About Liz Savage

Liz Savage is a former Independent wrestling manager, and occasional wrestler from NY, currently residing in Los Angeles. Liz is involved in social justice movements, and currently is the Digital Content Manager and staff writer for BetWrestling.

Hell in a Cell 2017 Predictions

Hell in a Cell is back! Tonight they are live from the Little Ceasars Arena in Detroit Michigan! At 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST! Betting odds are already out, and the lines are open until bell time on each match! Click here to check out the odds, and place your bets!

Here is the lineup and my thoughts:

Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Hype Bros (Kickoff Match) – I am always happy to see Shelton Benjamin. I think this match is going to be a lot of fun to watch. I have a feeling the Hype Bros are going to take this one.

The Fashion Files will return at WWE Hell on a Cell – This is one of the best promo sequences they have done in years. I absolutely love this nonsense.

 

Randy Orton vs. Rusev – I am still sad that they have Lana and Rusev split up. This match has some potential to either be awesome or boring as fuck. I am hoping for the former. Orton will be victorious.

Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler – One of the matches on the card I am looking forward to. Loved the setup on Smackdown Live this week. These guys are going to put on one hell of a match. It’s hard for me to pick a winner on this one. If its pure wrestling ability I have to go with Roode, but knowing how diabolical Ziggler can be its kind of a toss-up. I will stick with Roode on this one.

United States Champion AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin – Fun fact… my friend is doing cosplay dressed as AJ Styles right now at NYCC. She looks fabulous too. She even got the soccer mom hair to complete the look! I am looking forward to this match as well. Corbin moves incredibly well for a man of his size, AJ has a lot to contend with if he wants to hold onto the US title. I think we may see the title switch hands tonight with Baron Corbin walking away as the new US Champion.

 

SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair – This is going to be awesome. I love both these ladies but as always I am rooting for Natalya!

 

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura – Why isn’t this in a cage??? If anything this match NEEDS a cage to keep those bastards the Singh Brothers, out of the match. I was infuriated at the end of Summerslam. Since it’s not in a cage, Mahal may retain the Championship… my heart is still with Nakamura.

 

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Usos (Hell in a Cell Match) – The Uso’s seem determined to get the titles back around their waists. The New Day have already proven to be formidable opponents.  We may see a title change, and I say that just due to the sheer ferocity of The Uso’s this week.

 

Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens (Hell in a Cell Falls Count Anywhere Match) – Who will fall off the cage? Who will be put on the injured list for the next 6 months until Wrestlemania? Why would Shane winning this match matter at all? I guess you have to watch tonight to find out! I think Shane is going to take the win tonight.

 

 

 

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WWE No Mercy 2017 Results

As per my usual, I am writing LIVE results for tonights PPV and will be posting them live as the matches end. You can place bets on the matches until the bell of each match! Check out the updated lines here!

Read what my predictions were for the winners here!

Kick Off Show:

Elias Sampson vs Apollo Crews – Elias sang a wonderful song about Los Angeles, I couldn’t agree more. This match starts slow, back and forth simple chaining but these guys look great. Titus O’Neill is at ringside for Crews. Crews hit an awesome dropkick that almost took off Sampson’s head. This match is simple, but really a decent opener. Both these guys belong on the main card on a more regular basis. Elias Sampson is victorious after hitting his finisher and rolling Crews into a small package for the 3 count.

Main Show:

Intercontinental Championship Match
The Miz(c) vs Jason Jordan – Starts with a lockup. I hate Jason Jordans gear, he looks like a cheap indy wrestler who got gear off the clearance rack. Jordan pulls off a sweet straight Suplex on the Miz. His suplex game is strong. Hell, they look way better than Lesnars. The Miztourage is getting involved… The word Miztourage just broke my spellcheck. The match is back in the ring, Miz is in control, hit a sweet DDT for the 2 count. Crowd chants “whos your daddy” lol Match is back outside the ring, Miz was thrown into the barricade, both men down, Jordan climbs to the top does a clothesline to the outside on Miz, pulls him into the ring for a 2 count. Miz kicks Jordan in the chest, Jordan slightly recovers and suplexes Miz out of his way… Both men are down, and work their way back up, Jordan fires up, corners Miz, then gets him down for the 2 count. Jordan gets Miz in the small package for 2 count, Jordan does 2 northern lights suplexes in a row on Miz for another 2 count. Jordan gets The Miz in a cross face in the middle of the ring, but Miz gets to the ropes to force the break. Miz sends Jordan into the turnbuckle. Both men are down, working to their feet again. The crowd is digging it. Miz launches himself at Jordan but gets caught in a Belly to Belly Suplex. Miztourage interferes, and the Miz retains his title.

Bray Wyatt vs Finn Balor – Wyatt attacks Balor before the match even begins, and takes it to the outside, slamming him off barricades and the announce table, then chokes him for good measure. Poor Balor. Wyatt leaves Balor crumbled at ringside, and poses in the ring, Balor is surrounded be 4 ref’s getting checked out. Balor is looking pretty hurt, and Wyatt is bowing in the ring then cuts a promo about what he just did to Balor. Wyatt calls him a coward and tells him to run away. He says he isn’t a man, but a god. Wyatt calls Balor a coward again, and Balor rips his jacket off and heads back to the ring. The match begins, too fast to even write about, lots of back and forth and Balor had control for a minute, but Wyatt takes over and superplexes him off the top rope. Wyatt just continues to lay into Balor and talk shit. Balor doesn’t get more than a few hits in before Wyatt takes over again. Cravat by Wyatt! Balor finally gets some steam back but it’s clear his ribs are hurt. Balor traps Wyatt in the ring apron… Hell yeah! Wyatt gets out Balor kicks him in the face, then bounces his head off the announce table. Balor is up top, Wyatt is upside down like a weirdo… Balor jumps off Dodges Wyatt, gets him in the comeback, Wyatt cuts him off, standing senton, 2 count on Balor. Both men back to their feet, exchanging blows, Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail but gets cut off, Balog gets a 2 count on Wyatt. Balor has Wyatt in the bottom corner, double boots, Balor goes to the top but Wyatt goes for him and cuts him off, Balor fights back throws Wyatt down, and its the double stomp on the back of Wyatt’s neck for another 2 count. More back and forth Wyatt gets a 2 count on Balor after a clothesline that almost beheaded Balor. Wyatt tosses Balor across the ring, in a suplex-like move. He does it a second time. Wyatt goes to the second rope but Balor kicks him in the head and climbs up the ropes gets knocked down by Wyatt but comes back with a couple dropkicks to Wyatt’s chest. Balor lands his finish on Wyatt, and picks up the win! YEEEEEESSSS!

Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose(c) vs Cesaro and Sheamus- The match starts and Ambrose seems to be running around attacking Cesaro and Sheamus. They take over and hand Ambrose some abuse. They are keeping him away from Rollins and taking turns beating on him. Ref is checking on Ambrose, allows him to get to his feet before restarting the match, and Cesaro just runs in and kicks Ambrose in the face. Ambrose is trying to tag out, but Cesaro tags in Sheamus before he can, and they double team, Ambrose. Sheamus continues the assault on Ambrose. Sheamus tags Cesaro back in, gets a pin on Ambrose, kick out at 2. Ambrose finally manages to take over and send Cesaro into the post, tags Rollins in who goes after Sheamus first then the legal man, Cesaro. Cesaro is busted open bad from his trip into the ring post by Ambrose.  Holy fuck Cesaro lost his front teeth, OMG!! So distracted now. OUCH man! I don’t even know where I was… Holy hell. Cesaro and Sheamus hit a double team on Rollins, 2 count, but very slow 2 count. The fight with ref, giving Rollins a chance to regain his footing, and attack Sheamus, more wild back and forth, Ambros gets tagged in, goes after Sheamus, this match is just insane. These guys are beating the fuck outta each other. I am so distracted by the blood and action I can’t write a commentary. This may be my MOTN. Ambrose and Rollins retain after a kick to the face from Rollins and Ambrose hitting Dirty Deeds on Sheamus for the 3 count pin.
HOLY SHIT THAT WAS OFF THE HOOK. I wish Cesaro well, that was one hell of a face shot bro. You are seriously amazing for finishing that match.

Raw Women’s Championship Fatal 5 Way
Alexa Bliss (c) vs Nia Jaxx vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley vs Emma- I want to watch this so… don’t expect much commentary. Emma attacked Bliss and Sasha and Baley attacked Jaxx from the start. I love Nia Jaxx’s cute girly scream in between beating the snot out of everyone else. Her double Samoan drop on Bliss and Banks was sick. Hell, she even tosses Baley around like a ragdoll.  It took a triple team on Jaxx to dump her out of the ring. Ok, that 4 on one move looked fucking dangerous, and it looks like Nia Jaxx actually got hurt. Lots of back and forth between the remaining 4 women, then there is a pin off, and pin breaks, until Nia Jaxx comes in and destroys everyone again, but somehow Bliss sidesteps the attack and gets the pin on Baley. Bliss retains the RAW Women’s Championship. I like watching all 5 of these women wrestle, it was a great match overall except that one move that was a little ugly.

John Cena vs Roman Reigns – Cena comes out to chants of “John Cena Sucks” that’s actually louder than his theme music. It’s pretty amazing how Los Angeles hates him as much as NYC does… lol. Reigns music hits, they boo him too. Cena laughs. I do have to say I saw 10x the Roman Reigns shirts when I was out flyering than I did John Cena shirts… Just saying. (if I handed you a flyer and you landed here, congratz!) Reigns shoulder tackles Cena and runs through him like a freight train. The men just circle each other… Cena leaves. Reigns runs up and socks him in the face. Ha! Reigns chases Cena back to the ring and socks him again. And then a third time. John Cena tries to fight back and Reigns slams him for a 2 count pin attempt. Reigns starts putting the boots to Cena, and the camera work makes me wanna puke. Whats this wrestling society x? Cena is out of the ring Reigns chases him around and tries to send him into the stairs but Cena reverses it. Booker T just called John Cena “Old School” lol. Now Cena gets tossed into the steps. Cena runs away from Reigns, but Reigns manages to hit him with the Drive-By. Reigns is telling Cena “You’re in a fight Son” lol. Reigns put Cena back in the ring, covers him for 2 count. One of the announcers called Cena GOAT, UM NO. Reigns dropped Cena again. Then socks him in the head. Reigns kicks Cena around a little more, literally, then another 2 count. Cena powers out of submission, gets some steam, then Reigns stops him in his tracks, Cena gains steam again, gets reigns down, goes for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, and Reigns hits him with a Samoan Drop instead. Cena its the 5KS and tries to do the FU but Reigns cuts him off. Cena is flopping around the ring like a fish outta water. Cena hits Reigns with a superman punch then puts Reigns into the STF. Reigns picks up Cena, Sit Out Power Bomb for a 2 count. They now go punch for punch, Reigns ducks, then goes for a tackle, gets caught by Cena, FU, Reigns kicks out on the 2 count.  Cena goes to the top, Reigns hits Cena on the way down, 2 count on Cena. Reigns hit Cena with the Superman Punch for another 2 count. Reigns goes for the spear, Cena sidesteps him and tosses him into the ring post. Cena goes to the second rope to try to do the FU and hits it on Reigns, and he still kicks out after 2. Cena now tears apart the Spanish and German Announce tables… Puts Reigns on the Spanish Announce table, and Reigns counters and spears him onto the German table. And they don’t get a “Holy Shit” or “This is Awesome” chant either. Reigns drags Cena to the ring, goes for a cover and gets a 2 count. Reins roars, goes for the spear, and Cena grabs him does the FU, and rolls through it, and then does it again, and Reigns still kicks out.  Reigns hit Cena with a Superman Punc and finally gets the pin on Cena. Reigns is the winner! Yes, I know they changed the name of Cena’s finisher. I refuse to call it the AA. FU for life.

Miz wants to be the first person to have an exclusive interview with Roman Reigns on Miz TV on RAW on Monday Night. Kurt Angle Agrees and says the Miz can kick off the show with it.

