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The Good, Bad and Ugly Preview: WWE TLC 2018

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Tables, Ladders and Chairs made famous by The Hardy’s, Dudley’s and Edge and Christian, remind us of a time where it was laid all out on the line.  The fans were sucked in completely eating up as much as WWE could give us.  The weekly WWE television hasn’t been too great as of late but it was all to set us up for this Sunday at TLC.  We have potential here, with a large card, but will it deliver?

THE GOOD

WWE Championship – Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles

It should come as no surprise that not only should this be Good, it should be Great.  Any fan knows what these two guys can do.  They are pure talent, and will bring it on Sunday.  No matter the outcome we should all be in for a real treat.  This match is expected to be physical and will give the fans the show they have been waiting for.  Prediction:  Daniel Bryan Wins Cheaply!

SmackDown Women’s Championship – Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (TLC Match)

The promos leading up to this match, the addition of Asuka, the never ending love of “The Man.”  This match and feud has been a pleasure so far.  The audience cannot get enough of Becky Lynch.  No one is upset that Asuka was included as she is a great talent and definitely adds a lot to an already stacked match.  These competitors have a lot of pressure to lay it all out there. The match itself is revolutionary and the talent far exceeds the norm.  This really could and should be the match of the night.  Prediction:  Asuka Wins!

Intercontinental Championship Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose

Although the story line and promos haven’t been easy to watch leading to this, we have a potentially fantastic match.  Ambrose and Rollins are two top talents that WWE has, and this match has high hopes in the back as well as with the fan base. Rollins has been given a torch as of late and he is taking his leadership duties seriously.  With the heated history, chemistry and talent, there is no reason for this match to be anything but Good.  Just keep the mic away.  Prediction:  Rollins Wins! 

Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (TLC Match)

With Strowman not cleared for action, it is hard to tell what will happen here.  Obviously Strowman vs. Lesnar seems to be the direction, however it also seems like if he isn’t cleared, WWE may have their hands tied.  However anything can happen in the WWE right?  I see some tomfoolery in our future and WWE will somehow make this happen, where Strowman isn’t even touched.  Maybe and uprising from all oft he crap that Corbin has been causing will allow for an easy Strowman victory without affecting his condition.  This is a tough one but interesting in many ways. Hopefully they can do a Good job.  Prediction:  Strowman Wins!

Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre

We have two unbelievable talents here, and another two top guys with WWE.  Also we have two potential front runners for Universal Title Feuds.  Drew McIntyre has been on fire lately, and Finn Balor hasn’t lost a step.  This will be a great match and will not fail.  It will also play a huge role in what is to come.  Prediction:  Drew McIntyre Wins!

Elias vs. Bobby Lashley w/ Lio Rush (Ladder Match w/ Guitar)

An underrated, unsung hero on Raw as of late is the great banter back and forth with Lashley (well Lio Rush) and Elias. Elias is extremely over and has transitioned well into a fan favorite Babyface.  Lashley has been doing well in his in ring performances, and Lio Rush has taken a lot of pressure off of Lashley not having to cut promos.  This is an interesting feud and possibly could lead to a run against whoever the winner is in the Intercontinental Match.  Prediction:  Elias Wins!

WWE Cruiserweight Championship Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Cedric Alexander

With this match, timing is everything.  The talent is there, the hunger is there.  However if this is a Pre-Show match it will be forgotten. If placed right in the show however we have a sleeper.  Murphy and Alexander can go, they have proven it over and over, however 205 Live is often forgotten about overall, and it is a shame.  Prediction:  Buddy Murphy Wins!

 

THE BAD

SmackDown Tag Team Championship The Bar (c) vs. The Usos vs. New Day

The SmackDown Tag Team division is solid, however this is getting old. Again we have tremendous talent, but we don’t ever see anything new.  Everything with these guys are so predictable and have been seen over and over.  This is shaping up to get a Bad reaction for a group of teams that are nothing but Good.  Prediction:  New Day Wins!

Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio (Chairs Match)

WWE is putting two seasoned veterans in a violent, potentially insane match together.  With the streak that Randy Orton has been on, we will certainly see some overkill.  Rey Mysterio is great, so is Orton, however this match is way over the top, and has no purpose that will benefit the show.  It will be Bad because it has no reason to happen.  Prediction: Randy Orton Wins!

 

THE UGLY

Raw Women’s Championship Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nia Jax

Ronda Rousey finally is losing some of her steam that was in abundance up until the uproar of the “Lass Kicker.”  It shows that her losing and being vulnerable is popular with the fans. Nia Jax is possibly the most hated person in all of wrestling currently, and her anchorhaving to carry Tamina Snuka around like dead wood is starting to ware on her.  She isn’t good enough or strong enough in her element to carry someone as horrendous as Tamina.  The promo leading up to this have been terrible literally ruining the shows completely.  This will be a botch fest and possibly one of the worst showings we will and have ever seen in history.  Prediction: Ronda Rousey Wins as usual!

