Daniel Bryan shouldn’t win the Royal Rumble

image The new year has arrived, and the Royal Rumble is nearing.

On the final RAW of 2014, Bryan had returned, at first looking to be a retirement speech, but became a return speech announcing his involvement in the Royal Rumble.

However, in my general opinion, he shouldn’t win the rumble.

Because, the guy just had returned from Neck Injury, and does anyone want to risk him fighting Lesnar, and possible worse his neck, NO. Bryan’s health and long-term tenure must be ensured and that means, Daniel Bryan shouldn’t win the rumble, the important of his health is too much of a risk, I say he should re-adapt to the ring environment before winning the world title again, no one wants to another vacant world title after Bryan had worked so hard to get, and see him forced to retire. He barely got out of going out like Edge, I don’t think WWE should risk it happening with Lesnar-Bryan.

It’s been reported that Reigns is still booked to win the rumble and go on to beat Lesnar at 31.

While I won’t say Reigns is the right choice or not but I feel like WWE is making the wise decision not having Bryan face Lesnar, I’m no doctor, but having just returned and being booked to face Lesnar with a just recovered neck is too much of a risk, Fans shouldn’t turn on whoever wins the rumble this time, because they should be thinking of Bryan’s long term stay in wrestling because Lesnar does one wrong move, and it will be all over for Bryan.

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Triple H vs. Vince McMahon: Charlotte’s RAW Debut

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On Monday Night RAW this week, Charlotte, the daughter of hall of famer Ric Flair, made her debut on the main roster against Natalya.

And she lost within less than two minutes.

Now people wondered why this happened, Justin LaBar defended it because of the roll up as a way to protect her, but when it comes how she was used throughout NXT this year, this was damaging either way. It’s different compared to Sami Zyan’s debut on WWE Main Event, he was placed as a underdog, he seemed to lose more than win in his time in NXT but still maintain a never say die attitude, but at least he looked strong in his match with Tyson Kidd

But then, a report came out explaining WHY she lost on Raw.

“It was a Vince McMahon decision for Charlotte to lose and there was a feeling that if Triple H had his way, Charlotte would have went over. […] When it was changed to a singles match, Natalya reportedly asked to lose the match because she felt it was the right thing. Vince decided against it.”

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You know what I love about the Internet, I’m allowed to express my opinion and I don’t trash another person’s viewpoint because their entitled to it, so many would understand why this is frustrating to find out.

I’m just going to ask a very simple question: Vince, How is Charlotte getting over a BAD thing…?

Was it because Natalya is on Total Divas, Kevin Dunn whispered in your ear and told you not to allow it, or is it simply that you don’t like NXT since you’re not in complete control over it?

Especially in the fact tonight she has to defend her NXT Women’s Championship and Vince made her look very weak.

There was no reason explaining why Charlotte had to lose on RAW especially the fact Natalya wanted to put her over, and Vince didn’t want it to happen, originally it was going to be tag match but time constraints of the Slammy’s changed it, either way Charlotte should’ve won the match.

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Predictions of The 2014 WWE Slammy Awards

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Here are my predictions for the WWE Slammy awards tonight.

Here’s the link containing the other nominees: http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2014-12-08/%202014-wwe-slammy-award-nominees-26886255

Match of the Year: Daniel Bryan vs. Batista vs. Randy Orton – WWE World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania 30 or The Shield vs. Evolution – Extreme Rules

WWE Superstar of the Year: Brock Lesnar

WWE Diva of the Year: AJ Lee or Paige

LOL Moment of the Year: Damien Mizdow as The Miz’s Stunt Double

Extreme Moment of the Year: Brock Lesnar hits 16 German suplexes at SummerSlam (#ThankYouLesnar)

Surprise Return of the Year: Ultimate Warrior returns to WWE at WrestleMania 30, Raw, Hall of Fame

“This is Awesome” Moment of the Year: Sting debuts to help Team Cena defeat Team Authority

OMG Shocking Moment of the Year: Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak at WrestleMania 30 (The others are OMG in their own right, but let’s be real this wins above all else)

“Tell Me You Didn’t Just Say That” Insult of the Year: Paul Heyman raps on John Cena on Raw or The Rock insults Rusev and Lana on Raw

WWE Tag Team of the Year: The Usos

Breakout Star of the Year: All Five Nomiees seem likely to win.

Hashtag of the Year: #OccupyRAW or #RKOOuttaNowhere

Fan Participation Award: “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” – Bray Wyatt

Double-Cross of the Year: Seth Rollins betrays the Shield and joins The Authority on RAW

Animal of the Year: Don’t care.

Best Actor: The Rock or Mizdow (Just for fun :P)

NXT Superstar of the Year: Sami Zayn

Anti-Gravity Moment of the Year: Seth Rollins dives off the balcony at WWE Payback or Dean Ambrose dives onto lumberjacks at SummerSlam

Faction of the Year: The Shield

Tweet It! Best Twitter Handle (aka Social Champion): @HEELZiggler (Dolph Ziggler)

Raw Guest Star of the Year: I honestly don’t care.

