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WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 Preview/Predictions

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

Stomping Grounds (Or Stomping Ground? We had to literally look at the poster to remind ourselves) comes at a time when main roster television has become uninspired at best. Is it just Lesser Super Showdown aka Less Than And Not Equal To WrestleMania?

It only made sense that last night, the WWE app accidentally let out a notification that the show was “about to begin,” clearly meant for tomorrow night. It was quite a “universal” problem (wink, wink).

We almost wanted it to happen yesterday, just so we can get it over and done with already.

The Wild Card rule continues to drag down Raw and SmackDown in quality and has made both shows feel the same. We have started to forget who is on which show now. What’s the point of a brand split then?

This probably has to do a little bit with SmackDown’s move to Fox in October. Maybe Creative has saved their best stuff for then, but it’s a chore these days to watch. Give us something. Anything.

Outside of the imaginatively hilarious and outlandish Bray Wyatt vignettes, the storylines have become immensely repetitive – Shane McMahon says stuff, Drew McIntyre is angry, Sami Zayn loses, Alexa Bliss is a disgruntled Starbucks customer, R-Truth loses the 24/7 Championship and wins it back (although not this week), Ricochet may or may not win his match and Baron Corbin is simply terrible.

You have not missed much outside of the aforementioned. Shame.

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“Jimmy Jacobs Doesn’t Know” With Zach Gowen

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*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*

JimmyJacobs.com – Jimmy Jacobs is joined this week by his friend, former WWE and TNA star Zach Gowen.
Jimmy and Zach share stories of their struggles with addiction and how Jimmy feels Zach went from a “piece of shit to an actual adult and inspiration”.
Hear Zach talk being “lost as a human being” to being of service to his family, community, and God. Zach also shares:
* His cancer diagnosis and thinking about death all the time.
* “I experienced drugs and alcohol. I experienced self destruction on a life and death level.”
* Pro wrestling as “scratching an itch that nothing else can scratch”.
* “The mainstream media is basically pro wrestling now. How you have characters and how they portray these stories to illicit an emotional reaction out of their audience.”
You can also pick up Zach’s book, “High Risk Manuevers: How I Turned My Handicaps Into Opportunities” on amazon.com!
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Reminder about the “Bryan and Jimmy” book club with Bryan Danielson (aka WWE’s Daniel Bryan), currently reading “The 5 a.m. Club” by Robin Sharma. Danielson will return to the podcast soon to discuss the book and more with Jimmy.
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Next Wednesday, Jimmy talks with anarchist, vegan, and Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley!
“Jimmy Jacobs Doesn’t Know” streams for free at:
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WWE WrestleMania 35 Preview/Predictions

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

NXT TakeOver: New York (or TakeOver: Brooklyn V?) came, conquered and impressed everyone in all its glory.

300-pound Heavyweight Hanson performed a handspring back elbow and a top rope senton to the floor, Velveteen Dream was the GODDAMN STATUE OF LIBERTY and the main event between Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole delivered more wows than a summer blockbuster.

To be frank – WrestleMania will pale in comparison to its NXT counterpart and that’s to put it nicely, despite the fact that Mania will run more than twice the amount of time and contain more than three times as many matches.

Below are our predictions to shape Mania into a halfway decent show. If you’ve followed the Raw side (without falling asleep), the build has been abysmal while SmackDown has held themselves together better thanks to Kofi Kingston’s journey, but there are still some flaws here and there.

Let’s get to it.

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WWE NXT Takeover: New York Preview/Predictions

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

It has become yearly tradition that NXT trumps the main roster and this time around on professional wrestling’s biggest weekend, it’s set to happen again.

Two nights before WrestleMania graces New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, NXT “takes over” Brooklyn’s Barclays Center (yet again) and if history’s doomed to repeat itself (again), we’re in for a treat.

Compared to WrestleMania’s overbooked 15-match extravaganza, TakeOver’s refined to five simple bouts.

We’ll give our preview and predictions below.

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Good, Bad & The Ugly – WWE TLC 2018

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

Welcome to “Good, Bad & The Ugly,” the newest review concept where we’ll break down shows according to three ratings – Good, Bad or Ugly. The results will tally up to give us the Final Decision on the show. 

 

 

Headed In 

– In the midst of a Creative shake-up, we’re still fresh off two big heel turns – “The New” Daniel Bryan (WWE Champion) and Dean Ambrose. Meanwhile, on the Raw side, Ronda Rousey (WWE Raw Women’s Champion) had dominated all before her but a huge obstacle in “Knockout Sensation” Nia Jax, notorious for her punch on “The Man” Becky Lynch. To top it off, we’d have the first-ever Women’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship between Champion Lynch, Charlotte Flair and Asuka. This should be a fun show, albeit a long one since we have a grand total of 12 matches. What is this, WrestleMania? Even past Manias never had that many bouts.

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Through Tweets – WWE SmackDown Live 2/19/19

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

Follow Nick on Twitter @NickJasonLopez as he Live-Tweets Raw and SmackDown Live! Below are just some of his thoughts on tonight’s show:

 

 

 

 

 

 

PWO Intermission – Episode 11 – “Complain Long Enough And You Can Achieve Anything”

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*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode of Intermission, a 15-minute podcast where Host Nicholas Jason Lopez talks about current pro wrestling news and shoots on social media!

Oscar-Winning Topics Include: 

  • “Complain Long Enough And You Can Achieve Anything” – The Revival 
  • Corey Graves Caught Cheating With Carmella? 
  • Jimmy Uso Purposely Trying To Get Fired To Go To AEW?
  • Don’t Eat Kurt Angle’s Potatoes 
  • Does Kofi Kingston Actually Have A Chance This Time? 

 

 

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RSN Wrestling Podcast – Shoot February Edition

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*A RSN Wrestling Podcast Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode from The RSN Wrestling Podcast as Rich, Sal and Nick “shoot” on the last week in wrestling – WWE Royal Rumble and after!

 

 

Listen Below: 

https://anchor.fm/rsnpodcast/episodes/RSN-WRESTLING-PODCAST-SHOOT-FEBRUARY-EDITION-e33k79?fbclid=IwAR1Ou_95xxYTzFT0Rpe2W5nhpTsZs4nsh4ErOWUOF1aB4osWA74yC6Yc2pw

PWO Intermission – Episode 7 – What The World Needs Now Is Gore Sweet Gore

*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*

 

Check out the latest episode of Intermission where Host Nicholas Jason Lopez talks about pro wrestling news for 15 minutes with help from his Facebook feed!

Life-Essential Topics Discussed Include:

  • Thoughts On Raw And SmackDown Live 
  • Wrestling Moves We Don’t See Anymore 
  • Worlds Colliding 
  • Sami Zayn or Mustafa Ali Winning Championship Gold
  • Lacey Evans’ Debut Promo 

 

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The Shining Wizards – Episode 364: Rockin’ With Ronnie Burton, PCO & Volkoff

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*Courtesy Of The Shining Wizards Podcast*

 

Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Shining Wizards Podcast, which features “Rock God” Ronnie Burton (Capital Wrestling), PCO (Pierre Carl Ouellet – former WWF Tag Team Champion) and Nikolai Volkoff (WWE Hall of Fame). 

Topics discussed include WWE NXT, Impact Wrestling, WrestleMania 34, Joey Janela’s Spring Break 2, Volkoff’s comic book series that describes his life and more!

 

 

 

 

Link Below: 

http://www.shiningwizards.com/new/episode-364-rockin-with-ronnie-burton-pco-volkoff/