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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for April 26th 2010

Originally posted on my blog on April 27th 2010

I used screen capture for this post

iTunes Canada had it at a decent time tonight

I still think that removing the belt from A.J. Styles was a mistake. A big, big, big, big mistake. You were setting up to give it to Abyss were you not? Then you swerve and hand it to RVD ? What the freal for? Mistake! Styles could have handled holding that title for at lest another 5 months before it got tired. The logical step would have been to have him go against Abyss or even Eric Young for it, but noooooo you had to go and screw it up. No cookies for the crew. None.

Knock Outs match... Love vs Tara vs Rayne... Rayne won with a roll up and keeps her title.

Shannon Moore vs Kaz. And the story here is, that Kaz won the Lockdown ppv last week, but the championship belt is still in the possession of former champ Doug Williams who is still stuck in Europe because of the volcanic ash. For anyone who might have been wondering why Kaz came out without the belt. They started with a collar tie up that was quickly turned into an armlock by Moore. Kaz countered by tossing Moore over, then used a deep armdrag before following it with a scoop slam. He missed with the elbow though as Moore rolled out of the way. Moore then delivered two arm drags and a scoop slam of his own on Kaz. Another collar tie up,which Kaz turned into a side headlock on Moore. Moore fought out getting Kaz in a scissors flip. This was followed with an inverted atomic drop and a double leg take down, Kaz on the mat. Moore used a leg drop but only got a two count. Kaz in the corner, as Moore came charging at him, but he moved out of the way using the rope as a slide. Kaz from outside slingshot into the ring with an armdrag on Moore. Kaz backed this with a spinning neck breaker but only got a two count. Moore got to his feet and went to the apron for a inside sunset flip but was caught by Kaz. Kaz was going for a reversed piledriver but Moore countered and was thrown into the ref. Moore was going for a top rope move, but Kaz delivered a sharp kick to the side of the skull. Kaz then went for a top rope hurricanrana but it was blocked by Moore who then went for a top rope move himself. It was ruined by Matt Morgan the evil druid as he ran out pushing Moore to the ground. Morgan the evil druid then pushed Moore back into the ring, and Kaz used his reversed piledriver for the win. Kaz is still the X-Division champ. Samoa Joe then came down after the match for a five minute beat down on Kaz. And the muscle buster will get a large pop no matter who is on the other end of it cause it's such a Beauty of a move.

A.J. Styles/Sting vs Jeff Jarrett/Hardy.... Now, you know how I feel about Sting and Hardy so... that don't impress me much. This was a falls count anywhere no dq match. Jarrett and Sting in the ring, Styles and Hardy on the ramp. (dude that sounds so wrong) Oh damn! Styles got suplexed on the ramp hard. But it was only a two count. I've said this a million times, I am not a fan of hardcore/street fight matches at all. I don't understand why the guys would want to do those type of matches I really don't.
I do however, like the fact they are scrolling injury reports on the screen. Sting pinned Jarrett for the win on the stairs.

Team 3D vs Matt Morgan the evil druid/Jessie Neal. Neal and Devon started with a collar tie up. Devon turned it into a side head lock, then slammed Neal with a hard shoulder block knocking him down. Neal walked right into another side headlock before Brother Ray tagged in with a wicked sounding slap to Neal. Brother Ray followed up with a bear hug. Nash and Hall then came to the ring ruining the match. I think run ins work much better when you do NOT play the music. When you don't know who is coming till they are in the camera's view

Flair vs Abyss. They started with a collar tie up, Flair getting tossed across the ring. Flair started to kick Abyss then went for his trademark chops. Abyss turned it around, getting Flair into the corner with a series of punches. Followed it up with a back body drop on Flair. another round of chops from Flair now outside of the ring. Abyss put Flair face first into the rails. Back in the ring and Flair used a thumb to the eye,then was heading for a top rope move, but Abyss caught him slamming him down hard in the middle of the ring. Big boot from Abyss knocking Flair down. A hard side slam from Abyss followed that, before a large splash in the corner from Abyss. Flair did his trademark falling flouso on his face and eyes. Lowblow takes the ref down. Hahaha Then Flair used the brass knuckles as a lowblow. Dude! damn. Flair gets the win. The ref saw the brass knuckles and restarted the match. Flair went right for Abyss with a kick to the face, a series of punches and chops. Abyss shook it off before Abyss used his blackhole slam for the win.


Monday Night Raw 4/26/2010

Monday Night Raw began at 8 pm.  It was the WWE Draft.  Raw wrestlers against Smackdown to decide who got the draft picks.  Raw acquired, Edge, John Morrison, R-Truth, Chris Jericho. Smackdown acquired The Big Show, Kofi Kingston, Kelly Kelly, and Christian.  Also there was number 1 contender for the wwe title.  Between Orton, Sheamus, and Batista.  Which proved to be the same old same old.  Orton would have been victorious had he not been speared by Edge.  Also last night a tag team fight between The Big Show and The Miz vs The Hart Dynasty.  The winner was the Hart Dynasty.  Granted the show started earlier but much of it is still lagging and the same thing.  They need to spice it up some how to compete against other television shows on right now.  Triple H is out right now due to his injuries he suffered at Extreme Rules by Sheamus.  Orton did all but call Sheamus a dirty fighter, and for assuming he would get a title shot instead of earning it.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for April 19th 2010-Highlights

Originally posted on my blog on April 22nd 2010

3 days late again on iTunes Canada

A.J. Styles came to the ring wearing the cuff links in his ears again and too much self tanner/make-up. Do I have to start yelling at the make-up crew again...Stop it! The wrestlers do not need to look like oranges.

Oh look air.... hey anyone else looking forward to the remake of Nightmare on Elm Street at the end of the month? I am...

Knock Outs tag match... I don't care

Wow alot of filler on the show tonight and you know how I feel about filler. Oh look more air.
Time for another coffee... this is just a terrible show tonight

Then two guys I can't stand had a match ... then they both did a mini commentary on their replay. why?

A return match from the ppv this past weekend. Team Flair vs Team Hogan. Which is another group of guys I don't care for so... But it was the return of Samoa Joe. Dude, you're looking like a bit of a zombie, that your Clockwork Orange eyes? All bugged out and spaced.

A.J. Styles went up against RVD... I don't like RVD. Damn it Styles! lost the belt. Really not happy at all.

I'll be back to normal with the review next week my Spudguns.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Raw 4/19/2010 HIghlights

We open with an announcement about the fact the whole Raw crew were stuck in the airport in Europe because of the volcanic ash.
Which Triple H handled the job of telling the fans well.  And well... he was funny, which if you've seen Blade 3 you already know.
The show was filled with members of the Smackdown crew.
It was a chance too for them to remind fans about the draft next week, which is suppose to be a 3 hour show.
I like that fact they pointed out how greasy CM Punk's hair is... I've been saying that for months.  Wash it, cut it, and I hope you have to shave it after your match with Rey Mysterio.  I've actually thought about shaving my skull like that Seline or whatever Punk's girl is named, but I wouldn't look any good that way, not brave enough.  Yeah I'm babbling cause there's not much show to actually do a review on.
Rey Mysterio then came to the ring for the five minute beat down. He grabbed the hair snippers, while Triple H held down Punk. He got a nice chunk of hair off him too.  I guess that means that on Sunday at the ppv Punk will loose the rest of his hair.

