Friday, July 19, 2019

BRAUN Signs New Four Year Deal With WWE

"The Monster Among Men" isn't going anywhere soon. BRAUN Strowman announced on his personal Instagram account today that he has re-signed with WWE for four more years.

While I don't think BRAUN should ever be a long-term top champion, I do wonder when he will get his token reign.

I really believe you do need that moment at some point in his career where he hoists either the WWE Title or Universal Title over his head as champion in WWE.

Lastly, if you so desire, check out the edit my son made and I posted on the Twitter account I share his thoughts on occasionally. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Toys R Us: New Way To Play

I went to the Toys R Us site, and poked around a bit, but the more interesting thing was looking up b8ta whose mission is "Retail designed for discovery."

All of this falls in line with what we've heard from Toys R Us as it relates to having more to DO at their new stores.

Also of note, here's where b8ta currently has stores. I wonder if this is one of those deals where initially TRU will bring their branding to those locations kind of like Geoffrey's Toy Box did to Kroger.

WWE's The Club Should Become The nWo

Photo Credit: Brands Of The World
I've been banging this drum for a few weeks now as AJ Styles has joined back up with old Club (WWE), and Bullet Club (NJPW) buddies, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, but I really believe they should rename that group the nWo.

Specifally, I like using The Club's colors and referring to them occasionally as nWo: Black & Blue (you know, like a bruise).

Why? There's several reasons, but the biggest one for me is merchandising.

When I floated this idea a friend on Twitter asked me something like, "Why would you replace something new to go back to something 20 years old?"

That is an entirely fair question.

My take is two-fold: People LOVE nostalgia, and nWo merch would outsell The Club merch by a wide margin.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

New Mattel WWE Paige Figure

My buddy, The James Lethal on Twitter shared these pics from the Toys R Us Canada (sniff) site of a new Paige figure that I don't believe has been seen before now.

The face on this figure is absolutely perfect. The detail on the legs is also a really nice touch.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Bray Wyatt Returns As The Fiend

While not drastically different what we've seen from Bray Wyatt over the years, I think this return was an absolute home run. The unsettling way Finn Balor's music died, the lights being taken down through the arena, and then the appearance of The Fiend were all very well-done.

To give you a kid's perspective I can tell you my 12 year old son was FIRED UP about it so I am very curious to see where this goes from here.

I am also curious to see what happens with the Firefly Fun House, and non-Fiend Bray Wyatt going forward.

UPDATE: A new shirt hit the WWE Shop today. Not bad.

SummerSlam: Seth Rollins V Universal Champion Brock Lesnar

As noted yesterday, I was not really fond of the idea of Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins winning the shot at Brock Lesnar's Universal Title at SummerSlam.

Regardless how I feel about that, Seth Rollins won the battle royal last night and will be taking on Lesnar.

While this isn't the direction I would go, I hope they have a specific direction in mind with it.

IF (if) the Brock cash-in at Extreme Rules was essentially a way to reboot Seth Rollins, it is probably worth it. Having Rollins earn a shot at Brock, and then having Rollins overcome The Beast Incarnate in a more straight-forward fashion than he did at WrestleMania 35 would be a good move.

Monday, July 15, 2019

All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal For Shot At Universal Title

Raw is giving us an All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal tonight for a shot at Brock Lesnar's Universal Title at SummerSlam.

The entrants are as follows:
  1. Baron Corbin
  2. BRAUN Strowman
  3. Randy Orton
  4. Rey Mysterio
  5. Cesaro
  6. Big E
  7. Roman Reigns
  8. Seth Rollins
  9. Bobby Lashley
  10. Sami Zayn (Initially this was Daniel Bryan, but they swapped him out for Zayn)
You won't typically, if ever, catch me rooting against "The Big Dog" Roman Reigns, but I am tonight. It's not because I desperately want to see someone else take on Brock Lesnar though. It's because I have ZERO INTEREST in seeing another Brock Lesnar v Roman Reigns match at this stage of the game. My hope is that something happens tonight that kicks off Roman's SummerSlam program (Randy Orton maybe?) if WWE is not going to give us the Graveyard Dogs v Revival at SummerSlam for the Raw Tag Team Titles.

I am also rooting against Seth Rollins tonight because I don't need to see that either after Mania 35, and then Extreme Rules last night. I said immediately after the match last night that I wanted to see Seth "sidetracked" with something as opposed to mixing it up with Brock this soon.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

WWE Releases A Graveyard Dogs Shirt For Roman Reigns And Undertaker

This is the best design they've done in a WHILE.

I'm legit considering getting this shirt.

Roman Reigns Wins First-Ever Best WWE Moment ESPY

The February 25, 2019 Raw in Atlanta where Roman Reigns announced he was in remission, and returning to the ring was one of the most incredible nights of wrestling I have ever witnessed live. It, of course, transcends wrestling and that's what made it so special.