WWE Monday Night Raw 4/14/14…The Ultimate Tribute

Jerry “The King” Lawler kicks off the show, with the wrestlers on stage. Tonight, we honor the memory of The Ultimate Warrior, who suffered a heart attack last week, and died.

We get a moving video, and after the song, we see all of the wrestlers, including Vince McMahon giving the 10 bell salute.

Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry “The King” Lawler welcome us to the show. Tonight, we will see The Uso’s face Batista and Randy Orton. We will also see a Number One Contender 8-man tournament for the Intercontiental Title.

And will The Authority strike? We find out tonight.

Our first 8-man tournament match is Rob Van Dam Vs Alberto Del Rio.

Five Star Frogsplash, that is all she wrote for Del Rio. RVD advances.

The World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan just got married, so he is not here. We see video footage from last week, when The Shield helps out Daniel Bryan, and fights off The Authority.

When we come back, The Authority discuss things with Orton and Batista.

Throughout the night, we will check out The Ultimate Warrior’s biggest moments, and his first is at Summerslam 1988, when he wins the Intercontiental Title from The Honkytonk Man.

HHH discusses things with Orton and Batista. Their biggest problem tonight is The Shield. HHH has been dealing with them for a long time. They remind HHH of Evolution, and he doesn’t know anyone else that can stop them. When the three of them are on the same page, nobody can stop them, not even The Shield.

They decline the offer, and tell HHH he is on his own.

The Rhodes Brothers face Rybaxel, now.

Rybaxel wins when Ryback hits Cody Rhodes with the Meathook Clothesline when Cody tried a Disaster Kick.

“The Big Guy” picks up the win.

WWE Network plug now, including the upcoming “Legends House” debuting this Thursday.

I BOlieve in Bo Dallas.

The new Divas champion, Paige is on her way to the ring.

Paige is facing Alica Fox, now.

Paige wins the match with a Scorpion Cross Lock, which is a very cool move. Sharpshooter, turned into an inverted Chicken Wing.

Last Monday, Orton and Batista destroyed The Uso’s, their rematch is next.

The Uso’s are DQ’d when The Shield come out and laid out Orton. Now they have the ring surrounded for Batista. Superman punch, and Batista is out of the ring.

The Hounds of Justice have spoken.

Up next, it will be Mark Henry Vs Cesaro, in a First Round Tournament match.

More Warrior footage, from Wrestlemania 6, when Warrior became the WWE Champion.

Orton and Batista are backstage, they approach HHH and Steph. HHH was right.

Paul Heyman comes out now. He reminds us he is the advocate of The Conqueror of The Streak, Brock Lesnar. He reminds us that Brock conquered The Streak, many times. Brock asked Heyman to show us the historic photographs.

Undertaker is all alone, defeated at Wrestlemania, and the reason? Brock Lesnar’s dominance.

The Streak was conquered.

When Brock Lesnar’s advoate speaks, we will all listen, which is why he gives us his new client, The King of Swing….Cesaro.

Cesaro Vs Mark Henry, now.

Cesaro wins the match with a Neutralizer, pinning Mark Henry.

Sadly, no entrance music yet though.

Cesaro advances in the tournament, and will face RVD at some point.

The Authority inform Brad Maddox, who apperently still work here are to inform The Shield they have a match, in the main event. But they won’t tell them who their opponents are.

Lana, “The Ravishing Russian” is here to introduce Alexander Rusev.

He is facing Xavier Woods.

Rusev makes Woods tap out to The Accolade/

R-Truth tries to help out his friend, and he goes face to face with him, and when Lana called for him to attack, he lays him out with the boot.

Impressive guy.

Swagger Vs Sheamus, next.

Now we see footage from Summerslam 1990, when Warrior defeated “Ravishing” Rick Rude.

We see footage from The Journey to Wrestlemania, featuring Daniel Bryan, exclusively on WWE Network.

Swagger Vs Sheamus, now.

Sheamus advances in the Number One Contender IC Tournament, with a Brogue Kick.

Zeb isn’t amused.

Adam Rose is coming to WWE.

The Ultimate Warrior DVD, this is Warrior Week on WWE Network.

Damien Sandow is on the mic, and he says despite what any of us feel about him, he is the most deserving superstar of the IC Title.

Here comes The Big Show.

Sandow is a Money in the Bank winner, and he was within inches of being the World Heavyweight Champion.

The fans will boo Sandow? And they cheer for Show? Why? because he is willing to shake hands, and kiss babies? He is not going to be silenced, because he has earned it. He has deserved it.

We don’t think he does?

What about Big Show? What does he have to say about this?

Nothing.

Sandow deserves it, and nobody can say he doesn’t deserve it. Deep down, Show knows he is telling the truth. We look at him, and we see a future champion. We look at him, and Sandow deserves greatness.

Show knocks him out.

The Wyatt Family are next.

Birmingham, we’re here.

Society, as a whole has become a vile and putrid thing. You, do as you’re told, says the man. You see what they want you to see. You feel, as they want you to feel. But Bray is a different breed. When you see horrible things, he sees beautiful creations. You may call him whatever you want, but Bray has never lied to you. But we know who has. John Cena has lied to you his entire career. He is not a man, he is a beast. And Bray has him right where he wants him, up against the ropes, and all he needs is one little push. Abigail should be his sword, as he slays this monster, but not yet. He just wants it to come out and play. He knows Cena is back there.

And here he comes.

Cena has a big smile on his face. He wants to have some fun. They always come out serious, why is he so serious? This monster in Cena doesn’t exist. But he wants to have fun with The Wyatt Family. When he gets them in Happy Hour, they would have some fun. Rowan has some jokes, Harper would go streaking if he gets some drinks. And, Bray, it takes a real man to wear white pants, and a Hawaiian shirt. He can get some Alabama honeys. You know what they say Bray, roll tide.

We get some jokes of what Sister Abigail looks like, and Momma Wyatt.

Bray loves good jokes, he is actually getting to Cena, because anytime Cena has his back against the wall, he makes jokes.

It’s time for Cena to get serious, because at Wrestlemania, Cena had his back against the wall, Cena turns it up, and Bray gets beat. So now, the tables are turned. Ever since Bray came to WWE, he talks, but he can’t back up what he says. So we will force Bray to stand on his own two feet, and fight like a man. Extreme Rules, you face Cena inside a steel cage.

Bray likes that idea. He doesn’t realize it, but they have been playing catch with knives. But soon, someone will get stuck. So the question is how can Cena be 100% sure it won’t be him.

This is Bray’s world, and it belongs to him.

He’s got the whole world in his hands….he’s got the whole wide world in his hands.

Tonight, The Shield will face 3 mystery opponents.

So, Layla is now the newest dance partner of Fandango. Fandango and Summer Rae broke up on Twitter.

Fandango and Layla Vs Santino and Emma.

Layla and Fandango win the match.

Stephanie is irate at Kane’s performance lately. He let his personal feelings get the best of him, and he failed. Kane is pathetic, and is a shell of what he used to be. He used to make children cry, and women scream. What happened to the Devil’s favorite Demon, what happened to Kane?

Kane now gets up, and looks at the mask.

It’s time for the mask to return.

He is sending Daniel Bryan to the depths of hell.

You too can be a BO-Liever.

More Warrior footage, from last week when Warrior made his final public appearance on Raw.

This week on WWE Network is Warrior Week, and later tonight, we will see The Shield face 3 mysterious opponents.

But first, Dolph Ziggler Vs Bad News Barrett.

Bad News advances with a Bull Hammer, pinning Ziggler. Our Semi-finals are set with RVD Vs Cesaro and Sheamus Vs Barrett.

Barrett tells us he has some bad news, we are looking at the next Intercontiental Champion.

Daniel Bryan will return to Monday Night Raw next week, and he will have to deal with “The Monster” Kane.

The Shield will wrestle, next.

This Friday night on Smackdown, Batista will face Sheamus.

The Shield come out to the ring.

Who are they facing?

The Shield are facing Del Rio, Swagger, and Fandango.

Wait, here come 3MB too. Titus O’ Neil.

They are facing all of the heels, I guess.

Rybaxel come out too.

Alexander Rusev comes out.

Bad News Barrett.

11 on 3

They have no shot.

The match ends in a no contest, when all chaos set in. The numbers game had the best in The Shield eventually, and….

Enter Evolution.

They have their way with The Shield, and Hunter has the mic.

Reings is still crawling to HHH, with HHH goating him in, and he tells Roman to believe in Evolution.

Pedigree, the segment, and show ends with Evolution standing proud.

Impact Wrestling Live 4/10/14…Who Is The Number One Contender?

Impact Wrestling is dedicating this episode to Warrior, who passed away Tuesday.

Tonight is the wrath of Dixie. She is back, and she entered the Impact Zone. She has something to say, and will address it later.

MVP informs us that Magnus survived last week, retaining his World Heavyweight Title, and tonight 10 men will sacrifice their opportunity to face Magnus, at Sacrifice on April 27th.

The 10 man Gauntlet starts, now.

