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WWE SmackDown Results: July 14, 2016


The Final Fight on Thursday Night.

Ten nights before Battleground, the 882nd edition of WWE Thursday Night SmackDown and the last SmackDown before next Tuesday’s WWE Draft came to you from the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. Over the past few months, we have seen vignettes during RAW and SmackDown featuring Darren Young and WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund with Backlund vowing to “make Darren Young great again” and, this past Monday night on RAW, that proclamation would take one big step towards becoming a reality as Darren Young did the improbable by winning a big battle royal to become the new #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship as Darren Young will challenge The Miz for the Intercontinental Title a week from Sunday at Battleground! With the biggest opportunity of his career coming up at Battleground, Darren Young and his mentor Bob Backlund would be on SmackDown as the new #1 Contender would join Intercontinental Champion The Miz and his wife Maryse on Miz TV. What will Darren Young have to say about becoming the new #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Title? What will The Miz have to say about defending the title against Darren Young?

Match Results

  • Sasha Banks def. Dana Brooke (with Charlotte) by submission to the Bank Statement.
  • Non-Title: Dolph Ziggler def. Rusev (with Lana) by roll-up following a distraction from Zack Ryder.
  • AJ Styles & Karl Anderson (with Luke Gallows) def. Enzo & Cass by Enzo Amore tapping out to AJ Styles’ Calf Crusher following a distraction from Luke Gallows.
  • Kalisto (with Sin Cara) def. Tyler Breeze (with Fandango) by pin with the Salida del Sol.
  • Non-Title: Dean Ambrose def. Kevin Owens by DQ after Seth Rollins interferes.
  • Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens def. Dean Ambrose & Sami Zayn by Seth Rollins pinning Sami Zayn following the Pedigree.

See page 2 for detailed results.

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WWE SmackDown Results: July 14, 2016

Game of Thrones: What to expect from Season 7?

Another season of Game of Thrones has ended, and with the dust of the Sept settled, and the blood and muck drying on the fields of Winterfell, what can we expect from the next season of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic?

Season six gave us a lot of answers: Jon has been confirmed as Lyanna Stark’s son, Benjen Stark is still alive (so to speak), Cersei is the Mad Queen, Daenerys crosses the Narrow Sea, and winter is finally here. Thanks to the show’s stellar finale, The Winds of Winter, everyone is in their new positions for the shows final act; and with the confirmation that there is only 13 episodes left before the show comes to a close, no one should get too comfortable. Let’s get started.

Winter is Here

After six seasons, and so many Stark promises, winter has finally come. While this is good news for fans itching for “The Long Night” it means that the show’s production has been moved back. Instead of premiering in April like all the past seasons, Season 7 will land later in 2017 due to the effect winter has on the show’s sunnier locations. That’s the bad news. The good news is the wealth of storytelling opportunities winter brings. The show, and its fans, according to Old Nan, have been Summer children. We have no idea what a harsh winter would do to Westeros. What it does mean is that as winter comes, the White Walkers come with it.

Bran and the Night King


Bran, or Bran Exposition, as I like to call him is inexorably linked to the White Walkers. In season six highlight The Door, the Night King put his mark on Bran in order to breach the cave of the Three Eyed Raven. Bran’s mistake cost the lives of the Raven, the presumed last of the Children of the Forest, and our beloved Hodor. It makes sense that the Night King’s brand is still in effect, after all it took Benjen to save Bran and Meera from the wight’s who were still following. At the end of the season Benjen told Bran that ancient runes and spells, were carved into the wall, meaning the dead could not pass. The dead also couldn’t breach the Raven cave. Does the mark of the Night King mean the White Walkers can pass the wall? Could Bran be the one responsible for letting these creatures in?

The King in the North


If the White Walkers do get through, and Castle Black falls (which it will, lets hope Ed can get away), the North will be the first to invaded by the dead. Luckily we have a new King of the North in Jon Snow, let’s hope he does better than the last King. If Jon gets a wedding invite I hope he burns it. It’s not just White Walkers that Jon has to deal with. As he told Sansa, the Starks of Winterfell have a lot of enemies, even some they wouldn’t expect. After all Sansa was passed over to be ruler of Winterfell, a title that even Jon thought she deserved. As Jon is proclaimed king she shares a loaded look with Littlefinger. Could Sansa, hardened by the brutality she has suffered over the years try and usurp Jon’s position? Or will se take up Littlefingers offer and try and scheme their way to the Iron Throne? There’s also the matter of Littlefingers comeuppance. This man has sewed chaos through the Seven Kingdoms since the show began. His rival Vary’s put it perfectly: Littlefinger would burn everything down if he thought he could be king of the ashes. It was Littlefinger that betrayed Ned, something Jon and Sansa don’t seem to be aware of. He caused the event that started the whole mess in motion all the way back in season one. The death of Jon Arryn, the very thing that sent Ned to King’s Landing in the first place, was orchestrated by Littlefinger, as we found out in season four. He’s playing the longest of long games, but can he win?

