Huh. CM Punk being a confrontational dipshit. Who'd have expected THAT?
"I like your gimmick kid"Classic.
To be fair, that TSN guy is a dipshit.Up there for most aggravating sports personalities on Canadian tv.
Chael Sonnen had a contentious first interview with Landsberg and after that they've been in cahoots ever since with Chael appearing on OTR several times afterwards (including an amusing 3-way with the Iron Sheik). So likely this was cooked up by Punk and Landsberg in consultation with Sonnen. Landsberg knows conflict equals good tv and ratings and Chael and Punk know it's good for buyrates. These guys are al in on this I'd bet.
Epic. I always appreciate when people get to call the media out on their bullshit on their own networks.
Also, tsn has the full interview up and are hyping it up: http://www2.tsn.ca/bardown/Story.aspx?CM%2BPunk%2Brips%2Binto%2BMichael%2BLandsberg%2Bon%2BOTR&id=479993
I agree with that. I'm American and have seen several of his interviews from the past. I always watch for the guests. This dude reminds me of some of the worst tabloid reporters we have here. Good to see Punk calling him out for being a fake person.
Punk's smartass demeanor. That's what makes him great! Loved it!
I wish DDP did that to Nancy Grace.
It was a work. He's doing what Chael did when he had his first interview on OTR. This was totally cooked up by all three of them.
She is the absolute worst person on TV right now, hands down. And that's saying a lot.
Landsberg is just as bad, no doubt, but you know what you're getting into when you do his show.
Anyone else expecting Wyatt to deliver Sister Abigail to Dean Ambrose after he was distracted to the carol singers?
Punk is going to eat the UFC guys alive on the mic.I mean, Chael is the god of shit-talking because he does rasslin' 101 promos, when you have a dude with a doctorate in pissing people off going full tilt on motherfuckers? It'll be beautiful.
Quit kayfabbing me!
Seeing Wyatt and Ambrose chilling by the fireplace is totally breaking kayfabe.And there are a lot of shirtless dudes in that house. Must be Patterson's place.
I can't watch this now so, in a nutshell, what was said?
I'm glad that the Cheap Pop guys still have jobs with them.
So fake. Punk really did the interview rounds today. I think I'm Punk'd out for a while.
Does Landsberg still incessantly cut people off?
Delivered it with the perfect amount of condescension.
The ice storm is hittingRandy Orton's bag shittingRic can't pay for his beeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Punk said off camera Landsberg had a pleasant chat. Wants to be your friend.Then on camera he wants to "be the coolest kid in school".My understanding is that the production pre-supposed punk is just some wrestler in over his head. At least, that's how punk took it.
CM Punk makes me want to spend money to watch him.
Punk was on the Jim Rome show and Chael called in after to give a take on it. It was pretty awesome.
Landsberg has been annoying in every single interviewed I've watched him give.
Any chance this is all a work prior to Punk returning to WWE? Think about it...Vince loves his mainstream media attention, and Punk is now getting it. If I were an oddsmaker, I'd have the odds of him returning at WM31 at about 5-3....
Not 31 but 32 for sure
FML. Edited.Cue Charlie Brown music.
Not a chance, but that didn't (and doesn't) stop dumb and/or hopeful people from speculating about Montreal, either.
Haven't seen a Landsberg clip in awhile, he's always been an ass, and jesus what happened to him he look like Nosferatu
Dean Ambrose attempts an elbow drop off the fireplace, wraps himself in tree lights first for maximum damage, cord catches, Ambrose hangs himself, Wyatt cuts the body down, delivers a Sister Abgail for the pin.
Every time I look at Nancy Grace, I can't stop staring at her nostrils.
Punk did Highly Questionable the other day and didn't seem to want to go down the fun route that LeBatard and Bomani Jones were hoping he would. They were trying to get him to tell some fun stories and he told the story of shitting himself but was a little too serious for the format.
I was never the biggest Punk fan but he has won me over big time with this whole UFC thing.
I liked the movie but I had those same feelings after I saw it. Never read the book.
