Wrestlemania 29 – Live Results


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Wrestlemania 29 is live tonight from New Jersey at MetLife Stadium. Here is what the card looks like. Check back for results.

WWE Champion The Rock vs. John Cena
John Cena def. The Rock to become the *NEW* WWE Champion
The Undertaker vs. CM Punk
The Undertaker def. CM Punk to maintain his undefeated streak, 21-0
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar (No Holds Barred Match; If Lesnar wins, Triple H must retire)
Triple H def. Brock Lesnar, Triple H’s career is still alive
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
Alberto Del Rio def. Jack Swagger to retain the World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show vs. The Shield
The Shield def. Show/Sheamus/Orton – Big Show turns on Celtic Vipers after the match
Ryback vs. Mark Henry
Mark Henry def. RyBack – After the match, RyBack comes back to get Henry up again for the Shell Shock
WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston
Team Hell No def. Ziggler/Big E. Langston to retain the tag team titles.
Chris Jericho vs. Fandango
Fandango def. Chris Jericho in his first Wrestlemania match.
Tons of Funk & The Funkadactyls vs. Team Rhodes Scholars & The Bella Twins
While advertised, this match was cut from the Wrestlemania card
Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett vs. The Miz (Interactive Pre-Show Match)
The Miz def. Wade Barrett to become the *NEW* Intercontinental Champion

WWE Royal Rumble 2012


Live results from WWE Royal Rumble 2012

World Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage match
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Big Show vs. Mark Henry

Winner: Daniel Bryan retains the World Heavyweight Championship

8-Diva Tag Team match
Beth Phoenix, Natalya & The Bella Twins vs. Tamina, Eve, Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox

Winner: Beth Phoenix, Natalya & The Bella Twins

Singles match
John Cena vs. Kane

Double count out

Singles match
Drew McIntyre vs. Brodus Clay

Winner: Brodus Clay

WWE Championship match
CM Punk (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ special guest refee John Laurinitis

Winner: CM Punk retains the WWE Championship

Royal Rumble match

Winner: Sheamus 

WWE Royal Rumble ’12 contest


To celebrate the 25th annual Royal Rumble pay-per-view, LuchaLucy.com, sponsored by Rudo Reels, is happy to once again announce our Royal Rumble contest!

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  • Guess a number. That’s it!

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Here is how you will win, and what you get:

1st place – 5 DVDs!
Correctly guess the Royal Rumble winner’s entrance number.

(One winner, one guess per person)

2nd place – 3 DVDs
Entry number of the Royal Rumble runner-up.
(one winner)

3rd place – 1 DVD
Entry number of Superstar with the longest Rumble duration.

Entry number of Superstar with the most Rumble eliminations.
(two winners)

Good luck,
Lucha Lucy 

ROYAL RUMBLE CONTEST TABLE

1. Nick                                                                          16. Mark Jabroni

2. Daniel                                                                    17. D’el

3.  Jeff                                                                          18. Dan

4. Julian                                                                      19. James

5.  Mike                                                                       20. Mohamed

6. Alysha                                                                    21. David 

7.  Jerry                                                                      22. Shane

8. Conor                                                                      23. Anthony

9.  Chelsea                                                                  24. Robbie

10.  Manny                                                                 25. Robert

11. @FunkMonkv1                                                  26. Genevy

12. Constantine                                                         27. Eric

13.  Thomas                                                                28. Jane

14.  Jessica                                                                   29. Ryan

15.  Derrick                                                                 30. TJ

WWE Vengeance


Live, updated results from WWE Vengeance.

Tag Team Championship Match
AirBoom (c) vs. Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler

Winner: AirBoom, retain the WWE Tag Team Championship titles.

United States Championship Match
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Zack Ryder

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Divas Championship Match
Beth Phoenix (c) vs. Eve

Winner: Beth Phoenix

Singles Match
Sheamus vs. Christian

Winner: Sheamus

Tag Team Match
CM Punk & Triple H vs. Miz & R-Truth

Winner: The Miz & R-Truth

Singles Match
 Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes

Winner: Randy Orton

World Heavyweight Championship Match
Mark Henry (c) vs. Big Show

Winner: No contest, as both men were unable to compete after a Superplex from Mark Henry caused the ring to collapse

WWE Heavyweight Championship Match
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena

Winner: Alberto Del Rio, retains the WWE Championship

Top 5 best in wrestling today


There’s some good stuff going on in wrestling today, this is what I consider the top 5 best in WWE and TNA right now. Obviously my top 5 is different than yours, so please, let me hear your top 5.

5. Robert Roode #1 contender for TNA heavyweight title

Robert Roode and James Storm are great as Beer Money, but like most others, I think Roode has the potential to be TNA’s next top guy. He knows how to wrestle and he knows how to talk; he’s pretty good at both those things, in fact.

TNA’s recent track record of ‘top stars’ and champions is a bit unsettling. Personally, I don’t see how they can have Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle in the title scene at all right now. Those two, despite their popularity and talent, don’t represent their company they way they should. And TNA shouldn’t push guys who don’t make them look good.

