to read more , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

7 months ago

Randy Orton, WWE Elimination Chamber, and other Thoughts

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Now is the WWE’s chance to shine and make Elimination Chamber the underrated pay-per-view of the year. The company has taken the right steps to challenge Randy Orton (and the Authority) in his quest to retain his WWE World Title.

The fact Triple H and the First Lady of Evil, Stephanie McMahon are teasing Orton to bring out the best in him only creates more drama for a February program on a Sunday night with the same result as the previous one – a win by the champ. Ultimately, the WWE must get to a Brock Lesnar/Batista match, which cannot happen until after WrestleMania XXX, but could be the headline match at SummerSlam.

The message behind McMahon’s idea of having Orton, who plays the pissed off heel better than anyone I have seen since Randy Savage, face all five opponents from the Elimination Chamber in singles matches is much the same as ..click here to read more , ,

1 year ago

The Winds of Change have shifted on Wade Barrett

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Wade Barrett is a weird situation. When Wade Barrett broke away from the Nexus, many thought (as did I) that he would be the next big superstar. He had charisma that some superstars could only wish to attain when he was the Nexus leader during that time it felt so natural that he was the leader. He had a pretty good feud with Randy Orton on Smackdown but after that they did the Corre which was a complete bust.

I’m still scratching my head on what the WWE was trying to accomplish with this group. Does the WWE think that the WWE Universe doesn’t remember or care that we just seen these guys as Nexus on Raw? After this okay feud and the Corre he got injured when many of the IWC thought he was destined to win the Money in the Bank Ladder match that year. Since his return he’s ..click here to read more

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