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The month of August is here and that means we’re two thirds of the way through 2014. For those of us that are part of the WWE Universe, that means we’re past SummerSlam and headed towards Night of Champions on September 21.
If you watched WWE TV this past week then you know that the booking team was pretty lazy. Raw wasn’t that great. It featured a main event of John Cena taking on Bray Wyatt, which turned into a six man tag with Mark Henry & Big Show joining Cena against Wyatt, Luke Harper & Erick Rowan. On Raw, Roman Reigns took on Wyatt. That match didn’t have a finish. It also turned into a six man tag with the same guys expect Reigns replaced Cena. It’s like the creative tea fell asleep this week.
There weren’t a lot of newsworthy items this week except »
- John Canton
It's official: You put in your votes and now we're down to the final four biggest moments in Total Divas history! Some of your votes surprised us—but we've got it narrowed down to the top four moments for you to vote on in order to decide the top two Total Divas moments! Participate in the bracket challenge face-off, where your Twitter and Facebook votes will ultimately decide the biggest Total Divas moment in history! Vote below! Face-Off #1 An overwhelming majority of you voted for the moment when Ariane finally admitted that she loved Vincent at Brie Bella's wedding and many of you ruled in favor of the life-changing match where Daniel Bryan beat John Cena to win »
The last decade has flown by in the WWE. It doesn’t seem like ten years since WrestleMania 20, yet we’re now hurtling towards WrestleMania 31! The quality of Mania main events has tended to be high from 2004 – 2014, for example Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker, but what might we expect in the next decade? A new generation of stars are emerging, and we can make some educated guesses on what the next era of WrestleMania headliners will be.
The events we will run through are WrestleMania 31 to WrestleMania 40. It might feel like some way off, but then doesn’t it only feel like a while ago that Chris Benoit was making Triple H tap out in Madison Square Garden? Even back then, as WrestleMania 20′s confetti fell, we had a pretty good idea of what WWE’s future would be. Any observer could tell that John Cena was going »
- Grahame Herbert
Season 3 of Total Divas is proving to be the most exciting and drama-packed ever! In an exclusive sneak peek, we see Nikki Bella and John Cena struggle over the certainty of their future together, which leads the WWE Diva to freeze her eggs...just in case the whole marriage and kids thing doesn't work out. Brie Bella discovers that life as a newlywed isn't quite so perfect, and when she faces off against her own boss Stephanie McMahon—all bets are off. Trinity and Ariane find themselves at a crossroads, which could lead to a dramatic career change (or end) for the both of them. Eva Marie steps out and faces new challenges while Nattie and Summer Rae are back at it again, not to »
A many wrestlers claim to be the best in the world. Very few of them can actually back it up, but Cm Punk did. From 2006 to 2011, Punk contested some of the greatest matches WWE fans had seen in years. Whether he was going up against Daniel Bryan, Jeff Hardy and most notably John Cena, Punk could always be counted on for a blockbuster bout and potential Match of the Year candidates. His presence on WWE TV has been missed since his abrupt departure from the company this past January, but fans have spent recent months reminiscing on Punk’s best battles thanks to the convenience of the WWE Network.
For the eight years he was with the company, it was rare to come across a Cm Punk match that wasn’t great. But like every other individual on earth, Punk wasn’t perfect. At times, he could get »
- Graham GSM Matthews
John Cena is arguably the most hated figure in professional wrestling today. Stephanie McMahon, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton attract real heat from fans, but they do not attract the passionate revulsion that greets Cena whenever his theme music hits. Despite this, he is adored by an entire generation of young WWE fans for whom Cena is the closest thing they have to a living superhero. He’s easily the most divisive babyface in WWE history.
With the possible exception of Hulk Hogan, no superstar has been booked as consistently strongly as John Cena. He has been at the summit of WWE as the informal face of the company for around a decade now. In the wake of his surprising longevity, many fans are getting incredibly tired of his character, which hasn’t really changed since his babyface turn in 2003.
This month, Cena dropped the WWE World Heavyweight »
- Tom Beasley
It’s fair to say that the world of pro wrestling has never seen anything like John Cena, as far as crowd reactions are concerned. There really is no “in between” when it comes to the way the WWE Universe views him. His fans are as loyal, and as vocal, as they get, and they will cheer for him to the point that your ear drums hurt when you’re in the building. His detractors are also as vocal as it gets, and they aren’t afraid to let you know how much they dislike him and everything about him. That combines to make for some very memorable crowd reactions, whether you’re at a house show, a television taping, or a pay-per-view.
