Friday, December 2, 2016

What's Your Gimmick?


I hope no one is turned off by the title here because I'd like to be clear about this...fans having "gimmicks" sucks.  In this case what I am referring to is this question.

So I did not take it as if he's asking what type of gimmick you're working. I looked at it and responded from the standpoint of, "What would people associate with you based on your Twitter activity?'

After briefly pondering I came up with the following:

Monday, November 28, 2016

SAW Appears On The A1 Podcast To Talk Survivor Series

As you hopefully know by now, Norko runs the point on The A1 Podcast (which you should give it a listen by the way).

This week I had the opportunity to join him and Dave Maes (dasheight) to talk WWE Survivor Series 2016.

Dave and I often ended up on the opposite side of these issues, but I thought that made for some interesting conversation as well.  Norko did an awesome job managing the conversation as well.

Anyhow, if you're interested to hear my thoughts (or my voice for that matter), give it a listen.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

WrestleMania 33: It's On!

I used the WWE Network subscriber presale code "NETWORK" to get in and purchase my WrestleMania 33 tickets yesterday.

The whole family is heading to Orlando for Disney World.  My son and I will be going to Mania itself together.  It will be my second Mania (27 in ATL was my first), and my son's first.

I have warned him that the view may not be great, but it will be worth it to be in the stadium.  We will obviously watch the show on WWE Network as well at some point.

Trying to choose tickets was more difficult than I anticipated, but I finally settled on some in the Plaza Level that will at the very least face the stage.  One thing that scared me off some other tickets was I was a little concerned the view from the side of the stage would be too much like our Survivor Series 2015 tickets.

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to going to the show and making another great pro-wrestling memory with my son. 

Here's our section...crudely circled in black....

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WWE 2K17's Goldberg Pre-Order Bonus Is Now Available For Purchase



I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon and got it on release day so this doesn't matter to me, but if you didn't pre-order and want Goldberg then now is your second chance.

Alabama Crimson Tide Purge Video

As an Alabama fan, I thought this video was phenomenal....and accurate. 




It became even more entertaining when I saw this Tweet last night.



Well played, Marc Torrence, well played.

Lastly, congratulations to the entire defense who carried the team to victory in Baton Rouge.

Roll Tide!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mattel WWE Figures At Ringside Fest 13

Ringside Fest 13 is here and with it we have a great look at a bunch of new Mattel WWE figures.  WrestlingFigs.com currently has two links up and I like the format of their articles because you can just scroll from top to bottom and see everything.



These are the figures that I am definitely adding to my Wishlist, but there's a ton of other great figures that interest me there:

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Random Thoughts On WWE

Haven't been too active here as I've been busy, and there hasn't been anything lately I thought I just HAD to talk about.  Figured it was about time to take a look at what's going on right now and share some thoughts on WWE's programming.

First focus will be this weekend's Raw exclusive PPV, Hell In A Cell, but I'll look at some other things as well.

Let's dig in...

  • Seth Rollins v Kevin Owens for the Universal Title--I like both of these guys, I'm glad to see KO get bumped up the card a bit.  This feud just has no juice so far as I'm concerned.  I think a lot of it has to do with how they turned Seth Rollins (not bringing him back as a face was huge miscalculation) and how he's scripted very similarly to Roman Reigns as a face.  The good news there is it backs up my point that the way WWE handles their top faces is more of an issue than the talents themselves.  Jericho has been the most consistently interesting thing in this feud and that's a problem.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mattel WWE Elite 46 MOC And Loose Images

WrestlingFigs.com has MOC and Loose pictures up of Elite 46.

This is an excellent set.  I wish I could buy all of them.

  • Booker T (Harlem Heat)

  • Finn Balor

  • John Cena

  • Rusev

  • Sheamus

  • Stevie Ray (Harlem Heat)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WWE 2K17: Early Hands-On Thoughts

Here is a really quick and dirty look at my first day with WWE 2K17...

  • The feel is similar to WWE 2K16, it may be slightly sped up a bit.  Overall, I still like it. 

  • Ladder match mini-game is a bit odd, but it feels less random than the old way.  I think I like it better.

  • Table match mechanic where you build to a table finisher is kind of cool, but I also lost a match on a superplex through a table almost as soon as it started.  That kind of surprised me.

  • New submission option seems better to me.  It's a button-based one, but not the old button-masher.  In this one you hit buttons as they show on the screen.  If you hit the wrong one, your opponent gets credit for it.

  • The roster is awesome of course.  AJ Styles is my favorite addition until the Von Erichs and Freebirds hit in DLC.

  • I think the graphics are a touch sharper on PS4 than they were last year.

  • Not a huge fan of some of the camera angles they give you.  Makes it hard to navigate at times.

  • Could not figure out how to get out of the Hell In A Cell so I'd love to know that.

Overall?  Very pleased with the game and look forward to digging in further tonight.

Monday, October 10, 2016

We Need Goldberg Versus...

There's been a ton of talk that we are hurtling towards a Goldberg v Brock Lesnar match. That will be cool to see in that we will get Goldberg back in a WWE ring and from a name standpoint. My problem with it is while you could argue it may be a successful HOSS FIGHT, their styles don't compliment each other especially in 2016.

What we should go with instead is Goldberg v "The Guy" Roman Reigns. Why? Roman is far better in the ring than Brock Lesnar and his style will make Goldberg look like a million bucks with his selling. Instead of a clash of styles, you'll get Golberg's power offense against Roman Reigns selling like a champ. It will be a LOT more interesting than watching Goldberg take German Suplexes.