Wednesday, December 30, 2015

WCW Bash At The Beach 97 Results and Review

We go back to 1997 to one of the premier pay per view events from WCW. This was in Daytona Beach, Florida and the audience was about 8,000 strong. I primarily wanted to watch and review this one because it had the Kevin Sullivan retirement match, and that retirement would send WCW into a tailspin, because he would be part of the booking committee of WCW. It was a few years later that Sullivan would get the full booking position and would cause Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, and Chris Benoit to quit WCW completely and jump to WWE. However, this match had a LOT of great matches, and if you have the network watch it or buy the DVD version and see it unedited.

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First we’ll go into the match review and then the results completely in a list.

Mortis and Wrath defeated Glacier and Ernest Miller

Not a bad opener, a bit short, but not bad overall. Mortis was the stand out here. Miller and Glacier were ok, but it was Mortis that stood out to me. You may remember that Mortis is just Kanyon with a mask on. He really was innovative and fluid in the ring during this one. Mortis and Wrath won this match up, and it was nice to see it, the crowd wasn’t into it as much though.

Chris Jericho defeated Ultimate Dragon

Jericho was the cruiser weight champion in this match up. This match was definitely a great one. Ultimate Dragon and Jericho were wrestling like a chess match. Every move was deliberate, every element was well timed and fluid. You will be surprised how great these two work together, and the move set put into place. Jericho was impressive, but it was Ultimate Dragon’s moonsault and reversals that will have you completely in awe. Why his WWE run didn’t go over so well is beyond me.

The Steiner Brothers defeated The Great Muta and Masahiro Chono

This was a hard hitting match. Chono and Muta are great to a botchy Steiner Brothers team. There were moments where the Steiners no sold the Japanese offense, which was stupid to me. Otherwise, this was a good match because of Chono and Muta putting on a showcase. Look for Muta’s huricanrana off the top rope on Scott Steiner, and Rick Steiner’s bulldog to make an appearance.

Juventud Guerrera, Hector Garza, and LIzmark Jr. defeated La Parka, Psychosis, and Villano IV

This took on a slow start, but it was the process of going through the spots that really made this one incredible. Guerrera was on point, Garza’s corkscrew plancha, and Lizmark’s athleticism were impressive. La Parka and Psychosis put on some great moments too. Villano switched with his partner Number 5 and that was interesting. Overall, this was a great lucha match, and no one botched, which made this one even more impressive. The crowd was not into this one, but that’s ok, I guess.

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Chris Benoit defeated The Taskmaster Kevin Sullivan

This was a retirement match for Sullivan. This match was the main reason why I wanted to watch this event. Benoit and Sullivan put on a brawl, a serious brawl that featured Jacqueline, and Jimmy Hart getting into the mix. Benoit was essentially fighting 3 different people here. Sullivan and Benoit even had some stiff shots, not usually seen in pro wrestling. Eventually, Jacqueline turned on Sullivan and Benoit got the pin. Sullivan of course would eventually drive Benoit and others to the WWE as he became full booking agent at WCW. But this match is good, well worth checking out. It’s not as good as their match at The Great American Bash 1996, but it’s certainly one of the best of their set.

Jeff Jarrett defeated Steve “Mongo” McMichael

This was for the US Title, and the crowd was so alive it was funny. The Jarrett Sucks chant was about as loud as any crowd you’ll ever hear in your life. Jeff Jarrett really got heat in this match. Mongo was good, the hard hitting style of his offense meshed well with Jarrett’s scared champion stick. However, it was Debra that really made this one, as she got involved and cost McMichael the match. A short one, but the crowd was way into it, so it was fun to watch.

Scott Hall and Randy Savage defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Curt Hennig

This was supposed to be a mystery partner match up for DDP. You may not know this, but DDP and Savage were going through a feud, and after Savage hurt page’s rib cage, DDP got his revenge dressed as La Parka on Nitro. Well, the secret partner was Curt Hennig, and that went well until a misunderstanding led Curt to walk out on his partner. DDP took a beating, a serious beating that was definitely something to see. Savage broke Page in half with the elbow after an Outsider’s edge, and that was that. If you want to see some hard hitting pro wrestling, this match has it for you, wow.

Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair

This was entertaining, but you may have already seen this match over and over again. Flair is always entertaining to watch. Piper and the crowd were way into this one, and while it was mostly a brawl, it did have good action for 13 minutes’ worth of wrestling. It’s this type of wrestling that I sometimes miss from today’s landscape. If you like Piper and Flair, this is definitely a stand out match for the night.

Lex Luger and The Giant defeated Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman

This was not a technical masterpiece at all. However, when you watch pro wrestling, you have to sometimes gauge things by crowd reaction. In this case, the crowd was going absolutely nuts for this one. The reason being, the psychology of the match. Rodman was teaming with Hogan, and he didn’t start the match. However, when he finally made his appearance, the timing and the suspense hit an all new level. Not only that, the expectations were that he didn’t know how to wrestle at all. When he first hip tosses Luger the crowd goes absolutely ballistic, and the announce team sells it so well, that you have nothing but respect for the guy. Now, when he does a shoulder block and Luger goes down rolling into the corner, things go insane again. Of course, he gets his, but this is the kind of reaction that WWE can’t seem to find in 2015, and why this is such a stellar match, even though it’s not a technical masterpiece. At the end, the Fake Sting (NWO) shows up, and hits The Giant with a baseball bat, the ref is bumped, and out comes Nick Patrick to get the submission off of Hogan in a torture rack. By the time the match is over, the trash from the crowd fills the ring, and the night is done. The crowd reaction makes this one, and that’s why you have to see it. Get the unedited version on vhs, it’s way better.

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WWE Monday Night Raw 12/28/2015 Review Vince McMahon Goes To Jail

Once again, I had to fight myself to stay awake for this showcase. I am reviewing the Hulu edition while I still have Hulu, as I may not have it after January 6, but we will see what happens. That being said, this week’s Raw came through and well, it was a lot of…well…crap. I want to be optimistic, so maybe I shouldn’t dismiss it so fast, but let’s get into it and see what went down and why the end of 2015 for WWE is ending with a whimper instead of a bang.

Vince McMahon Goes To Jail

Up front, Vinnie Mac called out Roman Reigns, and that led to Stephanie McMahon coming out. This whole starting point went to start a storyline in which Vince McMahon was arrested by the police, and Stephanie was screaming about it, while her music played. Yes, the music was playing here. Oh man. Anyways, Roman Reigns stood tall as Vinnie Mac went to jail.

Neville defeated Kevin Owens

Kevin Owens lost this match in less than 20 seconds or so. This was a waste of talent. Afterwards Owens went nuts and beat up Neville around the ring. But who cares, right? This was a waste to me. I don’t think Owens needs to be established as a crazed, fighter, because we already know he’s good. What a waste of Neville and Owens.

Sasha Banks defeated Becky Lynch

Well, this was a surprise. It didn’t last long, but Lynch and Banks actually put on a good wrestling match. There were some slow spots, and it was obvious that they weren’t going to be allowed a lot of time. The rushed finish aside, this wasn’t half bad. Banks is such a good performer, and Banks, well she’s losing so much I smell a heel turn. This is ok, but nowhere near what you see in NXT.

Kalisto defeated Kofi Kingston

This was a fast paced match, as you’d expect. However, this is where I started to fall asleep. New Day did their thing on the mic, but the Lucha Dragons don’t have much personality, and despite their in ring work, it’s not as entertaining as WCW or ECW’s lucha division stuff. WWE just doesn’t know how to book good action within the scope of lucha style, so the mix kind of falls flat if you ask me.

Big E defeated Sin Cara

Screw it. Sin Cara sucks. He dislocated his shoulder and it looked like he was going to quit, like the other Sin Cara did. This was stupid. The shoulder aside, it seemed to be ok enough to finish the match, but still. This threw me out of the match. Big E is good, but come on, the whole “my shoulder!” thing just played terribly. WWE should fire Sin Cara, and Kalisto. They should get a better shake in Mexico. Man, I miss WCW and ECW right now.

Big Show Is the Number 1 Entrant in the Rumble, and I don’t care. I hate Big Slow.

