Tuesday, April 22, 2014
It's Main Event time once again.
Keep good thoughts. Maybe we'll get lucky and won't have to sit through another midget match. In fact, if the wrestling gods (and/or goddesses - I'm equal opportunity) are listening, I'd accept a Santino/Fernando match again. Or show us that one Russian Colin Farrell-like dude on HGH who's escorted to the ring by Ivan Drago's wife and have him squash Sin Cara again. ANYTHING but what I saw last week.
The picture to the left is from one of the strangest, most entertaining, oddly produced, actually not-that-bad-but-still-so-bad-its-good movies I've ever seen.
What's the weirdest movie theater experience you've ever had? Dead crowd? Hyped Crowd? Drunk folks? What are your fondest and least fondest movie theater memories?
For me it was the time I saw a movie with Oprah and about 300 incredible human beings.
That movie? Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls.
Let's recap, shall we?
1. Bray costs Cena the title at the Rumble. Cena hardly reacts and does not seem upset.
2. Cena forgets about Bray completely and Bray goes off to kick ass with the Shield. Then, Bray costs Cena the Elimination Chamber match.
3. In accepting Bray's challenge on Raw, Cena berates him and undermines his gimmick.
4. Leading up to the PPV, Cena beats all of Bray's followers while Bray says he'll break Cena's spirit.
5. At Mania, Cena beats Bray clean. Also, Cole said that if Cena won, Bray would be proven a false prophet, therefore undermining his gimmick more. (To be fair, on Raw the next night, Cole said Bray had "arrived at Mania," which is Cole for "Had his very protected finisher kicked out of and had all of his threats proven null and void, but had a sweet ass jacket.")
6. Two weeks after Mania, (after apparently this feud must continue, although what Cena has left to prove is beyond me) Cena makes fun of Bray's gimmick and weight.
7. The week after, Cena was about to single-handedly beat the Wyatt Family when they got themselves DQ'd. After a beat down, Bray sang his now less over song, apparently proving that he has a chance to win the match that will mean little after the big Mania loss.
Am I missing anything? I know they're high on Bray, but the booking has been very inspired, to say the least.
9:00 AM ET - RAW Flashback - 12/27/93 - Marty Jannetty vs. Johnny Polo.
10:00 AM ET - RAW Flashback - 1/3/94 - The Smoking Gunns vs. Bastion Booger & Bam Bam Bigelow.
11:00 AM ET - Warrior's Greatest Matches.
12:00 PM ET - Wrestlemania Rewind - Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior at Wrestlemania VI.
1:00 PM ET - Warrior: The Ultimate Legend.
2:00 PM ET - Legends of Wrestlemania: Warrior.
3:00 PM ET - Beyond the Ring - NWO: The Revolution.
4:00 PM ET - Best of RAW - 4/8/96 - The Ultimate Warrior returns to the WWF; Shawn Michaels vs. Jerry Lawler; Yokozuna vs. Vader.
5:00 PM ET - WWE NXT - 4/17/14 - Adrian Neville vs. Brodus Clay.
6:00 PM ET - Legends' House - Replay of the premiere episode.
7:00 PM ET - Journey to Wrestlemania XXX: Daniel Bryan.
8:00 PM ET - WWE Main Event Live.
9:00 PM ET - Wrestlemania Rewind - The Rock vs. Hollywood Hogan at Wrestlemania X-8.
10:00 PM ET - Best of the Hall of Fame - Hulk Hogan/Trish Stratus/Bobby Heenan.
11:00 PM ET - WWE Main Event Replay.
Today, I recommend the last WCW PPV, Greed from 2001. A curiosity from a historical standpoint, and a decent show from a quality standpoint. Jason Jett vs. Kwee Wee, a very good tag match between Rey Mysterio & Billy Kidman and Elix Skipper & Kid Romeo, which was damn near match of the year quality, and the DDP/Scott Steiner main event was pretty good. WCW's last days had some crazy-ass backwards booking, but the talent on the roster could bring it. Check this show out.
Cena, who was #1 in merchandise, sold five times much as the #2 top seller this past month.
Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Radio
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Monday, April 21, 2014
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan's (Bryan Danielson's) father has unexpectedly passed away. Bryan was made aware of his father's passing after returning from his honeymoon with Brie Bella. Despite the news, Bryan has insisted on performing for the WWE Universe tonight (April 21) and will be on Raw. WWE extends our deepest condolences to Bryan and his family.
One of the greatest turns of all time I say!
Hitting the middle of the push for Extreme Rulz. Looks like we've got a hell of a six-man tag on the way but what are we going to do with WWE World Champion Daniel Bryan. Kane? Please no. If we're going to waste Bryan's title run with him battling mid-carders, at least battle ones that he can have great matches with.
The Network is sort of bothering me these days. Like Scott said, there's so much in the vault they could pull out to make me happy. Running a new 80s Wrestling Challenge, Superstars and NWA Worldwide and/or Saturday Night on weekends would be a nice start. Eventually throwing up some Nitros and the Clashes would be better.
There's more but I have to get to the kid's baseball game so just enjoy the show and come out swinging and keep it clean and stuff. You know what to do.
|Hobbies: Taking the ball and going home|
I started to wonder what the next, next big thing could be. But I figured it'd be far more interesting to ask you guys what you think the next big thing in music, film, gaming, and wrestling will be.
What do you think is the next BIG thing? It could be something to have a worldwide impact immediately like the iPad, or a smaller impact that changes the world subtly, like touch screens finally coming into their own with smart phones.
I help broadcast Roundtable Wrestling Radio, a live post-Raw radio show on Mondays. Tonight they're bringing in Mark Crozer and the Rels (the writers of Bray Wyatt's theme song, who performed it at Wrestlemania) for an interview. The show goes from 11:30 PM to 1:30 AM US Eastern on 8bitx.com. Think we could get a plug?
9:00 AM ET - RAW Flashback - 12/20/93 - Tatanka vs. Ludvig Borga.
10:00 AM ET - RAW Flashback - 12/27/93 - Marty Jannetty vs. Johnny Polo.
11:00 AM ET - WWE Superstars - 4/19/14 - Big E vs. Titus O'Neil; Los Matadores vs. 3MB.
12:00 PM ET - WWE Main Event Replay - 4/15/14 - #1 Contender Divas Battle Royal; The Big Show vs. Jack Swagger.
1:00 PM ET - Wrestlemania 2 - 4/7/86 - Hulk Hogan vs. King Kong Bundy in a Steel Cage Match for the WWF Championship; Mr T vs. Roddy Piper in a Boxing Match.
4:30 PM ET - WCW Spring Stampede '98 - Sting vs. Randy Savage in a No DQ Match for the WCW Championship; Roddy Piper & The Giant vs. Hollywood Hogan & Kevin Nash.
7:30 PM ET - RAW Pre-Show.
8:00 PM ET - Legends of Wrestling - 11/1/12 - Discussion on Monday Night RAW.
10:00 PM ET - ECW Hardcore TV - 8/30/94 - 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Shane Douglas in the finals of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Yes, THAT show. The EXTREME Era begins here.
11:06 PM ET - RAW Backstage Pass.
11:30 PM ET - Old School - 10/20/86 - MSG - Tag Team Battle Royal.
Recommendation today is WWE's Bragging Rights 2009. I caught this show again recently, and as far as match quality goes, it was a pretty solid show. John Morrison vs. The Miz was OK, a decent Divas match as far as Divas matches go, the Iron Man match between Cena and Orton, the pretty good Bragging Rights match between RAW and Smackdown, but the highlight for me was watching Batista turn on Rey Mysterio after their 4-way match. "I'm not playing. I'm gonna rip your head off" was a mark out quote from Dave at the time. A forgotten show, but a very good effort.
Batista Taking Time Off After Extreme Rules?
As of right now, Batista is not advertised for any WWE events after Extreme Rules so it appears that he will be taking time off. When he returned to the company, it was expected that he would have some time off in order to do some promotional work for his film "Guardians of the Galaxy" that opens this August.
Credit Mike Johnson, PWInsider.com
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