Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Monday Night Raw From Indianapolis 6/23/2015 – The Brock Lesnar 3 Hour Showcase

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It has started! Or rather, I have started! I was able to watch the full 3 hour showcase of Raw last night. The crew was live from Indianapolis, Indiana. That’s where I now reside! That’s right suckers, I live in Indianapolis where WWE was live from! As per usual, I am not going to comment on everything that happened, but rather the highlights that I liked.

Kane is All Over The Place

I am not the biggest Kane fan. I just am not. However, he was all over this show. The match between himself and Dean Ambrose was really cool, in my view. Ambrose is really flowing through his matches with ease. However, Kane won this fairly quickly in the end with a nice set of choke slam spots. I’m not sure Kane should be going over, but I guess that’s the end of the Ambrose world title push? I didn’t see the ladder match, I was moving.

Kevin Owens Should Win The U.S. Title, But May Not

I do not know what they are going to do with Owens. Owens has been built very strong so far. Losing to John Cena with the U.S. title on the line is not something I can see going down. I can see Samoa Joe jump into the mix and help Cena retain, setting up a triple threat for the U.S. Title, so watch out for that. I can also see Cena turning Heel, which I think is 5 years too late. I’d love to see the master of Thuganomics back into the game. This was an ok segment though, I liked it enough.

The Prime Time Players Coming Into Their Own

The Ascension is done, right? I can’t believe there is anywhere to go here, and it’s definitely something that you may be thinking too. The Prime Tim Players are fast, and really entertaining. There are some subtle things that they do in ring that is definitely worth your time to watch. I like the team work they display, and you’re going to enjoy the match on a lot of levels, in my view. I liked this one, it was fast, to the point and once again proves that the Prime Time Players are ready for the big time, oh and of course they are champions after all.

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Wasted Roman Reigns and Sheamus Match

This match was good. Sheamus used some brilliant counters to make this seem “real”. The psychology of the match really shown through here. However, the match was abruptly stopped when Reigns was into a mind games filled element with Wyatt. Whatever, I could’ve used without this.

The Filler of Neville, Backstage Authority, Kofi Kingston, The Divas, Adam Rose and More

I had to wash to the dishes during these moments, but my wife said I didn’t miss much. She did say that Neville was a troll looking dude, but is really good at flips. Kingston’s match against Brock Lesnar should be interesting. These are wasted moments for a 3 hour show though, not enough time is given to these guys wrestling, and that’s an issue. I did like the R-Truth segment where he said we need to free Little Jimmy, that was great.

Ryback versus The Big Slow

One major website said that Big Show wrestled Mark Henry, which wasn’t true. It was Ryback who wrestled and beat Henry. Henry sucks. Show is stupid, this feud is stupid, I don’t want to see it. Ryback doesn’t deserve such a boring partner to work with. Plus, where was Miz? Oh right, in Florida. They are building a feud with 3 guys, one of which isn’t even there! Stupid booking decision.

Brock Lesnar, Bork Lazer, and An Injured Jamie Noble

This was a good thing. Jamie Noble, I hear was injured. However, the rest of the night with Brock Lesnar getting showcased as a real contender was good to see. He’s a monster. However, I can’t suspend disbelief too much. Remember, Seth Rollins before was able to take the German Suplex and reverse it! What happened this time around? He out of nowhere stopped knowing how to counter that? That’s what made me excited to see Rollins versus Lesnar. Now? I don’t know.

Indianapolis was a hot crowd at times, and dead at others. I had fun, 3 hours is a lot of show though. I don’t want to sit there for so long and not see enough wrestling. The show’s editing is horrendous at times, the pacing is bad, and well, not a great showcase. However, it is what it is, and I’ll take whatever wrestling I can.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Elimination Chamber 2015 The Kevin Owens Era Is Here

Well, I’m finally getting to carve out a few moments to talk about Elimination Chamber 2015. As you already know, I do not put on a FULL review of things any more. I just talk about things that were good, thoughts of my own and what not. As such, here are the Elimination Chamber 2015 Results:

Stardust defeated Zack Ryder
The New Day defeated The Lucha Dragons, Tyson Kidd and Cesaro, The Prime Time Players, The Ascension, Los Matadores in an Elimination Chamber match
Nikki Bella defeated Paige and Naomi in a Triple Threat WWE Divas title match
Kevin Owens defeated John Cena
Neville defeated Bo Dallas
Ryback defeated R-Truth, Sheamus, King Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, and Mark Henry
Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins by DQ in the WWE Championship Match

The Tag Teams Bring Out Their A Game

The biggest news of note for me was the tag team elimination chamber match up. It took up a huge chunk of the show, and it was a great one. It had a lot of high spots, lots of good wrestling, and some great overall crowd reaction from Texas. I thought for sure Cesaro and Kidd had this. Then I switched to The Prime Time Players getting the win. The New Day got the victory, but wow, what a roundabout of talent in this match. Cesaro is a beast, an absolute wrestling hero. The diagonal drop kick into the ropes was stellar. Kidd is underrated. That team is just incredible. This was great.

