Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Norko Talks First Combat Entertainment Show

Due to family obligations I was unable to attend the final Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment show in December AND their first show under the Combat Entertainment banner.

South Atlanta Wrestling still had a presence at both shows as Furnace 41 in Jonesboro as Norko (also of The Wrestling Brethren Podcast) attended those events.

His early thoughts on it were "So far, with the changes @CombatEntOrg has made. I'm in, I like it."

After the first Combat Entertainment show he shared some thoughts on that experience.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Spider-Man: Far From Home - International Teaser Trailer

Apparently this movie is set just after Avengers: Endgame so you may want to sit it out if you are worried about spoilers.

With that out of the way, this looks really interesting.


Monday, January 14, 2019

SAW Exclusive: Team TAG V The Carnies at ACTION Wrestling 6 (Friday, February 8, 2019 Tyrone, GA)

Poster: Kody Wynne Designs
The Carnies being listed on the poster for ACTION Wrestling 6 as a three-man unit raised some eyebrows, but now we know why that was the case.

At ACTION Wrestling 6 (February 8, 2018 Roger Spencer Community Center in Tyrone, GA), we are getting a rematch of the Scenic City Trios 2018 tournament finals as The Carnies will take on Team TAG.

When The Carnies (Kerry & Nick) made their first ACTION Wrestling appearance they were showered with "PLEASE COME BACK!" chants as they left the ring. Tyrone, GA was WAY into them on first exposure, and thanks to contractual obligations the splintered faction is back and Tripp Cassidy is coming with them.

Tyrone, GA isn't just getting The Carnies back, they are getting the full three-man unit!

As much as Tyrone, GA loves The Carnies, they despise Team TAG. To say Billy Buck, Kevin Blue, and Chris Spectra are NOT beloved by the ACTION audience would be a MASSIVE understatement.

This one will be a ton of fun. Will The Carnies be able to put their differences aside to exact some revenge on Team TAG? Will this be just another confirmation that the circus is closed? Will Team TAG's nefarious behavior and teamwork be too much for The Carnies anyhow?

These are the questions, and I am glad that I will be there to see the answers.

This show will be a benefit for Make-A-Wish Georgia! The very first ACTION show in April 2018 was also a benefit for this wonderful organization.

Tickets are available at ACTION-Wrestling.com so get them now! 

It only costs $10 to get in the door, support a worthy cause, and witness some fantastic wrestling live!

**South Atlanta Wrestling is proud to be a sponsor of ACTION Wrestling 6!**

If you haven't started following ACTION on all social media accounts you need to get on that and ALL those links are available after the jump.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

WWE 2K19 Rising Stars DLC Pack Dropping January 22nd!



Haven't played much in a while, but I typically dust it off when the new DLC drops. This time will be no different!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Matches I Want From WWE In 2019

I was thinking about matches I desperately need to see in WWE this year, and it is a short list.

Before you "What about Roman?" me, please remember until he either returns or is announced to return I won't be including him in things like this. For the time-being he's gone, and that's just where we are unfortunately.

  • Brock Lesnar losing the Universal Title to Seth Rollins--I don't care about Brock at all, but he's the champ and Rollins should be the one to beat him for that belt.

  • Drew McIntyre defeating Seth Rollins for the Universal Title--Drew and Seth will rule, and I think this is how you do Drew McIntyre's coronation.

  • The top women all wrestling each other--By top women I mean these 5 doing cool things...Becky Lynch, Asuka, Charlotte Flair, Ronda Rousey, and Sasha Banks. Give me all sorts of combinations of that.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

2018 Georgia Wrestling Awards - ACTION Winners

The winners of the 2018 Georgia Wrestling Awards were recently announced, and several talents who appear regularly (not exclusively of course) for ACTION Wrestling were honored.

  • Male Performer - Inaugural ACTION Wrestling Champion, AC Mack - He is a tremendous talent in the ring, and more importantly he is fantastic at whipping the crowd into a frenzy with his mic work. He's a guy you want to pay your hard-earned money to see get beat.

  • Female Performer - Dani Jordyn - At the free show (ACTION In The Park on Independent Wrestling TV) I told Dani Jordyn that "Tyrone loves her" and it's true. They've been behind her since her first appearance, and that support won't diminish even a little going forward.

  • Most Improved - Alan Angels - Bad attitude or not, he's a guy that I had heard a lot about, was excited to see him live, and he absolutely delivered every time I've seen him since.

