Jt's Wrestling Blog of Greatness: Batista/S.E.S./HBK/Taker/E.C./Styles
Spending the ending of Valentine at home with no love around me watching this all-star game, I felt I needed to truly make a Bleacher Report takeover article and put the rest of the wrestling world to shame.
I'm not really ranting per se. I'm just giving my views on the wrestling world. Many of you may agree, some of you may not. But I have valid points behind my arguments.
Batista Heel Turn
Batista & Smackdown:
I would like to say that Batista turning heel I truly believe was the best decision for the sake of Smackdown and WWE.
Say what you want about him but he has proven to be a true main eventer since Mania 21 where he captured the World Title against HHH.
He was a good face. His power kept him in matches. His motivation to win kept the title around him. His rage put fear in his enemies hearts.
Now he's a heel and that has put a new spark onto Smackdown. His feud with Mysterio was gold for both stars because they brought the best out of each other.
Batista is the No. 1 heel on Smackdown. Besides, maybe Jericho. And now it's time to put the title around him.
I believe he wins the title by Summerslam as he will beat Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship. Rivalry in the making with them two.
He could also get drafted back to Raw. Would make some good, fresh rivalries now that he's heel. Only time will tell.
Just keep giving Dave the limelight, WWE. He'll make good use of it. Did I mention he's from D.C.? That's how you represent.
Straight Edge Society: WWE's Greatest Asset
Cookie Monster Punk, Luke Gallows, Serena, otherwise known as The Straight Edge Society.
This has potential to become the absolute best stable/gimmick going in all of professional wrestling. In my opinion, they're knocking at the door.
I believe Vince McMahon truly believes in Punk. He's letting Punk take his character to higher limits. And it's connecting with the crowd. Whether you like him or not, CM Punk has taken not just WWE, but professional wrestling on another level.
Punk is becoming a "Saviour" of the WWE and if Vince allows it, Punk's character can reach limits that no wrestler has ever reached since the beginning days of nWo. Or take it even further to the beginning days of the Deadman.
CM Punk is the anti-Hogan of professional wrestling. I'm only imagining a rivalry between Hulk Hogan and CM Punk, after S.E.S. gains about seven more members and Punk was at his peak. Hulkamania vs. Straight Edge Society would be memorable.
Important fact about S.E.S. is they have potential to actually have positive impact upon real people's lives. Take me for example, I've slowed down a lot myself from tobacco. I barely smoke now. And I've also notice that CM Punk has became my favorite new wrestler the last five years.
I'm putting Punk on the level that I perceive Edge, HBK, Taker, HHH. Cena, Orton. He can change and carry the WWE on his back.
That Straight Edge Society can bring in a lot of viewers on their own if the WWE decides to push the envelope on that PG era.
Straight Edge Society's success will lie solely on CM Punk and Vince McMahon. Vince has the power to shift any wrestler to the top whenever he wants. He can easily do that with Punk. Fastest Triple Crown Winner, we can say he is. And Vince will not ever let Punk go anytime soon.
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E.C. Part I: Elimination Chamber - Credibility
The Elimination Chamber is six days from now. So many speculations on what's going down in the Chamber matches.
Raw Elimination features Sheamus as he puts his WWE title against HHH, Cena, Kingston, Dibiase Jr., Orton. I want Kingston to win. I'm fine with any result honestly. As long as it's a good match.
If WWE is smart like I know they are, they will keep the title around Sheamus. They are obviously building Sheamus into a main eventer. And to be honest, he has all the attributes of a good solid WWE Heavyweight Chmapion.
Sheamus is well built, has enough skill set and charisma to carry good matches and long feuds. And as long as he keeps winning, his credibility will continue to grow.
I honestly see him holding onto the title until Summerslam. That would really prove he belongs there. Give him a pinfall victory over Cena to validate that credibility as well.
I can see Sheamus pulling a modern-day Goldberg run. Just dominate and wins matches and continue to build his name while still beating jobbers to increase his win total.
If he doesn't win the Elimination Chamber, I honestly believe Orton will win and go onto Mania to fight both Rhodes and DiBiase Jr. I still believe this match will happen at Mania just without the title.
Orton had a good run tonight at Raw as he got the last say on Sheamus. Sheamus got the last say on the evening by taking out both Cena and Triple H.
And to think, all it took was the dismantle of Triple H tonight to receive his biggest "You Suck" chants since his join the WWE. This means nothing but good for Sheamus. Just on his bandwagon now. I might have to.
