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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

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Five Things Sheamus Could Do When He Returns To WWE

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For those of you who are unaware Ireland’s premier wrestling export former WWE champion Sheamus has been out of action nearly 3 months with a torn labrum in his left shoulder. I honestly have hardly noticed his hiatus as it seamlessly coincided with the return of Rob Van Dam who has asserted himself in the spot once held by Sheamus. This actually leaves WWE with a lot of freedom when re-introducing Sheamus into WWE TV in a few months time as he can be slotted in where ever they want him. With that in mind here are five spots Sheamus could occupy when he returns. 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

WWE Parties Ready To Rumble

WWE Parties Ireland make a welcome return on Sunday November 18th for the annual Survivor Series card.

The event sees wrestling fanatics return to Captain America’s on Dublin’s Grafton Street for a third time under the WWE Parties Ireland banner, following successful showings of Wrestlemania and Summerslam this year.

Doors open at 9pm and their will be a whole host of activities to lead fans up to the main event at 1am. A Survivor Series themed table quiz is scheduled while fans will also get to choose classic Survivor Series matches that they want to watch. The quiz will be hosted by Luke and Duane, singers of “Just Take Care, Spike Your Hair”, the official theme of WWE superstar Zack Ryder’s “Z! True Long Island Story programme”.WWE music will be played on the night while there will also be WWE tshirt giveaways and more.

With the pay per view on the big screen, late food, a late bar and a friendly atmosphere it really is the ultimate experience for any wrestling fan and at €5 it certainly is a bargain. Tickets for the event can be bought here.

Survivor Series itself promises to be a classic and hoardes of fans gathering at the event will be hoping to see Irish superstar Sheamus regain his World Heavyweight Championship as he battles The Big Show, who took the title from his grasp at Hell In A Cell.

Elsewhere on the card Ryback will have another crack at taking the coveted WWE Title from CM Punk in a triple threat match which also features John Cena. The monster, a revelation since his WWE debut, was screwed out of the title by referee turned wannabe superstar Brad Maddox at Hell In A Cell.

In traditional Survivor Series style two teams of five will do battle but who will be the last man standing as Team Foley battle Team Ziggler? WWE legend Mick Foley recruited Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston, Kane, Daniel Bryan and Ryback to his team to face Team Punk, which has since been changed due to the latter’s participation in the WWE title bout. Ryback has also been dropped from Team Foley for the same reason and as of yet no replacement has been announced. Team Foley will battle with Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Alberto Del Rio, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes.

Expect more matches to be revealed as the event draws closer.

At Irish News Review, we have two tickets to give away for the highly anticipated event courtesy of our friends at WWE Parties Ireland. To win the tickets simply be the fifth person to tweet us (@irishnewsreview) the correct answer to the following question.

Survivor Series is the second longest running WWE pay per view, true or false?

Titanic Battle Set To Encapsulate Wrestlemania

Irish News Review casts an eagerly anticipating eye over the Wrestlemania card as our very own superstar Sheamus goes in search of title glory tomorrow night .

John Cena V The Rock

These two icons clash for the first time at Wrestlemania in the The Rock’s home town of Miami. In a match that has been over a year in the making, John Cena will be looking to defy the odds and topple the self proclaimed great one.

Cena has fallen prey to The Rock on two occasions. At last year’s Wrestlemania, where The Rock served as guest host for the night, he hit his signature rock bottom on the Massachusetts native allowing his opponent The Miz to get the win and retain his title.

A few months down the line the duo were forced to team together to battle The Miz and R-Truth at Survivor Series. The match culminated with Cena falling fowl to another rock bottom.

In recent weeks the duo have been poking fun at each other but when the dust settles who will be the last man laughing?

 The Undertaker V Triple H (W/Shawn Michaels as ref)

Two of the most decorated individuals ever to enter a wrestling ring will square off inside Hell in a Cell. The question on everyone’s lips is whether Triple H can become the man to end The Undertaker’s 19 match winning streak at Wrestlemania.

The Game battled valiantly against The Deadman at last year’s event but fell short despite delivering three pedigrees to his opponent.

This will be the third time the duo have squared off at the showcase event and few would bet against Undertaker losing his streak however with Shawn Michaels acting as special guest referee  who knows what may happen. 

