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WWE Elimination Chamber: Sami Zayn Falls Short of Winning Title from Roman Reigns in Front of Hometown Crowd


It was an emotional night of action during WWE’s Elimination Chamber PPV on Peacock, and the key storyline reached a fever pitch.

The set-up was executed perfectly by the performers and the creatives for it to culminate in front of Sami Zayn’s hometown crowd in Montreal, Canada.

We have stated previously, the best soap opera storyline going is the ‘Bloodline’ and the inter family drama between its members, and the outsider, Sami Zayn.

As Paul “Triple H” Levesque stated during the post-Elimination Chamber press conference (also streaming on Peacock), the stars of the show were the crowd in attendance.  From beginning to end, they were ‘in’ it, and when their hometown hero emerged in the main event the sound was deafening making for an emotional high-stakes Universal title match between Zayn and champion Roman Reigns.

So, how was the match?  One of the most memorable in the history of the WWE, with so many spots that were jaw-dropping, but laid out so well that the action and the reactions of the WWE Superstars was milked to perfection.

With Sami’s wife seated at ringside, when Zayn’s music hit, it was the biggest pop we have heard for a WWE Superstar in we don’t know how long.  Reign’s, who is just excellent at revving up a crown and just letting them hate on him without doing too much, allowed the crowd to adore Sami for some extra time before the match even started.

Once the bell rang, Roman waisted no time in dragging Zayn over to his wife and saying, “I just wanted us to work together,” them adding, how he wanted to provide for Sami and his family.


The match was the classic David vs. Goliath and so many times Zayn came a millisecond from pinning Reigns and becoming the new champ. We were also so impressed by Reigns timing, especially when Sami gave the champ a taste of his own medicine.

Zayn delivered a Superman Punch of his own and followed with a massive Helluva kick and it was there Reign’s did a masterful kickout to save himself and the match continued.

You didn’t think this was going to be a ‘clean’ bout now, did you? Without any interference? Twice, two different referees got knocked out, once allowing Zayn to get the pin but there was no ref, so it didn’t count, and the match went on.  Next, Jimmy Uso showed up and helped Roman try to put down Zayn, but that backfired.


Later, Jey Uso showed up with Reigns demanding that he hit Zayn with a chair shot.  However, Jey refused.  Unfortunately, Roman stepped out of the way, and Jey got a kick in the face for his trouble by Zayn, by accident.  Next, Roman speared Zayn and the referee was back in action and delivered the three-count and Reigns retained the title.

The fans’ in attendance were mostly silent following the match which illustrated just much they wanted their hometown hero to emerge with the title.

All of a sudden from the back came another WWE superstar from Quebec, Kevin Owens, to stop a post-match onslaught from Reigns and Jimmy Uso.  When Owens came to the ring he helped give Sami an opportunity for one last kick to Reigns in the turnbuckle, when he stepped aside, while Kevin laid out Uso.  While the underdog and ‘everyman’ in Zayn did not wind up with the belt, the story will continue on according to Sami in the post-match press conference.

Other highlights from the PPV included: Asuka winning the women’s elimination chamber match meaning … she will wrestle Bianca Belair for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship in April at Wrestlemania, and in the men’s elimination chamber match, Austin Theory retained the United States Championship after interference from Logan Paul on Seth Rollins. Clearly the WWE is setting up a Logan vs. Seth match/feud at Wrestlemania.  However, the breakout star, to us, in the match was Montez Ford.  Give this man his due!

So, what did you think of the outcome and the match between Zayn and Reigns? What did you think of the 2023 WWE Elimination Chamber PPV? Comment below, but first check out some highlights of the main event and its aftermath.


WWE Friday Night Smackdown: Rey Mysterio Pushed to the Limits ‘Clocks’ His Son Dominik & Their Wrestlemania Match is Set

When the WWE tells storylines involving family of a wrestler, it succeeds the most in true soap opera form, and in front of a live crowd.  This one set up a major Wrestlemania match months in the making.

Last night on Friday Night Smackdown, soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer, Rey Mysterio, was in a match against LA Knight. Coming to ringside was none other than Rey’s turned-heel son, and member of the Judgement Day, Dominik Mysterio.

When Dominik got the opportunity, he tripped up his dad from outside the ring ropes and LA Knight secured the victory.  Already having enough of Dominik’s antics, Rey heads up towards the entrance ramp, but once again Dominik goes on to bait his dad, about what a loser father he is, and how all the years he was growing up, Rey was MIA and wrestling around the world.

For weeks, the younger Mysterio has been daring his father to punch him, but Rey swore he would never touch his son, no matter how bad things got.  However, that all changed last night when Dominik involved Rey’s wife and his daughter who were at ringside.


Dominik got in his mother’s face for staying married to a loser like Rey, and after trashing his mother, that was the final straw for Rey.  He headed back to the ring area and punched his son!  After the crowd went nuts with approval, Rey turned to Dominik and told him he will see him at Wrestlemania and the match between father vs. son has been made.

