Triple H Tag

Some people who have worked closely with Triple H believe that when he gets more power in WWE, we will see more focus on the tag team division, putting the Divas division on the back-burner even more. It should be noted that Triple H has never been high on women’s wrestling. While WWE has been adding new women to developmental as of late, most of the new recruits are men and not women. Since Laurinaitis has been out of power, the days of recruiting models from agencies seem to beRead More
Jim Ross has a new blog entry available on his official website. Here are some highlights. On former NFL talent signed to WWE: A couple of the new, former NFL linemen that WWE has signed to begin training have lost well over 100, perhaps closer to 200 combined pounds to get in better condition and to be able to present themselves better on TV. WWE Tryout Camp: WWE will conduct a closed, invitation only try out camp next Monday-Wednesday in the Los Angeles area that I’m anxious to attend. TheRead More

Posted On August 15, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

ThunderStruck: Raw 1003 Analysis

Daniel Bryan interferes and causes a DQ finish to CM Punk and Big Show’s match. Show and Bryan attack Punk until Cena makes the save. AJ Lee comes out and books Cena and Punk against Show and Daniel Bryan. ^I love how WWE books a good match to open Raw and nine times out of ten you know it’s just going to be messed with and end up turning into a tag team match later in the night. It’s a booking tactic that should probably be changed up every nowRead More
- After Shawn Michaels was loaded into an ambulance following last night’s RAW, WWE’s website spoke to Triple H, who was concerned for his friend. Triple H said Shawn was at a hospital and his arm is broken. Triple H had words for his SummerSlam opponent Brock Lesnar and said he better show up on Sunday because it’s personal. – We noted earlier that former WWE talent AW spoke with about his release and says he was fired for last week’s Linda McMahon tweet. In an interesting tidbit fromRead More

Posted On August 12, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s Top Summerslam Matches Part 5

Welcome to the final part of my top Summerslam matches! I’ve listed the matches from parts one through four before listing off the official top ten. Enjoy! 50. 1994 – Undertaker vs Undertaker 49. 2008 – CM Punk vs JBL for the World Heavyweight Championship 48. 2003 – Elimination Chamber for the World Heavyweight Championship 47. 1991 – Virgil vs Ted Dibiase for the Million Dollar Championship 46. 2010 – The Nexus vs Team WWE 45. 1993 – Lex Luger vs Yokozuna for the WWE Championship 44. 1997 – UndertakerRead More
- Paul Bearer made a special appearance at last night’s WWE RAW live event in Biloxi, Mississippi. Bearer came out to give insight into the Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar match but was interrupted by Heath Slater. Slater accused Bearer of stealing his spotlight and challenged him to a match. Bearer said he isn’t a wrestler but knows someone who would wrestle Slater. This brought out Ryback which led to Slater picking up a loss. – As noted before, WWE has confirmed Shawn Michaels for this Monday’s RAW from Dallas,Read More
Following this week’s episode of Smackdown, here is the latest card for WWE SummerSlam: Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar Shawn Michaels will be in Triple H’s corner Triple Threat WWE Championship Match CM Punk (c) vs. Big Show vs. John Cena Kane vs. Daniel Bryan Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship was cancelled by Smackdown GM Booker T, following up on the storyline of Alberto Del Rio having Sheamus attacked during their match on SmackDown. WWE SummerSlam takes place on AugustRead More
- WWE announced Friday via Twitter that Shawn Michaels will appear on Monday’s episode of Raw, the final episode before SummerSlam. Brock Lesnar issued a threatening warning to HBK on Monday’s show that he would see him before SummerSlam. Michaels will be in Triple H’s corner when he faces Lesnar at the pay-per-view event. Triple H is also advertised to appear at Raw, which will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. – Former WWE Superstar Billy Gunn evaluated WWE developmental talent this week at Florida ChampionshipRead More
Kevin Nash
“Big Sexy” Kevin Nash was on Busted Open with Dave Lagreca and Doug Mortman. You can hear Busted Open from 2-4 ET on Sirius 94, XM 208, and Sportszone 860 on the internet. On his recent comments about the size of today’s top guys: I’m talking about them as wrestlers, I’m talking about them as their wrestling persona as far as visual. I’m not talking about anything [else]. I’ve stated before, these guys are incredibly great technical wrestlers. All of them. But there’s a reason why Chrisitan Bale in BatmanRead More
- Monday on Raw, Shawn Michaels revealed he will be in Triple H’s corner when “The Game” faces Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. Lesnar then issued a warning to HBK, telling him that he’d see him before SummerSlam. Michaels, however, is not advertised to appear on Raw—the final Raw before SummerSlam—by either WWE or host venue American Airlines Center. Michaels was asked on Twitter what he would say if Lesnar challenged him to a match following his bout with Triple H and responded, “What I tell everybody, No thanks, I’m retired.”Read More
As noted before, the August 6th WWE RAW did a 3.09 cable rating with 4.37 million viewers. The three hours did ratings of 2.80, 3.26 and 3.19. There were no big segments this week and there was a fade in the third hour with the peak being the segment with Brock Lesnar, Triple H and Shawn Michaels. In the segment breakdown, CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio gained 123,000 viewers. Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio gained another 123,000 viewers. Randy Orton vs. Big Show at the top of the hour gainedRead More

