Tuesday, March 28, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw March 27, 2017 Results and Review This Is All The WWE Has Left?

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WWE Monday Night Raw this Monday should have been the biggest event of the week, aside from Wrestlemania. The last Raw before the big event should have been a great one, but instead, it was a floundering mess of booking. I don’t know a single soul that would say that this show was great, even those that were in the audience. When your opening segment gets a crowd to cheer for CM Punk, you know something is wrong. Whatever the case may be, this awful night of wrestling pushed a few elements for the big show, no pun intended, coming this weekend.

WWE Monday Night Raw March 27, 2017 Results


Bayley and Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax
Austin Aries defeated Noam Dar
Seth Rollins Signed Triple H’s Contract
Over The Top Rope Challenge
Neville defeated Jack Gallagher
The Undertaker Confronted Roman Reigns
The Club Sandwich Boys beat up Enzo and Cass with Ladders
Sami Zayn defeated Kevin Owens and now is in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal
Goldberg Punked Out Brock Lesnar

WWE Monday Night Raw March 27, 2017 Review


The night opened up with the women getting on the mic. Charlotte is so much higher than all of the other women it’s sick. She is absolutely great on the mic, and she pushes the boundaries of shoot and kayfabe at times. Bayley looked lost, as she was being told that Sasha Banks is not her friend. That prompted Sasha to come out, which led to a straight up Tag Team Match!

Bayley and Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax

Not a great match, but enough happened to set up a cool four way at Wrestlemania. Bayley and Banks got the win, which is nonsensical to me, but ok, let the good guys win again. Not a long match, and honestly, a bit safe due to no one wanting to be injured going into the Mania show.

Austin Aries defeated Noam Dar

Noam Dar is wasted here. Austin Aries buries him, letting him get very little offense, while yelling at Neville the whole time. Aries has a bravado that is fascinating, but burying talent like Noam Dar is no good. I didn’t like this match, and think that the division is souring fast.

Note, Neville said on the headset with the announce team that Mustafa Ali earned his respect. Damn right he did! If you’re not watching 205 Live, you missed one hell of a match.

Seth Rollins Signed Triple H’s Contract

Rollins came out on a crutch and said he had to beat Triple. Here’s where logic gets thrown out the window. If you have a knee injury, you don’t want to put all of your weight on the knee cap, right? Then why did Seth Rollins go for a pedigree? That forces you to land on your knees! The knee that is injured right now! This was stupid. The two brawled after cutting promos, and that was that. Triple H is a savage when he wants to be.

Over The Top Rope Challenge

The Big Show was burying anyone that came out, until all of the jobbers came rushing down and threw him out. I thought for sure Shaq was going to show up, but of course, he didn’t. Big Show looked embarrassed and then Brown Shoeman came out and said he could beat The Giant. Oh well, looks like the Roman Reigns feud is done.

Neville defeated Jack Gallagher

Not nearly as good as their first meeting. This was a workable match, but without getting much time, it was nothing short of Neville going over a talented Gallagher. Too bad.

The Undertaker Confronted Roman Reigns

The Undertaker looked fat, out of shape, and tired here. Roman Reigns is supposed to be a good guy? I have no idea why these guys are fighting, honestly. Do you? This is a terribly built feud, and one that is going to hopefully retire the Undertaker, because his hips are bad. Just retire dude.

The Club Sandwich Boys beat up Enzo and Cass with Ladders

I read a note that the Hardy Boyz are going to show up and challenge the Club Sandwich boys now that they have introduced ladders into the mix. Enzo, Cass, Cesaro and Sheamus all ended up brawling and getting beat up with the ladders. Sheamus got busted open hard way and it was really bad. The Club Sandwich boys looked somewhat strong here.

Sami Zayn defeated Kevin Owens and now is in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal

Remember when they were NEVER GOING TO WRESTLE AGAIN? Well, that was a lie. Here they are wrestling again, for the millionth time. Not only that, Sami Zayn finally gets a win. Stephanie McMahon took his balls away in a promo to set up this match. Zayn and Owens work well together, don’t get me wrong, but we’ve seen this match as many times as we’ve seen Orton and Cena. Anyways, the same standard match you’d expect from these two, with Zayn getting the win and entrance into the battle royal on Sunday.

Goldberg Punked Out Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar got punked out, and beaten up. So much for that bravado on the mic, Goldberg wasn’t messing around. He punked out Lesnar, then threw him outside and flexed. I’m calling it now folks, Goldberg is going to go over Lesnar, simple as that. He’s going to bury Lesnar, and that’s going to be that.

