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Joe’s coquina clutch: a clinic in getting a move over

Samoa Joe heads to London to challenge fellow veteran Finn Balor for the NXT Championship. The story of the match has become whether or not the champ can survive, counter or escape Joe’s dreaded signature submission, the coquina clutch.

joevsangleThe angle is an old promoter’s trick, and has stood the test of time. Building up a signature move and its effectiveness is a hallmark of professional wrestling, and its nice to see it still applied today.

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Bray Wyatt, the new face of fear

Monday Night Raw provided the WWE Universe with a supernatural spectacle. Bray Wyatt, claiming he had successfully absorbed the otherworldly powers of both the Undertaker and his “Brother of Destruction” Kane, pronounced himself the most dominant force in WWE.

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He emphasized his point by calling down thunder and lightning, which came on cue. Pyrotechnics exploded, a video montage dedicated to BOD played on the TitanTron, as Bray Wyatt cackled like an evil genius.

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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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T.M.Z. BLOWS COVER ON LANA AND RUSEV! – Kayfabe in the age of social media

On Sunday, October 11th, TMZ broke the story that WWE superstars Rusev and Lana are engaged, and have been for a month.

Fantastic news for the happy couple, everyone at The Daily Jobber wishes them well in life and in love.

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However, having the story publicized as widely as it was has thrown a wrench in the gears of the story-line in which Lana and Rusev’s characters are currently involved. Namely, they hate each other’s guts after their relationship dissolved months ago, Lana is hot for Dolph Ziggler, and Summer Rae is wanting to marry the Bulgarian.

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