Drew McIntyre vs Matt Hardy.  Drew went right after Hardy, but missed and Hardy managed to get the first punch in. Drew came back with a series of kicks but Hardy turned it around with a neckbreaker. Drew out of the ring, Hardy used a flying axehandle. Drew then threw him head first into the steps. Drew then started in on more kicks to the skull, following it up with a short clothesline. Hardy was down on the ropes and tired to come back with a side effect.  He used another neckbreaker on Drew but only got a two count. Both men went for short clotheslines in the corner taking each other down. Hardy was going for a top rope move, but Drew took out the legs and got the cover. 

Vladimir Kozlov's speech was bang on.  I like this dude.  Then the guest host came out... Okay the Canadian is bored....
He went up against R-Truth... or not as Truth seemed to be ... blown up.  What the freal?  Was this wrestling or an episode of Saturday Night Live?  

Kane doing comedy?  What now?   Hang on... more Kane doing comedy please.

Swagger cut a promo... someone tape his mouth shut please.  Wow, the Undertaker took him up on his open challenge.  Interesting.  Wow, it's takes him 6 minutes to get to the ring.   They started with a collar tie up, Swagger slapping on a side head lock, then using the ropes for a running shoulder block. Another collar tie up, with Undertaker slapping on a side headlock. He then started to work on Swagger's shoulder. Undertaker walked the ropes, then added an elbow to the shoulder of Swagger. Swagger started to use kicks to fight back, and followed it with a scoop slam.  Undertaker had to roll out of the ring after a series of kicks from Swagger. Undertaker with an upper cut then slammed Swagger face first into the steps. Swagger turned it around, sending Undertaker into the steps knee first. He then started to work on the leg of the Undertaker. He got him into the corner tying him up in the ropes.  Undertaker threw Swagger out of the ring for a moment, setting him up on the apron for his leg drop. Undertaker used a snap suplex but only got a two count. He then started to work on the neck of swagger with a choke hold.  Swagger fought out and slapped a leg lock on him, Undertaker booting him to the face.  Swagger went back to the knee getting Undertaker in a strange submission hold. Swagger back out of the ring, but had done enough damage on the leg of Undertaker. Back in the ring, and they traded blows for a few minutes. Undertaker used a DDT but only got a two count. Swagger went face first into the top turnbuckle, but sill only a two count. Swagger fought out of the choke slam but walked face first into a boot. Swagger used a spinning neckbreaker but only got a near fall. Choke slam applied followed by a tombstone piledriver for the win.

Triple H/Rey Mysterio/Edge vs CM Punk/Luke Gallows/Jericho.  Rey and Jericho started it off. Jericho with a kick to the gut of Rey then Rey used a spinning head scissors on him sending Jericho into the ropes. Punk and Gallows came to help him only to have Rey springboard into a suicide dive knocking them all down. Back in the ring, and Punk has tagged in, he's got Rey in a bridged submission. Punk then put Rey face first into the post.  Gallows in, with a series of stomps to Rey. Then a series of drop elbows only getting a two count. Jericho tagged back in, with a large side slam on Rey. Rey fought back with kicks, but Jericho monkey flipped him into the corner. Rey used the ropes for a spring board moonsault but only got a two count.  Edge and Gallows tagged in. Edge with a boot and flying shoulderblock on Gallows. Then a sit down neckbreaker on Gallows. Chaos outside the ring. Punk tagged in, stomping on the injured leg of Edge. Jericho back in and continued to work on the leg. Punk back in with a quick tag working again on the leg with a figure four. Gallows tagged in, stepping on the leg. Edge went for a flying clothesline, Triple H tagged in.  Punk tagged in. Triple H with a high knee and a jaw breaker followed by a clothesline but only got a two count. Spinebuster. Chaos again. Triple H used his pedigree on Punk for the win.

Dude, I'm bored... watching this and you're telling me I've sat through it for nothing cause there was no Sheamus this week.  Dude this sucks! (the 30 seconds on the monitor does not count even though he looked fabulous in a suit)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Smackdown 4/16/2010 Highlights

Drew McIntyre vs Kane.   Drew managed to corner Kane right off, getting in some stiff kicks and hard punches. Kane fought back with punches before using a hip toss sending Drew across the ring. He then used a side headlock takeover holding Drew down on the mat. Kane used the ropes for a hard shoulder block knocking him down. Followed up with a drop kick. Drew battled out, and got Kane with a boot to the face. He then used a neckbreaker on Kane. It only got him a two count. Kane came back with a boot to the face of Drew then got him with a clothesline in the corner. Only got a two count. Kane went off the top rope with a flying clothesline setting up for the choke slam but Drew rolled out of the ring. Matt Hardy came down pushing Drew back into the ring causing a DQ.

Dolph Ziggler vs R-Truth.  Ziggler used a cheap shot on Truth then started to lay in the punches. Following it up with an inverted bodyslam but only getting a two count. He then went into a modified sleeper but Truth fought back with a series of clotheslines. He then used a deep hiptoss sending Ziggler across the ring. Ziggler ducked as Truth went for his lie detector. Ziggler then slapped on the sleeper hold finisher for the win.

Divas match.... don't care.

Hart Dynasty/Rey Mysterio  vs CM Punk and his crew.    Luke Gallows and Smith started it off with Gallows giving him a kick to the face. Gallows then had him in the corner, but Smith fought back and used a deep scoop slam but only got a two count. Rey tagged in. They used a drop toe hold and a double drop kick to the skull of Gallows. Kidd tagged in, as did Punk. Collar tie up into an armbar by Kidd.  Punk used a series of hard kicks to the back of Kidd, but Kidd reversed it using another one of his armdrags to get the better of Punk. Smith tagged back in, then Rey as they used a triple team move with Rey getting a two count. Punk pulled Rey into the the second turnbuckle then laid in some kicks, standing on Rey's throat. Punk then had Rey wrapped around the ringpost and used a drop kick on him.
Rey fought back with his flying bulldog. Darren Young tagged in and got stomped on in the corner by Smith who had tagged in. Kidd then tagged in and they used a double team move on him. Gallows tagged in with a hard batch of punches on Kidd. Kidd went for a top rope move by got kicked in the skull and knocked out of the ring. Gallows brought him back in and used a drop elbow but only got a two count. Darren Young tagged in and used a neckbreaker getting a near fall. Punk tagged back in with  a stomp to Kidd then a back breaker, then slapped a scissors choke on Kidd. Smith tagged in with an off the ropes shoulder blocks but Punk went for a roll up before using a vicious kick only getting a near fall.
Smith used a drop toe hold sending Punk into the second turnbuckle, giving Rey the chance to 619 him in the corner giving Smith the change then to cover Punk.  Smith got the win with a roll up.

Caylen Croft vs JTG.... I don't care about these guys either.

Jack Swagger vs Jericho vs Edge in a triple threat.   Jericho went after Edge with a series of punches, then Swagger attacked as well.  Jericho then went for a roll up on Swagger but failed. Swagger answered with a side suplex on Jericho. Edge working on the back of the neck on Swagger as Jericho rolled out of the ring. Edge sent Swagger off the ropes and out of the ring.  Jericho back in, laying in fists to Edge then choking him on the ropes. Edge came back with punches of his own then Swagger pulled him to the mat. Jericho using the ropes to continue working on Edge's neck. Swagger used another side slam suplex on Edge.  Edge pulled down the ropes sending both of the others out. Then baseball slide to break up the count. He sent Jericho into the rails, then Swagger face first into them. Back in the ring Swagger was sent. Swagger tried to get Jericho back in the ring but Edge took the legs out from under both men sending Jericho to the floor and Swagger to the mat.  Back in the ring and Edge went for his spear but he got the poll. Swagger then started to work on the shoulder of Edge. Swagger then used a backbreaker but only got a two count. Jericho never got back in, and Swagger used his running corner springboard but once again only got a near fall. Outside of the ring and Swagger goes face first into the announce booth. Jericho gets Edge back into the ring and used a side slam but only got a near fall. he then started to work on the neck of Edge with a choke hold. Edge then used Swagger as a battering ram sending him into Jericho. Then total chaos. Jericho with a roll up on Edge but nothing, then Edge going for a cover but nothing. Jericho was going for a bulldog on Edge but ended up in the ropes tangled. Edge got ready for a spear but Jericho countered with the walls of Jericho, the whole time Swagger was on the floor. Swagger in then got slapped with a Walls of Jericho, but Edge broke it with a DDT. Jericho used the codebreaker on Swagger and all three were down. Jericho up thinking he'd spear Edge but Edge leap frogged. Swagger pulled Edge out of the ring and pinned Jericho keeping his title.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Thoughs on TNA Impact for April 12th 2010

Originally posted on my blog on April 15th 2010

I know the column is getting later in the week every week. iTunes Canada still does not have it, but Spike official website finally does so here we go...

