Live from Minneapolis, Minnesota this is the Raw Deal for episode #1098. Follow me on Twitter @johnreport. That wasn't the original banner, but I told my banner making friend Melo Man that we needed to have Bluetista waving goodbye to us...in blue. It's so fitting.

Raw starts with the introduction of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon heading to the ring. The announce team of Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and John Bradshaw Layfield welcomed us to the show.

Hunter said "it's a good night to be right." Stephanie said they wanted to hear from Daniel Bryan's surgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon. A video played of Dr. Maroon informing us that Bryan won't be cleared to compete this month, but he'll be further re-evaluated in the coming weeks.

They went on to say the same things they've said for months by calling Bryan a B+ player. Stephanie said they were officially stripping Daniel Bryan of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The crowd was chanting "no" for it. She reiterated what she said last week that they had to do what's best for business. Steph said condolences go out to Bryan and his ungrateful wife Brie Bella, who quit for absolutely nothing as it turns out. Steph was happy to point that out.

The announcement is that there will be a WWE World Heavyweight Championship ladder match at the Money in the Bank Pay Per View. The two titles were shown above the ring. Stephanie said the first person in the match will be Alberto Del Rio (he qualified last week) and Randy Orton. We'll know more names soon. All they said was that they would guarantee a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Money in the Bank.

Hunter bragged about how they were right the whole time: "Daniel Bryan is not WWE World Heavyweight Champion material." Hunter said Bryan wasn't even there. If he's not there when did they get a hold of the two titles he was carrying around? Don't expect an answer to that.

Analysis: Bryan is legitimately not ready after his neck surgery, so they are doing the right thing by taking the WWE Title off him. It sucks because I'm a fan of Bryan that wanted to see him have a nice title reign, but if he's going to be out for another month at least then they're doing the right thing in this situation.

Hunter transitioned to talking about the heel turn of Seth Rollins, which led to the video package from last week. He said he believed in Rollins. He said it would be the Wyatt Family against Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns with a partner of their choice, but they might not have friends meaning it could be a handicap match. Hunter ended the promo by saying that tonight The Shield will perish.

Analysis: The main event sounds solid although nothing that is really new. They're setting it up like there will be some kind of twist, though.

It's Sheamus vs. Barrett up next in a MITB qualifier.

(Commercial)

They listed the top ten shows on WWE Network last week. Everything is great! Please buy the Network! Lawler said he's watched them all. He should teach a sucking up class.

Bad News Barrett said he's afraid he's got some bad news. Once he climbs to the top of the ladder to grab the WWE WHC he is never ever coming back down. Heels lie.

Money in the Bank WWE WHC Qualifier: Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett

These are the US & IC Title holders. Barrett was aggressive early on as he decked Sheamus with a shoulderblock outside the ring. Sheamus hit his ten clubbing forearm blows to the chest and then a suplex in the ring for two. They did a big spot with Barrett up against the ropes with Sheamus nailing BNB with a cross body block that sent him over the top to the floor. You know that means it's time for the vintage floor to commercial spot.

Analysis: Unpredictable Raw so far with a Triple H promo to start and a commercial break after wrestler(s) were out on the floor. Crazy!

(Commercial)

Barrett with a suplex after the break and then he hit Sheamus with a hard knee to the face, but Sheamus came back with the Irish Curse backbreaker for two. Winds of Change by Barrett for two. It sounded like a dueling chant from the crowd. Sheamus came back and wanted a Brogue Kick, but Barrett avoided it. Sheamus kicked him to the floor, then went up for an attack and Barrett moved out of the way so Sheamus went crashing into the barricade. Wasteland by Barrett for two. White Noise by Sheamus for two. They're just trading secondary moves for nearfalls. Crowd is getting into it now. Barrett came back by throwing Sheamus shoulder first into the steel post two times. Barrett kicked at him by the ropes, the ref pulled him off and Sheamus nailed him with a Brogue Kick for the pinfall victory after 14 minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Sheamus

Analysis: *** They did a good job with the nearfalls in the second half of the match. The crowd didn't seem to care early on, but the great work by the wrestlers got them into it. Since both guys have a lot of signature spots as secondary moves they were able to get the fans interested in what was happening. The finish was definitely the "out of nowhere" variety although it worked. It's no surprise that Sheamus got the win.

