Friday, January 18, 2019

R-Truth & Carmella's Vacation In Stamford, CT

Remember how the WWE Mixed Match Challenge winning team was going to earn a vacation? Well, Truth and Mella won and got their vacation to WWE HQ in Stamford, CT.

I love this duo so much. Truth is a great guy to have around as he's always amusing, great look, and gets the crowd going. Carmella was someone I COULD NOT STAND for a long time, but I finally came around. Her and Truth together are absolute GOLD!

Lashley As Intercontinental Champion

Lashley in his second WWE run has been a mixed bag to say the least. The whole deal seemed to turn the corner (in a positive way) when Lio Rush became his hype man. Even with that it definitely hasn't worked as well as one might have hoped.

The latest development is that Lashley became Intercontinental Champion on Raw. Despite the issues with Lashley I think this is a great move.

It didn't hurt that Dean Ambrose as a heel Intercontinental Champion was not really working in any manner at all.

While typically the premise is that the "wrestler makes the title" I think we have the opposite here. Lashley as IC Champion gives him some much needed direction and purpose. While giving a struggling act a belt is usually NOT the move, I think it is in this circumstance.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mattel WWE Elite Series 66 & 67 - Nikki Cross, Shayna, Cedric, Rey, Velveteen Dream, AND MORE!

Just saw that the Elite 67 lineup was revealed, and realized I missed Elite 66 on here.

Here's the lineups:

ELITE 66 (In-Stock Images):
  • AJ Styles
  • Erick Rowan (Bludgeon Brothers)
  • Kevin Owens
  • Kurt Angle
  • Luke Harper (Bludgeon Brothers)
  • Nikki Cross
ELITE 67 (No Images Available Yet):
  • Cedric Alexander
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Randy Orton
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Shayna Baszler
  • Velveteen Dream
Fortunately for me, my wallet, and the space in my house there isn't much for me here although a bunch of these will be great looking figures.

ACTION Wrestling Doing a FREE Show At Tyrone's Saint Patrick's Day Celebration (Saturday, March 16 Shamrock Park)



This show will slide right in there between ACTION Wrestling 6 (Friday, February 8th Roger Spencer Community Center) and ACTION Wrestling 7 (Friday, March 22nd Sandy Creek HS), and IT IS FREE!

Sounds like the Town of Tyrone understands they've got a good thing going here with their relationship with ACTION Wrestling.

The Revival Apparently Want Out

There was a bit of buzz yesterday surrounding The Revival as they allegedly/apparently asked for their release.

Sean Ross Sapp (@SeanRossSapp on Twitter) of Fightful had the following to say about it this morning:
Was told yesterday morning Revival quit on the spot, but the terminology was phrased in such a way I could hardly report that they'd formally asked for their release. Several wrestlers and employees confirmed that WWE didn't want to release them and hoped to fix things.

If they do get their release I feel like they are a team that would be HUGE on the independent circuit. Sapp's article from yesterday on Fightful insinuates that they could be angling for a spot with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), and I think they'd be a tremendous asset there as well.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Norko Talks First Combat Entertainment Show

Due to family obligations I was unable to attend the final Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment show in December AND their first show under the Combat Entertainment banner.

South Atlanta Wrestling still had a presence at both shows as Furnace 41 in Jonesboro as Norko (also of The Wrestling Brethren Podcast) attended those events.

His early thoughts on it were "So far, with the changes @CombatEntOrg has made. I'm in, I like it."

After the first Combat Entertainment show he shared some thoughts on that experience.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home - International Teaser Trailer

Apparently this movie is set just after Avengers: Endgame so you may want to sit it out if you are worried about spoilers.

With that out of the way, this looks really interesting.


Monday, January 14, 2019

SAW Exclusive: Team TAG V The Carnies at ACTION Wrestling 6 (Friday, February 8, 2019 Tyrone, GA)

Poster: Kody Wynne Designs
The Carnies being listed on the poster for ACTION Wrestling 6 as a three-man unit raised some eyebrows, but now we know why that was the case.

At ACTION Wrestling 6 (February 8, 2018 Roger Spencer Community Center in Tyrone, GA), we are getting a rematch of the Scenic City Trios 2018 tournament finals as The Carnies will take on Team TAG.

When The Carnies (Kerry & Nick) made their first ACTION Wrestling appearance they were showered with "PLEASE COME BACK!" chants as they left the ring. Tyrone, GA was WAY into them on first exposure, and thanks to contractual obligations the splintered faction is back and Tripp Cassidy is coming with them.

Tyrone, GA isn't just getting The Carnies back, they are getting the full three-man unit!

As much as Tyrone, GA loves The Carnies, they despise Team TAG. To say Billy Buck, Kevin Blue, and Chris Spectra are NOT beloved by the ACTION audience would be a MASSIVE understatement.

This one will be a ton of fun. Will The Carnies be able to put their differences aside to exact some revenge on Team TAG? Will this be just another confirmation that the circus is closed? Will Team TAG's nefarious behavior and teamwork be too much for The Carnies anyhow?

These are the questions, and I am glad that I will be there to see the answers.

This show will be a benefit for Make-A-Wish Georgia! The very first ACTION show in April 2018 was also a benefit for this wonderful organization.

Tickets are available at ACTION-Wrestling.com so get them now! 

It only costs $10 to get in the door, support a worthy cause, and witness some fantastic wrestling live!

**South Atlanta Wrestling is proud to be a sponsor of ACTION Wrestling 6!**

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.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

WWE 2K19 Rising Stars DLC Pack Dropping January 22nd!



Haven't played much in a while, but I typically dust it off when the new DLC drops. This time will be no different!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Matches I Want From WWE In 2019

I was thinking about matches I desperately need to see in WWE this year, and it is a short list.

Before you "What about Roman?" me, please remember until he either returns or is announced to return I won't be including him in things like this. For the time-being he's gone, and that's just where we are unfortunately.

  • Brock Lesnar losing the Universal Title to Seth Rollins--I don't care about Brock at all, but he's the champ and Rollins should be the one to beat him for that belt.

  • Drew McIntyre defeating Seth Rollins for the Universal Title--Drew and Seth will rule, and I think this is how you do Drew McIntyre's coronation.

  • The top women all wrestling each other--By top women I mean these 5 doing cool things...Becky Lynch, Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey, and Sasha Banks. Give me all sorts of combinations of that.