Sunday, November 23, 2014

2014 Survivor Series Love Hated

Spudguns! it's your favourite fang-girl with the results to tonight's ppv all covered in coffee stains and cherry pie um just go with it...

Pre-show:First off...Alex Riley needs to lay off the tanning. Dude...hate.
Justin Gabriel vs Fandango...I like the skeleton bottoms and gloves Gabriel was wearing... Fandango got the pin.
Really, really, really sick of the whole stunt double crap. Get over it!
The return of Wade it! Good to see him back.  The idea he might be the new boss is a rocking good one.
I don't know about anyone else, but watching the preshow on the WWE website, it kept freezing up on me tonight. 
Cesaro came to the ring, to monolog, and Swagger then came out. Short match, but I'm glad they decided to put a second match in the pre-show. You've got the time, use it properly. Swagger got the win.

I'm really hoping that win or loose for Seth Rollins, he trims the beard. Hot hot guy, but the lumberjack/jesus christ look is starting to wear on my nerves.  

Match #1- Tag Team fatal four way.  Usos vs Dust Busters vs Miz/Sandow vs Los Matadores.
I liked the Papa Shango comment...good times with the vodun, try some red brick powder and holy water there Sandow or call a Grimm...loved the fact the crowd went nuts for Sandow. He was a favourite of mine for a long time, until he started dressing up in stupid costumes every week, then I sort of gave up on him...Sandow got the pin, winning the tag belts for him and Miz

Match #2-women's match...made coffee checked emails didn't watch

Match #3-Dean Ambrose vs Wyatt. I'm surprised this was as early in the night as it was. I was thinking this would have been just before the main event, given how big both stars are. Ambrose was biting at one point, but got smashed a few times right off his feet. That was followed up by both men giving running clotheslines outside the ring, barely making the 9 count back in. Ambrose's version of the exorcist was funny.  The announce booth were talking about them not being normal...theyy are both normal damn it! Normal to me... There were many many near falls for both men, and a good fifteen minutes before Wyatt used the stairs turning this into a bit of a hardcore scene.  But, it was Ambrose who used a chair and got himself dq, giving Wyatt the win.
Ambrose then dragged out all the tables, ladders and chairs from the arena, prelude to a rematch next month I'm guessing...I'm disappointed there was no barbed wire damn it!

Then Rollins came on camera and what do you know, the beard was trimmed. That's it, Rollins must be peeking at my script... chapter six scene fourteen.

Match #4-Adam Rose/Bunny vs Slater/Titus  and the Bunny got the pin...hunt the bunny, kill the bunny, make stew out of the bunny... anyone else feel like listening to Once More With Feeling from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer show... bunnies it must be bunnies or maybe midgets....

And then Roman Reigns was on...sssshhh he's just standing there looking seriously serious, back in black. Did he borrow Dean Ambrose's jacket and hoodie? He gave notice that he's got about three weeks left before he's due back in ring...hum...I've said it once before elsewhere, I don't think that man is capable of having a bad hair day. I keep expecting to walk into a book store and see his photo on covers of romance novels or something...just saying...

Match #5- another women's match....bathroom break

And just as I thought a half hour ago, Ambrose vs Wyatt rematch at TLC next month.