Eric Young eliminates Abyss, to win the match and move on to Sacrifice to face Magnus.

Very good match to set the night up.

Christy Hemme interviews Eric Young, and he has one request, wants MVP to come out here, and he will, next.

We come back, with Eric Young on the mic, waiting for MVP to show up.

MVP comes out to the ring.

Eric’s arm is messed up, but this is live TV and anything can happen. We just witnessed Eric winning the Gauntlet, and having an opportunity to win the World Title at Sacrifice. But he is feeling a little crazy tonight. He has been waiting for 10 long years, and he wants his shot, tonight.

MVP wants to make sure Eric really wants his title match tonight.

Eric wants that shot, and MVP wants Magnus to get into his private locker room, because he will compete for the World Title tonight.

Magnus was on commentary, and he agrees that he will put his title on the line, and Magnus rules always win at the end.

MVP says there is no Magnus rules tonight, if he DQ’s himself and gets counted out, he will lose the title. And Abyss is banned from ringside, and if anyone else comes out during this title match, they will be fired on the spot.

Magnus Vs Eric Young for the World Heavyweight Title.

Rockstar Spud has a surprise party for Dixie Carter. She is not amused.

She still remembers Spud selling her out as soon as MVP won, and she leaves.

Willow comes in, and surprises him.

Number One Contenders match with ODB Vs Brittany Vs Gail Kim Vs Angelina Love, next.

Angelina Love defeated Gail Kim with a big boot, and Velvet sprayed some spray into Gail’s eyes before the pin.

Angelina Vs Madison Rayne for the Knockout Title.

Dixie Carter is in MVP’s office, she is still the president of the company. MVP threatens to take her away, but Dixie isn’t going anywhere. MVP is only here for one disgruntled employee, and invites MVP to join her, while she chews out this wrestler.

The Wolves show up in MVP’s office and is greeted with Bromans. Robbie isn’t here, because he missed his flight, and Jesse is bragging about it. But he has both titles, so MVP is saying Robbie has until bell time to defend his title, if not, then DJ Zima will team with him, for the Tag Titles.

Earlier tonight, Eric Young won the Gauntlet match, and he challenged Magnus for the title later tonight.

Magnus is okay with it, he will defeat EY.

The wrath of Dixie is now.

She orders Bully Ray to come to the ring, now.

The fans want Bully to get the table.

Dixie isn’t impressed.

Bully is impressed she is here tonight, because the last time she wanted to talk to Bully, she wasn’t there.

Dixie brought up he was conned by Bobby Roode to take him out, and Bobby put Bully through three tables last week. And he had never been put through three tables in one night.

She has a point, but Bully has some bad news for her, “darling”, Bobby didn’t get the job done and he is still standing.

Why did Bully cost her the match at Lockdown, and is the reason she does not have full control in her company.

But this has never been Dixie’s company, this is the fans’ company.

Loud TNA chants.

Are you people buying this? Bully is no better than her. But whether these people like him, or hate him, whether the wrestlers like him, or not, they respect him.

But the fans respect her too. She wants her money back, and Bully said don’t trust anyone. He bought a car, he spent alot of money at Rick’s Cabaret in New York City.

Do you know….

Dixie took his mic, and asked is she knows who she is? She is Dixie Carter, she is from Dallas, Texas. She owns this company, and still signs the checks. She is still Bully’s boss.

She slaps him, and he starts to corner here, but Bobby Roode attacked him.

Now he has a table.

Bully comes back, and is about to give him a Bully Bomb, but Roode escapes.

Now it’s just Dixie and Bully, with a table.

We go to a break.

When we come back, Magnus finds Dixie. She never said hi to him when she entered the building. Dixie is here on business, and Magnus seems bothered by that. She tells him he doesn’t need a plan, she has a plan, get into her limo, drink some wine, head on the plane, head home, and get into bed.

Magnus says that is a typical woman, but Dixie remembers Magnus had a plan to get rid of Dixie and handle things himself, so good luck, champ.

World Tag Team Title match with The Wolves Vs Bromans?

It’s going to be Jesse and Zima.

The Wolves win by DQ, when Robbie “miraculously” shows up and causes the DQ.

Later tonight, Eric Young Vs Magnus for the World Heavyweight Title.

Earlier tonight, Christy Hemme made a decision, she wants Samuel to come out to the ring, and talk about committment.

Christy Hemme is in the ring, asking Samuel to come to the ring.

He’s not a creepy bastard, it’s complicated, but Christy has had a change of heart. He is just misunderstood.

Samuel is happy she has seen the light, don’t worry about what us unartistic crescents say. He is not a creepy bastard, just the love of her life.

Does Samuel trust her? Would he do anything she asked her to go, or go anywhere she would tell him to go.

Close your eyes, and feel her.

We see psychiatric Services on the screen, and it’s Mr. Anderson.

Keep your eyes closed, and turn around.

Mic Check time.

Samuel is knocked out, and that committment Christy was talking about is his committment to the funny farm.

Everyone say bye-bye to Samuel.

Anderson throws him into the truck, but Shaw kicks Anderson, and runs away.

World Title match is up next, Eric Young Vs Magnus.

Willow challenges EC3 and Rockstar Spud in a Handicap match, next week.

World Title match….EY Vs Magnus, now.

Eric Young wins with a Piledriver. A very cool moment that ends the show. Where do we go from here?

Kevin’s Thoughts:

This show had some good moments. Congratulations to “Showtime” Eric Young, he earned that right, putting up with crappy gimmicks, and through it all, wins the biggest prize TNA has,

The first half hour, and the last half hour were the best, everything else, I just didn’t care.

Dixie’s return did nothing for me, and while the Knockouts did their thing, we all knew it would be Angelina Vs Madison.

I just hope this isn’t a short title reign force EY, I am not a fan of the short title reigns, and it doesn’t set a purpose.

What were your thoughts on tonight’s show? Was EY’s title run a moment?

The Ultimate Warrior: What This Weekend Meant

I found out the horrible news Tuesday evening, after coming home from bowling. Trying to settle in for the night, and wind down, I was looking on my Facebook page, when I saw a post a friend of mine made about The Ultimate Warrior passing. I didn’t believe it, because of the many rumors we had heard about in the 1990′s. You know the rumors I am referring to, the many rumblings that the original “Warrior”, Jim Hellwig passed away after he left the WWE in 1991, and there was a new man portraying the role when he came back in 1992. And many more rumblings we had heard.

But I still checked the reputable wrestling websites, because even though I did not believe it, I had to see it for myself, right?

Right?

Sadly, I saw the news on Wrestleview.com. And it wasn’t the report by Adam Martin, whom I respect very deeply, but it was a statement they posted from WWE.com, from HHH.

So, it is with great sadness in reporting that Jim Hellwig, or I should say the man simply known as Warrior has passed away.

3 days after being inducted into the WWE Hal of Fame. 2 days after Wrestlemania, and just a night after he appeared on Monday Night Raw with a very entertaining promo….thanking his fans.

Let’s forget for a moment how he passed away, or under what circumstances, because until it is officially reported by the toxicology, we really don’t know.

So here I am, wondering what to talk about, how to remember him. I was going to tell you about how I became a fan of his, but honestly, just read my Wrestlemania thoughts about him, and it says it all.

What I will talk about is what it meant for him this weekend.

I am not sure what your religion is, but I am a man of faith. I believe that Jesus Christ died for us, and our sins. I am not preaching, I am just telling you my belief. I also believe that things happen for a reason, and Warrior’s calling this weekend was to tell his side of his career, and he did just that.

There were moments in his speech, that seemed very surreal. He was referring to some of the people in his industry had bad-mouthed him, and maybe saying he wasn’t that generous of a man, and did not appreciate the men and women that paved his way.

Maybe, but that isn’t for me to say, but I can say there were always two sides to the story.

His was he had a way of presenting himself to the fans. He had an image to protect. We hear about that all of the time, and quite frankly, sometimes you need to take a step back and wonder if this was the right thing to do.

We never heard about Warrior and his “partying”, it was just something he was very private about, or maybe he didn’t do any drinking. There are current wrestlers in the business that don’t do that now, instead they go to their hotel rooms, and play video games. I think in this case, Warrior might have been ahead of his time.

It’s also safe to say he had a view of where his character was going to go, and there is a certain way that he did things.

A few years ago, WWE had this DVD out called “The Self Destruction Of The Ultimate Warrior”. A very riveting piece on the career of one of the most charismatic, yet “complicated” figures in our industry. It was not a pretty picture they painted on the man. The truth is, WWE was going to put out the same kind of smear campaign for Bret “The Hitman” Hart. But luckily, Hart signed a deal, and put out a truly remarkable DVD about his career.

Warrior recently signed that same kind of deal, and before his Hall of Fame induction, went to Stamford, and did his own spin of his career that is out on Blu-Ray and DVD.

It was the right time for him to do this, because cooler heads prevailed. He made a good, entertaining speech that spoke from his heart Saturday night. Read my report on it on this very blog. Now, looking back, I am glad and honored to watch the speech in its entirety. It meant more to me than even I knew at the time.

