The WWE Faces A Matter Of Survival

The WWE Faces A Matter Of Survival

Is the main event of "Survivor Series" a sign of good or bad things to come?
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After Monday Night RAW, we had found out that Triple H would be replacing green giant Jason Jordan for the 10-man elimination tag team match at the main event of Survivor Series. The fans went crazy when he came and were happier when he kicked Jordan’s guts and pedigreed him to the mat. With him out of the way, we had a star-studded main event, full of some of the WWE’s oldest competitors. Both teams combined for an average age of 40.5, which in sports, is old as dirt. Thankfully, in the world of sports and entertainment, the shelf life of a wrestler can last much longer, but their hay days tend to end around that time. If it doesn’t, they might just want to move onto bigger or better things, meaning this main event alone, is both a sign of good and bad things that may potentially come.

Let’s take John Cena and Kurt Angle as two examples. John Cena, “the face that runs the place,” is now 40-years-old and has just recently become a part-timer. This is not necessarily due to physical issues, but rather because his success in the company has brought him opportunities in movies, shows, and other media ventures he won’t be passing up. Kurt Angle is 48 and significantly smaller than in his last run with the company in 2006. He also has had 4 surgeries on his neck. He was a phenomenal wrestler but has been clearly brought in for nostalgia purposes. The fans love old faces that gave them ageless memories, but that’s where the problem arises, and it’s not just present in the main event.

If you look at the most important match from November, you have the world champions from both Raw and SmackDown going at it one-on-one, with Brock Lesnar, the Universal Champion, taking on AJ Styles, the WWE Champion. Both of them are 40, with Lesnar being the epitome of a part-timer. Although AJ Styles is one of the best wrestlers in the world even now, he has a family to take care of, so he’ll probably be looking for safer means of bringing home the bacon sooner than later. The point is that the most important matches right now, in 2017, have the oldest wrestlers and part-timers, which shows the rest of the roster is basically still green. Now the PPV will probably be dope, and the rest of this year before Wrestlemania might be great too with the current roster, but afterward, what is to come?

With all the stars in their 30s and all the rising stars being placed further behind in PPVs, it feels like in a few years I will be back to not watching wrestling like I did a few years back, and I probably won’t be alone. With all these top stars probably leaving, with the growing plethora of opportunities for these guys being constantly thrown at them, they will probably become part-timers. The rest of the roster may not be put over in time to avoid this stage of a drop in viewers.

Thankfully, the Women’s Division is full of younger, and arguably better talent, to take over more slots in the shows and future PPVs. But, that will probably take time too. The division has one belt and limited TV time, especially in comparison to the men, so they might not be pushed well as a whole either. There aren’t even tag team titles for them (which is a whole other argument to be made), which makes them all individuals and any of their stables kind of pointless. In essence, the main attractions for this PPV go to show that the WWE has something solid set up for the near future but not in the long run. If more superstars are pushed, perhaps there will be less to worry about, but that is yet to be seen.

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale
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Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting


Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

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College Majors as Birds

Birds of a feather flock together.

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Birds have so much personality. While most people think of just robins or sparrows, there are a wide variety of birds with varying appearances, sizes and habitats.

While each student has individual, wonderful qualities, we tend to share some of these great traits with students of a similar study track. You know what they say, after all: Birds of a feather flock together.

Please enjoy this re-imagining of some popular college majors as birds! Feel free to leave a comment on my Facebook wall adding a bird mascot for your own major.

1. Fashion Design

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Their confidence and bold feathers make them great contenders. Was there a better suited option?

2. Engineering

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Engineers are the kings of construction design. This Masked Weaver embodies that ability to work with materials in a clever way.

3. Music

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​Sing sweet Nightingale. ​That little guy's belting his heart out, as I'm sure many music majors do.

4. Political Science

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Our nation's bird represents our nation's leaders perfectly.

5. Philosophy

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Owls are commonly associated with wisdom, a valued facet of philosophy.

6. Nutrition Science

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Anyone who studies dietary science knows you are what you eat. These flamingos get their pink hue from their diet of shrimp.

7. Criminal Justice

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Robin helped Batman, this choice is evident.

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