Brian and Steve are back to talk WWE Raw from Monday night including Kane attacking Daniel Bryan and why Bryan will likely be out until Extreme Rules, John Cena against the Wyatt Family, Evolution and The Shield talking back and forth, the tournament for the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship and more. Plus, talk about WWE Network and some new documentaries there, Ring of Honor and your questions.
The voice of Ring of Honor Kevin Kelly talks about the company’s upcoming debut on PPV with the “Best in the World 2014″ show on Sunday, June 22, how big a step this is for the company, the PPV business today, where ROH is as a company now, shades of gray in wrestling, his style now compared to when he was with the WWE, working alongside Steve Corino, the passing of The Ultimate Warrior, the end of The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania, his time in ECWA and more.
Brian and Steve recap WWE Raw from Monday night including the return of Evolution, the first round of the tournament for the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship, the latest chapter in the John Cena – Wyatt Family feud, how Extreme Rules looks to be coming together, the Ultimate Warrior tribute, some other news and notes including Eric Young becoming the TNA World Champion along with your questions.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer talks about the passing of the Ultimate Warrior and his legacy, WrestleMania 30 which saw the end of The Streak with Brock Lesnar defeating The Undertaker and when that decision was made, Daniel Bryan getting his big win, how to best use both Lesnar and Bryan going forward, young talent in the WWE, the WWE Network so far and their subscribers, the upcoming WWE TV deal and more. And follow Dave on Twitter @davemeltzerWON.
Brian and Steve discuss both WWE Raw from Monday night and WrestleMania XXX with Brian being in New Orleans to cover the entire week of festivities as the talk about Brock Lesnar beating The Undertaker to end The Streak, Daniel Bryan winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the follow up on Raw including the new talent influx, Paul Heyman’s glorious promo, Cesaro becoming a ‘Paul Heyman Guy’ and much more including your questions.
Brian and Steve talk about the sudden passing of the Ultimate Warrior at the age of 54, growing up as Warrior fans, his return to the WWE and being inducted into the Hall of Fame over the weekend and more.
No one saw it coming at WrestleMania 30 with Brock Lesnar being the one to end The Undertaker’s legendary streak, leaving the audience with their jaws dropped and some even driven to tears.
The crowd at Raw the following night was still buzzing following the loss and not to happy about it either.
That set up the perfect atmosphere for one Paul Heyman to do his thing in front of this raucous audience. And he was up to the challenge, relishing the moment alongside the conqueror Brock Lesnar.
Heyman proceded to deliver one of the most epic, glorious promos you will ever hear and possible the greatest one in his three decade career, toying with the fan’s emotional and pulling them in every direction.
Here is the video of his promo in its entirety:
Paige made the quite debut on WWE Raw last night in New Orleans, defeating AJ Lee in an impromptu match to win the WWE Divas Championship.
Backstage, Paige could not hold back her emotions and broke down in tears and other divas including Natalya, Emma, Summer Rae, Lana, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes and more embracing her with a huge hug.
Here is the video of that including Paige trying to put her big moment into words.
John Cena speaks to the media before WrestleMania 30 about the event, the young crop of stars in the WWE and who he would like to work with, wrestling The Rock the last two years, movies and more.
Hulk Hogan talks to the media before WrestleMania 30 about the big event, the WWE Hall of Fame, running into The Rock for the first time in years, seeing the Andre the Giant statue which brought him to tears, returning to the company and more.
STAMFORD, Conn., April 7, 2014 – WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that WWE Network has 667,287 subscribers and is well on its way to reaching its goal of 1 million subscribers by the end of 2014 just 42 days after launching in the U.S., making it the fastest-growing digital subscription service. This announcement comes following a historic WrestleMania® 30, which aired live on WWE Network as well as on pay-per-view through satellite and cable providers from a sold-out Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
WWE Network launched on February 24 in the U.S. and will be rolled out in Canada, the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Nordics in late 2014/early 2015.
WWE Network is the first 24/7 streaming network that provides access to live and scheduled programming, including all 12 live pay-per-view events, as well as the most comprehensive video-on-demand library. Available for only $9.99 a month – with a six month commitment – fans can subscribe to WWE Network at WWE.com. WWE Network is available on connected devices including Apple TV, Roku streaming devices, Sony PlayStation® 3, Sony PlayStation® 4 and Xbox 360. WWE Network is also available through the WWE App on iOS devices, including Apple iPad and iPhone, Amazon’s Kindle Fire devices and Android devices as well as on desktops and laptops via WWE.com.
Brian Fritz is joined by Scott Fishman from the Mercedez Benz Superdome following WrestleMania 30 as they recap the event including Daniel Bryan coming away as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, The Undertaker’s streak coming to an end after losing to Brock Lesnar, what that means for Taker going forward, John Cena defeating Bray Wyatt and the rest of the show including Cesaro standing out and more.
It’s the biggest show of the year, the Superbowl of sports entertainment, WrestleMania 30 takes place tonight at the Merdedez Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA in front of what will likely be more than 70,000 fans and also airing live on the WWE Network beginning at 7p ET.
The card is now set with one match on the two hour pre-show and then seven more on the main show which will last nearly four hours. Here is the lineup and my predictions for the matches.
Many people wondered what exactly The Ultimate Warrior would say on his long-awaited return to the WWE. And he did not disappoint headlining the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA as one of seven new members.
After becoming one of the top stars in the WWE during the late 80’s and 90’s, Warrior — which is his real name after changing it from his given name Jim Hellwig years ago — and the company parted ways in 1996. Since that time, both sides had been very outspoken about one another especially after the WWE released the DVD “The Self-Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior”, a scathing portrayal of the man behind the character.
Coming up on Saturday night, the WWE will induct seven more members into its Hall of Fame. It’s an interesting lineup to say the least with plenty of characters and even controversial choices. The entire ceremony will air live on the WWE Network beginning at 9pm Eastern.
* The Ultimate Warrior
An iconic character from the 80′s known best by fans for his wild entrances running to the ring and his even wilder, nonsensical promos that he would scream out. Warrior’s big moment was defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI which many people thought would be the passing of the guard but it was not and Hogan would return to take the top spot in the company. He had plenty of detractors from his peers for his style, especially since was not a very good wrestler and his erratic personality. That’s likely why Linda McMahon will be introducing him and not a fellow wrestler.
WWE superstar Daniel Bryan talks with Brian Fritz about WrestleMania 30 what could be the biggest night of his career, how he would set up the match order at WrestleMania, dealing with his increased fame, handling the schedule, YES chants and more.
WWE superstar Seth Rollins talks with Brian Fritz about WrestleMania 30, The Shield and being close with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, getting more offense in their matches lately, facing the Wyatt Family, joining the WWE and more.