Slater’s Signature Finisher: 7 Years Ago: CM Punk wins first World Championship

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By Chris Slater

Seven years ago – June 8, 2008 – CM Punk won his first World Heavyweight Championship in WWE, after defeating Edge via “Money in the Bank” cash in.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: Kevin Owens makes RAW debut; lays out John Cena

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By Chris Slater

Do you ever see something that just makes you so happy that you don’t know how to describe it? That was an apt way to describe me while watching Kevin Owens make his WWE “main roster” debut during the May 18, 2015, episode of Monday Night Raw.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: Rob Van Dam: Wrestling’s Stoner Superhero

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By Chris Slater

Today is April 20, which if we’re writing the date out with numerals is 4/20, which is a marijuana term 4:20, which is sort of an unofficial “meeting time” to partake.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: Zayn vs Owens Makes Me Happy

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By Chris Slater


A couple years ago, one of the things I wrote about that made me happy was the WWE feud between Daniel Bryan and CM Punk. The two of them had grown up before our eyes in the smaller Ring of Honor wrestling promotion before defying the odds, it seems, and making it to WWE.
For years, there was a prototypical look for a wrestling superstar. Tall, jacked, tanned, etc. Hulk Hogan. The Rock. Triple H. Brock Lesnar. Randy Orton. Batista. Roman Reigns. Our friend CM Punk is maybe 6’1 and a little over 200 pounds. Daniel Bryan is listed by WWE as 5’10 and 189 pounds.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: Bray Wyatt – One of the Most Compelling Characters in Wrestling

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By Chris Slater

One of the coolest theme songs in wrestling right now is that of Bray Wyatt. I think the reason for that is because it’s a real song. Somebody in a board room didn’t say, “Here’s this character, he needs some sounds to happen when he’s walking to the ring.” Bray Wyatt found the song a few years ago, “Broken Out In Love,” by Mark Crozer and the Rels, and made it his entrance music.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: The #YesMovement is back!

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By Chris Slater

Daniel Bryan was promoted by WWE as being on the Dec. 29 episode of Monday Night Raw in order to make an important announcement about his career.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: CM Punk Finally Breaks Silence on Leaving WWE

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By Chris Slater

Professional wrestler CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, shocked the wrestling world when he abruptly left WWE in January of this year. He gave no notice and stayed out of the public eye for months. He kept silent on the subject until Thanksgiving Day, appearing on the popular “Art Of Wrestling” podcast, hosted by veteran journeyman wrestler Colt Cabana. Both Punk and Cabana are best friends, having begun their wrestling training together in the early 2000’s.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: Sting makes first official WWE appearance

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For nearly 20 years, Sting had been unofficially known as the biggest wrestling superstar to never sign a WWE contract. Earlier this year, rumors started making the rounds that Sting and WWE were finally in negotiations. At 55-years-old, I guess Sting realized that the time is now or never to make any kind of serious impact in a WWE ring.

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Slater’s Signature Finisher: Ultimate Warrior (1959-2014)

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The Ultimate Warrior. 

Shit. Things just got fixed and now they’re broken again.

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