Monday, November 21, 2016

Goldberg Returns, Destroys Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series


The Survivor Series main event featuring Brock Lesnar taking on the returning Goldberg was seemingly already as unique as it gets when it comes to today's WWE - the fact that they brought back Goldberg for a main event match when their entire focus recently seems to have been on the next generation, on top of the fact that they haven't had the best relationship with him over the years was a big deal from the get go.  Even though it was great to see WWE thinking outside the box and going with a special match that you couldn't see any other week on free TV, it was pretty much a lock that Brock Lesnar would be getting his WrestleMania 20 win back.

Over 6 years ago we wrote about Goldberg negotiating for a WWE return, but even then it was clear that WWE wanted to focus on their own future and not a guy who was a megastar for WCW.  The one thing that Goldberg always stated is that he would make a return if it meant his son would get to see him in action live, but the way WWE would use him seemed to be the X factor that would always shut down negotiations....it was clear WWE wouldn't let their young stars be destroyed by an older star, which is one of the problems which has kept WWE in a stale state for the most part.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Dudley Boyz Officially Gone from WWE Once Again

 
When the Dudley Boyz returned to WWE a year ago, the surprise moment blew the roof off the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn and gave the impression that the tag team division would be getting a big boost from one of the best WWE tag teams ever; fast forward to one year later, and the Dudleys stood in the same building on RAW and announced their retirement from WWE.

In the last few weeks it became apparent that the Dudleys were heading for a change; yes they seemed to lose almost weekly over the past year, but in the past few weeks there was a spotlight put on the fact that miscues between the Dudleys were causing these losses and 9 times out of 10 in wrestling, this means a tag team breakup was on the way.  It was almost TOO obvious that the Dudleys were going to split, and many felt that Bubba Ray would be used as a singles star if he brought his "Bully Ray" character from TNA to WWE.  The culmination of all of this seemed set in stone as news broke yesterday that The Dudleys would be "retiring" on RAW.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Huge Breaking News: Roman Reigns Suspended for Wellness Policy Violation

Roman Reigns Suspended
 
WWE has officially announced that Roman Reigns has been suspended for 30 days for his first violation of their Wellness Policy.  This news comes as a real shocker since Reigns has of course been "The Guy" both on TV and behind the scenes for a couple of years now, with the company refusing to use him in any lesser role despite the fact that he's been welcomes by a chorus of boos at most events.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Dean Ambrose - The People's WWE Champion

Dean Ambrose WWE Champion
 
Last night at Money in the Bank, it seemed that WWE finally got the message that fans do not want Roman Reigns to be WWE Champion and will not cheer for Roman Reigns no matter what right now.  If the chorus of boos for Reigns on ever TV show wasn't enough, the drop in ratings and house show attendance surely was because WWE is making changes, although coming away from Money in the Bank with Dean Ambrose as WWE World Heavyweight Champion was one no one saw coming.

For weeks WWE has billed this Money in the Bank event as the biggest ever, with "WrestleMania-worthy" matches like John Cena vs. AJ Styles for the first time and Roman Reigns taking on Seth Rollins to finally decide who the rightful WWE Champ was.  While the "new generation" has been a nice change of pace lately, the stale WWE Title picture had fans hoping Seth Rollins would return and save the day even though his role is that of the a--hole who doesn't want their cheers - basically "anyone but Reigns" is the sentiment from the vocal majority of WWE fans.