The WWE announced at CES that the much mentioned but little seen WWE Network will launch the 24th of February. Hit the jump for more details.
Summerslam is always one of the biggest events of the year in professional wrestling. Second only to Wrestlemania honestly. It has, however, been a bit of a letdown in the past few years. Poor booking, uninspired feuds that have no steam leading into them. Blech. Things began to change this year heading into the annual summer wrasslin' bash. In fact.. so much so that Summerslam LIVED UP TO THE HYPE. MY GOD KING! Hit the jump for more on why this was the best PPV of the year.
So, it has been 20 years as of the 14th of January since Monday Night Raw went on the air waves. 1993 was a watershed year in my own personal fandom as now every week we'd be getting WWE (though it was known as WWF back then) programming on TV. The characters, some amazing and some downright atrocious, the spectacle and by God has it delivered over the years.
Something is stirring within the world of professional wrestling. It isn't yet another amazing promo delivered by yours truly or even a deadly hurricanrana given to Vince Russo (also by yours truly). It is, however, a truly dynamic angle that is panning out to change the face of the WWE entirely. Money in the Bank could very well serve as a turning point in the history of the company. Or it could be business as usual. El Jefe de Santo digs in and finds out for you, his adoring fans.
I tend to look back on pay-per-view events with an investigative eye that most other wrestling news outlets apply. Break down the matches one by one, give a rating and let you know what was good and what wasn't. It is a format that works, but honestly, this PPV was more than just a "good night" for the WWE. Oh no. This was something way more. I think this deserves a different approach.
His name is synoymous, to those in the know, with quality. His in-ring work speaks for itself while his microphone skills have only elevated him to near legendary status among his peers. His name is CM Punk and he is better than you.
WWE Extreme Rules: A DAMN Good Pay-Per-View
The pay-per-view event preceding Wrestlemania either tends to be really bad or just decent. We were, thankfully, given a gift in Extreme Rules. The event itself, a gimmick-laden bore usually, was at the opposite end of the spectrum this year.