And the first question of the night is Why ... why are you wasting my time? Then there was a lot of crap I didn't pay any attention to until I saw Brother Ray come down to the announce booth ... then he said their match was a street fight and I lost interest again...It was Team 3D/Jessie Neal vs Nash and his boys... and we are suppose to believe that that so called distraction by that Bubba feller was just .... dude I run faster then that and I'm handicap... Then Mr Yummy... er Young came down with a hockey stick. How very Canadian of you, do it again!

Shannon Moore vs Kaz. They started with a collar tie up, which lead to Moore in the corner. Moore got a second collar tie up and a front slam on Kaz before starting to work on the arm of Kaz with a wrist lock. Kaz managed to reverse it and put him in a side headlock, hanging onto the dreadful hairdo for a hiptoss take down. Moore managed to break out of that hold and went right back to working on the arm of Kaz with a series of hard elbows. He got an armdrag on Kaz sending him across the ring before going back to work on the left shoulder. This went on for a few minutes in a back and forth sort of way. He then got an inverted atomic drop on Kaz backing it up with a leg drop before getting him in the corner with a series of shoulder blocks. Kaz battled out and got the top rope down sending Moore flying to the floor. Back in the ring and Kaz slingshots himself back with a legdrop on Moore but only a two count. Kaz followed through with three slams into the corner then a suplex but still only got a near fall. Moore tried then for a crossbody but was cut short by landing on Kaz's knee. Moore was going for a aerial move but it took both men down to the mat. Moore then got a clothesline, spin kick and a drop kick on Kaz knocking him to outside of the ring then used a moonsault on him. Both men down. Back in the ring, and Moore went for another high risk move but Kaz caught him and used a modified necktie/bridge only getting the two count. Moore went for his corkscrew moonsault but Kaz managed to kick out. And we hit a time limit no one won. Wow. That's impressive actually, when was the last time on television that happened?

I've said this a million times, I love Jay Lethal as Jay Lethal. Please please please drop the gimmick, get rid of the damned sparkly moo-moo. I mean man, isn't your throat sore after 3 years of doing that voice?
He teamed with was suppose to but Beer Money Inc kind of used a backstage five minute beat down on Lethal. Hey maybe when Lethal comes to from the bottle shot he'll be old Jay again?

Knock Outs in a nontitle match.... don't care and damn it can't even fast forward cause I'm watching on the official website.

Robert Roode vs the guy I don't like so... moving on.
Pope vs A.J. Styles/Wolfe in a handicap match. ... or you know not as Wolfe got a steel chair to the back as he was coming to the ring. Well what do you expect with 4 minutes on the show and this being the main event and all, not like they were actually going to give us a match or anything. Oh look Styles removed the damned cufflinks from his ears. Maybe he's listening to my fashion advice after all. Pope tossed Styles off the ramp onto the rails, then face first into the stairs. Finally get into the ring, Pope has Styles on his shoulders but Styles used a rake to the face to brake the hold then used a kick to the back of the skull. Flair disrupted the match and a dq was called.

And the MotorCityMachine Guns! vs Matt Morgan the evil druid and Amazing Red. Alex Shelley and Matt Morgan started it off, with w collar tie up, Shelley getting tossed like a ragdoll. Shelley came back at him with a series of kicks but got caught with a simple shoulder block. Chris Sabin ran in but was greeted with a short clothesline both MMG are down on the mat. Morgan picked up Shelley holding him in his hesitation slam then dropped him hard where upon Shelley landed on Sabin. Dude are you two okay? Both Guns are out of the ring now. Red tagged in as did Sabin, who had Red in a side head lock. Sabin bounced off the ropes with a shoulder block to Red, then the two played leapfrog for a few seconds before Red used a headscissors tossing Sabin to the corner. Shelley tagged back in. Red got him with a hard kick to the back of the skull/neck. Dude again is he okay? Sabin came in, Red slid out of the ring, Sabin with a wicked kick from the apron flipping over Red. Beauty! Just Beauty! Back in the ring and Sabin gets a two count. Red fights back landing a hard mule kick to the jaw of Sabin sending him rocking but the Guns! managed to use a double team move on him but still only a two count. Morgan tagged himself in and Sabin went right for him with a series of forearms but got a stiff elbow for his troubles. Shelley came in to help and got footprinted to the face. Oh God! Is Sabin alright? Morgan picked him up by the back of the neck and just slammed Sabin face first off the top turnbuckle, causing him whiplash. He then went for a stack up in the corner but the Guns! managed to slid on the second rope and get out of the way. Shelley went for a crossbody, Sabin coming in to help with the pin but Morgan tossed them both like butter. Red tagged in, Sabin is now the legal man, Red used a floatin and a sunset flip but Sabin answered with a kick to Red's face. Shelley in with a charge to the corner but Red kicked him then used a flying DDT. Sabin in, but got flipped inside out by Morgan who ran into the ring. Morgan then was setting Shelley up for his trademark hellevator but Red stole the win with a Code Red on Sabin. Hang on! Mr. Shelley Mr. Sabin what did I say to you like a month ago on here, if I didn't see those belts around your tiny little skeleton waists soon I was going to send you angry letters... oh I feel a rant coming on in the next post I do.

The highlight of the show this week for me was watching the little crawl screen updates that Spike Official website has at the bottom of the video. Lovely seeing what the rest of you zombied perverts were watching while I was trying to do this review. Not even Mr. Shelley could keep my attention tonight for more then a few seconds.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

ROH review... I hope -April 12th 2010

Originally posted on my blog on April 14th 2010

Okay guys, I have been trying to get my hands on copies of Ring Of Honor stuff. For those of you- my Spudguns who read this on a regular basis, you know I do not have cable. Everything I get is off the internet. Mostly iTunes Canada.
I know that ROH was being shown online every week, but for whatever reason, my "region" wasn't able to get it. Many times I would find something only to get a message that said "that product is not supported in your region" or worse still "item you are trying to view has been removed for copyright reasons"
Well, I think that enough people must have complained or just you know broke rules or something because Oh My God! I got to watch the ROH episode for this past week on youtube

So here we go with my first ROH review... I hope. ROH April 12th 2010
*It seems this is right after the latest ROH ppv and we have Tyler Black still the champ.

*Jerry Lynn vs Jake Maning (his name never came up so forgive me if I'm wrong) Jake kicked Lynn, going for a off the ropes shoulder block before Lynn turned it around landing one on him. Lynn then slapped on a side headlock, and a hip toss. He then started to work on the arm of Maning, going for a cover but only got a two count before Maning kicked out. Lynn was then backed into the corner but spun out of the way, reversing it on him. Maning then slammed him down hard on the top rope across his neck. Maning continued then to work on the injured neck but Lynn got a near fall with what looked like a standing crossbody. Maning then used a jawbreaker before applying a submission move craning the neck of Lynn. Maning went for a top rope move but Lynn pulled a hurricanrana followed by a series of clotheslines. Lynn finished it off with a piledriver for the win.