Qualifiers for WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match (long name!) so far are: Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton & Sheamus.

The Wyatt Family did a promo backstage with Luke Harper talking at first. Then Bray Wyatt spoke up by saying The Shield isn't the dominant force in their universe. He laughed about how greed got in the way. He basically said he's a new man and they're ready for the match later.

Analysis: It was fine. I'm interested in seeing if Wyatt will be in the ladder match or what he might be doing at the next PPV.

(Commercial)

Retro Raw Deal from five years ago: I'm re-posting my Raw Deal review columns from five years ago every Sunday, so be sure to check out the June 8, 2009 edition. I post the original version and I also add in comments. Batista won the WWE Title again, but then he got hurt and was taken out by Randy Orton with his Legacy buddies. Then Triple H came back as we all complained about more Orton/Triple H matches ahead. Plus, Hornswoggle was booked in a stupid match so nothing really changed with him.

The ravishing Russian Lana did a promo about how the US is led by a man that oozes weakness. He is what you would call...a sissy. Crowd chanted "USA" at her. "Your leader is what we would call...a girly man." Then they showed videos of him working out. Vince is Republican (Obama is a Democrat), so he probably loved seeing Obama awkwardly working out. She called Vladimir Putin a real man and then introduced Rusev, who walked out with his gold star medal that looks like it cost $2. Rusev called himself a super athlete. Way to be humble, dude.

Rusev w/Lana vs. Zack Ryder

Ryder actually got in a few punches and two knees to the face before Rusev nailed him with a huge superkick to the head. Lana told him to crush, so he applied the Accolade submission hold and that was it after one minute of action.

Winner by submission: Rusev

Post match, a Russian flag appeared above the ring.

Analysis: They're running out of jobbers for him because they have used Ryder a few times.

There's an exclusive interview by Michael Cole with Seth Rollins later on Raw.

(Commercial)

Ryback & Curtis Axel vs. Goldust & R-Truth

Cody Rhodes was shown backstage because he picked the partner for Goldust again. Truth avoided a double team move and made the tag to Goldy, which led to Goldust hitting an atomic drop, kick to the face and snap powerslam all to Axel. Goldust hit a cross body block off the top to take out both Rybaxel members. Sunset flip into a powerbomb by Goldust on Axel. Ryback dumped R-Truth over the top to the floor. Ryback hit a Spinebuster on Goldust. Axel capitalized with a rollup on Goldust using the tights to win the match after three minutes.

Winners by pinfall: Ryback & Curtis Axel

Analysis: * The "hot tag" occurred about two minutes into this three minute match. It was really rushed. The ongoing story of Goldust losing matches with random partners continue. It's likely going to lead to Cody Rhodes turning heel soon.

Backstage, Layla was in the makeup chair complaining about the people of Minnesota. Summer Rae showed up and dumped milk on her. Then she threw her into the makeup table. She dumped some powder on her too. Layla was very upset about it. No sign of Fandango.

Analysis: I don't think it's smart to make Summer Rae into a babyface when she acts like a heel and they have a lack of heel divas on the roster, but in this feud she is the face.

That's the end of the first hour of Raw. It was okay thanks to the Sheamus/Barrett match.

(Commercial)

The three 3MB members were in the ring at the top of hour two, which was unusual. Heath Slater spoke for a bit, but Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose walked to the ring after their music started to play.

Ambrose & Reigns dominated them by sending McIntyre over a barricade at ringside and then slammed Mahal into it. Heath Slater went up the ramp to try to retreat. Roman Reigns hit a Spear from out of nowhere on Reigns while he was on the ramp. The camera actually missed it when they showed it live. The replay showed that Reigns nailed him from the side when Slater wasn't looking.

Analysis: That was fun. Better than seeing 3MB against Los Matadores again.

With the ring empty, Dean Ambrose had a microphone. He spoke about how they dominated; they beat everybody. Ambrose they had a cancer inside of them, little did they know and his name was Seth Rollins. Everybody knows somebody like Seth, who sucks up and sold out to The Authority. Ambrose said when he gets the opportunity to re-arrange his face his nose will be by his ear and that he was going to rip off his other ear. "Seth Rollins, you are scum and we are looking forward to what that scum has to say tonight." Rollins was backstage watching in a suit. Ambrose said they're going to beat the hell out of Rollins.

