Month: January 2014

Plebeian Point of View: Drew McIntyre

This article is about a guy who I believe is being horribly underused in the WWE. He went from challenging the best of the best to being a jobber in a three man team. He held the Intercontinental Championship for 161 days (the 21st longest run in the championship’s 35 year history), but is now lucky to be on TV. This article is about the man who at one point had arguably the best entrance music in the WWE. This article is about Drew McIntyre.

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Royal Rumble 2014 Predictions

Are you ready? Are you ready for the Road to Wrestlemania? More importantly, are you ready for constant pointing at the Wrestlemania 30 sign that will be present in the arena every week? I know I am. There are a lot of questions over the direction the WWE will take over the next few months, and where they go could potentially define the next great era of the business. The unpredictability is fantastic, and nowhere is it more appropriate than the Royal Rumble match. You can never be sure who will turn up, who will turn on who, and sometimes even who will reign supreme. This really is the best time of year to be a wrestling fan, and it properly starts this weekend!

There are 5 matches currently confirmed for the show, with the slight possibility of a Divas match being added too. There’s also a slight change to the rules for this one, as for the Royal Rumble match itself we will not lose any points for any wrong extra guesses. There’s so much that could happen that I thought it fairer to give us a free reign here to pick up as many points as possible. So, without further ado, let’s do this! Continue reading

Thoughts of a Pleb: A Statistical Look At The World Heavyweight Championship

Source: WWE.Com

Source: WWE.Com

So a Happy New Year to all! As we all know, a couple of weeks ago at TLC the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship were unified, and the WHC was officially retired. Being a self-professed wrestling nerd, I decided it would be interesting to look at the now complete history of the Championship, and look at some of the statistics over its 11 year and 3 month existence.

To start with, 25 different people held the World Heavyweight Championship between 2002 and 2013, compared to 19 people who have held the WWE Championship in the same time. The average title reign was 73 and a quarter days, which would work out to just under 2 and a half months. It’s interesting to note that the average first time title reign was 86 and a half days. Continue reading