I think in perspective, he is a man who just wanted respect for what he did in this industry, and make no mistake about it, he did make a mark. He had 3 very memorable feuds, that led to 3 incredible matches at Wrestlemania.

One was with the late, great “Ravishing” Rick Rude, at Wrestlemania 5. Another one was against Hulk Hogan, winning the WWE Title at Wrestlemania 6. And another one was against the late, great “Macho Man” Randy Savage, at Wrestlemania 7.

At the end of the day, Warrior had his night, in fact, he had his weekend, if you will. He has a beautiful wife, and 2 amazing daughters that are grieving over their loss. The fact that his two daughters walked him on stage at the Hall of Fame ceremony was awesome, and they will never forget that, and honestly, neither will we.

I will miss you Warrior, thank you so much for your contributions to an industry I still watch today, and thank you for being yourself, and giving us a different take on how a professional wrestler lives.

I am, and forever will be your Warrior.

R.I.P. Ultimate Warrior, and God Bless.

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/7/14…The Night After Wrestlemania

The night after a historic Wrestlemania, in more ways than one. We see the awesome Daniel Bryan video to kick the show off. Last night, he achieved his dream by becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The Yes Movement is in full effect, and Raw is on…now.

We are live in new Orleans, the crowd is going crazy, waiting for their hero to show up, and here he comes.

15,401 screaming fans doing the Yes Chant. He is more over than John Cena, it’s amazing.

The crowd is chanting his name, and Daniel is eating it up, as he should.

This crowd is going to be awesome.

Daniel is raising his shoulders, and the fans are eating it up.

It was a little over 2 years ago when he started raising his arm, and now it seems every single fan stands united, for one single word….Yes!!

The fans are telling him he deserves it, but Daniel told them they deserve it. When he started, it wasn’t a movement, or an anthem, it was power. Because last night, they stood united, he went up against The Authority, and tonight, he is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Yes!!

Yes!!

Yes!!

Behold The King….The King of Kings….on your knees punk.

The Authority buzz the party.

The crowd is chanting asshole at HHH.

HHH isn’t going to step in the ring, because he won’t do something he will regret.

So Daniel taunts him with the Yes Chants.

Enjoy this moment, because it’s not going to last. Daniel knows it, we all know it, and it won’t even last tonight. Because he will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Title against HHH.

And he won’t just be a 14-time champion, he is going to end his world. The reality is this is his show, and there isn’t a damn thing Daniel can do about it.

Yes!!

Yes!!

Yes!!

Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry “The King” Lawler welcome us to the show.

Tonight, The Streak was conquered last night. Brock Lesnar is here tonight.

We see highlights from last night’s Wrestlemania and come back backstage with The Authority.

Batista and Orton are angry that HHH gets the title shot, and not them.

Batista blames HHH for losing, and HHH puts the blame on him to lose.

Orton wants a rematch clause, and he wants it tonight. HHH tells them they will get their rematches, but tonight, HHH gets the first shot.

Stephanie told them they will solve this after tonight, but for now, Batista and Orton face The Uso’s for the Tag Team Titles. Orton wants his title back, and HHH brings up one man is responsible, and when the three are on the same page, historically, nobody can stop them.

New Orleans….We’re here.

The Wyatt Family make their way to the ring.

The Wyatts are facing John Cena, Big E., and Sheamus in a 6-man tag.

The Wyatt Family wins a fun match where The Wyatts were the babyfaces, and anyone else against them were the heels. Bray pins Big E with Sister Abigail.

Cena is beside himself.

Tonight, WWE World Heavyweight Championship match with Daniel Bryan Vs HHH.

Slam City commercial.

Bo Dallas is headed to WWE. I am a Bo-liever.

Fandango and Summer Rae are out to the ring, now.

They are going to take on the team of Emma and Santino Marella.

Emma and Santino win when Summer taps out to an Emma Lock.

Brock Lesnar talks, next.

Here Comes The Pain!!

They show us footage from last night when Brock beat The Undertaker, and The Streak is no more.

Paul Heyman has the mic.

Brock is sporting the black eye too.

His name is Paul Heyman. And he is proud to say he represents The Beast, Incarnate….Brock Lesnar. Brock is the man who beat The Streak. A streak that lasted for almost a quarter of a century, and in three seconds, he squashed The Streak.

The fans are chanting bullshit, and Heyman understands our frustration, but they are showing their lack of intelligence, because he hates to say he told us so, but he told us so.

The man’s shirt says….Eat…Sleep….Break The Streak.

Brock isn’t here to put smiles on our faces, he is here to put tears in the eyes of children, and the crowd cheers that.

Here is a bit of a shoot, just 5 seconds after going through the curtains, The Undertaker collapsed, and was rushed to the hospital. Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the chairman of WWE skipped the rest of Wrestlemania, and rode with The Undertaker in the ambulance.

Taker had a concussion, and he was this close of getting his neck broken. If he would have gotten up after a third F-5, he would have had a broken neck, because Brock would have stopped nothing to break that streak.

Last night, John Layfield Bradshaw, and those other two people “trying” to be announcers, gave a standing ovation, just like the fans did after Taker lost. Brock always told him there was a winner, and a loser….Brock won, Undertaker lost, which means he is a looooooooooser.

Instead of giving Taker a standing ovation, they should give Brock a standing ovation. These guys in the back are just like us, wannabees. We are just trying to get on TV, trying to get out 15 minutes, but Brock is THE ONE.

He’s the one in 21-1. John Cena couldn’t be the one, Shawn Michaels couldn’t be the one, Randy Orton couldn’t be the one, Hulk Hogan couldn’t be the one, Daniel Bryan couldn’t be the one. Guys are saying to him they could be the one, but there is only one, and his name is Brock Lesnar.

The fans chant “What”, and Heyman forgot we are a bunch of idiots, and need to be told slowly, so he tells us Lesnar is the one, slowly in 21-1.

Oh, and Hogan, this is Superdome, not Silverdome.

Next, WWE tag team Titles are on the line, The Uso’s Vs Batista and Randy Orton.

Oh no, Adam Rose is coming soon, I am not a fan of his.

Tag Team Title match is now.

It’s a double countout when Batista and Orton destroys The Uso’s.

Batista and Orton are on the same page here.

Tonight, Hulk Hogan will present Cesaro the Andre The Giant Memorial Trophy.

Now comes the return of Rob Van Dam.

He is going to face Damien Sandow.

Three Star Frogsplash, match is over….moving on.

Booyaka!! Booyaka!!

Time for Rey Mysterio.

Rey is facing Bad News Barrett.

Ladies and gentlemen, Barrett is afraid he has some bad news, and Rey starts to attack him.

Barrett wins with Bull Hammer. I can’t remember the last time he wrestled, but there you go.

This Wednesday, WWE superstars invade “The Soup” on E Network, on 10:00.

Alexander Rusev debuts, next.

Another Adam Rose promo, okay.

Lana is here to introduce us to Alexander Rusev. His victim? Zack Ryder.

Rusev makes Ryder tap out to The Accolade. Which is a Camel Clutch.

Lana is now known as “The Ravishing Russian”.

Footage from Saturday night’s Hall of Fame ceremony.

The WWE Hall of Fame will air immediately after Raw.

But next, The Ultimate Warrior returns to Raw since 1996.

More Wrestlemania footage from last night.

Now that awesome music, and here comes The Ultimate Warrior, but he’s walking to the ring. That’s a bit different.

He is shaking the ropes though.

Speak to me Warriors!!!

It’s been hard for Warrior to grind the words tonight. He now has a Warrior mask.

Now he’s ready.

No superstar becomes a legend without the help from the fans. The fans are the legend makers of The Ultimate Warrior.

In the back, he see some legend makers, and the fans decide. They are the Ultimate Fans, and the spirit of The Ultimate Warrior will live forever.

Very good speech.

Later tonight, WWE World Heavyweight Title match….HHH Vs Daniel Bryan.

The Divas Champion, AJ Lee is on her way to the ring, next.

Some footage of the hard work it takes to put these shows on, for the fans.

The Divas Champion is in the ring. She told us that 13 different women have tried to beat her, but they couldn’t do that last night. But then again, it’s the story of AJ Lee. She has gone from the poor girl from New Jersey to the best Diva of the world.

CM Punk chants, and AJ tells us she is the Divas division.

Here comes the current NXT Divas champion, Paige.

She came to do what nobody else would….congratulate AJ. She did great last night. AJ believes every diva needs to stand in line and congratulate her, but she doesn’t need it. So go back to NXT, the champ doesn’t like to be interrupted.

Paige just wanted to congratulate her. AJ suggests she does what she did last night, and beat her.

Paige isn’t ready, but AJ slaps her.

AJ will put her Divas Title on the line.

Oh boy.

This is AJ’s house, and she will tell Paige when she is ready.

The match, and title is on now.

AJ has the Black Widow, but Paige reverses it, and hits a Paige Turner to become the new Divas Champion.

Next, Hulk Hogan is here to present Cesaro Andre The Giant Memorial Trophy.

