Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pssstt... Riley what's in the case?

Since it's the holidays, I thought I would post something light.

I made a comment last week about how Bore-Spore Alex Riley was still carrying around the old red beat in Money in the Bank briefcase that had belonged to the Miz.   Well as of the Christmas Eve episode of Smackdown,  Riley was carrying a brand new silver briefcase of his very own.
I want to know what's in it. 

I know when Riley started out, his main gimmick was "The Varsity Villain."   BUT cause I'm who I am, I think my Bore-Spore is actually a secret geeky-nerd.  
Yes indeed I do.   So I think, like all good little geeky-nerds, what he's got in the shinny silver case is in fact 100% geek approved. 

Item #1 - An autographed photo of William Shattner. 

Item #2- A mixed CD of old 80's heavy metal bands

Item #3- A well worn copy of  Save the Assistants by Lilit Marcus

Item #4- Empty mini bottles of whiskey that you get on flights (oh come on it was a ready made joke)

Item #5-A rejected design for an Alex Riley tee that simply says "Bore-Spore" in a blood red splatter on an off white that reminds you of those old Hammer horror films on the front and A-Rye on the back

Well, that's what I think he's got in that shinny new case.

Anyways, hope everyone has a safe New Year.  See you all in 2011

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Views on WWE NXT for the week of Dec 22th 2010

We had the wheel barrow race this week, with the added weight of the Eagle. 

  • Johnny Curtis - he started off too quick on the draw insert dirty joke here but was given a second shot and ran it in 13.0 seconds
  • Jacob Novak - 12.8 seconds
  • Brodus Clay - 13.8 seconds with the Eagle falling out
  • Coner O'Brian  - 12.7 seconds
  • Bryon Saxton - 12.5 seconds
  • Derrick Bateman - 12.5 seconds
This lead to a tie breaker between Saxton and Bateman. 
  • Bryon Saxton - 13.1 seconds dropping the Eagle
  • Derrick Bateman - 12.0 seconds again causing the Eagle to fall out.   Bateman got the win
Todd Grisham played the part of Heel Master and all I have to say is... DO IT AGAIN!  Heel looks hot on Grisham

First match of the night was between Jacob Novak and Johnny Curtis.  Note* Because of an injury R-Truth who had been Curtis' Pro has been replaced it seems by JTG*
Novak got the win with a cheap shot.

We then went into a round of Hot Seat Trivia
  • Johnny Curtis had 4 points 
  • Jacob Novak had 10 points
  • Brodus Clay had 2 points 
  • Coner O'Brian had 2 points
  • Bryon Saxton had 6 points 
  • Derrick Bateman had 9 points 
Even though Novak had more right answers Bateman got the win because of the fact each time one Rookie got a wrong answer he was eliminated from the Trivia Game and the next Rookie standing in line got to start with a fresh topic.

Second match was a mixed match = Brodus Clay/Maryse/DiBiase vs Chris Masters/Bryon Saxton/Natalya    
Saxton got the pin for his team.

Voting starts I think next week (?) for who fans want to see removed from the show.   I am going on record saying the Two Rookies I want to see win season 4 are   = Johnny Curtis and Coner O'Brian. 

The Rookie I want to see tossed from the show cause I think he's crap is Derrick Bateman

Program note *  Canadian viewers - The Score will be airing next week's episode on Dec 29th 2010 at 7pm

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Views on WWE NXT for the week of Dec 15th 2010

Yes I know I'm still a week behind.

We opened with a... karaoke challenge.   That's my kind of challenge. 
#1-Conor O'Brian  went first and had to sing Sheamus' song.   Oh MY!  my ears are bleeding.  Dude, more Cher less Axl Rose.

#2- Derrick Bateman sang Miz's song. All I have to say is that Tom Araya is not exactly sweating or anything.

#3- Jacob Novak sang Dolph Ziggler's song.  Cats are covering their ears right now. 

#4-Brodus Clay sang Cody Rhodes.  He sort of spoke it and not even tried to sing it.

#5- Johnny Curtis  sang Randy Orton's song. The crowd went nuts when that was announced. Um dude, just cause you're singing Orton's theme does not mean you need to pretend to be him, though I'm sure your little snake dance on the canvas took some energy.  At lest he didn't take himself so damned seriously as a few of the other guys did. 

#6- Byron Saxton sang HBK's song.  He's got a voice.  Too bad they gave him that song. It was the wrong key but... the dancing was not needed.

I have a feeling there are alot of Pantera fans in that list of Rookies.   Bryon Saxton won this one.

We had a tag team match,   Chris Masters/Bryon Saxton vs DiBiase/Brodus Clay.   Ironically, DiBiase was looking decent in this match.  Maybe DiBiase has been reading what fans have been saying and actually gone back to training?  DiBiase got the win for his team.

The obstacle course was the second challenge. It was worth 2 points. 
  • Jacob Novak  ran it in 37.9 seconds
  • Byron Saxton ran it in 1.02 minute
  • Conor O'Brian ran it in 42.7 seconds
  • Derrick Bateman ran it in 5.7 seconds
  • Johnny Curtis ran it in 34.8 seconds  and was disqualified  for falling off the beam
  • Brodus Clay was also disqualified for tossing the stuff around and putting his hands on the ref
Johnny Curtis was given a second chance and ran it in 31.4 seconds and won it getting 2 immunity points.

We then had a match between Albert Del Rio vs Derrick Bateman.  Alberto Del Rio won with his cross armbreaker.

Okay, I have to say this,  I like the idea of Dolph Ziggler being unsettled over the idea of Jacob Novak hanging around Vicky.   I just wish Vicky would get a new necklace.

Monday, December 20, 2010

What I thought about TNA Reaction for Dec 16th 2010

Originally posted on my main blog on Dec 20th 2010

Cut to camera 1, Hardy talking about how he's the "thing" in TNA

Cut to camera 2, A.J. Styles talking about how Fortune is not to be trifled with.

Cut to camera 3, Mr. Anderson saying that he feels much the way many of us fans feel.  Me at the top of that list.

Cut back to camera 2, Styles saying how he can switch it up to meet anybody else's style of wrestling.

Cut to camera 4, Robert Roode giving a soundbite on getting the belts back.

Cut then to camera 5, Rayne saying how her team will get the women's gold.

Cut to camera 6, Kazarian declaring himself the next X-Champ ... who now that I have started to actually type out his name instead of calling him simply Kaz, has started to refer to himself as just Kaz.   And they say us women change our minds all the time.  DUDE!

Cut back to camera 1, Hardy proving he should not be allowed to talk.

Cut back to camera 3, Mr. Anderson discussing the state of the talent in all of the business in every company.

Cut to camera 7, Matt Morgan the evil druid talking about how he has not lost his focus even with all the bulldren that is being pumped around him.  Morgan, dreamboards are good, but mindmovies work slightly faster. 

Cut back to camera 3 again, Mr. Anderson down playing his skull injury.  They keep showing the footage of him being sewn up, and dude it looked like you had another mouth or something you were split so much.

Cut back to camera 7, Morgan again saying that he'll do whatever he needs to; to get to the title.

Cut back to camera 2, Styles again talking about himself. Leaning into the camera to close the gap making it feel like a very intimate secret was a nice touch.

Cut to camera 8, Douglas Williams side of the story.  It went back and forth for a few minutes between Williams and Styles.

Cut to camera 9, MotorCityMachine Guns! and Chris Sabin is talking about Beer Money Inc seeing the tape of the interview and how they're not letting their emotions get the better of them. (I know I need to take his advice but ... na)  Then Alex Shelley basically said the same thing in a newly designed soup cereal bowl. Then he listed off all the crap ends of the business they've had to endure to get to the top. Wow no wonder he never has time to eat with all the flights and driving.  

Cut back to camera 4, Beer Money Inc making a comment about the belts again, James Storm saying he does not want a repeat of last summer's feud but to put a lid on things with the MMG.

Cut back to camera 9, Alex Shelley saying that it's not how you get to the top, but how you manage to stay or get back to the top that really counts. Isn't that what Storm just said in his part about his team?

Cut back to camera 5, more talking on the women's tag belts.

Cut back to camera 6, and Kazarian... Kaz... Kazarian... the KazzyKatman... talking about how Styles is in the same boat as him needing to grab gold.

Cut to camera 10, Generation Me, the one with the long greasy hair Max talking about how they are going to end up having to fight each other for the X-belt.

