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Image and video hosting by TinyPic Ring Name: Roman Reigns
Date of Birth: May 25, 1985
From: Pensacola, FL
Pro Wrestling Debut: 2010
Leati “Joseph” Anoa’i is a former American professional football player turned WWE Superstar. He signed with the WWE in 2010, where he worked in the developmental sector FCW under different variations of his name until settling on Roman Reigns. He made his main roster debut in November 2012 alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose as the Shield. Reigns is a 3-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WWE Tag Team Champion (with Rollins), and was the 2015 Royal Rumble winner. He has many achievements including Superstar of the Year, and setting records at both Survivor Series and Royal Rumble. He has main evented Wrestlemania 3x including Wrestlemania 32 where he became 3-time World Heavyweight Champion. Roman Reigns has proven that this is his yard and we can’t wait to see what he does next.

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Published By: Brittany
Date: December 26th

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We begin with Hulk Hogan making his way to the ring.

Hogan wants to tell us something. He says Hulkamania is running wild tonight. In case you didn’t know it, Hulkamania is running Smackdown tonight. Hogan says that he has had some great moments on Smackdown. He was posing down in the ring with Daniel Bryan after he won the WWE Title at Wrestlemania. Hogan mentions that he won the tag titles with Edge on Smackdown, and speaking of Edge, he will be hosting Raw with Christian next week.

Seth Rollins interrupts Hulk Hogan and he comes out with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble.

Seth mentions the Immortal Hulk Hogan. He says Hogan is a champion. He is a Hall of Famer. He is the physical embodiment of Wrestlemania. Seth says he wanted to come out here and shake Hogan’s hand. With all of those accomplishments, they might call him the Seth Rollins of the 80’s.

Seth says that he wanted to tell Hogan from the bottom of his heart, thank you. Hogan is one of the reasons he got into this business. Hogan does not belong in this ring any more. This ring belongs to him. If you don’t mind . . .

Hogan says that he does mind. Unlike the Authority, he has the power and he is running Smackdown, brother.

Seth says that this place has been in the dumps since the Authority has been ousted from power. Seth says you take two of the smartest business people that he knows, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Two people who have the guts to make the tough decision and who will do what is best for business and replace it with a carnival side show like Hulk Hogan.

Seth says that he realizes that Hogan is a legend, but Hogan has no business in his business. As the undisputed future of the WWE, he tells Hogan that this is his business.

Seth says that if Hogan is going to be the general manager, why not do something worthwhile like telling the entire WWE Universe who is going to lead this company into the future. Why don’t you, tell everyone that the future of the WWE is Seth Rollins. When you are done endorsing him, you can realize it is almost 2015 and you can take your ass out of this ring.

Hogan says that it is starting to feel as if Rollins might not even make it out of this ring. He says that he doesn’t know if Rollins is the future.

Seth says that he is Mr. Money in the Bank and the standard bearer of the WWE.

Hogan says that he can think of a few people who can be the future. How about the guy who beat him at Survivor Series and on Raw last week, Dolph Ziggler.

Ziggler comes out and he thanks Hogan for the invite and it is humbling to hear from Hogan that he is the future. Dolph says Seth is right. Seth is the future.

Seth thanks Dolph.

Dolph says that is all Seth talks about. Why doesn’t he leave the ring and the WWE and then not show your face for the next ten years.

Seth says Dolph is not a big picture type of guy. Dolph doesn’t understand that the future is a popularity contest. He should do everyone a favor by curb stomping Dolph’s face into the mat in front of Dolph’s idol. He asks Hogan how does that sound.

Dolph says he has been curb stomped before but he keeps getting back up. He wants to know what Seth wants to do right now . . . brother.

Big Show’s music plays and he comes out and says that he appreciates how Seth is the architect to get things done. However, there are times when you have to use force to get things done. He is going to knock out Hulk Hogan and then as a bonus, he is going to knock out Dolph Ziggler.

Roman Reigns’ music plays and he makes his way through the crowd and to the ring.