Ryback defeated Big Show via count out

Who cares.

The League of Nations defeated Dean Ambrose and The Usos

I fell asleep on this one. I’m tired of six man tag team matches. How did the Usos win the slammy for the tag team of the year? I don’t know, this was just boring to me. Ambrose is ok, but man, the six man tag thing is just tiresome.

John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio via DQ

I’m so hoping for a John Cena heel turn that this match seemed boring to me. Then again, I didn’t see it, since I was passed out. Oh well.

That was the end of that. WWE really took a dump on any momentum they had last week to this week. Then again, they didn’t have momentum after the terrible Slammy Awards debacle. I am trying to be positive about wrestling, but with shows like this one, it’s very hard to do so.

WWE Monday Night Raw 12/28/2015 Results

Neville defeated Kevin Owens
Sasha Banks defeated Becky Lynch
Kalisto defeated Kofi Kingston
Big E defeated Sin Cara
Ryback defeated Big Show via count out
The League of Nations defeated Dean Ambrose and The Usos
John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio via DQ

Monday, December 28, 2015

ECW Living Dangerously 1998 Results and Review

The Asbury Park Convention Hall in New Jersey was the home for the first pay per view with the name Living Dangerously from ECW. I went back and watched it to review it for this site, and have a few notes to give, and random ideas as well. Now, you can get an edited version of this on the WWE network, but I recommend picking up the official release so that you don’t get it “edited” and watered down. However, it’s really a good effort on the WWE streaming side, so it’s up to you what you want to do.

You can Buy ECW Living Dangerously 1998 from Amazon Here

ECW Living Dangerously Review

Jerry Lynn and Chris Chetti defeated The F.B.I

This was a somewhat forgettable match. It had a few moments, but overall, it was a fast paced opener that didn’t really highlight Lynn’s best. However, it was a good opening match up. Chetti was the highlight, being trained and featured in the ECW brand.

Masato Tanaka defeated Doug Furnas

For those of you young people out there, Furnas was in WWE for a while with a tag partner. He showed up in ECW here after getting thrown into the mix there in WWE’s bolstering tag division. He didn’t do much there, but here he got a lost in under 10 minutes against Tanaka. Not either one of these individuals best match.

Rob Van Dam defeated 2 Cold Scorpio

This by far was the second to best match of the night. RVD really showed up to showcase his skills in this one. 2 Cold Scorpio (Flash Funk in WWE) put on a showcase as well. The two nearly went 30 minutes in this match, and it was never a dull moment. These two could go, and it showed. RVD picks up the win, but it was not easy. Look out for this one, it’ll surprise you how good it truly was.

New Jack and Spike Dudley defeated The Dudley Boyz and Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten in a 3 way dance

This was a classic hardcore match. Lots of plunder, lots of hard hitting spots, and blood. The highlight was Spike and New Jack jumping off the balcony through tables. That was a classic high spot. However, this too was a bit on the forgettable side.

Remember, You can Buy ECW Living Dangerously 1998 from Amazon Here

Tommy Dreamer defeated Justin Credible

This was an interesting one as Jenna Jameson came out to do a quick interview with Justin Credible. She was top heavy, and didn’t have all the plastic surgery yet. She was hot, I admit it. Anyways, Tommy Dreamer picks up the win with some interference from Beulah (his wife), and it’s a shame that Justin Credible didn’t get more of a fair shake in WWE when he was Aldo Montoya. This was as good as you’d expect, with some great moments, and nice overall offense from Dreamer. Credible bounced around a bit, but in the end, fell to Dreamer and Beulah’s interference.

Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Taz for the ECW Television Championship

This is by far the best match on the card. The reason being is simple, Taz and Bigelow flow quite well in the ring. Bigelow here comes across as seriously powerful, but Taz was able to lift and suplex the crap out of him. Taz truly impressed me when he straight dead lifted Bam Bam over his head, and through a table. This spot alone is worth your time. Dead weight man, you can see Taz about to buckle and then just pulls him over. Furthermore, Taz nearly knocks himself out cold throwing Bigelow off of the stage and hits his head on a guard rail. Epic match.

Sabu defeated The Sandman in a Singapore Cane Match

Not much to say about this one. Sabu got help from RVD. The best part was RVD was dressed as Sabu, so that was a bit of fun. This had a lot of brawling, and Sabu hitting his famous spots. Sandman got drunk, and beat up, that’s about it.

Lance Storm and Al Snow defeated Chris Candido and Shane Douglas

This match started with Lance Storm having a “mystery partner”. What happened next was fun. Sunny came out and said she was the mystery partner. The match moved ok, but it wasn’t until Sunny turned on Storm that things got really fun. The mystery partner was revealed to be Al Snow! The lights went out and the arena was full of foam heads! Things went insane, as there was a hole in the ring from the earlier match. Al Snow pinned Douglas, and this match was done fast. It wasn’t much of a match, but it had a fun finish with the visual of thousands of foam heads.

The number one reason why I recommend getting this DVD is simple, Bam Bam Bigelow versus Taz. One hell of a match, and Taz really put on a show. Dead lifting Bigelow through a table, holy crap, that's all I can say about this one. 2 Cold Scorpio and Van Dam put on a clinic too, but it was the TV title match that takes the cake here.

ECW Living Dangerously 1998 Results 

Jerry Lynn and Chris Chetti defeated The F.B.I
Masato Tanaka defeated Doug Furnas
Rob Van Dam defeated 2 Cold Scorpio
New Jack and Spike Dudley defeated The Dudley Boyz and Balls Mahoney and Axl Rotten in a 3 way dance
Tommy Dreamer defeated Justin Credible
Bam Bam Bigelow defeated Taz for the ECW Television Championship
Sabu defeated The Sandman in a Singapore Cane Match
Lance Storm and Al Snow defeated Chris Candido and Shane Douglas

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw 12/14/2015 The Roman Empire On Top

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I have to admit, I fell asleep at several points in this week’s Hulu version of Raw. There was a lot of talking starting out, but watching Stephanie McMahon slap the living hell out of Roman Reigns was great. When Vince McMahon kicked Roman in the nuts, I woke up again. I managed to stay through a few things here and there, but overall, honestly, the biggest things coming out of Raw really aren’t that big at all, except for Roman Reigns.

Hulu’s edition seemed to drag on. I can’t imagine the 3 hour edition, as this was not going well for entertainment value on my end. Here are a few notes that I want to point out, for you 2 readers that are still reading this diatribe.

“Why Did Kevin Owens attack Ziggler?” – Michael Cole

What the hell Cole? Do you not even know the rules of wrestling? Why would Kevin Owens attack Ziggler? Because it would cost Ambrose the match! That goes back to the 1980s heel moves! Idiots. Fire Cole, please.

The Wyatt Family Are An Extreme Threat

The Dudley Boyz losing yet again was odd. I guess the Wyatt family finally is a threat? That’s the end of the former ECW guys, I think. Good match though, great flow, good extreme moments, and overall a classic in my view.

The Divas Revolution Is Done

That divas match was short, terrible, and just boring. So much for that Divas Revolution.

Roman Reigns defeated Sheamus for the WWE title!

Overall, Raw was boring for me. However, the final was good, even though it wasn’t a long match like last night. McMahon getting knocked out with a Superman punch, and Sheamus losing to Reigns was definitely a great thing. Roman Reigns and the Roman Empire are now a thing. I liked it. I don’t know what’s next, but chances are Brock Lesnar is waiting for the rematch from Mania, that is after Triple H gets the loss against him at the Rumble etc.

