My Thoughts on WWE Payback 2016

WWE Payback 2016 Results

First, during the Tag Team Tournament Finals Match between The Realest Guys in the Room (Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady) and The Vaudevillains to determine the #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championship, an unfortunate incident happened. Not too long into the match, Enzo Amore’s head bounced off the middle rope and then the back of his head hit the ring apron causing some severe damage, which caused the referee to throw the match out. Enzo ended up having to be stretchered out of the arena and taken to a local medical facility; he was diagnosed with a concussion, but fortunately, all other tests came back negative. I would like to point out that this injury is not a storyline injury, Enzo really got hurt. It is very unfortunate that the match had to end under these circumstances, but it just goes to show that injuries can happen at any given time. We definitely wish Enzo a speedy recovery.

 

There is also the match between Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. After Owens beat Zayn fair and square, Owens tarnished that by attacking him after the match. Owens then insisted that Byron Saxton get up from the commentators’ table …

WWE’s Most Miserable Superstars

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There are superstars in WWE who are contented with their lives; however, there are also superstars who are miserable with their lives. Whether that person is a rich snob, an arrogant punk, a mean girl, a bully, a corrupt power figure, a person who likes to stir up trouble, a person who loves delivering bad news, a person who has no joy or even a person who pretends to be contented, but is miserable in actuality, there are many types of miserable people in WWE. Below is the list of WWE’s most miserable superstars.

 

 

Adam Rose

 

Bad News Barrett

 

Bo Dallas

 

The Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie)

 

Byron Saxton

 

Cameron

 

Tyson Kidd, Cesaro & Natalya

 

Curtis Axel

 

Eva Marie

 

John “Bradshaw” Layfield

 

Kane

 

Rusev & Lana

 

The Miz

 

Stephanie McMahon & Triple H

 

Summer Rae

 

Nikolai Volkoff

 

Bull Dempsey

 

CJ Parker

 

Tyler Breeze

 

Sasha Banks

How John Cena Can Manipulate The Authority

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Seth Rollins Gets The Authority Back Into Power

 

As many most likely know, on the last Raw of 2014, Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins blackmailed John Cena, the only person who had the power to bring The Authority back into power, into doing just that when Rollins threatened to permanently cripple WWE Hall of Famer Edge. On the very first Raw of 2015, The Authority was officially back in power. They wasted no time in throwing their weight around. First, they put former Team Cena members Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan into matches with odds stacked against them. Towards the end of Raw, The Authority welcomed John Cena to the ring to show their “appreciation” for him. The Authority then welcomed out Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan. Shortly afterward, The Authority once again threw their weight around and fired Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan. The Authority then took Raw home by saying that The Authority is back in power, three men had just lost their livelihood, and that everybody can thank John Cena for all of it.

 

John Cena Gets Ziggler, Ryback and Rowan Back Into WWE

 

After Seth Rollins manipulated John Cena into bringing The …

My Hopes for WWE in 2015

 

Sting vs. Triple H WrestleMania 31

  1. All the heel commentators get removed (e.g., JBL and Byron Saxton).
  2. The Authority is put out of power once and for all.
  3. Sting vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 31
  4. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and The Undertaker each have a match at WrestleMania.
  5. “Macho Man” Randy Savage goes into the WWE Hall of Fame.
  6. Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella walk out of WrestleMania as WWE World Heavyweight Champion and WWE Divas Champion, respectively.
  7. The New Day win championships (e.g., Kofi Kingston finally wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship).
  8. Roman Reigns wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
  9. Seth Rollins cashes in his Money in the Bank Contract unsuccessfully.
  10.  Ryback beats Rusev for the United States Championship.
  11.  The Intercontinental and United States Championship become unified.
  12.  NXT Superstars debut on the main roster (e.g., Charlotte, Bayley, Alexa Bliss, Sami Zayn, Adrian Neville, Hideo Itami, Finn Balor, Kalisto).
  13.  CM Punk and Kelly Kelly return to WWE.
  14.  Hulk Hogan competes in his final match that he promised.
  15.  JoJo competes in the ring more.
  16.  Erick Rowan wins his first major singles championship.
  17.  Zack Ryder returns from injury and wins either the Intercontinental or United States Championship.
  18.  Tyson Kidd apologizes for mistreating his wife Natalya and turns

