Wednesday, July 28, 2010

TNA Hardcore Justice: Will It Bring the Needed Interest?

Things have been slow around here lately, and for good reason. The reason is wrestling is in a horribly boring state. Are the fans of the hot period of the late 90's really watching the current WWE product? I don't think so, I think the transition has been made to kids and their parents in the crowd wearing Rey Mysterio masks and John Cena shirts. It's quite simple, how can someone who lived through the glory years of WWF, WCW, and ECW era enjoy any of the forced crap that's on WWE TV these days.

This brings us to TNA, who had a run of decent interest with the buzz created by signing Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff.  The thought was Bischoff and Hogan would take TNA to the next level, but that really hasn't happened.  Hogan and Bischoff are both awesome on screen characters, and no doubt have experience working on the big stage in wrestling, but things just haven't clicked although there have been some major improvements such as bringing RVD, Jeff Hardy, and Mr. Anderson on board. 

After the recent period where WWE had about a 1 week run of good buzz surrounding the NXT angle before it went flat, it seemed like wrestling was in yet another boring period.  Then another buzz began, with Dixie Carter dropping hints about huge change coming to TNA.  Almost immediately rumors about Paul Heyman coming in and taking over began, and hope was once again alive that a watchable wrestling product for adult fans would be available.  Well Heyman's deal is still being kept under wraps, and it's not a guarantee he is coming in at all, but in the mean time TNA is hosting another farewell style PPV for ECW.  Many fans on the net are putting this idea down, saying it's time to just let ECW die.  I would agree if not for the fact that all of these ECW shows generate more emotion, excitement, and interest than ANYthing anyone else has done in years.  Seeing talent we don't see on an EVERY SINGLE WEEK basis.  Seeing the diverse characters that simply aren't there in wrestling anymore, and revisiting feuds and matches like Jerry Lynn vs. RVD and Tommy Dreamer vs. Raven, which haven't been done in years.

The ECW PPV may be something that has been done in a similar fashion in the past, but until people stop going bananas and chanting ECW with that pure raw ECW emotion, and until the Internet stops lighting up with fans hunting for more news and info on this "EV2.0" angle as that's the name TNA will be using for the group, I say its a great idea that will do well.  Hopefully it is something that will be a cool show to hold us over until TNA does the right thing, and pays Paul Heyman to come in and give him the chance to do what he does best....innovate and create a fresh new wrestling product like NO one else can.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

WWE Signs Austin Watson to Developmental Contract

WWE signed released TNA wrestler Austin Watson aka Consequences Creed to a developmental deal. Hopefully he'll move up to the main roster soon because he has a lot of experience and decent enough skills to prove a sucessful mid-carder.

I had some time so wanted to throw this up. Writing for the other site is taking up time among other things. Hopefully this site gets a writer who updates more often than I can.

I know the trolls are going to rage about this but the new site is going great, been getting some good comments and a lot of views. Hopefully I'll have a better article for this site in the future.

WWE Wrestling News

Sunday, July 18, 2010

ECW/TNA PPV News and more

TNA Wrestling officials are trying to put together a match between Rob Van Dam and Jerry Lynn for next month's Hard Justice pay-per-view, which would renew one of the most memorable rivalries in the history of ECW. Jerry Lynn has still been wrestling for ROH, and people who have worked with him say he's still got plenty of fuel in the tank.In addition to that, it is likely Sabu and Christopher Daniels will not be able to appear in this storyline because both stars have seemingly signed with a new promotion WFX. This promotion can be watched during the second hour of Smackdown on the “Comcast Network”. For more information see http://www.wfxwrestling.com/

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Welcome back Percy Pringle III!


After a "long long absense" one of the greatest managers of all time has return to Pro Wrestling for the NWA. Of course I'm speaking of Mr. Moody, Percy Pringle, Paul Bearer....etc. But the important thing is that he has lost none of his enthusiasm and looks fantastic. His battle with his health for several years was a definite scare that nearly claimed his life. To see it come full circle and have him back in the business he loves so much is nothing short of amazing.

WELCOME BACK PERCY PRINGLE III!

