Saturday, April 30, 2016

WCW Spring Stampede 1997 Results and Review A Better VHS Experience

Here we go again, the year was 1997, the April pay per view for WCW went to Tupelo, Coliseum and put in 8,356 in attendance for this show that was headlined by two of the best in the business ever. 8 matches were shown on the program, and there was a lot to enjoy and well, I liked this event a great deal. I’m going to be reviewing this from the WWE network, but I recommend that you get it on VHS. You can purchase WCW Spring Stampede 1997 on VHS here, unedited, uncensored, and without WWE’s editing squad. Here we go, the results and review of Spring Stampede 97.

WCW Spring Stampede 1997 Results and Review

Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Ultimo Dragon

This opener was absolutely great. A young Rey Mysterio Jr. before all the knee surgeries took on the iconic Ultimo Dragon in a stellar match up. Mysterio was crisp, young, and flying around the ring. Meanwhile, Ultimo was so crisp in his movements. He was able to counter Mysterio often and really put on a showcase of the Japanese style mixed with Lucha elements. This 15 minute opener is worth your time, a seriously classic cruiserweight match.

Akira Hokuto defeated Madusa (WCW Women’s Championship)

A five minute throwaway match. WCW failed to use Madusa well, and this match showed that.

Prince Iaukea defeated Lord Steven Regal (WCW Television Championship)

This was another interesting bout for the night. Steven Regal’s style didn’t fit Iuakea’s in this match. It went just over 10 minutes and it was still good, but it just started awkwardly. Regal is always fun to watch, as his mat work is second to none. It’s an adequate match, but nothing great.

The Public Enemy defeated Steve McMichael and Jeff Jarrett

This was an interesting match that featured Public Enemy going over. It was a nice little match, but nothing too grand. Public Enemy wasn’t treated well in WCW, but they were on a win streak at this point, so they get the win, and yes, someone does go through a table. Overall, not bad, but definitely not a great match. Lots of slow moving, and despite the table spot, it was a bit boring overall.

Dean Malenko vs. Chris Benoit ended in a No Contest (WCW United States Championship)

This went 17 minutes and it was a slow one. It was like watching a human chess match. The ending came with Kevin Sullivan coming through and hitting Chris Benoit with a kendo stick, knocking him out for the 3 count. This was a good match, if you like old school wrestling, because it was definitely old school, and methodical. The ending would continue the feud with Benoit and Sullivan, leading to their epic retirement match at Bash at The Beach 1997.

Kevin Nash defeated Rick Steiner (WCW World Tag Team Championship)

This match ended up being a single’s match for the titles. Scott Steiner was arrested earlier in the show, and Nick Patrick was the referee here. Overall a hard hitting match, Steiner working very stiff. Eventually Nash would win overall, but this was not a great match at all.

Lex Luger defeated The Giant, Booker T, and Stevie Ray in a Four Corners Match

Lex Luger got the win, but the story here was that whomever got the pinfall, would get a title shot against Hollywood Hogan. As I recall, Luger would get a title shot and actually win, only to get the title stripped away from him on Nitro. Whatever the case is, this was a good overall match, with The Giant and Luger on the same page, while the Harlem Heat ended up arguing. This was the night where Booker T called Hogan the N word, if you’re curious.

Diamond Dallas Page defeated Randy Savage

Macho Man was super stiff working with DDP. DDP ended up getting the win, but only after taking a serious beating by Randy Savage. After a diamond cutter, a ref bump, and Nick Patrick’s return, DDP would win. This was a brawl, nothing more than a sheer fight, and Macho eventually went down to DDP, but the feud was far from over.

Overall Spring Stampede 1997 was an underrated event and definitely deserved a lot more attention. The WWF at the time was running Revenge of Taker, and only received 6,477 in attendance in New York. Their main event was Stone Cold versus Bret Hart, so you know. Taker fought Mankind for the title, and well, that show I didn’t get live, I got Spring Stampede and recorded the VHS tape off the event. It was a classic in my view. Anyways, this night was cool for WCW, but there was a lot of dissension and disarray in the ending. The NWO seemed to be breaking apart.

Overall Rating: 7 out of 10

The cruiser weight match and the main event made this one above average. However, the rest of the card left something to be desired overall.

Again, if you’re going to watch this one unedited, you’ll want to look into Spring Stamped 1997 on VHS by clicking here. Don’t watch it on the Network, it will be edited, and censored, without the real music and reactions.

WWE Payback 2016 Predictions

Ryback versus Kalisto (WWE U.S. Championship)

This is a match that should see a lot of commentary on how small Kalisto is against the big guy. Look to see Ryback win this one, get the title and get a good run against all comers. In fact, I wouldn't put it past WWE to put in Apollo Crews in a feud with Ryback as two big guys going at it is a Vinnie Mac wet dream. 

Winner: Ryback for the U.S. Championship 

Vince McMahon Announces Who Controls WWE 

Look at Vince to state that at the next Pay Per View, Team Authority will face Team Shane winner will get control over the show. 

Winner: No One, Setting Up A Match For Next Pay Per view

Charlotte vs. Natalya (WWE Women's Championship)

I don't think that Bret and Flair can get too physical. Hart has stated that he can't really do a lot of bumps, so if there is any interaction, look for Flair to get hit hard on this one, and the unpopular solution of Natalya winning via disqualification and Charlotte once again not losing the belt. 

Winner: Natalya via DQ

Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens

I honestly think that this is going to be a brawl, and it won't end with a finish. What it's going to do is simple, it's going to go quite a while, but double dq or double countout with this leading to a serious second match with weapons, ladders, or something else. Last man standing most likely. This is a money feud, there will not be a definitive winner here, in my opinion. 

Winner: No Winner, Double Countout or DQ

The Miz vs. Cesaro (Intercontinental Championship)

The Miz will put on a good match, Cesaro will beat the crap out of him, but The Miz will retain the title after the Skull Crushing Finale. 

Winner: The Miz

Chris Jericho vs. Dean Ambrose

Look for Jericho to win this one, and BURY Dean Ambrose. Then get Jericho into a feud with Roman Reigns as his last major feud before retiring for good. 

Winner: Chris Jericho 

Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler is enhancement talent, nothing more at this point. Ziggler is going to put on a showcase of wrestling, but will most likely lose this one yet again. Look for Baron Corbin to look strong yet again. 

Winner: Baron Corbin 

Enzo and Cass vs. The Vaudevillains 

In this final match in the tag team title tournament, look for The Vaudevillains to win big here. I think Enzo and Cass are great, but their time is not now, and they will end up losing this one, setting up a return of Blue Pants and Carmela down the line. But in this match, The Realest Guys in the room will go down to the throwback tag team of The Vaudevillains. 

Winner: The Vaudevillains 

Roman Reigns vs. Aj Styles (WWE Championship)

Here it is, the match you'd never think you'd see since Aj Styles was so loyal to TNA. Well, while a lot of people are hoping for Bullet Club to help Aj Styles win the big one, I think it's going to be Roman Reigns getting the victory. If by chance Aj does win, it will be by disqualification, and it will lead to him getting a rematch. 

Winner: Roman Reigns

The Wild Card Bullets 

No pun intended here. What will happen other than the aforementioned matches? Watch out for: 

  • The Bullet Club and Finn Balor showing up to beat up Aj Styles. 
  • Look out for a Roman Reigns heel turn by aligning with The Bullet Club and Balor. 
  • Watch out for the Wyatt Family!
And there you have it, Payback 2016 predictions! I'll have results and review on Monday, and a new column coming to you weekly. 

Have you checked out the deals via WWE merch, blu rays and much more are available right here! Get the latest for less than you would pay at WWE Shopzone and your local Walmart, with free shipping and more. Click here. Support this blog, and help us get a dot com and a podcast going. 

WWE Smackdown 4/28/2016 Results and Review The Last Stop Before Payback

Aj Styles Is Part of The Bullet Club
The last stop before Payback was paved with matches on Smackdown, and an opening that had none other than Roman Reigns. As soon as his music hit, the crowd went into a lot of boos, but perhaps they were saying Boo-urns? Boo-Urns?

