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New Raw delivers a taste of old school!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

The night after the Fastlane pay-per-view, Monday Night Raw brought a night of surprises, revelations and stipulations which have helped set the stage for WrestleMania 32.

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The return of “Shane-O-Mac” Shane McMahon, after a seven-year absence from the WWE ring, kicked off the night of surprises. It also kicked off a night of segments that brought back themes and stunts reminiscent of the Attitude and Ruthless Aggression Eras of The Big Fed. Read more…

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WWE Fastlane: an above-average Raw

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

From the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio WWE rolled out the pyro and big-name talent for its latest pay-per-view event: Fastlane.

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The build-up to February’s live event was short and felt rushed, and the card yielded a mixture of satisfying conclusions, intriguing twists, and perplexing segments. The general booking and execution of the event resulted in something which felt more like an episode of WWE television than something fans would pay their local cable providers to watch. Read more…

Wyatt adds intrigue to Royal Rumble match!

Bernie Barnes @thedailyjobber

The Royal Rumble match, in which Roman Reigns is being forced to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship, has become much more interesting.

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At the conclusion of this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw, Bray Wyatt and his gang of loyal followers made a dramatic statement, making their intentions to dominate the annual battle royal event clear.

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Jobber Run-Down: RAW

New Orleans, Louisiana.

23rd Anniversary of Monday Night Raw. The McMahons and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns. One versus all. Highlight Reel returns. New U.S. Champ. Paul Heyman returns with the Beast.

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Full Jobber Run-Down starts now…

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WWE World Heavyweight Championship to be decided in Royal Rumble match!

In a shocking development on the first Monday Night Raw of 2016, Chairman of the Board and CEO of WWE Vincent K. McMahon announced that Roman Reigns would defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against 29 other competitors in the Royal Rumble match.

010_RAW_01042016ej_0148-1708152824The spiteful move came after Reigns fought Sheamus in the main event. In an attempt to ensure a title change, McMahon inserted himself as special guest referee. Despite the deck stacked in the Authority’s favour, Reigns was able to get the win.

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Predictions and projections for 2016

It’s the time of year for review and resolution. It’s a time to take a look back at the year that’s gone by and in doing so appreciate the present.

What’s next is to look ahead at 2016. Which superstars will stand out, excel and achieve greatness? Which wrestlers will fall short of potential?

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The Daily Jobber wishes all the marks, smarks, heels, faces, no-sellers and super-bumpers a Happy New Year’s. Here are some Jobber predictions for 2016…

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2015 Slammy Awards run-down

Monday Night Raw, live from Minneapolis, Minnesota served as the venue for the latest edition of WWE’s award show, The Slammys.

The Slammy Awards is a tradition begun in 1986 & 1987. The concept was revived in 1994, then again in 1996 & 1997. But it didn’t become an annual fixture until 2008.

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Who were the big winners this year? What were the high lights? And in what ways did the show fall flat?

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Seth Rollins injured! Title vacated!

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins has torn his right ACL, MCL and medial meniscus during a live event in Dublin, Ireland. He is expected to miss six to nine months of action.

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The news was broken by ESPN’s Jonathon Coachman Wednesday night, and was officially confirmed by WWE.com the following morning.

Once the depth and seriousness of the injury was known, WWE immediately vacated the World Heavyweight Championship and announced that a tournament would be held November 22nd at Survivor Series to crown a new champion.

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Brock Lesnar continues to blur reality

At the 2015 edition of the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view special, Sunday October 25th, Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker faced off in the main event. It was built up as the final showdown between the two powerhouses, the culmination of their latest feud which began at WrestleMania XXX.

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The match was a brutal and bloody brawl professionally pulled off by two masters of manipulating reality and make-believe. Like any well-constructed professional wrestling match, the audience was left wondering how much of the action was scripted and improvised, what was planned and off the cuff, what was a work and what was a shoot.

Brock Lesnar has made this blurring of lines separating kayfabe and reality part of his drawing power. It has become one of the biggest reasons he is so interesting to watch, besides of course his awesome physical ability and seamless psychology.

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Baron Corbin: the anti-wrestler

Thomas Pestock started his wrestling career in 2012, and it took him a while before he found his footing. But when the Baron Corbin character was re-packaged and introduced in September of 2014, the NXT Universe really got behind him. His raw animal magnetism, his impressive physical size and his rebellious look earned him an instant following. Fans, especially the female ones, began exploding whenever his entrance music hit.

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In the past months, however, a different crowd reaction has become palpably felt. When Corbin enters Full Sail University these days he is greeted with boos of disapproval, punctuated with jeering chants of “you can’t wrestle”. The once loving fans have turned on the tattooed outlaw.

Corbin currently finds himself at a crossroads in terms of character, and signs are beginning to emerge that he (and the company) are making the right moves to advance his progression as a performer.

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