Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dear Wade Barrett

Dear Wade Barrett:

Every week I watch you do your thing on Smackdown, and every week I have one question that burns my mind up so much I get very distracted.
What's up with your hair?
Seriously.  Dude, it never moves.  This week's episode (April 22nd 2011) you were slammed down hard on the outside of the ring by Kofi Kingston, (oh how is your hand?) but your hair never so much as had a breeze touch it.  What's going on there?  Did you shellac it? ( just ask Mr. Sabin from TNA. He'll tell you I'm honestly wanting to know about the hair situation) Can you come to the ring for one match, just one, without the product heavy hair?  Just once I would like to see some movement with it.

Love Ardeth Blood. 

Sunday, April 17, 2011

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for April 14th 2011

Originally posted on my main blog on April 17th 2011

I used screen capture for this post

It's been a long time since I did one of these Eh?  Yes indeedy it has.  I had some time this afternoon, and thought with the ppv tonight, what the hell, I'd throw in a few comments.

As you know my Spudguns, I've not been happy with TNA for the last year, which accumulated with my total meltdown last summer.  Mr. Shelley, I actually have to thank you for sparking that, it was a health blessing in disguise.

I rarely watch the whole show anymore. the show at normal speed, as I fast forward through it most times.
So with that said....

We opened with a flashback from the week before.  It was nicely edited that's about all I have to say on it.
The ring the was filled with crap... er Immortal. They blah blah blahed for over 6minutes before Mr. Anderson came out for his five minute beat down.  This brought us to the 10minute mark of the show.
We then went to some of the Knock Outs.  Seriously, this storyline sucks goatballs between Sky and Winter.  Just end it all ready.  PPPPSSSTTT  Velvet,  Salt is to Zombies what Garlic is to Vampires.
Then we find ourselves peeking in on more crap with Immortal.  Seems the "Network" is not happy.  Okay laying bets here, the Network will end up being....oh hell I have no frealing clue. Throwing a name out there for the hell of it... Raven.

Match#1- Crimson vs Orlando Jordan vs Jesse Neil vs Williams  Of course, Stiener, Young, Moore and Magnus were at ringside.  Now, if you caught my comments the other week, you know I am dubbing Young/Jordan the Trans-Can-Connection  wither they like it or not. Embrace it, it's good for you.
I know this was suppose to showcase the teams before heading into the ppv tonight, and it should have been the highlight of the night but it was just handled like dog dren.  I was sort of pissed off by the lack of anything surrounding this match up.  The only good thing was that Orlando Jordan got the win and we got to see Eric Young do the funny. 

We then saw Brother Ray Bully Ray threaten RVD.

Match #2- Matt Hardy vs Kazarian.  Their crews both came to the ring but rightly so were banned from ringside. This was the first of a series of matches to see who would have the upperhand at tonight's ppv.  Hardy got this win.

We then had to sit through the Knock Outs again... Tara and Rayne threatening Mickie.

Match #3- Jeff Jarrett/Pope/Hernandez vs Samoa Joe/evil druid Matt Morgan/Kurt Angle.   Pope cheated to get a win over Joe.
Jarrett and Karen then ran for the streets.  This brought us back to the ring, with more crap between RVD and Immortal.  Then Sting, the bedazzled champ came to the ring with a live mic.  Bored now.

Match #4-Abyss vs James Storm.  This is the second match in the best of series for the ppv upperhand. Again, this had a slight chance of being the highlight but was just too casual.  Abyss got this round for his team.

Little more of the office scenes with Bishoff trying to weasel out who is in the network.
Then there was some more with the Knock Outs.  Sky, I'm telling you toss the salt.

Match #5- Mr. Anderson in a gauntlet match  He faced A) Murphy, and got the mic-check  then B) Rob Terry came in, another mic-check for the round, C) Gunner then up, and you guessed it another mic-check by Mr. Anderson then D) Bully Ray ran in for a few minutes. Then this match sort of broke down.  Bully Ray tossed him to the floor, dragged him to the stage, and was about to finish him off when Sting came out.

The wrap up of the show was a mini-Reaction with Beer Money Inc, Daniels, Kazarian discussing their matches and the up coming ppv.
Cut to Camera 2  RVD talking about the ppv... I think.
Cut to Camera 3 Mr. Anderson was questioned about the match he just had and the ppv.  He tore up a poor water bottle and a wall. And was screaming about the title.
Cut to Camera 4 Sting ranting about his focus being to clean the crap out.
Cut to Camera 5 Hogan wandering around the building ranting about Sting.

Honestly, bit of a disappointment this week.  The tag match involving half the X-Division had promise of being the highlight, as did the James Storm match but both were handled wrong.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Angry Fans...The Continued Saga of the TNA Watchers partX


The "Network" did dren like this back in ECW 13 years ago (Cyrus vs Corino etc) when they were on Spike.
Raping Shakespeare when you keep taking old scripts and doing them over and over again every six months as termed by a bunch of Westgate high school students in Thunder Bay in 1992

Seems whomever over at TNA/Spike in creative have gotten the key to the old storage rooms there and pulled out some more scripts dusted them off and yeah you get where I'm going with this.

