Sunday, February 22, 2015

What I loved/hated Fastlane 2015

Spudguns!  Can you believe it's ppv night soon?  Yes? No? Sure cause you just watched it too? Righty-ho then, this is what I have to say about it all.

Pre-show: Are they that desperate for a storyline for Seth Rollins that they are doing the talk show...really?
Stop giving Ryback a microphone...bored now.

Liked the toque Dean Ambrose wore in his promo... liked the serious note on the topic of the championship too...

I would still like to see the pre-show hosted just by Paul Heyman and Corey Graves, when you give me that then I'll start to be a bit happier with the wasted half hour. They took way too god-damned long getting to the Paul Heyman segment. Pre-shows should be either filled with matches or totally hosted by Heyman.
That a bruise on Miz's ear or just a really heavy amount of tanner?
I feel this pre-show was once again mishandled. A full hour and 50 minutes of recap when there could have been at lest a half hour match. 

Match #1-Dolph Ziggler/Erick Rowan/Ryback vs Big Show/Kane/Seth Rollins.  When will we get to see Seth Rollins in singles matches? Like serious no one else hanging around ringside singles matches? If they are setting up to have him take the heavyweight title within the year, he's got to show that he can survive without a group gimmick. The crowd stated to chant for Ziggler while Rowan was in the ring. I will always continued to be amazed by how different every city's crowds are with who they cheer for.
Rollins had an amazing neck-breaker on Rowan from the top turnbuckle. Sitting here right now, I'm saying I would love to see Seth Rollins one on one with Tyson Kidd in a 2 out of 3 falls match. I think that would be the kind of match to have people remembering how great matches used to be. Just them, everyone else banned from ringside.
Kane got the pin giving their team the win.
Randy Orton made his big return after the match to save Ziggler  from their five minute beat down. This is the next storyline for Rollins...I'll buy that for a Toonie. 

Match #2- Gold Dust vs Star Dust in a family feud match.  Gold Dust got the win with a roll up.

Match #3- Usos vs Kidd/Cesaro for the Tag Team Titles. The Usos used a wicked move that was half Samoan drop into the gates.  
Kidd got the pin getting the tag titles. 

Triple H vs this wasn't a match as much as a waste of my time. I have admitted before, that the "attitude era" was a snore for me. I didn't care when it was happening, and I care even less to hear about it now.  And Sting pointed to the WM sign...great ruin that for me already... well, at lest that match will be more interesting than dragging the Undertaker out of the dirt again...

Match #4- women's match...I didn't watch, took a bathroom break.

Match #5-Dean Ambrose vs Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental  title. As I predicted earlier in the week on the last post, someone wore black- actually they both did, elbow drops happened, and...the ref threw the match DQing Ambrose. That blows. I didn't predict that.
And Dean Ambrose took the title with him anyways...interesting. Sadly, the rest of my predictions didn't happen, there was no blood, no chairs/tables/barbed wire, Ambrose did not cut a fabulous promo or shove a plate of fish and chips into Barrett's face. Damn! Next week maybe... Bit disappointed on the shortness of this match, it rang in just under the 15 from intros to end, but it looks like the big move for WM.
If they go with a decent length match next time, say 30 minutes or longer, and hopefully making it a "throw back classic style" to drive the point Ambrose has been trying to make about the history of the title; this could be main event-ish.

Then Bray Wyatt pulled one over on the crowd. Cool. But seriously, can't we find someone else for Wyatt to battle next? Someone fun? Interesting even?

Match#6-  Cena vs Rusev for the United States title.  I didn't really pay attention to this one either. I made a coffee and checked emails.
Rusev got the win by submission. Keeping the title. Huh, didn't bet on that one.

Main Event-Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns for the #1 Contenders spot at WM.  Bryan was going for his surfboard on Reigns, but Reigns tossed him off...looked impressive. Reigns pulled out a few new moves, maybe he read my post from last week?  Reigns got the win on his spear!

