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2018 Predictions??

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Hi Paul here with my latest,

2017 is rapidly coming to a end and what a year it has been, a lot of surprises great matches and a lot of memories.

However im going to talk about 5 things i believe will come around in 2018! lets have a look.

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  1. Bye Bye Cruiserweight division 

Firstly, this is not a bashing of the talent that is sat in this division at all, if you ranked the whole roster on pure wrestling talent alone most the division would be above a lot of the main roster, Cedrick alexander, the brian kendrick, rich swann etc are busting there butts trying to put on great matches, however if people afre dennying there are alot of problems with this division then there not being truly honest with themselfs. Being thrown into multi man matches and short matches and Enzo being the only person they seem to try and push and failing to give his success to anyone else. I believe it is only amount of time till wwe pull the plug on this. WWE are cutting costs with superstars and shows on the network, running the show and extra contracts being spent on this venture will save the company. I don’t think its impossible to save it but plans to save it need to happen ASAP.

 

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2. The British are coming!

This might seem like a no brainer but i truly 2018 is the year for the stars of the UK, not just with there appearances on NXT but with a main roster appearance as well the UK stars have grabbed the attention of the WWE very well. With a match of the year candidate with Pete Dunn vs Tyler Bate at takeover getting a amazing response, it would be silly not to try and make something of it. I don’t believe there will be a show because i think it would have happened by now , i think the rare appearances will be on the up a lot over in nxt and more stars getting chances to show why the UK has some of the best stars in the world right now.

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3. THE RISE OF NIA JAX 

Ill be the first to admit when Miss Jax arrived on main roster i didn’t think she made the biggest impression, the female Braun stroman recently at PPV matches has shown she has the skill in the ring to go the distances in matches and work hard. The superstar has been getting a lot of better reactions from the crowd and there is no better time then now to give here a few runs at the title or at least big PPV matches. By the end of 2018 i believe she will be or have been a women’s champion.

 

4. A Proper draft

The brand split has been i full force for a long time, in that time we have had a “Superstar shakeup” where no one really understood what was going on really, superstars jumped seemingly on there own then there was GM negotiations etc, having a proper draft creates a sense of excitement in the air and lets the audience experience a great show of superstars they may not of seen for a while, also gives chances for new feuds and lower card superstars a push to show what they are made off.

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5. The end of the NEW DAY!

There has not been a force like the New day in WWE for such a long time, from selling merch to hilarious promos and even giving match of the night performances, the trio of Woods, E and Kingston have proven that they are in the leagues of Legendary stables. Good things do have to come to a end, it all depends if you want to try and keep it going and end it on a dead note or try and go out on a high and finish it for the effect. Things that stables should do is make stars, right in this group are three men that there is no reason why you shouldn’t have 3 main eventers, all can hold the audience in there hands with the mic and the skills with the skills in the ring. I love new day and always find them entertaining but is it time to try make some new single stars. Me personally see Big E as a main player in the main event scene in the future and also Woods and Kingston can be still just as important.

What do you think of my points?

What do you think 2018 will bring in wwe

Please comment your opinions and have a great day

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Is The NXT Formula The Future Of WWE?

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Hi Paul here with my latest article.

I’m sat here after watching NXT War Games, as tradition with NXT takeovers before a WWE PPV the card was stacked, the crowd was hot and the matches delivered on all fronts.

In NXT history there has been 18 takeovers, obviously grown since the first one to the latest one however there is no denying it has already left a legacy already in pro wrestling.

With WWE showing signs of struggling with ratings, attendances to shows etc does NXT have the formula for WWEs future.

Point 1- Keeping big stars special

Granted comparing a 3 hour show of raw to 1 hour of NXT is like apples and oranges however it can not be denied, the big match feel is so much more special with the NXT brand, rivalries are built up with out sacrificing champions and challenges having in ring action before the big night, with raw being so long and the talent roster not at is biggest there is probably no choice sometimes to make the superstars interact on a TV showing before the PPV. Raw could learn from slowly building a rivalry and keeping the big fight feel.

Point 2- Jobbers and lower card being used

Yes this might not sound like a big deal but it can help in a good TV program of pro wrestling.

