I haven't been to a wrestling pay per view since Ring of Honor's Best in the World in 2018, so when they announced that Final Battle would be taking place nearby I went and got a ticket. A few weeks prior came the shocking and sad announcement that ROH would be shutting down after this … Continue reading ROH Final Battle 2021
What is Elevation?
How does it really happen? We are a few days away from the Royal Rumble, and as always we are speculating as to who could and who should win. And with that comes the topic of elevation; that is, the idea that the Rumble could/should be used to elevate someone new to the main event … Continue reading What is Elevation?
What about Chris Benoit?
The past week or so has seen a resurgence in mentions of the name Chris Benoit, obviously set off by the first two episodes of the Dark Side of the Ring series on Vice TV. And with it the weird discussion about how he should be handled by us and the WWE given how he … Continue reading What about Chris Benoit?
Lio Rush, Contracts, and more
Let me start off by pledging not to get into any of the backstage rumor stuff with Lio Rush (or Sasha Banks or anyone else). I'm not back there, I don't know what really happened, and this stuff has degenerated to the point where people are willing to believe and run with whatever version of … Continue reading Lio Rush, Contracts, and more
TLC 2018 Thoughts
First, the quick and easy stuff: The pre-show matches were fine. The Cruiserweight Title Match between Buddy Murphy and Cedric Alexander was good while the Guitar Match between Elias and Bobby Lashley did what it needed to do. The Cruiserweight division has been good most of the year and it's good to hear people chanting … Continue reading TLC 2018 Thoughts
Extreme Rules Thoughts
First the quick and easy: The pre-show stuff was good. Sin Cara showed he can still go and Andrade Cien Almas is legit if you haven't watched him before he got called up. Remember though that things like he and Zelina Vega doing the tranquillo pose together during the match are going to be as … Continue reading Extreme Rules Thoughts
No one’s failed Daniel Bryan
July 6, 2018 was a day that some really absurd takes about Daniel Bryan were unleashed on us with functioning brains. In two different articles that I will not link to because I'm not here to serve up clicks for stuff I think is nonsense, it's been suggested that Daniel Bryan may be on his … Continue reading No one’s failed Daniel Bryan
Who’s to blame for Roman Reigns?
And where does he ultimately end up? So here we are, with WrestleMania 34 and the Greatest Royal Rumble in the books, and instead of some of us celebrating a new Universal Champion while others complain about him, we sit here with Brock Lesnar still as champion and Roman Reigns in limbo. It really seems … Continue reading Who’s to blame for Roman Reigns?
Fan Wars: Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan's clearance to wrestle and imminent return to the ring has had a very shall we say interesting side effect. We're not even 24 hours in and there is a civil war of sorts brewing between his most loyal fans and those of the man who has been the number one guy in the … Continue reading Fan Wars: Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan’s back! Now what?
Well......he's back! The official word came down from WWE today that Daniel Bryan is indeed cleared to wrestle again. So of course that means he's back for WrestleMania and beyond. I'm guessing that he'll work some kind of limited schedule, more frequently than Brock Lesnar does but not out on the road several nights a … Continue reading Daniel Bryan’s back! Now what?