Monday, July 24, 2017

Quick Thoughts: WWE Battleground 2017 (SmackDown LIVE)

It stunk!

That's it really, but you expect a little more than that so here you go.

  • The SD Tag Title match between The Usos and New Day (Xavier and Kofi) was excellent. Clearly the match of the night by far. Not upset New Day won (my son popped huge for it), but I am much more interested in The Usos right now.

    As a matter of fact, I've wanted to see Roman Reigns reunite with The Usos for a while. I think this version of The Usos and Roman would be fantastic together.

  • Punjabi Prison match wasn't great, but it succeeded in being a spectacle at least. The Great Khali returning was...something.  The Singh Brother bump to the announce table was nuts. I think Jinder retaining in general was the right choice.  I also had no issue with the rules of the match. They were explained clearly and I understood them.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Look At This Foolishness

I will say it again...Roman Reigns brings out the stupidity in some people. I love Bruiser Brody by the way, but this statement along with this profile picture is just too much.

After publishing I realized that Twitter formats that kind of oddly, here are the pics in question again...

I know I always loved to sit down and watch a technical classic put on by Bruiser Brody. Also his classic promos really made him who he was....

Friday, July 7, 2017

Jeff Jarrett: Moonlighting Main Eventer

Not even sure what prompted this the other day, but I saw something that caused me to Tweet about good ol' "Double J" Jeff Jarrett.

The phrase "Moonlighting Main Eventer" came to mind immediately.  I really enjoyed Jarrett in WCW as a top of the midcard guy.  That's why I referred to him as an MME, he's perfectly suited for the upper midcard and can rotate up to a main event/world title level role from time to time.

He is not, however, someone I would personally build around as a franchise player.  That's why WCW Jarrett was over with me big time, but TNA Jarrett flopped for the most part with me.  He's just not that guy that should dominate your program like that.  The role doesn't suit him as well as the MME role does.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Great Moment From Reigns V Bryan in 2015

This one little moment right here from the Monday, February 16, 2015 Raw may be the most memorable moment of that Bryan/Reigns program leading to the Fastlane 2015 match. It's one of the few times that a complete no-sell works for me in the context it happens.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Friday The 13th: The Game

If you follow me on Twitter (@S_ATL_Wrestling) you are more than aware that I have been playing Friday The 13th: The Game since Father's Day.  I thoroughly enjoy the game, and despite some of the bugs and glitches I think it's worth the $40.

That said, I wanted to touch on my experiences just to give everyone an idea about the game.

The biggest issue with the game is a lack of host migration. What does that mean to you? It means that if whoever is hosting the game decides to leave, it's game over for everybody. Host migration is apparently Online Game Developer 101, but for whatever reason it didn't happen here. It wouldn't be as big of an issue here except this game's community lacks common courtesy to a large degree.

There are also some bugs and glitches that can allow people to cheat their way through a 20 minute round.  Frustrating from a technical standpoint, and again it's even more frustrating that some players think that's an appropriate way to go about their business.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Don't Be This Guy On Twitter

Last night on Twitter (@S_ATL_Wrestling), I remarked that there was nothing that made me cringe more than fans directing insider lingo at wrestlers.

What made me think about that?  These two Tweets from The Club.  Both are responding to the same guy, and both are (rightly in my opinion) pointing out how silly that behavior is. 

Speaking of silly behavior, I know we often complain about creating stories or posts out of Tweets. Obviously, I'm guilty of that here, but I thought it was important to use this illustration to show how dopey we come off when we use terms like this at wrestlers. Want to talk about someone being buried? It's an overused term, but I'm fine with that. My issue here is the need/desire/whatever to @ the person in question. It's goofy behavior and I think it makes us fans look bad.

Monday, June 19, 2017

WWE 2K18: Seth Rollins Is Our Cover Star

Not much to add to this aside from I'm fine with his selection. It does make me wish we had gotten a Shield cover when that unit was still together. Honestly, it kind of makes me wish they had put all three Shield guys on the cover this year to represent the new era of the company.

Here's a shot of the cover from that WWE on ESPN Twitter account
UPDATE: I have ordered the Deluxe Edition from Amazon which means I get an extra weekend to play as that edition arrives on Friday, October 13th.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

NECA's Friday The 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter Jason Voorhees Figure

For years and years I have wanted to pick up a Jason Voorhees figure. I am a big fan of the Friday the 13th film series, played the classic NES game, and have always enjoyed the Jason character. For whatever reason I never picked up any of the McFarlane ones although I wanted them. When I finished purchasing all the DVDs and rewatching all the films in order, I decided to see what was available at a reasonable price.

I lucked out as NECA was just about set to release this figure based on Jason's look in The Final Chapter. Amazon had it available for $25 plus S&H so I passed on that. Turns out that Toys R Us was doing the non-Amazon Prime deal where you can get free S&H if your order met a minimum amount.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

What I Would Do With The WWE Cruiserweight Division

After giving this some thought, I determined how I would handle WWE's Cruiserweight division. I would dismantle it.

 I would spread that talent out through Raw, SmackDown, and NXT. I would create some tag teams with the talent. I would continue doing things like the mixed tag at WWE Extreme Rules.

The main thing I would not do is treat the cruisers like they are their own separate thing. No more Cruiserweight Title, and I would absolutely positively get rid of the purple ropes. If you absolutely think you need a title below the US and IC Title then I think you could create a TV title or something similar.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Brock Lesnar And Samoa Joe At WWE Great Balls Of Fire

WWE Extreme Rules was last night and I felt the show delivered. The Fatal 5-Way main event was great fun, and I enjoyed the undercard stuff a lot more than most apparently.

The biggest thing to come out of the show was obviously Samoa Joe earning the shot at Brock Lesnar and his Universal Title at Great Balls of Fire. I predicted that victory, and I enjoyed that victory.

Why? Well, I am a Roman Reigns fan so I would have been happy to see him win. IF we are heading towards a bigger showdown between him and Lesnar though, I was fine with someone else getting the shot. Something Fray said early in this process resonated with me. Without looking it up exactly, his point was that Samoa Joe was the best guy to go ahead and do a B PPV match with Lesnar.