Friday, June 24, 2016

WWE Smackdown 6/23/2016 Results and Review The Feminists Will Hate This Show

WWE Smackdown came to Tucson, Arizona, home of the biggest cult I’ve ever been involved with The Potter’s House. Anyways, they have some of the best food down there. On this night of wrestling, however, the B show didn’t seem low, as there were some great matches, and moments. Here we go a review break down of sorts.

Seth Rollins opened the show, got interrupted by Sami Zayn to set up a match later, only to get interrupted by Dean Ambrose for the Ambrose Asylum show. We were also introduced to David Otunga on the commentary team, so that’s something.

Cesaro defeated Alberto Del Rio

I like Del Rio. I love that he calls everyone perro, great guy. This match was good, short, but sweet. Cesaro put Del Rio through the ringer, and picked up a sick victory. This may be match of the night, but we’re just getting started folks. What a cool little match. You should check this one out no doubt.

Sheamus defeated Apollo Crews by Countout

This match wasn’t much of a match, Sheamus got the win via count out, enough said.

Aj Styles defeated Jimmy Uso

Aj Styles is a beast. However, I don’t get why they booked him to allow Jimmy to have so much offense. They didn’t do that courtesy for John Cena and Karl Anderson. Did you see Anderson get buried on Monday? Odd.

The New Day defeated The Vaudevillains

I wasn’t paying that close attention to this match, but what I can tell you is that The New Day basically buried The Vaudevillains, simple as that.

The Wyatt’s had a promo. I’m sure they are the next champions, done and done.

Dana Brooks defeated Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch lost in this fast match. Is this what the Divas Revolution was all about/ If this is the booking that the WWE is going to put through, I’m not really a fan. Sasha Banks showed up. Have you noticed that the WWE pushes good looking women? That really upsets the feminists out there. But hey, that’s just me. Maybe some feminazis from Twitter can start their own blog and post 1300 posts, and then say something. Oh wait, they won’t. They can’t. They will just talk on Twitter and assume I’m an idiot. This was boring. I’m not a Sasha Banks fan, she’s injury prone.

Seth Rollins defeated Sami Zayn

In one hell of a match Seth Rollins defeated Sami Zayn. This was match of the week, no doubt, and it was absolutely good to see it happen. Rollins was incredible here, and Zayn was able to really turn things around several times. I loved it. You have to check this one out, it will no doubt be on a top 10 list sooner than later.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 10

While there was a good main event, and a nice opener, this was a boring show otherwise. There just wasn’t enough clout to get this one into the books. Zayn and Rollins, what a showcase. Low point, the women’s division.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Feminist Wrestling Fans Running Over Any Opinion

Looks Matter In Wrestling 
Recently I had made a few comments about wrestling on Twitter. Someone was jumping all over comments made by Dave Meltzer. He was talking about Bayley’s looks, and if you were a woman you didn’t agree. I agreed. He’s right. Why?

Well let me just say this much. This morning I was at the grocery store, and Sasha Banks was on the cover of Muscle and Fitness. She was featured on there for her body, and looks. She’s not an ugly person.

Show me 1 major push for a woman in pro-wrestling that is featured on magazines and is champion that is “ugly” in the traditional sense. No, not TNA, WWE. I’m not saying Bayley is ugly, but Dave Meltzer is not just some idiot on a blog like me.

Now, addressing Twitter. There’s a lot of feminist tweets going out, and if you’re a male with an educated perspective, you cannot make a comment or you will get hit hard.

Suffice to say, I tried hiring many female writers in my career and was told that I was just “one” opinion. Well, Dave Meltzer’s opinion is just “one” opinion, but nope, I’m wrong, I’m a man, I don’t know anything about wrestling.

I’ve been a fan since 1983, and well that’s not enough.

So a big FU to everyone on Twitter, I deleted my account, screw it. I’m too old I guess.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Roman Reigns Does Drugs - Suspended 30 Days - Heck of A Guy

News broke that your favorite idiot, is doing drugs. That's right, Roman Reigns has been suspended for 30 days for doing drugs. Or rather, violating the wellness policy.