Another Bo Dallas promo.

Moments ago, Paige wins the Divas Title on her first night with Raw, with a Paige Turner, defeating AJ Lee.

Andre The Giant Memorial Trophy is in the ring, and here comes Hulk Hogan.

Last night, Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and The Rock were in the same ring, at the same time. Wrestlemania moment, indeed.

Last night, we had the biggest, baddest Wrestlemania of them all, right in front of The Superdome, brother.

We made history, and many Wrestlemania moments last night. But Hogan enjoyed Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal the most.

Cesaro chants.

When Big Show was slammed out of the ring, he knew the big man was smiling upstairs.

There was one guy who took it all, let’s hear from Cesaro.

Here he comes, with Zeb Colter.

Hogan shakes Cesaro’s hand, congratulates him and gives Cesaro the mic.

Zeb grabs the mic.

Let’s let a Real American talk here. Even though Cesaro isn’t from here, he brought him into the fold and turned him into a Real American. And he made him into a Zeb Colter guy.

Cesaro said he isn’t a Zeb Colter guy, he is a Paul Heyman guy.

The crowd goes crazy for this.

Heyman is the advocate of the King of Swing, Cesaro.

Zeb wants to confirm this, Cesaro is jumping ship for Heyman?

This seems to be a shocking week for Paul Heyman guys. So he wants to discuss Mr. Layfield and the other two clowns who call themselves announcers on how to handle Cesaro.

Cesaro has his back turned, and here comes Swagger. He lays out Cesaro, and breaks the trophy.

Those are fighting words, when Cesaro takes out Swagger, when we go to a break.

Cesaro Vs Swagger, now.

Swagger loses by countout, he doesn’t want any “King of Swing”.

The crowd does not like that.

Tomorrow night on WWE Main Event…The Shield Vs The Wyatt Family.

The WWE World Heavyweight Title match is next, HHH Vs Daniel Bryan.

We kicked the show off tonight with a celebration for Daniel Bryan.

Stephanie McMahon is talking with The Shield and Kane. It doesn’t matter what happened to them at Mania, it’s all about HHH being a 14-time WWE Champion.

They are goating Kane. Kane tells them they are on thin ice, because HHH knows what they are, just expendable. HHH made the orders to take out The Shield a few weeks ago.

Stephanie screams at Kane, and said we are out for justice, and we all know how that is. We have been champions before, and tonight is making sure justice is prevailed. She wants to know if she made herself clear.

Crystal.

Uh-Oh!!

This Friday night on Smackdown, Cesaro faces The Big Show, one on one.

WWE World Title match is next.

Daniel Bryan Vs HHH, now.

Batista and Orton come out, and destroy Daniel. But here comes Kane to stop this?

No, he gives Daniel a Chokeslam to boot.

Now comes HHH.

Here comes The Shield.

The Shield has a stand still with Orton, Kane, and Batista, with HHH in the middle. He orders them all to stand down. But Roman gives HHH a vicious spear. They take care of Kane, Orton, and Batista. Only HHH is left for a Triple Power Bomb, but when HHH turns around, he is met with a high knee.

The night ends with The Shield and Daniel Bryan standing tall in the ring.

This is war.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A fun show to watch tonight, and I wish more crowds were like this. One thing is for sure, there is starting to be a push for younger wrestlers. We see The Shield standing tall, we saw Cesaro stand tall, Alexander Rusev looked very good in his debut. We also saw The Wyatts look good, there just feels like a new wave.

We see new NXT wrestlers come in, including Paige, making her debut and win the Divas Title. The last woman to do that was Gail Kim, and she turned into a very good wrestler. No reason why Paige can’t do that too.

And at the end, the one thing that I thought of is with Extreme Rules upon us, might we see the return of Wargames? Daniel Bryan and The Shield Vs HHH, Batista, Orton, and Kane. I certainly hope so.

And I want to be a Paul Heyman guy too, the dude knows how to make impacts.

What did you think of the show? Send me your thoughts.

WWE Wrestlemania 30 4/6/14

We are two hours away from Wrestlemania 30, but first, we have our pre-show. Are you ready? Keep checking here throughout the night.

Here we go.

We see video from this past Friday night when Stephanie McMahon and HHH talk about their Wrestlemania experience.

We see the complete set, and it’s gorgeous. We are in The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in New Orleans.

Josh Matthews welcome us to the pre-show. Our expert panelists today are Mick Foley, Booker T, and Shawn Michaels.

In our second hour, we will see a Fatal 4-Way for the Tag Team Titles. The Uso’s Vs The Real Americans Vs Rybaxel Vs Los Matadores.

Renee Young is in the Social Media room, talking about tonight’s Andre the Giant Memorial Cup. We can tweet who we think will win the event.

The panelists talk about that match, for later tonight.

But now, we get the John Cena Vs Bray Wyatt preview.

As Shawn Michaels is talking about this match, The Wyatt Family interrupt us.

Bray has done some terrible things, to good people. He had a very good friend, like a brother. He could have helped his friend out, but he didn’t. His friend went right into the fire, and it was beautiful. Now if he does something like this to his friend, imagine what he’s going to do to John.

….He’s got the whole world right in his hand….he’s got the whole wide world in his hand….

We come back, from that promo. Cena has never met an opponent like this man. He is a darker, meaner version of Mankind, when he faced Shawn at Mind Games, back in 1996.

The Streak vs The Beast, tonight. The Undertaker Vs Brock Lesnar.

Preview video for this.

Byron Saxson is trying to get a word from Brock Lesnar. Paul Heyman intervenes. This is history in the making, The Undertaker’s streak will be conquered by Brock Lesnar. We can tell our children, our grandchildren about this day.

An hour and a half away from Wrestlemania. Wrestlemania video is playing now.

Alex Riley is standing at Champions Square, talking with the fans.

Josh goes right back with Renee Young at the Social Media Lounge.

Shawn Merriman, from the San Diego Chargers is here now, giving us his Wrestlemania moments.

The winner of Daniel Bryan Vs HHH will head on to the main event in the Triple Threat match for the WWE World Title.

Daniel Bryan’s road to Wrestlemania is playing now.

A great video here, and it brings up memories of just how rough his road was.

Tom Phillips interviews Daniel. He will be in two matches tonight, or he will go down trying. He lost alot of respect for HHH as a person, but he respects him as a competitor. He’s strong, but so is Daniel, just in a different way. He is doing this for the people, he owes us this moment. It’s his night, but it’s also our night. This is for all of the people who have been told no, or you’re not good enough, big enough, this is about us. Our moment, tonight.

Shawn is going with Daniel tonight. He is enjoying his road to stardom.

Oh boy, now we are getting our ritual how to download WWE Network manual.

Now we see Batista piece, with Booker T interviewing both of Big Dave.

Tonight, 30 men will vie for the first ever Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Earlier today, we see security moving the Andre trophy, and move it to Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Hulk Hogan video is being shown.

Now we are heading to hour 2, and this will exclusively be shown on WWE Network.

Our second hour will have a Fatal 4-Way for the WWE Tag Team Titles, our first match tonight.

Jimmy Hart joins the panel.

Renee Young is on the Social Media lounge, it’s time to read my tweets.

Andre The Giant video is now playing.

The Fatal 4-Way is now an Elimination Tag match, guaranteed, the winners become the champions, and we will have 3 pinfalls.

Wrestlemania rundown is now being talked about.

Alex Riley is joining the panel, with Shawn leaving.

Jimmy Hart is trending on Twitter.

Lilian Garcia is making her Wrestlemania entrance.

John Cena talks with Michael Cole, about Cena’s legacy.

Also tonight, The Shield will face Kane and The New Age Outlaws.

Ambrose wants The Outlaws and Kane to bring their best, because their best won’t be good enough.

Rollins understands their history, but when the old dies up, and the new rises, you will believe in The Shield.

The new symbol of excellence.

Trish Stratus enters, as Jimmy Hart leaves.

Trish discusses the upcoming Diva Invitational.

And also tonight, 4-Team Elimination Tag match, for the WWE Tag Team Titles are up now.

The Uso’s Vs The Real Americans Vs Los Matadores Vs Rybaxel.

Los Matadores are eliminated, when Diego taps out to the Patriot Lock, by Swagger.

3 teams are left.

Rybaxel loses, when Cesaro hits a Neutralizer on Ryback, pinning him.

We down to two teams.

This should have kicked off the PPV.

It’s time to fly…

The Uso’s retain the Tag Titles with a double splash, pinning Cesaro.

A great opener, and the crowd is fired up tonight.

Now Swagger is blaming this on Cesaro. Zeb is trying to calm things down, but Swagger hits a Patriot Lock. The problem is he let go.

Zeb wants Swagger to shake his hand, and Cesaro doesn’t know. He shook his hand, but it’s time to go swinging.

Cesaro just turned babyface.

We go back to the panelists, who try to explain about their Wrestlemania moments.

Josh brings up The Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational. One fall to a finish, chances are high AJ Lee loses her Divas Title.

Wrestlemania begins….now.

