This Week in Wrestling 2016 week 34

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Craig Wilson & Brian Damage

It’s that time again as we look back at This Week in Wrestling. In this edition Craig talks about Heath Slater while Brian shares some of the more interesting pictures he’s stumbled upon this week and more.

Heath Slater is Best Thing about Draft
Craig

Regardless of your feelings on the One Man Band, you can’t argue that the brand split has seen him occupy more on screen time than he’s accustomed to. 

For me, it’s been a revelation and the best part, so far, of the split. 

Although never a fan of Slater, it is clear that the powers that be at the WWE have a lot of faith in him. 

After all, it was he that was trusted to take the weekly beatings from WWE legends ahead of the thousandth episode of Monday Night Raw the other year.

Now he’s placed in prominent positions on both Raw and SmackDown as the ‘hottest free agent in wrestling’ fights for his, and his countless children’s, future. 

In fact, no superstar can boast as many appearances on WWE in recent weeks and is one of the few to appear on both shows post-split. 

It, and Eva Marie’s angle, has been one of the most interesting storyline line developments since the split. And with a wellness violation against Marie, Slater’s looks like it will continue for the coming weeks. 

Will we see him at tonight’s NXT TakeOver? Should NXT be debuting a new superstar, one way to do it would be Slater in the ring demanding a chance and claiming he’s the greatest before said new superstar comes out and defeats him.

Just an option. But even if it doesn’t happen, we’ll continue to enjoy Heath Slater every Monday on Raw and Tuesday on SmackDown.

Picture Gallery
Brian

Who knew?

Current NXT star Bayley is from the past…the 1920’s to be exact! Here is an actual picture of a female soccer player who eerily looks a LOT like Bayley!

WWE wrestler Curtis Axel and Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger separated at birth?

A tag team called the Riot Squad…

Take a closer look, one of the team members looks awfully familiar. It is a young David ‘Fit’ Finlay.

CM Punk training for his big UFC debut against Mickey Gall.

I am sure the WWF wouldn’t lie when they say this drink is “all natural.” Right?

Video Gallery
Brian

Some oldies but goodies…

Classic Macho Man Slim Jim commercials…

Last Week on the Blog

Last week’s Sunday Sermon looked ahead to SummerSlam 2016; Monday’s ‘Great Ideas That Didn’t Last‘ took in TNA’s Aces & Eights; Tuesday saw the return of ‘Alternative Wrestling History‘ with a look at what would have happened had Triple H won the 1996 King of the Ring; in Wednesday’s ‘Remembered When?‘ we looked back at when Bruno Sammartino teamed with Hulk Hogan; Thursday’s Top Five focused on the best NXT graduates and we rounded off the week looking at Raw and Nitro from 20 years ago this week.

Next Week on the Blog

Tomorrow we preview and predict SummerSlam 2016; we have another ‘Book or Cook‘, have an inappropriate angle themed Top Five and more.

All previous ‘This Week in Wrestling’ pieces can be read here.

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