-My first running diary for pro wrestling since TNA Sacrifice 2010 nearly scarred me for life. However, much like Jake Roberts’ demons, I refuse to relent and I don’t go away that easily. No, I am here. And for the seven of you that read my work and get enjoyment out of it, I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN!
-Unlike last year, instead of a four man crew, it’s been halved. Dave hasn’t had the temerity to watch wrestling since his hero, Bret Hart, staggered like a zombie at WrestleMania; whereas Rob has a case of the flu so bad, he’s been hacking up chunks of green. And we all thought he’d been watching TNA’s best of 2010. So it’s just brother Josh and I at his ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Booker T, Chris Masters, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Drew McIntyre, Edge, Evan Bourne, Ezekial Jackson, Jack Swagger, john cena, John Morrison, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mason Ryan, Michael Cole, Nexus, R-Truth, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, Royal Rumble 2011, Santino Marella, The Big Show, The Great Khali, The Miz, Vickie Guerrero, vince mcmahon, Vladimir Kozlov, Wade Barrett, WrestleMania 27, WWE Royal Rumble, Zack Ryder
Every year, WWE does one of these DVDs, bringing you what they consider the best matches featured on PPV each calendar year (although they always make the DVD before December is over, leaving off the last PPV of the year in the process. I have never understood this.
This is especially true considering how good TLC reportedly was.). While WWE television was really hit-or-miss during 2011, they had a pretty strong calendar year in regards to quality PPV matches. If you don’t believe me, check this DVD out for yourself. The Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011 features 14 matches from this past year, spanning most of the PPV events.
While I had originally seen most of the matches on this set, there were a few that I had ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Alex Riley, Christian, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McInture, Edge, Evan Bourne, Jack Swagger, john cena, Kane, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, The Big Show, The Undertaker, triple h, Wade Barrett, WrestleMania 27, WWE Money In The Bank
WWE.com is wrapping up the year online with its lists of the best of 2011. One list in particular that is getting a lot of attention is the WWE top 25 matches of the year. If the intention was to provoke mass chaos from the IWC, well mission accomplished.
Unlike a lot of my fellow breather I don’t tend to overreact to these WWE lists. To me, every list you’ll see on WWE.com is both subjective and political. To put it simply, voting for anything other than Triple H vs. The Undertaker as Match of the Year may be just enough to get you fired in Stamford. Hence, take this list for what it is and live with it.
At the same time, it is always fun to look back and ..click here to read more
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The World Wrestling Entertainment certainly had an interesting 2011. The WWE saw the return of a legend, the emergence of a new hero, & several surprises in and out of the ring. Rather than look back myself at the WWE 2011 in review, I am joined by a collection of pro wrestling writers from CamelClutchBlog.com.
WWE Wrestler of the Year
Eric Gargiulo – Randy Orton: I know, I know this one is going to anger some readers, especially you CM Punk fans. Heck, I am even upset at myself after years of Orton hatred, including writing many blogs criticizing Orton for his laziness and repetitive matches. However, something clicked in the Viper and across a 12-month span I think he had ..click here to read more
Christian, CM Punk, Edge, john cena, Mark Henry, randy orton, Rey Mysterio, The Big Show, The Rock, WrestleMania 27, WrestleMania 28, WWE Money In The Bank, WWE Over the Limit 2011
In my eyes the road to WrestleMania 28 has unofficially began already with the Survivor Series PPV a couple weeks ago which saw the first physicality between The Rock & John Cena since WrestleMania 27. The moment leads us to a build up for the next couple of months towards WrestleMania 28 and with that I believe we have seen the seeds planted for other WrestleMania 28 matches. With that being said let’s take a look at my early WrestleMania 28 predictions as of December 2011:
The Rock vs. John Cena (confirmed)
Nothing to discuss here as it’s official; it’s a dream match that still needs a good build the next couple of months to give us something we really want to see come WrestleMania Sunday. 10 years ago they gave us The Rock vs. Hulk ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, chris jericho, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, john cena, Mark Henry, randy orton, Sheamus, The Rock, The Undertaker, triple h, Wade Barrett, WrestleMania 27, WrestleMania 28, Zack Ryder
Days after WrestleMania 27 it was rumored that this was the beginning of the end for Triple H as a full-time performer in the WWE. It was believed that he was being groomed to eventually take over for Vince McMahon and when it came to his in-ring career it would be sporadic at best. When Triple H made his on-camera return back before SummerSlam it was a differently looking Triple H, gone was the trademark WWE authentic t-shirt, the blue jeans, wet hair and Poland spring bottle. He was not the Chief Operating Officer of the WWE and looked the part on television as well as he was clad in your typical business attire, it appeared that in-fact the days of “The Game” were now over for a full-time basis.
