As I watched WWE’s Hell in the Cell the other night, I was lucky enough to do so alongside family and friends. Wrestling is a form of entertainment which many people may be ashamed to admit they enjoy. Like collecting baseball cards or going to comic book conventions, wrestling is an activity which many others may believe is pointless to watch because of the predetermined outcomes. But I always argue with individuals of their enjoyment of television and movies and they too have predetermined outcomes, which are just as scripted as wrestling. The amount of friends and family I have which enjoy wrestling like I do talk to each other in secrecy as though we have to hide from others about our passion for wrestling. The one aspect that I love immensely is how my daughter is becoming a part of the wrestling community. So much that she even recognizes theme music I wouldn’t even know like that of TNA’s Magnus. When I was a kid, I remember how many of my friends were wrestling fans where we even had enough to start our own Battle Royal. These days, when I ask my friends if they still watch wrestling, the look on their face is as if I asked them to buy me a car with satellite radio. But as most things in my life I enjoy, such as video games and toy collecting, it doesn’t bother me that others have other enjoyments quite like mine. So, enjoy buying $300 dollar sneakers and watching a reality show with individuals who have IQs less than a wet sponge. I’ll take a body slam and flying cross body any day of the week. So, with that being said, I bring to you…

Face and Heel of the Week

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Face of the Week: John Cena-(WWE World Heavyweight Champion)
Say what you want Cena haters, but how many of you guys would come back to work after having a surgical procedure after two months? Think about it, you most likely milk a leave of absence to the fullest extent if you ever had surgery for an ingrown toenail. John Cena came back to work after elbow surgery and competed in one hell of a match at Hell in the Cell against Alberto Del Rio. Like many of you, I just wanted Cena to go away for a while. Let us see how the wrestling world could function without Mr. “You Can’t See Me” on every Monday night. But I give credit to the writers at WWE who knew they needed Cena back – but put him with another strap by having him compete for the WHC. And guess what Cena haters? He actually worked a fairly decent match. Cena put his newly created elbow to task and pulled out a victory over Del Rio for the strap on his first night back. And one last thing, the crowd actually POPPED when he won. Maybe it was because they were tired of Del Rio being champ or deep down, we actually like John Cena. But even if not, you have to admire the man’s work ethic.
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Heel of the Week: The Shield-(WWE)
I don’t care what anyone says, these guys may have already been given this honor a number of times. In fact, for my yearly round up they may be in contention for Team of the Year. But honestly, in these past two months alone The Shield has been a part of Match of the Year type awards. Going against The Usos, The Rhodes and well, the rest of the roster has brought this team to rock star levels, especially this past Hell in the Cell when they were a part of undeniably the best spots and best match of the night.  The unpredictability, the toughness and the chemistry of this trio remind me of, well, no one. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns are a diabolical team put together by destiny. Whoever was the genius to put these men together deserves a raise and a two week paid vacation. It will be a sad day for me when these men have to separate (because eventually they will),  but I hope we as fans have the opportunity to ride the wave of these young and exciting men for a while. Believe in The Shield…