Tuesday, November 18, 2014

John Cena Telegraphing A Heel Turn On Monday Night Raw

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John Cena will turn heel. This angle that the WWE is presenting right now smells of a heel turn. The components are all in place. The same thing has happened in the past. You have a faction that smells of McMahon, and it's building into a powder keg. This Sunday at the Survivor Series, look for John Cena and one other man to be left behind against insurmountable odds.

When Cena feels the pressure, and the fans are all with him, united to hit someone with his finisher, or a chair, or interfere at a moment's notice, watch for the turn. After the turn and the McMahons winning, look for Cena to embrace Triple H, Rollins, and the others to showcase the he is now gone corporate.

John Cena is all but telegraphing a heel turn right now.

Oh no?

Well, consider the Invasion angle where Stone Cold turned. Or what about when The Rock turned corporate? Every major superstar turns, and if John Cena is set for a heel turn, it's going to be this sunday.

That's the story that I kept seeing from Raw. Then again, perhaps we are getting ready to see Brock Lesnar return and cost Cena the match, leading into a 3 stages of hell match for the final ppv of the year? It's all up in the air, and I'm not reading spoilers, so let's see how the dominos fall.

The intercontinental match on Raw was good too, but other than that, things weren't too memorable on Raw last night.

Cena to turn Heel.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Trick Or Street Fight Rules

Dean Ambrose defeated Cesaro in a Trick or Street Fight 

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Last week on Smackdown the main event was awesome, and instead of reviewing and breaking down every minute of the show, I'd rather focus on what I liked and remembered. Of all the things that went down on the show, I can truly say that the best part about it was this match.

Ambrose is definitely one of the better WWE creations in a long time. Cesaro can really wrestle, and I'd like to see him get a shot at a title and defend it on a regular basis. This match in particular was hilarious with the use of pumpkins, kendo sticks painted like candy corn, and tables at ring side.

Cesaro's tough style compared to Dean Ambrose's brawling technique was the highlight here. WWE was obviously impressed enough to have a highlight package of the night that featured Ambrose coming off the ropes through a table with a witches broom, no joke.

Overall, the Trick or Street Fight was a success, and even though Ambrose won, I like Cesaro's fighting spirit. If you get a chance to check out the showcase, go for it, and see what you may have missed.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Remember When Vince McMahon's Limo Blew Up?

This post was written for a magazine that shut down. At the time people were speculating whether or not Vince McMahon's limo really did blow up with him inside it. So here you go: 

The WWE is known for pulling out all the stops when the chips are down, or when there is strong competition. However, in recent years, the stunts that the WWE has pulled have been less than spectacular and proven fake. The limousine explosion that concluded a very special edition of WWE Raw was completely fake, and anyone who believes that it was real, is missing the point of wrestling and should stop watching it now. However, this is not the first time that we've seen the WWE involved in an odd angle which was completely fabricated for media attention. While the WWE did do it all as a stunt, no one can deny that they evoked a lot of media attention and boosted ratings, when they were in a slump. There are three major events that can be linked to publicity stuns in recent memory for wrestling fans; Mike Tyson getting into a fight with Stone Cold Steve Austin, Billy and Chuck's gay marriage on Smackdown, and most recently the limousine exploding. These three events sparked interest in the WWE from fans, as well as the media, however one must not forget that they were just publicity stunts, and nothing more.

Consider the year 1998, the WWE was seeing a steady increase in fans, however there was not a clear cut defined winner in the Monday Night Wars that were occurring at the time. The day after the Royal Rumble, on Monday Night Raw, Mike Tyson made a special appearance, but was interrupted by the number one contender to the WWE title at the time, Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin went on a verbal tirade, much to the dismay of Mr. McMahon, causing a stir with the audience and notable reaction. When Tyson and Stone Cold got into each others faces, and Austin flipped Tyson the Bird, pandemonium ensued and the ring was cleared, Austin was arrested, and the media blitz began. The next day all sports pages had a picture of Tyson shoving Steve Austin, and no one could determine whether or not it was a stunt, or if it was an ad libbed venture into live television. We all know it was all for show, as Austin took over the WWE Championship later that year at Wrestlemania, defeating Shawn Michaels for the coved top spot in the WWE.

