Tuesday, December 6, 2016

WWE TLC 2016 Results and Review The Heel Show

Dude Throws a Ladder, Really, Who Throws a Ladder? 
WWE TLC 2016 took place this past weekend in Dallas. As is my usual course, I was going to go, but decided not to fork over the thousands of dollars to fly to Dallas in favor of going to Vegas to see Penn & Teller for far less. I will be missing Raw and Smackdown until later this week, but in the mean time, let's consider the PPV and what went down with this review of epic proportions. Ok, it's not epic at all.

WWE TLC 2016 Results

Apollo Crews, American Alpha & The Hype Bros def. Curt Hawkins, The Vaudevillains & The Ascension
Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt def. SmackDown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Rhyno
Nikki Bella def. Carmella (No Disqualification Match)
Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Dolph Ziggler (Ladder Match)
Baron Corbin def. Kalisto (Chairs Match)
Alexa Bliss def. SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch (Tables Match)
WWE World Champion AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose (Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match)

WWE TLC 2016 Review

Apollo Crews, American Alpha & The Hype Bros def. Curt Hawkins, The Vaudevillains & The Ascension

Oh how far The Vaudevillains have fallen, right? I haven't seen a tag team drop so hard since, I don't know, name a Tag Team and you're probably right. This was a throwaway match that did in fact get the crowd HYPED. I had a pizza in the oven, so I wasn't paying that much attention, but this was a good overall tag match with some nice points. Apollo Crews should be a huge star, instead of a jobber.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt def. SmackDown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater & Rhyno

The tag team title match was the opener and it wasn't even that long. In fact, it was one of the shorter matches on the card, and that was ok. I did not call The Wyatts finally getting a title, but they managed to get Rhyno and Slater to slip up and they won. I guess that's the end of the line for the two interesting duo. What will become of them now? I'm hoping Slater and/or Rhyno get a shot at the IC Title.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5 (Out of Nowhere) 

Nikki Bella def. Carmella (No Disqualification Match)

I thought this match was fine. It wasn't great, it wasn't bad, it just was there to fill the minutes. I thought we would get a lot more punishment since this was NO DQ, but it was fairly weak. Carmella loses clean, and Nikki finds out that Natalya attacked her. Ok. Sure. Light kendo stick shots, a fire extinguisher, and that's that.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5 

Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Dolph Ziggler (Ladder Match)

They keep telling us that this is the last time the two are meeting. So is this really the last time? Probably not. Dolph Ziggler and The Miz put on a nice showcase of punishment. I've been saying that Dolph should be at the top of the proverbial WWE, but hey, it just doesn't happen. He gets another loss, with the Miz once again pushing for a match against Daniel Bryan. I don't know what to tell you, it's a weird push forward.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5 

Baron Corbin def. Kalisto (Chairs Match)

Perhaps the best chairs match ever. Corbin and Kalisto beat the hell out of each other, with some nice spots using the chairs. Corbin is getting so good at the timing he has with his move. The Deep Six on the floor, and the End of Days onto a pile of chairs is definitely great. I loved it. Kalisto has to get to the cruiserweight division, he's getting beat down on Smackdown.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5 

Alexa Bliss def. SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch (Tables Match)

Bliss and Lynch do not have a lot of chemistry. I'll tell you that straight out. Not only that, the two women couldn't even figure out how to set up a table properly. It also showed that they couldn't put up the tables properly, as they were too heavy. Ugh. Perhaps the teams should've set up tables beforehand? I don't know. Bliss beat the holy hell out of Lynch, and eventually threw her through a table. Afterwards someone tried to interview Lynch, which was dumb.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5 

WWE World Champion AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose (Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match)

If you don't think that Aj Styles is the best wrestler in the world, you're an absolute idiot. This was a 5 star match, even for Ambrose. There were so many spots here. Styles tore his pants, Ambrose got a shocker finish, and wow. Everything you could think of to do with a ladder, spring boards, drop kicks, and just about anything you can throw at someone was done here. James Ellsworth came out and caused Ambrose the match, which led to Ambrose to crashing through 2 tables at ringside. I found it weird that Ambrose had his eyes open after falling through the tables, almost in protest that he's not the champion or winning. It was a weird thing. I may be the only one to notice it.

Match Rating: 5 out of 5

The only big thing to go back and watch this event for is the main event. Other than that, you're going to find that this was a forgettable show.

Friday, December 2, 2016

WWE TLC PPV 2016 Predictions Who Wins and Who Loses?

Well here we go again, another PPV and it’s only a few weeks after the last one. With that in mind, I’m going to be giving you my predictions for this weekend’s TLC line up. These are the announce matches and my ideas as to who is going to win. Last PPV, I did terribly, only being correct about 2 matches, but this time, I’m going to be right on all of them! So here we go.

WWE TLC PPV 2016 Predictions




NO DQ Match
Carmella defeats Nikki Bella

Despite the two throwing down this week, I’m going to give the win to Carmella. I think that she needs a win more than Nikki does, and Nikki needs to toughen up some more. Perhaps even get some training from John Cena for the next match these two will no doubt have.


Baron Corbin defeats Kalisto in a Chairs Match

Kalisto is going to lose this match, plain and simple. If the rumors are true that The Big Breakfast is going to be groomed to fight John Cena, then this is going to go down as a match in which Corbin wins again. However, no matter how wins, Corbin’s hair loss continues.


Smackdown Live Women’s Championship Match
Alexa Bliss defeats Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch is going through a table, she weighs more, and can take the loss. It’s time for a heel champion, and a cocky heel at best. Bliss to win the title and hold it up high, only to keep it for a long time.


WWE World Heavyweight Championship TLC Match
Aj Styles defeats Dean Ambrose

I’m going to call it here, Aj Styles continues his winning streak by defeating Dean Ambrose. I expect James Ellsworth to try and help Dean, only to get knocked the F out by Styles again. Dean will most likely have to choose from helping Ellsworth from dying for some reason and getting the belt, choosing the belt. I highly doubt Dean is getting the title. I do forecast a Dean Ambrose and James Ellsworth tag title run however. Now that could be interesting.


Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship Match
Heath Slater and Rhyno defeats The Wyatt Family

I think the Wyatt Family is going to have a turn here, and Orton will finally get away from Bray. If not, then they will at least lose, with Heath Slater and Rhyno barely getting the win. The Wyatt’s will then fight amongst themselves and that will be that. I don’t think it’s time to take the belts off of Slater and Rhyno.


The Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match
The Miz defeats Dolph Ziggler

Again, these two fighting? Dolph loses, and that’s it. I don’t care about this match.

There you have it, my predictions for this week’s show. Let’s see how it all goes down live on WWE Network and other providers.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

ECW Guilty As Charged 1999 Results and Review: A Better VHS Experience


January 10, 1999 ECW held a PPV from Florida. This had an attendance of 2,600 people, but when you saw it on camera, it looked packed, as it was definitely sold out. 1999 was a great year for the company, or so I can only assume. Whatever the case may have been, I didn’t get the PPV until January 11, 1999. I got the replay and it was only $19.99 from what I remember. My stepfather said I could order it, so I did. I recall recording it onto a VHS tape, and it ended up taping over an old porno I had recorded from the Spice Network. Oh well. I have gone back to watch this on the WWE Network, and I can reassure you that this is NOT the same as the RF Video, the official DVD and the VHS that is floating around. It is completely censored, and edited, and you can see it throughout. The music has been changed, the crowd noises aren’t the same, there’s a lot of lost audio, and it’s just not great. However, the matches are there, so that’s what we will talk about here, as we are GUILTY AS CHARGED!