Cut back to camera 6 again and Kaz reminding the fans that he helped to create the division.

Cut to camera 11, Jay Lethal talking about how he's ready to defend the X-belt.

The last two minutes was just a wrap up of soundbites.    Dude, I am officially going on record saying after the comment GenMe made, I want Kaz to kick Max's stupid little ass five ways to Sunday. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

What I Would Like To See in TNA In 2011

#1- A.J. Styles leave Fortune and go back to being Face getting back the TNA belt. (the old design that Eric Young has at the moment)

#2- Give Eric Young a real chance at the belt.  I have no idea why he has not properly held that belt yet or had the chance to be even a number one contender.

#3- Loss Hardy altogether. Just toss him down the sewer.

#4- Bring J.B.  on the announce team with Tazz and toss Mike Tennay.

#5- Jesse Neal needs a chance at the X-Division belt. Keep him in his tag team, but let him have a shot much the way Alex Shelley was given his in 2009.  It would be interesting to have a small feud with Neal and Jay Lethal for the X Belt.

#6- Kaz needs to turn on Styles. That would be an interesting feud for a couple of months.

#7- Give Chris Sabin a shot at the TV title.  Let him stay in his tag team, but let him feud as the Heel against Douglas Williams.  Just to give a bit of dimension to things.  (done in a "best of 5" style) I can't remember the last time Sabin was truly a Heel.

#8-  Alex Shelley needs to feud for a while with Shannon Moore.  This could lead to many great styled matches, as well as building on the MotorCityMachine Guns! vs Ink Inc. plots.  Again, keeping them both in their respective tag teams but adding an edge of flavour to the soup so to speak. I think if that was done in a "best of 5" type of feud like what we saw MMG vs Beer Money Inc. last summer it would work well for close to three months or so, giving just a fresh twist instead of just the same old same old feuds. Which would be a great appetizer for a MMG vs Ink Inc. feud (yes I had to get the Alex Shelley food references in there)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

What I would like to see happen with WWE in 2011

#1- I'd love to see Wade Barrett turn Face.  Not too soon, but maybe after 2011 Summer Slam.  Maybe pit him against the Bore-Spore Alex Riley.  Barrett, as I said in an earlier post,  has skills on top of skills. This is the guy to watch and get fully behind in the next few years. If WWE wants to continue to make movies they should consider Wade Barrett as their next big star for that. And I do not mean just action films. Something tells me that he could easily cross over into dramatic or even comedic roles. (The next Vin Diesel maybe or even Clive Owen. No I am not exaggerating here, I think he's got what it takes for leading man material)

#2- CM Punk take over the announce booth with Josh Mathews. Totally get rid of Cole and King. We need the young voices and new attitudes on the mic.  Guys who can bring a serious tone to the matches -as in actually calling moves- and a comical note as well.

#3- Bore-Spore Alex Riley turning on Miz for the belt and getting it.  Again, not too soon, but in 2011 otherwise it might not make sense. Riley has a ton of talent (I never said he was not skilled, I said he had a bad gimmick and had yet to endear himself to the fans and that was last summer) and is clearly headed for a major push in the next few months.  And in case no one's noticed, I've been calling him the Bore-Spore Alex Riley for months, as in dude, you've got my attention enough to earn an internet nic name from me. I rarely do that.

#4- More Sheamus.  Simply put.

#5- Albeto Del Rio needs a belt, any belt will do.  The dude has the talent to make many of the other guys of lesser skill look good. I have high hopes that he stays Heel for a few more years.  If he was paired against Randy Orton for a half year we could see some outstanding work.  Could you just maybe change the colour of your uber-short shorts?  Black looks good on everyone.

#6- The tag belts are still ugly fix them.

#7- Tyson Kidd. Let's feud him with John Morrison for a few months. The two of them are both such sound wrestlers that we would be treated to all sorts of styled matches.

#8- Cody Rhodes needs to drop the gimmick. Seriously just drop the damned gimmick.

#9- Husky Harris and McGillicutty need to be given a serious push.  Tag them together away from Nexus and let them shine.  The tag team division at the moment is on life support, and this would give the tag division an over due boost.

#10- Shave the uni-brow off of Santino.  I don't care how many comedy routines he does just loose the damned eyebrow.  Better yet, loose the clown act and just wrestle. 


My Views on TNA Reaction for Dec 9th 2010

Originally posted on my main blog on Dec 16th 2010

For the person who asked if I was going to do a TNA review again here you go....

Cut to camera 1, Mr. Anderson talking about how and why he chose to be the ref for Morgan at the ppv. Letting everyone know how he feels about Bishoff's latest mucking around.

Cut to camera 2, and we have Morgan talking about how Bishoff is screwing around with the matches.

Cut back to camera 1, Mr. Anderson talking about the state of his health.

Cut to camera 3, Devon talking about how Brother Ray has disrespected him and the history of Team 3D.

Cut to camera 4, Brother Ray's response to what Devon had said.

Cut back to camera 3, Devon again with his side of the story.  The cameras went back and forth between the two of them for the majority of the segment.

Cut to camera 5, James Storm talking about having made it back to the number one contenders spot for the tag belts.   Okay my Spudguns,  you all know I love James Storm but I'm going on record right now asking what the hell is he going on about?  Talking about Gunner and Murphy being as good as Beer Money Inc?  Dude you lost me on that conversation.

Cut to camera 6, Murphy talking about how the MotorCityMachine Guns! took the nightsticks and used them before Gunner and Murphy could.  Was I the only one who laughed at that part of the match cause.... okay so I've got a evil side too.

Cut back to camera 5, James Storm continues on about the MMG and that particular match and how he does not agree with what the MMG did.

Cut to camera 7, Chris Sabin talking about the match and then we saw Alex Shelley spit. dude.

Cut back to camera 5, James Storm talking about his social life. Um okay...

Cut back to camera 7, Alex Shelley talking about how they are only seen in one way as X-Division guys.  Well, isn't that what you two made your calling card?  Am I completely wrong or are you two guys one of the main reasons the division is so strong? 

Cut to camera 8, Mickie James and Tara feud being recapped.

Cut to camera 9. Pope talking about the fans. And his new direction.

Cut to camera 10, Douglas Williams talking about his win over A.J. Styles for the belt.

Cut to camera 11, A. J. Styles giving his side of the story and admitting that it was little embarrassing that he lost to his own move.  The next few minutes went back and forth between Styles and Williams talking about their feud/the Fortune feud.

The last few minutes of the show was a wrap up with quick soundbites from everyone and seeing Jeff Jarrett have a small freak out.

Raw for Dec 13th 2010-Highlights

This was the Slammys.   A very god damned painful waste of time. I really do not see the point of doing an award show every year, can't you just do them up in a special edition of the WWE Magazine and not waste my life.

Where do I start.... CM Punk saying "chillax"  Oh my god! The last time I heard someone said chillax, they were a drunk 20 year old girl with rings in her face and green hair.  Punk, please don't say it again, please.

Next on my chopping block would be David Arquette.  Dude, you were funny for about 90minutes back in 1992 as Benny in the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer movie and I can see that on dvd. This reminder that Arquette once held the WCW title for a day was just sad. And what was with the Corey Feldman wannabe voice you were doing? 

Wade Barrett... I see you still haven't gotten over your desire to be Jughead Jones.  Come on, I know I'm not the only one out there who wants to see some lift in that hairdo.  I'd also like to see what the tattoo on his shoulder is, why can we never get a close up on that?  In a few years time, when Barrett finally goes Face it's going to be the biggest turn ever.  Dude's got talent. I could totally see Wade Barrett being movie material, not just action flicks either. He had a match against Big Show. Which BS won by count out.

Back to Punk. He won the Despicable Me award. And he was happy about it...odd. Punk, love the short hair hate the beard. Shave your jaw. Two weeks ago when the haircut was fresh it was a hot look, this week it just looked dirty.

Kofi Kingston/Daniel Bryan. vs Dolph Ziggler/DiBiase.  Kofi got the win over Ziggler.  I thought that DiBiase had been the legal man? Did I miss a tag? I'm really tired of the feud between Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler.  It's gone on for long enough.

Mark Henry vs Cody Rhodes.  The Jekyll and Hyde thing Rhodes has is as tired as that stubby nose of his.  Rhodes won.

Back to Wade Barrett... he came out when a slammy was won by Cena and took the award headed to the ring and teased the audience for a few minutes. Then Cena made his way through the crowd to the ring. Nexus surrounded the ring and Barrett rehired Cena. Then hit Cena with a chair.

