WWE Takes over Grand Rapids Once Again

Van Andel Arena

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 …

The Usos Carry On the Family Legacy

The Wild Samoans The HeadshrinkersThe Usos A couple of weeks ago on WWE Raw, The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) became the third generation of their family to make it to the top of WWE’s tag team division by beating The New Age Outlaws for the WWE Tag Team Championship. The Usos’ great uncles and WWE Hall of Famers The Wild Samoans (Afa & Sika) held the World Tag Team Championship on two occasions in the early 80s. The next generation to make it to the top were The Usos’ second cousin and father The Headshrinkers (Samu & Fatu, who later became known as Rikishi) when they became the World Tag Team Champions in 1994. Today, The Usos proudly carry on their family’s legacy and I personally hope that their championship reign lasts a long time.…

Things That Need to/Should Happen In WWE In 2014

wwe 2014

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 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 …

WWE Main Event 6-26-13: The Shield’s New Competition

The Shield Are Put On Notice

Christian went one-on-one with United States Champion and Shield leader Dean Ambrose in a non-title match. Christian was out for retribution after being attacked by The Shield (Dean Ambrose & WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) on Smackdown from the previous Friday. In the end, Christian got the win via disqualification after the other two Shield members came out and attacked Christian. The Shield continued their attack on Christian, until the the #1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championship and Reigns’ second cousins The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) came out to even the odds. In the end, Christian and The Usos drove The Shield away from the ring. This all lead to a Six-Man Tag Team Match for that week’s upcoming Smackdown.

Tons of Funk Get A Grand Introduction, Only to Be Defeated

Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay & Tensai) got introduced in grand fashion when their corner women The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn), along with WWE’s newest diva Jo-Jo Offerman, performed Tons of Funk’s & The Funkadactyls’ theme music “Somebody Call My Momma”. Personally, I thought their singing was as beautiful as they are. All three of these …

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 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 Main Event 6-12-13: The Usos Bring Down the Funk

The show began with The Miz going one-on-one with one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Cody Rhodes. The regular commentary team for Main Event is Josh Mathews, The Miz, & Ricardo Rodriguez, but since The Miz was in a match, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett provided commentary with Josh Mathews throughout the show, with Ricardo Rodriguez being absent altogether for some reason. As for the match, The Miz was victorious. Also, in the main event, it was two fan favorite tag teams going at it as The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) faced Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay & Tensai) (accompanied by The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn). In the end, it was The Usos who came out on top to end the program. I am a fan of both of these teams, but I was rooting for The Usos in this one. I also think that no matter which team walks out of the upcoming WWE Pay-Per-View event, Payback, as WWE Tag Team Champions, whether it’d be the defending champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns of The Shield or the unlikely pairing of Randy Orton and one-half of Team Hell No Daniel Bryan, The Usos should get the next opportunity at the …

WWE Superstars 5-23-13: Twins’ Night

On this edition of Superstars, in a very unique and unexpected 8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match, Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay & Tensai) & The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn) took on two identical twin duos in The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) and The Bella Twins (Nikki & Brie). It didn’t make sense that these two twin duos were teaming up because The Usos are currently faces and The Bellas are currently heels and that’s the way they went into and out of this match-up. The only sense I can make out of this is that someone who had the power to make decisions in the WWE wanted to know what it was like seeing these two twin duos team up. Either way, I am a fan of all of the competitors that were in this match, except for The Bellas; I was rooting for Tons of Funk & The Funkadactyls in this one. The two twin duos did have a few issues co-existing with each other during the match. I also noticed that throughout the match that Jimmy Uso and Naomi were kind of eying one another. As a matter of fact, after Brodus Clay finished off Jimmy to …

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 Smackdown 5-17-13: “Extreme” Momentum

The show began with an edition of The Miz’s talk show “Miz TV”. The Miz’s two guests were Randy Orton and Big Show, who will go one-on-one in an Extreme Rules Match this Sunday at the Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View event. Eventually, Jack Swagger (accompanied by Zeb Colter), Alberto Del Rio (accompanied by his person ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez), Mark Henry, and Sheamus O’Shaunessy join the fray and then chaos ensues. Afterwards, the Senior Advisor to the Smackdown General Manager (WWE Hall of Famer Booker T) Teddy Long, who is running Smackdown while Booker T recovers from an elbow injury, decides to make a Six-Man Tag Team main event match for the evening between the team of Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Alberto Del Rio against the team of Big Show, Mark Henry, and Jack Swagger. Also, it was a family affair when The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) took on two members of The Shield (Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns, The Usos’ second cousin), who were accompanied by the leader of The Shield Dean Ambrose. Every guy in this match was a member of the famous Anoa’i Wrestling Family except for Rollins. In the end, it was The Shield who came out …

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 …

WWE Main Event 5-8-13: 3MB Gets Rocked

The show began with the first main event of the night between Randy Orton and Antonio Cesaro. After back-and-forth-action between the two, it was Orton who struck Cesaro with his signature maneuver “The RKO” out of nowhere to get the victory. Also, in the second main event of the night, Justin Gabriel and The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) took on 3MB (Heath Slater, Drew McIntyre, & Jinder Mahal) in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. There was a lot of flying around in this match-up and in the end, it was Gabriel who hit McIntyre with his signature maneuver “The 450 Splash” to get the victory for his team. In my opinion, I think this match stole the show.…

WWE Raw 5-6-13: John Cena and Ryback Will Take A “Stand” At Extreme Rules

The show began with WWE Champion John Cena coming out to address the condition of his Achilles heel injury and whether or not he’ll be able to compete at the upcoming Extreme Rules Pay-Per-View event. Cena said that as long as he’s medically cleared, he’ll always step in the ring and fight. Then, Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero comes out and she then invites Ryback to come out as well. Vickie then asks both men what stipulation they want to have for their WWE Championship Match at Extreme Rules. Cena said that it didn’t matter to him and he allowed Ryback to choose the stipulation. The stipulation that Ryback chose was a Last Man Standing Match; therefore, at Extreme Rules, Cena will be defending his championship against Ryback in a Last Man Standing Match. Also, United States Champion Kofi Kingston and The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) took on The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns) in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. I would like to point out that The Usos are actually second cousins to Roman Reigns; therefore, it was two family members taking on another family member. As for the match, thanks to Reigns knocking Kingston off …

WWE Saturday Morning Slam 5-4-13: The Usos Rule the Morning

In a match that was set up by General Manager of Saturday Morning Slam and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, one-half of The Usos Jey (accompanied by the other half of The Usos Jimmy) went one-on-one with one-half of The Prime Time Players Darren Young (accompanied by the other half of The Prime Time Players Titus O’Neil). At one point in the match, the referee catches Titus interfering; therefore, Jey got the win by disqualification. Then, Mick Foley comes out and decides to make a tag team match between The Usos and The Prime Time Players right there and now. In the end, The Usos were the ones that came out on top. The WWE Universe got a great start to their Saturday morning.…