Monday, July 28, 2014

The Rise and Fall of TNA....???

If you're reading this then you may have heard that Spike TV has severed ties with TNA wrestling. Which means that Impact wrestling will no longer be on TV later this year.  This unfortunately  could be the final nail in the coffin of TNA wrestling. But, not all hope is lost. I only say that because it is very possible that TNA could get another TV contract deal.  I don't know what TV channel would want to pick up TNA. MTV or MTV2. But Spike, MTV, and MTV2 are all owned by Viacom. So TNA may have a harder time getting another TV deal than I originally thought.
Why did I title this article "The rise and fall of TNA"? Well this situation reminds me of what happened to the original ECW. For those who don't know, ECW was on a network called TNN. TNN canceled ECW and shortly there after ECW folded. TNN is now known as Spike TV. Yea....hopefully history doesn't repeat itself.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sting Vs. Undertaker at Wrestlemania 31...?

It has been rumored for awhile that Sting would take on the Undertaker at a WM at some point in time. Now I'm not sure if this was ever based on any kind of fact or not. It seems that it was a dream match that people wanted to see. Now with the announcement of Sting being in WWE 2K15, it seems that dream match may come true. I just saw it mentioned on facebook yesterday. But I gotta be honest. I don't really want that to happen, if it was 2002...maybe. But it is not.
I'm not sure why Sting would want to have a match with Undertaker in the first place. Maybe he wants his WM moment? Maybe he wants one more match so he can go out on top...? I don't know. But let's think about this. By the time WM 31 gets here. Both men will be in their 50s. I wouldn't expect much from either wrestler. Can they still go? Sure. Will it be the best match in WM history? I doubt it. And there wouldn't be anything on the line. The streak is over(ugh), there is no title defense, and the build up would be short because Taker doesn't come around until a month before WM.
It just reminds me of other matches like Hogan vs. Warrior II or Lesnar vs. Goldberg. They sound good on paper, but they couldn't live up to the hype.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Terri's MITB Predictions 2014

Well, well, well, it's me! Long time, no post! My MITB Predictions are posted below. This is hard to call. I've heard information about BNB being injured and not being able to compete so I don't know how that will sway things in that match. The championship match ought to be good because so many of the people don't seem "ready" to be champ, at least by the standards that we have seen WWE do in the past. Should make for a good PPV.

As normal who I want to win and who I predict will win are typically different:
MITB Championship Match
I want-Roman Reigns
Prediction-Randy Orton

MITB Contract Match
I want-Kofi Kingston
Prediction-Bad News Barrett was my prediction but since the injury I'll say Dolph Ziggler

Layla v Summer Ray
I want-Layla
Prediction-Summer Ray

Big E v Rusev
I want-Big E
Prediction-Rusev

Rhodes Brothers v Rybaxel
I want-Rhodes Brothers
Prediction-Rhodes Brothers

Naomi v Paige
I want-NAOMI!!!! but I think Cameron will interfere and break up the Funkadactals
Prediction-Paige

WWE Money in the bank 2014 predictions

This may be one of the hardest PPVs to predict. I really have no idea who is going to win either MITB matches. I'm not sure WWE will take a chance, or they will go their regular guys i.e. John Cena or Randy Orton. So I'm going to take a few shots in the dark and hope that I'm right.

1) Rusev def. Big E.
2) Stardust/Golddust def. Rybaxel
3) Summer Ray def. Layla
4) Paige def. Naomi
5) MITB winner Seth Rollins
6) New Champion: John Cena

Monday, June 23, 2014

ROH Best in the World 2014

I don't know how long it's been since I've blogged about ROH.  Unfortunately it's not on in the state that I live, but with PPV all things are possible. And this was ROH first ever live PPV on TV. How did it stack up? Extremely well. ROH delievers something that the other two companies do not. What is that? Innovation. I don't mean innovation as far as storylines. I mean innovation inside the ring.  If you've been watching wrestling for decades like myself. You want to see something different, something new, something fresh. This PPV didn't waste your time with filler or a lot of talking. There was a short interview with a new talent that they signed, but that was it.
I guess I haven't talked about the matches, well if you hadn't already figured it out. I enjoyed all the matches. Some were better than others, but as far as picking a favorite match. I'm not sure I could pick just one. Maybe the first one, but then again the main event was very good, and so was Steen vs. Sailas Young. So I can't pick my favorite match of the night. You would have to see the PPV to judge for yourself.
My favorite moment of the night was when Cedric Alexander was back body dropped into the edge of the ring.  Wow, just f*cking...wow!!
The only complaint I have would be the weird camera angles. It seems like they focused a little too close to the wrestlers at times. I think that got better as the show went on, but it was still a little distracting.
My grade for the PPV A- and I can't wait for the next ROH PPV.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

WWE Payback and RAW review

WWE Payback was a couple of nights ago and unfortunately no titles changed hands. Which I wouldn't have predicted. No I thought that the US title was going to change hands, but that was not the case.
Overall the PPV was a little above average. I say that based on 2 matches. John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt and Evolution vs. The Shield. Both matches were damn good and went in directions I didn't see coming. I didn't think that the Evolution would lose that badly. And I didn't expect as much carnage as the Cena and Wyatt match presented us with.  They really made the PPV worth it.  Seeing that I said that the PPV was a little above average. That means that I give it an overall rating of a C+.

Onto Monday Night RAW; I don't usually review RAW, but there are a couple of reasons why I am today. Reason 1: I was there in the audience. Reason 2: Batistia quitting. Reason 3: Seth Rollins "selling out."
I thought the overall show was pretty good. It had some funny moments, like John Cena insulting Stephanie, and of course Damien Sandow. Who was hilarious. It was a little boring in the middle, but that could because I was tired, so the show being "boring" was probably my fatique and not the fault of the product. But let's move to the highlights. Batista quitting; I didn't see that coming. Seth Rollins selling out; I REALLY didn't see that coming.  Bravo WWE, bravo. And that's why I keep watching, cause you never know what's going to happen. So keep it up WWE.

Friday, May 23, 2014

TNA references a long forgotten song

If you've been watching TNA lately, you know that MVP has turned heel and has acquired the assistance of Bobby Lashley and Kenny King. This "power" trio doesn't have a collective name...yet. And I haven't come up with a good one either, but I'm sure they'll give some kind of name sooner or later. They don't have a name but they do have a potiential slogan or tag line. "Money, power and respect...it's the key to life." Does that sound familar to anyone else? If you were around for the late 1990's, you might remember a rap group called the "LOX." If you don't remember them, that's ok, because I barely remember them myself. They had a few "hits." One of them was a little song called, "Money, power, respect."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-aXFR189rI
Not saying this is a good or bad thing. It probably won't be on a TNA T-shirt. I just like pointing out things like this. And who knows, if this works, they might go with another tagline; Cash rules everything around me (C.R.E.A.M). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrsfJHLx5YA