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

Mark Bousquet:

By Mark Bousquet

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:

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

BITD 158 Point Five Photo

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