Posts Tagged ‘United States Championship’

Here we are at WWE’s Payback. You guys know the formula. Let’s see what we think this month…

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal Four Way Match: Seth Rollins vs Roman Reigns vs Dean Ambrose vs Randy Orton

Robbie’s Pick: Randy Orton – Kane will be “fired” and I see Seth and Kane working an angle going forward without the title. I know there’s a lot os speculation in a Shield Reunion and that would be pretty cool too. Not real sure on this one honestly but sadly I do think a title change is needed and Randy is super hot again with the fans as their top baby face.

Shane’s Pick: Seth Rollins

Derick’s Pick: Seth Rollins – Punk wanted the Championship to not constantly be involved in a game of Hot Potato. Maybe that will be the one tip from him the WWE may actually use for booking.

WWE United States Championship “I Quit” Match: John Cena vs Rusev

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I’m marking out so much for this current Cena… there, I said it. This is the coolest I have seen Cena in a long long time and I’m absolutely loving this angle. The old me would make a joke about Rusev’s fate being sealed once it was announced as an I Quit Match but the new me just finds Rusev 100% un-entertaining. “LET’S GO CENA….”

Shane’s Pick: Cena

Derick’s Pick: Rusev – Still not picking Cena… not really sure what’s up with Rob being pro-Cena again…but yeah, still not picking Cena. “CENA SUCKS!”

WWE Tag Team Championship 2 out of 3 Falls Match: The New Day vs Tyson Kidd & Cesaro

Robbie’s Pick: The New Day – The fans are right. New Day Sucks for sure…. :/ I’d love for Cesaro and Kidd to reclaim the belts but Vince won’t allow it….probably because the team is half Swiss….

Shane’s Pick: The New Day

Derick’s Pick: Cesaro & Kidd – I’m never picking The New Day too, remember?

Ryback vs Bray Wyatt

Robbie’s Pick: Ryback – As much as I love Bray I really do believe it’s time to get Ryback back in the main picture. That Cena and Punk story he was involved in hurt him and he’s been slowly climbing back up the ladder.

Shane’s Pick: Bray Wyatt – This is a match?  Odd.

Derick’s Pick: Bray WyattHe lost at Wrestlemania let’s give him this one.

Dolph Ziggler vs Sheamus

Robbie’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler – I think this may be the 2nd time Dolph gets one over on Sheamus and causes him to absolutly snap and become an even more violent and vengeful heel character. #PUSHDOLPH

Shane’s Pick: Sheamus – I refuse to believe that they will ever push new, exciting talent over Sheamus.

Derick’s Pick: Sheamus – Minus the hair.

King Barrett vs Neville

Robbie’s Pick: King Barrett – Remember when Sheamus won King of The Ring and became a fool losing every week on TV because he pissed someone off in the back? Well I don’t think Barrett has done that but it seems he hasn’t had any luck against Neville on TV. I got a feeling both guys will shine on this match but Barrett will win overall.

Shane’s Pick: Barrett – Because I like Neville and can’t stand Barrett.

Derick’s Pick – King Barrett – Bull Hammer, son!

Curtis Axel and Macho Mandow vs The Ascension

Robbie’s Pick: Curtis Axel & Macho Mandow – Do I really need to explain Mega Powers 2.0? 🙂

Shane’s Pick: The Ascension – Just to be contrary.

Derick’s Pick:  Curtis Axel & Macho Mandow- Wouldn’t that be the best thing EVER…. OF ALL TIME!?

Tamina & Naomi vs The Bella Twins

Robbie’s Pick: Tamina & Naomi – We haven’t seen Tamina in a long time so lets go with her team.

Shane’s Pick: Bellas

Derick’s Pick:  Tamina & Naomi – Nobody wins. Everybody loses.

 

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Hey we are at the second PPV of the Year, WWE’s Fast Lane. Fast Lane as you know by now has taken the place of Elimination Chamber which overall we think will be a good idea. Elimination Chamber has always seemed out of place and logically I think this PPV will fit more with the “Road to Wrestlemania” theme. Hopefully its debut will not be a disappointment and go over a bit better witht he fans than The Royal Rumble did. Let’s take a moment and look at our predictions for WWE’s newest PPV…

WWE World Heavywight Championship No. 1 Contenders Match: Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns

Robbie’s Pick: Daniel Bryan – I truly and honestly want to believe WWE has realized that the fans simply just do not want Roman Reigns as their top guy at this time. Daniel is apparently the money maker on the roster right now. Hopefully WWE likes money.

Shane’s Pick: Roman Reigns – I just see this match existing to shut up the fans who don’t like Reigns, but only for a moment because Reigns is the guy right now and there’s no way he’s not going to Mania.

Derick’s Pick: Roman Reigns – Roman Reigns wins this match but somehow someway Daniel Bryan will be in the Main Event of Wrestlemania.

