Drew McIntyre is living Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” with WWE

Throughout the history of literature and cinema, authors have used Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” or “monomyth” as a template as they tell the story of a protagonist as he travels through a transformation.

There are 17 steps in the Campbell’s original template, but it has been modified over time.

As Drew McIntyre stepped into the ring in the latest episode of NXT, I thought to myself about how his rise, departure and return resonates with Campbell’s pattern.

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PODCAST: Money in the Bank fallout, return of Braun, Enzo and Cass breakup

Nestlemania and JC talk about Carmella and Ellsworth lighting the world on fire, the return of Braun Strowman, fallout from Money in the Bank, Enzo and Cass breaking up, Miz getting his entourage, and much more!

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Why Carmella’s Money in the Bank win was perfect

 

The women of WWE have been kicking down the doors and breaking barriers the past few years as they continue their long journey to booking equality. On Sunday night the first ever Women’s Money in the Bank match took place and kicked off the show. What ensued was met with anger and complaints from the WWE Universe.

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Official Money in the Bank predictions from Jobber Knocker staff

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PODCAST: Money in the Bank preview; Rough week for Raw and Smackdown

Nestlemania and JC discuss the worst week in WWE we’ve seen in awhile. We also talk about Lana, Titus Brand being the best thing on TV, Reigns’ announcement, too many 6-man tags, overall terrible booking, and we give our Money in the Bank predictions!

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Five WWE personalities who have potential to be great managers

Whenever a talented in-ring worker just doesn’t cut it on the mic, many find themselves saying, “man, if only they had a good manager.”

The manager was somewhat of a lost art until a few years ago when WWE saw the return of Paul Heyman, the amazing pairing of Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger, and let’s not forget the arrival of Rusev and Lana.

Here we are in 2017, and there’s a ton of potential great in-ring talent, plenty of opportunities for new managers if WWE chooses to go in that direction.

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PODCAST: Extreme Rules review; terrible MITB build; Enzo and Cass

Nestlemania and JC discuss Extreme Rules, Samoa Joe vs Brock Lesnar, terrible build up to Money in the Bank, Enzo and Cass storyline, as well as a lot of Great Balls of Fire.

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JC’S Weekly Top 20 Power Rankings (06/07/17)

Extreme Rules has come and gone for the RAW brand with Money in the Bank on the horizon for SmackDown Live. Brock Lesnar finally returns next week, so expect him to rejoin the rankings then, but for this week he will not be on this list. Lets get into it!

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Official Extreme Rules 2017 predictions from the Jobber Knocker staff

  • Mr. Nestlemania: 2-5
  • J.C.: 4-3
  • Guthrie the Ring Announcer: 5-2
  • DQ: 3-4

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