Roman tells Big Show not to come through them ropes unless you want to get hit in the mouth again, especially in front of your wife and kids.

Hogan asks the crowd what do they think. What about Seth Rollins and Big Show against Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns . . . brother? Since he is running Smackdown, he gives the people what they want. Hogan asks Show and Seth what are they gonna do when Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler run wild on you?

We go to commercial.

Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns are in the back with Hulk Hogan discussing strategy but they don’t have anything labeled ‘Game Plan’ like with John Cena.

Match Number Six: Seth Rollins and Big Show (with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble) versus Dolph Ziggler and Roman Reigns

Ziggler and Rollins start things off and they lock up. Rollins asks Ziggler who he wants to face and then they lock up again and Rollins with a side head lock. Rollins with a shoulder tackle but Ziggler with a hip toss for a near fall. Reigns tags in and Rollins gets to his corner to stay away from Reigns. Show tags in.

They lock up and Show backs Reigns into the corner but Show misses with a punch. Reigns with punches but Show with a shoulder tackle. Show sends Reigns into the turnbuckles and then he punches Reigns before tagging in Rollins. Rollins with a punch and kicks. Rollins with a wrist lock but Reigns gets out of the hold. Reigns with an arm wringer and wrist lock. Reigns sends Rollins shoulder first into the turnbuckles and then he tags in Ziggler.

Ziggler with a head butt followed by a neck breaker and a leaping elbow drop and drop kick. Show pulls Ziggler down while Mercury distracts the referee. We go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with a rear chin lock on Ziggler. Ziggler with punches to Rollins and Ziggler tries for a drop kick but Rollins blocks it and he catapults Ziggler into the turnbuckles and chokes him while the referee warns Seth. Show tags in and he hangs Ziggler over the apron and he connects with a forearm to the chest. Show punches Ziggler while the chants form the crowd annoy him. Show with an elbow driver for a near fall.

Show keeps Ziggler from making the tag. Ziggler with punches but Show with a forearm to the back. Show kicks Ziggler and follows with a hard Irish whip. Show chokes Ziggler while Ziggler is on the apron. Show with a hard Irish whip to Ziggler. Show grabs Ziggler by the hair and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Show runs into boots from Ziggler and Ziggler hits the Fameasser but he cannot make the cover.

Ziggler crawls towards his corner while Rollins tags in and Rollins with a waist lock and he tries for a belly-to-back suplex. Ziggler lands on his feet and he falls back into the corner. Rollins goes for a Vigilante Stinger Splash but Ziggler moves and Rollins hits the turnbuckles. Reigns tags in and he clotheslines Rollins and sends him into the corner. Reigns with a clothesline in the corner followed by a flying clothesline. Reigns with a tilt-a-whirl power slam and then he sets for the Superman punch but Noble distracts the referee while Mercury hangs on to Reigns’ ankle.

Reigns takes care of Mercury and Rollins with a rollup for a near fall. Rollins with a super kick for a near fall. Rollins sets for the buckle bomb but Reigns blocks it. Rollins with forearms to the back and then Reigns with a back body drop but Rollins lands on his feet. Reigns with an uppercut followed by a Samoan drop attempt but Rollins gets to his feet.

Show grabs Reigns by the throat but Reigns escapes it and Ziggler with a super kick. Reigns with a spear to Show but Rollins sends Reigns to the floor. Rollins with a kick to Ziggler and then he sends Ziggler to the floor. Mercury and Noble send Reigns into the ringside barrier and then Rollins follows with a suicide dive onto Reigns.

Rollins rolls Reigns back into the ring and Rollins sets for a springboard knee. Ziggler clotheslines Mercury on the apron and then he super kicks Noble on the floor. Ziggler distracts Rollins and Reigns with a spear for the three count.

Winners: Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler

We go to credits.

