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Dave Bautista Comments On #Broken Matt Hardy, Has It Jumped The Shark?

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In a quoted tweet of our own Chad Dukes this afternoon, former WWE Champion, Chad Dukes Wrestling Show guest, and friend of the show, Dave Bautista shared his thoughts on “Broken” Matt Hardy and the “Broken” universe currently sweeping through Impact Wrestling. Spoiler alert: he doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Much of Broken Matt’s mania has surrounded his desire to protect the heir to his broken brilliance, son King Maxel. This week on Impact Wrestling, Hardy announced that at next week’s Total Non-Stop Deletion episode of Impact from the Hardy Compound, Maxel would be making his “in-ring debut,” resulting in the video retweeted by Dukes of King Maxel “deleting” along with his family, clad in his own version of his father’s ring attire.

As we all know, Big Dave is a good friend of the show and follows Big Shooter on Twitter, so after seeing the clip Bautista took time out of his busy schedule of being in ridiculously good shape with a wildly successful movie career (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 in theaters May of 2017 and Blade Runner 2049 coming soon), to offer his thoughts on the video.

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The Morning Roundup 12/5/14

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Sting’s Contract Status– Lords of Pain

Busted Open Radio is reporting that Sting’s WWE deal is for six appearances, one of which will be Wrestlemania 31, and one was his appearance at Survivor Series.

Batista Joins Cast of “Spectre” – 20th Century Fox

Our pal Dave Bautista is blowing up huge. First it was Guardians of the Galaxy, then it was Kickboxer, now he’s slated to be one of the major villains in the new James Bond film, Spectre.

Dana White Talks CM Punk in UFC – TMZ

TMZ is stoking the flames of the rumors of CM Punk trying his hand at MMA with a story that White says he wouldn’t mind talking to Punk about and MMA career.

Third Kevin Owens Vignette – YouTube

The third vignette for the former ROH Champion, Kevin Owens (Steen) aired last night on NXT. Owens’ vignettes have been three of the best build for a new superstar in recent memory. Each one has contributed to developing a fully formed character before he’s even hit TV. Owens makes his debut at next week’s NXT Takeover: R Evolution.

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista on Chad Dukes Versus The World

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Member of Evolution, six-time World Champion, and oh — the star of Guardians of the Galaxy  — Dave Bautista aka “The Animal” Batista made a surprise phone call to Monday’s Chad Dukes Versus the World.  The pair discusses Guardians, director James Gunn, his upcoming Kickboxer remake, Roman Reigns, and more.

For those of you living under a rock, Bautista plays Drax the Destroyer in Guardians and the WWE Superstar is being hailed by many as the breakout star of the blockbuster film. The opening weekend success, a record breaking 94 million dollars in North America alone, has taken many by surprise considering the relative obscurity of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise in the comic books.

“It’s just as big of a surprise to me as it is to you,” Bautista joked. “I knew it was going to be great, I just didn’t know how people were going to accept my take on Drax. I just don’t think it was what people were expecting. Are they gonna love him or are they gonna hate him.”

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The Day After: Raw 6/3/14 “Why Seth Why!?”

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In a completely unexpected turn of events, Seth Rollins betrayed Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to join Evolution in place of Batista, who quit the group earlier in the evening. The angle, which turned an uneven edition of Raw into a buzz-worthy event also set the internet ablaze with chatter.

To those decrying the move, I don’t have much for you. I loved it. When pro wrestling makes me feel something, be it joy, be it anger at a performer, it pulls me in like it did as a child for the first time. If you’re angry at Seth Rollins, it succeeded. Embrace it. You’ve been worked and so was I. Completely shocked. I love being surprised. I love losing myself in the story. Sitting up after Raw for hours wondering where the story will go next. Call me a mark but it’s exhilarating and tonight’s ending was just that. No one expected after last night that any member of the Shield would defect to the crew they spent Sunday night at war against. If they said they expected Rollins to turn especially, they were lying.

Whatever Evolution offered Seth Rollins to betray his comrades: cash, lifetime memberships to every Cross Fit in the USA, unlimited indie rock music on iTunes, a WWE Championship match; it was worth it. After Elimination Chamber, it appeared to be foregone conclusion we’d be losing our Hounds of Justice. They were bickering the cracks were evident. However, calmer heads prevailed and the group seemed more unified than ever over the last 3 months. That’s what made Seth Rollins’ turn such a gut punch.

Had they pulled the trigger back in February, would we have talked about the dissolution of the Shield with the same fervor that the internet has last night and this AM? I’m doubtful. At that point, it appeared the end game for dissolving the team was to launch Roman Reigns. This situation is a much more impactful launching pad for the singles careers of all three members of the Shield. With the unexpected turn of Rollins, Seth immediately gets elevated to the VIP villains section by hooking up with Triple H & Orton. By proxy, Ambrose and Reigns have a new challenge (Evolution WITH Rollins) and the contentious dynamic between those two can be explored without the calming influence of the Architect.

It remains to be seen if Reigns and Ambrose will seek reinforcements from NXT or if we’re looking at a 2 on 2 war at Money in the Bank, but moving forward long-term, the prospect of Ambrose vs. Rollins is real and Roman Reigns is one pissed off Samoan ready to rampage through the Summer. I just went from six to midnight.

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The Day After: Payback

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The third WWE pay-per-view of the WWE Network era continues the streak of top-notch pay-per-view matches in 2014. January saw Wyatt-Bryan, February saw Shield-Wyatts, Wyatt-Cena & the Bryan saga at Mania, and May had the Shield-Evolution war. Tonight we witnessed another night of fun, fun, WWE action and two more matches to add to that list.

But that’s just my opinion. What did you think? Check out the results with my reactions and give me a shout in the comments. Also check out Martel’s Shield piece from this morning.

The Shield swept Evolution 3-0 in the No Holds Barred Elimination Match. 

Very good. A crazy, chaotic brawl. Keep the Shield together forever!  The story of the match was Evolution slowly taking over the match and beating the living hell out of the Shield in order to isolate Roman Reigns, but ultimately their hubris backfired resulting in a clean sweep for the Shield. Evolution put over the Shield HUGE. Take that Triple H haters.

After a crazy brawl to open the match, things settled down for a portion only to break wide open once more for the home stretch. There were no eliminations until roughly 25 minutes into the 30 minute match and how those eliminations came about was fantastic. Late in the match after hitting Reigns with a triple powerbomb, Evolution then took out Rollins & Ambrose in the entry way. With his partners out, HHH, Batista, & Orton proceeded to pull Reigns inside and go all Sandman on his back (sans flack jacket) with Kendo sticks.

When all seemed lost, the comeback began. As they continued the punishment in the aisle, SETH ROLLINS FROM THE TITANTRON! Rollins’ jump from the screen turned the tide with all 6 men crawling back to the ring. One by one the Hounds of Justice took out their opponents. A spear taking out Batista. Dirty Deeds takes out Orton. Flying Knee and a spear eliminates Triple H. Clean F’N Sweep. Amazing.

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