WWE Takes over Grand Rapids Once Again

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Last night, I was in attendance at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI for WWE Live. This event was not televised, but one of the best things about that is that something newsworthy can happen that a lot of people do not get to see.

 

Two Divas Switch Roles

 

Summer Rae and The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron) teamed up against Layla, Eva Marie and Rosa Mendes; therefore, this means that Summer Rae is now a face and Eva Marie is now a heel. What began as a dance-off ended up turning into a Six-Diva Tag Team Match. In the end, Summer and The Funkadactyls were victorious.

 

Dancing Confidently

 

It would appear that Cody Rhodes has regained his confidence to team up with his half-brother Goldust once again because they teamed up against WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) and Wyatt Family members Luke Harper & Erick Rowan in a Triple Threat Match for the The Usos’ Championships. While I am a fan of both The Usos and The Rhodes Brothers, I was rooting for The Usos to win this one. I would also like to point out that during the match, both The …

Ultimate Warrior Passes Away

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The man born James Hellwig, who legally changed his name to Warrior and wrestled under the name Ultimate Warrior, passed away yesterday, Tuesday April 8, 2014. Warrior had collapsed while walking with his wife from his Arizona hotel to his car. After being transported to a nearby hospital, he was pronounced dead. A cause of death has not been released. This just doesn’t seem real; four days ago I just saw him get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, then the next night I saw him stand on the stage of WrestleMania 30 with all the other members of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014, then the night before his death, he appeared on Monday Night Raw to address the WWE Universe. I do not get this at all, during his final days that I saw him, he looked just fine. This feels like a nightmare that I could wake up from any second now. I witnessed his two young daughters escort him at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; I can only imagine how devastated they must be at the moment. Warrior will be deeply missed and while he may be gone from this life on …

Angelina Love Returns to TNA

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Angelina Love’s Proposal

 

On the March 13, 2014 edition of Impact Wrestling, former TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Angelina Love made her surprise return to TNA. Angelina called out her former Beautiful People cohort Velvet Sky and told her that after being gone from TNA for quite some time, she realizes that she owes a lot of her success in the company to Velvet. She tells Velvet that if it wasn’t for her and Angelina coming together about seven years ago and forming The Beautiful People, then Angelina would not have achieved the success that she has in TNA. Angelina then offered Velvet to put The Beautiful People back together. Velvet responded by telling Angelina that they will always be BBFs no matter what, but she then tells Angelina that a lot of things have changed in TNA since she left and that she is ready to move forward. Angelina responds by telling her that maybe the best way to move forward is by taking one step back. Velvet then tells her that she will take some time to think things over and the two end their conversation with a hug.

 

The Beautiful People

 My Proposal

 

I agree with Angelina and Velvet getting …

Taryn Terrell Gives Birth to a Healthy Baby Girl

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For nearly a year now, Taryn Terrell has been MIA from TNA. It turns out the reason why she’s been gone for awhile is because she was pregnant. A few days ago, Taryn gave birth to a baby girl named Emerson; to see a photo of her with her child, log on to Taryn’s Twitter account @TheTarynTerrell. This marks the second TNA Knockout in history to have a child with Madison Rayne being the first. Madison Rayne has already returned to action to become the TNA Knockout Women’s Champion once again, which she still currently holds. I am definitely hoping that when Taryn returns, she will win the championship for the first time ever.…

WWE Network Is Must-See

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The WWE Network has officially been launched. It has the past, present and future all rolled into one. It features every upcoming WWE Pay-Per-View event, as well as every WWE, WCW and ECW Pay-Per-View event in history. WWE Network also features all-new original programs including a new reality series called Legends’ House. This marks the third WWE reality series in franchise history following Tough Enough and Total Divas. Bottom line, WWE Network features a lot of history that can be watched at anytime and anyplace using desktops, laptops, mobile, and gaming devices. I think this may very well be the greatest idea WWE has ever come up with. To sign up, just go to WWENetwork.com.…

