Friday, July 30, 2010

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for July 29th 2010

Originally posted on my blog on July 30th 2010 

I used screen capture for this post

iTunes Canada had it this afternoon for download.

Eric Young! Or as I like to say Mr. Yummy,   this is a guy I would gladly share a bottle of Screech with.  I love that he's come back to the humour!

A.J. Styles... dude, I thought we talked about those bad cuff links you had in your ears.  Get rid of them!

Kaz vs Rob Terry... boring.

Hardy/Anderson vs Morgan and two security guards.  It's well documented that I am not a fan at all of Jeff Hardy, but I am a fan of his tummy.
Morgan walked away letting Hardy get the win over his tag partners.

Dreamer vs Abyss in a weapons match... HATE IT!!!!!
Too much crap this week not enough matches.

 Then Raven! came out and beat on Dreamer licking him.  Truly the highlight of the evening.

And the MotorCityMachine Guns! they went up against Beer Money Inc in the 3rd round of their best of 5 series.
BOYS! all four of you - A frealing cage match!  The four of you are doing this to drive me insane aren't you?  I hate these matches and I'll tell you once again why 1) they are dangerous! one wrong move/slip/bad landing  and god only knows what kind of surgeries are needed  2) they are impossible to call.
The MMG creeped in the back up over the cage to "surprise" BMI.  Both landing in sync, Chris Sabin with a cross body on James Storm and Alex Shelley with a cross body on Robert Roode.  They threw Storm face first into the cage then continued to do the same with Roode.

 Shelley then with an inverted atomic drop on Storm just before Sabin taking the knee out of Storm setting him up for their double team basement drop kick. Sabin then used Shelley for their step ladder move landing another drop kick to Roode who was still up against the cage wall.  Shelley then with a series of forearms to the face of Storm, then a swift mule kick setting up for his trademark Sliced Bread, but Storm got out of the way landing Shelley in the corner. Roode then pushed Shelley who landed off kilter on the second turnbuckle letting Storm charge into his back.

Roode then tagged in with a kick to Shelley's chest. He then started with straight up punches to Shelley's skull keeping him down on the mat. Storm quickly tagged back in, and they doubled teamed Shelley for a few minutes. Storm then with Shelley in the corner again giving him a hard sounding slap to the jaw.  Another quick tag in by Roode who got Shelley down on the mat with a snapmare and a chin-lock submission move.  Shelley managed to fight out of it with a few punches and a large kick to Roode's skull.  Too bad Shelley was floundering and ended up in the wrong corner for a moment.  Roode then picked up Shelley and powered him back into the far corner once again, but Shelley got hold of that long hair of Roode's and slammed the back of his skull few times on the cage wall. Good reason to cut the hair. Shelley then with a wicked hurricanrana off the top turnbuckle.  Finally Sabin tagged in,  as did Storm.  Sabin with a bunch of rapid running forearms for both members of BMI, before delivering a double drop kick to them both from the top turnbuckle.  Told you, he's half monkey. Sabin then piled Storm up on Roode in a tree of woe, with a high kick to Roode and his trademark hesitation drop kick to Storm. He then used his trademark tornado DDT on Storm off of Roode in the corner, going for a pin but only got a two count.  Shelley ducked a clothesline from Roode and was heading once again for sliced bread but Roode countered, getting Shelley tangled in the ropes and cage. Roode then out of nowhere with a insideout clothesline on Sabin who landed on his teeth.  Yes, his teeth. Roode turned his attention back to Shelley who was at the top of the turnbuckles, and the two traded elbows before Shelley did a variation of his sudden stop face first into the cage wall, and Roode fell hard to the middle of the mat. Shelley then with that double stomp he's been doing as of late, right to the chest of Roode - from the top turnbuckle!  Storm in the far corner set up nicely for their running step ladder move, both men landed a few on Storm before Storm moved out of the way, causing Sabin to crash and burn. Storm then managed an eye of the storm on Shelley tossing him almost into the cage wall.  Roode then got Sabin up on his shoulders driving him back first into the cage wall, then turned around letting Storm get a back breaker on Sabin.  They went for a pin but only got a two count.  Both BMI decided to climb out of the cage then, Shelley spotted them and got between the two, delivering elbows to each as they all three tried to climb out of the cage at the same time. Shelley then with a jawbreaker on Storm off the top rope. Then Sabin climbed to the top of the cage for a crossbody on both BMI.  Shelley then off the top turnbuckle and they each pinned a member of BMI for a double count and got the win.

