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My Thoughts on the Current State of WWE

Posted by on Mar 2, 2015

With Wrestlemania 31 just around the corner, I feel it’s time to start sharing my thoughts again on what’s going on in WWE.  I plan to give my thoughts on RAW each week once again, plus give my predictions and review of Wrestlemania once it rolls around.  I also have in the works a reworking of the site to make it more mobile friendly so you’ll be seeing some changes to the site design over the next few weeks. It seems like the time before Wrestlemania season is always a little dull.  This year has been no exception.  The time between Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble saw some of the worst RAW episodes I’ve seen in a long time.  Nothing of note really moved along.  Once the Royal Rumble happened things seemed to pick up just a bit.  I felt the Rumble itself was very up and down.  The highlight of the event, by far, was the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Seth Rollins.  Those three guys put on a show!  Lesnar...

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Raw

Raw Thoughts – March 2, 2015

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015

I’m starting a new format for my weekly Monday Night Raw thoughts.  I will no longer give a rating for the show.  I’ll simply share what I thought about certain parts of the show and how things are moving forward heading into the next event.  This month’s next event happens to be the grandaddy of them all, Wrestlemania. I must say that when I heard Jon Stewart of the Daily Show was going to be a part of the show that I cringed a little bit.  Usually celebrity guests on the show are just a waste of time.  However, this time it kind of worked.  Stewart pointed out some things about Rollins that were relevant to what’s currently happening with him.  For instance Stewart pointed out that Rollins didn’t beat Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble and how he had help securing the Money In The Bank contract.  It really helped build Seth Rollins toward Wrestlemania.  It’s shaping up that Rollins will be taking on Randy Orton at the big event.  They’ve been teasing it for months and it’s looking like Orton...

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NXT

NXT Quick Thoughts for Oct. 2 Show

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014

This past Thursday’s show had two championship matches and I’m mainly going to focus on them.  Both matches were very good and I was thoroughly entertained. Charlotte and Bayley started off the show with an NXT women’s championship match.  It was a decent match and was on par with their match at Takeover last month.  Charlotte really showed off her skills in this match and was dominant for the most part.  She added a wrinkle to the figure four leg lock by applying a bridge to the hold which was cool.  I love that NXT gives their women time to put on a good match.  If only the ladies of the main roster were given that kind of time on Raw or Smackdown then people would probably treat their segments as more than a bathroom break.  Anyway, good match and I’m hoping they’ll tussle again.  However, it looks like Sasha Banks might be next in line for Charlotte’s title as she attacked Bayley in a backstage segment after the match.  Will have to stay tuned for that one. Hideo Itami got...

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Pay Per Views

Survivor Series 2014 Review

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014

Survivor Series 2014 is in the books and here’s my review of the entire event.  I scale each match based on a 5 star rating system, zero being abysmal to 5 which is perfect.  I’ll also include how my predictions for the night went as well (which were terrible by the way).  After each individual match I will summarize the event with an overall score.  The overall score is an average of each match.  So, let’s get started! The Miz & Damien Mizdow DEF. The Dust Brothers, Los Matadores & The Usos to Become the NEW WWE Tag Team Champions Decent match to start the night.  Everyone got a fair amount of time in the ring.  The crowd was chanting for Mizdow to come into the ring for about the entire match.  The Dust Brothers controlled the match for the most part as they mainly beat up on Los Matadores.  It looked as though the Usos were going to get the win after performing their finisher on Stardust.  However, Miz made the save and then Mizdow tagged himself in to steal...

