Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The New WWE Superstars Can't Live Up to The Legends.

This has bothered me for quite some time. What happened to the pizazz the "old" timers seemed to have that this new meat just don't got. Hear me out before you go shaking your head. Look at the WWE right now. Who do you want to watch? Any of the newer guys? Are you running in from the other room to catch Zack Ryder or Alex Riley? Why did Vince McMahon decide to resurrect The Rock after all these years to headline the biggest night in pro wrestling? One reason, the "new blood" has no character. No one stands apart from the others, and that just may become a problem when the legends really become too old to perform. Seriously, The Phenom looks like he may only have a year or so left in him. How many times is Triple H going to take off the suit to prove he can still lose? How long can Shawn Michaels tease the audience into thinking he's headed back to the ring? How many times can The Rock return? Brock Lesnar? Batista? Booker T? Stone Cold? Yes, we need them all back, simply stated because the current wrestlers are BORING, and if the shows solely relied on them, the arenas would be empty. John Cena is the only constant, and in return, he has half the fans booing the only charismatic player in the ring today.

Okay, let's break down some of the guys I'm talking about (The divas are irrelevant, I think we can all agree on that)

For example, David Otunga- First a back-up singer in Nexus, or was it The Core (both ridiculous, in that it happened almost at the same time. Originality is key, writers.), he resurfaces as a cover boy for Body and Fitness Magazine. Then, he aligns with Team Johnny- great another back-up role. When is this guy going to break out and do something? That is how the people remember you, something out of the ordinary. Hurry, before you disappear. My suggestion- turn on Laurenitus.

Another is Drew McIntyre- I don't know where to start with this fellow. He's been around now for a few years. And I have to admit, he's nice to look at, but good grief can his matches force a yawn. I think maybe his downfall started when someone in the writing department decided he should have a romantic pairing with Kelly Kelley. I've seen better acting in porn. What can this guy do? Pair up with Sheamus to form the tag team from across the pond no one can understand. Their interviews could have subtitles, it would be hilarious.

Are you with me now? Do you get my groove? Good, 'cause if you're not down with that, I got two words for ya. Sigh...the good ole days.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wrestlemania 28: Was it worth the 60 bucks?

Wrestlemania 28: Was it worth the 60 bucks?

Off the bat, let me say, I went back and forth all day about pressing in Wrestlemania. Let’s face it, sixty bucks is a hefty Pay-per-View price-tag. Finally, after reasoning it would cost more to bring my kids to the movies than watch this once a year event, I caved. Also the fact my husband was at work and had no idea what I was up to helped tremendously.
So, was it worth it, you ask? I could say the look on my kids’ faces when I told them they were watching it was enough to garnish the price, but that would just be hokey, no matter how true it may be. So, in a nutshell, sure it was worth it. It’s the Super Bowl of the WWE for Pete’s sake!
Highlights: (For the entire 4 hour shoe. Yes, I just said Four Freaking Hours! My eyes were practically bleeding by the end, but I made it)

1. Sheamus, arguably the whitest man to ever walk the face of the Earth, takes down the ever-annoying Daniel Bryan within the first couple of seconds of the match. I have no idea why Mr. Bryan got so much screen time this year, but was sure damned glad when Sheamus didn’t give him much last Sunday. Hopefully, Bryan will fade out of the limelight now. Or is that just the glow off Sheamus’s translucent skin? The world may never know.

2. The Big Show finally wins at Wrestlemania! This was a great treat in my house because my 8 year-old is a HUGE (no pun intended) Big Show fan! He had even watched Big Show: A Giant’s Tale DVD earlier that day! And seeing anyone beat Cody Rhodes is always an added bonus.

3. Team Johnny stuns Team Teddy. This match was just about as asinine as the Michael Cole match from last year. But, the kids enjoyed it.

4. CM Punk Beats Jericho. I have had a problem with the whole catch phrase for this match for weeks. The best wrestler in the world? Neither one of these guys are even the best on the card!

5. The Rock takes down John Cena! I have to admit I was surprised here. I never thought the WWE would take a movie star back (and leave again- see you again next Wrestlemania, Rock) and have him defeat the WWE poster boy. Reminded me a little of Hogan’s win over Shaun Michaels a few years back. (I'm aging myself) The old defeating the new (in a way) I wasn’t that happy then, wasn’t happy now.

AND THE match of the night, in my humble and usually correct opinion:

THE STREAK LIVES ON!!!! The Phenom goes 20-0 against Triple H. Not really a shocker. If Shawn Michaels didn’t break it, I can’t see why they would let anyone at this point. It is legend. The Undertaker will retire undefeated. Chairs were flying, and beatings on both sides. Watching The Dead man take down both members of DX (though, I’m a huge fan) is damned entertaining. But the highlight of this match happened after the bell, when The Undertaker helped guest referee Shawn Micheals carry the half-dead HHH from the ring. It was a great Wrestlemania 28 moment, maybe the best of the night.