Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw January 23, 2017 Results and Review The Oldest Main Event

Old Part Timers Are The main Event, Not Wrestling!!!!
I’m not sure about how big of a fan you readers are, but it’s hard to be a fan of WWE right now. There’s so much stupidity on RAW, I can’t like much of it. I really hated what went down, and you know what, a lot of people probably hated it. With that in mind, consider the following notes on last night’s big night.

WWE Monday Night Raw January 23, 2017 Results


Luke Gallows defeated Cesaro
Sami Zayn defeated Seth Rollins
Tj Perkins, Jack Gallagher, and Mustafa Ali defeated Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, and Drew Gulak
Braun Strowman, Rusev, Jinder Mahal and Titus Oneil defeated The New Day, Enzo and Cass
Roman Reigns defeated Chris Jericho vis DQ
Nia Jax defeated Ray Lyn
Rich Swann defeated Noam Dar

WWE Monday Night Raw 23, 2017 Review


Luke Gallows defeated Cesaro


Gallows beat up Cesaro, in a fast paced match. This was a fun way to open the show, but it didn’t really open the show. The show opened with Roman Reigns. This wasn’t too long, and it set up the big match this weekend for the tag titles, where Gallows and Anderson will most likely lose again.

Sami Zayn defeated Seth Rollins


Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn fought each other for a chance to be in the Rumble. Zayn would win after Triple H’s music hit. I guess that’s going to set up Rollins versus Triple H for Wrestlemania? Well, Rollins is not in the Rumble now, and that’s that? I don’t know what is going on. Maybe Triple H will jump into the Rumble and get thrown out by Rollins to set up a feud.

Tj Perkins, Jack Gallagher, and Mustafa Ali defeated Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese, and Drew Gulak


A short match. Not exactly fun.

Braun Strowman, Rusev, Jinder Mahal and Titus Oneil defeated The New Day, Enzo and Cass


This wasn’t that bad, but Enzo was great. Enzo’s offense against Shoeman was great. But this match was forgettable. The Big Show showed up and stared down Shoeman. They didn’t fight. They just stared at each other. This wasn’t that much fun.

Roman Reigns defeated Chris Jericho vis DQ


Roman Reigns beat up Jericho for a good amount of this match. In the end, however, Reigns lost via disqualification. Reigns is most likely going to win at the Rumble, face it folks. I can’t stand the main event scene on Raw. Jericho and Reigns fought again, surprise, surprise.

Bayley Is Done



Bayley's interview with Corey Graves proves a lot. Bayley is just awful. She has no confidence. Instead of answering the way that she did, she should've been confident! Oh well. Bayley is great in ring, but this "childlike" attitude is stale, and is going to get her buried in WWE. This was awful, just awful.

Nia Jax defeated Ray Lyn


A throwaway match.

Rich Swann defeated Noam Dar


Another throwaway match. Nothing to see here, except Dar saying Alicia Fox’s name. I loved that.

The Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, and Goldberg End


Now, Undertaker, Goldberg and Brock Lesnar stared each other down to end Raw. But let’s be real here, they are OLD. These are the oldest guys, and all part time. This is the way WWE is going to sell tickets? Three part time workers? Three guys that are past their prime. These guys suck. As Kevin Castle said on the Dony Town and Kevin Castle show, “Goldberg bitched out Lesnar, why would Lesnar be a scary guy now? He prison bitched him out!” Yeah. This segment sucked, and these idiots are old. They are all old, and boring. I’m done. I’m absolutely done with Raw.

What a load of garbage folks. Oh, and did you notice Undertaker’s walk and standing? That’s because he has a HIP problem! Yeah, he’s old.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

WCW Slamboree 1999 Results and Review A Better VHS Experience


WCW Slamboree 1999 hit the TWA Dome in St. Louis Missouri on May 9, 1999. It was a show that many people saw, especially the 20,516 that were in attendance for the show. You hear about the fall of WCW, but with over 20,000 fans in the building, how can this be such a bad era for wrestling? There were some highs and there were some lows, no doubt, but it’s imperative to realize that WCW had a lot of great wrestling that goes unspoken in these modern times.

