Friday, December 14, 2018

Three Years Ago Today Roman Reigns Won The WWE Title For The Second Time

This is the show that most of us just refer to as Raw Philly when discussing Roman Reigns' career. It was a legitimately great moment especially for Roman's fans.

The way the crowd's response in the same city was a complete 180 from the 2015 Royal Rumble debacle was pretty much magical to be honest.

The match itself was a great hoss fight between Sheamus (really underrated talent), and Roman (one of my all-time favorites). The sizzle of course was Vince McMahon's involvement, and that obviously put the whole thing over the top.

ALSO you hate to see someone get split open on a headbutt, but the accidental clashing of heads there did add something to the match.

Great night, and a career highlight for The Big Dog!

Here's the post-match celebration as well. The last five minutes or so are embedded after the jump. I HIGHLY recommend giving the match a watch under the Raw Replays section of WWE Network if you're a subscriber.

ACTION Wrestling Teasing A HUGE Announcement

The message above was posted on ACTION Wrestling's Facebook page (@ACTIONWrestling1), and I have no idea what it is about which is frustrating and exciting.

Honestly, in conversations I have had about it I don't even know what to guess it is other than it supposedly is a really big and surprising deal.

As soon as it drops I will have it here, if I am away from my computer it will definitely go up on Twitter (@S_ATL_Wrestling), and Facebook page (@SouthAtlantaWrestling).

People seem to like them so I may even give it the live video treatment if I am able. It's an exciting time to be a fan and sponsor of ACTION Wrestling.

Now for the usual reminders, and pointers after the jump...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

My Son's First Favorite Wrestling Memory: Mark Henry's Swerve

Someone mentioned this glorious moment on Twitter, and it reminded me how much my (now 11 year old) son loved it.

While Mark was in the ring giving his emotional promo you hear the crowd start chanting "HENRY! HENRY! HENRY!" at him. Well, my son did the very same thing standing in our living room. To this day it kills me I didn't get a pic or video of this, but it is what it is.

Anyhow, he was in full-on chanting for Mark Henry mode when the swerve happened, and my son FREAKED OUT!

It was weird because it wasn't even really negative, but he was just BLOWN AWAY by what happened. The part I will never forget so long as I live is my boy saying, "HE TRICKED HIM GOOD!"

The next best part was him describing this story to every single person he could think of who may even remotely care.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Daniel Bryan Shirt; YES IS DEAD

Friend of mine on Twitter asked everyone what their thoughts were on this shirt.

I think it's a cool looking shirt, and something about the look really fits Bryan's persona right now too. I am not going to buy it, but it is a fantastic shirt.

In that discussion we got to talking about other great shirts from this year, and I've got to go with these two.

What To Do With BRAUN Versus Corbin At TLC

If you're not familiar with the stipulations on this one (and I had to verify them myself before writing this), the victor will get the following...

  • BRAUN will get his Universal Title shot against Brock Lesnar 

  • Baron Corbin goes from General Manager-Elect of Raw to Permanent General Manager of Raw
While I am not wild about doing BRAUN v Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble, I think there's an obvious way to do this match, and I shared that on Twitter (@S_ATL_Wrestling) recently.

Corbin also said something this week that makes me think it's exactly what they are going to do.

The match is going on as planned so for the sake of this discussion let's assume that BRAUN is healthy enough and/or cleared to at least be able to walk down to the ring, and get physical to some degree or another.

With that out of the way, I'm guessing and thinking they are going to do the following...

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Mattel WWE Elite Series 65 - Roman, Ronda, Rusev, And MORE!

Mattel's WWE Elite Series 65 is up for pre-order, and it's a good looking set.

For boxed photos like the Roman Reigns one embedded below, click each name in the list.

  • Aiden English--Great looking figure that I don't really need in my collection.

  • Eric Young--Same as Aiden.

  • Nia Jax--Love the additional heads that are coming with that one. GREAT looking fig, but I will likely pass due to space/money constraints.

  • Roman Reigns--Will purchase. Love the vest, and I like that it comes with the IC Title which I don't have yet.

  • Ronda Rousey--Might purchase.

  • Rusev--Don't like this head sculpt at all. Doesn't look anything like him to me.

Twitter Poll Question About Raw And A Full-Time Universal Champion

I don't usually share these here, but I'd love to have as large a sample size as possible. If you're on Twitter, please vote and RT!

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) - Official Trailer 2

If you haven't seen Official Trailer 1 yet here it is. The new one gives you a little more, but I really like the music in the first one.

Below is Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Official Trailer 2

Folks on my corner of Wrestling Twitter seem to be really excited about it, and I get that.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Announcements From ACTION Wrestling 5

AC Mack and "Alice"
With ACTION Wrestling 5: Watch For Monsters behind us we have a few announcements that need to be shared. Watch for that one on Powerbomb TV soon!

Let's start with ACTION Wrestling 6 on Friday, February 8, 2019 (Roger Spencer Community Center in Tyrone, GA) as the following has been announced:
  • Inaugural ACTION Wrestling Champion AC Mack is defending against Cam Carter!

  • Allie Kat is making her ACTION debut against Dani Jordyn (a favorite in Tyrone, GA)!

  • The Carnies are returning!

  • We will also see the return of Anthony Henry!

As for ACTION Wrestling 7 on Friday, March 22, 2019 (SANDY CREEK HIGH SCHOOL in Tyrone, GA) we have this MAJOR match announced, and ACTION CEO Matt Griffin has assured us that the insurance is paid up for Slim J VERSUS Darby Allin.

Allie Kat and Dani Jordyn

Now for more information about the promotion in general and the card itself....

If you haven't started following ACTION on all social media accounts you need to get on that and ALL those links are available after the jump.

Atlanta United 2018 MLS Cup Champions

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Saturday night was a great one for sports in ATL as Atlanta United captured the MLS Cup in only their second year in existence.

There were legitimate reasons for concern about how soccer would do in ATL, but what we found out is that this is a soccer town. Having electrifying talent like Josef Martinez, and Miguel Almiron certainly doesn't hurt. The soon to be departing Gerardo "Tata" Martino as manager was a big splashy hire as well.

The city has embraced this team in ways that are hard to fathom, and the team has embraced the culture of the city similarly. It's been a ton of fun even for casual soccer fans like me who previously only paid any attention to the sport during the World Cup.

Atlanta United finally gave me a team to root for, and all of us could get in on the ground level. I have enjoyed learning more about the game as I didn't even understand the basics of soccer before the 2014 World Cup (I played only one season of soccer as a kid, and I stunk).