Anyways, this night on Smackdown started with a Roman Reigns promo that was interrupted by The Miz, and for his troubles? A punch in the mouth and a challenge. Roman Reigns left standing tall, as it were, and Smackdown starts fast, and goes into overdrive before Payback this Sunday.

WWE Smackdown 4/28/2016 Results and Review

Sami Zayn, Kalisto, and Cesaro defeated The League of Nations via countout

This match wasn’t half bad. There were some quick tags here and there, and some nice offense on both sides. The League of Nations took on a lot of work load, punishing the smaller competitors. The best part here was the disintegration of the League of Nations. Everyone got into a shoving match, and Del Rio left first, then Rusev left, allowing for Sheamus to take on 3 other competitors! Watch for Cesaro running across the floor and nearly knocking Sheamus’s head off with a European upper cut. Holy crap! It nearly took out the camera guy as well! Sheamus couldn’t take on the 3, and eventually was counted out, and that was that. The end of the League of Nations.

Baron Corbin defeated Damien Sandow

It was nice to see Sandow getting a payday, but it was all for not, as he got completely buried by Corbin. He barely got any offense, Corbin delivered his moves, beat down Sandown and hit End of Days. Sandow still gets a pay check, but man, what a waste of talent WWE, what a waste.

The Ambrose Asylum Segment with Natalya and Charlotte

Not a great segment. Ambrose is ok, but I don’t understand why he’s a lunatic? He doesn’t really form that notion of insane like Brian Pillman or any other insane guys. Even Norman Smiley did a better insane gimmick when he was screaming Norman Smiley. Natalya and Charlotte went at it verbally, and I didn’t care. Perhaps I was just tired. I stayed up late last night, watching “How To Get Away With Murder”. I didn’t pick up the Ric Flair, “kill yourself” line which many people were talking about on Twitter, but hey, that’s what happens in post, right?

Enzo and Cass defeated The Social Outcasts (Jobbers)

This match was exactly what you’d expect before a pay per view event. Enzo and Cass did all the work, running around going through the motions of their duo’s offense. Curtis Axle showed up to fight, and that was interesting, but I couldn’t resist calling him Michael McGullicutty. The Vaudevillains showed up, of course to watch, and The New Day were on commentary. This match was entertaining, no doubt, and the commentary was funny too, but overall, it was obvious what this match was for and what would occur. That’s not to say it was bad, it was fast paced, lots of great action, and really showcased the Enzo and Cass duality. I liked it. Good stuff, just not that important overall. The Social Jobbers are still just that, jobbers.

Apollo Crews defeated Stardust

Another match from Raw on Smackdown, and you know how this one went. Stardust is reaching the limit of his gimmick if you ask me. This match showcased Crews as a stellar athlete, and dominant newcomer. He wins easily.

Roman Reigns defeated The Miz

This was a champion versus champion match, and it wasn’t half bad. Roman Reigns isn’t a terrible wrestlers, and The Miz really hung in there with the champion. The match was a good main event for Smackdown, and Aj Styles at ringside was great. This one really got my attention, with lots of back and forth, high flying, and fast paced mat wrestling. Reigns’ showing off his power was good, and this thing really boiled down at the end.

After the match the Bullet Club showed up as well as the Usos. The question was whether or not Aj Styles was in cahoots with the Bullet Club, and well, we found out! On to Payback! Predictions coming, and a new column is coming also Mondays, here at sirjorge’s wwe blog.

Overall Rating: 8 out of 10 for good wrestling, and less talking.
WWE Smackdown 4/28/2016 Results

Sami Zayn, Kalisto, and Cesaro defeated The League of Nations via countout
Baron Corbin defeated Damien Sandow
The Ambrose Asylum Segment with Natalya and Charlotte
Enzo and Cass defeated The Social Outcasts (Jobbers)
Roman Reigns defeated The Miz
Apollo Crews defeated Stardust

Have you checked out the deals via WWE merch, blu rays and much more are available right here! Get the latest for less than you would pay at WWE Shopzone and your local Walmart, with free shipping and more. Click here. Support this blog, and help us get a dot com and a podcast going. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Roman Reign's Is The Laughing Stock of WWE Champions - With Video Proof

How would you refer to the World Champion in the WWE? Would you ever call the man on top a laughing stock? Well, we already know Roman Reigns is getting booed out of buildings across America, and of course in my home, he gets booed out of the living room. My wife, however, likes him, but that’s because she’s not even a casual wrestling fan, she’s more along the lines of a, dutiful wife that lets me watch wrestling, or at least tolerates it a few times a month when there is a pay per view.

Roman Reigns Is A Laughing Stock

There, I said it. Why? Well, it turns out that he was the brunt of a serious joke for wearing “daddy” jeans in a PSA. I’m never going to be that kind of dad, but hey I’m an idiot. I’ll always have my sag tight, sag right, you know, you know how us player’s role. (Sarcasm in place) Anyways, he was made fun of on the Chris Hardwick show that no one watches. But then again, I’m talking about it, aren’t I?

Roman Reigns sucks, even though I wrote about how I don’t hate the guy here.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Smart Wrestling Fan’s Wrestlemania Coverage Proves To Be The Worst

I’m not the greatest writer. I’m not a podcaster. I am however a fan of wrestling, and listen to a lot of podcasts. One of the long running podcasts that I have been listening to from time to time was Smart Wrestling Fan. Now, I liked when it was hosted by Joe and Wiggly, that’s how long I’ve been listening. But things started to shift. There are several reasons why I stopped listening in the past, and I’ll cite two major reasons.

The Nexus Angle That Blew Up

Remember the Summerslam match that pitted John Cena’s team versus The Nexus. Well, it was in that match that featured a lot of great moments. I reviewed Summerslam 2010 here. I bring this up because that’s one of the main shows that I recall being great, until the end. The ending had me absolutely mad. Looking back at the review, you can see my review which was written out live as the show went on. Well, it really got interesting when the main event brought out Daniel Bryan, after being fired for choking out Justin Roberts.

Why bring this up? Well, because I hated the ending. I wrote into Smart Wrestling Fan, and voiced my opinion to hear what the hosts had to say about it. If you don’t remember the match, here’s the finish. John Cena gets a DDT on the floor, he’s out cold. Then Justin Gabriel hits the 450 splash, and that should finish Cena, right? Nope. He pops up eliminates both Wade Barrett and Justin Gabriel and wins the entire match, burying The Nexus. The Nexus never recovered.

Smart Wrestling Fan’s hosts buried my opinion and said I was dumb. They sided with John Cena and the booking of that angle. Fine. Fine. Ok, I’ll take it. I’ll stop listening.

The Second Strike

Recently, I started listening again, but it wasn’t until the Wrestlemania 32 coverage that I finally threw in the towel. The have a couple of new hosts since I stopped listening long ago. I was in for a long podcast, 4 hours, and it took a lot of gym time to get through it. What I hated about it was simple, Joe Negron’s stupidity. One minute he says something is great, then the next he says the same thing is stupid. He even mentioned how stupid certain fans are, for cheering what they want. Then lambastes JBL for doing the same thing in front of RAW! This guy flip flops more than Donald Trump.

There’s a dichotomy at play here, one that I gritted my teeth at. Then he made a comment about the Fort Minor song that opened up Wrestlemania. He makes a sly comment about how the song adds up to more than 100% and that it’s a stupid song. Well, well, Mr. Negron, you lose another listener. If Adsense allowed me to do so, I’d just say “F” the guy and quit. If you happen to listen to the episode in question, get ready to hear a grown ass man whine and complain, and basically hate the chore of watching wrestling and getting paid to do so.

