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.