June 29, 2016

Small meandering thoughts on The Club

So last week I was thinking about The Club. I told Dave that I really enjoyed the apology promo. While I totally agree that Gallows and Anderson haven't really been legitimized,  (I would guess we won't see that for quite awhile....Anderson isn't home grown) does it really matter? I don't wanna get too smarky, but Meltzer reported that AJ was meant to be Tito Santana, but the crowd (and his work) made him 2000s Shawn Michaels (a super over jobber that can main event or upper mid card anytime they want....and there might be a better analogy here WWE Steamboat?, WCW Lex Luger?, I don't know). 

Anyway, the association with AJ is what is keeping Gallows and Anderson near the top (obviously). There was no way Vince would push something he didn't create as anything other than cowards. But I'm not worried for them at all. 

My thought is that "The Club" is more Bullet Club than the Bullet Club is. The Japanese/ROH version  (while still entertaining) is incredibly silly now. Omega is over the top (btw.....4.75 for the Ladder Match? Nuts), and The Bucks and Cole do their silliness too. But AJ, Anderson, and Gallows are getting to actually cut promos that are so smarmy and sarcastic that I just imagine Nash and Hall giving them lessons. It's like the characters they were playing in Japan are becoming even more realized in my eyes, because they are cutting these fantastic promos every week. And all the backstage "ski" promos....classic. 

I just think that the more they stay on TV and get these moments, they'll continue to get over and continue to prove what they can do as characters, and that's when Vince will "legitimize" them. 

Hope that all made sense and I'm not pointing out the obvious. I'm watching some more Best In The World and eating some borscht that I made, and writing this. Multitasking! Is this weekend UFC 200? I uhhhhh...want to watch it. 

Stoked for G1. Not to be negative but I was hoping for Roderick Strong and Minoru Suzuki....but alas. Apparently the Internet thinks Marufuji is "overrated" or at least not as good lately. 

Did you know that MOOSE wrote his own theme song?

Thanks for the good thoughts. Shit was stressful, and now it's just a bummer. Hopefully I'm gaining cosmic points in the Iron Man Match that is life so I can make my boyhood dream come true and what not. No more screw jobs. 

Sounds like you both have adventures in the coming weeks. Be safe and have good journeys. Poncho Out. 

June 28, 2016

MMS: Dude

Does The Marshall have anything pertinent to say, or does he just enjoy the sound of his own voice??  Stay tuned to find out!

(here's a hint: gaBdniWdaS)

June 21, 2016

MMS: A Ladder Runs Through It

June 17, 2016

The Biggest Money In The Bank Preview Ever?

Coming to you from beautiful Ashland, Oregon is my new preview. I wrote that first sentence and then took a nap. It was hard work. Last night I sat in the rain for hours while watching The Wiz. The play was great, the rain not so much.

I think Best Of The Super Juniors was fun. I wish I had made bracket thingies like we do for G1. Might have added drama? Taguchi was a surprise. I've skipped everything but the finals the last few years...so I broke my "every damn match" cherry.

It's a day later. I went for a long walk away from my folks house and found a weird off the beaten path brewery and I'm enjoying a beer and blogging.

The Lucha Dragons vs The Dudley Boyz
Ummmm...okay? Did this get booked on Superstars? I'm sad the Kalisto experiment hasn't worked (I'd argue having your US Champ lose and hang out with a lose would cause that). He really needs a ppv match where he can be Samuray Del Sol and steal the show.

The Golden Truth vs Breezango
They should be called The Narcissists. I'm really glad that The Marshall is enjoying this stuff. I feel like he might have hated this if I just described it. Oh yeah...these two matches are preshow.

Apollo Crews vs Sheamus
Big question here is....does Sheamus job? I can't see this lasting long. Apollo still needs a character. Step up from the originally announced preshow...along with 3rd ppv in a row match.....

Baron Corbin vs Dolph Ziggler
End Of Days. I completely forgot what I had to say about little Nick last month. Maybe this will be a Nick win and they'll go for another 4 months.

Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs Natalya and Becky Lynch
Anybody watch the match on RAW? Ryan and I lost it laughing at Becky bringing up Two Paws just to make a "bring out my claws joke." We were sold. Oh yeah...and Paige won that match? Weird booking.

Rusev (c) (with Lana) vs. Titus O'Neil
This is going to be such a pleasure for Mister O'Neil. He will be loving his job and the aroma of this match. It's his lucky day to job to the Sexiest.

The New Day (Big Eand Kofi Kingston) (c) (with Xavier Woods) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs.Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch)
On paper this ppv is sounding awesome.....buy it's also sounding a little over booked. So...do The Club win now or later? Get the feeling the outcome has to do with a match happening elsewhere in the show?

John Cena vs AJ Styles
Nervous. Cena hasn't wrestled in awhile...and he's not facing Randy Orton. I hope it's good...and I hope Cena is starting his "Shawn Michaels 2000s" part of his career. But then....AJ is 38. But AJ really NEEDS a win. 

Sami Zayn vs. Cesarovs. Chris Jericho vs.Dean Ambrose vs.Kevin Owens vs.Alberto Del Rio
Well, well, well. This just sounds pretty, pretty, pretty good. My little chubster #1 draft pick sure would look good with a briefcase. The Poncho Man's TV show needs that intrigue. I actually thought your Jericho prediction was interesting....but I wouldn't be surprised if they just gave it to Del Rio....Or a returning cult leader? Maybe? 

Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Title
Wouldn't it be funny if Roman just lost clean in the middle and Seth suddenly became a big star? His promos may not be the most natural, but he controls a crowd so well. Essentially doing baby face promos that get him booed. He's the first guy to really do it properly against heel hero Roman. Hopefully Dean doesn't win the briefcase...he really doesn't deserve it. 

Watched Slamiversary. Technically it was probably an above average wrestling show. Personally...I couldn't handle Josh Matthews and was playing on my phone mimicking that fucker the whole time. He's horrible. The fucking worst. Brother Nero was pretty nuts. Braxton Miller? Was the worst. I literally paused the main event to win 25 dollars doing metal trivia online. Shit was bad. 

Watched an adaptation of Great Expectations at the Shakespeare Festival today. I thought it was interesting. I felt like it needed to be a little less artsy and a little more BBC. But that's maybe just me?

Enjoy the show guys. I feel like I had more to say....but I drank a couple beers. If I think of anything else...I'll text you. Wooooo.

June 14, 2016

MMS: One Key Bump

I was shopping for a couple things on Amazon the other day.  I had about $42 of stuff I needed, but you get free shipping if the order total is $50, so I started searching for some cheap wrestling gear to round out the order...

I wound up going with an extra phone charger.  White.  With car charger attachment. Hurray.

June 07, 2016

Bookmark Holla Holla

No MMS today, no point. Raw was like a commercial. Teddy Long is my favorite wrestler.