I love professional wrestling for a variety of reasons. It’s silly, funny, dramatic, exciting, and in some spots, absolutely inspiring. Recently, one of my favorite wrestlers, CM Punk, decided that he was done with the WWE, and he left the company. After Monday’s Raw, it became clear that it wasn’t just a storyline, and that CM Punk would not be coming back. For me, I will greatly miss his contribution to the world of wrestling.
It’s not just because he was a great performer, and it’s not just because he was athletically gifted and a truly special speaker on the microphone. CM Punk was a huge inspiration in my life, recently, and it flat out sucks that a.) fans will never get to see him perform again, and b.) that I’ll probably never be able to let him know that he’s impacted me. When I admire someone, or they’ve influenced me in some way, I always try to make it a point to let that person know that they’ve done some serious good in the world, and it’s important for me to let that person know.
The WWE Network is a pseudo-revolutionary concept. It’s a hybrid live streaming/On Demand service paid at a monthly rate of $10/month to access essentially all professional wrestling that has aired on television since televised wrestling was a thing. Naturally, I had to try this out, and of course, I have thoughts on this topic.
Walmart currently has basically a wall of WWE DVDs for $5.00 a piece including releases like The Best of King of The Ring, The Best of WCW Clash of the Champions, The Greatest Cage Matches of All Time, ECW: Bloodsport, and many others. They also have the Best of SmackDown 2009-2010, as well. I let my wrestling fandom lapse during this this, so since I missed a great deal of this era, I decided to pick this DVD set up for a minuscule price.
Looks like I missed out on some gold during this era. Most of the set is filled with the lackluster DX run, The Undertaker’s last real run as a regular wrestler, Chris Jericho as an all around jerk, and something that I absolutely adore.. CM Punk and the Straight Edge Society. I’m a big fan of Punk’s, and I’ve gone back to watch a lot of these segments, but watching this DVD somehow makes it relevant to me again. I’m on the second disc of the set, and far and away, the segment that stands out most is Rey Mysterio’s daughter’s birthday. (more…)
Well, y’know, I wasn’t in love with this WrestleMania. It’s not that it wasn’t good, at all, most of the matches were fantastic, and provided the amount of entertainment that was to be expected with any WrestleMania, and with this one specifically. The only problem was.. well, it was predictable. That’s the right word.
Let’s take a look at each match without too much detail, because you don’t want to read all of that, right? (Ed. note: Too bad, I went into a lot of detail.) (more…)
If you know me at all, you know that I am a huge fan of professional wrestling, and now that I have this fancy little blog, I have a place to talk about this obsession of mine. Also, if you follow professional wrestling, you know that tonight marks the twenty fifth anniversary of WWE’s Royal Rumble PPV event. And you can color me excited about it.
This year, some of my favorite wrestlers are performing in the pre-main events with CM Punk facing Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship while Interim Raw General Manager and Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis oversees the bout as special guest referee. The other match that I’m looking forward to is my other favorite superstar Daniel Bryan (aka Bryan Danielson, aka The Best In The World, aka The American Dragon) as he defends his World Heavyweight Championship against The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry (aka Sexual Chocolate) and The Largest Athlete In The World, The Big Show (aka Paul White aka The Giant).
Now, there are a lot of possibilities that could happen after tonight, but with WWE’s recent announcement that this year’s Royal Rumble will any WWE superstar to enter the main event, I’ve come up with a couple of scenario’s that could possibly happen, so hit the jump to see what I think! (more…)