Month: August 2013

Thoughts of a Pleb: Wrestlemania 30

So quite quickly off the back of my column about John Cena’s injury, here’s another one. What could warrant such quick writing in my part? In short, Wrestlemania. And not just any Wrestlemania, Wrestlemania 30. When I was writing about Cena’s return at the start of 2014 here, it got me thinking about the potential plans for Wrestlemania. It’s never too early to be thinking about the plans for Wrestlemania season, as evidenced by recent reports that one big Summerslam result was directly influenced by the planned Wrestlemania card. So I thought it would be a bit of fun to put together a possible card. See what you think about this lot… Continue reading

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Plebeian Point of View: Why John Cena’s injury is a good thing

Hey guys, it’s been a while hasn’t it? The story that seems to be dominating the wrestling world at the minute is the news that John Cena is legitimately injured, and will legitimately be taking some time off TV to recuperate. The rumour is 4-6 months, which means he should be back just in time for Wrestlemania season – look for him to be a surprise entrant and a contender to win the Royal Rumble. I think this is a great thing for the company, and I’ve detailed why below. Continue reading

Summerslam predictions

Hello again one and all!
It’s August and that can mean only one thing…………that’s right, the return of the Barclays Premier League! “COME ON UNITED”
Oh yeah, and it’s also the time of year where we get ready for the 2nd most explosive WWE PPV of the year!

This one is by far one of the most anticipated cards that myself and Andrew have been looking forward to and for good reason. Good match ups, really good build ups and probably the most exciting thing of all, the genuine feeling of ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen.’ Something we haven’t really had in a long time. So without further ado, here’s the way Andrew and myself think this will go down:

PRE SHOW
U.S. CHAMPIONSHIP
Dean Ambrose (C) vs Rob Van Dam

Andrew

This could be an excellent rivalry. The Shield’s promo on Raw was about how they are ushering in a new era, and what better way for them to go about it than by taking out the veterans in the company at the minute. RVD is a cult legend from the 90s, a prime example of the “old guard”. And Ambrose and RVD (when he gives a damn) can put on some excellent matches. Unfortunately the rumour is that this will descend into chaos leading to the 6-man-tag match we saw on Smackdown. So, my prediction here is going to e something that you’ve never seen from me before…

Prediction: No contest

Matt

The rumours all say that this will turn out to be a 6 man tag match in order to get the rest of the shield involved but most likely to get mark Henry involved in the card. And let’s face it, he does deserve to be on it. The downside is that it’s likely to make this whole scenario lead to a farcical brawl that the big show will dominate on his return to the ring and leave the shield running for their lives. I’m not looking forward to this as I think that it going to take it away from an excellent match between Ambrose and RVD. But as I have to officially predict, I’m going for…..

Result: Ambrose retains title via dq after the shield interfere. RVD, Henry and big show win the resultant 6 man tag

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