This night of Raw was absolutely horrendous. I had a hard time staying awake. I don’t know one person that would watch this and say it was a great show. This was the last Raw before Wrestlemania and it did nothing to get me excited for the show. I’m surprised with how bad the WWE has been booking these shows, but then again, how is the stock doing? Perhaps that’s the big thing, this is a business after all.

Oh well. Back to watching WCW ppv and getting ready for more reviews this week.

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Top 10 Wrestlemania Matches Up To 2017

The Top 10 Wrestlemania Matches Up To 2017
It’s Wrestlemania week! With that in mind, I wanted to drop in a Top 10 Wrestelmania matches based on my own personal viewing. I’ve been watching professional wrestling since 1986. My first ever exposures to the wrestling world was Lucha Libre AAA and CMLL with other television stuff.

Then I moved into watching WWF on Saturday and Sunday mornings with Wrestling Challenge and Superstars. That led me to renting VHS tapes and watching all the major events in that regards. I’ve also been to several Wrestlemanias.

As a kid and through my teenage years I’ve been able to be in the audience for Wrestlemania V, VII, XXI, and countless of other events. For this list, I had to whittle down my list from 15 to 10, and it wasn’t easy. These are based on my opinions only, and believe me, they aren’t all what you would expect. I’ve seen every Wrestlemania and each one coincided with different points in my life.

Here you go, the Top 10 Wrestlemania Matches up to 2017


Bad News Brown won a Battle Royal (Trophy gets beaten up by Bret Hart) (Wrestlemania IV)

We go with the first major match that I personally remember. I used to have the Wrestlemania IV VHS set that had 2 VHS tapes. If you opened up the box, it would show Hogan’s body and Andre The Giant’s body. This was an awesome match, with an alliance being formed between Bret Hart and Bad News Brown. Bad News Brown betrayed Bret Hart and he beat up the trophy, and it was awesome. This is a great battle royal, with some nice timing and a great ending.

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat defeated Randy “Macho Man” Savage (Intercontinental Title) (Wrestlemania III)

I struggle with this. This match was great when I saw it the first time, but at this point, I’ve seen it 30 some odd times. This is a good match, don’t get me wrong, but is it the greatest ever? Not really. I didn’t like the ending. I didn’t like the roll up finish, but it did have a great build, and a great crowd reaction. Steamboat was better in WCW, and Macho was great here.

Bret Hart defeated Roddy Piper (Intercontinental Title) (Wrestlemania VIII)

This was such a good match. It may be Roddy Piper’s best match. These two were in their prime, and Hart really put on a show against Piper, but it wasn’t just him, Piper wrestled his greatest match. He really wanted to make sure Hart looked good, and although Piper was strong here, it was Hart that got the nod and the blood bath. You have to go back and watch this one, it’s an instant classic that holds up well today.

Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Rock (WWF Title) (Wrestlemania X-Seven)

One of the greatest heel turns of all time. “Stone Cold is shaking hands with satan himself”, and I loved it. Austin got so frustrated at the end that he went into a whole new zone to beat up the Rock with a chair. This was such a great match, a great crowd, and the McMahon and Austin handshake was a moment that defines an era of wrestling. This is still the best Wrestlemania.

Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels (Retirement Match) (Wrestlemania XXVI)

The retirement match was stellar. So many near falls, so many pushes forward, Jim Ross on commentary, and Undertaker getting pushed through one hell of a match. Michaels left it all in the ring, and the crowd was on their feet for what very well may have been one of his finest hours. Michaels really did well here, and Undertaker really hung in there with Michaels through it all. I loved this one.

Shane McMahon defeated Vince McMahon (Street Fight) (Wrestlemania X-Seven)

Not a technical masterpiece. But a Street Fight of epic proportions. Love or hate Vince, he knows how to pull you in with the most evil of looks and moves. You have to watch this one again, as Shane and Vince really put the boots to each other. The two turned up to 11 and the crowd was all over. Stephanie and Trish Stratus were fighting here, Linda in a wheelchair, Foley and socko, and blood. This was a match of epic proportions, and it still holds up.

Razor Ramon defeated Shawn Michaels (Intercontinental Title Ladder Match (Wrestlemania X)

The biggest ladder match that you will ever see. This wasn’t the first ever, but it was the first at Wrestlemania. This ladder wasn’t the lightweight plastic and metal Werner ladders. This was the hardcore, heavyweight ladder. I used to work construction, some ladders are heavier than others, and these guys were using the heaviest ones. The newer ladder matches have lighter ladders.

The Ultimate Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan (WWF Title) (Wrestlemania VI)

When this match occurred, people were crying. I was shocked. My stomach was hurting, I was anxious, and this was an incredible night. My dad, a grown ass man shed a tear too, Hogan, the immortal Hulk Hogan lost to the Ultimate Warrior. This was an insane line up, but this match, wow. What an incredible match to consider. The Ultimate Warrior’s finest hour was found here, and the crowd was unreal.