However, whether you love him or you hate him, you should be someone that respects the hell out of Cena for what he brings to the table, »
- Aaron Hyden
The future of John Cena is something that WWE has to be thinking about on a regular basis because he’s their most important employee. Cena’s a 15 time WWE World Champion that has been a top guy for the past decade. Cena wasn’t a guy that took ten years to make it to the top. He started on the main roster in 2002 and within three years he won the WWE Title on his way to become a permanent fixture at the top of the card.
Cena’s at a point in his career where he’s closer to the end than he is to the beginning. His decade long run as a top guy is longer than most guys and if he does it for another five years he’ll have a run on top that is only topped by Bruno Sammartino, which was in a completely different era. »
- John Canton
When Brock Lesnar won the WWE Title from John Cena at SummerSlam it led to a lot of questions from fans wondering what kind of schedule he would have going forward. Lesnar’s previous WWE schedule called for him to wrestle four times per year and make sporadic television appearances. Now that Lesnar’s the WWE Champion it appears like he’s going to be appearing more often, which is a great thing for WWE and its fans.
It was announced on Thursday that Lesnar is being advertised for the October 21 Smackdown tapings in Wichita, Kansas. It’s the last TV taping prior to the October 26 Hell in a Cell PPV event. At this time we don’t know if Lesnar would appear on Raw on October 20 or any other October shows. The assumption is that if Lesnar is going to be at a Smackdown taping prior to »
- John Canton
WWE 2K15 continues to generate interest from wrestling and video game fans alike. One of the main drawing factors for this year’s game is the inclusion of Sting. As such, the Stinger was on hand during the 2K15 press event held prior to SummerSlam a week and a half ago. It was there that Sting made an interesting statement that has largely been overlooked by the wrestling media.
When asked about his plans in the WWE, Sting confirmed — as he’s stated before — that he’d like to have “one last match”, but did add that he is “open to seeing how things go, how my body feels after the one match.”
While it’s no secret that Sting really wants a match against the Undertaker, he also said that one of his dream encounters would be against Triple H — which has been covered. However, as the conversation continued, »
- Douglas Scarpa
John Cena has been WWE’s undisputed top performer for past decade. Now that he’s 37 years old and been a top guy for the past decade, there are concerns about his health. A new report from PWInsider note that there has been talk within WWE for about 6-8 weeks that Cena is still having problems with his shoulder in addition to having more issues with his neck. Both injuries are long term nagging issues that Cena has been dealing with for many years.
Cena had neck surgery in 2008 and as we’ve seen with guys like Steve Austin and Edge over the years, those kinds of injuries don’t go away. While his surgery in 2008 wasn’t as major as the ones those guys had, it was still significant even though he was back to work as if nothing was wrong with him. The arm injuries have been there for years too. »
- John Canton
After utterly destroying John Cena at SummerSlam, Lesnar now looks to further solidify his legacy by successfully defending his newly won WWE World Heavyweight Championship against the former champ John Cena.Cena experienced firsthand just how violent Brock Lesnar can be when he sets his mind to it and at Night of Champion this year Lesnar will no doubt bring the pain once again.
Before the big battle of the behemoths, here’s a look back at ten viciously violent Brock Lesnar moments, both in WWE and in Ufc, that show just how scary Lesnar can be when he’s left in a ring to his own devices. Lesnar is not your typical in ring competitor. »
- Tom Gibbs
SummerSlam has come to pass featuring Brock Lesnar’s dominating victory over John Cena in the main event contest for the coveted WWE World Heavyweight Championship. However, WWE’s biggest event of the summer wasn’t the only wrestling pay-per-view to take place on August 17th. Nor was it the only one to provide groundbreaking headlines.
Aaa — Asistencia Asesoría y Administración — held their annual Triplemania event at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. It was the 22nd incarnation of the lucha libre extravaganza which is Aaa’s largest event of the year. Aaa and its stars did what they do best — providing high-flying and high-paced in-ring action.