Roman Reigns told Rollins that he's "the scum of the Earth." He told him you don't pull Superman's cape, you don't piss in the wind and you don't stab your brothers in the back. Reigns said when he gets his hands on Orton he's going to be the ass of the company instead of face. He said when he's done with Orton he's going to come for Triple H. He mocked the "King of Kings" line and said they would have their own Game of Thrones - good TV show reference.

Analysis: I really liked the intensity of both guys. Ambrose's promo was unique when he talked about re-arranging the face of Rollins. It was definitely different. The focus of the promo by Ambrose was Rollins. Reigns was pissed at Rollins, but he made the focus of his promo about Orton and Triple H. That shows that they will likely pair off into singles feuds in the near future with Triple H coming after Reigns goes through Orton. Hearing them say they were going to kick ass is exactly what the fans want to hear from them. I enjoyed that promo.

Later on we'll hear from Rollins and there will also be a Wyatt Family vs. The Shield match.

(Commercial)

The Usos entered for a tag match. Their opponents were Fandango and Damien Sandow, who was dressed in a dancer's outfit of some kind. Poor Sandow. This is just stupid looking. Layla was still mad from Summer's attack, so she didn't want to dance. Sandow's hair was parted and he had a ribbon with him as JBL said it was interpretive dance.

The Usos vs. Fandango & Damien Sandow w/Layla

At least Sandow tried to make this ridiculous gimmick work by doing some dance moves. Jey nailed Sandow with a superkick and then Jimmy hit the top rope splash for the win after three minutes. "It's not a good night for interpretive dance," says JBL.

Winners by pinfall: The Usos

Analysis: 1/2* I don't know who Sandow pissed off to get this awful gimmick where he dresses up in ridiculous outfits every week, but it's pretty bad to watch. I know the announcers love it by laughing over the top. It's just not interesting for the viewers. Do something else with him. Something better, please. The crowd did react to Sandow because he was funny doing the dance moves, but it's still not a good way to use him. As for The Usos, they lost in a non-title tag match to the Wyatt Family last week. It was not mentioned or followed up on at all.

There was another reminder that we'll hear from Rollins later.

(Commercial)

Hey look it's Xavier Woods in the ring. This is what I think when I see him: "I wonder who he will lose to."  Because that's what he does.

Bo Dallas vs. Xavier Woods

Here are two guys who were in NXT for a while. Woods is basically a jobber now while Dallas continues to face guys who rarely win matches. Woods hit a forearm shot with lots of energy. The crowd is bored so they chanted "CM Punk" as Dallas nailed him in the ribs to counter an aerial talk. The Running Bodog by Dallas finished it after three minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Bo Dollas

Post match, Bo Dallas celebrated the win by yelling 6-0 in honor of his record on the main roster as long as you don't count the first time he was on the main roster. He told Woods that one day he'll be a champion in life.

Analysis: * It's similar to Rusev in that he does the same thing every single week. How many weeks can they keep doing it without doing anything interesting with the characters? We know the gimmicks now. Do something worthwhile.

It's RVD vs. Cesaro in a MITB qualifying match up next.

(Commercial)

The great Paul Heyman was in the ring for a promo. He spoke about Brock Lesnar beating The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 and mentioned that he was a great athlete from the University of Minnesota (the show is in the state of Minnesota). Heyman did this promo about how Lesnar wanted to celebrate his big win at WrestleMania right there, but just when you thought he was going to introduce him he brought out Cesaro for his match instead.

Analysis: That was a good tease by Heyman. They're not wasting a Lesnar appearance yet though.

Money in the Bank WWE WHC Qualifier: Cesaro w/Paul Heyman vs. Rob Van Dam

This isn't a fresh matchup. Cole said that Brock Lesnar was looking on at ringside, so JBL & Lawler made fun of him for goofing up by saying Lesnar instead of Heyman. RVD hit a monkey flip across the ring. Cesaro bailed to the floor, so RVD hit a somersault dive over the top to take him out and it's time for the vintage floor to commercial break two minutes into it.

