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.

Friday, June 13, 2014

WWE Releases Brodus Clay, Evan Bourne, Aksana, and Many More

Evan Bourne ReleasedIt seems like it's been a couple of years since WWE had one of their infamous sprees of releasing talent, but today a major housecleaning took place that released an array of talent ranging from those that haven't been seen in months to some that were seen as recent as Monday's RAW.  Some say the releases were caused by the lack of success/revenue from the WWE Network, but in reality some of these talents haven't been on TV in so long it's surprising they were even still with the company.

The complete list of released talent is: Evan Bourne, Brodus Clay, Drew McIntyre, Aksana, Jinder Mahal, Teddy Long, Curt Hawkins, Yoshi Tatsu, Camacho, JTG,  and referee Marc Harris.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Seth Rollins Makes a Main Event Move by Turning on The Shield


It's been the talk of the wrestling world in the past 24 hours - the shocking turn by Seth Rollins on his fellow Shield members Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns.  The move worked perfectly in that it got the audience talking, and even better wondering what will happen next.  The move shook up the groundwork that had been laid in these last few post-WrestleMania weeks, which undoubtedly added to the shock value of seeing Seth Rollins being the guy to break away from The Shield.

Traditionally, the weeks following WrestleMania each year are rather "slow" as WWE has to start from scratch and begin the build toward their next huge event while still wrapping up issues that carry over from the year's biggest event.  The same can be said for this year, as the fallout from WrestleMania has continued on with John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority, and The Shield vs. the reformed Evolution being the main points of interest.  The Shield vs. Evolution has been intriguing on many levels; for one The Shield becoming the breakout "good guys" in the situation taking on a group of veterans in Evolution has been all about portraying the "new school" vs. "old guard" idea. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Remember When...Bobby Heenan Debuted the WCW Title on WWF TV

Heenan WCW beltIt's been quite a while since there has been a new edition of the "Remember When..." series, so today we're bringing it back with a look at one of the most shocking (yet somewhat under recognized) moments from the early 90s. 

In 1991 it was clear that the WWF and WCW were the two major pro wrestling companies in the country, and while they were in competition with one another, you would never hear one acknowledge the other.  Hulk Hogan had been the top WWF guy throughout the 80s and Ric Flair was that guy for WCW (formerly the NWA.)  The dream match between the two was the darling of wrestling magazines and fan conversation, but a real encounter was something that never seemed like it would be real...until a bombshell dropped by Bobby "The Brain" Heenan on an otherwise typical episode of "Wrestling Challenge" changed everything.