However, it was what bookended the event that had everyone talking. Recently released WWE superstar, Alberto Del Rio kicked off the show. Now known as El Patron, the Mexican superstar was accompanied to the ring by his father Dos Caras »
- Douglas Scarpa
With season 3 of Total Divas right around the corner, we took a trip down memory lane and were amazed to see how much has happened since season one and how far the WWE Divas have come. From marriages and breakups to Divas Championships and shake-ups, we've compiled the biggest moments from the past two seasons and we want you to vote on what you think was the biggest and most memorable Total Divas moment thus far. Was it when John Cena and Nikki Bella decided to take the leap and move in together? Or was it when Summer Rae slapped Nattie across the face, starting an all-out war between the veteran Diva and the newbie? Participate in the bracket challenge face-off, where your Twitter and Facebook votes »
Ryback was, at one time, thought to become the new face of the WWE. Shortly after his debut, he was thrust onto the main stage against stars like Cm Punk, John Cena, and the Shield. He was even dubbed a “Paul Heyman Guy” for a short period of time, but it never really seemed to stick.
Now, the Big Guy has been relegated to the mid-card, competing in numerous tag team matches each week — along with another former “Heyman Guy”, Curtis Axel. Still, the RybAxel duo has proved to be entertaining — getting themselves over as heels fans can also laugh at.
It’s well known that Ryback often tweets some strange things, and even has an affinity for sending out and quickly deleting his tweets. He nearly got in trouble many months ago after tweeting an onslaught of controversial remarks. The Big Guy then quickly deleted all of »
- Douglas Scarpa
As previously discussed, the initial SummerSlam plan called for Daniel Bryan to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Brock Lesnar. However, with Bryan’s injury, a new champion had to be found. Of course, the easiest and most established choice to carry the title in the interim was John Cena.
While SummerSlam’s championship main event went off without a hitch, Brock’s title win has left many in WWE scratching their heads. Although Lesnar once again becoming WWE Champion has been the plan all along — despite the change in opponent — the company is unsure of how to handle his reign from here on out.
The current plan calls for Lesnar to lose the championship to Roman Reigns at next year’s WrestleMania, in the hopes of creating another major star and classic Mania moment. While that plan is undoubtedly still in place, seven months is a »
- Douglas Scarpa
Just one week ago, at SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar destroyed John Cena in a one-sided contest to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Lesnar first won the title twelve years ago today, defeating The Rock at the 2002 edition of the so-called Biggest Event of the Summer. Brock last held the title in February of 2004, losing the championship to Eddie Guerrero at No Way Out of that year.
While it’s been nearly a decade since the former Ufc fighter held the most coveted prize in sports entertainment, the plan for Brock to become champion has been in place for some time. However, not everything went according to the original plan.
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter recently stated that the original idea was for Lesnar to defeat and decimate Daniel Bryan at SummerSlam — similar to how he laid waste to John Cena. Supposedly, this would have been »
- Douglas Scarpa
“Never happen.” That’s how John Cena replied to a comment about a heel turn from Mark Bell and his cameraman at the Supertraining Gym in Sacramento recently. The video was released on Youtube and runs for 7:41 with about 20 seconds of Bell and his friend suggesting a heel turn to Cena.
The discussion about wrestling didn’t last too long. Most of it was about weightlifting, which is something Cena enjoys a lot. There was one other moment where Bell wondered if Cena had it in him to go heel. Cena replied confidently: “Oh I’ve got it in me for sure… I do what they tell me, boss.” In other words, he’s confident he could pull it off although he doesn’t really think they’re going to ask him. He’s got a point there.
Cena offered them the $1 bet from the movie Trading Places, »
- John Canton
Everyone likes to look at the WWE as just mindless fun. If you point out the silliness of what you’re seeing, there’s always someone that has to remind you to shut off your brains and just enjoy the ride. Well, what happens when the person watching the show doesn’t have that ability? What if the person watching the show is just a kid who is still learning how life works? What lessons are they going to learn from the WWE?
Obviously the WWE is full of great lessons. Hulk Hogan taught kids to take their vitamins, say their prayers, and that even when you’re too old to wrestle you’re never too old to make a sex tape. John Cena preaches about hustle, loyalty, and how kids will buy the same shirt a hundred times if all you change is the color of it. »
- Tim Rose
It’s not very often John Cena gets buried on WWE television — in fact, it probably hasn’t happened once in the past 10 years. In case you missed it, Brock Lesnar, coming off of the big streak breaking win against the Undertaker, won the WWE World Heavyweight title from John Cena in demolishing fashion. After two F5′s and sixteen German Suplexes, Brock defeated the most protected and one of the most accomplished WWE wrestlers of all time at the main event of SummerSlam. If that’s not impressive enough, he only allowed Cena to use two moves and a few punches throughout the whole match. So now where does WWE go from here? What happens to Brock after such a big win? What happens to John Cena who has never had to recover from such a loss? Maybe I can try to make sense of it all.
- Francois Chang
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