Why is the Bore-Spore Alex Riley carrying around Miz's used Money in the Bank Briefcase?  You know there is a dirty dirty joke in here....
Miz had a match against Rey Mysterio.  Alberto Del Rio came out to the ring disrupting the match helping Miz get the win.
I actually feel sorry slightly for Bore-Spore Alex Riley having to carry the dead meat weight of Arquette in their handicap match.  They went up against Randy Orton.  I actually do remember David Arquette in his wrestling movie Ready to Rumble and I have to say I wish I didn't as it is the single bad movie that has tainted all wrestling films that have followed in the last decade. (The Wrestler  finally fixed that bad mojo) The Bore-Spore Alex Riley was holding up really well against Randy Orton in this one, I'll have a few things to say about him in another post later.  Orton won this match but ended up getting a face full of the briefcase.

The return of Christian was a sweet touch. Giving Edge the award for killing the computer few weeks ago was brilliant!

Sheamus came out in the King of the Ring black robe with his Herne the Hunter (The Green Man, Odin, Cernunnos, Pan, Bacchus, etc) crown and wand, looking like he was having a blast.  He had a match against John Morrison.   Now, I've adjusted the controls on my tv screen but does Morrison look a little off colour to anyone else?  There seems to be an unnatural tint of orange to him. I'm guessing it's the fake-bake that most of the guys douse themselves in.  This was a double dq as they both hit the ref.

Edge went up against Jack Swagger.  Edge got the win with his spear.

The Quote of the year.... went to the large piece of crap Cole.  I was hoping that CM Punk would have gotten it for the diet soda line the other week.
Seriously,  CM Punk what would it cost me to have you rip Cole's vocal cords out through his nose with a fork?
Superstar of the year went to Cena.  How predictable. Cena then went against Otunga.   Cena got the win with a submission.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Views on WWE NXT for the week of Dec 8th 2010

This was episode #1 of season 4 (yes I am a full week behind on stuff- deal)

I have one thing to say about this season... Johnny Curtis!

The other thing I have to say about this season is that the choice of Pros is better then they've had in the past seasons.  Daniel Bryan and Dolph Ziggler and Alberto Del Rio were a brilliant choice of Pros. These three superstars should have their own show between the three of them. That would be a two hour show I would kill to see.

  • Johnny Curtis.  Hush now, stand there look pretty but don't talk. 
  • Brodus Clay had a decent skill for the mic. 
  • Byron Saxton -The Rock called and wants his image back-
  • Jacob Novak... toss him off the show. 
  • Derrick Bateman, I have an issue with men named Derrick (Derek) in general and that hair... dude what the hell is that growing out of your skull? Welcome to the Wrestling Fashion Police, is all I have to say on that for the moment. 
  • Conor O'Brian  Funny, very funny. Very strong on the mic, there is a certain sense of personality with him that you haven't seen in a long while. 
Having a match between Daniel Bryan/Derrick Bateman  vs Del Rio/Conor O'Brian  felt a little icky.  Del Rio/O'Brian got the win.

Johnny Curtis vs Jacob Novak.  Johnny Curtis got the win.  Johnny Curtis proved in this match that he's got the strength, and by far has the look, but he is a slight bit on the slow side.  Dude, you need to quicken your pace a few steps.

Jacob Novak won the first round of challenges. He's safe from elimination this first round.

For whatever reason, the NXT videos both Hulu which never work in Canada AND youtube are not working in Canada.  This means, for those of us outside of the United States are missing all the extras and highlight results if we miss the show. Which is aired in Canada on the Score on Wednesday nights.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Knucklehead- review

Plot: A kitchen fire burns down the orphanage where Walter lives. They have been given one week by the health inspector to rebuild the kitchen or else everyone will be turned out.  Walter is then spotted by a fight agent who sees only one thing, someone big enough to destroy the other fighters. Walter agrees to go on a short tour, the whole time being taped and becoming the biggest thing on youtube.  Not only do they have to survive the week, they soon learn that a loan shark has kidnapped one of the other orphans and in order to get him back, Walter needs to loose the biggest tournament. Will they fall under the pressure or battle their way out?

The plot is thin but it's very workable as it's a buddy movie. In one scene, you see actress Wendie Malick (who on IMDb is not credited in this film) drag Big Show around by the ear, giving her character more laughs then the rest of the cast.  Mark Feuerstein (Sex and the City, In Her Shoes, Practical Magic) , picks up the other half of the buddy end of this buddy film, carrying all the heavier dialogue. The combination is seamless as we see Big Show earn his weight in gold as a innocent pawn who proves he's more then just the big guy.
Two unlikely love stories unfold through this, one between Feuerstein's character and Mary (Melora Hardin) a former party girl turned orphanage-landlord,  and between Walter (Big Show) and a trailer park resident (Rebecca Creskoff). Which I must admit, threw me for a loop as the first few scenes make you think Walter and Mary are an item.

This did at times remind me of the Jack Black movie from few years ago, Nacho-Libra but thankfully was more thought out and a hell of alot funnier.

I really liked this film.  I have never been much of a fan of the Big Show, until he started to do comedy on Smackdown the last few months, in promotion of this film.
He's the star that WWE has been needing with their movie base. Hope there is a sequel in the works.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Smackdown for Dec 3rd 2010 -Thoughts and Highlights

This was the show after the King of the Ring (that Sheamus won) and we open with Rey Mysterio talking about how he was cheated out of a shot at King of the Ring by Alberto Del Rio.  Rio then came out and got in Rey's face.

I really like Alberto Del Rio, he's got the talent and the mic skills that so many are lacking lately.  He's someone I hope stays Heel for a few years.

Match #1 Drew McIntyre/Dolph Ziggler vs MVP/Kaval.  Ziggler got the win

Kane came out and demanded Edge to return Paul. 

Match #2 Kofi Kingston vs Jack Swagger. Kofi got the win.

Match #3 Chris Masters vs Cody Rhodes.   Rhodes got the win.

Looks like the end of the Edge sitcom.  And the start of the Eagle sitcom. Why do we need to see some dude running around in a bird costume?   We don't and the punning was bad really bad from the announce team. 

Main Event was Kane vs Edge.  Edge won and gets to pick the stipulation at the TLC ppv next week. Which ended up being a Tables-Ladders-Chairs match itself.  Then Kane beat up a Paul look a like. And the sitcom continues.

Not the best of shows this week as there was more flash backs to last week's Raw than anything else.
I am really trying to understand why the WWE is dragging out this whole chase sitcom with Edge and Kane?  At first I was thinking that maybe Edge was slightly injured and they just needed a way to give him some air time, but he's wrestled a few times in the last few weeks so that's not the case.  Are they just trying to show off how large the backstage areas are?  Are they just getting a laugh out of seeing Kane run? 
I'm hoping there is a big pay off to this sitcom after next week. Also hoping to see Edge win the belt.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

If Miz is the champ...

Does that mean that the Bore-Spore Alex Riley is the first lady?  Well, just saying, that if he's under a "personal services contract"  unless he suddenly shows up with a certificate in Butler School Charm, it sounds more like a ...well you get where my filthy mind sits.

So that was the main event this past Monday on RAW.  Sort of.
It was suppose to be Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett.  Which it was, much to the shock and horror of Barrett who thought he'd won by default after his crew, the Nexus had given Orton the five minute beat down. But Orton hobbled to the ring on his now injured right knee and still managed to slap the hair gel out of Jughead Jones... er Wade Barrett to keep the title.  Then Miz came down to cash in his Money in the Bank case for a shot, pinning Orton and becoming the new champ. 

Speaking of Barrett,  seriously dude the hair.  Fix the hair cause you're a fairly hansom slab of maleness, it's the only thing holding you back from the photo ops.

So, with Miz now in the drivers seat of RAW, what does this mean?

Will Miz be able to hold on to the belt if Barrett, who clearly is the latest flavour of the month, decides to pick on him?  Could this open up a nice secondary feud between Miz's tag partner the Bore-Spore Alex Riley and say either Husky Harris or Michel McGillicuty, who was against him in NXT season two, given that both Harris/McGillicuty are Nexus now and the Bore-Spore is Miz's unofficial tag partner?   OR could the Bore-Spore turn on Miz and go for the belt himself? 