Not only that, he admitted it by saying that he did in fact make a mistake.

So now there's a REAL reason to boo the hell out of this guy.

What a loser.

Kids, Drugs are for losers, unless you have serious depression because you're getting booed out of the building on a regular basis.

This guy needs to just quit wrestling. What a loser.


I'm tired.

Raw Review Notes

There will be NO Raw review. I had an issue with one of my blogs, and that took over. My apologies.

WWE Money In The Bank 2016 Results NO Review

I didn’t feel like reviewing the show, was too tired. Raw review is coming though, here are the results.

The Golden Truth def. Breezango (Kickoff Match)
Lucha Dragons def. The Dudley Boyz (Kickoff Match)
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day def. Enzo Amore & Big Cass, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson and The Vaudevillains
Baron Corbin def. Dolph Ziggler
Charlotte & Dana Brooke def. Natalya & Becky Lynch
Apollo Crews def. Sheamus
AJ Styles def. John Cena
Dean Ambrose won the Money in the Bank Ladder Match
United States Champion Rusev def. Titus O'Neil
Seth Rollins def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns; Dean Ambrose cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion

Friday, June 17, 2016

WCW World War 3 1996 Results and Review A Better VHS Experience

And here we go, in 1996 this event was definitely an intriguing one. If you are not familiar with the wrestling event of WCW World War 3, you should know that it has 3 rings and 60 men. That’s right, 3 rings, and 60 men go in, and only 1 wins. It’s a battle royal to end all battle royals, and it’s amazing to say the least. I loved these events, and absolutely enjoyed the 60 man gimmick. Anyways, for 1996, the VHS was unedited. When I watched it back on the network, I noticed a lot of blurs, and changes made by the WWE team. So if you’re going to watch this, get the unedited version, or just watch it on the network, what do I care?

In Norfolk, Virginia a crowd of 10,314 was gathered to see this one, and there was a lot of action. I didn’t get to see the dark match, but apparently it featured La Parka and Villano IV. So here we go, Sunday, November 24, 1996, World War 3 cue the fireworks.

WCW World War 3 1996 Results and Review

The Ultimate Dragon defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. (J Crown Championship)

Holy crap! This was an opener that you have to see. These two were in their absolute primes. Mysterio is young, light, and flies around the ring like no other. Ultimate Dragon is a great fighter, and he really showcases some great respect for Mysterio in this match. I loved the back and forth, and the two were playing a game of pro-wrestling chess. Dragon would eventually get the win, and that was that.

Chris Jericho defeated Nick Patrick in a one arm tied behind the back match

This was not a high point for Chris Jericho. He beat up Nick Patrick, in a forgettable match.

Harlem heat defeated The Amazing French-Canadians

Not a great match, but afterwards Sherri would get Colonel Robert Parker for 5 minutes. She is awesome, and she really threw herself around the ring. As for Harlem Heat, they worked stiff, and I don’t know how a lot of teams let Booker T drop his tree trunk of a leg on their heads. Holy crap. You have to see him fly around the ring.

Dean Malenko defeated Psychosis (Cruiserweight Championship)

Malenko was all technical wrestling in this one. Psychosis is a high flyer normally, but Malenko had him grounded for the whole match. I was surprised how this went, and Malenko would eventually get the win. Psychosis is one of my favorite luchadors, but here, he just couldn’t get much going against a very methodical Malenko.

The Outsiders defeated The Faces of Fear and The Nasty Boys (World Tag Team Championship)

This match was hard hitting. The Outsiders and the rest worked stiff in my view. They all brawled but it would eventually be The Outsiders with the win. This was like watching the old school get tossed aside for the new. The Outsiders won after around 16 minutes.

The Giant won the World War 3 match

This was amazing. The ending had the NWO against Lex Luger alone. Luger took on all of them by himself, but eventually it was The Giant that would give him the win. Great match, and a lot of fun.

