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Smacked in the middle of my favorite month of the year.

Well, it‘s the 15th of April. We‘re right in the middle of my favorite month of the year and the weather just keeps getting hotter with each day that pass bywhich means we’re right in the middle of the summer vacation. Well, I’ve been into a lot of places along the way from places within the Metro like Makati and SM North EDSA to hang out with the family, and to places outside of it like Batangas and Los Baños to grab some fresh air and relax. I also got my salary for the sideline job I did at the start of the month, and I’m happy I got more than what we bargained for in this job as I’m saving up for the upcoming NBA preseason game between my favorite team the Houston Rocketsand the Indiana Pacers here in the Philippines this October 10 at the Mall of Asia Arena. I’ve been waiting to see the Rockets play a game since I became a member of Red Nation in 2002 when Yao Ming came to Houston. This is a chance to see them play without having to leave the country and go to Texas to watch a Rockets home game (I’ll still be aiming for it soon.) To see guys like James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Chandler Parsonsand Omer Asik to name some will be worth all the marbles.

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Speaking of the NBA, watch out for my regular season ending blog coming up on the final day of the 2012-13 NBA regular season this Thursday as we also prepare you for the upcoming 2013 NBA Playoffs. We know that the 8 playoff teams out East are complete with the defending champions Heat, together with the Knicks, Pacers, Nets, Hawks, Bulls, Celtics & Bucks. While the Lakers and Jazz are fighting for the last spot out West to join the Thunder, Spurs, Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Rockets & Warriors in the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Yes! My team, the Rockets are back in the Playoffs since 2009. I hope they’ll have a nice playoff run especially these are still young guns.
 
Also, I got to watch WrestleMania 29 on television. Unlike last year at WrestleMania XXVIII, where there was a free screening at TriNoma in Quezon City on the day itself. We had to settle for the delayed telecast on Studio 23.
 
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Well as more of a member of Cenation than Team Bring It. I was happy that John Cena defeated The Rock in their rematch for Rock’s WWE Championship where we saw a ton of finishers from the Rock Bottom (Cena himself pulled off one of his own), the Attitude Adjustment, The People’s Elbow, the STF, the Sharpshooter. Though Cena would suffer from the wrath of Ryback on the Raw afterwards. Also Triple H saved his career by defeating Brock Lesnar in a No Holds Barred match. While The Undertaker goes 21-0 at WrestleMania after beating CM Punk. Alberto del Rio retaining the World Heavyweight Championship against Jack Swagger (Del Rio would lose it to Dolph Ziggler who cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Raw). Fandango shocking the world by beating Chris Jericho and leaving fans crazy on his theme song. Team Hell No retaining their Tag Team titles against Ziggler and Big E Langston as the crowd chanted “Yes! Yes! Yes!” on their victory. Mark Henry beating Ryback, but Ryback had the last laugh. As well The Shield beating Sheamus, Randy Orton and The Big Show, afterwards Show turned against Orton and Sheamus knocking them both out.
 
Yes, we’re halfway into my favorite month of the year, and we’re closing in on my favorite day of the year where I’ll grow old a bit more. I still don’t have any plans for that day. But I’ll figure something out soon. As I write some more with the planner I have as well as adding songs to my music playlist, look for our camera which has been lost for more than a month right now, write when our internet connection just came back, looking back at some of the great memories of a lifetime, saying you miss a ton of people along the way, and look for someone to play basketball with. Let us be remind ourselves to savor each moment that comes into our lives.
 
On one final note which has been long overdue. Once again, Congratulations to the CTHM Batch 2013 on their graduation last April 4, especially to my very talented and very smart quiz bee teammates Ate Marian Buenaventura who finished Magna Cum Laude and Ate Kriskyn Cabrera who finished Summa Cum Laude and the best student of the batch. I’ll miss you a ton as teammates but you both will leave a legacy which I will continue together with the team we’ll form next school year.
 
Taking life, one day at a time.
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WWE Over The Limit 2012: John Cena vs John Laurinaitis, if Laurinaitis loses, He’s fired as Raw and SmackDown GM. CM Punk vs Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship, Fatal 4 Way for the World Heavyweight Title, and much more.

Poster for WWE Over The Limit 2012
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On May 20 (May 21 in the Philippines), WWE’s pay-per-view where matches go over the limit will come from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.