*Steve Cornio... damn sorry drooling again. But damn! I keep forgetting he's Canadian. He went up against El Generico . Or I should say, he trashed mouthed El Generico who ripped the clothes off Cornio... sorry got distracted. What? I'm a Cornio fan from back in ECW okay.

*Kevin Steen vs Eddie Edwards. Steen kicked him in the elbow before backing him into the corner, continuing to lay down forearms and punches. He then sent Edwards out to the floor, continuing to work on the injured arm. He threw him back into the ring to brake the count, but Edwards used a suicide dive knocking him down. Steen was sent hard into the rails before Edwards gave him a large boot to the jaw. Steen got the advantage once again, by dragging Edwards to the ring apron and slamming his arm hard into the ring post. He then used a steel chair against the post sandwiching the arm. Back in the ring now and Steen had him in the middle with an armlock. Edwards battled out with a series of headbutts and a armdrag hiptoss. Edwards followed that up with a kick to the skull and a headscissors take over. Steen went for a top rope swan dive but only got a two count. They started to trade blows then for a few minutes but Edwards used a suplex for the advantage. Edwards sent Steen over with a large flip, clothesline and a sit down powerbomb. Steen came back to once again work on the elbow, but Edwards went off the top rope with a flying codebreaker. Only got a two count. Steen went for a powerbomb but only had a two count. Steen then headed up to the top turnbuckle but was caught up with a kick to the side of the skull which rocked him, but somehow came back and slapped on a crossface. Edwards used a small package for the win.

Okay, I wish I could say this will be a new weekly column, but the best I can do is say, I'll do my best. But I will be doing a ROH review as often as I can.

Raw Highlights April 12th 2010

We open with a Divas championship match between Eve and Maryse. ...I don't care. oh hair ref hair.   Eve won the belt this will be her first title run.

Miz and Big Show were cutting a promo when Bret Hart came out from the back. I used to be totally in love with Bret Hart back in the 1980's/early 1990's. Now... dude hair cut please!  Then the Hart Dynasty came out... predictable. I like the Miz, he talks like an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Smith challenged Miz to a one on one match. Natayla always seems to have her hands on her cousin's shoulder or arms or something, does that weird anyone else out?  There was a commercial and when we returned, Smith was using a roll up on Miz but only got a two count, he then had Miz down on the mat using a submission style move which he turned into two slams, never letting go of the hold. Miz fought out with elbows. Smith then got Miz into the corner with a hard boot.  Miz went across the ring but managed to get a boot of his own up. Smith sent Miz over in an overhead toss before hanging him on the second rope. Smith then used his vertical suplex but only got a near fall. Miz took the legs out from under Smith with a kick to the knee. This let Miz turn things around with a top rope move, double axe handle  but only got a two count.  Miz then followed with a camel clutch. Smith broke the hold but backing up into the corner crushing Miz. They then exchanged fists for the next few minutes before Smith used a series of clotheslines and a scoop slam on Miz.  Smith then used a belly to belly but only got a two count. Miz turned it around with a flying clothesline in the corner, then back to the top rope. But Smith caught him with a kick midmove. The Sharpshooter was added, but BS caused a distraction. Miz used his skullcrusher for the win.

Evan Bourne vs Carlito.  We start with a collar tie up which led to  Bourne going face first into the top turnbuckle. Carlito sent him into the other corner but Bourne turned it into spinning scissors move. He backed it up with a series of kicks to the upper body of Carlito. Carlito grabbed him with a power slam then started to stomp on Bourne. He then followed up with a choke hold. Another series of kicks from Bourne but Carlito gave him one of his own then got a two count. He used a suplex next but got only a near fall. Both men trading blows for a moment then Bourne used a running drop kick in the corner. Carlito then hip tossed Bourne into the corner, going for his backstabber but Bourne countered. Bourned used his trademark airbourne for the win. 

I'm bored where the hell is Sheamus?

John Cena vs David Otunga.  Cena when for a take down getting David off his feet, slapping on a chinlock. David tried to power out of it, but Cena used a hiptoss take down, getting a submission hold on him. Cena then started to work on the wrist and arm of David. Cena then went for what looked like a full nelson but changed it up into another hiptoss take down going right back to a chinlock/choke hold.  They started trading fists, Cena knocked down David twice then slapped a suplex on him. Batista was at ringside getting Cena's attention. But it wasn't enough as Cena still managed to give a running clothesline to David taking him off his feet. He slapped on the STF for the win.

Sheamus the white knight  vs Kofi Kingston. They started with a collar tie up (I know everyone does) Sheamus tossing Kofi into the corner but came back at him with a hard kick to the left thigh. Sheamus answered with a kick of his own then put Kofi into a side headlock. Kofi battled out with a series of elbows sending Sheamus off the ropes, and Sheamus smoothly used a clothesline knocking Kofi down. Another series of kicks from Kofi, followed by a drop kick. Kofi held the ropes and Sheamus went outside of the ring. Kofi then went for an aerial move but Sheamus crawled back into the ring, Kofi on the apron  dragging Sheamus into the top turnbuckle. Kofi then off the top rope for another drop kick but it only got him a two count. Sheamus answered with a double axe handle to the top of the head of Kofi.  Kofi then outside of the ring, Sheamus pulled him back in going for another cover but only a two count. He then applied a submission move on Kofi. Sheamus then used a simple slam but it was only a two count. Kofi then back at him with another series of kicks before another drop kick. Kofi used his boomdrop then used his trademark trouble in paradise but Sheamus broke the hold with the bottom rope. Sweet. Back outside the ring, and Sheamus used a monitor on him getting a DQ.

Another pointless match the Baywatch Babes .... yeah fast forwarded.

Randy Orton vs Batista.  My money is on Orton. They started with a collar tie up, Orton in the corner. Orton then slapped on a sidehead lock which he managed to turn into a slide down drop toe hold. Nice. Another side headlock by Orton, then they both started to trade blows. Orton used a reversed hangman then started his stomp. He went for a flying knee but missed, and Batista sent him shoulder first into the ring post, Orton then rolled out of the ring. Back in the ring and we have Batista with a chin lock on Orton in the middle of the ring. Orton went face first into the second turnbuckle, just before Batista pulled him half out of the ring onto the apron and used a series of forearms. He went for a cover but it was only a two count. Batista put a choke hold on Orton but Orton powered out. Both men used a clothesline off the ropes, before Batista tore up the announce booth. Orton found a way to get out of it, sending Batista face first into the table. Back in the ring and Batista lands a series of kicks to the face of Orton. Orton then sent Batista into the ring post following it up with another round of clotheslines. Batista went for his Batistabomb but Orton got a scoop slam on him, starting his shapeshifting.  Batista rolled out of the ring and used a cheapshot of rake to the eyes but Orton got him with his second rope DDT. Only a two count. Orton seemed to put a hold on his shapeshifting routine and even though he went for an RKO he didn't manage it the first time, Batista countered it with a spinebuster.  Batista turned around but walked right into an RKO. He would have had it with that second one but Swagger ran out ruining the match causing a DQ.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Smackdown 4/9/2010 Highlights

I had some issues getting to see the show this week.

