Back Off the Conspiracies – Daniel Bryan Will Win at WrestleMania 30

daniel-bryanSince it seems like plenty of people get on their soapboxes these days, let me take a moment to do the same on something that truly drives me crazy as a wrestling fan these days.

For months on end, plenty of wrestling fans haven been firmly behind Daniel Bryan and hoping, praying, shouting in support that he will finally get his shot and be a true main even star in theWWE.  What that truly means is subjective because the argument can easily be main that he has been one for the past year.

Now, Bryan is getting his shot, facing Triple H at WrestleMania 30 on April 6th with the winner squaring off against Randy Orton and Batista for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship later in the show.

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Spoilers For Friday March 28, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Boston, Massachusetts. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

There was a promo by Batista putting over his accomplishments since he’s returned and complaining about being booed and forced into a Triple Threat at WrestleMania. Out came Triple H to tell Batista that he would be wrestling tonight on Smackdown.

-Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (w/Roman Reigns) beat Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre in 4:00. Corporate Kane, Corporate Road Dogg and Corporate Billy Gunn came out onto the stage and introduced The Shield’ss next opponents, Rybaxel.

-Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose (w/Roman Reigns) beat Ryback and Curtis Axel in 8:00. Rollins curb stomped Axel for the win. The highlight was a nice dive by Rollins. Post match, Rollins did a second dive on Ryback, threw him in for a superman punch from Reigns and a triple power bomb. They taunted Kane, Road Dogg, and Gunn, who were still on the stage.

-Sin Cara defeated Damien Sandow in 2:00. Nothing special fans were sleeping.

Somber serious Big Show promo with Rene Young talking about The Wyatt’s having a big problem with him tonight. Batista vs. Sheamus is the Smackdown main event.

-Fandango (w/Summer Rae) defeated Goldust in 5:00. Fandango won after catching Goldust with a kick to the head as he was entering the ring. The last minute featured a lot of fumbling and will take some editing to fix.

-Sheamus beat Batista by DQ in 6:00. Batista bailed before Sheamus could hit the Brogue Kick. Sheamus chased him to the floor and Batista hit him with a chair a couple of times for the DQ. Batista threw Sheamus back inside the ring and hit the Batista Bomb. Batista grabbed the mic and asked Triple H if he and the fans were happy. He said he is winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania and the fans have to deal with it. The match was clunky and both men looked lost at points. The editing team will be busy with the last two matches.

There was a backstage promo with Bray Wyatt discussing John Cena and slaying the giant.

-The Bella Twins beat AJ Lee and Tamina in 3:00. Vickie Guerrero was on commentary. Tamina had enough of AJ and pushed her down. She tagged her in and threw her right into Nikki Bella, who hit the X Factor for the win.

Santino and Emma were at a restaurant on a date. Emma said Santino is a friend with benefits. Santino wanted to tell her something, but Emma said she felt the same way….they will always be the best of friends. Santino was gonna puke. She gave him water, which he spit in her face. Not funny comedy. Pure cheese.

-Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter, Cesaro) beat Jimmy Uso. Swagger won via submission. Hot offense from Jimmy.

-Mark Henry beat The Miz in 4:00. Miz threw Henry over the top rope to show he could eliminate him in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal. Henry threw Miz into the steps, and eventually performed a half hearted World’s Strongest Slam for the win.

Boston gets Money in The Bank on June 29, as Dot Net reported on Monday.

Lana was out for a quick promo in her native tongue regarding Alexander Rusev.

-Bray Wyatt beat Big Show in 4:00. Wyatt won clean with Sister Abigail. This match closed the Smackdown taping…

Dark Match

1. John Cena and The Shield over Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Kane in an eight-man tag. Wyatt challenged Cena to a one on one, Cena said he wanted Rowan and Harper out of the ring. Kane came out said it would be a handicap match with Cena vs. The Family. Vickie Guerrero came back out and made it an eight-man tag. A fun way to send the fans home happy.

