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.

Monday Night Raw Review 5/26/2015 Ambrose Over Reigns

Dean Ambrose Shows Up In A Police Truck - SRC WWE.com
I finally got HULU back which means that I will be able to watch more WWE action. Yes, I have the network, but I wanted more than that. As such, I have been able to get to watch a few things and will comment on them as I move forward.

Last night in Long Island, RAW came through for the last time in that arena. I didn’t know Long Island was so big, but that’s because I’m an idiot. Here is my thoughts on just a few things, as I don’t want to bore you with a long winded post on a bunch of BS, and yes folks there was a lot of it online.

Too Much talk Up Front

South Park was right, wrestling has too much talk right now. The opening segment ate up a lot of my care for the program, so much so that I didn’t care for the match that ensued. As soon as the tag match with Ambrose and Reigns versus Rollins and Kane was made, I knew that Rollins would get pinned. Now we are to believe that Dean Ambrose will win the WWE Title this weekend. He won’t, nice try WWE.

Who Cares About Rusev?

I don’t. Lana is ok, but not without Rusev. Rusev has no credibility right now, especially after losing to Cena. I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulls off the big win at the Elimination Chamber and challenges Cena for a Champion versus Champion unification match.

The BRO Kick Still Wins

I recall going all the way back to 2007 saying that Ziggler should be the champion or a champion, and well he shows off yet again. Sheamus is ok, but I knew this was going his way and the feud continues despite countless matches. I’m tired of this pairing, and am tired of the BRO kick, as I call it.

Zack Ryder Gets To Fight John Cena

Zack Ryder is still employed? John Cena is making everyone on the roster look amazing. In this short match, the two were able to throw in a great match in my view, and a nice finish. Ryder makes a mistake, and Cena makes him pay. The cast of Entourage introduced Ryder, and the crowd ate it up. Cena’s win was not the finish though. Owens showed up power bombed him to hell, then stepped on the United States Title. Will Kevin Owens win at Elimination Chamber? I am calling a DQ finish.

Dean Ambrose is More over than Roman Reigns

I sure hope the WWE reads this blog. Keep pushing Dean Ambrose as a lunatic, and don’t let him win the title. In fact, just keep him strong going nuts everywhere. I don’t know if he’d make a great WWE champion, but I know that his character is getting over more than Roman Reigns right now. Whatever the case is, when he pulled into RAW with a police uniform and truck, I marked out. I loved the notion and I like that he’s unstable. Will he win at the chamber? No.

Raw had some nice moments, but even with the compact 90 minutes, it was a lot of talking. Talk is not wrestling, but hey, that’s what happens in this era. This is not NXT so I shouldn’t expect pure wrestling right?

Until my next update, listen to some podcasts or something. Drop me a line if you have a comment, or just ignore this as you usually do. Thanks.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

More Reviews

I will have a lot more content coming through.

I'm setting myself up for a move to Indianapolis right now.

After that, I'll be reviewing Raw, NXT, Smackdown, PPV, and commenting on other things.

I may even start a podcast, but we'll see how it all works.

In the mean time I'll be here and there, but expect a full return for all 2 of you readers.


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