So what? Why even comment? Because this begins my start of reviewing wrestling podcasts. I listen to a lot of them, sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad. I wanted to start with saying that Smart Wrestling Fan is absolutely terrible, and the host’s whining and constant lamentations about wrestling is not worth your time. Mr. Mutant Larry, now that’s a cool guy, though. I’d listen to a podcast of just that dude talking, but not with Joe Negron constantly interrupting, sighing, and hating wrestling.

I hate how people ask for money, then give you a show that they obviously don’t want to do any more. Heck, I got so sock of wrestling that I didn’t want to write anymore. So I stopped. Now I’m back, because I got tired of all these hacks talking out of their asses.

As I look to review episodes of podcasts about Wrestling, I'll start by saying that Smart Wrestling Fan is the WORST podcast on wrestling. 

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/26/2016 Results and Review Shane Still Runs The Show

Again, yes again, Shane McMahon is in charge. Why even have the Hell In A Cell match? This logic thing is stupid, but hey, that’s what you get right? Out comes Shane, and here we go, another week of Raw, and I’m pumped. I just got back from Spokane, Washington to hang out with a dear friend of mine, and play some poker. Now I’m back in Indianapolis, hanging out, making buttons, and enjoying a little bit of the high life. So here is the break down of the Monday Night Raw HULU edition, since I don’t have cable. Images via WWE.COM

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/26/2016 Results and Review

Stephanie McMahon showed up to interrupt Shane, and the two talked about how this was the last night for Shane. Stephanie than dropped the bomb shell that this Sunday, Vince McMahon would detail who would be in charge of the WWE. Security came down and escorted Stephanie McMahon out, to uproarious cheers. BY the way, I’d like to just say that Stephanie is absolutely beautiful. Just saying. Stunning. For a mother of several children, she has such a great body, and well, that’s awesome. According to the Triple H dvd, she works out daily, and of course, she has the resources to get it done. This was a really cool segment with Stephanie getting carted out by Security, aka Indie Wrestlers.

Aj Styles defeated Sheamus

In the first time ever meeting, this match really showcased a good match. The two went for it, but it was Sheamus that was getting the upper hand for the most part. However, Styles, picked up the win with a little psychology. Missing the Brogue kick, Sheamus fell backwards and boom the Phenomenal Forearm knocked his ass out, letting Styles pick up the win before Gallows and Anderson came to the ramp to see what’s up. Styles has been on fire since coming into the WWE, even though Jericho buried him.

The WWE Tag Team tournament continued a bit, with promos getting cut by The New Day, The Vaudevillains and Enzo and Cass. It was ok, nothing too exciting. No action.

Gallows and Anderson's New Gear Is Like Nasty Boys 2.0

Gallows and Anderson defeated The Usos

Why did the team of Gallows and Anderson look like The Nasty Boys? Just saying. Nasty Boys 2.0, you heard it here first. This was an ok match, not what I expected, but hey, not everything can be a technical masterpiece, right? Overall, good flow, and of course The Bullet Club wins.

Roman Reigns easily took care of the Bullet Club after the match, in my view, burying them. Ok, maybe not, but come on. It would’ve looked way better of the Bullet Club beat down Reigns, but you know he’s the new Superman.

Sami Zayn defeated Rusev

Rusev controlled most of this match, and it was entertaining. However, Zayn wins with a random roll up ala 1992 WCW. I didn’t like the finish, but the rest of the match had some good points.

Ambrose came out to cut a promo on Jericho. Jericho came out and ranted, as usual. Another boring segment. I hate these. Jericho got the best of Ambrose, and gave him the Walls of Jericho on the announcer’s table. Yep. Nothing to see here folks.

As much as I liked the Chyna video tribute. Let’s not forget that the WWE, and Triple H specifically buried her many times in interviews and even in podcasts. This type of hypocrisy by the WWE is stupid, and disingenuous to the fact that Chyna was not well loved in the WWE before she died. I’m sorry, I can’t get behind this. WWE’s revisionist history is insane. RIP Chyna, sorry for the disingenuous attitudes. I wish people showed you love before you died, perhaps it would’ve helped more.

Aj Styles Getting Blasted While The Nasty Boys 2.0 Look On

Roman Reigns defeated Alberto Del Rio

So Roman buries Alberto Del Rio, oh well. The match was boring, the crowd wasn’t into it. Aj Styles comes out after Gallows and Anderson come down to fight Roman Reigns, only to get Superman Punched for his help. The question is, like the classic WCW world, is Aj Styles in collusion with The bullet Club? Well, A Phenomenal Forearm knocked out Reigns, so maybe he is in cahoots? I don’t know? Collusion? I don’t know. We’ll see at Payback, right?

Overall Rating: 5 out of 10

The Hulu edition of Raw had a lot more talking and promos than they had wrestling. I would prefer more wrestling, but hey, that’s me. It’s nice to see new matches, and Payback should be interesting, although Roman is going over. Simple as that.

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/26/2016 Results (HULU EDITION)

Aj Styles defeated Sheamus
Sami Zayn defeated Rusev
Gallows and Anderson defeated The Usos
Roman Reigns defeated Alberto Del Rio

Monday, April 25, 2016

The Death of Chyna

Let’s not pretend that we were all big Chyna fans. We weren’t. There’s a lot of disingenuous fans out there mourning her death, that not two or three weeks earlier were making fun of her, and her downfall. Podcasts of all types have been singing her praises now, but when Triple H was asked about her going into the hall of fame on the Stone Cold Podcast, he and others said no, for what she did.

Now they love her?


No sir.

Chyna was in fact a beast in the ring. But behind the scenes, she was a woman, and a very sweet person. If you read her book, you would know that all she wanted was love and acceptance. Then Stephanie McMahon swooped in, stole her boyfriend, and ruined her life. She never recovered.

Chyna really died of a broken heart. It’s a human story that no one seems to talk about.

This is a sad death, and one that I wanted to at least make a note of. Chyna, was a human being, and a great performer. But sometimes, in this life, there are situations that are right under our noses, and well they break us. They broke her. Stephanie McMahon and Triple H’s social media response were stupid, filled with crocodile tears and saving face for what they did.

Oh well.

RIP Chyna, look, you were loved. Just listen to the masses, they love you, now that you’re gone. My apologies for not being able to convince people when you were alive. Mad respect, RIP, hope you and the rest of the dead wrestlers out there are having a ball.

WCW Superbrawl 1997 Results and Review A Better VHS Experience

This show starts with Roddy Piper running away from Alcatraz, like a crazy person. He runs out of jail, and onto a boat, and that’s how we start Superbrawl VII. This show was live from the Cow Palace in San Francisco with 13,000 plus fans live in 1999. Once again, it’s best to get the VHS version to see the unedited event, but of course it’s on the WWE network. Here goes my review and the results of WCW Superbrawl VII from 1997.

Where were you in 1997? I was living in West Los Angeles, learning to skateboard, and trying to just be a normal kid. Meanwhile, WWF was pushing Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, and others. The Attitude era, I think was in full effect, or at least it was coming. But the WCW product is definitely worth noting.

WCW Superbrawl 1997 Results and Review

Syxx defeated Dean Malenko

This was a really good match, and for all the crap X-Pac gets, he could really go. Here he showcased great work with Dean Malenko. The match, however, involved Eddy Guerrero getting involved, causing Malenko to win the match.

Konnan, La Parka and Villano IV defeated Juventud Guerrera, Super Calo, and Ciclope

In under 12 minutes, the lucha libre stars shined. Wow, what a match. If you haven’t seen this one, check it out. Look for the graceful flight of La Parka, who is absolutely brilliant for being such a big guy. It gives us bigger guys hope, I guess. Overall, lots of action, and a good amount of time to showcase the raw talent of these guys.

Prince Iuakea defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. (WCW Television Championship)

Stephen Regal interfered at the end, but before that, Prince Iuakea and Rey put on a decent match. It was cut short, but the guys put in some great offense, and reversals. Mysterio didn’t get the pop I expected, but really shined in this match up.

DDP defeated Buff Bagwell via disqualification

Buff didn’t do much for this match to be watchable. In under 10 minutes, this was a dud, and even DDP can’t save it.