Cruiserweight Championship Match
Neville (c) vs Enzo Amore – Enzo makes fun of Neville, and calls him an elf… lol. Clearly, Enzo hasn’t looked at his own outfit lately. They start off with a lot of chain wrestling. Eventually, Enzo reaches to the ropes to try to get away from Neville. more back and forth until Enzo tries to use the ropes to get out of the hold, and Neville sweeps his feet out from under him. Enzo goes for a DDT put gets caught and shoved into the turnbuckle then stomped by Neville. Neville chokes Enzo in the corner with his boot. Neville looks like he means business. Neville rams Enzo into the barricade. Ref is counting, Neville is sitting in the ring, Enzo is on the floor… Enzo just beats the count rolling in at 9. Neville stomps him some more. Neville puts Enzo into a headlock submission, but Enzo fights out and Neville tries to toss him out of the ring, but he holds on, and flips back in, so Neville kicks him in the face. 2 count. The crowd is chanting “This is boring” I actually agree. I expected more out of this match. Neville lands a bunch more kicks on Enzo, then goes to the top, and Neville goes for the Red Arrow, changes moves, goes for the Phoenix Splash, misses, Enxo climbs up and hits Neville with a DDT from the top rope. 2 count pin cover. Neville rolls out, Enzo is up. Neville pops up and hits Enzo as he tries to get him on the outside. Neville tosses Enzo right over the barricade then climbs back in the ring in hopes Enzo is counted out. Enzo has taken the Cruiserweight Championship Title Belt, and has gotten back into the ring, Neville is chasing him, ref is demanding the belt, hits Neville with a low blow behind the refs back and gets the pin, Enzo is the new Cruiserweight Champion!

So far the only match I didn’t get right was the women’s title match.

Universal Championship Match
Brock Lesnar (c) vs Braun Strowman – Braun Strowman stands his grounds against Lesnera and hes not able to be taken down easily. Lesnar gives him a suplex, he pops up and chokeslams Lesner than hits him for a running powerslam for a 2 count pin attempt.  Strowman continues to beat on Lesnar. Strowman is very much in charge of this match. Lesnar goes for F5 but his back goes out, and Braun bounces him out of the ring. Outside the ring, Lesnar tries to fight back, but Strowman runs him into the ring post. Lesnar is getting his ass kicked. Strowman is just running through Brock Lesnar. Lesnar steps out of the way, and tries to get Strowman in the Kimora, strowman was holding the ropes, but the ref didn’t make Lesnar let go??? Strowman is now down, and Lesnar still has the Kimora locked in. Hre had already had the rope, why wasn’t the break forced? Braun gives Lesner a spinebuster after escaping the Kimora. Lesnar hits Strowman with three German suplexes in a row, no make that 4… make that 5… Lesnar gets Strowman up for the F5 but Strowman reverses it into the running powerslam but doesn’t cover Lesnar because he hurt his arm. Strowman gives Lesnar another running powerslam for a 2 count. Lesnar hits Strowman with the f5 to retain the Universal Championship. BOOOOOOOO I call Shenanigans, as STROWMAN WAS HOLDING THE ROPES DURING THE SUBMISSION and the ref didn’t force a break. What kind of dumfuckery was that???

So other than Braun Strowman getting fucked over, that was a pretty awesome PPV for a RAW brand show, as they were kinda stale, and if you look back through some of my recent reviews of other PPV’s you will see I was less than impressed. Overall MOTN goes to the Tag Team Match, that was brutal. If you liked this post make sure you click my name at the top to read more of my writing! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Slamcrate Unboxing: Extremes Edition

I just got the latest WWE Slamcrate, and I was definitely more excited that it seems, as I waited all day to open it after getting it from my mailbox! Check out the video for my thoughts on what was in the box!

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No Mercy 2017 Predictions

WWE No Mercy is this Sunday in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center! Tickets are available on StubHub and Ticket Liquidator right now, some prices are lower than Ticketmaster!

Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Jason Jordan – Jason Jordan has shown some serious promise… must be in his genetics… hahaha You know when they announced he was “Kurt Angles son, I actually did the research to see if that could even make sense. It can. Jordan should be able to beat The Miz fair and Square, but this is The Miz we are talking about. The Miz will retain his title.

Finn Bálor vs. Bray Wyatt – Will the Demon Bálor come out to play for No Mercy? We can only hope! I got my money on Bálor.

Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs Cesaro & Sheamus – Cesaro and Sheamus really, really want their titles back. Ambrose and Rollins aren’t going to be that easy to beat. I have Rollins and Ambrose retaining.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville vs. Enzo Amore – Neville is amazing. Enzo is… hilarious. Is Neville going to be able to outsmart Enzo’s hijinks? I think Enzo may walk away with the Cruiserweight Championship.

Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs Sasha Banks vs. Bayley vs. Nia Jax vs. Emma (Fatal 5-Way Match) NIA JAX!!!!!! Nuff said.

John Cena vs. Roman Reigns- RAW called this a “Dream Match” um WUT? I can hear the boo’s already… for both of them. Does anyone actually care about this match? I hear more people talking about Nikki Bella on Dancing with the Stars, than John Cena’s wrestling career these days. I’m sticking with Roman Reigns on this one.

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman – IF BRAUN STROWMAN LOSES I RIOT!!!!

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Rest In Peace Bobby “The Brain” Heenan

I don’t think my words can express how great Bobby “The Brain” Heenan was as a wrestling manager and personality. So watch these videos and reminisce.

When a Wrestling Match Becomes A Fight

I’ve been reading the articles on Sexy Star vs Rosemary incident. I would like to note that I do not know either woman in person, nor have any relationship with either of them online, as far as I know. (I have a lot of Facebook friends, maybe one of them is on there?) I know who they are because I follow Shimmer and AAA. You can watch the incident here on PWmania.com if you haven’t seen it already.

While there is hype from both sides as to whether or not Sexy Star was responsible for Rosemary’s injury, is there more hype because it was a major show, or because it is part of a storyline, is the question that has been asked again and again. “Shooting” in wrestling has happened since the beginning of the sport. Former NWA Champion Lou Thesz was a well known shooter, as back in those days it wasn’t uncommon for a shooter from another territory to come in and try to beat the champion, to discredit the other, and try to prove their territory was better.