WWE Monday Night Raw 12/14/2015 Results

Dolph Ziggler defeated Dean Ambrose via DQ
Roman Reigns defeated Sheamus for the WWE Title
The League of Nations defeated Ryback and Jack Swagger
Neville defeated Tyler Breeze
The Wyatt Family defeated The Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer, and Rhyno
Charlotte and Becky Lynch defeated Brie Bella and Alicia Fox

Monday, December 14, 2015

WWE TLC 2015 Results and Review Stone Cold Roman Reigns

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WWE TLC ran through PPV and the WWE Network last night, and I haven’t been so excited to see a show in a long time. Albeit, I wasn’t too thrilled before the show, but when it came time for the lights to dim and the curtains to open on the showcase, I was ready with a large pizza and a bottle of whiskey to wash it down. I can truly say that this was the best PPV of 2015 in my opinion. You may not get that from several podcasts that recapped the show. Especially the shows like Wrestling Soup, which took a dump on a lot of the shows main pieces. Why even watch or do a podcast if you don’t even like what you’re watching? Whatever, lots of negativity out there, but I remain positive, because I loved the show, and that’s that. Here’s a few of my thoughts coming out of the show.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw 12/7/2015 Results and Review Tater Tots Tater Tots Tater Tots

This edition of Monday Night Raw started with the same old talking segment up front. From there, a match was set up for a huge tag team elimination match. I called for a Roman Reigns pinning the champion segment, but hey, I suspended disbelief for a moment. From there we get 90 minutes of pure action from WWE Raw on Hulu, since I don’t have cable.

Roman Reigns and The Usos defeated The League of Nations, and Team Extreme in an elimination tag team match

This match was good. I liked the introduction of Rhyno for Team 3D, and I liked Roman Reigns winning this match up. It was good, and Roman got his nose busted open the hard way. Overall, a good solid outing, with fast paced moves, and good back and forth, even if it was a bit short.

Lucha Dragons defeated The New Day

Of course all the champions will lose right? They’ll retain on Sunday, I’m sure. As for this match, it was phoned in. It wasn’t great, it wasn’t terrible, it just was. I liked the athleticism that was put forth, but overall, not exactly a grand opus of wrestling talent or something.

Kevin Owens defeated Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler gets buried here. It’s a burial. Owens needs to look strong for the weekend, and well, he wins this one. I liked it, don’t get me wrong, but Owens had no real threat from Ziggler here. At least not in my view. Ziggler is a far cry from where he was 10 years ago, that’s for sure.

Jack Swagger defeated Stardust

Quick match, nothing big here. The bigger story was that Alberto Del Rio came out to beat up Swagger. Then he quit aligning himself with Zeb.

Brown Snowman defeated Tommy Dreamer

Tommy Dreamer got choked out and that was that. I’m hoping that Dreamer can muster up enough to get the win on Sunday, otherwise, this is only going to put the Wyatt’s over. But that’s not a bad thing either. We’ll get extreme this weekend, no doubt.

Roman Reigns cut a promo, and it wasn’t terrible. But the big thing here was Roman and Sheamus getting into a hardcore brawl that went across the stage, and then back to the ring where Roman Reigns speared Sheamus through a table! YES! Now that's hype.

WWE Monday Night Raw 12/7/2015 Results

Roman Reigns and The Usos defeated The League of Nations, and Team Extreme in an elimination tag team match
Kevin Owens defeated Dolph Ziggler
Lucha Dragons defeated The New Day
Jack Swagger defeated Stardust
Brown Snowman defeated Tommy Dreamer

Saturday, December 5, 2015

WWF Collectibles Bend Ems Faarooq Figure Rare

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WWF Collectibles are not that hard to find. You can find them online, but what about the older options? Well, that’s what I wanted to discuss in the coming days, aside from the reviews and articles I will be posting on wrestling. One of the series that I picked up in the attitude era was that of WWF Collectible Bend Ems. These are poseable action figures that are made of rubber and very flexible. The goal is to bend them, and pose them.

Today, let’s look at Faarooq Bendem from Series V. When you pick up this action figure, you’ll get Faarooq Bendem from Series V with his Nation of Domination hat in place. For those that don’t remember, this is the faction that launched The Rock’s career after he turned heel against a crowd that was chanting “Die Rocky Die”.

This is only going to go up in price, which is why I’m featuring bend ems over other options right now. Faarooq Bendem from Series V won’t set you back a lot for a near mint option. However, as more and more people start waking up to collectibles right now, the price points are going to get insane. My recommendation is to pick up older WWF collectibles before the resellers and collectors start to drive the price way up.

Interested in picking up Faarooq Bendem from Series V Bend Em? Go here and get it MIC, NEW, before you lose out. While you’re there, pick up other rarities and stay tuned for more updates on WWE, WWF, and other pro-wrestling collectibles.

Friday, December 4, 2015

WWE Smackdown 12/3/2015 Results and Review The Roman Empire Solo Project

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WWE Smackdown 12/3/2015 Results

Tyler Breeze defeated Neville
Brie Bella defeated Becky Lynch via disqualification
New Day defeated Usos and Dean Ambrose
Bray Wyatt defeated Devon Dudley
Roman Reigns defeated The League of Nations via count out

WWE Smackdown 12/3/2015 Review

There was a lot of talking up front. The whole show was set up with Roman Reigns talking and the League of Nations coming out and setting up matches. Roman Reigns would take on the League if the tag match with his friends against the New Day went well. Otherwise, it was going to be Reigns against the League solo. Guess what happened?

Tyler Breeze defeated Neville

Tyler Breeze took on Neville in this one. Neville delivered a good amount of offense in this match against Tyler Breeze. Breeze is improving, but the narcissus gimmick is a bit tired for me. On the merits of the match alone, I liked it. Neville is a great performer, and Breeze used Summer Rae to ensure he got a quick win and distraction.

Brie Bella defeated Becky Lynch via disqualification

Brie Mode was all in with this match up. Lynch had Charlotte outside rooting her on. Becky Lynch lost, but only after Brie hit Charlotte and Charlotte jumped into the match to fight her. Lynch and Charlotte have another wedge between them, and it continues to build.

New Day defeated Usos and Dean Ambrose

The New Day usually gets cheered right? Well, I couldn’t help but noticed that there was a lot of piped in booing, which was definitely odd to me. Oh well. New Day got the win here as the numbers game started to rise up. They targeted one of the Usos injury, and that was that. This would set up the main event handicap match. Overall, however, this was a fast paced, fun match with the New Day winning over the team of the Usos and Ambrose.

Bray Wyatt defeated Devon Dudley

Before this match, the lights went out. When the lights came back on it was R Truth waving hello at people. Then the lights went out again and out came the Wyatt family. Devon still has it, he was able to hold his own against Wyatt. Wyatt of course gets the win to make it seem like he’s strong. After the match up, things went south and the Dudleys got beat down with Tommy Dreamer going through a table. Sad.

Roman Reigns defeated The League of Nations via count out

Ok, here we go. The main event was great. I loved it. People online were complaining because they read the spoilers, and it was dumb. No, Roman didn’t go over clean. He outsmarted the League this time around, and didn’t go the Super Cena route.

King Barrett got himself disqualified so he had to leave the ring. Roman Reigns was able to mount some offense and things spilled out to the outside. Then the count started, and Roman was able to get inside the ring before the 10 count finished and won via count out. He didn’t pin anyone, the League didn’t go down weak, it was a technical win, and that’s it. Afterwards there was a brawl and the two factions fought and that’s it.

Overall, Smackdown was great for me. I liked the wrestling here. Dolph Ziggler on commentary was fun. Smackdown had some good wrestling, and Reigns definitely is doing better, even if he’s taking a beat down. If you’re not watching Smackdown, you’re missing out on some good wrestling. I liked it. I really did. I guess I’m weird.

WWE Main Event 12/1/2015 Results A Lot of Wrestling

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Since the WWE didn't really put up a lot of information on their website about this show, I am not going to review it in full. I can say this much, it was a fun show with a lot of wrestling into a small amount of time. If you're following along, here are the results for WWE Main Event from 12/1/2015.

The Miz defeated Dolph Ziggler
Sasha Banks defeated Alicia Fox
Titus Oneil defeated Stardust
Ryback defeated Bo Dallas

The best match was Titus Oneil mopping the floor with Stardust. Great overall showing from those two. Oh, The Miz wrestled a fine match too. Ziggler lost, but The Miz was impressive. He's got some moves, I admit it.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

4 Major Reasons I Don't Hate Roman Reigns Right Now

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Right now there are a lot of pundits that absolutely hate Roman Reigns. They are booing the crap out of him, they are absolutely hating WWE and all the booking decisions, and it’s starting to get annoying. Every podcast seems to have something snarky to say, and they don’t see the good. So this time around, when Raw came on Hulu, I paid attention to the booking, and took a second glance at the FELLA! Bad joke, I’m sorry. There are no less than 4 major reasons why I don’t hate Roman Reigns right now, and you may be shocked. I wasn’t a fan of his when he got the snot kicked out of him at WrestleMania. But now? I’ve had a change of heart, or should I say, hart?