Morrison vs Swagger. Swagger was in the corner with Morrison landing punches to his head, followed by a high kneed. Swagger went to counter but Morrison slid under his legs then getting him with a drop kick. It got him a two count. Swagger got Morrison into the corner with a series of shoulderblocks. Morrison countered again, but Swagger used a side press before slapping on submission move.
Morrison went off the ropes and got caught up in a knee from Swagger. Swagger then started to work on the midsection of Morrison. Back in the corner Swagger had Morrison trapped, until Morrison used the ropes falling half out of the ring. Swagger went once again to a submission move. Morrison had battled out only to get tossed across the ring from the top rope by Swagger. Swagger went for a top rope move but Morrison got the legs up stopping him in mid move. Morrison used a series of punches and shoulder blocks but only got a two count. Swagger used the ropes to tangle Morrison but again only got a two count. Morrison used a running sunset flip but only got a two count. Swagger used his gutwrench powerbomb for the win.

Drew McIntyre vs Matt Hardy. Hardy started strong with a series of punches, but Drew countered. He got Hardy in the corner but Hardy used a flying clothesline off the top rope before getting Drew in the ropes with a choke. Both men out of the ring, then Drew put a submission move on him back in the middle of the ring. Hardy battled out with another round of punches. Drew used the top rope in a reversed hangman. He then slapped on a rear chin lock. Hardy slapped on the side effect but only got a two count. Hardy went for a running clothesline but was stopped with a back elbow from Drew. Drew then was outside of the ring, and Hardy used another flying elbow to Drew across the neck. Drew got back and countered with a double underhook DDT outside of the ring. Rolling Hardy back into the ring Drew got the pin.

Caylen Croft/Trent Barreta vs Hart Dynasty. Kidd and Croft started it off. Kidd used a slid around and drop toe hold combo before getting a side head lock on. He then used a snap suplex. Croft countered with a shoulder block from outside of the ropes but it got him nowhere. Barreta tagged in, landing a flying elbow on Kidd. He got Kidd in the corner with a series of knees, but he managed to tag in Smith. Smith used a clothesline and shoulderblock turning things in his favour. Smith pulled out a sharpshooter for the win.

Jericho vs Edge. They started with a collar tie up which lead to a side head lock on Edge. Jericho used a shoulder block but Edge tossed him out of the ring. Back in the ring and Jericho delivers a weak looking kick to Edge, and Edge countered with a drop toe hold sending Jericho to the second rope. He then used a series of forearms to the face before wrapping Jericho around the ring post. Edge continued to work on the bandaged ribs of Jericho. Jericho did manage to pull out a spring board knocking Edge off the ring apron. Jericho followed with a bottom rope choke. It got him a two count. Back to the ropes for another choke hold on Edge. Jericho had Edge down with a boot to the throat. Jericho went for another cover but only got a near fall. He used a snapmare and submission move, but Edge powered out. Jericho used a baseball slid to get Edge out of the ring. Back in the ring, and Jericho was in control with a series of kicks then sent him face first into the top ropes. Another snapmare into a modified choke but Edge powered out once again. He turned it around getting Jericho into the corner, following with a clothesline and flapjack. Jericho used a bulldog to set up for his lionsault but Edge got his knees up. Jericho then slapped on his walls of Jericho, which Edge broke by getting to the ropes. Edge got a large boot up but it only gave him a near fall. Jericho landed the codebreaker but Edge flew out of the ring, the count started, and Jericho rolled Edge back into the ring, but still only a two count. Edge went for the spear but Jericho slid out of the ring, Edge going after him and they were both counted out.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My Favourite Matches part 2

Originally posted on my blog on April 10 2010
I used screen capture for this post

June 18th 2006
Six man elimination match Shark Boy vs Alex Shelley vs Sonjay Dutt vs Petey Williams vs Jay Lethal vs Senshi.

Shark Boy and Petey Williams started it off with a collar tie up that Shark Boy turned into a side headlock, that Williams tried to fight off. Shark Boy then went off the ropes with a running shoulder block sending Williams down. Williams then back to his feet landed a slap across the mask of Shark Boy before Shark Boy delivered a drop kick and a deep armdrag. He then continued to work on Williams arm for a few minutes before Williams got out of it. Shark Boy then gave him a back body drop. Williams came back with an inverted atomic drop then put Shark Boy in the tree of woe. Williams then was put out of the ring, Shark Boy getting the advantage again with a cross body block outside landing on him. Back in the ring, Jay Lethal tagged in. They used a few double team moves on Williams, with Lethal going for a cover but only getting a two count. Lethal delivered a backbreaker going for another cover but only a near fall. Williams now in the corner and Lethal with a float over but Williams landed a knee to the jaw of Lethal sweeping out his legs. Senshi tagged in, with a round of hard kicks to Lethal. Both men then started to exchange a series of chops, before Lethal gave him a drop kick. Senshi went off the ropes but was caught midmove by Lethal who used a flapjack on him putting him face first into the mat. A forearm from Lethal who then went off the ropes. He was stopped short by a mule kick from Senshi which gave Senshi a near fall. Alex Shelley tagged in. They used a double team move on Lethal before Shelley decided to work on the neck of Lethal with a necktie bridge. Lethal countered turning the necktie choke around on Shelley, which only lasted a few seconds before Shelley turned it around once more adding a backbreaker. He got a two count. Lethal turned it back to his advantage for a moment with a jaw breaker but as he came off the ropes, Shelley landed a mule kick to him. Shelley went for an off the ropes move himself, but was caught up in a hiptoss take over, and a low drop kick. Sonjay Dutt tagged in. He got Shelley in a headscissors take over, following it with a deep arm drag. He used a drop toehold and two standing moonsaults before getting a near fall. Now in the corner Dutt went for a top rope move but Shelley pulled him down onto the rope giving him a very intense rope burn. Shelley continued to use the ropes in his favour, then added a spinning kick for good measure. He got a near fall. This lead to a double leg take down and a perfect moonsault off the second rope. Another near fall. Then he did tagged Shark Boy in with a bit of a mind melt. The rest of the guys got into the ring then for a six pack suplex (Shelley, Williams, Senshi over) Shark Boy sent a few chops to Dutt, then a kick and a shoulder block from outside the ring. Dutt then delivered a few running elbows to Shark Boy who is now in the corner. This was countered with a stiff boot by Shark Boy. He went for the deadsea drop but was stopped, which he then used a neck breaker on Dutt. Shark Boy up to the top rope for an elbow drop but missed letting Dutt slap on a standing moonsault. Shark Boy has been eliminated. Shelley came in with a knee to the shoulder of Dutt, sending him into the corner with an extended leg to the throat of Dutt. Dutt then gave a open hand slap to the jaw of Shelley, who came back at him with a round kick to the back of the skull. Dutt went off the top rope but missed, as Shelley tossed him back into the corner and used a double kick to the back of his knees. Lethal tagged in with a drop kick on Shelley. Shelley managed to get the upper hand again with a simple face plant into the second turnbuckle then set Lethal up for his medium drop kick pushing the back of Lethal's neck hard into the second turnbuckle. Beauty. Shelley followed up with a brainbuster and top rope senton that backfired on him as Lethal got the knees up. Things in Lethal's favour now as he slapped on a full nelson overhook getting the pin on Shelley. Alex Shelley was eliminated. Everyone jumped into the ring and there were flying round houses everywhere for a few moments. Senshi was sent out of the ring by Dutt, then Williams went off the top rope with a cross body onto Senshi. Lethal used a suicide dive on Williams, Dutt top turnbuckle moonsault on all three men outside of the ring. Lethal and Williams in the ring. Lethal used a springboard but Williams got out of the way, but Lethal got him with a kick to the face. Williams then slapped on his Canadian Destroyer for a pin on Lethal. Jay Lethal was eliminated. Dutt in the ring with a series of kicks to Williams. Williams was in the corner managed to move and reverse things on Dutt with a hard leg drop on the ring apron. Williams got a near fall. Williams drops Dutt on the ropes, going for a running move but didn't see Senshi tag himself in. Senshi had a massive running clothesline on Williams. Senshi and Williams both climbing the ropes, Dutt used a flip on Williams Senshi landed his double stomp on Williams getting the pin. Petey Williams was eliminated. Dutt then gets a hurricanran off the top rope on Senshi followed by a low drop kick but only a two count. He backed this up with a spinning DDT before Senshi used another double foot stomp but only got a two count. Dutt used a jawbreaker on Senshi then climbed the ropes but was caught with the knees. This gave Senshi the advantage where upon he landed a vicious looking double drop kick to the face of Dutt sending him crashing into the corner. He had him in the tree of woe ending it with a double foot stomp to the head getting the win. Senshi went on to the ppv Slammiversary as the number one contender for the X-Division belt.