Kevin Owens Beats John Cena CLEAN

You are not reading this wrong. Kevin Owens beat John Cena clean. No gimmicks, no chair shots, no illegal weapons, nothing. Owens came in and fought John Cena for 20 minutes and both guys put on a 5 star showing in my view. The only little thing that I didn’t like was that Owens let Cena into the ring without attacking. I would have much rather pushed Owens to attack as soon as Cena slid into the ring like a true heel. Remember, he “hates” Cena, so allowing him to have any momentum or freedom is not a good thing. Other than that minor issue, this match was great. Lots of great spots, Owens holding his own, and Cena getting surprised with a CLEAN finish. It is the biggest thing to come out Elimination Chamber this year.

The Boredom Movement of The Intercontinental Title

The IC Title should get more love. However, this was not a great match. Whether it’s a lack of chemistry, or it’s a lack of motivation, or just being worn out after seeing the best out of Cena and Owens, this just fell flat to me. Ryback winning? Mark Henry being in the match? Ugh, leave me out of this mess.

Dean Ambrose Bigger Than Roman Reigns

I can’t wait to see Roman Reigns turn heel. He is setting himself up for that Heel turn and the crowd is going to eat him alive, which is exactly what WWE needs right now. They need a monster heel and Roman Reigns is going to be that, if they turn him. Speaking of heels, Rollins played a good foil here, and losing the title for a hiccup was great too. However, the DQ finish had to happen and it has set up a ladder match for Money In The Bank on the 14, of June.

The rest of the show didn’t really get my attention as much. Neville and Dallas should’ve been better received. Stardust and Ryder had an ok match, and the divas were given 6 minutes to work. Overall, not a great show, but the Owens versus Cena match stole the show.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WWE Summerslam 2013 Review

 I have been walking around for 2 years with a shirt from Summerslam 2013. I bought it at Hot Topic. It was advertising The Beast vs. The Best from Summerslam 2013. I didn’t see the show, and only knew minimal about it. That is until yesterday. I finally sat down and watched the event, and wanted to review it for this site. I was impressed with certain aspects, but others were boring as usual. Knowing only a few things about the show, I entered in with a fresh mind, and really was amazed at some of the moments. Here is my take on the event. (Note I didn’t get the preshow)

Bray Wyatt defeated Kane in a Ring of Fire Match

This wasn’t as exciting as I would have hoped. When the first ever Ring of Fire match was put together for the Undertaker and Kane, we all thought it was a fresh idea. However, it’s actually a boring concept. This match was ok and Wyatt’s win must have been nice at the time, I didn’t care for it though.

Cody Rhodes defeated Damien Sandow

Sandow lost this one, and it was an ok battle for a few minutes. It only lasted about 6 minutes, and it had a predictable finish. I didn’t like these two when they were together and didn’t like this blow off match either.

Alberto Del Rio defeated Christian in a World Heavyweight Championship Match

This match was ok at best. I loved Del Rio’s persona when he first came in. However, I don’t like his in ring work with Christian. Christian was on his way out here, and while he’s a stellar talent, I relegate him to tag team work with Edge not a solo act. That’s just my opinion though.

Natalya defeated Brie Bella

A five minute throw away match. I got bored fast, and while I think these two can throw something better together, the crowd seemed dead, and I was not a fan. Still not a fan.

Brock Lesnar defeated CM Punk

Now this is the match that stole the show. I was absolutely impressed with the delivery of this match. Punk threw everything but the kitchen sink at Lesnar, and it was believable that he could beat the giant. Lesnar on the other hand is an absolute beast. I truly believe that Punk took a serious beating here. You can see lacerations on his back, you can see swelling on his face, as well as Lesnars. This was by far one of the hardest matches I’ve seen from Lesnar thus far. Punk is one tough kid and you can hear Lesnar on screen say it to Heyman. Even though Punk loses this epic, he is made strong in how he is laid out. You can see that Punk is pissed with WWE creative here, especially when they play his music after he’s lost a match. The crowd was all over this match and I am saying that this was match of the year 2013. I think this is an example of how great Punk is. He made Lesnar nearly tap at one point, I loved it.