One of the shoots I most clearly remember seeing, which I won’t lie and say I didn’t cheer on, was when Daniel Puder shot on Kurt Angle, and put him in a kimura (arm lock) and nearly broke Angles arm. This was after Angle himself had shot on another tough enough contestant and declared an open contest. Well, Puder cashed in and nearly broke the former Olympians arm, to make a point that Angle let his power go to his head, and shouldn’t.

One question I have to ask, is where is the outrage for all the other women and men who have been shot on, both on the professional and independent level, and been injured by the shooter? This has happened to not only myself but many other wrestlers I know. Should we have fought back? Should we have “complained” to bookers and fellow workers? Some people did and were ignored, fired, blacklisted, harassed, etc.

I struggled with what happened to me for a long time. It caused me to lose trust, and to have a hard time building it with other wrestlers, as well as constantly made me question my own abilities, despite knowing I had more than put in my time. My life was made into a living hell by a woman who spent years attempting to destroy my character, for what purpose, other than jealousy, I cannot see.

So what do we do with these bullies in pro wrestling? Do we stand up and use the same tactics against them? Do we complain to the wrestling universe about these folks? Do we demand they are ousted from their roles in companies, and who decides, “what side is right”? I mean even if our sport is “a work” it’s still a fight, and maybe that is something we should all keep in mind.

Summerslam 2017 Live Results

Preshow:
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match
Neville vs Akira Tozawa(c): Neville takes control early in the match up, but Tozawa doesn’t look like Neville’s aggressive attack has phased him much. Tozawa isn’t letting Neville get in his head, and takes over. Tozawa holds on to control for only a moment before Neville cuts him off, and both men end up outside the ring… now for a commercial break. I hate that. We come back and Neville is in control and he goes to the top for a big dropkick to Tozawa’s back. He gets a 2 count pin, then gives Tozawa a bunch of stomps to the head. Titus O’Neil is at ringside trying to get the crowd to rally behind Tozawa. Tozawa works his way up and uses himself as a weapon against Neville by tackling him on the outside through the ropes. Both men get back in the ring, we get some back and for but Tozawa continues to keep control. Tozawa gets an octopus hold on Neville, which he turns into a roll up, 2 count, then a shining wizard and another 2 count on Neville… This match is awesome. Tozawa misses senton, Neville cuts him off, but Tozawa comes back, hits a hurricarana, but knocks himself a bit silly and doesn’t cover Neville. Both men trying to get up, Tozawa gets up first, but Neville cuts him off going for Tozawa’s “injured shoulder” Neville keeps working that shoulder, Tozawa tries to fight back, finally striking Neville with a forearm that knocks him down, Tozawa goes back up top, Neville cuts him off again, and goes for a super plex. Tozawa fights back and tosses Neville to the ground. Tozawa goes for the senton, but Neville gets his knees up. Ouch. Neville hits his finisher on Tozawa and regains the Cruiserweight Title! THE KING IS BACK!

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Elias Sampson comes out and sings a tune, the audience does not appreciate his greatness. 

Carmella is interviewed, Ellsworth is with her… Will she cash in her briefcase tonight?

Smackdown Tag Team Title Match
The Uso’s vs The New Day (c): I love The New Day’s new outfits… The match starts with Xavier Woods, and Jimmy Uso, Lots of fast paced action, Jimmy Uso is having a hard time keeping up with Woods. Woods takes control, and works Jimmy over in the corners for a bit. Jimmy tries to cut him off but gets a big boot, Woods tries to take him out while he is hurt with a flying top rope move, but is cut off by Jimmy Uso’s fist… and we go to another commercial. BOOOOO.We are back, and Jimmy Uso has maintained control of the match and is currently holding Woods in the center of the ring, in a chokehold. Woods works his way up, but Uso pushes him back into the far corner from his partner. Jay Uso is tagged in, and begins to make work of Woods. Jay Uso tries to take Woods to the top, but Woods fights his way out, and manages to barely land a drop kick on Jay. Woods reaches to tag Big E, but Jimmy Uso has taken him out… Jay and Jimmy Uso begin attacking Woods together, Big E is still knocked out on the other side of the ring. Woods tries to fight back, but The Uso’s give him a double-team move, and get a 2 count on Woods. The Uso’s continue to both work over Woods, until the ref begins to count.  Big E is back up, and yelling to Woods to encourage him, Jimmy Uso still has Woods, but is losing control… He gets a body drop on Woods, which helps him regain control. Woods is still fighting back, and manages to reverse on Uso, and tag Big E in. Big E grabs Jimmy Uso and begins his assault. Big E tosses Uso around like a rag doll. Jay Uso gets in, same thing, Big E gets 2 count on Jay. TND tag in and out switching off on assaults, then Xavier puts Big E up and drops him on Jay for another 2 count. That was pretty dope. Big E is waiting for Jay, but Jay gets a roll up, Jay tags in Jimmy, and they get a double-team spine buster on Big E and a 2 count. Jimmy gets Big E in the corner and begins his assault, Woods tags in and TND get a double-team back breaker on Jimmy Uso, for a 2 count. Xavier and Jimmy battle is out, both men look exhausted but Woods is determined, hot tag, Jay Uso is legal man both Usos on Woods, Big E goes for the save gets cut off, Jay Uso gets a huge splash on Woods, but only 2 count… Xavier gets Jay Uso in some crazy submission, and almost gets him to tap, but almost gets pinned… Another pin attempt by Xavier, Back and forth, Big E  gets tagged in, Xavier goes up, double team facebuster and 2 count on Jay Uso… The crowd is chanting “This is Awesome”. Xavier and Jay are still the legal men, Jay tosses Xavier out to Jimmy ut misses and takes out Jimmy, he gets mad tosses woods to the stairs Big E tackles them  all, hauls Jimmy back in the ring, Jay gets in too, and Big E gets knocked the hell out by both of them… Jay is the legal man, they go for the double-team finish, and… THE USOS ARE YOUR NEW SMACKDOWN TAG CHAMPIONS! Holy hell that was a great match!

SUMMERSLAM IS STARTING!