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Published By: Brittany
Date: December 16th

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Match Number One: Fandango (with Rosa Mendes) versus Roman Reigns

They lock up and Fandango punches Reigns but Reigns punches back and Fandango goes down. Fandango with a kick and side head lock but Reigns with a side head lock. Fandango with a waist lock and Reigns with an arm wringer and wrist lock. Reigns starts to work on the shoulder. Reigns with a head lock and knee followed by a snap mare and clothesline into the corner and a short arm clothesline out of the corner.

Fandango rolls to the floor and he pulls Fandango back onto the apron. Fandango drops Reigns on the top rope and then he sends Reigns into the turnbuckles. Fandango with a knee to the head and he punches Reigns. Fandango gets a near fall. Fandango with a reverse chin lock. Fandango with a reverse chin lock.

Reigns gets back to his feet and he sends Fandango into the corner but Fandango with a boot. He comes off the turnbuckles into an uppercut. Reigns with a flying clothesline and then he sends Fandango into the turnbuckles and he hits a power slam. Reigns sets for the Superman punch and he connects. Reigns signals for the spear and he hits it and gets the three count.

Winner: Roman Reigns

We go to commercial.

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Published By: Brittany
Date: December 16th

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Fandango and Rosa Mendes are in the ring. We go to commercial.

We are back and Rosa and Fandango are still dancing.

Fandango has Chris’ Slammy and he has something to say. He says that it looks Raw is Jericho is now Raw was Jericho. Just like his Wrestlemania . . .

Roman Reigns interrupts and he appears in the crowd and makes his way to the ring.

Fandango waits in the ring for Reigns to make that long walk down the aisle.

Fandango starts to say something and Reigns with an uppercut and spear.

Before Reigns can say anything, Big Show comes out.

Reigns tells Show if he comes down to the ring, he will hit him in the mouth.

Show tells Reigns he would like to see that. He says that Reigns made a mistake by putting his hands on him last night, Pretty Boy. Show says that he will put Reigns back on the injured list.

Reigns hits Show with a Superman punch as he gets on the apron but Show does not go down. Show picks up the top portion of the steps and throws it at the apron.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Roman Reigns attacking Fandango with a spear followed by a Superman Punch to Big Show that did not knock him out.

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Published By: Brittany
Date: December 14th

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Match Number Four: Tables Match: John Cena versus Seth Rollins (If Cena loses, he loses the Number One Contender Spot he won at Hell in a Cell)

Cena and Rollins get face to face and then Cena punches Rollins. They exchange punches and Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog. Mercury gets on the apron and that allows Rollins to hit a wraparound clothesline and he kicks Cena. Rollins punches Cena and kicks him in the corner. Rollins chokes Cena. Rollins with an Irish whip but Cena with a clothesline out of the corner.

Cena goes to the floor and he goes under the ring for a table. Mercury and Noble pull it back to the floor and Rollins attacks Cena from behind. Rollins with a running forearm into the corner and then he goes under the ring for a table. Cena punches Rollins on the floor and he sends Rollins back into the ring. Cena puts the table in the ring but Noble and Mercury grab it and we get a tug of war situation but Cena sends them into the ringside barrier.

Rollins with a double sledge to the back and he kicks Cena. Rollins sets up the table on top of the turnbuckles. Cena with punches to Rollins and he sets for a power bomb through the table but Mercury and Noble knock the table to the floor. Rollins with a clothesline to Cena.

Rollins with a power bomb and he brings the table into the ring and sets it up in the corner. Rollins kicks Cena in the head and he head butts Cena and connects with an elbow to the head. Rollins tries to Irish whip Cena into the table but Cena slides through. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb and Five Knuckle Shuffle. Mercury and Noble stop Cena from hitting the Attitude Adjustment on Rollins.

Noble and Mercury pick up Cena for Rollins to power bomb Cena through the table but Cena kicks Rollins away. Cena goes after Noble on the ramp and then he sends Rollins into a ladder. Cena grabs a guardrail and hits Noble, Mercury, and Rollins with it. Cena suplexes Noble onto the guardrail. Mercury punches Cena and Rollins with a super kick to Cena while Mercury holds him.