Some of the best fight scenes ever
Star Wars Christmas Light Showhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5dfpe_-LggWow.
The ref cam was possibly WCW's dumbest idea.
The final time we'll see that Colbert Report intro.
What where those shitty sneakers they did commercials for? Roos or something like that?
TBF No one was going to A's games long before Billy arrived.
That was definitely Lawler and he says that all the time too.
Started with Attitude era lawler and I just heard him do it at Capitol Punishment 2011
The scene of her and the trailer trash wasn't the greatest, but I think that was supposed to show she really wasn't as clever as she thinks she is.
The final Word.
SPLISH SPLASH MOTHER FUCKER
CM PUNK! CM PUNK! CM PUNK!
Fucking kills me to see all these bandwagoners at the game. I know 70% of those Asians are lakers fans.
Steve Blackman running a close second
Fucking A baby! This game is picking up now
She also received a bit of her comeuppance.
4 way tease: Titans Cover the 10.5, the score goes under the 45, not only does NO cover the 10.5 vs H Town but they win the fucking game! I just need sac town to win by 2 or better.
A very touching and inspirational Word.
I liked Golden State ML tonight.
LeBatard is an idiot.
Psh. This has nothing on WWE Slam City. The WWE Superstars get REAL JOBS!ISN'T THAT HILARIOUS?!
"Folks if this is your first time watching the Report, I am sorry to inform you that this is also your last time watching the Report."
Good, never liked Kroll show anyway.
Durant is on fire right now. He is on pace to get like 60 tonight.
nah that show sucks. Did they cancel it?
Dammit I watch the final Colbert and this Warriors/Thunder game decides to go supernova.
Isn't it only on Season 2?
Durant has one of the smoothest crossovers in the league
I thought it was like 3 or 4, but what do I know? I just don't think they had enough to say "Hey, it's the epic final season!"
Please let Kevin Durants foot be seriously fucked up god. Please please please
Wow what a first half. Should be a great finish. Seems like every night in the west right now its a super power match up.
Here comes in Jon Stewart to leech off the heat.
Geez, everyone just popped into the show.
Hey it's Franco, somebody get him.
Ya know, it seems like we have a few new people on the blog. Yet, I don't remember any "Welcome to the BoD" comments. Does ABey need to step up his game? Tune into Nitro to find out.
Yeah, I have realized that, guess I should show up into more threads to see whose new.
Oh, well good for Larry.
A lot of coming and going lately.
American Sniper, it could be cool, it could suck. My two cents.
I won't watch it. Chris Kyle was an evil peson.
Hell of a shot though.
I'm sure it'll have great action scenes but the movie will rub me the wrong way.
I want it to be VJ, Dougie, and Stennick all thinking, "You know what? I think I'm going to be normal. Yeah, that sounds like a thing to do." And then they sign in under names like Brent Alles and Skylander (or whatever that guy's called).
Im an Eastwood Guy so I think it'll be good. Plus, Bradley Cooper has surprised me and emerged as someone I have faith in to deliver a good performance. It's got my interest.
Somebody gonna get they ass kicked.Somebody gonna get their wig split.Somebody gonna get they ass kicked.Somebody gonna get their wig split. (Yeah)Beat 'em up, beat 'em up, break his neck, break his neck.Beat 'em up, beat 'em up, break his neck, break his neck.Beat 'em up, beat 'em up, break his neck, break his neck.Beat 'em up, beat 'em up, break his neck, break his neck.
Can Jesse Ventura interrupt the credits and refuse to shut up until we get his version of the truth?
Jesse Ventura, class act!
What happened to Ventura? He was THE MAN when he was doing commentary. He was the voice, the body, and just the coolest dude around. Now he's a crazy old man.
I actually liked Big Johnny as an authority figure. Yeah its a tired ass idea but he was pretty good and those Mr. Excitement shirts cracked me up
He lost me when they did a lizard people episode for his conspiracy show.
Taken 3? It's time to cut the cord on these cheesy action movies.
That show jumped the shark, mainly because Truetv was rating hunting. The first season was really interesting, though.
