Plebeian Point of View: Who Will Win The Money In The Bank Matches?

July 15th. WWE Money In The Bank. The day everything suddenly becomes so unpredictable.

Just look at last year’s event. 2 days before the show, Smackdown’s MitB winner Daniel Bryan lost to fellow match participant Cody Rhodes on Smackdown. And the WWE Title match was an enthralling battle from the moment Punk sat down on Raw with a microphone. Granted Alberto was practically guaranteed to win, but there was still a question over whether or not he would cash in on the same night.

This year, for the first time, the matches will be interpromotional – superstars from both brands will compete in each match, and the briefcase will represent a title instead of a brand. Another change for this year is that only former WWE Champions can take part in the WWE Championship Money In The Bank match. I would expect more men to be added to the WWE Title MitB match (perhaps Rey Mysterio or The Miz), while more qualifying matches for the World Title MitB match have been announced for next week’s shows. We already know 9 of the men who will compete though, so here are my thoughts on the chances of each man in the hunt for a briefcase, starting with the World Title MitB. Read More

No Way Out 2012 Predictions

Welcome to my predictions for the first No Way Out pay per view since 2009. The selling point of the show is Cena v Big Show, which will both take place inside a steel cage and culminate in someone being fired. Without further ado, let’s get into the point of the article! Read More

Plebeian Point of View: Who will beat CM Punk for the title?

When CM Punk won the title last year, he vowed to be a long term champion. At the time, a world champion with a long reign was very unusual on both brands – the WWE title had been passed around John Cena, CM Punk, Rey Mysterio (briefly) and Alberto Del Rio, and the World Heavyweight Championship had been passed around Christian, Randy Orton and Mark Henry. All of this undermined the credibility of the championships and the wrestlers – as it looked like there was no-one that bit better than the others who really deserved to hold the belt. While some may see this as a good thing: it shows that the main event scenes are more competitive now, the most successful period in the history of the business – the Attitude Era – featured similar circumstances between Steve Austin, The Rock, HHH, Kurt Angle; it cannot be denied that long reigns make that moment when a new champion is crowned feel more special. Read More

Over The Limit 2012 Predictions

First of all, I want to apologise to anybody reading. At the end of the last set of predictions, I said I was working on an article looking at the main event scene in the WWE, but because of exams (and the World Heavyweight Championship match tonight) it has been put on hold, possibly permanently.

Anyways, there’s a PPV tonight, with 5 announced matches… Read More

Extreme Rules 2012 Predictions

The first PPV after Wrestlemania is always exciting for one reason or another, but this year is even more special since we witness the return of Brock Lesnar! I know I can’t be the only one excited. Let’s do this! Read More

Plebeian Point of View: Top 10 Entrances in the last Decade

Now that the post-Wrestlemania hype has pretty much subsided, I wanted to look at something completely different from the big event – music. Entrance music is a vital part of a wrestler’s arsenal. It’s what identifies them in the eyes of the common fan. When that first note hits… that’s when a wrestler gets the biggest pop. That’s when shivers go down the spine. It’s often the little things that distinguish between a good and great superstar, and the music – often even just the first note or two – is perhaps the most important of those little things. Good music should be instantly recognisable, and be relative to the character they are playing – they should tell the fans something about that individual. And it does help if it’s just a good song. This is a list of music that I rate highly (feel free to disagree, it’s all my opinion), because they do the job they have well.

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The Plebs Of Wrestling

We picked the name because of the literal meaning of “pleb”:

one of the common people.

That is all we are. Just some normal people who don’t have any inside information, don’t have any significance in the wrestling community, and don’t have any influence. Because of that, there is really no reason to read our “Points of View” – but thankfully for us you have. This is a form for anybody and everybody to discuss wrestling – most likely the WWE – without any form of rank or importance.

And let me introduce myself. I am Andrew, the creator of this blog. I have alway had an affinity for writing, and was inspired to start a blog after reading others online. I am not expecting perfect articles from myself immediately, and would appreciate any and all feedback. I will try to provide new content for the site as much as possible, but with various exams looming in the not too distant future I may struggle to be as consistent as I would like around May. I’m looking forward to writing for a wrestling blog, and I hope it will be a great experience.

Finally, if you are reading this, thank you. and as always feel free to give your own comments and feedback.

Thoughts of a Pleb: Bryan and Brock

Having seen both Wrestlemania 28 and Raw there were only two things going through my mind: the freak of nature, the athlete that needs to be seen to be believed, the wrestler formerly known as the Next Big Thing – Brock Lesnar – is BACK!!!! And of course, YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! The reaction both Lesnar and Daniel Bryan got at Raw was unbelievable, especially when you consider the short amount of time they were on screen in total. Of course, Bryan was part of the dark match, and when he got to talk after the crowd reacted to everything he said. Read More

Wrestlemania 28 Predictions

It’s finally here. Wrestlemania 28 is mere minutes away as I post this. So what better way to start this blog than by giving our own predictions for the matches at the event. I am Andrew, and making his predictions alongside me will be Brent. On a side note, later in the week we will have a few introductory blogs, saying who we are and explaining the name of the blog. But back to the near future – 32 minutes away in fact – and Wrestlemania! I must admit I have had limited contact with Brent about these predictions, which is why he appears to go into a lot less detail. So, in no particular order and without further ado… Read More