Bret Hart defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin (Submission Match) (Wrestlemania XIII)

Perhaps the finest two of Wrestlemania, and perhaps the greatest match in the Wrestlemania history up to this point except for my number one pick. Bret Hart turned heel, the crowed went insane, Ken Shamrock was introduced, and Austin didn’t give up, he passed out. The blood here was fast. For years, I thought that Austin didn’t blade. He didn’t! Bret Hart cut him in such a fine manner. The prick happens fast, and you don’t even realize that it happens. That led to the best final shot, the push ups while in the sharpshooter, passing out, and making this one of the best matches of all time.

The Ultimate Warrior defeated Randy “Macho Man” Savage (Wrestlemania VII)

My number one pick. The number one ever is simple. The Ultimate Warrior and Randy Savage put on a clinic of emotion. I was in the crowd, last row in the Los Angeles Sports Arena. It was raining, and my dad took me to the show. We went nuts for this match. Then when Elizabeth came out, we were in tears, this was such a great match. The VHS tape had the edited version, I haven’t gone back to see it on the WWE Network, but this was one hell of a match. You have to go back and see this, my NUMBER ONE Wrestlemania match.

Now let’s hope that this week’s Wrestlemania goes well.

Friday, March 24, 2017

WWE NXT March 22, 2017 Results and Review Terrible Names and A New Challenger

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WWE NXT is a hit or miss show, that’s about it. No matter what you think about WWE’s product, this definitely is worth your time. It’s like Smackdown LITE in a way. It’s something that you don’t want to miss, but at times, you don’t really want to pay attention to at all. This is how this week’s show went down.

WWE NXT March 22, 2017 Results


Andrade “Cien” Almas defeated Oney Lorcan
Asuka defeated Priscilla Zuniga
Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, and No Way Jose vs. Sanity ended in a No Contest

WWE NXT March 22, 2017 Review


Well, this show opened up with an interesting match, but for all the wrong reasons.

Andrade “Cien” Almas defeated Oney Lorcan

Oney Lorcan, the worst name in WWE’s developmental system fought off Andraded “Cien” Almas. When Almas first showed up in the WWE, he was a good guy, now he’s a bad guy, and while has a lot of upside, this match didn’t do him any favors. Oney Lorcan fought him off at every turn, with some hard style work, but it was Almas that would get the win with the double knees, which is definitely grand.

Asuka defeated Priscilla Zuniga

Asuka beat down Priscilla Zuniga. Asuka’s English is absolutely horrendous here. If she makes it to the main roster, she needs a mouth piece, or else she’ll get buried by the likes of Charlotte. But then again, she may be able to make moves on Smackdown, since I can’t understand half of what Becky Lynch is saying.

Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, and No Way Jose vs. Sanity ended in a No Contest

This match didn’t get too far before it got broken up. Tye Dillinger, Roderick Strong, and No Way Jose were all business here, nothing fancy. It was ok, for a brawl. A mystery woman showed up, and I don’t know who she is.

At the end of the day, this was an OK show. The end showed Ohno issuing a challenge to The Drifter, loser leaves NXT.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

WCW Halloween Havoc 1996 Results and Review

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Going back to 1996 the New World Order was in full effect. Hollywood Hulk Hogan had defeated The Giant at Hog Wild, he had turned heel at Bash at the Beach and was going through every main eventer. Then came The Macho Man to lay claim to the title, before he too joined the New World Order.

Halloween Havoc 1996 was held on October 27, 1996 in Las Vegas. There were a legit 10,000 people there, and the crowd was hot at various times. There were 10 total matches, with 7 of them being on PPV. Here’s how it went down.

WCW Halloween Havoc 1996 Results


Dean Malenko defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. in the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship
Diamond Dallas Page defeated Eddie Guerrero
The Giant defeated Jeff Jarrett by DQ
Syxx defeated Chris Jericho
Lex Luger defeated Arn Anderson
Steve McMichael and Chris Benoit defeated The Faces of Fear
The Outsiders defeated Harlem Heat for the WCW Tag Team Championship
Hollywood Hogan defeated Randy Savage in the WCW World Title Match

WCW Halloween Havoc 1996 Review


Dean Malenko defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. in the WCW World Cruiserweight Championship

The opening match was an instant classic. Under 20 minutes long, and yet better than most of the WWE cruiserweight matches that you’ve ever seen. Malenko put on a show with Mysterio. You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen these guys clash for the title. Lots of great back and forth, lots of high spots, and Malenko’s psychology taking the passenger seat at times.

