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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

 

 

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Match Review – ECW Extreme Elimination Chamber

Personally I love the elimination chamber its one of my favourite “gimmick” matches and I just think it’s brilliant. The chamber is described as a hardcore structure so surely mixing the ‘land of extreme’ with the elimination chamber and then including weapons sounds like a hardcore dream right ???? Well , not exactly. The issue with the match as I will showcase is the talent and story lines involved not really the match itself , there is good reason ECW never got its own PPV ever again .

The match was apart of  December to Dismember 2006 a prominently ECW PPV that was a fairly dull card from the start but maybe this match could turn things around .The superstars involved are CM Punk , Bobby Lashley , Test , Big Show , RVD and Sabu . A pretty stacked list featuring ECW legends , hot new talent and the Big Show.

Before the match we get a Paul Heyman promo saying how ECW is better than WWE and the amount of boos is through the roof. Now on the previous chapter I said Sabu is in the match , well not exactly… Heyman announces Sabu has lost his chance and how he hates ECW legends like RVD and how great the Big Show is .

So Big Show , Lashley , Test and Punk are in the pods whilst RVD and Sabu’s replacement Hardcore Holly start the match.

About a minute the action spills the one of the chamber steel floor sections and they fight back and forth using the chamber as a weapon. Holly awkwardly dives from the top rope straight to RVD’s boot shortly followed by rolling thunder.

First entrant is CM Punk with a chair he fires in with a chair shot and then a springboard clothesline , from there he goes back and forth with little spots with RVD. Most notable is Punk smashing RVD through a chair wedged between turnbuckles , out of nowhere though Holly grabs Punk and in a power bomb position swings punk in to chain wall with a very nasty noise  . Also RVD’s face is covered in blood at this point .

Entrant number 2 is Test , who has a crowbar. He goes round hitting everyone and wedging crowbar in RVD’s head. A five star frog splash to Punk and he is then eliminated shortly after a massive boot to Holly’s head and Test eliminates Hardcore Holly.

RVD attacks Test and tries to climb up one of the pods , however Big Show grabs him through the chains on the roof of the pod. Test takes advantage and starts hammering RVD with a chair till he falls off the pod , Test then climbs up and then hit a big elbow drop from the pod to eliminate RVD.

The match is great so far so what could go wrong ? Well from this point strange ECW storylines come in to play .

So at this point Lashleys pod is selected to open but Heymans’s enforces grab the ref and keep the pod closed trapping Lashley whilst Test taunts him on the outside. Lashley uses the table in his pod the break the chains above him to enter the match and hits a big clothesline from the top to Test. He then smashes Test through the pod and starts dominating the match.

A big Lashley spear eliminates Test , Lashley throws a table at Big Show’s pod and sits in the ring waiting for Show to enter. Big Show enters with a barbed wire baseball bat and Lashley stands with a chair . This is in the midst of Big Shows 500 pounds run and you can really tell with how slow he moves about . Also he takes a swing at Lashley with the bat but Lashley clearly sells it too early and the camera gets a beautiful botch in perfect frame.

Show gets the bat stuck in the wall and takes big hits from Lashley and then gets thrown threw another pod. For those counting Lashley has broken 3 pods so far by throwing people them. Show fights back and goes for choke slam in middle ring which Lashley counters with a DDT.

Big Show goes for a big powerslam which Lashley counters , follows with a spear and then pins the big show and takes the title. Bobby Lashley has done he overcame Heyman and won the title what a great moment for a young career , unfortunately then we got more Lashley every week on ECW and soon people realised there’s a reason he is on ECW not SmackDown or RAW and had a lot practise to come.

Final Thoughts: 

Overall this match is like a train wreck horrible but you still watch anyway. Big Show being horribly overweight , Punk getting eliminated first , Test’s quite loud and obvious spot calling  , Hardcore Holly just being a bit bland , and RVD probably being stoned throughout (you know its true) . In addition I pretty much ignored the commentary mainly because its not that good , and when I mean not good I mean Tazz is on commentary.

My Name is Connor and  I hope you enjoyed this article about one match wrestling fans forget about , for quite good reason as well .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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AJ Styles shows up at indie event

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“The champ is here!” Last night WWE United States Champion AJ Styles appeared at the NWA Wildside Reunion show. The proclaimes champ that runs the camp started out wrestling in those parts in his early days and since making it big has returned to make appearances every now and then.

 

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Kenny Omega on the debut of Adam Cole

“I’m just happy as a friend of his, that he was finally able to freely make his television debut. I’m guessing from here on in, he’ll be a permanent fixture. I know that more than a few fellows have had some difficulty making their debuts their, and i’m just really happy that’s cleared up. I’m hoping that from here on in, its smooth sailing and that they can show why they are some of the best talents in the world.”

