Monday, August 18, 2014

WWE SummerSlam 2014 Results

Brock Lesnar SummerSlam 2014In what many are calling the best SummerSlam event in many years, the 2014 edition delivered some quality in-ring action and the continuation of many stories we've seen built over the past few months.  Of course the main event of John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar delivered but maybe not in the way many expected, and the match with maybe the most build which was Stephanie McMahon vs. Brie Bella took a turn that will undoubtedly see that feud/story continue on.  Let's jump right in to the results:

Pre-show:

Rob Van Dam defeated Cesaro

My how the mighty have fallen; just a few months ago Cesaro was a part of one of the spotlight moments at WrestleMania 30 when he hoisted The Big Show up and over the top rope and won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and now he's losing pre-show matches.  Of course Rob Van Dam is no slouch to lose to, and they're most likely just holding Cesaro off until the right time to put him back in the spotlight, but still he has lost a huge amount of momentum lately.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Alberto Del Rio Released by WWE

Alberto Del Rio Released WWE made a fairly big move this week by releasing Alberto Del Rio; the move wasn't without some controversy as it was related to an incident that apparently occurred backstage that involved Del Rio slapping a member of the WWE.com staff.  No concrete details are available, but WWE has moved quickly in parting ways with the former WWE Champion Del Rio.

Alberto debuted in WWE in 2010 with a big buildup that almost immediately threw him into the main event picture.  His promo videos built him up as a rich snob that looked down on everyone else, which made him an easy to hate character right off the bat.  Though many may have not realized, Del Rio was no rookie at the time; the son of Mexican wrestling legend Dos Caras and the nephew of WWE Hall of Famer Mil Mascaras, Del Rio had an established history in both pro wrestling as well as MMA.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Sting Makes First Ever WWE Appearance at San Diego Comic Con!

 
If WWE wanted to make a splash at San Diego Comic Con this year, they have done just that; not only did they advertise appearances by a unique lineup of heavy hitters like Daniel Bryan, Paul Heyman, and even Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, but a major home-run surprise is what really created a buzz for both WWE and Mattel at comic con: the first live WWE appearance of Sting!

As most of you know, Sting's WWE 2K15 game commercial created a ton of buzz about Sting finally working with WWE and now this latest appearance only furthers the notion that Sting is indeed working with WWE since this San Diego Comic Con event was not 2K related.  While this event was for Mattel and was to showcase their new line of WWE figures (a new Sting figure is included) it only shows that Sting is on good terms with WWE and will most likely debut on WWE TV at some point in the next year.

Monday, July 21, 2014

WWE Battleground 2014 Results

WWE Battleground 2014WWE's Battleground pay per view is in the books, and as expected it was pretty much a build up show to next month's SummerSlam which is considered the second biggest show of the year behind WrestleMania.  Below are the full results of Battleground along with a brief description of all the happenings:

Preshow:

Adam Rose defeated Fandango

This match was pretty much a vehicle to further the situation between Fandango and Layla/Summer Rae; Rae and Layla accompanied Rose's "Rosebuds" to the ring for the match.  Of course Summer and Layla distracted Fandango and ended up slapping him, ultimately causing Fandango to suffer the loss.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sting Set to be Featured in WWE 2K15 Video Game

WWE 2K15 StingThe yearly WWE video game release has been the platform that laid the groundwork for some big returns to the company over the past few years; in 2012 Brock Lesnar made his first appearance in years with WWE in that year's game before eventually making his in-ring return a few months later, then last year The Ultimate Warrior made his first WWE appearance in over 17 years when he filmed a commercial for the game and was a playable character as well. This year WWE's 2K15 video game will feature a legend that has never appeared in a WWE ring....until now, as it has been announced that "The Icon" Sting will be appearing in his first ever WWE game as a pre-order bonus character.

Sting has been the lone figure in wrestling that always remained true to WCW throughout his career; while others went back and forth between promotions in the 90s, Sting was THE WCW guy that never wavered.  When WCW closed in 2001 and many talents from WCW attempted a WCW run, Sting always held back and realized that he may not be used to his full potential.  In recent years, while Sting has competed mainly in TNA, every year there has been a growing up that Sting would finally jump ship and hopefully take on The Undertaker in a dream WrestleMania match.