United States Championship match: Rusev vs John Cena

Robbie’s Pick: John Cena – I know right!? You’re probably shocked but I see this as a good thing. Cena going after the secondary titles will be overall good for multiple reasons. It can help give some more credibility to them, it will keep Cena away from Ric’s 16 time record, allow the kids to have their winning hero and honestly I just don’t care about Rusev at all. Like Shane has said on multiple occasions “This isn’t 1983 anymore.” That being said I wouldn’t be surprised if this story leads into Wrestlemania with Hogan in Cena’s corner… AMERICA!

Shane’s Pick: John Cena via shenanigans – They really couldn’t wait until Mania?  That’s the worst part of WWE’s booking right now…they build up to a match by giving you the same match over and over again.  Cena wins but doesn’t get the belt, setting up the same match at Mania.

Derick’s Pick: Rusev – I don’t even know enough about about this big Russian bastard but I’m sticking to my guns. I hate Cena and said I’m not picking him so there!

Intercontinental Championship Match: Bad New Barrett vs Dean Ambrose

Robbie’s Pick: Dean Ambrose – Dean lost enough of his matches during the Bray Wyatt feud. Time for him to be like his former Shield brother and “look strong” Giving him the IC strap is the thing he needs at this time. 

Shane’s Pick: Wade Barrett – As much as I want Ambrose to win this, I just figure Barrett retains.

Derick’s Pick:  Dean Ambrose – I like them both so this was a literally a coin toss decision.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos vs Cesaro and Tyson Kidd

Robbie’s Pick: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd – It’s long overdue for Cesaro to be wearing some gold again in WWE. I’m really digging this team and Cesaro knows a thing or two about being a tag team wrestler. If they are not going to push him as a single competitor let him do what he does best! Maybe Tyson will get the recognition he deserves as well.

Shane’s Pick: The Usos – Giving Kidd & Cesaro makes too much sense, so I figure we’ll go the other way.  Plus, we’ll get to see how much heat Cesaro got for his Twitter being hacked and it saying that he wishes Vince would die already.  Yeah, I know it wasn’t HIM, but still…

Derick’s Pick – Cesaro and Tyson Kidd – You know why? I hate The Usos…. USO DUMB!!!!! STUPID!!!! STUPID!!!!

Dolph Ziggler, Ryback & Erick Rowan vs The Authority

Robbie’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan – Seems like this match was randomly thrown together and Seth may be in a little bit of hot water for his little “Social Media incident”

Shane’s Pick: Team Babyfaces – Because logic.

Derick’s Pick: Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan – Big Show is trying to tie Rey Myeterio’s knee injuries with Face/Heel Turns. Go get ’em Big guy!

Goldust vs Stardust

Robbie’s Pick: Stardust – Maybe Goldust will drop the paint and just be Dustin after this match blows over. Leaving Cody in the paint and the “Crazy one” of the family.

Shane’s Pick: Stardust – Again, why do this before Mania?  Ugh!  Cody as Stardust is killing it right now, so I like him sticking around a little longer.

Derick’s Pick: Goldust – Why you even asking me that? You know where my allegiance lie. I’d follow that guy to the gates of Hell and carry him back! LOVE THAT GUY!

WWE Diva’s Championship Match: Nikki Bella vs Paige

Robbie’s Pick: Paige – Despite the on again off again Bella feud the past year I still think we are getting a Nikki vs Brie match at Wrestlemania.

Shane’s Pick: Nikki Bella – I’m taking Robbie’s logic, and applying the fact that the Nikki VS Brie match will be for the title, so Nikki retains.  Gotta get the story line for Season 19 of Total Divas worked in there somehow!

Derick’s Pick:  Paige – Not picking Nikki anymore either….stupid Cena!

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Greetings Kick Out at 2 readers and welcome back to this week’s edition of RAW IS XANATOS! Unfortunately this will be my last Weekly Edition of RAW IS XANATOS for awhile. At this time in my life I’m dealing with too many outside situations and different issues that do not allow me to remain dedicated to the segment and give it the attention that I feel it deserves. I guess you can kinda say I’m pulling a Chris Jericho and taking a small break. Rest assured I will still be here doing my normal articles and I couldn’t be happier with the direction that RAW has taken over the last few months. Unlike John Cena, I know when something gets stale and repetitive so that’s why I’m putting “Kick Out at 2’s Longest Running Weekly Episodic Article” on hold. Hopefully it will return soon revitalized and in a different format but for now all I can say is thank you for reading weekly and I hope you have enjoyed my views of WWE’s flagship program. 

Thank You So Much!

– Robbie C.

 

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Greetings Kick Out at 2 readers and welcome back to this week’s edition of RAW IS XANATOS!  Fresh of the heels of SummerSlam everyone expected a new WWE Champion. Everyone wanted Daniel Bryan but here we are in another “Age of Orton”. I somewhat expected this but because it was almost too obvious I was hoping they wouldn’t go that way. I guess the “swerve” was supposed to be Triple H going heel but yet again the moment he was added as the referee it was pretty clear this would happen as well. With WWE’s “Biggest party of The Summer” now over let’s take a look at the fallout it had on this weeks RAW and PPV  with…RAW IS XANATOS!

