Approximately 19 years, 4 months and 8 days prior from this week’s edition on RAW on Monday, Jeff Jarrett wrestled his final match on the red-brand as part of a tag team match where he and Tom Prichard were defeated by Chyna and Debra on the September 27, 1999 edition of Raw Is War. His last WWE match would be at that year’s No Mercy pay-per-view in a blow-off losing the Intercontinental Championship in a Good Housekeeping match. While Jarrett made an appearance on the January 28th edition of RAW (where Elias prevented he and Road Dogg attempting to sing “With My Baby Tonight”), and this year’s Men’s Royal Rumble match, he finally had a match against Elias on this past Monday’s episode of RAW. In the process, he set a new record; AIN’T HE GREAT?!?!
A show of hands: who felt physically exhausted after watching WWE WrestleMania 34 this past April? I’m talking about starting the near SEVEN HOURS show from the pre-show kickoff to the WWE sign-off graphic with Roman Reigns covered in blood. **raises hands** With RAW being 3 hours (thank you for the condensed 1-1/2 hour re-braodcast, Hulu), SmackDown likely move to Fox and possible extension to 3 hours, and now every pay-per-view being brand-combined and extended by another hour, you’d think that WrestleMania and the other “Big Four” events that already use the RAW and SmackDown rosters (SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, and Survivor Series) would be exempt. Well, as far a WrestleMania is concerned, L-O-L of course not; it appears that next year’s WrestleMania might find a way to go even longer than this year’s, somehow…someway. Why God? Continue reading “Who’s Ready for an EIGHT-HOUR WrestleMania 35?”
In a backstage segment on this past week’s Monday Night RAW, Finn Balor stated that not only would he enter this year’s Royal Rumble match, but also that he’d be partnering with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson in a six-man tag team match against Elias (Sampson) and the Miztourage (Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel) later that night on RAW. While this type of announcement likely wouldn’t be that intriguing involving anyone else, what makes this declaration matter is that Balor, Gallows and Anderson would be reviving their partnership in Japan as founding members of the popular stable, the Bullet Club. Continue reading “Monday Night RAW Featured a mini-reunion of the original Bullet Club; it was TOO SWEET, if I say so myself…”
Well, all it took was for Jerry Lawler to get another Jerry (Lee Lewis) to give WWE the rights his biggest hit for the RAW-exclusive Bad Blood pay-per-view to be renamed “Great Balls of Fire.” Oh boy… However, I will say that the prospect and anticipation for a Universal Championship match with Brock Lesnar defending against Samoa Joe — as well as Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in an Ambulance Match — has amped for the show. But just like WWE, they just have to quintuple-down on the pay-per-view absurd title of “Great Balls of Fire” by having a gaggle of WWE Superstars “sing” the lyrics to the Jerry Lee Lewis’ hit tune in the above promo video. Continue reading “Warning: This Video Contains WWE Superstars Singing ‘Great Balls of Fire’; You’ve Been Warned…”
Yesterday, WWE announced that Charlotte Flair, daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, made history by becoming the first female Superstar in the company’s history to main event a pay-per-view, Raw and SmackDown in singles matches. Flair completed this trifecta this past Tuesday night on SmackDown Live when she competed with SmackDown Women’s champion Naomi to a no contest in the main event, after multiple main event matches against Sasha Banks on Raw, as well as at the 2016 edition of Hell in a Cell. Continue reading “Charlotte Flair Becomes 1st Woman in WWE History to Main Event on PPV, Raw AND SmackDown!”
In case you missed it (likely you didn’t), professional wrestler Daniel Bryan (or Bryan Danielson) officially announced his retirement from professional wrestling due to issues stemming from multiple concussions. While it’s sad to see him go, I’d much rather have him walk away from the business on his own accord rather than have to be carried out. I’ve posted many times about Bryan on the site before (see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE), and after watching him wrestle from his days in Shawn Michael’s Texas Wrestling Alliance back in 2000 to his WWE run, I’m going to miss seeing him on TV, but I’m glad I got to see his work when I did. #ThankYouDanielBryan! Continue reading “#ThankYouDanielBryan”
Remember last week when #1 contender for the WWE World Championship Brock Lesnar beat up a car — that belonged to J&J Security — live on Monday Night Raw. Well, if you saw this AND you enjoy playing video games every now-and-then (sarcasm), then you know very well who else does that? That;s correct; Street Fighter characters. I would say “check out the answer after the break,” but I have a feeling you know where I’m going with this…
Continue reading “Brock Lesnar Destroys A Car Live AND in Street Fighter-Style…”
A couple of weeks ago, Monday Night RAW took place in Cleveland, Ohio, and WWE’s own Seth Rollins took to the ring to deliver an epic and flaming takedown of every Cleveland-based sports franchise, including giving Johnny “Football” Manziel (GIG ‘EM!) a very sophisticated insult of a name: Idiot Face. Clever Seth, REEEEAL clever….NOT!! Anyway, you can watch that clip above, as Seth also cruelly predicted that LeBron wasn’t going to bring the city an NBA Championship they’ve longed for.
Well, he certainly called it, huh? Continue reading “How WWE Champion Seth Rollins Helped The Golden State Warriors Win The NBA Finals”
Brad Maddox, the once-screwy referee turned Raw General Manager — and let’s not forget that he’s quite a talented wrestler — hasn’t been showcased much AT ALL on RAW, SmackDown, NXT, or ANYTHING for that matter, and it’s a shame. Despite that, he’s doing all he can to remain visible through a funny news show with an adorable child and that AWESOME promo he cut on the WWE App (yeah, the FREAKING WWE APP), it’s getting him anywhere. Maddox can’t wait for WWE’s creative team to do it, and unfortunately he can’t get all by his lonesome.
Continue reading “Brad Maddox’s YouTube Show Showcases A Superstar Needing A Good Push”