Summerslam 2017 has been and gone. It was a PPV of two halves (or there about). The first half was forgettable, verging on awful: the second half consisted of very good to great matches. I’ve seen my fair share of Summerslam PPVs, and it got me to thinking…what are my favourite Summerslam matches? The PPV has been host to some corkers since its inception. So here are my Top 10 WWE Summerslam matches!
I may make this feature a Tuesday regular, purely because “Top 10 Tuesday” rolls of the tongue! Or I could make it on Thursday…Last week, we saw the teaser trailer for the film adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘IT.’ So why not do a Top 10 List of Stephen King film adaptations? It’s probably a list full of obvious choices, but here we go anyway…
The Undertaker seemingly retired a few days ago at WrestleMania 33. He is a legend of the wrestling industry, with a career of over twenty five years. He carried what could have been a silly gimmick into one of the best and most beloved characters ever. Yes, he reinvented himself for a brief period as the “American Badass,” but he’ll always be remembered for being “The Deadman.” So, to honour the career of The Undertaker, here are my ‘Top 10 Undertaker Matches.’
WrestleMania 33 is upon us! Yes, the most unanticipated WrestleMania since…last year will be held tonight. I’m finding it hard to care about it, but I’ll watch it anyway! However, I’ve been thinking about doing a regular “Top 10 Things List.” And what better time than now to count down my Top 10 WrestleMania matches? Here they are:
Chants of “You Deserve it!” are commonplace among the WWE crowds of modern times. AJ Styles, Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens and Finn Balor are among the notable wrestlers to receive this chant after winning their first World title (or in Banks’ case, the Women’s title). On this week’s edition of Smackdown, Bray Wyatt was the most recent recipient of this chant. But just because a crowd chant it, does it make it valid? Did Bray Wyatt deserve to win the WWE Championship at Elimination Chamber 2017? I can’t fault his character in anyway. While his mumbling, enigmatic but empty promos lost their attraction after his feud with John Cena, for the past few months they’ve regained their power. However, character is not everything in WWE. Wins and losses and feuds matter as well. In those areas, Wyatt is severely lacking. So does he really deserve it? Continue reading →
I’ve done my Top 10 Film of 2016, so it would be remiss of me not to do my Top 10 WWE Matches of 2016 (and by that I include all of WWE programming, from WWE to NXT to CWC)! Let me preface this by saying I rarely watch Raw or Smackdown, so I may have missed some stunning TV matches (I don’t have/want to pay for Sky, and don’t have enough time for three hours of Raw and two hours of Smackdown!). So my experience is limited to PPV/Special matches and other things available on the WWE Network (yes, I know that Raw and Smackdown are available on the WWE Network, but like I said before, I don’t have enough time for them!). Continue reading →
In 2010, I was an avid fan of ‘WWE.’ I watched almost every programme the WWE had to offer, including the new ‘NXT.’ Back then, NXT was a talent show, where eight ‘rookies’ would fight to gain a contract to the WWE. On the first season of ‘NXT,’ one of the rookies was Daniel Bryan. I’d heard of him before (thanks to the ‘Power Slam’ magazine), but hadn’t seen him in action. On that night, he fought Chris Jericho in a blinding battle. From that point on, I knew I was seeing the next big WWE superstar.
My main prediction for this PPV/Special is…banality!!! The build for WrestleMania was mediocre, but the build-up for Hell In A Cell has been awful, without exception. I’d blame the WWE Network partly for the poor build. Think about it: if you’re a subscriber, WWE already has your money. They don’t need to sell you the Special! However, most of the blame must be placed on the creative team. Even simple storylines seem to be muddled beyond comprehension. However, I’ll still give you my predictions for WWE’s Hell In A Cell…(and by the way, I don’t count the Pre-Show match at all. If it was important enough it would be on the Special! What a waste of Ziggler, Cesaro and Neville…) Continue reading →
WWE Payback 2015 gave us plenty of entertainment…for the first half or so of the event. We even had a Match of The Year contender with The New Day vs Tyson Kidd and Cesaro. However, as soon as John Cena and Rusev fought, the quality took a big dip. Even the main event struggled to make an impact due to Kane and J and J Security. But at least there was some storyline development among the action. And it was well worth it for The New Day vs Tyson Kidd and Cesaro! Continue reading →
WWE Payback 2015 hits our screens tonight (well, if you are willing to pay for it or have the WWE Network…or illegally stream it!) After the mediocre Extreme Rules, Payback needs to give an electric shock to the WWE Universe. The card doesn’t look great, but you never know. It might surprise us! So here are my thoughts and predictions about Payback! Continue reading →