Rollins and Mercury hold up a table but Cena ducks and the table breaks on the post. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment of Mercury into Yeatonville. Rollins Irish whips Cena into the ringside barrier. Rollins sets up a table on the floor. Rollins figures one table isn’t enough so he gets a second table and sets it up next to the first table.

Rollins sets to suplex Cena from the ring through the tables on the floor but Cena blocks it. Cena suplexes Rollins back into the ring. Rollins punches Cena but Cena punches back. They continue to go back and forth. Cena sets for a power slam into the table but Rollins with an Asai DDT. Cena holds on to the rope to prevent an Irish whip and Cena sends Rollins over the top rope to the floor.

Cena sends a table into the ring but Rollins hits Cena with the briefcase. Rollins hits Cena in the back with the briefcase. He continues to hit Cena in the back with the briefcase. Rollins puts a table in the ring and he does the You Can’t See Me but Cena with a kick and Rollins holds on to the ropes and then the referee goes down. Cena misses an Attitude Adjustment through the table when Rollins lands on his feet.

Cena punches Rollins before Rollins can come off the turnbuckles. Cena gets Rollins on his shoulder and he sends Rollins through the table with an Attitude Adjustment. Miraculously, Mercury and Noble come into the ring and the broken table is removed.

Noble and Mercury set up a table in the ring and Rollins has recovered to tell Joey and Jamie to pick up Cena. Cena punches Rollins to get out of the power bomb. Cena sends Rollins to the floor and then Cena gets Mercury and Noble on his shoulders for a double Attitude Adjustment through a table.

Cena gets Rollins on his shoulders and Rollins goes to the apron. Rollins with a shoulder and Cena and Rollins are both on the apron. Rollins sets for a power bomb off the apron through the tables, but Cena stops him. Cena and Rollins both go through the table and the referee calls for the bell since he saw this one.

Winner:?

The referees confer about what happened to try to figure out who went through the table first (will someone remember what happened three minutes earlier when Cena sent Rollins through a table?)

The referees who came out to talk to Mike Chioda each select Cena or Rollins. Mike Chioda has decided that since he cannot figure out who went through the table, it is restarting.

Rollins with a suicide dive onto Cena. Rollins rearranges the announce table and Cena with an Attitude Adjustment but Rollins bounces off the table and Michael Cole.

Cena goes for another table and he brings it into the ring and puts it in the corner.

Big Show makes his way to the ring and he cleans up some of the carnage before he punches Cena in the midsection. Show signals for the choke slam and he grabs Cena by the throat.

Roman Reigns’ music plays and he comes through the crowd. Reigns with a Superman punch to Show and a spear through the table.

Reigns with a Superman punch to Rollins and Cena with an Attitude Adjustment through the table.

Winner: John Cena

Tom Phillips is with Roman Reigns in the interview area.

Roman says that the told the entire world that he would be back. He knew that he wouldn’t just be back. He knew he would be back to make an impact. Spearing Big Show through a table, punching Seth Rollins in the mouth. That is an impact. Roman says that he is the first person to declare that they are going to be in the Royal Rumble. If you think he did damage last year, wait until you see what he does this year. That will be impact. Believe That.

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Published By: Brittany
Date: December 12th

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Renee Young is in the interview area with Roman Reigns. She congratulates him on being voted Superstar of the Year.

Roman says it felt phenomenal to be voted Superstar of the Year. He says that he is here to watch an awesome show, especially the main event. Sami and Adrian are the future. Roman says that he has one goal and that is to be the first NXT alumnus to be WWE World Champion.

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Date: December 9th

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We are back and more Slammys were awarded earlier tonight.

It is time for the Superstar of the Year Slammy and the presenter is Booker T.

The nominees are Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, John Cena, and Seth Rollins.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Chris Jericho is in charge of Raw next week.

The winner for Superstar of the Year is Roman Reigns.

Roman comes out to accept his award. He says that this is the real deal. He says that it is not the brass ring, but it is pretty damn good. He says that it is a step in the right direction. Roman says that he doesn’t care who it is, whoever is at the top of the stairs, he is stepping up and you can Believe that.

