Friday, September 30, 2011

FFA: It's Friday!

Inspired by this post on A1, I give you The White Stripes and "Seven Nation Army."  I can't think of any teams specifically, but I know some college football bands actually do this song and it's pretty awesome.

Have a great weekend folks.  I hope to have some new content up here over the weekend.




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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Jerry Lawler hits ref with a fireball



I love the lack of excitement out of the commentator when the ref catches a freaking fireball to the face. I know the clip is short, but it's fun seeing "The King" mixing it up with "Fabulous Freebirds" Gordy and Hayes especially when someone eats a fireball.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Miz and R-Truth "Crash" WWE Event




Thanks to DOT NET, I caught this today.  This makes perfect sense from a storyline standpoint. What I don't get about this is that they rushed Punk back to RAW and then run a similar viral gimmick with Miz and Truth. It does not help that this is nowhere near as entertaining as CM Punk parading around and confronting Triple H with the WWE Title.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Chris Jericho Pops Off Again

I don't know if Jericho is working a gimmick or what, but as you should already know I am not a huge fan of his especially recently.  Well, he is back at it again with some interesting comments on current WWE SuperStars.

Of note from LoP's coverage of this interview:
Wrestlers stealing his moves and gimmicks in WWE today and lashing out at CM Punk for doing so: "There seems to be a lack of respect for the forefathers who came in and did it first and it's not just [CM] Punk, it's a whole litany of guys from Miz to Cody Rhodes to Mason Ryan to Sin Cara to Kelly Kelly, everybody is stealing moves, looks, ideas. Brian Pillman once told me if you want to make it in wrestling you have to do something that nobody has done before and nobody is doing that and they are coming off as second rate copies of Chris Jericho, and that's maybe why these guys aren't striking and I watch it and think, 'Seriously, again?'

"A couple of years ago you had 'Miz 4, John Cena 0', where did that come from? Conspiracy Theory, where did that come from? Best in the World, where did that come from? Wearing suits, talking slow, using big words, using certain moves, you know Miz used the word "troglodyte" a few weeks ago and I'm like seriously? If there ever was a word associated with Chris Jericho that would be it. These guys have to start thinking of their own stuff and some times I see some of them and I'm like oh come on. It's not like it's influenced. At least give credit where credit is due."
I found his mention of wearing suits and using big words as a funny example considering this guy was doing this when Jericho was still crapping his pants.

Like I said, I don't know if he's working here (always a possibility in this industry) or if he is just cranky, but he seems to spend a lot of time bitching about how people are copying his gimmick.  I think it's kind of annoying.  What say you?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

FFA: Texas A&M Joins the SEC


Texas A&M officially joined the SEC today.  I have been excited about this move since last season when it appeared to be imminent.  People probably wonder why a BAMA man who also roots for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets cares so much about this move.  Well here's why.
  • I think expanding the SEC's footprint into Texas can only be a good thing for BAMA and the conference in general
  • A&M has some really cool traditions and seems to be a cultural fit
  • Paul William "Bear" Bryant and Gene Stallings both coached at Texas A&M before winning national titles with the Alabama Crimson Tide
That's pretty much it.  I could add that Kyle Field in College Station seems like one hell of a place to watch a football game too.

Welcome to the SEC boys, I hope you teach Bobby Petrino and his Hogs a lesson this Saturday in Jerry World.

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CM Punk Pays Tribute to Eddie Guerrero

Per LoP:
Punk spoke on the microphone and said that when he thinks of El Paso, he thinks of Eddie Guerrero. He feels that even though Eddie is gone, if the people who were touched by him spread his legacy, then he will continue to live. He then blew a kiss to the arena ceiling in memory of Guerrero. Fans chanted "Eddie" with Punk to conclude the show.
I'm certainly not one of Eddie's bigger fans, but that is a classy tribute to a much beloved WWE Hall of Famer in his hometown.

It's also another example of CM Punk "getting it" and a small reminder of why he is so great. Good job Punk.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Matt Hardy: Slower Learner

Unfortunately, there has been a lot of discussion about Matt Hardy here on SAW.  Even more unfortunately, it is almost all bad.  We finally got some good news as was shared on this A1-Wrestling.com thread.  Matt had decided to enter rehab.  The good news was short-lived though as TMZ reported on September 20th.
According to search warrant docs obtained by TMZ, it all started with a 911 call last Wednesday -- placed by Matt's model girlfriend, Reby Sky, who was worried Matt "was strung out on pills and needed help."

