Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NTWA: Ultimate Warrior vs. Hulk Hogan WM VI

If you're reading this then you already know about the passing of the Ultimate Warrior yesterday. Just hours after his appearance on Monday Night Raw. Like many of you I was a Ultimate Warrior fan back in the day. The character was bigger than life at times, which makes him so memorable. I won't go on and on about what the character meant to the wrestling world. Instead I'm going to write about what I think was his best match. Some have said bad things about this match, but as a little kid this match was awesome and even now I think this match is really good. Is it the best match I ever seen? No. Were Hogan and Warrior the best technical wrestlers at that time? Hell no, but they knew their strengths and the used them very well and they turned it up, because it was WM.  Plus this match was champion vs. champion. Does it get much bigger than that? I don't think so.  I personally think it holds up and is one of the best championship matches in WM history.

Thanks for the memories Warrior #ultimaterespect

Monday, April 7, 2014

WWE Wrestlemania 30 review

So what'd you think about WM 30?? Did it deliever or did it fall flat? Of course the answer is a matter of opinion. Let's look at some of the good, the bad and the ugh from last night's event. First the good, no solo musical performances outside of people's entrance music, that saved a lot of time. HHH entrance was  very good. The opening was also good, it didn't cut into anyones time and it was good to see 3 icons in the ring at the same time. WWE network was able to keep up with the live feed, with an occasional hiccup, but nothing major and no loss of feed.  The last good thing, Cesaro getting a push...I hope. I was hoping for a Cesaro swing on the big show, but a pick and toss him out of the ring was just as good.

Now for the bad. The placement of matches. Why for the love of sports was the Diva's match AFTER Undertaker vs. Lesnar?? REGARDLESS of the out come of that match. There was no way the diva's were gonna be able to follow that. Unless they pulled out the chairs, kindo sticks, barbwire, and thumb tacks., but WWE would never do in a Diva's match.  That match should've been second and the battle royal should've been after Taker and Lesnar.

And lastly the ugh.  One title changed hands last night and somehow AJ was able to defeat the ENTIRE divas' division in one match....ugh.  I like AJ, but come on. And of course, the end of the streak. Where do I begin? I'll start with a question. Why? Why did they end the streak? Was it Taker's idea or did they make him do it? And for what purpose? To push Brock? I know so many questions, but let's forget about that and let's address the elephant in the room. That being, that the match was boring. It was slow and not paced well at all. If that was Taker's last match it was possibly his worse WM match. Defintely the worse one in the last 5 years.  Because of how that match ended, the energy just completely left the Super/Silver Dome. I mean it was silent. So many people were in total shock, awe, and disbelief. WWE is lucky, that the energy eventually came back. Cause I wasn't too sure that it would.

Overall. I can't say that WM 30 delieverd any GOOD memorable moments. Ok D. Bryan became champ. I'll give you that one, but that's just one. Were there any others? Not really. It was average, which WM shouldn't be. It's supposed to be the show case of the immortals, but I guess that's what you get when you only pay $9.99/month.

I give WM 30 a D+. Do better WWE, do better!!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

WWE WM 30 predictions

It's upon us, Wrestlemania 30. I'm not sure if there are going to be musical performances. I hope not, unless they are playing someone's entrance music. But I do know that there will be wrestling(duh),and  hopefully there will be some great matches. No I mean GREAT matches. Match(es) we will be talking about for months and possibly years later. This we will have to wait to see.  My predictions for tonight...? Pain. That's a movie reference ;-)
1. I'm thinking Los Matadores will retain, but since I don't want that to happen. I'm going to say we'll have new tag champs. The Real Americans....we the people!!
2. Hard to say who will win between Cena and Wyatt. I feel that Wyatt will win, with the help of his "sheep"
3. Bryan will beat HHH. If that doesn't happen, there will be a VERY angry WWE universe.
4. The Undertaker defeats Brock Lesnar. Period.
5. The Shield defeats Kane & Outlaws
6. Big Show is the favorite to win, but I think that is too obvious. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Dolph Ziggler will win the Andre the giant trophy.
7. I don't want AJ to retain, but who will defeat her? Maybe Tamina...? I don't think so. I'll say Naomi will be champ.
8. The winner of the main event...? Daniel Bryan of course!!! Who else could it be? Batista? hahaha. NO! NO! NO!

