Monday, August 3, 2020

Jeremy Padawer On AEW Figures At Walmart

AEW figures were supposed to be available at Walmart on August 1st. So far that hasn't happened apparently so Jeremy Padawer of Jazwares (the maker of the figures) weighed-in today on what is happening.

As an aside, treating retail workers with respect (especially now) should be a no-brainer, folks.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

MJF Nailed This On AEW Dynamite

I've been critical of a lot of MJF's shtick, but he absolutely nailed the delivery and content here.

This is a complete 180 from the usual tired nonsense I've seen from him, and has legitimately made me interested in a AEW Title Match against champion Jon Moxley.

It helps that I agree with some of the talking points here about wrestling in 2020, but he's also being genuinely irritating to the point that you don't look to him as a guy you'd want to support. The support Mox has also helps.

It is interesting though that some of the stuff they are touching on here is reminiscent of WCW's failed New Blood v Millionaires Club angle where the grievances against WCW top talent (Millionaires Club) were far more legitimate, yet the crowd rallied behind them.

The storytelling was all sorts of backward there, but MJF's attacks on Mox feel much more phony and hollow which helps here.

Friday, July 24, 2020

WARHORSE To Challenge Cody For AEW TNT Title Next Week On Dynamite

It was an honest to goodness grassroots social media campaign, and it worked.

All Elite Wrestling (AEW) just announced that TNT Champion Cody will defend his title against none other than WARHORSE.

ACTION Wrestling fans are familiar with WARHORSE as he has appeared there before. Much like Alan "5" Angels, it's always nice to see an indie favorite get a big opportunity on the next stage.

One of WARHORSE's greatest ACTION moments is when he asked a fan to help him, and he may have nearly "killed" the fan (to be clear the fan was not killed, but perhaps suffered a cramp). It was quite the scene.

"The Captain" Shawn Dean among others have also made appearances.

ACTION Wrestling dropped this Tweet...shamelessly.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Eddie Kingston Confronts TNT Champion Cody

I watched AEW Dynamite live, but I missed this as I was messing around with my new baseball cards. This is incredible work by Eddie Kingston. This dude took full advantage of this opportunity

The thing that strikes me about him in the limited times I have seen him is his aura of authenticity. Unlike a lot of guys in "this business" right now, everything about Kingston comes off as legit, and does not have even a hint of "playing wrestler."

Kingston is a guy I had heard about for years, and years. Never saw him live until an Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment show, and was sold. Me, Norko, and Jose went to that one, and at one point we had some chant going for him. Right as he acknowledged it we kind of let it die down. I'll never forget him giving us a sarcastic, "Thanks guys."

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Some New Masters Of The WWE Universe Figures

These look real sharp, and that Jake "The Snake" Roberts will be mine. I really like adding a Mr. T to the line as that's pretty clever, and a good fit.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Atlanta Hawks Debut New Uniforms

The Atlanta Hawks have unveiled their new unis, and they are pretty clean looking. While I will miss the Volt Green accent on the old ones, it's hard to argue with how sharp these look.

There's three versions: Association (white), Icon (red), and Statement (black). All are shared below.

Monday, July 20, 2020

WWE 2K Battlegrounds Gameplay Trailer

Game legitimately looks like it should be a lot of fun. As I've said before it looks like it has potential to be a fun "party style" game. It's not an adequate substitution for the yearly WWE 2K entry, but on its own it looks like a BLAST.

Bonus points to this footage for having Asuka, Cesaro, and The New Day (Big E and Kofi) enjoying it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

What They Should Do With Cedric Alexander & Ricochet

If you've been watching Raw, you'll know that the team of Cedric Alexander & Ricochet has been approached by MVP.

It may be more accurate to say that Cedric has been approached as they hinted at MVP having some discussion with Cedric only last night.

Many have called for the team of Ced & Ric (CedRic?) to join up with MVP, but I think going the American Males/nWo route would work a lot better for all involved.

If you don't recall how that played out...

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Pringles Has Wendy's Baconator Chips Now - Limited Edition

Went to the Dollar General for some necessities, found these, and I had to try them.