A Dope Moment From Monday Night Raw

A Dope Moment From Monday Night Raw

I really didn’t think I’d be able to do this article. Last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw made me very upset. With the Cruiserweight Classic in full swing, it feels like the obvious thing to do to crown a new WWE Universal Champion was some sort of tournament. I wanted a one night, Deadly Game type tourney, but an expansive one would’ve been cool, too. Nope. The show opened with Balor relinquishing his title, which was a bummer. Then Mick Foley announced there would be “a series of matches”…

Conor McGregor Shares His Thoughts On WWE Roster

Conor McGregor Shares His Thoughts On WWE Roster

For as long as I have been a fan of wrestling, I have also been told by others that it’s fake. That the winners were all chosen beforehand, and that nobody was in any actual danger. That second part always confused the hell out of me. I get picking the winners before and all that, but even if it doesn’t always look like they’re hitting each other, every match features at least a moment where someone hits something. That mat must be a giant pillow. Those chairs must be made…

The Independent Files – KO (Kevin Steen) vs. Sami Zayn (El Generico)

The Independent Files – KO (Kevin Steen) vs. Sami Zayn (El Generico)

Welcome back to “The Independent Files,“ where we at Nerdopotamus usually share a match featuring two WWE wrestlers, but not from their time on the big stage. No, these matches are from their time on the independent circuit. There used to be a time when indie experience was frowned upon in Vince McMahon’s company, but not anymore! Nowadays, the indies are essentially the territories, and Triple H is Vinny Mac in the early-mid ’80s, going around, cherry picking the best talent out there. That’s how we ended up with the current…

The Best Moment of RAW (5/2/2016)

The Best Moment of RAW (5/2/2016)

Welcome back to “The Best Moment of RAW,” where I, Mr. X, take an entire episode of WWE’s flagship television show, Monday Night Raw, and boil it down to the very best that it had to offer. This week, the best moment goes to Sami Zayn. Right now, the Intercontinental Championship scene is a bit crowded. Seems WWE is teasing a fatal four way between Kevin Owens, Cesaro, The Miz (who’s champion), and Sami Zayn. After a scuffle, the Underdog From the Underground ended up standing tall, holding the IC title…

WWE Payback 2016 – Picks + Predictions

WWE Payback 2016 – Picks + Predictions

Your predictions specialist has returned, and I am here to let you know how tonight’s WWE Payback pay-per-view will play out. United States Championship Kalisto vs Ryback I thought this would have been done with at WrestleMania but I guess not. I hope this ultimately leads to a huge monster turn for Ryback. You can say he’s a heel now but he hasn’t really done much with it. Perhaps another loss to this little guy will send him over the edge. My pick for this match is Kalisto. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin…

The Nerd/Out Top 100 Wrestlers – 40-31

The Nerd/Out Top 100 Wrestlers – 40-31

Welcome back to The Nerd/Out Top 100 Wrestlers of the year. In case you didn’t see the first installment of this list, allow us to explain what’s going on. Together with Mark Out Entertainment, we here at Nerdopotamus have formed a wrestling committee. Their goal was to put together a list of the best wrestlers in the world. The qualifying period was from final bell of WrestleMania 31 to final bell of WrestleMania 32. Anything that came before or after is irrelevant, and did not factor into the decision-making process. Today, we…

The Best Moment of RAW (4/4/2016)

The Best Moment of RAW (4/4/2016)

Welcome back to “The Best Moment of RAW,” where I, Mr. X, take an entire episode of WWE’s flagship television show, Monday Night Raw, and boil it down to the very best that it had to offer. This week was the #RawAfterMania. It has become one of the most important shows of the year. It’s the beginning of WWE’s television season, so they do all they can to make it worthwhile. This one kicked off with Vince McMahon coming out to gloat about Shane McMahon’s loss to The Undertaker at WrestleMania…

NXT TakeOver: Dallas – Fuego Down in Texas

NXT TakeOver: Dallas – Fuego Down in Texas

WRITTEN BY: Scott Kolich We started WrestleMania weekend off with Friday night’s NXT Takeover: Dallas. As everyone expected, NXT delivered. The entire show was amazing and captivating from the first bell to the last. If you have not seen it yet, please read no further (unless you want spoilers). Let us start with the first match of the night: The Revival (Dash and Dawson) vs. American Alpha for the NXT Tag Team titles. The match was a solid back and forth, featuring a lot of near falls and great tag team work…

The Best Moment of RAW (3/7/2016)

The Best Moment of RAW (3/7/2016)

Welcome back to “The Best Moment of RAW,” where I, Mr. X, take an entire episode of WWE’s flagship television show, Monday Night Raw, and boil it down to the very best that it had to offer. Last week didn’t provide the most options. I took what I could get. This week, however, started with a bang. Shane McMahon came out to the ring to respond to the horrible things that Vince McMahon said about him on the previous episode. While Shane was talking, Undertaker’s gong hit, and the lights…

Kenny Omega vs. El Generico (Sami Zayn)

Kenny Omega vs. El Generico (Sami Zayn)

There aren’t many words needed for this article. Our main goal with this one is to share some fantastic wrestling. One of our writers was surfing Facebook and found this match on the page for Japanese Puroresu Ichiban – ジャパン・プロレス・イチバン. Click on the name to head over there. If you love wrestling, then you should join the community. In the meantime, without further adieu, here is the match we’re here to see: Kenny Omega (a man so talented, he wrestled a blowup doll, and it was better than a lot of the matches…

The Independent Files – Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn

The Independent Files – Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn

Welcome back to “The Independent Files,“ where we at Nerdopotamus share a match featuring two WWE wrestlers, but not from their time on the big stage. No, these matches will be from their time on the independent circuit. There used to be a time when indy experience was frowned upon in Vince McMahon’s company, but not anymore! Nowadays, the indies are essentially the territories, and Triple H is Vinny Mac in the early-mid ’80s, going around, cherry picking the best talent out there. That’s how we ended up with the current…

Certified Banger Sunday – Steen Turns On Generico

Certified Banger Sunday – Steen Turns On Generico

Welcome back to Certified Banger Sunday, where we here at Nerdopotamus take some time on the Lord’s day to provide our readers with a banger. This week, the banger in question is a tag team match: El Generico (Sami Zayn) and Kevin Steen (Kevin Owens) vs. The Young Bucks. After the match, Steen turned on El Generico, creating the rivalry that would eventually play out so wonderfully in NXT. Check it out, and as always, feel feel to drop your opinion on us in the comment section. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Courtesy…

Sami Zayn Makes His In-Ring Return On Saturday

Sami Zayn Makes His In-Ring Return On Saturday

May 20th, 2015. That was the last time we got to see Sami Zayn wrestle. He took on Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship in the main event of NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, and it was glorious. Zayn was injured in a match with John Cena, not long before the event. First, he finished that match, despite the injury. Then he went and worked an incredibly physical match with Kevin Owens at TakeOver. He took a Pop-up Powerbomb onto the apron, on an injured shoulder! That’s insane. It left me completely…