Eddy Guerrero defeated Chris Jericho (WCW United States Championship)

This was a great match, with Jericho really showing off what he learned in Mexico. Eddy (not Eddie, as you may know), looked smaller than you’d expect, and thereby being faster. He was fast and matched up great with Jericho. Jericho put on a showcase here, and the two work so well together, making this an instant classic. (just saying, they kept it as Eddy in this one, but they changed it later)

The Public Enemy defeated Harlem Heat and The Faces of Fear

This was a short triple threat match, and it ended somewhat abruptly. Public Enemy brought a table down, but that wasn’t used until later. This match was not half bad, but it wasn’t great either. It was a bit fast too, but hey, it had some good moments, including Public Enemy selling like HBK at times.

Jeff Jarrett defeated Mongo McMichael

This was a throwaway match in which we saw Debra turn on Mongo. Overall, an ok match, but nothing to really write home about.

Chris Benoit defeated The Taskmaster Kevin Sullivan in a San Francisco Death Match

This was epic. Jacquelyn was tied to Woman with a leather strap and the two were throwing haymakers at each other. They were straight up shooting, and also were getting in the way of Benoit and Sullivan. The finish of this one, holy crap. Jacquelyn and Sullivan are on top of a table and Chris Benoit dives off the top rope onto both of them, erupting the crowd into an insane cheering roar. This alone was well worth it! Although, afterwards, everyone involved was taking out in ambulances. Not sure if that was kayfabe or not, but this match was one hell of a match up.

Lex Luger and The Giant defeated The Outsiders (WCW World Tag Team Championship)

The Giant battled the Outsiders alone for the most of this match, but after a while out came Luger with a broken arm, and a cast. He would eventually get in and torture rack Kevin Nash for the win. Not a bad match, but not a great one either.

Hollywood Hogan defeated Roddy Piper

This introduced Macho Man as part of the NWO. Not a great match, in fact, not even that fun to watch. Piper was still a bit ripped at this point, and Hogan, well he played the cowardly heel. After much interference, and a false finish, Piper gets beat down and several elbow drops, and leg drops. That’s the end of this PPV, and well, it wasn’t grand.

Overall Rating: 7 out of 10

The best match of this one was the San Francisco Death Match. The women threw some hay makers at each other, and Benoit versus Sullivan always delivers. This was insane, with an even more insane ending. The last bump, holy crap, you have to see it to believe it. Other than that, a good under card, but nothing too spectacular in the main event spot. There's a lot of nice spots overall, and this is a good effort, but not marvelous.

You can pick up the unedited VHS edition of WCW Superbrawl VII here. It features the original music, and commentary, unedited! 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WCW Bash At The Beach 1999 Results and Review A Better VHS Experience

You Can Buy The Uncensored/Unedited VHS Tape HERE

Well, here we go, another WCW pay per view review. This one was held on July 11, 1999. Do you know where you were? I was in Santa Clarita, California about to head back down to Santa Monica, and well, I missed this one. However, I did have the VHS tape and recently went back and watched it again.

WCW Bash At The Beach 1999 had 13,624 in attendance, which is not a small crowd for the company. It was sad to see that 1 year later, this show wouldn’t even draw 10,000. Anyways, while some will hate WCW, this wasn’t half bad, and here are my thoughts in regards to the classic pay per view.

WCW Bash At The Beach 1999 Results and Review

Ernest Miller defeated Disco Inferno

I never hated Disco, but here he was a shell of his former self. The official time according to the internet was 3 minutes, but I felt like this was a lot longer. Disco isn’t a bad wrestler, he put on some great matches in 1998. I would cite Starrcade 1998 as one of his finer performances. I would also like to mention that he was one tough guy. Just look at Booker T vs. Disco and you’ll see Booker come off the top rope and basically kill Disco by landing full force on his skull. It was a sick mistake, but hey, that’s what happens. This match was fast, had a lot of cheating, and really wasn’t that great, not the best opener.

Rick Steiner defeated Van Hammer (TV Championship)

This was a weird match. Hammer must have done something wrong. Steiner started to no-sell the offense, and instead started to really hit Hammer and this match ended in 3 minutes or so. It was a terrible match, and Hammer wasn’t a bad wrestler.

David Flair defeated Dean Malenko (U.S. Championship)

This was as good as you may think it was. Malenko carried Flair to a watchable match, but thanks to Flair, Anderson, and Double D, David won the match. But not before taking a serious beating. Rick Flair’s nepotism saved him from losing, but he got beat the hell out of for it.

The No Limit Soldiers defeated The West Texas Rednecks

This was an elimination tag team match, and it was laughable to say the least. The best part of this was watching Brad Armstrong in there, mopping up as a No Limit Soldier. Other than that, I can’t recommend this one. I will say this much, The West Texas Rednecks sure put on a showcase of old school wrestling.

Fit Finlay won a Junkyard Invitational (WCW Hardcore Championship)

It was hard to see this one, as the camera kept switching, it was dark, and was just garbage. Fit Finlay would win, but this was a bad idea, executed terribly. This was seriously a bad match, and it legitimately injured a lot of the wrestlers.

The Jersey Triad defeated Perry Saturn and Chris Benoit (WCW Tag Team Championship)

23 minutes, and what a hell of a match this was! The Triad was a team made up of DDP, Kanyon, and Bam Bam Bigelow. Bigelow, holy crap, he could move. In this match, watch for him moving like a cruiserweight, and even coming off the top rope with ease. DDP and Kanyon’s fast tags made sense, and Benoit and Saturn just couldn’t keep up with the numbers. This one stole the show in my opinion, and it is one of the best WCW pay per view matches ever put together.

Buff Bagwell defeated Roddy Piper in a boxing match

This was a throwaway match. Buff won, but eh, I didn’t care. Mills Lane was the referee.

Randy Savage and Sid Vicious defeated Kevin Nash and Sting (WCW World Championship Match)

This was something else. This was a tag match, and it got rowdy fast. Nash was laying waste to Savage and Vicious, Sting wasn’t taking any guff, and this got intense. There was a lot of great moments, but with only 13 minutes to tell a story, it got rushed in the end. Savage won this match and became the WCW World Champion. It sent the fans home confused, as Sting and Nash were way over here, and yet nothing. Oh well. The match was fun, nothing too grand.

Overall Rating: 7 out of 10

WCW Bash At The Beach 1999 didn’t deliver like it did a year before. However, nearly getting 14,000 people to see it was great. If you get this on VHS you can get the unedited music, and commentary. There’s a lot of editing on the WWE end if you see it that way. The best match was definitely the WCW Tag title match, and the rest was take it or leave it for me. Also, pay close attention to how the commentary team treats Bobby Heenan. You could hear the frustration in his replies during this one, it was really bad. Heenan hung in there, but I would’ve walked out, unless he was in on it. I don’t know, sometimes you can’t tell here.

I suggest picking up WCW Bash At The Beach 1999 on VHS here, if you have the money. Get the VHS tape and rip it to dvd, don’t see it on the WWE Networking, or you will not get the crowd reactions and real music for guys like DDP. Overall, not half bad, but not great either.

WCW Fall Brawl 2000 Results and Review A Better VHS Experience

I read online that this was the last great WCW pay per view, and therefore I had to watch it. The reason why I’m filling this site with more reviews, is simple, I love wrestling, and while the current product is grand, I want to go back and see the old stuff, and lots of things I missed while I was going through college and other things in my life.

With that in mind, here is WCW Fall Brawl 2000 Results and Review!

The show went on air on September 17, 2000 and was held at the HSBC Arena. The crowd here was 8,638 screaming WCW fans, which were definitely in decline at this point.

Elix Skipper defeated Kwee Wee (WCW Cruiserweight Championship)

This is an interesting match up, and at around 11 minutes, it was actually really good. Major Gunns, I met at an XPW show, and she was just as hot, albeit she was freezing when I met her. She’s hot here, and apparently a porn star, the scenes I saw her in weren’t that hot, but that’s just me. As for this match, Skipper was flopping around and Kwee Wee took some hard bumps off the apron. This was a good match, however, and I enjoyed it for what it was.

