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A ReView From the Rafters: NXT Takeover: R Evolution (12/11/14)

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During the pre-show, Corey Graves announced that due to multiple concussions, doctors have forced him to retire of in-ring competition. But, WWE wants to keep him around, and so Corey Graves is now an announcer in NXT, and as a matter of fact he worked the Takeover event with Rich Brennan and Alex Riley. Kevin Owens vs. CJ Parker - A strong debut for Owens. It took a nasty shot that busted him open, but it just added to the moment. The crowd was way into Owens, and because of it his debut came across as the big deal it should have been. Hard hitting, intense, and impressive. It wasn't very long, and it didn't need to be. I think Kevin Owens has a BIG future in WWE. CJ did get in some offense, so this wasn't a complete squash. Winner: Kevin Owens via pinfall in a little over three … [Read more...]

NXT Takeover III: R Evolution (12/11/14) Preview & Predictions

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Tonight NXT gets its chance to shine once again with a LIVE two-hour special on WWE Network. The event officially kicks off at 6:30pm CT with the pre-show, where Renee Young, Jason Albert, and Alex Riley will breakdown the action to come. Also on the pre-show Corey Graves will make an announcement regarding his future after being sidelined following multiple concussions. Then at 7pm CT, Takeover: R Evolution begins. Here's the announced card and predictions for tonight's big NXT event that should be a fantastic night of wrestling. NXT Championship Match: Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn This has been a really well built to main-event between two friends. They've gone and made it a bit to predictable with Sami adding the stipulation that if he can't win the championship tonight then … [Read more...]

WWE Smackdown 12/5/14 Spoiler Free Preview: Ryback and Rowan Battle Big Show and Rollins

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The following is a spoiler free match run down for tonight’s episode of Smackdown, which was taped earlier this week in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Title. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd vs. Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston. The Miz vs. Jey Uso. U.S. Champion Rusev vs. Dean Ambrose. Brie Bella vs. Naomi. Ryback and Erick Rowan vs. Big Show and Seth Rollins. Smith's Sentiment: Looks like a good show on paper, and hopefully it'll be better than RAW was. I'm digging the Harper/Ziggler feud and how Harper keeps defending the championship. I also really like the tag team of Cesaro and Tyson Kidd. I would prefer that Cesaro be pushed as a big time singles star, but since that isn't going to happen I'm not opposed to seeing him back in a tag team (he's … [Read more...]

Tonight After RAW on WWE Network, Stone Cold Steve Austin Does Live Podcast With Vince McMahon; Will He Ask About CM Punk?

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If you're not subscribing to WWE Network, you might want to consider doing that. Tonight on the Network, immediately following RAW, Stone Cold Steve Austin will be doing a LIVE podcast where he'll interview Vince McMahon. This just days after CM Punk's explosive interview on Colt Cabana's Art of Wrestling podcast. Of course the big think everyone wants to know now is whether or not Steve Austin will ask McMahon the really tough questions concerning CM Punk and what he had to say. WWE.com teased as much today in an interview with Steve Austin: WWE.COM: What is the one thing you want Mr. McMahon to have to answer on your live podcast on WWE Network? AUSTIN: Nothing is off limits. There’s a line that I won’t cross, but that’s for my standards — nothing that WWE has told me. There are many … [Read more...]

[UPDATED] WWE RAW 12/1/14 Preview: Cyber Monday Sees The Return of the Anonymous General Manager

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Tonight RAW comes to us LIVE from Greenville, South Carolina. It's Cyber Monday, and as revealed at the conclusion of RAW last week, the Anonymous General Manager will be the guest GM this week as WWE plays up the cyber aspect. Fans will be able to vote for matches and stipulations via the WWE App. Which of course means its sounding an awful lot like a bad episode of RAW will be going down tonight. Hopefully not. WWE of course hasn't announced any matches or anything to be voted on yet. They'll be building towards TLC, which so far has two matches announced: Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose in a TLC match and Kane vs. Ryback in a Chairs match. We'll see if any new matches get announced tonight, and I suspect they will. If WWE announces anything for the show tonight, we'll update this … [Read more...]

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