We could see a decent feud between Miz and Sheamus for a few weeks. I just can not seem to get into the idea at all of a solid Miz/Orton feud. Lest not at this point in time. 

Does this mean we will continue to be tortured by the very annoying high pitched wail of asskissing that Michel Cole does over the Miz? Maybe the new RAW announcer CM Punk will do the rest of us a favour and rip Cole's vocal cords out though his nose with a fork. 
I feel sorry for Punk having to sit there with those two boobs every week.

Speaking of photo ops, after Sheamus had won his King of the Ring qualifying match and was hanging off the ropes on the apron and the camera zoomed up to see the smirk on his face, I was thinking that would make a great magazine cover. 
Even though the Smackdown choices have not qualified yet,  my money is on Sheamus for King of the Ring next week.  Which is a 3 hour show. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Death of the Tag Teams

Well only for WWE anyways.   It's the talk as of late for fans.  It has also been the topic of a few other spoiler sheets and pro-wrestling articles.   The end of the tag team division for the biggest company around. 
I'm not shocked either.  No one is. 

The second Nexus took the belts, the nails were charged into the coffin lid.  Now, this week's episode of Raw, saw the end of the Hart Dynasty.  Tyson Kidd walked away leaving Smith to the wolves.  Honestly, as sad as I am to see the only legit tag team in the company crumble, I'm sort of glad too.  Kidd has more talent then Smith, I don't care who his family is, Smith was the weak link.

As far as Nexus goes,  Slater is the weak link. Toss him, I'll feel better.  And talk about belts that are needing a make over. God those things are ugly. I don't care how new or expensive they are, they hurt my eyes.

Can anything save the WWE's tag division at this point?  Nothing is really coming to mind.  Team Uso might, if you gave them someone of their training to feud with.

Here's what I would do if it was me in the writing room,  wait till Evan Bourne returns from surgery in a few months and either have him join Nexus therefore replacing Slater by teaming him up with Gabriel or kick Gabriel out of Nexus letting him team with Bourne. 
And I can't stand either of those guys. I just think they would make a glueable (cohesive) team. They have the same style and speed, not too sure on their heights but Gabriel looks to be closer to Bourne's height. 

Miz and Bore-Spore Alex Riley make an impressionable image.  I would have Miz cash in his Money in the Bank contract and loose, opening the door for an official tag team with his unofficial tag partner the Bore-Spore.

Let's turn to the darkside for a moment, this new dude Tyler Reks.  I could see him teaming with Drew McIntyre and forming a solid team.

 All I can say is that I've been a tag team fan for decades and have been disappointed greatly in the last six years by WWE's tag division.  Either step it up or just drop it for a year until you get some real tag team talent.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

TNA Reaction for Nov 11th 2010

Originally posted on my blog on Nov 13th 2010

We open with the tail end of the match between Matt Morgan the evil druid vs Douglas Williams/Beer Money Inc.   Morgan won.
Jeff Hardy came out then with an attack from behind and the ugliest belt I've seen ever.  EVER! 

Cut to camera 1, Bishoff and Hogan talking about the new direction and the new ugly belt.

Cut to camera 2, Matt Morgan the evil druid talking about how the ref did a bad job at the ppv.

Cut to camera 3, Jeff Hardy talking about a rematch with Morgan.

Cut to camera 4, Brother Devon talking about Brother Ray and the turn.

Cut to camera 5, RVD and Tommy Dreamer talking about the screw job by EV2's Rhino

Cut to camera 3 again, Hardy promo. Giving a bit more on his new view of the world. There is a reason he's got the black and purple going for anyone who's not into the occult... I'll leave it at that.

Cut to camera 1 again, Hogan yammering on about how the business needed a twisting up. And Bishoff talking about the need to strip it all down and rebuild.  That would be the Death and Tower cards in tarot.

THEN THE VIDEO PLAYER CRAPPED OUT!   this is on the Spike official site.  I don't know if it's the video player you guys are using, or if there was tech issues with the tape the other night, or if it's where there is so many people logging on to watch that it caused a traffic jam but there was about 6minutes of footage that just stayed paused on Hardy's close up but the clock was still counting down that it should be playing. 

Cut to camera 2 again, Morgan talking about the ref being a rookie, this would be at the 15minute mark of the show on the site.

Cut to camera 6, Robert Roode discussing the handicap match he was part of earlier in the night.

Cut to camera 7, Kaz talking about how Douglas Williams lost the match earlier.

Cut to camera 4, back to Brother Devon talking about getting knocked out by Ray.

Cut to camera 8, we see Brother Ray start to beat the crap out of the interviewer... seriously? That guy is back in the wrestling business?  That dude from Wonder Years... isn't he part of the reason WCW went under?

Cut to camera 6 again, Beer Money Inc giving their point of view on the end of Team 3D.... how much trouble would I get if I asked James Storm to cut his hair like an inch?  Beautiful man too long hair.

Cut to camera 5 again, RVD on trust. then Tommy Dreamer showed off his scares

Cut to camera 9, Jay Lethal talking about how Cookie is the issue not Robbie. This could be a very interesting feud.

Cut to camera 10 Robbie and Cookie talking like ....
Then Another tech issue where it skipped a good five minutes worth.  Dude, I must have reloaded the damned page 6 times and it still jumped to the end segment.
Cut to camera 11 Rhino talking about Sabu.
Cut to camera 6 again, brief bit of Beer Money Inc, before jumping into Abyss talking about the end of an era.  Jump to Kaz and A.J. Styles being uber angry.

Not too bad an episode this week, minus all the tech issues. Seriously, it's a 42minute show; it should not take me 2 hours to watch because of all the tech issues.

No I did not do a post for Impact this week cause once again, I thought Impact blew goat.

Reaction gets a C

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Raw for the week of Nov 8th 2010-Highlights

We opened with Cena reading an intro for Wade Barrett. Then the camera swung around to the announce booth and we see Josh Mathews on the mic.  THANK GOD! finally someone who is worthy to listen to. Barrett needs to do something about that Jughead Jones slicked back comic book hair. I mean seriously, how much gel is in that? I always find it funny when you hear cheers for someone who most of the time is booed. But, given they were in England, it made for an interesting noise to hear half the crowd cheering Barrett.
Can I have your attention please I received an email from somebody of no importance  and I quote... this gimmick is tired and boring. Just expose the general manager already. 

The Hart Dynasty vs Usos.  Usos win.  
Goldust vs DiBiase. Goldust won.
Cena vs David Otunga. Cena won 
Tea Party with Santino and Sheamus. Which turned into a match.  Sheamus won by a dq when Santino went for a low blow.
Team Orton (Randy Orton/Miz/R-Truth/Daniel Bryan/Mark Henry) with the Bore-Spore Alex Riley in their corner  vs Team Nexus. (Husky Harris/McGillicuty/Slater/Gabreille/Barrett) and Cena as the special ref.  Otunga came down mid match for Nexus corner.  Barrett's team got the win because Miz and the Bore-Spore Alex Riley turned on Orton.

Your Match of the night.... isn't really a match. It's the Tea Party with Sheamus.  I wonder how long they thought about the ginger tea joke, which got a smirk out of Sheamus. When the camera swung around to get the close up, it looked like Sheamus was trying not to laugh. Of course, all the jokes were about his skin tone and hair colour. Then of course, Santino spilled the tea on Sheamus, well more like tossed the tea pot at 90 miles an hour. Now, I have to admit, Sheamus holding up the hem of his shirt to show us his belly had my attention. 
Now, if you've been reading me this last year throughout the internet, you know I've been very vocal about liking Sheamus.  I think he's beautiful as well as being talented. So few weeks ago when they started the feud between Sheamus and Santino, my reaction was oh god who did the poor guy piss off behind the scenes to be dumbed down to mid-card status  Then I remembered having seen old footage of Sheamus in his indie days, and the humour that he laced the footage with.  But, it seems to be more of a set up for a feud with John Morrison and Sheamus.  I don't understand why they have to go through all this extra crap with Santino if it's going to lead to a Sheamus vs Morrison in time?  Why not just skip on to Morrison vs Sheamus? 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

TNA Reaction for Nov 4th 2010

Originally posted on my main blog on Nov 6th 2010

I took a four day weekend last week from any kind of reviews (wrestling and book) because it was Hallowe'en.  With that said...

We open Reaction with Matt Morgan the evil druid, having just pinned Bishoff and signing a contract to be in the ppv this weekend against Jeff Hardy.  Interesting switch up there and I have to say not a bad move at all.

