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Batista is one of the most successful professional wrestlers in WWE history and one of its biggest stars in the last decade. He started out as “Deacon Batista” on the Smackdown brand in 2002 and it took him less than three years to win his first World Title while also headlining a WrestleMania.
He was a part of WWE’s talented foursome that all debuted in 2002 with huge aspirations. The others were Brock Lesnar, John Cena and Randy Orton. All of them went on to win multiple World Titles and headlined every major show that there is. Lesnar was pushed the fastest, Cena’s the one that has been the true top guy, Orton has mostly been pushed as the biggest heel in the group and Batista was one of the biggest faces on the Smackdown brand during his run at the top.
He’s an interesting guy because he »
- John Canton
Professional Wrestling history is overflowing with talented wrestlers who should have been world champion, but for whatever reason were never given the opportunity. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Scott Hall are three legends that seem like they should have been champion, but never held the big one.
The WWE Championship picture always seems somewhat impenetrable for certain wrestlers, even if they’re more than qualified to be there. When a fan favourite like Cm Punk or Daniel Bryan breaks out in a major way, it’s cause for celebration among fans so cynical that they expect it to be traded between John Cena and Randy Orton forever.
Over the past five years there have been thirty-one separate WWE Championship reigns, but only thirteen individuals were actually champion. In that time, WWE could, and should, have been more focused on making new stars instead of relying »
- Kieran Shiach
Wrestling is a funny old business. Not a year goes by that there isn’t a huge story or two. Often, these stories are very unpredictable.
The most shocking story of this year was undoubtedly Brock Lesnar breaking The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania XXX. The reactions of the fans told the story: nobody in the arena or watching around the world could believe it.
A close second would be Cm Punk walking out of the WWE in January and not returning for the rest of the year. While it was known that Punk was tired of the travel schedule and was unhappy with the creative direction of his character, his abrupt exit was still a shock to most.
- Lewis Howse
Everybody is buzzing about Sting’s surprise appearance at Survivor Series. It was the first time the former WCW Champion has ever appeared in a WWE ring in his 30-plus year career. He assaulted Triple H and led to Dolph Ziggler pinning Seth Rollins to win the Team Cena vs. Team Authority 5-on-5 Survivor Series main event, and therefore putting Triple H and Stephanie McMahon out of power for as long as John Cena desires (a little wrinkle that Vince McMahon added at the start of the show).
Many have said that it was one of the greatest moments of the year in WWE…or was it?
On the contrary, there are 10 reasons why Sting’s “debut” at Survivor Series was absolutely terrible, not only for the reasons behind deciding to have him appear, but also in the execution of the appearance and the ripple effect it had on everybody else. »
- Justin Seagull
Finally, there's a new WWE Divas Champion! That's right—for those of you that didn't know, Nikki Bella is now the official Divas Champ after knocking reigning Divas Champ Aj Lee out of her highly-coveted spot! We got the chance to catch up with the Total Divas star and get the scoop on life as a Champ, what it's like to be loved by WWE Superstar John Cena, and so much more. "It felt different waking up today," Nikki exclaimed. "It honestly feels amazing. I hate to compare this but I'm going to—you know when you have Olympic athletes who fight for something for years, and they finally get that goal—get that medal, it's just such an amazing feeling. It »
With Sting making his long-awaited WWE debut at Survivor Series, the rarest thing in wrestling happened: Wrestling fans were legitimately excited for a wrestler’s debut. Not since the Monday Night Wars has a wrestler’s appearance garnered a reaction like the one Sting got at Survivor Series.
When Sting stepped into the ring to face-off against Triple H, history was truly made. Sting was the last of the WCW wrestlers to never appear in a WWE ring. Every other major superstar from Ted Turner’s organization had, at one time or another, wrestled for Vince McMahon. Sting was the last of his era, the lone holdover.
For years, Sting was the “franchise” of WCW. When John Cena was in developmental, »
- Mike Shannon
Well, that was eventful.
The landscape of WWE changed forever Sunday night at the 28th annual Survivor Series. No, not because Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are out of power forever (read: until WWE decides that Raw needs more McMahon to boost ratings). That will have about as much impact as when John Cena was fired during the Nexus feud and showed up the next night. We all know it’s a temporary move and if there’s a desire to get Triple H and Stephanie back on our screens, they’ll do it post-haste.