It was believed by any WWE fan watching the programming towards ..click here to read more
CM Punk, john cena, Kevin Nash, Night of Champions 2011, randy orton, triple h, WrestleMania 27, wwe raw
THQ and the WWE revealed the upcoming WWE 12 roster over the weekend at the SummerSlam 2011 Axxess event. The upcoming WWE video game will feature all of the obvious WWE superstars, legends, and quite possibly even the UFC’s biggest star.
The big WWE 12 video game event at Axxess saw THQ and the WWE announce rosters, show videos, release cover information, and more. Of course all eyes were set on the segment of the day where the roster would be revealed. While most of your typical names like Randy Orton, The Rock, and John Cena were announced, several surprises were announced as well. Yet the biggest surprise is rumored to come in a few weeks.
Brock Lesnar will be returning to the WWE. As a matter of a fact, that Lesnar ..click here to read more
Brock Lesnar, hulk hogan, Paul Heyman, WrestleMania 27, WWE 12
Randy Orton the Evolution of a Predator is the newest WWE DVD featuring a WWE superstar. The three-disc set features one of the better documentaries the WWE has produced in a long time. For a guy that never liked Orton, it was hard to come away without a new found respect for The Viper.
The WWE tends to run hot and cold on their superstar home videos. Some like the Randy Savage will feature hosts chiming in between matches while others like the Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels DVDs are produced as a documentary. The Orton DVD falls into that category and sans a few goofy WWE moments, it is one of the best docs the WWE has produced in years.
In the ..click here to read more
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Spend about five minutes on pro wrestling message boards and hardcore blogs and you will find one thing in common. The hatred of Triple H. He is accused of everything from bad booking to burying talent yet at the end of the day Triple H is not the enemy and it’s time to give The Game a break!
The last time I wrote a similar pro-Triple H blog I was accused of everything from being on the WWE payroll to brown nosing for a job. Both are far from the truth. All I am trying to do is offer up my objective opinion, which may differ from yours. So with that said, Triple H is not your enemy.
For the last several years the IWC or the Internet Wrestling Crowd have been on a personal crusade against ..click here to read more
CM Punk, Sin Cara, SummerSlam 2011, triple h, vince mcmahon, WrestleMania 27
On August 3, 2011, retired WWE Superstar Adam “Edge” Copeland participated in a conference call with various media concerning his upcoming role in SYFY’s “Haven” airing Friday, August 5th, at 10pm EST, right after WWE SmackDown. He also touched on such subjects such as life after wrestling, his position with WWE, and other subjects. Here is a summary of what he said (Paraphrased)
Edge was first asked about acting. He said at first acting felt a bit nerve wrecking. He said he felt comfortable in the last scene he shot. He said he had to pull back the reigns a little on the facial mannerisms when doing the TV show as the camera picks up every facial tic, whereas when he wrestled for WWE, he had to emphasize his facial expressions. He found this ..click here to read more
Alberto del Rio, Christian, CM Punk, Edge, Haven, television, WrestleMania 27
In a shocking yet satisfying move, John Cena lost the WWE Championship to an apparently exiting CM Punk at Money in the Bank. Cena earlier in the year claimed that he’d never lose the title and that he’d head into WrestleMania 28 against The Rock as The Champ, making the dream match among the biggest title bouts in WWE history.
Of course, there’s always the chance he’ll regain one of the big titles, and there’s an argument that the biggest match on the card should be for the biggest prize in the game. That being said, it’s not an argument I particularly buy.
There are some matches that are don’t need a title belt attached to them to be epic or legendary. Hulk Hogan against Rock ..click here to read more
Dwayne Johnson, john cena, The Rock, WrestleMaia 28, WrestleMania 27
Triple H returned on RAW to “fire” Vince McMahon, just a day after CM Punk left the company with the WWE championship. Was the timing of Hunter’s reemergence an odd coincidence or is this the start of the CM Punk vs. Triple H WrestleMania 28 angle?
The WWE continues to be on a roll producing some of its most compelling weekly television in years. The conclusion of Monday’s RAW was no exception. Everyone had an opinion of how RAW would go down 24 hours after the WWE lost its world champion. Nobody predicted the show would end with Triple H in charge of the entire operation.
It all clicked instantly as I watched Triple H attempt to play the most sympathetic babyface ..click here to read more
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