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Top 5: Wrestlers That Need To Be DELETED



The Ultimate Deletion is upon us. Matt Hardy has taken it upon himself to end the Great War by attempting to delete Bray Wyatt. A development, which if you ask me, is long overdue. Bray has teetered on the verge of irrelevance & impotence ever since losing the WWE Championship, bouncing like a ping pong ball from silly feud to silly feud with little rhyme or reason. A good deletion is just what Bray needs to either get back on track or at least get his current form off of my television.

Pro wrestling is filled with poor souls in the same boat as Bray. They’re drifting along & doing very little to make us care about their endeavors. They could use a change. These folks need to be shaken up, and not something simple like the Superstar Shakeup sending them to another show. They need their entire lives to take a new direction.

Deletion is the end of your broken path & the realization of what you were meant to be all along.

Here are five WWE Superstars that I feel would benefit from a Final or Ultimate Deletion.

5. Kane

He’s about due for a comeback, isn’t he? For about ten seconds people will be all like OH YEAH IT’S KANE DAWG, then they’ll remember why they stopped caring years ago. Whether he’s Demon Kane or Citizen Kane, I haven’t cared either way since the days of Team Hell No. I didn’t care for several years before that either.

Matt & Kane certainly have history. Matt hasn’t gotten the better of the Big Red Monster on too many occasions, but it’d be interesting to see how things would fare in the Woken Universe. Kane’s been a lot of strange places, but nowhere like that.

4. Bayley

I love Bayley. I think most of us do. Yet, we’ve come to realize that her current personality isn’t going to get it done in the long term. As much as we might love the idea of a Ricky Steamboatesque lifetime babyface wrestler, Bayley’s been a little too inconsistent since her arrival on the main roster. She goes a little bit towards the dark side, or at least a slight personality change, but doesn’t go all the way.

I think she needs to go all the way. What better way than to become Woken?

3. Mojo Rawley

You have to feel for ol’ Mojo. He does the big heel turn on Zack Ryder & starts trying to establish himself as a SERIOUS COMPETITOR. He even gets the big win on Zack…on a Kickoff Show. I’ve always said if you’re going to turn against your tag team partner, do it when the potential match can get on the main card. Mojo turned at the wrong time, and he’s been spinning his wheels ever since.

He tries to get on guys like the Fashion Police & Tye Dillinger about not being serious enough, but that just leads to matches where fans chant about how he can’t wrestle. It might have worked for John Cena, but Mojo is no John Cena. As serious as Mojo wants to be, nobody’s taking his seriousness seriously. I’d like to see what a trip to the Hardy Compound could result in for Mr. Rawley.

2. Jeff Hardy

Young Jeffrey has already been deleted once before, only to return in the form of Brother Nero. It made sense for Jeff to re-emerge to his true self upon re-entering WWE, as he is a main event name that people still clamor to see. Unfortunately, Jeff has his demons that he continues to fight with on a daily basis, & they seem to have reappeared of late. We wish him the best going forward.

Some might find it lazy to re-create the Brother Nero storyline in WWE, adding to it with Jeff’s recent absence & what’s happened during it. These people are wrong. Jeff needs to become Brother Nero yet again. Putting his life in his brother’s hands again may be what leads him to salvation.

1. Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler Deleted

When WWE introduced the #AskDolph hashtag for their FastLane Kickoff Show, I had only one question for Mr. Ziggler:

Why are you the way that you are?

Yes, it’s an Office reference, but it’s also a valid question. What is Dolph Ziggler? What is his purpose? How does he plan on accomplishing it? Why does he have a record scratch at the beginning of his entrance, no music for ten seconds, then regular music? Why did he leave WWE after winning the United States Championship, then return for no apparent reason?

There are tons of questions surrounding Dolph…but honestly, it’s not like I care about the answers. No matter what Ziggler does, he’s staler than week-old toast. I haven’t cared about Dolph Ziggler in many years, and I don’t foresee anything happening that could possibly make me care about him in his current form.

This is the type of wrestler that’s begging to be deleted.

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Top 5: Wrestling Nicknames!



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What’s in a nickname? Well, the right one can make you a Living Legend. The wrong one can make you ultimately forgettable. Let’s be honest, Stunning Steve Austin wasn’t going to be a Superstar until he got Stone Cold. The Rock didn’t become the People’s Champion until people caught on and started playing along with it. Triple H became one of the top stars in the game when he called himself The Game.

