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Wrestlemania 30: End Of One Era, Beginning Of Another

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Wrestlemania 30 turned out to be quite an extravaganza, with spectacular colours and personalities right from the off, along with a number of entertaining cameos from old faces, as well as a number of genuine shocks in matches throughout the night, which was sure to have been a big success for the WWE.

The night kicked off with a few words from the event’s host, Hulk Hogan. Hogan made his way down to the ring with his classic entrance music, and the place went wild. As he got talking about the history of the event, he was interrupted by some striking entrance music; that of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Stone Cold made his way down to the ring to stir up the crowd a bit, and he whipped them into a frenzy at the prospect of him kicking Hogan’s ass. That didn’t materialise, however, as he said he had too much respect for what Hogan had done for the business. Shortly after this, he was interrupted himself, as The Rock made his way down to the ring. The crowd roared, as three of the all-time fan favourites occupied the ring at the same time and, although there was some notable mic rustiness from the three, they got great cheers as they rattled through their catchphrases and downed some beers.

The first match of the night saw Triple H taking on Daniel Bryan, with the winner going on to take part in the World Heavyweight Title triple threat main event match. Triple H came down to the ring on a huge throne, with a tremendous golden crown, as well as armour, adorned upon him. Bryan had come down with his shoulder heavily strapped, having re-injured it during his attack on Triple H on Raw, but he brought the fight to his opponent early. He landed a barrage of kicks on The Game, before the Cerebral Assassin’s size and power advantage took over. Triple H landed a number of heavy blows on the leader of the yes movement, working hard on the injured shoulder. He put Bryan in a number of crossface-style submission holds, to inflict maximum damage. But Bryan would not go down or tap out, and he kept fighting back hard. Triple H landed a couple of Pedigrees, but couldn’t keep Bryan down for a three count. Bryan had to land a couple of running knees himself before actually pulling off the victory, but it did not end there. Stephanie McMahon, who had been at ringside throughout, slapped Bryan several times after the match, before Triple H attacked him from behind, and hit his injured shoulder with a steel chair, raising doubts about his ability to compete in the main event.

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Wrestlemania 30 Preview: Yes Movement To Prevail At Last

 

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Wrestlemania 30 takes place this Sunday, April 6. It is the annual showpiece event for the WWE, where a year’s worth of feuding and storylines culminate in a glitzy wrestling extravaganza. This year’s event will feature all of the biggest names in the business, with the likes of the Undertaker, Triple H, Daniel Bryan, Batista and Brock Lesnar all set to take part in matches, while Hulk Hogan is the special guest host. There is also likely to be a number of surprise cameo appearances by old familiar faces. Here, we give an extensive preview of the event:

Daniel Bryan vs Triple H:

Bryan has been pushing for this match for a long time, having seen his championship hopes blocked time and time again by Triple H, in his role as Chief Operating Officer. Daniel Bryan wasn’t even granted a place in the Royal Rumble, his best chance of making the Wrestlemania main event. Bryan has gone after The Game in the build up to the event, filling the ring with followers of his “Yes Movement” on Raw a couple of weeks ago. Triple H responded by beating a handcuffed Daniel Bryan senseless the following week, before getting attacked by Bryan at ringside a week later, while commentating on the match between Batista and Randy Orton. This will likely be an early match on the card, given that the winner earns a place in the main event, the world title triple threat match that also features Batista and Orton. Continue reading

Undertaker’s Top Five Wrestlemania Matches

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With Wrestlemania 30 now just a few weeks away, it seems only right to delve back through the history of its most prestigious aspect- the streak. The Undertaker will return to Wrestlemania to fight Brock Lesnar, where he is undefeated in twenty-one bouts. His list of previous opponents show few pushovers, having beaten Jimmy Snuka, Jake The Snake Roberts, Kane (x2), Shawn Michaels (x2) and Triple H (x3), among others. The Undertaker has been responsible for some of Wrestlemania’s finest moments, and here we will look back at his five top encounters. Continue reading

2K Sports Announce Improvements And Roster For WWE 2K14

sheamus2k Sports have announced the entire roster for the upcoming WWE 2K14 game.

The list tops off WWE 2K14’s previously revealed roster for 30 Years of WrestleMania — a mode that allows players to relive famous matches from yesteryear. 2K Sports recently revealed all five eras in the mode, which span from “Hulkamania Runs Wild” to the “Universe Era.”

The roster reveal has thrown up some surprises with the omission of Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel, Rob Van Dam , Fandango, The Uso Brothers, The Wyatt Family and Big E Langston. All are likely to feature as Downloadable Content (DLC) in the near future. Antonio Cesaro and Ryback take their bow on the full roster having served as DLC in WWE 13.

The Shield make their much anticipated debut in a WWE game that offers The Ultimate Warrior as a pre order bonus. Macho Man Randy Savage also debuts in this new title which 2K have taken over from THQ.  Continue reading

The Shield Takes Over Extreme Rules

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One of the most anticipated and intriguing events on the WWE calendar has been Extreme Rules ever since its introduction to WWE over five years ago. Originally a homage to the original ECW’s “One Night Stand” this year’s instalment was another firm example that extreme wrestling has no place in today’s WWE. The first two matches on the card were legit wrestling matches with absolutely no gimmicks attached and the Tornado rules attached to the WWE Tag Team Title match were hardly what you could call extreme. However I found the pay-per-view very enjoyable, full of interesting matches and feuds I wanted to see resolved. My only objection is don’t label something extreme when what you want to offer a is rough at best. What was on the menu was jalapenos and I was served bacon and cabbage. Continue reading

Wrestlemania 29 Review

Before I get into reviewing the show proper, I would just like to acknowledge the great atmosphere I was lucky to be a part of whilst watching Wrestlemania this year. Showtime Cinema Limerick decided to put the event on in one of their big screens, allowing fans who usually have to watch the showcase of the immortals quietly in their living rooms to engage in a fantastic experience with those in attendance making it very clear who they liked and disliked and creating an atmosphere you thrive on as a wrestling fan. It had to be the funniest and most exciting viewing of Wrestlemania I have ever had and if Showtime decide to run again, and I don’t see why they would not as the place was a near sell-out in one of the biggest screens, I would definitely recommend anybody from the Limerick or surrounding counties to partake in what is guaranteed to be a memorable night.

The pre-show was exactly what you would expect, mainly just last-minute hype videos and skits in order to get last-minute fence sitters to purchase Wrestlemania. The featured match of the pre-show saw defending intercontinental champion Wade Barrett taking on The Miz. Many people were frustrated in the buildup to Mania when they discovered this match would not make the pay-per-view proper. Never the less the two had a fun albeit short match with the Wade bringing back his infamous wasteland move for the night. However it was Miz who would pick up the win and his second Intercontinental championship by locking in the figure four leg lock in a very unique fashion and making Barrett tap out. Naturally The Miz celebrated ecstatically however the whole pre-show seemed underwhelming and the match seemed to lack any real credibility or prestige. Continue reading

The Ballance Sheet #3 : Solid Crowd Ignites Top Performers

Hey, folks. I’m Gary Ballance, and this is my guide to the often weird, occasionally wonderful world of independent wrestling.

Last time, I went through a few of the factors that go into a successful show, and the various ways fate can intervene and mess them up. This next element deserves its own article: the crowd.

The crowd is the lifeblood of any successful show. For the promoter, a large crowd means tickets sold and costs covered. Large enough, and it could also mean the difference between breaking even and actually making a profit. Continue reading

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