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Published By: Brittany
Date: November 5th

The Monday Night War Review: Episode Twelve- ‘The War Gets Electrified’

-Continuing along with another episode that focuses on a single person during the War, and in this case it’s all about The Rock. I hope they just toss in something about Juventud doing his Rock impersonation on Nitro.

-Opening Awesomeness!

-We start this episode with Nitro crushing RAW thanks to the n.W.o, and right on cue we get the standard “Vince made everyone and Turner depleted the WWF and used those guys to get to the top.” Again ask the AWA what it is like to be depleted.

-Cole admits the WWE was in trouble and they were hanging on by the skin of their teeth. We are in August of 1996 and Taker mentions their product was soft and getting hammered by the edgier WCW. JR up next and he mentions he was in talent relations and was told they had to get new talent to replace what WCW had stolen.

-As a third generation promoter, Vince was well equipped to make new stars, and they put over how the WWF was a family business. That leads into discussion of the Samoan family, and how they have been fixtures in the WWE for decades. They discuss the Anoa’i family and put over the Wild Samoans, Peter Maivia, and Yokozuna.

-A new member of the family was set to make his wrestling debut. The Rock shows up and calls Vince a father figure and how he remembers shaking his hand at 11 years old. We get home video footage of Duane cutting promos as a kid and they are pretty funny as you would expect. Patterson mentioned the idea to Vince, and he decided to give him a shot due to his family lineage. Pat watched him work, and told Vince he want this kid yesterday, not tomorrow. JR again as he says he saw a big, well conditioned athlete that was driven. Vince calls him a clean, cut All American athlete with a great heritage.

-The Rock says he spent a ton of time in a warehouse with Tom Pritchard. He was pitched the name of Rocky Maivia and he hated it. He wanted to make it on his own and not ride on his family’s name. Vince convinced him by telling him that it was a way to honor his family since he was the first third generation star.

-The WWF hyped his introduction with vignettes, and we see one of the first ones to appear on Superstars. Cody mentions he was watching from a fan perspective and the way he took it was that Rocky was going to be the greatest thing since sliced bread. Daniel Bryan says the same and that when you are hyped that much you have to deliver.

-Rocky made his debut at MSG in November of 1996 at Survivor Series. They discuss how debuting at a PPV shows the company has big plans for you. JR says that he truly believed The Rock was a blue chipper when he debuted that night. Daniel Bryan brings up the hair and the stuff Rocky came out wearing and was already disappointed. Roman Reigns mentions you could see there was charisma, but you could see he was searching for something. Those in the back felt the debut was a strong one, but good feelings didn’t last. They discuss how the character was cheesy, and while it would have been great in 1986, in 1996 it was horrible.

-Over in WCW they were full of strong heels and anti-heroes, and Orton admits it was more fun watching Nitro. Foley mentions that he had to begrudgingly admit that WCW had the much better show. In the WWF they continued on with the happy, smiling babyface and the funs turned on that shit quickly.

-They did what they could to cover up The Rocky Sucks chants, but it was starting to get hard to drown them out. Vince talks about how you can push all you want to have a character to go one way, but when the fans aren’t buying it nothing you can do. The Rock was frustrated because he was doing everything asked of him, and JBL laughs as he mentions the fans and half the boys in the back were chanting “Rocky Sucks.”

-While he was stuck playing this character, Steve Austin was being the anti-hero and was getting over huge with the crowd. Seeing this Vince decided to push the envelope in a last ditch attempt to compete with WCW. The Rock was injured and took the summer off and then got the call from JR that they were turning him heel and having him join The Nation. The Rock loved it and only asked that he got a chance to say what he feels after the turn. We then get his famous interview where he crushed the crowd for the months of “Rocky Sucks” and “Die Rocky Die” chants. Just night and day between the two characters, and you could clearly see they finally were on to something with The Rock.

-Ambrose talks about how the Nation was perfect for the Rock as they were a rough and tough group. They have him a chance to shed that cheesy gimmick he had, and it helped bring out the arrogance he always had inside of him.