WCW World War 3 Competitors: Arn Anderson, Marcus Bagwell, The Barbarian, Chris Benoit, Big Bubba Rogers, Jack Boot, Bunkhouse Buck, Ciclope, Disco Inferno, Jim Duggan, Bobby Eaton, Mike Enos, Galaxy, Joe Gomez, Jimmy Del Ray, Johnny Grunge, Juventud Guerrera, Eddy Guerrero, Scott Hall, Prince Iaukea, Ice Train, Mr. JL, Jeff Jarrett, Chris Jericho, Kenny Kaos, Konnan, Lex Luger, Dean Malenko, Steve McMichael, Meng, Rey Misterio Jr., Hugh Morrus, Kevin Nash, Scott Norton, Carl Ouellet, Diamond Dallas Page, La Parka, Sgt. Craig Pittman, Jim Powers, Robbie Rage, Stevie Ray, Lord Steven Regal, The Renegade, Scotty Riggs, Roadblock, Jacques Rougeau, Tony Rumble, Mark Starr, Rick Steiner, Ron Studd, The Taskmaster, Syxx, Booker T, Squire David Taylor, the Ultimate Dragon, Villano IV, Michael Wallstreet, Pez Whatley and Alex Wright.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 10

The event seemed short to me. I don’t know if that’s editing on the WWE’s part, or it was that short. Other than that, the matches were not that great, with the exception of the opener, which was a lot of fun to watch. The rest was ok at best. Good back and forth hard style wrestling at points, but it’s the main event and opener that is worth checking this out for.

If you find this on VHS, you should buy it, why not? It’s better than the network experience, I guarantee it.

WWE Money In The Bank 2016 Predictions That Will Not Make Sense

Here we go, the next big thing is happening June 19, 2016 and it’s Money In The Bank. This event is going to be live from Las Vegas, Nevada. I wanted to go, and hit up my friends at 100proof Vegas again, but I didn’t save the money, or I spent it at Ikea, you can guess which happened. Anyways, here are my predictions, and since my last set didn’t make sense, here they are again.

WWE Money In The Bank 2016 Predictions

Sheamus defeats Apollo Crews

I would expect Sheamus to get a big win here, and a shocker of sorts. Sheamus has been getting the upper hand backstage, and he is in the new Turtles movie, so why have him lose? I think Sheamus wins with the BRO kick (I call it that, not you).

Baron Corbin defeats Ziggler

I see Ziggler losing this one yet again. Ziggler is great, but they don’t trust him enough to get him over, and so Corbin wins again, and we don’t see this match again, well, until Monday Night Raw the next night. Sigh.

The New Day win the Fatal Four Way Tag Title Match

I see the New Day winning yet again. Why? I don’t know, I just do. I don’t see the Club Sandwich boys winning, and the new era guys won’t win either, simple as that.

Rusev defeats Titus

Rusev wins, not even close.

Natalya and Becky Lynch defeats Charlotte and Dana Brooks

I don’t see anything but this being a feel good moment, so the champ loses, again. But she doesn’t lose her title.

John Cena defeats Aj Styles

Aj Styles is going to get buried by John Cena, simple as that.

Dean Ambrose wins the money in the bank ladder match

Here you go, Dean Ambrose will win this one and we are going to get the shield triple threat shoved down our throats again.

Roman Reigns defeats Seth Rollins

Reigns wins clean. Done and done.

This event is not going to be good, I have low expectations for this completely. Reigns is going to win clean, simple as that.

WWE Smackdown 6/17/2016 Results and Review Same Old BS

WWE Smackdown 6/17/2016 Results and Review

Here we go, the ever so popular B show continues, and boy does it smell like yesterday’s news. It’s honestly one of the worst shows that WWE produces, and it’s no wonder that guys like Solomonster don’t review it at all. Is anyone watching? Does anyone like the fake cheers and jeers that are piped in? I don’t know, I personally don’t.

The Highlight Reel returned and the guest, sigh, Dean Ambrose. This turned into a brawl after someone spilled coffee on Jericho’s new rug. Whatever, I’m tired of these stupid idiots.