John Cena vs Baron Corbin:
First person out, is John Cena, and my NY people are chanting so loud “John Cena Sucks” to his music… lol its amazing.  I wonder who they hate more in NY, Cena or Reigns? Cena has fresh new jorts on, and seems ready to fight. Baron Corbin comes to the ring and looks like he is about to rip off Cena’s head and drink his blood. Lots of back and forth but Corbin is a beast compared to Cena. Cena has longer hair than usual, and its apparent he is getting a bald spot, and it’s hella distracting. Corbin seems to be making quick work of him, as he is bigger, stronger, faster, and a better wrestler. I think Cena’s jorts are a little too new and crisp, he can’t seem to move…  Cena mounts a weak comeback, but Corbin cuts him off with a slam for a 2 count pin. Corbin now has Cena in a submission, working his neck. For some reason, he lets go, and Cena gets him back with a drop kick. Corbin angry… roooooar… He’s yelling at Cena. Cena gets a couple of shoulder tackles a slam, then gets silly and goes for the 5 knuckle shuffle twice and misses and gets a chokeslam-backbreaker from Corbin for a 2 count. Corbin puts Cena on the top rope to go for a move, Cena fights back, headbutts him a couple of times, and gets a tornado DDT from the top on Corbin. The crowd is booking. He hits his stupid 5 knuckle shuffle, but Corbin comes back for the Deep 6, gets a 2 count before Cena kicks out. Corbin starts giving Cena some forearms to the face, then some boots to match. Corbin goes after Cena, Cena Ducks, Corbin Ducks, Cena hits the FU on Corbin, and gets the 3 count… The Crowd is booking and singing Cena Sucks…. BOOOOOOOOO

Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
Natalya vs Naomi (c): Nattie’s new ring jacket is FIIIIIIRE! Nice throwback girl! Naomi has some furry technicolor looking coat… whoa. Her new ring gear is also pretty dope. Lots of back and forth from the very beginning, Nattie is more aggressive than usual, tossing Naomi around hard. Natalya is not letting up on Naomi, she seems determined to leave the ring the new champion. We see a cut to Carmella and Ellsworth backstage with the MITB briefcase… Naomi is hanging in there despite getting her ass handed to her. Naomi finally makes a comeback cutting Nattie off, but it doesn’t last long, and Nattie gets her back down for the 2 count. Natalya puts Naomi into an abdominal stretch, but Naomi works out, but is clotheslined when her hair blocks her view… Nattie takes Naomi up to the top, but Naomi fights out and pulls Natalya off the middle rope. Both women are down. Naomi tries a cover but gets a 1 count. More back and forth, and Naomi manages to get another 2 count pin on Natalya. More back and forth and Nattie gets a pin attempt for the count. Naomi gets Nattie in the ropes, and gives her a big leg drop, covers her for another 2 count pin. Nattie cuts Naomi off, Naomi rolls her up, 2 count, Naomi goes for a submission but Nattie hits the sharpshooter! Naomi manages to fight Nattie out of the sharpshooter, and pushes Nattie into the bottom Turnbuckle, but Nattie recovers and get’s Naomi back in the sharpshooter, and makes Naomi tap! NATALYA IS YOUR NEW SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPION!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAH!!!

Big Show Vs Big Cass with Enzo Suspended above the ring in a shark cage: Fun Fact: I locked Phil in that cage at Axxess during mania week… Enzo comes out first, dancing his way out, cuts a promo, and is extremely excited to be in NYC… He then quotes little KIM “Money, Power, Respect, is what you need in life”… He says he has that as long as he has a microphone in his hand he has all that. His promo goes on, I am sure you can watch it on youtube or a replay later… His music is interrupted by Big Cass’s new entrance music. Enzo is locked into the cage as Big Cass comes to the ring. The Big Show comes out, he still has his hand wrapped, we don’t know the extent of the injuries to his hand. It kicks off with Big Show in control, and begins working over Cass, but it’s clear his right hand is injured. He lays a huge chop into Cass’s chest. Enzo yells from the cage. Show continues to beat on Cass, as Enzo berates him from above. Show gets a big side slam on Cass, but lands on his bad hand. He continues his assault on Cass despite his hand injury, he climbs to the second rope to jump on Cass but misses when Cass ducks, Cass tries to get up on the Big Show, but Show, punches him and knocks him down for a 2 count. Cass is working to his feet ducks show, and managed to get him down, and starts attacking the injured hand of The Big show. Cass continues to work the injured hand. He holds Show in an arm bar, further weakening Show’s already injured right hand. Cass continues his assault on TBS’s injured hand, with a wrist lock, but TBS works his way up and tosses Cass across the ring, and squishes him in the corner. TBS choke slams Cass for the 2 count pin attempt. Cass powders out of the ring, TBS tries to get him back in but Cass slams TBS’s hand into the ring post. Enzo is trying to get out of the cage at this point… he has stripped and is oiling himself up… this is awesome. Cass has no clue, as he is focused on TBS. Enzo has escaped, distracting Cass. He is trying to drop down from the cage and gets booted in the face by Cass. TBS has gotten up, takes a big boot from Cass for a 2 count. Cass hits TBS with another big boot then the empire elbow, and he gets the 3 count on TBS. Big Cass has won the battle of the big men… this time.

Randy Orton vs Rusev: Rusev ambushes Orton before the match starts, and just lays into him. Orton gets thrown hard into the barricade, Rusev looks crazed, Orton looks like he may be hurt… The official is trying to keep Rusev off Orton to see if he should even start the match… Orton looks spaced, ref calls for bell, and Orton hits Rusev with the RKO. Its over. Orton won. That was fast.

