Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kharma's Exit Speech-WTF?

Inspired By This
Ironically, she used an old story about Jim Ross to turn herself babyface and kill a lot of goodwill Jim Ross has created with the WWE Universe for almost two decades.

I saw the same "promo" that you all did. For someone who came in with as much force and momentum as Kharma did, the exit speech left me wondering. Why pull the rug out from under her? I am gonna have a hard time suspending belief and seeing her as a  MONSTER HEEL. Unless of course this leads to something else, which I doubt. Also the Bella Twins should be ashamed of themselves for their tasteless comments.

I did not tweet my disdain for Jim Ross, because I don't have any. The guy has been in the business longer than I have been alive. He knows what makes or breaks a wrestler......scuze me WWE Superstar..

Thomas Holzerman Someone who's going out for a year doesn't need momentum.....You relaunch her in a year by having her destroy the Bella Twins. Simple. Effective.

The only way that this can happen logically is if they (WWE) keep tabs on Kharma. and if the Bella Twins continue their tasteless comments towards her, or if  some of the divas join the "make fun of Kharma" bandwagon.  Every month have the comments get worse and worse. Kharma can't touch those two skanks because of her high risk pregnancy. Hell even celebrate the birth of the baby, by having Superstars congratulate her, have Vince and JR send bouquets of flowers to the hospital. That way JR isn't seen as a jerk. The final straw is to have the Bella Twins send a bouquet too. Only with negative comments on the card. Kharma sees that, and its the last straw, she doesn't even repeat the comments beacuse they are THAT hurtful. She basically has another meltdown and turns into her old DIVA beating self!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Aftermath of "Style Battle" my first EVOLVE critcism. (sort of)

I have been supporting EVOLVE in my blog since its inception. I gotta say that its cards were getting better and better with each show. Style Battle was a great concept. I just don't like the outcome.
If you're gonna make a big deal, about a guy not being in the tourney, and then have a voting campaign to get him in, at least get him to the finals against AR Fox since you're promoting the rematch from the last card. If you still want to put AR Fox over have Rich Swann lose (gracefully) in the finals of the match.
Why does this guy keep losing? Chasing that elusive victory, was a great story line, if Fish won the tourney it would of been a shot at redemption for him. (if he hadn't won his match at EVOLVE 6, but then again look who Bobby beat....)
He makes it to the finals and he LOSES, but then again look what he and ARIK CANNON are doing in DGUSA......

There are many reasons as to why things happen the way they do. I'm not inside the EVOLVE offices, I'm just a fan, hopefully things will be explained and elaborated upon on the next card.

Ring Of Honor Sold To Sinclair Broadcasting


Ring of Honor has been sold to Sinclair Broadcasting.
You can read about it up above.

Kind of a bummer that there will be NO CT stations but fear not Ring of Honor will make its show available on its website

The more places for people to make a living in the better it is for everyone, plus the other 2 US companies are gonna have to up their game with more competition. Its a win for the fans, and a win for the performers.

The show is expected to air on the following stations:

WTTA Ch. 38 in Tampa
WUCW Ch. 23 in Minneapolis
WPMY Ch. 22 in Pittsburgh
WNUV Ch. 54 in Baltimore
either WLFL or WRDC in Raleigh
Either WUXP or WNAB in Nashville
WSTR Ch.64 in Cincinnati
Either WCGV or WVTV in Milwaukee
WMYA Ch. 40 in Asheville/Greenville/Spartanburg
KMYS Ch. 35 in San Antonio
Either WTTO, WABM or WDBB in Birmingham
WTVZ Ch. 33 in Norfolk
Either KVMY or KVCW in Las Vegas
KOCB Ch. 34 in Oklahoma City
WMYV Ch. 48 in Greensboro
WNYO Ch. 49 in Buffalo
WFGX Ch. 35 in Mobile
WDKA Ch. 49 in Cape Girardeau
WNYS Ch. 43 in Syracuse, NY
WMMP Ch. 36 in Charleston, SC

Hopefully Sinclair can pick up more affiliates and more steam with time.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tribute To The Macho Man

One of my childhood heroes has passed on.

