17 items from 2013
Hosted by The Miz, the compilation features every Money in the Bank Ladder Match in history. The match debuted at WrestleMania 21 in 2005, quickly becoming a WrestleMania tradition and in 2010 proved so popular that it was given its own annual PPV event. Several top Superstars have been Money in the Bank winners including John Cena, Kane, Edge, Cm Punk (twice!), Rob Van Dam and many more. 11 of the first 12 winners have used the match as a springboard to winning a championship, and several times the match has helped a Superstar who has never win a World Championship break through to claim their first. Much like the Royal Rumble Match, the Money in the Bank match represents a golden opportunity for a Superstar to achieve immortality, and its entire lineage is presented here.
It is nice to see this match receive its own box-set release. The “Money in the Bank” concept »
- Chris Cummings
Welcome to this week’s results and review of Monday Night Raw.
The show begins with Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality” hitting and Cm Punk making his way down the aisle to a tremendous pop from the fans. We see a short clip of last week’s Raw when Punk and Daniel Bryan were separately attacked by The Wyatt Family. The Wyatt’s make their entrance and Punk’s opponent tonight is Luke Harper, who is accompanied by Bray and Rowan. Harper uses his brawling to keep Punk down, while Punk attempts to get technical, only to be beaten down by the unorthodox offence of Harper. The fans chant “Cm Punk” as Harper continued the beat-down on the “straight-edge saviour”. Punk regains control with a dive from the ring to the outside onto Harper. Punk finds himself on the ground again, being choked by the boot of Luke Harper, »
- Chris Cummings
For the third pay-per-view in a row, WWE had a lot to answer for coming out of Miami. Sure, they gave some definitive endings but they weren’t exactly heavenly when they came to logic. Shawn Michaels was once again thrust into controversy as the special guest referee crowning a new WWE champion and Randy Orton, Cm Punk gets his hands on Paul Heyman and crew and John Cena return miraculously after two months and became the World Heavyweight Championship holder for the third time. But in the end was that enough to make Satan’s structure interesting again? Or was Raw, much like the pay-per-view in forgetting the devil is all in the details again.
The show opens with John Cena coming out to the live crowd in Orlando very hyped up. The new champion says that he had his doubters pointing out Jbl at ringside. But Cena goes »
- Paul Jordan
When the Main Event was relaunched last year, reports were that Ion Television , specifically said they didn’t want it to become another Superstars. Apparently one year later, that plan has gone we have to wonder if the Wednesday night program will go the way of the dodo? Remember when they would build matches on Main Event with video packages having one featured contest? Now, it just seems like another show. If you need any illustration that this happened, check out this week’s episode from Columbus, Ohio.
The action begins with a three on two handicap match with Tons of Funk versus 3Mb. The match is nothing really special. Although seeing Brodus Clay »
- Paul Jordan
2K Sports has revealed the full roster for the upcoming wrestling game WWE 2K14, including both current and lengendary superstars. Come inside to check out all the wrestlers you can square off against, and see if your favorites made the cut!
Thanks to the much talked about 30 Years of Wrestlemania mode in the game, 2K14 is providing one of the most diverse line-ups in a long time for a wrestling game. So there should be plenty of characters that fans both young and old should enjoy seeing. Here's the full list:
Big Show (Retro)
Big John Stud
Brock Lesnar (Retro)
Chris Jericho (Retro)
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
WWE and 2K Games have finally made the long-awaited roster announcement for their upcoming WWE 2K14 video game, boasting a surprisingly beefy line-up of over 80 superstars. In addition to the 30 Years of WrestleMania roster already announced, we were given a full list of the WWE Superstars and Divas who would be filling out 2K Games’ first time publishing a wrestling game (albeit still with the same developers as before, Yukes).
