Saturday, May 23, 2020

Thoughts On Bret "The Hitman" Hart



The group viewing of In Your House: Canadian Stampede (1997) prompted the video above. It's my theory that the main event of the show was the last truly happy moment in the business for Bret Hart. Watching it now is bittersweet as you realize that Owen Hart had passed within two years, and Bret was out of the company only four months later (as a friend pointed out).

That aside, it's a really great moment and a fun show overall. That crowd was one of the hottest I have ever seen in wrestling.

As a Bret and WCW guy, I was excited to see him go to that promotion. Much like "Macho Man" Randy Savage I thought he'd be a perfect fit there, but he was never utilized to the best of his ability. Set to feud with "Nature Boy" Ric Flair immediately wasn't a great idea, and him as an nWo lackey was even worse.

It's a shame how it all ended too, but unfortunately it feels like there are very few happy endings in the wrestling business.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Cryme Tyme's Shad Went Missing During A Swim



Due to the circumstances, I don't see how this has a happy outcome.

When it first crossed my TL this morning all we knew was that he was missing, but obviously the authorities revealing that he went missing during a swim changes the scenario quite a bit.

UPDATE: His Body Has Been Recovered.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

WrestleMania IX, BRAUN STROWMAN, And OTIS


A while back I jokingly floated the idea that Daniel Bryan should lose his WWE Title as a good guy, and have Roman Reigns avenge that loss the same way WWE did the Bret Hart/Yokozuna/Hulk Hogan deal at WrestleMania IX.

I did that in part because I wanted to see how many people would recognize that my "original idea" was just a complete rehash of the end of Mania IX as well as it making people hilariously angry.

Last night it dawned on me that WWE should ABSOLUTELY and LEGITIMATELY do that with BRAUN STROWMAN, and OTIS.

People immediately started suggesting people to be Yokozuna in this scenario such as Sheamus, but I honestly don't even think it matters who "The Yoko" is and you might want it to be someone less important and more contemptible such as King Corbin to really get it right.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Waiting For The Big Dog To Return...

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Becky Lynch Announces She's Pregnant, Asuka Is New Raw Women's Champion



First and most importantly, congratulations to Becky Lynch on her very exciting news.

As for the wrestling aspect of all this, I really like how they handled it. The main thing is that Asuka actually won a match to claim the title (although the competitors and fans didn't know this at the time).

If you listen to what Becky says the point was that the Raw Women's Title was in the briefcase for the match as a way to "raise the stakes."

This means Asuka won the title when she won the match even though no one realized that until 24 hours later. This is subtly different (and BETTER) than saying, "We are naming Asuka Raw Women's Champion because she is the current MITB briefcase holder." That would have felt more like Eric Bischoff handing Triple H the "Big Gold" World Title when Raw wanted a top champion.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

In Which I Do A Scene From A Few Good Men

In honor of Roman Reigns joining Cameo, I offered to do a sort of free Cameo deal for folks on Twitter.

Here's one of the longer ones...




Sorry about the shakiness, I've actually considered getting a stand for this type of stuff as informal as it is, but haven't invested in one yet.

The whole thread is available here.

Friday, May 8, 2020

It's WISH Champion Super Nova's Birthday!

ACTION Wrestling put together a video for Make-A-Wish Georgia in honor of WISH Champion Super Nova's birthday.



Roman Reigns Talks About His Absence From The Ring



Reigns says the decision was "bigger than me" -- "It's my family, it's my children, they are my legacy. No matter what I do in this world, my children are gonna be the ones to represent my name and carry our name forward. So I had to make that choice for them, to protect them being so young."


As we enter our "new normal," I must admit I have wondered what things would have to look like before The Big Dog was willing to return. We still don't have an answer about that of course, but it is interesting to see his perspective here.

Whenever he returns, I'll be glad to see him back. WWE just isn't the same without him around.

He touches on The Undertaker's "Last Ride" WWE Network deal too, and has an interesting story about that.

I had no clue about the end ... like how he was gonna be laying his hat and his gloves and his jacket down, I didn't have any clue about that!


Back to the topic at hand, I've enjoyed being home with the kids and it sounds like he has too.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

PGA Tour 2K21 Coming Soon

Exciting and unexpected news as 2K apparently has a PGA Tour game "coming soon." If their naming convention holds, this game would be arriving THIS YEAR. I think I may pick this one up as the old Tiger Woods games were a lot of fun. I just hope the swing mechanics feel good.

We are getting more news on Thursday, May 14th. Can't wait.