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Posts Tagged ‘ WWE Title ’

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

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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

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.

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