What I liked about this match, besides the obvious screen shot, were the unique moves Shelley was introducing into it, mostly against Lethal. There really wasn't anything too predictable in this match at all, and the pace was strong. The guys were quick with their moves, as well, the overall length of this match gave it; it's credit. This was also the first many of us had seen Senshi. I had not seen him wrestle as his former ego Loki, but his style was definitely a compliment to the rest of the guys in this match.

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Favourite Matches

Originally posted on my blog on April 9th 2010

I used screen capture for this post

You have all heard me saying for the last few months how unimpressed I am with the whole direction TNA Impact has gone. I keep complaining but no one is bothering to listen. Or are they? I read other fan sites and I know I am not the only one who feels this way. So, this will be a new column; don't worry, I'll still do the weekly review of the new Impact episodes every week; but this new column will be about matches from old episodes that I thought rocked. So let's kick 'er off shall we.

X-Division Match from Sept 14th 2006
Alex Shelley vs Chris Sabin

We start with an armbar on Sabin who countered with his roll through flip, reversing it on Shelley before taking him down to the mat. Shelley managed to kick off putting distance between them both. We move into a side headlock on Shelley, who broke the hold going back to working on Sabin's shoulder before sweeping out the legs from under Sabin. Shelley then had control of the match by standing on Sabin's wrist. Back to a standing position, and Sabin switches it putting another side headlock on Shelley. Sabin then off the ropes with a hard looking shoulder block sending Shelley down. Sabin then uses his cartwheel/armdrag tossing Shelley across the ring. Shelley then bounces off the ropes with his spinning underarm hook, following it with a knee to the stomach. He then put Sabin face first into the top turnbuckle before the counter of a headscissors sending Shelley outside of the ring. Suicide dive by Sabin knocks both men out for a moment. Back into the ring and Shelley delivers a hard forearm to the side of the skull of Sabin, rocking him. They back and forth with the forearms for another few moments. Shelley breaks the rhythm with a rake to the eyes, snapmare and a kick. It only gave him a two count. Shelley then went for a double leg takedown before landing one of his beautiful moonsaults, which missed. Sabin then is flipped over the top rope to land on his feet on the apron, giving Shelley a fist to the jaw before setting up his springboard dropkick. Shelley stumbled back into the corner and Sabin came charging at him with a straight kick to the side of the skull. Both men are tangled in the ropes. Sabin gets his wits about him and hangs Shelley in the tree of woe for his hesitation drop kick. Beauty. He got a two count but Shelley grabbed the bottom rope for the break. Nice. Shelley then comes back with his mule kick and a running drop kick. Lethal/Dutt/Devine case a small distraction letting Sabin use a rollup small package for the win.

What I liked about this match, it was no-nonsense. Even with the little distraction at the end it still focused on the men in the ring. This was at a point when Chris Sabin had held the X-Division belt only twice and Alex Shelley had been tagged up with Johnny Devine as the Paparazzi. I actually liked the paparazzi angle Shelley was doing at that time, it was different and somehow natural. It seemed to me though that they were just tossing him with anyone trying to create a tag team that never really gelled. (Nash, Devine, Aries) Sabin and Shelley as the MotorCityMachine Guns! Beauty. Like a gift from Dionysus. Shelley and Sabin against each other in a match, genius pure and simple.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Thoughts on TNA Impact for April 5th 2010

Originally posted on my blog on April 8th 2010
I used screen capture for this post. 

iTunes Canada was 3 days late again.  Dude, are you going to do this on the weeks of every live show? We have readers on this blog. Not as many as I would like, but readers none the less. Maybe I need to bring back the Sabin hair gimmick and get the return of the Sabin fans to the blog?

So we have a pointless flashback from last week then we go to an interview with the Knock Outs. Okay, you all know my rule about talking about the Knock Outs, but honestly, where are they all?  Velvet Sky was saying how they -the TNA Knock Outs- have revolutionized the business, but in the last 4 months I have not seen anything new or revolutionary from the TNA women's division. It looks like the same stale old dren that the other company offers.  I was impressed back 3 years ago when the Knock Outs made their debut, now my fast forward button can't go fast enough.
Fix the frealing opening already it's still crap. No, I'm not difficult to please, just bored. Dude I have been a fan for 31 of my 36 years on this planet, and I really do not want to see the same stuff over and over and over again. On the rare time I do, I buy the dvd.  All you're giving me is old production notes from WCW with a fresh slice of moldy cheese on the plate.

Our first match which was by the by is after the 20minute mark;  has already started and is between Storm and RVD.  Storm sends RVD into the corner, RVD floats over then puts a boot to the face of Storm. RVD uses his roll through/monkey flip to toss Storm across the ring. Storm sent RVD into the other corner but RVD countered, sending Storm off the ring apron with a kick. He then went for a baseball slid, but Storm caught him and slammed him into the rails. RVD used a shoulder block from outside the ropes but Storm countered with a mid rope DDT. He went for a pin but only got a two count. Storm followed this with a vertical suplex, and a rear chin lock in the middle of the mat. RVD fought out of it, and was going off the ropes, Storm tried for a knee to the jaw but RVD grabbed his leg going for a roll up.  Only a two count. RVD then used his trademark spinkick before both men started trading fists. Another high spin kick from RVD which gave him a chance to set up for his rolling thunder. Storm managed to come back with a spinning heel kick to the skull and a the eye of the storm. RVD came back with a front slam and his split legged moonsault for the win.  Boo.

Homicide vs Rob Terry for the Global title. He's calling himself the Freak? Dude, really? Homicide did not wait, he jumped him as the bell was being rung. Kick to the stomach followed by a chop, did nothing. Much as the next set of chops. Homicide went off the ropes but ended up with a clothesline for his troubles. Terry followed this up with a choke slam that sent Homicide flying across the ring. Homicide then tried for a monkey flip but failed, before Terry got him in a long held press slam. Homicide then got tossed the other end of the ring via a deep hip toss. Homicide tried for a corner move but was caught in a front slam.  Terry got the win. What the freal was that?  I'm talking the end of the Global match, which had Terry standing there bleeding from a evil harsh chair shot that by the by never took him down, didn't even phase him,  but the fact Orlando Jordan came out with I don't even want to know what splattered on him... What the freal is the deal with Jordan? No second thought, I don't want to know at all.  Just toast him already.

Knock Outs match... don't care. Tara won the first round getting a key to a locked box she got her spider back . Daffnay won the second round getting a key to a locked box she lost and had to do a strip tease. Velvet Sky won round three got a key to a locked box, she got the open contract to any match. Angelina Love won the final round getting a key to the locked box she won the belt.