Spot Arya


The Winds of Winter saw the return of Arya to Westeros as she avenged her mother, and brother, by killing Walder Frey, after she fed him his two sons. Since escaping King’s Landing in season one Arya has been a wild card, going from captor, to captor, to faceless murder cult. Now that she’s back home will she continue to cross names off her list, a list that includes Cersei and the Mountain, or will she return to Winterfell? At the very least, it will be fun to try an guess who are is disguised as from scene to scene. Another appetizing possibility is her coming across the Brotherhood again and her old friend the Hound. Sandor Clegane is another wildcard within the Game of Thrones universe, and the Lord of Light seems to have plans for him, as he does Jon. Whatever happens, it would be a treat for fans to see Arya and the Hound together again, as Maisie Williams, and Rory McCann has great chemistry as both friends and enemies.

Queen’s Landing


Dany’s finally sailing west to retake the Iron Throne, a throne occupied by someone a lot more dangerous than her, dragons included. Cersei is the queen of the Seven Kingdoms once again ? but this time there is no man beside her. Cersei’s arc has been electrifying to watch as her actions have robbed her of her children, her love for them as Tyrion pointed out was her only redeeming quality. Now she is queen of a populace who despise her, and she them. Add to that Jamie’s return to the women he loves, the women who caused the death of his children, and in blowing up the Sept (and everyone in and around it) recreated the action in which he killed the Mad King to prevent.

A reckoning is coming for Cersei, as the witch said: she will be overthrown by someone younger and more beautiful than herself. the odds seem to favour Dany, with three dragons, the unsullied, the Iron fleet, support from three great houses (Tyrell, Martell, and Greyjoy), and Tyrion at her side, Cersei might not be on the throne for long. There is a spanner in the works though: both Dany and Bran have had visions of a destroyed throne room and a layer of snow on the Iron Throne. What this could mean is that if the Starks (ice) and Dany (fire) fail, then the Iron throne could belong to the Night King.

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Game of Thrones: What to expect from Season 7?

Preacher S01E07: He Gone – Jessie’s no longer one of the good guys

Now that we’re going into the final part of Preacher’s first season, it’s easier to see what this show is really about. The pilot, and second episode, would have us believe that Preacher was going to be a high concept adventure show, full of creative action set pieces, coffin black humour, and larger than life characters. Since those first two episodes the show has kept two of those aspects. There’s a slight whiff of budgetary concerns over the reason there’s been less action than first thought, but in its place we have been given a, slightly askew, study of three characters (four if you count Eugene) who once prided themselves as being outsiders, but are now looking for a connection.


Why else would Cassidy stick around Annville, become hopelessly in love with Tulip after one eventful encounter, and be the worst (and this week, the best) surrogate for Jessie’s conscience? Why else would Tulip stick around Annville, help out at the church, and put her plans for vengeance on pause as she waits for Jesse? Finally, why else would Jesse stick around Annville?

He Gone finally gives us some clues to Jesse’s connection to, as Diamond Joe Quimby would put it: this jerk-water burg. Last week’s excellent Sundowner ended with Jesse hitting rock bottom, using the word of Genesis to send Eugene to hell. A slip of the tongue, or hubris? Now that he’s hit rock bottom he spends the entire episode rolling around in it. Instead of trying to deal with what he’s done to Eugene, Jesse goes ahead with his plan to cure the town, and in a very neat piece of direction, in an episode full of them, he walks out of the church as the light from under the door transforms into a cross as he passes through. This is an action that defiantly says “damn the consequences, this is surely Gods plan”. Except when he has the undivided attention of his flock, both inside and outside the church thanks to the nifty new PA system, he holds back. Sure he tells everyone to serve God, but his words don’t have the power of Genesis behind them, and now the rot starts to set in. As this very long day continues, full of bible plays, and hash browns with vanilla extract (more on that later), all of Jesse’s plans go sour.

Just like last weeks episode, He Gone is concerned with communication and the power of words, and their effect on who hears them. Everyone was talking last week, but no one was communicating. A few wrong words sent Eugene to hell and, as week see this week, Jesse’s got a bad history with this.