ECW Guilty As Charged 1999 Results


Axl Rotten and Balls Mahoney defeated The FBI, and Danny Doring and Amish Roadkill

This opening match turned into a hardcore three-way dance, and it wasn’t great. It had some good spots and the crowd was way into it. However, from a wrestling standpoint, it was not that great. I was impressed with how good Amish Roadkill was, as he was a bigger guy that could fly around the ring. The rest were just bit players, with Rotten and Mahoney getting the big win with chairs. It’s a fun opening match, but nothing great here.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Tajiri defeated Super Crazy

Now this is a cruiserweight match! Super Crazy and Tajiri went back and forth. They knew how to counter things, they were flying around the ring, and they were doing things that you would not see in the heavyweight division. These guys really put on a show in under 12 minutes, and it’s sad to see the current WWE division flounder when this had the crowd going insane. Great match with Tajiri picking up the win.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5




Sid Vicious defeated John Kronus

John Kronus was in ring waiting for his opponent, and out came Sid! Sid got such a huge pop, it was absolutely insane. He went into the ring and threw Kronus through a table on the outside, then brought him back in for a powerbomb and the pin. Sid Vicious would go on to WCW in 1999, but before that, this was a great squash that introduced Sid to the ECW brand for a cup of coffee.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

The Dudley Boyz defeated New Jack and Spike Dudley

The Dudleys came out and had an open challenge for anyone that was willing to come out. Well, the answer to their challenge was none other than Spike Dudley and New Jack! They came out with plunder and beat the crap out of the Dudley Boyz, but eventually they lost the match when the numbers game was just too much for them.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Rob Van Dam defated Lance Storm

I was never a big Lance Storm fan, and this didn’t do him any favors. It was ok. The match had some moments, but it was clear that the two didn’t mesh that well overall. I’ve seen way better from the two of these guys. They did put on a good match, though, nothing great, but good enough for a 20 minute TV Title match. This was seriously edited, so I hated the WWE version.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Justin Credible defeated Tommy Dreamer in a Stairway To Hell Match

Wow, Justin Credible should’ve received a better shake in WWE. Him and dreamer put on a 4 star classic that is absolutely great. You’re going to find this hard hitting match to be an instant classic. Credible took a beating, but in the end Tommy Dreamer was the one that got the big beat down. He was beaten to a pulp and right when he was about to get the upper hand, out came Terry Funk with a trash can to beat the holy hell out of Dreamer. Credible would get the victory here, and Tommy would once again be on the receiving end of a beat down.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

Taz defeated Shane Douglas for the ECW World Title

The culmination of months of feuding came down to the these two getting a one on one brawl. This went all over the building. The two fought back and forth through the crowd, and onto the ramps placed throughout the arena. It all went down in under 25 minutes with Taz eventually getting the big win. Note that Shane Douglas had a cast on his arm, and looked a little heavy. Taz was in his prime here and the big win finally cemented him as a huge player in ECW and the world. I loved it.

Match Rating 4 out of 5

Overall ECW Guilty as Charged was a great show, but with the Network, you are getting an edited, neutered version of the event. It is still worth a watch, especially for the cruiserweight match, and the final two matches which were just brutal. ECW was absolutely great in 199i if you ask me. I’ll have more reviews as I go along watching more of these events from the past.

WWE 205 Live November 29, 2016 Results and Review Half The Building Leaves

More of This Is Needed In The Division 
The new 205 Live show showed up on the WWE Network immediately following Smackdown. This show was filmed right after the main Smackdown show. By all accounts from people that were there, half of the arena left. If you look online, you will find a lot of photographs of people leaving when this show was filmed. The crowds absolutely do not like the Cruiserweights, and there’s some serious problems that I noticed with this showcase. Here we go, my thoughts on 205 Live’s first show.

WWE 205 Live November 29, 2016 Results and Review


The WWE Universe is introduced to the Cruiserweights of WWE 205 Live
The Bollywood Boyz def. Tony Nese & Drew Gulak
Jack Gallagher def. Ariya Daivari
Rich Swann def. The Brian Kendrick to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion

WWE 205 Live November 29, 2016 Results and Review


The Bollywood Boyz def. Tony Nese & Drew Gulak

The Bollywood Boyz are great, and they remind of the Young Bucks. I wouldn’t be surprised if they feuded with the Young Bucks when they get signed to WWE contracts. Speaking of which, Gulak and Nese didn’t seem to fit in with the overall style of the Boyz. This was the most “cruiserweight” friendly match I’ve seen. What I mean by that is that there was a lot of fast paced action, great aerials, and nice elements that the big guys don’t do. Well, except for the Tope Suicida which EVERY WWE wrestler seems to do now. Good match, fun stuff.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Jack Gallagher def. Ariya Daivari

Gallagher is awesome. I love how amidst the faster wrestlers, he’s a thinking man’s wrestler. His moves are performance art, not just wrestling. That’s what the WWE needs more of, a technically sound wrestler that is also a showman. This was great, and Daivari lost after a lot of hiccups thrown him into a loop. Gallagher doesn’t look like much, but his crisp, funny style is perfect. Great stuff in my book.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

Rich Swann def. The Brian Kendrick to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion

You could tell that Swann was going to win the title. He was smiling and laughing the whole time, and Kendrick broke character at a few times before the match even started. In fact, Kendrick wasn’t given an entrance! This match had some great moments. Swann is so good, so clean, crisp, and fast when he is allowed to put his moves through. Brian Kendrick can go fast too, but for whatever reason he’s wrestling the SLOW WWE style. This match had a lot of low points, with a lot of rest holds and lots of stops that didn’t need to be put in the match. I know they were under timing issues, but still. Swann won the match, but this was not a 5 star classic by any stretch.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Overall, the show felt like a discount WWE Main Event or WWE Superstars. The matches were lopsided at times, and while these guys are supposed to be high flyers, you didn't see it all that much. I recently went back to watch some WCW and ECW matches from the cruiserweights and the timing is way different from those and what this is. Plus, the crowd left! So you know this isn't going to do well. I would much rather have more high flying, fast paced, catch as catch can type of wrestling, but that's just me. We'll see how things progress.

WWE Smackdown Live November 29, 2016 Results and Review A Long 2 Hours

Becky Lynch's Butt Broke This Table, Lynch's Nose Got Busted
Wow, Tuesday has just become longer if you’re a wrestling fan. Not only will I be posting this review, but I will also be talking about 206 Live. That’s a full 3 hours of wrestling on Tuesday, and of course 3 hours for Raw, and a PPV this week, and in a couple of weeks? That’s a LOT of wrestling, or rather, entertainment as they now call it. Whatever the case is, here we go, another long winded array of crap.

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WWE Smackdown Live November 29, 2016 Results


Things got heated between Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss during their TLC contract signing
Dolph Ziggler & Kalisto def. The Miz & Baron Corbin via Disqualification
Nikki Bella reached her breaking point with Carmella
Dean Ambrose hosted The Ambrose Asylum with James Ellsworth
Kane def. Luke Harper
Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton def. American Alpha in a SmackDown Tag Team Title No. 1 Contenders’ Match
Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles engaged in a backstage brawl

WWE Smackdown Live November 29, 2016 Review


Things got heated between Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss during their TLC contract signing

Becky Lynch is a beautiful woman. So is Alexa Bliss. However, I can’t understand what Lynch is saying. She sounds like she has marbles in her mouth, and at times, you can tell that she doesn’t understand the script that she’s saying. It was painfully obvious in her jokes and timing, and Alexa Bliss had to pretend that it stung. It felt very awkward to watch. Lynch and Bliss fought, with Lynch going through a table with her butt. I’m going to predict that Bliss wins the title and Lynch is left in a heap of table scraps. I’m tired of her as champion, that’s for sure.

Dolph Ziggler & Kalisto def. The Miz & Baron Corbin via Disqualification

Boring. NO one cares about these guys, right? I’m so tired of seeing Miz and Ziggler wrestle. Kalisto and Corbin is overshadowed in my book. It’s being overshadowed by Corbin’s receding hairline. Sorry bro, it’s time to shave your head.

Match Rating: 0 out of 5

Nikki Bella reached her breaking point with Carmella

Carmella came out and laid down some hot fire against Bella. Bella ran out and beat her up. That’s it.

Dean Ambrose hosted The Ambrose Asylum with James Ellsworth

Holy crap. Is there no wrestling on this show? Seriously. Ambrose and Ellsworth chatted, but the real highlight here was Aj Styles. Styles came out and beat the holy crap out of James Ellsworth, and delivered one of the scariest Styles Clashes in the world. He did it off the stairs onto Ellsworth, and this after he nearly crumpled a chair across his back. Ellsworth was stretchered out. Expect him to get revenge at the PPV and cost Ambrose the match somehow.

