The Five-Count: Seth Rollins Shocks The World, Del Rio/Ziggler, Barrett & Paige

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Payback is behind us and Money in the Bank is on the horizon. While the summer tends to be a slow time for WWE, I usually love the angles and storylines they execute during this time. Monday’s shocker was definitely surprising and I would love to see more of these unexpected angles happening to keep their weekly programming intriguing and unpredictable.  [Read more...]

Money In The Bank: Just A “B-Level” Show

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For the first time since its inception as a Pay Per View, I am not interested in Money in the Bank, as of right now. There are a couple of reason for this, which I will explain throughout this article, but first I want to say that I am extremely disappointed that Money in the Bank already feels like a shell of itself. Money in the Bank Pay Per View was well on its way to replacing Survivor Series as a “Big Four PPV” in my opinion and has been one of my favorite events of the year, but unless something changes, Money in the Bank is just another B level show. [Read more...]

Is WWE Learning From Their Mistakes

Daniel Bryan Welcome back everyone to the greatest literary experience you will ever partake in. Ok well it will at least be the best one for the next few minutes. This past week I was lucky enough to take my nephew to see Smackdown live in Kansas City, MO at the Sprint Center. While in attendance I saw a lot of things I liked such as Bo Dallas vs. Tyson Kidd (This could have the potential to be an extremely entertaining feud if Kidd’s television exposure was on Raw and not Total Divas). I got to see two big men put on a clinic when Sheamus took on Bray Wyatt. Wow these too put on an amazing match and it was really great to see Sheamus giving it his all even though he just seems to be floating aimlessly right now. On a side note I also think it’s coming across as if Sheamus is just John Cena’s stand in for the feud with Bray Wyatt because Cena doesn’t want to work Main Event or Smackdown. But I digress. [Read more...]

The Five-Count: Bad News Barrett vs. Dolph Ziggler, Evolution and The Shield, Overused Matches, Daniel Bryan’s Extreme Rules Opponent

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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. [Read more...]

Triple H – Is The Criticism Deserved?

Triple H suitFor the past few years, it appears Triple H has come in for major criticism regarding the way he conducts himself in WWE. Recent arguments I’ve heard range from having his close friends compete successfully during the Royal Rumble, to the burying of new talent like Curtis Axel and Daniel Bryan. If you add these to the many Triple H stories over the years, such as entering a relationship with Stephanie McMahon which led to his main event push, it’s clear that Hunter’s career is a great topic to discuss. As ever, people will agree with my article or they won’t, and make their feelings known in the comments column. But, whilst watching RAW the night after WrestleMania I had a crazy idea that may just be a talking point amongst the IWC and fans in general. What if Triple H wasn’t actually burying top talent? What if he was pushing them? You decide. [Read more...]

How To Fix The United States Championship

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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. [Read more...]

The Good, The Bad & The Likely: A Look at WrestleMania XXX

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. [Read more...]

WWE Live: Road to WrestleMania

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. [Read more...]