Thursday, April 20, 2017

WWE NXT April 19, 2017 Results and Review Kevin Castle’s Neighbor Competes In A Cage

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WWE NXT taped from Full Sail Studios in Orlando, Florida, and I for one wish the school was around when I was younger. I would have gone to that school instead of the Art Institute. Don’t get me wrong, the Art Institute was good, but it didn’t really give me a fighting chance for the real world. Whatever the case may be, NXT was live, and it packed a lot of wrestling into a small package.

WWE NXT April 19, 2017 Results


Hideo Itami made Bobby Roode look like a Chump
Anrade “Cien” Almas defeated Danny Burch
Aliyah and Liv Morgan defeated Peyton Royce and Billie Kay
Tye Dillinger defeated Eric Young in a Steel Cage Match

WWE NXT April 19, 2017 Review


The show started well enough, with Bobby Roode cutting a Triple H like promo. He was talking about a new era, and out came Hideo Itami. I for one, am not impressed by Itami at all. I don’t see the big deal. He showed up to the ring and immediately hit the GTS on Roode, and that was that. I guess he’s a star? I don’t know.

Andrade “Cien” Almas defeated Danny Burch

Danny Burch is a UK star, and he was easily taken care of by Almas. Almas is cool as a bad boy here, but something tells me that he’s not happy. Perhaps it was Alberto Del Rio. Look for Drew McIntyre to bury him next week.

Aliyah and Liv Morgan defeated Peyton Royce and Billie Kay

Royce and Kay are Laycool 2.0. This was a workable match, nothing too great, not a long one, just average. The finale led to Royce and Kay throwing a fit in ring, and that was that.

Tye Dillinger defeated Eric Young in a steel cage

Kevin Castle’s Neighbor, Eric Young put the boots to Tye Dillinger in this back and forth match. Sanity tried to interfere, but they were thwarted, and Dillinger was able to escape this match with the win, and close the door on his Sanity feud. I feel that blood would have helped here, but that’s just my opinion. A good overall match, and a workable finish to a lackluster show.

That’s it for this week’s NXT, it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great. The main event was worth checking out, but other than that, it wasn’t too much to write home about.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WWE 205 Live Results and Review Slowing Down The Cruiserweights

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WWE 205 Live is supposed to be an hour of action, but honestly, it’s more like 45 minutes of show, and lots of filler. This week’s highlight was Mustafa Ali, simple as that. Let’s discuss this showcase of the lighter side of wrestling.

WWE 205 Live Results


Akira Tozawa defeated Tony Nese
Rich Swann defended Cedric Alexander’s honor
Ariya Daivari defeated Mustafa Ali
Austin Aries defated Tj Perkins

WWE 205 Live Review


Akira Tozawa defeated Tony Nese

Tony Nese is the most underrated wrestler on the 205 roster. He’s stellar in ring, and Tozawa made him look great too. Tozawa is over with his yelling, and you know what, I’m growing to like the guy. This was a hard style match with Tozawa getting the big win overall. Great opener.

Rich Swann defended Cedric Alexander’s honor

This was nonsense. Alicia Foxx is hot though.

Ariya Daivari defeated Mustafa Ali

Ali is the most incredible of wrestlers. He put on a highlight reel again. I am hoping the best for Mustafa Ali, and if they make a shirt for him, I’m buying it. He is the best wrestler on 205 Live that is just going out and performing 5 star classics. Gulak came out protesting high flying, and that let Ariya Daivari get the win. Daivari’s character is starting to get more rounded out, which is a good thing. This was a great match folks, I loved it, you should love it too.

Austin Aries defeated Tj Perkins

Austin Aries put on an ok show with Tj Perkins. Perkins as a heel is ok, but he needs better talent to work with. I would say to put him on NXT and let him wrestle other guys. This was not a great match. The two didn’t have the chemistry that I thought they would have. Also, I’m not sold on Aries, I don’t see the big deal yet. Oh well. This was a good match, not great, but it was ok. Lots of great back and forth, and good overall maneuvers. Aries wins, getting that burial back from last week or two weeks ago.