Big Daddy V Passes Away

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Nelson Frazier, Jr., who wrestled under names like “Mabel”, “Viscera”, and, most recently, “Big Daddy V”, has passed away at age 43 after suffering a massive heart attack. Standing at 6’9” and weighing in at 487 lbs., he was one of the most memorable big men in WWE history, if not wrestling history all together. Despite being one of those big men that never held WWE’s World Championship, I would say he did pretty well for himself during his runs with the company. His achievements included winning the World Tag Team Championship, becoming the 1995 King of the Ring, and winning the Hardcore Championship; he even headlined SummerSlam in 1995 when he went one-on-one with then-WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Diesel, coming up short in the process. Whether Frazier wrestled under a loved or hated persona, the impact that he made in WWE will not soon be forgotten.…

Longtime WWE Production Crew Member Passes Away

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Frank Bullock, a well-respected and longtime member of WWE’s production crew, has passed away. He played a vital role for the ringside announcers. He was an audio tech that always made sure the announcers’ headsets were working properly, so that they could hear themselves and others. Personally, I think that members of WWE’s production crew should be given more credit than they actually get because they are the ones that help make it possible for the WWE Universe to watch their favorite superstars perform on worldwide television. I know for a fact that people would say that the WWE would never be the same again after the passing of one of its greatest superstars, but I don’t think the WWE would ever be the same again after the passing of one of its most-respected members of WWE’s production crew like Frank Bullock either.…

MVP Arrives In TNA in A Big Way

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For the last couple of weeks, people were talking about there being a new TNA investor. The first impact that the investor made was signing two of wrestling’s hottest free agents to TNA contracts, former ROH Superstars The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards). TNA President Dixie Carter was informed of this by The Wolves themselves. Dixie Carter is the corrupt boss of TNA who has been throwing her weight around for the past four months, so her anxiety definitely went up after hearing the news of the new investor. One week after being signed, The Wolves announced that the identity of the new investor would be revealed the following week. This past Thursday on Impact Wrestling, the new investor was revealed to be none other than former WWE Superstar MVP. Based on the fair, as well as popular, decisions that MVP has been making thus far, I think it is pretty clear that he has come to TNA to put a stop to Dixie’s reign of terror. About a decade ago, MVP had a brief run in TNA under the name Antonio Banks before making an impact in WWE as MVP. Now that he is back in TNA as …

Jimmy Uso and Naomi Finally Tie the Knot

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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 …

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

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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)…

The Rhodes Brothers Will Team Up for the First Time Ever

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On this week’s September 30, 2013, edition of WWE Raw, abusive power couple WWE Executive Vice President of Creative and WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H invited the entire Rhodes Family (NXT General Mananger and WWE Hall of Famer Dusty and his sons Dustin “Goldust” & Cody) to Raw for a “business proposition”. Both Goldust and Cody were recently uncerimoniously fired from WWE by the abusive power couple. The power couple ended up proposing a non-title tag team match between The Rhodes Brothers and current WWE Tag Team Champions and Shield members Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at the upcoming WWE Pay-Per-View event, Battleground. The stipulation of the match would be that if The Rhodes Brothers beat The Shield, then they will be rehired; however, if The Rhodes Brothers lose, then in addition to their father, Dusty, being fired, niether members of The Rhodes Family would ever get to work for the WWE again, as well. The Rhodes Family decided to accept the challenge. Personally, I have always wondered whether or not The Rhodes Brothers would ever team together. Believe it or not, almost everytime people have seen them cross paths with one another, they were at eachothers’ throats. People …

Was John “Bradshaw” Layfield Part of the Plot?