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The Good, The Bad And The Dirty From WWE Monday Night Raw

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The second to last of edition of WWE Monday Night Raw before WrestleMania 30 took place last night in Brooklyn, New York. Highlights of the show included a sitdown interview with Triple H, the opening segment with Stephanie McMahon, Batista, and Randy Orton and a John Cena vs Luke Harper match. Starting with this article, we will be giving you the good, the bad and the dirty from each edition of Raw.

The Good

1) John Cena vs Luke Harper: The more I see Luke Harper, the more he impresses me. He has a style mixed with Barry Windham and Bruiser Brody. Cena and Harper had a 15 minute plus match and showed that Cena can work with guys not named Bryan, Orton and Punk. You can tell that Cena is still injured, but is still giving his all and you can tell in this match. The ending was well done to where both guys didn’t have to take the pinfall. Was also good to see Bray Wyatt get the upperhand on Cena once again and create more doubt going into their match at WrestleMania 30.

2) Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins vs The Real Americans: The match started really slow, but really picked up in the last six-seven minutes when Ambrose started to make his comeback. The more I see Rollins, the more I like him as he is finally getting to show the great ring work he possesses. Rollins is very fluid in the moves that he does and gets the crowd behind him in the process. It is good to see WWE keep The Shield together and as babyface with as a lot of money can be made with them on the other side of the spectrum. The only bad thing was Cesaro taking the pin, but that can be forgotten about by the time Smackdown rolls around.

The Bad

1) Opening Segment featuring Stephanie McMahon, Batista and Randy Orton: The segment started good with Stephanie McMahon addressing the fact that Daniel Bryan wouldn’t be on the show due to last week’s beatdown by Triple H. That changed quickly when Orton came out and cut a bland promo about how he respects The Authority and doesn’t disagree with anything she said, but then says he will take no prisoners if HHH gets by Bryan at WrestleMania. Batista was no better when he came out especially when his microphone went and did a mic check. Batista is really missing something with his promos as he can’t pronounce WWE and is lacking emotion when he is out there. Orton taking another spear does nothing to believe that he has any chance of walking out of Mania with the title. Let’s be thankful that this match isn’t a singles match as the WWE would be in a lot of trouble.

2) Titus O’Neil vs The Big Show: Very confusing as to why this match was even happening. If WWE was putting on the match because Show was facing Bray Wyatt in the main event of Friday Nigh Smackdown, then it could have just been advertised and left at that.

The Dirty

1) Final Segment featuring Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker: This segment did nothing to get me interested whatsoever and I don’t fault Paul Heyman. He has done everything in his power to get the match over, but he can only do so much. You would think that since Lesnar and Taker haven’t been in the same ring together in almost a month, you would think Lesnar would get his revenge for Taker putting him through a table. But we got druids bringing out a casket and Lesnar kicking at it a few times before it opened and Taker rose from it. Made no sense whatsoever for Taker to one up Lesnar once again as it seems like the WWE is trying to get by on the fact that the old school and hardcore fans will want to see the match. WWE better do something next week to get the fans more interested or they will be in a lot of trouble heading into a match that you should have been easy to book.

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WWE Raw Recap: Batista Gets Slapped, Brock Lesnar Sees Dead People

stephortonsmugBrian and Steve are back for the weekly podcast recapping Raw from Monday night just two weeks before WrestleMania 30 including Batista getting whacked for offending Stephanie McMahon, no Daniel Bryan, the latest interaction between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker and what is missing in that feud, the undercard for the big event and much more including your questions.

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Scott Hall Makes His First Statement Since WWE Hall Of Fame Announcement

It was announced during last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw that Scott Hall was the latest induction into this year’s WWE Hall of Fame class of 2014. The class includes The Ultimate Warrior, Jake Roberts, Lita, Paul Bearer, Mr.T and Carlos Colon.

Hall released a statement this morning on Twitter discussing the announcement.

The WWE released a video, which you can watch at the top of the page when Hall was known as Razor Ramon. The Hall of Fame takes place the day before Wrestlemania 30 on Saturday April 5, which you can in its entirety starting at 9 p.m. ET on the WWE Network.

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What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw takes place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Last week’s Raw ended with Triple H brutally attacking Daniel Bryan and left him laying.

