Atomic Drops: MONEY IN THE BANK (2014): Fandango Loves Triangles

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Money in the Bank 2014

Money in the Bank (2014) – TD Garden (Boston, Massachusetts) – Main Event: WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match (vacated title): John Cena, Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Sheamus, Kane – Announcers: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jerry “the King” Lawler; Pre-Show: Renee Young, Booker T, Alex Riley, and Christian.

MONEY IN THE BANK 2014 barely qualifies as a decent episode of RAW. The first true PPV clunker of 2014, MONEY IN THE BANK featured way too much filler and two Ladder Matches that were far too crowded and far too predictable. Jerry “the King” Lawler couldn’t remember if the WWE Network cost $9.95 or $9.99 a month, but it doesn’t matter because if MONEY IN THE BANK is the only thing the Network had to offer, I’d have felt like I overspent.

Luckily, MITB 2014 isn’t the only thing the Network has and at…

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Promos By Hyphen: Is This The End?

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Sorry I haven’t written. I started my annual WWE Year End Awards column but it’s sat unfinished for a month or so. I hope to have it done before next month’s Battleground PPV. But what I’m really here for is to not complain about a man I once praised, but the product in general.

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In Defense of Michael Bay Movies

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Before heading to the theaters to see TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, I wanted to watch the first three Michael Bay TRANSFORMERS movies to see if I still felt the way I did upon watching them the first time: I loved the first one, hated the second one, and thought the third was okay.

I watched TRANSFORMERS last night and I still love it, even with all of its Shia LeBeouf-ness, and it got me thinking about the kinds of movies Michael Bay makes. The internet is awash with Bay bashing because the internet loves nothing more than an easy target (and Bay is certainly a self-created easy target), but for all of the talk of how EXTINCTION will surely suck, it’s still going to fly by $100 million at the domestic box office on its opening weekend.

That’s a whole lotta people going to see a movie the internet would…

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PAYBACK (2014): He Knew What a Sugar Stick Was

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By Mark Bousquet

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Payback 2014

Payback 2014 (June 1, 2014) – Allstate Arena (Rosemont, Illinois) – Main Event: The Shield vs. Evolution (No Holds Barred Six Man Elimination Match) – Announcers: Michael Cole, Jerry “the King” Lawler, John Bradshaw Layfield; Pre-Show: Josh Matthews, Booker T, Kofi Kingston, and Alex Riley.

The 2014 edition of Payback had one major drawback entering the program, and that was the absence of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, due to a neck injury. You have to feel for Bryan; even if it’s just kayfabe that the company doesn’t believe in you, you have to still want to be the guy standing on the top of the mountain, holding the belts. Bryan hit the top at WrestleMania XXX, but since then, Bryan’s starred in a monster movie feud with the newly monster-ized Kane terrorizing him and his wife, Brie Bella, and undergone neck surgery, putting him on the sideline.

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Better In The Dark – Episode #158.5: We Used to Be Fans – The Veronica Mars Movie, the Expanded Universe, and Geek Jealousy

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The Boys Outta Brooklyn are back after a long lay-up, as Tom gives his views on the Veronica Mars movie, and he and Derrick discuss the impact of its surprise success. Plus, Derrick pervs on Tom’s college girlfriend and throws him a challenge, and a discussion of why actors are compelled to take on less-than-appealing projects. We used to podcast a long time ago, so get to clicking! (And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at @BITDShow!)

Better In The Dark – Episode #158.5: We Used to Be Fans – The Veronica Mars Movie, the Expanded Universe, and Geek Jealousy