(Commercial)

They focused on the WWE WHC titles hanging above the ring as they returned from break. It would be nice if it was only one title instead of two, which just looks stupid. Fallaway slam by Cesaro sent RVD outside the ring. Double foot stomp by Cesaro for two in the ring. Cesaro missed a corner charge, so RVD kicked him in the face and hit the split legged moonsault for two. Cesaro came back with an uppercut for two. RVD got a pinfall by using his legs for a rollup for two and then he hit Rolling Thunder for another two count. Cesaro tripped him up by the turnbuckle and rammed RVD's leg into the steel post. Cesaro hit the Neutralizer for the win after 11 minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Cesaro

Analysis: **1/2 They've had plenty of matches the last couple of months. It was average. The winner was never in doubt because RVD is really showing his age and has no business winning a match like this. It's a good sign for Cesaro to get the clean win and go into MITB as a legit threat to win the match.

Qualifiers for WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match so far are: Alberto Del Rio, Randy Orton, Sheamus & Cesaro. I'm all for a Cesaro win out of that group. They showed a tweet from Orton saying he was on vacation. He was placed into the ladder match.

Analysis: I don't have a problem with Orton being put in the ladder match. He never got his WWE WHC rematch. It makes sense that he would be in. Plus, he's a heel friend of the heel boss who makes things unfair for others.

Recap of Triple H's promo from earlier and then the Reigns promo. Up next is Seth Rollins.

(Commercial)

Plug Time: Check out my feature column archive that's exclusive to WhatCulture. Recent posts include 10 things WWE wants you to forget about Stephanie McMahon, 7 Money in the Bank winners that flopped, I wrote about why we won't miss Batista (some Batista fans really hate me for it!) and going up on Tuesday will be a ranking of The Rock's 10 funniest promos. I write there every day and I'm having a blast doing it because I get to write about current things in wrestling as well as moments from the past.

The announcers mentioned that WWE Network was mentioned on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List." Do people still read magazines?

Seth Rollins entered the ring in new generic theme music and in a suit. It's a new look for him. He sat on chairs in the ring with Michael Cole. He said he created The Shield because he was the architect of the group. Rollins called Ambrose a lunatic and that Reigns was nothing without him to control him. Rollins said they owed him. Rollins wondered why it was such a surprise because he took The Shield as far as they could go. The crowd was chanting "you sold out" at him, but he said he cashed in. Rollins said to some people they might have been brothers. To him they were just business partners. Rollins told Cole that he and everybody else needed to start believing in Seth Rollins. He called out what's left of The Shield and wondered where they were at.

Analysis: That was the biggest promo of Seth's career to date. It's not like he did a promo that blew everybody away with how great it was, but it was fine. What he said made a lot of sense because he felt like the group did all they could and he had to cash in for himself. Heels have to believe in what they say. He does. I have high hopes for him in this role. It's an encouraging sign that they would push a talented younger wrestler like him because he has all the tools. His promos may be a weakness right now, but in ring he's one of the best on the roster.

Reigns and Ambrose entered the ring after entering by the ramp. Just as they were about to get into the ring, The Wyatt Family showed up to confront them and Rollins was out of the ring. It was just Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. The Shield got rid of them, but Rollins was able to escape and Wyatt entered to save his buddies. It was a 3 on 2 attack until John Cena made the save. The Wyatt Family bailed as it looked like Cena would be teaming up with the two Shield members later in the show. The show went to break there.

Analysis: That was pretty obvious. Cena suffered a minor eye injury at Saturday's house show, but he looks fine.

(Commercial)

This week on Main Event it's Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler. They did it on Smackdown. Rollins will win again.

It's official for later on Raw: John Cena teams up with Ambrose & Reigns vs. The Wyatt Family. Nobody is surprised by that except Lawler, who is booked like a 10 year old kid that hasn't watched wrestling before.

Paige vs. Alicia Fox w/Aksana

They love to repeat matches. Fox hit a dropkick that sent Paige outside the ring. The crowd was dead as Fox applied a chinlock and then slammed Paige down by the hair. After Paige rollup, Fox hit a clothesline for two. Backbreaker by Fox for two. Paige made her big comeback by yelling and that woke up the crowd a bit. She hit a sloppy dropkick for two. Fox tripped up Paige by the ropes, which led to Aksana talking trash and Paige sent Fox head first into Aksana. Paige applied her PTO submission for the win after five minutes.