Post match, Neville came down and beat up Aries, and that was the end of the night. I’ll have an NXT review tomorrow, and then a review of the first ever Monday Night Raw.

WWE Smackdown Live April 19, 2017 Results and Review Don’t Hinder My Jinder

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WWE Smackdown Live proved to me that they are the B show last night. There were so many problems that I don’t know if I have time to list them all. I know that King Ross over at Whatculture WWE is going to have a field day with the WTF moments, if he doesn’t slack off again. Whatever the case may be, let’s discuss the most terrible 3 hours (205 Live next), of my wrestling viewing this week. It’s going to be bad folks.

WWE Smackdown Live April 19, 2017 Results


Jinder Mahal defeated Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Mojo Rawley in a Six Pack Challenge
Charlotte Flair defeated Naomi in a non title match
Primo and Epico defeated American Alpha
Kevin Owens defeated Gary Gandy in a Face of America Open Challenge
Aj Styles defeated Baron Corbin via count out

WWE Smackdown Live April 19, 2017 Review


The show opened with Charlotte Flair, and her beautiful body in the ring. She demanded a title shot, in which Naomi came out to confront her. Shane McMahon scheduled a match between the two, and if Charlotte won, she would get a title shot. The two brawled afterwards, and the show begin.

Jinder Mahal defeated Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Mojo Rawley in a Six Pack Challenge


This was a fine match. Lots of action, and lots of no-selling for some reason. Luke Harper at one point takes a superkick from Dolph, no-sells it, and then buries him with a power bomb. That happened a lot in this match. Lots of finishers and lots of kicking out for no reason. Jinder eventually got the big win here, and it was because of the Bollywood Boyz helping him out. Otherwise, Zayn may have gotten the win. Jinder then cut a promo against Randy Orton, and the heel heat was coming off the television.

Charlotte Flair defeated Naomi in a non title match

Charlotte Flair buried Naomi here. Ok, maybe it wasn’t as bad as the burial that Primo and Epico threw down, but it was sad. The champion looks weak when they lose matches here. Charlotte will get a title shot for next week.

Primo and Epico defeated American Alpha

Primo and Epico buried American Alpha. They went from selling timeshares to burying younger talent. Oh well.

Kevin Owens defeated Gary Gandy in a Face of America Open Challenge

Kevin Owens beat a jobber. This is what you call a prize fighter, folks.

Aj Styles defeated Baron Corbin via count out

This was a cool match, but Aj Styles won with a count out, sending me into a frenzy of bad words in my head. This was stupid. Aj Styles doesn’t have to sneak a win out against Corbin, which makes no sense to me. Oh well, Corbin loses again.

Smackdown made no sense to me. Jinder is your new number one contender, the USOS were not featured, and well, this was just a horrendous show. This is the B show again folks, face it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WWE Monday Night Raw April 17, 2017 Results and Review Same Old SHIZNIT

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If you were looking for Monday Night Raw to follow up on their previous booking, don’t look for it here. This night in Ohio had a lot of flaws, with a few cool matches to book. Overall, this is not a great Raw, but you know what? Perhaps you thought differently. Let’s discuss it, or rather let me write about it to an audience of no one.

WWE Monday Night Raw April 17, 2017 Results


Samoa Joe defeated Chris Jericho
The Club Sandwich Boys defeated Enzo and Big Cass
Dean Ambrose beat Up The Miz
Tj Perkins defeated Jack Gallagher
Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, and Mickie James for the No. 1 Contender Spot
Finn Balor defeated Curt Hawkins
Jeff Hardy defeated Cesaro
Big Show vs. Braun Showman ended in a no contest

WWE Monday Night Raw April 17, 2017 Review


First and foremost, the show opened with Brown Shoeman getting an uproarious ovation for taking out Roman Reigns. He was getting so much cheers, he almost broke character several times. It was insane how much praise he was getting in the opening segment. That prompted Kurt Angle to give him a match against Roman Reigns for Payback in a couple of weeks.