 

When asked about the difficulties as far as what, keeping their name and character or their persona and contracts with other companies. Kenny replied with “ From what i understand their debuts were supposed to have been made earlier in the year, but complications have prevented that. This is a man that was supposed to be dead(referring to Adam Cole).”

 

Richard McCarthy

 

PPV Predictions

Battleground predictions 

IWP Presents WWE’s Battleground Predictions 

TheGame93 – Jinder, The Uso’s, Nakamura, Mike Kanellis, Rusev, Aj Styles, Aiden English and Charlotte 

MrMcMainMan – Dillinger, Jinder, Usos, Cena, Nattie, Nakamura, Styles and Kanellis

Viking Bastard – Jinder (followed by a Corbin cash in), Lana, New Day, Breezango, Sami, Nakamura, AJ Styles, Cena and Aiden English.

TooSweet – Tye, Jinder, Usos, Cena, Charlotte, Shinsuke, Aj and Mike

Paco Del Rio – Dillinger, Cena, Jinder, Charlotte, New Day,  Sami Zayn, AJ Styles and Corbin

CD Punk – Tye, Jinder, Uso’s, Cena, Charlotte, Nakamura, Styles and Kanellis

Big D  – Jinder, Cena, Styles, Nakamura, Charlotte, Uso’s Kanellis, Dillinger

MrRoss –  Dillinger, Jinder, Usos, Cena, Charlotte, Nakamura, Styles and Kanellis

Do you agree with our choices? Who would you pick let us know in the comments section. 

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Interviews

A Q&A with….. THE ALPHA FEMALE 

Ladies and Gentleman IWP Presents Q&A time with the one and only Alpha Female who just yesterday got announced to be competing in the WWE Mae Young Classic. 

Q.Has it been difficult making the transition from wrestling to MMA? 

A.Incredibly difficult to be honest. The training is so much different than what i was used to be the last 16 years. From the pain level not so much as wrestling is pretty painful, what people not really realise. 

I had to learn entirely new skills and have to train with man who are way more skilled than i am, which is frustrating as they made me tap out many times.

Q. Who has been your greatest challenge in wrestling to date? 

A. When i started in 2001 it was Wesna. She trained and worked with me at GWF. As i moved on i got many different obstacles on my way, the greatest challenge without a doubt was my time in japan.  Facing world class athletes like Nanae Takahashi, Io Shirai and Kairi Hojo

Q. Who would be your dream opponent in either wrestling or MMA?

A. For Wrestling i have so many from Victoria to Sascha Banks, charlotte to Ivelisse and so on. 

Q.You’ve fought all over the world, and travel alot is there anything that you do or take with you to stop yourself from missing home? 

A. The road is my home. I hate it if i can’t be on the road longer than 2 weeks. I never had a homesick feeling. Could never understand the people who had that.  I love every minute i can spend in different countries or hotel rooms. 

Q.You spent a little time in TNA now known as Impact Wrestling what was that like for you? 

It was a great experience. Everyone was so nice and professional. I enjoyed to work for a TV company which is much different than working for an independent wrestling company 

Q. Growing up did you always want to be a professional wrestler? and if so who was it you watched and thought yano what I wanna be just like them, I could do that. 

A. I found wrestling when i was 10 years old. I watched wcw and i knew from the beginning that in wanna be a part of this world. When i was 17 i decided i will be a part of it as a wrestler. 

Q. What would you like to have accomplished in 5 years time?

A. I want to make a good living with wrestling, be known in mainstream, sell a lot of tshirts and other merchandise, win more championship, have great matches and hopefully write more history within the wrestling world. Finish my book, play in movies and be on top of my game.

Q.You started training in 2001 under the wing of Joe E. Legend and Murat Bosporus tell us about how that was and how you felt

A. I started in the german wrestling Federation school and later joined the training of Bosporus and Legend.  I was fortunate to have these grest minds around me. They helped me to grow in wrestling and personal life.

Q. You’ve been successfull in various different promotions and have held a lot of gold in you career is there any championships that the Alpha Female has her eye on?

A. Championships are a nice accessories, but not necessary to be the greatest, the best! 

You can lose all fights, doesn’t matter, as long as you have this never giving up attitude and you are able to entertain the fans, put butts in seats, thats all that matters! 

I have my eyes on companies i really want to work for, time will tell.

Q. Lastly after a hard days training or night wrestling, You go home to relax, tell all your fans how does The Alpha Female relax?

How does alpha Female relax, thats a good question! There is little time to do so. After a match is before a match and after training is before training, meaning that there is so much to do. I do love sleep and when I have a off day i get back the sleep that was missing. Other than that, I’m a typical girl, love hot bath, candles and tea. 

Thank you for the interview. The interest in the alpha Female.  If you want to know more about me, check out my social media such as facebook, Instagram and Twitter

We here at Indie Wrestling Pod would like to thank The Alpha Female for giving us her time and wish her all the very best with the Mae Young Classic!