The Road to Wrestlemania 30 will continue as we are 13 days away from the biggest wrestling show of the year. Bryan is expected on tonight’s show. One would expect him to address what happened at the end of last week’s show. The best bet would be for Bryan to get beat down again to draw more heat to HHH and give Bryan more sympathy heading into their match at Wrestlemania.

It will be interesting to see what WWE does with Randy Orton and Batista tonight. Batista has been kept strong, while Orton has been looking like a patsy taking pinfalls to Bryan two out of the last three weeks. Orton has to look strong tonight to give the impression that he can walk out of Wrestlemania with the title and WWE has to make Batista look vulnerable at some point as he has been protected from that standpoint.

The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar are advertised to be on tonight’s show. Lesnar hasn’t been on Raw in three weeks and Undertaker hasn’t been on the show in two weeks. Lesnar has to look strong tonight because the last time these two were in the ring together, Lesnar took a chokeslam through a table.

Also advertised for the show is the guest host of Wrestlemania, Hulk Hogan. Also action movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger will be on the show to promote his new movie, “Sabotage”.

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Top Five Matches In The Career Of John Cena

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Wrestlemania 30 takes place in 13 days from the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The top matches on the show include Daniel Bryan vs HHH, Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker, Randy Orton vs Batista vs either Bryan or HHH and John Cena vs Bray Wyatt.

Throughout the next two weeks as we approach the biggest wrestling show of the year, we will be taking a look back at some of the best moments in the career of some of the superstars in the top matches.

John Cena has been the biggest star in the WWE for the last ten years. Cena is a 14 time WWE/World Heavyweight Champion and will be facing Wyatt at the “Showcase of the Immortals”. Cena has been in some of the biggest matches in the last decade and now we will take a look at the top matches in the career of Cena.

5) John Cena vs The Big Show for the United States Title at Wrestlemania 20: This was Cena’s first ever Wrestlemania as he had debuted in the middle of 2002, but did not appear at Wrestlemania 19. Going into Wrestlemania 20, Cena was on the rise as he had turned babyface at the end of 2003 and was riding a wave of momentum against Show. This match kicked off the card with Cena winning his first ever title in the WWE.


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4) John Cena vs JBL for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 21: After winning the United States title at Wrestlemania 20, Cena held the title on and off throughout 2004. After winning a number one contender’s match over Kurt Angle the previous month, Cena moved onto Wrestlemania 21 to face JBL for the WWE championship. At that time, JBL was the longest reigning WWE champion in the last decade, holding the title for over nine months. Cena ended up walking out of Wrestlemania 21 defeating JBL to win his first WWE championship.

3) John Cena vs CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank 2011: This is a match that Cena did lose, but this match had a lot of significance to both guys and their respective careers. Heading into the match, Punk’s contract was expiring and no one knew whether he was resigning with the company. Cena has always been known as a guy who works hard, but hadn’t had many standout matches. Added into the match was the fact it was held in Punk’s hometown of Chicago. The crowd was electric as they were chanting Punk’s name the entire night and Cena came out with his head down, focused and booed out of the building. Combine all of those factors, Cena and Punk put on the best match in 2011 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated and one of the best matches in the career of Cena even in defeat.

2) John Cena vs The Rock for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 29: This match in terms of work rate wasn’t a five star classic, but was significant. Cena and Rock battled at Wrestlemania 28 with Rock coming out on top after not competing for eight years. Rock’s next match was against CM Punk for the WWE Championship at Royal Rumble 2013 and won his first WWE title in ten and a half years. The match was the main event of this show, which was held in the number one market for the WWE, New York/New Jersey. Cena won the match to win his 13th Heavyweight Championship and was a passing of the torch as after the match, Rock walked up the rampway with Cena saluting him and raising his arm.


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1) John Cena vs Shawn Michaels on Monday Night Raw- April 23, 2007: Cena and Michaels faced each other at a few weeks earlier in the main event at Wrestlemania 23 with Cena retaining the WWE Championship. A few weeks later the two squared off again in the main event of the April 23, 2007 edition of Monday Night Raw in a non-title match in London, England with Michaels winning in a 40 plus minute classic. This was quite arguably not only the greatest match in the history of Raw, but it was the greatest match in the career of Cena. This was also deemed the match of the year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated for 2007.