Cut to camera 1, Jeff Hardy giving us an English lesson of sorts with what he believes Immortal stands for.

Cut to camera 2, Bishoff telling us why he fired a ref earlier in the night.

Cut to camera 3, Matt Morgan telling us why he has turned on Fortune.

Cut to camera 4, Jeff Jarrett talks about how he did not sell out.

Cut to camera 5, Samoa Joe talked about not having any true friends in the company.

Cut to camera 1, more with Hardy discussing Jeff Jarrett and his part in the latest twist. One thing, do we really need to see Hardy licking the belt all the time?  No no we do not. Icky.

Cut to camera 6, Rhino talking about the fact that at the ppv this weekend, someone in their group will get fired if they loose.

Cut to camera 7, Stevie Richards adding to the pot about how they all know it's coming.

Cut to camera 8, Raven giving his take on this issue as well, and might I add looking as only Raven can look.

Cut to camera 9, Tommy Dreamer adding his take on this EV2/RVD issue.

Cut to camera 10 Full Shot of EV2 (everything has been in medium close ups to this point... sorry I miss working in tv)  talking about the issue, tossing out questions the way the fans do when hanging in forums.  Which was a cool.

Cut to camera 11, Douglas Williams and Kazarian talking about the match they had earlier in the night, against each other.  Bit of mess dripping into Fortune, will Williams be the next out of the gang? and by the by Flair on Impact earlier had called Williams ugly... shame on you! Douglas Williams is a million times sexier then you.

Cut to camera 12,  Pope talking about his new feud with Abyss.  I do like the demon/saint theory that's always an interesting way to roll even when it's just sort of metaphorically being used for a chat.

Cut to camera 13, Abyss with his reply to Pope's challenge about a lumber jack match at the ppv. A lumber jack match that will contain members of the crowd if I understand proper?  Should be interesting.

Cut to camera 14, Chris Sabin talking about their match against the Team 3D at the ppv, the retirement match.  Zoom out to see Alex Shelley who made the comment about how Team 3D is the last of a dying breed as far as great teams go.

Cut to camera 15, and we get Team 3D's take on their choice to ask the MMG for this match.

Cut back to camera 14, Sabin again giving respect to Team 3D,

I still would like to know what happens to the belts if 3D win; will new belts be issued for the MMG? Will a tournament be held? Cause if the MMG loose to Team 3D and they retire, then wouldn't Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin still actually be the champs or just the number one contenders? See this is too much for my zombie brain to compute.
The last few minutes of the show was a montage of snips from everything.

I have to say, it's good to see someone finally listened to the Fans as far as the Spike site goes, as the MMG blog, Impact and Reaction were all up on time this week. Huge thanks for that.

No, I did not do a review for Impact this week because I was disappointed by this week's Impact.  I thought it sucked.  Reaction however,  I was very impressed with.

This week's episode of Reaction gets a B+

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Raw for Oct 25th 2010

We open with the fact Smackdown won on the ppv Bragging Rights, as Nexus takes to the ring. Cena and Ortunga are the tag champs.

Match #1 is a tag match between Nexus members.  Barrett forces Ortunga to lay down letting Slater and Gabrelle win the belts.

Match #2 we see Dolph Ziggler vs Daniel Bryan in a return match from the ppv. Bryan won.

Match #3 Miz vs R-Truth. Miz won

Match #4 Sheamus vs Santino with Santino winning.

Main Event of the night was John Cena vs Randy Orton. Cena got the win with a Nexus dq. 

Your match of the night .... Ziggler vs Bryan.
Ziggler went for a go behind, getting Bryan to the mat.  Bryan then tried for a leg lock but as unable to secure it. Both men to their feet, Bryan off the ropes with a shoulder block on Ziggler then a stomp to the face of Ziggler. He followed this up with a hard kick to the gut. Bryan went for what at first was looking like the sharpshooter but was quickly turned into a surfboard. He smoothly in midmove made it a modified chin lock. Ziggler managed to get out of it but Bryan delivered a forearm to the jaw or so I believe as the camera had moved to CMPunk at ringside. Ziggler came back with an elbow to the back of the neck knocking Bryan to the mat, he quickly followed up with a small package but this only gave him a two count. Ziggler then with a side headlock as the two struggled to their feet. Ziggler in total control to this point, as he went off the ropes, letting Bryan leap frog over him; delivering a drop kick on Ziggler. Bryan then went for a cover in the corner but only managed a near fall. Ziggler fought out and gave him a stomp followed with a hard punch. Bryan returned the favour with a head scissors take down tossing Ziggler out of the ring before unleashing a fabulous suicide dive. Back in the ring and both men are trading blows. Ziggler tossed Bryan off the ropes  only to get a clothesline from Bryan for his trouble. Ziggler then in the corner as Bryan can charging at him landing a double drop kick, once again going for a cover but still only getting a near fall. Bryan then added a series of rapid fire kicks before landing another beauty of a roundhouse on Ziggler.  Back in the corner for Ziggler who received a forearm shot then a hurricanrana from Bryan, which Ziggler was masterfully able to turn into a roll up.  Still only getting a two count. Ziggler went for his trademark sleeper hold, but Bryan countered it, only to walk into a super kick. Ziggler once again for a cover, but still only a near fall. Ziggler then attempted his trademark zigzag but missed letting Bryan go for another roll up which Ziggler somehow reversed. At this point they started to trade blows again from the mat, Bryan ending up in the corner where upon Ziggler used a scoopslam suplex. Ziggler again tried his sleeper but they were too close to the ropes and Bryan was able to slip out of it slapping on his lebell lock for the win.

CMPunk came out to ringside for this match, to sit on mic.  I have to say, Punk went up a few levels in my eyes by his commentary.  And I am loving Punk's hair.

Monday, October 25, 2010

TNA Reaction for Oct 21st 2010

originally posted on my main blog on Oct 25th 2010
We open with Hardy flat out saying "f*ck you" to the company and the fans.  Like that's a shocker Eh? Moving into the rest of Fortune backing that up. 

Cut to camera 2 Bishoff addressing the fans.  In black and white. Nice! This went into a recap of the last year as far as Bishoff's crew coming into the company. 

Cut to camera 1 again, and we have Beer Money Inc giving their thoughts on the take over. 

Cut to camera 3, Abyss giving his take on the whole LSD trip... sorry I mean the instructions for his part in the take over.  

Cut to camera 4, Jeff Jarrett talking about how this is the best thing for the company and the industry.  Yet a billion fans are complaining with the storyline.

Cut to camera 5, Hardy talking about being the coolest... you know what I think of that crap so moving on...

Fade up from break and we have a recap from this last summer with the whole EV2 crap.  Yeah I'm still not impressed.

Cut to camera 6, Kazarian talking about the summer story.  Kaz needs to ton down the gestures, was he reading from a teleprompter?  

Cut to camera... oh hell I couldn't keep up.  Hardy... oh blah blah blah shut up.  At lest swing the camera back to James Storm, he's at lest nice to look at. 

I loved loved loved the black and white.  I thought that made it feel little more rock n roll and less reality tv.  Made me think of the movie/mocumentary Hard Core Logo which is always a plus.  
As far as tech goes,  there was some digital issues at times, made people look like their faces were melting off,  but if there is a way to fix it please try. 
And you really should remove Dixie's name from the credits if you want the fans to buy it more solidly. Just saying. 

This episode of Reaction got a C+

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Smackdown Highlights for Oct 22nd 2010

Team Raw was on the show this week to help promote the ppv this weekend, Bragging Rights. 
 The first match of the night was a 6 man tag, Team Raw (Jackson, Miz, Sheamus) vs Team Smackdown (Big Show, Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio)  Team Smackdown ended up getting the win 

Second match of the night, Jack Swagger vs Santino with Swagger getting the win. 

Match number three gave us Ablerto Del Rio vs John Morrison.  Alberto Del Rio won.

Match four, Edge vs CM Punk. This ended up being a dq because Miz and his Bore-Spore Alex Riley got involved. This then lead to each member of both Teams coming into the ring one by one using their finishing moves on each other, coming full circle with Edge spearing Punk. 

The main event was Kane vs Randy Orton in a champion vs champion match.  Orton managed to secure a win with the help of a distraction from Undertaker.  Undertaker then came from under the ring pulling a screaming Kane down through a rip in the canvas, disappearing into the darkness. 