The matches of the night should be the main event, the shield vs. kane/outlaws and Undertaker vs. Lesnar.

Happy Mania

NTWA: The Shield vs. Wyatt Family 3/3/14

This match was WM worthy. Maybe the ending wasn't but the match itself was crazy good. I do mean crazy. First we have 2 "heel" factions having a rematch after a PPV. Which you don't see that often. Second the pace was completely different from your standard tag team match. It felt innovate and new, again you don't see that too often either. I think they were trying to put on a great show in Chicago, because CM Punk wasn't there. I think they succeded. And this match, tried to steal the show and I think they succeded because it was awesome.

CM Punk not returning...?

This isn't news that CM Punk has left WWE. We've heard about it on the sheets and the internet.  I know plenty of people are on CM's side, but now I see a growing trend of people who are not on his side. They probably feel "cheated" that they won't be able to see him for awhile. And it is hard to say if Punk will come back and if he doesn't, where does he go from here? Back to ROH? Maybe, it's hard to say. I can see how people would be upset with Punk. But shouldn't most people be on his side? He was unhappy with his place of employement...allegedly. If that is the case, can you really blame him for quiting...? There are plenty of people who have quit his or her job because he or she wasn't happy with it.  Regardless of how much money he or she was making. Sometimes money isn't everything. So I guess you can look at it two ways.
1. A man stands up for what he believes in and won't budge from his position. Or 2. He is arrogant, his ego is out of control and he needs to shut up and do his job.
Whatever Punk decides to do, hopefully we'll see him again in a wrestling ring soon.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

No Punk and No AJ Styles

We've had three months with the 2 biggest companies not having what I would call there main event players.
I doesn't look like CM Punk is coming back to WWE, anytime soon, or if he ever will. And of course AJ has returned to ROH.  So were does that leave WWE and TNA. WWE seems to have rebounded pretty well without Punk.  They've seemed to have made him a non factor and you don't hear too many CM Punk chants from the crowds lately. That may change during WM 30 and the RAW afterwards, because those crowds can be quite verbal.
Now on to TNA, I feel that TNA wasn't using AJ to his full potiential before his departure. Maybe he felt the same way, but what is missing from TNA without AJ Styles? Honestly, not a whole lot. They've still got average stories, average matches, with some not so average stuff thrown in there. I don't think 1 man can make the product better. It takes many women and men to make it better. This doesn't mean I don't miss AJ. I do. But like WWE, TNA has found a way to rebound and work with the talent they've got.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

TNA Lockdown 2014 Review

It's been a little while since the last posting. Guess I've been watching too much WWE network, but I'm not here to talk about that. Let's talk about last night's PPV, Lockdown.  Well....I guess I'll start with what I liked about the PPV. I did like introducing new wrestlers or international wrestlers to the American audience. Tigre Uno vs. Manik was very good, better than I expected. I didn't know what to expect, but I was very entertained. James vs. Gunner was also good, again I didn't know what to expect, but they put on a solid match. I did like that all the matches were inside the cage and not a few matches like they did last year.

What I didn't like? Well no titles changed hands. Ugh. And if you don't know. I hate it when that happens. What else? I didn't like Dixie coming out and talking on the mic. She said so much but didn't say anything of value. It was blah blah blah. Who cares?

Best match of the night: That's a tie between Tigre Uno vs. Manik and Gunner vs. Storm.
Worst match of the night: Lethal Lockdown.

I feel that this pick deserves an explanation. Once Lethal Lockdown starts, it becomes harder to tell what is going on. It gets chaotic and I suppose that is the point, but I don't feel like they didn't anything great. There were a few spots here and there, but they didn't keep going. It had a lot of potiental to be an exciting match, but besides "Willow" jumping off the cage and Davey Richards getting his head driven into a steel chair. Nothing really exciting happened. It was kind of boring until they got close to the end, but that's when all the good stuff started to happen. I just feel like they wasted an opprotunity to make it much better than it was and for that reason; I think it was the worse match of the night.