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Give us your thoughts and if you would replace any of these matches in the career of John Cena.

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Mick Foley on Daniel Bryan, Comedy and his Amazing Package

foleywinkMick Foley talks about his WrestleMania dream vacation package which you can buy raffle tickets to (RealMickFoley.com/raffle) with all proceeds going to RAINN, all the amazing things that the winner gets, staying so busy in retirement from wrestling, some frustrations he has had with the WWE and being so public and honest about them, the current Daniel Bryan run, his comedy shows, dealing with people that interrupt him, his Santa Claus documentary and more.

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Scotty 2 Hotty on Being in the Ring More, Young Talent and Theme Parks

scottywwe13Scotty 2 Hotty talks about appearance at Raw Old School earlier this year, being a part of the NXT Arrival show, why he is back in the ring more often now and working indy shows including with tag-team partner Brian Christopher after being apart for years, getting a chance to see old friends, the new talent in the WWE, helping at the performance center, why he never worked for another big company, becoming a firefighter and the TMZ story on that, being a part of WrestleMania in the past and his thoughts on this year’s show, his affinity for theme parks and much more.

Scotty will be signing autographs at WrestleCon in New Orleans on Saturday and Sunday of WrestleMania weekend.  Also, he is helping with Mick Foley’s WrestleMania Dream Vacation Raffle to support RAINN where the winner not only gets airfare to New Orleans plus tickets to WrestleMania 30, the Hall of Fame, Raw, and a whole lot more including airfare to Orlando, Florida where you’ll spend four nights at an Animal Kingdom resort, four-day parkhopper passes to Disney World and on one of those days Scotty will be your personal tour guide!

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Mick Foley Says That Monday’s Raw Was “Just Right”

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Mick Foley has been critical of the WWE product when it has come to Daniel Bryan. The WWE Hall of Famer went on a rant after the Royal Rumble when Bryan wasn’t in the 30 man Rumble match. Foley has taken to his Facebook to praise the show closing angle on this past Monday’s Raw featuring Bryan, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

FOR ME, RAW WAS JUST RIGHT

Following the brutal beatdown of Daniel Bryan by Triple H on Monday’s #RAW, I received many questions on social media, asking if I thought WWE had gone too far, with many pointing out the beating’s resmeblance to the one I took at the hands of The Rock in the 1999 Royal Rumble. No, I don’t think they went too far. I think they went just far enough.

A few weeks ago, when Daniel Bryan challenged Triple H, and tried to engage the crowd in a “Yes” chant, it seemed half-hearted at best, to the point where I said out loud, in the Foley living room, “he’s trying to sell a match that no one wants to see.” Well, following Monday night, that match has gone from being simply the obstacle Daniel Bryan had to hurdle to get to the main event into a match I now I feel like I need to see.

Yes, it was brutal, yes it was tough to watch at certain points – but it served notice to all of those who had forgotten, that Triple H was one of the best bad guys of his generation – and Stephanie, with her recent work on the microphone, has become an abslolutely compelling authority figure – as effective as I’ve ever seen her; seemingly channelling her inner Vince. I’ve known Stephanie a long time, and somewhere in the McMahon/Helmsley home, she still has the pot-holder my daughter made for her many, many years, ago. No matter what happens in business, she is someone I will always consider a friend. But man, do I want to see her get what she has coming to her? Maybe a WWE Diva who might happen to have a close connection to Daniel Bryan to smack the taste out of her mouth. Any candidates?

Imagine me as Goldilocks, surveying the lay of the WWE land, looking at angles from the past – far past, and recent past, trying to figure out which one is the perfect fit when it comes to selling a match – really, truly turning a match into something that the WWE Universe feels they need to see. That Rumble I did with Dwayne The Rock Johnson with the 11 unprotected chairshots? Too much. Most of what we see in the PG era? No matter how good the wrestling (and much of it is really, really good) – it’s just a little too soft. But what I saw on Monday night? As brutal as it may have been, as tough as it may have been to watch, I thought it was just right.