It turns out Jesse blames himself for his father’s murder because, after his father sends a young Tulip into foster care, Jesse prays that God kill him. As if right on que his father dies at the hand of someone who has the same tattoo on his arm that Jessie has on his back in the present. In Jesse’s mind he’s done the same thing again, damned someone he cared for through a few angry, but powerful, words.

At the end of this episode everyone seemingly knows where they stand but it’s Jesse’s guilt and judgement that gets them there. Tulip, who enjoys a free-running sequence in order to get her uncle’s pants back, continues to help out at the church, and rebuke Cassidy’s advances. She’s here for Jesse, and Jesse makes clear, at an uncomfortable dinner in which The Big Lebowski is dragged through the mud again, that he doesn’t want her.?

Cassidy finally reveals his supernatural origins in a typically weird scene that begins with him hitting Jesse with a fire extinguisher. Cassidy saw what happened to Eugene, and after Jesse’s half-hearted attempt to justify his rash behaviour, Cassidy proves that Jesse is not fit to decide who is judged by walking into the sun and setting himself on fire. It’s unclear exactly what happens to Cassidy, but it’s safe to assume that Jesse saved him thus proving Cassidy’s point.


Now to the case of the vanilla extract which, as it turns out, is very flammable. It’s quite fitting, especially for this show, that something so mundane as a cooking screw-up perfectly encapsulates the philosophical problem of its lead character. The power of Genesis has given Jesse an opportunity to be one of the good guys, a mantra that has an all new meaning after the circumstances of his father’s death are revealed. Tulip keeps saying that Jesse is really a bad man, but he’s been trying so hard to be good. You could even say that he is trying to be vanilla. But his best intentions go up in flames, just like those hash browns, with Jesse frozen in contemplation over the sins he has committed. The path to hell is paved with good intentions, intentions just as flammable as that vanilla extract.

This is particularly felt through Eugene’s absence, whether it’s his empty room, or the empty seat his father keeps for him in church. Sure he shot the Loach’s daughter, and then himself, but his path? to redemption was on his own terms. In the last few weeks Jesse took that path away from him with an easy fix, and then damned him when Eugene confronted him. The penny has dropped for Jesse. Despite the fact that he still won’t give Genesis up, he is beginning to repent for what he’s done to Eugene. Although, ripping up the floorboards, and trying to dig into hell yelling “come back” seems like another accident waiting to happen.

8/10 He Gone doesn’t have the fireworks of last? week’s? episode, but the way this episode, and the show itself, is tearing their hero down has to be commended. Now with Quincannon on the warpath, and Jesse turning a corner, the end of this first season is looking to be an exciting prospect.

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WWE Spoilers: Three new matches announced for Battleground


The fourth annual WWE Battleground will come to you, live on the WWE Network, a week from this Sunday night on July 24 from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. As announced on last night’s RAW, twelve-time former World Champion and Brock Lesnar’s opponent at SummerSlam, Randy Orton, will make his first live appearance at Battleground since his shoulder injury back in November as “The Viper” will be a guest on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel. It was also? announced on RAW that The Miz will defend the Intercontinental Championship at the event. also announced that the United States Title will be defended at Battleground as well as a 6-Man Tag pitting The New Day against The Wyatt Family. Here is the updated card:

  • WWE Championship: Triple Threat Match: Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns
  • 6-Man Tag: John Cena, Enzo Amore, & Big Cass vs. The Club
  • Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
  • The Highlight Reel with Guest Randy Orton
  • 6-Man Tag: The New Day vs. The Wyatt Family
  • Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (c) (with Maryse) vs. Darren Young (with Bob Backlund)
  • United States Championship: Rusev (c) (with Lana) vs. Zack Ryder
  • Becky Lynch vs. Natalya

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WWE RAW Results: July 11, 2016


Let The Games Begin.

Thirteen nights before Battleground, the 1207th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI. With both Shane and Stephanie McMahon staking claim to being the COO of SmackDown when SmackDown goes live next Tuesday as well as former General Managers like Theodore Long, John Laurinaitis, Corporate Kane, and Vickie Guerrero all returning to try and get a job running SmackDown Live, the Chairman will return to RAW as Mr. McMahon will return to weigh on who will be running SmackDown! Will the Chairman announce who will run SmackDown Live? Will Mr. McMahon choose Shane, Stephanie, or someone else to run the second longest running episodic television show in history?