With that in mind, here’s my review of Slamboree 1999.


WCW Slamboree 1999 Results


Raven and Saturn defeated Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman, and Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko (Triple Threat Tag Team Championship Match)
Konnan defeated Stevie Ray
Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Brian Knobbs (Hardcore Match)
Rick Steiner defeated Booker T (WCW Television Title Match)
Gorgeous George defeated Charles Robinson
Scott Steiner defeated Buff Bagwell (US Title Match)
Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair (For control of WCW)
Sting vs. Goldberg went to a No Contest When Bret Hart Interfered
Kevin Nash defeated DDP (WCW Title Match)

WCW Slamboree 1999 Review


The dark match wasn’t on the tape, and it was not on the WWE Network. This whole show was heavily edited, and it surprised me a bit when I heard the sounds muted here and there. Oh well, it happens, I guess.

Raven and Saturn defeated Rey Mysterio, Billy Kidman, and Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko (Triple Threat Tag Team Championship Match)

The best match of the night was the opener. With about 20 minutes of action, these 3 teams put on a showcase of different types of wrestling. From fast paced to mat based, to cruiserweight style, these guys put on a show of pro wrestling in a smaller ring than WWE. I loved it. Nearly 20 minutes of good wrestling here.

Konnan defeated Stevie Ray

I’m a big fan of Konnan, and he was way over during this match. Stevie Ray and Vincent with Horace Hogan were terrible, and the NWO black and white weren’t so good by this point.

Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Brian Knobbs (Hardcore Match)

These guys work well together, and there’s not much to say about the match. In under 12 minutes the two brawled and made a mess, which was a good showcase. Bam Bam Bigelow is one of my favorites to watch, RIP.

Rick Steiner defeated Booker T (WCW Television Title Match)

This match was kind of boring, as I was never a Rick Steiner fan. Booker T tried, but this was kind of boring, sorry.

Gorgeous George defeated Charles Robinson

No need to watch this, unless you want a hard on for the girls.

Scott Steiner defeated Buff Bagwell (US Title Match)

Scott Steiner again made to look strong in this match, beating the crap out of Buff Bagwell for about 8 minutes. Rick Steiner came out to hit Buff with a chair, and the Steiner Recliner got this match in the books fast. Buff sucks, let’s face it.

Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair (For control of WCW)

Roddy Piper and Ric Flair went through a 12 minute brawl. They went on the outside, Flair had interference on his side, and would eventually get a win. That is until Bischoff came back from hiatus and awarded Piper the winner and control of WCW, so that’s that.

Sting vs. Goldberg went to a No Contest When Bret Hart Interfered

Now this was epic. Sting and Goldberg putting on a very good match, going back and forth, and trying to tell a story. At the 8 minute mark, I thought for sure this was going to turn into a classic, but nope. Bret Hart came in and hit Goldberg with a steel chair. This was a week after he had beaten Goldberg in under 5 minutes thanks to a steal plate and quit the company. This was also before Owen Hart would die later in the month, causing him to leave WCW for a time. This match could’ve been a 5 star match up, but alas, it was cut short.

Kevin Nash defeated DDP (WCW Title Match)

This nearly 20 minute match wasn’t terrible. I t wasn’t good, but it wasn’t terrible. Over the course of the match, however, the crowd woke up and went nuts for the ending. Nash would hit the power bomb, and pin DDP, and everyone was left confused. Not a terrible match, mind you, but nothing that you have to go out of your way to see either. 20,000 people witnessed this, and well, they didn’t leave home happy, the show felt bloated.

Overall, Slamboree 1999 was not half bad. This would lead to a terrible Great American Bash 1999, mind you. If you look at the results for the Bash, you’ll see that this was a better show, and well, that’s that. I don’t know what else to tell you, other than you don’t have to go out of your way to see this one. Although, I did love the opening match. That was great.

