Cruiserweight Classic Match of the Month (September 2016)

Since The Cruiserweight Classic debuted on The WWE Network on July 13th, it has become an immediate success.  Those who may not be familiar with the cruiserweight division or independent wrestling are being introduced to a whole different world of high fliers and agility from the best talent from all over the globe.  There was no denying that The Cruiserweight Classic would be something special but these competitors have truly stolen the hearts and attention of everyone tuning in every Wednesday.  It left such an impression on me that as a blogger, I just had to dedicate a monthly blog segment in its honor aside from the weekly tournament results.  Without further ado, I bring you the Cruiserweight Classic Match of the Month.


September’s Cruiserweight Classic Match of the Month is without a doubt the last match of the tournament.  Gran Metalik and TJ Perkins defeated thirty other men to get to this point and had just one more match in order to possess the title of the inaugural winner of the Cruiserweight Classic Tournament.  If that didn’t make it significant and special already, Triple H added to this monementous occasion by introducing the Cruiserweight Classic Championship belt to both competitors and the WWE Universe.  After the referee confirmed that the rules were understood and both men shook hands, Gran Metalik and TJ Perkins competed for the coveted Cruiserweight Classic Tournament and Championship!

Both men had fans rallying behind them with chants of “Metalik!” and “TJP!” engulfing the stadium at Full Sail University.  Metalik was off to a good start as he was able to get Perkins’ shoulders onto the mat early on the match, but Perkins was able to get his shoulders up to prevent a pin.  Although Metalik had his moments in the final match of the tournament, such as a Frankensteiner off the apron, it was Perkins who ruled supreme.  Once TJ hit Metalik with a Kneebar, it injured Metalik and you could see the pain and the effect it had on him.  Matalik was limping, dragging himself to the ropes whenever Perkins had the maneuver locked in and could not fully connect his signature maneuver, the Metalik Driver.  The Kneebar into a Leg Cross was exactly how Perkins solidified his victory, giving Metalik no choice but to tap out.

Winner: TJ Perkins


What a well-deserved victory for TJ Perkins.  Although I would have been happy with any of the final 8 men being crowned the victor, TJ Perkins showed us all why he deserved the title.  Even though the tournament is over, you can now watch TJ Perkins, Gran Metalik and many more from the Cruiserweight Classic dominate Monday Night Raw every week!


Clash of Champions 2016 Pay-Per-View Results

Here are the results from tonight’s Clash of Champions pay-per-view:


Alicia Fox vs Nia Jax (Kickoff Show)

Winner: Nia Jax

The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods) (c) vs Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the Raw Tag Team Championship

Winner: The New Day due to interference by Xavier Woods

TJ Perkins (c) vs Brian Kenderick for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Winner: TJ Perkins

TJ held his hand out to Brian Kenderick, who shook it and pulled TJ in for a hug.  What was a sweet moment quickly turned sour as Kenderick hit Perkins with what looked like to be a headbutt.

Cesaro vs Sheamus in the final match in The Best of Seven Series

Winner: No Contest

Cesaro hit Sheamus with a Lariat that sent them both over the ringside barricade.  It appeared that both Sheamus and Cesaro were injured.  After the referee and WWE’s medical team checked on the both of them, the medical staff said Sheamus and Cesaro were not able to compete.

Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho

Winner: Chis Jericho

Charlotte (c) vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley in a Triple Threat Match for the Raw Women’s Championship

Winner: Charlotte

Rusev (c) (with Lana) vs Roman Reigns for the United States Championship

Winner: Roman Reigns

Kevin Owens (c) vs Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship

Winner: Kevin Owens

So what did you guys think of tonight’s pay-per-view?  I thought it was good.  I would rate it a 7 out of 10 with the Women’s Title Match being the match of the evening.  Charlotte, Sasha and Bayley stole the show without a doubt.  That Women’s match should have been the co-main event it was that good!  No surprise though, the Women’s Division kicks serious ass.

I’m looking forward to Monday Night Raw tomorrow night to see the aftermath for all those who took part in Clash of Champions.  Let me know your thoughts on tonight’s pay-per-view by leaving a comment below!

