Mike Murphy

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Monthly Archives: January 2015

WWE.com — Editors’ Choice: Who will win the 2015 Royal Rumble Match?

“Every January, 30 of WWE’s toughest Superstars throw their hat in the ring for the biggest opportunity in sports-entertainment — a chance to main event WrestleMania. The Royal Rumble Match is a test of endurance, smarts and pure will. Each entrant has to dig deep and pull out all stops to avoid being thrown over the top rope and having both feet touch the arena floor.

The field for this year’s over-the-top-rope melee is wide open, with numerous Superstars looking to break through to The Grandest Stage of Them All. Who has the best shot of making their Show of Shows dream become reality? See which competitors WWE.com’s editors think have the best chance in our Royal Rumble Match predictions, presented by Hulu!”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble/2015/editors-choice-royal-rumble-match-predictions-27032935/

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WWE.com — Daniel Bryan’s 15 Greatest Matches

“Let’s switch things up here for a bit. Usually, WWE.com goes internal for its Editors’ Choice lists and gives our writers a chance to talk about not just why a match was special, but why it was special for them as a fan. Well, this time we’re riding shotgun to one of the biggest wrestling fans, and biggest Superstars, out there: Daniel Bryan. WWE.com initially approached the then-WWE World Heavyweight Champion about taking the helm on a “Superstar’s Choice” list wherein he would select his 15 favorites and we’d play rhythm section, adding our own observations and memories on top of his.

Of course, then Bryan went down with a neck injury and the experiment was shelved in the name of good taste. But with The Beard back in action and headed to the Royal Rumble Match, we’re back on track and cooking with gas. So, without further ado, we give you Daniel Bryan’s 15 favorite Daniel Bryan matches, as selected in no particular order by the man himself.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/daniel-bryan-15-greatest-matches/

WWE.com — 15 Superstars to watch in 2015

“A new year brings new opportunities and a clean slate for making an impression. But as the calendar turns, which Superstars have the most potential to take advantage of this fresh start and mark 2015 as their breakout year?

Looking ahead, WWE.com shines the spotlight on 15 that look to be destined for great things in ’15. From a bona fide icon to the fastest rising star in NXT, and everybody in between, these are the Superstars to keep your eye on in the coming 12 months.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/15-superstars-to-watch-2015

WWE.com — WWE.com’s Top 25 Matches of 2014

“Whew, 2014, right? What a year it’s been: There were New Days, Uso craziness, Boo-tista, Bluetista,green Stardusts, Eras of Vacancy, good news, bad news (and Bad News), stunt doubles, evil twins and a vanishing Cody Rhodes (seriously, where’d that guy go?). Raw was occupied, Streaks were broken, Hulkamania ran wild, vigilantes dispensed justice, Kings of Swing were crowned and a full-fledged takeover ran rampant down in Full Sail University. And here we are now, when all the eating, sleeping and conquering has repeated itself to the last day of December, to bury and to celebrate 2014 in extravagant fashion.

No WWE fan needs to be reminded of the bar that in-ring competition set for itself this past year, but with so many classic matches in a single 12-month span, the question begs: Which was the best? WWE.com editors convened to select the cream of the crop (#Madness) and count down the year’s 25 best contests. Here’s how we did it: Several editors convened to select the matches, each of us ranked them on our own and consolidated them into a collective ranking depending on how each match was scored by all the editors. The process was arduous, contentious, and a steel chair may have been wielded at some point, but it was as democratic and collaborative as we get for this annual process. So pull up a chair and relive a hell of a year in WWE competition, presented by Foot Locker, and see what made our No. 1 spot. See you in 2015.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/top-25-matches-of-2014

WWE.com — 8 WWE video games we wish were real

“WWE Superstars have been a mainstay in video games ever since the Nintendo Power Glove was in fashion. But what if our favorite grapplers invaded other gaming genres throughout history? Grab a controller and join WWE.com as we imagine eight video games starring WWE Superstars that we’d stay up all night playing … even on a school night. Who’s got next?”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/8-wwe-video-games-we-wish-were-real