Stone Cold takes a Selfie! – The JBL & Cole Show – Ep. #72
In this edition of The JBL & Cole Show, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin stops by to take a selfie, and Cody Rhodes’ verdict is finally IN! #FreeCody
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Good news for all you Bad News Barrett fans out there: The three-time Intercontinental Champion has traded in his podium for a pair of boots once again. Despite the fact that Rey Mysterio wasn’t exactly fixing to listen to a “BAD NEWS” oration – he kicked the mic right out of the Englishman’s mitts – it didn’t take the former bare-knuckle champion to find his groove once again.
Things got hairy for a moment when Mysterio connected with the 619, but Barrett wasn’t about to abandon his trend of eventful post-WrestleMania Raws. With the international crowd raining soccer chants down on Barrett, he tripped Mysterio up in the ropes before he could Drop the Dime and connected with a Bull Hammer to The Master of the 619 while he was stranded atop the turnbuckle.
What do the letters “NXT” mean to you? Lately, you’re probably conjuring images of the powerhouse stopgap down at Full Sail University that transforms virtual unknowns into WWE Superstars, a place where Bulgarian Brutes, Anti-Divas and Men That Gravity Forgot run wild. But a few years ago, those three letters meant something very, very different.
In February 2010, WWE launched NXT — a competition show that put “Rookies” through unusual and often absurd “Challenges” designed to test their grace under fire, all with the intention of crowning a winner to carry the torch for WWE’s next generation. For four seasons, this left-field trial-by-fire churned out Superstars at a rapid clip, providing a flawed yet fascinating entry point for WWE’s future cornerstones. That is, until the rails came off and it became the most gloriously preposterous show in sports-entertainment history (and we mean that as a compliment).
The alumni of WWE’s biggest cult-classic show since Sunday Night Heat have, between them, held every title in WWE. The veterans who guided them through have main-evented WrestleManias. And yes, that is what Daniel Bryan looked like without a beard. Four years after NXT first went live, WWE.com presents the weird, wacky history of the wild and young, told by the Superstars who lived (survived?) it and the Pros who helped them along the way. And remember: #YellowRopesForever.
(Note: Quotes with an asterisk were taken from earlier interviews.)
Intro (‘I slapped him right in the face’)
BAD NEWS BARRETT (SEASON 1 WINNER): When I first heard the idea I didn’t like it. I thought it was like a “Total Divas” kind of reality show. I thought it was gonna be a bunch of us living outside the ring and being followed around, which I really didn’t like at all. But once I realized it was a competition based on in-ring talent and in-ring talent only, I got a lot more comfortable with it. That’s when I sized up the opposition and really felt confident of winning. (more…)
Bad News Barrett rises from the stage. Barrett speaks of The Undertaker being 21-0 at Wrestlemania, but has some bad news. Barrett says the streak will end, and everyone’s children will cry. Those kids parents will lose sleep, pass out during their work and ultimately get fired.
Below the results from Friday’s WWE live event in Waco, Texas:
* Bad News Barrett b. Kofi Kingston
Below are the results from Sunday’s WWE live event in Moline, Illinois:
* Bad News Barrett b. The Miz