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Last month at WWE SummerSlam, then-WWE Champion John Cena defended his championship against Daniel Bryan with WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H serving as special guest referee. All three of these men were faces at that time and Cena and Bryan still are. In the end, it was Bryan who beat Cena to become the new WWE Champion. After the match, Cena was a sport and shook Bryan’s hand and also shook Triple H’s hand for calling the match straight down the line. After Cena had left the ring, Bryan began celebrating his victory; however, the celebration was cut short by Randy Orton, who came out to cash in his Money In the Bank WWE Championship contract, which consisted of a guarenteed opportunity at the championship at anytime and anywhere. I would also like to point out that Orton was a face at the time as well. Then, Triple H shocked the entire world when he hit Bryan with his signature maneuver, the Pedigree. Then, Orton cashed in his championship opportunity and Triple H appointed himself as special guest referee for the match. Once the ring bell was rung to begin the match, Orton picked up Triple H’s scraps and …

WWE Total Divas 9-1-13: Relationship Issues

On this edition of Total Divas, relationships were put to the test. First, fresh off a break-up from her previous boyfriend, Jo-Jo Offerman developed a crush on Paul Llyod, Jr. a.k.a fellow WWE Superstar Justin Gabriel. After they eventually started talking and getting to know one another, her fellow WWE Divas warned Jo-Jo about the age gap between her and Justin and that it could spell potential disaster. Jo-Jo is 19-years-old and she and Justin are I think at least a decade apart in their age gap. Unfortunately, the worst fear came true because while Jo-Jo and fellow newbie WWE Diva Eva Marie were walking around the lobby of their Las Vegas hotel, they saw Justin with another woman and eventually took off in a taxi cab with that woman. After talking with one another about the issues, they both agreed to break up with another. Second, Ariane Andrew a.k.a. WWE Diva Cameron Lynn and her boyfriend Vincent had a falling-out after his drunken behavior embarressed her in front of her fellow WWE Superstars. Their issue was left unresolved; however, there might be answers on the next episode based on what I saw in the preview. Lastly, Nattie Neidhart was …

WWE Debuts It’s Second Reality TV Show

As some may know, Tough Enough was the first reality TV show that WWE made. Tough Enough is a show that features contestants competing to become the next WWE Superstar. Last Sunday, it was the debut of WWE’s second reality TV Show, Total Divas. Total Divas is a show that revolves around the professional and personal lives of WWE Divas Natalya Neidhart, The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn) of Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay, Tensai, & The Funkadactyls), The Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie), and WWE’s newest Divas Jo-Jo Offerman and Eva Marie. On the first episode of Total Divas, some very interesting things were revealed. First off, it was revealed that some of the divas are in respective relationships with their fellow WWE Superstars; Nikki is dating WWE Champion John Cena, Brie is dating Daniel Bryan, Naomi is engaged to Jimmy of The Usos (Jimmy & Jey), and Jo-Jo is dating Justin Gabriel of International Airstrike (Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd). It was also revealed why the 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match between Tons of Funk and the team of the now-defunct Team Rhodes Scholars (Damien Sandow & Cody Rhodes) and The Bellas that was supposed to happen at …

WWE Money In the Bank 7-14-13: Two Brand New Mr. Money In the Banks Crowned

 

Money In the Bank Kickoff

During the Money In the Bank Kickoff (Pre-Show), WWE Tag Team Champions and Shield members Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns defended their championships against #1 contenders and Reigns’ second cousins The Usos (Jimmy & Jey). The Usos came within inches of becoming the new champions, but in the end, it was Reigns who hit Jimmy with his signature maneuver “The Spear” to get the pin and the win for his team and retain their championships. I sure hope The Usos aren’t done with The Shield because Jimmy & Jey are way overdue for a WWE Tag Team Championship reign.

It’s Not Cryback, It’s Ryback

Chris Jericho went one-on-one with Ryback. During the weeks leading up to their match, Jericho played mind games with Ryback by referring to him as “Cryback”; unfortunately, it was not enough to over come the powerhouse when Ryback rolled up Jericho to get the pin and the win.

Kaitlyn’s Injury May Have Cost Her

In a WWE Divas Championship rematch between BFFs-turned-bitter enemies, Champion AJ Lee (accompanied by Big E Langston) and Challenger Kaitlyn (accompanied by Layla El), Kaitlyn came into the match wearing a sleeve over her injured left …