Raw Women’s Championship Match
Sasha Banks vs Alexa Bliss (c): Its NY so people are booing at Banks just because she is from Boston. No one is cheering for Bliss… lol. The match starts off with Banks and Bliss giving each other forearms in the corner.  Banks get’s a nice drop kick, Bliss goes to escape, Sasha stops her, Bliss gets away and does a high cross body for a 2 count. Bliss is using a lot of hair pulling technique. A bit of back and forth, and Alexa takes control, pummeling Banks. Bliss gets banks in a headlock, banks fight’s out, Bliss fights back, 2 count. Bliss seems to be cheating a lot, ref doesn’t seem to care.. Bliss choke banks in the corner, to a double knees, gets a 2 count on Banks. More cheating and abuse on banks… Bliss is using the count to her advantage, she gets Banks in a chin lock, but banks reverses and gets a 2 count. then Bliss gets a 2 count… More back and forth and Banks is trying to make a comeback, hits bliss with a knee, both women are down. Banks is fired up, takes control, gets another 2 count on Bliss. More minor back and forth Banks gets knee to the face, Bliss tries for a top turnbuckle roll up but instead, banks reverses and Bliss hits her head on the top turnbuckle. Banks Uses this to give Bliss some knees to the face, then a 2 count pin cover… Banks gets Bliss into a submission but Bliss gets to the ropes for a break. Bliss powders Banks, reaches for her and gets the ring apron pulled out from under her. Both women are on the outside, Banks looks hurt, Bliss climbs back into the ring, Ref is counting.. Banks gets up and gets back into the ring at 9, Bliss goes after her shoulder and arm.  Bliss is laying into Banks injury… Bliss climbs to the top hits a move on Banks, but Banks kicks out on the 2 count! Banks counters Bliss, and gets her into the Banks Statements in the middle, but Bliss manages to roll out of it, 2 count, Banks rolls her right back into the Banks Statement, and Bliss taps out, and Sasha Banks is the new Raw Women’s Champion! Nice.

Finn Balor vs Bray Wyatt: DEMON BALOR HAS RETURNED!!!! YEEEEEESSSSSSS! Wyatt looks slightly unnerved… Maybe he needs his worm projections back… ha! Balor is crawling around on all 4’s and its freaking Wyatt out… Wyatt powders. Wyatt slaps Balor, and Balor unleashes with a flurry of punches and kicks. Baylor is in full demon mode, and Wyatt is in trouble. More back and forth and I am still not sure Wyatt is taking this seriously, Balor continues to attack. Baylor hits a huge over the top to the outside flip onto Wyatt, who keeps powdering out. Balor throws Wyatt back in, heads to the top rope, but Wyatt powders again, Balor goes after him and gets cut off, and suplexed off the apron. Both men down, Wyatt takes control. He tosses Balor back in, and starts throwing forearms. Wyatt keeps control for a bit, bringing Balor into the middle in a choke hold. Balor works his way out, but gets whipped into the corner, Balor counters the Sister Abigail and counters with a double foot chest stomp. Balor tosses Wyatt out, and then drop kick shim down, when Wyatt gets up he gets kicked right in the face… then another stomp to the head from Balor. Balor throws Wyatt back in and climbs to the top, goes for his finish, Wyatt counters with the Sister Abigail but gets countered again. Balor gets kicked in the face, Wyatt takes over and gets a 2 count pin attempt. Wyatt does a flying senton on Balor, Wyatt goes to the middle rope but Balor cuts him off with a boot to the face and an elbow to the chest for a 2 count. Wyatt manages to cut off Balor with a clothesline, Balor is down… Wyatt is bridging across the ring…  The demon is up, and hit Wyatt with a sling blade, a dropkick, then his finisher for the 3 count. The Demon Balor has won the match!!!

Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs Cesaro & Sheamus (c): Ambrose and Cesaro start it off, but Sheamus tags in before the match can start. They chain wrestle a bit, Ambrose tags in Rollins, and Sheamus tags in Cesaro, then Ambrose is tagged in by Rollins they double team Cesaro. Too many tag changes to keep up. Rollins & Ambrose clear the ring… Cesaro and Sheamus are planning something at ringside… Cesaro gets in the ring with Rollins, ducks Rollins, knocks down Ambrose, then Sheamus stomped him. Rollins tries to dive at the champs but is caught and tossed. Cesaro & Sheamus are taking turns abusing Rollins. Sheamus and Cesaro are much bigger than Rollins and Ambrose… Cesaro is choking Rollins out, but Rollins is holding in there. Rollins matches to get out, and pull a reversal on Cesaro, but he has no one to tag in is Ambrose is still down. Sheamus is now in control, gets a 2 count pin attempt…. Cesaro ran into the crowd and ripped a beach ball apart… hahahahahaha…  Rollins takes another big move, 2 count pin attempt bu Cesaro. Crowd is doing the Sheamus and Cesaro chant… Rollins manages to kick Sheamus in the face, but still has no one to tag…. oh wait.. Ambrose is up but looks almost as bad as Rollins. Cesaro keeps Rollins from reaching his partner and puts him in a wrist lock submission in the middle of the ring. Rollins escapes, tosses Cesaro out, Cesaro hurts his knee tags Sheamus, Sheamus keeps Rollins from tagging Ambrose, but that doesn’t stop Ambrose from coming around and attacking them. Rollins gets the tag finally and its Ambrose and Cesaro.  Ambrose is on fire… He tries a backslide and a rolling neck breaker on Cesaro but cant get more than a 2 count. I cannot type as fast as these guys wrestle… Rollins gets a 2 count on Cesaro… tags in Ambrose, but Cesaro cuts him off with an uppercut. 2 count on Ambrose. Cesaro almost gets the Neutralizer on Ambrose but he fights out, both men end up on the mat, Sheamus tagged in, Ambrose is down, Sheamus goes up top, Ambrose gets up and goes after him and Ambrose and Rollins double team Sheamus but Cesaro made sure the pin was broken. Rollins and Ambrose are double teaming Sheamus, but Cesaro stops them, Sheamus gets a 2 count roll up on Ambrose, then vice versa… Cesaro and Ambrose are in the ring, back and forth big spin, into a sharpshooter on Ambrose (hey did you not watch the women’s match???) Sheamus takes out Rollins at ringside, Cesaro has Ambrose in a cross face in the middle of the ring… Ambrose is really red… he reverses 2 count pin attempt on Cesaro. Cesaro and Sheamus double team Ambrose but he kicks out on 2 count… they try again, with a double crucifix, cover, Rollins breaks it up! Cesaro and Ambrose are still the legal men, Cesaro tags in Sheamus, then all men into the ring, mayhem… Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Sheamus, and gets the 3 count. Rollins and Ambrose are your new Raw Tag Team Champions. WOW!