And your match of the night.... Morrison vs Del Rio. 
They started with a collar tie up, Morrison in the corner, Del Rio landing a high knee to his chest. Del Rio then with a hard punch before slamming Morrison face first into the top turnbuckle. He followed this up with a snapmare. Morrison finally got into the match with a baseball slide catching Del Rio off guard before using a double leg take down. Morrison then proceeded to attack Del Rio with a series of punches and a running knee to the jaw of Del Rio. Morrison went for a cover at this point but only got a two count. Del Rio managed to get things turned around to his favour with a simple trip up, sending Morrison face first again into the ring post. Del Rio added a back breaker before slapping on a modified camel clutch on Morrison. Morrison was able to fight out of this, but found himself tossed across the ring. Now in the corner, Del Rio was able to kick Morrison in the spine, setting him up for a side suplex. Del Rio went for another cover, but once again only got a two count. He continued to work on the spine of Morrison for the next few minutes, managing again to put Morrison in a camel clutch move. Again, Morrison fought out of it, getting Del Rio in a roll up but only landing himself a near fall. Del Rio went charging at Morrison, missing and landed on his neck in the corner stunning himself and giving Morrison a breather. Del Rio then walked right into a series of short clotheslines from Morrison.  Morrison then used his scissors kick. From out of nowhere, Del Rio slapped on a Northern Lights suplex going for another pin but only getting a two count. This was followed up by a series of shoulder blocks in the corner, setting up for an enzuigiri that missed as Morrison ducked. Del Rio landed himself hard on the mat giving Morrison the chance to ready himself for starship pain. Del Rio got his knees up just as Morrison made contact. Both back to their feet, and in one smooth swing, Del Rio used a standing roll over turning it into a cross arm breaker submission forcing Morrison to tap out.

It will be interesting to see what kind of new feuds will develop after this week's ppv. Honestly, I've seen enough of Undertaker and am personally hoping that Kane manages to bury him. The wild card will be the new guy Tyler Reks, whom really has not impressed me at all. And Dolph Ziggler vs Daniel Bryan... that's got the potential to be something big, if they bring Bryan over to Smackdown after Bragging Rights.

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for Oct 21st 2010

Originally posted on my main blog on Oct 23rd 2010

I used screen capture for this post

iTunes Canada had it really late last night.

We opened with a flashback of the last few weeks.  A new season, with new opening credits which I hate more then the last one.  Editing crew, I do not see how you can make me happy with the credits if you keep going in that direction. Actually, while I was watching this set of opening credits (which is all the Immortals/Fortune)  I was hit with the notion of there being an "episode" credits, letting you know who would be the focus that episode... am I wrong on that? Or have you just changed the credits to piss me off?

More talk that takes us to the fifteen minute mark (this is on iTunes Canada which does not have commercials, so we are talking closer to the 25 minute mark) before we get to a match.   The first match was Amazing Red vs Robbie.... Robbie won.   Okay he's got skills, he would not be in TNA if he didn't,  but please drop the gimmick.

Mick Foley was doing a book signing, and I thought it was interesting the way they brought Brian Kendrick in there as a fan, asking ... well asking the sort of stuff I would ask if it had been me.  The scary part of Kendrick,  I get what he's going on about.  Kendrick ... Intenders for the Higher Good? Thought I'd ask.

Fortune, please, stop it with the stupid drinking game. That's older then Flair is.  Dude, I don't even drink fruity girly drinks.

James Storm, mocking RVD.... dude good one. I do believe Mr. Storm got the line of the night "STD, or DVD or whatever his name is..."

You know I have a rule about not talking about the Knock Outs unless I have to, but dude, today I have to.  What the freal was that with Love and what's her handle... Winter?   Are we setting up for a Hallowe'en meltdown?  Is she suppose to be a stalker? or a ghost? or what have you?  (the rest of the Beautiful People left the room and Love started talking to someone in the mirror, only she poofed when the girls came back)  All I have to say to the writing crew on this one is what kind of drugs are you on and why aren't you sharing?

Pope vs A.J. Styles in a street fight.  Even though the rest of Fortune was banned, it was a no dq and Abyss came out to help Styles win.

 Beer Money Inc vs Sabu/RVD...BMI won.

Kaz vs Mr. Anderson in an Ultimate X match. Anderson was one armed for this one, and Kaz had all of Fortune on his side.  Kaz got the X for the win. That was the main event for the night.
The show closed out though with Bishoff/Flair in a car getting attacked by Kurt Angle. That is a much more fitting ending, as many of us were having issues with the carry over that was happening from Impact to Reaction.

I did not feel there was a match of the night, though Kaz vs Mr. Anderson had seemed like it might have been, it was just lacking.

And the MotorCityMachine Guns!   well, sort of.  Team 3D cut a promo stating why they are asking for one last match with the Guns! at the next ppv.  Then we see the Guns! hanging around backstage with Sky, the interviewer trying to get Chris Sabin to talk only ending up causing a distraction for Generation Me to attack them.  Sky pulled one right out of my playbook smearing food in the face of the blonde GenMe ... Jeremy... while Alex Shelley resorted to hair pulling.   Hair pulling. You read that right, which just adds to the whole idea that those two teenagers need to cut those greasy looking ponytails. Please, please make your next major match against GenMe a hair match... please Mr. Sabin and Mr. Shelley.
While I am on this topic, can I ask the stupidest wrestling question I have ever thought to ask... if Team 3D retire with a win over the Guns! what happens to the belts?  Do they get redesigned and the Guns! get new ones?  Would the tag titles be considered empty and a whole tournament have to start?  (oh hush I haven't had coffee yet)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Raw for Oct 18th 2010

We open with Theodore Long from Smackdown syaing he's taking over Raw this week, then the "Anonymous GM" emailed with a threat.  This is all of course setting up for the ppv this weekend Bragging Rights.

First match  Cody Rhodes/Drew McIntyre vs Hart Dynasty.    Rhodes/McIntyre won this one.

Second match of the night, Goldust vs Zack Ryder.  Goldust won

Third match of the night, John Cena/Randy Orton vs Husky Harris/Micheal McGillicuty.  Orton/Cena won this one.

Vicky came out with Dolph Ziggler, and Vicky was in this fabulous black dress but the ankle strapped shoes have to go.  They really chop up your legs.

Main Event was set to be Big Show vs Miz in a captain vs captain match but it soon was turned into a battle royal with team Smackdown getting the win.  During this, Hornswaggle was beating the crap out of announcer Michel Cole with a flag pole then stole his headset. 

And your match of the night.... Orton/Cena vs Husky Harris/Micheal McGillicuty.
Cena and McGillicuty started this one with a collar tie up, Cena pounding McGillicuty to the mat.  He then cornered McGillicuty with a series of punches before charging shoulder first at McGillicuty. Cena then tossed him from one corner of the ring to the other before delivering a fisherman's suplex. Orton then tagged in delivering a drop kick on McGillicuty. Cena tagged back in as they double teamed McGillicuty. Cena then with another series of punches but walked into a standing drop kick from McGillicuty who finally got some headway in this match. Husky Harris tagged in with a series of hard punches of his own to Cena's jaw, setting Cena up in the corner for his tank-splash. Harris went for a cover but only got a two count. McGillicuty tagged back in delivering a few stomps to Cena before giving Cena a flying whiplash from the second turnbuckle. He went for a cover but again only got a near fall. Harris tagged back in going off the ropes with another flying shoulder tackle on Cena. He went for a cover here too, but Cena kicked out. Harris managed to get Cena in the middle of the ring in a submission move, but Cena fought to get to his feet. Harris with a knee to the spine of Cena staggering him enough to slap a scoop slam on Cena. Harris went for a running splash but Cena rolled out and tagged in Orton. McGillicuty also tagged in, running right into a few clotheslines from Orton, as Orton out of nowhere got him up in a scoop slam. Orton then with his trademark second rope DDT on McGillicuty just as Harris ran into the ring. Cena caught Harris midmove and put him into the attitude adjustment, giving Orton the chance to RKO McGillicuty for the win.

Monday, October 18, 2010

TNA Reaction for Oct 14th 2010

Originally posted on my main blog on Oct 18th 2010

Only 4 days late, but who's counting... oh wait the fans are who watch it on the Spike website.
                  (yes, I have my snotty-bitch hat on right now, do not take it personal my Spudguns)

We open with the RVD vs Mr. Anderson match that was started on the tail end of that night's Impact. Hardy came out and used RVD as a weapon on the shoulder of Mr. Anderson.  Either that was the real deal or Anderson has become a better actor.