30 years, we have celebrated Wrestlemania. Now, this is a new chapter to an unfinished book.

Welcome to Wrestlemania.

We are live in new Orleans, Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry “The King” Lawler welcome us to the show.

The host of Wrestlemania, Hulk Hogan kicks off the show.

Well, let me tell you something, brother.

He wants to welcome us to Wrestlemania 30, brother. He was there for the very first Wrestlemania at Madison Square Garden, teaming up with Mr. T and defeating “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorf. And now, we are in the Superdome, brother for Wrestlemania 30. This is about special moments.

The glass breaks, the “Texas Rattlesnake” Stone Cold Steve Austin gives us a special moment.

The two stare each other in the eye.

If you’re ready for Wrestlemania, give me a hell yeah.

Normally, when Stone Cold Steve Austin is in this ring, he opens a can of whoop ass on someone. if you want Austin to give Hogan a can of whoop ass, give him a hell yeah.

Hell yeah.

Austin sat with Hogan last night, and saw what he did at Wrestlemania I….what?
Wrestlemania 2….what?
Wrestlemania 3….what?
Wrestlemania 4….what?
Wrestlemania 5…..what?

The list goes on and on, and he is here to say he respects the hell out of him. And this night is not about them, it’s about the young guys who have an opportunity to make a name out of themselves. And always remember….Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass.

If Ya Smell What The Rock Is Cooking….

Yes boys and girls, it’s The Rock.

This is a great way to start the show off.

Finally, The Rock has come back to New Orleans….

Finally, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan have come back to the Superdome.

Superdome chant, because Hogan messed that up.

When he looks across the room, he doesn’t see two of the biggest ICOns in the ring, he sees a very good friend of his, and a childhood idol. He has had the honor of facing both men at Wrestlemania. But they both have had an incredible impact with the boys in the back.

There is a man later tonight, fighting for hustle, loyalty, and respect. But without the training, eating your vitamins, and saying your prayers 29 years ago, that never would have happened.

There is a guy who is going to fight the machine, and fight against the authority. That wouldn’t have happened if a SOB hadn’t fought the boss, and beat his ass.

Also, did you ever wonder why there are so many new babies 9 months from now? It’s because of everyone wanted to make Rock babies.

We have seen moments, and we are going to see more of them. If King Kong Bundy, Batista, Yokozuna all faced them, the three of them would still put their boots straight up their asses.

If Ya Smell What The Rock Is Cooking.

And that’s the bottom line cause Stone Cold said so.

So, whatcha going to do when The Rock, Stone Cold, Hulkamania, and The Superdome run wild on you, brother.

And we just got started folks.

Our first match is Daniel Bryan Vs HHH, with the winner getting into the Triple Threat match later tonight, for the WWE Title.

Stephanie McMahon is here to introduce us to “The King of Kings” HHH.

Daniel Bryan defeats HHH with his single leg high knee.

Stephanie is stunned, and she slaps Daniel, and HHH attacks Daniel from behind, and smashes his arm with a chairshot.

Incredible match between both men. Wrestlemania is off to a great start.

Kane and The Outlaws Vs The Shield in 6-man tag match is up now.

The Shield wins with a Double Triple Powerbomb, Rollins pinning Billy. Impressive, yet very short match.

Slam City commercial in the back with legends, including “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, Danny Davis, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, “Million Dollar Man” Ted Dibiase, and Ron Simmons.

Everyone has a price for the “Million Dollar Man”, and our response?

Damn.

Andre The Giant 30-man Battle Royal is now.

Our final two are Big Show and Cesaro.

Cesaro wins, and eliminates Big Show with a body slam. Wow. He just had the Cena and Hogan push, all wrapped up in one.

Awesome.

Kofi made a great save earlier in the match, when he was tossed out of the ring, he landed on the step, but his feet didn’t touch the ground. So he went back in.

No question about it, Cesaro is getting the next big push, incredible.

Our next match is John Cena Vs Bray Wyatt. Bray is searching to destroy Cena’s legacy.

New Orleans, we’re here….

We have the guy that originally wrote The Wyatts theme song there, performing live.

Cena wins the match with an Attitude Adjustment. Bray wanted Cena to hit him with a chair, cross on over to the dark side. Cena thought about it, but nailed Erick Rowan with a chair instead. Fantastic match, and it told a great story here.

So far, every one of the matches have delivered.

Saluting the WWE Hall of Fame legends right now.

Daniel Bryan is being tended to right now, can he make it for the title match later tonight?

Our next match is The Undertaker Vs Brock Lesnar.

Holy shit, Brock Lesnar just beat The Undertaker with a F-5.

The streak is over.

The fans didn’t seem interested in this match, maybe because we all thought Taker would win, but the fact he didn’t scares me, because I can’t imagine a Wrestlemania without The Undertaker. Yet, that might be a reality next year.

The crowd gives him a standing ovation, and his music is playing. Surely, no other streak will be as special as this Wrestlemania streak for The Undertaker.

Divas title match is up now.

Excuse Me….

Vickie Guerrero screams out she wishes the divas luck.

294th day as WWE Divas champ, for AJ Lee.

AJ Lee wins with the Black Widow, retaining her Divas Title, and honestly, nobody knows. Shame on WWE for placing this match after Taker Vs Brock.

Mean Gene is standing by in the back, interviewing Hulk Hogan.

Mr. Wonderful and Piper show up. Piper tells Hogan he is doing a good job hosting Wrestlemania. It doesn’t bother Piper they lost at Wrestlemania, because it was Mr. Wonderful that lost.

How does that make Mr. Wonderful feel? Terrible, but if he had a partner that could watch his back, things would be better. Piper and Wonderful get into Hogan’s face, but here is T with his back up. Pat Patterson shows up in a ref’s shirt. He was the referee at the first Wrestlemania and told them to shake hands, it’s been 30 years.

All four men do, and we have another Wrestlemania moment.

WWE legends are in the house, but now serious business….

Our main event, Randy Orton Vs Batista Vs Daniel Bryan is now up. Rev Theory is performing Randy’s theme.

Of course, it would be nice if the announcers brought that up.

WWE World Title is on the line.

Daniel Bryan wins the WWE World Title, making Batista tap out to the Yes Lock. The Authority made their presence felt earlier in the match, even a Scott Armstrong sighting, but Daniel prevailed through that. He took both Stephanie out, and HHH, hitting HHH with a sledge-hammer shot, and going through Stephanie when he tried to take everyone out.

But then, Batista and Orton teamed together to take out Daniel, with a combination Batista Bomb, and RKO through the announce table. We had EMTs come to tend to Daniel, and wheel him out on a stretcher, but the underdog got off the stretcher, and was back in the match.

No matter what happened, this was Daniel’s night, and the show ends with confetti, and 75,000+ screaming fans chanting yes.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Wrestlemania has come and gone, and it went quite well overall on WWE Network. I truly give them credit on that.

It’s great to see Daniel receive something he has earned for many years. I just hope they book him strong, and has a concise plan for his title reign. In other words, don’t have him lose to everyone else, except title matches. And make it meaningful with whoever beats him. Brock Lesnar might be a wise choice, down the road here, since he beat the streak.

I still can’t believe The Streak is done. All good things must come to an end, but I always thought if someone were to beat him, it would be someone like Cena. And you had to think nobody knew who was going to go over, until the very end, because the announcers were shocked when Taker lost.

This truly is an end of an era.

Every match did its share and give us drama, so a fun show. And Hulk Hogan made his presence felt. What did you think of the show? Send me your thoughts. I will talk to you tomorrow.

WWE Hall of Fame 4/5/14

In 20 minutes, we will hear from legends that took their place into the aura of professional wrestling, so that the superstars today can make their mark. Tonight, we will honor Razor Ramon, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Carlos Colon, Lita, Paul Bearer, Mr. T, and The Ultimate Warrior.

Keep checking here throughout the night for a live report.

The logo says it all….Then….Now….Forever.

The WWE Hall of Fame induction starts….now.

We are live in new Orleans, and our host for the evening is Jerry “The King” Lawler.

We start the show off with a video from Kid Rock, it’s time to “Celebrate”.

Our first inductee is Lita.

Trish Stratus is here to introduce Lita.

Lita and Trish have history together, so it makes sense that Trish inducts Lita. Their careers have intertwined together. That chemistry they had, you can’t ask for anything more. This includes the opportunity the two women main evented Raw.

In 2000, we saw the red hair, the tattoos, and moonsaults, we were hooked. Trish brings up her time with Team Extreme. But in this case, she was 1/3 of the group. Lita is a 4-time WWE Women’s Champion, a former New York Times bestseller, she was on the cover of Rolling Stone.

Trish introduces us to Lita, wearing a red dress.

Lita is just soaking into this moment, and she thanks us. But the crowd thanks Lita.

