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Archive for the month “January, 2015”

Swimming in the Deep End: Can Roman Reigns Sink or Survive?

raw-060214-roman-reignsThis past Monday, from the innards of a massive blizzard in Connecticut, Roman Reigns told a heart-warming story about his father, Sika Annoi’a. He talked about his father throwing him into the deep end of a pool, of feeling like he was going to drown, but ultimately fighting his way to the surface and thus learning to swim.

He related that story, I’m sure, because he knows he is in that position now.

Winning the Royal Rumble should be a glorious moment for any WWE superstar. It will forever be an accomplishment, a high point of their hopefully long and decorated career. This year’s Rumble winner, Roman Reigns, has reaped the unfortunate whirlwind of a bitter wrestling community, and thus been denied the adulation of such a momentous feat.

Signs are already visible that there is hope for Reigns. It won’t be easy, or simple, but he may yet win the fans back.

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Jobber Report: Royal Rumble Re-cap, Reactions

royal-rumble-2015The first big live event of 2015 came and went, and more than one storm is now raging.

Without any buffer or fluff, let’s get to it…

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Royal Rumble 2015 Official Predictions

maxresdefault-1412754545Everyone in the WWE Universe, from a pro to a Joe, is making their predictions for the first live event of the calender year. We here at The Daily Jobber are adding our voices to the masses.

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Jobber Report: Smackdown, January 22nd, 2015

WWE-Smackdown-Logo.0Live from the University of Texas in Austin, it’s Thursday Night Smackdown… I will have to get used to the sound of that.

So, let’s get into it.

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Wrestlemania 32 Going Big in Texas!

It’s official. The date and venue has been announced, and unfortunately it is not BC Place in Vancouver.

Wrestlemania 32 (or XXXII) will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, on April 3, 2016.

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Jobber Report: ‘Raw’ January 19th, 2015

thIt’s Martin Luther King Day, and in front of a raucous Texan crowd, Raw comes live from Dallas less than a week from The Royal Rumble. Not wasting any time, let’s get to the meat of this week’s episode.

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Alberto officially joins Lucha Underground

alberto-del-rioSince his release from WWE in early August, fans wondered where the talented superstar would take himself next. In a press release issued on January 17th, 2015, it was officially announced that Alberto El Patron (formerly known as Alberto Del Rio) had signed with Lucha Underground.

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‘Tough Enough’ Returning to USA Network

wwe-tough-enoughAfter going to ground in 2011, and after an attempt at revival last year which was shelved due to budget cuts (courtesy Dave Meltzer, WrestlingObserver.com), the WWE development reality program is making a comeback!

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Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

romanreignsSince winter of 2013, it seems clear that WWE is keen on shoving another member of the famous Anoa’i family to the front of the line to be top dog of the roster. However, it would be wise to take a more patient approach in building “The Roman Empire”, or else risk seeing it crumble to pieces sooner than planned.

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Dolph Ziggler: The New Heartbreak Kid

As the Road to Wrestlemania is set to kick off and my wife and I begin planning our road trip to Santa Clara in April, there’s a lot of buzz around Dolph Ziggler. Some say he’s a dark horse in the Royal Rumble match who could steal the whole show. Some say he’s ready for a push to be the face of the WWE Universe pretty soon. Some, my wife among them, doubt that a guy like Ziggler has what it takes to carry the fed on his tanned shoulders. I, on the other hand, could see it happening. Why? Because I’ve seen it happen before.

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