Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mattel WWE Elite 46 MOC And Loose Images

WrestlingFigs.com has MOC and Loose pictures up of Elite 46.

This is an excellent set.  I wish I could buy all of them.

  • Booker T (Harlem Heat)

  • Finn Balor

  • John Cena

  • Rusev

  • Sheamus

  • Stevie Ray (Harlem Heat)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WWE 2K17: Early Hands-On Thoughts

Here is a really quick and dirty look at my first day with WWE 2K17...

  • The feel is similar to WWE 2K16, it may be slightly sped up a bit.  Overall, I still like it. 

  • Ladder match mini-game is a bit odd, but it feels less random than the old way.  I think I like it better.

  • Table match mechanic where you build to a table finisher is kind of cool, but I also lost a match on a superplex through a table almost as soon as it started.  That kind of surprised me.

  • New submission option seems better to me.  It's a button-based one, but not the old button-masher.  In this one you hit buttons as they show on the screen.  If you hit the wrong one, your opponent gets credit for it.

  • The roster is awesome of course.  AJ Styles is my favorite addition until the Von Erichs and Freebirds hit in DLC.

  • I think the graphics are a touch sharper on PS4 than they were last year.

  • Not a huge fan of some of the camera angles they give you.  Makes it hard to navigate at times.

  • Could not figure out how to get out of the Hell In A Cell so I'd love to know that.

Overall?  Very pleased with the game and look forward to digging in further tonight.

Monday, October 10, 2016

We Need Goldberg Versus...

There's been a ton of talk that we are hurtling towards a Goldberg v Brock Lesnar match. That will be cool to see in that we will get Goldberg back in a WWE ring and from a name standpoint. My problem with it is while you could argue it may be a successful HOSS FIGHT, their styles don't compliment each other especially in 2016.

What we should go with instead is Goldberg v "The Guy" Roman Reigns. Why? Roman is far better in the ring than Brock Lesnar and his style will make Goldberg look like a million bucks with his selling. Instead of a clash of styles, you'll get Golberg's power offense against Roman Reigns selling like a champ. It will be a LOT more interesting than watching Goldberg take German Suplexes.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Dean Ambrose Is The Fonz

It dawned on me the other day what the primary issue with Dean Ambrose's gimmick is.  WWE turned him into The Fonz.  Not the original version of The Fonz on Happy Days, but the version we got once the network realized how popular the character was.

They made him the stereotypical "bad boy with a heart of gold."  They took his edge from him and made him far less interesting.  That is exactly what happened with Dean Ambrose.  

That's not my only issue with Ambrose as I find most of his signature spots to be contrived and goofy, I think he hams it up a bit too much as well, but The Fonz vibe really kills him.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

"Make New Day Look Strong"

The origin of this post title should be obvious, but have you noticed that The New Day has been given a push that would make Roman Reigns blush?  Their title reign feels like it will never end, and at this point I cannot say that I any longer care about their run or the WWE Raw Tag Team Championships at this point.  

The prevailing thought is that part of the purpose is for them to surpass Demolition's record reign kind of like the Nikki Bella/AJ Lee situation some time back.  Honestly, that doesn't bother me.  Some call it petty and I can see that, but if they want to do that type of stuff more power to them i suppose.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Chris Jericho Is On Fire...

It's been established that I am not a huge Chris Jericho fan.  I never have been really.  He's one of those guys that I feel has been overrated for a large part of his career.  I loudly and often asked to get him off my TV during his last few WWE runs.

All that said, Jericho has been bringing it lately sort of.  What I mean by "sort of" is that I still have just about zero interest in seeing him wrestle, but his character work has been absolutely on point.

His pairing with Kevin Owens has been entertaining and always makes me think of this.  The "Stupid Idiot," "The List, " and "IT" stuff has been hilarious as well.

So I say all of this to praise Chris Jericho since I've been hard on him in the past, to acknowledge there is still a gulf between his character and in-ring work, and basically to show you that I'm not completely inflexible as it relates to my opinions on things.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

AJ Styles Can Talk

It's funny how false narratives take hold on Wrestling Twitter.  Two are below:

  • Roman Reigns can't wrestle
  • Nikki Bella is not an asset to the SmackDown women's division

Here's a new one that is aggravating me...

...and A1 and SAW's Norko agrees.

People, we all have biases and whatnot, but let's not be so blatantly wrong about things, OK?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Mattel's Network Spotlight WrestleMania 32 Roman Reigns Elite Figure

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mattel WWE Elite Lost Legends Magnum TA Figure Acquired

There is another one on its way from Amazon tomorrow, but I received my first Magnum TA figure today. The figure itself absolutely delivers, but unfortunately Amazon sent me a questionable package. The back of the box shot is after the jump.

Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment Returns October 23rd, 2016

From AWE's Official AWE Facebook page...

UPDATE: This is now a tribute to Willie B. If you don't know about Willie B., he was Atlanta's beloved gorilla from Zoo Atlanta. He has long-since passed, but he has a statue there now.

Some of the card has been announced and we've got Odinson v Jimmy Rave and Zack Sabre, Jr. v Martin Stone.

Not sure if I will be able to make this due to my anniversary being that weekend, but I am hoping I can. Either way it is quite the return from hiatus for AWE.

I neglected to mention that this card is being referred to as The First Battle of New Atlanta.