Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WWE Pays Tribute to the late Paul Bearer?

Undertaker pays tribute to Paul Bearer
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I wasn't at all surprised to see the tribute at the start of last night's "Monday Night RAW" for the late Paul Bearer. The show starts off with the biggest star that Bearer managed, The Undertaker. Taker made his way to the ring where the urn that Bearer was notorious for carrying, was set up. Undertaker proceeds to get on one knee in that famous pose of his, in honor of his late manager.  What happened next...sort of surprised me and to be honest...made me a little mad. CM Punk's music hits the arena and he comes out, interrupting what really was a touching tribute. I'm not blaming Punk because we all know, the wrestlers just do what they are told. I just want to know who, in the back thought that Punk didn't have enough heat on him, that he needed to go out and ruin a serious moment. I know, WWE used to be all about pushing boundaries but this is really pushing it. CM Punk is a great heel and I really don't see why the writers (or whoever came up with this idea) thought the Punk/Undertaker match at Wrestlemania wasn't already a huge deal.

On a much lighter note, a great moment came on last night's RAW when the extremely ridiculous character of Fandango came out to tell Tensai to pronounce his name correctly or he wouldn't wrestle him. Man, this is getting stale real fast. The good point came when Fandango brought attention to Naomi, saying he wanted her to say his name since she was the only one there with "...any rhythm and talent" and then saying she was "better than all this". Is this a hint that they will eventually start using Naomi more? I really hope so! I'm a huge fan of hers!!! Naomi is extremely talented and I can't wait to see her wrestle more!!!
Could Naomi be on her way up!?
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Cody wants no part of Brock Lesnar
I didn't think I would be pumped as I was to see the New Age Outlaws wrestling again. I'm sure it's a short-lied reunion though, seeing as they are in the Lesnar/Triple H feud. Road Dogg and Billy Gunn were out last night to wrestle Rhodes Scholars when Brock Lesnar's music comes on. I loved the look on Cody Rhodes' face, like he was thinking,"Oh no! We're out!" haha As expected, Lesnar takes both Road Dogg and Billy Gunn out with an F5, leaving them laying on the mat as Paul Heyman tells the WWE Universe that Brock has accepted Triple H's challenge at Wrestlemania but only if they get to pick the stipulations. Sounds good up until Heyman says that they won't reveal the stipulations until AFTER Triple H has signed the contracts!!! Say WHAT!?

Lesnar responds to Triple H
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Former Knockouts Declining TNA Knockouts PPV

Angelina Love, Traci Brooks and Awesome Kong
TNA Wrestling is having an all Knockouts pay-per-view called, "One Night Only: Knockout Knockdown". They have been contacting former Knockouts to appear at the ppv where they will crown the "true 'Queen' of TNA".

Monday, March 4, 2013

RAW Goes Old School 3-4-13

Oooooo...chills! Monday Night Raw's Special "Old School" episode starts off with "The Phenom" himself, The Undertaker coming out onto the rampway and he holds up his hands for the Wrestlemania logo to appear on the TitanTron. For weeks now, it has been "will he or won't he". It only makes sense for The Undertaker to be at Wrestlemania but I really hope that they don't end his streak!
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

WWE Diva Naomi: Feb 18, 2013

Ok...so why isn't this girl wrestling more!? That was more of a "joke" question since who wrestles isn't up the the wrestlers. For real, though...I wish WWE would allow Naomi to wrestle more. She was one of my absolute favorites on the Divas NXT. If AJ didn't win, I was cheerin' on Naomi.

She has spunk, a great look, athleticism and she can actually wrestle. Take for example her appearance on RAW on February 18, 2013. She was in a tag match with Brodus Clay and Tensai vs Primo, Epico and Rosa. The match was kind of short but it was exciting. When Naomi got in, she shined! I usually HATE any move executed by a Diva that involves her butt (Eve's booty pop, Kelly Kelly's Stinkface, Brooke's "Asstastic" etc) but Naomi really rocks her "Booty Call" move.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Is PG Era the problem?

What a show! In case you missed RAW tonight, you REALLY missed a good one! It's shows like this that I miss! There were a few matches here and there that I could have done without but man, were there some AMAZING spots!

