Mike Murphy

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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 — Your WWE 2K15 secret weapon: Head Coach Bill DeMott

“WWE 2K15 has arrived, introducing players to the next generation of video games and giving insight into the arduous training that comes with becoming a WWE Superstar.

This year, the series introduces MyCareer, a revolutionary new mode that puts players into the boots of a WWE prospect looking to make his way to NXT, the main roster and beyond. To fulfill that ambition and present the most authentic recreation of the trials and tribulations that real WWE prospects endure on a daily basis, WWE 2K15 made sure to include the most important figure in that training process: WWE Head Coach Bill DeMott.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/2k/wwe-2k15/your-wwe-2k15-secret-weapon-head-coach-bill-demott

WWE.com — Editors’ Choice: Who is the future of WWE?

“Seth Rollins likes to call himself “the living, breathing future of WWE.” Even if he only got that moniker thanks to a glowing endorsement from his benefactor, Triple H (who, ahem, must have heard it first on WWE.com), the claim has some legs. Mr. Money in the Bank is nothing if not one of the most dynamic, versatile and physically gifted Superstars the WWE Universe has seen in years: A Jeff Hardy-style daredevil with a well-earned dash of megalomania to go with it, Rollins really does have it all.

Still, he’s certainly not the only guy in contention to be “the future.” Rollins has blinders on, as well he must, but there’s an astounding crop of talent sprouting around him even as he continues to reach both literal and figurative heights in his very young career. Just as we predicted Rollins as a future main-eventer all those months ago, WWE.com editors again regroup to select the Superstars (and Diva) we’ve pegged as the future of WWE. Plan accordingly.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/10-superstars-who-could-be-the-future-of-wwe

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 — MyCareer to make its debut in WWE 2K15

“What would the next generation of WWE video games be without the next generation of WWE Superstars? Thankfully, the WWE Universe won’t have to find out.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/2k/wwe-2k15/wwe-2k15-nxt-mycareer-mode-announcement-roster-performance-center

WWE.com — NXT Champion Adrian Neville vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze vs. Sami Zayn (NXT Championship Fatal 4-Way Match)

“When the bell rings at NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way, NXT Champion Adrian Neville will be taking the biggest gamble of his career. He will face not one, not two, but three challengers and won’t even have to submit or be pinned to lose his title on Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET, LIVE on WWE Network!”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-2014-09-11/adrian-neville-tyson-kidd-tyler-breeze-sami-zayn-nxt-championship-fatal-4-way-26599310

WWE.com — The Top 10 Matches of 2014 … So Far

“2014 is only seven months old, and there’s already been enough great wrestling in WWE to fill up three calendar years and 15 year-end recaps.

Ordinarily, we at WWE.com wait until the end of the year to unveil our definitive best-of lists, but there’s been too much good stuff already not to pause and acknowledge the work of the Superstars and Divas up to this point. So, WWE.com presents our somewhat hasty but thoroughly argued-over list of the top 10 bouts of 2014 so far.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/top-10-matches-of-2014-so-far

WWE.com — Sami Zayn vs. Tyler Breeze (NXT Championship No. 1 Contender’s Match)

“In a battle of those who fell short of facing NXT Champion Adrian Neville at NXT Takeover,Sami Zayn and Tyler Breeze will clash for the first time in singles competition at the event. The winner will be crowned the new No. 1 Contender for the NXT Title at NXT Takeover on May 29 at 8 p.m. ET, LIVE on WWE Network.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/nxt-takeover-2014-05-29/sami-zayn-tyler-breeze-nxt-championship-no-1-contenders-match-26312662