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Before I shut it down for the night I want to acknowledge the rumor going around that Bully Ray reportedly held a meeting backstage this weekend announcing he’s finished with TNA. Now obviously I don’t know what’s next for him but I hope his career isn’t finished with. He has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes over the last 2-3 years and is arguably in the best shape of his career. I just think he still has more to offer the wonderful world of pro wrestling and hope to see him show up again.

Before I shut it down for the night I want to acknowledge the rumor going around that Bully Ray reportedly held a meeting backstage this weekend announcing he’s finished with TNA. Now obviously I don’t know what’s next for him but I hope his career isn’t finished with. He has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes over the last 2-3 years and is arguably in the best shape of his career. I just think he still has more to offer the wonderful world of pro wrestling and hope to see him show up again.

A few thoughts on Summerslam…


Good showing tonight by the WWE at Summerslam. The obvious story of the night was Brock continuing his dominance over the WWE, winning his first title in over 10 years. I’m interested to see what’s next with him, as well as the Bella twins. They best have solid reasoning as to why Nikki did what she did and not have done the swerve for simple shock value. I know I’ll catch shit for it, but I’m not completely sold on Roman Reigns. Yet. To me the best thing to come out of the Shield thus far is Ambrose. He reminds me of HBK for some reason. And lastly, I’m giving Ziggler one last shot before I just give up on him. I’m glad to see the WWE show a little faith in him again. Now if they’d just show a little faith in their secondary titles!

That was basically a “talent enhancement” match, right? I’ve seen the Gambler put up a better fight on a Saturday night on TBS at 6:05! lullllllll

That was basically a “talent enhancement” match, right? I’ve seen the Gambler put up a better fight on a Saturday night on TBS at 6:05! lullllllll

I wish I could say I was excited for Ziggler’s run with the IC strap but I’d be lying. These days there is 0 prestige with that title in my eyes. I mean how many non-title matches do we see the champ lose on a regular basis? Too many. A lack of prestige makes title defenses on pay-per-view seem unimportant, and that’s a shame. If matches are unimportant to people where’s the incentive to pay to see the matches in the first place? The Summerslam card seems decent to me, but I can tell you now, almost none of the matches from the undercard will stick out in my mind next year.As much as I love the WWE Network it’s starting to feel to me that it’s detracting from the creative side. Almost like the powers that be just want your $9.99 and once they have it they think the old cards from vault will keep you locked in? Add 3-hour Raws in every week and I fear the WWE may be spreading itself thin at the moment. Or they just don’t give a fuck.

I wish I could say I was excited for Ziggler’s run with the IC strap but I’d be lying. These days there is 0 prestige with that title in my eyes. I mean how many non-title matches do we see the champ lose on a regular basis? Too many.

A lack of prestige makes title defenses on pay-per-view seem unimportant, and that’s a shame. If matches are unimportant to people where’s the incentive to pay to see the matches in the first place? The Summerslam card seems decent to me, but I can tell you now, almost none of the matches from the undercard will stick out in my mind next year.

As much as I love the WWE Network it’s starting to feel to me that it’s detracting from the creative side. Almost like the powers that be just want your $9.99 and once they have it they think the old cards from vault will keep you locked in? Add 3-hour Raws in every week and I fear the WWE may be spreading itself thin at the moment. Or they just don’t give a fuck.

(Source: prowrestlingnow)

I really wish the AJ-Paige match had been given more time. Their frienemy feud has really grown on me. And does anyone else cringe when they see the Rampaige executed?

For the vocal minority saying that Cesaro is on the outs in the WWE, tonight’s showing by Cesaro against Cena should silence them.

Make no mistake about it. Cesaro is the future of the WWE and I still stand by that statement.

On a side note, I apologize for the lack of posts over the last month or two. It’s been a hectic summer.

shitloadsofwrestling:

StarDust is born [June 16th, 2014]
After weeks of Cody Rhodes insisting that Goldust get a better partner, tonight on Raw, Goldust finally found that partner. For weeks, Goldust has attempted to gain victory with numerous superstars until finally picking up a win with his partner tonight, StarDust. Who… looks suspiciously like… Ace Perry.
I mean, Cody Rhodes.

Reminds me of Starman! (Pro Wrestling - NES)

shitloadsofwrestling:

StarDust is born [June 16th, 2014]

After weeks of Cody Rhodes insisting that Goldust get a better partner, tonight on Raw, Goldust finally found that partner. For weeks, Goldust has attempted to gain victory with numerous superstars until finally picking up a win with his partner tonight, StarDust. Who… looks suspiciously like… Ace Perry.

I mean, Cody Rhodes.

Reminds me of Starman! (Pro Wrestling - NES)

Jun 9
shitloadsofwrestling:

Kevin Steen signs a WWE Contract [June 9th, 2014]
I don’t know how well-known this is, since for whatever reason, no one’s really talking about this. But, this is huge news. Kevin Steen has signed a WWE contract!

After speaking with WWE sources, WZ can confirm Kevin Steen has signed a deal with WWE. 
 The former Ring of Honor World Champion has been rumored to have been on WWE’s radar for quite sometime. We had previously reported that Steen was part of a try-out camp for WWE, but nothing more was known regarding the probability of him being signed. 
 He has now signed, and is expected to finish up his independent bookings and obligations. An exact time is unknown as to when he will report to the NXT Performance Center, but Steen is still advertised for independent shows through the month of June. 


(Source)

NXT is straight stacked. Exciting time to be a wrasslin’ fan.

shitloadsofwrestling:

Kevin Steen signs a WWE Contract [June 9th, 2014]

I don’t know how well-known this is, since for whatever reason, no one’s really talking about this. But, this is huge news. Kevin Steen has signed a WWE contract!

After speaking with WWE sources, WZ can confirm Kevin Steen has signed a deal with WWE.

The former Ring of Honor World Champion has been rumored to have been on WWE’s radar for quite sometime. We had previously reported that Steen was part of a try-out camp for WWE, but nothing more was known regarding the probability of him being signed.

He has now signed, and is expected to finish up his independent bookings and obligations. An exact time is unknown as to when he will report to the NXT Performance Center, but Steen is still advertised for independent shows through the month of June.

(Source)

NXT is straight stacked. Exciting time to be a wrasslin’ fan.

Jun 7

The Ad Council’s Fatherhood campaign, being spearheaded by the WWE, is awesome. Kudos to Titus, Roman & Alberto for being involved in their kid’s lives. The fact they are on the road so often yet still take the time to be fathers to their children is a powerful statement to the fact that, regardless of the situation, there’s no real excuse to not step up and be a part of your children’s lives. Take 30 seconds to watch the Roman Reigns spot, posted here. It’s gold!

Jun 4
wcwworldwide:

Big Van Vader - Inside Wrestling: Wrestling Yearbook [Winter 1996]
Behemoth.

wcwworldwide never lets me down! Yet another terrific shot of one of my all-time favorite professional wrestlers.

wcwworldwide:

Big Van Vader - Inside Wrestling: Wrestling Yearbook [Winter 1996]

Behemoth.

wcwworldwide never lets me down! Yet another terrific shot of one of my all-time favorite professional wrestlers.