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Ready To Ramble: Evolution and The Shield


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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…)

Yes! Now What?


Daniel Bryan has finally reached the mountaintop of the WWE. More specifically, he lasted more than one day as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. What happens next now that Bryan’s supporters have what they’ve been begging for since August?

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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. (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. (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. (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. (more…)

Manipulation


Most people equate wrestling fan’s IQ to that of a slow moving turtle. That is to say, not much of one. While we all know this not to be the case, the fact is that wrestling fans as a whole are easily manipulated. Take, for instance, the short evolution of The Shield.

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The Undertaker’s Streak Loses Its Appeal


photo 3It’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…)

Mid-Card Glass Ceiling Club


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…)

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. (more…)

A Shield Turn Is Best For Business


 

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?

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The Five-Count: The Uso’s Win Gold, Main Event Live, CM Punk Gone?, Three Triple Threat Matches At WrestleMania?


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The Five-Count: Cesaro’s Big Week, Batista vs. Orton, WWE Network, Bright Future Ahead


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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…)

Heroes and Villains


"Mr. McMahon" Was A Great Heel

“Mr. McMahon” Was a great Heel.

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.

 

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The Five-Count: Cena vs. Cesaro, The Shield/Wyatt Family Feud, No Wins For Christian, Elimination Chamber


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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…)