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Kane def. Luke Harper

News Flash! Kane is still relevant somehow? Boring match, Harper goes down, I don’t care. Harper’s younger than I am and already losing his hair.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton def. American Alpha in a SmackDown Tag Team Title No. 1 Contenders’ Match

American Alpha desperately needs Kurt Angle. If Kurt Angle came back as a comedy coach gimmick, I would mark out so huge. American Alpha is great, don’t get me wrong, but this loss only proves that they need a heater. Wyatt and Orton win, but I suspect Orton betraying the family leading to a weird stipulation match that will cause the Wyatt’s to disband.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles engaged in a backstage brawl

Oh, this happened. Yeah. I didn’t care. Did you? Smackdown sucked this week, let’s be honest.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

WWE Monday Night Raw November 28, 2016 Results and Review Hot Potato Women’s Championship

Charlotte Before She Sobbed From The Pain, I'd Cry Too 
Live from Charlotte, North Carolina, Monday Night Raw hit a high note at times, but not without some seriously bad things. There were a lot of things happening, and while I liked a good chunk, this show was not without a few notes of anger and stupidity. I mean, come on, Cesaro and Shamus are the new APA? Yeah right. Whatever. Here are my thoughts on last night’s Raw.

WWE Monday Night Raw November 28, 2016 Results

U.S. Champion Roman Reigns crashed “The Highlight Reel” with Kevin Owens
Braun Strowman def. R-Truth
Tony Nese def. Cedric Alexander
Seth Rollins attacked Chris Jericho in the parking lot
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks ended in a Double Count-out
Enzo Amore def. Rusev via Disqualification
Rich Swann def. Noam Dar
U.S. Champion Roman Reigns def. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens to become No. 1 contender to the WWE Universal Championship
Paul Heyman declared Brock Lesnar for the Royal Rumble Match
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Sasha Banks def. Charlotte Flair to become the new Raw Women’s Champion

WWE Monday Night Raw November 28, 2016 Review

U.S. Champion Roman Reigns crashed “The Highlight Reel” with Kevin Owens

The Highlight Reel was dumb. They opened up with another point of a break up between Owens and Jericho. Reigns and Owens got mad at each other, Jericho got mad at each other, and this will no doubt set up Roman Reigns and Kevin Owens.

Braun Strowman def. R-Truth

Stupid match. I don’t care about Brown Shoeman. Whatever. Sami Zayn showed up and got a beat down, Foley came out, blah, blah, blah. It was dumb. R-Truth got buried, then Goldust got buried.

Match Rating: 0 out of 5

Tony Nese def. Cedric Alexander

The best part of this element was Nese getting a win over Alexander. But let’s consider that the WWE does this often. They make challengers and champions look weak before a title match. That’s what happened here. Alexander loses, Nese wins with interference, and the best part of this was Kendrick on the color commentary.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

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Seth Rollins attacked Chris Jericho in the parking lot

Yep. Rollins beat up Jericho. I didn’t care, you didn’t care, Rollins sucks.

Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks ended in a Double Count-out

This was smart. I liked how this started, and ended. I think that this should’ve led to a PPV match rather than Foley setting up another match later on. This would not end well for Charlotte, so SPOILER alert.

Match Rating: 0 out of 5

Enzo Amore def. Rusev via Disqualification

Boredom movements happen a lot on Raw. This was boring. Good mic skills from Enzo and Cass, bad match rating, and a waste.

Match Rating: 0 out of 5

Rich Swann def. Noam Dar

It comes to my attention that I mixed up Swann and Alexander, and I’m an idiot because Kendrick was on here not the other. Oh well. This match was ok, and I’m an idiot. I apologize for my lack of enthusiasm for the cruiserweights.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

U.S. Champion Roman Reigns def. WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens to become No. 1 contender to the WWE Universal Championship

Did the WWE telegraph this one or what? Did you really think that Owens was going to win? I didn’t. Reigns stayed strong, and that was that. He took a beating, and the commentary team basically jerked off until they blew their loads for the finish. Michael Cole especially was spent with his commentary at the end, yelling about how Roman Reigns has put in a great performance and win. Yeah, yeah, Reigns wins, Superman Reigns.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Paul Heyman declared Brock Lesnar for the Royal Rumble Match

So Brock Lesnar is in the Rumble and he’s going to cost Goldberg the match.

OR!!!!!

Picture this. Lesnar, Goldberg, Ambrose, Reigns, Jericho, and Rollins are left in the final stages of the Rumble. They all start battling it out, and things get hectic, with refs getting distracted with Goldberg and Lesnar. Lesnar and Goldberg fighting on the outside, and the last 4 left will be Ambrose, Reigns, Jericho, and Rollins, with the final winner being one of those guys. Let’s just say it’s Jericho. This can’t stand, so they put an Elimination Chamber crossover match in which we see a final winner for the title. The chamber will include Lesnar and Goldberg, and that will give Goldberg the title.

Would Probably Have A Better Chance Against The New Day


Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

Club Sandwich, Club Sandwich! The Club Sandwich boys lose again. Who cares.

Match Rating: 0 out of 5

Sasha Banks def. Charlotte Flair to become the new Raw Women’s Champion

Here we go, the main event. The main event was a great showcase of these two women’s strengths. I loved the Hell in the Cell match. I also loved their other matches, but this one once again showed that these two are great together. However, I wish there were more women getting title shots and mixing it up. Flair took a beating, no doubt. She took on such a beating, and Banks went through with getting shots to the dome too. That giant forehead of hers got hit a lot, but so did Charlotte’s mole. The ending came with a Bank Statement through a guard rail, which was great. I wish the tap out didn’t come so quickly, but it did. Ric Flair came out and raised Sasha's hand. I loved this match, great showing.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

WWE Monday Night Raw November 21, 2016 Results and Review One Hell of A Main Event

Kevin Owens Didn't Get Injured Here, A Miracle for Thanksgiving!
The WWE was still in Canada after Survivor Series and with that comes another edition of Monday Night Raw. This 3 hour block was actually a little over 2 hours when I saw it, since I get it without any commercials at all. Whatever the case may be, it wasn’t half bad, well, some of it was good anyways. Here we go, the Raw results and review showcase that is NOT the Hulu Edition anymore.

WWE Monday Night Raw November 21, 2016 Results

Goldberg declared for the Royal Rumble Match
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day def. Cesaro & Sheamus
Cedric Alexander def. Ariya Daivari
Rusev def. Enzo Amore
Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. The Golden Truth to become No. 1 contenders to the Raw Tag Team Championship
Braun Strowman def. Sami Zayn via Match stoppage
Sasha Banks & Bayley def. Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax
Rich Swann def. TJ Perkins and Noam Dar to become No. 1 contender to the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens def. Seth Rollins in a No Disqualification Match

WWE Monday Night Raw November 21, 2016 Review

Goldberg declared for the Royal Rumble Match

Really? Who cares. Ok, maybe the WWE cares since Goldberg completely buried Brock Lesnar. How would I book it? I would have Goldberg come out as #1 and plow through the first 5 or so candidates until Brock shows up, and the two start throwing people out and over the top. I would eventually have Lesnar sucker punch Goldberg and toss him out. Then Lesnar gets tossed out too. I would also have Dean Ambrose with an ultimatum that if he doesn’t win the Royal Rumble, he will not get another WWE title shot against Aj Styles, since he will not win at TLC. Ambrose loses, Lesnar is out, Goldberg is also out, and that leaves Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Chris Jericho, and The Undertaker left in the match. I’m going with Taker getting a win here, but hey, you may see something new out of the match, so we’ll have to wait for Texas, won’t we? I wish I was going.

Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day def. Cesaro & Sheamus

Now this was an all start classic for me. Cesaro and Sheamus should’ve won this match. The two work so well together and they put on a serious show. Cesaro’s strength alone is worth checking out here, as he was on fire. Why he is not a Title contender and why he is not a champion is beyond me. Speaking of Champions, has anyone seen the U.S. Title? Yeah, me neither. Go back and watch this one for Cesaro’s incredible timing. Oh and The New Day wins by cheating. Whatever.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Cedric Alexander def. Ariya Daivari

No one cares about the cruiserweights. From what I read online, the WWE won’t let them have the same type of matches that they had during the Cruiserweight Classic. It shows. This match was ok, nothing more. I miss the WCW division of this, heck, even the ECW option was better.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Rusev def. Enzo Amore

Enzo got killed. Enzo was walking around the back naked, as Cass had locked him out of their locker room as a prank. That set up this match as Enzo was naked in front of Lana, and well Rusev got mad.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. The Golden Truth to become No. 1 contenders to the Raw Tag Team Championship

How in the world did The Golden Truth get into a No. 1 contenders match? How? Whatever, The Club Sandwich boys win this match and everyone goes home happy, who cares. I don’t.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Braun Strowman def. Sami Zayn via Match stoppage

THE BS moment of the night. Sami Zayn is told that if his punishment for losing at Survivor Series was to face off against Brown Shoeman. Well, Shoeman beat him to death, and that was that. Foley stopped the match. Zayn is lost here. It’s time for him to leave the Raw brand and perhaps even the WWE, they aren’t doing anything with him.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

