Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Excellent Banter From Roman Reigns

Hopefully, you saw Raw last night which ended with Undertaker making a surprise appearance during the BRAUN STROWMAN v Roman Reigns main event.

If you did not catch it, here is the portion that WWE uploaded to their official YouTube channel.

The whole thing was really well executed.  It only got better once Roman headed up the ramp, and glanced back at Undertaker who did the iconic zombie sit up.  All of it worked really well together.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Shawn Michaels Warns Roman Reigns About Facing The Undertaker

On the March 13, 2017 episode of Raw, Shawn Michaels showed up after Roman Reigns defeated Jinder Mahal to warn him about facing Taker at Mania.  This was the best segment on Raw of all the ones I was awake for at least, even better than the closing segment.

If you did not see it, the segment is below:

I really liked this segment especially the way Roman trotted out his "All due respect..." line again and then boldly declared he was going to retire Taker. That is the exact kind of swagger that Roman Reigns should demonstrate at all times. That's The Guy that he was after WrestleMania 32, and it is the best presentation for him whether he is a face, heel, whatever.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ringside Exclusive "Balor Club" Finn Balor

This is a perfect example of a figure I am going to pass on, but is a fantastic figure.  I have gone on record repeatedly with the idea that Balor Club Balor is FAR more interesting than The Demon King.

Here is Ringside's description of the figure, "Balor Club" Finn Balor - Ringside Collectibles Exclusive WWE Toy Wrestling Action Figure by Mattel! This Limited Edition figure is the only non-demon Elite Finn Balor out there! Accessories include a Balor Club molded T-Shirt & the molded Balor Club Leather Jacket!

The figure is $26.99 + Shipping & Handling.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Who Do You Prefer? Shawn Michaels Or Bret Hart

I have no idea what prompted this question, but I threw this poll up on Twitter (@S_ATL_Wrestling) the other day.  I was quite surprised by the outcome as I really thought that "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels would run away with this thing.

I voted Bret because I always liked how he was kind of understated instead of over-the-top flashy.  The Excellence of Execution was a good way to highlight his technical prowess, and while not the most exciting promo guy ever, he came off as genuine when cutting one.

Monday, February 27, 2017

WWE Displays At New York Toy Fair 2017

WrestlingFigs.com did a great job with the WWE coverage at New York Toy Fair 2017. This is not surprising as they always do. Below are there two galleries followed by my thoughts on some of the figures.

Warlord and Baron "Big Banter" Corbin are the highlights of that Elite series, but I doubt I will pick either one up. 

Modern Goldberg is a nice fig, but I hate that for now it's exclusive to that ring. 

Series 2 of WWE Zombies kind of surprised me and Bite Owens Bite is pretty funny. 

Legend Killer Randy Orton is an Elite I may have to pick up. 

I love this figure, but I'm on the fence about Defining Moments "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

Nothing really to add to the Other WWE Displays gallery although there is some incredible looking stuff there.  Just nothing in particular that I will end up buying. 

Check it out though, you'll see why.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Roman Reigns And Terrible Royal Rumble Takes

Royal Rumble was a fantastic show.  There really was not a clunker on the show, we got an all-timer in AJ Styles v John Cena, Kevin Owens v Roman Reigns was excellent as well.

Now while I recognize the fact that we all have different tastes, opinions, etc. on wrestling and well everything, I was so taken aback by some of the senseless whining and complaining about this show that I shared the following Tweets.

Let's start with this one. I am the furthest thing from a "love it or leave it" type of guy. I just don't operate like that. I try, very hard, to understand where people are coming from when they criticize, analyze, and give their opinions on things.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Walmart Exclusive Shield Three-Pack Unboxed

I did not open my Shield three-pack, but I wondered what the figures looked like with the skull masks on.  One of my A1 buddies bailed me out though as EJ opened her three-pack and passed this picture on to me.

Photo Courtesy of EJ

The masks fit pretty well and are a nice accessory. Me and my son discussed it and they do look a little odd, but that's going to happen when you're trying to mold a mask out of plastic when it's actually very thin. Minor complaint aside I really do think they look pretty cool.

Thanks again to EJ for sharing this to the SAW Facebook page. Her photo is literally the first I've seen of this set unboxed with the masks on so I wanted to share.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

New Purchases: Kevin Owens Elite 47

My Elite 47 Kevin Owens came in from Amazon today.  As usual, I was able to snag it for $19.99.  Only issue this time was the packaging had some wear and tear on it.

Overall with Amazon I've been fortunate.  Off the top of my head, both of my APA figures arrived in fine shape as did Harlem Heat, and all three AJ Styles figures.

The packaging on one of my Magnum TA figures was torn badly, and now this KO one has some minor issues.

I am pleased with this one though.  The Universal Title looks sharp and as was suggested on Twitter, even the table that comes with it really adds something to the figure.  I am not the biggest Kevin Owens fan, but this is a great looking figure.  I am glad I grabbed it.

Ignore my hand reflection on the packaging there.  At least I kept my ugly mug out of it.

More pics after the jump...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Royal Rumble 2017 Participants

There's been a lot made of the star power we are getting in this year's Royal Rumble.  Take a second and check out this list (which I will update) and think about how true that statement is.

I got the names from Bob Mulrenin's article on WrestlingFigs.com for the record.  It looks to be correct as of the January 24th SmackDown.  I will maintain it from this point.  We've got 8 names left, and if history's any indication we will get a couple of unannounced surprises. 

List is after the jump...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Purchases: AJ Styles Elite 47

Watching Amazon like a hawk paid off for me as I was able to snag three AJ Styles Elites at list price ($19.99).  I'm not hoarding them, I got one for me, one for my son (it's a birthday present), and one for Norko.

The way Amazon was acting though I ended up placing an order for mine at 4:15 AM, and then was able to place the order for two more at 5:30 PM.  Mine arrived yesterday.  Here are the pics.

Unless Norko chooses to open his, I won't have any unboxed pictures for this figure.  I typically don't, but if my son gets one that's when I am able to provide those.  Problem here is that his birthday isn't until after WrestleMania so it would be a while.

I am really pleased with this figure, and it still seems surreal that a guy I saw at NWA WildSide in Cornelia, GA is now a WWE SuperStar and arguable the best in the world.

There are more pics after the jump...