Here are my Top 5 Wrestling Nicknames. I fully expect massive disagreeing on this one. We all love nicknames, right?

5. The Anvil

The idea for this column came from a tweet I made about Jim Neidhart’s death.

I always liked his nickname because it came from something factual. He won the anvil toss event at the Calgary Stampede one year. You believed he was the kind of guy that would sit around and decide one day to toss an anvil and have no problem with it. He also had an effect on his opponents similar to the effect an anvil had on Wil E. Coyote & other Warner Brothers characters.

4. The Modern-Day Maharaja

Every top star needs a good nickname. Jinder Mahal never had one for the majority of his. The Man Who Comes In Peace wasn’t going to win any major championships. The Modern-Day Maharaja? Sure, why not? It sounds cool, especially when Jinder or one of the Singh Brothers says it.

I like it because it’s unique. When is the last time you heard the word Maharaja before Jinder? Unless you live in India I’m guessing it was a long time ago, if at all. He’s reintroduced the word to vocabulary.

3. The Snake

Did anybody ever live up to his nickname the way Jake “The Snake” Roberts did? It was nice that Snake rhymed with Jake, but anybody that ever knew Roberts could tell you he could be a difficult individual in & out of the locker room. Jake never could be trusted. People were calling him a snake long before Vince decided he needed Damian.

2. Macho Man

When you thought “Macho Man” in the late 1970s & early 1980s, you probably thought of the Village People’s immortal disco tune.

Randy Savage’s colorful costumes would have fit right in with the Village People. He also lived up to the Macho Man moniker with his funky walk & his undisputed manliness. One thing that puts “Macho Man” over the nickname that got an Honorable Mention…nobody else used “Macho Man”. Everybody knew that trying to follow Savage was a fruitless endeavor.

Honorable Mention: Nature Boy

I like “Nature Boy” mostly due to the randomness. An Ask 411 Wrestling reader once asked me where the term came from. It sounds weird to modern folks. As I discovered in my research, promoter Jack Pfefer originally called Buddy Rogers the Natural Guy, but switched it to “Nature Boy” off of a popular song in the late 1950s.

A couple of all-time legends used it, and one can argue that it deserves to be on the list because multiple people got over with it. Me, I like originality.

Honorable Mention: The Big Dog

Michael Cole makes this worth a mention.

1. The Heartbreak Kid

It seemed like Shawn Michaels’ star kicked up several notches once Mr. Perfect called him the Heartbreak Kid on commentary. Up until that point, people were going with “Sexy Boy” or “Boy Toy” based off his theme music. Now that Michaels had a proper nickname, he could be taken seriously as a heel contender.

HBK kept the name long after any illusion that he could break the ladies’ hearts could be maintained. People still called him it though, so whatever works.

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The Good, Bad and Ugly: SummerSlam 2018 Post Show



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Bobby is back with his Good, Bad, and Ugly look at WWE SummerSlam 2018!

The Good

Let me start with the best, a match I greatly looked forward to, Smackdown Women’s Championship Carmella (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte.  All 3 competitors looked incredible.  The constant head games by Champion Carmella and the intense, tight in ring action between frenemies Becky Lynch and Charlotte were entertaining.  This was a solid showing by great athletes, and one of the better Woman’s Matches I have seen in a long time many high moments, and fluid action.  The ending was also unpredictable and incredible, making Charlotte Flair 7 time Heavyweight Champion.  I couldn’t be any happier with Becky Lynch’s heel turn, and absolutely love the crowd’s reaction to it.

Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega vs. Rusev & Lana on the Kickoff Show was quite the match. Rusev is so over, he really could do almost anything at this point and the crowd will get hot.  Cien and Rusev are very natural with each other, tonight was no different.  What ruins a great match is putting hype ads up during the action, and if that isn’t bad enough they do it hyping the show we all are about to watch.  It really is garbage and completely wrong.  Surprisingly Lana and Vega looked very comfortable tonight, had great energy and held their own.  Even though the ending was cheap, this was at the least entertaining.  Given it was a Pre-show however I would have given our Hero’s the nod on Rusev Day, but this crew went from Ugly too Good to this Fan.

