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

Photo Credit: ATLUTD.com
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).

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Scenic City Rumble 2019 Venue And First Featured Attraction Match Announced

This is an ICYMI situation as they announced this last Tuesday. I am getting four floor seats for me and my family. We cannot wait to go. Scenic City events are a nice opportunity for us to help raise some funds for these high school booster programs, get out of town for a night or two, and see some fantastic professional wrestling.

It's been a minute since I've seen Anthony Henry at an AWE or Scenic City event so that will be a treat. It's always a pleasure to see Joey Lynch as well. Was very pleased that he took on AC Mack at the very first ACTION Wrestling match ever.

Friday, December 7, 2018

ACTION Wrestling 5: Watch For Monsters Card (TONIGHT Friday, December 7, 2018 Tyrone, GA)

IT IS SHOW WEEK so it's time to take a look at the card for ACTION Wrestling 5: Watch For Monsters. The card as currently constructed is below and I will update it as soon as the entire card is finalized and announced.

UPDATE: Per the BREAKING NEWS yesterday I have updated this post to reflect the changes that ACTION CEO Matt Griffin announced.

It's going to be a real good time. I even did a brief video this AM about it. Jeffrey Show Live did a full 15 minutes on the show!
  • AC Mack v Cain Justice Winner of the Tag Match v Ike Cross v Slim J: Winner becomes inaugural ACTION Wrestling Champion--My heart is with Georgia wrestling legend, Slim J, but I could see Ike Cross pulling this one off too because he is simply incredible.

  • Arik Royal v Fred Yehi (SAW Exclusively Announced)--No prediction, but I sincerely hope Fred gets some payback on Arik. This one has been simmering for a bit now. Fred himself spoke about this recently on ACTION's YouTube channel.

  • Aja Perera v Arc Williams--The ACTION crowd is familiar with Aja, and Arc was previously scheduled so it will be nice to finally see the Teenage Bottle Rocket in person!Unfortunately, Arc will be unable to appear due to transportation issues, ACTION was looking for a replacement to take on Aja at last word.

  • Alan Angels/O'Shay Edwards v James Bandy/Ryan Rembrandt--Nothing I say will do this match justice so watch this instead. It had me absolutely rolling.

    With the update to the card I should say a bit more as the man who wins the decision here will be entered into the 4-way for the ACTION Wrestling Championship. Not only will it be interesting

  • Billy Buck v PCO Cam Carter--Honestly, we are just awaiting word on PCO's status as he recently signed a contract with another wrestling promotion. I am confident whatever happens, ACTION will deliver. We got word that PCO is OUT (bummer), but we also got word that Cam Carter is coming back to ACTION! He made such an impression on my son at ACTION 1 that my son wanted to meet him at intermission. Cam is exceptionally talented, and I'm looking forward to round 2 between him and "Billy Butt" in an ACTION ring.

  • At last check there were TWO more matches to be announced as well. I will obviously keep everybody posted on that. Not entierly sure that two more matches are on the docket, but I do know that we will be getting introduced to #WattsRules as Michael Marshall is debuting for ACTION at this show. Here's Michael Marshall explaining Watts Rules for us. It was later announced he will be taking on Nathen Edwards.

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.

Tickets are on sale for ACTION Wrestling 5 on December 7, 2018 in Tyrone, GA. Buy them at ACTION-Wrestling.com. You won't want to miss that show as it will be historic.

ACTION Wrestling 5 is a benefit for Toys For Tots which is an organization close to The CEO's heart as he served in the USMC.

Georgia Tech Hires Temples Geoff Collins As New Head Football Coach

May have more on this later, but I HOPE this is a good hire. I'd like to see some excitement and some BUZZ around that football program again.

Avengers 4: Endgame (2019) Trailer

So we finally know the title (which I like), and this thing looks every bit as good as we hoped. I'm confident they will deliver. Will be interesting to see what the MCU looks like after this one as it appears we are moving from one thing to the next with this movie.

Here's some interesting trailer observations from Twitter user gabi (@harleivy). 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

ACTION CEO Matt Griffin On The Tipping Point Podcast!

This one almost slipped by me, but ACTION CEO Matt Griffin joined Larry Goodman and Stephen Platinum on the Tipping Point Podcast recently.

Tipping Point with Gary Lamb and Matt Griffin

Here's the description of the episode:
The featured guests will Southern Honor's Gary Lamb and Matt Griffin of ACTION Wrestling, head honchos of the two Georgia wrestling companies with the most buzz going into 2019. Both promotions have their finals show of the year on December 7. Stephen Platinum and Larry Goodman will be the hosts. 

As a fan, I always find it interesting to here guys like Matt talk about promoting wrestling shows.