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Eric Gargiulo Talks WWE Network, Mania 30 and Steve Austin Missing

gargiuloEric Gargiulo of CamelClutchBlog.com talks about his experiences with the WWE Network so far, the marketing of the network, Steve Austin’s relationship with the WWE and why we don’t see him more often, the lineup for WrestleMania 30, what he thought the card was originally going to be, CM Punk walking out on the company, memories of guys coming up through the indies and more.

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John Cena Previews His WWE Wrestlemania 30 Match Against Bray Wyatt

Michael Cole usually does his weekly video interview with WWE COO Triple H. Cole stated at the beginning of the interview that HHH won’t be doing any of the weekly interviews until after WWE WrestleMania 30. The WWE announcer said he will interviewing various superstars who will be appearing on the show. This week Cole sat down with John Cena.

The former WWE champion will be squaring off against Bray Wyatt at the biggest wrestling event of the year. Cena and Cole preview the Wyatt match, comparing Wyatt to The Rock, whether he is fighting for his legacy in this match and much more. You can watch the video at the top of the page.

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Pre-Game Show For WWE Wrestlemania 30 Will Be Two Hours Long

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The WWE is going all out for this year’s WrestleMania 30. WWE.com posted earlier today that WWE WrestleMania 30 will be starting at 5 p.m. ET with a two hour long pre-game show.

The article on the site states that the first hour of the show will be on WWE.com and will be featuring interviews and a panel previewing the card. The second hour of the pre-game will feature an all-star panel will also breakdown the card and also have a match. You can watch the second hour of the show on the WWE Network.

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WWE Wrestlemania 30: John Cena vs Bray Wyatt Video Preview

WWE WrestleMania 30 takes place in 18 days in New Orleans, Louisiana. John Cena heads into the “Showcase of the Immortals” to face Bray Wyatt in one of the top matches on the show. The seeds for the program started when Wyatt cost Cena a chance to regain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the Royal Rumble in January and again at the Elimination Chamber PPV last month.

The WWE released a video on Monday’s Raw previewing the match with the song “Legacy” by Eminem in the background. Check out the well done video at the beginning of the page.

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What Will Be on The New Ultimate Warrior DVD?

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The WWE will be releasing the new Ultimate Warrior DVD on April 1. That will lead into Warrior’s induction in the WWE Hall of Fame four days later. Details have been released on what will appear on the DVD set.

DISC ONE

Warriors Back!

Finding Wrestling

The Blade Runners vs. Perry Jackson & Shawn O’Reilly
UWF- April 11, 1986

Move to WCCW

Dingo Warrior vs. Chris Adams
WCCW- August 8, 1986

Arrival in WWE

Ultimate Warrior vs. Barry Horowitz
Wrestling Challenge- November 7, 1987

Ultimate Warrior vs. Steve Lombardi
Superstars- November 14, 1987

Getting Noticed

Ultimate Warrior vs. Harley Race
Boston, MA- March 5, 1988

Upgrading Warrior

Weasel Suit Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan
Los Angeles, CA- July 15, 1988

Intercontinental Champion

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. The Honky Tonk Man
SummerSlam- August 29, 1988

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Honky Tonk Man
Philadelphia, PA- December 17, 1988

The Macho Man

WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho Man Randy Savage
Boston, MA- February 11, 1989

Simply Ravishing

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Rick Rude
SummerSlam- August 28, 1989

Building Momentum

Ultimate Warrior vs. Bob Bradley
Prime Time Wrestling- September 18, 1989

Ultimate Warrior vs. Brian Costello
Prime Time Wrestling- December 25, 1989

Ultimate Warrior confronts Andre on Brother Love Show
Superstars- July 29, 1989

Memories of Andre

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Andre the Giant
Madison Square Garden- October 28, 1989

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Andre the Giant
Saturday Night’s Main Event- November 25, 1989

DISC 2

Leading to Toronto

Ultimate Warrior Promo “Crash the Plane”
Superstars- March 10, 1990

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Mr. Perfect
Madison Square Garden- March 19, 1990

Running to the Ring

The Ultimate Challenge
WWE Championship vs. Intercontinental Championship Match
Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior
WrestleMania VI- April 1, 1990