Now fast forward to where the Smackdown brand was getting notoriety in the news, with mainstream media publishing articles, and major talk shows having a tag team duo known for more than just wrestling together on their show talking about some interesting subject matter. Billy & Chuck were paired together and the gay factor was risen to all new levels. In a publicity stunt that was cleverly disguised as a real event, the WWE decided to run a story line where Billy & Chuck would become life partners through marriage, live on WWE's Smackdown program. Gay advocates jumped on the chance to promote this as a positive thing, and were quick to praise the WWE for their efforts to solidify Gay characters on their programming, showing a line of brevity that most shows at the time were not doing. During the ceremony, there was a melee, and the two were never married, but were instead pummeled by a debuting tag team by the name of 3 Minute Warning. This too was heavily covered by print and major media, only to be subdued into a ratings pusher, and stunt, that has never been revisited again.

Finally, the stunt that involved the WWE chairman was indeed a stunt. A stunt that got major media involved, and major news sources trying to figure out if the stunt was real or not, much to their dismay, it was a stunt and the WWE chairman was alive and well. WWE is known for sports entertainment, and when these sorts of things happen, one must consider the fact that they are in a business model that promotes outlandish stories, in the back drop of wrestling. The WWE would never allow a real situation to air like this, and if you are not convinced, then count how many times Owen Hart's death is mentioned or shown on the air. I rest my case.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WWE Monday Night Raw 10/27 Review - Super Cena Still Alive

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Make this two in a row for the Mexican. I saw Raw on HULU and while it’s not 100% the same, it is better than nothing at all, since the alternative is in fact nothing at all. I’m still trudging through WCW Spring Stamped 1998, and I swear it’s better than most of the WWE offerings today.

Up front, my favorite highlight was Randy Orton’s RKO from out of nowhere. “I’ll calm down when he’s dead” was a great line, and the RKO reminded me of how grand DDP was/is. The RKO looked great, and Triple H looked seriously mad. Speaking of which, Stephanie McMahon is one hot Milf, yeah I said it. Good for you Triple H.

Goldust and Stardust defeated Mark Henry and Big Show

BORING! I telegraphed that turn for Henry, and no one wants to see them feud. I don’t, you don’t, I’m sick of it. The match was ok at best, but it was obviously something bad.

Aj Lee defeated Alicia Fox

This wasn’t part of the HULU showcase, so I don’t know what happened in the match itself. It sounds boring.

John Cena rejecting to be part of the Triple H crew was a nice touch. However, look for a HEEL turn finally at Survivor Series. I wouldn’t be surprised if we finally get that turn we’ve all been pining for from Cena. I hope and pray that it happens at Survivor Series.

The Usos defeated The Miz and Damien Mizdow

This didn’t air on Hulu, but I am going to say that it sucked anyways.

Ryback defeated Bo Dallas

I still BOLIEVE!

Dean Ambrose vs. Cesaro (No Contest)

This was ok I guess. Ambrose beat up Cesaro with a microphone, and that was that.

Naomi defeated Nikki Bella

This wasn’t terrible, but I was having an issue with Paypal so I was on the phone at the same time.

Dolph Ziggler defeated Kane

This match started because Ziggler may be one of the members of Team Cena at Survivor Series, which may be nice, but we’ll see what happens. This match was ok at best, Kane is looking tired and old. I’ve never liked him, so that doesn’t help. Ziggler is solid as ever, give the guy the title already.

John Cena defeated Seth Rollins

This match was solid, and really well placed. Seth Rollins is gold out there, and Cena definitely works well with just about anyone. The match was broken up at the end, when Kane interfered and it just foiled a really good match. Overall, I don’t hate the idea of Cena turning or winning later on, but Rollins is definitely going to go far if he keeps it up, and that’s what matters here.

Raw on HULU was good, I have no complaints other than perhaps there was too much talking and not enough wrestling, but that’s expected from the WWE these days. That’s my reviews for now, and of course I’ll do more if I watch more, but as it stands, Raw and the PPV get enough gusto for the site. I may see Smackdown too, but we’ll see what happens. If you’re still out there, drop me a line tell me your thoughts, and please, help support the site by using the amazon links wherever you see them.