My Top Moments of this RAW:

1) JOHN CENA ANNOUNCING HE IS LEAVING THE WWE FOR 4-6 MONTHS!!!  – Yes I typed that in all caps because it needed to be. For over a decade now we have seen Cena in the same routine over and over and over and over and over again…. It’s beyond time for this guy to step aside and let someone else bask in the limelight for awhile. When you announce you’re taking time off due to an injury and you get a resounding cheer because you’re leaving that should tell you something. This will be an awesome time for wrestling and a chance for others to show the company what they can do. If you are in the group that will miss Cena fear not. I’m sure he will still be able to see his segments on Total Divas.

2) Daniel Bryan- Sunday the top Babyface in the company did something that a lot of people didn’t think was possible. He pinned Cena clean and won the WWE Championship.  The WWE Fanbase and Internet literally blew up for those few minutes that Bryan was Champion. The fact that Randy Orton cashed in on him after Triple H’s betrayal did something else the WWE has been needing for awhile. Orton and Triple H are now no doubt the top heels in the company and this will do nothing but put Daniel Bryan over even more in a  major way. As much as it currently sucks for Bryan his big picture is going to manifest to something awesome. I’m calling it now that he headlines Wrestlemania.

3) Randy Orton and The McMahons – I was really hoping that Triple H would dub Randy Orton and The Shield the newest incarnation of Evolution but it looks like perhaps they are somewhat doing the return of The Corporation.  Randy Orton and Triple H were always meant to be Heels. Nothing about their personality ever really said they were a babyface so this is a good change going forward.

4) CM Punk I’m loving the fact that CM Punk is holding his own against the Paul Heyman Guys. I mean he’s out numbered but they are constantly making him look like a fighter. If RVD we’re to come into the story I would eventually love to see Punk team with RVD. RVD vs Punk would be simply awesome as well!

5) RVD – It looks like Christian is going to be an afterthought after he was unable to defeat Alberto Del Rio for The World Heavyweight Championship. Richardo returning to represent RVD pretty much guarantees that RVD will be the new No. 1 Contender for Alberto’s title.

6) Dolph Ziggler vs The Shield – How awesome was it to see Dolph compete in a match like that!? Anytime Doplh hits the ring he is going to pull out all the stops. The way that match played out with him almost getting the win was awesome! Seeing him get speared right in the middle of what looked like a stinger splash was enough to make me cringe. This man can sell any move there is!

Well there you have it folks, a quick rundown of some of my favorite thoughts and moments pertaining to this week’s episode of RAW. Be sure to check back next Tuesday for the next issue of… RAW IS XANATOS.

– Robbie C.

 

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Greetings Kick Out at 2 readers and welcome back to this week’s edition of RAW IS XANATOS! Like everyone else I’m really looking forward to Summer Slam this Sunday. WWE has been on an awesome high since Payback and the current state of the product works. So much talent has been featured utilized in the correct manner on both Raw and Smackdown over the last few months. With Daniel Bryan being the number one contender for the WWE Championship it has no doubt been a fun time to be a fan. With the WWE’s second biggest PPV only days away let’s take a few minutes and highlight this episode of Monday Night RAW with…RAW IS XANATOS!

My Top Moments of this RAW:

1) MIZ TV:  Daniel Bryan and John Cena Promo  – By typing that I really mean Daniel Bryan. Daniel’s promo rang so true here because he said everything that most WRESTLING fans. Not only did Cena come off as a total douche bag in this segment he looked like a fool while doing so. This very promo was the personification of everything that is wrong with this ENTERTAINER. This part of the interview where Bryan talked about the Japan custom and stating Cena wasn’t a wrestler was awesome. I think everyone is ready for a title change and I hope WWE is smart enough to go through with it.

2) “The Best” vs “The Beast”- Like I’ve said in previous weeks this is a match I’m looking forward to as well. I think it has been built up well utilizing Brock’s limited schedule but the match Sunday should be interesting. A year ago the only way we could see this match was in the WWE 13 video game. All that changes Sunday/

3) Randy Orton vs Damien Sandow – I’m glad they are using Orton more and more here lately. Like everyone else I have been begging for him to turn heel and Sunday he may have just the right opportunity to do so.

4) Triple H making himself the referee for The WWE Championship Match It seems like this has been Triple H’s thing to do at Summer Slam. He did the same thing 2 years ago so it could be cool to see him in the mix. Daniel winning the title with Triple H presenting it to him would be a great symbol of the turning point in WWE. One of the greatest in the past 20 years presenting the future of the company with its most prestigious title.

5) RVD – Seeing RVD win the 20 Man Battle Royal to become Number One Contender to the United States Championship makes me happy. As much as I love The Shield I would love to see RVD jump right back into the mix with a title like this.

Well there you have it folks, a quick rundown of some of my favorite thoughts and moments pertaining to this week’s episode of RAW. Be sure to check back next Tuesday for the next issue of… RAW IS XANATOS.

– Robbie C.