Vastly Improved Arsenal

When he first came out and started to wrestle as a single man, he had a limited arsenal. He had bad timing, and was figuring out the ring a bit. He was trying too hard at times, didn’t sell anything all that well and it seemed force. However, right now, as of December 2015, he has improved a great deal. His timing is better, he has ring awareness, he sells a bit better, and he knows how to capitalize on the hot tags, and work with in ring psychology. I know, shocking. After watching his performance on Raw, however, I can say that he’s way better than he was at WrestleMania, even.

Taking Beatings Left and Right

No matter how you see it, no matter what you think, Roman Reigns is taking beatings. Sure, this is professional wrestling, but he is taking on a herculean task out there of trying to get over with a crowd that absolutely doesn’t want him. I know how that was in the past, because you saw the same thing happen with Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Ring Master? Really? What about Stunning Steve Austin? He didn’t come out to major heat or major praise until he proved himself. A different time, yes, but still, sometimes you have to just take beatings and keep going.

The Roman Empire Gimmick

I love the notion of the Roman Empire gimmick at this point. It’s a good point of reference, and it works against The League of Nations stable. In keeping with the notion of an empire, look out for Roman Reigns to possibly get a stable of his own going, and eventually win a title with help. Remember, Eddie Guerrero beating Brock Lesnar at “Now Way Out”? Well, look for that to happen with Roman Reigns next year, possibly in February, if they book things the way I think they will.

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They Can’t Have Roman Reigns Die A Slow Death Because of the Fans

Remember “Die Rocky Die”? I was one of those guys that was booing the crap out of the curly haired, smiley faced Intercontinental Champion. Then out of the blue, he became a serious leader. The Nation of Domination lead by the Rock really did a huge jump after Faarooq left. I’m not saying Roman Reigns is going to go the same route, but eventually they will turn him or the fans will jump on board.

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I’m on board. Roman Reigns has taken enough abuse. He got the crap kicked out of him hard style against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. He took some serious bumps at Money In The Bank. He has taken out Big Show a million times, has taken down the Wyatt Family, and you know what? Why not give him a shot at the glory, only after Dean Ambrose gives him a fighting chance. If you don’t believe that Roman Reigns can possibly get a big win. Just remember Mikey Whipwreck. He lost every match for years, then out of the blue, BOOOM he wins a match and the place goes nuts. Then he shows up in WCW and puts on a showcase against Kidman, but maybe I’m just old.

Simply put. I don’t hate Roman Reigns. He’s got an upside, you just wait and see.

WWE NXT 12/2/2015 Results and Review Nia Jax Is Amazing

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WWE NXT 12/2/2015 Results

Baron Corbin defeated Tye Dillinger
Nia Jax defeated Blue Pants
Samoa Joe defeated Tomaso Ciampa
Jason Jordan and Justin Gable defeated The Vaude Villains
James Storm defeated Adam Rose
Emma defeated Liv Morgan

WWE NXT 12/2/2015 Review

The results are not in order of appearance, I took notes instead of writing my review and what not live. So here's my thoughts on the show.

Baron Corbin defeated Tye Dillinger

Corbin is a beast. I don't think he can do his finisher "The End of Days" on bigger guys, however. I do think that if he's booked against smaller guys, he can push through a great deal of the roster with some sick moments. This was a stiff match, even though Tye Dillinger got some offense in. Short, but overall a good showing for Corbin.

Nia Jax defeated Blue Pants

Nia Jax is a beast. I love it. Blue Pants is hot. I wish I could've met her when I was single, or even now. Call me, maybe? I kid. Nia Jax is great though, and that's the most memorable part of NXT for me.

Samoa Joe defeated Tomaso Ciampa

Samoa Joe and Tomaso worked stiff. Lots of slaps, lots of stiff elbows, and at one point I thought Ciampa was knocked out clean. Joe is great here, and he looks focused. I love how this match pushed through, with Joe winning after the Muscle Buster. A great story told, but not a 4 star classic either. I liked it though. Joe is doing well.

Jason Jordan and Justin Gable defeated The Vaude Villains

The Vaude Villains should be on the main roster and should be the tag champs. Their gimmick works very well, and it's amazing. This match was good. However, Jordan and Gable are playing up the whole "World's Greatest Tag Team" thing, as they are pure wrestlers. I liked that one of them had an IU hoodie, since I live in Indy, that's kind of a cool note. This match wasn't memorable, but it proves to be the start of the end of The Vaude Villains if you ask me. They should rise up to the main roster sooner than later.

James Storm defeated Adam Rose

James Storm is great here, against a boring Adam Rose. The match wasn't great, but Storm's work here is better than it was in TNA, by huge leaps. He looks like he's in his element here, and I liked the Cowboy thing. I just kept thinking, "Sorry about your damn luck", but that's just me. I don't know what they are doing with Adam Rose now, but he's a bit boring right now. Rose has some good moves, and reminds me of Johnny Swinger at times. Hopefully he gets back to Raw.

Emma defeated Liv Morgan

Emma took on Liv Morgan and dominated. A short match, with a very cool finish if you ask me. I loved the finish, with a nice bridge submission maneuver, and it looked like it legit hurt. Nice.

NXT impressed me. They shoved a lot of wrestling into a short show, and definitely better than Raw. I'll have a review of WWE Main Event sooner, than later.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Start Pro Wrestling Figures Collection On The Cheap With Bendems

WWF Bendems are becoming more and more rare
WWF bendems are a part of the lineage of toys and figures that the professional wrestling giant produced. These are not always seen the same way as other figures because they weren’t really “articulate”. These were smaller versions of the action figures that you’d come to purchase from WWE, but they were made of rubber. If you were a fan of WWF in the 1980s then you no doubt purchased the oversized wrestlers made of rubber, that were stuck in one position. Those got beat up fast. Now, these smaller versions are neat because they have full color, and are made of rubber. You can bend them into place, and they are really light weight. If you’re going to start a wrestling figure collection, I’d say start with WWF bendems.

There are several reasons why I say this, but there are two major ones that you may want to consider in regards to collecting WWF bendems. They are as follows:

They Are Becoming More and More Rare

Right now, you can still get these figures relatively cheap. If your goal is to start a collection of figures from pro wrestling, WWF bendems aren’t going to cause you to go broke. However, the prices and demand is rising exponentially. A lot of people bought these, and now many are selling them off. You owe it to yourself to pick some up right now before you spend your life savings trying to rebuy them all.

They Resell Very Well

I’ve sold a lot of WWF bendems in my day. I used to buy them at clearance prices and never open them. Today, you can find them online and they aren’t too expensive, but they resell very well. In fact, I was fortunate enough to sell a rare ring with Bret Hart, Undertaker, and others for over a few hundred dollars. Of course, this is rare, but I have been selling off my collection of crap for a long time.

All of this to say that if you’re going to collect figures, and aren’t really keen on oversized boxes, but still want a good display option, these are the best. With WWF bendems, you get the same quality, but with more “poseable” designs. I love them.

If you’re interested in picking up WWF bendems, you can buy some by clicking here and shopping online. I found some as low as a few bucks, so go for it. These are NOT WWE, they are WWF branded, so they will be rarer over time.

Sheamus Gets Customized Side Plates For WWE Title – Champion For A While

Sheamus officially got some new side plates for the WWE World Title this past week. If you didn’t see the video on, they were kind enough to post it on Youtube. Below you will see the video of Sheamus getting his custom WWE belt plates, and they are pretty cool.