Randy Savage was one of a kind, while everyone and their mama was cheering for Hulk Hogan, I was cheering for Randy Savage to retain his title at Wrestlemania V. Of course we know how that ended.

Wrestlemania III was all about Andre vs Hogan, but Steamboat and Savage stole the show. It doesn't matter what he did, you cheered him.

When he dropped a bell on the throat of Ricky Steamboat, people winced, I was in disbelief. Track down the backstage video of him asking Bruno about Steamboat's condition, after the fact. What a heel!

He had a career long before he entered the WWF, but I will always remember him during his WWF years. Even when he went to WCW and re-ignited his feud with Hulk Hogan, while everyone was pushing for Hulk to win, I was pushing for Savage. They don't make em like that anymore.

In these days of internet immediacy, the era of Randy Savage will never be forgotten. He had a presence about him, you knew who he was, and why he was there. He was there to wrestle and put on a show. You couldn't script a guy like Randy Savage. He was a loose cannon, before loose cannon became a catch phrase.

You can't fake that kind of intensity. How would it look to someone like Savage, if a TV writer handed him a promo. Savage would probably drag them into the ring and beat the tar out of them......and he would make it so real even smart marks would be fooled. Because smart marks think they know everything.

What I know is that one of my heroes is gone.......but not forgotten.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Interview with Dimitrios "Greek God" Papadon

From-Corinthos, Greece
Finisher-Shining Wizard

Dimitrios Papadon wrestles for New York Wrestling Connection and he took a few minutes of his time to talk to a lowly blogger like me

1. How long have you been a pro wrestling fan?-All my life I have been a fan and still am.

2. When did you get your start?-After I graduated college I went to the LIWF in NY aka The Doghouse where I was trained by Homicide. I had my first match one month after I started training and within 6 months Homicide and was fueding in the min events. We had a great feud & a historical ladder match. I later continued my training after the Doghouse closed at the NYWC Academy where Mikey Whipwreck took me under his wing. I currently still train at NYWC every week.

2a. Give us an example of "paying dues" during training or out on the road. -Paying your dues means learning your trade by showing respect to those who paved the way before you. An example is doing what you are told by the bookers and veterans, keeping your mouth shut & ears open, & always having respect for your opponent, the match, & the company you are working for.

3. Who were some of your influences in developing your style?- Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Chris Benoit, Perry Saturn, Curt Hennig, William Regal, Ric Flair, and so many others. I take a little bit from everyone and from everywhere.

4. Do you think the term "wrestling" is a dirty word?-Wrestling is NOT a dirty word at all. A rose by any other name still smells the same. But there is a difference b/ween  Pro-Wrestling & Sports Entertainment.

4a. Are titles "props" or should they mean something?- Belts do have meaning. Even though wrestling is a hybrid of sports and entertainment. The belts definitely have meaning. The promoter who awards you his championship to a specific wrestler means that he or she believes in that wrestler in carrying their company and represent it to the world. To win a championship is an honor.

5. Where will you be wrestling next?-I will be wrestling next for NWA Doghouse/, DXW ON 5/20, & for NYWC on 5/21

6. Tell us a little about NYWC:
The NYWC Academy is the best place to learn how to wrestle and I recommend anyone who is interested in wanting to be a wrestler or wants to better his or her craft to go to the NYWC Academy. Such wrestlers as Zack Ryder, Curt Hawkins, Trent Baretta, Matt Striker, Mike Mondo(aka Mikey from the spirit squad)came from the school. Also Darren Young is a NYWC alumnist. So go www.nywcwrestling.com for details on training and shows.