Clash of Champions 2016 Pay-Per-View Predictions

What better way to continue the celebration of my 31st birthday than with a WWE pay-per-view?!  Last night (which was my birthday), I celebrated by attending a WWE Live event watching the Smackdown Live roster put on a killer show and tonight, I’ll see the Monday Night Raw roster do the same.  Let’s take a look at tonight’s card for Clash of Champions and my predictions on how this show will unfold.



Alicia Fox vs Nia Jax (Kickoff Show)

Who I’d like to win: Nia Jax

Who I think will win: Alicia Fox

TJ Perkins (c) vs Brian Kenderick for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Who I’d like to win: TJ Perkins

Who I think will win: TJ Perkins

The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods) (c) vs Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson for the Raw Tag Team Championship

Who I’d like to win: The New Day

Who I think will win: Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

Charlotte (c) vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley in a Triple Threat Match for the Raw Women’s Championship

Who I’d like to win: Sasha Banks

Who I think will win: Charlotte

Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho

Who I’d like to win: Chris Jericho

Who I think will win: Sami Zayn

Rusev (c) (with Lana) vs Roman Reigns for the United States Championship

Who I’d like to win: Roman Reigns

Who I think will win: Roman Reigns

Cesaro vs Sheamus in the final match in The Best of Seven Series

Who I’d like to win: Cesaro

Who I think will win: Sheamus

Kevin Owens (c) vs Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship

Who I’d like to win: Kevin Owens

Who I think will win: Kevin Owens

I’ll be honest when I hope I am wrong with some of these predictions.  The ones I am referring to are the Women’s match, Tag Team Championship match and The Best of Seven Series.  I would really like those I’d like to win actually win it!  You never know, it may possibly happen!  What are your thoughts on tonight’s Clash of Champions pay-per-view?  Let me know by leaving a comment below!


Warrior Wednesday (Writing)

The Ultimate Warrior was a phenomenon in the WWE.  He paved the way for many others to unleash their inner warriors when it came to pursuing the dream of professional wrestling.  Just like those he inspired whether it was in or out of the ring, he also had his moments of failure, victory, defeat and conquer.  In honor of The Ultimate Warrior’s legacy, every Wednesday is Warrior Wednesday.  This week, we look back at The Ultimate Warrior’s hobby of writing.


The Ultimate Warrior published a comic book called Warrior in 1996 where he was the main character.  The illustration was done by The Sharp Brothers and it was co-written with Jim Callahan.

“Warrior Machete” was the title of The Ultimate Warrior’s blog located on his personal website. On this blog, he discussed his views on politics, patriotism, sexuality, his time as a professional wrestler and even used his blog to respond to fans’ letters.  When discussing his wrestling career, individuals such as Vince McMahon, Lex Luger, Owen Hart, The British Bulldog among more were touched on.  The Ultimate Warrior also wrote about historic figures such as Martin Luther King Jr and George Washington as well as celebrities like Heath Slater and Paris Hilton and religious figures such as Jesus Chris.  On occasion, Warrior discussed America’s Founding Fathers and books he enjoyed such as As a Man Thinketh by James Allen and Odyssey by Homer.

The Ultimate Warrior also began selling watercolor paper, about 6×9 in length, with drawings, doodles and inspirational quotes by Warrior himself in 2012. He titled these pieces of art “Weapons of Wisdom”.

Tag Team title match announced for No Mercy

With the WWE Championship and Smackdown’s Women’s Championship matches already scheduled for No Mercy, another title match was set into place for Smackdown Live’s upcoming pay-per-view.


History repeated itself as The Usos met The American Alphas in the squared circle for an opportunity at the Tag Team titles. No smiles, handshakes, or respect were given by any member of each opposing team, as The American Alphas had a score to settle after their last encounter with The Usos.  Although Gable did well for himself in the ring after sustaining a knee injury courtesy of the brotherly duo, Jimmy and Jey focused on inflicting pain on that knee.  It worked and The Usos will once again face Heath Slater and Rhyno at No Mercy for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship.

