Only two days until the “WrestleMania of the summer”, SummerSlam, airs live on the WWE Network and on pay-per-view. Starting with NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV on Saturday (see Activision, “IV” means 4, not “IIII”), the biggest party of the summer will be a near-7-hour affair — it being one of the “Big Five” supercards on WWE’s calendar. So, to hype up such a spectacle, it makes sense to get Terry Crews to do your promotional hype video. And it…is…WONDERFULLLLL!
Well, all it took was for Jerry Lawler to get another Jerry (Lee Lewis) to give WWE the rights his biggest hit for the RAW-exclusive Bad Blood pay-per-view to be renamed “Great Balls of Fire.” Oh boy… However, I will say that the prospect and anticipation for a Universal Championship match with Brock Lesnar defending against Samoa Joe — as well as Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman in an Ambulance Match — has amped for the show. But just like WWE, they just have to quintuple-down on the pay-per-view absurd title of “Great Balls of Fire” by having a gaggle of WWE Superstars “sing” the lyrics to the Jerry Lee Lewis’ hit tune in the above promo video. Continue reading “Warning: This Video Contains WWE Superstars Singing ‘Great Balls of Fire’; You’ve Been Warned…”
It’s time for Episode/Room 112 (and bring four friends) of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses floating prisons, the smart-waterbottle, a refugee camp’s PS2-arcade & my favorite Paul Heyman promos! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “The Floating Prisons of Paul Heyman – WIRed #112”
Whether it’s as Paul Heyman or Paul E. Dangerously, as the boss of ECW, Brock Lesnar’s agent or the manager of any other wrestler, you’d have to admit that Paul Heyman is one of the most captivating wrestling characters of all time. Few people in the business are blessed with the ability to deliver a promo that simply captivates an audience, but Heyman is definitely one of them, because when he talks, we listen. Heyman has been in the business for over 25 years, and I’ve come across my three favorite iconic wrestling promos from the “Mr. Dangerously” himself, ranging from insulting the crowd, other wrestlers or his employer, Heyman’s verbal venom often knows no bounds. Continue reading “My Three Favorite Paul Heyman Promos”
Pretty intense, right?
WWE’s website has a new article up with several Superstars looking back at CM Punk’s famous “pipebomb” promo from the June 27th, 2011 RAW Supershow. When CM Punk grabbed the microphone at the end of the main event on RAW, the mouthpiece turned into his personal weapon to unleash one of the most powerful outbursts the WWE Universe has ever witnessed. CM Punk delivers a star-making soliloquy taking aim at WWE brass and voicing his frustrations with the sports-entertainment landscape. Here are some comments after the break. Continue reading “WWE Superstars Look Back at CM Punk’s Infamous “Pipe Bomb” Promo from June 27th, 2011″