Mike Murphy

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Tag Archives: Seth Rollins

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

WWE.com — WWE Fastlane 2015 predictions

“As WWE races toward WrestleMania 31, no event before The Show of Shows holds as much intrigue or importance as WWE Fastlane, which airs live Sunday on WWE Network.

The fabric of WrestleMania’s WWE World Heavyweight Title main event will be determined when Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan joust for the top-contender spot. Also at WWE Fastlane, four titles will be defended, brothers will duke it out and three of WWE’s most popular Superstars will take aim at The Authority’s handpicked wrecking crew.

But who will win? Check out these WWE Fastlane predictions by WWE Hall of Fame announcer Howard Finkel, “The Voice of Extreme” Joey Styles and WWE.com editors, and add your own in the comments section below.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwefastlane/2015/wwe-fastlane-2015-predictions-27121279/

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 — 10 Superstars who would have been perfect for The Attitude Era

“Ahh, The Attitude Era. Sword-wielding Japanese stables, men in towels, Sexual Chocolate, exploding buses and Rock Bottoms into plates of dog poop. Those were the times. What made WWE’s most infamous era truly must-see television, however, wasn’t the wild, week-to-week stunts that pushed the limits of durability and decency alike, but the unmatched cadre of characters that perpetuated these preposterous acts.

The envelope-pushing has long since subsided to something more palatable (you won’t see anybody giving birth to a hand these days), but the wild personalities have never really gone away, have they? There are plenty of competitors in today’s WWE who are as colorful and provocative as the stars of The Attitude Era, and who would not only have succeeded in that boom period, but thrived alongside the likes of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, D-Generation X and Ministry-era Undertaker. Who are these stars out of time? Well, how about these guys and gals …”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/10-superstars-who-would-have-been-perfect-for-the-attitude-era

WWE.com — 10 things we want to see in 2015

“The New Year always comes with so much promise and unpredictability. Who could have guessed last January that Evolution would reunite or that Daniel Bryan would finally get the better of The Authority in 2014? And the mere thought that someone could end The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak was irrational. But it all happened. 

After a year that drastically changed sports-entertainment forever, the bar is set pretty high for 2015. The WWE Universe wants to see more jaw-dropping, heart-thumping moments, and 2015 will surely bring them. As the New Year gets under way, look at the WWE Universe’s wish list for 2015.”

Link: http://www.wwe.com/inside/10-things-we-want-to-see-in-2015/

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