It’s the grandaddy of them all. Welcome to our WrestleMania 31 live coverage.
Welcome to our 2015 Royal Rumble live coverage. Continue reading
The key to this Raw was for John Cena to make sense of him not being dead and why he wants more. Continue reading
WWE ran a MAJOR angle on tonight’s edition of Raw (yes I know, we hear this every week). This week’s gimmick was that Donald Trump instituted some trades between the other drafts as his “final decision” as Raw owner and thus WWE was forced to switch up the roster. I don’t really understand what the point of this was other than them realizing the mistakes they made in the annual WWE Draft back in April without actually calling this an official “Draft”. Typical WWE wanting to shake things up.
In reality it’s tough to really care about these decisions, except in this case it’s a bit perplexing. My initial thoughts were that ECW got utterly molested in this draft. Not only did they lose four of the best stars on the brand, they got a bunch of bad people. Raw was strengthened legitimately this time, and although the draft in April was menat to make Raw better, it turned out that it made Smackdown a MUCH better product. Now, you’ve got better workers on Raw. Smackdown still has a horde of great workers and now a few more.
The one thing I do love about this whole situation is that the TWO BEST active workers in the company, Chris Jericho and Edge, are UNIFIED Champions. That means we’ll (hopefully) see them defend those belts on all of the shows and add more great matches. That, to me, is the best decision the company has made all month (and there have been some BAAAAD ones).
What really makes no sense to me is that with Jeff Hardy leaving, Undertaker being a part-timer and Punk turning heel, wouldn’t it have been smart to move at least ONE top babyface to Smackdown to supplement that? If you put that into perspective, the highest face on the brand is Rey Mysterio. What a fail. Who will contend for Punk’s title now? This company is so freaking weird sometimes.
Now, let’s take a look at the individual trades and briefly analyze them:
Gail Kim (From Smackdown to Raw): Awesome female worker who really hasn’t gotten the spotlight put on herself since returning to WWE. With the lack of real challengers to Maryse on Raw other than Mickie and Beth, Gail will fit in nicely and strengthen that division. Smackdown on the other hand will be loaded with more crappy Michelle McCool matches. Gail is a good looking asian, and I think we need more of those on the A-show. Continue reading
With my buddy GG at Houston currently participating in Wrestlemania 25 weekend festivities (poor guy almost lost his tickets!), I, the Beautiful Big D, have decided to take the bull by the horns and organize your official ONE STOP SHOP, thorough Wrestlemania preview on FightGameBlog. Today we will look at all nine matches and we will predict the winners with our panel of esteemed wrestling minds.
The panel includes the following:
GG – Fight Game Blog Lead Editor
Big D – Fight Game Blog Columnist and host of Big D and the Superfriends
Alan4L – Fight Game Blog International Correspondent
Eddy Zucko – GG’s friend who is in Houston.
Officer Dave Hancock – Indiana Police Officer and long time fan
Jereme Warneck – Wrestling Observer Video Game/Boxing Correspondent / Editor of Number1Contender.net
Adam Bogan – Lead DVD Reviewer from Angry Marks
Martin Marvel – Promoter of Pro Wrestling Eklipse and Independent Pro Wrestler (Eklipsepro.com)
Special Note: The order of the matches were taken from Fox 8 Australia and is the rumored match order for Wrestlemania this year. While I find it odd that they cap off the show with a big triple main (they normally include a buffer match in between), I sort of agree with it!
And thus we begin.
Match #1: WWE Intercontinental Championship: John Bradshaw Layfield (c) vs. Rey Mysterio