WWE Slam Crate (Powered by Loot Crate)


Loot Crate has teamed up with WWE to debut WWE Slam Crate.

The bi-monthly subscription service promises to deliver EXCLUSIVE collectibles and apparel that you won’t be find in any other subscription service.

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As with their other subscription boxes, each box will have its own theme. Fittingly, the first WWE Slam Crate theme is “The First.” You know, the first time you saw WWE live, your first “THIS IS AWESOME” chant.

Order WWE Slam Crate by October 15, 9 p.m. PST and in your first crate receive an Austin Aries NXT Topps trading card – 100 of which will be autographed by A-Double himself.

To subscribe to WWE Slam Crate, make sure to use the any of the links provided (doing so will ensure you’ll get all the exclusive gear and also help Lucha Lucy provide future Slam Box reviews).

Prices vary depending on the length of your subscription.

Lucha Lucy’s WWE Royal Rumble ’13 Contest


The Royal Rumble is fast approaching, which can only mean one thing… it’s time for the third annual Lucha Lucy’s Royal Rumble contest! I’m sure you all know how it works, but check below anyway!

What do you have to do?

Then…

  • Guess a number. That’s it!

You can leave a comment below or tweet Lucha Lucy your entry number (only one number per person). Check below for the available numbers.

Here is how you will win:

1st place –
Correctly guess the entrance number of the Royal Rumble winner!

2nd place –
Correctly guess the entrance number of the Superstar with the most eliminations!

It would be greatly appreciated if you could post/tweet the following after you’ve entered the contest:

I entered @LuchaLucy’s #WWE Royal Rumble contest. Check it out: http://www.luchalucy.com

Good luck,
Lucha Lucy 

ROYAL RUMBLE CONTEST TABLE

1. Earl                                                               16. Jessica

2.  Shawn                                                         17. Ivan

3. Jon                                                               18. Alysha

4. Steve                                                           19. Jim

5. Jeremy                                                       20. Gerardo

6. Jerrod                                                        21. Samantha

7. Emily                                                          22. @Knight_Air

8.  @FunkMonk                                           23. David

9. Rory                                                            24. Crystal

10. Ray                                                            25. Robert

11. Lauen                                                        26. Richard

12. Missie                                                       27. Kris

13. Chelsea                                                    28. Dave

14. Ryan                                                        29. Dan

15. Erick                                                        30. Tom

Raw thoughts: Contract signings


With less than a week away from SummerSlam, we were treated to what I believe is one of the greatest contract signing segments in WWE history.

As CM Punk noted, contract signings are always the same. There usually isn’t anything too great about these segments. They’re time-consuming and rarely ever really entertaining and beneficial to the storyline.

My favorite contract signing segment was on the 9-1-08 edition of Monday Night Raw; Chris Jericho and Shawn Michaels were set to sign the contract for their unsanctioned match at Unforgiven.

What made this segment so memorable and enjoyable was Chris Jericho.  Throughout the entire first half of the segment, Jericho refrained from making any sort of eye-contact with Shawn Michaels. A small gesture, but for me, it really made the whole segment.

Last night’s contract signing, however trumps that. The back and forth between Punk and Cena was just great.

Undoubtedly, CM Punk steals the show when he speaks; that’s to be expected, but I was also pleasantly surprised with John Cena’s mic work. I’m no Cena-basher, but I usually don’t care too much for his promos. Last night though, he brought it.

Cena called Punk a phony; Punk admitted his grudge against Cena, whose had everything handed to him in the company. Cena pointed out to Punk that he is the one who needs to win Sunday, because win, lose or draw, Cena’s going to Wrestlemania to face The Rock, while Punk will just be a “loudmouth, one-hit-wonder.”

They shared great dialogue with each other. They fed off of each other and it shows how well they work together on the mic.

Not that their feud needed any more selling, but Punk and Cena have certainly sold their match at SummerSlam.

If you missed the segment, please enjoy.

 

It’s fun to be a fan again


In the last four weeks, the WWE has done a complete 180°.

For years now, the WWE has been so stale and predictable. No stories or wrestlers evoked any real emotion or excitement from the fans. It’s a hard thing to do, to make it feel real. And it just plain hasn’t been as fun as it used to be.

About a month ago, CM Punk changed that.
He made it feel real. He made it fun.

And last night, Vince McMahon and Triple H made it feel pretty real too.

I’m looking forward to next week’s Raw. I’m glad wrestling is fun again.

A good story


Last night, CM Punk accomplished something rare in professional wrestling. He made wrestling fans question what they were seeing and hearing. And we were excited.