Dolph Ziggler and Kaitlyn defeated Big E and AJ Lee

Another boring match. AJ Lee is over rated.

Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena in a WWE Title Match w/ Triple H as Referee

Now this was another great match. However, it didn’t top CM Punk and Lesnar. This match had very good in ring psychology. Cena is on point here, and Bryan throws everything he has against the champion. The fact that Cena blocks a great deal of Bryan’s moves shows that there’s a lot of thought given to this match. Bryan’s win is great, but it’s what happens next that truly got the crowd in a mood.

Randy Orton cashes in money in the bank.

Orton beats Bryan, and that was the end of Bryan’s world title run.

Summerslam 2013 is well worth watching for 2 big matches. CM Punk should have been given a billion dollars here. Lesnar does a great deal of work too, but wow, Punk showcases the absolutely brilliance of his on screen character and real life toughness. John Cena and Bryan tore the house down as well, but is edged out by Punk’s absolutely brilliant performance. I can’t wait to see him in UFC.

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Monday Night Raw Review 5/26/2015 Ambrose Over Reigns

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I finally got HULU back which means that I will be able to watch more WWE action. Yes, I have the network, but I wanted more than that. As such, I have been able to get to watch a few things and will comment on them as I move forward.

Last night in Long Island, RAW came through for the last time in that arena. I didn’t know Long Island was so big, but that’s because I’m an idiot. Here is my thoughts on just a few things, as I don’t want to bore you with a long winded post on a bunch of BS, and yes folks there was a lot of it online.

Too Much talk Up Front

South Park was right, wrestling has too much talk right now. The opening segment ate up a lot of my care for the program, so much so that I didn’t care for the match that ensued. As soon as the tag match with Ambrose and Reigns versus Rollins and Kane was made, I knew that Rollins would get pinned. Now we are to believe that Dean Ambrose will win the WWE Title this weekend. He won’t, nice try WWE.

Who Cares About Rusev?

I don’t. Lana is ok, but not without Rusev. Rusev has no credibility right now, especially after losing to Cena. I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulls off the big win at the Elimination Chamber and challenges Cena for a Champion versus Champion unification match.

The BRO Kick Still Wins

I recall going all the way back to 2007 saying that Ziggler should be the champion or a champion, and well he shows off yet again. Sheamus is ok, but I knew this was going his way and the feud continues despite countless matches. I’m tired of this pairing, and am tired of the BRO kick, as I call it.

Zack Ryder Gets To Fight John Cena

Zack Ryder is still employed? John Cena is making everyone on the roster look amazing. In this short match, the two were able to throw in a great match in my view, and a nice finish. Ryder makes a mistake, and Cena makes him pay. The cast of Entourage introduced Ryder, and the crowd ate it up. Cena’s win was not the finish though. Owens showed up power bombed him to hell, then stepped on the United States Title. Will Kevin Owens win at Elimination Chamber? I am calling a DQ finish.

Dean Ambrose is More over than Roman Reigns

I sure hope the WWE reads this blog. Keep pushing Dean Ambrose as a lunatic, and don’t let him win the title. In fact, just keep him strong going nuts everywhere. I don’t know if he’d make a great WWE champion, but I know that his character is getting over more than Roman Reigns right now. Whatever the case is, when he pulled into RAW with a police uniform and truck, I marked out. I loved the notion and I like that he’s unstable. Will he win at the chamber? No.

Raw had some nice moments, but even with the compact 90 minutes, it was a lot of talking. Talk is not wrestling, but hey, that’s what happens in this era. This is not NXT so I shouldn’t expect pure wrestling right?

Until my next update, listen to some podcasts or something. Drop me a line if you have a comment, or just ignore this as you usually do. Thanks.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

More Reviews

I will have a lot more content coming through.

I'm setting myself up for a move to Indianapolis right now.

After that, I'll be reviewing Raw, NXT, Smackdown, PPV, and commenting on other things.

I may even start a podcast, but we'll see how it all works.

In the mean time I'll be here and there, but expect a full return for all 2 of you readers.