Posted On August 6, 2012By Joe ThunderIn Columns

Thunder’s Top Summerslam Matches Part 4

Welcome to part four of my top Summerslam matches! I’ve listed the matches from parts one, two, and three before looking at 20-11. Enjoy! 50. 1994 – Undertaker vs Undertaker 49. 2008 – CM Punk vs JBL for the World Heavyweight Championship 48. 2003 – Elimination Chamber for the World Heavyweight Championship 47. 1991 – Virgil vs Ted Dibiase for the Million Dollar Championship 46. 2010 – The Nexus vs Team WWE 45. 1993 – Lex Luger vs Yokozuna for the WWE Championship 44. 1997 – Undertaker vs Bret HartRead More
- There has been a lot of talk about how the entire WWE developmental system has improved since Triple H took things over from John Laurinaitis. Vince McMahon is keeping his hands off developmental, which is why they are attempting to turn it into something like a sports franchise training system with Triple H hiring ex-professional athletes to work in talent relations. – The WWE NXT tapings at Full Sail University are running more and more smoothly. Shows have been very wrestling-heavy, going about 3 hours. While Triple H isn’tRead More
- Since Randy Orton has returned, WWE Champion CM Punk will be moving back to the RAW live event tours. Following SummerSlam, top stars for each tour are John Cena, CM Punk, Big Show, Rey Mysterio and Daniel Bryan on the RAW shows and Sheamus, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Christian, Cody Rhodes and Sin Cara on the SmackDown shows. However, when it comes to TV, Mysterio will still be on the blue brand. Triple H will continue to be pushed with Sheamus and Orton as the topRead More
- WWE is billing the Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H match at SummerSlam as “The Perfect Storm.” Regarding the feud between Lesnar and Triple H, a source says no rematch is planned for after SummerSlam. Those plans could change but likely won’t with Lesnar’s limited schedule. – Tonight’s WWE SmackDown tapings take place from the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Confirmed for this week’s show is an appearance by Vince McMahon to name the new SmackDown General Manager. WWE will also continue the feud between Sheamus and Alberto DelRead More
The official WWE website announced Monday that effective immediately, John Laurinaitis is resigning from his position as Senior Vice President of Talent Operations after eight years of service. He will, however, remain with the company as a producer assisting talent with their matches. His resignation is legitimate and not part of any storyline. In an indication that he was on his way out of the position, Laurinaitis was quietly removed from the WWE Corporate website’s index of Executive Officers in April. Though WWE stated in their article that Laurinaitis wasRead More
Randy Orton’s 60-day suspension for his second violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program has ended—suspended effective May 30. He returns imminently as he is scheduled for Monday’s Raw in Cincinnati, Ohio and Tuesday’s SmackDown taping in Indianapolis, Indiana. According to, his suspension stemmed from a positive drug test for elevated levels of testosterone. He reportedly told people that he took a tainted supplement containing the testosterone, causing him to fail, and acknowledged that he should have been more careful. WWE chief Vince McMahon was said to have been lividRead More

Posted On July 27, 2012By StaffIn News

*Spoilers* WWE SmackDown Taping Results For Tonight

WWE taped this week’s edition of Smackdown Tuesday from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Thanks to Cam and Jenn Naylor, Brendon B and Chris W. and Wrestling Inc for results. Below are full results: WWE SmackDown: SmackDown is getting setup. Booker T comes out to a nice pop while Michael Cole gets his usual heat. The Miz’s music hits and he comes out to his usual heat. His title win on RAW is recapped. There are lots of boos, mixed in with some cheers. Miz thanks the “peeps”Read More
- According to reports regarding John Cena and the WWE Championship, at last word, John Cena is not booked to win the WWE Title from CM Punk at the SummerSlam pay-per-view next month. Cena is scheduled to face Punk in one of the SummerSlam main events. The plan going back months has been for Cena to get back in the WWE Title picture at Night of Champions from his hometown of Boston. A source expects to see Cena capture the WWE Title then. – There have been a lot ofRead More