Police came and Matt's GF led them to a secret safe containing several prescription painkillers.

Police then obtained a search warrant -- and according to cops, when they raided his house they found 20 vials of anabolic steroids and some ecstasy.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Matt wasn't home at the time of the search so they couldn't arrest him on the spot ... he turned himself in yesterday.
Hopefully, Matt's decision to enter rehab is a sign that the guy is finally ready to turn his life around. It certainly does not help that he now has legal issues to deal with on top of the typical Hardy nonsense. It's kind of fitting in an odd way that this comes as Jeff Hardy's legal issues have finally been wrapped up.

Friday, September 23, 2011

FFA: It's Friday!


Wolfmother/ Woman from A.C.E on Vimeo.

Quality hard rock to end your week with. Have a good one. I know I will as I'm heading to Bobby Dodd Stadium to see the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on the UNC Tar Heels. Then it's time to come home and watch the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Stone Cold" Talks About "The Viper"

I hit up Twitter tonight as I usually do throughout the day and especially before bed and I caught this tweet by Randy Orton.


This caught my eye so I decided to find out what it was all about. LoP had the answer.
Steve Austin spoke to Power Slam to promote his latest movie, Tactical Force. The discussion turns to present-day WWE and he is asked to name which wrestlers he believes can evolve into "money-drawing players" for the sports-entertainment organization.
Here's what he specifically said about Randy Orton.
I'm interested to see where Randy Orton goes next. His promos need work, and right now, he's a little one-dimensional. The crowds are digging him, but there's still another step on the ladder for him to climb to.
I'm a big Orton guy, but I think this is certainly true. Although I am not so sure how much of the issue is truly Orton as opposed to WWE Creative. Orton's Smackdown push has been very similar to Cena's from what I have seen. He's the Superman-type face who is going to win more often than not and it is difficult to get over on him. Of course this changes a bit with Mark Henry inducting Orton into his Hall of Pain, but up until then he felt just like Cena, another top face that is built to be indestructible.

The whole article was pretty good as Austin gives his thoughts on several current stars such as Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mark Henry/Jerry Lawler Angle from RAW

Allegedly, there was an issue with the spot where Lawler got World's Strongest Slammed through the announce table on RAW last night per DOT NET's Jason Powell:
I can confirm reports that Lawler's injury was due to the announcers' table that Mark Henry slammed him through not being gimmicked properly.
If true, that really sucks. You never want to see someone get injured in such a fashion.

That segment ruled though and was the absolute highlight of RAW. I wish Jerry "The King" Lawler a speedy recovery.

Here's the angle if you did not see it last night on RAW. On another note, it would be a HUGE mistake to take that belt off Henry at Hell in a Cell in a couple of weeks. This guy has a legitimately intimidating aura about him right now. They need to capitalize on it and have him add more members to his Hall of Pain.



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"The Enforcer" Turns 53

Happy Birthday to wrestling legend, "Double A" Arn Anderson as he turns 53 years old today.  "The Enforcer's" sudden retirement really saddened me.  He was a legend as part of an iteration of the Minnesota Wrecking Crew with Ole Anderson and of course he was a charter member of the IV Horsemen.

Luckily, Arn has found a nice landing spot as a producer/agent with WWE.  Hopefully they get around to putting him in the WWE Hall of Fame sooner rather than later.

Here's one of his recent great moments as some legends had to deal with the force that was the Nexus.




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Monday, September 19, 2011

AJC: Ex-pro wrestler works as Tybee animal control officer

Caught this in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (ATL's only large daily paper).  Former professional wrestler, Jerry Oates, is working as an animal control office on Tybee Island.
Police chief Bob Bryson met the retired wrestler at a local gym, and he seemed like a good fit for the job. He was hired in June.
Although I am not familiar with Oates' work, I thought this deserved a mention on SAW.

Another Stan Hansen Tribute Video

Because you can never have enough of these.  Here is Stan "The Lariat" Hansen annihilating folks and being a general Texas Badass.



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Sunday, September 18, 2011

FFA: College Football Realignment

As evidenced by this thread on A1 and my Twitter feed, it's obvious that one of the hottest topics in my world is not actually pro-wrestling related.  It is college football conference realignment (2011 Edition).

