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The Morning Roundup 7/26/16

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Finn Balor Skyrockets to the SummerSlam Main Event – WWE

Talk about strapping a rocket to someone’s back.  Last night on Raw, Finn Balor survived a fatal four way against Kevin Owens, Rusev & Cesaro AND the Raw main event against Roman Reigns to punch his ticket into a SummerSlam main event match against Seth Rollins to crown the first WWE Universal Champion, Raw’s new top prize.

Sasha Banks Wins Women’s Championship – WWE

In another unexpected turn, Sasha Banks captured the WWE Women’s Championship from Charlotte in a barn burner of a match that was presumed to be taking place at SummerSlam.  Congrats to the Boss!

Lucha Underground Future Seasons Update – PW Insider

With season 2 just wrapped, the third season is set to hit airwaves later this year.  As far as future seasons go, season 4 is looking to begin filming late fall\early winter.

Brother Nero Wants to End Versus ‘Taker – With Spandex

I don’t know how an obsolete deleted mule was interviewed without owner of the Hardy Brand, Broken Matt’s blessing, but Jeff Hardy told LA Weekly that he’d love for his last match to be against the Undertaker at WrestleMania in a Hell in a Cell, complete with a Jeff Hardy signature spot to end it all.

The Day After: Survivor Series 2015

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, twice over, following the close of last night’s Survivor Series pay-per-view spectacular.

The 2015 Survivor Series was an overall fun show with two hot opening matches followed by a frenetic tournament ending featuring a Money in the Bank cash-in.  If I had any nits to pick, it would probably be that I wished more of the tournament was included on the pay-per-view.  While some of us bemoan the lack of elimination matches on the card every year, removing it and a few other middle card bouts and focusing the show around the title, with the outstanding quarterfinal matches from Raw moved to this show, in conjunction with the Undertaker’s anniversary could have taken it from just a decent show to home run show.  However, no matter what happens in the network era, you can’t beat the $9.99 price tag.

Let’s start with the biggest focus of the night, the big gold and jewel encrusted championship.

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The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show 10/28/15

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Missed the show live? Remedy that by catching us LIVE next Wednesday and catch up on tonight’s show right here on Chad Dukes Wrestling.com!

On this week’s edition of the Chad Dukes Wrestling Show, Dukes, Goat, & Thom take your calls on WWE’s Hell in a Cell Pay-Per-View and also the boys discuss The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt and what could come from this feud.

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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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