All posts tagged Daniel Bryan

The Morning Roundup 2/9/16

184_RAW_02082016ej_1789-1557788480

Image Credit: WWE.com

No I’m not crying again putting these videos together for you.  For your information, there’s an inflammation in my tear gland, my eyes are just a little sweaty today, or I’ve just been cutting onions, I’m making a lasagna for one.

Well it was a very emotional evening to close out last night’s Raw, with that in mind we’ll make it two days in a row where the Roundup becomes the Daniel Bryan Roundup.  I’ll also have the return of “14o Characters or Less” with the wrestling world’s reaction to his retirement because no dumb soliloquy on how much Daniel Bryan meant to me as a wrestling fan can top the glowing praise of his peers.  If he’s not planning on being brought in to coach smaller guys at the WWE Performance Center over the next few years something’s wrong.

Bryan’s Farewell Speech – YouTube

Raw Fallout: Bryan’s Post Speech Thoughts – YouTube

Bryan Raw Retrospective – YouTube

Let’s serve you up some non-Bryan news after the jump.

Continue reading →

The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 1/13/16

cdw_all

On this episode, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom discuss the latest news on Sting getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, what could happen at the Royal Rumble and if Daniel Bryan is getting released by the WWE.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Listen above & share with a friend.  You can have the show go straight to your device of choice by subscribing on iTunes and/or Play.it.  Also, while you’re on iTunes, leave a 5-star review for your pals.

Daniel Bryan Concussion Update

5 bryan

It’s been a while since we’ve had to deal with the internal struggle of wanting an amazing athlete back in the ring weighed against the future well-being of said athlete.  I’m talking of course about Daniel Bryan’s struggle with injuries since capturing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Mania XXX.  After months of back and forth reports, Bryan has seemed to lay out an ultimatum in a new interview with IGN: get cleared by a third neurosurgeon or retire.

While Bryan states that he has been feeling “great” and has even been cleared by a neurosurgeon who specializes in concussions for the NFL, WWE’s doctors are skeptical and have not cleared him, leading to a tough realization.

“The WWE doctor Joe Maroon [is] amazing and highly respected in the concussion field, and if they send me to a third neurologist who’s also highly respected in the concussion field and they say literally no…well, then is it really smart to go against two doctors? I get all fired up…and then I’m like, maybe that’s not the best thing for me and my family going forward.”

Continue reading →

The Day After: WrestleMania

WM31_Photo_429-781886300

What an absolute bonkers 5 hours of WrestleMania yesterday, one of the best ever IMO.  From Luke Harper killing Dean Ambrose (only figuratively I hope) to the shocking conclusion, for a show that everyone complained about its build…it overdelivered.  Let’s get right to the results.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase MID MATCH turning Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns into Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins.  Rollins went on to pin Roman Reigns and become the NEWWW World Heavyweight Champion.

Let’s start with Reigns-Lesnar.  One of the most bemoaned WrestleMania main events in history prior to the event, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns were telling a great in-ring story of Reigns refusing to quit/trying not to die at the hands of the man who has rag dolled everything in his path in the last calendar year.  A violent, violent affair from the get go with Lesnar being busted open under the eye moments into the contest.  Suplex City and three F-5’s and the Samoan would not be put down, smiling through his punishment.  Finally before the moment that shocked us all, Reigns was able to rally by reversing Lesnar into the steel ring post, opening another cut on Lesnar’s head, his third of the match, and finally staggering the Beast with Superman punches and spears.  And it still wasn’t enough.

Enter Seth Rollins. Rollins changed the whole paradigm of what we think the Money in the Bank briefcase is by calling his shot when both of the potential champions were down rather than picking the corpse over after a match.  After turning in his briefcase, Rollins attempts to curb stomp, Lesnar, who reverses it into an F5, who is then speared by Reigns.  With all three men down, Seth Rollins recovered enough to nail the curb stomp on Roman Reigns to win the title.  What a sequence.

Brilliant, brilliant ending to a fantastic night that sets up so many WWE Championship main event scenarios for the next year. Orton vs. Rollins, Reigns vs. Rollins, Lesnar vs. Rollins, Lesnar vs. Reigns vs. Rollins, hell you even have the possibility of Ambrose vs. Rollins (to make up for the fact that were he not broken in half in the opening match, Ambrose surely would have tried to break up the cash-in as promised). The timing of Rollins finally cashing in…perfect.  Plus all three men come out smelling like roses, you can’t ask for more from the close of WrestleMania.

Continue reading →

WrestleMania Preview and CDW Staff Predictions

20150224_LIGHT_WM31_Match_LesnarReigns_HP

It’s here, it’s here! WrestleMania Sunday. Time to run through the card and get the Chad Dukes Wrestling show & staff picks, including Dukes’ & Thommy’s picks from Wednesday Night’s WrestleMania Preview Show.

Don’t forget! WrestleMania starts at 5PM on the WWE Network with the Kickoff show & with TWO matches on this year’s kickoff I’d expect matches to start around 6PM, so you’re looking at 5 hours of WrestleMania!

WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns 

In one corner, the reigning, defending, newly re-signed WWE World Heavyweight Champion for the past 223 days: Brock Lesnar.  In the other, the 2015 Royal Rumble winner, public enemy #1 of the bitter (sigh) “internet wrestling community”, and the Samoan Dreamboat, Roman Reigns.

The complexion of this match changed greatly just this past Tuesday with the announcement of Brock Lesnar’s re-signing to a multi-year deal with WWE.  Prior to that, those critical of Reigns’ readiness bemoaned the “obvious” coronation of Reigns, but now… all bets are off.

A number of finishes are now on the table.  Does the mainstream coverage of Brock Lesnar on Sports Center turn him face?  Does Reigns turn heel and join up with Heyman?  Does Lesnar retain straight up and continue his “prize-fighter” reign?  Does Reigns still prevail as the Chosen One?  Does Seth Rollins cash-in?

Whatever the eventual outcome, I think this match, and did before the re-signing, will surprise a lot of people as being a really good, big man, HOSS fight.

Predictions:

  • Dukes- Brock Lesnar, Rollins attempts to cash-in, but Lesnar leaves Santa Clara as Champion.
  • Thom- Roman Reigns, Rollins cashes in Money In The Bank.
  • Goat- Brock Lesnar then Rollins cashes in with an outside shot that Reigns interferes with the cash-in after it’s official, giving Reigns and Rollins beef over the Summer over who gets the shot at Lesnar at SummerSlam.
  • Frogman- Brock Lesnar
  • Louis Tully – Reigns takes Lesnar to the limit but ultimately Brock Lesnar retains, no Rollins shenanigans.
  • Alex Wright- Brock Lesnar
  • Richard Martel- Brock Lesnar

Continue reading →

 
%d bloggers like this: