Monday, June 19, 2017

WWE MITB review....i.e. Really?!?

I don't know where to begin with this one. This is usually one of my favorite PPVs of the year. But this year...? This year...? My God, what was that? The ending of the very first female WWE ladder match ended like that? Really? Why? WTF?
Let me calm down here and talk about the positives. First, there were some matches that were pretty good and entertaining. The tag team championship match was pretty good. So was the main event MITB match....and that's really all the positives I can think of.
The Jinder/Orton match was exactly the same match they had last PPV.  The only difference was the incorporation of Cowboy Bob Orton. But other than that, it was the exact same finish....WTH.
The women's championship match was ok. I expected more from Lana. She did ok, but I was not overly impressed with her.
Also, is the Ascension ever gonna get a push? And, no titles changed hands...ugh. And did I mention the ending of the female MITB match...?  I did? Well it bares repeating!!! That ending was just awful for so many reasons. The main reason(I think) is because it was really a good match up until the end. The women used the ladders effectively. Most of them had good spots to show off their athleticism. It was headed toward history making in a good way. But the ending tarnished ALL of that in less than a minute! It was sad, just sad. And it was lazy creatively, not by the wrestlers who put in the work. But the writers/bookers who thought this was a good idea. Unless their idea was to make people upset and angry. If so, mission accomplished.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

WWE MITB 2017

It's still odd to me that this PPV is not a cross brand PPV. But maybe they'll do that next year.
I am worried about the women's MITB. Because I wonder if they'll let them utilize the ladders like the men do. I don't expect sick bumps, but a few would make it just as good if not better than the men's MITB.  On to the predictions:

Tamina def. Charlotte et. al
Naomi def. Lana
New Day def. Usos
Jindhar def. Randy Orton
Sammy Zahn def AJ Styles et. al

Sunday, June 4, 2017

WWE Extreme Rules Predictions

I don't know about you but I'm pretty sure Roman Reigns is going to win tonight, but should he?
Shouldn't Finn Balor win....? Yes. But Finn vs. Brock? Yikes!  Brock would toss him around like a child. But anyway let's move on to the predictions.

Alexa Bliss def. Bailey
Hardys def. Sheameus/Cesaro
Dean Ambrose def. Miz
Finn Balor to win fatal 5 way.
Kalisto def. Apollo
Austin Ares def. Neville
Swann/Banks def. Dar/Fox


Sunday, April 30, 2017

WWE Payback predictions

I can't say that I'm looking forward to this PPV it seems like a little bit of a throw away PPV. But...but
it does have potential. So we will see what happens. Now on to the predictions:

Roman def. Braun via DQ
Samoa Joe def. Seth Rollins
Randy Orton def. Bray Wyatt
Kevin Owens def. Chris Jericho
Hardys def. Cesaro/Sheamus
Alexa Bliss def. Bayley
Austin Ares def. Neville
Enzo/Cass def. Gallows/Anderson

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Wrestlemania 33 predictions and NXT reaction

I usually tweet my predictions, but this is WM. And also because WM is going to be around 6 hours long, including the pre show. This seemed easier.

First, NXT. While it was a really good PPV. And it did have new belts revealed before the title matches started. I gotta say overall. It was a little disappointing. Not the matches themselves, but the out comes. Not one title changed hands. NOT ONE! I expected at least one, but by the time the main event came around. You kind of figured that title wouldn't change hands either. I give the PPV  a grade of B.

Now on to my predictions for WM 33.

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: Mojo Rawley
Smackdown Women's Championship: Naomi
Raw's Women's Championship: Charlotte
Rollins def. Triple H
Undertaker def. Roman Reigns
AJ Styles def. Shane McMahon
John Cena/Nikki def. Miz/Maryse
Austin Ares def. Neville
Raw Tag Team Championship: Enzo and Cass
Kevin Owens def. Chris Jericho
Baron Corbin def. Dean Ambrose
Bray Wyatt def. Randy Orton
Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar

Monday, January 30, 2017

WWE Royal Rumble and NXT Takeover 2017

It's a good start to the new year when both PPVs are good. NXT was better, but that's not to say that the RR was bad. It was long and surprising there wasn't any filler, that I can remember. I did forget about the cruiserweight match, before it started, but that match was good as well.
The only thing that I can't understand is, why Seth wasn't on the rumble...at all. So he was band from the building. Like that's stopped people before. Apparently it did last night. No Rollins sightings anywhere. He was on Takeover, but that's it. Very odd decision/booking.  Also Randy Orton winning the RR. Didn't see that coming. And no big returns or surprises in the RR, save Tye Dillinger. I was hoping for Samoa Joe, but that didn't happen. Oh well.
Overall I grade NXT takeover an A- and the Royal Rumble a B.

Pro Wrestling in 2016

Now that we are well in to the new year. Let's take a quick look at 2016. I say quick cause a lot happened in 2016. We saw the birth of Broken Matt Hardy and brother Nero. There was the curserweight classic. All of the NXT takeover PPVs. Lucha Underground season 3. Ricochet vs. Ospreay. The brand split (again). And of course women's wrestling particularly WWE.
2016 was a great year to be a wrestling fan. Of course there were some low points. There always is, especially in wrestling. But overall, it feels like it's been a really good year. When I have trouble deciding what the match of the year was. That's a good thing.
We'll see what 2017 has in store; let's hope that goes up from here.