My Problems With Night Of Champions

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Night of Champions is always an interesting pay-per-view, in my opinion. We are coming off of the summer’s biggest event, SummerSlam, and we get to see new storylines, continued storylines, and every championship on the line. Something that I pointed out in The Five-Count this weekend was the fact that every championship match had decent build and the card was very solid going in. After the first hour of this year’s Night of Champions, I was already fed up with the show.  [Read more...]

Roman Reigns Injured: What Next?

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Earlier today wwe.com broke the news that Roman Reigns had been rushed into a hospital in Nashville to have emergency surgery on an “incarcerated hernia” At time of writing Reigns surgery had been deemed a success and he would be staying in hospital overnight as a precaution to prevent infection. All being well this type of surgery will require a 4-6 week recovery period which according to Dr Chris Amann  “Most of the time, the recovery time for something like this in terms of returning to physical activity is between four and six weeks. This was a pretty significant hernia, so it will probably be closer to six weeks.” That in itself is a fairly long time in wrestling, as the landscape can change suddenly, however when one considers Reigns positioning at time of injury it could be a blessing or a curse depending on the point of view.

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The Five-Count: The Wyatt Family, Reigns/Rollins, Cameron Botches, Night Of Champions

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I’m back with a lot to talk about! Night of Champions is coming up tomorrow and I wanted to make sure I got this done and out there for you all to read before the PPV arrived. There’s been several article ideas cross my mind this week that I wasn’t able to work out long details to make a whole article, so you’re going to see some of those things at the end!

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Night Of Champions (2014) Fantasy Card

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Your Commissioner of Creative is back, and I am here to show you how awesome Night of Champions could be if I was hired by WWE. I am not saying I hate every decision WWE has done with the build towards Night of Champions, but let’s be honest, Raw has sucked recently. I will keep with the concept that every title must be defended, and I will make my card based on the events of the last PPV, as well as using some of the ideas WWE has done over these past few weeks. I can not use any superstars that are injured or inactive either. So let’s get booking.

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Has Cena Changed Enough Since SummerSlam?

Vince McMahon claimed in an investor call some years ago that Pay-Per-views are sold as a spectacle and purchased for their originality. Taking that concepts we look at the current main event scene and the past two Pay-Per-Views, as even with the invention of the WWE Network, these events need to be taken seriously. So now the new WWE logo has been unveiled, the subscribers for the Network have been stagnant and layoffs have been massive and far-reaching throughout the WWE. So with subscribers more important than ever, it would only follow that each Pay-Per-View should now be more important than ever, with the main event being the absolute focus; each one needs to be even huger than the last. WWE accomplished this at SummerSlam by putting Brock Lesnar and John Cena in the match and showing fans the Super Human John Cena getting completely dominated for the first time in his career.

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Banzai: The Legacy Of Yokozuna

Rodney Anoaʻi, better known to WWE fans as Yokozuna, will be remembered by fans as one of the greatest big men to ever grace the squared circle. He was one of the first Japanese stars to receive a huge push within WWE, despite the fact he was actually a Samoan, and his achievements earned him a well deserved place in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2012. His size, unique look, and style in the ring made him one of the most feared competitors in WWE during his run with the company. But his size equally became one of his biggest demons and would ultimately contribute to the end of his life in the year 2000. [Read more...]

Random Rants: NXT Rules The World

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Hey Man! Welcome to my new series Random Rants. In this series I will take different topics and pretty much rant about them. They can be good or bad or ugly. I will talk about a variety of different topic from wrestlers, to matches, to shows, the network, or anything that has caught my attention throughout the week involving WWE.

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Stand Back

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For every wrestler who appears on TV today, there are hundreds of talented pro wrestlers who never receive that opportunity, and dozens of talented pro wrestlers who have received that opportunity, but for whatever reason, just wasn’t utilized correctly to foster a long lasting career. Gregory “The Hurricane/Shane” Helms is one of those talents who had that opportunity, but because of the fairly recent steroid abuse concern of this millennium, injuries, interest issues, and his smaller size, he just hasn’t been able to capitalize on that opportunity. I don’t believe that he would be a John Cena or a Roman Reigns, but he could have been a upper mid card fan favorite for quite a long time. [Read more...]

I’m A WWE Fan And I Have Cried

wweThe Four Seasons said Big Girls Don’t Cry. But sometimes it’s ok to cry. Tim McGraw says in his Grown Men Don’t Cry song, “I don’t know why they say grown men don’t cry.” Now what does this have to do with WWE? Well some moments in WWE have brought a tear to my eye. I would like to go over some of those moments. I’m not saying I cried like a baby, but some of these moments gave me a tear in my eye. I was inspired to write this after a couple things from last week which I’ll get to later. [Read more...]

The Five-Count: Jericho In Action, NXT Taking Over, The Bella Twins, Sin Cara/Justin Gabriel

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 Superstar of the Week: Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho put on two good performances this week. Jericho kicked off Raw and went under to Bray Wyatt in a Steel Cage Match. Just a few nights later on SmackDown, Jericho teamed with Roman Reigns and they beat Randy Orton and Seth Rollins. Chris has showed us from the start of his return in 2012 that he still has that magic touch in the ring. He’s put in a lot of time and work to put guys over and we should all be appreciative of this. Wyatt really needed the win on Monday to bounce back from some odd booking this summer. Teaming with Reigns on SmackDown was beneficial to everyone and I really enjoyed the match. [Read more...]

Sean O’Haire: Gone But Not Forgotten

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Yet again this week the wrestling world was met with sadness when another former professional wrestler tragically died at a young age. On September 10th former WWE and WCW wrestler Sean O’Haire was found dead by his father. All reports are that it was suicide and indeed that O’Haire had been suffering from depression. Indeed this is case is extremely tragic as when one looks back over the career of O’Haire it truly is mystifying how he never became a singles champion in the big leagues. Having wrestled for both the major 2 US promotions I am going to take a look at the career of Sean O’Haire and pose the question of why things never went the way they should have done. [Read more...]

NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way Review (9/11/14) – Neville Forgets The Breeze, Acts Like A Kidd, & Makes Sami InZayn?

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NXT once again had another two-hour special live on the WWE Network. ArRIVAL and Takeover both delivered awesome matches that told some awesome stories. The trend continued into last night’s latest event. It seems WWE is sticking with the ‘Takeover’ name, which is actually cool. One thing I do want to talk about before getting into the review, is the NXT tag team match that happened on this week’s Raw. I was amazed and so happy that they did this to promote the show and it’s main event! Awesome, awesome, awesome is all I have to say about it. But enough of this introduction, let’s get down to the review! [Read more...]