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The Curious Case of Baron Corbin’s MITB Cash In

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We look back at Tuesday’s SmackDownLIVE and the curious way in which Baron Corbin cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase against WWE Champion Jinder Mahal.

This goes deeper into questions about the booking strategy all around for the company and why it continues to look for the short con over the long haul.

News and Rumors on Paige’s Upcoming WWE Return

It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen Paige on either Monday Night RAW or Smackdown LIVE. Recent rumors point out that the anti-diva may be returning sooner than later.

Some reports have Paige coming back to the McMahon’s empire as early as the end of the month. Some suspect as well that she’ll be a surprise return for the Superstar Shakeup happening after Summer Slam.

Whenever it is, this can only be a positive thing for Paige who’s life has been in turmoil from sex tape allegations to her uneasy relationship with Alberto El Patron.

Did WWE Send a Cease and Desist Order to Stop #FTR?

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Being the Elite is the popular YouTube Channel of Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks that shows life behind the scenes of three of the most popular international wrestlers today, as well as lots of goofy, cornball skits that are done with the tongue planted firmly in the cheek.

The most recent episode features several superstars from RAW and Smackdown including Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and AJ Styles. That wasn’t the only cameo though that the big company owned by the McMahons had on the show.

Rassslin Review 8-6-17: Eva Marie, El Patron, G1 Upsets

News came out that Eva Marie has parted ways with the McMahons over her own choice. What does this mean for the former Ms. All Red Everything? Time will tell.

Kazuchika Okada vs. EVILSpeaking of EVERYTHING, the G1 Climax 27 got a heave dose of upsets on it’s 14th night, featuring EVIL making sure Everything Is EVIL for Kazuchika Okada while Juice Robinson scored the biggest victory of his career over Kenny Omega.

GFW has a series of decisions to make regarding the outcome of Alberto El Patron‘s investigation. The star remains suspended. Another Latino star they are trying to acquire is Rey Mysterio, Jr. who announced whether or not he’ll be going back to the McMahon’s.

We also feature other news stories, our match recommendations for this week, and read some of our view mail in the Mail Bag segments.

John Cena vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: A No-Win Scenario For WWE?

This coming Tuesday on WWE SmackDownLIVE, Shinsuke Nakamura and John Cena face off in somewhat of a dream match. The winner will go on to face Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship at Summer Slam.

While this match could be one of the best of the year for WWE, it also could be a no-win scenario. Many WWE-only fans will resent a Nakamura win while many hardcore pro wrestling fans will roll their eyes at another Cena burial of a popular non-WWE star.

We look at this upcoming mega match in our commentary section.

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Nights 5 Through 8 REVIEW

The middle part of the G1 Climax 27 is heating up with the shape of the tournament finals beginning to become clearer.

Hiromu Suzuki applies armbarKazuchika Okada is running away with the B-Block while Minoru Suzuki suffers an upset loss to EVIL. Yuji Nagata and Satori Kojima continue to be without wins as the legends start to show their age.

We cover the major matches from this past week, look forward to a big weekend that will feature Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii. We also look at the comedy of Toru Yano and it’s value to the G1 Climax tournament and New Japan.

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Nights 3 and 4 REVIEW

A wild two nights of G1 Climax 27 action as the B-Block and A-Block enter the second round of competition at the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

RIP DarylFeatured matches included Kenny Omega vs. Tama Tonga in a battle for the soul of Bullet Club, Kazuchika Okada taking on Michael Elgin in an extraordinary match, the long awaited clash between Kota Ibush and Zack Sabre, Jr. which we were denied at last year’s Cruiserweight Classic, and a total strong style brawl between Tomohiro Ishii and Togi Makabe.

We update the standings as to who is leading, who is behind, and predictions for upcoming matches over the next week.

This edition is dedicated to the memory of Daryl. RIP Daryl, you will be missed. Bad Luck Fale, watch your back, Takahashi is coming!


NJPW G1 Climax 27 B Block Night One Review / Cornette, Omega, and Hitler?

Our review of the first night of the B-Block for NJPW’s G1 Climax 27.

Also, a look at the Twitter post from Jim Cornette relating Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi to Hitler for some reason.

NJPW G1 Climax 27 A-Block First Night REVIEW

The 2017 edition of New Japan’s G1 Climax kicked off Sunday night with a packed A-Block and an undercard that wasn’t too shabby itself.

With four tag matches that all were between ten to fifteen minutes, they set up stories for Thursday’s B-Block first night. Kenny Omega being afraid (seemingly) of Minoru Suzuki, the first battle between Suzuki Gun and Bullet Club, Yano and Okada being on opposite sides of a tag match, and Los Ingobernables Da Japon in a tag match against each other, there was plenty to take in during the first hour.

SANADA debuts a new lookThe second half of the show picked up with some really great pairings, including a heartfelt battle between Yuji Nagata and YOSHI-HASHI, a brawl between Bad Luck Fale and Togi Makabe, a strong style exhibition with Ishii and Goto, a technical gut wrencher between Zack Sabre Jr. and Hiroshi Tanahashi, all capped off by the main event.

The first Match of the Year candidate from the G1 27 came on night one with Kota Ibushi and Tetsuya Naito tearing down the house in an epic encounter. Ibushi was so moved her cried before and after the match.

We also look at the standings and where everyone is now as we head into Thursday’s show.

Rassslin Review 7/11/17: Reigns Promo, Omega’s Contract, JR’s Apology and More

In this edition of Rassslin Review, we look at how Roman Reigns came across in his promo spot with Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe, the differences, and why it matters to the continuing problem with his character.

We also discuss Kenny Omega‘s contracts situation, give our Top 10 list for this week in Rassslin Rankings, review some odd tweets between The Miz and Tye Dillinger, review Jim Ross‘ response to last week’s criticism of his G1 Special USA commentary, and much more.