Monday, October 29, 2012
I am heading out to pick this up at a midnight release tonight. My GameStop in Fayetteville, GA is opening for Assassin's Creed so I can go pick this up at that event. Cannot wait to play it. It looks amazing.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
"Asked @cmpunk to make quick vid sayin high to my daughter , told me no and gave me the "beat it" I'm having a bad day look , lol 😂 ouch”— CM Punk (@CMPunk) October 23, 2012
About the tweet below:guy asks me for an autograph. I ask him what the magic word is. He say, "just want you to film something real quick— CM Punk (@CMPunk) October 23, 2012
...for my daughter". I look at him. I say against, "What's the magic word?"He says "real quick?"I politely decline.— CM Punk (@CMPunk) October 23, 2012
If you're going to tweet some bullshit lies, I will call you out. If you're going to ask me for anything, say please. #magicword— CM Punk (@CMPunk) October 23, 2012
I thought this exchange was pretty amusing. First off, Punk and other famous figures don't owe us (their fans) anything. Two, it's really cool of them to do things like this for us though. Three, people in general really need to learn to be more courteous in my opinion.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
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Saturday, October 20, 2012
- Touched on this in a full post, but it's worth repeating, Ryback is legitimately over now. I've seen people argue that he isn't, but those people are wrong.
- CM Punk as a heel is still entertaining as all heck. Still wish they hadn't wasted so much of his reign as a poor man's John Cena, but he is now in a more natural role again.
- I may be in the minority, but I like the pairing with Heyman. I think it gives Punk's act a more heelish quality to it.
- Sheamus as a fighting champion and a face who just likes to fight works for me.
- Wade Barrett's Fight Club gimmick is awesome.
- The renewed focus on the tag division is probably fool's gold, but I still enjoy it. Team Hell No (dumb name), Rhodes Scholars (YES~!), Prime Time Players and Sin Cara/Rey Mysterio are all fun acts.
- Again, probably in the minority but Devon as the first Aces and 8s reveal absolutely works for me.
- Aces and 8s winning their legitimacy in TNA is a good step in the storyline. The outsider thing was going to wear out its welcome and create more logical issues than it is worth.
- Jeff Hardy as TNA champion makes perfect sense if he has cleaned up his act. He is as over as anybody and someone that TNA should be pushing (if they can get him to stay).
Enjoy your weekend.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
That young lady's reaction is so priceless I could not help but to share it. One of the coolest moments I had as a fan at a live wrestling show was at WCW Monday Nitro. I think it was the Fingerpoke of Doom episode even. Either way, DDP was a face at the time and he made his customary trip towards the fans after a victory. I saw him coming our way, ran over to the rail and got a high five from him before he climbed up on the risers. So basically, I was that little girl...I am shamed.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
First of all, no matter what you think of Ryback it is 100% clear to me that he is over now. For a bit it was kind of touch and go. The derisive "Goldberg" chants told you what the WWE Universe thought of the former Skip Sheffield. That being said Ryback has now capture the audience's attention and is being put in a situation where he has the opportunity to thrive.
I do think the "Golberg clone" talking point is a legitimate one. The problem is, "There's nothing new under the sun" as they say so I don't necessarily think it matters that the gimmick reminds me of Goldberg. What does matter is that they give Ryback something interesting to do now that handicap matches against enhancement talent have run their course. The handicap match gimmick was fine for what it's worth and it even gave us some funny moments like the BAMA boys in Baton Rouge and Rutherford "PS" Hayes, but it had run its course.
The presentation of Ryback is an absolute winner. The theme music with the Mortal Kombat-esque "Feed Me More" works for him. The arm swinging and pyro works, the fact that he legitimately looks ready to tear someone apart...works. You know how I'm always talking about how it's the little things that make CM Punk so great? Well one of those things that Ryback does is related to his entrance. When his music has done the "Feed Me More" thing a couple of times, he keeps his head down until the last "MORE!" and he raises his head and says "more" with the music. It's such a little detail and yet it is so awesome.
Ultimately, I would have to say that WWE deserves an A for their handling of their new monster so far. I may not be the president of the Ryback Fan Club, but I'm thinking about joining at least.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The first two that came to mind for me were "Cheers" and "Mangum, PI." Others that I agree with are:
- The A-Team
- The Dukes of Hazzard
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
This is a match from AWA on ESPN, but the title in question is the "World Class Texas Championship" held by "Ice Man" King Parsons. This was during one of the periods of cooperation between WCCW, AWA and CWA from what I understand.
Not a technical masterpiece by any stretch, but a fun match that the crowd was hot for (which makes all the difference if you ask me.) Also of note is Steve Cox (Hayes' partner at the time) and Kerry Von Erich of all people making the save. If you didn't catch it, that is none other than Buddy Jack Roberts managing the Samoan Swat Team who attacks Hayes.
Lastly, it just so happens that this match took place on my anniversary. Katie and I were married October 22, 2005.
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012
At the end of what was a wild main event on RAW, CM Punk went into the crowd and before all was said and done he had hit a fan.
Here are two different perspectives on the incident.
Fan Cam Footage (Embedding Disabled by Request)
From the broadcast itself:
Since then WWE has offered the following statement as reported by TMZ.
