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Top 10 Wrestling Matches of 2016

Before we begin, these are strictly my opinion for what entertains me. I would love to hear anyone's opinion on my list, along with what their list is for the 2016 calendar year. I am not focusing strictly on the WWE, and this list will not be strictly singles matches. I also have not watched every match from every company, so if I'm missing something you believe is clear cut, there may be a chance that I did not see the match.
Top 10 Wrestling Matches of 2016 2016 was a very incredible year for professional wrestling, in mainstream promotions like WWE and New Japan Pro Wrestling, to independent promotions like EVOLVE and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. British professional wrestling promotions Revolution Pro Wrestling and newly formed What Culture Pro Wrestling have been a refreshing spark in the European scene and have since seen prominence in WWE's Cruiserweight Classic (CWC) and upcoming United Kingdom Championship Tournament.

See the list after the break.

You Must Be The Greatest!

"The irony was not lost on me: the man my trials had molded me into, was the master I'd spent all these years trying to find. I was lost and alone, awash with despair. I sought mentorship, I sought guidance- I'd fallen to my knees and begged for it. And now, there is no other way to say it, than to say I'd been blinded by suffering; I just could not see that my many struggles had been the hands sculpting me into the guide I'd sought. Where I once sought from others their forgiveness for my failures, I now forgive myself, and seek to help other extend the same to themselves. Where I once sought from my loved ones support for my dreams, I find now that they did not extend aid because they saw who I could be, and not who I was. I am my own master. Master, and servant - I am not above humanity, nor below it. I am of it, I am it. I am all that is human: life, death, love, loss, joy, and suffering. I am all of it, and because I am all of it, I am important, and necessar…

Why I'm Trying To Stop Saying "Redskins"

First, let me start by saying that my use of the term in the title and throughout this blog is strictly about being honest to discussion.

I am on record on Don't Laugh, People arguing in favor of the name and how it is not a slur. But I believe there are several angles to attack this discussion from, and it would be unfair of myself to not attack each angle equally.
While I've maintained that fans of the Washington Redskins are not using the name with ill-intent, that does not mean that others can find no offense in the term. I was born into a family of fans of the team, and from very early on (witnessed a Super Bowl victory at three-and-a-half years old), I have associated the name with happiness, pride, and respect. My own bloodline consists of Native ancestry, and I always believed I was fair and respectful in my honoring of the name.
We fans say that a lot. We honor the tradition and history of not only the football team, but the people the team is supposed to represent. …

Our Freedom Begins in Faith.

"So I need to believe in God in order to be liberated from economic destitution?"
If you associate faith squarely and solely with religion, or even squarely or solely with God, then you misunderstand faith, and you misunderstand human beings.

Faith is complete trust and confidence. Not blind trust, not absolute trust, butcomplete trust. Not, "I follow you because you know better than I", but moreso, "I walk with you because I, while whole in and of myself, am made stronger through my bonds with you." And that kind of faith can be had in other human beings, in ideals, not just in religion, not just in God. Faith is an acknowledgement of human flaw, coupled with the will to persist. Human beings are hardwired for faith, and for good reason: faith gives us strength when it is impossible to be strong. Humanity would have expired long ago if not for faith. Belief is our greatest asset, and to wield it yields this: power.
Money, the lifeblood of our American econo…

WWE Brand Split Mock Draft

So we're coming up very close to the brand split in the WWE, where RAW and Smackdown will be exclusive brands with exclusive rosters, and Smackdown will be going live every Tuesday.
Now, there are a number of factors that could shift the way the draft is handled. For example, we're still uncertain which show Shane and Stephanie will run. We're still unsure if they're certainly going to bring back the World Heavyweight Championship, or run with my idea and merge the IC/US titles and make that the main title on Smackdown. We're still not aware if tag teams will be split, if each show will have a unique division and title. We're still not sure if we're going to have women exclusive to each show and what that means for the Women's Championship.
Now, barring all surprise (not currently on the roster, and not NXT) draft choices, let us work with a few assumptions. First, I want to assume they will be bringing the World Heavyweight Championship back. I want t…

Star Wars Snoke & Rey Theory

Star Wars: The Force Awakens introduced us to some interesting new characters. The first being Finn, a runaway storm trooper who does not agree with the tactics used by The New Order. The second being Kylo Ren, estranged son of Han Solo and Leia tempted to the Dark Side of the Force to join The New Order (or something else entirely, which we will discuss). The third being Rey, a young orphan who has untrained (and for the most part, unmatched) ability with The Force. The last character of interest is Snoke, a character who appears only via holographic display but has a mysterious position of power and control.

Before I get started, I want to discuss Finn a little bit. There are plenty of theories based on his apparent lack of use in The Force that he is not at all able to use it, drawing comparisons to Han Solo and Lando Calrissian. There are even theories that he is the son of Lando (entirely possible, but also maybe improbable). I also do not believe that Finn has no power in The F…

Booking The Shield Triple Threat At WrestleMania 33

So I saw an idea of how to kickstart a Roman face turn recently, and I liked the premise of where it starts. I also laughed at the notion of a Roman Reigns face turn.
So basically their idea was to turn Ambrose heel before Money in the Bank. The idea being that a heel Ambrose could help turn Reigns face if executed correctly. I agree slightly, but I want to book long-term for something bigger and meaningful. Faces and heels don't exist in WWE anymore, that's clear as day, but you can still trigger reactions. Build to Money in the BankSo a few weeks before Money in the Bank, Ambrose gets put into a qualifying match in place of Sami Zayn against Jericho after Zayn is attacked. The heat is on Owens (who is seen near Zayn being loaded into an ambulance), because why wouldn't it be Owens who attacks Zayn? Owens is adamant that it wasn't him. Ambrose beats Jericho and is in the MITB match.
Also, a returned Seth Rollins is now a face (because that's just how it works for Cr…