Cut to camera two, we see Pope talking about how the dren bucket is overflowing now that the take over has happened.

Cut to camera three, Jeff Jarrett saying no one is going to judge him for what he's doing... MEMO: the fans are judging you, in case you haven't been reading the comments on the internet... as a storyline this is boring, and if it's semi-real life then it's in poor taste doing it as a storyline.

Cut to camera four, A.J. Styles and the rest of Fortune talking about how they joined up with the douchbags... I mean Immortals...

Cut to camera five, RVD talking about how he feels on the betrayal by Hardy.  I keep my circle to a minimum of just the people who read this blog

Cut to camera six, Mr. Anderson's reaction (all puns intended) to getting his arm mangled.

And then there was a "coming up next" for Jay Lethal saying after the commercial, but the show ended without the Jay Lethal segment... EDITING CREW  did you freal up?

This week's episode of Reaction gets a D-

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Smackdown Highlights for October 15th 2010

This week's show was all about the qualifying matches for Team Smackdown for the next ppv.

Okay, seriously now who do I have to bribe and with what to get someone to rip Micheal Cole's vocal cords out with a fork?  Maybe Big Show could sit on him and kill him,  or Kane could just bury him alive or something.  Please Please toss Cole to the wolves.

Round One was Rey Mystero vs Cody Rhodes.  Mystero won

Round Two was Jack Swagger vs MVP.  Swagger won.

Round Three was Alberto del Rio vs Chris Masters.  Del Rio won.  Ablerto ! I am begging you, please please check yourself. Those tights are a bit on the small side and you were sort of hanging out at one point in the match. Better yet, get long tights  please.

Round Four was Edge vs Dolph Ziggler.   Edge won

Round Five was Big Show vs Kaval.  In this case, Kaval only had to survive for 5 minutes in the ring with BS. Which he did even taking a brutal beating.  Then out of nowhere, this new guy Tyler Reks walked out and challenged Kaval for his spot on Team Smackdown.  Kaval lost and now Tyler Reks has his spot.

Round Six was Drew McIntyre vs Kofi Kingston. Kofi won.

Normally, I would give you a match of the night (okay normally in the last few weeks I've been giving you a match of the night) but I didn't feel there really was one for this episode.  However, I will say Kaval was wrestler of the night. He survived being tossed around by BS for 5 minutes, even having him stand on his chest at one point, then had the crap knocked off him by Tyler Reks.
I hate to say this; but I think we need to take Kaval in as much as possible, because he seems to be only being used as Jobber-Man, which is a waste of Kaval's skill and knowledge. Kaval has what it takes to own the ring if they would just see fit to put him against someone worthy.  I'd like to see Kaval in a feud with Dolph Ziggler if he's to stay on Smackdown, and if you decide to push him onto Raw, then maybe get him going against Daniel Bryan. 

TNA Reaction for Oct 7th 2010

Originally posted on my blog on Oct 16th 2010

Only a week late but hey, it's up and just maybe we'll see this week's before next week this time on the Spike website. 

We pick up in the middle of the battle royal. {First half run down here} And Alex Shelley got tossed by Abyss (well that's what you get Mr. Shelley for trying to do sliced bread during a battle royal...toasted)
Samoa Joe was tossed by Abyss.
Robert Roode was tossed by Abyss
James Storm was tossed by Abyss
Tommy Dreamer was tossed by Abyss
A.J. Styles was tossed by Abyss
Hardy was tossed by Abyss
RVD joined the battle royal as the last man in then was tossed by Abyss sort of... RVD went running at him and Abyss ducked sending RVD flying -Abyss then was sort of eliminated by RVD as that was all happening, as they both were a tangle of bodies
Mr. Anderson was tossed by Kurt Angle - Angle wins.

We cut to camera 2 and Tommy Dreamer shows us his broken wrist... dude!  I did not need to see that (I'm going to have nightmare flashbacks of my own broken parts all night now)

Cut to camera 3 which is footage of Hogan getting surgery.  This episode is a living nightmare for me.

Cut to camera 4 which is Kurt Angle talking about having just won the battle royal. Then he confronted Mr. Anderson.

Well, I hate to admit it, but Reaction has gotten better over the last few weeks. I did not think it would even last this long when it first started few months ago, but it's gotten to a decent level.

My big complaint has more to do with the stability of the video on the website. It tends to stall alot and crash the whole site on me.  I know I'm not the only one who is having issues trying to watch the shows on the Spike website. But there are so many of us who can only see the show on the Spike site.
I understand having the last match of Impact carry over to Reaction, keeps people watching. But, once again, for those of us who do not have any other means of seeing the shows, it's a pain in the arse to have to wait sometimes all week between seeing Impact and seeing Reaction.  So editing crew/website person  please please be faster with the uploads every week.

The Live Reaction gets a C+ 

Friday, October 15, 2010

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for Oct 14th 2010

Originally posted on my blog on Oct 15th 2010
I still have not seen last week's Reaction, as it's still not up on the Spike website.

We open with the results of the "They"  and it's just Bishoff and that old goatlick. I think if they had taken my suggestion and gone with JCW or Freddy Krueger it would have been better. I mean imagine all the nightmare like stuff they could have done with a storyline like that... to music too. (anyone else feel like listening to ICP's Let's Go All The Way?)

You put the belt on that piece of crud?
I want the belt on A.J. Styles damn it!
Wow Dixie said sh*t on air.  Nice.

Are we watching wrestling or gang wars?  Angle's skull looked like it was crushed in when he got sent into the wall.  It's these episodes where script bleeds into real that I have a hard time swallowing.

Finally, a match... Abyss vs Samoa Joe
Abyss took a swing at Joe but missed, Joe coming right back at him with a series of slugs, backing Abyss into the corner. Abyss surprised him with a high knee to the jaw, then sent Joe into the corner himself. Abyss charged at him, but Joe moved out of the way, giving Abyss a kick to the skull rocking him. Joe then with a few boots to the neck and face of Abyss before bouncing off the ropes with yet another kick to the face of Abyss.  Abyss fell to the mat and Joe delivered a senton  backsplash. Joe followed it up with another series of punches but Abyss fought out of it with a simple choke slam. Abyss then got out of the ring to grab a chair, which gave Joe enough time to get a running start for a suicide dive.  Abyss then picked up the timekeepers bell and slapped Joe with it.  This was thrown out as a dq.
Oh Samoa Joe has a bloody towel... could we be seeing yet another old storyline about to be repeated...

Why the frealing hoofers are we seeing Hardy doing his impression of Raven?  If we're going to do the Raven thing, can't Raven just do the Raven thing?

Pope vs Fortune.  Um yeah that's little more then a handi capper don't you think?   Douglas Williams took the start point, with a collar tie up on Pope.  Pope ended up in the corner, Williams going for a punch but was blocked, Pope delivering one himself. He fought Williams out of the corner and into the middle of the ring where Williams turned it around with a high knee. Williams then with an upper cut before going off the ropes with a shoulder block sending Pope to the mat. Pope back to his feet and delivered a flying cross body to Williams then a series of elbows to the skull of Williams. Pope went for a cover but did not even get a one count.  Kaz tagged in to be greeted by a large overhead body drop.  Pope then followed up with an inverted atomic drop, then went off the ropes with a flying forearm knocking Kaz over. A.J. Styles tagged in.  Styles walked right into a kick to the gut and a hard chop, letting Pope set him up for his smooth slide. Pope then got attacked outside the ring by Matt Morgan the evil druid and Flair. They rolled him back into the ring, letting Styles go for a cover but Styles wasn't ready. Robert Roode then tagged in with a kick to Pope's side. Roode then planted Pope facefirst into the top turnbuckle, continuing to deliver chops. Pope fought out with a few forearms but was taken to his knees by one high placed knee from Roode. James Storm tagged in for a double team suplex on him. Storm then with one solid opened palm to the face of Pope. Kaz tagged back in, setting Pope up for a springboard drop kick. Kaz went for a cover but only got a two count. Kaz then sent Pope into the corner, but Pope turned it around slapping each member of Fortune with forearms knocking most of them off the apron. Kaz broke it up with a rake to the eyes. Styles was going for a cheat shot springboard, but Pope moved. Styles then went for his paylay but missed and got Kaz instead. Pope went for a roll up on Kaz but only got a two count. BMI came in with a double team move giving Kaz a chance to get the cover for a win.