Samoa Joe defeated Chris Jericho

Another burial. Ok, maybe it wasn’t as bad as some other matches, but Samoa Joe easily defeated Chris Jericho after figuring out a few of the key elements of Jericho’s game. Jericho is way over, and that was fun. His interaction with the Drifter backstage was great too. Joe wins, and I’m not sure what’s to go down next.

The Club Sandwich Boys defeated Enzo and Cass

Brian Zane of wrestling with wregret fame tried to argue with me about Cass. I’m going to reiterate yet again, HE IS NOT world title material, and he is not going to become the next Stone Cold. He is NOT the same caliber of talent. I like the guy enough, but if him and Enzo keep getting mauled in the tag division, like they did against the Club Sandwhich boys, it’s going to be dreadful. This match was lame. I hope to never see it again.

Dean Ambrose on Miz TV

The Miz didn’t say anything that we already didn’t know. Dean Ambrose sucks. He plays dumb, and is collecting a giant paycheck, then going home to bang Renee Young. Lucky bastard. Ok, maybe he deserves it, but then again, I could go with Jennifer White for an hour for $1200 so maybe it’s not about luck, it’s about money. Dean Ambrose beats up the Miz, and that’s that.

Tj Perkins defeated Jack Gallagher

Gallagher went from contending for the Cruiserweight Title to losing to Perkins. Perkins is heel now, and that makes him better, all of a sudden? Ok. Not a great match, Gallagher’s same formulaic matches are starting to bore me.

Alexa Bliss defeated Sasha Banks, Nia Jax, and Mickie James

Now this was a boring match for the most part, then things started to pick up towards the end. I didn’t peg Bliss to win this one, and when she came roaring into the match and beat up Sasha Banks, I marked out huge. Bliss seems like a really cool chick, and am glad that she got a hometown win. She will face Bayley, in Bayley’s home town, so that will be a good match, I hope.

Finn Balor buried Curt Hawkins

I’m a Curt Hawkins fan, I’m sorry, I like him. He calls out anyone in the back, and Finn Balor comes out. He has a serious look on his face and then drops Hawkins into oblivion with some insane dropkicks and of course, his finisher. Hawkins gets buried for the second week in a row, but man, what a way to go out. I loved it.

Jeff Hardy defeated Cesaro

Jeff Hardy is such a great talent. Cesaro and him put on a fine display, and perhaps the best match of the night. Hardy is impressive here, and Cesaro is always fun to watch. What can I say, this was a delight to watch.

The Big Show vs. Brown Shoeman ended in a no Contest

Here’s where I find serious issue. Why is Braun Strowman having such a hard time against The Big Show? He should be mauling him, but that’s not what we get. Strowman fights hard to get through this one, and the ending comes with the two crashing onto the mat and the ring breaking. The same spot we’ve seen many times before. Michael Cole also said that the Big Show used to have an elbow drop from the top as his finisher, which is wrong. He did have a dropkick off the top, but when he made it to WWE they told him not to do anything off the ground. Then they buried him, sending him to OVW to retrain. Strowman got up and the announcers sold it like he was the second coming of Hercules Hernandez. Whatever. I am not sold on Strowman because he’s going to get buried by Roman Reigns in a couple of weeks. Oh well.

Raw was not great, but it wasn’t terrible. I’m tired of the lazy booking, but hey, that’s just what happens. I had a fun time watching, so maybe it wasn’t half bad after all.

Friday, April 14, 2017

WWF Summerslam 1988 Results and Review The Most Beautiful Woman Ever

Summerslam 1988 VHS Cover 
On August 29, 1988 the annual summer event for the WWF was held at Madison Square Garden. In front of 20,000 fans, a legit sell out, the show of shows featured some of the best of the WWF for the year of 1988. I saw this one on PPV and was absolutely enthralled. I went back to see this on the WWE Network for the purpose of review, and it holds up at times, and while it took me a while to watch it all, I’m glad I saw it again.

