Like the recent Royal Rumble Special, the first thing you will notice about WWE #13, the latest in Boom! Studios’ WWE series is that a superstar’s name is listed on the front cover. Following in Aj Styles’ footsteps, Samoa Joe has penned a story about his own debut in the WWE and Joe has shown he is more than a match for Aj in the old writing department. This edition of the comics gives the reader a break from the usual Shield storyline and decides instead to focus on several memorable moments from Raw’s history, to celebrate the show’s upcoming 25th anniversary.
Joe’s story, Undrafted, is a nice way to kick things off and Joe’s writing, alongside that of Michael Kingston, does a great job of capturing the former Nxt champion’s character and general presence. The story sees Mick Foley
Corey Swanson has problems. He’s almost 30, still lives in his mom’s basement, doesn’t date, and his career amounts to slicing meat in an archaic deli that no one ever comes to – unless they want to rob it. After a chance encounter with a popular former classmate, Corey learns that his high school crush Sheena Halliday will soon be in town for their 10-year reunion. Sheena, now a world-famous athlete, has been dubbed “the Lindsay Lohan of the wrestling world”. She twists and pounds people into oblivion for a living – the same thing she did to Corey’s heart back in high school. Corey puts his broken heart (and punched face) aside,
Akam, Alexa Bliss, Apollo Crews, Asuka, Big Cass, Carmella, Cedric Alexander, Chad Gable, Chris Jericho, Dana Brooke, Dash Wilder, Finn Bálor, Jason Jordan, Jimmy Garvin, Johnny Gargano, Kevin Owens, Lex Luger, Michael P.S. Hayes, Mick Foley, Miss Jacqueline, Mr. Perfect, Neville, Nia Jax, Nick Miller, Randy Savage, Razor Ramon, Rezar, Ric Flair, Rick Martel, Rick Rude, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Rikishi, Roderick Strong, Rusev, Samoa Joe, Scott Dawson, Seth Rollins, Shane Thorne, Tjp, Tommaso Ciampa, Tye Dillinger and Vader.
Check out the WWE 2K18 new roster screenshots below, along with Three new entrance videos from the game!
In the last few weeks, WWE has dropped two sets of Roster Reveals. First up we had Goldust give us a hand, followed by the samoan submission mission, the Destroyer Samoa Joe revealing part 2, and now we have Kevin Owens joining Corey Graves and Renee Young. You can watch the entire video below, where they give us a whole new batch of playable wrestlers.
This new roster reveal gives us 43 new characters:
Akam, Alexa Bliss, Apollo Crews, Asuka, Big Cass, Carmella, Cedric Alexander, Chad Gable, Chris Jericho, Dana Brooke, Dash Wilder, Finn Bálor, Jason Jordan, Jimmy Garvin, Johnny Gargano, Kevin Owens, Lex Luger, Michael P.S. Hayes, Mick Foley, Miss Jacqueline, Mr. Perfect, Neville,
The return of WWE Backlash last year was met with an enthusiastic response from the WWE Universe, and with good reason. The PPV, which traditionally followed on from WrestleMania, has given us some great shows since its birth in 1999. The PPV itself would often be a better wrestling event than WrestleMania in fact, with it effectively being a re-run of the card with all of the pomp and spectacle removed.
Needless to say, the show has given us many great matches and moments over the years as well. So to get you warmed up for this Sunday’s upcoming event, here is a look back at some of the best matches from the PPV’s history, and no, Shawn Michaels and God Vs The McMahons didn’t make the list.
Good news for the former, because the WWE Network are adding even more shows.
First up, announced in what now seems like an eternity ago on Saturday afternoon, WWE confirmed that their long-awaited Women’s Tournament will finally take place in the Summer. Bayley made the announcement at WWE’s Business Partner Summit – sounds like a riot – alongside Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, Alexa Bliss and Asuka. The tournament will be broadcast on the WWE Network,
But that isn’t the only Wrestlemania moment potentially being set up by WWE’s online team.