The first 15 minutes alone were.....WOW! This is the stuff I miss seeing! First off, I knew the whole Paul Heyman/Vince McMahon showdown wasn't going to turn into a real fight. I mean, McMahon just had freakin' HIP REPLACEMENT surgery! I winced and felt nauseous every time Heyman hit Vince with the crutch! Eeekk! That made me squirm like whoa! haha Then Brock Lesnar comes out...yeah, I saw that coming but what I didn't expect was Triple H!!!! I'm telling ya, try your hardest to skip those spoiler sites! I had no idea Triple H was going to be there and I had MAD chills when I heard his music!

Triple H and Brock get into a "little scuffle" (sarcasm, cuz it was CRAZY) and Triple H throws Brock into the ring post splitting Brock's head open! He was bleeding like crazy! I can't believe they allowed the cameras on him as long as they did! Then Triple H throws him into the post again and it doesn't look like Brock puts his hands up or anything. That looked painful! Eeep!
Is PG the problem?
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The WHOLE crowd was on their feet! This is the kind of stuff I miss in old WWE. I'm not saying that they HAVE to have blood on the show. I'm just saying that they have lost their edge and tonight definitely showed how much the fans missed it.

Another huge highlight of the night was the match between John Cena and CM Punk. To recap, the winner of tonight's match would go on to face The Rock at Wrestlemania. Now...a powerbomb by Cena, a piledriver by Punk and then a hurricanrana by Cena...all in one match!? Also, the match was so back and forth that I couldn't tell who was going to win. That's another thing I miss...not being able to know who is going to win. CM Punk is my guy, so I was already into the match because of him but after seeing this match, I have soooo much more respect for the both of them. That was seriously a great match! Reminded me of why I love this sport!
piledriver and Cena does a hurricanrana!
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What are your thoughts on tonight's show? Let's talk about it! ;) Leave your comments below!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Why do I like wrestling?

Besides some members of my family, I really don't know anyone who likes wrestling. WWE, especially is always showing those things like "this or that" is trending on Twitter, or has the most fans on Facebook, so I think I should at least know a few people in  person who likes wrestling...unless there are a lot of people who just don't want to admit it?

Every time any of my friends are over on a night that wrestling is on tv, they always sigh at me when I turn it there. I'm like, "HEY! I like it, alright!". One night, I believe I was watching Friday Night Smackdown and I had a friend over and she asked me what was so interesting with a show that was incredibly predictable, had men fighting each other in their underwear and pretty much only show women because of their looks. I sat there ready to defend my love of a sport that I have loved since birth....and I had no words!

Wrestling is a difficult sport to explain to a person who either thinks it's stupid or hasn't watched it for years. To answer the question ALL wrestling fans get...."YES! Wrestling is fake"...and by fake, I mean the outcomes of the matches are predetermined and some of the moves are way too flashy to be "real". However, these people go out every night throwing their bodies around and getting beaten up for OUR entertainment. So, keep in mind people, wrestling may be "predetermined outcome fake" but the risks are very real.

These days, wrestling is way too predictable. Depending on who is facing who, you pretty much KNOW who is going to win the match. For instance, if The Undertaker was going to wrestle Santino Marella....The Undertaker would be the obvious winner. Santino's character is almost complete comic relief. The Undertaker would NEVER be booked to lose against a character that draws less money than him. It's a business. I'd just like to not know who is going to win almost every match.

Speaking of only having women in wrestling who have good looks is sadly the truth. Not the complete truth though. Many of the women competitors in the WWE do have wrestling ability. I recently heard an interview with Michelle McCool talking about some of the "higher ups" in the back got mad when she and Melina had a match at a ppv because it "looked too good"! I'm serious! They said they didn't want it to look better than the guys! When I heard that, I seriously wanted to punch a wall!!! Why would the women having GREAT matches be a problem? Wouldn't that earn the company more money!? I just don't understand their logic!

So...sometimes, I just sit thinking why do I like wrestling? Why do I continue to watch it? Usually it's the usual,  "well, sometimes they do allow a good match now and then" or "I'm just hoping for the day when things change". So....why do you like wrestling? How can I cheer myself up for liking this sport?  Please, someone let me know!