For years now, since the beginning of TNA, Roode has been a great asset to the company. Roode has a load of potential that is just now being put to use by TNA creative.

I hope that Roode’s newly won spot as #1 contender is a long term investment by TNA in shaping him into becoming a true, top guy for the company. I think he’s proven enough to earn the spot and the trust of the company; he is someone that they can trust to serve the company well.

4. Zack Ryder on television & merchandise

Zack Ryder is OVER! Ryder is oozing with charisma and it’s about time that he gets a real chance at showing it.

Ryder is pretty much a self-made Superstar thanks to his Z: True Long Island Story videos on YouTube. For a company that prides themselves on being ‘entertainment,’ it’s taken them long enough to feature Zack Ryder as much as they have been recently.

I think WWE missed the boat with Santino; he was over and they never really went anywhere with it. Now is a perfect time to capitalize on Ryder’s popularity.

Regardless of Ryder’s in-ring ability (which isn’t bad), the WWE is a company that wants to make money and that’s what Zack Ryder can do for them. Ryder is money right now, there’s no doubt about it. The Zack Pack is willing to shovel out money for his t-shirts, headbands and shades, so put the guy on TV and let him try to sell more of it.

It’s certainly up to him and creative on just where and how far he can ride out his popularity, but at least now he’s got the opportunity to make something more of himself.

3. Cody Rhodes: once again dashing

I have been a fan of Cody Rhodes since before his dashing days, but for a long while, I think some underestimated him. Ted DiBiase, Jr. was the young star to keep our eyes on, however this last year, it hasn’t been Teddy who’s undergone an interesting transformation, it’s been Cody; Cody Rhodes came into his own. His match against Rey Mysterio at Wrestlemania XXVII was one of the best of the night and proved just how far he had come since his debut in the WWE.

Though he may be the grandson of a plumber, Rhodes is anything but a ‘common man.’ Cody Rhodes is dashing.

What seems like it would be such a cheesy gimmick, Rhodes made entertaining. From his theme song to the grooming tips and his digital mirror to the tantrums he threw when an opponent hit his face, Rhodes worked the gimmick into something truly entertaining and made himself look, well… dashing.

And then during his feud with Rey, Rhodes became undashing; he became Cody Von Doom, wearing a protective mask to cover his face. But again, when the gimmick could have become too gimmicky, he made it something interesting and entertaining.

He flinches when he walks to the ring, because he doesn’t want people to see his ugliness. He became a monster, but insisted everyone else was just as ugly and demanded they cover themselves as well.

He plays his character so well, and as Intercontinental champion, I hope that he can continue to show what he can do. Now in his feud against Teddy, I hope that they can both showcase themselves and take back their spots as the future of the WWE.

2. Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler

Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler are two young guys who are fighting to showcase themselves to the best of their abilities. Both are great athletes and both have a huge amount of potential that the WWE has yet to truly take a chance on.

What I find so great about this growing feud is that they weren’t just thrown against each other, to see who would win over Vickie Guerrero, but instead were thrown together to work with each other. By doing this, I think it adds a certain depth and longevity to their feud. They are both two guys they should invest more time in.

Obviously, this will lead to a Swagger vs. Dolph Ziggler match down the line, but the build up has been pretty good thus far. I’m a big fan of minimal physical altercation prior to the actual matches and such. The slow, steady feud boiling through fighting for Vickie Guerrero’s attention and managerial services, coupled with the added bonus of the United States championship, I think Swagger and Ziggler are set up to really shine for the WWE suits to take notice of them. Especially when it gets to the actual matches, those will be great.

1. CM Punk

The greatest thing in the WWE currently is CM Punk. Just a few months ago, he almost single-handedly revitalized pro wrestling (and started the WWE ice cream bar revolution). His pipe bomb promos have been exceptional and he’s headlined the last three PPVs; champion or not, CM Punk is WWE’s ‘it’ guy right now.

In the week following Punk’s announcement that he would be leaving the WWE, with his first real pipe bomb promo, CM Punk made wrestling fun again.

Punk became the anti-hero for the WWE universe, but unlike Batman, Punk was exactly what we wanted and needed in wrestling. He challenged what was presumed to be the ‘good’ in the WWE and took his own stand against it, fought against it for the greater good.

Punk and Cena put on a fantastic match at Money in the Bank, and Punk reigned supreme. At SummerSlam, after one of the best contract signing segments, he once again defeated John Cena, but fell victim to an opportunistic Alberto Del Rio, after being attacked by Triple H. By this time however, CM Punk had his sights set on Triple H.

Again, their match at Night of Champions was driven by Punk’s great promos.

As of now, Punk is in the midst of a strange feud involving Triple H and John Laurinaitis. As confusing and scattered as their feud may be, CM Punk is still fighting the good fight and is still the highlight of Raw.

I’m looking forward to hearing more pipe bombs being dropped and having Punk continue his anti-hero crusade for a better WWE.

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.