WWE SuperSmackdown LIVE Invades Grand Rapids, Michigan

Erick Rowan Splash

Introduction

 

This week, I was in attendance for both WWE Main Event and Smackdown, which took place at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Before both events got underway, there was a bonus match between current rivals Sin Cara and Curtis Axel. These two rivals have had a series of matches against one another as of late and Sin Cara has come out victorious every single time, including this one.

 

Main Event

 

The first event of the night was Main Event. There was one backstage segment that I found pretty hilarious. Paige seemed to be impressed with how good Erick Rowan seems to be at playing chess; it was recently learned that Rowan has a pretty high IQ. Titus O’Neil then approached Rowan and did not seem impressed. Rowan then challenged Titus to play him in a game; after Titus made a move he said “King Me!” Apparently, Titus was not aware of the fact that that rule only applies to checkers and not chess. After Titus knocked over the chess pieces and walked off in a fit of rage, Rowan then picked up a piece and said “Checkmate!” Later on in the main event between Rowan …

WWE Needs to Stop Holding These Guys Back

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I am sick and tired of WWE holding back great talents like Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, Zack Ryder, R-Truth and Sin Cara. These six men have made significant impacts during their respective runs in WWE. The Hell in a Cell Pay-Per-View event was this past Sunday and not one of these men had a single match on the card or the Kickoff Show (Pre-Show) and they definitely should have.

 

Kofi Kingston

 

Kofi Kingston should already be a former World Champion by now. In addition to holding every other major championship WWE has to offer, he also owns numerous victories over former World Champions, he was the team captain and sole survivor of his team at Survivor Series in 2009 and he has created many memorable moments in Royal Rumble Matches and Battle Royals. While he has received World Title opportunities, none of them were one-on-one opportunities; he is way overdue for one. When is WWE going to realize that Kofi is the true future of WWE?

 

Big E

 

After spending time down at NXT (WWE’s developmental system) as the second NXT Champion in history, he arrived on the main roster towards the end of …

WWE Superstars Who Should Be in the Main Event/Championship Picture

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Today in WWE, we see guys like John Cena, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Big Show, Mark Henry, Rey Mysterio, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Rob Van Dam, The Undertaker and Jack Swagger in the Main Event/Championship picture. While all of these guys definitely belong there, I feel that there are a few other guys that belong there as well, but are not necessarily completely there at the moment. These names include guys like Kofi Kingston, Big E, Xavier Woods, R-Truth, The Great Khali, Zack Ryder, Adam Rose, Sin Cara, William Regal, Hunico, David Otunga, Darren Young and Alex Riley. All of these men have made a significant impact in WWE and I feel that they are not getting the opportunities that they deserve to showcase them.…

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 …

WWE Main Event 7-3-13: Only One Hero Conquers

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Money In the Bank Momentum

In a match that had huge implications for the upcoming WWE event, Money In the Bank, it was Christian (one of the competitors in the WWE Championship Contract Money In the Bank Ladder Match) who went one-on-one with one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Damien Sandow (one of the competitors in the World Heavyweight Championship Contract Money In the Bank Ladder Match). After back-and-forth action between the two competitors, it was Christian who hit Sandow with his signature maneuver “The Killswitch” to get the pin and the win.

Victory For America(?)

Prior to the match between Sin Cara and Jack Swagger (accompanied by Zeb Colter), Colter not only expressed his discontent for illegal immigrants in America, but also the way in which Americans celebrate Independence Day. Colter’s rant did not sit very well with Sin Cara and was looking to prove a point against Swagger. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as Swagger forced Sin Cara to submit to his signature submission hold “The Patriot Act” to get the victory.