Where are we today?  Funny you ask because there's a conference call going on right now that is discussing PITT and Syracuse's admission to the ACC.  You may recall that Syracuse was initially the "third man" that was to join the ACC when Miami and BC joined.  Some political maneuvering earned Virginia Tech that spot instead however.

Meanwhile, you have Oklahoma and Texas' Board of Regents both meeting tomorrow.  These meetings could very well be the death knell for the Big XII.  Much like Guns N Roses or WCW, it's equally shocking the Big XII may be dissolved and that it lasted this long.  The Big XII probably should have died last year.  I believe it would have if Texas A&M bolted for the SEC at that time as was widely reported.  Anyhow, TAMU's desire to leave this year has sparked the latest round of realignment madness.  Oklahoma's president then made some comments that further destabilized the Big XII and accelerated the realignment process across the country.

TAMU and the SEC were all set to make it official and A&M has been admitted to the SEC conditionally.  The only reason it's not a done deal is Baylor decided to protect itself and refused to waive the right to sue the SEC.  I have seen people try to paint the SEC as the bad guy in this scenario.  Essentially their argument is that the SEC has asked for something unprecedented (litigation waivers) to bring in Texas A&M.  Those people are missing the point though in my opinion.  The only reason SEC asked for the waivers is because at the 11th hour Baylor notified them that they were withdrawing consent for the move.  This went against the letter from the Big XII that laid out the escape plan for Texas A&M to make its way to the SEC.

With A&M practically gone to the SEC, Oklahoma allegedly looking hard at the Pac-12, Texas is suddenly running out of options.  One interesting option is the ACC.  Why the ACC?  They would be OK with the Longhorn Network.  What is most interesting though now is with the addition of the two Big East schools today, the whole equation changes for everyone.  The Big XII is on life support and honestly the Big East may be as well.  Hopefully we get some clarification tomorrow on the whole issue after the aforementioned OU and TX Board of Regents meetings.

No matter what happens tomorrow, the conference realignment craziness is nowhere near done.  Are 16 team super conferences the future of college football?  It looks that way, but only time will tell.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hot Stuff on Lawler, PWI Ranking and Childhood



"Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert really was a phenomenal talent. I absolutely love him using a PWI Top 10 ranking to get heat with the Memphis crowd. Anytime I walked into a place with magazines, I would flip open PWI and make sure I read all the Top 10 lists. A lot of guys would make a promo like this cheesy as all Hell, but Gilbert works his magic here.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Meng vs Damon Striker (Edge)



There's a lot of quality stuff going on here. I'm a big fan of tag team wrestling and you have the announcers discussing a Road Warriors vs Faces of Fear match. This is Pillman-era Horsemen that they are talking about as well. Meng does what he does against most WCW Saturday Night fodder. Of course this is a bit more interesting than usual considering that future star Edge is the guy taking the beating as Damon Striker.

I enjoy the match, but I really like hearing the discussion about what else was going on in WCW at the time as well. Dusty was always fun behind the announce table as well.

Man, I miss WCW.



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FFA: It's Friday!



No particular inspiration for this song this week. It's a good song and I heard it on the way home last night. It fits the typical "It's Friday!" style so I went with it.

Have a great Friday and an even better weekend folks!

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tommy Rich Destroyed in Memphis



This clip has a bit of everything in it. A bloody Tommy Rich, a black and blue Jerry Lawler and a Dusty Rhodes impersonator. They left Tommy a bloody mess, but not even that would keep Wildfire down!



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Harley Race vs Larry Zybszko for the AWA Title

This is a fun match mostly due to the historical significance of it. Harley was well past his prime, but not as old as you might think (47). He's coming off his run as "King" Harley Race in WWE and not getting around so great. He takes on AWA Champion Larry Zybszko who I personally enjoy a lot. Listen for the kid trolling Harley about losing his crown in the WWF. The bump that Harley takes on the concrete really surprised me to be perfectly honest. One last note, you also get Verne Gagne and Lee Marshall doing commentary.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Matt Hardy: Slow Learner

