Zack Ryder has yet again taken to YouTube to make himself relevant, since WWE isn't, and created a new show called Zack Ryder's Last ReZort. I think the title pretty much explains the show for itself, but here's the first episode in case you're curious about it:
I have to admit, my husband and I bust on him all the time. We say his infamous "Woo! Woo! WooI"and some statement that has him barely recognized by the likes of the WWE or the WWE Universe. It brings us joy. Don't get me wrong, I like Zack and I loved his former show Long Island Iced Z, so what I think he's doing with this new show is great. Your dreams aren't going to be handed to you, you have to go out and make them happen. He's attempting to make himself relevant within the industry again and hopefully, will result in the push within the WWE that he so desperately craves. I wouldn't really call this an episode as so much a teaser, but it has my interested peaked and I'll be checking out the upcoming episodes. I'll be posting them on my WWE Universe along with my thoughts on each episode, so stay tuned!
Each Sunday, My WWE Universe selects a tweet from a WWE Superstar that supersedes and stands out above all the rest, giving it the title of Superstar Tweet of the Week. This week's Superstar Tweet of the Week comes from The Chairman of the WWE, Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon).
Mr. McMahon rarely comes up on my Twitter Feed, but when he does, he always has something important to say. Vince McMahon announced that he ranked #23 on The Forbes Billionaires 2014 List. I do not know much about Mr. McMahon aside from the fact that he took over the company from his father and even though this doesn't go into much detail, I still found it to be very inspiring. It just goes to show that if you have a dream and you work hard to make that dream a reality, it can happen, regardless of where you came from or how you grew up.
You can view the information about Mr. McMahon on Forbes' Billionaires 2014 List here: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/fjlk45edee/vince-mcmahon/
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The WWE Universe has been speculating since Monday Night Raw that The Shield were finally done for as the glue holding The Shield together, Seth Rollins, had his breaking moment and walked out on his brothers. Not only did Seth walk out, but during a very pivotal moment I may add, as The Shield and The Wyatt Family had a rematch against one another, where The Wyatt Family yet again defeated the Hounds of Justice. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns came out together for the Summit on Friday Night Smackdown, but Seth Rollins who initially set up The Summit, was no where to be found.
After Dean Ambrose called Seth Rollins out, he came out through the main entrance and into the ring. Seth explained his actions to his brothers, and to us, stating that The Shield hasn't been on the same page for some time now and continually sacrificed himself for the greater good. Seth stated that Dean and Roman are now standing together, finally on the same page and seeing eye to eye, which is all he really wanted. After Dean and Seth threw a few slaps and punches at each other, Seth finally asked the questions that we all knew was coming: if they were going to split up and go their separate ways or band together and be stronger than ever? Seth put his fist in first, followed by Roman and after a few seconds, Dean joined them. The Shield decided to stand strong and unite, being so much more dominant and powerful in the WWE now more than they ever were.
Needless to say, this believer is one happy girl :). All three men are so dynamic and just flow so perfectly together. They've done so much during their time in the WWE and I feel there is more to come from them. Believe in that and believe in The Shield.
The Big Show returned to the WWE on March 7th's edition of Friday Night Smackdown after being out of action after being brutally attacked by Brock Lesnar during their match at Royal Rumble. The Big Show was partnered with Daniel Bryan to go one-on-one with Batista and Kane which, to no surprise, won the match.
Welcome back, Big Show! It's always good to see you in the ring, doing what you do best :).
We all know that I was a severely huge Leo Kruger fan, and when I heard that Leo Kruger was no longer and Adam Rose was born, I was completely devastated. Seriously, I felt like I had lost a loved one and was grieving for quite some time and am still not 100% okay. Although I must say, this entry is not going to be what I thought it would be, and I mean that in a good way.
Adam Rose debuted on NXT this week. Adam loves to party, loves to dance, pretty much loves to have a good time. He's surrounded by others like him who also love to party, people wearing glow bands, wigs and mascot-like animal heads. It's like New Years Eve every day in life of Adam Rose. In the ring, he also dances and does this airplane motion, along with flips on the floor of the ring. He won his first match against Wesley Blake, the "San Antonio Cowboy", and his fellow party people that accompanied down to the ring came back once the match was finished to continue to dance the night away. Adam Rose reminds me of Russell Brand's character Aldo Snow in "Get Him To The Greek", not the drug/alcohol aspect of it but that he was always partying and always having a good time, along with how he dresses.
