The Law Reviews: WWE Elimination Chamber 2017

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We’re well along the Road to Wrestlemania, but the destination is still hazy, especially on the Smackdown side of things.

John Cena is the WWE Champion. Randy Orton is the #1 Contender. But there’s no way they’re facing off at Wrestlemania. So somebody’s taking the title from Cena tonight. And the most likely candidate is someone who’s never held singles gold in WWE, Bray Wyatt.

Which leaves Cena without an opponent for Wrestlemania. Same with AJ Styles. They’ve faced off in multiple classics already, could we be in store for another round at Wrestlemania? 

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WWE Royal Rumble 2017

 

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Welcome, cats and kittens, to the first ever Cewsh Review! Wait, that’s not right. We’ve done these before, haven’t we? Sorry, it’s just been an awfully long time since we actually reviewed a show the week that it aired, and the whole thing is confusing the hell out of me. Let’s try again. Ahem. Welcome, cats and kittens, to another installment of the only reviews that Donald Trump hasn’t banned yet, Cewsh Reviews! Today we have a special treat for you all as we finally get up to date and kick off the Road to Wrestlemania with a Royal Rumble that feels very different for a change. The undercard is loaded with interesting title matches with far reaching implications, the Rumble is packed so full of star power that I have no idea where they’re going to fit them all, and even the pre show matches were more interesting than some recent PPV main events. But i’m getting ahead of myself. Back to help me sort through all of this is our Royal Rumble Professor, MichaelC, who will drop knowledge so white hot and insightful that you’ll be fanning yourself by the time he’s done like a Southern belle with a case of the vapors. We’re here to Rumble, baby. Let’s do this thing.

So without any further ado, let’s do a motherfucking review!

 

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11

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Welcome, cats and kittens, to yet another installment of the only reviews that are eagerly waiting to receive their Wrestle Kingdom press pass, any year now, Cewsh Reviews! Tonight, we have a special treat for you as we roll out that magnificent red carpet, put on our fanicest finery, and stroll arm and arm right into the Tokyo Dome for NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11! If you know about Wrestle Kingdom, you don’t need me to tell you that on this night, the entire wrestling world revolves around Tokyo, Japan. If you don’t know about Wrestle Kingdom, then welcome, my friend. Take a seat, enjoy some of our artisanal cheeses and get ready, because the greatest night of the wrestling year is upon us, and it is time to FEAST.

So without any further ado, let’s do a motherfucking review!

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The Law Reviews: Summerslam 2003

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I wanted to review a show with an Elimination Chamber match this week, and then when I started looking at them I stumbled on a show that seemed especially relevant to the moment. That would be Summerslam 2003, a show from almost 15 years ago that happens to feature most of the major players for this year’s Wrestlemania on it. Goldberg, Triple H, Shane McMahon, Chris Jericho, Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle. 15 years later, they’re headlining Wrestlemania 33.

This was a time where WWE had absorbed WCW and almost all their stars, giving them one of the deepest and most talented rosters in wrestling history. You’d expect this to lead to a great era of wrestling, but instead it ended up being hit-and-miss with arguably more miss than hit. How did they not succeed with all these stars? We’ll take a look at it on this show Continue reading

The Law Reviews: Royal Rumble 2017

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This shapes up as the most interesting Royal Rumble in years. It probably has the most star power of any Rumble since 2008. Goldberg is on fire. Undertaker being in the match for the first time since 2009 is intriguing. Brock Lesnar is still The Beast. Braun Strowman is getting a monster push. And with two world titles, there’s an added sense that anyone could win.

Venue looks beautiful. I love dome shows, just makes things feel more important. Big crowd, looks like they sold almost all the of the available seats (set obstructs a large number).
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