Our favorite "trampoline jumping goofball" Matthew Hardy is up to his old tricks again according to TMZ. For the second time in just a few weeks, Matt Hardy has been popped for an DWI.
As we first reported, Hardy was popped on Monday, after allegedly swerving all over the road -- nearly hitting several other cars.
This guy clearly has serious issues. I think I might have been too optimistic when I posted this at the end of August.
If that ain't the truth. It's really sad to see what has become of a guy who was a big fan of during his V2.0 and Mattitude days. I can only hope that he regains his sanity, gets in shape, knocks of a lot of this internet trash and gets serious about being a professional wrestler again.
I can't be too hard on myself though because the very next line was as follows.
I won't hold my breath though.
This is completely secondary to his very real personal demons, but it was not all that long ago that Matt was getting solid reviews for his heel work and character. It is simply stunning how far those guys have fallen. It is tragic really.

Monday, September 12, 2011

TNA's Gunner: Not Amused By Your Criticisms

TNA "Star" Gunner is taking a page from the Madison Rayne playbook according to this LoP entry.
Amazing job from all Impact talent tonite! No Surrender was a success! SUCK IT DIRT SHEETS AND FAT COMPUTER MARKS AT HOME.
I understand he was irritated with people criticizing the product that he is pouring his energy into it. I think once he cooled off a bit he would probably rethink those comments. Oh wait.
So apparently the message boards are calling me an "egomaniac"! Ahhhh u guys are silly!! FAT COMPUTER MARKS...oooppss I did it again
Seriously though, completely understandable. I'm sure after lashing out at the people who probably care most about that godawful "wrestling" show TNA produces, he might have a change of heart.
Good thing the so called message boards don't really mean crap to me! My true fans are the ones who know we all bust our tails to entertain u all.
Because, if you criticize the program folks then you certainly don't understand how hard they work and stuff. If you did, you would unconditionally support an awful product simply because they work hard at it right? Wrong. Also I can see by his RAGE TWEETZ how little he cares what "the internet" thinks. Oh well, at least that was all of it....
We need to get FATCOMPUTERMARKS trending!
In short, he may be a great guy and solid wrestler, but he comes off as an absolute tool here.  It's a shame someone in that sham of a wrestling promotion can't use this much energy to fix the obviously broken product they have there.

Piper Has a Broken Neck

Good old Hot Rod has apparently been wrestling with a broken neck according to TMZ.
Wrestling icon Rowdy Roddy Piper says doctors at UCLA are about to slash his neck open and take a hammer and a chisel to his neck bones ... after discovering he's been wrestling with a BROKEN NECK
Anyhow, if you thought a broken neck would break Roddy's spirit, think again!
Piper says he's going under the knife in just a few hours -- but tells his fans, "There [sic] using all the smarts they have at UCLA. I SAY BRING IT ON! CUT DEEP!!! I'M NOT AFRAID!!"
The timing on this is kind of funny to me simply because the guys on WCMB were discussing the Piper's Family episode of Nitro I attended. This was wear "Rowdy" Roddy held tryouts for his War Games team. The thing did not go over so well and the Horsemen ended up joining Piper and replacing his family.

Get well soon, HOT ROD!

Why I'm Not Interested in RAW

With the start of football season you might think that the return of Monday Night Football has harmed my interest in RAW tonight.  Really, I'm more of a college football fan so that is not it at all. 

Work has been crazy, but honestly that is not it either.  The fact is it comes down to two things.  Actually it comes down to two people.  Care to take a guess? Yeah, it's COO Triple H and John Cena.   It's sad, but it is what it is.

ADR as champion? Awesome. Rebuilding the tag division around a team like Air Boom?  Great.  CM Punk? The best.  None of that matters to me as much as the fact that I'm stuck with Cena chasing the title and Triple H in a top feud.  It's more stark now simply because I was teased with all the possibilities of CM Punk coming out of MitBThey brought him back too soon and the whole show has been downhill from there. 

Hopefully in a few weeks something will happen that will help me shake that feeling, but right now I just do not enjoy RAW nearly as much as I would like.  Two of the most overbearing acts in the 2000s is the reason.

By the way, I'll still give it a look tonight, but I wish I felt that "spark."  That's all.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

William Regal's Future

In regards to rumblings that William Regal is looking to retire, he had this to say on his official Twitter feed yesterday.

That's good news as Regal is certainly a solid performer. I don't think he's the greatest kayfabe wrestler of all time as some on A1-Wrestling.com do, but he's a solid veteran presence and a well-rounded performer. He really can do it all from comedy to proper villainy.