This means that the score in this best of is  MMG = 1  BMI = 2 

My views on NXT for the week of July 29th 2010

I think we have finally hit the end of the "giants" in wrestling.

Eli Cottonwood was eliminated from the second season of NXT.   About time too.
Being bigger then the rest of the wrestlers does not mean better.  

I was very impressed with the match this week between Husky Harris and Kaval.   These two could work wonders in either a long term feud or even as a tag team.  We need to bring Husky Harris up in the rankings as he's got more talent then  half of the rookies this season, and last season for that matter. (and I still think he's hot)

I predict the next cut will be Lucky Cannon. 

But this makes me question the reality of WWE really listening to the fans with their eliminations.  It seemed like the poll didn't change much from the first one few weeks ago.  The few fan sites I've been to and the fan forums around the internet have been rumbling with a distaste for Alex Reily.   So if the fans do not really care for him, how is he still in 3rd place?   Even with the Pros votes, shouldn't he have been down lower in the ranks?

Friday, July 23, 2010

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for July 22 2010

originally posted on my blog on July 23 2010 

I used screen capture for this post

iTunes Canada had it this morning but if you read my last post on my personal blog, you know I was out all day.
You know how much I really do not care for flashbacks,  well we opened with one this week and it was a good flashback for once.

We opened with a Global title match between A.J. Styles and Rob Terry.   Kaz was ring side with Styles, and helped with a cheat giving Styles the win and the title belt.

Kurt Angle vs Hernandez.  This was part of Angle's contenders challenge, making his way up the ranks to the #1 spot.   Angle was #8 and Hernandez was #7.   Angle slapped on his trademark ankle lock forcing Hernandez to tap out.

Samoa Joe vs Jeff Hardy.  This became a time limit draw where neither won.  This might turn into a good feud over the next few months if TNA are smart enough to let them.

Matt Morgan the evil druid vs Mr. Anderson.  Anderson won with his mic-check but Morgan slammed him hard in the skull with the ceiling microphone after the match.

And the MotorCityMachine Guns! vs Beer Money Inc  in round 2 of the best of 5 series they have going on.  This was a street fight.  Yeah, you know my feelings on these types of matches.  I hate them!  Is it my imagination or is James Storm getting better looking each week?   The Guns! came running down the ramp, or I should say, Chris Sabin came running down the ramp suicide diving INTO the ring over the top rope to land on Storm, while Alex Shelley limped his way down the ramp and carefully got into the ring through the ropes to a waiting Robert Roode.  See you're hurt do not even make me yell at you for the ladder match that was on last week's episode.   Sabin and Storm jumped back out to the floor while Shelley and Roode battled a bit in the ring. Then Shelley tossed Roode onto the ramp, where upon Roode kicked Shelley in the face.  Kicked the bubble gum right out of his mouth. 

BMI tried to double team Shelley but Sabin stopped them tugging Storm off the ramp. Shelley then got Roode against the ropes of the ring. Both Guns! then used their trademark step ladder move in turn on Roode (four hits in all I believe)