Team Teddy V Team Johnny

The WWE board of directors have signed up this 12 man tag match where the man behind the winning team will gain sole control of both Raw and Smackdown. Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis had enlisted the returning Christian, Dolph Ziggler, David Otunga, Mark Henry, Jack Swagger and The Miz to aid his cause. However after Christian suffered a reoccurrence of his injury on the final edition of Raw before Wrestlemania he has been replaced by Drew McIntyre. Smackdown General Manager has added Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, R-Truth, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston and WWE legend Booker T to Team Teddy.

WWE Championship match: CM Punk V Chris Jericho

This rivalry which has become personal in recent weeks will reach an exciting climax on the grandest stage of them all.

The returning Jericho first locked horns with CM Punk at the Elimination Chamber where a kick from Punk floored the Canadian, rendering him incapable of finishing the match.

One day later on Raw Jericho earned the right to battle Punk at Wrestlemania by winning a ten man battle royal.

Since Jericho’s victory he has poked fun at his straight edge opponent claiming the reason Punk lives the fine life is due to his upbringing by his alcoholic father. Jericho has also had a laugh at the expense of Punk’s sister which has sent the Second City Saviour into a fury. His claim that Punk is “the legal definition of a bastard” has also gotten inside the champion’s head.

At Wrestlemania he must unleash this fury which was evident on Raw when he injured Christian in order to maintain his WWE title and prove he is the better wrestler.

World Heavyweight Championship match: Daniel Bryan V Sheamus

Dubliner Sheamus takes to the ring in Miami looking to win his fourth top title in WWE. The two time WWE champion and one time United States Champion will have to be smart in planning a way to defeat the manipulative and crafty World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan.

The roles of the duo have reversed since Sheamus defeated Bryan last March. On that day the Royal Rumble was billed as the heel while Bryan was the fans favourite. Sheamus has come a long way since and has endeared himself to the fans while Bryan has done everything in his power to keep his coveted title, much to the annoyance of everyone around him. Bryan has sunk to low depths in order to defend his title including spitting in Sheamus’ face which caused the former Irish Whip Wrestling champion to snap and be disqualified during a recent match.

The duo will be eager to put on a top match this year having seen their scheduled match at last year’s card demoted to dark match status. 

 

Intercontinental title match: Cody Rhodes V Big Show

Although he holds countless accolades in his incredible WWE career, The Big Show has never won in singles competition at Wrestlemania. The giant will be looking to end this streak on April 1st when he battles Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental title.

Rhodes has been a thorn in the side of the Florida native, costing him the World Heavyweight Championship at the Elimination Chamber.

His brash and arrogant style has infuriated Show, whose Wrestlemania stands at 3-8, having won three tag team matches at the event.

Show will have to be at top form in order to topple the rising star of the WWE.  

Randy Orton V Kane

This match has ferociously developed since Randy Orton returned to the ring on March 2nd. Kane interrupted Orton`s return during his match with Daniel Bryan and began assaulting the Apex Predator. Since then Kane has developed something of an obsession with Orton and will be aiming to finish off The Viper at Wrestlemania.

The duo have been involved in a spate of brawls since and The Big Red Monster has revealed his aggro with Orton stems from his refusal to shake his hand after a gruelling street fight last year.

Kane has vowed to decimate Orton at Wrestlemania but there is little telling what will happen when these two larger than life forces meet. 

Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos V Beth Phoenix and Eve

The host of NBC’s Extra Maria Menounos is stepping back into the squared circle again to team up with Kelly Kelly to take on Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Eve at WrestleMania XXVIII.

It’s a match two years in the making, as Beth and Eve have been caught in a bitter rivalry since late 2009. Menounos, who scored a shocking pinfall victory over The Glamazon in an Eight-Diva Tag Team Match at WWE Tribute to the Troops in December, may face her toughest challenge yet in Miami, as both Beth and Eve want to teach a stern lesson to the Dancing with the Stars competitor.

The tag titles will also be up for grabs in a special pre Wrestlemania match to be shown at wwe.com as Primo and Epico defend the gold against the Uso Brothers and the newly formed team of Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd.

 

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