You can pick up Slamboree 1999 cheap on VHS by clicking here.


Thursday, January 12, 2017

WCW Superbrawl IX Results and Review A Better VHS Experience

VHS Cover of Superbrawl 9 From 1999
WCW wasn’t all doom and gloom. In 1999, they were reaching new heights before they crashed in the later part of the year. Meanwhile the WWF was doing the Austin vs. McMahon stuff, WCW was putting on some good matches, and great overall elements in their events. I recall seeing this live on PPV because I would get all of them, and I loved it at the time. I recently caught up with this on the network, but you know, it’s heavily edited for sound and run time. But that’s ok.

WCW Superbrawl IX took place in Oakland, California and there were 15,880 people in attendance. The crowd’s back then were quite big for WCW, despite what some Reddit idiots will tell you. That being said, let’s dive into this one.

WCW Superbrawl IX Results


Booker T defeated The Disco Inferno
Chris Jericho w/ Ralphus defeated Perry Saturn via countout
Billy Kidman defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (WCW Cruiserweight Title Match)
Barry Windham and Curt Hennig defeated Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko (WCW Tag Team Title Match)
The Outsiders defeated Konnan and Rey Mysterio (Hair vs. Mask Match)
Scott Steiner defeated Diamond Dallas Page (WCW Television Title Match)
Scott Hall defeated Roddy Piper (U.S. Title Match)
Goldberg defeated Bam Bam Bigelow
Hollywood Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair (WCW World Heavyweight Title Match)

WCW Superbrawl IX Review

Booker T defeated The Disco Inferno


I don’t know why so many people crap on Disco, he actually could wrestle well. In this match he put Booker T through some great offense, but of course, Booker would get the big win with the Harlem Hangover. Watch for Booker to nearly decapitate Disco, though. All of his weight lands on Disco’s head, and it looks like he was completely knocked out. Good overall match.

Chris Jericho w/ Ralphus defeated Perry Saturn via countout


This was a weird transition for Saturn. He was wearing a dress, Jericho was between feuds, and this didn’t go anywhere. Jericho still had Ralphus, and he was close to being on his way out at this point.

Billy Kidman defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. (WCW Cruiserweight Title Match)


Kidman, after leaving Raven’s flock was great. But this match wasn’t. Chavo’s wrestling skills were never quite on par with Eddie, until he got to the WWE and they were tagged together. Chavo was a lot smaller here too, but Kidman put him through 8 minutes of hell in this match. Kidman wins, enough said.

Barry Windham and Curt Hennig defeated Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko (WCW Tag Team Title Match)


Barry Windham and Curt Hennig were much bigger than the other guys, you know them. Malenko and Benoit did put the boots to the veterans, but it was the veterans going over in this match, with a big win, and through cheating as Windham used a belt to get a choke out and pinfall win. Not a bad series of matches, but definitely not the best that could’ve been done.

The Outsiders defeated Konnan and Rey Mysterio (Hair vs. Mask Match)


The Outsiders were way over with the crowd, but so were Konnan and Mysterio. This match was for Mysterio’s mask or Miss Elizabeth’s hair to get cut off. I never in my wildest dreams thought that Rey Mysterio would’ve lost his mask in this fashion, and from what I’ve heard, he fought against it but failed to convince management to let him keep it. Oh well, this match went on, and it wasn’t half bad. Konnan and Rey are hard workers, and the Outsiders did a tremendous job putting them over, even though they won in the end. Lex Luger was at ringside.

Scott Steiner defeated Diamond Dallas Page (WCW Television Title Match)


DDP put the boots to Steiner, but it was Steiner that ended up with the win. Steiner was so agile in this match, even doing a top rope frankensteiner that was picture perfect. DDP ended up getting locked into the Steiner Recliner, and that was that. Even at 14 minutes, this match had my attention, and the attention of the crowd, which was great. DDP would later go onto win the big title, but not quite yet.