  • Tag Team Or Stable - Team TAG (Billy Buck, Kevin Blue, and Chris Spectra) - These guys  are a tremendous asset to any show they are on. The crowd loves to hate them, and they love to be hated. It's a perfect marriage between crowd and performer. They are really good at making sure you hate them too.

  • Technician - Slim J - He's a Georgia independent wrestling institution at this point, and I'm glad I was able to see him way back in the day when we traveled to NWA WildSide shows regularly. Slim can flat go in the ring on the mat or through the air. He's always a pleasure to watch. 

These awards are meaningful because they are voted on by those in the industry itself.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

"Mean" Gene Okerlund Memorial Video From Raw



Despite how you feel about Hogan's involvement or the execution of that segment (I didn't care for either), WWE went ALL OUT for celebrating "Mean" Gene Okerlund last night.

"Mean" Gene deserved it, and I'm glad they paid him the respect that he was due.

Rest In Peace, Gene.

Monday, January 7, 2019

ACTION Wrestling 6 (Friday, February 8, 2019 Tyrone, GA)

We are almost right at ONE MONTH AWAY from ACTION Wrestling 6 at the Roger Spencer Community Center in Tyrone, GA!
Poster: Kody Wynne

  • AC Mack defends the ACTION Wrestling Title against Cam Carter--This is AC's first (and hopefully last) ACTION Wrestling Title defense, and the crowd will be FIRED UP for Cam Carter!

  • Alli Kat v Dani Jordyn--We haven't seen Alli Kat here yet, and I haven't seen her at all live so that will be a treat. I told Dani Jordyn "Tyrone loves you" at a show, and I think that it's completely fair to say that. She's been a big hit since her debut.

  • Slim J v Anthony Henry--Slim J is another guy that the ACTION crowd has rallied behind, and as an Georgia indie wrestling institution that makes a lot of sense. I did not get to see Anthony Henry live at his first ACTION appearance so I'm glad he's back. He's fantastic in singles AND tag action and it's very exciting to have him back in town.

  • The Carnies v Team TAG--A rematch of the Scenic City Trios 2018 final which saw The Carnies win, but Team TAG leave with the trophies...while The Carnies appeared to implode. More here from SAW's Exclusive Announcement of this match.

  • Fred Yehi/Partner Of His Choosing v Arik Royal/Partner Of His Choosing (Announced by The Wrestling Brethren Podcast)--Another chapter in Yehi v Royal which is a welcome thing because these two hate each other, and the Town of Tyrone loves Yehi and HATES Royal.

  • James Bandy/Ryan Rembrandt/Stevie Richards v O'Shay Edwards/Alan Angels/David Ali--This looks to be quality six-man tag action as Rembrandt and Bandy have gone out an gotten ECW/WCW/WWE alum Stevie Richards to take on O'Shay and Angels who have David Ali by their side now. Should be a treat.

  • Also appearing...IKE CROSS!

All in all there is a tremendous amount of talent already announced for this show, and I predict a GREAT time will be had by all in attendance.

This show will be a benefit for Make-A-Wish Georgia! The very first ACTION show in April 2018 was also a benefit for this wonderful organization.

Tickets are available at ACTION-Wrestling.com so get them now! 

It only costs $10 to get in the door, support a worthy cause, and witness some fantastic wrestling live!

**South Atlanta Wrestling is proud to be a sponsor of ACTION Wrestling 6!**

If you haven't started following ACTION on all social media accounts you need to get on that and ALL those links are available after the jump.

Mattel WWE Series 90 Roman Reigns (Chase)



Lucked up and found that beauty at Target in Fayetteville, GA the other day. Had it been the regular shirt I may have passed on it for now, but it having The Shield variant shirt made it a must-buy.

Here's the regular one on Target's site for a comparison.

Friday, January 4, 2019

REPOST: WCW's Fingerpoke Of Doom

Since it was the anniversary of the Fingerpoke of Doom, I thought I should share some words on it. I also thought, "I've probably already done so."

Before I remembered to look a friend of the site shared the following on Twitter:




I've seen some defending of the angle from a couple of different perspectives and I reject all of them.

Maybe it's because I was there live and had spent my hard-earned money on the event, but I just cannot buy any defense of that nonsense. No, I don't care if Goldberg was being setup to destroy the newly formed nWo.