Main Event...Team Cena : Cena/Ryback/Big Show/Ziggler/Erick Rowan  vs Team Authority : Seth Rollins/Rusev/Luke Harper/Mark Henry/Kane. 
Mark Henry was the first eliminated in the first 30 seconds. Making it 5 on 4
Oddly, Rollins took a lot of punishment during the beginning of this match. I thought they would keep him on the side till the very end.
Ryback was the second to be eliminated.  This made it 4 on 4.
Anyone bother to notice that other then Rusev, everyone else in this match has been beat by Seth Rollins...just pointing out...
Rusev was the third to be eliminated by a count out. This makes it 4 on 3.  I found the santa claus and clown in the first row to be disturbing....I don't like either...
Erick Rowan was fourth eliminated.  This made it 3 on 3. Show turned on Cena...
Cena was fifth to be eliminated...This made it 2 on officially.  But Show walked away. Leaving it down to 1 on 3.  Cena being eliminated, I didn't see that coming.
So this leaves Dolph Ziggler the only one left on Cena's Team. We're down to Kane/Rollins/Harper on Team Authority.
Kane was sixth to be eliminated. This made it 1 on 2.  And Harper suicide dive through the ropes at lightening
Harper was seventh to be eliminated. Making it 1 on 1.  Rollins vs Ziggler...I wanted that! Actually, I want anything that puts Rollins in the spotlight.  And Seth Rollins was more then planted hard into the mat, how is that boy alive? I swear he's got magick powers to live through some of the hits he takes.
Triple H pulled the ref out just as Ziggler was about to get the win...then Mercury and Noble gave Ziggler the five minute beat down, only he fought out of it.  Triple H took out the second ref...Ziggler should have won twice in the span of a minute and a half.  And just as a third ref was called out by Triple H,  Sting came out.  Blah, so not a fan of his...which if you've read my TNA posts over the years, you'd know that. I always preferred Vampiro... Well, at lest Sting will be an improvement over some of the other that have been kicking around...
Ziggler got the win with the help of Sting...shocker for ya eh?

Okay, so I had hoped - in my last post- that it would come down in the end to Rollins vs Ziggler, and glad to see the creative team thought that was a smashing idea.  I'm guessing this means that Sting is now the authority...could be an interesting move, to see who might get a push and who might get snuffed off the tv? Question, do they teach how to scream yourself horse in wrestling school?

Okay, that about covers it on my end.
Till next time, love Ardeth Blood.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pre-thoughts Survivor Series 2014

For anyone who forgot over the years what I look like...

Okay, so this is ppv weekend. And normally, I try to get this set of postings done much earlier then this, but I wasn't sure I was going to give up the thought patterns this time around.
Survivor Series, has always been the ppv favourite of mine, but after last year, I'm just slugging along.
And I have to admit, I'm in an area that you have to order the ppv and shell out nearly $60 Canadian for it. (no, the Network is not available where I live and honestly, from the line up of shows I'm not missing a thing. Except for NXT which no longer airs in Canada. I miss that.)

I'm a traditional-ish person. So Survivor Series traditional matches are always fun to watch. At this point in time (Thursday Nov 20th 2014 10am EST) we've got  a Tag Team Fatal 4-Way with Dust Busters, Miz/Sandow, Usos and Los Matadores.  Team Cena vs Team Authority, and Ambrose vs Wyatt.

The Fatal 4-Way... this will come down to Star Dust vs Sandow. Why do I think that? Well, it's just the craziest thing we could end up seeing. A current fan favourite in Sandow and Star Dust is just always able to deliver a sound match. And lets not forget that they were once a team. It will be interesting to see how they deal with their new alter egos when left alone. 
I know everyone expects it to come down to Usos vs Dust Busters, but that just won't be as much fun to watch.
I see Sandow getting the victory lap here. 

Team Cena vs Team Authority... I guess the big question here is, who will actually make it to the ppv on Cena's side, and not turn on him?  With Seth Rollins, Kane, Rusev, Mark Henry and Luke Harper on the Authority's side, and currently, Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Erick Rowan and Ryback on Cena's side, this is a jumbled mess.  Which is exactly what a real Survivor Series traditional match should look like.  Guys you'd never think to toss together, being added to a team. The last few years things have gotten so generic, so predictable that it was beyond boring.  This is not boring.
Now, on paper, you would expect to see the final two being Rollins and Cena. Makes sense right? I don't think it will play that way. I see it being down to Ziggler and Rollins. And I'm saying that because that would be an awesome one on one match.
I also don't see someone in this line up making it down the ramp to begin with. Big Show or Ryback will be removed somehow just as the match begins. Either Show will be given the five minute beat down by Henry and Rusev taking him out, or Ryback will turn on the team just bailing.
What do I think will happen then?  Either Orton or Roman Reigns will magically appear.  Orton makes sense given he was sent out by a few curb stomps the other week, and well Reigns returning speaks for itself. (if he's medically able yet. I might be giving his healing abilities too much too soon in real life)
Which of course, would change the last two to Rollins vs Orton OR Rollins vs Reigns. Now, that would be a spiffy one on one match. When Reigns does return, the world will go crazy for that match up.
I see Rollins being the top dog no matter what. 

