The Eire + Alba Review of 2014

It has been an interesting year 2014 for this blog because slowly but surely it turned into a Dean Ambrose appreciation shrine. If you like to learn about the top posts, just click the link below and view the WordPress firework of my year.

Here's an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 45,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 17 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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RAW 14/11/24: Dean Ambrose is sent out to fight for the wrong title but against the right man. PLUS: CM Punk special

There is no Dean Ambrose promo at this episode of RAW but at least we got a match I was long hoping for. And there is this sickening fear that we could get back the anonymous General Manager.

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RAW 14/07/14: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins are made to sell injuries at Battleground so they can’t overshadow the Fatal-4-Way match

Prologue +++ Operation ‘Screw The Authority’ hits back +++ The slightly embarrassing rest +++ The parts I don’t want to talk about +++ Epilogue

"Guys, guys! Guys... I understand all of your testosterone driven competitiveness that's going on right now. But enough of this whole prettiest-girl-at-the-dance argument routine you got going on, okay? Cause we're not dancing tonight, boys, we're fighting. We've got a six-man-tag against Kane, Randy Orton and Triple H's little bad boy Seth Rollins. Now, the Authority always has a plan. But tonight, I got a plan of my own. It's called 'Operation Screw The Authority' and it starts when you two stop arguing, we get together and kick their asses." --DEAN AMBROSE.
“Guys, guys! Guys… I understand all of your testosterone driven competitiveness that’s going on right now. But enough of this whole prettiest-girl-at-the-dance argument routine you got going on, okay? Cause we’re not dancing tonight, boys, we’re fighting. We’ve got a six-man-tag against Kane, Randy Orton and Triple H’s little bad boy Seth Rollins. Now, the Authority always has a plan. But tonight, I got a plan of my own. It’s called ‘Operation Screw The Authority’ and it starts when you two stop arguing, we get together and kick their asses.” –DEAN AMBROSE.

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Colt Cabana was right: CM Punk died

There were probably many wrestling fans who didn’t even know what The Walking Dead and esp. Talking Dead is all about because they watched this show for the first time to see CM Punk again after he was last seen on the telly on 26 January 2014. At least WWE is PG now so it’s not very surprising that there were wrong expectations. Talking Dead isn’t a talk show about the guests in the show; Talking Dead is a talk show about The Walking Dead and the guests in the show talk about The Walking Dead. That’s it. So there weren’t many hints about CM Punk in the future except for these two points:

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RAW 14/03/03: Barbed wire belt on Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins does a Saipan and Roman Reigns perfects the Water Hair Shake -OR- How to gain world dominance, lesson 1: How to manipulate the mass

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Like I said in my previous report: I doubted that Punk would appear at RAW in Chicago and I doubted that he will ever appear on a WWE show again. But this belief was tingled with shades of possibilities because just one day before RAW Dave Meltzer stated that one Superstar teased him that CM Punk would almost 100% sure appear on the show. Dave Meltzer is a trustful source so that there was slight expectation was certain. Now that we all know that CM Punk was absent and stayed absent throughout RAW in Chicago I’d call this strategy almost genius. There were several well placed spots throughout RAW with the perfect opportunity for Punk to emerge.

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Smackdown 14/02/14: Dean Ambrose has a Valentine’s Day present for CM Punk and Cesaro lost his Antonio

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Watching The Shield vs DB & Christian & Sheamus plus Randy Orton vs (Antonio) Cesaro twice now made me feel I’ve seen enough from Smackdown. Scrolled through the rest and I knew I was right. So, if you have the chance: spare you any disappointment and follow my example.

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RAW 14/02/10: The amount of my boredom for Roman Reigns basically equals my enjoyment for Dean Ambrose

Beware: this is a rant. Again. And for once I don’t really know where to start. It’s not so much because of the 6,523rd match between Randy Orton and Super Cena (that surprisingly wasn’t that bad but mostly due to Orton) but for most of any other that happened at RAW last night.

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