Or the worst thought, if this isn't totally scripted dren.  If this is the semi-real deal of backstage politics then... I'm dumbfounded on why they are doing it all over again and in the public eye?
Isn't wrestling suppose to be fanbased interactive theater?  The fans have been for a year telling you what makes us happy and what doesn't but yet it's like you have corn in your ears.  And you all wonder why I call myself TNA's nagging Internet wife? 

What we want Tag Teams, X-Division. That you can repeat. Tag Teams, X-Division. Tag Teams, X-Division. Throw some J.B. in there on commentary, let Eric Young do his comedy between segments. And that's a happy recipe.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Smackdown Highlights for April 8th 2011

We opened with Alberto Del Rio and his crew before Edge came out to the ring with the destroyed car from the ppv.

Match #1 was Big Show/Kane/Santio/Kofi Kingston  vs the Corre. This was a 2 out of 3 falls match.
The first fall went to Kofi over Gabriel
The second fall went to Wade over Santino
Then the whole thing became chaos, and I thought it was a double DQ but the ref awarded the third fall to Santino.   I think because BS knocked out Gabriel and he was down for a ten count.  I know, sounds odd to me too.

Match #2 was Cody Rhodes vs Trent Barreta.  This went to Rhodes.  I've made comments before about not liking Trent Barreta, but the more I see this dude on the show, the more he's sort of grown on me. Would be nice to see him win once.

Match #3 Divas. LayCool vs KellyKelly/Phoenix.  KellyKelly got the win

Match #4 Alberto Del Rio vs Christian.

And you know what, the match of the week goes once again to Del Rio and Christian.

We started with what was looking like a collar tie up, but Del Rio turned into a go behind then slammed a hard closed fist to the shoulders of Christian. Del Rio then followed it up with a tree chop and a kick to the face. Del Rio continued to have control of things getting Christian in a side headlock before both bounced off the ropes. This broke the hold, but Del Rio smoothly turned this into a shoulder block knocking Christian to the mat. Del Rio then went for an early cover but only got a one count.
Both men on their feet now, as Del Rio delivered another series of kicks and chops to Christian. Christian did manage to get an upper hand for a moment sending Del Rio into the ropes then using a leap frog turned into a shoulder block. Christian went for a cover but only managed a one count. Christian followed this with a short flip, getting Del Rio down on the mat in another headlock.  Del Rio fought out of it with yet another hight knee and a punch combo making his way back to his feet.
Christian bounced off the ropes delivering a hard slap to Del Rio rocking him before following it up with a slingshot to the outside of the ring, going for his trademark Trade Up, but missed as Del Rio moved.
Christian back in the ring, tossing Del Rio out to the announce booth. Before Del Rio could climb back to the ring, he was met face first by a mini dropkick from Christian, sending him flying again into the booth.
Del Rio managed to turn it around long enough to grab Christian pulling him out of the ring on the far side, slamming him into the stairs.
Back in the ring, and we see Del Rio try for a cover but failed. He then locked on another side headlock on Christian, just before both managed to fight to their feet. Christian fought out of the hold, with a series of elbows to the chest of Del Rio. Del Rio delivered a headbutt rocking Christian and keeping control of things. This was followed up with a backbreaker.
Del Rio went for yet one more cover, but found no use as Christian crawled to the bottom rope. Del Rio then kicked him in the back before kneling on his throat.
Christian managed to move to the corner where upon Del Rio charged him, connecting a hard knee to the jaw. Out of nowhere, Christian delivered a hard right hand rocking Del Rio to the mat. Christian then went to the turnbuckle, but Del Rio countered with a superplex off the top rope. Both men were down in the middle of the ring.
Del Rio got to his feet first, but Christian grabbed him for a small package. This only got him a near fall.
Del Rio then with an angry looking dropkick to the skull of Christian.
Christian came back at him with a running clothesline toppling them both back out to the floor. Del Rio then drove Christian face first into the post before tossing him back into the ring.  He followed this up with an attempt at a centon off the second rope, but missed as Christian moved out of the way.
Christian answered this with a drop kick from the second turnbuckle. He then went outside the ring connecting with his trade mark  Trade Up and was climbing to the top delievering a crossbody.
Del Rio went for his cross armbreaker, but found it countered as Christian sent him into the corner face first. Christian then charged at him, but Del Rio moved out of the way.
Christian managed a mule kick springboard combo from the second turnbuckle, which he somehow smoothly turned into a sunset flip rollup. But Del Rio found a way to counter it, locking on his cross armbreaker. Christian broke the hold by wrapping his legs around the bottom rope.
Christian once more got things around to his favour with a reversed hangman off the top rope leaving Del Rio flat.
A distraction was then caused by  Brodus Clay and Edge outside of the ring, giving Del Rio a chance to use an enzuigiri in the corner for the win.

