Tuesday, January 31, 2017
WWE fans who were hoping for an impactful debut by Samoa Joe at the Royal Rumble may have been disappointed, but they got their reprieve last night as Joe did indeed make his main roster debut on RAW and did so in a big way.
For all the fans that hoped Joe would come out at number 30 in the Rumble and then were completely deflated when number 30 turned out to be Roman Reigns, keep in mind that Joe probably wouldn't have gone on to win the Rumble, and thus his debut would have had much less impact than the way he debuted on RAW.
Monday, January 30, 2017
The 30th edition of WWE's Royal Rumble made it seem like WWE was out to do a couple of things - 1. confuse fans to the point that they couldn't hardly predict any matches for WrestleMania 33, and 2. piss fans off (or at least tease them to some degree.)
Going into the event, this year's Rumble seemed to be like the most stacked in years being it featured another Goldberg return which lead to Brock Lesnar's entry into the match as well. Then we had The Undertaker's surprise entry into the match just a few weeks ago, then add in other rumored favorites to win like Braun Strowman or Chris Jericho and we had probably the most unpredictable Rumble in years on our hands - and of course WWE swerved everyone and left us trying to figure out what exactly the WrestleMania 33 card will look like.
Monday, January 16, 2017
The years of speculation are over - WWE has confirmed that Kurt Angle will return and be inducted into the company's Hall of Fame at this year's ceremony.
Every since Kurt Angle left WWE in 2006 and subsequently had a lengthy run in TNA, it seems like the question about Angle returning has never really gone away. While Kurt had some great matches in TNA and helped bring major notoriety to the company during its better periods, it seemed like Kurt's home would always truly be WWE since that's where he rose to become a main event star.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Pro Wrestling has lost one of it's greatest stars ever as WWE Hall of Famer "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka has passed away at the age of 73. Snuka had apparently been battling stomach cancer, but amazing still wrestled at recently at 2014. His daughter, current WWE Superstar Tamina, appeared to be by his side at the end.
Jimmy Snuka is most well known for his run in the early-mid 1980s as he was considered the biggest star in WWE (then WWF) especially right before Hulk Hogan began his historical run in 1984. Snuka had actually been wrestling since the late 60s and was a star in pro wrestling around the world.
"The Superfly" created numerous memorable moments that will never be forgotten, maybe none more than his infamous "Superfly Splash" from the top of a steel cage on to Intercontinental Champion Don Muraco in 1983 in Madison Square Garden.