WIR 09.02.15: WWE and ROH Main Event Storylines Mirrored; Impact Wrestling Indy Invaded

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WWE/ ROH Main Event Storylines Mirrored as the Seth Rollins’ double champion storyline looks a little too much like Jay Lethal as double champion; Impact Wrestling is  Indy Invaded as GFW starts a really bad invasion angle of TNA. Plus wrestling news filled with nazism, racism homphobia and murder.

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First Events, Now Championships! Is WWE Infringing Too Much on Ring of Honor?

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In a situation where TNA would normally be guilty of copying a popular gimmick in WWE, the tables have turned. Ring of Honor is now in sight of WWE and they are doing a little too much to “bully” (and I say that lightheartedly) around the smaller promotion.

Ring of Honor, though guilty in their own right like lots of smaller promotions for staging big live events adjacents to WWE Pay per view events, is now getting threatened to a point by some moves WWE has done as of late to hurt arguably the second biggest promotion in the US.

Fighting over live events and PPVs in the same city are one thing, but now how about something a little more concrete offering evidence of WWE infringing upon Ring of Honor is the set up of two matches at WWE’s Night of Champions and ECW All Star Extravaganza coming up in 3 weeks of this blog post.

There is an ultimate way to not have to mirror main event storylines. You would think WWE and their 30-person creative staff could come up with something more genuine and original ( at this point in time because I’m sure this angle has been done before in wrestling) vs. one match in Ring of Honor, Delirious.

Though I am pleased to see Seth Rollins and Jay Lethal equally getting their just due, I would love to know which gimmick will be better played out later this month. -KOP

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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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