For those of you that are wondering, chances are that this is a signal as to how long Sheamus will end up with the title. Don’t be surprised if he carries it through Mania. These plates get installed, and are really cool, if you ask me. Anyways, check out the video below to see how happy Sheamus was and how cool the customized WWE title looks right now.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/30/2015 Results and Review Sheamus 515

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WWE Monday Night Raw 11/30/2015 Results (HULU EDITION)

Dolph Ziggler defeated Tyler Breeze
Ryback defeated Rusev via countout
Tommy Dreamer returned!
Lucha Dragon and The USOS went to double disqualification
Roman Reigns defeated Sheamus in a WWE Title Match via Disqualification
Charlotte defeated Becky Lynch
The League of Nations and The New Day defeated Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and The USOS

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/30/2015 Review

The opening of Raw was great. What can I say? The New Day showcased an introduction for Sheamus, and I was enjoying it. I don’t mind Sheamus as champion. I get it. I liked the slicked back Mohawk, and the rant he went on, right before Roman Reigns showed up and knocked him out, then stealing the title. The Sheamus 5:15 line really had me laughing. Classic. It set up a match for later, in which Roman Reigns must defeat Sheamus under 5 minutes and 15 seconds, or he will lose his title shot and Dean Ambrose will lose his Intercontinental Title shot. Not bad. But I wonder why they would book this, but alas, I’m going positive. Furthermore, the USOS and the Lucha Dragons would get a title shot at TLC if Roman Reigns won. If they didn’t, they’d lose their chance.

Dolph Ziggler defeated Tyler Breeze

At this point, are all NXT guys just going to get buried? Ziggler is always fun to watch, but he’s lost so much momentum since that big Survivor Series match he put on with the “sole” survivor thing. Oh well.

Ryback defeated Rusev via countout

This was actually getting good before Lana got hurt. Oh, Miz TV happened, but meh, that wasn’t good. As for this match, Ryback’s mid-rope dropkick was outstanding. I loved that. The dropkick was precise, on the money, and the big guy showed a bit of athleticism. I liked that a lot. Ryback wins after Rusev after Lana seemed to have gotten hurt. Good match, not so great ending in my view.

The Dudley Boyz called out the Wyatt Family. I marked out huge for this next moment.

TOMMY DREAMER walked out with a trash can and some plunder! Dreamer got me shouting at the television, and this was awesome! ECW chant blew up the arena, and I was chanting E C DUB! Dreamer and the Dudley Boyz! The Wyatt’s are perhaps the weakest team in WWE, but I would love to see them mix it up with the Dudleys. Tommy Dreamer is a great addition to this feud in my opinion and I’m hoping for good things for TLC.

Roman Reigns defeated Sheamus in a WWE Title Match via Disqualification

This was a cool, fast paced match, however, the ending was telegraphed. Sheamus had his cronies interfere and while Roman won, he didn’t win the title. That’s the end of that. Sheamus said that his friends are now the League of Nations team.

Charlotte defeated Becky Lynch

So much for that divas revolution right? Distraction roll up? Wow. Well, this match went nowhere, it was a stalemate for the most part, until the distraction roll up thanks to Ric Flair and Charlotte pretending to be hurt. Oh well. The two are very athletic, it was an ok match, but it certainly wasn’t anywhere near as good as the NXT matches they’ve put through.

The League of Nations and The New Day defeated Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and The USOS

This was quite the match. 7 on 4 and this match had a lot of hits. I didn’t mind it much, it was fast. Ambrose was like a house on fire with the hot tag towards the end, and he’s definitely smooth through the moves he puts on. The showcase of technical skill aside, the match was a good overall match. The bad guys really got the upper hand here. The Bro kick (I’ll never call it the “Brogue), was very well timed for Sheamus to win. This was a cool overall finish, if you ask me. They are doing well with building up Roman to lose at TLC if you ask me.

If I were booking, I would have Roman lose at TLC tahnks to the heels, then have him lose at Royal Rumble, and then go against Triple H at Wrestlemania, before he gets another shot at the title ,but of course, he’ll run into a suplex machine known as Brock Lesnar before that happens. Overall, a good raw if you ask me, but then again, you didn’t ask, and I saw it on HULU so I only got 90 minutes of it.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/23/2015 Nashville Nightmare Show Results and Review

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/23/2015 Results

Bray Wyatt defeated The Dudley Boyz
Sasha Banks defeated Becky Lynch
Neville defeated Mark Henry
Paige and Charlotte fought to a double count out
Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens and Tyler Breeze
Roman Reigns defeated Rusev by Disqualification

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/23/2015 Review

Ah yes, Nashville got the night after Survivors Series. The opening was interesting, in that Roman Reigns got told that he should’ve shook Triple H’s hand last night. Then of course, he gets attacked, but not by the Authority, by Rusev. Rusev will now be the in between guy to beat up Roman before going for the TLC ppv and a title shot against Sheamus. I’m going to say that he doesn’t win, and he ends up not winning the Royal Rumble either. That’s my two cents. Rusev sucks, he couldn’t beat Cena, he got jobbed out left and right, so meh on all of this, meh on it.

Bray Wyatt defeated The Dudley Boyz

Why? Wyatt beat up the Dudleys, and the Wyatts are supposed to be “strong” again? They just got jobbed out last night to the Brothers of Destruction. This is stupid. I have no care for the Wyatts, as they lose every feud, and that’s that.

Becky Lynch is the latest victim of the distraction Roll Up. Ok match, but so much for that “divas revolution”, right? Lame. The girls are good though, give them more time WWE.

The New Day was funny, but running away from the tag title match, and wasting time is a great piece of evidence that WWE is out of touch. It’s like watching the Southpark episode about wrestling, to be honest. They are funny, but why hold onto the belts by running away? I miss the days of the strong champions.

Neville defeated Mark Henry

Not a bad match, just very quick. Henry is still employed? Wow.

Double count out for the Divas Match? Really. Meh.

Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler put on a cool, throwaway tag match. It was fast paced, and finished well enough, but it meant nothing in my view.

Roman Reigns defeated Rusev by Disqualification

A solid match from these two ended with Roman Reigns getting beat up by the villains of the WWE. Most of which haven’t won anything, or done anything of significance for a while. I think that with this, we’ll end up seeing Roman get into the Royal Rumble at #1, and still not win. But that’s me. Unless the WWE is planning on eventually putting the belt on Reigns, I don’t know.

Friday, November 13, 2015

WWE Smackdown 11/12/2015 Results and Review From The UK

WWE Smackdown 11/12/2015 Results and Review From The UK

WWE Smackdown 11/12/2015 Results

Brown Snowman defeated Fandango
Neville defeated Wade Barrett
Kalisto defeated Ryback
Alberto Del Rio defeated Stardust

WWE Smackdown 11/12/2015 Review

The Wyatts came out to bring a challenge to the dead men. However, as we know the Wyatts don't really win much, and they were pummeled by Kane and Undertaker already, so there's no interest from me in the feud.

Brown Snowman beat up Fandango, or rather, he buried yet another start. I'm tired of the burials. Remember when Fandango was over? Oh well.

Notes on Neville’s Win over Barrett

Neville is an interesting wrestler to watch, and Barrett, well, he’s still moving forward with losing. What a dichotomy huh? I don’t know, I miss the “Bad News” gimmick that he was pushing. He’s not the same any more. That’s just my two cents. It would be cool see Neville in the semi-finals of this tournament, only to meet up with Ambrose or Reigns some time, but that’s too much wishful thinking, I’m sure. Barrett loses again, that’s all that matters. This was a good match though, I can’t take that away from the two.

Notes on Kalisto

Kalisto beat Ryback which was odd to see. Why? Is the WWE really pushing him because they are putting him in a big feud or is it just because they need a latino star, so they’ll try to see if he can carry through a solo act? I don’t know. Ryback’s show of sportsmanship was cool, but the match was not half bad. There were some boring spots, and slow down, but overall, Kalisto’s win was definitely cool to see. He’s going to end up facing off against Del Rio, most likely, but eh, why not?

Alberto Del Rio is on steroids.

This is all I saw. I didn't get to see the whole show, because I had to run. Oh well.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/9/2015 Results and Review The Roman Empire Begins

WWE Monday Night Raw was live from Manchester, England, I think. The show started with the classic Triple H sell out promo in which he tried to get Roman Reigns to join the Authority. Reigns said he would never sell out, and that began the showcase. There’s a tournament coming through for the WWE title, and it’s all but telegraphed that Roman Reigns is going to be the new champion, at least that’s what I’m seeing. Unless there’s a swerve, in which he turns Heel, because he can’t beat Ambrose in the finals.

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/9/2015 Results

Roman Reigns defeated Big Show
Kevin Owens defeated Titus O’Neil
Becky Lynch defeated Paige
Dolph Ziggler defeated The Miz
Cesaro defeated Sheamus
Dean Ambrose defeated Tyler Breeze

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/9/2015 Review

Big Show and Roman Reigns again was a snooze fest. I’ve already seen them wrestle 100 million times, so I give up on that offering from WWE.

Kevin Owens wins a simple match in my view. I knew he was going over, suspension of disbelief is rough here.

I never thought the “divas revolution” was that good, and still don’t. This match was ok. Paige beat up Becky Lynch after the match, which she lost. Charlotte came out to save her, but overall, I’m not buying the Paige mean streak. I’m not buying any of this as long as it’s called the “divas” championship, and we don’t get more action in the ring. I’m still optimistic, though, as maybe there’ll be a good showcase at Survivors Series.

Dolph Ziggler is going to go far, but he’ll never be champion. They don’t have that much faith in him, I don’t think. Miz is still employed? Could’ve fooled me.

Cesaro defeating Sheamus was a highlight of Raw for me. Wayne Rooney is a stellar soccer player, and his slap on Barrett was cool. But wow, Cesaro is an incredible wrestler. If you go back and watch the match, you’ll see his flexibility shine as he was easily fluid against Sheamus, even in a hard style match up. I’m rooting for Cesaro to win, but I doubt it’s going to go down like I wish.

Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns will be headed for a collision course in my view, with Reigns turning heel. Ambrose is supposedly the “Lunatic” fringe, so I don’t think they’ll have him aligned with The Authority.

The Brothers of destruction showed up to break up the Wyatt family party. It was ok. I don't want to see these guys take up a roster spot. They're old, tired, and boring. Wyatt will most likely lose yet again, a loser. Why would anyone even be scared of this guy? He NEVER wins when it counts. Oh well. I'm tired of these idiots, the whole thing is lame.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/2/2015 Results and Review

The opening of the show from Denver, Colorado featured Roman Reigns on the MIC. He sucks on the MIC, don’t give him a MIC! Then Rollins came out and the two jarred, before the authority established the main event. Oh well, boredom. Remember, this review is only highlights of what I liked or remember, not an in depth discussion, since some of the stuff is too boring to talk about.

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/2/2015 Results

Kevin Owens defeated Dolph Ziggler
Cesaro defeated The Miz
The Lucha Dragons defeated King Barrett and Sheamus
Alberto Del Rio defeated R Truth
Paige defeated Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Brie Bella in a fatal 4 way
The Usos, Dean Ambrose, Ryback and Roman Reigns defeated Seth Rollins, The New Day, and Kevin Owens in a traditional Survivor’s Series Match

WWE Monday Night Raw 11/2/2015 Review

Kevin Owens defeated Dolph Ziggler

The match was good, Owens does very well when he wrestles someone that can bump. Dolph is always a great wrestler, and I’ve said that since 2009. Owens gets a win thanks to Tyler Breeze’s distraction, which should pan out to a Ziggler match and possibly a shot at the Intercontinental Title eventually. Gotta love the fall away slam into the barricade, that’s a nice twist. Tyler Breeze and Dolph fought a bit after, setting up what will no doubt be the next feud that the two will have. Owens is left with finding new opponents for that IC title.

Cesaro defeated The Miz

The Miz is still employed? Good For him. Cesaro won an ok match, nothing to write about here. Miz loses, and that’s it.

Bray Wyatt sucks. Great promo for a guy that loses EVERY match that matters. I don’t get it. Oh well.

Paige defeated Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Brie Bella in a fatal 4 way

By far one of the best women’s wrestling match I’ve seen on Raw. I thought it was grand. There were a lot of great moments here. Paige is ok, but I didn’t want her to win, obviously. Paige did manage to eek out a win here, and will go on to fight Charlotte at the next ppv. I can’t say enough about how great this match was. It was lengthy, there were a lot of good points, even though the start seemed to be at half-speed. Once it got started, though, things picked up and the women really put on a show. Brie took a serious knee to the face, Banks and Lynch really took some bumps, and well, Paige wins, and that’s that.

The Usos, Dean Ambrose, Ryback and Roman Reigns defeated Seth Rollins, The New Day, and Kevin Owens in a traditional Survivor’s Series Match

Not a terrible main event at all. However, I’m tired of seeing Rollins looking so much like a coward. When will we have a “strong” champion booked? I still don’t like Reigns. Where’s Lesnar, anyways? Shouldn’t he be in the title picture? Logic gets thrown out the window. As far as the match, it was a good one.

Raw is too long. I’ll say that much. Even recorded on my DVR, I had to dedicate quite a lot to watch this thing. It’s just too much, and just not as grand. That’s the end of my review of sorts, I’ll see if I can watch Smackdown as I try to resurrect this site from the undead.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Watch For The Roman Reigns Swerve – Roman Reigns To Turn Heel

I’ve watched a lot of wrestling in my day. Some may say too much of it. I recently cancelled my WWE Network subscription because it was getting so bad. I never used it. I miss my VHS tape collection and the tape trading that used to go on in the 1980s and 1990s. The streaming thing is dumb. I wish I still had my collection of wrestling videos, as they were unedited, recorded directly from the pay per views, but alas, times change and well, so do I.

Right now there is a title match coming up that was set at Raw. The match will be Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. The two will battle it out for the WWE title, and I already see in my crystal ball, a swerve brewing. I think that Roman Reigns will be turning heel. I know, this sounds insane, but after the warm welcome that HHH and Stephanie gave Rollins after beating Kane this past week at Hell in A Cell, don’t disregard the swerve.

Roman Reigns has been battling fan approval for some time. The fans booed him out of the building across the country, and are now starting to warm up to him. However, Rollins is putting on some insane matches. What I’m seeing as something that will happen at the Survivor Series, is a screw job. The Authority will screw over Rollins and Roman Reigns will get the win, and join the Authority. That’s right, The Authority will team up with Reigns, Reigns will cut a promo about how the fans hated him and well they can shove it, and Rollins will be that hero baby face chasing the title and the win back.

Of course, there’s also Brock Lesnar waiting. A Roman Reigns versus Brock Lesnar rematch for the title could very well headline The Royal Rumble, assuming this goes through. Leading to a 3 way at Mania with Rollins, Reigns, and Lesnar, only for Sheamus to mess things all up for everyone.

This is all fantasy, but alas, I smell a Roman Reigns and even John Cena heel turn, and that’s my 2 cents for now.

Monday, September 21, 2015

WWE Night of Champions 2015 Results and Review

I had debated whether or not I wanted to watch this. All day I didn’t want to spend the 9.99 to get this. Then at the last minute my wife had to go to work and I decided to bite the bullet and see if I could watch the WWE once again screw me over. Night of Champions 2015 was live from Houston and I’m glad I didn’t have to pay the high costs of PPV from back in the day, aren’t you?

WWE Night of Champions 2015 Results and Review

Stardust and The Ascension defeated Neville and The Lucha Dragons

I think this is what went down. I have no idea how I missed what was going on. I don’t really like these guys, but at least they got a pay day right? I just can’t get over the fact that The Ascension were already buried by the legends, specifically JBL on Raw. Just sayin. Oh and Neville is the man creative forgot, so there’s that.

Kevin Owens defeated Ryback for the Intercontinental Championship


This was an ok match. Owens did his best here, but I hated the finish. The finish made this match suck for me. A distraction roll up is what I call it. That’s all it takes to beat Ryback? A scrape to the eyes and a roll up? What is this 1985? No thanks.

Dolph Ziggler defeated Rusev

No thanks. Without Lana’s little dance from when she was approached by Fandango, this didn’t hold much water. These two are ok but this feud makes no sense and is boring. Ziggler is wasted here.

The Dudley Boyz defeated The New Day via DQ

This match was very fun. The guys in New Day sure know how to create an entertaining match up. I loved it, and the crowd was way into what they were doing. The Dudleyz can still go, and that’s great. Bubba is a great performer at his age, and Devon, come on, DEVON TESTIFY! This was a fun showing, especially with Xavier and the Trombone! Overall a decent match with a terrible ending. I loved the table spot at the end, but alas, no title change. New Day Rocks, New Day Rocks….it’s hard to make it sound cool via text.

