Archive for February, 2017

The Morning Roundup 2/21/17


DDP To The Hall of Fame – Rolling Stone

3-time WCW Champion Diamond Dallas Page is the latest name to join the 2017 Hall of Fame class alongside Kurt Angle, The Rock N’ Roll Express, & Teddy Long.

Fast Lane Matches – WWE

Last night on Raw, two more matches were added to the Fast Lane card with Charlotte Flair invoking her rematch against Bayley and Enzo & Cass challenging The Club for the Raw Tag Team Championship.

New Day Hosting WrestleMania – Cageside Seats

It looks like the The New Day won’t be in in-ring action this year at WrestleMania as they will serve as the “official hosts” for this year’s WrestleMania in Orlando. Perhaps they will finally unveil their New Day ice cream at the showcase of the immortals.

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CDWS: He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands!


The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show is back for its first episode in the Era of Wyatt!

This week, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom celebrate Bray Wyatt’s big night, dissect the Festival of Friendship, discuss why Emmalina was such a flop, and ponder Brock Lesnar’s legacy in MMA. #BelieveInTheWide

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The Morning Roundup 2/15/17


Orton/Wyatt – WWE

In the first SmackDown on the Road to WrestleMania, Randy Orton bent the knee to the Eater of Worlds, pledging fealty, and refusing to face Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania. A Battle Royal will be held next week to seemingly choose a new opponent for Wyatt. It’s an interesting wrinkle, but somehow, I still think the Viper faces Wyatt in Orlando.

Lesnar Retires from MMA – Cageside Seats

While there’s been no official announcement, a UFC spokesperson confirmed to MMA that Lesnar will not be returning to the UFC after his USADA suspension for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs prior to his UFC 200 fight.

Emmalina Update – Pro Wrestling Sheet

Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that the unveiling of Emmalina and the scuttling of the Emmalina character in the same segment on Raw was a result of WWE producers pulling the plug on the character after multiple rehearsals left the producers unsatisfied Emma was pulling the act off correctly.

The Morning Roundup 2/14/17


Festival of Sadness – YouTube

The Festival of Friendship turned sour last night on Raw when JeriKO exploded as Kevin Owens turned on Chris Jericho. Owens brutally attacked Jericho after he poured his heart out to the prizefighter about having his back during his championship reign. Something tells me Owens’ conversation with Triple H, shown earlier in the evening, has something to do with the attack.

Ohno Challenges Roode – Cageside Seats

The other KO, Kassius Ohno aka Chris Hero is wasting no time getting in on the NXT Championship picture. In a tweet from Triple H it was announced that Ohno would be challenging Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship at an upcoming NXT television taping at the University of Central Florida.

Chavo Guerrero, Sr Passes – WWE

A member of the legendary Guerrero family passed away this weekend, as Chavo Guerrero, Sr., known to WWE fans as Chavo Classic, passed away at 68. His death was announced by his son Chavo Guerrero, Jr on Instagram. Guerrero, Sr. was a former Cruiserweight Champion and a legend in the NWA California territory.

Rosa Mendes Retirement – Pro Wrestling Sheet

WWE diva Rosa Mendes announced her retirement from in-ring action on her Instagram. Mendes recently gave birth to her first daughter and is devoting her time to being a mother. Mendes last competed on WWE Television at the 2014 Tribute to the Troops and was last in action at all on a European tour in April of 2015.


WWE Elimination Chamber 2017 Results


Finally, our long national nightmare is over and Bray Wyatt is, at last, WWE World Champion.  In the climax to last night’s Elimination Chamber match and PPV, the Eater of Worlds eliminated then-WWE World Champion John Cena and former WWE World Champion AJ Styles to win the richest prize in Sports Entertainment.  Wyatt is now slated to face Royal Rumble Winner and tag team partner Randy Orton at WrestleMania.  Let’s run down the Chamber match and the rest of the evening of graps action.

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE World Championship: Bray Wyatt defeated John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Baron Corbin, & Dean Ambrose 

AJ Styles and John Cena started the match, packing a mini version of their Royal Rumble match into the first period of action before being joined by the third entrant, Dean Ambrose.  Ambrose wasted no time upping the craziness by being the first man of the evening to jump off of the roof of one of the pods in the redesigned Chamber.  Speaking of the “all-new” Chamber, the re-design made for some excellent camera angles during the broadcast including an excellent moment with Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles smashing each other into new clear portions of plexiglass above each pod.

Next into the Chamber was the eventual winner Bray Wyatt at #4, followed by Baron Corbin at #5.  Corbin had a dominant run in the match laying out Cena, Ambrose, Styles, & Wyatt before taunting and waiting on the Miz to enter the match at #6.  As the Miz demured, Dean Ambrose was able to roll up Corbin for the first elimination of the match. Corbin, upset with the elimination, raged against Dean Ambrose by slamming him into a pod and hitting the End of Days to set up Ambrose for the second elimination by the Miz. Corbin is now positioned either in the short-term or for WrestleMania as an Intercontinental Championship challenger.

With the Miz falling to John Cena as the third elimination we were down to the final three of Bray Wyatt, AJ Styles, & John Cena.  After a number of near-falls between Styles & Cena trading finishers, Cena attempted to finish off both men with a dive from atop a Chamber pod.  Seemingly in control, Cena attempted to AA Wyatt, only to be countered into Sister Abigail for the elimination.

Down to Wyatt & Styles, after an excellent sequence of back and forth moves, Styles attempted a Phenomenal Forearm but was caught and hit with a Sister Abigail for the victory.  After the match, Wyatt and now challenger Randy Orton stared each other down from their respective positions in the Chamber and on the stage.

Overall, the match was excellent and the retooled Chamber looked great on television.  Wyatt’s coronation as champion was strong and smartly done as he eliminated the current champion and the former long-time champion, making him the clear legitimate title holder.

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