The Stories Behind Randy Orton, Seth Rollins and Nikki Bella Selling Out to The Authority

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As many people know by now, one of WWE’s most evil, if not the most evil, factions came to life about a year ago; that faction being The Authority, which is currently led by one of WWE’s Principal Owners Stephanie McMahon and her husband WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H. Since then, numerous superstars have aligned themselves with The Authority, which included once-beloved superstars selling out. After seeing The Authority for a little more than a year now, I have put together pieces of the puzzle and realized that there are three notable sellouts that had and still do have similar agendas.

 

Randy Orton

 

Last year at WWE SummerSlam, after Daniel Bryan had defeated John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, in which Triple H was the special guest referee for that match, then-Money in the Bank contract holder Randy Orton came out. Then, out of nowhere, Triple H hits Daniel with his finishing maneuver, the Pedigree. Orton then cashes in his Money in the Bank contract for an opportunity at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Triple H appoints himself as special guest referee and the match is officially underway. Orton picks up Triple H’s scraps, pins Daniel …

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 …

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 …

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 Raw 7-1-13: The Two World Champions Collide

 

Every Money In the Bank Competitor, Except One, States His Case

With the WWE Championship Contract Money In the Bank Briefcase hanging above the ring and a ladder inside the ring, Daniel Bryan came out to state his case on why he would win the WWE Championship Contract Money In the Bank Ladder Match at the upcoming WWE event, Money In the Bank. Then, all the rest of the competitors for this match came out, which consists of Sheamus O’Shaunessy, Randy Orton, Kane, Christian, and CM Punk. The only one who was conspicuous by his absence was Rob Van Dam. After all the rest of the men stated their cases, chaos followed when Orton struck Kane with his signature maneuver “The RKO”.

Kane Gets Some Unwanted Assistance

Backstage, Daniel Bryan informed his former Team Hell No tag team partner Kane that Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero made a match between Kane and Randy Orton with Daniel Bryan as the special guest referee. I am a fan of both Kane and Orton and was not sure who to root for in this one. As for the match, at one point, Orton kind of shoved Bryan, leading to Bryan disqualifying Orton …

WWE Raw 6-17-13: Daniel Bryan Finally Proves to the Entire World (or Rather Himself) That He Is Not the “Weak Link”

 Double Disqualification = Rematch

The show began with a rematch between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. I am a fan of both of these men and I was not sure who to root for in this one. At one point, both men ended up outside the ring and got so aggressive with one another to the point where they both ended up getting disqualified. This led to Bryan, who has been obsessed with not being called the “weak link” for quite some time now, going to Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero and demanding a rematch for later in the evening, which Vickie eventually agreed to.

AJ Lee Strikes Again

During a match between Kaitlyn (accompanied by Layla El) and Aksana, Kaitlyn’s theme music hit and out comes WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee dressed as her. Aksana tried to take advantage of the distraction, but Kaitlyn was able to hit her with her signature maneuver “The Spear” to get the pin and the win. After the match, AJ Lee had her friend Big E Langston come out and they then proceeded to mock Kaitlyn by re-enacting the hoax that AJ pulled on Kaitlyn a few weeks ago. Layla ended up having …

WWE Raw 6-17-13: Changes In the Air

I was in attendance for this edition of Raw that took place at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The show began with the new World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio (accompanied by his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez). Del Rio addressed his actions from the previous night at the Payback Pay-Per-View event and was met with a chorus of boos from the WWE Universe. After all of this, Del Rio then stated that for the last few months, he has fought for the WWE Universe and all they did was disrespect him. After making this statement, it was clear that both Del Rio and Rodriguez had turned heel. They are then interrupted by CM Punk (accompanied by Paul Heyman); Punk then made it clear that he did not appreciate Del Rio’s posturing. Then, despite protests from Heyman, Punk went on to challenge Del Rio to a non-title match for later on in the show. Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero (accompanied by her assistant Brad Maddox) came out and announced that the match would happen in the night’s main event. Also, after losing the Intercontinental Championship to Curtis Axel the night before at Payback, Barrett was scheduled to have …