Del Rio is now the #1 Contender again.

And You Are... Regarding?

I used screen capture for this post

We have an official tag team in TNA.  One that proudly displays this fact by their new t-shirt. 
Eric Young and Orlando Jordan.

Only what are you two calling yourselves these days?   Nothing? No-Name Brand X? 
Okay my lovelies, not too worry that's what I'm here for, besides being your favourite member of the wrestling fashion police ; Jordan what is with your diaper obsession lately on the show?  I have a thing for giving people nic-names.  Even when they have yet to ask me for one.

So we have Mr. Yummy.... er I mean Mr. Young, and Mr. Jordan.  One is a former member of Team Canada, the other is a guy who likes to be in Vogue.  I can work with this, trust me. I'm Canadian I can do anything in 
- 32c

Looking at this screen capture here, I see that Mr. Jordan has a full on Grace Jones thing happening (loved the movie VAMP)  and Mr. Yummy is wearing too much fake-bake. Which means, I honestly am not sure which one is wearing more make up in this shot? Sort of an even call. 

Oh I got it... the Trans-Can-Connection.... no too risque? Hey, never said I was Politically Correct Damn it!
I actually like that one.  But any how.... Team Fabulous.  Or maybe Yo-Yos?  No, that one sort of sucks goat balls.  I'm still leaning towards the Trans-Can-Connection.

Well that's settled. As in basically I have no cares my lovelies what you/TNA officially call yourselves; in my world you are now, Mr. Young and Mr. Jordan, The Trans-Can-Connection.  Embrace it.

Love Ardeth Blood.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Raw Highlights for April 4th 2011

So this was the big show after Wrestlemania 27.

I was not completely impressed.  No, I did not see WM27.  I'm poor, I can not afford ppvs. 

Raw opened with Triple H coming to the ring to hint at the idea that a new feud is now going to emerge between himself and Undertaker, after the fact he lost and the Undertaker is secure with a 19-0.

From there, we had Cole come out banged up to the nines with a horrible red outfit on.  Bad choice there Cole, bad choice. Stick to your suites please.  He waxed poetic about his win the night before too.

Match #1  was a rematch between Lawler and Swagger from the other week. Swagger got the win originally with his ankle lock but the ref reversed the decision when he would not let it go after the bell.

Match #2 was a tag team return match as well between Randy Orton/Rey Mysterio vs CMPunk/Cody Rhodes.  This was the longest match of the show by the by.  Orton got the pin on this one.
Orton won his WM27 match the night before against Punk
Rhodes won his WM27 match the night before against Mysterio.

Stone Cold then came out to introduce the crew of the New Tough Enough.  This was interrupted by Miz and the Bore-Spore Alex Riley.   Miz I see was still the champ meaning he won his WM27 match as well.  Of course, this broke down rapidly with the Bore-Spore getting a stunner, which ruined his tux.  Cole then got a beer poured over him in his little cubicle.

Match #3 was Alberto Del Rio vs Evan Bourne.  Del Rio got the win on this one.  
He lost his WM27 match the night before.

Match #4 was Dolph Ziggler/Vickie  vs John Morrison/Trish Stratus.   Morrison got the win here.
Was interesting to see that when Vickie came out to the ring, she ripped a new one into LayCool for having lost their match the night before to that reality star.
Can't wait to see how that is going to turn out. Will we see a feud between Vickie and Layla?

Match #5 was Sheamus vs Daniel Bryan.   Sheamus got the win. This had been for the United States belt.  You all know I have a bit of a lust for Sheamus, but dude, so not digging the new red/white/blue gear. It just seems wrong to me. 
Then the Raw debut of Sin Cara.  As he came down to the ring to make himself known to Sheamus.  This is a feud that could have some interesting elements if played out right.

The show closed out with Cena vs the Rock talking at each other in the ring. Then doing something that had me scratching my skull... Cena vs the Rock at WM28.  Yes you and I did not have corn in our ears, lest I did not you might have.  They are letting us know a full year ahead of time what the main event will be. 
My question is Why?   What the hell are they going to do for a full year with these two?
Big mistake I think.  Seriously.  A full year?  By the time we get to next year's WrestleMania we'll have seen way too much of these two. There is just no way they can make a silk purse out of that sow's ear.

Then the Corre tried their best to scare up some trouble on the Rock and Cena but got their hairdos handed back to them.   I say it that way because, you guessed it,  Wade Barrett's hair did not move.  He got slammed, shuffled, bottomed and a few slaps and that Jughead Jones comic book hairdo did not move a millimeter. None!  Someone needs to hide the hair gel in their locker room.  Just once, I would like to see Wade Barrett come to the ring with hair that has some life to it.