Friday, February 22, 2013

NEW WWE Championship

I was beyond excited when I realized that the Rock was going unveil a new WWE Championship. Many, like me, weren't too fond of the John Cena Spinner Belt. I mean, come on...it only ever really looked somewhat "right" when it was around the waist of Cena. On anyone else, it just looked silly.

The New WWE Championship
Unveiling a new championship belt will always cause people to talk because you can't please everyone but I have just got to say that, so far, I am NOT a fan of this new WWE Championship. For one, it looks like there was no effort whatsoever into creating it. One main design on it and that's it. It's looks like a giant ring.

Seconds before Rock pulled of the red fabric, I said..."I'm about to be really happy, or really pissed." and my sister said, "It better not have a Brahma bull on it".  Rock pulls off the fabric and I'm just sitting there, not really sure what to think. Also, there are freakin' Brahma bulls on both side plates!!! WHY!?!?!? Ugh! Also, there is no nameplate. Unless, this design is going to have whoever is champion's logo on it. I mean, that's okay, I guess. I still don't like it.

 I mean, it's just plain. Nothing special about it all. It should look amazing! I mean, this is the highest championship of the company! To me, it looks like the people who decided it were lazy! Just like the WWE Tag Team titles...they look like giant pennies! Grrr.... and DON'T EVEN get me started on the Divas Championship!!! A freakin' BUTTERFLY!?!?!? It looks like a championship belt that should be owned by Barbie!

Tag Team "pennies"?
The Barbie Cha...I mean, Divas Championship
I wish I could smack whoever was in charge of these projects! Seriously....I just don't get it. I'm crossing my fingers that the new WWE Championship will grow on me and I'll start to like it. Please...please!!! Has any fan out there "designed" any belts that they think would look better? Specifically the Divas title?

Anyway...thanks for reading! I'm planning on writing on this blog every day now, so check back tomorrow to see what kind of things I rant about next! ;) Feel free to comment below! ;)


Tuesday, January 29, 2013


These last two days in the WWE have been quite exciting and a LOT has gone down. First off was the 2013 Royal Rumble pay-per-view. The Royal Rumble has always been a favorite of mine...being topped only by Wrestlemania. The actual Royal Rumble match usually brings backs some surprise guests and this year certainly didn't disappoint!

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The first surprise entrant was #2....The "Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla" himself, Chris Jericho!!! It's so good not reading the Dirt Sheets and spoilers because I was completely unaware of Jericho being at the pay-per-view.  Man, was it good to see Y2J!  As always, he put on a great show and all I can wonder now is how long he'll be around for this time. I think his sporadic appearances keep him popular. The crowd is always behind him and every time he returns, he gets a huge pop from the crowd. I love it!

The next surprise entrant was non other than Goldust!!! I'm a huge fan of his and to see him show up and go right for his little bro, Cody Rhodes was definitely a highlight, in my opinion! The reaction from the crowd was amazing! They were completely behind Goldust and for him to be eliminated by his own brother definitely adds needed heat to Cody.

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Another "surprise" appearance in the Rumble was The Godfather who was eliminated super fast and left with his "lady friends". One of my favorite moments of the match was when Kofi Kingston was almost eliminated but evaded this by jumping on the back of eliminated, Tensai. Then he preceded to stand on the announce table while asking for a chair and "chair-hopped" his way back into the match. Way to go, Kofi!!! :)

Finally on to the end of the match. The final participants were Ryback and John Cena. I was kinda hoping Ryback would have won this one but in a completely expected ending, John Cena was the last man in, winning the 2013 Royal Rumble match.
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Last match of the night was the much anticipated, Rock vs Punk match for the WWE Championship. To be honest, I thought Punk would retain the title and Rock would just end up leaving again to make another movie. However, after the lights when out and Rock was attacked by "The Shield" (even though, we didn't see them), Mr. McMahon ended up restarting the match by the request of The Rock. This time, the match ends with Rock pinning Punk after "the People's Elbow", ending CM Punk's historical 434 day title run and one of the few recent title runs to actually mean something....again, in my opinion. ;)

