Archive for January, 2013

[TV Recap] WWE Raw – 1/28/2013

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One night after the historic end of the Royal Rumble, WWE presents Raw live from Las Vegas, Nevada. Naturally, with Vegas being the gambling capital of the world, theme for tonight’s show is the “RAW Roulette” which will decide the stipulations for the matches (and other stuff). Tonight will also be Vince McMahon‘s “evaluation” of adviser Paul Heyman as well as appearances by Rumble winner John Cena and the men involved in last night’s main event: CM Punk and the man who beat him for the championship, The Rock.

Click “read more” for a full play by play of the show as it airs…or to catch up if you’re reading this after the fact.

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[iPPV Results] DGUSA Heat 2013

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Dragon Gate USA concluded its busy weekend yesterday afternoon with Heat 2013, the last of three shows during Royal Rumble weekend. Here are the results of the iPPV courtesy of PWPonderings.

  1. Rich Swann pinned Arik Cannon with the standing 450 splash.
  2. Jon Davis beat Drake Younger by knockout after a knee and a series strikes.
  3. Chuck Taylor pinned EITA with the Awful Waffle.
  4. Johnny Gargano (c) defeated Brian Kendrick by submission with the Garga-NO Escape to retain the Open the Freedom Gate Title.
  5. Samuray Del Sol pinned Ryo Saito.
  6. Sami Callihan defeated Jimmy Susumu by submission with the Stretch Muffler.
  7. AR Fox & Akira Tozawa defeated The Young Bucks.

DGUSA Heat 2013 is available for On-Demand viewing on WWNLive.

[PPV Recap] WWE Royal Rumble 2013

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One of the WWE’s biggest shows of the year, Royal Rumble, has concluded and if you have a Twitter account you’re probably being bombarded by some harsh comments in your feed. Take a break and read my recap-ish of the show, plus my own thoughts.

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[DGUSA News] ‘Heat 2013’ Lineup

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Dragon Gate USA concludes its busy weekend with Heat 2013, a matinee event live from Huntington Park, CA. For those of you wondering if it’ll conflict with tonight’s Royal Rumble you have nothing to worry about. Here’s the lineup for the show which will air live on WWNLive.

  • Main Event: AR Fox & Akira Tozawa Vs. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson)
  • Jimmy Susumu Vs. Sami Callihan
  • Samuray Del Sol Vs. Ryo Saito
  • Chuck Taylor Vs. EITA
  • Johnny Gargano (c) Vs. Brian Kendrick for the Open the Freedom Gate Title
  • Jon Davis Vs. Drake Younger
  • Rich Swann Vs. Arik Cannon

The show takes place at 1PM Pacific Time and you can order the event on WWNLive.

[Feature] Great Moments in Heel Commentary: Royal Rumble 1992

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Royal Rumble 1992 is widely considered to be the greatest Royal Rumble of them all, featuring the best lineup of superstars of any year and the biggest prize of them all: the WWF World Heavyweight Championship. Lackluster undercard aside, minus the joy of seeing Roddy Piper finally win WWF gold, it’s one that I go back to on a regular basis to the point that my taped from PPV VHS has warped to eyesore levels.

But as brilliant and drama-filled as that Rumble was, I go back for a very distinct reason: the commentary of Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. Heenan is the benchmark for all heel commentators, a man who could make any dull match worthwhile on his gift of gab alone, and in 1992 he turned in a standout performance that borders on transcendent. And as we head into the 2013 Royal Rumble it’s worth looking back on one of the greatest commentating performances of all-time as a way to remind ourselves that, yes, a heel commentator can be done correctly. Here’s hoping someone forces Michael Cole and JBL to watch this A Clockwork Orange-style on repeat.

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[iPPV Quick Recap] DGUSA Revolt! 2013

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The second of the three Dragon Gate USA events this weekend has concluded and it was definitely well worth the money. Click “read more” for a quick recap breakdown of the events, plus my own thoughts on the matches and the overall presentation.

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[WWE News] NXT Star Bo Dallas Earns Spot in Tomorrow’s Royal Rumble Match

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Bo Dallas, one of the many superstars populating WWE’s developmental territory NXT, will make history tomorrow as the first NXT superstar to be entered into the “Royal Rumble” match. He earned the spot by winning an eight-man tournament at the Royal Rumble FanFest currently going on in Phoenix, AZ. He defeated Luke Harper, Conor O’Brian, and Leo Kruger en route to victory. Other participants in the tournament included Adrian Neville, Oliver Grey, Corey Graves, and Xavier Woods. Dallas is the son of wrestling legend Mike Rotunda, perhaps better known to WWE fans as I.R.S.

For the full story on Dallas’ win, head over to WWE.com.

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