She had this idea on how to become a professional wrestler. She called a travel agent, and said she wanted to go to Mexico. She has a Mexico book, she had a business, of becoming a professional wrestler. She had some money in one pocket, $20 in another pocket, in case she was robbed, another $20 in her bra in case she was robbed. She hit the street, and made her way to Arena Mexico, the Madison Square Garden of Mexico. There was a dirt floor, 3 rings, and she saw an elephant to see she was in the circus. She found out there was another arena that had Luche Libre. She tells us how she got to her first show in Mexico, and found a way to get into the business. Lita brings up that bonding and hanging out with fans got her hooked into the business. So more or less she told them she is here to be a professional wrestler. They finally got her into training. Los Boricuas trained her into the business.

Lita brings up that she was on TV with Val Venis. Val left his mask, so Lita still has it. She was influenced by Rey Mysterio, Jr. while she was in Mexico.

She hangs out with these guys in Georgia, who took her to a hotel, to meet with Rey. She doesn’t see Rey, but sees Arn Anderson. Arn made it happen for Lita to meet Rey.

They couldn’t get him by phone, instead they went to his room. And they bumped each other in the elevator. That’s how they met.

Lita owes Arn a Miller Lite, so she is giving Arn and Rey a Miller Lite.

Arn and Rey toast for Lita. Funny moment there.

Lita ends up in ECW with a 6 month stint there.

EC-Dub chants.

Lita teamed up with Danny Doring and Roadkill at Heatwave ’99.

Danny proposes marriage not with a ring, but a condom.

She brings up her wedding dress to “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, and her marriage to Kane.

She also brings up Gene Snitsky, “It’s not my fault”.

Lita gets a call from WWE and finds out that James Cameron has personally selected her to be in the season finale of “Dark Angel”, but she didn’t know who James Cameron was. She did a stunt that went wrong. She went to a series of doctors, and they told her she needed to go to a hospital immediately, but Lita had to make it for an autograph session. She did the autograph session, then went to the hospital. She has Raw on, and is uncomfortable not being there. her neck is broken in 3 different places, and needed surgery right away. She could never wrestle again, so what do you do? She wants to talk to Stone Cold. Forget the surgeon, she wants to talk to “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Steve takes her to his doctor, get her fixed up, and go to a barbecue restaurant, and she goes on to many more successful years in the WWE.

Lita gives us some thank you s to everyone that has helped her in her career.

Our next inductee is Jake “The Snake” Roberts.

DDP is inducting Jake, which is very fitting.

DDP is proud, honored, and humbled to be here tonight. It’s DDP’s 58th birthday, and this is his best present to see 2 of his boys being inducted tonight.

Without Dusty Rhodes, there is no DDP. For over 20 years, he has been his mentor and friend. But he was lucky to have 2 of the greatest to be his mentor. The other one taught him the art of professional wrestling.

He was just let go in 1994 by WCW, and torn his rotator. Jake had called him up, to check on him. Jake had just split with the girl he was dating, and DDP offered Jake to stay with he and Kimberly for a few weeks. But Kimberly had one condition, no snakes in the house.

For the next few months, the two would sit on the couch, critiquing his matches, and when he was ready, DDP was touring with Jake. He learned from the best. DDP tells a funny story on how Jake was on the floor with his 12 foot snake. DDP talks to the promoter to get booked, he goes to high-five Jake by getting booked, but the snake is gone. The snake is hiding in the closet, and Jake says no worries, he’ll get him the next day. He comes back 3 days later.

Jake prepared him to main event for years to come. it’s the debt DDP has been paying the man ever since.

Now it’s time to hear from Jake.

Jake has had memorable feuds, with guys like Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, “Ravishing” Rick Rude, and the late, great Randy “Macho Man” Savage.

18 months ago, Jake was resurrected, moved in with Page. Their goal was to be on this stage 18 months. Dreams can come true, as long as you put the work in, and Jake has put the work in. Never underestimate the power you give in them by believing in them. Never underestimate the power you give yourself in believing in yourself, and here comes Jake, accompanied by The Bella Twins.

What a moment here.

Jake has always loved professional wrestling. He has always hated ties. He has always loved the men that did professional wrestling. They are special men, they are different breed. He brings up growing up, seeing men that had love for doing what they did. Jake himself, hated wrestling. Because his father wrestled, and he never saw him. He believed it was wrestling that made him not see his dad, but it was the man, not wrestling. And he did the same thing. He did not have a minute to spend tending family, he loved wrestling. But now he wishes he had those minutes to spare, but he always loved wrestling. When you had certain girls flash certain things, or smile. You can f— people’s emotions. That’s what they do. Sometimes they finish a bit too soon, or they don’t get the timing done right. You don’t understand that high, unless you have wrestled. It hurts that he can’t do that anymore. He can still DDT someone, where is Steamboat? Ricky stands up, and the fans chant he still has it.

He tells us we are wrong, his heart and mind still want, but it gets to a point where you can’t do it justice. He talks about the pain that he has shared with his family, and that sucks. You’re lying to your wife, you can’t look at your children in the eyes anymore. But when you can’t do that, what do you have left? Nothing, when you were as lonely as he was. He was jealous of the brothers he lost, because he wasn’t put to death. But one person sticks his hand out, and that person was DDP.

Jake was hellbent, he didn’t want to live anymore. But if you know what kind of son of a bitch Dallas is, in terms of not giving up, it was Dallas. You never have a bad day. But Dallas saved his life, and he is so thankful for that. He used the fans for that process, because he needed to have shoulder surgery, but he didn’t have the money, since he spent it on drugs. So Dallas set something up where the fans can chip in money for the surgery. Jake didn’t think people cared, but they did. Jake received $30,000 for the surgery. Jake wasted so much talent, and he is ashamed of that, but he is so happy tonight. He has his family here tonight. He has a hero, his grandson.

His son brings him up on stage. He weighed 1.8 pounds when he was born, still needs to be fed through tubes, but Vince, get the writers ready because in 20 years, he will be at Wrestlemania 50.

He asks for his family, his heroes to stand up. They gave him a second chance, as did the WWE. God bless them.

Very touching speech, and thank you Jake.

Oh no, El Torito found Hornswoggle. Wrestlemania match tomorrow.

“King” just got gored.

Mr. T is up next.

“Mean” Gene Okerlund is inducting T.

Gene wouldn’t miss this moment, so he had to escape out of the “home” to make this. The date, March 31st, 1985 in Madison Square Garden. The event? Wrestlemania I. In the main event, Hulk Hogan and Mr. T met the team of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” paul Orndorf, with “Ace” Bob Orton in the corner.

Mr. T had a hot show called “The A-Team” at the time, and was Clubber Lang in “Rocky III”. The guy had an excessive amount of jewelry. He also had a funny haircut, and he still possesses it today. T had a great run, and he wants to introduce the man who will introduce him, his son….T Junior.

Here comes Mr. T, complete with “The A-Team” theme song, which is awesome.

T is proud to be here, with the best in wrestling. T is very grateful and honored, but he wants to thank and pray to the great God almighty, for giving him this opportunity. And he does pray, which is awesome.

T wants to pay tribute to his dear mother. T had 7 brothers, and 4 sisters, with his mother raising all of them, by herself. With the help of God, because with God, all things are possible. They grew up in poverty, and was around crime and drugs. But drugs and crime was never in them, and he owes that to how his mother raised them. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish. In the book of Proverbs, chapter 4, verse 16.

He worshipped the ground she walked on. So beneath the mohawk, tough talk, and bad attitude is an old-fashioned momma’s boy that happens to loved his mother very much. He says to us, whatever we think about our mother, he feels the same thing about his mom. He feels that mothers are God’s greatest creations. Our mom, his mom, thank god for mother’s. Nobody makes as many sacrifices as a mother, and his mother was no exception. For every sacrifice she made, God rewarded her.

His mother was tired, because she worked many hours scrubbing floors as a domestic engineer. For every effort his mother had to make, she had to pump her heart for two. And for all of that work, God rewarded her. For every hour of pain she induced in labor, God rewarded her.

Back in 1984, he recorded a song called “Treat your mother right”. He dedicated that song, to let her know how much he loves her. Not just on holidays, but he loved her on president’s day.

Now the crowd is giving him the What treatment, and T is eating it up. Awesome.

Yes!! Yes!! Yes!!

Thank you, T is just trying to tell us how he feels about his mother.

Thank you mother!!

He came from the ghetto, but the ghetto was never born in him. His mother taught his family good values, she taught them right from wrong. To do the right thing, to respect your elders. His mother taught them to stay in school, and study hard. Don’t hang with the wrong crowd, to always pray and study the bibles. And if you want something, save enough money to get that, and she always had a big, thick strap to punish them when needed.

All T wanted to do was to be a good son to his mother. He drew a picture when he was 9 years old of a big house, and showed his mother. One day, he would be a boxer, or a football player, and be big and strong, buy her this house. She said if it’s the lord’s will, then it will be done. T did just that, and bought her a pretty dress.

He wanted her to know he heard everything she said. Her love was like a big blanket on a cold Chicago night. He loved his mother too much to disrespect her. Jesus said Gospel of John Chapter 9, Verse 13.

How can he tell her mother he love her, then break into someone’s house. He would lie, he loves her too much to do that.