Diamond Dallas Page defeated Eddie Guerrero

This was a stiff match. It wasn’t that great at all. It had a lot of good moments, but let’s be honest, the two weren’t in their prime just yet.

The Giant defeated Jeff Jarrett by DQ

The Giant was able to win a match against Jeff Jarrett, but not without some interference and well, this was less than stellar in under 7 minutes.

Syxx defeated Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho should’ve won this back and forth match. Syxx was good, no doubt, but Jericho was shining here with a lot of crisp offense. It would eventually break down and Syxx would get the win, but barely. Great overall match, with under 10 minutes of action, but lots of great momentum shifts.

Lex Luger defeated Arn Anderson

The crowd was going nuts for this one. Arn Anderson was amazing here, and Lex Luger was put through a good overall match. At under 13 minutes, this was a fast moving, great back and forth match that played to the crowd at various levels. When Lex Luger put Anderson into the Torture Rack, things really gained a whole new level. The crowd blew up to all new levels, and it was a fun romp.

Steve McMichael and Chris Benoit defeated The Faces of Fear

This was a somewhat boring match. Meng and The Barbarian were monsters, and it showed here. The two were able to put on a hard hitting battle with the Four Horseman members, and it wasn’t half bad. Sure, it wasn’t great, but it wasn’t half bad, good stuff if you like big man matches.

The Outsiders defeated Harlem Heat for the WCW Tag Team Championship

The Outsiders had good chemistry with Harlem Heat, and this match showed the two could work well together. Harlem Heat had too much going on with Sister Sherri and Col. Parker, and that led to their downfall here. Hall and Nash finally pick up the tag titles, and this would be a momentum swing for the New World Order.

Hollywood Hogan defeated Randy Savage in the WCW World Title Match

At under 20 minutes, this was less than classic between the two. However, the fans were all into this one. Randy Savage was blown up midway, and Hogan was not at his best either. But the two knew how to worked the crowd. I didn’t think this was a great match at all, but the fact that the two could get the crowd into a feeding frenzy was great to see. The match broke down into Randy Savage hitting two major elbows on Hogan, but Nick Patrick wouldn’t count the 3. That led to a break down, and eventually Hogan would win with interference from the New World Order. Oh, and Hogan had a wig on, it was great.

To end the show, Roddy Piper came to the ring, and things broke down. That would set up a feud between Hogan and Piper that would go into Superbrawl in February, but I already talked about that, and their match at Starrcade. You can click those links to see those reviews.

Overall, Halloween Havoc 1996 wasn’t that great. But it didn’t suck like most of the WCW events did in the mid 1990s. This was a great showcase of talent, and there was enough to keep me interested at times. The best match was the opener and the Lex Luger match. Other than that, this was an ok show. Get the VHS tape for the best version of this, not the WWE Network edited option.

WWE 205 Live March 21, 2017 Results and Review The Most Wrestling Per Hour

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I’m doing what most people are not doing. I am watching and reviewing WWE 205 Live. I don’t know a lot of podcasts that even cover it, and they have their reasons. It’s stupid, but hey, I’m not a podcaster yet.

This week on 205 Live, we had a few backstage elements that moved the needle. Noam Dar said he wasn’t going to be sending gifts and insinuated that Rich Swann was sending them. Meanwhile, Jack Gallagher was teaching Swann how to be a gentleman. Good stuff there.

WWE 205 Live March 21, 2017 Results

Tony Nese defeated Tj Perkins
Akira Tozawa defeated Jobber
Austin Aries interviewed himself
Neville defeated Mustafa Ali

WWE 205 Live March 21, 2017 Review


Tony Nese defeated Tj Perkins

Nese is a star, he’s the total package if you ask me. He’s muscular and he’s athletic, and has a personality to boot. He shouldn’t be stuck in 205 hell, he should be on the Raw or Smackdown show doing his thing. Tj Perkins is great too. He put on a show here, but it was Nese that got the better of him with a mix of strong style and high flying. I’m a fan of Tony Nese thus far, and Perkins has an upside too. I hope they continue to give them time to wrestle, rather than 2 minute matches on Raw.

Akira Tozawa defeated Jobber

Tozawa beat up a jobber, nothing special.

Austin Aries interviewed himself

Aries is great on the mic, but I’m not convinced he’s that grand.

Neville defeated Mustafa Ali

Mustafa Ali! What a competitor. This guy is the shining star of NXT and boy, he put on a show. Neville was great too, but Mustafa Ali should be on Raw or Smackdown doing great things. He has all of the moves, all of the timing, and incredible elements that make a good wrestler. Go back and watch this match just for the suplexes, and the high flying elements that

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