Kofi Kingston won a fatal four way match

Members of each team from this weekend’s tag team title match were featured in this match, and it was Kofi Kingston that won after a lot of back and forth action. Enzo was on commentary with Xavier, and it worked out well on that end. Good fun match, but it was Kofi with the win, heading into the Money In The Bank event this weekend. Great commentary, more than the in ring work.

Baron Corbin defeated Zack Ryder

Ryder got buried, simple. Ziggler was on commentary and the two nearly went to blows.

Rusev defeated Kalisto

Rusev beat down Kalisto, and won. That’s it. A burial right? Fun.

Aj Styles defeated Xavier Woods

Ever wonder why Aj Styles, despite a bad back, continues to wrestle on EVERY show that the WWE pushes out? John Cena doesn’t. Roman Reigns doesn’t. Lame. Anyways, Styles wins this one, in a back and forth match with Xavier Woods. This just makes Styles look weak in my book. If Woods can go toe to toe against Styles, what does that mean for the match against Cena? Think about that for a moment. Styles can’t even put away Woods with ease. He won, but not looking too strong in defeat, just saying.

Cesaro, Sami Zayn, and Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio and Chris Jericho

I feel like I’ve already seen this match 100 times before. Therefore this was fun, but nothing new. You can already picture what this match was like, no doubt. It was a fun, fast paced match, and definitely worth checking out, if you have nothing else to watch. I liked it enough, that’s for sure.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 10

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

WWE Monday Night Raw 6/13/2016 Results and Review The Revolution Is Here

What is the definition of Revolution?

An instance of revolving. Synonyms include turn, single turn, rotation, circle, spin, and 180 degrees.

That is what Raw is wright now. It’s fully spun around to the same old BS that everyone hates, and this is a prime example of how far we have come to a terrible resolution of wrestling. But hey, it’s Raw, it’s the flagship show, let’s see what happened on the HULU edition no less.

WWE Monday Night Raw 6/13/2016 Results

The New Day showed up to star the show after a moment of silence for Orlando. They made fun of the new Steph Curry shoe, then got interrupted by Enzo and Cass. You know, let’s start Raw with 30 minutes of talking, instead of wrestling.

“Kofi are you serious with those Jerry Seinfeld joints you have on there?”

Quote of the Night!!!!

The Vaudevillains and The Club Sandwich Boys defeated The New Day and Enzo and Cass

This was a good opening match, lots of great back and forth, with no one looking to dominant. Of course the New Day would take the fall here, making them look vulnerable heading into Money in The Bank. Not a bad match by any means, but I have a feeling that New Day may in fact get away with this one yet again.

The Ambrose Asylum sucked. The Shield is ok, I never bought into their hype. Plus, as I recall, CM PUNK beat them 3 on 1! These guys suck, Ambrose is supposed to be the lunatic fringe and yet he’s here doing nothing but watching two idiots talking to each other. SAME OLD SHI….you know. Waste of time.

Paige defeated Charlotte (non title)

Anyone that thought that there would be a Divas Revolution should shut their big fat faces. I called it! Less than 5 minutes for this match, and it’s all the same, same old BS treatment of the women’s division. Who gives a flying you know what? Not me.

Sami Zayn defeated Cesaro

I’m not sure if this match was longer for the broadcast, but the HULU version was fast, condensed, and well, lacked anything that I would call an epic. It short, fast, and Zayn won. I don’t know much else, but it was not as great as people on Twitter were talking about.

Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens defeated The Lucha Dragons

This match was the best one on Raw. There was a major story told between Del Rio and Owens, in which they couldn’t get along. Earlier in the show Owens snitched on Del Rio being late. It was fun. The whole match and segments with Owens is good, and the story moves along. He’s quite the story teller.

Dean Ambrose defeated Chris Jericho

The rest of the Money In The Bank guys were at ringside doing various jobs, making this watchable. Dean Ambrose finally won, but at this point, who cares? The guys in the MITB match came in and started doing their finishers, and that’s that.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 10

This was not a good show. I wouldn’t watch this again. While the ending was good, and the story of Owens and Del Rio was good, the rest was a lot of wasted time to me. I know that Cena is going to bury, Stephanie and Shane will argue, and I just don’t care right now. This show was half garbage, so it gets 5 out of 10 suckers. Oh and no I didn't mark out for Corporate Kane coming back.