The Misfits In Action defeated 3 Count

3 Count is a breath of fresh air on these later WCW pay per views. The talent that these 3 guys have is insane. I can’t believe they didn’t get more of a shot in WWE when the company was purchased. The Misfits are familiar faces from the Wall to Chavo Guerrero, I kid you not. This was post Eddie leaving, mind you. Overall, a good match with lots of action, although nothing too grand. Wall going through a table was fun, but 3 Count should’ve won if you ask me.

The Harris Brothers defeated Kronik in a First Blood Chain Match

Not a stellar outing. However, the guys brawled, and eventually it was over. I don’t have a lot to say about this one, it was a throwaway match and felt that way. The guys bladed.

Lance Storm defeated General Rection (WCW US Championship)

This wasn’t a great match. This was a throw away match. Hugh Morris apparently changed his name, and well this match was not grand. It went around 6 minutes, and it was sloppy and boring. I did appreciate Lance Storm trying hard to get this going, but it was just awkward to say the least.

The Filthy Animals vs. The Natural Born Thrillers (NO CONTEST)

This was the infamous match in which Paul Orndorf got seriously injured. He was ripped, but with a little arm, since he had a stroke and his arm’s strength decayed. Either way, he goes for a piledriver, and shatters vertebrae straining, and goes completely numb. The match was called after 16 minutes, and it was sad to see someone get seriously hurt in a match.

Shane Douglass and Torrie Wilson defeated Billy Kidman and Madusa in a Scaffold Match

This was the best scaffold match I’ve ever seen. Torrie Wilson was scared, so she didn’t get involved as much. Madusa and Shane Douglas fought as well as Kidman. Madusa and Kidman took bumps off the scaffold onto rigged areas, so that they weren’t hurt. Not bad, but again, it’s a scaffold match.

Sting defeated The Great Muta and Vampiro in a triangle match

This was interesting, with the story being told that Sting helped Great Muta, even though they’ve been enemies since the 1990s. Vampiro got lost in the shuffle here. He had a championship belt, but wasn’t sure why or which one. This was an ok match, albeit only 5 minutes long, with a few spots to even mention. Overall, not a great one, even though Sting won. I guess that’s all I can say about that.

That 70’s Guy Mike Awesome defeated Jarrett in a Bunkhouse Brawl

Holy crap, what a match. 9 minutes of brutality, with Jarrett actually taking hardcore match bumps. Highlights included Jarrett getting through into a table wrapped in barbed wire, and I kid you not, holy crap, Gary Coleman interfered. Coleman got obliterated with a chair, and I do mean obliterated, but it was Awesome that picked up the win. This was a wild brawl. Jarrett actually put on a good display and the crowd went insane for Coleman and the guitar shot that looked incredible. He seriously got hit in a great visual.

Scott Steiner defeated Goldberg in a No DQ Match

I heard great things about this match, so I was interested in seeing what they did in this one. All I can say is that it was wild! Steiner and Goldberg were throwing every suplex out there, every powerslam, and at one point Steiner was caught off the top rope and drilled into the canvas. This was a fine match, Steiner’s best since the early 1990s, until Midajah and again, I kid you not Vince Russo appeared and hit Goldberg with bats and pipes! After knocking Goldberg out Steiner won with the Steiner Recliner, and that was that. This was a perhaps the best brawl, and wrestling combo match I’ve seen from Steiner ever, holy crap. Oh and the strength of Goldberg, geez, you’ll like this, unless you’re an idiot.

Booker T defeated Kevin Nash in a Steel Cage Match

This was not a grand match. Kevin Nash phoned it in, Booker did alright, but it was just a boring 9 minute main event, and just not good. It was rushed, and the fans were sent home happy.

Overall Rating: 7 out of 10

While there were some wild moments in this one, the longest match went to a no contest at 16 minutes long. Other than that, this was a disorganized pay per view. However, I will say that the Steiner versus Golberg match was perhaps the finest brawl I’ve seen in a long time. Watch it, and look out for Goldberg’s insane power as he really threw around Steiner. Steiner is no slouch either, but Goldberg was no selling a lot of offense. Russo and Midajah with baseball bats and pipes was cartoonish, but overall, this is a C grade pay per view as WCW was on their way out.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/18/2016 Results and Review The Bullet Club Destroys Reigns

Here we go again, Raw live from London, and again we have a Raw that features a mixed bag. This time yet again, Shane McMahon is in charge, making that Hell in A Cell match from Wrestlemania, pointless. Whatever the case is, this is a review of the HULU edition of WWE Monday Night Raw from 4/18/2016, and here are my thoughts, and what not. Images sourced from

WWE Monday Night Raw Review

The Ambrose Asylum opened the show, and Shane McMahon came out…sigh. Kevin Owens came out and talked Sami Zayn. Zayn came out and the two verbally sparred. Then Jericho came out, and everyone was crashing the Ambrose Asylum! This ended in a brawl, and Shane setting up a couple of matches for Payback.

People on the internet already say that the show is predictable. Oh well. This was a nice opening, but I’m tired of talking for openings on Monday Night Raw. I’d prefer things to be a bit different, perhaps even wrestling related, instead of the South Park style talking B.S. openings.

Chris Jericho defeated Sami Zayn

I smell a burial! This match was competitive for sure, but I can’t help but thinking that Zayn losing clean to Jericho is just showing that the WWE doesn’t really want the smaller guys coming up getting one over on veterans. I don’t know. I like Jericho enough, but he seems to be killing the momentum of the up and comers.

The Bullet Club interrupted an Aj Styles interview, and they all seemed friendly.

Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeated The Dudley Boyz

Here we go, the newcomers actually win! They are going to the finals. The Dudley’s focused on Enzo most of the match, but it was Big Cass’s hot tag that really shifted things. Enzo got a beat down, but in the end, a second wind would help the team recover and get the victory, making for a good, fast paced match.

Roman Reigns came out, and there were massive Boos. Aj Styles came out and verbally sparred with Roman Reigns. It wasn’t half bad. The Bullet Club came out and decimated Reigns, which was great. Aj said he had nothing to do with it.

The Women's 8 Man Tag Match

This was a slow moving, boring match, in which the crowd was dead. This wasn’t great, it just was the same old formula you would get from the “divas” division. I was bored, you know you were bored, and well, this wasn’t their best effort. I don’t even want to list all the participants.

The Vaudevillains defeated The Usos

I believe I called this one. The Vaudevillains defeated the Usos in a somewhat short, and well, ok overall match up. This was a beat down. The finals will be an NXT type main event, so that’s interesting.

Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens

Not a bad match, don’t get me wrong. But the crowd didn’t seem into it, the match didn’t have a lot of psychology, and well, I was just not impressed with the same old same old from these two. Not only that, Ambrose wins to look strong against Jericho, at the expense of Kevin Owens? It seems like only the WWE talent that has been in their development system for a while gets the wins. This bored me, even when Jericho interfered after the match, I didn’t care anymore, same old BS show on Raw.

WWE Monday Night Raw Results

Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeated The Dudley Boyz
Chris Jericho defeated Sami Zayn
The Divas 8 Man Tag Match
The Vaudevillains defeated The Usos
Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens

Saturday, April 16, 2016

WCW Halloween Havoc 1989 Results and Review Better Wrestling VHS Series

In an effort to go back and watch more and more wrestling, I have decided to review older VHS tapes. As you may or may not know, at the height of my tape collecting, I had 1400 wrestling videos. I had amassed a huge collection before getting married and selling it all off. Now with the network, you can relive the action. As such, here we go, a review of the 1989 classic Halloween Havoc from the Philadelphia Civic Center in Pennsylvania. Before a crowd of roughly 7,000, this was one hell of a night for wrestling, and here are my thoughts.