This ppv was a bit of a let down. The Seth Rollins match was too much like everything we've seen him do lately on Smackdown and Raw, The Dean Ambrose match was too short, and The Roman Reigns match was about the only one that was thought out and made sense for the storylines.

Till later
Love Ardeth Blood

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fastlane 2015 pre-thoughts?

"Oh NOW they post some matches! After I've blogged!"   I was editing a tarot video for a project and half of it was me jumping up and down to adjust the camera, took the still dropped it in here cause I didn't know what else to do with it...well it is my good side...

Okay so yesterday I was ready to have this chat but there was nothing to chat about, now we have a couple of title matches... Usos vs Kidd/Cesaro, Rusev vs Cena, Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose vs Wade Barrett.

Usos vs Kidd/Cesaro for the Tag Team Titles... what do I think?  Usos have this wrapped up. Easily the Usos win. Unless, Miz sends Sandow out to arse jack someone...just saying.

Cena vs Rusev for the U.S. Title. Has Cena had this title before or will this be his first time holding it?

Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan for the #1 contenders spot at WM...huh. Fans last year were upset that Reigns didn't win the Rumble, and this year they were upset he did. I don't get that? Does that make sense to you my lovely Spudguns!  Well bloody hell, what does it matter when we all know that Seth Rollins is going to cash his case in last second on whomever...Reigns. I think Roman Reigns is going to be standing tall at Fastlane, and then either get smashed with a curbstomp or just maybe I'll finally get my wish and the Shield will start to regroup...I still believe...

Dean Ambrose vs Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title. What do I think on that...there will be blood from one of them, and there will be elbow drops, there will most likely be a chair or table or barbed wire. Someone will wear black and Ambrose will cut a fabulous promo before hitting Barrett with a plate of fish and chips. I'm giving this a title change and saying Ambrose gets the win.

See ya after the ppv...
love Ardeth Blood

Monday, February 16, 2015

Feb 16th 2015

This was suppose to be the Pre-Thoughts for Fastlane PPV post.  But...with only like 2 matches listed right now, there wasn't a reason to do that.

So instead, I thought I would get something off my chest.  Ready to yell at me...great spiffy....

Why is it, when a superstar finds a great move, be it a set up move for their finisher or the finisher itself, they stop trying?  It just seems to me, that a lot of the guys these days find one or two cool things to do and that's it. They stop bothering to reinvent their style...or maybe I should say broaden their language in the ring. And you can take that metaphorically or literally, cause some of the guys get one catch phrase and never really build on that either.

And I'm going to pick on Dean Ambrose right now, because he's one of my favourites.  The running across the two announce booths, which rocked the roof off the crowd the first two times like a year ago, is old now. The second shelf hammock that springboards you into a clothesline, also on the stale side now.  I get that "trademark moves" are just that, but when they are used every single match they loose their shinny.
Bray Wyatt also one of my favourites right now, the exorcist crawl is also dead in the water. I want to see something else. Something faster, something more thought provoking. Pick a different horror film if need be.

I don't know about anyone else, but when you watch your favourites every week, you notice all the gimmicks, all the twitches, all the new and all the old. I'm not seeing a whole lot of "new" from anybody.
While I'm here unloading my thoughts on this snow covered afternoon while my coffee rapidly gets cold, and slightly speaking of mic work; when was the last time we heard Dean Ambrose take over the announce booth? It's been over a year hasn't it since he stole some headphones from the announce team?
His semi-mini feud with Barrett needs something. A bag of tacks maybe? A staple gun?  A 2 out of 3 falls? A great open mic night on Smackdown? Something.  And am I the only one who when they hear Barrett's catch phrase lately thinks of Comic Strip Presents More Bad News?  I can't be the only one who right away expects to see Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer and Peter Richardson appear in full on waterfall wigs and leather pants...

Till later
Love Ardeth Blood