WWE Raw 6-10-13: Triple H and Mr. McMahon At Odds, Stephanie McMahon Caught In the Middle

The show began with WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H going against his father-in-law, WWE Chairman, and CEO Vincent K. McMahon’s and Triple H’s wife Stephanie McMahon’s wishes by going one-on-one with Curtis Axel (accompanied by Paul Heyman). At one point, while Triple H had the match well in hand, Vince McMahon comes out and orders the timekeeper to ring the bell to end the match, then he tells ring announcer Justin Roberts to announce Curtis Axel as the winner as a result of a disqualification. Then, Triple H gives the order to restart the match. Afterward, Mr. McMahon gives the order to declare Curtis Axel the winner as a result of a forfeit. Then, Triple H gives the order to restart the match and declares it a 60-minute Iron Man Match. Lastly, Mr. McMahon comes out to declare Curtis Axel the winner once and for all by absconding the ring bell and microphone used by Justin Roberts, so that Triple H can’t restart the match again. Later on, Triple H speaks with his wife backstage and tells her that her father crossed the line. While Stephanie agreed with her husband, she begged him not to hurt his father-in-law. While …

WWE Raw 6-3-13: The McMahon Family Can’t Agree On Anything

The show began with WWE Executive Vice President of Creative Stephanie McMahon coming out to inform the WWE Universe that despite the fact that her husband and WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H has been medically cleared to compete, she has made an executive decision to not allow her husband to have his match for the evening against Curtis Axel, much to the dismay of the WWE Universe. Stephanie’s father and WWE Chairman and CEO Vincent K. McMahon came out to back her daughter up on her decision. Later on, when Triple H arrived at the arena, he confronted his wife and father-in-law and made it clear that he was going to have his scheduled match with Curtis Axel, but Stephanie and Mr. McMahon would still not approve. At one point, things started to get a little intense between Triple H and Mr. McMahon when Vince warned Triple H not to do something he might regret. Eventually, Triple H chose to leave the arena so that “his children wouldn’t have to see him beat their grandfather’s ass on national TV”. Before Triple H left in his limousine, he told Stephanie to tell her father that he will be in the …

WWE NXT 5-29-13: New Championship for NXT

On this edition of NXT, WWE Executive Vice President Stephanie McMahon announced that beginning next week on NXT, there would be a tournament to determine the first-ever NXT Women’s Champion. The participants included in the tournament are Emma, Summer Rae, Paige, and other NXT Divas, as well as, Divas from both Raw and Smackdown. I think this is awesome because I was wondering if they were ever going to make a women’s championship for NXT. Also, in the main event, there was an 18-Man Battle Royal to determine the #1 contender to Big E Langston’s NXT Championship. In the end, it was Bo Dallas who eliminated Adrian Neville to win the Battle Royal and become the new #1 Contender.…

WWE NXT 5-22-13: Newcomer Makes Huge Impact

The show began with newcomer Sami Zayne going one-on-one with Curt Hawkins. In the end, Zayne was able to pull off the upset when he beat Hawkins. Also, Yoshi Tatsu went one-on-one with Antonio Cesaro with Cesaro coming out on top. After the match, Cesaro said that there was no competition for him. All of sudden, Sami Zayne emerges and challenges Cesaro to a match right there and now, which Cesaro accepts. After back-and-forth action between the two, Zayne manages to roll up Cesaro for the pin and the win to pull off a huge upset. Unfortunately for Zayne, he made the rookie mistake of turning his back to Cesaro when Cesaro jumped him from behind for a post-match attack. I’m not 100% positive, but I think Sami Zayne is the man formerly known as former ROH Superstar El Generico unmasked. Finally, in the main event, Corey Graves went one-on-one with Wyatt Family leader Bray Wyatt (accompanied by fellow Wyatt Family cohorts and NXT Tag Team Champions Luke Harper & Erick Rowan). In the end, thanks to some interference from the tag team champions, Bray Wyatt was able to get the victory. Afterwards, The Wyatt Family gave a post-match attack …