-As we get to 1998 the strangle hold WCW once held was weakening thanks to the new crop of stars in the WWF. The Rock got so over they eventually had to make him the focus of the Nation and that is how we get Simmons being turfed from the group. Austin mentions that once Rock took over the Nation and started getting all the mic time you knew he was going to be money.

-April 13, 1998 RAW beats Nitro for the very first time, and the momentum continues over the summer. A big part of that was the war between DX and The Nation, and in that feud was the rivalry between HHH and The Rock. HHH mentions they were competing just as hard against each other behind the scenes because each wanted to get to a higher level and it just happened that they used each other to get there.

-They show all the craziness that each company was pulling out in 1998 because of how close the battles were. The WWF was running with the Attitude Era, while WCW was countering with more n.W.o and Goldberg. Roman Reigns talks about how it was great time to be a fan as each show was doing well.

-Back to The Rock and stock footage of Bischoff putting over how charismatic he was. They discuss how the Rock was starting to get the fans behind him and how we outgrew the Nation. We get discussion of how the Rock helped usher in the era of catchphrases and we get some great Rock one liners.

-In WCW Goldberg was on fire and was the hottest act in pro-wrestling. He was the opposite of The Rock as he rarely spoke and instead just smashed anyone that stepped in the ring with him. With Goldberg keeping WCW close the WWF needed find a new foil to Steve Austin.

-In a brilliantly booked tournament to crown a new WWF Champion, the WWF resists the urge to turn Rock face and instead make him the Corporate Champion. It was a genius move by the WWF as they needed a heel on the same level as Austin’s face character and what better person than Rock’s arrogant corporate champion.

-Paul Heyman talks about how the money feud with Rock vs. Austin and there was nothing else the fans wanted to see. The question was who was going to be the antagonist and the choice was easy because the Rock was so great at it. Before getting to that money match though, The Rock needed someone to get him over. When you need to get someone over in impressive fashion you ask one man: Mick Foley.

-They discuss the chemistry the two had with each other, and JR talks about how they genuinely loved work with each other. HHH brings up the Empty Arena Match and damn if that wasn’t one of the more entertaining matches you will see thanks to the Rock’s commentary during the match. The feud worked perfectly as The Rock was primed for his run with Austin.

-Over in WCW they were slipping as they cut the balls off Goldberg and went back to the n.W.o. angle. Rey talks about how a lot of big names didn’t want the younger guys getting to a higher level and thus they were squashed when they got any momentum.

-The WWF was on fire thanks to Rock/Austin and JR calls it arguably the most profitable feud in the company’s history. It would be kind of tough to think of anything else on that level though I would think Andre/Hogan and Hogan/Savage had to do some pretty big money as well.

-Austin and Rock were the two of the biggest stars in history and just happened they were in the same company at the same time when they were both in their prime. Rock calls it arguably the greatest rivalry in the history of the WWF. Reigns talks about how The Rock told him he wanted the top spot and he knew Austin wasn’t ready to give that up yet.

-Talk turns to WrestleMania XV and Jericho mentions that a show headlined by Rock vs. Austin is an easy sell. Hell, they could announce Rock/Austin for Mania this year and damn right I would pay more than $9.99 for that show.

-They gloss over Mania though and focus again on The Rock’s interviews. Thankfully they include the vicious one where he torched Billy Gunn. Too funny! Rock says he was flying by the seat of his pants and he means that in a good way as he was pumped every time he went out to the ring.

-The WWF decided to go to War on Thursday with WCW and introduced SmackDown (in honor of the Rock). JR calls Thunder a joke and how nobody in WCW wanted to work the show and it was a rather easy victory for the WWF. Steph mentions SmackDown was the Rock’s show, and it was just another way for the WWF to show who the #1 company in the world was.