For a lot of fans, the lines between “real” and “not real” were blurred, just a bit.

Nowadays, it isn’t often that wrestling fans can forget that results and stories are ‘pre-determined.’ It’s hard for us to get excited about a storyline we can easily predict every week. Between ‘dirt sheets,’ Twitter and not being a little kid anymore, it’s nearly impossible for most ‘real fans’ to be swept up by storylines and feuds, especially when the creative writing quality isn’t always the best.

What made wrestling fans appreciate Punk’s promo is that we believed it.

As ‘real’ wrestling fans, we like to whine and cry and blog about how a guy like CM Punk gets the short end of the stick every time. How John Cena is pushed as the face of the company and built up to be the best, when we know better. CM Punk is one of the best wrestlers in the world, but WWE doesn’t care about wrestling.

It’s how we feel and then we heard the man utter those same things back to us.

Now, we’re invested.

Naturally, we want to know what’s going to happen next. So, next Monday, we’ll all be watching Raw to see what does happen. And if all goes well, we’ll all tune in again the following week. And then we’ll buy the PPV to see what happens there.

Well, that’s if CM Punk is still employed by then, of course.

In a perfect world, the wrestling business would be just that. We’d always want to tune in again the following week. We’d all be at the edge of our seats, waiting to see what might happen next. We’d be completely captivated.

The truth is though, wrestling isn’t always like that. More often then not, it isn’t. Not every storyline is going to be great; not every wrestler is going to be believable. But it’d be nice to be this engaged and this excited about wrestling more often.

Now, forgetting all that for a moment…

Do we really believe Vince McMahon let CM Punk trash his company, his family and his character for seven minutes on live television?

Doesn’t seem too likely. But we believed it, didn’t we? Even if just for a short while. That helps makes for a good story too.

And I always have enjoyed a good story. I guess that’s why I enjoy wrestling as much as I do.

It’s nice to be reminded of that.

Dolph Ziggler: Cut and color


It really shouldn’t matter. It’s not a big deal, really. It’s just hair. Change is supposed to be good, isn’t it?

Last month, Vickie Guerrero introduced the WWE fans to the new and improved Dolph Ziggler, who debuted a new hair cut and color change. I, like many other fans, was less-than-thrilled with Ziggler’s new, generic-wrestler ‘do.

As I said before, something so trivial really shouldn’t matter, but it’s a little more than just that.

Dolph Ziggler is top-notch between the ropes. Taking those signature blonde locks of his away wasn’t going to affect his wrestling ability. With his new hair, he was still on television and he was still putting on good matches.

However, in a wrestling company (yes, WRESTLING company) as large as the WWE, as many have fallen victim to it, it’s quite easy to get lost in the shuffle. 

If you aren’t a main-event performer, if you’re not an Undertaker, a John Cena or a Randy Orton, then it’s really easy for you to fall off the radar. As we all know, great matches and loads of talent doesn’t always make a wrestler into Superstar. 

Sure, those attributes are great to have, but unless someone can distinguish that wrestler from the next good wrestler, it’s safe to say said wrestler will be stuck in mid-card limbo until the higher-ups decide to roll the dice on them. And even then, what’s to distinguish him from the other mid-carders?

There is a lot of talent in the mid-card division, but, with maybe the exception of a few wrestlers, they all can be swapped for each other, on any given night of the week. Of course, size, skill level and looks vary, but the gist of them all is fairly similar. A lot of the time, nothing really separates them enough.

This is no fault of the Superstars, the fans may love them, but it’s simply the way the business is run.There are only so many main event slots to fill, with the absolute best Superstars. The Superstars that have it all: the look, the charisma, the proverbial ‘it’ factor, oh and the talent, of course.

Cutting and dying Dolph Ziggler’s hair, to give us fans this ‘new and improved’ Dolph Ziggler really wasn’t doing him any favors. 

His bleach-blonde locks helped separate him from the other however-many mid-card wrestlers on the roster. 

Usually, one would think, this type of cosmetic change would happen take place the opposite way. Take a generic, average-joe wrestler, bleach his hair and hope that maybe then he’d be distinct enough to be made into a Superstar.

A silly thing to decide who gets the chance to be the new break-out Superstar of the WWE. But again, with that many wrestlers aiming for the limited spots available, Dolph Ziggler’s small advantage was just that – an advantage.

We can all relax now though, as Dolph’s wonderfully unnatural, bottle blonde hair is back. Advantage Ziggler.