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Raw Thoughts – March 2, 2015

Raw Thoughts – March 2, 2015

Mar 3, 2015

I’m starting a new format for my weekly Monday Night Raw thoughts.  I will no longer give a rating for the show.  I’ll simply share what I thought about certain parts of the show and how things are moving forward heading into the next event.  This month’s next event happens to be the grandaddy of them all, Wrestlemania. I must say that when I heard Jon Stewart of the Daily Show was going to be a part of the show that I cringed a little bit.  Usually celebrity guests on the show are just a waste of time.  However, this time it kind of worked.  Stewart pointed out some things about Rollins that were relevant to what’s currently happening with him.  For instance Stewart pointed out that Rollins didn’t beat Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble and how he had help securing the Money In The Bank contract.  It really helped build Seth Rollins toward Wrestlemania.  It’s shaping up that Rollins will be taking on Randy Orton at the big event.  They’ve been teasing it for months and it’s looking like Orton will finally turn on Rollins and the Authority for good within the next week or two.  Even if Rollins and Orton face each other at Wrestlemania, Rollins could still insert himself into the WWE title match by taking advantage of a worn out opponent when the match is over.  He teased such a scenario during the opening segment. Speaking of the opening segment, it was nice to see Rollins and Reigns have another confrontation.  Rollins is really standing out above the other former Shield members even though WWE has decided to put Roman Reigns in the main event slot.  Reigns actually challenged Rollins to go ahead and cash in his Money in the Bank contract at Wrestlemania to make the championship match a Triple Threat.  Rollins wouldn’t have it, though, because he wants to save it for when the champ in vulnerable.  He laid out every possible scenario for cashing in the contract, so it’s a pretty safe bet that Rollins will become WWE Champion very soon.  No one has ever cashed in the contract at Wrestlemania, so Rollins could be the first....

My Thoughts on the Current State of WWE

My Thoughts on the Current State of WWE

Mar 2, 2015

With Wrestlemania 31 just around the corner, I feel it’s time to start sharing my thoughts again on what’s going on in WWE.  I plan to give my thoughts on RAW each week once again, plus give my predictions and review of Wrestlemania once it rolls around.  I also have in the works a reworking of the site to make it more mobile friendly so you’ll be seeing some changes to the site design over the next few weeks. It seems like the time before Wrestlemania season is always a little dull.  This year has been no exception.  The time between Survivor Series and the Royal Rumble saw some of the worst RAW episodes I’ve seen in a long time.  Nothing of note really moved along.  Once the Royal Rumble happened things seemed to pick up just a bit.  I felt the Rumble itself was very up and down.  The highlight of the event, by far, was the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match between Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Seth Rollins.  Those three guys put on a show!  Lesnar came out looking like an unstoppable monster and it was the perfect way to build him toward Wrestlemania.  Seth Rollins also came out of that match looking like a star as he held his own throughout the entire match and showed he’s a legitimate title contender in the near future.  He does hold the Money In The Bank Contract, so WWE might pull the trigger on him at Wrestlemania or soon thereafter. The Rumble match itself was a major letdown.  Daniel Bryan surprised everyone by coming back sooner than expected from his long absence from injury.  His early exit in the Rumble was extremely disappointing and took the energy out of the match.  Not to mention that the crowd became extremely hostile after he was eliminated.  Roman Reigns won the Rumble in one of the most awkward victories I’ve seen in the history of the event.  I’m not unhappy that he won, I just wish WWE had booked the ending better.  The crowd absolutely laid into Reigns with a chorus of boos.  The Rock even came out to try and help Reigns, but...

Time off for the Year

Time off for the Year

Dec 22, 2014

Hi everyone!  If you’re wondering why there hasn’t been a new Raw Review and a review of the TLC PPV, it’s because I’m taking a little time off from the site.  I need to re-evaluate some aspects of it and will be back writing reviews and thoughts again when the new year starts.  It seems at this time of year the WWE mails it in on their shows and it’s been showing quite a bit lately.  I will tell you, I thought the TLC PPV was horrible.  The only good matches were Ziggler-Harper and Ambrose-Wyatt.  Although the Ambrose-Wyatt match was ruined by a really lame finish.  So, I’ll be back next year when I start my Raw Reviews again with the first one of the new year.  My goal is to get my thoughts out the day after the shows instead of waiting a few days like I have been.  Also, I want to try to get some NXT stuff on the site, just haven’t been able to settle on how I want to do it.  I should just evaluate each show like I do the main shows.  I will say this, I think NXT is putting on a much better product than the main shows have been.  Their last special event was AMAZING! Anyway, everyone have a Merry Christmas and Happy New...