Match Results

  • #1 Contender’s Battle Royal: Darren Young (with Bob Backlund) def. Apollo Crews, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, Jimmy Uso, Bo Dallas, Goldust, Jey Uso, Simon Gotch, D-Von Dudley, Viktor, R-Truth, Curtis Axel, Konnor, & Aiden English to become the new #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Title at Battleground.
    • Goldust elim. Aiden English
    • R-Truth elim. Konnor
    • D-Von Dudley elim. Curtis Axel
    • Baron Corbin elim. R-Truth
    • Baron Corbin elim. Viktor
    • The Usos elim. D-Von Dudley
    • Dolph Ziggler elim. Simon Gotch
    • Bubba Ray Dudley elim. Jey Uso
    • Alberto Del Rio elim. Goldust
    • Apollo Crews elim. Bo Dallas
    • Baron Corbin elim. Jimmy Uso
    • Baron Corbin elim. Jack Swagger
    • Apollo Crews elim. Alberto Del Rio
    • Baron Corbin elim. Dolph Ziggler
    • Apollo Crews elim. Baron Corbin
    • Baron Corbin elim. Apollo Crews
  • Sheamus def. Zack Ryder by pin following the Brogue Kick.
  • Breezango def. The Lucha Dragons by Tyler Breeze pinning Kalisto following a modified Super Model Kick.
  • Kevin Owens def. Cesaro by pin following a modified swinging neckbreaker.
  • Titus O’Neil def. Heath Slater (with Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel) by pin with the Clash of the Titus.
  • Enzo & Cass def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (with AJ Styles) by DQ after AJ Styles attacks Big Cass.
  • Sasha Banks def. Dana Brooke (with Charlotte) by submission to the Bank Statement.

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WWE RAW Results: July 11, 2016

Dead of Summer Review: S01E01-02 – Patience and Barney Rubble Eyes

Remember when new television existed only in the fall? Summer was, for the most part, a barren wasteland of reruns. Now there are new seasons starting all around the calendar, including for shows that exist only in summer. What a time to be alive.

Freeform (formerly ABC Family) has been one of the pioneers in the new scheduling, with shows like Pretty Little Liars, which airs its seasons in parts (like AMC’s The Walking Dead). Like the CW, the network is no stranger to genre shows, like those with supernatural or fantasy elements. One of their newest series fitting that bill is Dead of Summer, which is a ghost story disguised as a slasher film. But is it any good? I watched it to find out.


First of all, let’s get the nitpicking out of the way, which is that this show is set in 1989, but if you missed the beginning, you might never know that. The styling is laughably anachronistic. More than once, I had to remind myself that this was all taking place in the 80s. Take a look at the cast for Sleepaway Camp 3, which actually came out in 1989. That’s pure, uncut 80s. The kids on Dead of Summer, on the other hand, just look like your average millennial. Like, Blotter (Zachary Gordon) wears a “stealie” t-shirt that looks like it came from last night’s lot. [Yep, this is where we all find out I’m a Deadhead.] They should have much worse hair and clothes than they do. It’s a minor quibble, but it is indicative of the care that goes into the making of the show. Would you have taken Mad Men seriously if Don Draper had shown up dressed for Casual Friday?


Anyway, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s talk about the actual show. I mentioned Sleepaway Camp because Dead of Summer is also a horror story that takes place at summer camp. However, if you were expecting a typical slasher, look again. Dead of Summer has cleverly disguised its summer camp murder story with a supernatural setting. As we see at the beginning of the pilot, something bad happened on the grounds of Camp Stillwater a long time ago. The lake is choked with floating bodies and the authorities close in on the piano-playing Tall Man, played by Tony Todd, whom you know better as that character whose name we won’t say. We don’t learn more about what exactly happened, because the next time we see the camp it’s 1989.


This part is all familiar territory. If you’ve seen horror movies, you’ve seen this before. The earnest young counselors arriving at camp, with no idea of the terror awaiting them. Et cetera. The camp is just now being reopened and most of the counselors are former campers, excluding Amy (Elizabeth Lail), who’s positioned as our final girl. In flashbacks, we learn about Amy’s past, which is allegedly tragic, but is instead faintly ridiculous.

Then we get back to more tried-and-true horror staples. There’s the groundskeeper who’s both creepy and full of warnings for innocent Amy. There are the local ne’er-do-wells who cause trouble at the camp. There are also the local authorities, who aren’t quite sure the camp should be reopened. (I’m with them,? especially since the camp opens one day after a body is pulled from the lake.) And since it is the 80s, let’s throw in some Satanic panic. The lake is a goat’s head! And I’m sure the dining hall sits on a mysterious hatch.


