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WWE Smackdown 09/13/16 Review – John Cena enters the WWE title picture, The Miz & Dolph Ziggler face off and more

14 September 2016 12:04 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Shaun Eddleston reviews the September 13th edition of Smackdown Live…

Just two days removed from the surprisingly solid Backlash PPV (read my review here), this week’s episode of Smackdown Live looked to crown a contender for Becky Lynch’s Womens title, a contender for Aj Styles’ WWE World Heavyweight title, and to determine what’s next for the Ic champ The Miz and Heath Slater & Rhyno’s Tag titles. Would Bray Wyatt get revenge on Randy Orton for costing him his match at Backlash? Will Apollo Crews and Baron Corbin be in something worthwhile?

Aj Styles meets his opponents for No Mercy

Aj Styles marched to the ring with the WWE World Championship around his waist. He bragged about his title win, boasting about now being atop the WWE mountain and how he is now “the face that runs the place”.

John Cena soon interrupted. The 15-time champ said »

- Shaun Eddleston

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WWE Backlash 2016 Review

12 September 2016 2:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Shaun Eddleston reviews WWE Backlash 2016…

The Card:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Dean Ambrose (C) vs. Aj Styles Intercontinental Championship – The Miz (C) vs. Dolph Ziggler Bray Wyatt vs. Kane Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin The Hype Bros vs. The Usos (Winner faces Heath Slater and Rhyno) Tag Team Championship Tournament Final – Heath Slater and Rhyno vs. Tbd

Women’s Championship – Natalya vs. Naomi vs. Carmella vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch vs. Nikki Bella (Six-Pack Elimination Challenge)

Match 1 – Apollo Crews vs. Baron Corbin (Pre-Show match)

Booked during the Backlash pre-show as a result of a backstage encounter between the two, the first matchup of the evening saw the speed and atleticism of Apollo Crews take on the strength and brute force of Baron Corbin.

Crews withstood a ton of punishment from Corbin, including a huge clothesline that turned him inside out, but he fired back with several major maneuvers including »

- Shaun Eddleston

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Returning Ex-wwe Stars Update! What’s Kurt Angle Doing? | WrestleTalk News

2 August 2016 10:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

In this episode of the WrestleTalk News, an update on all the ex-wwe stars returning to the company, a special focus on Kurt Angle, and Ddt’s latest Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion.

Audience Wins Championship?

Our top story today is the latest update on ex-wwe stars returning to the company for the brand split, but first…a good crowd can make or break a wrestling match. Few crowds, though, ever win an actual championship.

Ddt Pro-Wrestling are a Japanese indy promotion famed for their mixture of strong style, hardcore and comedy matches. And they have one of the least prestigious titles in wrestling today: the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship – which, for a quick summary, is the WWF’s Hardcore Title on crack.

Just like the Attitude era belt, the Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship is defended 24/7. On one occasion, »

- Oli Davis

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Who Was Revealed As Raw’s Gm? New Division Announced For Monday Nights! | WWE Raw 07/18/16 Review

19 July 2016 1:12 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

 

The 07/18/16 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw reviewed in about 4 minutes – including Raw and Smackdown’s new General Managers revealed, an old division being brought back to WWE, a huge WWE championship match and more…

Brand Split-amania!

The old ‘New Era’ ended with its most common trait – an opening promo segment with some McMahons.

They bantered about the draft, and Stephanie claimed to have better Lady Balls than Shane’s…man balls. Lady Balls was one of the rumoured names for Stephanie’s upcoming autobiography, so it looks like they’re turning that into a catchphrase. It’s a shame, as I much prefer “Filthy, Dirty, Disgusting, Skanky, Brutal, Bottom-feeding, Trash-bag ho”. Drink it in.

Stephanie announced Mick Foley as Raw’s new General Manager – he’s got a new reality show »

- Oli Davis

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Brand Split Commissioners Revealed! Vince McMahon Returns! | WWE Raw 07/11/16 Review …in about 4 minutes

12 July 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

The 06/20/16 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw reviewed in about 4 minutes – including the return of Vince McMahon! Raw and Smackdown’s brand split commissioners revealed! WWE do their own Tna Final Deletion match with The Wyatt Family vs The New Day and more…

Brock Lesnar’S Ufc 200 Win

Brock Lesnar is by far WWE’s most high-profile talent right now, winning his first fight in 4 1/2 years at Ufc 200 over the weekend. But all that got was a 30 second photo montage recapping the victory. John Cena got more plugs for hosting the Espys this coming Wednesday. Mr Robot Season 2 got more plugs than Ufc 200.

