Main Event and Smackdown Return to Van Andel Arena

Van Andel Arena

Last week Tuesday, my dad and I were in attendance for the WWE Main Event (which airs Wednesdays at 8/7 PM CT on Ion Television) and Smackdown (which airs Fridays at 8/7 PM CT on Syfy) tapings at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am posting this now because I do not believe in putting spoilers in my posts. We were seated not very far away from ringside, so we had a pretty close view of the event.

 

Main Event

 

During the Main Event taping, a match between Naomi (accompanied by Cameron Lynn) and NXT standout Emma took place that didn’t end up being televised, with Naomi coming out the victor. Also, at the very beginning of a divas tag team match between The Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie) and the team of Alicia Fox & Aksana, something awesome happened. I started a “Total Divas” chant for The Bellas and Nikki heard me because she pointed right at me. The Bellas were victorious in that match.

 

Smackdown

 

As for Smackdown, at one point during the show, Emma was in the audience during two matches, at least. This was the second week in a row that …

Jimmy Uso and Naomi Finally Tie the Knot

Jimmy Uso and Naomi

During the first season of WWE’s reality show “Total Divas”, it was revealed that current WWE Superstars Jimmy Uso (Jon Fatu) and Naomi (Trinity McCray) were engaged to be married. After months of them being engaged on Total Divas, the two have finally wed in Hawaii recently and it will air on the upcoming second season of Total Divas, which begins in March. Naomi is now an official member of the Anoa’i Family, one of the greatest wrestling families of all time, if not the greatest. Members of this family include married couple Rocky and Ata Maivia-Johnson, who gave birth to one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, as well as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Rocky Johnson is a Canadian native who is of African heritage and Ata is a Samoan Native. Therefore, The Rock is one-part African-American, one-part Samoan-American, and one-part Canadian-American. The point I’m trying to make here is that Jimmy Uso and Naomi are the next Rocky and Ata Maivia-Johnson because Jimmy Uso is a Samoan-American and Naomi is an African-American. If these two were to ever have a child, then it would be possible that the world could be looking …

The New Age Outlaws with The Authority?

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 The Outlaws Turn On CM Punk

 

On the January 13, 2014 edition of WWE Raw, CM Punk teamed with The New Age Outlaws (“Road Dogg” Jesse James & “Bad Ass” Billy Gunn) against Authority members The Shield (current United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns). Just as Punk was reaching over to tag in one of his partners, The Outlaws shockingly walked out on him, thus turning heel in the process, and it would allow The Shield to pick up the victory. Afterwards, Punk was convinced that The Outlaws are in cahoots with The Authority, the very faction that Punk has had issues with as of late. Punk believes this is due to the fact that Triple H has history with The Outlaws in their days as members of D Generation-X.

 

Signs Start to Become More Clear

 

Four days later on Smackdown, there were some signs that pointed to Punk’s assumption. First, The Outlaws were conveniently in a non-title tag team match against WWE Tag Team Champions The Brotherhood (Dustin “Goldust” & Cody Rhodes). If The Outlaws were able to knock off the Tag Team Champions, it would put them in line for a future …

Mae Young Passes Away

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Johnnie Mae Young, who wrestled under the name Mae Young, has passed away at the age of 90. Mae Young began her wrestling career at age 15 and went on to compete for an amazing nine consecutive decades. She was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. During her acceptance speech, she told the entire world that she planned on competing in a wrestling match on her 100th birthday. Due to the fact that she competed in a few more matches after her induction, as well as her years of competing, I am convinced that she was not joking about having that match on her 100th birthday. Out of all the women that have competed in the wrestling world, Mae Young, in my opinion, is by far the strongest and toughest woman in history. No matter what her age was over the years, she could still kick anybody’s ass on any given day. Mae Young has, without a doubt, paved the way for many of the women we see in the wrestling world today. This inspirational woman and everything she has done will most definitely be missed.…

Ultimate Warrior Going Into the WWE Hall of Fame

Ultimate Warrior

On the January 13, 2014 edition of WWE Raw, The Ultimate Warrior was announced as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame 2014. I think this was definitely a good call by WWE because he is way overdue. Here are some other names that I hope end up getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year:

“Macho Man” Randy Savage

Miss Elizabeth

Jake “The Snake” Roberts

“The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith

Diamond Dallas Page

The Bushwhackers (Luke & Butch)

Mr. T (Celebrity Inductee)…

Things That Need To/Should Happen In ROH In 2014

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The year 2014 has officially begun. With that being said, here are some things that I think need to, or at least should, happen in ROH in 2014.