Winner by submission: Paige

Analysis: * It's nice to see a champion win a non-title match. Fox's offense really killed the crowd a bit too much. Paige's comeback was good. She just needs a new heel opponent because there really aren't a lot of them on WWE's roster right now.

Post match, Fox did her freak out by slapping Aksana repeatedly. Fox took somebody's water and popcorn at ringside. It was probably a plant. Does it even matter? She dumped the water and popcorn onto Aksana. After it was over she hugged Aksana, said she was sorry and kissed her on the side of the head. Then she smiled at her.

Analysis: It was fine the first few times she did it. Now the post match freak out is getting more attention than the matches. She loses matches, gets angry and gets more screen time than the people that actually win. It wasn't a turn by Aksana or anything like that. It was just more silliness to kill time on this three hour show.

In the main event, Cena teams with Ambrose & Reigns against the Wyatt Family.

(Commercial)

Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter vs. Santino

The story is Colter wants to deport Santino. Deport him from where? He lives in Toronto. Colter tried to motivate Swagger by slapping him twice. Santino almost hit the Cobra, but Swagger blocked it with his hands and gave him a gutwrench powerbomb for the win. It went two minutes.

Winner by pinfall: Jack Swagger

Analysis: 1/2* A meaningless match that was done in two minutes. I miss when this show was two hours long.

Another reminder of the main event six man tag to come.

(Commercial)

They did some more WWE Network bragging by saying there was a 90% satisfaction rate for subscribers.

In the locker room, Cody Rhodes went up to Goldust. He said his next partner somebody he hasn't seen before and it's somebody that can magnify the magnificence of Goldust. We'll see him next week.

Analysis: I don't know who it is. I don't really care at this point either although if it's Sami Zayn then I'm absolutely in favor of it. It could even be Tyler Breeze from NXT because it sort of fits what Cody was talking about. Maybe it will be Sandow in a ridiculous gimmick. I don't even know.

There were recaps of a bunch of things that happened earlier.

In the office, Triple H & Stephanie McMahon were talking. Stephanie wondered what Cena was doing. Yes Stephanie, because it's shocking to see a babyface John Cena save babyfaces as they were attacked by heels that he was feuding with for three months. Hunter said he guaranteed this would be the end of The Shield. Vickie showed up with champagne to celebrate no more Daniel Bryan and Brad Maddox, but then she sneezed so some of it spilled on Stephanie. Steph was mad and she reminded Vickie that she's fired her before, so Vickie left and that was the end of that.

Analysis: Hunter has said the guarantee line before. Could be foreshadowing. Could be nothing.

The Shield entered before the break.

(Commercial)

Next week on Raw it's comedian/actor Kevin Hart as the host of the show. He's fine, but I think he tries too hard. At least he has a lot of energy.

This week on Smackdown it's Cesaro vs. Sheamus. They love repeating matches. I like both guys, but they've done it a lot.

Cena's eye doesn't look too bad after suffering an injury at Saturday's live event.

The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) vs. John Cena, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose

It's 10:45pmET as it begins so they should get plenty of time. Ambrose nailed Rowan with a cross body block and he took Harper out with a cross body attack outside the ring. Reigns tagged in with some power offense on Rowan. Harper tagged in and Reigns gave him a suplex for two. Ambrose tagged in to dropkick the knee of Harper and then he applied a single leg crab. Harper kicked him into the heel corner and the distraction led to Harper hitting a boot to the face. Rowan slammed Ambrose into the barricade after he became the legal man. Ambrose came back by slamming Rowan into the steel steps. Plenty of quick tags by the heel team. Ambrose was still fighting out of the corner as the dueling Cena chants started up. They went to break with Ambrose still on the receiving end of a beating.

(Commercial)

Back from break, Ambrose was still fighting back against the heels, but his comeback was thwarted when Wyatt nailed him with a one armed slam. Reigns broke up the pin. Harper sent Reigns outside the ring. Cena hasn't tagged in yet as the crowd did the dueling chants for him. Ambrose hit a clothesline on Harper. Hot tag to Cena 12 minutes into the match.