then only after Sabin stopped to give everyone a strip tease with the removal of his shirt he performed one hell of a hesitation drop kick on Roode. (and the line mommy I'm stuck comes bashing into my brain right now) Then did his impression of Brian Littrell from the Backstreet Boys (oh come on you were thinking it and if you weren't you are now) 
Roode then fell to the floor and Shelley did that double foot stomp to the chest he's been doing as of late and made some noise as he did before trying a cover. 
 Roode kicked out.  Roode used a chair swinging for Shelley but missed getting the ring post.  Shelley then off the ring apron with a wild kick on Roode just before both Guns! got back into the ring, once again using their stepladder move to keep Storm out of the ring. Sabin suicide dove through the legs of Shelley only to be hit in the face by a steel chair from Roode. Then Shelley got slapped hard in the knee by the same chair. BMI then tossed Shelley back into the ring just laying in punches on him before Shelley managed to give Roode one of his dead stops into a steel chair on the second turnbuckle. He then turned around to get a jawbreaker from Storm who went for a cover but only got a two count. Sabin then with a drop kick on Roode into the chair. Roode with a hard spinebuster on Sabin, but it only got him a near fall.  Why is Storm always kicking Sabin in the ass? This is two weeks in a row where James Storm has just kicked Chris Sabin in the butt for no real reason?  Shelley then with a kindostick to the back of Storm and used it on Roode to help with a jawbreaker. Beauty. Ref down now and everyone outside the ring. Guns! then with a double moved slice bread on Roode in the ring but there was no ref. Storm knocked Shelley out with a beer bottle then used his trademark last call kick on Sabin letting Roode get the cover and the win.

Beer Money Inc are up 2 wins in this best out of 5 series. 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for July 15th 2010

originally posted on my blog on July 17th 2010

I used screen capture for this post

iTunes Canada had it for download this morning and well here we go...
The new rankings for the #1 contender looks a bit better but I still don't think Hardy or Anderson need to be in it.
  • 10 is Rob Terry
  • 9 is The Pope
  • 8 is Kurt Angle
  • 7 Hernandez
  • 6 is A.J. Styles
  • 5 is Jay Lethal
  • 4 is Samoa Joe
  • 3 is Mr. Anderson
  • 2 is Jeff Hardy 
  • 1 is Abyss
Abyss came to the ring with a side of beef.... huhmm did someone read my vampire story I have up on my blog cause.... moving on
Oh god your favourite vegetarian ghoul is about to vomit that's so gross  Abyss! that's just.... he started biting into the damned thing right there in the middle of the ring... Dude that's just not healthy

Brian Kendrick vs Doug Williams in a non-title match.  It's actually nice to still see that belt on Williams, I like his style.
This was an I quit match, Kendrick started off strong with a series of kicks and forearms, but Williams used an Irish Whip sending Kendrick into the corner to get a slight advantage. He followed this with a short clothesline. Kendrick did try to battle out, but it didn't get him very far. Dude you really need some new tights cause those look like a diaper honestly just even change the colour to something other then white  Williams slapped on a few suplexes and a gut-wrench but kendrick held on for a bit with a few drop kicks of his own, then tried to get the cobra clutch on getting Williams to quit.

Nice to hear Taz actually call a few moves and do his job considering I seem to be calling half the stuff wrong.   You know what, if this prompts a few more actual moves to be called during a show then we're one step closer to bliss right? 

Desmond Wolfe vs Rob Terry vs Samoa Joe.  Wolfe was being dragged across the ring like a character in a horror movie... I thought it was cute.  Joe got the win with a rear naked choke on Wolfe.

Matt Morgan the evil druid vs Pope.  You know if anyone in the X-Division locker room ever wanted to show me their love, I'd still really dig that wicked trenchcoat of Pope's.   Pope made short work of Morgan getting the pin.

Jay Lethal vs Jeff Hardy.... Hardy won and I think Lethal was robbed on that one.

And the MotorCityMachine Guns!  that is a thing of beauty is it not. The MMG with the belts.  
They went up against Beer Money Inc in  round one of a best of five. This was a ladder match.  I hate ladder matches. 