The Cruiserweight Championship Match Cedric Alexander (c) vs. Drew Gulak was placed poorly on the Kickoff Show.  It also had some actual old school technical wrestling which by the reaction of the half-filled kickoff crowd, enjoyed.  Gulak and Alexander are unbelievably talented, and are a treat for us.  Having said that, again WWE shamelessly plugging Summerslam to those who already know, imo is a completely tasteless and disrespectful move all around to the fantastic talent in the ring.  Pay attention kiddos, this was a solid match as expected on an unfortunate spot of the card, but these professional’s owned it as always and gave us more than ours money’s worth.  Congrats to Alexander on retaining in a fantastic match.

The Raw Tag Team Championship saw The B-Team (c) defend against Revival, I labeled Bad in the pre-show edition because I am salty about the placement of the match on the usually easily forgotten Kickoff Show.   These 4 guys are tremendously talented, and being put on an ill-fated spot of the night, will in no way inhibit their unbelievable talent.   Each showing great technical prowess, working a body part and staying with it, is no doubt a product of the years of expertise these teams have.  What does WWE do, to reward this?  Advertise during the match. “B” Team is far from their name sake, with so many false hopes, and psychology next to none this was yet another Good point of the night, even with all odds stacked against them deservingly retaining their titles and showing that “luck” is on their side.  Bravo on a making the “B”est of it.

Before I get into the Intercontinental Championship Match with Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins which I predicted would be Good, let me just reiterate how over Ambrose is, Rollins too for that matter.  The crowd was hot for this one the minute Ambrose’s music hit.  This had a retro feel in the very best way.  The gear, the buildup, and for a change, a match worthy of the IC Title’s history.  Although the play back and forth with Ambrose and McIntyre served its value, nothing out of the ordinary seemed ahead.  There were a lot of rest spots, and awkwardness in the pace at times, with little bits of pop sprinkled in.  Then, like a bomb, spot after spot, they turned it on, and it showed.  The crowd woke up and took off!  They showed us why they are where they are.  Bloody, beaten, laying it all out there, Rollins victorious.

Now for the Money in the Bank Match Braun Strowman (h) vs. Kevin Owens for the Briefcase of Dreams, although The Monster is one of my personal favorites, and Owens is a natural, I had very low expectations of this match and referred to it as a waste in my pre-show article.  WWE must have heard because this was a squash match.  I enjoyed it due to the fact that it was what it should be.  Therefore this “bad” match is labeled Good.  Old School straight up beat down, and now we wait and see if the Monster in the Bank will make a 2nd appearance tonight!

Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin I am going into this with a bad taste, as I hate Corbin and feel that there are so many more deserving people of his spot on tonight’s show.  Finn Balor is a top guy and he is facing this clown.  Finn Balor’s entrance was incredible, I loved it, and it was a great surprise to come out as the Demon.  The hologram above the ring was mesmerizing.

The save sake for me is that it was quick, and one sided.  I am glad this ridiculous feud is over, and now Finn Balor can go onto something better.  A decisive win for the Demon.

Our United States Championship match saw Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Jeff Hardy, and it could have gone either way.  The talent is outstanding, the following for both competitors is vast.  I knew coming in that if WWE let’s these 2 do what they know how we would have a classic on our hands.  The strikes were great, the taunting was done well, and the crowd was into it.  The risk when Jeff Hardy is in a match is expected but let me say as someone who knows how much this hurts.  That was high risk bump on the apron was painful to watch.  This was a good match and we were saved from the usual cheesy WWE take on it.  A clean finish in a respectable U.S. Title Match.  Congrats to both men for a job well done, and Nakamura for a hell of a defense.  I even didn’t mind seeing Orton just leave after his seemingly unnecessary appearance after the match.  Anything he would have added would have been cheap.

Prior to the Match, it was great to see Nattie. We all loved the Anvil, and it was a great show of respect.  The Raw Women’s Championship match featured Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Ronda Rousey. I absolutely love Alexa Bliss, she started off perfect throwing shade to the Bella’s and having little to no respect for her inferior fans.  Rousey as always was fired up, and looked incredible.  She is a warrior and has an appropriate look as such.  She is so intense, and I knew this was going to be a winner.  The crowd was hot for this one and rightfully so.   Bliss played her role as the heel Champion to perfection and Rousey our gallant hero.  I loved the constant heat and taunting from Rousey.  This was a squash match, and I would have never in my life, guessed that Bliss would ever have lost so quick without a fight.  It was fun to watch, Congrats to the Baddest Women Champion on the Planet Ronda Rousey.

