The Phenomenol One didn't have an easy go Sunday, there was even controversy re: the win's legitimacy, as it seemed Zayn was the legal man in the ring when Owens was pinned. All seemed sealed, humsoever, as it is now official that AJ will be taking on Shinsuke Nakamura in the Wrestlemania 34 Main Event. The two combatants are no strangers to one-another, having squared off prior for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 10 at the Tokyo Dome in 2016.
Asuka won the inaugural Women's Royal Rumble bout, giving this year's edition quite the Rising Sun feel, as this was the first time an Asian won the bout. Perhaps this explains the Men's version going off prior to the women's. Nakamura is now ichiban for the ages, not Asuka.
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Cody Rhodes turned on Kenny Omega at a couple days ago NJPW New Beginning show. This immediately on the heels of Omega losing his IWGP United States Championship strap to "Switchblade" Jay White in surprising fashion. In-ring after loss, Bullet Club came down to the ring en masse. Frustrations not allowing cooler heads to prevail, Kenny shoved Matt Jackson over and The Young Bucks went backstage. Just when all feathers finally seemed unruffled, Cody grabbed Omega from behind and hit him with a Cross Rhodes.
Will there be a bloody coup atop Bullet Club wherein ballots are cast by the faction's nom de ring? Who knows? No-one yet. Although Kenny Omega yesterday did tweet a somewhat cryptic "A new beginning." One can't help but wonder as to how the rest of Bullet Club feels about this and how those feels will influence the way this all shakes out.
The tomato-based condiment starved and somewhat nearing expiration date Jackson lost via unanimous decision. I imagine all sorrow on his part was drowned in the red stuff he's adored since kidhood.
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It's the perfect cereal. That is all. Wait. There's more: I've been enjoying Kellog's offering of the classic cereal for some time. I just purchased a box of Post for comparrison's sake. Preliminarily, I'll note that Kellogs has the upper-hand on Bran, whilst Post has the leg-up on Raisin. More as the story unfolds.
Heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic set a UFC record for consecutive defenses, retaining his title for the third time. This at UFC 220 at Bean Town's TD Garden and via a 50-44 across-the-board UD over Francis Ngannou. This on the heels of Ngannou being deemed the next big thing and the bout being seen by some as a coronation.
Come the second stanza, the KO artist by way of Cameroon began to look winded as Miocic went about his merry grinding way of patiently pecking his man to pieces. The W gives 35-year-old Croatian an 18-2 record, whilst the L sees 31-year-old Ngannou move to 11-2.
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The real story here is that with VKM's split attentions on the nigh looming horizon, there exists now a time-line for Paul Levesque (HHH) taking further the helm of the WWE.
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"Willing Toupee" Kaplowitz Radio: January 31, 2018