If WWE ever got serious about re-introducing managers to the business, I think Regal could definitely be an asset once his in-ring career is over.

Lastly, I think it is great to see a guy battle and hopefully defeat some personal demons and accomplish what he has in the sport. It kind of makes you hopeful that Matt and Jeff Hardy, among others, can do the same.

Vampiro/Sting Blood Bath


Wrestling WCW Sting vs. Vampiro (Blood Bath) by kas09

Of all the things to rip from WWE programming, the old Brood Bloodbath. Notice no one in the ring can do anything in that mess. The Brood Bloodbaths weren't really that cool either, but this is unoriginal and poorly executed. That pretty much sums up bad WCW honestly.

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Air Boom is a Bust

WWE.com has an article up that discusses the Miz/Truth vs Air Boom feud.  One aspect of it that they touch on is the "Air Boom" name. They even quoted the Miz from Monday's RAW when he said this below:
Air Boom is the stupidest name I've ever heard.
You know what? I agree. I know where the name came from since they essentially just smashed Bourne and Kingston's gimmicks together, but that is one stupid sounding nickname. Personally, I recommended Sonic Boom which at least sounds right together. I don't know if a name change is in the works since they are addressing this in a WWE.com article, but both of the names they mentioned below are much better.
Although Evan & Kofi kicked around a couple of names on their own, including Zero Gravity and The Elevation Express, both Superstars appear more than happy with Air Boom. “It was cool to have the WWE Universe interact and be involved,” said Kofi. “We didn’t know they cared about us so much.”
I think Elevation Express has a nice ring to it.  If it isn't obvious from the post here, it's the name Air Boom that I take issue with. I think the team of Bourne and Kingston is an excellent way to use those guys. It's also a nice way to start rebuilding WWE's tag division.

Friday, September 9, 2011

FFA: It's Friday!

Off-topic "It's Friday!" this week. I finally found the History of GT Football video I mentioned last Saturday. They set this to that Zombie Nation's, "Kernkraft 400."



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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Andre the Giant Getting Bodyslammed

WrestlingClassics poster, Frogs, shared this awesome video in a thread over there about the first time Andre the Giant was bodyslammed. The person who put the video together acknowledges that it isn't 100% complete, but it is cool nonetheless.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

AWA: Rock 'n' Roll Express vs Stud Stable



Enjoy this classic tag bout from the AWA. You've got the the Rock 'n' Roll Express of Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson taking on the Stud Stable (Robert Fuller and Jimmy Golden).

I did not realize until fairly recently that Jimmy Golden was WCW's Bunkhouse Buck. Golden's was a name I had heard, but I did not think I had every seen him work. Turns out, I had. Also, Golden is also known to current WWE fans as Jack Swagger's (storyline) dad.

It amazes me that, even now, Ricky Morton has that stupid mullet.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Triple H: Leading Man?

Not according to the Orlando Sentinel who reviewed his latest film, "Inside Out." Of note...
Paul “Triple H” Levesque has the look, the demeanor and the skills to be a useful heavy in other people’s action films. He’s so muscle-bound, his arms can’t quite drop to his side. His face is more scary than handsome. Yet “Inside Out” is yet another attempt to make him a leading man.
I cannot stand Triple H. I find him to be one of the least compelling "legends" in the business, but the line about him being a "useful heaving on other people's action films" is fairly true. I thought he had a great look in "Blade: Trinity" for example. He was a nice piece of that movie and could be effective in the right kinds of movies. I did not see "The Chaperone" and have no intention of seeing this either, but if you were going to check this out you know have some food for thought.

I caught some select quotes from this review on LoP. You can see the full review at the Orlando Sentinel's website.

Monday, September 5, 2011

FFA: SI: O Unlucky Man (Sonny Liston)

Sports Illustrated's, 1994 Swimsuit Edition, reprinted a look at Sonny Liston titled "O Unlucky Man."  I recall reading this and it had a huge emotional impact on me.  I would highly recommend taking a look at it.  It lets you see Liston as more than a two-dimensional villain in the boxing industry.  The part that struck me was how Sonny envisioned he would be received upon his return home to Philadelphia after winning the heavyweight title.  He expected a hero's welcome like Atlanta gave Evander Holyfield.  Unfortunately for Liston, that's not what he received.
Liston was ready. As the plane rolled to a stop, he rose and walked to the door. McKinney was next to him. The staircase was wheeled to the door. Liston straightened his tie and his fedora. The door opened, and he stepped outside. There was no one there except for airline workers, a few reporters and photographers and a handful of p.r. men. "Other than those, no one," recalls McKinney. "I watched Sonny. His eyes swept the whole scene. He was extremely intelligent, and he understood immediately what it meant. His Adam's apple moved slightly. You could feel the deflation, see the look of hurt in his eyes. It was almost like a silent shudder went through him. He'd been deliberately snubbed.

