Friday, March 23, 2018

The Closing Of Our Favorite Toys R Us Store (Fayetteville, GA)

Before we get started, I'd highly recommend expanding the slideshow to take a look at the photos. I made sure to document what was likely our last trip to our favorite Toys R Us in Fayetteville, GA. We used to visit just about weekly, and as I discussed in this post about the originally announced closings (this one was on the very first list) it was a huge part of my birthday celebration with my son. There was a follow-up post that also touched on why TRU is so important to me.

I waited to post these because I wanted there to be definitive outcome to the Toys R Us saga before I shared. It's still kind of up in the air, but I figured it was time.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

I recently watched the PBS documentary on Mr. Rogers titled "It's You I Like." Michael Keaton, who appeared on the show, was the host for that. I just found out today that there's another documentary on Mr. Rogers called "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" that's coming out this summer. Trailer is above of course, but this looks really good.

By all accounts he really was an incredible person, and his show touched countless lives. I am also looking forward to Tom Hanks playing him in "You Are My Friend." Details on that one here from Entertainment Weekly.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

How I Would Close Out Lesnar V Reigns At Mania 34

I don't really do fantasy booking, but this thought crossed my mind and I shared it on Twitter (@S_ATL_Wrestling) yesterday.

This would be an awesome way to end that (what I hope is a relative short) match. It would be a moment up there with Roman shoving Vince off the apron at Raw Philly I think.

Just to toss this out there, I'm not at all concerned with how the crowd reacts. Roman needs to be Roman, he needs to be champ, and he needs to defeat Brock decisively. How the crowd reacts is 100% up to them and none of my concern. I don't think WWE cares as much as some of y'all think either.

Matt Griffin Founder of ACTION Wrestling On The Wrestling Brethren Podcast

ACTION Wrestling founder Matt Griffin appeared on The Wrestling Brethren Podcast to talk about his new promotion.

The interview is now UP on The Wrestling Brethren's page. I've tried to compile the information as best I can here, but give that a listen and here what ACTION Wrestling is all about directly from the founder himself.

The Wrestling Brethren Podcast is also a sponsor of ACTION Wrestling as seen on the event poster shared the other day.

If The Wrestling Brethren Podcast does not sound familiar to you that's because it is the rebranded A1-Wrestling Podcast (which I appeared on a handful of times and always enjoyed).

Norko, my partner here and childhood friend, still runs the point, and you have the same panel.

Just to recap, The A1-Wrestling podcast and are no more. They have become The Wrestling Brethren Podcast and respectively.

Same hosts, different name. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Daniel Bryan Cleared For In-Ring Return

Did not expect to see this come across on this fine Tuesday afternoon.

I've been vocally against an in-ring return for Bryan due to the nature of his retirement and the symptoms he apparently hid from doctors.

That said, if WWE is willing to put him back out there after shelving him for two years I will go from "vocally against" to "at the very worst indifferent."

Will be interesting to see him in the ring again.

UPDATE: just posted this story about it.

Monday, March 19, 2018

WWE Hall Of Fame Class 2018

Here is the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2018 so far (listed in order of announcement): 
  1. Goldberg
  2. Dudley Boyz 
  3. Ivory
  4. Jeff Jarrett
  5. Jarrius "JJ" Robertson (Warrior Award)
  6. Hillbilly Jim
  7. Kid Rock
  8. Mark Henry
The rest of the Hall of Fame videos are after the jump. This post doesn't look good on the main page with all the videos loading like that.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Official Poster for ACTION Wrestling's Inaugural Show (April 27, 2018 Tyrone, GA)

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer #2

Update On The Greatest Royal Rumble Ever

My initial thoughts on the Greatest Royal Rumble Ever in Saudi Arabia are in this older post, but we got a new piece of information today.

It came from the Big Dog himself, Roman Reigns.

That should be an absolute spectacle, can't wait.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I Was Wrong, But At Least I Was Loud About It (Fabulous Moolah Related)

I have to admit that I did not see this coming at all, and my Tweets about it yesterday certainly attest to that. There were more, but I think this one gets to the heart of the matter the most.

It's still true that when I wrote that the Moolah issue was not widely known inside of the bubble even.

Where I was dead wrong was how much the coverage might change that. I NEVER thought that the social media outcry, Deadspin articles, etc. would make WWE change their tune on this, but it did.