Monday, November 6, 2017

SI Article On 2009 BAMA Players Being Paid For Autographs

Reposting this from Twitter because I figure some may expect me to have a take on the subject so here goes. I should add that I would obviously prefer that stories like this never crop up related to Alabama, but here we are.


"These kids" refers to college football players, not just BAMA ones. I've said a million times that I am all for bringing paying players out in the open, and I hope BAMA hires the best ones.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Thing About Kane

Seeing a lot of chatter about Kane "burying" young talent/the entire roster on Raw this week.  I am conflicted on the whole thing because there's actually a lot of different angles you need to consider here.

Let's take a look...

  • It is important to remember that no Raw is a self-contained story, and in this case they clearly seem to be building towards either Roman or BRAUN taking out Kane.

    There's also the issue here that Kane could be very well starting his final run.  I think in that case you've got to give them a little leeway as well. 

    Either way, let things play out a bit.
     

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Friday The 13th: The Game Has A Wrestling Connection Now

Friday The 13th: The Game just dropped a Halloween Costume DLC pack, and there is now a wrestling connection in that game.



One of the counselors, Eric LaChappa (who is based on a real person who is a wrestling fan), now has the option to wear a wrestling Halloween costume.

The costume itself looks like Andre The Giant's gear later in his career.  The belt is actually what caught my eye as it looks a lot like Big Gold.

Here's some in-game pics that I found on Reddit.  The gear comes in leopard, black, and green.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

Saw this on Facebook the other day, and it definitely got my curiosity up.



Kaufman is endlessly fascinating to me, and I recall hearing about Carrey's exploits on the set of "Man on the Moon." That film is really underrated by the way.

Anyhow, I've said before that I really wish the legend of Kaufman faking his death was true.  Why? Well, if you give me the option of another person being killed by cancer OR a guy successfully pulling the biggest prank of all time, then I will take the latter every single time.

November 17th is a big day for me with this release, The Punisher hitting Netflix as well, and Justice League coming to theaters.  I also have Scenic City Trios that weekend, and Raw in ATL the Monday before all this.  Good times.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Retun Of The Shield

Obviously the thing I'm most excited about in wrestling right now is the return of The Shield. Here's all The Shield action from this week's Raw for your viewing pleasure.

There's no telling how long this ride will last (I'd imagine they roll with it up until Royal Rumble season), but I'm going to enjoy it. The new shirt is a must-buy for example. The reunion is a nice change of pace, and a nice piece of nostalgia to go with this time of year.

My main wish and only concern here is that they insist on having someone turn. I wouldn't do that at all. Have the "brothers to the bone" as Booker T called them simply choose to go their separate ways. At some point in the future they may need to ride again. The Shield is far more interesting as a collective or on the same side than they are feuding with one another.



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The Shield Reunited

This was in no way a surprise, but the end of Raw gave us a really cool moment. It was also a unique way to end the show and I think that helped it work so well.

Just as a way of setting the scene for anyone who doesn't know, Seth and Dean were destroyed by The Bar earlier in the show. The Bar then turns up to assist The Miz after Roman had dispatched Bo and Axel.

Up until the video I will share below, Roman had specifically stated that Seth and Dean could handle their own business and he was focusing on the IC Title. After The Miz and The Bar destroyed Roman this attitude has apparently changed.



Cool moment, right? I think so, and it seems that my corner of Wrestling Twitter agrees. Now one thing has already come out of this that I want to address. I have seen people already talk about who will turn to end The Shield. I think that would be a huge mistake. I've seen enough of them against each other to realize that The Shield is better off as allies. So while I think this reunion will be fairly short, I also think it needs to end with all three guys still on the same page.

Friday, September 29, 2017

My Show Schedule For October/November

Here's what I'm looking like for October and November of 2017

  • Monday, November 13th - WWE Monday Night Raw at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Saturday, November 18th - Scenic City Trios at Hixson HS in Hixson, Tn.

Raw is confirmed, and unfortunately due to dates that are just bad for me I may not see another AWE show until 2018.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Cody Rhodes v The Miz: Who Is Better?

I'm not sharing my answer in this post yet, but you know where to find it on Twitter (@S_ATL_Wrestling). If you know me at all you should already know the answer anyhow. All that said, if you're on Twitter please go vote in this poll. I'm curious to see the outcome, but only if we get a high number of votes.



Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wrestling Arcade: Magnum V Tully At Starrcade

The greatest match ever has gotten the Wrestling Arcade treatment.

Follow them on Twitter (@WrestlingArcade) for more quality content like this.

Monday, September 18, 2017

STARRCADE LIVES!

On Saturday, November 25th Starrcade is coming back to Greensboro, NC. 

WWE announced this today just after Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that we might see some WCW names resurface soon. 

As a huge JCP/WCW fan, I'm glad to see it.  Some take it as a slap in the face that WWE would use show names like this, but I'm just glad to hear Starrcade again. 

It's either WWE uses these old names to market shows or these names just sit in the mothballs.

Personally, I'd rather have the memories of WCW/JCP/NWA live this way than just be gone altogether.