Welcome to another edition of Ready to Ramble. I tend to write about a few different topics and items that have happened in WWE recently, but this time I’m keeping it to two specific factions; Evolution and The Shield. (more…)
Superstar of the Week: Bad News Barrett
After week of speculation, Barrett is back to working in the ring. The “bad news” gimmick is alright in my opinion, I’m just not all that crazy about the name change. Bad News Barrett beat Dolph Ziggler on Raw to advance to the semi-finals of the #1 Contender’s Intercontinental Championship Tournament. In addition to that win, Barrett went over Sin Cara on Main Event. (more…)
If you are a regular wrestling fan, than you might have noticed something on television lately, or the lack of something on television. It looks like WWE has started to completely forget the United States Championship, to the point where Dean Ambrose has been coming to the ring without his title. Having titles phase themselves out isn’t anything new in WWE, but I noticed that Dean Ambrose is still listed as the champion on WWE’s website. (more…)
WrestleMania is this Sunday, and it is always an exciting time for anyone who is involved in the business of professional wrestling. The mainstream media attention surrounding the biggest show of the year results in a massive amount of interest in this particular form of entertainment, as wrestling promoters around the world observe increased attendance at their shows and training sessions. Then there is us, the fans, the ones whom this spectacular event is aimed to appeal to. At the end of the day, WrestleMania is about making the wrestling product as accessible, entertaining and memorable as possible. The world is watching, and it is safe to say that with the recent launch of the WWE Network, the company is under tremendous pressure to deliver. (more…)
It’s that time of year again. Wrestlemania approaches, and with it, the inevitable defence of ‘The Streak’. For 21 matches over a quite incredible 23 year period, The Undertaker has defeated every single competitor he has competed against on the ‘Biggest Stage Of Them All’. While undoubtedly a remarkable feat, and one almost certainly never to be repeated, I’m faced with the saddening realisation that this year The Phenom’s match just doesn’t have its usual appeal. (more…)
With Wrestlemania only 2 weeks away, there is a lot going on inside the WWE. There is so much focus on the main events (Undertaker/Lesnar, Bryan or HHH/Batista/Orton, John Cena/Bray Wyatt) that the mid-carders who carry the company are kind of lost in the shuffle. (more…)
It was the second day of March, on a cold Sunday night. I went to Bloomington, Illinois for my fourth WWE event. I’ve seen quite a few wrestlers since going to Raw in St. Louis three years ago heading into WrestleMania 27. I’ve been to three house shows in Bloomington, Springfield, and now back to Bloomington again. (more…)
If you missed this past Raw, then you missed a very exciting event for the WWE Universe. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns a.k.a. The Shield, finally made the inevitable face turn against Kane. The segment featured Kane calling out Jerry Lawler as an accomplice to the Occupy Raw movement that occurred last week. As punishment, Kane ordered to have The Shield corner Jerry Lawler so he could attack him. Before this punishment could be delivered, Seth Rollins got on the mic and told Jerry lawler that they always do what is best for business. This resulted in the official Shield turn, as they attacked Kane and saved Jerry Lawler. So why exactly is this best for business?
What a week this has been. Elimination Chamber, the WWE Network, Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker returned, and we are over a month away from WrestleMania! Even though several things could go under some of the categories, I’m going to try and stick to one. (more…)
I remember the good old days, a million years ago in the 80′s, when I was a kid watching the WWF on Saturday mornings. The characters were pretty straight forward back then, I knew who to boo and I knew who to cheer based on their actions in the ring, or how they cut their promos. These days? Not so much.
This week was filled with hype for Elimination Chamber and the WWE Network. I’m not sure what it is, but it doesn’t feel like WrestleMania season yet, and I’m hoping that with these two big events coming up, plus the return of Hulk Hogan, that I will get that feeling that’s been lacking. Now it’s time to break down the action of the last week in The Five-Count! (more…)