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Sheamus talks Elimination Chamber, WWE Network, Rugby, & Shield versus Wyatts on Chad Dukes vs The World

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This evening on 106.7 The Fan’s Chad Dukes vs. The World, our own Chad Dukes had the opportunity to chat with the Great White, Sheamus.  The Celtic Warrior is a fabulous ambassador for the WWE brand and was funny and engaging as always. These two warriors, one in the ring and the other vs. The World, convened to discuss Sheamus’ recovery from surgery, the grueling Elimination Chamber match, WWE Network, England vs. Ireland in Six Nations Rugby Match, and the Shield versus the Wyatts.  Check out the full interview below.

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You can follow Sheamus on Twitter at @WWESheamus and as always thank you to our pal Joe V for setting up the interview. Hit the jump for all the highlights!

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NXT Recap 1/1/2014

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Byron Saxton kicked off the first NXT show of 2014 by informing the audience that Tyler Breeze was in the arena.  Lana then made her way to the ring, and did her usual Russian introduction for Alexander Rusev.  The Bulgarian Brute was set to take on Kofi Kingston, a challenge that Rusev laid out two weeks ago.

  • Match 1 – Alexander Rusev made quick work of the former Intercontinental Champion, forcing him to submit to the Accolade.

You may recall that we previously reported that Rusev could be making his way to the main roster sooner rather than later.  The big man has a great look, can really move in the ring, and has a foreign-language speaking mouthpiece who excels at drawing heat (think: Ivan and Ludmilla Drago).  Continue reading →

NXT Rewind Recap – 12/25/2013

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The 12/25 episode of NXT served largely as a recap of events from 2013…

  • Highlight superstars who transitioned from NXT to the main roster: The Wyatts, The Shield, Damien Sandow, Fandango & Summer Rae, Xavier Woods, Big E Langston.
  • Spotlight on NXT wrestlers who could be the WWE superstars of tomorrow: Aidan English, Sami Zayn, Bayley, and others.
  • “Match of the Year” – highlights of Sami Zayn vs. Antonio Cesaro, 2 out of 3 falls

A couple of noteworthy items from tonight’s broadcast on Hulu Plus…

  • Devine interviewed Sami Zayn.  The former Generic Luchador said he had his sights set on Bo Dallas and the NXT Championship, but first had to overcome the hurdle that is Leo Kruger.  Zayn challenged the South African to a match next week on what will be the first NXT broadcast of 2014 – 2 out of 3 falls.
  •  In the main event of NXT Rewind, Antonio Cesaro defeated William Regal in a mostly technical wrestling contest.  In what could be foreshadowing of a face turn, the Swiss Superman was hesitant to finish off Regal after stomping down hard on his head.  Cesaro eventually hit the Neutralizer for the win.  After the match, Cesaro and Regal shook hands.

Next week on NXT -

  • Kofi Kingston will answer the challenge of Alexander Rusev
  • Natalya vs. Emma, to determine the #1 Contender to the NXT Women’s Championship
  • “Prince Pretty” Tyler Breeze vs. Mason Ryan
  • 2 out of 3 Falls – Leo Kruger vs. Sami Zayn

Classic WWE Championships, Modern WWE Superstars

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The clear #1 Seed of WWE Championship Designs for many is the classic “Winged Eagle” belt. Well, my proverbial and literal belt dropped to the floor at the sight of the above picture and the new gallery currently up on WWE.com of classic WWE Championship designs being held by current WWE Superstars.

Championships included here are the European Championship, the old Womens Championship, and the classic WWF Tag Team Championship. I was never a big fan of the European Championship, but seeing it on the shoulder of guys like Cesaro, Barrett, and its rightful owner have me pining for the strap’s return.

Check out the full gallery HERE.

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VIDEO: William Regal versus Daniel Bryan from 2001


It’s a pretty slow news day, so we’ve decided to delve into the YouTube archives and give you a Friday video treat.

It’s a match from 2001, featuring then WWE Commissioner William Regal against a fresh faced lad named Bryan Danielson in Memphis, Tennessee.

At the time Regal was helping train WWE Superstars in Memphis Championship Wrestling, one of the early WWE Developmental Territories, and Danielson was under a WWE Developmental Contract for the first time.

Enjoy!

 
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