Wow they even make the divas job in their home towns. What the fuck is wrong with vince lol
Am I crazy or is Beth Phoenix hotter than Kelly Kelly?
I love WWE breaking kayfabe with Ambrose and Wyatt engaged in a lovely conversation by the fire place.
VJ is back over at NPP.
Kelly Kellys face...I dunno
Beth looked like a man to me.
Winning the gubernatorial race was both the best and worst thing to happen to him. He had real power, and he never thought that he had to keep on earning the respect that comes with the power. He gave himself license to roam wherever he wanted.And part of the problem is that he's still a pro wrestler at heart. He doesn't know if he's telling the truth, embellishing for effect, conning you, or conning himself at times. I still like a lot of his ideas and ideals, but you have to sift through a lot of BS to get to them.
Is that gone?
You are absolutely sane. Beth Phoenix could GIT IT.
I liked a lot of the interviews, but those reporters/producers meetings they'd show reeked of the worst of reality tv.
She wrestled her at NOC 2011 (which i'm watching while I watch the game) and Beth was way hotter in this match.
Its pretty obvious that he is there posting on NPP now. He started their a while ago form what I gather and left after a meltdown. And it seems he was hijacking threads in the same way he did over here. The fact people here think he was a positive poster is insane.
Kelly Kelly never did much for me. Don't get me wrong--she's real life hot. But as far as TV hotness goes she never did much. Beth is a fox.
Kelly Kelly looks hotter now than at any point in the WWE
Oh god. They were so poorly scripted and formulaic. One guy played the Devil's Advocate every show. The writers didn't think that'd mess with the show's authenticity?
Cena vs Del Rio led to some really good matches but the builds were as fucking boring as it gets.
So the feud belonged in WWE 2014 is what you're saying.
And he had Oliver Stones pretty boy kid on the show!
What time does NXT air live? I'm just watching it now. Owens is out here already baby! Sporting a nasty wound. Nevill berating Owens is awesome. "Shame on you man"
I hear real jobs have health insurance!
3pm central time.
It definitely wouldn't feel out of place on a episode of Raw. The matches might have been too good for the Fall PPVS though.
That's a weird time to air.
What time zone is Florida in?
It's been WWE's m.o this year. Good matches but horrible writing.
I can't believe I just noticed that one of the Ascension guys is the stupid rat guy from NXT. he looks like a rat and he just started acting like a rat and would cut promos saying he was going to get the cheese, see? How the hell is he still employed? The big goof.
So they go on Live at 4? I figured they taped those episodes for month or two in advance.
In an interview he said "Never say never" but that he doesn't see it happening.I mean, most of his complaints seemed to be about how he was treated, even the "staph infection that almost killed him" thing he seems to be in the past. I think if the money was high, the dates were low and the creative control present.
Ascension are the worst part of NXT. Their heat segments/isolation on the babyface in their corner are the worst.
They tape them. They just air them on the Network at 4pm.
Since I'm assuming WWE owns the names and COULD do this, should they put some random tag teams together and name them the Midnight Express and/or Rock N Roll Express? (Or Legion of Doom, Demolition, etc.) Seems like they have enough guys that aren't doing anything notable to make it work. Or should they let those names rest in peace.
I remember that gimmick and how stupid it was too. I hate the ascension to be honest.
I like how Regal is the GM of NXT but you don't have to see him for him to book matches. Neville and Owens faced off in the opening segment and then in the next segment the announcers say "Word from GM Regal he's booked Neville vs. Owens" so you know who the boss is but it doesn't take 5 minutes to announce it.
The NXT special was the first time I've ever seen them. It has the Rat Goof so they can't be that great.
Well Jericho and Ambrose are the Most Recent Rockers...
Apparently Ricardo came up with the idea for The Ascension, but his version was supposed to be much more complex, with subtle references to mythology and religion. He said the current version was WWE basically turning them into vampires after pulling him from the project.
At least when he was the rat guy, he weighed about 40 pounds less. Now, he's big and bloated in an attempt to be Animal in the new LOD.
Yeah they don't exactly have the right two guys to pull off the LOD dynamic. The only way I can see them having any semblence of success on the main roster is joining up with Bray.
And really, Chael's promos suck if you grew up listening to wrestlers do it all your life. He always comes off somewhat stilted and everything sounds like he stole 6 different old promos and mixed them together. Punk is going to DE-STROY these guys on the mic.If only the same wasn't going to happen to him in the Octagon.
Cena stole ADRs F50 and drove it to the ring, and then did the whole "you think you're better than these all these people because you have money but you're not" and then took the mic to do his own ring announcing and closed with a foley cheap pop AND STILL GOT BOOED
Also, LOL @ Rat Guy. Can everyone just start calling him Rat Guy?
Probably rest in peace. They tried "The New Midnight Express" back in the late 90's with Cornette's "NWA invasion angle." "Bombastic" Bob Holly and "Bodacious" Bart Gunn did not exactly add well to the legacy of Condrey, Lane, and Eaton.
You're watching NOC 2011 right? The Punk/Triple H match!!!! Glorious.
Buffalo is not really behind either of these guys.
HHH would have to talk like a narrator reading small print to finish in 5 minutes.
Also also, I just realized I said Rat Guy first but it sounded funnier when you said it. I guess I just didn't realize I'd said it.
The dueling cena chants are fucking annoying at this point.
That crowd was totally behind Henry that night. His speech after beating Orton was classic. This is my moment and I ain't sharing it wit nunaya!
They were really forcing things for a couple years there (2011-13), trying to create situations where fans would have no choice but to cheer Cena. They tried to bury Punk on commentary for a while when they fought in 2011. They gave him ADR at his most obnoxious. They wanted the Team Edward/Jacob thing with Cena and Rock, according to reports at the time. They wanted an epic string of wins in 2013 to put him on another level, but they gave up on that by Summerslam.
Seeing mentally handicapped people having a good time at a wrestling show: A nice thing to see, or something that makes you reevaluate your hobbies?
But people hate Cena so much they pay to boo him.
Nice thing to see--only because you'll also see mentally handicapped people enjoying football games too. There are plenty more things WWE itself has done to make me reevaluate my fandom
I'm okay with Rat Guy.
Bull Dempsey has the body of King Kong Bundy and the hair of Bobby Roode. It's a bit strange.
It's official. Rat Guy and...the other guy in the Ascension.
Have the King Kong Bundy tights looked flattering on anyone? I feel like it's the dumbest choice you could make as a wrestler to opt for those.
Big Show also made the regrettable choice of wearing them for a spell. Didn't one of the midgets from WrestleMania 3 wear fights similar? He may have wore them better than anyone.
Also, forget Torito, Lord Littlebrook is the best midget in WWE history. He was truly a mat technician and a sultan of scientific grappling.
That's why I thought of it. I'm watching Unforgiven '98 and they just had a match against the RnR Express.
Christ this prick Enzo Amore has done his job. I'm dying to see The Ascension ruin him.
The only way Punk returns is in two-three years minimum and even then, it would be contingent on Punk either washing out of UFC or Punk inevitably burning his bridges with Dana White. But either way, it's going to be a couple of years unless Punk completely and utterly fails in UFC and and even then, I could see him going back to Ring of Honor rather than going back to WWE and have HHH and Steph do their damnest to never let the audience forget that Punk could not make it in UFC.
If Punk's smart, he'll lay off the sass until he's got a couple of wins. THEN go FULL PUNK on everyone, so the blows do more damaged once he's established and can back up his boasting and basically act like cock of the walk
"You can beat mah prices, but you can't beat mah meat!"
NXT Season 4 has to be the weakest group of contestants. It gave us Brodus Clay(funkafunkafunka-unemployed) Jacob Novak(who?) Derrick Bateman, Rat Guy and Fandango. And Byron Saxton. Hell the divas season was more impactful than that group of Jabronis.
I think I'd watch those old NXT shows because they became trainwreck entertaining after a while. Do you know if they're on the network?