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

Another boring match in which we are supposed to believe that Nia Jax is a monster that can be beaten one minute, than can’t be beaten the next. Oh well, this match was ok. However, why is Sasha Banks teaming with Bayley and why are they friends? How can she be the boss if she’s friendly with everyone? I don’t know. Not a bad match, but short and sweet, moving towards diva territory if you ask me.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Rich Swann def. TJ Perkins and Noam Dar to become No. 1 contender to the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

Again, no one on Raw cares about the cruiserweights. Swann is talented, and it was nice to see him pick up the win. However, this needs to move towards Smackdown, it just has to, otherwise we are in for a long winter.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens def. Seth Rollins in a No Disqualification Match

Raw usually doesn’t get good main events, in my opinion. However, this was one hell of a main event. It not only featured everything that you’d want out of a title match, it features some shenanigans as well. Jericho and Owens were teasing splitting up earlier, but they ended up solid with Jericho coming through the crowd in a Sin Cara mask to beat up Rollins. He was supposed to barred from ringside. Rollins loses again, and Owens pulls off another victory. Fat Ass Kevin Owens put on a show, and took a beating, this was great, a 4 star match on Raw.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

Great overall showcase for the Raw brand. I liked the booking, it had some good overall matches, and some great moments overall. Even though it seemed a bit long, that ending match made it all worth it, as the Canadian fans got a 4 star classic for the Universal Super Belt. We’ll see where this all goes, but it was a good night of wrestling for me and for those that watched it, I’m sure.

Monday, November 21, 2016

WWE Survivor Series November 20, 2016 Results and Review The Burial of Brock Lesnar

Buried!!!!
I was excited for this pay per view, and wanted to go to Toronto, but wasn’t able to get there. I saw this on the network with no major problems, and did not watch the pre-show. I wasn’t going to sit for 2 hours or 3 hours ahead of what I thought was going to be a 4 hour show. It wasn’t 4 hours, thankfully.

WWE Survivor Series November 20, 2016 Results and Review


TJ Perkins, Rich Swann & Noam Dar def. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari
Kane def. Luke Harper
Team Raw def. Team SmackDown LIVE in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Women’s Elimination Match
Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Sami Zayn
Team Raw def. Team SmackDown LIVE in a 10-on-10 Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match
WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick def. Kalisto
Team SmackDown LIVE def. Team Raw in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match
Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar


WWE Survivor Series November 20, 2016 Review


As I stated, I did not see the pre-show so I cannot comment on the first two matches that opened. Oh well.

Team Raw def. Team SmackDown LIVE in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Women’s Elimination Match

Team Raw’s women won a great overall women’s match, but the crowd was somewhat quiet. Nia Jax was the star here. The double suplex absolutely had me marking out. I loved it. Great stuff from them. Great overall match, lots of back and forth, lots of fighting. Raw won, after a length battle, and boom, the women’s revolution is back full circle to diva status opening the main show.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Sami Zayn

The Miz and Zayn put on a halfway decent match, but it was mostly boring. I didn’t like it. I thought Zayn was supposed to win this, but nope. The Miz cheated, and that was that. Not a great match, not a bad match, but definitely a lot to be desired.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Team Raw def. Team SmackDown LIVE in a 10-on-10 Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Match

Now this was a boring match. It was a boring moving tag match with a lot of boredom. However, the win was nice with Enzo and Cass putting on a major show. I loved that. It was great to see that, and the crowd popped, but other than that, it was somewhat forgettable to me.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick def. Kalisto

Kendrick and Kalisto put on a great match for a crowd that didn’t appreciate it. It was a fun match, no doubt, but Corbin ran in and messed things up. Kalisto is good, but not good enough to win here, and Kendrick keeps the guys on raw. Kendrick’s promo before the match was great.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Team SmackDown LIVE def. Team Raw in a 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match

Great stuff. Great stuff all around. Styles and Ambrose pushed their feud, but alas, Roman remained strong. Roman remained STRONG all the way until the loss. Shane nearly dying from a concussion was insane, it’s time for him to go. Lots of action, a long match, and just a lot of fun. The Shield reunited for a moment, and the crowd was way into this match, great stuff.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar

No one called this. I loved it. An absolute burial! Goldberg hit 2 spears, and a jackhammer, and that was that. The crowd went insane, people were shocked, and that was the show! Great stuff, I loved it.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

And that’s that. Not a great show, but lots of fun in the matches, etc. Good stuff. Ended early, made me hit the gym. Oh well.

WWE NXT Takeover Toronto November 19, 2016 Results and Review: Mickie James Wow

The End of Shinsuke
WWE NXT was live in Toronto, and I didn’t see it live. I saw 2 hours worth of the show before the WWE Network cut off the final. I had to hunt that out myself. I’m not a big NXT follower, so I can’t comment on the bigger stories that are going on. However, I have been critical of Nakamura’s lack of English and so with Asuka, so there’s that. Anyways, here we go, my thoughts on the NXT showcase from Toronto. I wanted to be there so I could’ve met Lacey Jade, but nope, I was stuck in the states.

WWE NXT Takeover Toronto Results


Bobby Roode def. Tye Dillinger
The Authors of Pain def. TM61 to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with Paul Ellering suspended above the ring in the Crash Cage
#DIY def. The Revival in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to win the NXT Tag Team Championship
NXT Women’s Champion Asuka def. Mickie James
Samoa Joe def. Shinsuke Nakamura to win the NXT Championship

WWE NXT Takeover Toronto Review


Bobby Roode def. Tye Dillinger

Good action in this one, with a hot crowd that was great. Roode is a great heel, and Dillinger has some amazing timing. The match was hard hitting, fast moving, and a good overall pro wrestling match with lots of nice spots, including an incredible superplex, or should I say glorious! Roode wins with a great DDT and Dillinger has to rethink if he’s really a perfect 10.

Match rating: 4 out of 5

The Authors of Pain def. TM61 to win the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic with Paul Ellering suspended above the ring in the Crash Cage

Great hard hitting match, with The Authors of Pain throwing down everything but the kitchen skin to win. I loved the Crash Cage above the ring, I loved the hard hitting action juxtaposed with TM61 putting on a great showcase of aerial maneuvers. Great stuff. I loved it.
Match Rating: 3 out 5

#DIY def. The Revival in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to win the NXT Tag Team Championship

I fell asleep during the second fall, but loved how DIY was able to sneak out a win against The Revival. Great movement, nice spots, great options, and eventually a final fall and a big win for the story.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

NXT Women’s Champion Asuka def. Mickie James

I’m in love with Mickie James. Wow. She comes back and puts Asuka through the ringer, only to finally tap out at the end. James was absolutely wonderful, and amazing in this match. Holy crap, I loved everything. She was in shape, put on a show, and thought she should’ve won. Oh well.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

Samoa Joe def. Shinsuke Nakamura to win the NXT Championship

Meh. I’m not a fan of Nakamura, and Joe was great 10 years ago. This was an ok match, but not as good as some of the other main events that the NXT brand has put on in the past. Oh well. That’s my 2 cents.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Overall, NXT is not that great. This was fun at first, but it got boring fast. I’m sorry, but the star power here is missing, especially after getting raided earlier this year. Oh well. The women’s match though, great stuff, the opener was good too, and the tag matches were definitely great too.

Friday, November 18, 2016

WWE Survivor Series 2016 Predictions

This weekend the WWE will be in Canada, where I wanted to be, and will be putting on a showcase of the immortals, aka The Survivor Series. I miss the old Thanksgiving eve or even Thanksgiving day tradition. I loved the old showcase, and with this Raw vs Smackdown thing, I’m not as excited. However, I am going to cheer, eat pizza, and drink beer like I always do. And well, here we go, a great time to predict what is going to happen, and here we go.


WWE Survivor Series 2016 Predictions

Brock Lesnar defeats Bill Goldberg


I have no idea why the WWE would let Goldberg come back only to win and then go away. I’m going to say that he pulls off the big win here. Goldberg doesn’t get humbled like Randy Orton, but instead, he goes in and puts on about 5 minutes of offense, then starts to lose it. Look for Lesnar to take Goldberg to Suplex City, and win this match clean, and that’s that.