It’s weird because it’s not like WWE and Ufc are competition or anything. They’re totally different things, guys. Not competition at all. Completely separate. They just »

- Oli Davis

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Seth Rollins Shoots On Roman Reigns’ WWE Suspension! | WWE Raw 06/27/16 Review …in about 4 minutes

28 June 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

The 06/20/16 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw reviewed in about 4 minutes – including Seth Rollins cutting a shoot promo on Roman ReignsWWE suspension, the return of Kane, an interesting note about the WWE Championship, and more…

Seth Rollins Shoots

The show opened on Seth Rollins cutting a promo about how we’ve all been waiting forever to see a Shield triple threat. But that isn’t really what anyone wants to talk about. So let’s talk about Roman Reigns taking some naughty substances.

Rollins called Reigns “embarrassing” and a “mistake,” but never really went full on shoot mode. Everything he said felt sanitised by WWE’s PR team. I would’ve loved for Seth to have gone harder, screaming, “even though Roman cheated by taking banned substances, he still couldn’t beat me! »

- Oli Davis

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Two Big WWE Returns! Shield Triple Threat Announced! | WWE Raw 06/20/16 Review …in about 4 minutes

21 June 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

The 06/20/16 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw reviewed in about 4 minutes – including two big WWE stars returning to TV (and John Laurinaitis), Shieldbowl announced with a triple threat between WWE Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, a bad call by Michael Cole, and much more…

Lunatic Champion Promo

The show opened on Dean Ambrose nearly forgetting his WWE Title in a cab on the way to the arena – what are you like, Dean? – to then cut a promo on winning the championship the previous night.

The usual interruptions took place – first Roman Reigns, then Seth Rollins, then a McMahon to make a match between them later that night. The main event’ll be Reigns vs Rollins to be the No.1 contender.

Roman was heckled by “You can’t wrestle chants” yet again. »

- Oli Davis

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New WWE Champion Crowned! The Shield Implode! | WWE Money in the Bank 2016 Review

20 June 2016 11:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

All of the ref bumps, both Roman Reigns and John Cena lose on the same night, and a new WWE Champion is crowned…twice. WrestleTalk’s Oli Davis reviews WWE’s Money in the Bank 2016 PPV/Network Special thingy.

The New Day Beat Cass & Enzo Vs The Vaudevillians Vs Galanderson

The PPV, Network Special thingy opened with a fatal fourway tag match, which saw New Day retain against Cass and Enzo, The Vaudevillians and Galanderson. I really enjoyed this match, but the finish had an awkward…

..ti-

…timing issue.

There was a moment when Luke Gallows just stood there for a while looking at Big E, stumbling around like he was in dazed mode on Thq’s Smackdown Just Bring It video game. Retro reference. The delay meant that when Aidan English was eventually pinned, »

- Oli Davis

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Review: WWE Wrestlemania Xxxii (Blu-ray)

5 June 2016 2:57 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

Another year, another WrestleMania, and once again the WWE have put together their undeniably impressive Showcase of the Immortals, this year in Dallas, Texas.

Kicking off, as it did last year, with a seven man ladder match for the Intercontinental Title, Kevin Owens, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Sami Zayn, Stardust, Sin Cara and Zack Ryder put on a great match, delivering plenty of bumps and really setting the seeds for the ongoing Owens / Zayn feud now that both men are established on the main roster.

Next up was Aj Styles’s Mania debut against Chris Jericho, with both men giving their all but not quite creating the synergy that might be expected from two top performers. That said, Styles was impressive and will surely be a lot higher up the bill for Wm Xxxiii next year.

The ever popular New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods) took on the League of Nations (Sheamus, »

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Aj Styles Turns Heel! John Cena Returns! | WWE Raw 05/30/16 Review …in about 4 minutes

2 June 2016 1:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

The 05/23/16 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw reviewed in about 4 minutes – including Aj Styles reuniting with The Club and turning heel, John Cena’s return, Stephanie and Shane McMahon announcing the WWE brand split, and much more…

America!