Friday, June 10, 2016

WWE Smackdown 6/9/2016 Results and Review The B Show Continues

Smackdown is the B show. You know it, I know it. Solomonster from the Solomonster Sounds Off podcast knows it, and yet here we are reviewing it yet again. Before the jump to Tuesday nights, and live, here is a breakdown of the show from last night, and not a moment too soon, I’m sure. Next week it’s Money In The Bank in Vegas. I wish I could go, I wanted to, and hit up my homies at 100proof Las Vegas, but I just don’t have any money. It sucks to be broke.

WWE Smackdown 6/9/2016 Results

Aj Styles and the Club Sandwich boys came out and cut a promo about how they want to dominate, and how they were able to win, whatever. I wish I had a real club sandwich.

Enzo and Cass came out, and their reception was lower than I had expected. So much so that you could hear the piped in cheers, which is just off putting.

Enzo and Cass versus The Club Sandwich Boys

This match was back and forth, and eventually broke down into a brawl with The New Day and vaudevillains showing up to mess things up. Nothing great here. DQ finish

Alberto Del Rio and Kevin Owens defeated Sami Zayn and Cesaro

We’ve seen this so many times, that this almost doesn’t matter at all. This became a single’s match for a moment as Zayn and Owens left the match. The match broke down a few times due to Owens and Del Rio not getting along, but overall, not a terrible match. There was a lot of action, but you’ve already saw this many times before. The bad guys win in this one.

Becky Lynch defeated Dana Brooke

Not a bad match, but not exactly an epic one either. It was ok, Lynch wins.

Baron Corbin defeated Kalisto

Remember when Kalisto was relevant? This wasn’t it, short match, Corbin wins again.

Chris Jericho defeated Dean Ambrose

Jericho buries Dean, enough said. BURIED!

Overall Rating: 2 out of 10

Terrible Smackdown Show, you can miss it.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

WTF Moments: NXT TakeOver: The End

Here you go, humanoids, the WTF MOMENTS from NXT Takeover THE END

WWE NXT Takeover The End Results and Review

My apologies for not posting sooner, I have been working on other things, it happens.

Here is my break down of this special event from a Wednesday night.

WWE NXT Takeover The End Results

Andrade "Cien" Almas def. Tye Dillinger

Andrade definitely put on a showcase of wrestling, and Dillinger worked well with him. There were some nice spots here, and a back and forth match had the crowd fully engulfed. Cien’s finish, wow, double knees, geez. It looks amazing, and done right, it can be a safe finisher for sure. Good opener.

The Revival def. NXT Tag Team Champions American Alpha

A well executed tag team match. It was quite possibly the best match I’ve seen in the tag division on any program put out by any wrestling promotion, ever. Ok, that’s a bit much. But it was definitely good. The Revival wrestled a great match and won big over American Alpha. I really wish WWE would hire Kurt Angle to be the leader of American Alpha, like he did with Team Angle.

Post match, NXT chanting “who are you”, really bugged me. The random beat down by some random idiots was stupid to me, but whatever.

Shinsuke Nakamura def. Austin Aries

Nakamura needs to really work on his English. This is not to say anything racist, but it’s true. His accent needs work and he needs to really master the language, or Vince will tie him with a bad gimmick in the main roster like he always seems to do. It’s not about promo-skills, it’s about communication, and that’s just my two cents. Overall, this match was a little more thought out than most of the Nakamura matches I’ve seen. This was ok overall, but was it great? Not really. There were a lot of slow points, which really caused me to yawn. The slow speeds aside, it was an adequate match with a lot to offer those that are watching NXT. It was fun to watch, but Nakamura walking out as though his knee wasn’t hurt was dumb. Oh well. Good, but not great.

NXT Women's Champion Asuka def. Nia Jax

Something always seems predictable about the women’s division in WWE. NXT is the same. I did not think that Nia Jax would win. She didn’t. The dichotomy of strength versus striking was fascinating at first glance, but overall it wasn’t that great of a showcase, in my view. It was adequate. Not bad, not great, like Sasha Banks versus Bayley, but still good overall.

