December 18, 2016

Preview: End Of The Line

Hello guys. I remembered that there is a ppv today! I think I'm supposed to help my friend move, so I might not be sitting down at 4 to watch. That would be the first time in a year that I wouldn't be watching a WWE PPV live. Woe is me?

Maybe I'll do the big year end post this year. I guess I usually do a response to the Marshall's, but I could type one out when I'm down in Ashland in a few days. In the meantime....

 Big Cass vs. Rusev
So this is the preshow match. If you aren't paying attention....Enzo got nekkid backstage and ended up seeing Lana. Rusev, of course, was offended by the nekkid man around "his" lady. The next week, Lana and Rusev pretended to have a fight to trick Enzo into coming to Lana's hotel room, only to have "The Only Man That Can Have Me" CRUSH! So yeah, Enzo is a complete creep. His big buddy is defending him. So Rusev is kind of the babyface (again) except for the collusion the couple attempted. Anyways, this is a big multi layered story and it continues on the preshow. Can't complain.

The New Day (Big E and/or Kofi Kingston and/or Xavier Woods) (c) vs. Cesaro and Sheamus
Now that they are the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions..I'm sure they will lose immediately. Something you might not know, the pretape in the bar with Cesaro and Sheamus a few weeks ago was actually a beat by beat remake of a scene from "The Wrestler."  I guess it was Dick Murdoch and maybe Dusty Rhodes in the bar bonding over a bar fight. That being said....I still don't enjoy the reluctant tag team and wish Cesaro was in the main event scene of that other WWE show.

Sami Zayn vs. Braun Strowman
So every week Sami and Mick yell at each other. Braun can't tell the difference between various weaklings. Can "The Underdog From The Underground" do it? BTW...the internet/podcasts have been saying they aren't into this storyline because Mick has been doing passionate yelly promos. Why is Mick Foley and Sami Zayn so closely connected? Maybe I'm reading too much into this. We'll see.....

Rich Swann (c) vs. T.J. Perkins vs. The Brian Kendrick
These guys all have wins over each other. Perkins beat Swann, Swann beat Kendrick, and Kendrick beat Perkins (I think that's how it goes....I hardly pay attention to these matches). This might be good? I'm not that into it.

Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
30 Minute Iron Man Match. I hope this is good. I think I enjoyed the falls count anywhere match on RAW. For such a long feud, they haven't had that really good memorable match that they might have had on an NXT show. It's like the Balor vs Joe feud. Good luck ladies.

Chris Jericho vs. Seth Rollins
We don't know if the best friends are best friends anymore. Intrigue. I have a bad feeling that Jericho vs Owens will be a Wrestlemania match. That will be the internet mark match on the card (you know...the old CM Punk spot). The other big news about this match is that this is the first ppv in the last 17 appearances that Rollins won't be in a title match. I could totally see this being a match where Jericho wrestles as the babyface and Rollins wrestles heel, despite their characters. Chris Jericho: Ace Of WWE?

Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns
Reigns will probably win. He doesn't even seem built up. Probably cause they know if they build him up, he'll get booed. I miss having babyfaces that I actually want to cheer for. I especially miss having a babyface in the top spot that I want to cheer for. Miss you DBD.

Well, well, well. Have fun guys. Rock Kick! Goodbye.  

December 16, 2016

December 04, 2016

Don't go chasing waterfalls.

I'm laying around recovering from The Lowmen playing their first show in 14 months last night. We stayed up all night drinking booze. I think I had Rainier, Tecate, Corona, Shiraz, Tequila, and Whiskey. I don't even like whiskey. Went to bed at 7. Party! I shockingly feel more sore (headbanging and what not) than I do hungover.

Anyways, I thought I'd do a quick preview that maybe I can get done before the show starts in a half hour.

Apollo Crews, The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder), and American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable) vs. Curt Hawkins, The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch), and The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor)

Pre show match. It hasn't started yet. Face the facts. I don't care. Oh...Peter Rosenberg is on the preshow panel with Renee and Booker. It's weird.

Heath Slater and Rhyno (c) vs. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton)
Well, I think this is the end of the title run. At least he got an above ground pool and kept his kids fed. I can't decide if Randy is more interesting now or not. Well, I think by nature of this story going on for more than 2 weeks (Remember that awful Daniel Bryan thing?) that he is inherently more interesting. Oh...and Rhyno like shaved off his beard and has big stubbly mutton chops. It's really odd looking. As bad as Rusev's beard that he shaved so he wouldn't look like Roman Reigns.

Kalisto vs. Baron Corbin
Chairs Match
Hmm. Well I'm sure Corbin will win and this match will suck. It's too bad Kalisto has just turned into another version of Sin Cara. I miss his awkward excited badly done promos. They're the best. Are there rules to a Chairs Match? Is it just a no DQ match? I can't remember.

Nikki Bella vs. Carmella
The thing that almost every match on this card has is an extended history. I'm reasonably excited for a match that pre brand split I wouldn't have cared about. I like how Carmella has been bringing in  John Cena to her promos to say mean things about Nikki. (I sat here for a few minutes trying to think of some take to make, but really I think this is just decent television that I'll enjoy watching)

The Miz (c) (with Maryse) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ladder Match
Well, The Miz started appearing on Total Divas this season. He's comes across exactly like I thought he would. He seems like a guy that just regurgitates things. It's like if Bryan Danielson is Van Gogh, Mike Mizanin is one of those painters that just replicates paintings that already exist. It's why he's capable of having good matches/performances, but he's still meaningless in the scheme of things, and is able to trick people into thinking he's talented. This match will probably be good, but no Shawn vs Razor.

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
Tables Match
Aw yes. My girl. Oh...and tables matches usually have a coherent rules structure. First through a table loses. So yeah this should be fun. With muscle butt.

AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
TLC Match
I wonder if James Ellsworth will get involved? I'd be a little more excited if I wasn't expecting tons of shenanigans. Oh, and if Ambrose wasn't an awkward joke.

The show is starting. Have I mentioned how much I hate dreadlocks? I don't understand them and I find them gross. Why is there a four man booth? I think I've given up on World Tag League. It was super boring...except Billy Gunn. Who was great.