The big development was the arrival of the one WCW holdout who had never set foot inside a WWE ring… until Sunday night. Think about all the major superstars who competed in World Championship Wrestling. Damn near every one of them spent time in WWF/E: Lex Luger, Steiner Brothers, Road Warriors, Barry Windham, »
- Scott Carlson
It finally happened. After months of speculation, years of rumours and decades of fan dream matches, Sting stepped foot in a WWE ring.
The Stinger laid down an early marker, invading the Team Cena vs Team Authority Survivor Series main event to deliver a Scorpion Death Drop on Triple H, and if any younger fans were in any doubt about what the deal with Sting is, they're surely not anymore.
Aged 55, Sting looks to be in good shape, but it's unlikely he'll have more than a handful of big pay-per-view matches left in him. So who should he grapple with in WWE? We've picked out 6 stars we'd love to see squaring up to the former WCW icon.
1. The Undertaker
It's the dream match to end all dream matches. Mr WWF/WWE vs Mr WCW. Two dark forces colliding.
For several years, an Undertaker vs Sting head-to-head at Wrestlemania seemed like »
2K’s acquisition of the WWE license for gaming was met with resounding excitement, as gamers, and even some wrestling fans, know that they put out quality franchises. Most notable is their NBA series, which wins much praise thanks to photorealistic graphics, lifelike gameplay and a very in-depth career mode.
So, here we finally are with 2K’s first professional wrestling outing in WWE 2K15, which, as far as wrestling games go, is three steps forward, five steps backward, eight step sideways and one step to the moon. Where to even begin with this review is tricky, but 2K has highly promoted the game’s career mode, so that isn’t a bad starting point.
Naturally, the first thing you’re prompted to do is to create your wrestler. The only problem is, that the customization is severely gimped from previous iterations of the franchise. Probably the most baffling omission »
- Robert Kojder
WWE Survivor Series is finally here. The show is coming live from St.Louis Missouri at 1Am GMT / 8Pm Est. Make sure to bookmark and refresh this page constantly throughout the night for all the breaking stories and immediate reaction. During the show this page will act as your play-by-play to all the matches and incidents.
The card for Survivor Series is headlined by Team Cena vs Team Authority. It promises to be an important night in terms of storytelling, as either Team Cena or Triple H and Stephanie will lose their jobs depending on what team triumphs.
In terms of a quality wrestling match, Dean Ambrose vs Bray Wyatt looks set to steal the show. However, it might be the surprise moments that end up being the big talking points. The big news over the weekend was that Sting will make his WWE debut during the event.
Also rumoured »
- Grahame Herbert
WWE and Tna both just had an incredibly important week. WWE is hoping that enough new fans signed up to watch Survivor Series for free, and eventually make their network profitable. Meanwhile, Tna aired their last original programming on Spike TV. After nine years on the network, they’re off to a new home and a fresh start. Which will then quickly turn back into the train wreck we’ve all grown to love.
In minor news in the wrestling world, Aj Lee attacked Brie Bella with some silicone, Hhh threatened to fire four WWE wrestlers (will they show up in Tna as The New Radicalz?) and Sheamus was replaced on Team Cena because nobody likes him. Or maybe it’s because he’s hurt. I don’t remember the reason.
- Andrew Soucek
Nothing is official but this debut has been expected for some time. WWE and Sting had been talking ever since the wrestler left Tna in January. It is thought that a deal has been in place for some time, but both sides have been waiting on the right time to debut.
That time could be now. With Team Cena probably defeating The Authority, a new Gm is likely going to be needed on Raw. Sting seems an appropriate fit for this role.
- Grahame Herbert
Survivor Series is headlined by a five on five elimination tag match where Team Cena will battle with Team Authority. If Cena’s team loses then his team members will be fired and if Team Authority loses then they will lose power.
Looking back at this Cena/Authority issue, what’s been obvious for the past year is that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon really haven’t been that mean to Cena. In fact, they’ve actually been very forgiving and lenient towards a guy they supposedly don’t like. Compare it to Daniel Bryan, who had to fight for months just to get a fair title shot at WrestleMania 30 and it’s a completely different story.
Does this mean that Cena is going to turn heel by joining The Authority? Absolutely not. This is merely an example of how inconsistent WWE booking is and has been during this entire storyline. »
- John Canton
When you look for a feud in the WWE that has that “big fight feel”, there are none bigger today than Brock Lesnar v. John Cena. While the exact date is unknown, most speculate that the fourth match between Cena and Lesnar will be at the 2015 Royal Rumble at the end of January. The interesting thing about this upcoming match-up is the uncertainty of the contract status of Brock Lesnar; which currently is set to run out in April 2015. That uncertainty means there are many different ways this title match can go.
