Monday, August 29, 2016

WWE Universal Championship: What I Would Do Tonight

We've got the Fatal 4-Way tonight for the WWE Universal Championship.  It is unfortunate how we have gotten here with Finn Balor's serious shoulder injury, but it makes for an exciting episode with Raw tonight.

In order here's how my rooting interest goes and I think you will be surprised by my first pick:
  1. Kevin Owens
  2. Roman Reigns
  3. Big Cass
  4. Seth Rollins
Why not Roman Reigns first?  It's partly a been there, done that deal.  It's partly for his own good as I believe shuffling him down the card for a bit would be better for him.  It's partially because the Finn Balor thing was an exciting development and Reigns wouldn't be (for a large part of the fanbase).

Friday, August 26, 2016

Gargano & Ciampa Get Their First WWE Shirt

This DIY shirt is pretty boss if you ask me. Glad to see these guys doing their thing under the WWE umbrella now.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

SummerSlam and Takeover Audio Entries

The deal is I recorded a podcast with Norko and some others, we had technical issues so it had to be scrapped.  I decided to take this opportunity to go ahead and do two solo audio entries. 

Please keep in mind that I recorded both of these in one shot a piece.  If this were to become a more common occurrence I would edit them appropriately so I could work around some of the stuttering and stammering. 

Also, I had no idea how much more difficult this would be with no one to respond to or play off.  In the past I've always had Norko running the point and that made it a lot easier. 

They both went longer than I intended too, but such is life.

Here they are for your listening enjoyment (?). 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Son's Favorite Current WWE Wrestlers

I will update this list when I get his explanations, but I asked my 9 year old son to give me his top five favorite current WWE wrestlers.

Here's the list in order and I cannot say I was surprised by any of these names except for number 3.  I tend to think having just watched SummerSlam 2016 may have played a part in Orton's placement on this list.

I was a little surprised that Big E, not Kofi, was his nominee from New Day.  I didn't tell him this, but I would have accepted New Day as a unit on the list only taking up one spot.

Anyhow, here's the list.
  1. AJ Styles
  2. Dean Ambrose
  3. Randy Orton
  4. Big E
  5. Neville
Also of note, he still refers to Neville as Adrian Neville. As a matter of fact here's a look at how he formatted the email.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WWE 2K17 Roster Update

IGN released this week's roster update. I have updated my Google Sheet with the additional names.

I a most excited to see The Revival making their first appearance in a WWE game.

Also WCW and/or Goldberg fans can see his entire entrance at the roster update link above.  

Sunday, August 21, 2016

SummerSlam 2016: Live Results and Review

WWE's second biggest show of the year is here so I dusted off the Live Results and Review gimmick for it.

As usual, I am putting the most recent match at the top so when it's over you'll start at the main event and read your way down.

With all that said, here we go...

  • Randy Orton v Brock Lesnar--The hoss fight you expected even if it isn't a match you wanted. These two went in there and laid it on each other and then things took a turn...

    Brock caught Randy with one heck of a nasty elbow it looked like unless they gimmicked it somehow.  The medics got involved which looked legit, but Lesnar continuing to go after Orton was kind of curious.  I don't know if it's one of those things where this was the general plan and they just didn't anticipate Lesnar splitting Orton up so badly or what. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

WWE Elite Lost Legends on Amazon

Just a heads up for all the toyspotters out there.  Amazon has all of the "WWE Elite Lost Legends" series on Amazon for MSRP ($19.99) right now. 

They are listed as Temporarily Out of Stock, but they just went up there.  I have already ordered two Magnum TA figures.  I know that they are new items because I have checked almost compulsively over the last month. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Disaster in Dudley

What was supposed to have been a celebration of professional wrestling past and present turned into a major financial disaster in one of the most epic of ways possible.  And on a personal note, I thought I had worked a show that was a disaster when the booker and many of the talent didn't show up, as well as the audio equipment not working was a disaster, but this was one that was many times worse.

This past Saturday in Dudley, GA (for those that do not know, a city in central GA, just SE of Macon) there was to have been a Legends Festival with many stars from wrestling's past, many of the names you can see in the poster I placed above this entry. And later on in the evening there was to have been a wrestling show with 9 matches.  There was a big problem that nearly prevented any of that from happening.

The person responsible for promoting this was a man by the name of Greg Greene, who with the names of the talent listed, before any ring or venue rental fees, just talent, had a cost of approximately $18,000.  The problem, is he came to the venue that day with allegedly only $500 cash.  When word of that started to spread among the talent, some left, some warned the others who had not yet arrived to not bother showing due to no money being available.  Mr. Greene proceeds to start writing checks out to the talent and at one point, reportedly uses his mother's checkbook to write some checks out of the wrestlers.  There's one problem with that, his mother allegedly did not allow him to do this, thus he was writing fraudulent checks out. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

WWE 2K17: First Gameplay Footage

Putting this here for now. Hope to dissect it later.

Here is a list of the topics the article covers. Based on what I have read here I either like or have no issue with any of the changes.
  1.  Ladder Match Overhaul
  2. The Roll-Out
  3. Backstage Brawls and Fighting In The Crowd
  4. Taunting Matters
  5. Major Reversals Play a Bigger Role
  6. Chain Wrestling and Submission Changes

Friday, August 12, 2016

WWE 2K17 Features Revealed

In addition to the second (?) Suplex City Census, which I have not added to my Google Sheet yet, we now have some information on the features available in WWE 2K17.