Smackdown Elimination Chamber features The World Heavyweight Champion, The Undertaker defending his title against Punk, Jericho, R-Truth, Morrison and Mysterio.
It's kind of hard to not believe Jericho will win this match so he can face Edge at Mania.
I believe Sheamus should interfere and cause Taker the match. That's only if Sheamus loses his title. I'm rooting for R-Truth in this match or Mr. Punk. I just see this being Jericho's victory.
This Elimination Chamber is a mid-carders second attempt to headline Wrestlemania, first being the Royal Rumble.
Morrison/Kingston/Truth/Dibiase should be sulking this opportunity in. Because we all know in the WWE that one title shot may be the only one you ever receive in the WWE.
If anyone of those four was to win the title at Elimination Chamber I believe it would be John Morrison. He just has what the WWE craves right now. And that is excitement.
The Elimination Chamber is the perfect pay per view before the WWE Super Bowl. WWE Title represents the NFC and the World Title represents the AFC.
Bring it on, Elimination Chamber!
E.C. Part II: Edge & Christian - Most Successful Team?!?!
Just looking at this picture gives me the total appreciation as a fan of the WWE and professional wrestling.
Ten years ago, I claim Edge & Christian as my favorite tag team. I wasn't sure why. I think it was their theme song. "You Think You Know Me." Still one of my all-time favorite theme songs.
These guys are the best in my personal opinion. When it came down to the big time tag matches, they always delivered and they came out on top.
Vince McMahon is a genius. He sees things in many wrestlers that others may notice but he brings out their potential.
Edge & Christian are a prime example.
These two guys won the very first triple threat ladder match (slide profile pic) and the first two TLC matches. All grueling matches but they came out victorious. Those victories right there put them over both The Dudley Boyz and the Hardy Boyz.
I don't consider them the greatest tag team of all-time but they could have competed with any team, especially when it deals with tables, ladders and chairs.
Many speculate when the WWE finally decides to put these two in a program together. will it be as friends or enemies.
I truly believe they need to go against each other unless they're teaming together for one common goal or enemy. They don't even need to be heels. Or even faces. They can both play both roles. They can suck up to the crowd so well but then belittle the arena hometown all in one promo.
Either way, I know this is money if everything goes the way they always prepared. Just give Christian at least once reign as the heavyweight champion.
Edge and Christian both represent the most successful tag team of all-time. Think about it for a minute. What other tag team in the history of wrestling that where both members won the prestigious title.
Steiner Brothers/Harlem Heat/Road Warriors/Hardy Boyz/Dudleyz/Hart Foundation/Rockers/Money Inc./Outsiders/New Age Outlaws. Now everyone of those tag teams had only one or no heavyweight champions.
Edge is a nine-time World Champion. Christian is a two-time TNA World Champion. I don't count ECW Title at all. Sorry guys.
And then the fact that both Christian and Edge were the top of separate companies at one point. Edge was winning titles in WWE while Christian was making his statement in TNA.
What more can you ask out of a successful tag team? Crowd them unify tag teams and World Champion holders so they can really make their statement in history.
In The Mind Of Shawn Michaels
Everyday I wake up, I know there is a moment coming during my day when I'm going to start tuning up the band. Like I literally start stomping my foot as if I'm doing Sweet Chin Music.
My parents laugh at it all the time. My mother gets annoyed of it at times cause she thinks there's something wrong with me. My stepfather just laughs every single time because he's a huge HBK fan and we watch Raw almost every chance we get together.
I can't help myself. There are so many people out here in this world that get on my last nerve. So sometimes I have to tune up the band and I want to give them Sweet Chin Music. But then I realize they may kick my butt after. Yeah Right!
I only wonder what goes on in the mind of Shawn Michaels. He can be so full of energy and ignite a crowd. But when his mind is possessed on accomplishing an inevitable task, his smile is no longer there.
When he fought Bret Hart at Wrestlemania, he was no smiles. All business. When he and Jericho had their 2008 rivalry, he was dead on with that. Even with JBL paying him to do his dirty work, he just plays his character so well.
I truly believe HBK plays his character better than anyone in all of WWE along with Orton, Edge and The Undertaker, and Batista.
He is so obsessed with beating The Undertaker this year at Wrestlemania, HBK is willing to step on anyone's toes just to get that match. Even cause Taker the Elimination Chamber Title match this Sunday.
He wasn't on Raw tonight. That sucked for me. He has other plans in mind. Either it's plotting to get to Undertaker or give Triple H Sweet Chin Music to end his best bud chances of headlining Wrestlemania.