Scott Hall defeated Roddy Piper (U.S. Title Match)


Roddy Piper was the United States Champion going into this match, and Scott Hall looked drunk. The bookers gave Hall the match here, even though he blatantly cheated, and it was obvious that he wasn’t all there. I didn’t really like this match, and Piper just seemed to go through the motions. Even the announce team was wondering what was wrong with Hall. Oh well. Bad match.

Goldberg defeated Bam Bam Bigelow


An underrated gem, and definitely one match to go out of your way to see. Bam Bam Bigelow had been invading WCW and beating up Goldberg from the crowd. WCW officials finally gave Bam Bam a match, and this match was insane. The crowd was way into it, and was going absolutely nuts for Goldberg. Bam Bam did NOT get squashed here. He put the boots to Bigelow, and this match ran over 11 minutes long. Goldberg was selling great, but in the end, Bigelow got 2 spears and a jackhammer for his trouble. Great match, and second only to the DDP Halloween Havoc match if you ask me.

Hollywood Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair (WCW World Heavyweight Title Match)


Despite the fact that these guys were aging, the crowd was all over it. I was into it, even after all of these years. Hogan threw Flair around as usual, and Flair got busted wide open. Flair was on a comeback, and it looked like he was going to pull off the title win, but alas, a masked man showed up. That masked man was David Flair! Flair and Torrie Wilson showed up and ruined Flair’s match up. This would be the second event in a row where a taser would come into play. Oh well.

Superbrawl 1999 wasn’t half bad. I liked it for the most part, and there were some good matches. The best match was the Goldberg versus Bigelow matchup, but Steiner’s performance is not to be missed. Aside from that, it’s an average PPV offering, with that classic WCW mix of matches.

I suggest that you pick up the WCW Superbrawl 1999 VHS instead of watching it on the network.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

WWE Smackdown Live January 10, 2017 Results and Review Let’s Bury Corbin

Don't Tell Me This Is Not A Burial!!!
WWE Smackdown is supposed to be a B show, and you know what? It certainly is, because they seem to only showcase the same old B.S. and if ever there was proof, this was the night to show it off. Let’s discuss a few of the finer points of Smackdown Live.

WWE Smackdown Live January 10, 2017 Results


Nikki Bella vs. Natalya ended in a No Contest
Kalisto def. Dolph Ziggler
American Alpha def. Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton of The Wyatt Family
Daniel Bryan announced first SmackDown Women’s Championship Steel Cage Match
Carmella def. CJ Lunde
John Cena def. Baron Corbin

WWE Smackdown Live January 10, 2017 Review


Natalya and Nikki Bella didn’t really do much to further their feud, it was another No Contest as they beat each other up with no refs pulling apart, etc. Oh well, the match, or whatever this was sucked and you know it.

Kalisto defeated Dolph Ziggler because he’s a loser.

Ziggler loses again? Are you kidding me? He turns heel last week, only to lose to Kalisto this week? Ziggler can’t win, and I’m not buying this turn, it’s stupid.

American Alpha needs Kurt Angle!

American Alpha is the white bread and mayonnaise sandwich of the WWE. They are great wrestlers, but they are boring compared to the Wyatt Family. Speaking of which, Orton is going to turn on them so bad and things are going to get interesting, right? Sure, why not? This match was run at half speed, and if you noticed it, you’ve been a wrestling fan a long time, congratulations.

Carmella and James Ellsworth should do it.

I wish I was Ellsworth, that’s for sure.

Steel Cage women’s Title Match!!!

This should be interesting, except for the fact that there will be no blood. Plus we already saw a women’s Hell in a Cell and people were crapping all over it. If there’s blood, I’m all in, if there isn’t, well, I guess that’s ok too. I don’t expect much from this match, by the way.