United States Championship Match – Special Referee Shane McMahon
Kevin Owens vs AJ Styles (c): Before the match even starts these two are brawling, and Shane is trying to keep em apart. he bell rings, and Styles takes over, and they immediately exit the ring. Back and forth and Owens takes a knee to the face… Styles throws Owens back in… but Owens takes control… Shane is so tan its distracting. Styles cuts off Owens, and for some reason is wearing gloves that make him look like he has lobster claws… More back and forth but now I can’t focus on anything but Styles lobster claws and the fact Shane matches the orange backdrop. Kevin Owens takes control and gets a 2 count on Styles after a cannon ball. Owes continues his assault on Styles and gets a second pin attempt, 2 count. Owens has Styles in a choke hold, which seems to be tonight’s rest hold of choice. Styles fires back, Picks up Owens but Owes reverses and gets a 2 count pin attempt. The crowd is chanting “AJ Styles” and “This is …. mumble” AJ makes a big come back, gives Owens a face buster, and both men are down… This match is pretty boring after that tag match. Styles does a sweet back flip and Owens kicks him in the face, Styles hits a neck breaker, for a 2 count. Owens is still down, Styles going to the top, Owens cuts him off… (totally didn’t see that coming…) Owens tries to get styles on his shoulders, but Styles reverses into a sunset flip power bomb off the top. Styles hits the inverted 450, but Shane McMahon got in the way as he tried to check on Owens…. Shane’s out, Owens gets a Power bomb on Styles, Shane manages to count to 2… Styles kicks out. Owens yelling at Shane that it was a 3 count… More back and forth with mostly Owens in control. AJ gets control but Owens kicks him into Shane, Styles puts Owens in a submission, Owens taps but Shane is on the outside and can’t see the tap. Shane is a worse ref than I am. Owens gets 2 count, Styles has a comeback, but Owens upside down suplexes him into the turnbuckle. AJ on the top, Owens cuts him off, both men crash to the mat when Owens suplexes Styles off the top. 2 count. Owens is back up, so is Styles, they exchange forearms to the face, then chops…some kicks back and forth, Styles hits one of his finishers, but Owens gets out with a two count… Styles goes to the top, misses Owens cuts him off and hits a power bomb, Styles gets his shoulder up on the 2 count, but Owens insists it was 3. Owens hits Shane then it turns into a shoving match, styles rolls up Owens for a 2 count. AJ hits Owens with a flying forearm off the top rope then the Styles clash again for the 3 count. AJ Styles retains his US Championship. Please don’t let Shane ref ever again. Just let him jump off shit once a year, ok?

WWE Championship Match
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Jinder Mahal (c): Nakamura has a live violinist playing his entrance. Dope. Mahal comes out, even more, veiney and jacked. He’s clearly been eating his slim jims and taking his vitamins brother. You can tell by his acne, and breast growth… (Sarcasm yo,  If I was Nakamura I would demand and in ring roid test) Mahal and Nakamura start out with some chain wrestling, but Mahal is trying to over power Nakamura. Nakamura is being his typical goofy self, and Mahal isn’t having it, which is leading to him being his own worst enemy in this match. Mahal gets back into the ring and beats on Nakamura a bit. This match is featuring tri-lingual announcing. Also dope. Both men are outside fighting now, the Singh Bros distract Nakamura a bit so Mahal can toss him into a barricade, then toss him back n the ring, Mahala starts stomping Nakamura, and takes control of the match. He gets Nakamura in the middle of the ring in the same rest hold everyone else on this PPV used. (don’t you fools have match agents) Nakamura is in trouble, Mahal is unleashing his fury on him. Mahal goes for another hold in the middle of the ring, and looks like his arms may pop and deflate at any moment… Nakamura works his way back to his feet, and manages to kick Mahal in the face… both men down…. the fans are eerily quiet… Nakamura gets a few good kicks to the chest of Mahal, then a huge knee to the midsection, Nakamura gets a 2 count on the pinfall. Mahal tries to power bomb Nakamura but he gets the arm and puts Mahal into a nice triangle arm bar, Mahal fought to the ropes. Nakamura gets a nice face buster on Mahal, but Mahal reverses for a 2 count roll up. Mahal knees him in the face for another 2 count… Mahal is now standing over Nakamura, waiting, then gets kicked in the face and runs himself into the steel post. Nakamura takes control, Mahal is down, Singh’s get in the ring, Nakamura takes both out, Mahal does his finisher, and wins? How did he win, if the Singh bros interfered? Was that a no DQ match, or are we just being arbitrary with out rulings tonight?
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO But hey I called it.