Ladder match between Kurt Angle and Mr. Anderson. Anderson jumped Angle, and had him down in the corner where he was stepping on his throat before using a punch/kick combo. The bell was then rung and we see Anderson with Kurt Angle on his shoulders for a drop roll. The ladder was then brought into the ring, as Angle started to show some fight. Anderson then suplexed him onto the ladder. Kurt recovered enough to give Anderson a belly to back suplex on the ladder himself. Kurt then followed it up with a few closed fists before starting to send Anderson into the ladder, but Anderson ducked and reversed it sending Kurt face first into the ladder. Anderson then started up the ladder, but was not high enough as Kurt grabbed him for an Angleslam.   Anderson is now outside of the ring on the floor. Kurt was at the top of the ladder, Anderson came back in toppling it and Kurt went over the top rope hit the apron and fell hard onto the floor.  Dude that was like a 14 foot drop! The crowd started to chant  "holy s**t" which the censor crew could not censor proper. Anderson back up the ladder, somehow Kurt got up and onto the top turnbuckle drop kicking the ladder out from under Anderson. Both men down and with good reason. Kurt back up to his feet with a over head suplex on Anderson. How is he even breathing let alone standing? Kurt placed Anderson on the ladder and went back to the ropes for a top rope moonsault. He picked up Anderson and tossed him shoulder first into the ring post, and started up the ladder again.  Anderson the used the chain of Kurt's metal to choke him out. Anderson then climbed up for the key that was hanging there.

Okay I adore Jay Lethal.  As Jay Lethal not as Macho Man. Please, please please drop the gimmick.  I have been begging you to, nagging you to drop the gimmick for the last year and a half.   Just drop the gimmick and be the old Jay Lethal.

Anyone else feel like just watching old episodes of the Trailer Park Boys?  or Durham County?
 Pope's promo was good.  Dude, I will find a way to get your trenchcoat righty-ho righty-ho.

Doug Williams  vs Generation Me in a gauntlet match.  My money's on Williams as I really don't care much at all for Generation Me. Jeremy started dude two words for you 1) hair  2) cut Williams used an armbar but Jeremy countered causing Williams to go for the ropes to break the hold. Williams then took out the legs of Jeremy sending him into the corner, but Jeremy countered with a moonsault/cross body combo. Williams came back at him with a simple open hand slap getting him against the ropes but Jeremy got a boot up landing it square in Williams face. This he followed up with a outside shoulderblock and a springboard powerbomb planting Williams face first. Williams shook it off and used his chaos theory suplex for the win of this first round.
Second round was Max who used a suicide dive to get into the ring landing on Williams. Max then ducked a clothesline before using a drop kick but only got a two count. Williams was then sent across the ring hitting the one corner then the other as Max went for a scoop slam and a flying leg drop. Williams then out of nowhere used a front choke small package forcing Max to tap.  Yay. I like Williams.

Wolfe vs Pope.  Wolfe did not wait and ran down the ramp at Pope, but was greeted with a hard fist. Wolfe was thrown into the ring, but still managed to get an upper cut on Pope as he was climbing into the ring, getting the advantage. Pope fought back but was cut short by a knee to the chest followed by Wolfe's flying hammerlock. Pope was placed on the top turnbuckle where upon Wolfe used his double chop setting up for the tower of london but it was countered. They got out of the corner, with Pope using a open palmed thrust. Pope followed that up with his DDE for the win.  Then Styles came out of nowhere looking normal for the first time in months knocking into Pope and the camera man who got crushed under everyone.

And the MotorCityMachine Guns! vs Team 3D for the number one contenders spot. Chris Sabin and Brother Ray started off with a collar tie up which Brother Ray turned into a armbar.  Sabin countered it reversing it on him. Mr. Sabin Have I nagged yet about the boots? No well consider this me asking what the hell is up with those laces you wear? I know you've been doing the footwear like that for awhile now but ... Brother Ray managed to roll out of it, landing a hard right on Sabin's jaw. Sabin countered with a series of forearmss and kicks, looking like he had things under control, but he didn't. Brother Ray placed one perfectly timed boot to the face sending Sabin hard to the mat. He was going for a second round, but Sabin rolled and got him with a mule kick.  Beauty. He backed it up with a springboard cross body but it only got him a near fall. Alex Shelley tagged in and they used a double team move on Brother Ray. Brother Ray came back at Shelley with a vicious chop sending him staggering back and then tagged in Devon. Devon had Shelley down on the mat, using a headbutt to the lower back for added pressure. Shelley was heading for a tag but was cut short when Devon grabbed him slapping on a bear hug. He broke the hold and landed a kick to the jaw of Devon, rocking him. Sabin tagged back in crossing to the far corner with a forearm to Brother Ray before turning his attention back to Devon with a running forearm. Brother Ray came back into the ring, Sabin caught him with a mule kick then went to the top rope for a double drop kick on them both. Brother Ray got to his feet and went charging but Sabin ducked and Brother Ray continued on landing the clothesline on Devon in the corner. Sabin then used a flying kick to the back of the skull on Brother Ray, before turning his attention back on Devon. Double team from him and Shelley on Devon with their stereo kicks. Shelley tagged back in and went off the top rope for a cross body while Sabin held Devon in a neckbreaker. Got only a two count. Brother Ray then from behind with a double clothesline taking both MMG to the mat. He then picked up Sabin in a scoop slam as Devon went to the top rope landing a What's Up on Sabin.  Boo. Then Nash and his boys came down to the ring ruining the match. Double Boo. And you can see that Shelley got marked up but it didn't work proper because he had been sweating.

So to sum up my thoughts this week,  if you are downloading from iTunes and missing the old TNA like I am,  just skip this week and down load the episode from June 18th 2006.  Which was a great episode...

Raw: 4/5/2010

We opened with Swagger coming out with the belt.   I still don't think that he should be holding a title.
Then Cena came out and said the same thing.  Randy Orton came out to the ring to the crowd screaming and cheering.  Bout time too.  Orton is one of the most talented wrestlers in the business.
Normally I don't bother paying attention to the guest host, but this week it made sense.  It was one of the rookies from the NXT. Finally another wrestler as the guest host and not a fallen celebrity.

Match #1 Kofi Kingston vs Sheamus.   They started with a collar tie up, Sheamus then following with a couple of hard forearms to the back of the neck of Kofi.  Kofi fought back with a series of kicks to the torso of Sheamus, then followed it up with what was looking like an off the ropes cross body but Sheamus caught him in midair turning it into a backbreaker. Kofi was then down in the corner giving Sheamus the upper hand with a series of stomps and a short clothesline. Sheamus then went to work on the back of the neck of Kofi getting him in a stretched submission move. Kofi managed to get out of it, getting to the corner for what seemed to be a boot but was countered by Sheamus who raked Kofi's face across the top rope. Kofi powered back with a kick to the face then a springboard slam, he went for another top rope move but Sheamus answered with his punt kick. Sheamus then used his celtic cross border toss for the win.

Match #2 Divas battle royal. Kelly Kelly, Alicia Fox, Gail Kim, Rosa Mendes, Jillian, Katie Lea Burchil, The Bella Twins, Eve Torres.        Rosa over top rope, Bella twins eliminated, Katie Lea and Gail Kim both gone, Kelly Kelly gone, Fox gone, Jillian gone.   Eve wins.

