Archive for December, 2010

12-30-10 TNA IMPACT! THOUGHTS

December 30, 2010

They start with Foley trying to talk Anderson out of his match with Morgan because of his concussion. This brings out Morgan and Hardy respectively. Hardy sets up matches for them both later. I thought Foley was done with TNA? Sorry, I haven’t been following this shit lately.

Eric Young dressed up as Moses or Father Time. Orlando is dressed as baby new year… fuck.

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12-28-10 WWE NXT SEASON 4 REVIEW

December 28, 2010

Johnny Curtis w/R-Truth vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Vicki & Jacob Novak

-Ziggler takes the advantage quick in this one, staying one step ahead of Curtis.

-Novak is scolded by Ziggler for being too close to Vicki. I guess we’re really doing the same angle two seasons in a row.

-Curtis makes the comeback but misses the leg drop off the top rope which got him a zigzag for the Ziggler pin.

-Josh on commentary is starting to sound like Michael Cole, please not Josh…

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

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The Punk Effect

December 28, 2010

I’ve had a night to think about this, trying not to get too excited about what a Punk ran Nexus could be. Obviously all of my problems with this point to one thing… the WWE.

The Nexus was the best surprise of 2010 and if it was done properly, it could have ranked up there with classic WWE moments. But in true WWE fashion, they have taken the fear out of Nexus by having one man (John Cena) take out the group single handedly. As you all know, I have not been a fan of how this has been carried out since Cena’s “firing”, basically for all the reasons CM Punk stated on RAW last night. Hearing Punk list off all the wrong things with Cena’s “firing” was awesome and a little part of me hopes he had something to do with this angle.

In thinking about the new Nexus direction, here are the things I pondered…

– If Punk is in control, where does that leave Wade Barrett and his power struggle with David Otunga. Not that I want to see a Otunga vs. Barrett feud but that did seem like that is where this was all going.

– Will the WWE actually get behind this and not fuck this up like they did the SES. Yeah, I understand Serena’s release was more because of her own doings but Gallows & Mercury were team players and still got the boot. Both more talented than most Nexus members.

– This does keep Nexus alive but then again it keeps them attached to Cena which makes the group one dimensional.

– Where will this leave Nexus in the long run when the Punk vs. Cena feud is over?

Ultimately I want this to work and think it could be good IF the proper work is put into it and establishes Punk as the true leader now. Also I think its important for them to have Punk send out Nexus to feud with other people, possibly picking up titles along the way giving Nexus more to do than just be Punk’s backup band in the Cena show.

I’m hopeful the WWE will do this right but also gun shy to get fully behind it. If Punk does have input in this, this could really work but the WWE has to trust him. The guy is a true talent and giving him a little artistic freedom like they’ve been letting him do on commentary could be the kick in the ass this company needs. Its been a rough decade for the WWE and taking chances is all they have in their court at the moment.

12-27-10 WWE RAW REVIEW

December 27, 2010

Last RAW of the year and the decade, let’s see if they actually try to end with a bang… but most likely not.

Not a good start, at least for me personally when you start a show with John Cena. He makes “jokes” about the shit that happened last week when CM Punk jumped his ass. We get a “CM Punk” chant, awesome. Cena finally admitted slighting Punk and spilling his soda. What an asshole, soda’s are not inexpensive! Geez! Cena then calls Punk out.

Punk calls Cena thoughtless, heartless and dishonest. Punk says this goes way farther than a spilled soda. Punk brings up his speech about going away and being a man of his word but instead he kept showing up. He then says Cena’s word is worthless. Punk then brings up what he did to Barrett at the ppv with the steel chairs. Punk brings up Cena ending Batista’s career. He calls Batista his friend… interesting. He brings up Cena name calling Vicki. Cena gets defensive about Batista then goes to make fun of Cole and himself. Punk says Cena isn’t funny. He said he is standing up to him and his bowlshit. Punk says this will all stop. Cena wants to settle this right now. Punk calls him predictable and how this is happening under his terms and how HE will call Cena out. Punk has a surprise…? Hmm.

Punk was solid here and its very interesting how all of a sudden the faces are doing more heel tactics like all the shit Punk called Cena out on and Punk (the heel) is the man of reason.

