The Steel Cage
After a strong final week of hype, especially here in the NY Metro area, WrestleMania 29 is set to take the stage Sunday night at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. With three huge matches anchoring the card, and some intriguing mid-card bouts, expectations are high for the event.
Here's my preview and predictions for the big show:
Main Event: WWE Champion The Rock vs. John Cena
Many...Read more »
WWE Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and his WrestleMania XXIX opponent, John Cena, met at a Radio City Music Hall press conference Thursday, just three days before they will face off for the title at MetLife Stadium.
Real-life overtones are all over this main event, as well as the matchup between CM Punk and the Undertaker.
Cena has been critical of The Rock in the past...Read more »
It never ceases to amaze me how The Rock can return to WWE television after months, or even years away, and deliver a promo that puts most of his locker room to shame. Even well before his return as a semi-regular performer in WWE in 2011, The Rock proved this with his via-satellite appearance at 2009’s Smackdown 10th anniversary special.
And “The Great One” did it once again last night with...Read more »
The WWE announced today that WrestleMania XXVIII set a new pay-per-view purchase record, with 1.3 million homes worldwide buying the show.
The number makes the show a huge success for the WWE, and also indicates that the experiment of building toward the Rock vs. John Cena match for a full year was well worth it.
Naysayers may wonder if the buy rate could have been even better had some...Read more »
I gave myself nearly a week to simmer about this one.
After all, there are lots of ways to book a wrestling show, and if I had the corner market on creative team omniscience, I might actually be on the creative team.
But sometimes you know you're right, and I am on this one: Triple H should have beaten The Undertaker Sunday at WrestleMania XXVIII, and John Cena should have beaten The...Read more »
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 »
Rumors are swirling online that Brock Lesnar could make an appearance at Wrestlemania 28 in Miami this Sunday.
The rumors began after Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer reported this week that Lesnar is in negotiations with the WWE for a potential return. It’s unknown in what capacity or role Lesnar would return in, but the former UFC Champion is not a fan of the rigorous schedule of the...Read more »