The night of SummerSlam 2018 was home to a moment that many fans (like myself) of Becky Lynch have been waiting for. A heel turn. A chance to see a somewhat new dimension to her character (yes, I know she was a heel in NXT, but it was two-dimensional as she was essentially just part of Sasha’s heel posse ). This time, after watching the first-ever SmackDown Women’s Champion not get her chance to reign again, getting passed over by Charlotte Flair (so WWE can create a championship pedigree for her to match her father’s) and never getting even with winning the title back from quite possibly the best heel in the Women’s division, Alexa Bliss, the time was now. And it…was…WONDERFUL! It must have been, since WWE is scripting this for us to boo her, however all we can do is cheer for her Continue reading “WWE, I KNOW You WANT Me to ‘Boooo’ Becky Lynch, but Nawww-Bruuuh…”
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?”
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!”
This past Sunday night, while Becky Lynch was becoming the first-ever WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion at the ALSO-first SmackDown-exclusive pay-per-view event (since February 2007’s No Way Out) WWE Backlash, the Arizona Cardinals paid tribute to her in a very interesting way. After Larry Fitzgerald scored a touchdown in the Cardinals’ home opener for the season, the stadium speakers played her awesome theme music. Woah-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-ooooooohhhhhhh…
Back on July 19th, the WWE held its first Brand Draft since 2011, creating two different and exclusive talent rosters for Raw and SmackDown. However, back on July 7th, a Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton match was announced for this year’s WWE SummerSlam, and what makes this match very interesting is the fact that Lesnar and Orton haven’t worked a televised match together since 2002. Back in 2002, after the first WWE Brand Extension Draft in April, both superstars were on SmackDown for a brief period of time and first worked a match together on the main roster on September 5th.
And now, for something completely different… When John Cena debuted in WWE in 2002, he was inspired by a speech given by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon to the rising stars of the company, exhorting them to show “ruthless aggression” to earn a place among the legends, Cena took advantage of the opportunity to face Angle. Cena managed to counter the Angle Slam and the ankle lock submission hold, but ultimately lost to a … Continue reading John Cena vs. Kurt Angle…IN A RAP BATTLE!
Ever since WWE extended Monday Night RAW from a two-hour show to three hours, they’ve had some difficulty providing entertaining programming to fill the entirety of the show — I’d suggest more matches, less segments/interviews. Adrian Fylonenko of The Bleacher Report suggest that the WWE bring back the Cruiserweight (or Light Heavyweight, if you prefer), European, and Hardcore championship titles to help the WWE keep up a solid, quality program for all three hours of RAW, as the reintroduction of these belts could and would create more dynamic storylines and feuds on RAW and –should it go the three-hour route as well — SmackDown. Essentially: WRESTLING > VIDEO FLASHBACKS. Continue reading “WWE Should Bring Back These Three Championship Titles…”
Yesterday, a viral ad from the WWE website and YouTube page proclaimed that a “Revolution is coming.” There was no type of detail in the ad, as it composed mostly of stock riot and protest footage intercut with bombings, explosions and quick scene transitions (a’la any Michael Bay movie). Even though teaser videos indication some change or storyline are no stranger to the business of professional wrestling, what makes it interesting is that WWE had pulled the ad from its own site and YouTube page. Hmm…