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The RSN Podcast – “Shoot” Episode 2.0

RSN Podcast*A RSN Podcast Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode of The RSN Podcast, where Rich, Sal and Nick break down recent happenings in pro wrestling – WWE Hell In A Cell 2015, WWE Survivor Series ideas, Ring Of Honor and more! 

 

 

 

 

 

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WWE Hell In A Cell 2015 Reaction

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

This show had everything from top-notch bouts (Brock Lesnar-Undertaker Hell In A Cell, anyone?) to surprise returns (Alberto Del Rio/Zeb Colter) and regrettably, unspectacular Title defenses.

The closing angle also gave us a moment of shock, anger and anticipation towards Survivor Series, as the focus shifts to The Undertaker’s 25th anniversary.

So much to break down, let’s get to it, eh?

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WWE Hell In A Cell 2015 Preview/Predictions

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

WWE’s in a panicked state of panic right now, but if they were curious why the television ratings are so down, they should look at their stagnant creative direction and lack of pushed new stars.

Point in example – WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins is defending his Title – not against any hot upstarts like Neville or Cesaro – but against Demon Kane, a guy who has been around for nearly 20 years. This is the main program dominating TV the past month.

On top of that, other recent storylines range from a love square where all four individuals have been with each other at various points and who can forget the pointless Divas drama, where the focus is more about arguments than the Championship?

We’ll break this all down, but we can only hope the card impresses more than the storylines.

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Booking The Territory Podcast – WWE Hell In A Cell 2015 Preview

Booking The Territory Podcast*A Booking The Territory Podcast*

 

Check out the latest episode from our friends at Booking The Territory Podcast, where Hosts Mike Mills, Doc Turner and Hardbody Harper from Wildkat Sports And Entertainment address fans’ Facebook and Twitter questions on the upcoming WWE Hell In A Cell Pay-Per-View. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 10/19/15: The Shield Vs. The Wyatt Family 2015

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 10/19/15)

The Shield Vs. The Wyatt Family 2015

– With WWE Creative paying precise attention to the ratings mudslide towards the land of panic, this was a heavily hyped show even as early as last month, with legends like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker rumored to appear. Stone Cold appearing was a surprise since his name was removed from the advertised list last week and we knew he’d be hosting his Podcast with Brock Lesnar as his guest later. That said, it’s amazing these days that Austin’s theme music glass-shatter still produces arguably the biggest crowd pop you’ll ever hear. This was a smart way to open up the show as it must’ve took both diehards and casuals by surprise. Austin can still play off a crowd like no other, embracing the “What?” chants and going with it. All in all, he was out there to introduce a guy who he battled with plenty of times, all in a way to sell Hell In A Cell that coming Sunday, The Undertaker. Given that this was also Texas, we expected a bipartisan reaction for Taker since it was his hometown after all and safe to say, that’s what happened. Never mind that Taker actually cheated with a low blow behind the Referee’s back to win at SummerSlam the last time we saw him. Taker’s line to Lesnar about the depths of hell looking like the gates of Heaven was a strong one and safe to say, we all knew business would go down when Lesnar’s music hit. As usual, Paul Heyman cut a strong sell promo that hyped his client’s streak-breaking moment and how underhanded Taker needed to be to beat him last time. We also liked Taker’s line about how he had nothing to lose since everything was already taken from him. The “mind games” aspect was unique that it teased a fight, with Lesnar looking like the heel coward this time. Still can’t help but feel like this match/feud is kind of just there, when in August, it felt like the hottest thing on WWE TV.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 10/15/15: Ambrose Country

WWE SmackdownBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 10/15/15)

Ambrose Country 

– The Roman Reigns-Bo Dallas match was an obvious squash the moment Bo’s music hit. Dallas came out cutting an insulting promo that focused on Reigns coming up short against Bray Wyatt and that he didn’t survive Suplex City like he did. Let’s commence the whipping. To their credit, commentary talked up the dangers of the Hell In A Cell match, using it to pinpoint that Reigns’ own cousin Rikishi was “never the same after his HIAC match.” Hmm. There was more to that than just the HIAC, but we digress. This was quickly over not long after with a swift Superman Punch/Spear combo. Oh now we’ve got another Reigns promo. Oy. We gathered that Wyatt’s eyes are the depth of hell and Reigns is bringing the fight because he was riding straight into hell. A Wyatt response too? He mentioned that he’d deliver a prophecy on Raw. Guess we’ll see what that’s all about then. Standard stuff.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 10/12/15: The Demon Runs The Asylum

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 10/12/15)

The Demon Runs The Asylum

– So, let’s get this one straight: a company that continuously pushes its social media influence wants its viewers to believe that The Authority (Triple H and Stephanie McMahon) cannot bother to look on Facebook or Twitter to check out how Corporate Kane would be running the show, since he was left in charge with their plane “running very late” throughout the show? This is 2015. If WWE wants its storylines to come across logically, they need to take these things into account. With The Authority out of the picture, we had to know Corporate Kane would book himself against WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins in the main event, which just so happened to be a lumberjack match. Why oh why would he not have the Title on the line? We were supposed to believe that Trips/Steph had no idea what was going on whatsoever. Sigh.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Smackdown 10/8/15: A Playdate In Purgatory

WWE SmackdownBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 10/8/15)

A Playdate In Purgatory

– The Dolph Ziggler-Big E match stemmed from New Day’s opening promo fresh off their Raw-ending four babyface beatdown. Sure, their promo was loud and obnoxious, but they made it work by name-dropping past wrestling stables they found themselves better than and insulting the Philly faithful’s beloved football team. The gist here was that while they could be funny, they could also be ruthless and cold. It kind of works and it kind of doesn’t. These are heels that carry trombones after all. They need to either go all the way in one direction or the other, but dipping in both ends of the pool won’t work for long. We learned that Ziggler asked The Authority for the match and brought out the Dudley Boyz for an insurance policy to keep things fair. Considering that Big E and Ziggler were once paired together, we were expecting some solid chemistry and the selling here was actually great on both ends. We expected shenanigans on the outside with the two budding teams and that played out in the finish. Kofi Kingston/Xavier Woods also kept the New Day outside bits fresh by mock commentating the match in between ridiculous dancing and trombone notes. In the end, Kingston played it dirty by getting in the cheap shot and holding Ziggler’s foot down to keep New Day hot.

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Notes In Observance – WWE Raw 10/5/15: Tons Of Boss

WWE RawBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 10/5/15)

Tons Of Boss 

– The opening video again focused on last week’s Raw developments, as Ashley HR found Corporate Kane “sound of mind to fulfill his duties” and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins took him out, until Demon Kane came out of the ambulance and attacked him. Yup, like nothing happened on Smackdown or the freakin’ MSG special.

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