Big E Langston Dominates

In the main event, Curt Hawkins went one-on-one with Big E Langston (accompanied by WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee). While I am …

WWE Smackdown 6-28-13: Del Rio Fiesta Spoiled

 

Kaitlyn Turns the Tables On AJ Lee

WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee (accompanied by Big E Langston) went one-on-one with Natalya Neidhart in a non-title match. Right when the match officially got under way, AJ’s theme music hit and it was none other than Kaitlyn coming out dressed as AJ, similar to what AJ did to Kaitlyn on Raw the previous Monday. Kaitlyn then went on to ridicule her former BFF by telling everybody that in addition to the vast number of superstars AJ has been intimate with, there are rumors that she has been intimate with several of the WWE personnel that were seated at ringside, including Smackdown ring announcer Lilian Garcia. After AJ and Natalya began locking up with one another, Kaitlyn, at one point, began to skip around ringside in typical AJ fashion, which not only drove AJ insane, but provided enough of a distraction to allow Natalya to roll up AJ to get the pin and the win. After the match, Kaitlyn put the exclamation point on her mind games by hitting AJ with her signature maneuver “The Spear”.

Other Money In the Bank Ladder Match Announced

Backstage, WWE Chairman and CEO Vincent K. McMahon …

WWE Main Event 6-19-13: The Shield Continues It’s Dominance

On this edition of Main Event, Justin Gabriel and The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) took on The Shield (United States Champion Dean Ambrose & WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & The Usos’ second cousin Roman Reigns). In the end, just as Gabriel was going to hit Ambrose with his signature maneuver “The 450 Splash”, chaos ensued when the other competitors got involved and it allowed Ambrose to recover and put a halt to Gabriel’s momentum. Ambrose then hit Gabriel with his signature maneuver “The Standing Bulldog” to get the pin and the win for his team. I definitely think that The Usos should get the next championship opportunity against Rollins & Reigns because The Usos have not only taken a stand against The Shield, but they are also way overdue for a reign as WWE Tag Team Champions. Also, Zeb Colter accompanied Antonio Cesaro to the ring for his match against Sin Cara and prior to the match, Colter said that he admires Cesaro for shedding his European roots to embrace being a “real American”. As I stated before, I am convinced that when Jack Swagger, the guy that Colter currently manages who is out with an injury, makes …

WWE Superstars 5-30-13: A Heroes’ Clean-Sweep

On this edition of WWE Superstars, all of the heroes were victorious. First, it was R-Truth who was victorious over Antonio Cesaro. Then, in the main event, it was the high-flying tandem of Sin Cara and one-half of International Airstrike Justin Gabriel who teamed up to beat The Prime Time Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young).…

WWE’s Current Most Underrated Superstars

Today in WWE, there are numerous superstars that I feel aren’t entirely getting the credit or fame that they deserve. I feel that WWE’s current most underrated superstars are, in no particular order, Kofi Kingston, Bo Dallas, Zack Ryder, Sasha Banks, Paige, Sami Zayne, Brodus Clay, Tensai, Sin Cara, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Ted DiBiase, Jr.; Yoshi Tatsu, Evan Bourne, Santino Marella, and Alex Riley. WWE really needs to start giving these guys a push and in some cases, again.…

WWE Main Event 5-22-13: Ryback Strikes Again

The show began with a rematch between Alberto Del Rio (accompanied by Ricardo Rodriguez) and NXT Champion Big E Langston (accompanied by AJ Lee) from this past Monday on Raw. Big E defeated Del Rio last Monday thanks to a distraction from AJ and a thumb to the eye of Del Rio, but on this night, Del Rio got retribution when he beat Big E. In the main event, The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) took on 3MB members Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal (accompanied by 3MB leader Heath Slater). At one point during the match, an ambulance emerges into the arena with Ryback coming out of the back, similar to what he did this past Monday on Raw. After taking out Heath Slater, he then carries him over and stuffs him into the ambulance, just like he did to one-half of Team Cobro Zack Ryder this past Monday on Raw. The Usos capitalized on this and picked up the victory. Also, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett was supposed to defend against Sin Cara, but for some reason, the match didn’t take place. I sure hope this match is post-poned and not cancelled because Sin Cara has earned this opportunity.…

