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Archive for the month “August, 2015”

So, what have we learned from WWE Tough Enough?

The sixth season re-vamp of WWE’s reality television show, Tough Enough, is in the can. Two winners, one male and one female, have been chosen and each awarded development contracts in the company.

The latest version of the show broke away from its past incarnations, incorporating new elements which borrowed from popular reality “talent show” formats like American Idol and The X Factor. For the first time, which contestants would stay and which would go were selected by votes tabulated from live voting conducted via mobile app.

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With the season behind us, what observations can be made on these innovations? What problems were encountered, and how might they be avoided in the future? What worked and what failed?

What exactly have we learned, and what should the show’s producers learn from this adventure?

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What’s best for business, or what’s best for themselves?

It landed oddly on the viewer weeks ago when Stephanie McMahon, normally the biggest heel in the entire company, came out to champion the Divas revolution by introducing Sasha Banks, Charlotte and Becky Lynch to the main roster. It landed equally as odd at NXT Takeover: Brooklyn.

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Sometimes it seems as though the characters Stephanie McMahon and her partner in crime Triple H portray on screen in the WWE can’t decide whether they are villainous overlords or benevolent leaders.

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NXT Takeover: Brooklyn – High-lights, Low points & Crunchy in-betweens

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015: The Fed’s development brand, which is becoming less of a development brand by the week, put on its biggest, flashiest, most daring display yet. Taking the Takeover show for the first time out of the safe confines of Full Sail University, NXT brings the action to a raucous house of 15,000 enthusiastic fans in Brooklyn, NY.

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Did the dramatic endeavour pay off for Triple H’s fledgling brand at a time when it seems on the verge of leaving the nest?

Would the stars deliver the goods to a tough New York audience known not only for it’s generosity of spirit, but also for its intolerance of bullshit?

What were the highs, lows and awkward middles? Let’s break it down…

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Global Force Invades TNA! – Wednesday Night Impact, August 12th, 2015

Jeff Jarrett is left in charge of TNA while Bully Ray recovers from a mysterious attack, and he brings his GFW wrestlers to the Impact Zone for a night of friendly competition!

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The King of the Mountain Championship is put up for grabs in tonight’s main event, as five TNA/GFW stars battle for the coveted prize. But who will compete? And who will take home the gold? Also, in the spirit of competition, it’s Global Force Wrestling vs Total Non-stop Action: Awesome Kong goes one on one with Lei’d Tapa; Tag Team Champions The Wolves take on Trevor Lee and Ryan Myers; X-Division action sees Champion Tigre Uno tangle with Sunjay Dutt. EC3, Matt Hardy, Eric Young, Lashley, Jesse Godderz, Drew Galloway, Bobby Roode, Rockstar Spud and more familiar faces all join in this ground-breaking attempt at cross-promotional warfare.

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Bayley Bests Becky! – WWE NXT, August 12th, 2015

Full Sail University whips out its members on Wednesday night to show the world what it’s made of… Time for NXT!

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The Takeover: Brooklyn event is a week away, and the card is taking full shape. Tonight’s main event once again features Divas action, as Bayley takes on Becky Lynch in an attempt to secure her shot against the champ Sasha Banks.¬†Also on this week’s episode: Tye Dillinger’s number gets called; Baron Corbin meets his match; and NXT Champ Finn Balor gets some exercise.

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WWE Monday Night Raw – August 10th, 2015

The Pacific Northwest, birth place of grunge music, Starbucks coffee and craft beer, plays host to the Fed’s big red. It’s Raw, live from Seattle!

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With SummerSlam only two weeks away, the focus turns from the Undertaker/Lesnar main event toward the sometimes neglected WWE Heavyweight Championship picture. With John Cena still out with a facial injury, the contenders begin to knock on the door of champion Seth Rollins. Also, WWE revisits your favourite feuds from earlier this year: Dean Ambrose and Luke Harper; Rusev and Mark Henry; Neville and King Barrett; New Day and Los Matadores. All this, Divas tag action, Miz TV, and special invited guest star Stephen Amell from TV’s “Arrow” finally confronts Stardust.

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Ultima Lucha (part 2) – August 5th, 2015

The first season of El Rey Network’s breakout program, Lucha:Underground, comes to a conclusion with its first two-hour spectacular from the Temple in Boyle Heights, California. It’s time for the big night. It’s time for Ultima Lucha!

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The night would boast torrents of blood, shocking developments, upset victories, outstanding feats of athleticism, and more blood.

But did the show live up to the expectations set by a season full of high-octane thrills?

Did the believers both in the Temple and watching at home get the show they wanted to see?

And perhaps the biggest question of all: will LU return for a second season?

Before daring to predict the future, let’s run down and break down the explosive television event that is Ultima Lucha (part 2).

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