For example in Hulk Hogans day, would he have become the star if in every house show or TV program he fought Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior or The Undertaker, weeks before a big match he probably wasn’t seen on TV or if he was he probably fight a jobber to Lower card talent. NXT programming does this well, big talents don’t appear every week and don’t tend to give away big matches on weekly programming often. With a bigger pool of lower cards and jobbers on main roster there no reason they cant do this on raw and smackdown, maybe not taking them off the show cause they need them to sell tickets but having upper cards and main events week in week out has made the product stale.

Point 3- Not affriad to try new things

Vince McMahon has the final say on everything that you see on Raw and Smackdown, even with writers and agents and talent have some ideas Vince will have the final say and sometimes that can restrict talent on what they can do. With NXT there is a feel there is a lot of chance for talent to show backstage and the performance centre what they can do and have a lot more input, we see a lot more different and out there gimmicks on there and it has proven to make stars, the prime example of this is the Velveteen Dream, when i first saw this i wasn’t sure but with a chance to feud on Tv with Aleister Black you get a chance to see the great mic and physiological work along with great in ring work.

Even though im a big fan of NXT im not saying its the best thing in the world and they get everything right, with more indie stars heading there and more of a PRO WRESTLING product being shown to be a big hit with the fans, why cant the main roster and front product your trying to push in fans and the bread and butter of your company take traits from this to try give fans a better product in the long run.

What do you enjoy about NXT and what you think the future of WWE is?

Im Paul Kindon and have a great day!

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Ultimate Warriors Brother Makes A Shocking Claim!

The Ultimate Warriors Brother Spoke About How Fake Dana is. Details below
“You know I’ve tried to post quite a few things since Jim’s death and for some reason she either blocked some or I don’t now they get erased but I know I talk to Jim a short time before his death in the impression I got was he was getting ready to be left by his wife and his kids because he was out of money if people only knew what a fake person this lady is fake fake fake fake fake and I don’t say that lightly. This is going to sound really crude but Jim passing away was the best thing that ever happened to Dana she called my mom 1015 times a day for the first couple days until she realize that the money was there since and not a word not a word if people really knew what type of person she is they would not give her the time a day she was going to leave him because he was broke I met her when she was 22 straight out of college she turned her back on her own mother for money. And now to see her stand up like she has something to say that’s worth listening too it’s pathetic it is pathetic like I said Jim dying was the best thing ever happened to her why do you think he went back to WWE so his wife wouldn’t leave him. People are going to believe what they want I had nothing against her until I talk to Jim did that last time they were at Disney World and they wouldn’t even slow down so he could keep up walking with them I could hear the hurt in his voice I believe in karma and I believe Dana you’re going to get what’s coming to you believe me I’m not trying to convince people that Jim was any kind of Saint he was controlling self-centered narcissist but he was my brother.”

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ARE FANS RUINING WRESTLING

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Before I get a beaten down, this is only my opinion on the matter and obviously not meant to be taken seriously just have a read and see what you think.

Pro wrestling from the beginning of time is based on a performance of superstars putting on a show and getting a reaction from the audience, a audience can make a show feel electric and sometimes a audience can kill a show dead in its tracks, have the audience abused there power though over the years?

My first point i would like to address is beachball mania!

At certain shows and matches in the last few months when fans feel like they don’t care about whats going on in the ring they will play with a beach ball instead, If your a talent in the ring and then hear these chants going around the arena how are you supposed to feel? Act? carry on with the performance, granted it may be more of the booking that is to blame here however does it give the audience the right to show this disrespect?

Now im not saying all the time is it bad as some cases shown like Daniel Bryan after Wrestlemania and Bayley in Scotland fans can make a good sensation and feel for a show.

What do you lot think? Are fans getting more power is it bad? Good? when you have paid for a ticket do you have the actual right to voice any opinion you want regardless of the outcome??

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Uprising 5 – Rise To The Throne Review

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Sunday past gave us the latest instalment of Uprisings latest show and once again they delivered another quality afternoon. There will be an audio review of this show to come but these are notes and thoughts from a live perspective as I saw it.