It’s safe to say that, as in every year, there are a few notable omissions from the roster – Curtis Axel, Rob Van Dam, Big E. Langston, The Usos, Fandango, and the Wyatt Family are conspicuously absent, while the likes of David Otunga somehow make the cut… – yet we can keep our fingers crossed that they might show up in Dlc somewhere down the line (though developers have already stated on Twitter that the Wyatts will 100% not be Dlc, because »
The first WWE videogame since Thq’s demise and 2K Sports’ gain is a little over a month away and the entire roster has finally been unveiled. A chunk of WWE 2K14‘s roster for the “30 Years of WrestleMania” mode was revealed earlier this year during the summer, which included legends and wrestlers we haven’t seen in a WWE game in a number a years.
Below is the entire WWE 2K14 roster featuring current and legendary wrestlers. It could be one of the most impressive wrestling game rosters in the past few years.
Aj Lee Aksana Brodus Clay Christian Cody Rhodes Damien Sandow David Otunga Dean Ambrose Drew McIntyre Eddie Guerrero Heath Slater Jack Swagger Jinder Mahal Justin Gabriel Kaitlyn Kane Kofi Kingston Layla Lita Mark Henry Mr. McMahon Natalya R-Truth Roman Reigns Santino Marella Seth Rollins Sheamus Sin Cara Stephanie McMahon Tensai The Great Khali Titus O’Neil »
- Francois Chang
What: The annual PPV which boasts a card filled with championship matches.
Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
SummerSlam marked the beginning of a new era in the WWE, an era which sees the COO of the WWE, Triple H, as the top heel, calling upon the Mr. McMahon days of years gone by. With a new Corporation outfit in place, it is a time in which the favourites are being held to ransom for any mishaps, and in the case of Daniel Bryan, not fitting the image of the company, preventing Bryan from becoming the WWE Champion and the poster-boy of the WWE.
Daniel Bryan, the indie hero, had completed the long climb of the ladder to the top of the biggest company in professional wrestling by beating John Cena in the WWE Championship match at SummerSlam. But it wasn’t without an ending that left a sour »
It all used to be so simple. What worked for the territories would work for the WWF: crown your biggest draw the champ and feed him a succession of supporting players from further down the card. Don’t worry if the challenger isn’t particularly over; the rub from the champ will make him look like a star for the couple of months he spends above his regular place further down the card. It’s a model that made Hulk Hogan the biggest thing the sport had ever seen. But that was back in the day of television squash matches and only a handful of Pay-Per-Views a year.
Come the turn of the millennium, an increased production schedule necessitated the building of an extension on the VIP lounge, and it became standard practice to maintain a top-tier line-up of multiple workers, all potential custodians of the big gold belt. The Rock, »
- Neil Huitson
Usually, the two pack of WWE Main Event and Nxt is the strongest wrestling television of the week from Vince and company. However, sometimes there are building weeks with a ton of shenanigans. And this week was apparently one of those times. Not to say there wasn’t great action, just not up to standards of the usual programming. Let’s begin by breaking down this week’s edition of the Main Event.
The Main Event comes to us from the not so distant past of last week. We are welcomed by the broadcast team of Jbl and Josh Matthews as R-Truth does his full rap as he is set to battle the Rebel Son himself Wade Barrett.
(Can you tell WWE is on an international tour this week and didn’t really care what they put out on television this week?)
The match itself felt very awkward. I just »
- Paul Jordan
Since his debut in 2008, Sheamus has run roughshod over the WWE. The Celtic Warrior has used his overwhelming power and unmatched will and determination to get a boot up on all obstacles. However, in the last week, thanks to the wounds of The Money in the Bank the man formerly known as the Irish curse seemed to have found a blessing in a bruise giving him some much-needed vulnerability. This week’s Main Event and Nxt illustrates the two sides of the same Fella. Let’s break down the difference by recapping the Main Event first.
The Main Event began as the Irish import battled “The Real American” Jack Swagger in a really good match. Swagger did a great job working the leg creating drama in the match. Quite frankly that match is the best Jack has looked in some time. I like the psychology of this. It does wonders for Sheamus as a babyface. »
- Paul Jordan
This week’s edition of WWE Nxt comes to us from Providence, Rhode Island. Josh Matthews and the Miz welcome the audience on commentary as action begins with Christian versus Fandango. Now when you first hear those two are paired together, you would think the match was subpar . Far from the case, the former Johnny Curtis really brought it. Fandango seems to be on a roll when it comes to strong matches.
