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The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show: Happy Halloween Havoc!

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This week, Chad Dukes, Loud Goat and Thom preview Hell In A Cell and discuss TNA vs. Billy Corgan, Mick Foley screaming at us and Vince cutting Brock’s segment short. #BelieveInTheWide

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WWE SummerSlam 2015 Results

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Another biggest party of the summer has come and gone and controversy reigns supreme once again, only this year it wasn’t a Money In The Bank cash-in but a disputed finish.  While Takeover set a high bar for the weekend, SummerSlam was an enjoyable card in its own right.  Of course when a non-finish occurs in a WWE main event the keyboard warriors come out of the woodwork to declare the show as “Worst SummerSlam ever.”   While the finish wasn’t perfect, for me it didn’t detract from a Lesnar-Undertaker war that was way more enjoyable than I had anticipated.

The Undertaker was awarded the match over Brock Lesnar after Lesnar passed out in the Hell’s Gate submission. 

The confusion began when the bell rang while the Undertaker was locked in Brock Lesnar’s Kimura but the referee (or the cameras) did not see Taker tapping out but the timekeeper rang the bell.  Charles Robinson restarted the match and one Taker low blow later, the Deadman slapped on Hell’s Gate and Lesnar defiantly refused to tap out.

Overall, the match was a fun physical brawl built to give Taker some of his mojo back while also protecting their $$$ draw, Brock Lesnar.  So while not a satisfying finish, it makes total sense to me.

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WWE Summer Slam 2015 Preview

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The Wrestlemania of the summer is here! Now 4-hours, SummerSlam kicks off tonight at 7 PM from Barclays Arena in Brooklyn, NY on pay-per-view and the WWE Network.  Following last night’s Takeover this show has a lot to live up to, so let’s run down the card and get you ready for tonight’s festivities!

Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker 

Not much needs to be explained about the main event of SummerSlam.  At Wrestlemania XXX, Brock Lesnar ends the streak and he and Paul Heyman spend over a year reminding the WWE Universe of that fact at every turn.  Now, the Deadman has returned to take another shot at the Conqueror after costing him the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Battleground.  I suppose you could bring up their previous encounters in the mid-2000s, but this one is all about redemption for the Streak.

Amazing stat: this will be Undertaker’s first SummerSlam match 7 years, and his first non-WrestleMania pay-per-view match in 5 years.

Winner Takes All- WWE World Heavyweight Championship vs. WWE United States Championship:  Seth Rollins vs. John Cena

What started out as a war of words, with Cena chastising the Architect’s cheating ways as champion, turned violent during a United States Championship match between the two on the July 27th Raw.  During the Cena victory, Rollins broke Cena’s nose with a brutal knee strike, putting the status of a Winner Takes All match in question.  After emergency surgery, Cena finally accepted the match to co-main event SummerSlam.

Despite widespread criticism of his reign, as a huge fan of 1980’s Ric Flair, Rollins has been killing it the cowardly heel champion role and with Cena’s recent turn as United States Champion his in-ring work has been some of the best of his career.  I’m expecting another great match from two of WWE’s top talents.

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WrestleMania Preview and CDW Staff Predictions

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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

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The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Interview with Paul Heyman

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“Going into WrestleMania, and the fact that he’s going to have Roman Reigns sacrificed at his feet is demonstrative of the greatness of Brock Lesnar.”

The Advocate for the Beast Incarnate and the Reigning, Defending WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, Mr. Paul Heyman joined the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show last Wednesday to discuss Lesnar’s main event championship match this Sunday at WrestleMania in Santa Clara, CA. As always you can catch it LIVE on pay-per-view and the WWE Network.  Just $9.99 by the way.

Heyman and Dukes discussed Heyman’s the microphone “issues” he’s suffered as of late, his client Brock Lesnar, writing wrestling in the digital age, and NXT, as well as discussing some of the other matches on the WrestleMania card including Bray Wyatt versus the Undertaker and Sting versus Triple H.

Thank you to the Advocate for joining us on the show!  Follow Paul Heyman on Twitter @HeymanHustle.

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