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Jordan Devlin Bt Scotty Davis

Walking in the door and seeing Jordan Devlin heavily strapped from his war against Matt Riddle the night before had a lot wondering just how fit he would be to perform. We shouldn’t have worried as these two went at each other full force. All the usual spots you expect from these two and very entertaining. Ended with the devastating Package Piledriver from Devlin. Scotty Davis is rising very quickly. So much talent at that age is scary. Nothing else can be said for Jordan. The Import Killer is arguably the best Irish wrestler around today.

Curtis Murray bt Russell Dempster

The tournament kicked off with Northern Ireland’s golden boy Curtis Murray taking on the powerhouse Russell Dempster. Curtis has been a feature figure in OTT’s main shows this year and it’s easy to see why. He does things in that ring that leave you on the edge of your seat. If you haven’t seen him yet I highly recommend you book a ticket to any show is is on. Russell Dempster has improved so much from my first time seeing him. Powerful and for a big guy he moves very quickly. Finally finding his feet as a heel with his distain for the crowd and his opponents shining through. Curtis finished this with his Canadian destroyer and Springboard Cutter combination.

Brian Corr bt Calum Black

Brian Corr never fails to surprise me when it comes to his athletic ability. I said in my previous piece that I was looking forward to seeing more of B Corr and he didn’t disappoint. These two served up a good contest with Black playing the cocky heel and his entertaining one liners. He dominated a large part of this match but Corr was able to mount a comeback and hit some awesome high flying offence to advance through.

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Angel Cruz bt Gavin Fitz

The massive improvement in Gavin Fitz has been a joy to watch. He was always talented but now he looks sharper and more crisp in the ring. Going in against Angel Cruz was always a big ask especially with Team Prick at ringside. This was a hard hitting contest with Fitz coming close on several occasions. Eventually Team Prick (which ones which?) did get involved and cost Fitz his chance at Rising To The Throne.

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Eddie Stone bt Blake Richards

The final qualifier saw my pick Eddie Stone take on Uprisings high flyer Blake Richards. Eddie was met with serious heat from the crowd. Unconfirmed reports that Eddie’s Dad sells Avon. On a more serious note Eddie is a heat magnet. Ripping up fans signs nearly led to a contest between himself and Randy ‘The Milkman’. (Sidenote…Never offer to fight a wrestler, it won’t end well for you) Another hard hitting contest that saw both men put all they had into it. Blake was the clear fan favourite and gave everything he had but just came up short to the ever impressive Stone. Another good showing from Blake Richards despite the defeat.

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Debbie Keitel bt Amy Allonsy

After a short break the girls kicked off the second half of the show. Finally the one on one contest we wanted was given the green light. Amy injured her knee jumping off the corner and landing awkwardly. Debbie tried not to deliberately target her weakened knee but eventually went for it. Not a full turn for Debbie but it was teased. Locking in the sharpshooter for the win. ‘The Whole Shebang’ wins the first match in what could be a long rivalry. There’s no doubt these two have a lot more in store for us in the next few months.

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The KOTN bt PerFlex View (Adam Maxted & “The View” Steven Carvel)

First of, Damien Corvin is an absolute warrior. Hobbling around with a bad calf and his back having so many holes it resembled a Tetley’s Tea bag. When it came to showtime you would never have known. The beat of the drums and The Kings were out for a fight. And that’s exactly what they got….sort of. PerFlex View used every trick in the book trying to cheat their way to victory. Bonesaw was like a kid in a candy store he was having so much fun. Either that or he just really enjoys hurting people. It’s most likely the latter. As the Kings were setting up their go home finishers Flex and Carvel delivered low blows to end this in a DQ. The post match attack will leave them two looking over their shoulders for the next few months.

