Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ACTION Wrestling: Thursday Night Throwdown (Thursday, October 11, 2018 Tyrone, GA)

Here's the announced card so far for the FREE ACTION Wrestling event taking place as part of the Tyrone Founders Day festival in Tyrone, GA.

WCW Toy Ad In Trade Paperback Comic

His uncle loaned or gave my son a trade paperback to read, and my son excitedly showed me this ad.

I have this ring somewhere I believe.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Captain Marvel (2019) Trailer #1

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Main Event Finish At Hell In A Cell Did Not Protect Anyone

Last night's Hell In A Cell show was a heck of a lot of fun, but just like WrestleMania 34 it ended in a complete THUD for me. At Mania 34 the issue was that it felt like all of this was building towards Roman Reigns taking the Universal Title from Brock Lesnar, and that shockingly didn't happen.

Hell In A Cell suffered a similar fate, and involved the same players. The issue once again being...Brock Lesnar.

To be clear, I think keeping the Universal Title on Roman Reigns was absolutely critical. You cannot follow his SummerSlam title win with him dropping the strap to anyone on PPV later, not even BRAUN Strowman.

There's an argument to be made as well that you really cannot have BRAUN take a loss at this stage of the game, and that's why Lesnar punking both to end the match and the show has been defended to some degree. While I see the value in both of these positions, I cannot defend this particular decision. Having Brock Lesnar unequivocally stand tall over BRAUN and Roman (with The Shield also outside the ring) was a HUGE step backward from the story you just told.

Obviously, Brock has some unfinished business whether it's with Roman and the Universal Title OR with BRAUN Strowman OR both. I just think it was WAY too soon for this to be brought up considering how hot The Shield reunion was, and with them going to war with BRAUN.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Roman Reigns on College Gameday

I don't watch College Gameday anymore, but this is very cool.

Geekville Radio: Henry Cavill Exiting Superman And Remembering Burt Reynolds

I teased a little deal I was excited about on Twitter earlier this week. Well that deal was this podcast appearance. I was asked to join to discuss Burt Reynolds' passing, and the Henry Cavill/Superman news fell into our lap that morning.

This thing was an absolute BLAST to record as well. I would love to hear any and all feedback about my appearance on here if you give it a listen.

There were two things I meant to share on this episode that slipped my mind when we recorded. I thought this line from Burt's book was fantastic, "Nobody had more fun than I did." When I heard that I told Mom that it reminded me of my grandmother (Gramma) because she was very much like that as well.

The other thing was that we are planning a Burt Reynolds party with my family. We are planning on watch at least Smokey & The Bandit. There will be Coors, Dr. Pepper, and Diablo Sandwiches as well.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

WWE 2K19: Gameplay Trailer

This Seth Rollins Tweet Killed Me

I grin every time I see it because it is just dripping with sarcasm, and condescension. Good work, Seth!

Also can you imagine the whining by the usual wrestling media suspects if Roman Reigns had Tweeted the exact same thing? It would be brutal. (*glances in Wade Keller's direction*)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Henry Cavill Exits Superman Role

Well this is most unwelcome news as I am a big fan of Henry Cavill as Superman.

ComicBook NOW!: Henry Cavill Exits Superman Role in DC Extended Universe

As a fan of Man of Steel, Justice League, and someone who thought Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn't THAT bad I enjoyed his turns in that role.

Sounds like the character may be shelved for a while which is also a shame, but at least we got those movies out of him.

I am also very interested to see how his career continues post-Superman.

Anyhow, I think it's a bummer, but it is what it is.

OH, and the fact that they couldn't work a Superman cameo into Shazam! really irritates me.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ACTION Wrestling CEO, Matt Griffin On Founding His Promotion

ACTION Wrestling CEO, Matt Griffin, dropped a Tweet thread on us last night about the beginnings of ACTION, his experience in the business, what he's trying to accomplish in Tyrone, GA, and other things.

It's a really interesting read, and it highlights for me part of what makes ACTION so special to me. That is getting in on this promotion at its inception. I have never been a fan of any wrestling promotion from Day 1 so this is a really exciting time for me as well.

Anyhow, for the sake of sharing I have compiled and modified Matt's thread (@MattTheMouth).

It is posted below. If you would prefer to get the message straight from him then here is the beginning of the Tweet thread.

I hope you enjoy...

A few days ago was the first anniversary of the WildSide Reunion show from 9.9.17. This show in so many ways helped set the table for ACTION.

I'd always had in mind to promote wrestling going back years. I did promote an IPWA show in Mar 2000, but that was another life time ago.

WildSide was the main promotion from me. My first match was in late 2000 and I was there until the end in 2005. The reunion brought back a lot of memories, and I saw so many faces I hadn’t seen in many years. I performed in the Rumble which was so much fun, putting on the Mr. D tights again.