Halloween Havoc 1989 (October 28, 1989)

Tom Zenk defeated Mike Rotunda

You may know Mike Rotunda as IRS in the WWF but here he was part of the Varsity Club. As for Zenk, he’s known as Z-Man and he didn’t really get to far in WWE as far as I know. However, he has some serious talent. He reminds of Rick Martel, and well he was part of the Pan Am connection. This was a 13 minute, finesse wrestling match, with some good spots overall, and classic old school wrestling action.

The Samoan Swat Team defeated The Midnight Express and Dr. Death Steve Williams

This wasn’t half bad. It was a match that was fast paced, hard hitting, and featured a lot of crowd interaction. The crowd was going insane for everything that each team did, especially when Jim Cornette got involved.

Tommy Rich defeated The Cuban Assassin

Not a good match. Rich was looking old. Cuban Assassin was on his way out, so this must’ve been the bathroom break match.

The Fabulous Freebirds defeated The Dynamic Dudes (Tag Team Title Match)

Holy crap, Johnny Ace and Shane Douglas coming out with skateboards and neon gear! This was hilarious to see, and a bad idea. However, the match featured The Fabulous Freebirds, and they were the champions in this match. Michael Hayes came out without the tag title, and Garvin had one around his waist. That seemed odd to me. Overall, the match wasn’t half bad, and the Freebirds were way over with the crowd, and of course after around 11 minutes, they won this one.

Doom defeated The Steiner Brothers

Holy crap, The Steiner Brothers were over, and they were so fast in ring. Doom is Butch Reed and Ron Simmons and they had a hard time keeping up with the Steiners. Also, note, Nancy Benoit was the manager of Doom. Whatever the case is, the Steiners lost this one after getting distracted. However, they put the boots to Doom, and Scott Steiner was really impressive in this one. Holy crap, the dude can move, and the Frankensteiner is a thing of beauty.

Lex Luger defeated Brian Pillman (United States Championship)

Lex Luger and Pillman tore the house down in my opinion. This match was just under 17 minutes, and the two put on a classic. Pillman was flying around, but Luger was doing power moves and trying to ground and pound his way through this one. Eventually Pillman missed from the top rope, and Luger capitalized. A great overall match in my view.

The Road Warriors defeated The Skyscrapers

This was another hard hitting tag team match. Holy crap was it hard hitting. The Road Warriors weren’t selling as much, and you could tell. It was very noticeable that Sid Vicious was NOT as tough as Hawk or Animal. The match went by nicely, but it was The Road Warriors that got the win with a DQ finish. A young Teddy Long was here, so that was interesting.

Ric Flair and Sting defeated The Great Muta and Terry Funk in a Thunderdome Cage Match with Bruno Sammartino as special guest referee

And away we go, the main event was an insane wrestling match, that was very strange. The Thunderdome cage match was supposed to have an electrified top. I didn’t really see that come into play much. However, this match turned into a brawl fast, and you will absolutely be surprised how ripped Terry Funk was in 1989. Furthermore, Sting and Flair teaming without Flair turning on him. Muta was undefeated at this point, and the four guys in this match absolutely fought a hard hitting brawling cage match. Not a lot of blood or anything, but a lot of just straight chops, suplexes and Sting flying off the top rope a lot. Good overall main event, but a little old school for many tastes.

Halloween Havoc 1989 Overall rating: 8 out 10

The best part of this show was the U.S. Title match, alongside the Steiners and the Samoan Swat Team. This type of wrestling was far and away better than the WWF product at the time, that’s for sure. I had a blast with this one, and the crowd reactions are the best with this. The crowd was distinctly involved with all the matches, and the main event had them going absolutely insane.

I recommend buying Halloween Havoc 1989 on VHS, because it's unedited. If you see it on the network, the music, and some of the signs, and broadcast has been edited for time, and WWE's only standards! Click here to get the UNEDITED version. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

WWE Smackdown 4/14/2016 Results and Reviews First Time Matches For Once

WWE Smackdown has come and gone, and it was live from San Diego, California! The opening showed Maryse bringing out The MIz for MIZ TV. The Miz sucks, but I guess that means he’ll get heat. Maryse is hot as hell. Enough said. IMG SRC

Baron Corbin defeated Zack Ryder

Zack Ryder showed up and wanted a match, but instead he had to battle Baron Corbin, and well, that didn’t end well. The match wasn’t half bad, albeit short. Corbin got the win, and it was cool to see the End of Days finisher yet again. Ryder’s on a downward spiral, but at least he got a Wrestlemania moment, right?

Emma defeated Paige

Not a terrible match. Paige is getting buried lately. Not sure why. Maybe it’s because she was a “diva” for so long.

Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeated The Ascension

The Ascension is done, simple as that. They have been buried and buried. This was a fast paced match, good action, and it was Enzo and Cass that got the win to move on in the tag title tournament. I liked it a lot, great action, fun stuff here.

Aj Styles defeated Alberto Del Rio

This was one hell of a match. Del Rio and Styles work well together, and each moment towards the end was definitely a war. Styles and Del Rio are so crisp here, holy crap. This is the type of hard hitting, fast paced wrestling that should be featured all the time with WWE. With wrestling like this, podcasters that only review 1 show will absolutely need to start looking into what the WWE is doing. This was an outstanding match up in my view, with Del Rio showcasing how much he’s improved. If you are going to watch one match this week, check this one out for the inverted superplex, holy crap!

The Vaudevillains defeated Fandango and Goldust

This was a short match, and didn’t really do much for the tournament. It was fast, not a burial, but not great. Fandango can wrestle, Goldust still has it, but hey, it’s time to put over the new guys, right? That’s all this was. The Vaudevillains move on in the tournament.

Sami Zayn defeated Chris Jericho by Disqualification

This was a good overall match, with lots of back and forth. However, Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens broke things up and the match was over. Overall a nice match up, ruined by Kevin Owens breaking into the match to beat up Zayn. Good thing Ambrose was on commentary, and that’s that.

WWE Smackdown 4/14/2016 Results

Baron Corbin defeated Zack Ryder
Emma defeated Paige
Enzo Amore and Big Cass defeated The Ascension
Aj Styles defeated Alberto Del Rio
Sami Zayn defeated Chris Jericho by Disqualification

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/12/2016 Results and Review Shane McMahon Running Things

This is a review of the HULU version of Monday Night Raw. It was Shane McMahon’s second time running the show, and it’s quite interesting to see him out and setting up matches, etc. I liked it. He announced a tag team tournament, and a first match with Cesaro and Owens. Holy Crap! Let’s get into the review. Image SRC

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/12/2016 Review

Cesaro defeated Kevin Owens

Owens was supposed to get a title shot if he could defeat Cesaro. Well, Cesaro and Owens put on a high caliber match up. It was fun. Cesaro’s corkscrew elbow was a marvelous thing, if you saw it. Holy crap was that good! Cesaro and Owens, wow, what a Raw match up. I loved it.

The Dudleys defeated The Lucha Dragons

I forecast that The Dudleys will wrestle Enzo and Cass. As for this, a standard tag affair, with a few good spots, and overall interesting elements. I liked it.

Kevin Owens getting thrown out of the building was grand. I loved it.

Roman Reigns getting booed was loud on Raw, the WWE didn’t edit the Audio for Hulu that’s for sure.

Natalya defeated Charlotte by DQ

This wasn’t half bad, I liked it. But again, Charlotte got to keep the title, because Flair got involved.

The Usos defated The Social Outcasts

This match was boring, but it got really exciting when Carl Anderson and Luke Gallows AKA The Bullet Club came out and beat the crap out of the USOS!

Aj Styles defeated sami Zayn

Holy crap! This was a stellar match up. The spots you’d expect occurred, with Zayn getting some great shots at Styles. However, it was Styles that was able to reverse things and make it out alive in this one. Zayn is quite the worker, and Styles is great in ring here. I’ve been impressed thus far with his WWE run.