(And it should be mentioned that Summer Rae is awesome in her role. From her reactions to her mannerisms on the outside. She is so great and will probably go unappreciated by most fans. But she is awesome at what she does. She really adds a lot to the overall presentation of Fandango.)
Christian gets the victory with a surprise roll up. I’m sure Captain Charisma would’ve smiled more if he didn’t need a root »
- Paul Jordan
If there’s one message to take away from this week’s Monday Night Raw from Greenville, South Carolina it would be expect the unexpected. From quick upset wins over champions to out of nowhere attacks on certain superstars, it seemed like WWE was really trying to get people talking. But did it work? Let’s talk about it.
The show began with a handicap match featuring Sheamus and Randy Orton getting revenge once again on The Big Show. This time Randy and Sheamus are able to use their teamwork to easily dispatch the giant superstar with a Brogue Kick/Rko Combo clean for the win. After this, I wasn’t sure what was left in this feud since they just got the victory. Well, my questions were answered later on in the night as with a second attack on Sheamus Mark Henry has now been added to the mix »
- Paul Jordan
Less than two weeks out from Wrestlemania 29, WWE had to pull a lot of rabbits out of their hats to make anyone care about the biggest show of the year. Hell, for the longest time it didn’t seem like anyone in the company really cared about the show and they were just coasting on the brand name of Wrestlemania going right into MetLife Stadium on April 7. Well, in my opinion that all changed last night on Raw.
I know it’s cliché every time wrestling emanates from the city of brotherly love Philadelphia to pull out Ecw reference some not going to do that say it was extreme. But it was definitely way more aggressive than we’ve seen in recent weeks. As competitors showed more fire and intensity than we’ve seen in WWE for some time.
- Paul Jordan
The latest edition of WWE’s developmental territory, Nxt, was recorded for a total of three weeks last night at Full Sail University in Florida. During the taping it was announced a tournament would take place to determine the first ever Nxt Tag Team Champions. Throughout the night the following teams would take part in the tournament to determine the final two teams for the final match, to be shown at the next taping:
- The Wyatt Family
- Percy Watson & Yoshi Tatsu
- Adrian Neville & Oliver Grey
- Kassius Ohno & Leo Kruger
- Alex Riley & Derrick Bateman
- Primo & Epico
- Bo Dallas & Michael McGillicutty
The final match to determine the first ever Nxt tag Team Champions will be:
Adrian Neville & Oliver Grey Vs The Wyatt Family
Its intriguing to see WWE throw Adrian Neville (formerly Pac) an immediate title opportunity. »
- Chris Wood
Last night’s WWE SmackDown spoilers from the tapings in Miami, Florida. The show will air Friday night on SyFy (Us) and on Sky Sports (UK).
The show opens with WWE Champion Cm Punk and Paul Heyman at the Sun Life Stadium. Punk wears The Rock’s college football jersey and says the stadium that Rocky played college football (at the Orange Dome) is gone. So is the WWE that The Rock used to be a part of. At Royal Rumble, Punk is going to show The Rock that you can never go home.
The Rock comes out to cut a promo. Flo Rida are present and The Rock says he is back on The Rock’s show, SmackDown. Soon, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes comes out and claim they are going to be champions soon and The Rock doesn’t deserve this time. Rock says Cody has a dead caterpillar on his lip… »
- Matt Holmes
It has been reported over the past weekend that former Ecw World Champion and 14 time (!) WWF Hardcore Champion Tommy Dreamer has had a meeting with WWE at their HQ in Connecticut. This has supposedly come about after Dreamer’s recent performance on the Slammys edition of Raw where he worked a tag match where he was the mystery partner of The Miz and Alberto Del Rio in their six-man tag team match against 3Mb (Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre).
There is no word on whether this was to bring the Ecw original in as a performer or as a trainer / agent but his experience in all manners of the business has obviously caught someone’s eye backstage.
Personally I think Dreamer would make a great addition to creative seeing as the current team are unable to create much interest lately. His time with Heyman in Ecw could bring »
- Chris Wood
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