Cena hit his shoulder tackles and spinning suplex on Rowan. He hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle and then sent Harper outside the ring when he tried to interfere. Wyatt distracted Cena, so Rowan nailed him with a huge shoulder tackle. Wyatt tagged in to hit his running back splash for two. Wyatt directed the crowd to sing his song, but they really didn't do it well. Cena hit a sloppy dropkick. Wyatt cut him off with a punch to the face. Neckbreaker by Harper for two. They did the spot where Wyatt was dancing with Cena and then he slammed him across the ring. Normally I don't complain about Cena calling spots, but it seemed even more obvious in this match.

Reigns got the hot tag from Cena at the 19 minute mark and he went after Harper. Reigns nailed his running dropkick outside the ring on Harper and then Rowan after Ambrose worked over Rowan. Reigns hit a spinning suplex that looked Cena-like. Cena hit a cross body block on Rowan. Wyatt hit Sister Abigail on Cena. Reigns nailed Wyatt with the Superman Punch. Reigns sent Rowan outside the ring. Ambrose took out Rowan with a dive. Harper hit a superkick on Reigns for two. Harper went to the other side of the ring, stood there for a moment or two and then Reigns destroyed him with a Spear. Reigns covered for the win after 22 minutes.

Winners by pinfall: John Cena, Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose

Analysis: ***1/2 It was a very good main event tag match that was given a lot of time and had two separate sequences where the heels focused on a babyface leading to Roman Reigns getting his big time to shine after the hot tag. All six guys know what they're doing in matches like this because of all the six man tags they've had and Cena's been working with the Wyatt guys for about three months now. The crowd really got into it by the end too, so that's always a good thing.  

Triple H and Rollins were shown looking at a monitor in the back. The babyfaces celebrated in the ring. That's how Raw ended at 11:08pmET.

Analysis: It was a happy ending, which was needed after the heel turn by Rollins last week. Nothing wrong with that as an ending.

 

Three Stars of the Show

1. Dean Ambrose - His energy was off the charts. Fired up!

2. Roman Reigns

3. Sheamus

 

The Scoreboard

6 out of 10

Last week: 3.5

2014 Average: 6.09

2014 High: 9 (April 7)

2014 Low: 3.5 (June 2)

Last 5 Weeks: 3.5, 4.5, 6, 5, 4.5

 

Final Thoughts

It gets a 6 out of 10, which is better than the last two weeks that's for sure.

The main event and the Sheamus/Barrett matches were both really good TV matches. If we can get two matches to go at least 15 minutes that's solid. Every show should have that when it's three hours long. Cesaro/RVD was the other one that got a decent amount of time, but it was only average.

They still haven't announced enough things for Money in the Bank at this point. We know four guys in the MITB ladder match for the WWE WHC, but where's Kane? Is he going to be a part of it? We don't know what Cena or Wyatt are doing. We have no idea if there's going to be a second ladder match for the coveted briefcase, which would be nice to know. There are two more Raw episodes to go before Money in the Bank, so I would expect a lot announcements within the next week.

The Daniel Bryan situation is unfortunate. I miss the guy a lot.

Lastly, there was a TJRWrestling sign on Raw. That's always good.

Those titles never looked better. Thanks to Robert Sherman (@RMSherm on Twitter) for the support!

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That's all for me, so it's time to plug my two things again.

Retro Raw Deal from five years ago: I'm re-posting my Raw Deal review columns from five years ago every Sunday, so be sure to check out the June 8, 2009 edition. I post the original version and I also add in comments. Batista won the WWE Title again, but then he got hurt and was taken out by Randy Orton with his Legacy buddies. Then Triple H came back as we all complained about more Orton/Triple H matches ahead. Plus, Hornswoggle was booked in a stupid match so nothing really changed with him.

Plug Time: Check out my feature column archive that's exclusive to WhatCulture. Recent posts include 10 things WWE wants you to forget about Stephanie McMahon, 7 Money in the Bank winners that flopped and going up on Tuesday will be a ranking of The Rock's 10 funniest promos. I write there every day and I'm having a blast doing it because I get to write about current things in wrestling as well as moments from the past.

Here's hoping the NBA Finals continues to be great. I picked the Heat in 6. I'd like to see it go seven because it's awesome basketball. Go Greece in the World Cup too. Opa! Have a great week.

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