Natalya vs. Ruby Riott (Tables Match)

More Ruby Riott is simply a Good thing, however Natalya has been terrible to watch lately.  She has been off, and her Mic skills are a major problem.  Being that this is a physical Tables Match, and Ruby Riott’s superior abilities one can only hope this will deliver.  However we have potential for an Ugly Match that means nothing overall to anyone watching.  Prediction:  Natalya Wins!

WWE Mixed Match Challenge Finals- R-Truth & Carmella vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox

Winners get the #30 Spot in their  respective Royal Rumbles.  Aside from that and even with that feature, this is a huge who cares?  This could be a really tough match to watch and borderline ugly.  No matter the case, I smell Pre-Show all over this match and rightfully so.  Hopefully it is quick and we can all move on to better things.  Prediction:  R-Truth and Camella Wins!

Overall,this TLC has a lot of potential to be GOOD. We could be in for a solid PPV all around with potential title changes, huge developments in story lines, and of course, what will Lars Sullivan do if anything?

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AJ’s Thoughts: Five Potential Returns

With Trips in charge and already starting to bring back some people that didn’t work in Vince’s picture, AJ got an idea. Who else could we see on the horizon radar?

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With Trips in charge and already starting to bring back some people that didn’t work in Vince’s picture, AJ got an idea. Who else could we see on the horizon radar?

With everything going on with WWE, the one thing we have all been hyped about are all of these returns. Dakota Kai made her return at SummerSlam alongside Io and Bayley and now on last SmackDown, Karrion Kross and Scarlett made their returns in a big way against Drew McIntyre and showed the Hourglass to The Bloodline.

With all of that, there have been things in the pipeline saying Triple H’s foot isn’t off the pedal so these are 5 returns from either NXT, main roster or even Try-Outs that I would love to see happen with the new regime.

1. Johnny Gargano

Now this is a name that people have been saying, “Maybe Impact or MLW” but, what about a return? Gargano didn’t renew his contract, most likely to be with his family which is a valid and amazing reason, will never disrespect that. If he were to return, there would be a handful of great reasons. Maybe a singles run with the Intercontinental or United States but with Ciampa getting limelight in the main roster from RAW, what if we get a tag team reunion?

WWE is hurting for Tag Teams and what better than to scare off The Bloodline, loosen  the stranglehold of championships with some Do It Yourself action. DIY reunion could be amazing, especially with newer faces showing up to get championship aspirations like Kross and Ciampa. Want to break the hierarchy? Do It Yourself.

2. James Storm

This one is a little bit weird and off. On one hand, who doesn’t love the Tennessee Cowboy, Jimmy James Storm? On the other, he is 45 and getting some nagging injuries as of late. So why would I say Triple H should bring James Storm back and give him something for the main roster? One of the things I said for Gargano, we have a lack of something and The Usos might need to watch two things in the rearview.

Watch your Money and your Alcohol.

Beer Money showing up in WWE would be amazing in my personal opinion. The Bloodline jump Roode, someone in a hoodie or jacket comes up and jumps them to even the fight and as soon as one Uso remained in the ring, the figure goes down and the old stomping goes off and we hear “BEER…” and Roode looks around and gets hyped up and shouts, “…MONEY!”

3. Big Cass



Since his departure from WWE, he has done something I have said since they split him off from Enzo. Take him through the Kevin Nash School of How To Big Man. ROH and Impact are great examples that he actually cleaned up and worked on what he has to do to be good in the ring. He can work the microphone, he can work the ring so we got a new big boy to take on the WWE once again.

Now I could have said Enzo and Cass to rejoin but, I’m sure the antics of Enzo will get Cass in deep water along with the fact that I already made two tag team predictions, we don’t need another. Cass brings a lot to the table and was kind of unproven in WWE because he was just the big enforcer to the more charismatic Enzo. Give this man about six months in the ring and you have your next MASSIVE problem in the IC or US Championship scene or even more.

4. Bronson Reed



The big man from down under is a former NXT North American Champion. He looked to have a good push going with that championship but he got release. If you wonder where he went… he actually made a pit stop in Impact Wrestling as JONAH with the most fire theme song in recent history I swear… I will link the theme song and Trips… please. Get rights to this theme song. I will be a bigger Bronson Reed fan.

Bronson to me is the weird man in all of this but, I think with Triple H involved, he could get something going for him with a good singles champion run or a big threat to go through like a gatekeeper of sorts. Big boy with a great amount of athleticism? Can’t really hate on that considering the last time we saw athletic bigger people were Keith Lee and… what was that one guy? Sherman Tank with a Ferrari Engine…?

5. Bray Wyatt

And the last one is the obvious one in all of this. Yes… we have Judgment Day as the somewhat supernatural dark group but we know the true successor of the supernatural and that is “The Eater of Worlds”, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. This time around, I don’t think we will get the Jekyl and Hyde, Mister Rogers gimmick. I believe this time around we get full darkness and mayhem. We get the darkness and the theory of reverting back to your prime.

To make a refresher… Miz went back to being the cocky narcissist after fighting The Fiend. Finn turned back to the Prince and much more. With guys like Edge returning, maybe we see the return of the Heel Ultimate Opportunist, maybe a Fiend fight with AJ Styles to get the TN-AJ perhaps. Possibilities are endless and with a great mind like Wyatt for character and execution, I think Hunter will pick up the phone and Let Him In.