NXT Champion Samoa Joe def. Finn Bálor (Steel Cage Match)

Not that grand here. It was completely predictable. Balor hit Joe with some stiff shots, including a full fledge kick to the face that would make Bret Hart cringe. Overall, the standard match, no blood, and something I didn’t care about really. Joe won with a second rope muscle buster, which was fun. Balor loses, he can go anywhere else, I don’t think he’s that great on the mic. So we’ll see if he gets a shot at the main roster.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 10

At the end of the day, this was a lot of spots, and finishes that didn’t really gel well with me. I think that the show is good, but it needs to have a larger venue to make it feel more special. This independent feel is good, but I’m not going to give it a huge rating, just didn’t like it THAT much.

Wrestling Is Fake...

We’ve all heard this one, some of us more times than others. But the nanosecond we openly admit to being a fan of wrestling we get the inevitable miscreant who thinks they are shattering our world with their intellect telling us, “You know wrestling is fake, right?”.

I had no idea!!! Are you going to tell me Santa Claus isn’t real? The Easter Bunny? If you tell me the Tooth Fairy is not real I’m going to burn this motherfucker down right now.

The Irony of the Stupidity

The WWE and wrestling in general, at one time, did go to great lengths to try and convince you everything you saw in the ring was real. Their job was to convince you there really is a place called “Parts Unknown”, “Death Valley” and various other fictional locations that matched up with a wrestlers gimmick. To their credit, they did a great job….because kids and teenagers believed it while the adults just enjoyed the entertainment value of it all. Oh and the bodies….my oh my some of them bodies.

Breaking News: That’s what the hell wrestling has ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT!

Let me make a few presumptions here that are more than likely true of these “wrestling is fake” people. My guess is they are HUGE followers of boxing and the UFC….aka real fighting. I would also venture a guess they have no less than half a dozen television/cable shows they watch religiously (Walking Dead, Orange is the New Black, etc). So it would stand to reason they know the difference between what’s real and what is scripted and can appreciate the entertainment from both, right. RIGHT?

Ever since WWE got “the F out” and became a publicly traded company, they have not made much of an effort to convince anyone with a working brain stem that their entertainment is not scripted. Peruse some of the programming on their network or on Youtube and you’ll see “good guys” and “bad guys” hanging out together, doing stuff together that if you were to believe the storylines, should never happen. The WWE is very much on board with people knowing the entertainment…..let me say that again, ENTERTAINMENT, is scripted with match results already predetermined. Just like ANY entertainment show on television today that doesn’t involve the “reality” genre….and even half of those are scripted but that’s a topic for another day. One of the great differences between WWE and wrestling entertainment overall is if a character is not connecting with a crowd and takes away from the flow of the show they are repackaged, relocated, replaced and sometimes even dismissed from the company. How many shows do you watch with an absolute trainwreck of a cast member or two that you have to put up with because they are under contract and therefore will continue to be in every episode no matter how horrible they are?

There Is A Reason For This Warning

When you break it all the way down, professional wrestlers are stunt men and women with scripts. That’s the bottom line. The moves they pull off in the ring and outside of it are nothing short of mind boggling sometimes and while choreography definitely has its place in the developing of matches, there are some moves that simply cannot be faked. Like…..jumping off the goddamn Hell in a Cell cage. Getting put through tables. Getting thrown off of ladders, out of a ring and landing on something about as cushy as a yoda mat. Fake landings? I think not. In the almost 30 years I’ve been watching wrestling I have seen every conceivable injury you can imagine happen to these men and women of the squared circle. Many of them come back from injury, some never do. There is nothing fake about the action that results in some of the most life altering injuries you will ever see. How many times do you think the action heros of the movies ACTUALLY jumped off of anything? How many times do you think they ACTUALLY landed on the pavement or grass or out of a plane and into the water? Zero. Between paid stunt men and women, green screens and ten foot tall landing cushions, I’d venture a guess that not even so much as a fingernail is broken in most scripted action scenes on television or the movies. But wrestling is “fake”?

