WrestleMania 33 (2017) – The Undertaker’s Last Ride

WrestleMania 33 Poster

Sunday evening the WWE was in Orlando, Florida at Camping World Stadium for their version of the Super Bowl – WrestleMania 33. The world of professional wrestling revolves around this weekend as it includes not only the show on Sunday but a NXT show on Saturday evening as well as the Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday evening. The class of 2017 inductees included Kurt Angle, Theodore Long, Diamond Dallas Page, Beth Phoenix, “Ravishing” Rick Rude and The … Continue reading

No Mercy (2016) – Misordered Main Event(s)

No Mercy (2016)

No Mercy took place on October 9th, 2016 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. This was a Smackdown branded PPV taking place just two weeks after Raw’s Clash of Champions. I watched this one nearly live (on a slight delay) with G. It’s been quite some time since Mark and I have gotten together to watch a show. This was up against the second presidential debate which turned out to be a doozy. Based … Continue reading

Backlash (2016) – New Era of SmackDown

Backlash (2016)

Sunday evening WWE was in Richmond, Virginia at the Richmond Coliseum for this year’s version of Backlash. This was the first PPV since WWE once again did a brand split and was the first show that was exclusive to the SmackDown brand. As I said back in June when the idea of twice monthly shows was being floated around I just couldn’t see myself watching ALL of these shows live. Sure enough at least when it came … Continue reading

Rumbling Toward Mania This Sunday

Royal Rumble 2016 Preview

First I’ve got to apologize. Well, I’m apologizing to my readers who aren’t wrestling fans. My blog becomes VERY wrestling centric this time of year and that will continue all the way through WrestleMania season in April. You’ve been warned. Quite frankly, this is the best time of year to be a wrestling fan. The Road to WrestleMania officially kicks off on Sunday evening at the 2016 Royal Rumble. The Rumble is traditionally my second … Continue reading

Survivor Series (2015) – 25 Years Of Taker… I Guess

Survivor Series (2015)

Last night, the WWE held its annual Survivor Series event at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the 29th annual event and it marked the 25th anniversary of the debut of my all time favorite wrestler The Undertaker. Before I get into my recap I want to address one thing. On the day before the event the FBI announced that they were investigating an alleged threat by ISIS against the arena. They released a statement that read, “The … Continue reading

25 Years Of The Deadman – Survivor Series

Survivor Series 2015 - This Sunday

This Sunday, November 22nd, the WWE will hold it’s annual Survivor Series event. It marks the 25th anniversary of The Undertaker. Here’s the card as it stands now: Roman Reigns vs. Alberto Del Rio – Tournament Semifinal Match Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose – Tournament Semifinal Match Tournament Final Match – WWE World Heavyweight Championship Charlotte (c) vs. Paige – WWE Divas Championship The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker and Kane) vs. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt and Braun … Continue reading

Hell In A Cell (2015) – Recap & Thoughts

Hell In A Cell (2015)

Hell In A Cell is in the books. Looking back, my impression is that this was overall a pretty flat event with a couple of stand out moments and a hell of a main event. We got a big surprise return and they set a couple of story lines in motion which is always a good thing as we head toward the end of the year and the Road To WrestleMania. They did a nice job of … Continue reading

Unfollow The Buzzards

The Wyatt Family - Braun Strowman

The Wyatt Family led by their namesake Bray Wyatt has been in the WWE since mid 2013. I was watching RAW last night and I realized something – I’m completely over this gimmick. It hasn’t changed, hasn’t moved forward, hasn’t given us anything new in over 2 years now. To say it’s stale would be an understatement the size of Bray Wyatt’s beard. Sure, the guys in the stable are good workers. Hell, I’ll go so … Continue reading

WrestleMania 31 Final (?) Card & Predictions

WrestleMania 31 Poster

We’re just a couple of days away from WrestleMania 31 and I’m REALLY getting excited. Pip will (hopefully) be on the road making his way toward Cleveland tomorrow morning and our WrestleMania 31 Drinking Game is nearly finalized. I say hopefully as he woke up feeling shitty today… fingers crossed that he feels better in the AM. I’d started writing the post a couple of days ago and I’m glad I didn’t finish is as there’s … Continue reading

Defending The Royal Rumble On The Road To WrestleMania 30

Royal Rumble 2014

The 2014 Royal Rumble is in the books and judging by the chorus of boos in the arena, my Twitter timeline and early stuff on the web, there are a slew of pissed off wrestling fans this morning.  I have to say that I’m definitely not one of those pissed off fans.  The show gave us just what most people expected and set up some great things moving forward. Recap & Thoughts PRESHOW: The New Age … Continue reading