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NWA Hollywood Thoughts & Review [airdate: Dec 24 2010]

December 26, 2010

Here’s a review of NWA from Hollywood that aired on Friday, December 24, 2010. You can watch the whole episode on nwahollywood.com.

The Tribe battle Rasche Brown & Slymm to a Double DQ

–Sort of a mess. The Tribe actually did a better job being cowardly heels than Brown and Slymm being the fired up faces.

Colt Cabana Interview

  • Colt says the fans get to choose the stipulation of his title match against Adam Pearce.
  • He talks about starting 2011 with bringing home the NWA World Title.

–If there’s anybody who can cut an awesome promo like it’s 1985, it’s Classic Colt Cabana. Great promo.

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Merry Christmas from FighterHayabusa!

December 25, 2010

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for stopping by!

What is it going to take to save professional wrestling…

December 24, 2010

…Random thoughts from a loyally frustrated fan.

Just wrapping up from a Christmas Eve, Eve get-together when I got on the interwebs just to find out Kaval was released from the WWE. Sounds like they didn’t have anything for him…Kaval. Nothing to do… fucking WWE at it again. Puma and I had a brief text exchange after this and while this might not make sense as I have polished of a bottle of wine, some sort of peppermint cocktail and champagne here are some random thoughts about the state of wrestling…

How hard is it to have good wrestling matches, tell good stories with good production quality!? Basically the WWE look but with ROH’s matches and talent. Maybe we’re the issue because we expect too much? High expectations?? Yeah the WWE caters to the kiddies right now but even in the past they’ve had something for people who wanted to watch legit matches. Now everything is a Michael Cole joke, cookie cutter looks, attire and wrestling.

What is it going to take to wake these companies up? You can only beat us up for so long before we get tired of this nonsense and move on. These are scary times and as silly as it might sound to some this has always been in our lives, for both Puma and I for as long as we remember. This isn’t something easy for us to walk away from, we love this shit. Some watch the NBA, NFL, UFC and MLB just as religiously and yeah we know wrestling is more “entertainment” but regardless it doesn’t change that people can swear buy it.

I’m not saying I am done (just yet) but I am saying it is getting hard do to this when all we get is garbage and recycled bullshit. I hope things turn around soon but I just don’t see how it can. Something big has to happen to wake people up and realize we’re not asking for a lot. We’re just asking for quality wrestling AND entertainment.

WWE F*CKS UP AGAIN: Kaval released

December 23, 2010

Low-Ki, also known as Kaval in the WWE, was released today. I’ll post when I learn more details. In the meantime here are some tweets and reactions from folks in the industry:

Jim Ross

Kaval’s release from WWE surprised me. Don’t know the circumstances. Kaval won’t have any issues finding work. I wish him my best.

Low-Ki/Kaval

I have changed my Twitter name to OneWorldWarrior.

MVP

LOW-KI ! LOW-KI ! LOW-KI !

Shelton Benjamin

I guess my question is would you rather see him as a jobber for Wwe or the Indy phenom that he had been

Hurricane Helms

You’re a talented mafaka bro. @OneWorldWarrior Hope to see ya down the road.

Samoa Fuckin’ Joe

Huh Low Ki is back around? Hmm the cowards better keep their heads down someone is liable to get there #CraniumCracked.

[*Update]
John Cena

CeNation. Behind as always. I guess wwe has released kaval. I have no clue why but this close to holiday would probally mean…….

*picture courtesy of kavalofficial.com

NWA Hollywood Thoughts & Review [airdate: Dec 17 2010]

December 22, 2010

This episode is old in ‘internet time’ but a review had to be done regardless. You can see the episode in its entirety nwahollywood.com.

Show starts off with Adam Pierce cutting a promo.

  • He talks about himself and the Standard, his new posse (Austin Aries, Peter Avalon and KAOS).
  • Pierce says that they’re going to beat Team Cabana (Colt, Joey Ryan, Scorpio Sky and Willie Mack) in the main event.

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12-21-10 WWE SMACKDOWN REVIEW

December 21, 2010

Hello all this is Mascara De Fuego stepping in for the Great Puma who I believe is at a Swedish knitting convention in Kentucky. For those of you who are use to the NXT review on Tuesday night, I will be taking care of that tomorrow night… now on with the show!

Our commenter’s for tonight are Cole, Josh and Striker.

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