Rivalry of the Year: The Shield vs. Evolution or Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority

Best Couple of the Year: Triple H & Stephanie McMahon

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Opinion on The IWC’s criticisms on Roman Reigns

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The Rise of Roman Reigns is filled with both praise and hate, currently out of action due to an emergency hernia injury, Reigns’ rise to stardom is halted, at least for now.

When he returns, reportedly around late-December to early January, he’s been booked to be the one to beat the one in 21-1 at WrestleMania 31.

This signifies greatness, as this will solidify the end of an old era and into the next generation of wrestlers.

But lately, he’s been on the receiving end of hate from the major amount of the IWC for a number of reasons.

Now, I may be just a humble wrestling fan, but I have my thoughts of these claims.

Anoa’i Family

Fellow Anoa’i family members Rikishi, The Usos, Umaga, Rosey (Reigns’ Older Brother) they were part of the family, none them got put into main event spot right away.

Rosey wasn’t even a Main Eventer, he was a comic act teaming up with The Hurricane.

It took the Usos 4 years to win the Tag Team Belts.

Rikishi was given one chance but it failed in 2000.

Umaga was main eventing shows but he never won the world title.

The Rock was one of the major Anoa’i wrestlers that had a major success, so it’s hard to try and compare Reigns when so many other members of the family hadn’t had that kind of success.

Move-set

Spear, Superman Punch, Samoan Drop, Flying clothesline, and a basement dropkick. That’s a primary move-set Reigns uses nowadays.

But that doesn’t mean he can’t wrestle.

Seeing a guy doing the same moves never really bothered me so long as they can do a great match, which is why I never say ‘Cena can’t wrestle’ or he only does a few moves because Reigns and Cena aren’t has cringe worthy horrible as Eva Marie.

Reigns has done another entire set of moves in FCW/NXT but I never figured out why Management won’t let guys like Reigns and Cena be allowed to use more moves in their repertoire, but they allow it for smaller guys and high flyers.

On Ryan Dilbert’s article Evaluating Roman Reigns’ Often-Criticized Move Set, a user commented why they limit Reigns Cena, etcs. respective move-set

“   I think it has been mentioned in the past, as well as their Documentaries (IE Cena, and Orton), the “vets” who see the IT factor in them, and the athleticism, and dedication, basically convinced them to limit their move sets to a more safe less injury prone move set.. Orton, was doing some high flying moves off the top rope when he first came to the WWE, but all the shoulder injuries probably put those moves in the back seat. Cena’s first match vs Angle, showed Cena can go with a technical wrestler if he so chooses. But I think the Company really limits them on high spots, unless it is in a PPV, so they are less prone to getting injured.      ” – Eric Tuason.

Also, Reigns isn’t the only one that used the same moves, Austin, The Rock, Triple H, etc. all have done the same moves from time to time.

Performance on the Mic

Okay this is actually a 50-50 spilt on his performance on the mic, at times, Reigns has shown greatness, like his promo in Canada.

And there are times he gets it wrong…

But I firmly believed he would improve on his charisma, which he did.

And it showed in his last interview at Survivor Series, speaking more confidently, and didn’t feel the least bit awkard.

And yes there were times he looked lost, but it’s been known to happen, even Orton at times, improvement still is needed in some areas.

Character

Now I’ve seen numerous people say ‘he doesn’t have a character’ though, in my opinion, he actually does have a character, he’s pretty much a complete 180O version of Cena.

Where Cena is child friendly, ‘always does the right thing’, and WAY too trustworthy (I mean seriously, he let his guard down to Brock Lesnar when he returned…).

Reigns is more focus on himself, cold, isolated, and has a tendency to do nothing more than destroy the person in front him.

Conclusion

Overall, I believe a lot of the criticism Reigns gets is at times understandable, but at times, they don’t even give him a chance to show everyone his skills, my opinion wait until WrestleMania 31 before making a final decision in regards to him.

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Survivor Series 2014: The Biggest Coup in Modern WWE

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Survivor Series is upon everyone, the most built match to take place is Team Cena vs. Team Authority, with the condition that if The Authority loses, their out of power.

In reality, this is the ending to the coup that happened in WWE.

No mistake, there was a coup in WWE this past year, led by the most polarizing performer in WWE, John Cena.

The timing of this all seem to add up.

Original plans was going to have Lesnar vs. Bryan at SummerSlam, and lose the world championship, also have a rematch at NOC, which Bryan would fail to regain the world title.

That same night Roman Reigns was going avenge his fellow Shield Brethren, Dean Ambrose and face Seth Rollins, Original plans had Dean Ambrose costing Rollins his match against Roman Reigns.

After losing to Lesnar at NOC, I firmly believe Bryan was going to go finish off The Authority while Reigns was supposed to team up with Ambrose again and get revenge on Rollins, and The Authority and when Reigns chose to let Ambrose finish Rollins off, he go after HHH.