Monday, October 27, 2014

WWE Hell In A Cell 2014 - Finally Sir Jorge Comes Back To Writing About Wrestling

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WWE Hell In A Cell 2014 Review 

What's this? A review from your favorite Mexican. I finally caved in and purchased WWE Network. So far I don't have any complaints. I was watching WCW Spring Stampede 97 earlier today and it's amazing how much better it is without the old VHS tape I used to own. I don't know if you guys remember but I used to have the biggest and baddest WWF/ECW/WCW/AAA and New Japan tape collection. I sold it all on ebay in 2006 cause I was getting married. It sucked, I regret it, but whatever. This is not about me, it's about you and me and the rest of the WWE Universe watching Hell In A Cell on PPV or streaming like I did. Here are my thoughts on the matches, let me know if you saw it, if you liked it or if you think I'm an idiot.

Mark Henry defeated Bo Dallas

I don't know about you guys, but I BOLIEVED! And I was dumb because Mark Henry beat up Bo Dallas in a matter of moments. I still BOLIEVE though, he'll be back, I hope.

Dolph Ziggler defeated Cesaro

Dolph Ziggler is the best WWE superstar in the world. He can bump, he can fly, he can wrestle like the best I've seen. I've been singing his praises since I saw him against Rey Mysterio in 2007 or 2008. Whatever the case is, he's an incredible asset and while Cesaro is just as good, I thought this match deserved a higher placement on the card. I liked it. Man, Amy Schumer used to date Ziggler, wonder what that was like....not that I'm a big Amy Schumer fan, but oh who's kidding, Dolph is the MAN in and out of the ring.

Nikki Bella defeated Brie Bella

These two really fought each other hard, I liked it. But I admit, I am not a big divas fan. I liked this match though, it had some good moments. I don't care for the story line, and miss Daniel Bryan's goat face.

Goldust and Stardust defeated The Usos

I honestly fell asleep during this match. I was tired I guess. I don't know, it just didn't hold my attention. I think the tag team division still sucks, and they need to revamp it and have long standing tag teams that are worth watching, not these idiots.

John Cena defeated Randy Orton

Now this was a good match up. I thought I was going to hate this one, but nope, Cena and Orton can put on a show, and they did so here. Orton took some nice bumps, but it was Cena's timing that really worked well here, or should I say didn't work well since he got hit with an RKO out of nowhere. Orton's coming into a DDP element if you ask me. It's quite fascinating how this is all working out. I loved the match, but didn't like Cena winning yet again. Overall solid outing. No complaints from me. Perhaps no blood, that would've been a nice touch.

Sheamus defeated The Miz  

I don't like The Miz. How did this guy main event Wrestlemania and CM Punk didn't? I don't get it. I hate this guy. Sandow is wasted here, but the comedic timing is golden, so maybe I'm just wrong. Sheamus won after the "BRO" kick. I'll never call it by the real name, I like the "BRO" aspect. This match was ok, but predictable for me. Sheamus needs better competition.

Rusev defeated Big Show

I've said it once and I'll say it again, Big SLOW sucks. SLOOOWWW and boring. Rusev wins again. Who cares?! I hope Kurt Angle comes in and beats him, that's all I can really say about this. Otherwise, this is just another wasted angle to me.

AJ Lee defeated Paige

Not a terrible match, but not one that was memorable either. The divas division is lacking real wrestling talent, or bigger women. These women are little and well, boring to me. Aj Lee has gotten better though, so kudos there for retaining the title.

Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose

This was a highlight filled match up. I love the start of the match on the cage, I loved the sick bump off the center of the cage, and then things got more insane. Seth Rollins just reminds me of a broke ass CM PUNK. This guy is getting a push when Punk didn't? I don't like it, but that's life. Seth Rollins' in ring gear sucks in my opinion. Dean Ambrose is solid, a sick wrestler with a great overall style. I don't recall specific bumps that I really loved, but I recall Ambrose putting on a clinic of brawling proportions. Rollins is rad for taking a lot of punishment, and winning despite it all, well isn't he the lucky one? Bray Wyatt interfered and cost the match in a predictable fashion. I like where this is going, so we'll see how things work out in the future.

Well well, this PPV was good overall. I liked it, but I fell asleep. That's not an indication of a bad line up, I was just tired. I sorely miss a world title match, and CM Punk not being there sucks too. Other than that, this was a good overall PPV that I will definitely peg as my favorite this year.