 

Remove Steve Corino from Commentary

 

The one current heel commentator in ROH is Steve Corino. Now, while I do not find him as unbearable as the other current heel commentators from the other two respective wrestling companies (John “Bradshaw” Layfield in WWE and Taz and Michael Titus in TNA), he still tends to antagonize his fellow commentators, the faces, and the fans of ROH, defend and sympathize with his fellow heels’ dastardly ways, spew propaganda, and be hypocritical like the other heel commentators from the other two wrestling companies. ROH not only needs to remove Corino from commentary, but also not put any more heels on commentary afterwards. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the fans of ROH have to put up with enough other garbage from the heels.

 

Get the Women of Honor More Involved

 

One thing that I have noticed about ROH is that they do not have the Women of Honor competing in that many matches. ROH should not only have more matches between …

Things That Need To/Should Happen In TNA In 2014

tna 2014The New Year has officially begun and there are a few things that I think need to, or at least should, happen in TNA in 2014.

 

Let Taryn Terrell Take Her Rightful Place

At the Top of the Knockouts Division

 

When Taryn Terrell first arrived in TNA in 2012, she started out as the referee for all the knockouts’ matches. Shortly after, she spent time at TNA’s Developmental System, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), and had a brief run as OVW Women’s Champion. Many months later, she got into a conflict with Gail Kim. This not only led to Taryn being relieved of her duties as a referee and made into a full time competitor, but it also led to one of the most memorable knockouts rivalries in recent memory. These two women took the knockouts division to new heights when they competed against one another in two of the most physical, as well as memorable, knockouts matches in TNA history. First, it was Taryn who was victorious over Gail in a Last Knockouts Standing Match at TNA Slammiversary XI. Then, it was Gail who knocked off Taryn in a Ladder Match a few weeks later on an edition of …

The Wrestling Company That Paved the Way for the Women’s Division

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I recently watched a documentary called “What?: GLOW: The Story of Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling”. GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) was an all-women wrestling company that took the 80s by storm. This documentary talked about the ladies who wrestled for the company, the rise and fall of the company, and the first-ever reunion of the women since the company’s demise. I truly believe that this wrestling company had a huge impact on wrestling’s women’s divisions we see today in top companies like World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and Ring of Honor Wrestling (ROH). As a matter of fact, what I really found interesting about this was the fact that former WWE Diva Ivory wrestled for GLOW before she went on to become a 3-time WWE Women’s Champion in WWE. Ivory wrestled under the name Tina Ferrari. I feel that this wrestling company showed that the women can be just as dominant as the men can be in the world of professional wrestling.…

Things That Need to/Should Happen In WWE In 2014

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The new year of 2014 has officially begun and there are many things that I feel that need to, or at least should, happen in WWE in 2014.

Changes with the Championships

Both the Intercontinental and United States Championships should be unified because just about every other current major championship has been merged into one. WWE should also bring back the European Championship so that superstars can once again get the opportunity to join the list of WWE’s Grand Slam Champions (e.g., WWE World Heavyweight or World Heavyweight Championship, Intercontinental or United States Championship, World, WWE, or Unified Tag Team Championship, and European or Hardcore Championship). Lastly, the WWE Divas Championship needs to be put on the line at WrestleMania 30 this year because it has never been on the line at any WrestleMania in history.

Superstars Who Deserve to Become Champions

Sin Cara should become either the Intercontinental Champion or United States Champion because he has proven time and time again that he is worthy, he is way overdue. Also, Zack Ryder needs to be put back in the championship picture because he busted his ass to win his first and only United States Championship a few years ago …