Charlotte defeated Nikki Bella

This was the best Nikki Bella match I’ve ever seen. Why? Because it told a psychological story. Charlotte had to overcome the onslaught of attack on her leg. She had to overcome the constant pressure of the champion, and dig in and win. Nikki is not a great wrestler, but here, it made sense. Attack a limb, and just keep working on it, but alas, she made a mistake. This is a good way to end the title reign she’s had.

The Wyatt Family defeated Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho

The announcement of Y2J was cool, but he doesn’t fit this feud in my view. Why didn’t they go with Samoa Joe? Or why didn’t they go for someone bigger? Kane would’ve worked here, and I hate Kane. Chris Jericho still has some go, and it was nice to see this go down. When he lost the match though, it seemed awkward. He didn’t give any apologies, he just shoulder pushed his way through Ambrose and Reigns and that was that.

John Cena defeated Seth Rollins

This was a good match, but not nearly as good as their Summerslam match up. Given limited time, they put together a good enough moment. Rollins lost clean here, and Super Cena will return to his Raw showcases I’m sure.

Seth Rollins defeated Sting

Word on the street is Sting got injured. I was impressed by what he did. He came off the top rope in crazy fashion, took a table bump, and went for it against Rollins. However, Sting got injured and it seemed as though he was showing his age. That being said, it wasn’t worthwhile. It was ok. But Sting is NOT in his prime, while Rollins definitely is. Rollins escapes with the title.


Sheamus cashed in, or tried. But Kane came out and beat up Rollins. I DO NOT WANT TO SEE KANE OR THE BIG SHOW IN WWE EVER AGAIN!!! I threw a can at my television after seeing them.

Overall, Night of Champions 2015 gets a C rating. It’s passable. But it wasn’t a great show at all. I was bored throughout, with few exceptions. Oh well.

Monday, July 20, 2015

WWE Battleground The Burial of Owens

Super Cena Does It Again!

The most important aspect of last night’s ppv showcase from WWE was that they buried Owens. Some people are not going to think that, but I do. Owens should’ve won the title. What does he do now? He admits that he can’t beat Cena? Cena is getting older, and there’s no logical reason why he should win. Yet he won again. If you had money on this match, you lost big time. I guess WWE just can’t let their super hero get a loss. It’s the same reason why I hate Superman.

In the end, Kevin Owens was buried by John Cena. Cena hasn't put someone over in a long time, and if he doesn't turn heel, why even watch? Hulk Hogan version 2.0 here. Nice.

Dead Man or OLD MAN

The Undertaker looks old. He looks like he gained some weight, but he was struggling to lift Lesnar. Furthermore, there was a match going on. There wasn’t a finish. No DQ? Nothing? Another illogical step. Where does Rollins go from here? Who will face him? I don’t know, and frankly, I don’t really care any longer.


The rest of the results didn’t matter did they?

Charlotte defeated Brie Bella and Sash Banks (11 minutes by the way)
Bray Wyatt defeated Roman Reigns
The Prime Time Players defeated The New Day
Randy Orton defeated Sheamus
King Barrett defeated R-Truth

Where was Dean Ambrose? The Miz got knocked out by Big Show. Who cared.

This was a lackluster showcase, with a nice return and that’s it. I admittedly was tired. But still, the WWE seems to be illogically booking these things. I don’t want to see half of this anymore, and it’s not that I’m a jaded fan, it’s just beyond the scope of logic sometimes. Then again, I’m seeking logic from WWE? Yeah, I’m an idiot. Good showcase from the workers, but I didn’t get too involved with the match ups aside from the Kevin Owens match, which ended in the wrong manner. Owens now has no weight to anything he says or does.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/13/2015 - The Lesnar Rollins Countdown To Battleground, Or Something

Raw came to some city, I don’t know. I didn’t pay nearly as much attention as I probably should. It’s funny, I finally get cable television and Raw is so drawn out and boring. 3 hours plus of wrestling? I would have peed my pants in 1999, and loved 3 hour Nitro with lots of wrestling. 3 hours of WWE, however, is a tiring affair and it’s absolutely boring. I was bored out of my mind most of this show, and it happens too often.


Once again South Park was on the nose when it comes to wrestling. These openings with 30 – 40 minutes of talking is too much. I don’t care about this feud, now. I just want Lesnar to kill Rollins and get this over with. There’s no way Rollins can stand the beating he’s about to get, fake or not, Lesnar can throw around Rollins like a rag doll. We’ll see what happens, but this whole thing wasn’t worthwhile.


Seriously, how many times do I have to see his fat face on television? I love how JTG painted him in his book, like a big idiot. He’s slow, he sucks, and having to see him on Raw is stupid. This match sucked, and while Ryback may be the champion, it’s wasted on him. Sheamus and Orton in yet another match? Are you seeing a pattern folks? This is stupid.

Who cares about the Divas?

I still don’t care about the Divas division. Introducing NXT people is fine, but how long before they get buried in the WWE’s version of what they believe is good women’s wrestling? I wasn’t excited by this. I made a can of soup.

The Prime Time Players are the worst tag team. I said it. I don’t want to see them on Raw.

R-Truth is still employed? Barrett is still employed?


Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens Vs. Rusev in a Triangle Match!

Now this is wrestling. This is a throwback to when WCW used to have these matches. Remember when Sting, Vader and the Guardian Angel were in a match like this. Oh, it’s different? Well what about ECW then? Yeah! FTW! Anyways, this match was good, and I liked the story that played out here. Rusev being back was a nice touch, and the shoes were a good thing too. However, the immediate loss to Super Man John Cena didn’t sit well with me at all, but then again who cares, right? Good overall wrestling, great moments, and a nice way to move the competition around.

Stardust buried Neville

It was nice knowing you Neville.

Lesnar and Rollins and Kane and blah, blah, blah, terrible night of wrestling.

Oh, one last thing. I still don't care about Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt. That feud is terrible. At least Dean Ambrose got an easy night out.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Monday Night Raw From Indianapolis 6/23/2015 – The Brock Lesnar 3 Hour Showcase

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It has started! Or rather, I have started! I was able to watch the full 3 hour showcase of Raw last night. The crew was live from Indianapolis, Indiana. That’s where I now reside! That’s right suckers, I live in Indianapolis where WWE was live from! As per usual, I am not going to comment on everything that happened, but rather the highlights that I liked.

Kane is All Over The Place

I am not the biggest Kane fan. I just am not. However, he was all over this show. The match between himself and Dean Ambrose was really cool, in my view. Ambrose is really flowing through his matches with ease. However, Kane won this fairly quickly in the end with a nice set of choke slam spots. I’m not sure Kane should be going over, but I guess that’s the end of the Ambrose world title push? I didn’t see the ladder match, I was moving.

Kevin Owens Should Win The U.S. Title, But May Not

I do not know what they are going to do with Owens. Owens has been built very strong so far. Losing to John Cena with the U.S. title on the line is not something I can see going down. I can see Samoa Joe jump into the mix and help Cena retain, setting up a triple threat for the U.S. Title, so watch out for that. I can also see Cena turning Heel, which I think is 5 years too late. I’d love to see the master of Thuganomics back into the game. This was an ok segment though, I liked it enough.

The Prime Time Players Coming Into Their Own

The Ascension is done, right? I can’t believe there is anywhere to go here, and it’s definitely something that you may be thinking too. The Prime Tim Players are fast, and really entertaining. There are some subtle things that they do in ring that is definitely worth your time to watch. I like the team work they display, and you’re going to enjoy the match on a lot of levels, in my view. I liked this one, it was fast, to the point and once again proves that the Prime Time Players are ready for the big time, oh and of course they are champions after all.

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Wasted Roman Reigns and Sheamus Match

This match was good. Sheamus used some brilliant counters to make this seem “real”. The psychology of the match really shown through here. However, the match was abruptly stopped when Reigns was into a mind games filled element with Wyatt. Whatever, I could’ve used without this.