John Cena, the main man of the WWE will go one-on-one with the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and the General Manager of Raw and SmackDown John Laurinaitis. If Laurinaitis loses this match to Cena, he will be fired. Also outside interference is not allowed, any superstar/diva who intervenes in the match will also be terminated. John Laurinaitis has taken over both Raw and SmackDown since his team’s win at WrestleMania against the team of Teddy Long who now works with him. After his bet Brock Lesnar lost at Extreme Rules to Cena which led to Lesnar quitting the WWE. Laurinaitis now has his sights on Cena. With the entire WWE Universe wanting Laurinaitis’ out of the job for his actions which included the uneventful firing of Big Show for his mocking of the GM. Can Laurinaitis find a way to keep his job? or will Cena put the arrogant GM on the unemployment line?


WWE Champion CM Punk will once again defend his WWE Championship against Daniel Bryan. Bryan won the Beat The Clock Challenge to earn the opportunity to face Punk for the WWE Championship. CM Punk is fresh from his title defense at Extreme Rules in his hometown of Chicago against Chris Jericho. While Bryan lost his match at Extreme Rules against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus in a 2 out of 3 falls match. Can CM Punk continue his 6 month WWE title reign? or can Bryan win the title?


World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus will defend his title in a Fatal Four Way Match against Randy Orton, Chris Jericho and Alberto Del Rio. Can The Great White beat all the odds and defend his title? or are we going to see a new champion out of the three worthy challengers in Orton, Jericho and Del Rio?


WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth and Kofi Kingston will defend their titles against “The Show-off” Dolph Ziggler and “The All-American American” Jack Swagger. While “Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder continues his feud with “The Big Red Monster” Kane in the pre-show match. While Divas Champion Layla will defend her Divas title against “The Glamazon” Beth Phoenix.


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WWE Extreme Rules 2012: John Cena vs Brock Lesnar in a Extreme Rules match, CM Punk vs Chris Jericho for the WWE Championship in a Chicago Street Fight, and many more.

Poster for WWE Extreme Rules 2012
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Tomorrow, on April 29 (April 30 in the Philippines), the WWE’s pay-per-view where the rules are off comes to the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois. WWE Extreme Rules.
In the main event, Brock Lesnar returns to action in the WWE year after 8 years, fresh from his MMA stint with the UFC will face off against the WWE’s top man today in John Cena in a Extreme Rules match. Lesnar a former NCAA Champion, a three time WWE Champion, a former UFC Heavyweight champion returned to the WWE the night after WrestleMania XXVIII in Miami and nailed John Cena who was coming off a tough loss against The Rock at WrestleMania with his signature F-5. Lesnar who claims to be the “new face of the WWE” with Raw and SmackDown GM John Laurinaitis on his side. These two men however, are no strangers facing each other. Where in 2003, when Cena was just starting to make his name, he feuded with Lesnar for the WWE title and it was in this feud that Cena’s Attitude Adjustment (then called F-U) was born to match Lesnar’s F-5. Can Lesnar back his words? or can Cena prove his doubters wrong and defeat Lesnar?
WWE Champion CM Punk once again returns to his hometown of Chicago and will face Chris Jericho for the WWE Championship in a Chicago Street Fight. Punk defeated Jericho at WrestleMania and sealed his name as the “best in the world”. However, Jericho has been targeting Punk’s straight-edge personality for the past couple of months throwing a bottle of whisky on Punk’s head and telling stories on Punk’s personal life. Can Jericho beat Punk in his hometown to win the title? or will Punk do some home cookin’ and once again retain his championship gold against Jericho?

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus will defend his title against Daniel Bryan in a 2 out of 3 falls match. Sheamus who won the World Heavyweight title aginst Bryan at WrestleMania in a record time of 18 seconds. Bryan got rid of his girlfriend A.J. whom he kissed during the match before getting nailed by the Brogue Kick to lose his title will look to bounce back and knock off the Great White. Can the Great White retain his title? or will the man who says “Yes! Yes! Yes!” take back the gold that he lost?

The feud between “The Viper” Randy Orton and “The Big Red Monster” Kane continues as they face off once again, this time in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Kane defeated Orton at WrestleMania. Orton won in a No Disqualification Match on SmackDown. Then aftewards, Kane attacked Orton’s father “Cowboy” Bob Orton. Who will win in this match between two of the WWE’s most feared superstars? Will it be the Viper? or the Big Red Monster?

Intercontinental Champion Big Show will defend his Intercontintental Title against Cody Rhodes where the type of match will be determined by the spin of the wheel. Big Show who ended Rhodes’ long title reign at WrestleMania after all the trash-talk that Cody gave to Show. Can The World’s Largest Intercontinental Champion retain his title? or can Rhodes get retribution and reclaim the gold he lost?