Responsibilities of the Champion

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Million $ Man Ted DiBiase
Wrestling Summit- April 13, 1990

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. “Ravishing” Rick Rude
Saturday Night’s Main Event- July 28, 1990

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Million $ Man Ted DiBiase
The Main Event- November 23, 1990

WWE Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter
Huntsville, AL- January 7, 1991

DISC 3

WWE Ultimate Warrior: Ultimate Collection DVDNew Direction

Steel Cage Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho King Randy Savage
Madison Square Garden- January 21, 1991

Ultimate Warrior ends Brother Loves Career
Superstars- March 2, 1991

No Limitations

Career Ending Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Macho King Randy Savage
WrestleMania VII- March 24, 1991

Into the Darkness

Ultimate Warrior on Paul Bearers Funeral Parlour
Superstars- April 13, 1991

Ultimate Warrior vs. The Undertaker
Toronto, ON- June 2, 1991

Returning

Gene Okerlund Interviews Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage
Superstars- July 25, 1992

Ultimate Maniacs

“Riding on the Edge of a Lightning Bolt”
Superstars- November 14, 1992

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Money Inc. vs. Ultimate Warrior & Macho Man Randy Savage
Saturday Night’s Main Event- November 14, 1992

Reestablish

“Faster Than a Cheetah”
RAW- March 11, 1996

Ultimate Warrior vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
WrestleMania XII- March 31, 1996

Warrior Confronts Goldust
RAW- April 8, 1996

Ultimate Warrior Returns!

Vince McMahon Interviews Jerry “The King” Lawler and Ultimate Warrior
RAW- June 10, 1996

Ultimate Warrior vs. Jerry the King Lawler
King of the Ring- June 23, 1996

Going to WCW

Ultimate Warrior Interrupts Hollywood Hogan
Nitro- August 17 1998

Replusive

Ultimate Warrior Promo
Nitro- October 26, 1998

The Right Story

Blu-ray Exclusives

Dingo Warrior vs. Matt Bourne
WCCW- October 24, 1986

Ultimate Warrior and The British Bulldogs vs. Demolition & Mr Fuji
Maple Leaf Gardens- July 24, 1988

Intercontinental Championship Match
Ultimate Warrior vs. Dino Bravo
The Main Event- February 23, 1990

WrestleMania VII Contract Signing
Road to WrestleMania VII- March 17, 1991

Ultimate Warrior vs. Sgt. Slaughter
WrestleFest- March 30, 1991

Intercontinental Championship Match
Goldust vs. Ultimate Warrior
In Your House: Good Friends, Better Enemies- April 28, 1996

Will you be buying the DVD?

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday March 21, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Houston, Texas. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

Kane started off the show and did a promo about how Daniel Bryan is garbage and how the Authority is better than everyone, then the boos and you sold out chants started. He then read a letter from Triple H that explained how he and Stephanie regret what happened on Raw, but Bryan pushed them to that point.

-Fernando (w/Diego) defeated Fandango (w/Summer Rae). The crowd didn’t seem to care. Fernando won with a roll up. It’s a shame these guys are in the spot they’re in because they have so much talent.

-Dolph Ziggler defeated Damien Sandow. Ziggler got a nice pop. Yeah, we have seen this match more times than we’ve seen Cena win the title, but I’ll never get tired of seeing these two wrestle. Sandow got more offense, but Ziggler beat him with the Fameasser.

The Wyatt Family had an on screen promo about John Cena being scared. Not sure if that will make it on TV but the crowd paid close attention to it.

-Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins (w/Roman Reigns) vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. The Real Americans (w/Zeb Colter) vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre (w/Heath Slater) in a No. 1 contenders match for a shot at the WWE Tag Team Championship ended in a DQ. The match was pretty good until there was a DQ when Kane came out and started to attack Reigns, but I’m not too sure if that caused the DQ. Reigns and Kane fought up the ramp when the New Age Outlaws came out to a nice pop, then they started to attack Reigns. While that was happening, Cesaro and Ryback performed their finishers on the other Shield members. Reigns finally got back into the ring and Kane gave him a chokeslam them he left the ring with the Outlaws. I guess we’ll see The Shield vs. Kane and The New Age Outlaws.
They set up Miz TV and his guest was Big Show. They bickered at each other and then Miz brought out Titus O’Niel, Kofi, ADR, Cody, Big E, Henry, Goldust then Sheamus. Sheamus said something on the mic and Miz said they should beat up on Show which resulted in a brawl between all men. The last two men in the ring were Sheamus and Show. Miz tried to help get Show out of the ring but Show threw both men out.