I think it was too soon for Chad Gable to return to action. Shane McMahon had announced on Talking Smack shortly after Gable was injured that he would be out of action for 2-4 weeks.  Two weeks has certainly passed since then, but after what the WWE Universe witnessed last night, Gable is not ready to compete.  It’s too soon.  He needs to take the full, necessary amount of time to fully recuperate and heal, then come after The Usos and the Tag Team Championship.


Stay tuned for more announcements on the No Mercy pay-per-view.

The Best of Seven Series Continues

Sheamus and Cesaro met again last night as Match #6 in The Best of Seven Series took place last night on Monday Night Raw.  Sheamus came in with three victories under his belt while Cesaro had two.  Cesaro has continued to pick up momentum within the last two matches and did so again last night, making the Seven Series tied at three to three.


Who will become victorious in the final Best of Seven Series Match? Stay tuned to either Clash of Champions (which it has not been announced this will take place, but it could possibly be) or Monday Night Raw to find out!

More matches announced for Clash of Champions

Clash of Champions is only six days away and General Manager Mick Foley continues to alter and add to Monday Night Raws first pay-per-view since the brand drafts occurred in July.  Here are the updated matches announced for Clash of Champions as of last night.

Rusev (c) vs Roman Reigns for the United States Championship


These two have been at each other’s throats for over two months now which began weeks prior to SummerSlam.  Rusev and Reigns had a non-title match (and what one hell of a match it was!) on Monday Night Raw days before SummerSlam which Roman picked up the victory, but SummerSlam did not play out the same way for the former WWE Champion.  Due to Rusev sustaining an injury prior to their match at Summerslam officially starting, the title match never occurred.  I was wondering when these two would have a rematch, but with Roman’s name entered into the WWE Universal Championship picture, I thought maybe it was a thing of the past.  I was wrong, as Rusev intervened in Roman’s qualifying match last week on Monday Night Raw, costing him an opportunity at the coveted WWE Universal title.  Mick knew he had to make things right with Roman, so last night on Raw, he scheduled a rematch for Roman Reigns to take on Rusev at Clash of Champions for the United States Championship.


Charlotte (c) vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship


Last week on Monday Night Raw, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Dana Brooke competed for the opportunity to take on Charlotte at Clash of Champions for the Women’s Championship.  It looked as if Bayley had it in the bag, until Sasha rolled Bayley up for the pin and to become the #1 Contender.  The Women’s Champion and her protégé Dana Brooke watched that match back and noticed that while Bayley’s shoulders were down, so were Sasha’s.  They addressed this to Mick and Mick decided, unknowingly to Dana Brooke who ignited this idea, that the Women’s match at Clash of Champions will now be a Triple Threat Match.  That’s right; Charlotte will not only face Sasha Bank this Sunday, but Bayley as well for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.


Brian Kenderick vs TJ Perkins (c) for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship


The Cruiserweight Division made its debut last night on Monday Night Raw, with four of the division members competing for an opportunity to face TJ Perkins for the Cruiserweight Championship.  These men consisted of Rich Swann, Gran Metalik, Cedric Alexander and Brian Kenderick.  Although a rematch between Gran Metalik and Perkins would have been amazing, Brian Kenderick defeated these three men in order to compete for the Cruiserweight Championship.  Perkins and Kenderick have never met in the squared circle during the Cruiserweight Classic Tournament, so to see their first encounter at Clash of Champions is going to be so exciting!


Nia Jax vs Alicia Fox


Two member of Raw’s Women Division, Nia Jax and Alicia Fox, will be kicking off the pay-per-view this Sunday.  Their feud, although still fairly new, is fierce.  Their only encounter in the ring on last week’s Monday Night Raw was vicious and resulted in Nia bulldozing Alicia through the ringside barricade.  Will the same disasterous fate find Alicia Fox again?  Or will she prevail against the dominant, undefeated force that is Nia Jax?

 This question and more will be answered by tuning into Clash of Champions this Sunday, September 25th at 8pm ET only on the WWE Network!