WWE Team Raw defeats Team Smackdown

Look, I like the teams fair enough, but they don’t make sense. If you go back to the original Survivor Series matches, they never put together teams that were at odds. It was bad guys versus the good guys, and you had dream matches in the middle. There are no dream matches here, these guys are just thrown together for a pride that makes no sense to me. I expect Ellsworth to get beat down, I expect Raw to get the win, and above all else, Roman Reigns is going to look strong no matter what.


WWE Tag Team Raw defeats Team Smackdown

Did we already forget that The Usos tried to break the legs of American Alpha? Did we already forget that 4 of the guys are part of the jobber squad? On Raw, you have far better participants, and of course with the New Day needing to look strong, watch out for them to win this one, and get the win.


Kalisto defeats The Brian Kendrick

Why would Kendrick need to give any sort of pep talk? Seriously. Nothing changes for the cruiserweights except that they get moved from one show to another show, and well better announcers. I’m going to say that Kalisto wins this one, and the whole roster moves to Smackdown and Kendrick wins the belt back in a triple threat match which involves Kalisto botching moves, Tj Perkins getting no reaction, and Kendrick getting that 37 year old swagger win.


The MIz defeats Sam Zayn

Sami Zayn needs a title, he’s floundering on Raw, Stephanie McMahon seems to hate him, and well he should go to Smackdown. Look for The Miz to beat Zayn, get fired from Raw, only to have a rematch on Smackdown to win the title. The Miz is going to get booed out of the building, since Zayn is from Canada. This will be a good match, but expect Zayn to go down in flames.


The Smackdown Women defeat The Raw Women

In another showcase, I am going to go with the Smackdown women getting the big win here. I am going to say that they are the underdog, but that’s not really true. I just think that they are going to want to make John Cena’s girlfriend look strong, and well, she’s going to win. I think this should be an interesting match, and well it’s going to be good.

That’s my take on this weekends showcase. I think that it will be a good show, although it won’t lead to much more in terms of story line, unless people purposely walk away and leave their team. I don’t get this pride thing, but hey that’s just me. If you got picks, drop me a line, otherwise, watch the show, drink some Steveweiser and enjoy!

Wild Card Predictions

Don’t be surprised if The Club Sandwich boys turn on the rest of their team.

Don’t be surprised if someone gets injured on the Smackdown team, requiring the Undertaker to take his place.


Top 11 Bill Goldberg Matches of All Time

Top 11 Bill Goldberg Matches
A long time ago, I posted the Top 3 Bill Goldberg matches, and they stand as some very strong matches. But after so long, I’ve managed to watch a lot more wrestling, and thanks to the WWE Network, I have been able to get back to some of the older matches that I saw, didn’t see, and forgot about. With that in mind, I am going to attempt a top 10 Bill Goldberg match list here, because we all know that this Sunday on PPV and WWE Network he will get pummeled into submission by Brock Lesnar, aka Bork Lazer. So here we go, the best of Bill Goldberg according to your local idiot, and wreddit banned writer, me.

11. Bill Goldberg vs. The Giant WCW Nitro December 1998


Bill Goldberg wrestled a much more agile Big Show. He was called The Giant, and he was great. Goldberg was not just plowing through The Giant on this night. He faced off against The Giant and was getting beat down fast. Goldberg was getting pummeled, and even got hit with the Chokeslam, and despite that, Goldberg still found a way to bounce back. The best part of this match wasn’t just that the Giant was chopped down, but that he picked him up and hit the jackhammer, and the crowd went ballistic. This match’s winner was to go and face Kevin Nash at Starrcade 1998.

10. Bill Goldberg vs. Saturn WCW Spring Stampede April 1998


Saturn did quite well against Goldberg if you ask me. He even put the big man in the Rings of Saturn, which I marked out huge for. He was able to wiggle his way out, and eventually overpower the flock’s lieutenant at arms. In this quick on, Goldberg contrasted well with Saturn’s crisp offense. Kidman got involved at one point, and got thrown into Saturn which was a nice touch. Goldberg also did a few more moves here than usual. The crowd really makes this match. They were so hot, that when things started to really turn around, they were completely in awe. Saturn’s timing is great, the middle rope turning leg drop was classic Saturn. This was NOT a burial, and I loved it.

9. Bill Goldberg Vs. Raven from WCW Nitro April 1998


The night before at Spring Stampede 1998, you’ll find that Raven took on DDP in one of the best U.S Title matches in the world. The night after, Raven was put in against Bill Goldberg. In this match, Raven tried to leave the match completely, and was pushed back into the ring by the fans! Goldberg and Raven put on a show, even if the match was somewhat short. The crowd was going insane, the Flock came in to interfere, and Goldberg managed to win the United States Championship, and rock the WCW even more. The crowd goes absolutely nuts here, and the match was one of the highlights of Nitro for me, ever!

8. Goldberg vs. Kevin Nash Starrcade 1998


This was not a burial. You have to remember that leading up to this match, Goldberg was starting to get booed. People were getting tired of his nonstop super hero persona. Nash booked himself to win, but not clean. It wasn’t clean at all. They threw the sink at Goldberg and it was Scot Hall with a tazer that caused Goldberg to lose the title, and it was great if you ask me. The crowd went nuts for the whole thing, and the next month, Goldberg and Hall put on a show for sure. This was a good one, not a great one, but good enough for this list.

7. Goldberg vs. Bret Hart WCW Starrcade 1999


Despite what people say about Hart’s concussion, if you look at the match, it wasn’t like a Ghetto Blaster or anything. Goldberg went for a standard savat kick, and Hart didn’t catch it. I firmly put the blame on the size of the WCW rings. If this match happened in WWE, Goldberg would have more room to throw that kick, and Hart wouldn’t have taken it off the corner of the head like he did. Furthermore, just a half step slower and the kick could’ve been ducked and Hart could’ve chop blocked Bill onto his back. Whatever the case is, this was a good match leading to the ending, which was weird. I loved this one, and had the VHS copy, and this match still holds up well for me.

6. Goldberg vs. The Rock WWE Backlash 2003


Goldberg showed up and immediately feuded with the returning Rock. The Rock and Goldberg did a good job putting on a match for WWE Backlash 2003. I was excited, and the rest of the WWE universe was excited too. This was a great showcase of fast paced wrestling, and psychology used by the Rock. Then again, a paper bag would look great against the Rock, right? Good match, and great way to introduce Goldberg to WWE.

5. Goldberg vs. Triple H WWE Unforgiven 2003


Goldberg and Triple H in a single match? Yep. Not only did this match go longer than most of the matches on this list, it was perhaps one of the harder hitting matches that Triple has been in. Triple H knew how to make Goldberg look strong, and therefore he was thrown through a lot of big power moves, similar to when he fought Steiner and got suplexed a million times. This was a better paced, faster moving match, and Goldberg wasn’t made to look weak. Triple H introduced the Sledgehammer, Jim Ross made this match sound so great as well. Triple H was busted open, the crowd went nuts for the finish, and it was a good overall match if you ask me. Triple H really led Goldberg to one hell of a world heavyweight title match. Jim Ross’s calls made this even better, great stuff folks.

4. Goldberg Vs. Scott Steiner WCW Fall Brawl 2000




When I first heard about this, I was surprised. I ended up watching it and was delighted by the way that this match went. Scott Steiner and Goldberg beat the holy hell out of each other in one of the stiffest matches that I’ve seen. This was stiff, it had a lot of hard shots, and Steiner and Goldberg both gave it as much as they took, and they didn’t back down. Steiner’s end WCW run was definitely one of the highlights for me, as he was made to look like a serious monster, and he took out some seriously credible dudes. This wasn’t a bad match, and I think it was a highlight on the show.

3. Bill Goldberg vs. Hollywood Hulk Hogan for the WCW World Title July 1998


Regardless of whether or not you think that this was a mistake to put it on free tv, this was one hell of a match. Goldberg wasn’t just going to roll through Hogan. Hogan got a lot of back and forth here. He even hit the leg drop, and was all over the challenger. You have to remember that DDP, Hennig, and Karl Malone were a distraction for Hogan on the outside. But the place went absolutely insane when he picked up Hogan for the jackhammer and won the world title. You haven’t seen an explosion quite like this one, even in WWF. The crowd was absolutely insane, and the match was really good to watch. I miss the era where the fans would throw crap into the ring. This really made Goldberg amazing in my book.