-Alberto Del Rio beat Big E in a non-title match.

-The Bella Twins defeated Natalya and Summer Rae.

There was a backstage promo with all the heels involved in the tag team match. Kane gave The Real Americans and Ryback & Axel tag title matches (at WrestleMania?) and put all members of 3MB in the battle royal. There was a brief Alexander Rusev promo with Lana.

-John Cena beat Luke Harper (w/Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan). Cena and Harper had a short match with a few good spots. The crowd was really into it with the back and forth chants for Cena. Cena ended up winning with the AA then ran out of the ring while the other Wyatts ran in. Afterward, Cena cut a promo, saying that there was another wrestler that had a similar entrance to the Wyatt Family, then said they could rest in peace. Undertaker came out. Taker and Cena cleaned house, causing Bray leave the ring. Cena and Taker hit their finishers on Rowan and Harper to finish the show.

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WWE Main Event Results From March 18, 2014

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Houston, Texas
March 18, 2014

First Match: The Rhodes Brothers vs. The Real Americans

Goldust starts the match with Swagger. Swagger quickly shoulder tackles Goldust out of the ring after a lock up and hitting the ropes. Goldust gets back in the ring and locks up with Swagger again. Swagger shoots Goldust off to the ropes and Goldust shoulder tackles him. Goldust hits a series of moves and has control. Goldust tags in Cody who comes off the rope onto Swagger with a double axe handle. Swagger fights back and tags in Cesaro

.Cesaro hits Cody with a couple European uppercuts and tries to toss Cody out of the ring. Cody holds on and skins the cat back into the ring. He lays out Cesaro and gets a two-count. Cesaro dumps Cody out of the ring and Swagger pulls him off the apron as he tried to get back in. Cesaro covers Cody twice in the ring for two-counts. Cody fights back but is hit with a backbreaker from Cesaro. Swagger is tagged back in and the Real Americans hit a double team move. Cody again fights back and reverses a back drop. Cody then hits the Disaster Kick on Swagger.

Both teams make tags and Goldust comes in to hit a series of moves on Cesaro. Goldust knocks Swagger off the apron and hits the flipping powerbomb on Cesaro. The Real Americans are dumped out of the ring and Goldust and Rhodes hit a pair of dives out of the ring. Back in the ring, Cesaro catches Goldust into a backbreaker. We go to commercial.

Back from the break where the Real Americans have control on Goldust and Rhodes. Cesaro puts a front face lock on Goldust, who fights out of it. Goldust comes off the top rope and hits a hurricanrana on Cesaro. Cesaro is able to tag in Swagger. Swagger hits the Swaggerbomb as Cesaro makes the tag. Cesaro leap frogs Swagger for the double stomp. Swagger is tagged back in and goes to a hold on Goldust. Goldust fights out of it and hits a back elbow out of the corner on Swagger. Cesaro is tagged in and he knocks Cody off the apron before Goldust can tag him. Cesaro does the Cesaro swing to Goldust. Swagger is tagged in. The Real Americans hit a double team. Goldust fights back again. He knocks Cesaro off the apron and throws Swagger out of the ring. Cody is tagged in. Cody hits a series of moves on Swagger. Rhodes hits a double dropkick on the Real Americans. Goldust hits a powerslam on Cesaro. Cody hits the moonsault on a standing Swagger and gets a two-count. Cody goes for the Disaster Kick but is caught. Swagger drops Cody into the Patriot Lock. Cody gets out of lock and hits Crossrhodes on Swagger. He goes for the pin and gets the three count.