I don't but I agree with you about the trainwreck aspect. The woman's season and the following one with Fandango were great because no one gave a shit about it at all. I've watched the Divas season a shocking amount. They aren't on the Network but you can find them on WWE's YouTube channel.
As an AJ mark, I did the same thing.
That season was in the midst of heel Cole and it was much more tolerable than RAW because he wasn't overbearing on a show that actually mattered. His Schtick was actually funny on NXT because it was an internet only show buried in the mix at WWE's website. I also had a pathetic crush on Kaitlyn so there's my reason.
Wow Owens hit a brutal top rope hanging DDT on Neville! And the a minute later Neville is hitting a plancha over the top rope. Gotta sell that killer DDT. Match was disappointing overall but that DDT was sick.
Hey Jobber--HOW BOUT DEM WARRIORS?
I'm gonna watch all the Shield's 6 man tags. First up is TLC 2012. Oh yeah! Best debut match ever.
Crazy. I did that last weekend. I just went with 2014, though--Wyatts, Evolution. They were scary over as faces. If they would've went the Horsemen route (stick together, but go after singles belts) with them after, say, getting a definitive conclusion with the Wyatts around Summerslam, they'd be fine. There'd be a lot less predictions of a Reigns backlash if the other guys backed him.
She looks like Jack Nicholson in Wolf.
I gotta watch Shield's 2013 matches one day. They had so many, it was scary.
Knowing what we know now, I wish Shield had stayed together through at least Fall. Especially with Bryan going down, the Shield as a group was over enough to fill the void of top baby face.
Amazing. That match was every bit as great as I remembered. Easy *****. I loved how it never felt like they were setting up spots. It was just chaos. Organized, well booked chaos.
Why is Ambrose scaring off carolers? How mean! Dean is Mean!
Now if only he'd get in shape.
Watching Battleground 2013. My god WWE get Cody out of the face paint and let the man be himself and cut promos. His promo talking about doing anything to protect his family was so good. Cody Rhodes is definitely one of my favorite guys in WWE and he's done nothing of note since losing the tag titles to the Outlaws.
I saw a bit of that season. My jaw dropped the second I saw Kaitlyn. Good. God.
It was the best option for Dutch Mantell.
100% not crazy. Damn I love Beth.
I'm telling ya, if Punk manages to win his first fight, he needs to cut the douchiest, asshole heel promo on the crowd. "No no no, dont start clapping for me now you fat, affliction-shirt wearing rejects who thought I stood no chance, etc."I'd lose my mind
"Let me tell you somethinguh....you're only in shapeuh.....if you look like meuh...*pulls out syringe.
I just cant watch that show with his dad on it. Drives me nuts
They should give the Diesel and Razor Ramon gimmicks another go too!
Yeah, he's gone from "no fucking chance" to "never say never" in the space of a few weeks. Will be surprised if he's not back on a part time deal in a couple years
Chael kinda reminds me of the Miz...as in like a guy playing at wrestler.It's a shame crazy, emotionally unbalanced fighters don't make it to the big time, cause Punk would tear them to pieces.
That's seeming more and more possible.
Uh, Punk's got a mouth, that's all he's got.
Unless he fights some bum off of the street, that is a monstrous "if"....
And who says HHH never jobs to anyone? He put that chimney over clean!
For me WWE peaked when they did the one whe Vince had a muscular pair of arms attached to his arse cheeks.
He's too accident prone to be around kids, dammit!
I never knew Mark Henry was in love with Bo Dallas. C'mon, Meltzer! Get on this!
I'm with you. I have only seen Dawn and Godzilla this year. I hate going to the movies, even though all the theaters around me have leather recliners. Just can't do it.
To be fair despite the way Michael Cole promoted it, Slam City was actually an extremely funny series of shorts.
This video is so unrealistic.No way Brock Lesnar would be there.
I miss her.
Hell, I bet he even does 20 minute promos before he has sex with Steph.
No, you're sane. WWE was crazy for trying to push that idea onto people. If I want a plastic sex toy with a blank expression, I can go buy one for $20.