He wants to thank his 7 big brothers for setting the example. He wants to thank his only daughter Lisa, who is studying for a doctor’s degree. He wants to thank his best man, his son T Junior. Congratulations on receiving your master’s degree.

Here comes Kane.

Kane is here to tell him his time is up.

They never did that to anyone else.

So his time is up.

Our next inductee is Paul Bearer, and King calls out for Kane to induct him.

“I hate to cut Mr. T off with his talking about his Momma, but I had to talk about my Daddy”- Kane.

He was born William Moody, and grew up with his family, watching wrestling. He was working in wrestling, with greats like Michael “P.S.” Hayes, and Robert Gibson of Rock and Roll Express.

But he went off to serve in the army, and went he came back, he was a certified mortician. That’s right, the role he went on to become famous, he was indeed a mortician. He started his wrestling career as Mr. X. But that didn’t last very long, so he became a manager as Percival Pringle III in World Class Championship Wrestling with the Von Erichs. But his career took a turn for the better in 1990, becoming Paul Bearer and working for WWE, with The Undertaker.

But with every good thing, comes to an end, as Paul Bearer turned on The Undertaker, and formed alliances with Vader and Mankind. But in 1997, he started his bond with Kane.

He learned so much with Paul Bearer, on the road. He even turned Kane into a country music fan.

But Paul always reminded Kane who his Daddy was, and even when he was ill, he asked Kane to drive. Kane to hide his identity, he wore a ski mask heading into the building. So imagine Paul Bearer heading out of a big Cadillac popping out, screaming “It’s a miracle, Kane can drive”.

But Kane owes him a gratitude, because if it wasn’t for Paul, there would never be a Kane.

Even after leaving WWE, Paul would return, and in storyline, was met with his demise. But Paul always loved his fans, he would go to Cauliflower Club, and would venture in social media. This spring, William joined his wife in eternity. It struck Kane at the funeral how big William was, with the outpouring support of the fans. He was a monumental part of The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 29. He brings out his two sons to honor Paul.

They want to thank us, and have one final say….OHHHHHH YES!!!!

Now, the gongs go off, and here is The Undertaker, with his own special urn.

Undertaker giving William his own special tribute.

Next up….it’s time for the bad guy….Razor Ramon.

King introduces us to “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash to induct him.

1993, Nash received a phone call from WWE. Asking to leave the “prestigious” Vinnie Vegas gimmick in WCW to be Shawn Michaels bodyguard. Shawn was feuding with Razor, and Kev had a front row seat, watching two of the greatest of all time doing what they had never done before. He was able to witness the ring work, but also heard them talk about it in the car. He only had around 100 matches, and been in the business for 4 years, he was set to face Razor for the IC Strap. Scott was a mentor to him in the ring, each night he beat him down, Scott took him to the place he needed to be. Shawn, Razor, and Kev spent 300 days a year going from night to-night, sharing a room for $45 a night. When he was here for Shawn’s induction, he felt like nothing would be more emotional than that, but he’s wrong. He has a biological brother, but he found 4 brothers in this business. This is very emotional for him, putting another one of his brothers in tonight. It’s time for Razor Ramon.

Hey Yo!!

When Razor was 8 years old, he watched his first wrestling show. When he was in his early 20′s, he had his first wrestling match. He discovered something he never knew, he had a greater love for stepping into the curtain, even when things weren’t so good for his life. And if you asked Razor how is he doing, he’d say “better than you, Chico”. But he found that he had such a connection with the fans, whether he was a villain, or a good guy. So thank you to all of the fans that are watching.

He was privileged to be mentored by some of the great wrestlers, and for those people, he thanks. He realized that dreams do come true, if you work hard for it. Bad times don’t last, but bad guys do.

The entire Kliq now comes out, and embraces Razor.

I have a feeling WWE told him to cut off his speech, which in my opinion isn’t good, but this was still a good speech.

It’s time for Bad News Barrett.

Why?

He has some bad news….

Remember this moment to the superstars, drink in this moment, because this is the closest any of them will be for getting into the Hall of Fame.

Wade Barrett has his moment.

King now introduces us to Carlos Colon.

Inducting Carlos are his 2 sons, Carlito and Primo, along with his nephew Epico.

Carlito is great, he talks about the time being cut and he said it’s like he hadn’t left.

But this is about Carlito’s dad.

Carlos grew up in New York and watched WWF, in particular Bruno Sammartino, Carlos knew he would be a wrestler. He promised his mother he would graduate in high school, and he did just that. On Monday, he graduated, on Tuesday, he wrestled.

He worked all over the world, and in 1973, pops came back home in Puerto Rico.

He founded Capital Sports Promotion, and he brought in greats like Andre The Giant, Yokozuna, The Funks, “Rowdy “Roddy Piper, “The American Dream”, and just like that, he became a major superstar. He sold out Puerto Rico, and toured all over the world. Some of the bloodiest brawls happened in Puerto Rico. Barbed wire matches, scaffold matches, and the like.

Out comes Carlos Colon.

Carlos started in the business 48 years ago, he never believed in his wildest dreams, he would be a part of the WWE Hall of Fame. He started his career traveling all over the world. He met his wife in Canada. They raised a family, and he wants to thank them for his 2 sons, nephew, and 2 daughters. He thanks many men that have crossed his town a time or two.

He is honored to join these men, and his fellow countryman, Pedro Morales.

Carlos is speaking to his family, thanking them in spanish.

Now comes The Ultimate Warrior.

Linda McMahon is about to induct him. Now that’s a storyline I want to see.

Warrior called and asked Linda to induct him, that answers the question there.

He legally changed his name to Warrior, because he believed in the Warrior lifestyle.

He had such a unique entrance, with his running to the ring, turbo-charged. Running around the ring, shaking the ropes. But he was a loner backstage, but he was such a perfectionist. He wasn’t always the best to get along with, because his way wasn’t always the right way. When he came back to WWE, he asked for Linda to speak directly to him, because she believed in what he was doing. Sometimes, he would call her, venting frustration, she would put the phone down, or even mute and did her work. He just needed someone to vent, and she was happy to do it. He has time to coach, but he doesn’t have time to hear excuses. He is a devoted husband, father, and patriot. And he is a true WWE legend. He believes that if you say the words you can’t, then you won’t.

She introduces Warrior, and he comes out with his two daughters.

The most anticipated speech in sports entertainment.

Warrior wants to thank his wife, who they met in 1996. She put up with some things, and he wants to thank her, and he loves her. His mother is in the house. His father left when he was 11 years old, and she never missed the beat. The discipline he has is because of her. He also wants to thank his two daughters. Although he has done awesome things in WWE, the most awesome thing he has ever done is to be their father.

For everything that has happened, it’s awesome that this is happening. The younger guys backstage had a chance to meet him, and he is psyched about getting some DDP Yoga. For a second, he thought he was watching DDP Yoga infomercial.

But it’s great to see DDP help these guys with their self-destructive ways. Did he just say that? He promised he wouldn’t say those two words. He wants to thank Paul for putting this together. He wanted to put the DVD out-of-the-way. Paul brought up how he was only in the ring with him for 5 minutes, and Warrior said well for only being in the ring with him for 5 minutes, he sure learned alot.

But if you really want to do something kick-ass with your life, practice his brand of kick-ass, be away from the brand 18 years, and main event this event.

The crowd chants one more match.

He said one more match won’t happen, but other things will. He wants to thank some people in this business. Even the people he has crossed paths with, taught him something. Red Bastian, trained him, along with Steve Borden, Sting. They went to Mid-South with Jerry Jarrett, King, Dirty Dutch, The Fantastics, ted Dibiase, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams. He brings up Ted and Steve wrestled like they didn’t even want them there. He brings up World Class, as The Dingo Warrior. He worked with The Von Erichs, George South, Bruiser Brody, Broncho Lubbock told him about WWE. He wished they would bring the F back in for the old school guys. He is so disappointed that Jerry MCDevitt got his ass kicked by the wildlife people.

He went to New York, with WWE. Jorge Estrada was the first man he worked with. He pressed slammed him 15 times to see if he’d blow up. He was blown up just getting into the ring. Steve Lombardi, AKA The Brooklyn Brawler.

Warrior saw some things in that DVD that broke his heart, because they said he was an asshole, and a loner. The truth is they broke the new guys in to see how long they could handle things. if they couldn’t, they were out very quickly. He is a good guy, and when those things are said about him. He wants to thank the superstars that are behind the scenes. Some of them for 25-30 years, they are the superstars that make this happen. The ring crew, the ones that get very few hours of sleep, put the ring together. Then ask if the wrestlers want anything.

Wrestlemania 30 is tomorrow, he was at Wrestlemania 4. He has a suggestion that they need to honor these men and women as well. Next year, he wants to see the Jimmy Miranda Award.

He wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the Ultimate Warrior fans. He is Warrior, his name, the one and only Ultimate Warrior. They are fans, and The Ultimate Warrior is a legend, so the fans are legends. They have fought for years, fought the lies, they tried to rewrite history, and they fought back, and he is here tonight, because of the Warrior fans.

