Future Forecast: Sami Zayn

Future Forecast: Sami Zayn

This is the second installment of the Future Forecast and in this segment I will bring you thoughts about guys from guys and gals from NXT and the Independent scene, everything from their potential in the WWE to their weaknesses that could potentially kill the momentum when they hit the main roster. For this week’s segment I will cover probably one of the brightest stars in NXT, Sami Zayn.

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The (Almost Possible) Sad Truth For WrestleMania XXX’s Ending

The (Almost Possible) Sad Truth For WrestleMania XXX’s Ending

When April 6, 2014 rolls around, do not be surprised if everyone’s current favorite Superstar Daniel Bryan is thrust into the main event of the night, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, but not without controversy. Over the past few weeks of Monday Night Raw, it has seemed like the WWE is building more towards a triple threat of Randy Orton, Batista, and Triple H, not Daniel Bryan. Do not let that fool you; the WWE would be foolish to not put Daniel Bryan into the main event. By main event, I mean the fatal-four-way between Orton, Batista, Bryan, and yes, Triple H.

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Water Cooler 4/2/2014 – Pre-Show Match Choice is the Right Choice

Water Cooler 4/2/2014 – Pre-Show Match Choice is the Right Choice

News broke Monday afternoon that the Fatal 4 Way Tag Team Championship match was being bumped from the WrestleMania XXX card to the WrestleMania pre-show. The IWC went up in frenzy (as they always do) about how it was pathetic, ridiculous, and a terrible move WWE’s was making to move great talents such as the Usos and the Real Americans off the card.

Have fans forgotten the purpose to the pre-show already?

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CM Punk Topic Still Hot: Why He Is Not In The Wrong

CM Punk Topic Still Hot: Why He Is Not In The Wrong

I like some wrestling fans have tried to move on without CM Punk since it became clear he was not coming back on March 3rd.  The problem is Punk is still a focal point for most wrestling fans despite his post Rumble absence.  The stance has either been “I miss punk” or “he walked out on us so get over it!”  I am here to address the latter opinion.

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Does Daniel Bryan Have Staying Power? Yes! Or No!

Does Daniel Bryan Have Staying Power? Yes! Or No!

Daniel Bryan is on a serious roll and could change the face of the WWE. He has created star-power that I haven’t seen since the likes of The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. At WrestleMania XXX, the Superdome will be chanting “YES! YES! YES!” when Daniel Bryan wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. But I keep asking myself does he having staying power? Will the “Yes Movement” continue for years to come? Or will it fizzle out? 

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Water Cooler 3/19 - Triple H and Daniel Bryan is MONEY

Water Cooler 3/19 - Triple H and Daniel Bryan is MONEY

Dream Matches.  Wrestling Masterpieces. Spectacles. The Showcase of Immortals.

Every time wrestling fans hear these, they think WrestleMania. 

Traditionally, WrestleMania is built around a money match almost guaranteeing one million pay per view buys. This year’s edition of the global phenomenon features a showcase of matches including legends, veterans, and unfamiliar faces. All of which are built for what hopes to be a memorable WrestleMania.

But with all the matches announced for WrestleMania XXX, every member of the WWE Universe can make an argument for the MONEY match this year.

My opinion: Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan.

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FIP Ascension 3/15 - Strong and Gulak Tear the House Down

FIP Ascension 3/15 - Strong and Gulak Tear the House Down

Last night, Matt Prince and Brandon Lis were able to attend FIP (Full Impact Pro) Wrestling’s iPPV Ascension. Brandon’s expertise has never been in indie wrestling but has had the honors to attend ROH wrestling last year in New York City and my hometown Pittsburgh promotion IWC (International Wrestling Cartel). Matt is a bit different, which always enjoys watching ROH and especially PWG. All of which have been memorable events, we both had hopes FIP would do the same.

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Future Forecast: Adrian Neville

Future Forecast: Adrian Neville

This is my first installment of the Future Forecast and in this segment I will bring you thoughts about guys from guys and gals from NXT and the Independent scene, everything from their potential in the WWE to their weaknesses that could potentially kill the momentum when they hit the main roster. My first edition of this segment will be devoted to the new NXT Champion, the man that gravity forgot, Adrian Neville.

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TNA is Bad But It's Getting Better

TNA is Bad But It's Getting Better

I want to start off by saying that I have not watched a lot of TNA in my lifetime.  At one point I was very intrigued with the Jeff Jarrett vs. AJ Styles rivalry, but soon after lost interest.  I would check back every once in a while and would grow disinterested and once again find myself changing the channel.  Of late I have noticed a little bit more interest in the company, but there still have been times where they do something and as a wrestling fan I cringe.  TNA is not a competitor with WWE.  TNA has not been relevant for quite some time.  TNA might be improving, but they have a long way to go.

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Debut of the 123 Count Tonight

Debut of the 123 Count Tonight

Exposed Turnbuckle is excited to announce the launch of our very 1st mini show the 123 Count.  The show will be hosted by Joshua Raibick, with panelists Brandon Lis and Bobby McFarland going head to head debating the three biggest topics in wrestling.  You can catch the show tonight at 7:30 EST on BlogTalkRadio or listen to it here afterwards on our podcast page.

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When Will We See Sting?

When Will We See Sting?

The WWE Network premiered on February 24th which was the same day as the most recent episode of Raw, leaving many to believe that we could see the debut of Sting.  Some reports are suggesting he is already signed and others suggest that the signing could happen at any time.  Regardless of the reports, they can all agree that Sting’s debut in the WWE is imminent.  So when will we see Sting?

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The Shield vs. The Wyatt's: Who Stood Out?

The Shield vs. The Wyatt's: Who Stood Out?

 Last night as we all sat at the local bar watching the annual WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view and myself and the boys witnessed a dream match that made every other one on the card look like a predictable episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Of course I’m talking about the Shield versus The Wyatt’s and what a match it was. It was everything we wanted and more, from the “This is awesome” chant that started before they even threw the first punch to the crazy spots that had me out of my chair and the entire wing house attendance on their feet. Every member of the factions was able to showcase their talents and it set up some pretty good potential storylines.

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Part Timers YES! or NO!

Part Timers YES! or NO!

Every year about this time the pat timers make their way back to the squared circle. Some guys are hated, some guys are beloved. Part time wrestlers have been infused with WWE’s product for many years now. The Rock has come back, The Undertaker is always back, and now even Hulk Hogan is coming back. People may question WWE but I believe part timers are what’s best for business.

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