– There are clearly others that I could say, or maybe even didn’t think about, but hey, that’s the Chairshot way of Always Using Your Head. Those are just five returns that could happen and hopefully you read this before RAW or SmackDown and who knows if I get any of these right, maybe I missed an obvious one or maybe we get a giant signing that nobody thought possible. Let me and all of Chairshot know!


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King’s Greatest Hits Of Jeff Hardy

As he battles his demons, Chris King looks at some more positive moments in Jeff Hardy’s career!

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard the disturbing news that former WWE superstar and recent AEW signee Jeff Hardy, was arrested again for multiple charges including a DUI.  Hardy has had a hard and tragic road of recovery throughout the years in multiple wrestling promotions.

Not too long ago, Hardy walked out on WWE after they were rumored to have offered the former world champion to go to treatment for his substance abuse issues. Hardy refused and said that he was better but, as we saw the demons are still lurking and got the best of him again.

I have seen some nasty comments and even some distasteful memes about the AEW superstar and felt compelled to go against the grain. Instead of kicking a man when he’s down, I’m going to put together a greatest hits for the “Charismatic Enigma.”

Jeff Hardy & The TLC Match

Everyone can say that Shawn Michaels and Razor Ramon helped innovate the iconic ladder match and you are right, but Jeff Hardy and his death-defying stunts changed the concept of the match forever. The Hardy Boyz vs. The Dudley Boyz vs. Edge & Christian and their iconic TLC match should have their wing in the Hall of Fame. The risks all six superstars took for the adoration of the crowd could have ended all of their illustrious careers. In the words of Vince McMahon, It’s such good shit!

Jeff Hardy Earns The Undertaker’s Respect

On the July 1st, 2002 episode of Monday Night Raw, Hardy delivered the performance of a lifetime nearly winning the WWE Undisputed Championship from The Undertaker in an incredible ladder match. The young up-and-comer was faced with his greatest task yet, challenging for the most prestigious title in sports entertainment. Hardy showed that without a shadow of a doubt he deserved to be in the main event scene, but came within minutes of defeating Taker. At the time of the match, Hardy was still finding his footing as a singles competitor and earned the respect of the champion and legend.

Swanton Bomb From The Heavens

When I think of the daredevil Jeff Hardy, I can’t help but think of this one crazy-as-hell stunt. At WWE One Night Stand 2008, Hardy faced off against the juggernaut Umaga in a falls count anywhere match. This match was so insane as both superstars fought into the parking lot. Hardy is one of the craziest and bravest superstars, hit a Swanton Bomb off a damn stage truck onto Umaga. It’s one of the wildest things you’ll ever see.

Hardy Wins The WWE Championship 

In 2008, Hardy finally made his way to the main event title picture alongside partner Triple H. HHH was Hardy’s mentor in some sort of way which led to the daredevil achieving his lifelong dream of becoming WWE champion. At the 2008 Armageddon pay-per-view, Hardy would face HHH and longtime rival Edge in a triple-threat match for the title. In what was a great match between all three superstars, Hardy delivered a Swanton Bomb to Edge to win the illustrious championship.

Straight Edge Problems For Hardy

The following year, Hardy found himself in the way of young-up-and-comer CM Punk who is looking to make an example out of him. Punk had won the Money in the Bank briefcase for the second year in a row and took advantage of Hardy to win the world title. What started as mutual respect between both superstars changed drastically, when Punk started throwing jabs at Hardy for his drug and substance abuse real-life issues. Punk would form his infamous stable known as the Straight Edge Society. This is a very underrated feud and you should go back and watch it in its entirety. The promos are gold.

The Hardy Boyz Return To WWE

Both Matt and Jeff Hardy found success in multiple other wrestling promotions including Ring of Honor, and TNA during their time away from WWE. Both brothers were struggling with their vices and made poor life choices but straightened up their act over the years. In 2017, the Hardy Boyz would face longtime rivals The Young Bucks in ROH. The following night the adored tag team would make their incredible return to WWE at WrestleMania 33. Matt and Jeff would be named the final team in the Fatal 4-way ladder match for the Raw Tag Team Championships. The pop these two received was insane and very much deserved. They would go on to win the match and win the titles to capitalize on their momentum.

Jeffery Nero Hardy Makes AEW Debut

From 2017-to 2022 Jeff Hardy would find himself pigeonholed in the mid-card title picture. He would have feuds with a plethora of superstars including Samoa Joe, and Randy Orton. Orton and Hardy had a nasty Hell in a Cell match back in 2018. Earlier this year, Hardy was seen running around after the 24/7 Championship, which was disappointing to see. After being genuinely unhappy in WWE, Hardy would make his AEW debut on the March 9th episode of AEW Dynamite. Hardy would come to the aid of his brother and longtime partner.

This week news broke that Hardy had been arrested for multiple charges including a DUI. While it’s easy to beat a man while he’s down, how about we uplift and try to encourage him to get the help he needs.

As a longtime wrestling fan, I have the utmost respect for Hardy and wish him the best of luck in his battle with addiction.


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