Raw Thoughts – Dec. 1 Edition

Raw Thoughts – Dec. 1 Edition

Dec 2, 2014

What I Liked: New Day Looked Impressive Seth Rollins Had a Good Promo on Cena A.J. Lee Beating the Crap out of Nikki Bella Paul Heyman Making an Appearance Mizdow Getting Some Ring Time Dolph Ziggler Picking Up the Victory in the Main Event Once Again What I Didn’t Care For: Opening Segment Drug On Usos Getting Another Title Shot Re-Treading Rusev vs. Jack Swaggar Another 6 Man Tag Match Too Many Commercial Breaks.  Way Too Many. Rating: * I hate to say it, but it really does look like WWE is mailing it in for the rest of the year.  I tuned out for most of this show and the endless commercial breaks really killed this show.  Not to mention most of the content wasn’t completely compelling.  I’ll focus on what I enjoyed and try to keep things positive, even though this was one of the worst RAWs of the year. The opening segment set things up for the Main Event at the TLC PPV.  John Cena will face Seth Rollins in a Tables match.  An interesting twist to this match is that if John Cena loses, then he will no longer be the #1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.  I actually like this stipulation as it adds importance to the match.  I do wonder if they’re going to add another stipulation for Rollins if he loses.  I’ll be interested to see if that happens.  Also, this could be used to avoid yet another match between Cena and Lesnar.  Not holding my breath, but at least that possibility is there. A.J. Lee finally got a measure of revenge against Nikki Bella.  They’ll more than likely have their rematch for the Title at TLC, although it hasn’t been announced yet.  The only explanation that was given for Brie turning heel was that “blood if thicker than water”.  We’ll see if that holds true when the Title rematch happens. Glad to see Paul Heyman back, even if it was a pre-taped segment.  It let everyone know that Brock is still the champion and that even though he’s not there weekly it makes him a special attraction.  I’m probably in the minority, but I...

Raw Thoughts – Nov. 24 Edition

Raw Thoughts – Nov. 24 Edition

Nov 25, 2014

This is going to be a tough article to get through.  Another pretty mediocre RAW.  This is becoming a bad habit from the WWE. What I Liked: Daniel Bryan Coming Back to Send off The Authority Bray Wyatt Getting Revenge on Dean Ambrose A.J. Lee Calling out the Bellas Kane Running the Concessions Dolph Ziggler Finally Being Elevated to Main Event Status…Perhaps What I Didn’t Care For: Still Cutting to Commercial for Just About Every Match Brie Bella Apparently Turning Heel for no Reason Big Show Using the Same Excuses from His Last Heel Turn Adam Rose and The Bunny Ran its Course from Day 1 Larry the Cable Guy was not Funny Lame Ending to RAW that Saw the Return of the Anonymous GM Rating: ** There was not a whole lot to like about this week’s RAW and perhaps I’m a bit too generous with the rating.  After such a tremendous main event at Survivor Series the night before, this was such a total letdown.  We saw the exit of the Authority from power which was helped along by the appearance of Daniel Bryan.  It was very fitting that he would be the one to give them their final sendoff after all the crap they put him through last year.  It was a really good start to RAW, but things sort of fizzled from there. Ryback got a semblance of revenge against Mark Henry for his loss at Wrestlemania 29 almost two years ago.  It was nice to see him get some retribution, finally, for that as that one event started Ryback’s downward spiral.  It was a very quick squash match, so hopefully that also made up for Ryback’s quick exit from the main event the night before. Ambrose got an Intercontinental Title opportunity against Luke Harper.  It was a pretty good match that ended in a DQ.  Dean Ambrose was going to do the same thing to Harper that he did to Wyatt the night before, but Bray Wyatt came out and attacked him from behind.  He started piling chairs onto Dean Ambrose to get some revenge on having the same thing done to him at Survivor Series.  Their match at...