WWF Summerslam 1988 Results


The British Bulldogs defeated The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers
Bad News Brown defeated Ken Patera
Rick Rude defeated the Junkyard Dog
The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks
The Ultimate Warrior defeated The Honky Tonk Man (Intercontinental Championship)
Dino Bravo defeated Don Muraco
Demolition defeated The Hart Foundation (Tag Team Championship)
Big Boss Man defeated Koko B. Ware
Jake Roberts defeated Hercules
The Mega Powers defeated The Mega Bucks

WWF Summerslam 1988 Review


What you’re going to find to be true about this event is that you’ll find the crowd to be wild. The crowd here was far more wild than anything you’re seeing in WWE right now. Oh and no, that doesn’t include the night after Wrestlemania, mind you.

When you go back to watch this, you’re going to hear Superstar Billy Graham and Gorilla Monsoon on commentary. They are great together and they have chemistry overall. Despite what some people say, this was a fun night of wrestling, with 10 matches and tons of fun

The British Bulldogs vs. The Fabulous Rougeau Brothers (Time Limit Draw)

The opening match was great, with the British Bulldogs in their prime. Lots of suplexes, lots of fighting, and lots of chain wrestling. The Rougeau Brothers went to town with the Bulldogs, and the match went a time limit draw, but it was still fun and showcased the greatness of both of these teams.

Bad News Brown defeated Ken Patera

I love Bad News Brown. He put the boots to Ken Patera in this match, and then dropped him with the Ghetto Blaster. I loved it.

Rick Rude defeated the Junkyard Dog

This was a throwaway match, with JYD winning with a DQ finish. Rude was ok, but he wasn’t as good as when he would be in WCW in the coming years.

The Powers of Pain defeated The Bolsheviks

A squash match that had the crowd going, so perhaps that’s all that matters.

The Ultimate Warrior defeated The Honky Tonk Man (Intercontinental Championship)

The famous squash match, the Ultimate Warrior won the Intercontinental Championship in a squash. Honky would never recover after this.

Dino Bravo defeated Don Muraco

Random throw away match. Dino Bravo won a fast match, and Muraco would eventually leave.

Demolition defeated The Hart Foundation (Tag Team Championship)

This was a great overall match with the Hart Foundation losing after several near falls. Even here Bret Hart was a better wrestler than his partner. Demolition was no joke here, and the crowd was all over this match and the finish.

Big Boss Man defeated Koko B. Ware

Koko B. Ware is a hall of famer, and he put on a show. The crowd loved him, and the offense he threw in was great. Big Boss Man is a heel here, and he’s deceptively fast. Koko put on a show, but eventually fell to the former corrections officer. Boss Man is no joke here.

Jake Roberts defeated Hercules

Jake Roberts was so over here, and Hercules play a good heel. He would thwart Roberts at nearly every step until Roberts hit a great DDT. The DDT finish was so protected, it got the crowd going nuts when the 3 count happened. Great overall match for 1988, and Roberts was incredible. Hercules would eventually go to WCW and put on a mask.

The Mega Powers defeated The Mega Bucks

The Mega Powers were a team that consisted of Macho Man Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan. They were managed by Miss Elizabeth and looking back at this ppv, I recall how beautiful she was to me and many fans. My dad was even stricken. She was just a lovely, lovely lady, and as an adult I still have feelings for her. RIP Miss Elizabeth. The Mega Bucks was Andre The Giant and The Million Dollar Man. Ted Dibiase was a great foil and bumped like crazy in this match. Andre and Dibiase was great together, and when it seemed like the Mega Powers lost, out came Miss Elizabeth and took her skirt off. That got the crowd to go nuts, and boners to rise for young men like myself at the time. Even now, I marked out huge.

The special guest referee was Jesse The Body Ventura and he played a good down the middle ref, until the end which had Macho forcing his hand for the 3 count. This was a fun event with lots of action, and some great overall moments. The crowd was going nuts throughout the night, and it was great.

Overall, Summerslam 1988 gives me a lot of great memories, and it holds up today. If you watch the WWE Network option, they didn’t edit too much, except some of the music, and some of the commentary. Other than that, this is a great showcase for old school wrestling.

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