Now on to tonight's Monday Night Raw, which was in Las Vegas....so naturally they did the Raw Roulette. All throughout the night, there were silly, time-wasting segments such as the "Make Me Laugh" challenge with The Prime Time Players and Ryback and a "Dance Off" with Brodus Clay and Tensai (dressed in lingerie after not being told the stipulations had been changed.) Ugh. Later on the 3rd inductee into the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame was revealed to be the former 5 time WWE Women's Champion, Trish Stratus! Congrats are in order...WAY TO TO GO TRISH!!!!
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One of the more interesting segments of the night was Mr. McMahon calling out Paul Heyman for a performance evaluation. McMahon shows the footage of Paul Heyman talking to Brad Maddox about paying him and The Shield off for "jobs to be done". Before McMahon can say to Heyman those words we all know he was going to say, Brock Lesnar's music starts up! I thought he was gone for good again. Definitely didn't see that coming! In a cringe worthy moment, Lesnar hits McMahon with an F5 and McMahon lands on his side and immediately grabs his lower side area. The man is getting old...he shouldn't be taking moves, let alone an F5!!! If you frequent WWE.com enough like I do, it was revealed that McMahon suffered a broken pelvis. I wouldn't be surprised at all if it turned out to be a real injury! Poor McMahon. 

All in all, I'd say this has been an exciting couple of days in the WWE. It was certainly filled with interesting comebacks and I can't wait to see how things play out. Certainly looking forward to the Elimination Chamber ppv next month! My 3rd favorite wrestling pay-per-view. Yeah!!! Alrighty peeps, (by the way, where is Christian?!?!?) thanks for reading and as always, feel free to leave me questions or comments. They are always appreciated! ;)


Friday, January 25, 2013

Smackdown 1-25-13 and Other Ramblings...

I really enjoyed watching Smackdown tonight. I was actually looking forward to it. It's been a very long time since I have been excited to watch wrestling. The main thing that had me interested to watch was, "The Shield". I have literally spent the last two days looking all over the internet at all things Dean Ambrose (or Jon Moxley, whichever you prefer). I do believe I have become obsessed...not in the stalker-ish kind of way though, no worries. ;) He is a very talented talker. His promos are beyond greatness! These past two days I have searched YouTube for his promos and matches and got stuck on Tumblr looking at Dean Ambrose tags. I think I may need an intervention. lol ;)
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I've read others and heard others compare Ambrose to The Joker. I think that is a perfect comparison. His mannerisms and everything. His voice, to me, is a mixture of Michael P.S. Hayes and the guy from "America's Most Wanted", John Walsh. Maybe you all feel differently, I don't know. Just what I think. 

Back to tonight's Smackdown. It is really a shame that they are totally misusing Natalya. Who does her being Khali's "girlfriend" benefit? Not Khali and certainly not her. She is one of the best female wrestlers they have and yet, they never know how to use her. I mean, I guess being Khali's girlfriend is better than that stupid "farting" gimmick they put her in a while back. It was good to finally get to see her wrestle tonight. What drives me crazy is they brought her out to Khali's theme music and when she won, they again played his music. Ugh! She has her own! Why they feel playing his was a good idea is beyond me. 

Best In The World!!!
On to my man, CM PUNK!!! Punk is the perfect "entertainer". I say this because not only does he look good but he also has amazing wrestling abilities and his promo skills are off the charts! Easily, one of my favorites talkers. Being a wrestler, excuse me...."sports entertainer" is more than the ability to wrestle. You have to have presence...and CM Punk has that! Personality is a huge factor. That's why I really love Dean Ambrose too. He definitely has "presence".

Daniel Bryan is on!!! Love me some Daniel Bryan! This gimmick they have with Bryan and Kane is hilarious and I like it a lot but I hope they start doing something more and better with Daniel. What I'd like to see is Daniel being in a consistent and interesting feud with someone and him having some "epic" battles. We all know Bryan can fight. I just wish he was in a more serious role. 
Hug it out boys! ;)

Last thing I felt like mentioning was how glad I am to have JBL back on commentary! He always ends up saying something hilarious. My favorite line tonight was, "We got a knocked out goat". haha Oh that JBL. Daniel Bryan really does need to cut his beard or hair...either one...or both. haha 

Alrighty, well if you are reading this...thank you for reading to the end. Sorry I tend to ramble on forever! Thanks again! I'm thinking I might start blogging after every episode of wrestling. Not sure yet if I'll do it or not. Just a thought. ;) Thanks again for reading! Feel free to leave me your thoughts or complaints! ;)