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Main Event
Fatal 4 Way Elimination Match
Curtis Murray bt Eddie Stone/Brian Corr & Angel Cruz to win the RTTT Tournament

This was absolute chaos in the best possible way. It’s becoming Uprisings trademark these Fatal 4 Ways. Carnage from bell to bell. You can always expect something obscene in a match that has Angel Cruz involved. Luckily for us he did not have his chainsaw or axe in hand. He did pick up a fan and throw her like a lawn dart at Curtis Murray though. This was fast paced and hard hitting. Fighting in the ring and the crowd. Fighting each other and Team Prick. Gavin Fitz gained revenge on Cruz for his earlier antics by hitting the ring with two huge sidekicks (Gunther Isaak and Will Batson) who took out Team Prick and Angel got eliminated. Next to go was surprisingly Eddie Stone. His old nemesis Curtis Murray again hitting him with a superkick and B Corr finished the job. At this point it was anyone’s game but Curtis Murray has been on such a roll this year he got the job done delivering his ‘Curtis Cutter’ (No?) to Brian Corr for the 123.

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Post match celebrations were cut short as Eddie Stone returned to take Curtis out and walk away with the trophy. These two are building quite the story and the one on one contest cannot be far away.

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MVP

A lot of talent on show again. The Uprising shows have all the makings of a good entertaining afternoon. But what I personally like most is the wrestling. The technical ins and out. Most if not all have improved so much. Sundays MVP has to go to Brian Corr. Our boss man picked him for the win. I doubted it but boy did make an impression.

Here’s to another show in the near future!

 

Picture credit to@amyxafc

 

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Halloween Havoc or Horror ?

As a wrestling fan I sometimes feel bad making fun of WCW, but unfortunately no one remembers WCW for the good moments only the disasters. At Halloween Havoc 1995 the card was really not the best, earlier in the show The Giant and Hulk Hogan had a monster truck sumo match. After this match The Giant got thrown off the top of the building where the monster truck sumo happened so how in any way could he return for his title match later.

To no one’s surprise The Giant ‘From the dungeon of doom’ made his grand return and a very slow and boring match followed. A standard match until one certain point.

In wrestling there a specific real names fans recognise like Mark Calaway, Glenn Jacobs and Paul Levesque. Another name in history is Ronald Allen Reis, ok maybe not but maybe his WCW name should make him more recognisable – The Yeti. One of the tallest wrestlers in history with his real height at 7 ft 2 he could have been a legend in wrestling history but it was never going to turn out that way with what happened at his big debut.

Back to the match and Hulk Hogan has just dropped the Leg on The Giant which means the match is about to end. However when the referee goes for the pin Jimmy Hart attacks the ref and turns against Hogan, Jimmy Hart then signals for someone to come out which is Randy Savage and Lex Luger and them two just start fighting for some unknown reasons.

Out of the darkness a monster suddenly appears he is “THE YETAY”. The problems with this absolute monster called the Yeti is the way he looks. In my personal opinion a Yeti is a large ape like creature not a man covered in what looks like used bog roll. If you don’t believe me look below to see the spectacle for yourself.

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Whilst The Yeti stumbles to the ring The Giant has Hulk Hogan in a bear-hug. So to assist the fellow dungeon of doom member The Yeti gets Hulk Hogan in a bear-hug at the same time as The Giant. Something that looks like an awkward three way hug between people who really don’t want to be there.

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The Giant (Left Side) with Yeti (Right Side) and Hulk Hogan trapped in the middle of the double bear-hug whilst Jimmy Hart (Black Suit) just shouts a lot.
A confusing ending means The Giant wins the match but not the title, but he just takes the title anyway and the commentary team just sound confused but go along with it anyway.

So that pretty much sums up the ending of WCW Halloween Havoc 1995. Also I forgot to mention the entire the crowd is booing and shouting “bullshit” and personally I think that sums up not only this moment but the entire show in general. A horrifying moment for all the wrong reasons .

I have been Connor , Happy Halloween Wrestling Fans.

 

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WWE Employee wishes Matt Hardy dead?

So earlier this morning an employee of WWE named Julie Youngberg who was married to former WWE talent and good friend of the Hardy’s Shannon Moore went full on attack mode on twitter. It all started with a fan speculated about the possibility of Matt Hardy being the fifth and final member of team Miz that is where Julie started by saying she wished that it was “dead Matt” who would be the fifth man. Things got worse and Reby Hardy went on to engage with her in a Twitter Battle. below is the tweets from both women.

This is not the first time that Julie Youngberg has been outspoken on Social Media and gotten into a fight with Reby Hardy.