"Philadelphia wanted nothing to do with him. Sonny felt, after he won the title, that the past was forgiven. It was going to be a whole new world. What happened in Philadelphia that day was a turning point in his life. He was still the bad guy. He was the personification of evil. And that's the way it was going to remain. He was devastated. I knew from that point on that the world would never get to know the Sonny that I knew."

That is just a small part of the sadness that surrounded Sonny Liston.  This article is a really fantastic read.  I never forgot it after reading it 16 years ago so it made an impression on me. 


Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone is off work and enjoying some rest and relaxation.  I know I am.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Favorite CM Punk Angle

I am not a huge fan with how CM Punk's current angle has been handled since his return.  Below is what is probably my favorite CM Punk segment.

Let me set the stage.  

It's Rey's baby girl's birthday.  CM Punk decides to get both of their families together for the occasion.  See how it plays out from there.



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WWE's Greatest Rivalries: Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels (DVD/BD)

LoP posted the trailer for the new Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels disc.  It looks pretty solid to say the least.  Good Ol' JR, Jim Ross sits down with both men and talks about the rivalry, the Montreal Screwjob and their eventual reconciliation.  I hope they throw this up on Neftlix: Watch Instantly because I would really like to check this out.

On another note, LoP mentioned that WCW Monday Nitro started airing on this day back in 1995.  Why do I mention that?  Well, I'm a WCW mark for one.  Another reason is that it baffles me who WCW mismanaged one of the biggest stars in the industry after one of the hottest incidents in wrestling history.  On top of that, they gave him a ton of money to misuse him.  Sadly, Bret was starting to be used more appropriately in WCW when his unfortunate, career-ending injury happened. 

Anyhow, this looks good.  I hope it lives up to the hype.



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Saturday, September 3, 2011

RKO vs Diamond Cutter

This video got me to thinking about this.  Which move do you prefer, the RKO or the Diamond Cutter?

Me, I think the application of the Diamond Cutter looks better.  I like how DDP used both hands to apply the move.  He touches on the how and whys of that in this video even.  Also, WWE does a good job of selling that Orton can hit the RKO at anytime, out of anywhere.  They've had some cool spots with it as well, but I think DDP's application of that same idea was much better.  It was a really versatile move the way DDP used it.  He often hit it on some really cool reversals as well.

All-in-all, I think the Diamond Cutter was a better move.  I would be interested to know if anyone prefers the RKO though.

ADR's Visa Issues

LoP posted this about Alberto Del Rio getting his visa issues resolved.  As you may or may not know, ADR did not appear on RAW this week.  He also could not make his scheduled match at the live Super Smackdown.
After missing last week's WWE live events and this week's television tapings, Alberto Del Rio's work visa situation was resolved in time for this weekend's Raw brand house shows in Puerto Rico. He appeared at Friday's show in San Juan and defended the WWE Championship twice.

It's good to have Del Rio back, "but you already know that." Also LoP's article also mentions that those two defenses were against Cena and Punk.

FFA: College Football Returns!

It's finally here, the return of college football.  Unfortunately, South Atlanta Wrestling had an unscheduled two-day hiatus (real life y'all), but SAW is back and jacked up for college football season.

I'm a BAMA fan by birth.  My mom's family lived out in west Alabama.  My grandmother didn't care a lick about college football except she wanted to know when BAMA was playing and whether they won.  She told me once that back in her day Alabama football was "something they could be proud of" out there.  All that being said, here are my standard gameday videos I watch every day the Crimson Tide storms the field.



Then we have this newer one that I think is kind of cool, but doesn't have the emotional impact of "The Tradition," "Tide Get Ready to Roll."



There are others that I'm going to save for the upcoming weeks of course such as the standard stadium intro and "This is Alabama football."