John Cena Buried Baron Corbin

John Cena and Corbin put on a match that was seriously boring. This was telegraphed as a Cena win all along and guess what happened? Cena buries another young talent. Corbin looking strong would’ve been great. Heck it would have been the thing that he needed to get over as a top guy, instead, he loses here. I hope he screws Cena out of the title win at the Rumble, and then goes on to face him in a WINNING effort anywhere else, otherwise, I’m going to be saddened by the future endeavors of Corbin. I mean, this is 2010 all over again, when Cena buried The Nexus several times.

Dean Ambrose is the most boring man alive.

Why does the WWE insist on giving talk show segments to everyone? Ambrose isn’t a lunatic, he’s a boring wrestler, and a boring talker. If the WWE really wants to make him stand out, let him go back to that lunatic fringe element. Have him rolling in with a parade, a drum line, and random B.S. instead of trying to force another segment where there’s a lot of talking. Southpark was right, there’s too much talking in wrestling.

If this was the A show? I don’t get it. I don’t want to see this anymore, simple as that. This was a boring showcase, with a few matches that were interesting, but not given enough time.

WWE Monday Night Raw January 9, 2017 Results and Review The Longest 3 Hours Ever

Why Is Kevin Owens So Fat?
Raw was at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and they put on a show that no one seemed to like. Ok, some people may have enjoyed it, but I sure didn’t have a blast watching it. It was a boredom movement that was supposed to be 3 hours, but if you take out the commercials, it was only 2 hours.

WWE Monday Night Raw January 9, 2017 Results


Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman ended in a Double Count-out
Jack Gallagher def. Drew Gulak
Big Cass def. Jinder Mahal
Neville def. Lince Dorado
Raw Tag Team Champion Sheamus def. Luke Gallows
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax def. Sasha Banks & Bayley
Kofi Kingston def. Titus O’Neil
Jeri-KO def. Roman Reigns to make Chris Jericho the new United States Champion

WWE Monday Night Raw January 9, 2017 Review


I’m going to just run down my thoughts on different things, instead of going play by play. I figured I might as well give my thought son things as you already know what happened.

Braun Strowman aka Brown Shoeman BURIED Seth Rollins

The fact that Seth Rollins got so much offense in was interesting, since Sami Zayn had to be in a Last Man Standing match in order to get that much offense. Not only that, the WWE painted the big guy as a guy that couldn’t get the win. Like he didn’t know the ten count. Rollins was buried here. When’s the last time Rollins did anything worthwhile? Where’s Triple H? Why is this happening?

Jack Gallagher is a great force in the cruiserweight division!

I love Gallagher, and he’s got some great style. I hope that the WWE doesn’t mess it up with his storylines, etc. I don’t know what is going to go on. He may eventually get a title shot, but honestly, he’s doing well with just being charismatic, if you ask me.

Big Cass def. Jinder Mahal

BORING

Shawn Michaels promoted a movie that I and no one else will be seeing.

Neville def. Lince Dorado

Neville won a fast match, and guess what? He got beat up by the cruiserweight champion. But why does the WWE insist on playing theme music for run ins? Just have the guys run in and beat people up. Stop playing their music first!?

Raw Tag Team Champion Sheamus def. Luke Gallows

Another boring match that led to nowhere.

Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax def. Sasha Banks & Bayley

Are there only 4 women in the whole Women’s Division? At least with the divas division there were far more women to juggle into the matches.

Kofi Kingston def. Titus O’Neil

BOREDOM.

Jeri-KO def. Roman Reigns to make Chris Jericho the new United States Champion

It’s always nice to see Jericho, that young up and comer winning a title. If you watch Raw, you would assume that there are only 3 major people in the company. Why? Because we’ve seen them wrestle 90,000 times! This was so boring.

Oh and the Undertaker? What the hell? Why is he so slow, and why is he on RAW? Why is he not on Smackdown? Why is Stephanie McMahon being such a bitch on Raw? Why is Foley still GM? Why is this show so damn boring?!? Who is liking any of this?

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