Archive for November, 2013

WWE Diva Gets Engaged

God dammit.

God dammit.

Brace yourself for this one, fellas.  CDW favorite Kaitlyn is getting married.  The hybrid diva’s now-fiance made the announcement earlier today on Twitter.  Allow me to now express what everyone is thinking.

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The future Mr. K8lyn is a very large man named PJ Braun.  I should stop talking now.

But, in all seriousness, congratulations to Kaitlyn and her future husband.  Of course, it would be great to see the Divas champ back on TV in a form other than fodder for a 14-person elimination match.

 

WWE Main Event Preview 11/27/13

It’s almost Thanksgiving, but don’t forget about WWE Main Event! There are three hot matches going down tonight, and RUMOR has it, one of them is a real slobberknocker! Let’s get right to the card:

1. Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto del Rio

Some star power on WWE Main Event! No disrespect to the rest of the card, but it’s not everyday two former World Heavyweight Champions go at it for no reason other than mutual dislike. Dolph never got his revenge on ADR for nearly kicking his skull in, and del Rio is no doubt still irate over losing his WHC rematch with John Cena earlier this week. Expect frustrations to boil over in what should be a brutal affair.

2. Damien Sandow vs. Santino Marella

Sandow has put on some entertaining matches with Dolph Ziggler lately, but the WWE Universe is still waiting for him to capitalize on the unexpected viciousness he displayed in his failed MITB cash-in on Cena (“Rise above THIS!”). Hopefully he gets down and dirty on Santino, and makes quick work of the Italian and his cobra.

3. Fandango vs. Kofi Kingston

The WWE Universe hasn’t heard much from Fandango lately, but Kofi’s had some interesting goings-on with Miz. Kofi and Miz have teased going heel this week, and it’s worth keeping an eye on both superstars, as a turn could be in one or both of their futures.

The Morning Roundup 11/27/13

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Big Show Sent Home – wwe.com

If you watched Survivor Series, you saw Orton punt Big Show in the head to retain the title, and ringside doctors cleared him to continue wrestling. After Raw, the same could not be said. After being punted yet again and numerous times by both Orton and Del Rio, Big Show was sent home and not cleared to wrestle. WWE has the announcement above.

 JBL and Cole Show – YouTube.com

Its their one year anniversary. The boys get visited by the stars of past failed WWE YouTube series, get treated to a melody from Damien Sandow, and the Dazzler goes 2-0 against bears.

Cena on Fox Business – Sescoops

Cena did an interview to promote his new children’s clothing line, and gave a few nuggets of newsworthy information. He hints at retiring, and reveals his brand brings in $100 million for the WWE every year. If you were hoping WWE would phase him out as the face of the company, I wouldn’t hold your breath. With that kind of return, they’d be foolish to do anything else.

The Day After: Raw 11/25/13

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We’ve got ourselves a unification! …Or do we?

There seems to be a lot of confusion this morning regarding the main event of the TLC PPV (just 3 weeks away!?) announced in the opening to last night’s edition of Monday Night Raw. In case you were like me and watching some bad football at the time, here’s how it all went down.

The Authority-endorsed “Face of the WWE,” Randy Orton opened the show to demand an apology from everyone who doubted him in last night’s Survivor Series main event. RKO also took a moment to dress down his bosses, Triple H & Stephanie, for their musical interference. Orton didn’t need their help you see, and he’s the greatest superstar in history. Cue John Cena. The World Heavyweight Champion hits the ring to issue a challenge, Title for Title, One Champion. Orton doth protest, but the Authority agreed with the leader of the CeNation and the match was made under Tables Ladders and Chairs rules.

Because the word unification was never uttered, a lot of theories and rumors are flying this morning. With ideas ranging from a screwy finish resulting in a straight up title swap (Cena leaves as WWE Champ, Orton leaves as WH Champ) to a screwy finish leaving the Undisputed Title up for grabs in the Royal Rumble. I could be in the minority, but from the official match description on WWE.com we could be looking at one man holding both championships:

“With not one, but both World Titles hanging in the balance, World Heavyweight Champion John Cena will face WWE Champion Randy Orton in a historic Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match. The watershed contest will leave one Superstar in possession of both World Titles, a feat that has never been accomplished since the World Heavyweight Title was introduced in September 2002.”