The show opened with a lengthy video package on Memorial Day. Being an Englishman, however, all I heard was the opening riff to Team America: World Police’s ‘America, F*** Yeah!’

On a more serious note, why was The Miz used as one of the talking heads? In the show, he’s a heel. Couldn’t they have just gotten another babyface? Inconsistencies like that are really annoying.

The Steph And Shane Connection

But not as annoying as the McMahon siblings. Shane and Stephanie introduced the show proper by announcing that Smackdown’s going »

- Oli Davis

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WWE Extreme Rules Preview – Roman Reigns vs. Aj Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose, Intercontinental Championship 4-Way and more

22 May 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

WWE rolls out it’s most “extreme” PPV of the year, and it’s the second one of the “new era”…

What have we learned from the New Era of WWE (other than that they love to say that phrase over and over again?). Well it has brought in some much needed new blood to the main roster, and it’s presented us with a fairly decent card for our first A-Show of the New Era. It’s Gimmick Match-a-Mania! However much of what is here feels like either a re-tread of last month’s show but with added stips. Let’s see what we’ve got in store…

Roman Reigns vs. Aj Styles in an Extreme Rules Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Last month these guys had the best match on the show (arguably) and they stand to achieve the same result again tonight. Styles has brought »

- Luke Owen

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WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/Nxt)

16 May 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

So, we are heading quickly towards WWE’s second May PPV, Extreme Rules, and there are lots of rematches from Payback likely to happen at that show. I hope this doesn’t mean the product will be stale for the next month or so, but we shall see.

Raw (9th May 2016) Results: Baron Corbin defeated Dolph Ziggler R Truth beat Fandango Paige beat Charlotte Sami Zayn defeated The Miz Sin Cara pinned Rusev Roman Reigns & The Usos beat Aj Styles, Anderson & Gallows by Dq Kevin Owens defeated Zack Ryder The Dudleys beat The New Day Big Cass versus Chris Jericho went to a no-contest

This week’s Raw opened with Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel. Big Cass interrupted and got a very strong response from the fans. He faced off verbally with Jericho before challenging Y2J to a match. I’m glad WWE have chosen to keep Cass on Raw since Enzo’s accident, »

- Chris Cummings

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Are WWE Telling The Best Story Of 2016 Right Now? | WWE Raw 05/09/16 Review …in about 4 minutes

10 May 2016 1:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

The 05/09/16 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw reviewed in about 4 minutes – featuring a big match up between The Roman Empire (aka The Family) and The Bullet Club (aka The Club), Big Cass gets a main event match, yet another Nxt star debuts and are WWE telling the best story of 2016 right now?

Chris Jericho Highlight Reel

Last week, the fans lost one of their favourite onscreen talents: Dean Ambrose’s potted plant Mitch. Chris Jericho, being one sick individual, paraded the broken remains of everyone’s most beloved talk show decoration right in the middle of the ring to open the show. I mean, WWE has done some bad taste angles in the past – the whole Katie Vick mess, Big Boss Man stealing Big Show’s dad’s coffin – but this one… »

- Oli Davis

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'WWE Raw': The Bullet Boys Are Back in Town

10 May 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Howdy wrestling fans, and a big thanks to Aaron Oster and James Montgomery for tending to the homestead while I was off for last week's Raw and Payback spectacles. And I have no idea why I'm aping cowboy parlance, or if that's even appropriate while recapping a show that went down in Omaha. But in the interest of corralling my thoughts, let's look toward Extreme Rules.

Last night pointed toward the May 22 affair by continuing to tease the many scenarios surrounding Roman Reigns, A.J. Styles and "The Club," eking intrigue »

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WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/Nxt)

8 May 2016 1:26 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

So, we just had WWE Payback and now we enter a new week of WWE… Let’s go.