Last match Mr. Anderson vs RVD.  Main event equals half on Impact half on Reaction. 

So at the time of this posting, I am still waiting for Reaction from last week (the Oct 7th 2010 episode) to be posted on the Spike website.
Where the hell were the MMG?  You aired a pointless skit with the Shore and did not even have a promo for MMG. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Raw for Oct 11th 2010-Hightlights

I used screen capture for this post

We open with John Cena in the ring complaining about having to join the Nexus.  The Miz and his sponge Alex Riley came out to ring thank god, (yes I just said I was happy to see the mouth and the bore-spore) saying that the Miz is going to captain team Raw at the next ppv.  Then to the ring was Wade Barrett with his bad Jughead-Jones comic book hairdo yammering on about how Cena needs to back him for the belt at the ppv.

Next up, Ted DiBiase vs R-Truth.  What the hell is Truth singing? Dude I get that you needed a new song after like the last two years and all but... anyways, R-Truth won. 

John Morrison vs Tyson Kidd.  Morrison won.

Then we're taken backstage to where the Nexus is hanging around trying to get Husky Harris and Micheal McGillicuty to talk.

 Santino vs Zack Ryder.  Santino won.

Justin Gabriel vs Randy Orton.  This is a joke right?  Orton won.

Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan.  Sheamus won.

Evan Bourne vs CM Punk.  Punk won.

Miz vs Cena.  Husky Harris and Micheal McGillicuty did a run in after the Bore-Spore Alex Riley was forced to tap out of this no dq match.  I thought it was little odd all three men from season 2 of NXT were dressed the same.  Miz won and will now be the captain of team Raw at the ppv in two weeks.

And your match of the night... Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan.  
Daniel Bryan made a running start at Sheamus, with a high knee to the jaw staggering him backwards. He followed this up with a series of forearms to the face and neck of Sheamus, who was trapped in the corner. But it did not last long, as Sheamus powered out with a heavy shove that sent Bryan flying across the ring. Sheamus then went for a wild clothesline but was caught in an armbar (lebel lock?) but made it to the ropes breaking the hold. Sheamus rolled out of the ring then but Bryan came back at him with a baseball slide kick. Bryan tried to follow that up with a crossbody block, but was caught in midair by Sheamus who went charging towards the ring post with Bryan on his shoulder.  Bryan slithered out of his grasp and sent Sheamus back first to the steel post with a drop kick.  Both men back in the ring now, and Bryan went for a cover, only getting a one count. Bryan looked as if he was going to send Sheamus across the ring with an Irish whip (no pun intended) but Sheamus turned it around on him, with Bryan using his own speed to jump off the top turnbuckle. Bryan then bounced off the ropes to land right into an Irish curse backbreaker, following it up with putting Bryan face first into the turnbuckle.  He then delivered a few knees to the chest of Bryan. Sheamus took him to the middle of the ring for an extreme short clothesline going for a cover but only getting a two count. Sheamus then tossed Bryan across the ring before landing another kick between his shoulderblades. Sheamus continued with a few fists to the chest of Bryan like a meat tenderizer before putting him into a submissions stretch. Bryan fought back with a few stiff kicks to the jaw of Sheamus forcing him to break the hold. Both men then went off the ropes, Sheamus going for one of his punts but missed as Bryan ducked then landed a flying clothesline body block combo on Sheamus.  Another round of hard kicks from Bryan to the shoulder and chest of Sheamus knocking him to the mat. Bryan went for a cover but only got a two count. Bryan went to the top turnbuckle and landed a perfect missile drop kick on Sheamus. It only got him another two count. He was going for a boston crap but was tossed off by Sheamus. The white knight then with a clothesline that turned Bryan inside out. Sheamus then with another series of knees to the face of Bryan, before going for his high cross, but Bryan managed to turn it into a roll up.  Only got a two count. Sheamus then with his rogue kick and got the pin. 
This is why I very very rarely use a screen capture for the RAW/Smackdown posts, because I have to hold my laptop up to the tv screen to get a photo.  and yes, that is the Score-scoreboard running on the bottom of the photo

Mic check

Why on earth do I still read a few of the major spoiler sheets every so often?  I disagree with everything the one has to say. 
Which do I disagree with most you ask,  TBR.   They just did a post on announcers in WWE.   Talking about who they liked and who they can't stand. 

What I would like to see happen as far as Raw's new announce team goes is this... Regal and Matthews.  Yeah, I think that would make for a fresh sounding team. Regal would make a fabulous Heel/Colour Commentator and Matthews would make a fabulous Face.

I also think that Todd Grisham is holding his own better then some.  Him and Matt Striker should firmly have Smackdown.

As far as having a few "guests" on the mic, I would love to hear Sheamus pull up a headset every so often.  

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for Oct 7th 2010

Originally posted on my main blog on Oct 12th 2010 
I had wanted to wait til after seeing Reaction but, it's still not posted on the official Spike website, so I will have to split this up into two posts.

We open with Abyss dragging Dixie around as if she were a pet.  Then Bishoff, Sting, Pope and Nash take to the ring.  We are directed to the screen for video footage of Hogan having back surgery. Okay, I have to say... why? Why do we need to see a real operation?
Then we go into a Knock Out's match for the rights to own the Beautiful People title/music. Tazz was making a dig at that which is just what I was thinking. Love and Sky won the rights.
Ric Flair vs Mick Foley in a last man standing match, looser kisses the winner's ass.  All I have to say to this one was, thank god Fortune and EV2 came out before we needed to see that.  What is it about old guys in the business wanting to drop their drawers on air? Foley won the match, but only after much blood and thumbtacks.   Now, I was asked why do I still watch if I don't like the blood and violence?  Oh I have no issue with blood at all, (I'm an old movie creature feature fan and a girl, I deal with blood all the time no issues with blood) I just think you need to stop raping Shakespeare and come up with some new feuds and storylines.
Eric Young/Orlando Jordan vs Ink Inc.  I'm loving Eric Young as the nerdy screwball. I'm just waiting for him to come out in glasses and a sweater vest.  But dude, what's up with the wonderwoman bird on your tights? Young/Jordan won sort of.
Okay who the hell are these two morons who came out .... the Shore... and why are they on my screen? The crowd booed them the whole time and I see why.  Please go away and never come back.  I have to say, as someone who does not have cable or follow gossip columns, I had no clue who they were suppose to be, had to call back up and ask my sister, which means that anyone over the age of 28 won't get the joke.
And the battle royal which is what everyone tuned in for.  Too bad it got cut in half and the rest is on Reaction, of which I have not seen yet as it's not available on iTunes Canada, and I have to wait for the Spike website to post it.  Which is going to make doing reviews now a pain in the arse.
The half of the battle royal that was on Impact went like this....

Number in the battle
  1. Mr. Anderson
  2. Kurt Angle
  3. Jeff Hardy
  4. A.J. Styles
  5. Douglas Williams
  6. Sabu
  7. Max Buck
  8. Chris Sabin
  9. Tommy Dreamer
  10. Jay Lethal
  11. Jeff Jarrett
  12. Pope
  13. Robert Roode
  14. Sting
  15. Jeremy Buck
  16. Raven
  17. Kaz
  18. Stevie Richards
  19. Abyss
  20. Nash
  21. Matt Morgan 
  22. Samoa Joe
  23. James Storm
  24. Alex Shelley
  25. Rhino
Sabin came out to a chant of MotorCity,  and did anyone else notice the ICP's HatchetMan logo on Sabu's tights?
No one was eliminated until Abyss got to the ring.  Then eliminations went like this...
  1. Douglas Williams was tossed by Abyss
  2. Sabu was tossed by Abyss
  3. Jay Lethal was tossed by Abyss
  4. Stevie Richards was tossed by Abyss
  5. Chris Sabin was tossed by Abyss
  6. Raven was tossed by Abyss
  7. Sting was tossed by Abyss
  8. Nash was tossed by Abyss
  9. Matt Morgan was tossed by Abyss
  10. Jeremy Buck was tossed by Abyss
  11. Max Buck was tossed by Abyss
  12. Kaz was tossed by Abyss
  13. Rhino was tossed by Abyss
  14. Jeff Jarrett was tossed by Abyss
  15. Pope was tossed by Abyss
All the eliminations on Impact happened by Abyss.   I'll have the rest of this as soon as Reaction is available to me.