Match #3 Miz/Big Show vs Cena/Batista.  Cena and Miz started, with a armbar on Miz which was turned into an flip into a choke hold.  Miz fought out, but got caught in a drop toe hold. BS tagged in with a headbutt on Cena.  He followed with a series of punches before tossing Cena into the ring post back first. Miz tagged in, with a few upper cuts to Cena following it with a running kick in the corner but missed. Cena then slammed a short clothesline on Miz before running out of the ring to beat on Batista. Cena was counted out.

Match #4 Ted DiBiase vs Christian.  DiBiase went for a swing at Christian but missed, Christian then countered with a series of upper cuts and a hard over head flip. Christian then tossed him onto the ropes, standing on his upper back before jumping over, but DiBiase moved out of the way of what looked like another upper cut.  Christian then tossed him out of the ring. Christian followed up with a baseball slide dropkick then a simple leap over the top ropes. Back in the ring, DiBiase used a neck breaker on him. He went for a cover but only got a near count. He followed this with a choke hold, but Christian powered out, and walked into a shot clothesline. DiBiase threw him into the corner going for a running clothesline, but Christian used a swingset on the second rope to get out of the way bringing both feet up to connect with DiBiase's face.  He went for a cross body lateral press but only got a two count. Christian went for his finishing move but was countered by DiBiase's finishing move, which was countered once again by Christian. Christian then was thrown into the ring post shoulder first giving DiBiase a chance to use his dreamstreet for the win.

Match #5 Swagger vs Orton.  Swagger got the first move in with a hard kick and a series of punches landing Orton in the corner. Orton managed to move before a slam was given, catching Swagger by the arm with an extended kick. He then started his stomp with a large flying knee. Swagger then picked up Orton on his shoulder for a flip press slam. Orton was tossed over the ropes to land hard out on the floor. Back in the ring, Orton used a couple of upper cuts, then a running clothesline. Swagger used the top rope then for a neck breaker. Orton went into the ring guard. Back in the ring and Swagger used a suplex on him. This was followed with a second and a stretch submission move on Orton. Orton countered, sending Swagger to the floor. Orton then used his hangman DDT but Swagger had his foot on the rope keeping it only a two count. Orton then went for two short running clotheslines and a scoop slam followed by his backbreaker, getting ready to uncoil. Swagger countered the RKO, using a running splash but only got a two count. He went for his gutwrench powerbomb but was countered and the RKO was hit. Orton won but it was an non-title match.

Match #6 Miz/Big Show in a second match vs Cena/David Otunga the guest host.  Cena and Miz started with collar tie up turning it into an armbar then tagged in David, who went for a side head lock on Miz. Then a series of shoulder blocks knocking Miz to the mat. Cena tagged back in with a few punches to Miz then using a running bulldog on him. Miz managed to get in an elbow staggering Cena, BS going for a cheap then tagged in. BS was just punching Cena in the middle of the ring. Cena fought back trying to use a shoulder block but failed. BS then stood on Cena's chest. Miz tagged back in being used as a ram. Miz got a two count then went to work on the neck with a modified clutch. Cena got to his feet for a second but was back on the mat in a choke hold. Cena broke the hold, both him and Miz going for running clotheslines both down. BS tagged in and got the pin on Cena.   Second match in the night that Cena got screwed by a tag partner.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Career Profile: Shawn Michaels 1988-2010

Shawn Michaels has had a huge career in the WWE. 16 years in WWE alone. Now that he has retired we thought it was a good time to do a profile on him. During his training he adopted the name Shawn Michaels. He was trained by Jose Lothario. Who was a mexican wrestler. He then appeared as Shawn Michaels with Mid-South Wrestling and Texas All-Star Wrestling, at this time he was 19. Shawn Michaels made his national-level debut at the age of 20 in American Wrestling Association. In 1987, he teamed up with Marty Jennetty to become The Rockers. The Rockers were signed by a competing promotion: the World Wrestling Federation. They were fired two weeks later. They were resigned to the WWF a year later.

The Rockers lasted from 1988-1991

Then Shawn Michaels became HBK (Heart Break Kid) who's reign was from 1992-1995. Which is when he fought Brett Hart for the title. First time he fought Hart he lost at his first pay-per-view. This where he had alot of his fighting with Brett Hart. In 1987 HBK performed in the first ever Hell in the Cell match. His oponent was Undertaker.

Shawn Michaels left wrestling in 2000 then returned during the NWO that reigned on WWE. He spent much of his time fighting with Triple H. After that during 2006-2007 he fought with Vince McMahon. In 2007-2008 there were various feuds featuring DX which was Michaels and Triple H.

His career came to a close with Wrestlemania when he lost to the Undertaker. His last match stipulation was Undertaker's streak versus Shawn Michael's career. The following Monday Shawn Michaels said Goodbye to the audience and that "Shawn Michaels has left the building."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Smackdown 4/2/2010

Program Note for Canadian viewers who watch WWE on the Score Monday Night's Raw for this coming week of April 5th 2010 the show will air Tuesday April 6th 2010 at 7 PM instead

We open with Jericho in the ring and Edge came out Speared him, then Jack Swagger came down and cashed in his Money in the Bank case picking the bones clean on Jericho to win the title. That's total bulls**t. Swagger has no right to be that far up the food chain.

Match #1 RTruth/John Morrison vs Cryme Tyme. Truth and Shad started it off with a collar tie up leading into a sideheadlock by Truth who then went off the ropes for a running shoulder block but got nowhere with it. Shad went for a power press but Truth blocked it using an off the ropes for his scissors kick. Morrison tagged in. with starship pain for the win. Over all ready? And so is Cryme Tyme by the looks of it as Shad man handled JTG after the match.

Match #2 Drew McIntyre vs Matt Hardy. Drew did not wait for Hardy to get in the ring. He sent him flying into the ring post and then used a double underhook DDT on him. Did the bell even ring? Was this even an official match?

Match #3 The Great Khali vs Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler ran out of the ring then back in only to have his head removed by a massive clothesline then tossed face first into the top turnbuckle. This was followed up with a frypan of a chop. This was followed by a large boot to the face. Ziggler got tossed out of the ring, and as Khali was about to bring him back hair first, he used the top rope for a hangman on Khali. Ziggler then went to the top rope to help slap his sleeper on him but Khali tossed him off. Ziggler when right back to the sleeper, getting them down on the mat. Ziggler gets the win. Ziggler is one of the best Feels/Haces around { not really a Face but not really a Heel}

You know, I have said before I think the whole CM Punk doing his Jesus Christ pose is over the top, and I'm not even Christian so I have no idea how others feel about this but it just seems like a really bad idea to keep this story line any longer. He must be reading this blog cause he's offering up that greasy looking mop he calls hair at his rematch against Mysterio.

Match #4 McCool/Layla vs Tiffany/ Beth Phoenix. McCool and Tiffany started it off with a collar tie up, Tiffany ending up in the corner. Tiffany then countered with a drop toe hold and an atomic drop before flipping McCool into the corner. McCool tossed her then across the ring before using the ropes to choke Tiffany. Layla tagged in, they double teamed her. Layla then went for a camel clutch but Beth tagged in using clothlines. She followed it with an airplane spin and another clothesline before using her glamslam for the win.

Match #5 Kane vs the entire NXT crew. I have no idea who is who cause we don't have that show here. Kane slammed one of them, then low drop kick. Someone with bad hair tagged in, he got a few punches and a back elbow on Kane, but Kane tossed him around the ring, someone in white tagged in then tagged out... you know this is chaos. Kane dominated all of these guys with only a few punches and shoulder blocks being of any use on Kane. This was an elimination match. Kane took out half the crew before they piled up on him. The ref rang the bell calling the match a dq for the fact the crew were suppose to tag in and out and they just didn't.