The Highlight Reel turned into The Ambrose Asylum. Jericho and Ambrose will be fighting soon, this was ok, I guess.

Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns defeated The League of Nations

This was a mediocre match, and I didn’t care about it. Another tag team main event? Bray and Roman win, I went back to bed, you hated it, I didn’t think it was great, another waste. SOS if you ask me. Shane running things or not.

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/12/2016 Results

Cesaro defeated Kevin Owens
The Dudleys defeated The Lucha Dragons
Natalya defeated Charlotte by DQ
The Usos defated The Social Outcasts
Aj Styles defeated sami Zayn
Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns defeated The League of Nations

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/5/2016 The Night After Wrestlemania 32 Results and Review

Here we go, American Airlines arena in Dallas, Raw! This is an incredible night right? Well, this review is based on the 90 minute version of the show since I don’t have cable, and watch this show via HULU. Yep. Images source

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/5/2016 Review

Vince McMahon showed up to start things off, and the crowd was absolutely hot. He told people to enjoy the show, and then came out Shane McMahon! Shane came out and said thank you, and goodbye.

But, that’s not enough for Vinnie Mac. He said, “NO ONE OUTSTAGES ME”, so he went on a tirade as Shane McMahon was walking away.

The turn about? Shane McMahon will be running Monday Night Raw tonight! The crowd exploded!

The New Day defeated The League of Nations in a Tag Team Title Match

This wasn’t just a rehash of last night. It was a fast paced, easy going match, with a few spots, but mostly a telegraphed New Day victory. It wasn’t half bad, but you knew this was going to go the way of the New Day. They retain the titles.

Post match, The League of Nations Brogue (or as I call the BRO) kicked Wade Barrett out of the group. This was interrupted by The Wyatt family! They brawled! This wasn’t half bad, but it’s not much of a statement in my view.

Vince left this show and said it was going to be a disaster. The editing of Raw was odd, to say the least.

Apollo Crews defeated Tyler Breeze

This was a clinic, wow, Crews is very good and crisp in the ring. Tyler Breeze got buried, absolutely buried. He’s on his way out, he has to be. His gimmick is terrible, he gets losses, he can’t possibly be getting a push forward. Crews, wow, what a specimen and what an arsenal of moves. A good overall debut, squash, but hey it was entertaining at least. I liked it.

Roman Reigns came out to a chorus of boos, and you know, good reason. No one wanted him as champion. Reigns cut a cool promo, where he didn’t cater to the boos, and then said he’d beat the crap out of anyone that came out to the ring.

Chris Jericho showed up, and rightfully so, he’s on a roll. He demanded a title shot, but was interrupted by AJ Styles! Man, I love this guy, this was a good segment, with Reigns just watching the two banter about who gets a shot. Kevin Owens showed up as well, and he said he wanted a shot as well! Holy crap! Then Sami Zayn showed up! This crowd absolutely exploded, and my house was rocking too, all 5 of my cats were going nuts for Zayn! This ended in a melee, where Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens fought, then Styles and Jericho fought, but it ended with Roman Reigns spearing Jericho! This may very well lead to an elimination chamber match, I think. We’ll see what happens, this was a good segment overall.

Zack Ryder came out and the Miz showed up to demanded a title shot.

The Miz got his title shot right away, and boom, the match started right after this promo. I liked this, I love fighting champions.

The Miz defeated Zack Ryder for the Intercontinental Championship

The Miz and Zack Ryder had an ok match, but it really got good when Ryder’s dad (front row ringside) got involved. He pushed The Miz, and that caused Maryse to come out and slap Ryder’s dad, and it served as enough distraction for The Miz to get the Skull Crushing Finale to get through and pin Ryder. New Champion!

The formal presentation of the Women’s Title was really cool, and Lita, wow she’s beautiful. This ended with all the women leaving Charlotte inside the ring alone to throw a tantrum. It ended with Natalya getting into fisticuffs with the champion. This should set up the next feud.

The Dudleys defeated The Usos in a tables match

This was a cool match, as The Usos are exciting to watch. However, this time it was the Dudleys won big time. I liked it. The Dudleys pushed through and won this one, and I loved seeing the finish with the Usos going down through 3 tables!

Speaking of tables, backstage Sami Zayn was doing an interview and was interrupted by Kevin Owens! Owens power bombed Sami Zayn through a table! Man this is getting good.

Enzo and Cass came out and blew the roof off the building, and I was marking out huge bro! The Dudleys got trashed on the mic, and it was great. What a way to debut a team. I’m glad that the WWE is pushing up new guys, and these guys are definitely fun to watch.

Zayn could not compete, so Shane McMahon put in a replacement. I thought it was going to be Triple H, but it wasn’t. It was CESARO! That’s right Cesaro is back!

Aj Styles defeated Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, and Cesaro in a fatal four way for the number one contendership

This was a 4 star classic for me. Everyone fought hard, everyone had spots, everyone nearly won, but it was Aj Styles that got the victory here and he will be the first one to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE title! This is huge! AJ STYLES!

Great overall Raw, even if it was only the HULU edition. I loved it.

WWE Monday Night Raw 4/5/2016 HULU Results

The New Day defeated The League of Nations in a Tag Team Title Match
Apollo Crews defeated Tyler Breeze
The Miz defeated Zack Ryder for the Intercontinental Championship
The Dudleys defeated The Usos in a tables match
Aj Styles defeated Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, and Cesaro in a fatal four way for the number one contendership

Monday, April 4, 2016

WrestleMania 32 Results and Review The Rise of The Roman Empire

WrestleMania 32 live from Dallas Texas. I wanted to be there live, but couldn’t make it. I have no friends. Next year, however, I may buy a ticket and fly into Orlando and enjoy it. I may even start a podcast. Oh, and if you’re reading this, drop me a line sirjorge AT gmail, if you’re interested in writing for this blog. IMAGE SRC WWE.COM

The general consensus that I saw on Twitter was definitely interesting. A LOT of so called podcasters and websites trashed the show. In fact, a big middle finger to Joey Numbas of Wrestling Soup, Pro Wrestling Illustrated, and others that completely trashed the show. Big F-U!

If you do not like WWE or didn’t like it, TURN IT OFF! No one is forcing you to watch, or comment. You make money off of WWE, by writing, commenting, podcasting, and more. Shut up about it. Don’t like the show? Get a job with WWE and change things from the inside. Idiots. GD idiots.

Now, on to the results and review from me, after watching it all!

Kaliso defeated Ryback in a US Championship Match

This was not a terrible match. Kalisto is really cool sometimes, and the overall match psychology worked. The finish was great, with Ryback hitting the exposed metal turnbuckle and getting rolled up. I liked it. It was a good match.

Team Total Divas defeated Team Bad and Blonde

This was an ok match. Lana was extremely stiff, and the star for me was Naomi. Wow. This was beautiful, she’s such an amazing athlete. Wow, totally impressed by her. As for Total Divas? Meh.

The Usos defeated The Dudley Boyz

The Usos aren’t grand. The Dudley Boys lose. It was cool to see the Usos going through tables onto The Dudleys. That was the best part of the match, great spots in my opinion.

Zack Ryder won the Intercontinental Championship in a ladder match that featured 7 total competitors

This was awesome. I had a lot of fun watching this. Every guy took some insane bumps. Stardust pulling out a polka-dot ladder was great. I loved that. The Miz was close to winning but Zack Ryder jumped through. Not only that, the finish, wow. Kevin Owens head was placed inside a ladder and left for dead! Ryder wins, and I loved it, great finish, no one saw it coming.

Chris Jericho defeated AJ Styles

These two wrestlers put on a clinic of wrestling. 5 stars in my view. Aj Styles is absolutely amazing, absolutely the best competitor that should have been in WWE a long time ago. The level of competition in TNA and other areas just doesn’t match up, this was beautiful. Chris Jericho is absolutely great here, and winning was definitely great.

