Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Jim Ross Announces His Retirement from WWE

Jim Ross Retires from WWEIn what has to be considered surprising news, Hall of Famer Jim Ross announced his retirement from WWE today.  The news broke on WWE.com and noted that Ross would be focusing on his "personal business endeavors." Many of you may be thinking that "Good 'Ol JR" has been retired for years now since he hasn't been on the RAW commentary team in a long time, but he has always filled many roles in WWE whether it be special appearances on TV, scouting new talent, or even commentary on NXT.  It seemed JR would be in an "employee for life" situation with WWE, but one has to wonder if a somewhat controversial event over SummerSlam weekend had anything to do with this decision.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

On This Day In WWE History: Friday Night Smackdown - FULL SHOW

September 4, 2012 WWE held Friday Night Smackdown TV Taping from the Wireless Centre in Mobile, Illinois. The card consisted of 2 tag team matches and 4 singles matches. In the main event, it was The Celtic Warrior Sheamus going over David Otunga. You can relive the show in its entirety in the video below

On This Day In WWE History: Rob Van Dam vs Stone Cold Steve Austin

 
September 4, 2001 WWF Smackdown took place from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario Canada. In the main event Rob Van Dam defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin

On This Day In WWE History: Eddie Guerrero vs Chyna vs Kurt Angle

September 4, 2000 Eddie Guerrero defeated Chyna and Kurt Angle in a triple threat on Monday Night Raw to become the new Intercontinental Champion

On This Day In WCW History: Hulk Hogan vs Big Bubba Rogers

September 4, 1995 WCW Nitro aired live from the Mall Of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the main event Hulk Hogan defeated Big Bubba Rogers

The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family: Which Trio Will Dominate WWE?

For the past year in WWE, there has been an influx of new talent that have come in and made major impacts in rapid fashion.  When The Shield arrived last year, it appeared like three of the top talents from FCW in Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins were being given a major yet mysterious role as they were attacking main event stars and seemingly had a much bigger purpose that would be explained later.  Here we are almost a year later and The Shield is still in the spotlight with all of the members even holding championships, but their back story still hasn't been (and probably never will be) explained.  All the while, a new trio burst on to the scene with a psychological thriller of a back story that seems to keep getting deeper.