Due to the fact that the WWE World Heavyweight Champion is a part-timer, the title hasn’t been defended since Night Of Champions. That means a multitude of things need to be done by the WWE to make this title match as special as possible. We’re used to seeing the title defended on at least a monthly basis, »
- Jeremy Bennett
Survivor Series 2014 is looming and it looks to be an absolute cracker. The pay-per-view event is so called because, traditionally, it consists of a number of matches in which two teams, usually made up of four or five wrestlers, battle until all of one team have been eliminated, with the remaining members of the opposing team being the “survivors”.
The stipulation is dying out somewhat and this year’s event only has two matches of that nature on its schedule. One of them is a four versus four Divas match and the other is the much-anticipated Team Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Erick Rowan and Ryback) versus Team Authority (Seth Rollins, Kane, Mark Henry, Rusev and Luke Harper) match, which could see the WWE’s power hierarchy being completely overhauled, depending on the outcome.
Those are two great, tough teams, of which there have been many »
- K.J. Stewart
WWE’s 28th annual Survivor Series takes place this coming Sunday night, originating from St. Louis, Missouri, and available for *Free.99* on the WWE Network. The show is largely built around the main event traditional Survivor Series match between Team Cena (John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Big Show and Erick Rowan) versus Team Authority (Seth Rollins, Luke Harper, Kane, Mark Henry and Rusev).
While the main event was hastily set up (from a storyline perspective) from out of nowhere, WWE’s in one of those strange spaces where the company has a few simmering to a boil talents and storylines that given that the show is available for free, probably makes it great for you, as well as your “away from wrestling for awhile” friends, or even casual observers to watch.
It can be opined that that there aren’t more than five reasons though to watch the Survivor Series. »
- Marcus K. Dowling
What does it mean to be a sole survivor in World Wrestling Entertainment?
To be a sole survivor at the company’s annual Survivor Series pay-per-view means a Superstar has overcome tremendous odds, not mention physical pain and mental anguish, to emerge victoriously in an elimination tag match when he had no other partners to lean on. He, or she, proved their toughness on a grand stage, often times outlasting some of the top competitors on the planet and overcoming significant number disadvantages to stand victoriously.
In the 27 years that Vince McMahon and company have produced the fall classic, numerous of the industry’s elite stars have outlasted their opposition to become sole survivors of the traditional elimination tag bouts. Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Randy Orton and the late Ultimate Warrior are just a few who have show great grit, toughness, determination and drive to emerge from the »
- Erik Beaston
However, given the past history of ‘firing’ storylines, the match is no longer believable in that either team could win. Basically two possible scenarios could unfold: Team Cena wins, signaling the end of the Authority; or Team Authority wins, and team Cena is fired, only to be re-hired shortly afterwards, with no mention of this stipulation ever existing in the first place.
It is, without doubt, one of the stupidest and least believable stipulations possible. Even the youngest fans are smart enough to realize that a WWE without Cena is like a car without its front wheels.
Therefore, instead of using the ‘firing’ stipulation, here are 9 alternative stipulations that the WWE could’ve used instead. These could »
- Alexander Podgorski
This week’s edition of Smackdown took place in Knoxville, Tennessee on Tuesday night. It was the last WWE show that took place before Survivor Series. There was a major stipulation announced on the show, which we’ll get to in this look at the spoilers of the show.
Give WWE credit for not Smackdown a throwaway show this week because they have done that in the recent past. Some weeks if you watch Smackdown they barely do anything to make you feel like it is a “must see” show, but this week it has definitely got people talking. When the spoilers came out last night, there was a lot of buzz on social media about it.
- John Canton
John Cena is one of the most consistently pushed wrestlers in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. Even when WWE tries to make him a sympathetic figure he doesn’t come across that way at all.
Should we really feel sorry for the guy that gets more title shots than anybody and has been in more PPV main events than anybody in WWE history? No we should not.
If there is a time when Cena deserves sympathy it’s when he takes a beating or loses a big match. This is a look at Cena’s career in terms of big moments where he got “owned” meaning those times when he either lost a big match or was attacked in a major way.
It’s part of the wrestling business to have a guy get beat up to set up a big match and Cena’s certainly done »
- John Canton
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