 Roode and Storm attacked before the bell, Storm throwing Sabin out of the ring, while Roode stomped on Shelley. They then put Alex Shelley face first into the turnbuckle before double teaming him, sending him once again across the ring where he managed to get a boot up at Robert Roode and a forearm to the jaw for James Storm.  Shelley then just laid out a series of forearms on both BMI before getting a double boot to the gut from them.  They were setting him up for another double team move but Chris Sabin came back into the ring stopping them. This let the Guns! plant their trademark double drop kicks to BMI.  The Guns! with a double suicide dive then on BMI.  Sabin then introduced the ladder to the ring... I really hate ladder matches and we'll talk about the new tights later... Sabin climbed the ladder while Shelley distracted BMI...well more like Shelley was getting bombed with fists from BMI while Sabin climbed the ladder...Storm ripped Sabin down from the ladder just tossing him across the ring.  Roode then standing on the neck of Sabin while Storm moved the ladder to the corner of the ring. Storm then was about to charge Shelley in the far corner but Shelley moved out of the way, kicking him in the back. Double take down and a stereo kick on Roode from both Guns! Roode then tossed hard into the ladder with both Guns! charging just as hard at him before using their trademark step jump which wiped Sabin out.  This opened up a chance for Roode to give Shelley an inverted atomic drop as Storm used a russian leg sweep on him, before Roode dropped a knee on him. Damn those boys are taking a lot of abuse this week Eh?  They threw Sabin then across the ring before pigging him into the ladder open legged.  Shelley used a jawbreaker on Roode as Storm then began to climb the ladder, but Shelley who scampered under it pulling Storm off before Roode drop kicked the ladder into Shelley.  Shelley then pulled Roode off the ladder and delivered a series of forearms to him backing him into the corner. Only to turn around and get the end of the ladder in his chest from Storm.  Roode then grabbed the ladder pressing down on Shelley with it while Storm grabbed a second ladder bringing it into the ring. They used it as a cross slamming the two down on Shelley hard repeatedly.  At one point Storm was holding his ankle I think from the last landing when Shelley had pulled him off the ladder few minutes before, and Sabin still suffering outside the ring.  Both BMI tried to use the ladder for a running clothesline on Shelley, but he ducked and Sabin finally able to move used a drop kick on them sending them falling to the mat. This gave Shelley an opening to stomp on the ladder with them under it.  Sabin and Storm both grabbed an end of the same ladder having a slight tug a war with Storm going into the turn buckle. Sabin used the ladder as well a ladder and began to run up it but stumbled, and still some how managed to kick Storm in the face. That's our monkey boy. Sabin then turned around and was turned inside out by Roode.  Roode did not see Shelley behind him *cough production notes* as Shelley rammed him with the second ladder right in the back of the knee. Both Guns! then sent Roode face first into the ladders.  Storm out of nowhere grabbed Sabin by the foot and just cranked him onto the floor. Looks like Sabin hit his mouth or nose on the actual floor. Shelley had started to climb the ladder but was tossed off it by Storm who then used a backbreaker on him.  Storm then propped Sabin up on the top turnbuckle laying in slaps as Shelley who was outside of the ring brought in another ladder. Storm now in the tree of woe as Sabin with a ladder against Storm's face lands his trademark hesitation drop kick... dude what is the secret to that move I want to know.... then Sabin walked right into a tilt a world backbreaker from Roode.  Shelley gave Roode a shoulder block from outside the ring sending Roode flying across the ring.  There was a ladder set up on the outside of the ring, and Roode got kicked into it by Sabin.  Shelley then used a running stomp on Roode suicide diving onto Storm in one swift move, then Sabin followed it up with a massively high splash on Roode. This caused more damage to Sabin then it did Roode. Have I mentioned how much I hate just hate ladder matches.  Then Sabin and Storm both climbing the ladder punching each other but are about 5 feet away from the contract hanging above the ring. Roode runs up and shakes the ladder almost knocking them both down but only managing to get them caught up on the top rope, Storm then goes over the edge landing wrong on the floor. Shelley pushes Roode out of the way long enough to grab the ladder helping Sabin to hop it over to the contract.  Sabin is about four inches short of the contract as Roode shoves Shelley who smacks into the ref knocking him out.  Roode and Sabin now both at the top of the ladder trading blows.  Roode lands hard on the ramp as Sabin gets the contract but Storm comes up behind with a beer bottle smashing it over Sabin's back knocking the contract out of his hands. The ref comes in the ring just as Storm grabs the contract.    Beer Money Inc are up the first round. Shelley looks like he messed up his left arm at some point in the match. 
Now, I must get back to work ... reviewing The Red Queen by Philippa Gergory before doing an interview with Liane Shaw who wrote thinand

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another reason I do not care for WWE

Cody Rhodes.