Raw (2nd May 2016) Results: Cesaro and Kevin Owens wrestled to a no-contest Tyler Breeze pinned Goldust Big Cass & The New Day beat The Dudleys and The Vaudevillains Emma beat Becky Lynch Rusev won a Battle Royale to become number one contender to the Us Title Aj Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson beat Roman Reigns & The Usos

Raw opened this week with Shane and Stephanie talking about being co-runners of Raw. Stephanie gave Shane a photograph of Vince and Shane together as a peace offering. The two appeared to agree to work together. Kevin Owens interrupted and demanded a match for the Intercontinental Title. Cesaro then came to the ring to ask for the same thing. Shane announced that the two would have a match with the winner being the number one »

- Chris Cummings

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'WWE Raw': The Last Temptation of Aj Styles

3 May 2016 7:13 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The first Raw of the "New Era" began with a Stephanie McMahon promo and featured a feud built around the destruction of a potted plant (R.I.P., Mitch). In other words, we aren't exactly witnessing a wrestling revolution here.

And yet, coming off of Payback, a PPV that featured very little in the way of retribution (but plenty of interesting developments), last night's show still managed to rise above all the prefab talk of changing the game – and set the table for a series of compelling matches at Extreme Rules, »

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WWE Payback Preview – Roman Reigns vs. Aj Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens, Dean Ambrose vs. Chris Jericho and more

1 May 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s the first post-Mania PPV, and the first of the “new era”…

What a difference a few weeks makes. In the lead up to WrestleMania 32, we were bemoaning the state of the roster, and how bland the card was going in. Now that Mania is done and dusted for another year, we’ve got a whole host of new performers, new feuds, old feuds given new life and even a fresh face in the title hunt. What a difference eh? If this really is the “new era” of WWE, it’s looking like it could be a good one.

Roman Reigns vs. Aj Styles for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Aj Styles debuted at Royal Rumble and has since been stuck in a revolving door feud with Chris Jericho that somehow led to Y2J pinning Styles at ‘Mania. Depsite that loss, Aj became the new #1 Contender on the »

- Luke Owen

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Chyna Remembered: WWE Superstars Mourn Legendary Wrestler

21 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The professional wrestling world is in mourning today, after news broke last night that Joanie Laurer, best known as WWE Superstar Chyna, passed away at the age of 45. We showed you a number of social media posts that came in last night, from pro wrestlers past and present, paying tribute to this squared circle icon. As the news continued to spread, even more wrestlers paid their respects through social media, as you can see in the several tweets we've gathered below.

The former wrestler's manager told E! News last night that "she was found peacefully," and police couldn't find any signs of foul play. Authorities were called to Chyna's apartment in Redondo Beach, California on Wednesday afternoon, after a friend discovered she was not breathing. She was pronounced dead on the scene, and the cause of death is currently unknown.

Ever since debuting in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF »

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Chyna, Former WWE Wrestler, Passes Away at 45

21 April 2016 8:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sad news has rocked the world of the WWE. The organization has lost one of its most colorful characters in Chyna. Her real name was Joanie Laurer, and it is being reported by CNN that the woman passed away at the age of 45. She was found dead in her Los Angeles home. No cause of death has been given by authorities.

Chyna is known worldwide by legions of professional wrestling fans. Redondo Beach police confirm that the former WWE Diva was found dead in her apartment. The authorities were notified after a friend went to check in on her, and got no response. The cause of death is currently under investigation. At this time, there are no signs of foul play. This was the passage left on her official Facebook page this morning.

"It is with deep sadness to inform you today that we lost a true icon, a real life superhero. »

- MovieWeb

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WWE: This Week in Review (Raw/Smackdown/Nxt)

17 April 2016 1:52 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome to a new column for Nerdly. I used to do regular WWE reviews here and I’m back to do more once again. I will be reviewing the week of WWE television in one review each week. Raw, Smackdown and Nxt. I’ll also review other WWE content including PPV’s.

This week in WWE began with Monday Night Raw on, well… Monday (11th April).

Results: Cesaro defeated Kevin Owens (Cesaro is now number one contender for the I-c title). Tag Tournament 1st Round: The Dudleys beat The Lucha Dragons WWE Womens Title: Natalya beat Charlotte by Dq (Charlotte retains) Tag Tournament 1st Round: The Usos beat Social Outcasts Aj Styles defeated Sami Zayn (Aj is now the sole number one contender for WWE Title) Apollo Crews beat Adam Rose Bray Wyatt & Roman Reigns defeated Alberto Del Rio & Sheamus

This was one of the best Raw’s of 2016 so far. »

- Chris Cummings

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