Thursday, June 30, 2011

What I thought of WWE this week

I'll start with NXT. 
Another Rookie got eliminated this week.   Conor O'Brian.    I want another recount!  Damn it!
Then at the end of the show, they bring back Derrick Bateman.  Are you trying to piss me off?  You traded Conor O'Brian for that piece of crap?

If you saw Raw this week, then you saw what looks like the end of CM Punk. 
On NXT, they announced that because of his little rant he's been suspended indefinitely.  Um, how does that work? I mean, wasn't he leaving anyway? So all WWE has done is take away his last match ?  Was there a real point to that other then you know, getting his name in more headlines then it would have been to begin with.   So I suppose a kudos to you.

And then we had the announcement of Chavo quitting.  This was a semi-shock.  One of the best natural talents in the business and he was not being used proper.  I do not blame him for bailing.  Would have made sense to stick out the last few episodes of NXT, but that's from a fan's point of view. I have no idea what might have been going on behind the scenes.

And again, I ask  Does anyone know what happened to Husky Harris?  one day he's part of the New Nexus, next day he gets a boot to the skull, then poof.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Can we talk about....

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Johnny Curtis for a moment?

I mean man, what's not to dig here?   A hot wrestler who has been doing a gimmick with food for the last month.  First he was crying over spilled milk, then he had a chip on his shoulder, and now says "you didn't cut the mustard"
Dude! I love this!

Yeah, there was an interruption with a joke about an ace in the hole, but we'll bypass that and just go with the flow.

It's got me wondering and giggling, about what his character will be like when they finally let him on air on Smackdown?  It looks to me like he's going to have an easier time establishing himself as a Face {though I think he'd have major fan backing as a Heel too} then some of the other guys on air right now.   I would love to see him in a feud with Sheamus or Wade Barrett.

Hey, anyone know what happened to Husky Harris?

As you can see, I have a sort of screen shot, sort of photo here.   It's actually a photo of the television. Which I suppose makes it a screen shot?  You can see the Score's headlines running at the bottom of the photo, I left it in on purpose.   This is why, to answer the one email I got,  I do not have shots of WWE stuff compared to TNA/Impact.   Impact, I watch online, WWE, I watch on tv. {I do not have cable, and my mom who puts up with me watching stuff at her house only has basic cable which means no Spike} So my Spudguns, you know my dirty little secret.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

My predictions for WWE NXT Season 5

I've been following Season 5 of NXT but not reviewing it.  For the simple fact, it's been a bit of a time waster.

The idea this season, to let 6 Rookies earn a spot on season 6. 
Yeah, they are not even fighting for a chance to be on Smackdown or Raw but to be the star of the next season.  How stupid is that?
The upside, they get to pick their Pro in season 6.

The show is down to 3 Rookies.  It started off this season by chancing it's name to NXT Redemption.  Okay, I get that.  And we saw the return of Conor O'Brian, Byron Saxton, Darren Young, Jacob Novak, Titus O'Neil and Lucky Cannon.

The remaining Rookies are Conor O'Brian, Darren Young and Titus O'Neil.

Jacob Novak's biggest weakness was not having a proper identity.  They tried pairing him up with JTG and feuding him with William Regal, but even Regal could not keep Novak on air.  He was the first eliminated.

Byron Saxton had been teamed up with Yoshi Tatsu. Which also failed to bring forth anything solid from Saxton in the identity area.  It was painful to think that had the creative team stepped in with something better then having him slighted over Tatsu's distractions, Saxton might still be on air. But he was the next to be eliminated.

Lucky Cannon was teamed up with Tyson Kidd.  He just got eliminated.  Putting him squarely as a Heel was a brilliant move, as I could never look at him and think Face.  Sorry, but if Lucky Cannon ever pops up on my screen again, I damn sure hope it's with about 5 inches of that stringy hair gone. { he just makes me think of Wickham from Pride and Prejudice  not a good thing }

Titus O'Neil is teamed up with Hornswaggle.  And it's truly his only saving grace. Brilliant move, as he's got the in house crowds full attention. Let's face it, and as much as I hate to say it, he's going to win. Not on talent, but on the fact his Pro is an over the top character.

Darren Young is teamed up with Chavo.  Another brilliant move here.  Young has already established himself from being part of Nexus last year, as a Heel. Teaming him with one of the heeliest of the classic Heels puts him in a solid spot in people's minds. The talent is there, the ring awareness is there, and now he's got a proper identity to cling to.

Conor O'Brian is teamed with Kozlov.   Another brilliant move. He's dropped the extreme gimmicks and just seems to be having a chance to show more of his talents in the ring. I also like this version of his character because it's one that can establish him as either Face or Heel without too much of a shock down the road. I think it would give him enough fan backing to carry him through to land him on Smackdown.  Just think of the feuds he could easily fit into if he were to make it. {against Wade Barrett, against Sheamus, against Johnny Curtis} The announce team keeps commenting each week how O'Brian has been able to physically prepare himself since teaming with Kozlov.  They would make a fabulous tag team if the voters bother to go on talent and actually look at the win/lose side of things.

What I would like to see happen: I would like to see Conor O'Brian get a contract for Smackdown.

What I believe will happen: I believe that Titus O'Neil will get the season 6 pass by having been on Hornswaggle's coattails. 

I'm not too sure if there are two episodes or only one left.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I've got one sentence for you

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The return of Austin Aries. 

 I don't care who won the match or who lost it, but when I saw him come to the ring,(June 16th 2011 episode)  there was only one man who I saw in the match.

Austin Aries

Talk about a total package.  Dude!

He was part of a triple threat match for a spot in the up coming X-Division special at the next ppv, and the crowd seemed to feel the same way I did when they spotted him, as it was a house full of the Aries chant.    He won a spot in the tournament by the by.
It's wrestlers like him that will make wrestling matter again.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


I thought I would open up the topic of theme music. 
Your theme sets the mood for both how the crowd responds to you and how your character will come across.

First off, let me say, the in house crowds will react much differently then those of us watching television will. I'm going strictly on the idea of sitting in front of the television every week and hearing each wrestler's theme in semi-surround sound.
This is also only in regards to the current themes (as of June 9th 2011)

  • MotorCityMachine Guns!   I feel this is something that TNA-Impact is falling short on.  I have to hand it to the Guns for having the best theme in the company at the current time.  It's got a punch that not only has that high energy to it, it's different from most else out there. You hear it and there is no staggering which sometimes happens as there are a few themes that sound similar to each other at the moment.   I am curious to see if Alex Shelley continues to use it over the next few months while Chris Sabin is out on injury or if they will bring in something for his solo run?  My vote is to keep the MMG theme as is. 
  • Wade Barrett (the Corre) over on WWE, we have another song that is high energy and sets up in viewers minds a total rebel badass. It's gritty, but still something that sticks in your mind. 
  • Alex Riley's theme.   All I can say is it's about time. It's got a harder edge to it and I don't know if it's just the fact it's a new theme or if maybe he had some say in it himself, but it fits. You hear it and feel this song could be played at proper concerts without feeling like it's a theme song.
  • Randy Orton's song.  What can I say.  Hands down, it's the anthem for wrestling themes. High energy, gritty, seductive and suggestively brutal. You get the base of Orton's character, plus the feel that it could become a useful element down the road in other pieces of entertainment. I keep thinking horror film theme here. 
And now for the worst theme-
  • Yoshi Tatsu's theme.  Dude, I'm sorry but every time I hear that song, I think bad Saturday morning commercials for fruit roll ups and bubblegum.