The Steel Cage

WWE stars make day for cancer-stricken boy

Lisa Cornell, left, of Oceanside, snaps a photo

(Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

Eight-year-old Philip Califano leaned against his mother, gazed at two of his favorite TV stars and smiled.

“Hi, Strawberry Shortcake,” the Oceanside boy said to redheaded WWE superstar Sheamus -- repeating the taunt that Sheamus’ “Friday Night Smackdown” foe, Christian, delivered the night before.

Sheamus just laughed, as did WWE diva Kelly Kelly. The pair...

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WWE Raw Reax: Cena will face The Rock next year

The WWE Universe will finally get the dream match they had hoped for: The Rock vs. John Cena. The Attitude Era vs. the PG Era.

It will happen April 1, 2012 at Wrestlemania 28 in Miami, Florida.

You read it right, The Rock and Cena will have their historic one-on-one match next year at ‘Mania in the Rock’s hometown. Never has a match been booked almost a year in advance. It’s...

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Wrestlemania 27 predictions: U.S. title: Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan

U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP: SHEAMUS (C) VS. DANIEL BRYAN

Alfonso: These two have had surprisingly good chemistry together in the ring. I don’t expect this match to be given more than seven minutes or so, but you can be sure that both men will be motivated to make the most of every second. For Bryan, competing at WrestleMania is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. For Sheamus, a good performance...

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Triple H's promo on Raw was a slap in the face

Triple H’s promo this past week on Raw did a good job hyping up his match with the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. Yet, I found some parts of his promo that went too far and not in a good way.

Triple H said he and the Undertaker were the last of a generation. That is with out a doubt true. Both guys are the longest running stars currently in the company. Triple H did a great job putting...

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WWE releases the first 21 names in the Royal Rumble

WWE.com released more than half of the 40 names in this year’s Royal Rumble. This comes a day after the WWE announced the match will not feature the usual 30 participants like it has since its inception.

Here are the names and in parentheses is the number of Royal Rumble matches each star has appeared in. Mark Henry has the most experience so far appearing in 6 Rumble matches. John Cena...

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Sheamus is a disappointing pick for King

Hi all. I’m making a concerted effort to update this blog more frequently. I hope you’ll notice, come back, and spread the word.

A quick thought on Sheamus winning the King of the Ring tournament Monday night:

Sheamus was a lot of fans’ favorite to win the King of the Ring tournament, but I must say I’m a little disappointed that WWE chose to crown a two-time...

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Raw after-party: John Cena a member of Nexus?

John Cena is going to join the Nexus? How the does the WWE want me to believe that? Last night on Raw, Cena was supposed to face Wade Barrett. Instead, Barrett stood on top the announcer’s table and played type role of general manager. If Cena defeated the other members of Nexus he would then face Barrett.

Cena ran the gauntlet successfully pinning Health Slater, Michael Tarver, and David...

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Orton captures WWE Title; where does John Cena go from here?

On a night all about championships, four titles changed hands at Night of Champions. The biggest of all the title changes came when the Viper, Randy Orton, once again recaptured the WWE Title.

Six-pack challenge for the WWE Title: Randy Orton defeated, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, John Cena, Edge, and Wade Barrett

The match itself was okay, nothing to go crazy about it that’s worth...

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WWE Night of Champions predictions

Night of Champions is this Sunday on pay per view and here are my predictions. Or should I say, my hopes for the show.

Divas and Women's Championship Unification Lumberjill Match: Melina (C) vs. Lay-Cool

Not really looking forward to this, but Melina will win and unify the titles. I give the WWE credit for trying to make a women’s match interesting by adding lumberjill’s...

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Your next WWE Champion could be just about anyone

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Edge, left, and Chris

(Credit: Getty Images)

Each participant of the six pack challenge this Sunday at Night of Champions has a good chance to walk out with the WWE Title. I’m going to make a case for each man on why they can walk out as the champion.

Sheamus (Current WWE Champion): Sheamus has been the number one heel on Raw for most of this year and has done a great job. Usually, young heels that are thrown into the main event...

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