Thank you for the life he has, for the views that he has, and the opportunity to just be himself. The business was based on merit. The reason he and Steve had an opportunity in this business is because they had respect for the men that paved the way, to give themselves a chance. he remember when what he puts into it, it was worth something. And that was great, when you determined the success you had based on the work you put into it. And when people told him things, he tried to listen, but the one man who never told him to stop was Vince McMahon.

Warrior brings up a story on how guys were upset about their checks, they would go in and talk to him about it at TV or MSG shows, they would show him, they came out of the meeting with a bobbing head. Even Bad News Brown did that.

Warrior remembers meeting Vince for the first time, he wasn’t on TV, he wrote a diary, on that meeting. Warrior approached him, and said Mr. McMahon, I have an idea on how to make the shows better, and he wasn’t even on TV. Vince heard that, and from then on, Warrior could always openly speak to Vince.

He misses the brotherhood he had with the boys, experiencing things, and being bigger than life, when really he wasn’t. In this business, there are a few legitimate tough guys, the rest get to play that role. That is fascinating, you get to play these roles, where fans believe in you. He never forgot that first Make-A-Wish Foundation, and he brings up John Cena.

Cena doesn’t want people to know, but he is huge with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. he is a huge Ultimate Warrior fan, too.

But to experience brightening up a kid’s life, just by showing up. It’s unbelievable. Bringing up Ray Lewis, when he retired saying he is “The Ultimate Warrior”, and ESPN put Ultimate Warrior gear on. Wrestlers don’t put baseball gear on, hockey gear, football gear, but yet they do.

WWE gives you an opportunity to play that you have things together, yet if you can play act to have things together in wrestling, you should make your life work. People say he doesn’t respect the business, he always thinks about the business. And he appreciates everything the business has given him.

People made fun of him for being blown up in the match, and he said he was blown up with his entrance, but he thrives on that. To be pushed so far. You can do more things in life than you think. One time, all he could hear was his heart beating, in the ring. Being in the WWE gave him such an incredible experience.

People have been wondering what he was going to say, and how he would act. People would say he didn’t know where to draw the line. People still work the gimmick in social media, but his gimmick was his. The Ultimate Warrior is such an intensity in character. And he figured if he’d go to the ring, and he wanted fans to get behind it, then what is wrong with using yourself to inspire your life? That is what he has done. All he knows is when he was in the business, nobody said anything to his face. The DVD was just wrong, it made him angry, and hurtful.

He is honored to being inducted into the 2014 Hall of Fame, and is honored for being an ambassador to the company. There are many different characters that made this work, and he was one of them.

One thing this company needs is to help the younger generation come up. To the young guys, the writing will be on the wall, your time will come, but you have an opportunity to make something happen, so use that time wisely.

Thank you to everyone, enjoy Wrestlemania, and goodnight.

The show ends here.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

3 1/2 hours with the full speeches, whether some of it was short or not. But I enjoyed this. This is what makes Wrestlemania special, and I was glad to watch it. This was a major test to see how the video would be, and with the exception of a few cuts, this was very good. Which means tomorrow night, hopefully will go without a glitch.

I was a bit disappointed Warrior didn’t thank Hogan, but there still is, and probably always will be some bad blood between the two.

But this also was about a story on how certain performers had battled their demons, and have survived. Congratulations to every single one of the deserved inductees. I will talk to you tomorrow night at Wrestlemania. Give me your thoughts on the show.

Impact Wrestling 4/3/14…Fatal 4-Way For The Gold

Tonight, Impact will give us a World Title match. Fatal 4-way, between Magnus Vs Samoa Joe Vs Abyss Vs “Showtime” Eric Young.

Impact Wrestling is now.

Mike Tenay and Taz welcome us to the show. Tag Team Table match kicks off the show. Bobby Roode and EC3 taking on Bully Ray and Willow.

Bully Ray goes through a table with a Spinebuster by Roode. Earlier in the match, Willow went after Rockstar Spud, who was in a wheelchair.

Now Roode puts Bully through another table, with a Roode Bomb.

Roode wants Bully to go through one more table.

EC3….GET THE TABLE!!!

Roode went to the top rope, and did a body splash, on top of Bully, through a table.

Does Bully know who Roode is?

“The King of the Night” Kenny King shows up. The problem is MVP has nothing planned for Kenny.

Mr. Anderson Vs Samuel Shaw, in a straightjacket match is next.

Magnus has entered the building earlier tonight. He and Abyss are on the same page.

MVP is talking about tonight’s card. Mr. Anderson faces Samuel Shaw in a straightjacket Match. Madison Rayne chooses her tag partner for tonight’s match against The Beautiful People. And our Fatal 4-way match.

Kenny King comes in, and MVP tells him he will talk to him later.

Mr. Anderson Vs Samuel Shaw is now.

Shaw wins with his chokehold, and puts Anderson in a straight jacket.

The Beautiful People are back in full effect, and they are better than ever. Madison Rayne should have stayed home with her baby, but she will be schooled, no matter who she chooses as her partner.

Earlier today, “Showtime” Eric Young was talking about his title match tonight. When this started, Eric wanted to right the wrong, by turning Abyss into a monster. But now it is to prove he belongs in this title picture, and will show us tonight.

Tigre Uno is now going to face Sanada in a Best of 3 Series for the X-Division Title.

But Kenny King interrupts the match before it started. He has something he has to say, and heads to the ring.

He is not here to rob the spotlight, not here to claim it, he is here to take the spotlight. Kenny King is the X-Division.

He sees all of the talent in this ring, but the X-Division is Kenny King. He was born doing backflips, and by the time he was 13, he was doing things Mil Mascaras can dream of.

Enter MVP.

MVP tells Kenny he is acting crazy, and is interrupting his show. When did it become his show? He took out Dixie Carter, and the fans demand action.

Kenny calls himself the greatest superstar in the ring.

MVP suggests they talk backstage about this, but Kenny doesn’t want to hear about that. He wants to be the man around here, and main eventing Impact Wrestling.

Nobody is here to wrestle Kenny tonight, they can talk about next week. Kenny talks about Bully Ray isn’t doing anything, he can wrestle anyone. How about MVP?

MVP says he is the director of operations, and can’t work tonight. Kenny asks for a bow for his fans, and he does that, bumps into MVP. Now they have a problem.

Kenny suggests an exhibition match, and MVP agrees to it.

But next, Sanada Vs Tigre Uno.

Sanada wins with a Double Underhook Suplex, he gets a 1-0 lead.

Magnus and Abyss are on the same page, and he is about to show us a side of Abyss we have never seen before.

Brittany approaches Madison Rayne, she is a big fan of Madison. And she wants to be Madison’s partner tonight. Madison declines, saying she doesn’t want her to get involved with those two women. Brittany reminds Madison someone gave her a chance, and a few years later, she is the Knockout Champion. Britt did defeat Gail Kim in her match, okay, shut the door and talk strategy.

Our World Heavyweight Champion comes out to the ring.

He wants Abyss to come to the ring, and he does, complete in a suit and tie.

Magnus reminds Abyss he brought him back, and they have been on the same page. So tonight, Abyss will help Magnus retain his title. He refuses to treat him like Father James Mitchell, or Eric Young. Magnus is a brit, and british people do not show their emotions, but Magnus loves Abyss.

That seemed to touch him a bit, and as they leave the ring, Eric Young shows up and goes after Abyss, But Magnus helps Abyss and the numbers gave comes, until Joe comes in for the save. But now EY is upset Joe helped him, and told him to stay out of it.

MVP is with the Wolves. They have a title match against The Bromans later tonight, but Robbie E. shows up with a doctor’s note, saying that Jesse can’t work due to an accident at the gym.

The match is off.

The Beautiful People Vs Madison Rayne and Brittany, now.

The Beautiful People pin Brittany with a Makeover. Madison was only in the ring once.

Still to come, Fatal 4-Way for the World Heavyweight Title. Magnus Vs Joe Vs Abyss Vs Eric Young.

But next, MVP Vs Kenny King in an exhibition match.

The match ends in a no contest when both men fight each other. Officials came to check on him. Magnus approaches EC3. He wants Ethan to watch his back, EC3 isn’t feeling it.

Kenny King had to show MVP who he was, and MVP nails him from behind. The Wolves pulled them both away, trying to cool the situation.

Our main event is the Fatal 4-Way for the World Heavyweight Championship. Magnus Vs Samoa Joe Vs Abyss Vs “Showtime” Eric Young.

Magnus pins EY with an elbow drop off the top rope. Magnus told Abyss he loves him right when he had an opportunity to win, but Abyss froze.

The show ends with Magnus celebrating.

Next Thursday, Dixie Carter is back.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Tonight’s show was okay, but there wasn’t any setting up Sacrifice, which is four weeks away.

Too short of the X-Division match too, as well as The Beautiful People. Just not much else to talk about tonight.

No Smackdown report, so I will talk to you live, Saturday night about the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, at 9:00 PM, eastern. Talk to you then.

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