Winner: The Rhodes Brothers

We get hype videos for the WWE Slam City Videos, Daniel Bryan YES! Merchandise and The Undertaker/Brock Lesnar WrestleMania Match.

Back from break and we see that John Cena will face Luke Harper on Smackdown this Friday.

Second Match: The Funkadactyls vs. Layla and Alicia Fox

Fox starts the match with Naomi. Fox strikes Naomi hard to start the match, but Naomi eventually rolls her up for a two-count. Cameron is tagged in and they hit double leg drop. Cameron dominates Fox leading to Layla being tagged in. Layla and Cameron trade poses. Cameron takes control of Layla after a kick to the back of the head. Layla fights back and hits a big kick on Cameron. Layla goes to a hold. Cameron fights back but is laid out by Layla. Fox tags back in and kicks Cameron in the stomach. Fox hits a Northern Lights Suplex and gets a two-count. Layla is tagged back in. Layla keeps control of Cameron, but misses a leg drop. Cameron tags in Naomi. Naomi hits a series of moves including a standing hurricanrana. Naomi hits the Rear View on Fox. She then hits the split leg moonsault on Fox and goes for a pin. She gets the win.

Winner: The Funkadactyls

Recap of HHH’s brutal assault on Daniel Bryan was shown.

Third Match: Big Show vs. Titus O’Neil

Titus pushes Show to start the match. Show immediately throws Titus out of the ring by the throat. Show hits Titus with kicks and chops. He hits a couple huge palm strikes to the chest. Titus cuts Show down with a tackle to the leg. Titus puts the boots to Show and hits a leg drop. He goes for the pin but only gets two. Titus goes to a hold on Show. Show gets up and hits a back drop. Titus gets up in the corner of the ring. Show charges on runs into a boot. Titus hits Clash of the Titus on Show. He gets a two-count. Titus beats down Show and hits a standing elbow drop. He gets a two-count pin. Titus hits a splash on Show in the corner. He goes for another, but Show grabs him by the throat. He pushes Titus and then hits the KO Punch. Show goes for the cover and gets three.

Winner: Big Show

UNDERTAKER SEGMENT: 

Back from break where Paul Heyman grabs a mic and gets into the ring. He says reminds everyone who he is and that he represents Brock Lesnar. He says that he means no disrespect to Taker by taking some of his time tonight because Lesnar will deliver him enough disrespect and Wrestlemania. Heyman says that he’s there to deliver a message from Brock Lesnar. Heyman says that the streak is of equal or greater value as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Heyman says that Lesnar’s message to the Undertaker is that the streak will come to an end. Undertaker’s music hits and the lights go dim with Heyman still standing in the ring. Heyman looks on, worried. The lights turn on and Taker is standing in the ring behind Heyman. Taker grabs Heyman by the throat. Taker says that the only reason Heyman will walk out of the building tonight is so he’ll deliver Lesnar a message. Taker says that when he gets to New Orleans, he will slay the beast. He then says that when he’s done, he’ll take the beast’s rotting corpse and throw it into the fiery pits of eternal hell. Finally, Taker tells Heyman that is Lesnar doesn’t understand that message, he’ll be in Brooklyn to deliver the message himself. Taker throws Heyman out of the ring. Taker’s music comes back on and he poses in the ring as Main Event ends.

Josh’s Grade for WWE Main Event: 9/10

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WWE Monday Night Raw Down 300,000 Viewers From Last Week

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We are three weeks away from WrestleMania 30 and it seems like the WWE is heading on a downtrend toward the biggest event of the year. Last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw scored a 2.98 rating with an average of 4.07 million viewers. The first hour averaged 4.00 million viewers, hour two averaged 4.17 million viewers and the final hour of the show averaged 4.05 million viewers. That is down from last week’s show, which scored a 3.09 rating with average of 4.37 million viewers. That is down 300,000 viewers from last week.

The first hour of the show featured the opening segment with Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista. The second hour featured the John Cena/Bray Wyatt promo and then the match between WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. The final hour of the show had The Shield/Kane segment and the show closed with HHH/Bryan promo.

Is the WWE in trouble heading into Wrestlemania or is it a blip on the radar due to the St. Patrick’s Day holiday?

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