Former WWE writer Big Dick Johnson predicts CM Punk will not appear at WrestleMania

WM30Former WWE Creative Writer Chris DeJoseph better known as Big Dick Johnson on WWE TV, has published a new column at PWMania.com. DeJoseph reveals 30 “big” predictions for Sunday’s WWE WrestleMania XXX. He predicts CM Punk will not be at WrestleMania, Daniel Bryan will defeat Triple H, the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal winner, Undertaker maintaining his steak and more.

Here are some excerpts from his article:

* Alberto Del Rio wins the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
- A Heel will win this match. ADR is due for a big win and would be a great heel to carry this trophy and brag about it.

Roman Reigns talks about headlining Wrestlemania, and much more

Roman Reigns 2Recap courtesy of LordsofPain.net:

Roman Reigns recently spoke with The Boston Herald. Here are some highlights:

Clicking with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose:
“We didn’t know we would complement each other so well. Everything from what we wear, entering through the crowd, even the triple powerbomb in itself, it’s clicked and been so organic. That’s been the most exciting part. We spend so much time together, we’ve jumped the friend stage in the past year and a half and become brothers.”

Does he dream of headlining WrestleMania?
“Every single day. Somebody just asked me if I would like to take on the Undertaker and beat his (WrestleMania) streak. I would rather retain the WWE world heavyweight championship while taking out the streak. My motivation is to be the best. I have a deep responsibility to leave things better than the way I found them. I don’t want to live off potential, so the first thing I have to do is capture the gold.”

Read more at http://www.lordsofpain.net

Former ECW champion Justin Credible suggests CM Punk wrestle Vince McMahon at WrestleMania

justin_credibleFormer ECW Champion and WWE Superstar Justin Credible has published a new column at PWMania.com. Credible discusses the road to WrestleMania 30, reacts to Monday’s RAW, brings up a crazy way to talk CM Punk into a match at WrestleMania, Sting and more.

Here are some highlights from his article:

“John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt is also starting to pick up steam. I like that Cena is selling his fear, and insecurities. I’m tired of the Cena superman act, and I think this is a logical step to take. I believe Cena will make Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania. If Bray is up for the challenge, and holds up his end of the match.

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Bret Hart talks about CM Punk leaving WWE, and more

bret-hart_94791-1600x1200Recap courtesy of LordsofPain.net:

Bret Hart was recently interviewed by The Boston Herald. Here are some highlights:

WrestleMania X against his brother Owen: “WrestleMania X will always be my most special one because of the memory of being with my brother Owen. There was a lot of pressure on Owen to fill those shoes as a top heel. The storyline was the bitter hatred between two brothers, but Owen was really grateful to work with me. I went to bat a lot for Owen for that chance, and he really shined that night. I thought that was one of his finest hours. There were two reverse sharpshooters in that match, which had never been done before. Those are the tiny little things that no one really remembers or notices, but made that match a real treat. And what I really love about the match is how it launched my brother’s career.”

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AS I SEE IT: Chicago raised hell last week on RAW

AISIAS I SEE IT: Chicago raised hell last week on RAW
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Well, RAW was not Punk.  As predicted, the fans of Chicago raised holy hell. All night long.

The week before, fans had set up #hijackRaw on Twitter, designed to encourage fans to raise hell at RAWs. This was set up especially at Chicago last week to tell WWE they want to see CM Punk back, and that they want an end to the Daniel Bryan being the WWE version of South Park’s Kenny, with “The Authority” doing something to “kill” Daniel Bryan each and every week.

Since WWE knew Punk wasn’t going to be there, they did themselves no favors last night by not squashing the rumor. No matter what they tell you, they knew the Punk story was put out there by Meltzer. They ignored it, they fed into it by not debunking it, and had three hours of people chanting for someone who wasn’t there.

Dozens of signs were clearly visible, and the chants started from the moment the 8:45 insert promo for RAW was aired.

Paul Heyman’s killer promo at the beginning of RAW may have helped for a little while, but also came off a bit like mocking Punk and the fans at the same time.

For a lot of the show, fans were either chanting for Punk, or sitting on their hands. Some matches has so little crowd response, you could heard a cricket fart. As one example, I felt bad for Christian and Sheamus. Their match was right match, wrong place, wrong time. The Wyatt-Shield match and the Usos-New Age Outlaws matches were about the only thing that got the crowd into any part of the show not involving Danielson or (potentially) Punk.

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OWW Radio – Front row observations from RAW in Chicago, IL

OWW RadioWelcome to OWW Radio!  Each week hosts David (@dlb19338) and Alex (@AlexGoff84) will provide perspective to the WWE, TNA, and everything else making news in the world of professional wrestling.   A new episode will be posted each week.  This week David is joined by Kerry Morris (@chitownot) who sat front row at this past Monday’s RAW in Chicago!  David and Kerry talk about CM Punk, Batista, the Chicago crowd, Wrestlemania XXX, the Undertaker, and much more!

Kerry’s contact information:

  • Twitter: @chitownot
  • Facebook: /kerry.morris

Listen to past episodes of OWW Radio here:

http://www.clickwrestle.com/podcasts/owwradio

Hitting the Ropes – The Best in the World?

HTR_3Hitting the Ropes – The Best in the World?

So the top of the Wrestlemania card is shaping up, and if we’re being honest, it is pretty underwhelming.  The “face” of the WWE, Randy Orton is scheduled to headline the event versus Batista, a match exactly zero people are excited to see.  Maybe WWE management will add Daniel Bryan to the match to please the fans, but as of now Bryan is scheduled to wrestle Triple H.  And besides I’m not a big fan of changing matches the night of a show.  I like the build.  I like the storylines.  That’s what sells it for me.  Not last-minute changes.  It took 2 years for the Mega-Powers to explode, and when they finally met in Atlantic City it was a memorable moment.

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Jay Lethal discusses the CM Punk situation on Ring Rust Radio

Jay LethalRing Rust Radio had Ring of Honor and former TNA superstar JAY LETHAL on the show this week, and it was a great episode with plenty of exclusive content and insight into the star’s TNA and Ring of Honor career, CM Punk’s situation, a possible jump to the WWE, Ric Flair and so much more!

Full Ring Rust Radio Episode Link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ringrustradio/2014/02/18/ring-rust-radio–feb-18-w-jay-lethal

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FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE: Christian, Batista, Cesaro, and More!

Falls Count AnywhereHello dear wrestling fans, here we go with another addition of Falls Count Anywhere.  This week, I thought I cover a little bit on various topics that are on the minds of not only myself, but many wrestling fans.  There is a lot of things I’ve liked a lot, and a few that have been perplexing to say the least.  Let’s get going!

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