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TEN YEARS AFTER (and a few more days!): WWE Vengeance – Night of Champions 2007

WWE: Vengeance – Night of Champions 2007
June 24, 2007
Houston, TX
Toyota Center

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Santino Marella (4/16/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (6/4/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (4/24/2007)
ECW World Champion: Vacant (6/11/2007)
World Heavyweight Champion: Edge (5/11/2007)
WWE United States Champion: MVP (5/20/2007)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Deuce & Domino (4/20/2007)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Chavo Guerrero (2/18/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & JBL, and Joey Styles & Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: ECW One Night Stand II

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ECW: One Night Stand II
June 11, 2006
New York City, NY
Hammerstein Ballroom

Paul Heyman comes out to the ring to a warm welcome by the ECW fans. He pours another cup of the ECW kool-aid for anyone who will listen. ECW IS BACK! THE SHOW IS GOING TO BE JUST LIKE IT USED TO BE! He thanks the fans for all their support. Without them, none of this would be possible.

Now cue the old ECW intro video circa 2000!

Your host is Joey Styles.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Judgment Day 2006

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WWE: Judgment Day
May 21, 2006
Phoenix, AZ
US Airways Center

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Rey Mysterio (4/2/2006)
WWE U.S. Champion: JBL (4/2/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: MNM (12/30/2005)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

One of my favorite themes for one of my favorite wrestlers who has yet to debut in WWE is the official song of the show tonight. “This Fire Burns” by Killswitch Engage.

Your hosts are Michael Cole and Tazz.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WrestleMania 22

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WWE: WrestleMania 22
April 2, 2006
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (1/29/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin (2/20/2006)
World Tag Team Champions: Big Show & Kane (11/1/2005)
WWE Women’s Champion: Trish Stratus (1/9/2005)
World Heavyweight Champion: Kurt Angle (1/10/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (2/19/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: MNM (12/30/2005)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

TEN YEARS AFTER: With WrestleMania 32 coming up tomorrow, I thought it might be cool to look at how WWE has changed with ten years of perspective and see if there are any similarities between then and now. Injuries and careers ending changed the game. In 2006, it’s Batista missing WrestleMania and Eddie Guerrero passing away in October. In 2016, it’s Seth Rollins injured and Daniel Bryan whose career was cut short. John Cena is in his first year of being *the man* in WWE and he’s REALLY getting booed by WWE fans right about now. In 2016, Roman Reigns is getting treated even worse by WWE fans than John Cena. Either way, both received big pushes and neither one of them were embraced by the audience. Triple H headlines his fourth WrestleMania here and he’s still being used to help boost the main event players to this day. A McMahon is mixed up in a match that he should have no chance (in hell) of winning. Shane McMahon is here. The Undertaker is still around. In 2006, we’re witnessing the blowoff to the best Divas feud in WWE history. The Divas title match going down this year is comparable to this level of greatness IMO. Just so many comparisons, it almost seems intentional. Read the rest of this entry

WWE: John Cena – My Life DVD

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WWE – John Cena: My Life
Released: 11/13/07
Three-Disc Set

You may be asking yourself: Matt, why didn’t you start with the first John Cena DVD that had the padlock on the cover, or at least the superior John Cena Experience set? Well, I wouldn’t read too much into it if I were you. I was in Wal-Mart the other day and saw this one for $5. Couldn’t really beat that. So yeah, this is only happening because of an impulse buy. Read the rest of this entry

WWE: Royal Rumble 2014

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WWE: Royal Rumble
January 26, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
CONSOL Energy Center

The current WWE champs are as follows:
WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton (12/15/2013)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Big E Langston (11/18/2013)
WWE U.S. Champion: Dean Ambrose (5/19/2013)
WWE Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (1/26/2014)
WWE Divas Champion: AJ Lee (6/16/2013)

Not even going to bother recapping the pre-show match. In 2014, the New Age Outlaws defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust for the WWE tag titles. Yes, that happened. I don’t know why I’m surprised. I mean, it’s one thing though for something like this to have happened in 2006 when Ric Flair and Roddy Piper won the tag titles, but at least now it seems like they are putting SOME effort into the tag team scene, and then *this* happens.

Your hosts are Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry Lawler. I guess it should be noted that Ricardo Rodriguez has joined the Spanish announce table. At least we know he’s not been “future endeavored” yet. Read the rest of this entry

WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century – Disc Two (BLU-RAY EDITION~!)

WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century (BLU-RAY)
Two-Disc Set
Released: July 26, 2011

DISC TWO

  • WWE Champion JBL vs. The Undertaker vs. Eddie Guerrero vs. Booker T – (Armageddon 2004)

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WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century – Disc One (BLU-RAY EDITION~!)

WWE: Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century BLU-RAY
Two-Disc Set
Released: July 26, 2011

DISC ONE
PROGRAM: 99 minutes

To summarize the show, there’s a ton of clips showcasing that particular superstar with various other superstars making comments to put them over. There’s really no good way to review the program, so I’ll just list what WWE shows as their accomplishments. Read the rest of this entry

The 100 Greatest WWE Matches of the Decade: 2008

  • The Rumble Match – (Royal Rumble 2008)

First of all, seeing Michael Buffer again was AWESOME, but hearing him call out the first two entrants – Undertaker and Shawn Michaels – was pretty cool too. Read the rest of this entry

The 100 Greatest WWE Matches of the Decade: 2005

  • Triple H (w/Ric Flair) vs. Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho vs. Edge vs. Batista vs. Chris Benoit – Elimination Chamber (New Years Revolution 2005)

Matt: LIVE FROM PUERTO RICO! Read the rest of this entry

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