WIR 08.26.15: WWE OffSeason Panic Button Pushed Twice Post-SummerSlam for Short Term Fix

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WWE OffSeason Panic Button Pushed Twice Post-SummerSlam for Short Term Fix as Sting and the Dudley Boyz return in the short term to help WWE while the company continues to avoid building on long-term star power. Plus, we look at the poor fallouts of Jon Stewart’s interference in the the World Title match and an absent Undertaker not present to confront Brock Lesnar following the controversial finish of main event match.

Also, we discuss ROH going back on traditional PPV with All Star Extravaganza and TNA Turmoil continues with a pathetically-booked Turning Point.

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Seth Rollins Is The Heel Champion WWE Needs

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Lately I’ve seen a lot of people online go on about how Seth Rollins “sucks” as champion & the ratings have tanked because of him being champion. Setting aside the ratings (Which have been mostly up since he won the title), why do these people think Seth Rollins sucks? His promos? I’ll admit, his long winded opening promos on Raw do drag on way too long. But is that really his fault? Have anyone go out there & cut a promo for 20 minutes & I guarantee it will be nonsensical by the 5 minute mark. He’s done perfectly find in backstage promos or promos that are shorter. So claiming he sucks based on his promos isn’t exactly the best excuse.

 

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What about his actual in ring ability? Seth Rollins is without a doubt, one of the best wrestlers on any roster today. He has countless classics with the likes of John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, & Dean Ambrose. When Seth Rollins is in a high profile matchup, nobody every says “this match is going to suck” because they know the type of quality Rollins puts into his matches. His match on Sunday at Summerslam speaks for itself & as my partner King Of Podcasts stated on the most recent episode of the Wrestling Is Real Podcast, Rollins most likley was the one calling that match & it definitely showed.

 

In an era where we only get 2 types of champions, the cowardly undeserving champion & the super baby face that “over comes the odds”, Rollins is a refreshing take in that he delivers in the ring & on the mic (when he’s given a reasonable amount of time). Yeah, he may have started with the cowardly heel gimmick but he has out grown it & has stepped up to the plate in putting himself over rather than relying on the Authority rub to make him a bigger deal than he really is. Rollins is a big deal & he definitely deserves both straps he won last night. I have a hard time believing that after his run is finished that people won’t remember is because every match he’s been in since Wrestlemania has been memorable, and that’s mostly in part due to Rollins’ pure talent.

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WIR 08.24.15: WWE SummerSlam Headshaking; NXT Takeover: Brooklyn Tremendous

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WWE Summerslam leaves us shaking our head following finishes of Title for Title match with Rollins and Cena and the Lesnar/ Undertaker match. Meanwhile, the NXT Takeover double main event delivers, especially what Jeremy G and KOP call the Women’s match of the Year and the best WWE Women’s match ever in Sasha Banks vs. Bayley for the NXT Women’s championship.

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Ethan Carter III: TNA Champion at the Worst Time in TNA History

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Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble…..Ironic that the opening chant of Ethan Carter III’s entrance music resonates the real situation of a very troubled TNA wrestling promotion.

Carter is only three months into his well-deserved title reign following a tremendous 2-year run as the top heel in the company still boasting an undefeated streak. Carter is the biggest star TNA has ever made and is arguably the best TNA World Heavyweight Champion behind only Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy.

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It’s an anomaly that a company like TNA was able to bank on a thrown away WWE Superstar wannabe who showed signs of something special alongside Maxine during the reality era of NXT.

Its sad to see that while Ethan ran through a lot of quality opponents to get to the gold, but now given the talent exodus and the indy-rific replenishment from Global Force Wrestling, Carter is left to take on the like of recycled WWE Superstars like P.J. Black and Drew Galloway.

Hopefully, Ethan Carter can close the final chapter of TNA history (which I predict will be Bound For Glory) and start a new chapter with a promotion that will also see him for the champion that he is… a champion that fans care about… in a promotion that they could care less about.

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