After seeing The Adam Rose Experience first hand, it got me thinking. I don't know why WWE/NXT decided to get rid of Leo Kruger in place of Adam Rose and I feel as if I will never know the answer, but I am happy. I'm happy for Raymond Leppan, the gentleman who brought Leo Kruger to life as well as Adam Rose, and the WWE/NXT believes in him so much, that rather than parting ways with Leppan when Kruger wasn't working out, they decided to create a whole new character for him. That makes me happy. This man is not only technically talented in the ring but also at bringing these completely diverse character to life, and both adored dearly by the WWE/NXT Universe. Although I may still be mourning the loss of one of my absolute favorite NXT personas Leo Kruger, I will surely keep an open mind to The Adam Rose Experience. Even if he may not be my cup of tea in the end, I'm still a fan of Raymond Leppan and what he's capable of doing in this industry.
And an unexpected rivalry at that.
Before Graves' match against Yoshi Tatsu on this week's NXT, Corey released grievances he had with not being featured on NXT ArRIVAL while someone like Sami Zayn, who is newly recovered from an injury, continuously gets opportunity after opportunity solely because the man has heart. Graves also claimed he would have defeated Cesaro but instead, he's paired against Yoshi who was, according to Graves, "never relevant". After Corey pretty much destroyed Yoshi during their match and even attacked him right after, Sami came to Yoshi's aid and confronted Graves. Sami said that he, like us, didn't know there was a problem between the two of them, but if it was an opportunity Corey wanted, all he had to do was ask. Sami challenged Graves to a match, which JBL set up and Sami won. Speaking of that match, did you see that amazing move Sami did during that match? The one where he went to run, fly and attack Corey from the ring and when Corey got away, Sami hopped onto the top rope with his rear end, back flipped and landed on one knee. It was so incredible that I had to rewind and watch it again!
I have a feeling this won't be the last time we see these two duke it out in the ring and this rivalry has only just begun.
When one thinks of the NXT's Diva division, the majority of the WWE/NXT Universe would immediately say Paige, Emma, Summer Rae and Bayley come to mind. For me, Sasha Banks also comes to mind because she, along with Summer Rae, are my favorites and I just love them. One NXT Diva that I didn't mention, who seems have fallen in the background that is, until now, is none other than Charlotte. When she debuted, we knew her as Rick Flair's daughter and Bayley's bestie (which Charlotte didn't really have a say in the matter. Bayley, as much as I like her, is quite clingy). Late last year she ditched the headband-clad hugger for the Beautiful Fierce Females Summer Rae and Sasha Banks. Since then, she's joined them ringside rooting on either Summer or Sasha, whoever was fighting at that moment and even intervened from time to time. Now, it appears Charlotte is not tagging along anymore and paving her own road in NXT. On the March 6th edition of NXT, Charlotte won her match against Emma and recapped Paige's interview, which Charlotte interrupted, informing Paige that was coming after the NXT Womens Championship. I think Charlotte could be the one to take it from her.
WWE announced their fourth inductee for the 2014 Hall of Fame and it is no other than Paul Bearer.
I was hoping he would be inducted. He definitely left a mark on the industry and will never be forgotten. Paul is one of the few men in wrestling I remember watching growing up as a kid. Watching this touching video of Paul's announcement into the WWE Hall of Fame makes my heart swell up with so many emotions. Every time I hear him say "Ohhhh yesssss!", my heart skips a beat and immediately takes me back to my childhood. If you haven't seen the video, it's available below for you all to view. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that The Undertaker will be the one to induct Paul into the Hall of Fame. It would only be appropriate for him to do so.
For months, we've watched as Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have bickered back and forth with one another while Seth Rollins would step in each time to refocus his teammates. Unfortunately for both Ambrose and Reigns, Rollins decided he was through with being the peacekeeper and at the worst moment possible. Seth was doing a dynamic job at the beginning of their match against The Wyatt Family, flipping on the rope between each member of the family and knocking them down. Dean Ambrose did what he does best and intervened, attacking Bray Wyatt. This distracted Seth, losing his balance on the top rope and falling. Seth at one point during the match wanted to tag out, but Dean nor Roman were anywhere to be found. At one time during the match, Dean did become the legal man and when he went to tag in Seth, Seth backed down off the ring. You could just see it in Seth's face that he was upset and something was about to happen. When Roman confronted Seth, he said he could not be the glue that keeps them together and that those two would have to figure it out. The match continued as Seth watched from the top of the entrance as his teammates were beaten once again by The Wyatt Family.
Seriously, Seth. Worst timing ever. Although in his defense, you can't avoid a breakdown from happening and certainly cannot stop it once it's begun.