My thanks go to GGP for taking time out to do this

Fantasy Booking Sheet-D.U.F's vs A List

Are you a D.U.F.?
That's what Sami Callihan and Arik Cannon have been asking fans via Yoo Toob video.

On one side you have the great unwashed masses represented by D.U.F.'s the outcasts, the one's that don't subscribe to the status quo, the one's that are different, the one's with go funny eyes, no self control....the list goes on.

On the other side you have the velvet ropers, the one's that belong to the exclusive clubs, the one's that control what goes on in the champagne room, led by Larry "Comp Me" Dallas. Christ the match writes it self.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Evolve Asks The Fans Again-Should Rich Swann Take Part In "Style Battle"

Who-Rich Swann
What-Style Battle tournament
When-May 20th in Union City, NJ at The ACE Arena (Tickets now on sale in the EVOLVEwrestling.com Shop or by calling 267-519-9744).

If you go to http://www.evolvewrestling.com there is a poll there that asks fans whether Rich Swann should take part in the "Style Battle Tourney". If you need further convincing here is the man himself
telling you why.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Impact Wrestling?-I'll believe it when I see it.

"....tonight's show will change the face of TNA forever.": TNA
"....this is the biggest night in the history of our sport.": Tony Schiavone (WCW)
"...no more TNA just IMPACT!": Hulk Hogan tweet

How many times can a company promote CHANGE and still keep serving up the same ol' slop?

If TNA is "All About Wrestling" then show wrestling, trim the long winded promos, and the nonsensical backstage segments"

You have 2 hrs, showcase  your talent, and leave us wanting MORE.

Titles should be more than just props, they should mean something. You should make me want to CARE about your talent. There's gotta be some sizzle, but after the sizzle you gotta give me some steak.

NWA Hollywood produces a great show and its ON THE INTERNET. I care more about that show than I do IMPACT. I may be just a "mark" for wrestling, but that's what I want to see.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I Don't Care What Name She Goes By-KHARMA Is Upon Us.

I haven't been this amped about a wrestler debuting in ANY company in a long time. I am going to enjoy Aweso....excuse me KHARMA make mince meat out of the DIVAS.
These pretty girls are gonna be licking her boots. Obviously the beatdowns can't go on forever, but it should be a great build up to KHARMA vs Beth Pheonix or Trish Stratus
There is one woman who is just as hard hitting as KHARMA, and she's not even in the WWE/TNA.
I will let you guys mull over as to who I am talking about. What I really want to see down the line is for KHARMA to go after one of the men's belts.  There are so many ways that they could go with this talent its not even funny. I wouldn't want to laugh at KHARMA cause she would squash me like a bug.

Monday, May 2, 2011

TNA: Can't Leave Well Enough Alone-Just Who Is Behind "The Network"?

That's what Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan, and crew want to know.....

Wouldn't it be cool if it was....

Wouldn't it be something if it was...

But it will probably end up being...

Cena Announces Osama's End After PPV

I  actually found out via twitter, but the impact is still the same. Yet there were some people that were actually saying that this was a "swerve". "Its all a plan to draw attention away from the economic meltdown." We are wrestling fans, but we are also Americans, so let's all "mark out" together in UNITY. BUT Let us never forget what brought us to this point!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Would TNA be stupid/foolish enough to do THIS?


Well since TNA is issuing open challenges to anyone in popular culture mull on this for a bit....

Last night President Obama came out "Real American". Great sense of humor. I wonder what the brain trusts in TNA are saying about this.

Scenario 1-On the opening segment of next week's IMPACT. Hulk Hogan comes out and challenges the president to a debate. Cue double of course.

Scenario 2-The double wins the debate and Hogan can't stand it. As the debate is over and they go to shake hands. Hogan, clotheslines the Obamaclone, and challenges him to a BIRTH CERTIFICATE ON A POLL MATCH. The stipulation-whoever can PIN his birth certificate on the poll wins.

Just to clarify the above was A JOKE!