TO see his latest promo go to youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58a7M3JX21Q

Monday, July 5, 2010

WHat the WWE could do with this Undertaker Storyline

Who should be the Undertakers attacker(s)? Some people might say Kane, but that feud has been over done. Some might say Edge, but how would Edge know how to put Undertaker in a coma? Granted he was in the brood, but that gimmick didn’t really stick. Khali and Randy Orton face the same problem. So why not the “Other Side of Darkness”. “Other Side of Darkness” is a group in WFX (Look on the Comcast Network to see it at 9pm on Friday night). That consists of Gangrel (Former member of the ministry of darkness), Apoc (I think he was employed by OVW), and Kevin Thorn (Vampire from ECW).



Gangrel: He not only would know how to bring down the Undertaker, he’d have a reason to want to. Consider the fact that he is an older wrestler, fired by the WWE 3 times. 2 of those times before he even got on TV, While the Undertaker has been on WWE TV for an astounding 20 years. Oh, did I forget to mention the brutal beating that he, Edge and Christian suffered at the hands of “Ministry of Darkness”. So Gangrel gives us an experienced wrestler with a motive and a team to help him commit the deed.


Kevin Thorn: Kevin Thorn could have a motive. During his first run in the WWE, he was “Mordecai” (A gimmick that was rumored to be tailor maid to feud with the Undertaker). After a brief feud with Hardcore Holly, he was sent back to OVW. Almost a year and a half later, he returned as Kevin Thorn, A vampire with his Valet “Ariel” (Shelly Martinez). He spent a short time roaming the WWECW grounds until he was a part of “The New Breed”. After the split of “The New Breed” Arial was released from her contract (Due to backstage hazing by Batista) and Kevin Thorn was truly alone. He spent a little time with WWE wrestling dark matches before being sent to OVW and FCW and requesting his release. So he has a motive, the fact that WWE “stopped” him from ever getting a chance to wrestle the Undertaker.


Apoc: Aside from working for OVW and being part of the group he has no connection to the Undertaker. He’s basically just another body.


Paul Bearer: Now Paul isn’t a member of this group, but he has something that they should have. First he if anybody would know how to put the Undertaker in a coma, he has The Power of the urn, the internal knowledge of the darkness, and they weaknesses of the Undertaker and Kane. With this, the WWE would have a new faction and an interesting feud that makes sense… (Sort-of).


What do you think? For more info on WFX visit http://www.wfxwrestling.com and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WFX_Wrestling

Sunday, July 4, 2010

WWe's NXT interview with "Kaval"

WWE Rookie Kaval has an interview with WWE NXT. He talks about things like what he plans to do to keep his #1 ranking, discusses his finishing move, what it's like to wrestling in front of large crowds in Japan, as well as how being an Army brat helped prepare him for the lifestyle of a pro wrestler.

Here is Kaval's WWE Interview: Kaval Interview

WWE Wrestling News

Brock Lesnar Submits Shane Carwin and Remains Champion at UFC 116

In a fight that without a doubt lived up to the hype, Brock Lesnar survived the onslaught of Shane Carwin and went on to choke Carwin out in round 2 of their fight at UFC 116. The hype for this fight has been huge, with Lesnar being out of action for just about a year, and Carwin destroying every opponent he's faced without even being out of the first round, this fight earned it's billing of "biggest fight in UFC history." Carwin's knockout power and the fact that he wears 5XL gloves compared to Brocks 4XL have been big factors that had many believing Carwin had Brock's number.

As the fight started, Carwin rocked Lesnar, taking control and pounding Brock's face until he bled. At some points in this fight it seemed like the fight was definitely on the verge of being stopped, as Brock covered up as Shane kept punching away. Brock survived and got back to his feet to end round 1, and after the round was over it was apparent that Carwin had punched himself out and his stamina was pretty shot. Brock attacked, got Carwin on the ground, and locked him into a head and arm choke that caused the tap out. Brock was humble in his victory this time, being thankful for being alive at this point. Carwin was also humble and showed respect for Brock.

Many fans finally cheered Brock, as he motioned to them showing that he proved he has a chin. Many people up until this fight were still saying Brock had no chin, and would go down to Carwin. Now that Brock has shown he has a chin and can take on a real challenge and come out victorious, Brock remains at the top of the MMA world and now may have gained more respect from the MMA community than he ever has before. Next up will be Brock defending against Cain Velasquez, which no doubt will split MMA fans once again, but will once again prove that Brock Lesnar is still the number 1 draw in all of MMA, and is cementing his legendary status with every fight.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Not Going To Write As Many Articles

There aren't going to be as many articles posted because I have gotten a new job writing for a bigger site (with no trolls :). I'm still going to write for the Roundup just not as often.

Until next time.