Santino Marella will defend his United States Championship against The Miz in a pre-show match. While Nikki Bella will defend her Divas Championship against a injured “Glamazon” Beth Phoenix.
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Eddie Guerrero: Lie, Cheat and Steal

Eddie Guerrero wins WWE Championship at No Way Out 2004
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As I was browsing videos on YouTube in one afternoon. I stumbled upon videos of the legendary wrestler Eddie Guerrero. Eddie who is a part of the famed Guerrero wrestling family of Latino heritage which composed of his father Gory, his brothers Chavo Sr., Mando, and Hector, and his nephew and once tag team partner Chavo Jr. was a former WWE Champion, a former United States Champion, a former Intercontinental Champion, a former European Champion, a multiple Tag Team Champion. He has done it all in his career.
Eddie Guerrero in a segment with Kurt Angle
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Despite the accomplishments that he had in his career, he is well known for his trait of “lie, cheat and steal”. as Eddie uses these tactics to his advantage in matches known as “The Smokin’ Gun” where he uses a foreign object to his advantage. One of the times he used it which was hitting the steel chair to the mat and tossing it to his opponent and then Eddie lies down to the floor and pretend that he got hit by his opponent with the steel chair, and the time he pretended to be hurt and use it against his opponent. His Latino Heat desire has captivated fans during his entire career. His promos of lying, cheating and stealing things from other wrestlers were timeless and funny to watch. As well of course, he drives to the ring with his trademark low rider with all the hydraulics installed on to the car to the comfortable seats. Whether he was the good guy or not, he is one of the most charismatic wrestlers that ever lived. He will always be ready to nail his opponents with his trademark “Three Amigos” (three vertical suplexes) to the Frog Splash and to the Lasso from El Paso.

Unfortunately, his life was cut short. On November 13, 2005, Guerrero died in his hotel room in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the age of 38. In the following days, the episodes of WWE Raw and WWE SmackDown were dedicated to the life of Eddie Guerrero from his humble beginnings in El Paso, Texas to his family life and most importantly his illustrious and decorated wrestling career. The following year, he was posthumously inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his nephew Chavo Guerrero Jr. and his friends Rey Mysterio and Chris Benoit.It has been almost 7 years since Eddie passed away, but his memory will live on to his many fans all over the world. He will always be remembered as the man who lies, cheats and steals and is honest about it. You can never tell if he’s still alive right now when he fights the new guys like CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Alberto del Rio, The Miz and other wrestlers out there or maybe get involved in a Rock-Cena like once in a lifetime matchup. I’m sure up in the heaven’s, he has a great grin on his face.

Los Guerreros (Eddie and Chavo) Lie, Cheat and Steal Promos
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“Life turns on a dime. have no idea what tomorrow will bring… sure life would be a lot easier if we knew what was going to happen. You’ve got to live by faith one day at a time.”  – Eddie Guerrero

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John Cena vs Brock Lesnar. WWE Extreme Rules.

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After 8 years, Brock Lesnar will be in a WWE match for the first time since WrestleMania XX as he goes up against John Cena at WWE Extreme Rules on April 29 (April 30 in the Philippines which by the way is my birthday.)

A former King of the Ring, a former Royal Rumble winner, a three-time WWE Champion, and a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Lesnar returned to the WWE the night after WrestleMania XXVIII and nailed John Cena who was coming off a tough loss against The Rock at WrestleMania with a devastating F-5 to the delight of the crowd at hand in Miami, and recently in Washington, DC where after Cena won by submission against David Otunga, Lesnar nailed Cena with a low-blow and delivered another F-5 on Cena.

However, this won’t be the first time these two superstars will meet in the ring. It was in 2003, John Cena was then an arrogant, trash-talking and insult-laced rapper when he came through Lesnar who was dubbed as “The Next Big Thing”. Ironically, it was during this feud when John Cena introduced Attitude Adjustment (then called F-U) a move similar to Lesnar’s F-5 but different on the finish. Cena and Lesnar continued their feud until Backlash 2003 when Lesnar retained his WWE Title against Cena.

Now that Lesnar is back in the WWE after retiring from MMA after the two straight defeats he suffered against Cain Velasquez where he lost the UFC Heavyweight Title on UFC 121, and Alistair Overeem in UFC 141. He now has his sights on the man he faced off almost a decade ago in John Cena. With the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations & Raw and SmackDown General Manager John Laurinaitis on Lesnar’s side as Brock puts himself back on the WWE map, and John Cena trying to rebound after his WrestleMania defeat. It will sure be a great match-up between two of the WWE’s marquee superstars.

I can say right now that the WWE is back!

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