2. Bill Goldberg vs. Scott Hall (Stun Gun Match) Souled Out January 1999


This was not a squash. I thought it was going to be. You have to remember that just 1 month ago, WCW Starrcade 1998 led to Goldberg’s first major loss against Kevin Nash. You have to remember that in this match, Goldberg had a bad wheel, with a knee brace on. Scott Hall targeted the knee, and this match lasted quite a bit for the main event. Even so, there was a lot of back and forth, with Goldberg selling the left leg quite well at times, and then sucking it up to do power moves. Hall was a psychological beast in this match, and it led to one hell of a finish. There was a blood, there was interference from none other than The Disco Inferno! Scott Hall was climbing up the ladder at one point and the crowd was going nuts because he got the Stun Gun, but that is not how you won this one, you had to zap your opponent. The best part about this match was how the finish occurred. Goldberg threw the Stun Gun (stick) into the air, and hit Scott Hall with a huge spear, and eventually won this match. You have to hear the crowd erupt when he finally hits Hall, the guy that cost him the title, with the spear and the stun gun! Holy crap, this was good. After the match Bam Bam Bigelow showed up to set up the next feud, but this match was a lot better than people remember.

1. Goldberg vs. DDP Halloween Havoc 1998


What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this match? This is one of the best matches that Goldberg has ever had, and even though they did it again a year later, this is the one that really had people believing that anything was possible. DDP nearly had Goldberg beat, and the crowd was all over the place. I know the original broadcast went over, but I had the VHS tape and it’s on the WWE Network. You’re going to be stunned by how good this match is, and it definitely had the fans completely split at how good this one was. The whole event was great, to be honest.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Better VHS Experience: WCW World War 3 1997 Results and Review

World War 3 - 1997 Results and Review - A Better VHS Experience
The Palace of Auburn Hills was the home for this event in 1997. The big jump that WCW was gaining in popularity was evident here. This venue was coming from Auburn Hills, Michigan, and there were 17,128 people jam packed in the building for this event. This had a total of 9 matches, and it really showcased how powerful the WCW brand started to get.

I used to have the VHS edition of WCW World War 3 1997, and the original recording from the PPV. I can tell you that there are a lot of musical edits, as well as sign edits that the WWE has put on the Network. If you want to see the unedited version of this, you should buy the VHS tape here.

Here are the quick results, and then I’ll go into the review of the wrestling.

WCW World War 3 1997 Results


The Faces of Fear defeated Glacier and Ernest Miller
Perry Saturn defeated Disco Inferno (WCW Television Title Match)
Yuji Nagata defeated Ultimo Dragon
The Steiner Brothers defeated The Blue Bloods (WCW Tag Team Title Match)
Raven defeated Scotty Riggs (Raven’s Rules Match)
Steve McMichael defeated Alex Wright
Eddie Guerrero defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. (WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match)
Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair (NO DQ WCW U.S. Title Match)
Scott Hall won World War 3 after eliminating The Giant

WCW World War 3 Review


Here we go, the event was one of the highlights of WCW’s 1997 year. Of course, on the opposite side of wrestling, you had the WWF putting on a show known as Survivor Series in which they completely screwed over Bret Hart, but hey, that’s their thing, and this is the WCW version. Let’s talk WCW and this event that went down.

The Faces of Fear defeated Glacier and Ernest Miller

I may be one of the only idiots that liked Glacier. Yes, he was a gimmick that was ripped from Mortal Kombat, but that wasn’t a bad thing. He had some stellar wrestling moves, and was far better than Ernest Miller. The Faces of Fear were always grand in my book, and Meng was still in his prime before getting injured by Bill Goldberg. The Barbarian was slowing down, but overall this wasn’t a bad match. There was a lot of power moves and eventually the Faces of Fear got the big win.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Perry Saturn defeated Disco Inferno (WCW Television Title Match)

Perry Saturn was a very unique wrestler and it showed here with Disco Inferno. Disco is always a character, but he did put on some good matches here and there. This was a good one, but it was Perry Saturn’s unique offense that got the win. Saturn won with the rings of Saturn from what I remember, but overall, this match was well timed, and on the button. Saturn and Disco’s timing was great here, and I definitely enjoyed the match.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Yuji Nagata defeated Ultimo Dragon

If you’re not a pure wrestling fan, then you aren’t going to like this match. At the time Ultimo Dragon was feuding with his manager Sony Onoo and Nagata was taking Ultimo’s place in the Asian wrestling stable that was in WCW. Yuji Nagata was the heel, and Dragon was playing off of his strong style. Dragon was great here, and Nagata’s strong style, mixed with some clever counters made this match really strong. The fans didn’t get it at first, but over time they started to get into it and the ending was a shocker, with Ultimo falling short thanks to Sonny Onoo’s constant nagging outside.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

The Steiner Brothers defeated The Blue Bloods (WCW Tag Team Title Match)

This was a hard-hitting match, with The Steiner Brothers working very stiff with Regal and Taylor. I liked it, the fans seemed to get a kick out of the Steiners, and the match was not too long. You’re not going to get a technical masterpiece here, but The Blue Bloods do have enough heat to make you invest a little bit of your attention into this match up. The Steiners were definitely a great team at one point, so don’t just judge them by their solo runs.

Check out WCW World War 3 1997 VHS Tape, by purchasing it here!


Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Raven defeated Scotty Riggs (Raven’s Rules Match)

JJ Dillon came out and announced that Raven had to decide whether or not he was going to sign a WCW contract. He hadn’t yet, in story line. Well this match featured some nice hits, and Riggs was definitely a good foil for Raven. The match was hard hitting as it was No DQ and it eventually saw Riggs get beat down to the point where he was knocked out solid. I loved the drop toe hold to a steel chair, and the fact that Riggs sold the gimmick by wearing an eye patch. At the end of the match, the flock picked up Riggs and went out of the arena through the crowd. I loved Raven’s WCW Run.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Steve McMichael defeated Alex Wright

I miss Alex Wright. I liked the stupid dance, and then Kaz, and the other dancing idiots. This wasn’t much of a match. McMichael was underrated if you ask me, and he won this without a ton of action. It was a fun in between.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Eddie Guerrero defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. (WCW Cruiserweight Championship Match)

People always cite the original match, but this is one is my personal favorite. Rey Mysterio and Eddy (as I read it) put on another great match. This time around, Eddie was wrestling a hard style on this one. Instead of flying around, Mysterio was grounded, and Guerrero was attacking ribs, legs, and grounding the little guy. There were a few moments that showed Mysterio selling injuries from Nitro and previous matches. If you liked the Halloween Havoc match, then you will like this one for sure. Without Eddie trying to break Mysterio’s mask, this match really took on a whole new world. Again, people like to cite the Halloween Havoc match as their best, but this was definitely a great sequel to a great match. More people should mention this one, especially with Eddie’s psychology focusing on body parts of Mysterio rather than just trying to do the same thing he did at Halloween Havoc. Great moments, that led to a false finish, and eventual win by Eddie Guerrero! Great match, and one of the best in the cruiserweight division ever! Killer frog splash for the win, and the constant Eddie Sucks chants, great stuff here. Mysterio put on a valiant effort, but man, Eddie was on fire here.

Match Rating: 5 out of 5

Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair (NO DQ WCW U.S. Title Match)

Two guys that are legends in wrestling faced off over the United States title on this show. How could these guys follow up a stellar cruiserweight match? Well, psychology my dear friends, some great overall booking in this match up. Hennig and Flair put on a show of chops, reversals, suplexes, and a great overall ending. In the end, Ric Flair slapped on the Figure Four and looked to be winning the title, but Hennig used the belt, which was in the ring to knock his old ass out, and then get the win. This had the crowd going crazy, and for me, this was a great booking decision, a desperation move that made this rad.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

Scott Hall won World War 3 after eliminating The Giant

This was a great one. Scott Hall was getting beat down, and a lot of different wrestlers were part of the last 10, 6, and 4 and then it was The Giant and Scott Hall! The crowd erupted, and then Sting came down from the rafters, going absolutely ape, only to find out that it was KEVIN NASH! Oh man, great ending to a good overall show. For those that aren’t familiar with World War 3, it’s a 60 man battle royal.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

As far as WCW shows are concerned, World War 3 is a great example of a great show amidst a bad show versus the WWF. Yes, the Montreal Screw Job occurred in WWF in the same month, but this show was better all around. I loved it. I didn’t like the screw job, and didn’t think that show had a lot to it, but this one, had a lot of wrestling, great moments, and overall stellar match ups in the final 3 matches.