This new gimmick of him claiming he's hot needs to end.  No one is buying it.   And for whatever reason, it's a main topic on other fan sites and review blogs.    So, Okay jumping on the Cody Bashing Wagon... oh wait, I've been doing that for over a year already.  
The dude looks like someone hit him with a shovel or one of those stupid grinding wheels for sharpening knives or something.   Is that nose for real or was it the Brad Pitt model? ( I can not stand Brad Pitt either)  cause if he paid for that nose,  he was ripped off big time. 

Another hot WWE topic seems to be Ted DiBiase.    Okay people why?   He's forgettable at best. Ugh!  No talent at all.  Stiff as a dead fish and starting to smell like one. 

I could go on for a bit but why? 

Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for July 1st 2010

Originally posted on my blog on July 4th 2010

I used screen capture for this post

iTunes Canada had it for download yesterday, but I had other things going on.

The show opened with a match between MotorCityMachine Guns!  and Ink Inc.   To be honest, I didn't really pay much attention to the rest of the show after they were done.

Alex Shelley and Shannon Moore started it off with a collar tie up, which Moore turned into an armbar, before Shelley rolled out reversing it.  Moore then used a single leg take down before stomping repeatedly on Shelley.  Moore was going for what looked like a figure four leglock but Shelley pushed him off and he bounced off the ropes flipping over Shelley.  Shelley went for a cover but only got a one count before Moore used another armdrag to get him down on the mat.   Jesse Neal tagged in and they double teamed Shelley with an underhook.   Moore tagged back in, once again working on the left arm of Shelley. Just when it looked like Shelley had things turned around, he got tossed out of the ring.   Chris Sabin jumped in then only to miss with a clothesline and get tossed out as well from Moore who had used a spinning head scissors.  The MMG then double teamed Moore with their high-low combo, with Shelley pulling on the neck of Moore and Sabin with the baseball kick.  Sabin went for a cover but only got a two count.  Sabin then planted Moore face first into the double boots of Shelley who was using the second rope for a swingset. Both Guns!  then working on the arm of Moore before Sabin landed an elbow to the chest of Moore.  Moore tried to turn it around with a back flip on Sabin but landed hard himself.  Both Neal and Shelley tagged in,  with Neal getting the shoulder block on Shelley. He followed this with a couple of clotheslines before Sabin ran back in, and landed a crossbody on Sabin. Neal then gored Shelley but only got a two count.  Moore ran back in only to get tossed over the top rope by Sabin who then waved at him.  Cute! Right before Sabin ran face first into a modified blackhole slam from Neal. Team 3D were then at ringside giving the Guns! just enough of an edge to land their trademark double teamed slicebread on Neal, with Shelley getting the cover for the win.

  • A.J. Styles vs Samoa Joe  with Joe getting the win
  • Kendrick vs Wolfe with Kendrick getting the win 
  • Jay Lethal vs Matt Morgan the evil druid  with Lethal getting the win
  • Abyss vs Hardy with Hardy getting the win

Next week will be the ppv, where the MMG will be going against Beer Money Inc for the tag titles. 

What I thought about NXT for the week of June 29th 2010

I think that is the original air date?  As I mentioned before,  Canada gets it on Thursdays so it aired here on July 1st but I did not get to see it until yesterday.

Husky Harris.   Dude!  I like his style. I think this guy needs more air time.  I was more then shocked to be honest that he did not rank up higher in the poll this past week.   People, wake up and smell the coffee!  He's got the talent to head to head with more then half the so -called superstars in the company, he just needs the right push.  And he's hot(Have you seen his photos on  where he's wearing the blue shirt? Nice)  He's got what it takes to make it as a major force in the company if he's given the right angle.  The next big Heel.

I thought the tag match was less then thrilling.  It would have been better had it been 3 singles matches through out the show. 
The beer keg race.... STUPID!!!

The fan poll results... um yeah  I am not at all surprised that Kaval got the top spot, I was a fan of his before he joined WWE.  So many have tuned into NXT because of him. 

As far as my views on this season go,  Husky Harris and Kaval are where my money is.