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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

Fallout From Elimination Chamber Opens The Road To Wrestlemania

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What a perfect time for me to write my very first wrestling review, as every year the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and the subsequent episode of WWE Raw are amongst the most exciting for wrestling fans. It was this period five years ago that really reignited my passion for wrestling. Continue reading

Irish Superstar Aiming To Join Wrestling Elite

sheamusrrIrish Wrestling superstar Sheamus will attempt to do the impossible this Sunday by defeating 29 other wrestlers to win the WWE Royal Rumble, a feat he achieved last year. Continue reading

Irishman Wins Royal Rumble

A Dublin man has become the first ever Irishman to win the WWE Royal Rumble.

Two time WWE Champion Sheamus, real name Stephen Farrelly, defied the odds to overcome 29 superstars enroute to victory.

The win guarantees the superstar a title shot of his choosing at the biggest event of the year, Wrestlemania, which will be held on April 1. Sheamus now has a huge opportunity to reclaim the gold and will be keen to put on a solid performance at Wrestlemania, having been dropped from the card at the final hour in 2011.

Cabra native Sheamus entered the bout at number 22 and used his brute strength to persevere, overcoming a tense battle with Chris Jericho to win the rumble, knocking the returning superstar to the floor with his devastating Brogue Kick.

The win puts The Celtic Warrior up there with some of the finest superstars of all time who went on to win the Royal Rumble such as Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock.

He is now faced with a decision that will envy his fellow superstars, does he stay on the Smackdown brand and challenge Daniel Bryan for his title or does he jump ship to Raw and face CM Punk for his championship.

This story featured in both The Irish Daily Mirror and The Irish Sun on January 31st 2012.

Superstars Return for Wrestlemania 27

Will Triple H be the man to end Undertaker`s streak?

WWE has pulled out all the stops ahead of this year`s Wrestlemania, bringing back many of their top stars to add excitement to the upcoming event.

In recent weeks The Rock has been announced as the special guest host of the event while Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels have also been plucked from retirement to enhance the event which will take place on April 3rd at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

This year`s showpiece event has echoes reminiscent of last year, with the biggest match not been for any title but for one of the greatest streaks in sports entertainment history.

Last year The Heart Break kid Shawn Michaels tried to do what no man had ever done before, beat the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. Michaels put his career on the line and fell just short of ending the deadman`s streak in a pulsating bout.

This year it is the turn of Triple H, Michaels old D-generation X partner, to try and end Undertaker`s 18 match winning streak at the event. The eight time WWE Champion competed against the Phenom at Wrestlemania 10 years ago but will be hopeful of a different outcome this time around.

Elsewhere on the card at the showcase of the immortals, both the WWE and the World Heavyweight Titles will be defended. WWE Champ The Miz will defend his title against John Cena in an eagerly anticipated grudge match that has been building up steam for months.

World Heavyweight Champion Edge will be defending his title against the brash and arrogant newcomer that is Alberto Del Rio. The Mexican won the Royal Rumble back in January thus earning himself a title shot against the champion of his choice at Wrestlemania. Edge will be gunning to get his hands on Del Rio, who has been a constant thorn in his side since the rumble.

Elsewhere on the card two time WWE Champion Sheamus will tackle Daniel Bryan for his United States title. CM Punk will face Randy Orton in a fiery contest with the latter looking to end the career of the Nexus leader. Ring veteran Jerry “The King “ Lawler will step into the squared circle once again to tackle his former broadcast partner Michael Cole.

Irregardless of what happens in Atlanta, this year`s Wrestlemania has all the ingredients to eclipse the greatest wrestling pay per views of all time.