The League of Nations defeated The New Day

Well, this didn’t go well for The New Day. The New Day was great as usual, but they lost to the “Bro” kick. This ended in a dance off with Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, and Steve Austin getting the crowd completely going. Other than that, this was a forgettable match. Oh, and how can I not mention the giant box of BOOTY O’s cereal that the New Day came out of.

Brock Lesnar defeated Dean Ambrose in a street fight

This was great. Great overall, Lesnar won. I don’t like the guy, after he was interviewed and said he basically didn’t care about the business nor did he care about the fans. He just wants to make money, and Vince McMahon pays big checks for him, and he cashes them. F this guy. Lesnar wins after an F5 onto a stack of chairs. Ambrose is done, finished, give the guy a week off.

Charlotte defeated Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks for the Women’s Championship

The new women’s belt was debuted on the show. Charlotte won a stellar match. Throw out psychology and just sit back and enjoy some of the best women’s wrestling of all time. I called the finish, and loved the way the booking went to Charlotte, being a strong champion.

The Undertaker defeated Shane McMahon in a hell in a cell match

This was slow, slow match. I didn’t really care for it, until my heart was going insane when Shane climbed the cell then jumped off! He missed. He absolutely missed. He was dead. Shane was taken out on a stretcher. Undertaker wins, and well, that’s the end of that. Shane’s jump was absolutely insane, that’s all I can say.

Baron Corbin won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Now this was interesting. DDP came out, Tatanka came out, Baron Corbin was there, and SHAQ came out too. It was fun. This was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed the finish. However, Corbin just lost to Austin Airies at NXT Takeover, so this booking decision seemed odd to me. I still had a lot of fun with this.

The Rock and Cena defeated The Wyatts

I hated this. I don’t care for The Rock, I don’t care about Cena, and the Wyatts again get buried. Oh well.

Roman Reigns defeated Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship

This was a slow moving match and the finish, wow. Reigns spears Stephani, wins the title and there was a lot of boos. This was insane. Reigns is the champion; no one threw trash in the ring.

I loved this year’s Wrestlemania. I loved it. I thought it was a fun show, and enjoyed it a great deal. I had a couple of beers, a pizza, and it just was fun. I loved it. If you didn’t like it, then perhaps you shouldn’t watch wrestling any longer.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

WWE WrestleMania 32 Predictions

Here we go, we are less than 1 day away from the big one, the granddaddy of them all. I went from having a living room full of fans, to having a living room full of cats, and since I have no friends and I’m not in Dallas, I’m going to watch on the WWE network. With that in mind, consider the following run down of the matches and my predictions overall.

Wrestlemania 32 Matches and my preditions (sir Jorge wwe)

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H defeats Roman Reigns

What’s best for business? I’m going to say that Triple H is going to win yet again. Why? Because I was at Kroger this morning and he is on the cover of yet another men’s health magazine. Plus, Reigns is getting booed so badly, he’s got to lose, and not only that, he loses out of frustration. He just gives up, or he ends up losing because Triple H’s friends run deep.

Dean Ambrose defeats Brock Lesnar (No Holds Barred Street Fight)

Brock Lesnar was recently interviewed saying that Vince McMahon has cashed a lot of checks to get Lesnar to wrestle. Well guess what? He says he has reached his limit. Well, you know what? Dean Ambrose wins, Lesnar goes bye bye because he’s OVER RATED.

Shane McMahon defeats The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match)

Shane McMahon wins this one, simple as that. I don’t know why, don’t know how, but he’ll win.

Divas Champion Charlotte defeats Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks (Triple Threat Match)

Charlotte retains, it’s not time for her to lose the belt, that’s my 2 cents.

Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens wins the ladder match

Kevin Owens wins, and milks the mania thing.

AJ Styles defeats Chris Jericho

AJ Styles wins, and Jericho retires.

The 3rd annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal will be won by Mark Henry

There’s not much to this except Henry is retiring.

The New Day defeats The League of Nations

The New Day will win again, and everyone will dance.

The Usos defeats The Dudley Boyz

The Usos will win, and the Dudleys will retire.

The Total Divas defeats B.A.D. & Blonde

The Bellas get one last ride before retirement.

United States Champion Kalisto defeats Ryback

Kalisto wins, I don’t care.

Overall, Wrestlemania has the weakest card since Wrestlemania 15 bored me to death. Will this be a great one? Or will it absolutely blow? I don’t know. I’m excited though, seriously, excited!

WWE NXT Takeover Dallas 4/1/2016 Results and Review

Here we go, WrestleMania weekend is here yet again and I’m back in action. First up I am going to talk about WWE NXT Takeover Dallas. I did not see this live, I had to watch it this morning before work. Last night I was doing anything else, since it was on a little too late for me on the East Coast. Now, in regards to this night of action, there’s a lot to say and some of it you may not like.

First and foremost, this was live from the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center which holds some 10,000 some odd individuals. I wanted to go, but I decided against it since I have no friends to meet up with, and well, that’s just my damn luck, right?

WWE NXT Takeover Dallas Results

Dark Matches

Manny Andrade defeated Christopher Girard
Apollo Crews defeated Elias Samson

Full Card

American Alpha defeated The Revival for the NXT Tag Team Championship
Austin Aires defeated Baron Corbin
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Sami Zayn
Asuka defeated Bayley for the NXT Women’s Championship
Finn Balor defeated Samoa Joe

WWE NXT Takeover Dallas Review

American Alpha defeated The Revival for the NXT Tag Team Championship

This was a good overall match. I kept thinking that Kurt Angle should’ve come out to make American Alpha the new Team Angle, but that obviously didn’t happen. The Revival should get a call up to the main roster, I hope. They are crisp, even though there was one botch. This match was an energetic match with a lot of good spots, great tags, and excellent wrestling.

Austin Aires defeated Baron Corbin

I never liked Austin Aires. I think he’s a poor man’s CM Punk, and it showed here. Corbin is bland. This match ended in a roll up, and I didn’t even have a buzz yet. Not a good match. I don’t care about Aires, his attire sucks, and he needs something more to establish him.

Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Sami Zayn

Nakamura is a huge star in Japan. I don’t get it. Sure, he has a few cool points, but I think that Shinsuke Nakamura is OVER RATED. That’s right, he’s overrated. I don’t see the big deal. He had some nice counters but overall Zayn and his match is over rated, even if it did go 20 minutes. It’s a solid match, no doubt, but is it deserving of so much praise I’m hearing? Nope.

Asuka defeated Bayley for the NXT Women’s Championship

Asuka is really good, but this match seemed forced towards the end. Bayley passing out? Really? That’s it? This match was 15 minutes in length, and Asuka made Bayley fall asleep. This should set up a submission match for the title. I loved the dynamics in this match, but I don’t see these two women getting a shot at the main roster, as you may see that the main roster only books hotter women, just saying.

Finn Balor defeated Samoa Joe

The referees kept stopping the match for blood, that took away from the overall action. Samoa Joe is lean, and at his absolute best in NXT. He’s amazing now, compared to “fat” joe in TNA. This match was good, and Balor is a good overall wrestler, but his win shocked me. The match was good overall, and Joe really did a good job putting on the bad ass element. Overall, good match up, with some great spots.

Final Thoughts

Ok, Nakamura is still overrated. Sorry. I don’t see the appeal, especially since I’ve been watching wrestling since 1986 and have seen nearly every single Japanese wrestler come through WWF and WWE and even WCW and guess what? They don’t last. Maybe WWE will do well with him, but then again, remember Suzuki? There’s so many examples of misuse of Asian wrestlers, that I’m not sure WWE will make me care about Nakamura just yet. He’s ok, overrated at this point though.

The rest of the card was good. Good overall wrestling, and I didn’t care about story lines. If you’re a fan of pure wrestling, then of course this is a good show. Was it as stellar as Brooklyn? Maybe not. But it’s a good showing, and it really made me sad not to have friends and family that would go to WrestleMania. I feel even more alone in this world when I see 10,000 fans in a building, and yet I’m here in my living room alone and without friends. Sigh.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...