Mike Murphy

Digital Video Producer, YouTube/Twitch Personality, Web Journalist, Sports Fan & Lover of Many Things

Tag Archives: Brock Lesnar

WWE.com — Houses of WWE: ‘Game of Thrones’-style Superstar crests

“Winter is coming, WWE Universe. And let’s face it, with the characters on “Game of Thrones” dropping like flies each passing week, the folks in Westeros could use a few more lords and ladies to fill out their ranks. Well, have no fear, House Lannister et. al, WWE.com has you covered. In fact, here are 15 WWE Superstars and Divas who would be right at home alongside The Imp, The Kingslayer and The Mother of Dragons in the do-or-die world that George R.R. Martin built.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/housesofwwe

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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/

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

WWE.com — 15 greatest Superstars in SmackDown history

Over the last decade-and-a-half, SmackDown has played host to sports-entertainment’s biggest names. Hulk Hogan, The Rock, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, John Cena, Triple H and countless others have, at one point or another, taken their talents to WWE’s blue brand. Whether it’s been Thursday or Friday nights, SmackDown has been a regular ratings juggernaut since debuting in 1999, thanks in large part to the show’s seemingly never-ending supply of legendary competitors.

In celebration of 15 memorable years and counting, WWE.com decided to take a look back and rank the 15 Superstars who laid the smackdown on WWE’s blue brand better than anybody else.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/15-greatest-superstars-smackdown-history/

WWE.com — The 10 coolest moves in WWE right now

“Sports-entertainment is constantly evolving with plenty of stylistic flourishes being added on a weekly basis in the ring. While Bruno Sammartino’s bearhug might no longer be en vogue, that doesn’t mean it didn’t thrill Madison Square Garden audiences during the ‘60s and ‘70s. The ’90s saw the emergence of Swanton Bombs, Stone Cold Stunners and even a guy stuffing a sock in his opponents’ mouths.

But what about 2014? From Brock Lesnar’s canvas-pummeling German suplex to Adrian Neville’s gravity-defying Red Arrow, WWE.com staffers took a close look at the current landscape to pick the 10 coolest moves being performed in WWE rings right now.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/10-coolest-moves-right-now

WWE.com — Who is ‘Mr. SummerSlam’?

“In the pantheon of WWE pay-per-views, only one event — The Grandest Stage of Them All, WrestleMania — outstrips SummerSlam in terms of prestige. Since SummerSlam first appeared on the WWE pay-per-view calendar in 1988, comparisons between it and big brother WrestleMania have only been natural. As such, shouldn’t there be a “Mr. SummerSlam” by now?

Shawn Michaels has the moniker “Mr. WrestleMania” all locked up, of course, but who’s HBK’s equivalent on the biggest stage of the summer? Armed with a loose set of criteria — match quality, milestones and endurance — WWE.com editors have made their case for why certain Superstars should be called Mr. SummerSlam.  Read the arguments and then decide for yourself by voting in our Mr. SummerSlam poll.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/shows/summerslam/who-is-mr-summerslam-26041866

Note: My entry is on the final page.