Whatever the case may be, I'm pretty sure Shawn Michaels has something cooked up for Wrestlemania.
From Hellfire and Brimstone All The Way To The Graveyard
Just looking at these two makes you appreciate destruction in the wrestling world. What bigger legend than the Phenom, The Undertaker, and his brother Kane.
So many people are talking about whose going to end Undertaker streak at Mania. Many believe HBK/Taker 2 is bound to happen this year at Wrestlemania.
I can't even tell you who I believe will get the chance to end his streak. If it isn't HBK, then have Sheamus lose at Elimination Chamber and give Taker a battle at the grandest stage.
If all else fails, and I've been saying this for the last year, let Kane give it one more crack to beat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania.
I know many may not agree with this but Kane is the deadman's brother. Kane may not be what he use to be in the ring but if they built it up right, they could still have Taker vs. Kane at Wrestlemania 27. Taker's last match.
That would give Kane's career a much needed appreciation. He's only held the world title once only to lose it 24 hours later to Austin 3:16. Kane needs something to stamp his career as a real success.
Beating the Undertaker at his last Wrestlemania is the perfect way to end both their careers. The Undertaker and Kane will both go down as winners and legends after this moment. This needs to happen.
Only when Taker is ready to hang up the boots is when this match should happen. Kane deserves to be the man to retire the Undertaker.
Kane has NEVER had that true moment. This is his silver lining right here.
These two as a tag team can arguably go down as the greatest tag team of all-time. I mean who could really beat them? Sting and Lex Luger would give them a good battle, actually they will win.
Undertaker and Kane...The Brothers of Destruction. Once they retire, wrestling will NEVER be the same again for sure.
Monday Night Wars
So I guess in a few weeks, TNA will start having their show on Monday nights. I for one have no problem with that.
I miss the days when WCW was on air and I would flick back and forth to both shows. Although I stayed on WCW most of the time. I hated missing action because of another show but I loved the action going on both shows.
This is TNA's opportunity to not really compete with WWE but to work their way up to WWE's level.
For those who say TNA has no chance to compete with the WWE with the ratings, you could be wrong. TNA may have "has beens" like a lot of people I hear say, but those same "has beens" are also legends. And real wrestling fans always going to love the legends.
Why would old school wrestling fans not want to see their favorites like Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Syxx-Pac, Kevin Nash, Team 3D, Nasty Boys. Some old schoolers may have order Against All Odds just to watch the Nasty Boys fight the Team 3D.
I wouldn't mind seeing Public Enemy return to TNA and fight Team 3D. A tables match would be epic.
Say what you want about TNA. I may not catch it every chance I want but whenever I do I'm almost entertained all the time. They will compete with the WWE soon.
It's not that hard to just flick the channel over to Spike just to see what TNA is about and see Mick Foley battling Flair. Then, catch Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, The Pope and Samoa Joe for the TNA championship, people will stay and watch.
So I say again, watch out for TNA. And watch out for Matt Morgan. He is the truth it seems like.
Truth be told, John Cena, Batista, The Undertaker, DX, Edge would take over everyone in TNA if they wanted to. Then again, with Kurt Angle and Styles leading the pack, that would be hard to accomplish. SO LET'S GO MONDAY NIGHT WARS!
AJ Styles: Greatness!
I don't understand why I have this as the last slide. It's just something about the Phenomenon, AJ Styles that makes me say "Greatness!"
I wish I was watching TNA since the beginning, even though I use to read the results. I've grown to like a wrestler that represents a whole company.
AJ Styles is "TNA." Jeff Jarrett & Dixie Carter knew this back in 2002 when TNA debut. They knew he would be at the point of his career where he is at now. That's the total face/heel of the franchise.
Whenever I think of TNA, I think of AJ Styles, then Kurt Angle, now Hulk Hogan. AJ works as hard as anyone ever to grace the professional wrestling ring.
Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff can't even stop his greatness. And Ric Flair came to TNA just to groom Styles into an even bigger star. Bischoff/Hogan/Flair see themselves in The Phenomenon.
His matches with Kurt Angle & Sting, true legends of wrestling have been epic.
Speaking of Sting, doesn't AJ Styles remind you of the Sting of TNA? Or the HBK & Undertaker of WWE.
A man who has made his career on one company and stayed there their entire careers. For Sting, WCW went out of business.
AJ Styles will go down as one of the top 10 greatest wrestlers of all-time once his career comes to a close. Flair will make sure of that.
I want to thank anyone who read every slide on this article. I spent over 24 hours just to put this article together and I appreciate every read. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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