My recommendation is that you purchase the VHS tape of this, and NOT watch it on the WWE Network. You will find that there are subtle edits, changes in the music, and a lot of cuts that weren’t supposed to be there. But hey, that’s just my two cents.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Raw Women’s Team Cooperating Is Illogical

Yes, That's Bayley and Sasha Banks Saving Charlotte (The Woman They Supposedly Hate)
Hey there, did you catch Smackdown? Did you see what I saw? Did you see the Raw team invade Smackdown. I’m of course talking about the women’s division jumping the Smackdown Women. Nromally this would be grand, but let’s take a second to recognize the fact that there’s a big gap in logic. But it’s wrestling you may ask, of course, but I have time on my hands, and so do you, so listen up and let me inquire a bit.

The Raw Women’s Champion Has Friends?

On Raw, we’ve been hearing about Charlotte and how she’s the best, and how she doesn’t like Sasha or Bayley. But who comes out first to save her when getting beat up by none other than the Queen of Strong Style, Nikki Bella? Sasha Banks! What happened to being the boss? What does she care of Charlotte gets beat down?

Ok, what if she does fight. What about Bayley? Bayley shows up and fights the women too?! The Hugger? Nia Jax comes in as well and she is defending the Raw girls? What the hell?

Let’s go back to the Lethal Lottery in WCW. That was when some bad guys would get teamed up with some good guys. Some guys like Ric Flair would get teamed up with Randy Savage and Sting. What would happen when he got the hot tag? Boom, he’d turn. He wouldn’t even do any moves against the other team, he’d turn, beat up Savage or Sting, and the run away like a good heel. Not here. Nope. Instead we get illogical booking about the Survivor Series.

Oh, and remember, Bragging Rights? Well here you go, get it on Blu Ray and find out what happened the last time Team Raw and Team Smackdown fought in the brand split. What a joke. What a damn joke.


I did like King Booker, though. Good stuff.

WWE Smackdown Live November 15, 2016 Results and Review The Rated B Show

Expect One Last Ride For The WWE Title 
For only 1 hour and 21 minutes, this episode of Smackdown Live proves yet again why it is in fact the B-Show. It’s not an A show, but then again, Raw wasn’t exactly the most thrilling 2 plus hours either. Let’s just call this what it is, the equivalent of WCW Thunder! That’s right, I said it. Wreddit readers can go suck a lemon, idiots. Here are my thoughts on this show, since I sat through it and ate breakfast.

WWE Smackdown Live November 15, 2016 Results


The Miz def. Dolph Ziggler to win the Intercontinental Championship
Kalisto def. Oney Lorcan
Nikki Bella vs. Carmella ends in a No Contest
American Alpha, The Hype Bros, The Usos & Breezango def. The Spirit Squad, The Vaudevillains, The Ascension & The Headbangers – 16-Man Tag Team Match
Edge hosted “The Cutting Edge” with Team SmackDown LIVE
The Undertaker returned to SmackDown LIVE

WWE Smackdown Live November 15, 2016 Review


The Miz def. Dolph Ziggler to win the Intercontinental Championship

This was an outstanding display of what a great opening match can be. I didn’t mind the logic gap at times, because the two were going as fast as they could from transitional elements to power moves. I liked it. It wasn’t a long match, but it sufficed to do exactly what I said would happen, give the heel champion a way into the ppv. Dolph Ziggler should go do anything else, if you ask me. The Miz getting the title is a nice nod, and if you ask me, will most likely lose it to Sami Zayn, who needs a title right now.

Match Rating: 4 out of 5

Kalisto def. Oney Lorcan

Two irrelevant wrestlers put on a fast match with nothing worth mentioning. Only Lorcan or is it Orney? I don’t know. The worst name that the WWE has come up with versus one of the worst promo guys in the industry. Not only that, Kalisto is from Chicago, not Mexico. This match sucked, simple as that.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

Nikki Bella vs. Carmella ends in a No Contest

Not a bad match at all, but of course the Raw women showed up and caused problems. No, I take that back. Nikki beat up Charlotte without provocation, which prompted all the Raw girls to jump Nikki. Then for whatever reason, Carmella joined in to help Nikki! What the hell? Why? Why would Carmella, someone that hates Nikki stop a beat down? This made no sense. The cool spot, of course, was Nia Jax going through the barricade, which was rad, but other than that, this made no logical sense on either side of the coin.

Match Rating: 0 out of 5

American Alpha, The Hype Bros, The Usos & Breezango def. The Spirit Squad, The Vaudevillains, The Ascension & The Headbangers – 16-Man Tag Team Match

If you had to go to the bathroom, this was the one to go with. The crowd wanted Rhyno, but he wasn’t in the match. This was jobbers versus semi-jobbers, and it wasn’t that fun. I guess if you were there live and had a hot dog and beer, maybe it would’ve been more exciting.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

Edge hosted “The Cutting Edge” with Team SmackDown LIVE

I was very surprised when the Cutting Edge show was the end of the show and that’s it. This was literally the end of Smackdown, and I was surprised to see such little amounts of wrestling on the show. I forgot what I was watching, because this sucked up a lot of the time. Edge hosted a lackluster show, and out came the Undertaker. Not a great ending.

Smackdown Live Final Thoughts

Smackdown was a horrible show, with 1 good match. The ending was interesting in that it sets up The Undertaker versus Aj Styles at the Royal Rumble, if you ask me. Of course, you didn’t ask me. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ambrose, Styles, and Undertaker put on a showcase leading to a Final 4 type match for Roadblock or Elimination Chamber.

If I’m going to fantasy book, let’s consider 1997 for a moment. I could see a final 4 in the Rumble being John Cena, Undertaker, Dean Ambrose, and Brock Lesnar. No clear winner found or something happens to be controversial, leading to a final four match in February and the ultimate winner being John Cena. The same thing that happened with the Final Four IYH ppv in which the results of the 1997 rumble led to a quality match to see who would face off in the main event at Wrestlemania 13.

Either way, Smackdown was awful, and that was that. Another week of wrestling done and done.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Brown Shoeman Looks Weak Against Shane McMahon

Brown Shoeman Is Weak Versus Shane McMahon
This past week on Raw, Brown Shoeman was in the ring and caught a beat down from Shane McMahon, as he was taken out of the ring. Now, the logic of this is absolutely stupid.

Brown Shoeman is Wreddit’s poster child. They love him. He can do no wrong. I got called a stupid idiot on that board so much, I finally quit and walked away. So much so that I’m now writing all my lame ass opinions on this blog, since the internet wrestling community doesn’t really like me, like the rest of the world.

There’s a reason why I’m a loner with no friends, but let’s get back on topic.

Brown Shoeman has been booked to be a monster, no problem. However, when he gets tossed out of the ring by Shane McMahon, a non-wrestler, he looks weak. He should be the “monster”, right? Not the guy that can easily be taken out by a few shots, and then out you go buddy.

I found that to be weak.

All monsters will eventually get buried. Mark my words people, Brown Shoeman will get buried sooner than later, just like all the monsters that the WWE has tried to create beforehand. At one point or another burials occur, and it’s going to be great for me to see it happen, especially after Reddit’s wrestling area basically threw me out.

Sometimes I wish I had friends that liked wrestling, instead of just writing this blog that no one reads. Perhaps a podcast, but then again, it’s a lonely life for people without a popular opinion, isn’t it?

So here you go, if you're going to buy WWE crap, you can do so by clicking here and helping this blog start a podcast. If not, oh well.

WWE Monday Night Raw November 14, 2016 Results and Review Wreddit Absolutely Sucks

You Gotta Let Roman Look Strong, Always
Here we go, I’m back again on schedule and I’m absolutely mad. I was basically banned from Reddit, and I finally gave up on my second account. Right when I was starting to make traction as a member of the internet wrestling community, I received a lot of negative comments because I didn’t like Braun Strowman. I call him Brown Shoeman, and well, you just can’t make fun of someone anymore.

I also got railroaded because I said that Joey Styles and Dave Chapelle did the same thing. They both made jokes about Trumps commentary, and one was fired, the other was praised. I was told I was an idiot, and that I don’t listen and that I’m stupid. I just want to also say that I know what “they let you means”. No one mentions that. Trump said, “they let you”, but oh no, oh no, he’s deplorable. Ok, I’m the idiot. I don’t give a crap. I’m not a part of the internet wrestling community, I’m a professional blogger, and that’s where I stay, here on this site and what not. Wreddit can go to hell, and if you’re a fan of that forum, you are going on THE LIST!