A rep for the WWE tells TMZ, "WWE security was unfortunately not in the appropriate place at the time. Given CM Punk's persona as a 'bad guy' fans were naturally heckling him, but unfortunately a few fans began shoving him and one struck him in the kidney and on the back."There are a couple of things in play here. The first being that Punk really did need to show more restraint there even if his actions in the circumstance are understandable. Secondly, the fans need to keep their hands off the wrestlers. That being said though, you are playing with fire when you send workers over the rail out into that sea of humanity. Lastly, WWE touched on it, but there should have been security in the vicinity to help mitigate a situation like this. It is an ugly situation that was only escalated more by the actions of Dario Teyes who Tweeted about how he was intentionally assaulting CM Punk. Unfortunately, the other guy (who did touch Punk but far more incidentally) bore the brunt of Punk's rage. Thanks to Cageside Seats for the information on Mr. Teyes. As always the guys on A1-Wrestling and WCMB have been discussing this. I always recommend checking out their opinions on these situations as well.
The rep adds, "WWE regrets that proper security measures were not in place, and CM Punk apologizes for reacting in the heat of the moment."
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Sunday, October 7, 2012
Finally got around to watching Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator documentary on Netflix. It really was fascinating.
I know that I am in the minority in that I freely describe myself as a Randy Orton mark, but I think most wrestling fans would appreciate his story. Like most of these documentaries there are some interesting behind-the-scenes shots that are pretty cool to see such as the locker room, where they eat in the arenas, etc.
Secondly, I had forgotten that Orton candidly discusses his drug issues as does his wife, Samantha. That coupled with the footage of Randy at home with his daughter is really surreal.
Orton also discusses going AWOL from the United States Marine Corp and how that whole thing played out. They tell the story a bit out of order in that regard, but hearing how his father helped him get a shot with WWE was interesting as well.
Other than that I think the whole project is fascinating. John Cena flat out states that Orton was a jerk and Orton doesn't deny at all. The honesty of the project makes it worth watching as it isn't simply a fluff piece to put Randy Orton over.
It's available on Netflix Watch Instantly so I highly recommend checking it out if you are a subscriber.
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Friday, October 5, 2012
Did someone say #WWE13 DLC!? Check out the COMPLETE & OFFICIAL details, including video, screengrabs, pricing and more: thq.me/edbJ4
— WWE Games (@WWEgames) October 4, 2012
Could not be more excited about this game. Actually I do have two gripes: 1) Would have liked to have seen more JCP/WCW Legends (but the Attitude Era focus pretty much killed that) and 2) the Fan Axxxess pack doubled in price to $20. It used to be $10 and it entitles you to all of the DLC they make available instead of paying a la carte pricing.
Here's another link to the article shared via Twitter yesterday.
WWE Games: WWE '13 downloadable content revealed!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Let's take a look at the show:
- Jail House Rocker defeated ExConvict Blade (w/ Danny Dees). Danny Dees hit Blade with a chair that busted him open and exclaimed, "I never liked you Blade" which ended a 21 year relationship between the two. The even more interesting turn of events was the Jail House Rocker then shaking Dees' hand after the match.
- CJ Awesome's hired assassin, Jake Slater beat "WildChild" Joey Kidman. Slater lived up to the billing of a rough and tumble bounty hunter. He got the win through some questionable means, but was not able to take out "WildChild." It looks like the feud between CJ Awesome and Kidman is a long way from being settled.
- The Georgia Revolution: Chris "Time Bomb" Nelms and Alex Brock overcame Jason Blackman and Brian Lawler when Lawler turned on his partner in what appeared to be a premeditated attack.
- Thomas Shock and Justin Overstreet went to a time-limit draw after Zane "Epic" Stevens was eliminated in a three-way dance. This was the second match of the night as Stevens had defeated a plucky masked wrestler whose name I did not catch in the first match.
All-in-all though it was an enjoyable night of wrestling. The NGWA returns on Saturday, October 13th which is a show I will be unable to attend due to my anniversary celebration. That one is a fundraiser for a ball team. On Saturday, October 27th the NGWA is returning to the Buffington Elementary school gym for their regularly scheduled monthly show and South Atlanta Wrestling will be there in full force.
Don't forget to check out the NGWA Fans page on Facebook. Norko is working on uploading the rest of the matches from the August show as well as matches from last Saturday's show.
I shared this promo from Jason Blackman after Lawler's turn on there the night of the show.
Monday, October 1, 2012
This match always bothered me because it felt like WCW was finally getting some real momentum going for The Hitman only to screw it all up with this heel turn. In completely unsurprising fashion WCW had basically wasted what should have been one of the hottest angles in wrestling after Survivor Series 1997 and the Montreal Screwjob. By this point it finally felt like they were getting Bret built back up as a big time face to help take down Hogan. Once again, WCW cut the legs out from under him by aligning him with Hogan. The biggest issue was that in WCW heel Bret Hart simply did not feel important. Here was a guy that was basically reduced to a background singer for Hollywood, when he should have been every bit as big as he was. All-in-all Bret's run was disappointing until the end of his time in WCW. He picked back up again, but that Goldberg kick and the concussion finished him for good. It really was a shame that WCW never utilized him to his fullest. It wasn't surprising but it was a shame.
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