-We move on to The Rock and Sock Connection, and just fantastic stuff here. The Rock puts over Foley’s comedic timing and Foley talks about the free reign they were given. Everything was spontaneous and the peak of that was “This is Your Life.” The segment was the highest rated in the history of RAW, and your damn right it was entertaining. Vince mentions he was kind of pissed that the segment went so long and while he thought it was good, he didn’t think it was that good. Russo talks about how he had to hear it from Vince while the segment was happening and he just let McMahon vent because he knew it was gold. The next day the ratings were in and over 9 million people tuned in for the segment and Vince gave them carte blanche to do what they wanted. Man what Vince would do for 9 million viewers in this day and age.

-As we head towards the end of 1999, Austin was put on the shelf for a year with a neck injury, but the WWF continued to soar thanks to The Rock. He took over for Austin and was the biggest star in the industry in 2000. The ratings dominance over Nitro was becoming laughable, and The Rock started to capture mainstream attention.

-We get footage of The Rock hosting SNL, and he did one hell of a job. Jericho puts over the job he did and Kofi talks about how if you weren’t a wrestling fan you were a fan of The Rock. We get footage of Rock appearing on TRL, and rubbing elbows with celebrities and pro-athletes.

-The Rock then helps get new stars over and they show Angle winning his first WWF Title from the Rock. In a funny spot Billy Gunn makes fun of himself as he talks about how he called a friend and said he was working with the Rock and the friend told him he wasn’t that good, but he just laughed and said “I know, but The Rock is.” Awesome!

-Just to keep this focused as a MNW episode instead of a shortened version of the Rock’s DVD they cut back to WCW and how they were screwing everything up. They continue to focus things on Goldberg as for some reason they want to keep comparing the two of them. Terry Taylor talks about how instead of doing things in best interest of the company guys were doing what was best for them. He also says it grew frustrating trying to get guys to do what they were being paid millions to do.

-In 2001 Austin returned and won the Rumble and we were getting Austin/Rock II, but before that happened WCW was bought out by Vince McMahon. A lot of the credit for winning the War is given to the Rock.

-With the War over The Rock heads off to Hollywood and kicks ass and then we skip to 2011 and the Rock’s return as the Host of WrestleMania. The Rock talks about how he wanted to accomplish things before coming back. Vince also puts over how The Rock had to conquer other things before making his return, and now he will never leave the WWF.

-We wrap things up with everyone talking about the awesomeness of the Rock. Steph calls him the biggest crossover star in the history of the company and Booker thinks Rock will do what he can to try to steal the show at WrestleMania XL. JR says you can only hope to sign more guys like Duane Johnson, but people like him don’t grow on trees. Jericho calls the most charismatic performer in the history of the business, and they discuss how SmackDown is in the dictionary because of The Rock. The man himself says he meant it when he said the WWE is home, and he meant it when he said he will never leave again.

Additional Comments: It is getting to the point where these are starting to feel a lot like a reader’s digest of each guys DVD with some strands tossed it to tie it to the Monday Night War. Don’t get me wrong The Rock is fantastic and always great to see some classic Rock, but I have his DVDs and really not anything new added here. The sad part is they had some stuff to use as WCW tried to push Prince Iaukeau as a sort of Rock when he debuted and even had him feud with Regal (while Rock was battling HHH), and of course in the later days of WCW you had Juventud becoming a Rock impersonator. Hell, they could have discussed Booker using The Rock Bottom and calling it The Book End. Apparently we have 8 more of these to go and again while a fun watch, I do hope things can get focused on the battle between the two companies again.

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Date: November 5th

Game Spot’s show The Lobby recently sat down with Roman Reigns. They asked Roman various questions from the  WWE all the way to video games. Roman also gave his insight on a variety of other things check out the video above to watch the FULL interview.

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Date: October 6th
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Roman Reigns spoke to Sirius/XM satellite radio host Sam Roberts on Saturday at the 11th annual “Ringside Fest” in New York City. Reigns said that it could be a couple of months before he returns to the ring; it’s going to be assessed on a week-to-week basis. He added that he is at the point of his recovery where he is able to do cardio. Roman also discussed his hair and whether he could “lose his spot” due to his absence. Check out the video above to hear what else the Samoan Superman had to say.


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