Following the events, Rey took to his Instagram and shared:  “Every man has his limits…Don’t forget, she’s not only your mother, but my wife.”

Watch went down below as Dominik provoked Rey which leads to next week’s Wrestlemania 39 match in Los Angeles.

What do you think of the storyline of Rey vs. Dominik, father vs. son? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn Hug It Out and Reunite

When you can get the kind of ‘pop’ that Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn received in front of a live crowd on Friday night’s edition of WWE Smackdown, you know you have struck gold.

Truthfully, this storyline has got so much emotional heart at its epicenter that you find yourself rooting for the two friends to finally put aside their differences.

With Cody Rhodes attempting to mend fences between the estranged besties, it ultimately failed, or did it?  After KO walked out of the arena, he was about to get in his car and drive off when a distraught Sami ran after him. Sami pleaded with Kevin, sharing, that they are ‘brothers’ and that he loves him, and that this is not all just about wanting to repair their friendship just to go after the Usos. KO heard him out, but was silent and eventually drove off.

From there, it looked like it was going to be very bad night for Zayn. Not only was his friendship with Owens in question, but he had to head to the ring for a confrontation with enemy-turned-friend (or so he thought), Jey Uso.

In another great in-ring performance, Jey takes to the mic and unloads on Zayn.  Jey says he was betrayed by Sami, and had no choice but to eventually go back and side with The Bloodline. Just then, Sami took the mic and told Jey he did have a choice, but instead he chose to put up with Roman Reigns’ abuse for weeks.  Sami admits he loved being part of the Uso family and The Bloodline, but he wasn’t willing to stand for Reigns’ manipulations any longer.  He even goes on to say that Jey secretly wishes that he had delivered the chair shot to Reigns at the Royal Rumble.

All of that said was not enough to steer Jey back to Sami’s side, and from there all communication broke down.  Zayn was manhandled by both Jey and his brother, Jimmy Uso.  However, Kevin Owens returned when his music hit … but not down the ramp, he was already in the ring behind the Usos.

Shocked, Owens delivered a stunner and powerbomb to the brothers Uso. After the ring was cleared of Usos, the crowd started chanting in unison “hug it out” as Cody Rhodes watched on a monitor from the back with a smile on his face and a bit overcome.

Finally, Kevin went in to hug Sami, the crowd went nuts, the friends are back together, and we wouldn’t be surprised one bit if this week the WWE will announce that it will be Owens and Zayn vs. The Usos for the Tag Team titles at Wrestlemania 39 in just a few short weeks.

Take a look at the dramatic moments leading up to the reunion of Kevin and Sami below.

Now let us know, where you happy to see Kevin come to Sami’s aid and hug it out with his best friend? Comment below.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Ridge & Bill and The FBI Are Working Together to Bring Down Sheila!

How’s that for a headline we thought we would never see, or did not see coming … at all! On Wednesday’s episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, there was a quite a shocking cliffhanger in store for viewers.

The twist brings Thorsten Kaye back into the canvas after his character of Ridge presumably left town following Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) and Taylor (Krista Allen) kicking him to the curb.

Meanwhile for months now, viewers have been wondering what the hell is wrong with Bill Spencer (Don Diamont)? How could he be romantically involved with Sheila (Kimberlin Brown)? Hitting the sheets with her? Defending her? Blackmailing Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Finn (Tanner Novlan) to keep Sheila out of jail?

Many presumed it would be revealed that Bill has a brain tumor, or a physical ailment or had some sort of psychotic break (sword necklace and all), that would explain away his behavior.

Turns out we sort of got our answer at the end of yesterday’s episode.  In it, we see someone scanning a key card to go into “authorized personnel only” room. As the camera pans up, we see plenty of computers and a jacket that reads FBI.  Yes, the kind with big yellow letters on it.

Next, the cameras reveal a man taking off his headphones.  When we pan up, it is revealed that the man is actually Ridge Forrester in a sort of ‘man-bun’.  Next to him is … Bill!

Then Ridge calls Bill his “partner” in this takedown, and asks how is he holding up?  Just then, we see Bill angrily looking at multi-cams from Bill’s house and of Sheila sitting on the phone talking to someone.  Bill then declares that he wants to put Shiela Carter behind bars for life.

The story point has left viewers a bit confused. Such as: Sheila was already behind bars, when Bill got her out of the slammer by blackmailing Steffy and Finn over revealing that Taylor shot him years ago.

So, what did you think about the Ridge and Bill shocker? Do you think this is going to redeem Ridge in the eyes of Brooke and Taylor because he has thus been “protecting” their families this whole time? Do you think Bill will be able to keep his apparent charade with Sheila up much longer?  Watch the reveal below, and then share your thoughts and theories in the comment section.

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