A show of hands: who felt physically exhausted after watching WWE WrestleMania 34 this past April? I’m talking about starting the near SEVEN HOURS show from the pre-show kickoff to the WWE sign-off graphic with Roman Reigns covered in blood. **raises hands** With RAW being 3 hours (thank you for the condensed 1-1/2 hour re-braodcast, Hulu), SmackDown likely move to Fox and possible extension to 3 hours, and now every pay-per-view being brand-combined and extended by another hour, you’d think that WrestleMania and the other “Big Four” events that already use the RAW and SmackDown rosters (SummerSlam, Royal Rumble, and Survivor Series) would be exempt. Well, as far a WrestleMania is concerned, L-O-L of course not; it appears that next year’s WrestleMania might find a way to go even longer than this year’s, somehow…someway. Why God? Continue reading “Who’s Ready for an EIGHT-HOUR WrestleMania 35?”
Le sigh. Now, I know that EVERY SINGLE YEAR there are going to be gripes and complaints about who “needs to be”, “should be” and “deserves to be” in the WWE Hall of Fame. Remember the multiple online arguments about Randy Savage getting inducted? Or even Bruno Sammartino? Or J-E-Double F, J-A-Double R-E-Double T?!? Now, all three of those guys made it to the Hall of Fame, but one omission that grinds my gears (especially due to the constant rumors and false-positive leaks/reports) is the lack of the late-Bam Bam Bigelow’s absence from the WWE Hall of Fame. Continue reading “Well, Maybe Bam Bam Bigelow Will Get Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame Next Year…”
While Eddie Guerrero never main-evented a WrestleMania in his storied career, it is still difficult to argue that his match with Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX definitely FELT like a main event match for all intents and purposes. Despite being the third-to-the-last match at the show, Guerrero and Angle put on quite the performance with all of the drama and athleticism fitting of ANY WrestleMania’s main event match. To this day, it stands as my SECOND favorite WrestleMania match of all time (with Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels at the following year’s WrestleMania at number one on my list). Continue reading “Remembering Eddie Guerrero Outsmarting Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XX to Retain the WWE Championship…”
Learning is a wonderful thing that I refuse to take for granted. Practically everyday we have a chance to learn some new fact, story, skill, and various other things everyday. This past week, I learned of the certain rules that WWE, WrestleCade, ROH and several promotions headed to New Orleans for the week of WrestleMania 34 have to abide by. This information is all thanks to an interview from Post Wrestling’s John Pollock with Russell Naquin of the Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Continue reading “Here Are Some of the Rules & Regulations of Pro Wrestling in Louisiana in Place for WrestleMania Week”
UPDATE (3/22/2018): Due to an injury and rumored WWE return, Mysterio was pulled from the event: Rey Mysterio is off of Sunday's New Japan card in Long Beach, the new match is Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Will Ospreay — John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) March 22, 2018 ORIGINAL STORY: It seems that Chris Jericho’s method of going from a recent WWE appearance and/or active participation to taking matches for … Continue reading After His Surprise Royal Rumble Appearance, Rey Mysterio Is Heading To New Japan Pro Wrestling
A bunch of things happened at WrestleMania 32, two weeks ago in Dallas (well, Arlington) and opinions range from “worst WrestleMania ever” (an unfair and whiny exaggeration) to “the greatest thing I’ve ever seen” (also exaggerated). Personally, I thought the show was really good, and the match of the night was — without a shadow of any doubt — the triple-threat match for the WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP. Sasha, Becky and Charlotte knocked out of the park, and apparently, so did WWE.
Continue reading “So, WrestleMania XXXII Broke a Whole BUNCHA Records!”
A lot of pro wrestlers have gotten hurt in the last year — specifically in WWE, John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Sting, Seth Rollins, Nikki Bella, Tyson Kid, etc. — however the addition of the “Swiss Superman” Cesaro on the IR was pretty painful. It seemed like only yesterday in November 2015 when it appeared that WWE was giving him the push he deserved, he went down with a shoulder injury. His recovery timetable was announced as 4-6 months, but the good news is that estimate was giving FOUR MONTHS AGO!! Continue reading “Awaiting the Return of the Swiss Superman! Cesaro’s Coming Back!”
As the Undertaker prepares to take to the grandest stage in sports entertainment once more on April 3, a date with Shane McMahon inside Hell in a Cell awaiting him (because…well….REASONS), I want to relive one of the greatest matches that helped defined The American Bada**’s Career, when he went head-to-head against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania XXV in Houston, Texas, possibly the greatest match in the Undertaker’s 25-year run in World Wrestling Entertainment. Continue reading “The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania XXV (2009)”
Remember back in late-1990 and early-1991 when Sgt. Slaughter turned heel, became an Iraqi sympathizer? Pepperidge Farms remembers…wait…no, no I remember. That would later parlay into Slaughter defeating Ultimate Warrior for the WWE Championship at the 1991 Royal Rumble in January, leading for Hulk Hogan to take the title back for the good ol’ U-S-of-A at WrestleMania VII that March. But apparently, according to a former WWE producer, that wasn’t the original plan. Continue reading “So, Tugboat was ALMOST in the Main Event of WrestleMania VII in 1991…”
I understand Minecraft. I understand the interest in creating and building structures, vast worlds, raise animals and much more in a virtual environment; similar to LEGO. However, I am not that much into Minecraft as a game; it doesn’t quite tickle my fancy and I’m almost positive that has more to do with that childhood injury I suffered after falling off that bike and permanently … Continue reading Some Wonderful Soul Recreated WrestleMania 31 In Minecraft, And It’s Awesome!