It will be certainly interesting to see if WWE goes through with the idea of one World Champion. Currently the WWE has two “world champions,” so a title match can headline their two live touring companies. Are they willing to give up that live attraction? Or will another championship headline the “B” shows? We’ve often called for a return to prominence of the Intercontinental Championship on this site. The strap is one of the most storied championships in WWE history and deserves to move back to the #2 seed when it comes to singles titles. Or if  the increased focus on tag team wrestling that was rumored weeks ago comes to fruition, perhaps the Tag Team Championship headlines the “B” Shows?

The Beard and The Best versus The World 

Last night, we got a rematch of sorts for the best match on the Survivor Series card as The Wyatt Family took on CM Punk & Daniel Bryan in a 3 on 2 Handicap Match. Prior to the match in an in-ring interview with my future ex-wife Renee Young, Punk & Bryan were on top of the world, having conquered the Twin Towers of Harper & Rowan the previous night. However by match’s end Daniel Bryan was abducted by the Wyatts and Punk was decimated by the Shield, starting with a brutal spear by Survivor Series star Roman Reigns. (Another solid match, BTW.)

Far overshadowing the main event championship scene in my book, this feud featuring the two best wrestlers on the WWE roster &  the two best factions on the WWE roster has the potential to be off the charts amazing. Luke Harper had a coming out party as far as being known for in-ring work Sunday and when you add he and Bray to the mix of Rollins, Ambrose, Reigns, Punk, & Bryan; WWE could have 2 hours of Khali farting on a snare drum and as long as this feud keeps rolling through WrestleMania I’d be happy.

Are the two factions working in tandem? Or could we see someone else join up with Punk & Bryan for a three-way, six-man tag feud? Will we get Bray Wyatt in singles action against Punk or Bryan? Will my pants be able to contain the excitement? I already can’t wait for next Monday.

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Monday Night Raw Preview 11/25/13

That’s right, marks, leading off with a photo of Zack Ryder can only mean one thing: WWE Raw has returned to Long Island! Nassau Coliseum will be rockin’ tonight as the WWE Universe picks up the pieces from an eventful Survivor Series PPV. Here’s a look at what might go down tonight (there are Survivor Series SPOILERS in the post):

  • HE’S GONNA UNIFY THE BELTS!!!!: Last night ended with a little belt-off between John Cena and Randy Orton, naturally leading to speculation that championship unification will occur sometime in the not-so-distant future. Expect John Cena to explain his motivations and intentions behind confronting Randy Orton.
  • Dissention in the Authority: The obvious question is where Cena fits into the current WWE power structure. The bigger questions relate to the post-show goings-on mentioned in today’s Morning Round-Up. Apparently WWE teased some dissention in the ranks of the Authority, and that could manifest itself tonight.
  • Bray Wyatt Unleashed: It’s time! Though some felt the Wyatts should have gone over last night, it’s important to keep in mind that Bray Wyatt remained untarnished. Hopefully Bray comes out like gangbusters tonight and establishes himself (and his crew) as legit threats to superstars everywhere.
  • All Hail Roman Reigns: Last night was definitely a star turn for Roman Reigns. After teasing a Shield break-up for weeks, Ambrose/Reigns could start to come to a boil. Where does Seth Rollins fit in? It seems like he would side with Reigns, but that remains to be seen.
  • Big E’s Next Big Opponent: After decisively dispatching Curtis Axel, who will step up and challenge Big E for the IC strap? More importantly, when will he introduce the five count???
  • Hall of Pain Open for Business: Mark Henry absolutely decimated Ryback last night (RIP). Where does the World’s Strongest Man set his sights now? The IC title might be too far afield, but a program with Big E has to be in the works down the line, right?
  • Stray Superstars: Expect an appearance (and warm hometown welcome) for Zack Ryder, Rey Mysterio, heel Miz, and can WWE please get Dolph Ziggler some work?!

Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to check back here tomorrow for the “Day After” report!

 
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