Previously, she spoke out and said that Matt was not the father of Reby’s son, and called the baby ‘half black’. That time Reby called her out as well and accused her of having an extramarital affair, with Justin Gabriel.

 

 

 

 

Hey @WWE! Your employees have too much time on their hands; they’re busy creating paranoid, racist delusions. Oh & fucking Justin Gabriel ☕️

 

Say it in person next time ! Say hi, babe ! What’s GOOD, twitter fingers !!! Just remember: I ain’t got a job to lose https://twitter.com/anjewelsbrand/status/920425619447480325 

 She also alluded to the time when Youngberg had previously spoken up against Matt and her on Twitter.

This crackhead been running her mouth for YEARS. We forget she exists until she comes out her mouth every few months

🎵Why you so obsessed🎵 https://twitter.com/anjewelsbrand/status/920425619447480325 

The nut who tweeted Matt wasn’t Maxel’s dad a few years ago & his “real” dad was black…Bc that’s the worst “insult” she could think of https://twitter.com/deandrebrownv3/status/920474188795797504 

 

Ok everyone. I don’t care about the NC crew… do whatever u want losers. I accidentally married into that psycho club and now I’m out.

And why I’m fighting with ghosts from my past is beyond me….

Just who the hell is Julie Youngberg anyway? Who? Oh, some chick that got destroyed by @RebyHardyhttps://twitter.com/anjewelsbrand/status/920467228960706562 

She is someone who’s been employed by wwe for 30 yrs…made most of the iconic costumes you’ve watched on tv.

 

That u can become “someone” thru marriage makes me laugh… try hard work and talent! Then talk to me.

I do want to say in all this @JEFFHARDYBRAND has been nothing but nice. he is a true superstar.

Now that the battle ended for now The WWE Seamstress may have taken things a tad too

far this time, and WWE might not be tolerant of her abusive and offensive tweets.

She may find she has stitched herself into a corner with her torrent of tweets

 

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WWE Rumour – Superstar to make spooky return?

 

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It seems very likely that former WWE superstar or should I say spookystar is set to make a return to the company over the Halloween period. Both Monday Night Raw and Smackdown live will be live over the 30th and 31st of October. Rumours are flying around that he’ll be part of one show or the other during a segment.

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Roster members planning to leave following Neville Saga? – My View

Ok, so lets start this off. Recently Neville of the WWE Cruiserweight division has made the news. The Englishman has made headlines due to the apparent rumours of the man walking out of Monday Night Raw, apparently this was due to Neville not agreeing with the role that the WWE wanted him to pursue that night. According to reports, he was told that he would be facing Enzo Amore again, and lose. Obviously, Neville having already lost the title to Enzo, didn’t want to lose to him yet again.

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Due to this, it makes myself wonder why aren’t the writers doing anything for him, he has bought the Cruiserweight division alive and the title more worthy than ever after his crucial campaign as the champion. He would be the ideal candidate to rival Miz for the Intercontinental Championship, which in turn would elevate Neville even more and give the Intercontinental champion more of a challenge to keep the gold belt.

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More rumours doing the rounds, is that many more competitors want to leave the company. With this being said, you can understand that many contracted superstars are underused. If you think back to the Attitude Era, many things attracted viewers to the product with many feuds and story lines that lasted long and people would tune in regardless to see their favourite feud. If you think back you had the following who had good TV time and were integral to WWE doing so well:

  • The Rock
  • Triple H
  • Stone Cold
  • Chris Jericho
  • Kurt Angle
  • Chyna
  • Dudley Boys
  • Hardy Boys
  • APA
  • Chris Benoit
  • Cactus Jack/Mick Foley/Mankind
  • DX
  • Steve Blackman
  • Al Snow
  • Undertaker
  • Kane
  • HBK
  • McMahon family

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That is just a list of wrestlers from the top of the head, and you would think they would have gone out into that ring and stole the show and gave it their all every night, the same cannot be said for the current roster. However one thing i will say is that the writers and producers are different and obviously, you cannot do some of the stuff that was produced back then on the current product, but boundaries can be pushed to help certain members of the current roster.

 

Thanks for reading

Richard McCarthy