Archive for October, 2013

WWE Main Event Preview 10/30/13

The last episode of WWE Main Event this month! Main Event is closing October out in style by featuring FOUR big-time bouts. Here’s the card:

1. Los Matadores vs. Los Locales

That’s right! Los Matadores aren’t fighting 3MB! Instead check out WWE’s newest, but least talked-about duo, Los Locales. Speculation has run rampant about who are under the Los Locales masks; tune in tonight to see if you can piece the puzzle together. Also, El Torito will be in the house!

2. Ryback vs. Kofi Kingston

Fresh off a whooping from CM Punk, Ryback looks to gain a little heat back by going one-on-one with Kofi Kingston. The WWE Universe hasn’t heard much from Kofi lately, but scoring a win over the Big Guy would no doubt thrust him back into the spotlight.

3. Fandango vs. the Great Khali

Fandango takes on the Punjabi Playboy in what is threatening to supplant Ziggler-Kingston as WWE’s most storied rivalry. Expect the usual peripheral players to make an appearance as well: Summer Rae, Natalya, and Hornswoggle.

4. Santino Marella vs. Heath Slater

It wouldn’t be Main Event without an appearance from at least one member of 3MB! Heath Slater takes on Santino (and the cobra) in what should be a spirited bout.

VIDEO: Survivor Series 2012 Commercial featuring the Wyatt Family

The new Survivor Series commercial is out, and because we here at CDW follow the buzzards we had to share it with you.  Because I read A LOT into things, anyone else notice how similar the first line of this commercial is to THIS?

The Autumn of AJ and The Fate of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship

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A part of their 24/7 initiative, the next chapter in TNA Wrestling’s current angle of Champion AJ Styles walking out on Dixie Carter took place yesterday on YouTube and Twitter yesterday.

Dixie Carter announced that she has stripped AJ Styles of the TNA World Championship and an announcement will be made as to the championship’s future this Thursday on Impact. Conversely, AJ Styles and Mexican promotion AAA have announced that AJ Styles will defend the TNA World Championship against AAA Champion El Mesias (known to TNA audiences as Judas Mesias).

Even though we don’t do spoilers of taped shows around these parts, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see where this is going.  While on the one hand it’s a blatant copy of WWE’s Summer of Punk angle, it’s an interesting gamble for the fledgling company to make.  Having Styles appear in other promotions around the world is a great idea and could help their international business.   However, now TNA’s few remaining scheduled live events before the shift back to Orlando will be without a touring Heavyweight Champion until a new (illegitimate at that) champion is crowned.

If we’re working off our Summer of Punk cliff notes, TNA crowns an “interim” champion as it were and Styles returns to settle who is the undisputed champeen. However, when you take into account the fact that AJ Styles is rumored only to be signed through December, this move could blow up in TNA’s face.  What if AJ Styles doesn’t resign after his December extension?  How much more low-rent would that make the promotion look if they can’t get him locked down to properly finish the angle? Furthermore, how is AJ Styles bringing the title to the people by wrestling for fanbases that aren’t TNA’s?

I don’t relish in TNA’s misfortunes, so I hope they know what they’re doing with this angle and maybe for once they can outdo the E at their own game when it comes to topping Punk’s post MITB title reign/return.  Hit the jump for the video and AJ Styles’ tweets announcing his Mexico title defense.

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The Morning Roundup: 10/30/13

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Showtime Eric T. filling in for this morning’s round-up. It’s my first time, so be gentle (and call me the next day at least).

WWE 2K14 Features – wwe.com

Even if you’re not planning on buying the game, definitely go here and waste 15-20 minutes on some of the fantasy matchups and watch the 30 Years of Wrestlemania features. It’s pretty sweet to see how you can unlock the historical objectives and watch the game perform some of your favorite moments from Wrestlemanias pasts.

Curtis Axel/Konnan Twitter Feud – Examiner.com

Interesting little beef here between Axel on Konnan brewing on, what else, Twitter. It stems from Konnan including Axel in a list of guys he thinks WWE should cut bait and stop pushing. Axel, of course, feels otherwise.

Chris Jericho on Talking Dead – Prowrestling.net

Zombie fans – Chris Jericho will be on next week’s episode of Talking Dead. I watch the show and think he’ll be a pretty decent guest with some good perspective on the show. Let’s see if WWE gives it more publicity than it gave CM Punk’s appearance on the same show a while back.

The Night’s Watch – Bayley’s In, Bischoff’s Out

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Bayley Celebrates #NationalBestFriendDay – NXT’s excitable Diva (#Steamedup) celebrated “National Best Friend Day” on Twitter by naming all of the friends she’s made during her time in developmental.  Those include Big E Langston, Emma, her Jenga partner Renee Young, Paige, Ric Flair, and, of course, AJ Lee.

Eric Bischoff Out at TNAWZ – There have been rumors that the Carter family is looking to sell TNA.  If they do so, it looks like Eric Bischoff won’t be part of the package.  Wrestlezone reports, per Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer, Bischoff will continue to get paid until his contract runs out in early 2014.  However, that’ll be about it…

“He wasn’t at the PPV..wasn’t at the last TV..won’t be around,” Meltzer stated. “A lot of people are really happy on that one. Eric was never very well liked…Eric was very lucky that he had some very smart people propping him up in the WCW Days and those people aren’t there now, and he got exposed on this run real bad.”

Speaking of the TNA “For Sale” Rumor – TNA President Dixie Carter appears to have addressed the rumors on Twitter earlier this evening…

ROH Final Battle Main Event – ROH – Michael Elgin is up next for a ROH World Title shot, and will face the world champion at Final Battle, December 14th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York.  Elgin pinned Adam Cole in the Champions vs. All-Stars match over the weekend, thus securing his number-one contender spot.  Interestingly, Ring of Honor’s website specifically addresses this match as the current world champion Adam Cole versus Elgin, even though Cole defends his title against Kevin Steen this weekend.  Perhaps that’s a sign of how things will go at the Golden Dream in Cincinnati.

 

 
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