I believe it was all going to come to an end at Survivor Series with Team Bryan vs. Team Authority with the same stipulation but with major changes

Team Bryan: Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Ryback and Ziggler.
Team Authority: HHH, Seth Rollins, Kane, Cesaro, and Luke Harper.

And what was Cena going to originally do: According to reports, do an upper midcard feud with Big E. (And possibly with the New Nation). Put it simply, be forced to take a step BACK and let the new generation play ball.

But with those two hurt, Cena pretty much decided to be Hogan and take the chance to forcibly take back his spot at the top.

Thus launching the biggest coup in modern WWE.

John Cena became World Champion…again, got involved with the popular Ambrose-Rollins feud with a forced reason, and now is being given the chance to destroy the Authority.

Something that was going to be given to younger guys and establish new stars, and Cena came back in when fate decided to be cruel and, as HHH said a few weeks ago, take all the credit for someone else’s hard work.

The last half of 2014 had become the John Cena coup against the Reality Era, and taking all the hard work The Authority, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Daniel Bryan had done over the past year and making it all end up being about him.

Closing

Now I’m just going to also say, was this all just a GIANT coincidence, possibly, but one can argue with all the lined up timing, it’s certainly possible, there been events like this such as Triple H’s infamous ‘Reign of Terror’ on RAW in the Ruthless Aggression Era, and the Hogan-Hart-Yokozuna Incident at WrestleMania, and less I go about WCW, the shorter this closing though will be.

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Quick Update

Just a quick update, two new series are currently in the works.

Triple H vs. Vince McMahon, Future of WWE Series.

Currently articles for the series: Sami Zyan, Bo Dallas, NXT and Vince, Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio Issues, The Wyatt Family, KENTA, and WrestleMania 31’s Main Event.

Fantasy Booking: Swerve of Justice, and Rock-Brock II.

Other: Thoughts on Seth Rollins’ Involvement in Cena-Brock NOC, Opinion on the Stone Cold/CM Punk Hype, How WWE could promote WWE Network correctly, Should DDP Yoga have a major role for WWE’s Future? Opinion on The IWC’s criticisms on Roman Reigns, and Cesaro’s failed Push is a sign of WWE’s problem not pushing multiple stars at once.

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Sandow should be the guy to screw Cena at Night of Champions

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In a recent report, WWE had two scenarios for the ending of Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena IV (Oh wait, I meant III since 2003 Match doesn’t exist according to WWE).

“          It still looks like the two choices are Lesnar over Cena when somebody screws Cena and Cena goes with that person, while Lesnar takes on other faces until Reigns at Mania; or Cena beats Lesnar, Rollins loses to Reigns and then cashes in.    ”

I will not accept the latter scenario, and while the former is also a little damaging to Lesnar’s creditability after the grueling dominance he put on at SummerSlam, but this route has potential for a star in need of it.

That man is Damien Sandow, why someone would ask since Sandow has done nothing but job and do ridiculous dressings on a constant basis all this year: Well that actually is the reason.

Ever since Cena defeated Sandow last year on October 28th (Which I remind you with just ONE move after being massacred throughout it) Sandow’s career had underwent a downward spiral after the apparent feud with Cena was scrapped, he had done nothing since then was dawn various gimmicks going nowhere, and another scrapped plan to seemingly revive the disgruntled faction.

He has the biggest motivate out of everyone else on the roster go after Cena, even bigger than Bray Wyatt, sure Wyatt seemingly is just floating around, but at least he’s not undergoing Sandow/Ryder level of treatment…much at least.

This is the opportunity Sandow has been waiting for to finally get back the relevance Cena took from him in a Reality-Based Storyline of Sandow of accusing Cena of ruining his career that night he failed to cash in, and underwent an identity crisis to find himself, before finally coming to the realization that Sandow should do to Cena what he did to him, takeaway his final chance to be world champion.

And most likely people will argue ‘Cena won’t put him over’ but I think we can agree he would finally be able to do something outside of these ridiculous gimmicks.

The other options who could screw Cena over are Big E (Best way to revive NOD 2.0, which I’m working on a ‘Rant’ on WWE’s reasoning for dropping it), and Rusev (Which rumors have it he may feud with Cena) but honestly Sandow has everything to gain from this opportunity whereas Rusev and Big E have something to gain and lose from it.

And as Sandow once said, “I Think therefore, I am!”

Next Articles in the works

  • Big Gold Belt Legacy Series
    • NWA: The Great, The Bad, and The Controversial
    • WCW: The Great, The Bad, and The Controversial
    • WWE: The Great, The Bad, and The Controversial
  • The Monday Night War: Will Ted Turner ever return to the industry?
  • Opinion on the Stone Cold/CM Punk Hype
  • Should WWE Live Events be a part of the WWE Network?
  • Should DDP Yoga have a major role for WWE’s Future?
  • Opinion on The IWC’s criticisms on Roman Reigns
  • Cesaro’s failed Push is a sign of WWE’s problem not pushing multiple stars at once

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