Dean Ambrose vs Bray Wyatt... Months ago, I wanted to see this. Now, I really couldn't care less. Two of my personal favourite wrestlers right now, and it's leaving me wanting to roll my eyes. For me personally, they just took too long to get to this storyline. This would have been exciting back last spring, but now it's needing something.  Like...barbed wire I hope. Or tombstones and coffins or something really shacked up.
This could be an excellent 2/3 falls match, if they decide to go a more traditional route, which both men are more then capable of doing. Both are talented and skilled without having to lean on the extreme. But, since the extreme is where they seem to be planted in their characters; I can see this being a bloody fight. I feel Ambrose will be crimsoned by the end of the match.
Wyatt will have some sort of new back up. I'm still think when the Ascension crosses over to the main roster from NXT, they will align themselves with Wyatt. What better timing then to introduce them at a ppv.  I really want to give this to Dean Ambrose, but I just can't.
I see Wyatt hunched over Ambrose's broken bones like Raven used to over Dreamer's.

The bonus if WWE is smart, is giving us another traditional match with NXT guys, Cassady/Enzo/Breeze/Graves/Zayn  vs Adam Rose/Kidd/Bo Dallas/Neville/LeFort

And on the off chance that the Authority looses their jobs...I see Brad Maddox replacing them.

Till later Love Ardeth Blood
See you after the ppv.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Random wrestling thoughts

Dear Ardeth:  You being a self proclaimed wrestling psychic, you would of course know why Smackdown sucks dog balls lately? And who should we the fans be loving next?
Sincerely Michael Cole's evil twin 

Dear evil twin:  I have gazed into the looking glass and seen that the main reason Smackdown is blowing up chunks lately, is that they keep having an hour's worth of Raw Rewind and under an hour's worth of matches. And as far as who the next big crush should be, go with the new announce booth dude. 

Well, obviously not a real letter, I haven't gotten an Ask-Ardeth email in about four years, but I thought that it would be a good way to introduce the topic at hand, and have some fun.

Smackdown has been the superior show for the last few years, but lately, it's just fallen under the wheels man. I don't know if the whole anniversary thing has gotten the creative team sitting back taking a nap, or what the deal is, but spending half the episode every week now just replaying full matches from Raw, not a good way to keep the ratings.  Bad move.

Smackdown doesn't really have a solid "lead" right now either. I get that the roster for the main shows has dropped by half in the last few months, and all the wrestlers are doing triple the work, but the storylines are starting to show the wear and tear.

I saw what looks like a glimmer of a decent story/lead with Adam Rose this week on Smackdown (the November 7th 2014 episode)  Now, for anyone who's been reading my stuff in the last year and a half, knows that when he was doing the Leo Kruger character, didn't say much and just got the job done; I was loving every second of him. But, personally I just don't like this Adam Rose character.  I've also stated that I'm hoping it ends up being a split personality storyline and that he brings back that wild hunter side. He can start by getting rid of the bunny and the lame extras. (Oh yeah I'm the biggest lemon drop out there.)  Leo Kruger/Adam Rose is better than the gimmick he's in, and would make for a solid "lead" for Smackdown every week.

And I still don't understand why Corey Graves and Tyler Breeze haven't been bumped up to Smackdown yet?  What's the hold up?

I'm wondering if going back to the format of having separate "rosters" and "stories" for Raw and Smackdown would help for awhile? Even just till Wrestlemaina next spring?

Anyways, my Spudguns! that's my thoughts for today on the topic of Smackdown.
Love Ardeth Blood.