Your main event, for the Universal Championship, Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns started off on fire.   I couldn’t be happier with Strowman’s presence.  Followed up with insane offense on Roman’s part. The match was action packed and the crowd was hot.  They kept Strowman out with a vicious F5, making him a non-factor.  It was done right: quick and Roman finally got the belt back.

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Three Stars of The Night: WWE Monday Night Raw (August 20, 2018)



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A look at the Three Stars Of The Night for the August 20th edition of WWE Monday Night Raw!

Tonight was the much anticipated RawAfterSummerSlam!

Okay, maybe not. But it was a the Raw that aired after SummerSlam, and if you look closely you’ll see the company already planting the seeds for WrestleMania 35. But that road is a topic for another day, as tonight we have to bring you the Three Stars!

The Third Star:
Ember Moon

On multiple occasions I’ve said Ember Moon wasn’t the type of character to have a great run through NXT, that Ember Moon was a “main roster character.” And when given the chances, she’s proving me right on Raw.

Tonight was no exception. Ruby Riott and Sasha Banks are world class talents, Liv Morgan and Bayley are great. But in her spots, Ember Moon exhibited a fire and passion that was unmatched in this match. The woman is a star, and she’s going to be a fixture of the main roster for a long time.

The Second Star:
Drew McIntyre

Sounds crazy, right? The guy was but a second for Dolph Ziggler, who fell in defeat to Dean Ambrose. But Drew McIntyre is the real deal, and Brooklyn wanted to see him.

The people want to see him.

He accomplished more by removing his jacket and daring Seth Rollins to hit him, setting up a feud that can easily end up with Drew McIntyre as Intercontinental Champion. And that sounds great to me.

Other Honorable Mentions:
Triple H, Constable Baron Corbin

And now… a distinction usually reserved
for the top performer of the night …the first star!

The First Star:
The Shield (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins)

“Dean Ambrose turns heel.” That was the prevailing prediction for SummerSlam, or the Raw after, upon the Lunatic Fringe’s return to a WWE broadcast. The Shield reuniting was another thought, but not right away. Not around SummerSlam, that’s for sure.

Fast forward to Monday’s Raw, and Roman Reigns is already a fighting champion–giving Finn Balor the championship opportunity he deserves. Enter Braun Strowman, ready to cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase. The crowd was a absolutely on fire, but the alarms were answered by a very familiar sound.

“Sierra – Hotel – India – Echo – Lima – Delta … SHIELD.”

The Shield, back together again, and it already feels better than last year.

All three men were the stars tonight, together AND separate. Roman Reigns controlled the entire crowd when he gave Finn Balor his title shot. Dean Ambrose had a hell of a return against Dolph Ziggler, with Seth Rollins in his corner. WWE is better when The Shield around, and tonight was proof of that point.

Who are your Three Stars of WWE Monday Night Raw? Comment on social media @ChairshotGreg, @theCHAIRSHOTcom, and use the hashtag #UseYourHead!

In hockey, a game’s “Three Stars Of The Night” represent the top three performers of the night. For more clarification, I defer to this Pittsburgh Gazette explanation:

“The tradition dates to the 1936-37 season, when Imperial Oil became the principal sponsor of Hockey Night in Canada radio broadcasts and was seeking a way to promote one of its products, Three Star gasoline. The idea of doing so by selecting the top three performers in a particular game purportedly came from a Canadian advertising agency.

Many clubs do recognize the player with the most three-star selections with an award or trophy, usually in conjunction with a corporate sponsorship, at the end of the season (or sometimes, each month). All six Canadian franchises, for example, have an affiliation with a well-known brewery.

The NHL keeps track of its own Three Stars Of The Night selections, but that is done on a league-wide basis. The league employs a system that awards 30 points to a first star, 20 to a second star and 10 to a third – a running total can be found on the league’s website – but it does not present an award based on them.”

In hockey tradition, the first star represents the best of the three, but all three are considered to be receiving a high honor.

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