You’ve probably heard about the “Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling” video made by Max Landis that everyone is talking about. If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out above. It’s a really great look at why we love wrestling and how it’s just as compelling as any other television show (even if, right now, the product isn’t so compelling.) The whole thing is told through the storyline of Triple H’s career. There is also a vast number of cameos in the video, including Joey Ryan, John Morrison, Seth Green, Macauley Culkin, Haley Joel Osment, Colt Cabana, Brittany Furlan, Chris Hero, Justin Roberts, the “I Like Turtles” kid, former WCW Champion David Arquette, Max’s father John Landis, and probably a ton more that I missed.
Yeah, the whole “Shawn Michaels coming back” part is out of order but it’s pretty great nonetheless.
TNA has uploaded its weekly Impact in 60, highlighting all the happenings from the March 13, 2015 episode of Impact Wrestling on Destination America. The show featured Bobby Roode taking on Eric Young in a Last Man Standing match, a Hair v. Hair contest between Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud and Brooke taking on Robbie E.
In a move sure to upset those that bought WWE 2K15 in the last few months and aimed to lure in those who haven’t yet taken the plunge, 2K is offering the Showcase Season Pass DLC for free with any new purchase of WWE 2K15. The Showcase Season Pass includes the Accelerator and 2K Showcase modes One More Match, Hall of Pain, and Path of the Warrior. The Showcase Season Pass is a $32 value.
The set includes matches from nearly all of Jericho’s career, including bouts from ECW, WCW and WWE. The DVD set runs around seven hours while the Blu ray edition rings in at eight and a half hours of content, containing more than 20 matches and 25 newly filmed interview segments. The full match and content listing is available at WrestlingDVDNews.com.
We’re just under three weeks from the biggest show of the year, WrestleMania 31, which comes to us live on pay-per-view and the WWE Network from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, the home of the San Francisco 49ers. The card is finally starting to fill out, with the main event set and two matches designed to get multiple bodies on the WrestleMania card. Below is a look at what we know so far:
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Roman Reigns v. Brock Lesnar
Sting v. Triple H
WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match
Dolph Ziggler v. Dean Ambrose v. Luke Harper v. R-Truth v. Bad News Barrett
(It’s safe to assume Daniel Bryan and at least Stardust will also be added to the match, with Goldust another possible addition.)
2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Participants announced so far include Big Show, Kane, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Zack Ryder, Jack Swagger, Fandango, Adam Rose, Ryback, The Miz and Curtis Axel.
It seems inevitable that John Cena will challenge Rusev for the United States Championship once more, despite Lana and the champion both refusing to give Cena another shot, and we’re also all but guaranteed a Bray Wyatt v. Undertaker contest. Also likely to be added are a Tag Team Championship match and/or Divas Title contest.
Rumors are floating around today that Vince McMahon has decided on a WrestleMania 31 main event that will feature Brock Lesnar defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat match against Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan.
The idea makes a lot of sense and the road to that match is easy to lay out.
Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan are set to go one-on-one at WWE’s generic-as-can-be Fast Lane pay-per-view on Feburary 22nd, with the winner heading to WrestleMania to challenge the Beast Incarnate. Let’s remember that just a week ago, Roman Reigns interfered in the Bryan v. Seth Rollins match, costing Rollins a shot at Reigns at the PPV. Also don’t forget that Randy Orton’s return is imminent and he will have his sights set on Seth Rollins, who put him out of action with a storyline concussion.
The number one contender’s match at Fast Lane is ripe for a schmozz finish.
Rollins comes to the ring to screw Reigns out of the WrestleMania headliner as revenge for costing him this past Monday. Randy Orton returns to get even with Rollins. And then, of course, all hell breaks loose resulting in a no contest. Therefore, a triple threat match between Bryan, Reigns and Lesnar would be… best for business.
Going the route of a triple threat match makes a lot of sense. Lesnar doesn’t have to take the pin if you want to protect him and allow him to return at, say, SummerSlam claiming that since he never got pinned, he deserves a championship rematch. If there are any nerves about Reigns and Lesnar not being able to work a solid match together, you have Daniel Bryan in there as the glue to hold it all together.
It also makes sense because if Bryan wins at Fast Lane, there really isn’t a sensible WrestleMania program for Reigns, since Rollins will likely be paired with Randy Orton no matter what happens. Unless we want another Reigns v. Big Show match. The same can be said for Daniel Bryan who, aside from the Dolph Ziggler Twitter angle, doesn’t have a logical opponent who isn’t already tied up with something else. Putting Bryan and Reigns in the big match with Lesnar might be the most smooth road of all.
WWE has completed the card for NXT’s fifth live WWE Network special, Takeover: Rival. The event will air February 11th. If you haven’t yet checked out an NXT special event, be sure to tune in for this one as all of these events have been excellent so far.
Below is the current card for the big show:
NXT Championship Match
Kevin Owens v. Sami Zayn
NXT Women’s Championship Fatal 4-Way Match
Sasha Banks v. Bayley v. Becky Lynch v. Charlotte
Match to Determine the Number One Contender for the NXT Championship
Finn Balor v. Adrian Neville
NXT Tag Team Championship Match
Buddy Murphy & Wesley Blake v. The Lucha Dragons
We’re just over 24 hours from the 2015 Royal Rumble and, in celebration of arguably the second biggest event of the year for the company, WWE has released its Top 10 compilation of dramatic Rumble match finishes.
Sting made his debut on Raw last night, helping John Cena to win his match by distracting the Authority. It was Sting’s first appearance since his WWE debut during the Survivor Series main event and also his first appearance on WWE’s flagship show.