This Sunday is the 27th incarnation of the Royal Rumble. There seem to be only a few people who could possibly win, so I asked our FGB crew who they thought the Royal Rumble winner would be and why.
Here’s what they had to say: Continue reading
Outside of Alan, we’re mostly following WWE closely these days. But thanks to Alan, we have some diversity in our awards.
Here’s our pro wrestling awards: Continue reading
If you missed it, check out our posts here, here, and here which cover some of our favorite Survivor Series moments.
Here’s the Survivor Series play by play: Continue reading
Can Big Show main event a big money PPV in 2013? We’ll see in a few weeks. The end of the Big Show vs. the authority nonsense ended Monday with Triple H and Stephanie hiring Show and giving him a title match after he threatened to sue them for their company.
The Big Show headlines Survivor Series.
This angle has never worked for me for a few reasons. Continue reading
We previewed the show for the website yesterday.
There have been a couple of changes to the show just today. Curtis Axel is out of the pre-show match because of an injury. The new pre-show match is Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow. Also, Big E. Langston will face Dean Ambrose on the actual show instead.
Let’s get to the Hell In A Cell play by play:
1. Kofi Kingston vs. Damien Sandow
Sandow won the match with a full nelson slam. Kofi did some great stuff on the outside where he hurdled the ring steps and did a flip dive off of it. At least if Sandow has anything to do tonight’s World title match, he’s going to do so off a win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
2. Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The Usos vs. The Shield
They did some very smart triple threat spots. The Shield had the advantage on Goldust for quite a while and before he went to tag Cody, Cody was knocked off the apron. The Usos called for him to tag them and as he went to, the Shield pulled them off the apron too.
Goldust hot-tagged Cody who ran wild. He went for the Disaster Kick on Seth Rollins and one of the Usos tagged in. He hit a high cross on Rollins for a two count and then a Samoan drop for another. Continue reading
Raw started off amazingly. The first hour was my favorite hour in a very long time. But like what has been par for the course, by the third hour, I was pretty bored.
The McMahons are back!
Supposedly, after hearing that game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals would go head-to-head with, Vince McMahon wanted Raw rewritten. I’m not sure if Vince and Stephanie being a central part of the show was part of the rewrite or not, but I enjoyed seeing them again. Stephanie did a fairly bad job playing the role of a caring wife when she made the decision that Triple H wasn’t going to wrestle on the show. But Vince was magnificent. He played the role of sort-of-caring father-in-law, who was really more worried about his daughter getting booed than he was of Triple H wrestling. And then he puffed out his chest and told Triple H to not do something he will regret.
And even later in the show, he looked at Curtis Axel like he was going to make him lots of money, even though Axel was who Triple H wanted to face on Raw before Stephanie said he couldn’t. But then he booked him against John Cena, so maybe he was just trying to make fun of Paul Heyman’s guy. Continue reading