The supernatural elements–specifically, the Tall Man and whatever he wants–are kind of interesting, but they’re surrounded by that kind of junk. And everything moves so slowly that if you can tough it out until the end of the season–let’s be real, the end of the series–you might forget why you started watching it to begin with. But that’s easy. It’s summertime and you wanted to see something scary. Too bad there’s more fright in any given episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark?

5/10 – There is a lot of potential in a scary story set at summer camp, hence the many iterations that have been attempted over the years. This attempt just doesn’t get there. It’s not scary, for one, and you’ve seen all this before. Finally, the lack of attention to rather large details makes you feel like if they didn’t care enough, why should you?

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​”Moose’ Says Goodbye To ROH Fans & Reveals What’s Next, + Adam Rose Posts New Training Video

Former Ring Of Honor Superstar and indy wrestler “Moose” tweeted the following on Friday, thanking the fans of ROH and revealing what’s next. He tweeted:

Thank you @ringofhonor for the last two years and all the Memories…… See you down the Road…… #moosemoosemoosemoose

— Quinn Moose Ojinnaka (@MooseNation69) July 9, 2016

Alexi Rose Productions released a workout video for WWE developmental worker Mandy Rose. You can check out the video in the player below.

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​”Moose’ Says Goodbye To ROH Fans & Reveals What’s Next, + Adam Rose Posts New Training Video

Cody Rhodes Tweets A Joke About Running For Office, Booker T Set To Interview Randy Orton

  • Birthdate: 03/01/1961 (age 55)
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 256 Ib

Booker is best known for his time in World Cham…

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WWE Hall of Famer Booker T will be interviewing WWE Superstar Randy Orton for SportsRadio 610 in Houston, Texas. The two will be discussing the Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar match at SummerSlam next August.

Former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes tweeted the following joking tweet about running for the Texas Senate in 2018. You can check out his tweet below. later published an article about Rhodes posting the tweet.

“Vote Rhodes”

Texas Senate 2018

(not a drill)
((Well kinda’))
Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) July 9, 2016

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​James Storm & His Wife Announce Their Pregnancy On Instagram – Check Out Their Announcement

  • Birthdate: 06/01/1977 (age 39)
  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 230 Ib

Since 2002, Storm has been employed by Total No…

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Dani Cox, the wife of TNA Superstar James Storm, recently posted a video on Instagram revealing that she and Storm are expecting their second child together. You can check out their announcement below: is reporting that Dani’s pregnancy was quite difficult as she was reportedly getting fertility shot treatments and was informed by doctors that it would be difficult for her.

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​James Storm & His Wife Announce Their Pregnancy On Instagram – Check Out Their Announcement

​Bill Goldberg Discusses Being In WWE 2K17, Brock Lesnar’s 200 Fight, & More

  • Birthdate: 07/12/1977 (age 38)
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 286 Ib

From a young age, he was wrestling in college w…

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During a recent interview with The Miami Herald, former WWE and WCW Superstar Bill Goldberg discussed Brock Lesnar‘s UFC 200 fight against Brock Lesnar, being in WWE 2K17 and more. Here are some highlights:

Also read: ​Hornswoggle “Shoots” On WWE, + Heyman Says Lesnar Doesn’t Need To Avenge His WM Loss, More

On Lesnar’s fight at UFC 200: “If you look at the UFC business model, they’ve always professed that they put the best fighters out there, and I’m not saying this because we’re talking about Brock. I’m saying this as an example. The best fighters out there on the planet are the ones they want to put in front of the cameras for people to see. If you look at what [Scott] Coker does at Bellator, they’ve been getting some unbelievable ratings, but those rating aren’t for the guys who have the best records. So we’re seeing Dana White pull a little Vince McMahon, pull a little swerve, untraditional programming for himself, realizing that Brock Lesnar is the biggest draw in [MMA] pay-per-view history I would imagine. So I think it’s a very smart business move. I think it’s great for [UFC] and WWE. I think it’s a cool cross-promotion that people never saw coming.”

On being in WWE 2K17: “Is it [a] precursor to me doing something else with WWE in the future? That’s not for me to say. I can’t speak for them, but as far as I’m concerned, this wasn’t my way to weasel into another match. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t happen, so be it.”

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​Bill Goldberg Discusses Being In WWE 2K17, Brock Lesnar’s 200 Fight, & More