The Self Inflicted Cognitive Dissonance and Where It Comes From

Back in the 80’s and early 90’s, before the WWE and wrestling in general became the mainstream entertainment juggernaut that it is today, it was common to hear most people deride wrestling as “fake fighting among guys in tights”. Why? Because it just hadn’t evolved yet, it was very much an overlooked and marginalized form of entertainment because it only appealed to a very small subset of the population. But it’s that very same mentality that has carried over into modern day judgement of wrestling because….here’s the kicker….they don’t actually WATCH the shows, might even be afraid they’ll like it and as such it’s “easier” to just follow the ever-dwindling crowd and say wrestling is fake as they sit down to watch their recorded, scripted TV shows full of green screens and stunt people. In short, I believe these “wrestling is fake” troglodytes WANT to watch, like and enjoy wrestling but because there are still more people saying it’s not “real” and therefore not “cool”, they can’t allow themselves to give it a try but rather just talk shit to those who do watch it. Because, you know, it makes them better than you.

Next week I'll be talking're just going to have to come back and see. Until then, I'm Irreparably Jaded and I know this article is a week late know.....LIFE!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

WWF In Your House Degeneration X Results and Review A Better VHS Experience

WWF In Your House Degeneration X 1997 Results and Review 
Continuing my series of reviews of all things VHS versus the WWE network, I would like to present you with the December 1997 pay per view that the WWE put up against WCW Starrcade 1997. Now, you’ll have to remember that Starrcade 1997 was huge, it had 17,500 people at the MCI Center in Washington D.C. and it featured Hulk Hogan versus Sting for the World Title. This build up took 1 full year, that’s right, 1 year of Sting not wrestling at all, versus Hogan that was supposed to be absolutely scared of the guy. Now, that happened on December 28, 1997, meanwhile WWF put out In Your House on December 7, 1997. That card for comparison’s sake only drew 6,358! That’s right, compared to WCW drawing 17,500 people, that’s a big jump. So here we go, a review of WWF’s In Your House Degeneration X pay per view from 1997!

WWF In Your House Degeneration X Results and Review

So, in 1997 the WWF introduced a light heavyweight championship title, and they held a tournament. The names in this one were very diverse from Devon Storm to Flash Flanagan, to Eric Shelley (YES THAT ERIC SHELLEY). At the end of the day, the finals were held here in the first major match and they featured Taka Michinoku versus Brian Christopher. This had a lot of great jokes as Jerry Lawler wouldn’t admit that Christopher was his son. Great one liners and commentary from both Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler here.

Taka Michinoku defeated Brian Christopher for the light heavyweight championship

Great match here, 12 minutes of non stop action, with great back and forth. Taka won with the Michinoku driver, and it was the end for Brian until Too Cool made it big. I miss the lightweight heavyweight days.

Los Boricuas defeated The Disciples of Apocalypse

The DOA was a biker gang way before Aces and Eights or even Samcro was mentioned. The teams worked well, but in the end, it was Los Boricuas that got the win. Not a great match, but fun enough.

Butterbean defeated Mar Mero in a “Toughman Match”

A glorified, fixed boxing match, with Mero losing via disqualification. Mero is a legit golden gloves boxer, but this was a joke.

The New Age Outlaws defeated The Legion of Doom via disqualification

This was a ten minute match that had a lot of jokes involved with the younger guys getting the most of the LOD. Eventually, LOD got disqualified and buried on Raw the next night, moving forward. They would come back in 1998, but it didn’t matter, they were already tarnished.

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Triple H defeated Sgt. Slaughter in a Boot Camp Match

This was great. Triple H and Slaughter threw some haymakers, and Slaughter did not work soft at all. This was a heavy handed match and the two really put the boots to each other. Chyna got involved, but there was a great moment when Slaughter threw salt in her eyes and the crowd went into a frenzy. Triple H won, but by no means was this an easy match for him, Slaughter put on a show in his old age.

Jeff Jarrett defeated The Undertaker via Disqualification

Double J has a victory over the dead man? Yep! He won here when Kane showed up. Not much of a match.

Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated The Rock in an Intercontinental Championship Match

The nation of domination got involved, but Stone Cold drove into the arena in a F150 and beat the hell out of them, giving everyone stunners. Then The Rock and Stone Cold put on the most entertaining 5 minutes of your life. These two are amazing, and this was for the IC title. You have to remember that the next night Stone Cold threw the title over a bridge, which was great. This match was fast paced, only 5 minutes, but loads of entertainment in a short span.

Ken Shamrock defeated Shawn Michaels via disqualification

You’d be surprised how well Ken Shamrock worked here. Michaels can make anyone look good,but it takes two most often. This was great, I loved it. The DQ finish wasn’t bad, and it made Shamrock look like he could very well win the big one. He did get the intercontinental championship in 1998 and worked a program with The Rock, so that’s something. 18 minutes, but no clear winner.

Overall Rating: 6 out of 10

There were two major highlights in this show, and they only amount for around 22 minutes of wrestling and entertainment. The rest is forgettable. The original release is in fact unedited has better sound, better cuts, and lots of cussing from Stone Cold, including some back stage segments.

You can pick up the VHS edition of this if you’d like or you could watch it on the wwe network. Overall, though, this was a good show, but compared to Starrcade 1997, it was way worse.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

WWE Smackdown 6/2/2016 Results and Review One Good Match

Another Smackdown came and went, and well, my stomach hurt. So I saw this, but didn’t pay as close of attention as I usually would, so this review comes with a side of intestinal distress.

WWE Smackdown 6/2/2016 Results and Review

The New Day showed up to start the show, and I hate talking openings. They get interrupted by The Club Sandwich guys. Then set up a match for later between Kofi Kingston and Aj Styles.

Becky Lynch defeated Charlotte via DQ

Becky Lynch came out, and I couldn’t help but notice that the WWE is piping in cheers for her, because the crowd wasn’t big on this. In fact, the more you listen to the Smackdown audio, the more you hear post production cheers when they would normally not get heard. It’s a sad state. The sound guys are getting whipped backstage, no doubt. Charlotte lost due to Dana Brook interference.

Natalya showed up and ran away the champ and her new buddy. That was that. I’m still waiting for this diva’s revolution because all I see is the same stale booking that made the “divas” division so boring.

The Dudley Boyz defeated The Golden Truth

Not a terrible match, not a good match, the match! I kid. This wasn’t terrible, but you knew what was going down. The Dudleys win, finally.

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Sami Zayn and Dean Ambrose defeated Kevin Owens and Alberto Del Rio

I never understand the WWE’s latest crop of stars constantly doing suicide dives through the middle ropes. It’s dangerous, and everyone does it, so why it is special? This match was as good as you’d expect from these guys, and definitely a fun thing to watch. What bugged me about the show is the post production audio that is like watching a sitcom. It’s terrible. Other than that, good work, great back and forth, and a classic story of whether or not these teams can coexist, considering they are going to be wrestling one another at Money In The Bank. Of course, they couldn’t, and Del Rio knocked out Owens, before Zayn won after the HELLUVA kick on Del Rio.

After the match Kevin Owens was going to pull down the Money In The Bank briefcase but Cesaro came down and did it for him, after a really cool mid-rope twisting European Uppercut, in a SUIT no less. Cool spot.

Rusev defeated Jack Swagger

Swagger is still employed? Rusev wins, Swagger got some fight in, but it was Rusev that won yet again. I’m sure his feud with one half of the prime time players will come through and make him worth watching. Whatever. I don’t like Rusev. Boring match.

Aj Styles defeated Kofi Kingston

Good main event, P good even. Aj Styles picks up the win, but The New Day made The Club Sandwich guys look like a chump outside as they were beat up. Other than that, Kofi and Styles put together a good overall match, worth tracking down.

Overall Rating: 4 out of 10

The main event saved this one. Like most Smackdown shows, the main event was the only thing worth investing into, the rest, dull as usual. Maybe the brand split will bring new hype, but until then, this is kind of boring. 


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