There is less than one month until WrestleMania 30. In 30 days, the biggest spectacle of the year for the WWE will take place in New Orleans. This is the time all WWE fans should be feeling the excitement. It is the time to gear up, and prepare for that special Sunday that only comes once a year. This is the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA and NHL Championship Playoffs rolled into one for professional wrestling fans. Yet, does anyone else feel that this year things seem a little off? Perhaps it could be said, even falling flat? (more…)
Welcome back to my feature about my hypothetical run as General Manager of my beloved Cleveland Browns. The first installment included me talking about making sure the front office created a clear-cut gameplan for the organization as well as making a couple brief points on some of the roster decisions for the upcoming season. This time around, I’m going to go more in-depth about free agency and the draft. (more…)
Thomas Crawford: All in all, this was an amazing episode. This had the most dramatic scenes since Carl stood over an unconscious Rick and told him he had failed them. So, Beth wants to have a drink. Not a drink of water, she wants her first drink of alcohol. SPOILERS… (more…)
The show started when Paul Heyman came out to CM Punk’s music, dropped a pipebomb, and blamed the fans because CM Punk is gone. Heyman said fans don’t like truth that they took Punk away from Heyman and away from themselves. He also blamed Undertaker because Punk couldn’t beat the streak at ‘Mania NY/NJ. This turned into a big build up of Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker match at Mania XXX. (more…)
The WWE Tag Team Division is going strong. It is the epitome of competition. Teams face off for the grandest prize for teams in sports entertainment, the WWE Tag Team Titles. Fans have heard it for over a year now. The Tag Team Division is the deepest it has been in years.” It seems to be the truth. However, taking a solid look at what the Tag Division has become, is it really as “deep” as announcers claim? (more…)
Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:
WrestleMania VII (March 24, 1991) – Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (Los Angeles, CA) – Main Event: Hulk Hogan vs. Sgt. Slaughter (WWF Championship) – Announcers: Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Lord Alfred Hayes, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Sean Mooney, Regis Philbin, Alex Trebek, and Marla Maples.
Jingoism was in full effect at WrestleMania VII. With the Gulf War dominating the news cycle (the war officially ended almost a month earlier) and the controversial WWF storyline that saw former G.I. Joe Sgt. Slaughter as an Iraqi sympathizer (and WWF champ), fans were ready to blow the roof off the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – er, the LA Memorial Sports Arena. Originally planned for the Coliseum, the WWF moved the event indoors – they have said it was for security reasons, others have said it was for a lack of ticket sales. Whatever the reason (and whatever volume enhancements the WWF techs gave the crowd for the broadcast, which seem to be extraordinarily high), WrestleMania VII might lack a bit of the visual spectacle of past events, but it more than makes up for it with intensity.
Kelen Conley: Wowsers. What an episode. I know some people hate these character driven stories and just want to see walker walker smashy smashy run run all the time, but this was GOOD. No, Excellent. SPOILERS… (more…)
Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:
The opening introduction to WrestleMania VI has Vince McMahon talking over a scrolling image of heavenly constellations, eventually revealing the images of Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior. It’s a fitting opening to the year’s biggest PPV, as the focus is on wrestlers who have been pumped up to be larger than life (either in stature or personality). Looking back on WrestleMania VI now, it’s like watching a bad Saturday morning cartoon. It’s a bit like watching the Laff-A-Lympics, except its largely filled with characters you don’t like or have forgotten to remember.
Time for my late night Monday Raw Review. I have watched, listened, and taken a few notes to help me remember what I viewed. The fact is that I had a lot of hopes for this Raw. Some were fulfilled, some fell flat. If you watched, you probably know what I mean. Let’s get started with the breakdown. (more…)