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 Raw 4-8-13: The Crowd Takes Over Raw the Night After WrestleMania 29

This edition of Raw took place at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This was the night after WrestleMania 29 and this may have been either the most fun, exciting, or bizarre (depending on which way you look at it) Raw in history. WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler has been known for calling Canada “Bizarro Land”, but after seeing this edition of Raw, East Rutherford, New Jersey may very well be “Bizarro Land”. For three straight hours, the crowd chanted the most random things at random times. Some chants were heard for Wade Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, Jerry Lawler, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, the late Randy Savage, and even announcers Michael Cole and Justin Roberts and referee Mike Chioda. The crowd even chanted “We Are Awesome!”. Well, like I said, it just depends on how you look at it. But the chant that truly took over the rest of the night was when the crowd hummed Fandango’s entrance music, even after Raw went off the air. All I can say is that I am sure there are many things that would be an understatement to describe what we heard/witnessed last night on Raw. As for the show …

Rock and Cena Highlight WrestleMania 29 Press Conference

Earlier today, a WrestleMania 29 Press Conference took place from Radio City Music Hall in New York. Prior to the press conference beginning, Matt Striker interviewed both World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio and his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez. Ricardo said that despite his broken ankle, he vows to be in Alberto’s corner at WrestleMania this Sunday when Alberto defends his championship against #1 contender Jack Swagger. However, let’s keep in mind that Mr. Money In the Bank Dolph Ziggler still has yet to cash in his gaurenteed World Heavyweight Championship opportunity anytime and anywhere, so Alberto still needs to keep that in mind heading into WrestleMania this Sunday. While Michael Cole was opening up the press conference, he is interrupted by Fandango and NXT Superstar Summer Rae dancing their way onto the stage. The only thing Fandango does is show everybody how to pronounce his name to his liking and then dances off with Summer Rae. Also, it was revealed that numerous celebrities will take part in WrestleMania this Sunday. These celebrities include Sean “Diddy” Combs, rock band Living Colour, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, and more. Finally, after both WWE Champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and challenger John Cena …

WWE Main Event 4-3-13: Awesome Rules Over Primetime

The one match that took place on this edition of Main Event was a 2-on-1 Handicap Match between The Miz and The Primetime Players. Since Miz was competing, JBL filled in for him on commentary with Michael Cole. With Miz’s WrestleMania 29 opponent Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett looking on from ringside, The Miz overcame the odds and triumphed over The Primetime Players gaining valuable momentum heading into WrestleMania this Sunday. As for the rest of the program, they just showed previews of upcoming matches for WrestleMania 29 this Sunday. This is the first time that I can remember where they only had one match on Main Event.…

WWE Main Event 3-27-13: The Bella Twins Return to Action

The show began with WWE Tag Team Champion Kane going one-on-one with United States Champion Antonio Cesaro in a non-title match. Kane’s WWE Tag Team Championship partner Daniel Bryan joined Michael Cole and The Miz at commentary during the match. It’s a good thing that he did because AJ Lee came out and attempted to distract Kane, but Daniel Bryan got up from the commentators’ table to keep her at bay and Kane managed to pick up the victory. Before the main event between The Funkadactyls and The Bella Twins, The Funkadactyls announced that Brodus Clay & Tensai’s new tag team name is Tons of Funk. While The Funkadactyls had Tons of Funk in their corner, The Bellas had Team Rhodes Scholars in their’s. Thanks to a distraction by Cody Rhodes, The Bellas were able to pick up the victory in their first match since returning to WWE. There was one match where the face(s) attained victory and there was one match where the heel(s) attained victory; therefore, this edition of Main Event was bittersweet.…

WWE Smackdown 3-8-13 Review

On this edition of Smackdown, Michael Cole informed the WWE Universe that he would be filling in on commentary for JBL (the normal commentary team being Josh Mathews and JBL) for the next few weeks due to JBL’s mountain climbing duties. The Assistant to the Raw Managing Supervisor Brad Maddox also unexpectedly joined the commentary team for the night. The two main events were World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Mr. Money In the Bank Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match and Sheamus vs. Big Show. Del Rio once again came out on top against Ziggler in the series of matches against one another. I don’t know if anybody else notices, but Dolph Ziggler has been on quite a bit of a losing streak as of late. In the other main event, The Shield interrupted the match by attacking Sheamus, thus getting Big Show disqualified. Randy Orton came out to even the odds a little more for Sheamus. Eventually, Big Show recovered from the Brogue Kick from Sheamus and cleared The Shield from the ring. However, Big Show then clocked Sheamus with a KO Punch followed by Orton RKOing Big Show to end the program. Another interesting thing that …

WWE Smackdown 3-1-13 Review

This edition of Smackdown was called Social Media Smackdown. This meant that the WWE Universe could send tweets throughout the show. The commentary team for the night was Michael Cole, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Josh Mathews. JBL sent out a tout and the commentators spoke with Chris Jericho via Skype. JBL touted from the mountain he is climbing in Argentina for a charity cause and Jericho was skyping from Australia where his band Fozzy was on tour. Also, World Heavyweight Alberto Del Rio announced on WWE Active that he was gonna allow the WWE Universe to vote for his opponent for next week’s Smackdown. The choices were Mr. Money In the Bank Dolph Ziggler, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, and United States Champion Antonio Cesaro. Dolph Ziggler ended getting the most votes, so that is who Del Rio’s opponent will be next week on Smackdown. One of the great things about this edition of Smackdown was the fact that JBL was not on commentary, he sucks at it. At least I think the mountain he is climbing is supposed keep him occupied for a little while.…

WWE Main Event 2-27-13 Review

The regular commentary team for Main Event are Michael Cole and The Miz, but on this edition of the program, for reasons unknown, The Miz was absent and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler sat in for him that night. Also, at the start of the show, WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn ran into Cody Rhodes backstage for the second time in a row. Soon after, Sheamus walked in and talked about Cody’s Mustache. This lead to Cody issuing a challenge to Sheamus, which was excepted. Despite Cody’s best effort, Sheamus was victorious. Later on backstage, Cody was livid over his loss, but Kaitlyn attempted to comfort Cody by saying, “The mustache never gives up.” After Kaitlyn took off, it appeared that Cody was taking some thought into that statement. I personally believe that it’s only the mustache that Kaitlyn digs and not necessarily Cody Rhodes himself. In the other main event of the night, Mark Henry dominated Justin Gabriel. To end the show, they took a look back at the epic match between John Cena and Cm Punk from this past Monday on Raw. I guess the match was so epic, they decided to actually show the match …

Kiss My Foot Matches Between the Women

The Rule of a Kiss My Foot Match is that the loser of the match must kiss the winner’s feet. Throughout wrestling history, WWE has had two Kiss My Foot Matches that featured the men, but have never had any between the women. However, there was one Kiss My Foot Match between the women that took place at WWE’s Developmental Territory in late 2007, but it was kind of only one-sided because only one of the women in the match had the opportunity of getting her feet kissed by her opponent. When the men have Kiss My Foot Matches, it’s a pretty disturbing sight, but if the women had them, the sight would be much better. Bottom line, I think there should be more Kiss My Foot Matches between the women in any wrestling company.…