WWE Raw Results November 14, 2016


WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens & U.S. Champion Roman Reigns def. Cesaro & Sheamus
Sami Zayn def. Bo Dallas
Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho & Brown Shoeman def. Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day
WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick def. Sin Cara
Goldberg and Brock Lesnar faced off
Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair & Sasha Banks def. Nia Jax & Alicia Fox
Enzo Amore, Big Cass, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. The Golden Truth & The Shining Stars
Team SmackDown LIVE confronted Team Raw

WWE Raw Review November 14, 2016


I’ve been able to watch the full edition of Raw because I have been watching things on Youtube instead of cable or Hulu. I like the condensed, no commercial version of the show. People keep saying that this is a 3 hour show, but it’s not. Today, I saw the full show at around 1 hour 57 minutes, which means that you suckers out there watching it live, are watching 1 hour of commercials, not me. Here we go, a rundown of what happened, and my thoughts, which are not good enough for the internet wrestling community.

WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens & U.S. Champion Roman Reigns def. Cesaro & Sheamus

This match was not half bad. I liked the pace and the wrestling overall. However, I will say that I did not like the logic. Why would Kevin Owens be friendly with Roman Reigns? Stephanie is not really going to fire him, and why should he care about this? They had a few moments of strife in the match, but it was Roman that looked strong here and throughout the night. Owens got knocked out, and Reigns dragged him to the cover and he got the pinfall win. But let’s be clear, Roman Reigns never looked weak on this show, because WWE still wants to shove him down our throats.

Remember this much guys. There was a time when the champion and others that were bad guys didn’t get along with the good guys. I want to cite Ric Flair and Randy Savage at Slamboree 1996. As soon as Flair got tagged in to an uproarious crowd, he punched Savage and left him for dead. The same happened to Sting. Reigns should’ve been beat down by Owens and Jericho, because they don’t like him, and they are heels! What the hell is with this damn logic? Cesaro and Sheamus work well enough together, but another loss? Ok, sure.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

Sami Zayn def. Bo Dallas

For a moment, I thought that the WWE would do the right thing and bring up Bo Dallas to more than jobber status. Nope. Sami Zayn won a simple match. It was fast paced, but let’s not kid anyone, this was another burial for Bo Dallas. Zayn blew him up, and that was that. Zayn will take on Ziggler, in a face versus face match, unless The Miz gets the title on Smackdown.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho & Brown Shoeman def. Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day

Once again, logic. Why would Jericho get along with Rollins and Shoeman? Why would Seth Rollins, the guy that said he wanted to burn Raw to the ground be good with the other two? Why would Brown Shoeman work together with these guys as well? Seriously, why? This makes no sense, but hey, they ended up working together and got the pinfall on the tag team champions. The New Day take a lot of pins, and it makes no sense, but hey, that’s WWE for you.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick def. Sin Cara

The cruiserweights should move to Smackdown, because this is a stupid showcase. This is a boring, boring division and it showed here. Sin Cara got buried, let’s be honest. Since he fought Jericho on a bus, and Kendrick gets a little bit of applause, this went on. It was boring, and it sucked, no one cared.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

Goldberg and Brock Lesnar faced off

This made no sense. Nothing really happened here. The match this weekend will be interesting, but it’s going to be another burial of Goldberg.

So here you go, if you're going to buy WWE crap, you can do so by clicking here and helping this blog start a podcast. If not, oh well.

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

This was ok, but again, why would Banks wrestle with Charlotte if she hates her? Seriously. Why? She should not tag in. Charlotte should attack Banks or just leave her to get beat. Nope. This doesn’t make sense. Don Tony and Kevin Castle on their podcast also commented on how weird this match felt, and the rest of the night as well. I’m with their opinion, this was awkward as hell.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

Enzo Amore, Big Cass, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson def. The Golden Truth & The Shining Stars

Logic once again. Why? Why would the Club Sandwhich boys fight here? Why would they not just walk away? They should walk away and let Enzo and Cass handle this. The Golden Truth and The Shining Stars took another loss, because they are jobbers!

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

Team SmackDown LIVE confronted Team Raw

This is where logic all fell out for me. Why are they working together? Seriously. I am a long time fan of The Survivor Series and the WCW Lethal Lotteries. When you put bad guys and good guys on the same team, they do not act friendly, they do not participate, they are bad. The bad guys are the wild card, they may or may not fight, they just may not. That’s the wild card. Not here. Here, there are no faces, there are no heels, there is no good guy and no bad guy. Oh well.

No One Messes With Roman Reigns

Raw overall was a bad show. There wasn’t a lot to it in my opinion. Leading up to Survivor Series, there’s no wild cards, there’s no question marks, there’s just this rivalry that looks a lot like the Brand Split series that they would do in the past. I guarantee that this is going to be a fun show, but it’s illogical, it’s absolutely going to give Smackdown another push since they are the B show.

The end of the show was an ode to Roman Reigns. If you watched the show, consider the fact that Reigns was the one that looked strongest. He hit super man punches, and all sorts of things, and aligned with Rollins (which doesn’t make sense), and is left looking strong. Reigns getting the push is odd, but hey, why not? At some point they have to turn him heel, they have to. I just don’t get it. Raw sucked. Roman Reigns looked better than Owens, expect him to win the title within the next few months.

So here you go, if you're going to buy WWE crap, you can do so by clicking here and helping this blog start a podcast. If not, oh well.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

WWE Monday Night Raw Results October 31, 2016 Results and Review The Boredom Continues

Rollins Wears Nikes
Monday Night Raw showed up yet again to bore us for 3 hours. Actually, I watched the Youtube option. It was only 2 hours and 8 minutes long. I’m awesome.

WWE Monday Night Raw Results October 31, 2016

Paul Heyman and Rusev confronted Goldberg
Enzo Amore def. Luke Gallows in a Trick or Street Fight
TJ Perkins def. WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick via Count-out
Braun Strowman won a Battle Royal to qualify for the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match
Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander & Lince Dorado def. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari
Nia Jax def. Bayley
Cesaro & Sheamus def. The Shining Stars
U.S. Champion Roman Reigns def. Chris Jericho via Disqualification

WWE Monday Night Raw Review October 31, 2016

Since I watched the whole show, let’s discuss things in brief, since I’m not going to go longwinded on something that was so awful.

Paul Heyman and Rusev confronted Goldberg

Rusev sucks. I said it. Ok, he doesn’t, but he certainly should’ve been selling his injuries from Hell in A Cell, right? He wasn’t. Instead he got in Goldberg’s face, and got a jackhammer for his troubles. Then Heyman got a spear for jacking his jaw, and that was that. Golbderg is ok, I guess. I miss the WCW version circa 1997 – 1999, even if he did knock out Hart.

Enzo Amore def. Luke Gallows in a Trick or Street Fight

I loved this match. I love these matches, and it was a lot of fun to watch. Even though a lot of podcasts buried this, I didn’t. I thought it was fun, and I love how Gallows and Anderson worked in this one. Enzo and Cass were fun too, but this match was just a ball to see. I loved it, even if it wasn’t the most technical.

Match Rating: 3 out of 5

TJ Perkins def. WWE Cruiserweight Champion The Brian Kendrick via Count-out

Brian Kendrick is the smartest champion I’ve seen in a long time. I’ve always said that the heel champions should not want to fight fair, and figure out a way to keep the title on their waists, even if it means looking cowardly. This was just smart. Perkins got outsmarted, simple as that.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Braun Strowman won a Battle Royal to qualify for the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Men’s Elimination Match

Snow man wins. I don’t care for it.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

Rich Swann, Cedric Alexander & Lince Dorado def. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari

The after thought of the show is really turning into another Divas type showcase. These guys are good, but I feel like we already saw this at the PPV.

Match Rating: 2 out of 5

Nia Jax def. Bayley

Bayley sucks on Raw. Simple as that. She’s not nearly on the level of Charlotte or Sasha Banks. Nia Jax finished her fast, and that was that. Nia Jax versus Charlotte makes sense to me.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

Cesaro & Sheamus def. The Shining Stars

I was yawning throughout this.

Match Rating: 1 out of 5

U.S. Champion Roman Reigns def. Chris Jericho via Disqualification

I was rooting for Jericho. Reigns sucks, and he was set to win this until Owens interfered and cost him the match. Rollins came out for the save, but why? Why would Seth Rollins care of Reigns is getting beat up? It makes no sense. This will no doubt lead to a tag match, I’m sure.

Raw sucked yet again. It’s a boring affair, and don’t think Smackdown was any better, it wasn’t. This was just awful, with a few sprinkles of fun.

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