As part of the ultimate thrill-ride build up, WWE have been posting various Wrestlemania match spots from over the years on Twitter. The latest is a clip of Jeff Hardy crushing Matt in a table sandwich with chair filling at Wrestlemania 25…
You better believe tables were Broken in the battle between The #HardyBoyz at the 25th Anniversary of #WrestleMania! #WWENetwork pic.twitter.com/Bvtg4fmGWo
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) March 26, 2017
This is interesting for two reasons.
Firstly, as WrestleZone have pointed out, this one tweet has already become the second most shared post on WWE’s Twitter in the month of March (one
Frame it real nice, hang it in a prized position, and remember happier times. Like when Raw actually did good ratings. This week’s episode lost almost 300,000 viewers by the third hour.
The two hour Smackdown Live, however, has maintained a very healthy average increasing slightly from 2.628 million viewers last week to 2.647. A whopping 70% of you agreed with me the episode was 4 out of 5, and 16% thought it even better at 5 out of 5.
One way to increase Raw’s fortunes might be bringing back Kurt Angle as an onscreen performer, potentially as a replacement for
The show opened with Mick Foley being fired as Raw General Manager. In real life, Foley has hip surgery coming up soon to help aleviate some of
Breaking: The #RockNRollExpress will be inducted into the #Wwehof Class of 2017 by @TheJimCornette! https://t.co/aFp0rSb1cJ pic.twitter.com/pD8vQ0QSwN
— WWE (@WWE) March 20, 2017
‘Why’s that so unexpected?’ you might ask. ‘Jim Cornette was part of The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express’ greatest rivalries – against teams like The Midnight Express and the Heavenly Bodies!’ It’s because of Cornette’s shoot comments about WWE and its various officials in the past. For instance, like this on Head of Production Kevin Dunn:
“I’m tired of them bucky beaver f****** teeth of yours, and I stand up and I say,
Mick Foley opened the show announcing his leave of absence effective immediately, reading a prepared statement from some index cards. But then good gawd almighty, he broke those index cards in half! Ripping the statement into shreds, Foley began to cut an impassioned promo, but his microphone was cut off. And then Stephanie McMahon came down to cut him off. He was fired, she fired him.
Then Sami Zayn of all people came down to defend Mick, which transitioned into a decent match against Samoa Joe. Sami tapped to the Coquina Clutch, hopefully positioning underdog babyface Sami as the next thorn in the Authority’s side.
That, or Foley just passed him the ‘Stephanie’s going to bury you every week’ torch.
Charlotte beat Dana Brooke
Dana Brooke got a fair amount of offence in, losing to Charlotte. Unfortunately, the offence didn’t look any good.
Going by Balor’s Twitter, he was at home looking for Raw on TV. I don’t know why he needs two remote controls for that. Maybe even Demon Kings don’t know how to configure the TV’s volume.
What channel is #Raw on?!? pic.twitter.com/CTpwXFE2kF
— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) March 14, 2017
Balor has now been fully medically cleared to return to the ring after six months out, but still hasn’t returned on Raw. Seth Rollins, however, ran down on last night’s episode, delivering a few jumping kicks and taking multiple bumps despite injuring his right knee only six weeks ago.
Seth saved Mick Foley from being beaten up by Triple H,
“Down goes Goldberg!” is Paul Heyman’s latest catchphrase, which he used several times when talking about Brock Lesnar’s F5 on the Universal Champion last Monday. Despite Lesnar’s impressive muscles, there was no real meat here. Just Heyman trying to advance a feud between two guys where neither wrestles anyone else on TV. Eat, sleep, conquer, repeat the same basic promo points over and over again.
Foley’s On Fire!
Stephanie McMahon then gave Mick Foley a fun task backstage – by the end of the night, he has to find someone to fire from the Raw roster. Titus O’Neil-oh, wait he’s doing the tortured decision thing.
Sasha Banks beat Dana Brooke
Sasha Banks’ slow heel turn continues, as she hooked Dana Brooke’s tights for a very quick win, which babyface Bayley still cheered. Charlotte berated her protegee for losing once again, but
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