The Filler of Neville, Backstage Authority, Kofi Kingston, The Divas, Adam Rose and More

I had to wash to the dishes during these moments, but my wife said I didn’t miss much. She did say that Neville was a troll looking dude, but is really good at flips. Kingston’s match against Brock Lesnar should be interesting. These are wasted moments for a 3 hour show though, not enough time is given to these guys wrestling, and that’s an issue. I did like the R-Truth segment where he said we need to free Little Jimmy, that was great.

Ryback versus The Big Slow

One major website said that Big Show wrestled Mark Henry, which wasn’t true. It was Ryback who wrestled and beat Henry. Henry sucks. Show is stupid, this feud is stupid, I don’t want to see it. Ryback doesn’t deserve such a boring partner to work with. Plus, where was Miz? Oh right, in Florida. They are building a feud with 3 guys, one of which isn’t even there! Stupid booking decision.

Brock Lesnar, Bork Lazer, and An Injured Jamie Noble

This was a good thing. Jamie Noble, I hear was injured. However, the rest of the night with Brock Lesnar getting showcased as a real contender was good to see. He’s a monster. However, I can’t suspend disbelief too much. Remember, Seth Rollins before was able to take the German Suplex and reverse it! What happened this time around? He out of nowhere stopped knowing how to counter that? That’s what made me excited to see Rollins versus Lesnar. Now? I don’t know.

Indianapolis was a hot crowd at times, and dead at others. I had fun, 3 hours is a lot of show though. I don’t want to sit there for so long and not see enough wrestling. The show’s editing is horrendous at times, the pacing is bad, and well, not a great showcase. However, it is what it is, and I’ll take whatever wrestling I can.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Elimination Chamber 2015 The Kevin Owens Era Is Here

Well, I’m finally getting to carve out a few moments to talk about Elimination Chamber 2015. As you already know, I do not put on a FULL review of things any more. I just talk about things that were good, thoughts of my own and what not. As such, here are the Elimination Chamber 2015 Results:

Stardust defeated Zack Ryder
The New Day defeated The Lucha Dragons, Tyson Kidd and Cesaro, The Prime Time Players, The Ascension, Los Matadores in an Elimination Chamber match
Nikki Bella defeated Paige and Naomi in a Triple Threat WWE Divas title match
Kevin Owens defeated John Cena
Neville defeated Bo Dallas
Ryback defeated R-Truth, Sheamus, King Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, and Mark Henry
Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins by DQ in the WWE Championship Match

The Tag Teams Bring Out Their A Game

The biggest news of note for me was the tag team elimination chamber match up. It took up a huge chunk of the show, and it was a great one. It had a lot of high spots, lots of good wrestling, and some great overall crowd reaction from Texas. I thought for sure Cesaro and Kidd had this. Then I switched to The Prime Time Players getting the win. The New Day got the victory, but wow, what a roundabout of talent in this match. Cesaro is a beast, an absolute wrestling hero. The diagonal drop kick into the ropes was stellar. Kidd is underrated. That team is just incredible. This was great.

Kevin Owens Beats John Cena CLEAN

You are not reading this wrong. Kevin Owens beat John Cena clean. No gimmicks, no chair shots, no illegal weapons, nothing. Owens came in and fought John Cena for 20 minutes and both guys put on a 5 star showing in my view. The only little thing that I didn’t like was that Owens let Cena into the ring without attacking. I would have much rather pushed Owens to attack as soon as Cena slid into the ring like a true heel. Remember, he “hates” Cena, so allowing him to have any momentum or freedom is not a good thing. Other than that minor issue, this match was great. Lots of great spots, Owens holding his own, and Cena getting surprised with a CLEAN finish. It is the biggest thing to come out Elimination Chamber this year.

The Boredom Movement of The Intercontinental Title

The IC Title should get more love. However, this was not a great match. Whether it’s a lack of chemistry, or it’s a lack of motivation, or just being worn out after seeing the best out of Cena and Owens, this just fell flat to me. Ryback winning? Mark Henry being in the match? Ugh, leave me out of this mess.

Dean Ambrose Bigger Than Roman Reigns

I can’t wait to see Roman Reigns turn heel. He is setting himself up for that Heel turn and the crowd is going to eat him alive, which is exactly what WWE needs right now. They need a monster heel and Roman Reigns is going to be that, if they turn him. Speaking of heels, Rollins played a good foil here, and losing the title for a hiccup was great too. However, the DQ finish had to happen and it has set up a ladder match for Money In The Bank on the 14, of June.

The rest of the show didn’t really get my attention as much. Neville and Dallas should’ve been better received. Stardust and Ryder had an ok match, and the divas were given 6 minutes to work. Overall, not a great show, but the Owens versus Cena match stole the show.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WWE Summerslam 2013 Review

 I have been walking around for 2 years with a shirt from Summerslam 2013. I bought it at Hot Topic. It was advertising The Beast vs. The Best from Summerslam 2013. I didn’t see the show, and only knew minimal about it. That is until yesterday. I finally sat down and watched the event, and wanted to review it for this site. I was impressed with certain aspects, but others were boring as usual. Knowing only a few things about the show, I entered in with a fresh mind, and really was amazed at some of the moments. Here is my take on the event. (Note I didn’t get the preshow)

Bray Wyatt defeated Kane in a Ring of Fire Match

This wasn’t as exciting as I would have hoped. When the first ever Ring of Fire match was put together for the Undertaker and Kane, we all thought it was a fresh idea. However, it’s actually a boring concept. This match was ok and Wyatt’s win must have been nice at the time, I didn’t care for it though.

Cody Rhodes defeated Damien Sandow

Sandow lost this one, and it was an ok battle for a few minutes. It only lasted about 6 minutes, and it had a predictable finish. I didn’t like these two when they were together and didn’t like this blow off match either.

Alberto Del Rio defeated Christian in a World Heavyweight Championship Match

This match was ok at best. I loved Del Rio’s persona when he first came in. However, I don’t like his in ring work with Christian. Christian was on his way out here, and while he’s a stellar talent, I relegate him to tag team work with Edge not a solo act. That’s just my opinion though.

Natalya defeated Brie Bella

A five minute throw away match. I got bored fast, and while I think these two can throw something better together, the crowd seemed dead, and I was not a fan. Still not a fan.

Brock Lesnar defeated CM Punk

Now this is the match that stole the show. I was absolutely impressed with the delivery of this match. Punk threw everything but the kitchen sink at Lesnar, and it was believable that he could beat the giant. Lesnar on the other hand is an absolute beast. I truly believe that Punk took a serious beating here. You can see lacerations on his back, you can see swelling on his face, as well as Lesnars. This was by far one of the hardest matches I’ve seen from Lesnar thus far. Punk is one tough kid and you can hear Lesnar on screen say it to Heyman. Even though Punk loses this epic, he is made strong in how he is laid out. You can see that Punk is pissed with WWE creative here, especially when they play his music after he’s lost a match. The crowd was all over this match and I am saying that this was match of the year 2013. I think this is an example of how great Punk is. He made Lesnar nearly tap at one point, I loved it.

Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn defeated Big E and AJ Lee

Another boring match. AJ Lee is over rated.

Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena in a WWE Title Match w/ Triple H as Referee

Now this was another great match. However, it didn’t top CM Punk and Lesnar. This match had very good in ring psychology. Cena is on point here, and Bryan throws everything he has against the champion. The fact that Cena blocks a great deal of Bryan’s moves shows that there’s a lot of thought given to this match. Bryan’s win is great, but it’s what happens next that truly got the crowd in a mood.

Randy Orton cashes in money in the bank.

Orton beats Bryan, and that was the end of Bryan’s world title run.

Summerslam 2013 is well worth watching for 2 big matches. CM Punk should have been given a billion dollars here. Lesnar does a great deal of work too, but wow, Punk showcases the absolutely brilliance of his on screen character and real life toughness. John Cena and Bryan tore the house down as well, but is edged out by Punk’s absolutely brilliant performance. I can’t wait to see him in UFC.

If you want to check this mess out, you should BUY THE SUMMERSLAM 2013 BLU RAY HERE. You can pick it up cheap and dissect the Punk vs. Lesnar match. There should’ve been a sequel, that’s for sure.


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