Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Roman Reigns' New Shirt: Cool Premise And Poor Execution


While I appreciate the idea here, and really like incorporating "My Yard" into it this new shirt misses the mark for me.

Why? Main reason is that the pose in the silhouette looks a little off for what they are going for. I showed it to my son who said, "It looks like a shirt for AJ Styles."

Monday, May 22, 2017

WWE Backlash 2017 Thoughts: Nak, Breezango, AJ, And Jinder

This is not a full review, but I'm going to touch on all the issues listed in the title.  These are kind of the hot topics as I've seen them from Wrestling Twitter.

  • Jinder Mahal As WWE Champion--I like the move. I hear a lot of folks insinuating that this is only well-received because we are enjoying it ironically.  While I am having a bit of fun with it, and it doesn't hurt my feelings that some are SO bothered by it, there's nothing ironic about how I like this.

    Jinder is a fresh face to the main event scene, and I think some unpredictability like that is always needed in wrestling. His first and possibly only WWE Title run will be far more compelling than Randy Orton's 13th.

    Some say there's no story and I disagree. Jinder reached a breaking point and decided he was going to move up the card one way or another. He got in shape, recruited the Singh Brothers to have his back (that part is critical), and did whatever needed to get to the pinnacle. Seems simple and straight-forward enough for me.
    In-arena reaction isn't everything as I've said before, but the fact that the crowd responds to him is a big bonus. I see no issues with this push and am curious where we go from here. Literally anything can happen during his reign and I think that's a good thing.

  • Finish To AJ v Kevin Owens--People I respect love the finish. I didn't like it. I don't care that AJ didn't win the title. I don't care that AJ took a loss. The execution was lacking in my opinion and made him look like a chump more than it protected him.

Friday, May 19, 2017

My Custom WWE 2K18 Cover

Hopefully, someone will take this idea and make a high quality version of it.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ignore These People

Saw some nonsense this morning that prompted me to share the following on Twitter.



These four individuals are people who add nothing of substance to any conversation. It baffles me that I continue to see people responding their blatant attempts to get attention. It plays right into their hands and is totally counterproductive.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

EVOLVE And AWE Doubleheader (Sunday July 9th, Marietta, Georgia)

This is pretty exciting news that was just released today. EVOLVE and AWE are doing a double-header in Marietta this July.



For the sake of clarity, this will be two separate shows with two separate tickets held in the same venue. IIRC AWE goes on at 3:00 PM, and EVOLVE at 8:00 PM. I will definitely get AWE tickets, EVOLVE is something I'll have to ponder.

This is exciting news for the Atlanta wrestling scene.

Friday, May 5, 2017

SI Extra Mustard: Top 50 Wrestling Catchphrases Of All-Time

A co-worker sent me this link the other day, and I finally got around to taking a look at it.  While it's not perfect, I think this is a pretty good list.


This was my off the top of my head response to the list so please pardon the rambling style I used...
Interesting list...I'm not sure anything that just HAD to be on there was left off. Top 5 is pretty spot-on, I'd say and I wasn't surprised that Austin and Rock were 1 and 2 in some order. I thought Flair's "To be the man..." would be top 5, but I see they bumped it for "Woooooooo!"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Real Fans"

I'm so far beyond sick and tired of the "real fan" mentality that you see trotted out by so many wrestling fans with garbage opinions. To the point that I shared this today on Twitter.



I have shared something similar in the past, but one of the responses I got touched on my idea of what makes a "real fan" and it's pretty freaking simple.

That's it really. If you spend your time, passion, and energy on professional wrestling, you're a real fan.

Friday, April 21, 2017

BRAUN Got A Shirt Finally

You can finally shop for BRAUN Strowman on WWE Shop as he has his first merchandise since his big push on Raw began. His first shirt is a winner.

Behold the Monster Among Us



So, I definitely like the shirt. Also I used a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 in the best way possible when I did this...

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Raw Is BRAUN

I was tied up with real world responsibilities last night so I kind of fast forwarded through Raw when I got home. The segments I did not skip were the BRAUN Strowman ones.

He opened the show bantering with Raw GM Kurt Angle, and closed it by imploding a ring. His opponent, Big Show, was still flat on his back as they went off the air. His victim from last week, Roman Reigns, was nowhere to be found. The referee took an awesome bump to the outside of the ring.

Only one man stood tall, and it was BRAUN Freaking Strowman. His ascent to the top of the card in WWE has been fascinating, and exciting. He's unique. He's a thinking man's monster. When he backs down it doesn't come off as cowardice. His "I do what I want to do, when I want to do it" lines sound legitimate. Even the way he talks is different and completely works for him.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Apparently I Have A Reputation (Roman Reigns Related)

This exchange absolutely slayed me as a guy who recognizes how extreme his Roman Reigns fandom can be.



I'll take this opportunity to say, don't take yourself too seriously and make friends on Wrestling Twitter. Having a core group of folks to discuss wrestling on there makes the experience so much more enjoyable.

Bonus points for pulling a Deadpool GIF to make this joke work.