John Cena will return to in-ring action on December 30th and team with Kevin Owens to take on Roman Reigns and Sami Zayn.Continue reading “John Cena Returns to Battle The Bloodline on 12/30 SmackDown”
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Steve Austin/KO Show to Headline Night 1 of WrestleMania
Ronda Rousey challenging Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship was the planned main event for night one of WrestleMania this Saturday night. However, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin will have a confrontation with Kevin Owens. Rumors of Austin/Owens closing the show were confirmed by the Wrestling Observer. Naturally, some fans are not happy that a “talk show segment” will headline over an actual match, but it’s the right call.Continue reading “Steve Austin/KO Show to Headline Night 1 of WrestleMania”
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kevin Owens Planned for WrestleMania
Fightful.com broke the news last night that WWE has made overtures to Stone Cold Steve Austin for a match at WrestleMania 38 on April 2 and April 3 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. WrestlingObserver.com confirmed the plan is for Austin to wrestle Kevin Owens.
Austin’s final match occurred at WrestleMania 19 in 2003, where he lost to The Rock. Austin’s retirement stemmed from a neck injury due to bungled piledriver from Owen Hart at SummerSlam 1997.
WWE has made offers to Austin over the years for an in-ring return, but he always declined. However, this rumor is not chalked up to the typical offer and refusal. The story has enough steam behind where it could happen.
The big question is if Austin is indeed wrestling a match at WrestleMania, why now?
Many variables come to mind when deciphering why the biggest superstar in wrestling history will lace’ Em up again after a prolonged absence. The answer could be as simple as ‘They always come back, eventually.”
However, the economics of the situation paints a clearer picture.Continue reading “Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kevin Owens Planned for WrestleMania”
WWE 2017 Fastlane Review
Atlee Greene is here with a review of WWE Fastlane, which emanated from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The main event saw Kevin Owens defend the WWE Universal Title against Goldberg. We also saw Roman Reigns take on Bruan Strowman and Bayley defended the Women’s Title against Charlotte.
Kevin Owens Needs to Win at WWE Fastlane
It’s official, Goldberg will not only be facing Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 33 on April 2, but he will also square off with Kevin Owens for the Universal Championship at Fastlane on March 5.
Both matches were made on Raw last night after Goldberg interrupted Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho in the ring. Goldberg accepted Lesnar’s challenge and then challenged Owens, which Chris Jericho accepted on behalf of his “best friend.”
If Goldberg beats Kevin Owens for the title, that means Brock Lesnar was essentially gifted a title match because he had the unprecedented luck in making the right challenge at the right time.
Under normal circumstances, if this was a shoot, Lesnar has no business getting a title shot after losing his last match to Goldberg in under two minutes. WWE creative, however, might ignore this aspect of the story and make it a title match anyways. Continue reading “Kevin Owens Needs to Win at WWE Fastlane”
Road to the Royal Rumble is Heating Up
This Sunday’s Royal Rumble card appears to be finalized with eight matches that will be rounded out by the 30-Man Rumble match. The Kick-Off show will begin at 5:00 pm EST with the official pay-per-view beginning at 7:00 pm EST.
What I’m digging about this year’s Rumble is that I have absolutely no idea who is going to win. Normally, it’s easy to figure out the winner well in advanced based on story-line direction or if a particular wrestler is getting a main event push.
AJ Styles and John Cena will duke it out for the WWE Championship while Kevin Owens and Roman Reigns will battle in a No DQ match for the Universal Championship, which leaves four main event players out of the Rumble. Continue reading “Road to the Royal Rumble is Heating Up”
Is Kevin Owens a Fake Champion in a Sport That Isn’t Real?
On Raw this past Monday, Kevin Owens emerged victorious in a Fatal Four Way match to become the new WWE Universal Champion. The closing moments of the match saw a down-and-out Owens receive an unexpected assist from longtime villain, Triple H, who’s been MIA since he lost at WrestleMania almost five months ago.
This would make fans happy under normal circumstances, but standard fare in wrestling is subjective at best. While some are indeed happy with the finished product, there are a lot of wrestling fans who believe that the help Triple H gave Owens to win the title stripped away any legitimacy that the moment would have had otherwise.
Is Kevin Owens a fake champion in a sport that isn’t real? Click here for the answer in my column at Forces of Geek.com
Raw Ratings Suffer Despite Star Studded Lineup
WWE brought out the big guns this week in order to prevent what could have been a historically bad rating for Monday Night Raw. While the ratings did improve from last week’s record low number of 3.27 million viewers, it was only a slight increase to 3.35 million viewers. Even with the combined competition they faced, WWE can’t be happy with an increase of only 80,000 viewers considering the big names they had on the show. Continue reading “Raw Ratings Suffer Despite Star Studded Lineup”
The WWE Debut of Kevin Owens
What appeared to be another U.S. open challenge suddenly turned into a much more exciting affair as the guitar riffs of the CFO$ song, “Fight”, coursed through the sound system of the Richmond Coliseum. For some, it was an audible invasion of the unknown. For others, it was familiarity at its finest as Kevin Owens unexpectedly emerged on Monday Night Raw. Continue reading “The WWE Debut of Kevin Owens”