Fatal 4 way for The WWE Universal Championship
Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman vs Samoa Joe vs Brock Lesnar (c): Brock Lesnar looks like he just chugged a gallon of cold brew coffee. Joe and Lesnar and Reigns and Strowman break off fighting with each other in pairs, Lesnar and Reigns meet in the middle of the ring. Lesner suplexes both Reigns, then Joe out of the ring. Strowman and Lesner face off. Strowman tosses Lesnar into the corner then clotheslines him over the top. Beautiful. There’s too much insanity going on to even begin to try to type this as it happens. Bodies everywhere. Strowman is a monster. He picks up Lesnar and carries him like an insulate child and tosses him through the announce table, that was fucking amazing. Lesnar is out Reigns, Joe, and Strowman are fighting. Strowman took an announce chair and took out Joe and reigns with it… then clears another announce table to throw Lesnar through. YEEEEESSSSS. It’s nice to see someone toss Lesnar around like a ragdoll. Strowman is my new hero. Strowman is now flipping the third announce table on top of Lesner. THIS IS UNREAL. Officials and medics pull the table off Lesnar, the crowd is chanting “This is AWESOME”!!! The paramedics come out with a back board for Lesnar… The Champion is being carted away… Strowman is yelling at him as he is wheeled away from ringside. Strowman takes apart the stairs and starts beating Joe and Reigns with the top two steps, then tosses them across the ring. Strowman tosses Reigns in the ring,  Reigns fights back, picks up the stairs and hits Strowman a few times with the steps, sending Sstrowman out of the ring, Joe tries to get Reigns with a roll-up Joe hits the Samoan drop then a flying senton on Reigns for a 2 count. Reigns counters to get control or the mach and gives Joe a Samoan drop for the 2 count… Reigns is waiting for Joe to get up, Joe dodges the punch and gets Reigns in a submission but Strowman comes in and slams them both and takes a 2 count on Reigns. Lesnar comes out and is on his way back to the ring, he tackles Strowman, and starts punching him. Lesner then suplexes everyone… Strowman comes back in, Lesner tries but can’t suplex him, Lesner tries to Kimora on Stroman but Reigns breaks it up. Reigns gives Lesner and Joe some super punches, then gets a 2 count on Lesner. Reigns pulls himself together, Lesner is trying to make it to his feet, Joe grabs Reigns in a submission but Strowman drop kicks him, Strowman almost got the 3 count on Joe, but Lesner pulled the ref out of the ring. Reigns got a superman punch on Strowman for a 2 count, gets a big boot to the face, then Lesner breaks the cover. Everyone looks pretty beat up, well except Strowman, Lesner tries to F5 Strowman but Strowman reverses and Reigns Spears Strowman. Reigns and Lesner in the ring, Lesner misses F5 on Reigns, Samoa Joe tosses Reigns, Lesner gets put in Joes submission, but Lesner hits the F5 on Joe, Reigns breaks the pin, Reigns and Lesner are once again one on one, Reigns gets two superman punches in, Lesner gets back up Reigns hits the third punch, Lesner is about to get up, Brock hits the f5 on Reigns to retain his Universal Championship. Surprisingly this was the match I was least interested in, and it actually turned into one of my favorite matches of the night. Braun Strowman stepped it up. That man is a force to be reckoned with. WOW.

Overall this was a pretty decent show. It just feels soooo long. Less ridiculous intro’s more wrestling, ok? Actually looking forward to this weeks TV events, hopefully, they keep up the pace they set tonight.

The Mae Young Classic Bracket is about to be announced! Yeeeeeessss. Make sure you subscribe to the WWE Network to make sure you do not miss out on this historic event!

Summerslam Predictions!

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It’s time for another round of WWE special event predictions! It’s Summerslam time, which means another huge show packed to the gills with championship matches. This is one of the events that brings Raw and Smackdown together into one major event.

Here are my predictions, you can look back through my writing and see my past choices and rate how well I do with my choices if you wish!

Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe vs. Braun Strowman (Fatal 4-Way Match): I am pulling for Braun Strowman. I hate Lesner and Joe and think they will make Reigns really work for his next title run.

WWE Champion Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: My question is who DOESN’T want to see Nakamura as champion??? Put your hand down Vince, we see you. I think Jinder will retain his belt.

John Cena vs. Baron Corbin: I am looking forward to watching Baron Corbin beat up on Cena. I’m going with Corbin, despite my better judgement.

United States Champion AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens (Shane McMahon as special guest referee): This match is going to be all sorts of ridiculous. Clearly Shanes role as referee is a detriment to AJ’s title run. Will Shane call it clean, or will we see a screwjob? My gur says screwjob and Owens regains the US Title.

Raw Tag Team Champions Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins: This match is going to be great. I’m rooting for Cesaro and Sheamus to keep thier championships.

Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks: Sasha all day.

SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi vs. Natalya: Can’t wait to see what these two pull off. As much as I adore Naomi, I think Natalya is going to give her a run for her title, and potentially take it away…

Randy Orton vs. Rusev: Rusev!!!

Big Show vs. Big Cass (with Enzo Amore suspended above the ring in a Shark Cage): I think Enzo will have the key, and we will find out him and Big Cass been working us all to get over on The Big Show. Big Cass for the win…

“The Demon” Finn Bálor vs. Bray Wyatt: Bálor!!! Fid you expect anything different from me?

SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Usos (SummerSlam Kickoff Match): So sad this got moved to the Preshow. These guys are AWESOME.  TND will retain their titles!

The Hardy Boyz & Jason Jordan Vs. The Miz & The Miztourage (Kickoff Match): All I can say is… wtf… and I am guesding Miznado will rein supreme.

WWE Cruiserweight Champion Akira Tozawa vs. Neville (SummerSlam Kickoff Match): WHY??? Can’t this trade spots with the universal championship match? I’m pulling for Neville to get his title back.

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Remembering “Rowdy” Roddy Piper


Today is two years since “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has passed. He was an incredible force in wrestling and entertainment throughout my childhood, and into my adult life. As I was a wrestling fan from early childhood, Piper was always one of those guys who stood out to me. My first memories were when he feuded with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine. As a small child the dog collar match really frightened me.


Roddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine (Dog Collar… by WWFOldSchool

A few years later, Piper would join the WWF and become an temporary manager, and personality, which led to his very own segment, “Pipers Pit”. This segment always consisted of Piper calling our other wrestlers to interview, then would insult them, and it would almost always end with a fight. The heat Piper had as a heel at WWF was amazing, and he hadn’t even wrestled. When he finally wrestled Hogan, in that MTV special with Cyndi Lauper and Captain Lou, he helped Hogan become more beloved by the crowd, for as snide and pompous as Piper could be, Hogan was equally wholesome and inspiring… it was one of Hogans more memorable moments of my childhood, and it was also what slung shot Piper to stardom.

Over the years Piper was the IC champion, was The “President” of the company, and was  seen as a guest ref in matches, then from WWF went to WCW and ran an memorable feud with NWO that lasted nearly two years. He took a chunk of time off and returned to WWE in the early 2000’s, mostly in a non wrestling role. He left the company at some point, and had a brief run in TNA, after which he returned to WWE, as well as did a series of appearances on the Independent circuit before his death.

What really got me about Piper, was the way he was able to keep your attention. When he spoke, people listened, well unless they were booing… He could play the crowd like a violin, and very few wrestlers who have succeeded him, have even come close to his greatness on the mic. Piper influenced a legion of wrestlers, managers, and personalities, with his quick wit, and his seemingly boundless energy and love for the business.

He will never be forgotten.

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