The Steel Cage
Here comes the pain! Again.
Brock Lesnar made his return to the WWE on Raw tonight and delivered an F-5 to John Cena completely changing the landscape of the WWE for the foreseeable future.
Rumors were running wild all weekend that the former WWE Champion turned MMA fighter was set to return to the company that made him famous. Those rumors were put on hold as Lesnar was nowhere to be...Read more »
WWE delivered a very good edition of WrestleMania last night that met or exceeded expectations for most of the night’s big matches, without too many dumbfounding booking decisions or comedy segments that took away from what worked on the show.
Any good fight promoter—whether in pro wrestling, boxing or mixed martial arts—will tell you that it’s all about the main event. A bad main event will...Read more »
Wrestlemania 28 is in the books and now we began to break it down and analyze it from top to bottom. Here’s my review of the show with a look at each match:
Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Championship
If you thought the World Heavyweight Title go no respect for being the opening match the last two year’s wait till you hear this: The match was over in 18 seconds!...Read more »
Just under 24 hours before the opening bell at Wrestlemania 28. Here are some lingering thoughts going into the big show.
Rock vs. John Cena
I don’t have any doubts that Cena will go over. The real question is do Rock and Cena have a cordial handshake following the match? Seth Mates posed this question in his prediction for the match. The handshake may not seem like a big deal to fans,...Read more »
The Rock vs. John Cena
Alfonso: John Cena
There are knowledgeable wrestling fans who will tell you why it’s an absolute certainty that Cena will win this match. And there are equally knowledgeable fans who can make as convincing a case as The Rock. In the end, it will be up to Vince McMahon to decide what he believes is best for business, and he’s not always right. I am of the opinion...Read more »
One of the biggest debates among fans the week of Wrestlemania is the match order for the pay per view.
To many fans, the pecking order of matches is very important as it symbolizes importance as the show makes its way toward the main event. Yet, a Wrestlemania card is not always booked from least important to most important match. If that was the case, then why was the Women’s Title at Wrestlemania...Read more »
The WWE had one last chance to promote Wrestlemania on their flagship television show last night. Raw was held in Atlanta -- the host city of last year’s Wrestlemania -- at the Philips Arena where just about a year ago the “once in a lifetime match” was made between The Rock and John Cena.
Raw had that “big-time” atmosphere last night just six days before Wrestlemania 28. All night video segments...Read more »
In a podcast with Sports Illustrated's Jimmy Traina, John Cena spoke candidly about Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, stating he does not like the way he does business.
"I congratulate him on all his success," Cena told Traina. "A Hall of Fame resume in the WWE. His movies have grossed more that a billion dollars, but if it was my career path I would have just done it differently."
Cena...Read more »
Less than two weeks away from WrestleMania, fans are starting to discuss the ever-important match order. As simple as it may seem, making sure each match is correctly slotted on the show can make all the difference. Put a match that gets the crowd going wild in the middle of the show, and risk burning out the audience by the time the last match comes on (See WrestleMania X-8.) Put a world title...Read more »
Last night’s Raw in Philadelphia featured more of the same: lots of talking and very little action between the stars who make up the three biggest feuds going into Wrestlemania.
It’s evident that The Rock and John Cena are talking circles at this point. The same could be said with Undertaker and Triple H, while the CM Punk-Chris Jericho angle continues to get deeply personal. Let’s start there.
CM...Read more »