WWE Raw 5-20-13: Two Superstars Get the Biggest Wins of Their Careers

The show began with Ryback actually arriving into the arena in the back of an ambulance. After Ryback stepped out of the ambulance and then on top of it, he then went on to challenge WWE Champion John Cena in an Ambulance Match for the championship at the upcoming Payback Pay-Per-View event and the match has been made official. Also, after hearing all the rumors, it was confirmed that Paul Heyman had enlisted a new client named Curtis Axel, the man formerly known as Michael McGillicutty. As Heyman discusses Axel, he is then interrupted by WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H. Triple H then tells Heyman that he has every intention of kicking his ass. Then, Axel gets in Triple H’s face, but ends up receiving a slap for his troubles. Triple H then says that he will face Axel in a match later on in the evening and added that after he kicks Axel’s ass, he’s going to kick Heyman’s. Also, Alberto Del Rio (accompanied by his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez), the new #1 contender to Dolph Ziggler’s World Heavyweight Championship, went one-on-one with NXT Champion Big E Langston (accompanied by AJ Lee). In the end, thanks to …

WWE Superstars 5-16-13: Sin Cara Continues to Roll

The first match of the night was between Sin Cara and Michael McGillicutty with Sin Cara coming out on top. This was Sin Cara’s second match since making his return and he has yet to lose since making his return. In the main event, Alex Riley went one-on-one with one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Cody Rhodes. Alex Riley came very close to knocking off Rhodes, but in the end, it was Rhodes who came out victorious.…

WWE Main Event 5-15-13: Sin Cara Returns

The Miz was back on commentary with Michael Cole on this week’s edition of Main Event. The first match of the night was between WWE Tag Team Champion and one-half of Team Hell No Kane against Shield member Seth Rollins (accompanied by fellow Shield cohorts Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns). In the end, Rollins was disqualified after The Shield began a 3-on-1 assault on Kane. Kane’s WWE Tag Team Championship partner and the other half of Team Hell No Daniel Bryan wasn’t at the arena this night, but fortunately, Roman Reigns’ second cousins The Usos came to Kane’s aid to fend off The Shield. Also, it was the returning Sin Cara who took on Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett in a non-title match; Sin Cara was able to pull off the upset and defeat Barrett. I think he should get an opportunity at Barrett’s championship because of this. Finally, in the main event, one-half of International Airstrike Justin Gabriel went one-on-one with one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Cody Rhodes, who is The Miz’s opponent at the Extreme Rules Pre-Show this Sunday. The Miz got an up-close-and-personal look from the announcers’ table at Rhodes beating Gabriel. Is this what awaits Miz come …

Day 1 of WWE WrestleMania Axxess gets a dose of NXT

During Day 1 of WrestleMania Axxess, numerous WWE Superstars, Divas, and Legends were on hand to meet and greet members of the WWE Universe. The superstars featured were Sin Cara, CM Punk, Mark Henry, and United States Champion Antonio Cesaro. The divas included were AJ Lee and Rosa Mendes. One legend that was featured was WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka. Also, there were a few NXT matches that took place. Paige went one-on-one with Summer Rae, Bo Dallas faced off with Corey Graves, and Xavier Woods took on Dante Dash.…

WWE Main Event 3-6-13 Review

The first match of the night was Randy Orton going 0ne-on-one with Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett in a non-title match with Randy Orton coming out victorious. The second match was between Zack Ryder and Cody Rhodes with Cody Rhodes getting the victory. I sure hope Zack Ryder gets a match at WrestleMania this year because it will basically be taking place in his own backyard in the New York/New Jersey area at Metlife Stadium. Lastly, in the main event, Sin Cara went one-on-one in a non-title match against United States Champion Antonio Cesaro. Sin Cara was very impressive the match and managed to pull off the upset victory. If it’s not gonna be Zack Ryder who faces Antonio for his championship at WrestleMania, then it should definitely be Sin Cara.…