Welcome to Friday, I’m your host Sam E. Hope it is a good day because wrestling. Here. We. GO!
TNA Slammiversary – LOP
TNA’s big PPV will come to live from Fort Worth, TX on June 15th. This is of course a huge PPV every year for TNA and it is good to see they are taking it to a big city. I wish them all the best.
WWE Top 5 – Youtube
It’s sad to think there are fans of the WWE that do not know the life of WCW. I would say I am on the tail end of the WCW generation, but I was lucky to see it. The hope then with the network the next generation has a chance to see their great matches. Watch Luchador wrestling, kids, its good for you.
#hijackRaw – Washington Post
This is the first time I have quoted a link from the Post about wrestling. That’s right, the great Washington Post talked about wrestling. They, of course, went after the Raw situation from Monday Night. I think I wrote it better, but I’m biased.
Your Gift From Me – Youtube
Luchador wrestling in the WCW was some of the best wrestling of all-time. It was something the WWF did not have, and it was so much better than any undercard the WWF had. This is how you do midcard wrestling, you just do that, let them wrestle. La Parka, Ultimo Dragon, Psychosis, Rey Mysterio Jr, Juventud, and Liger stole the show night after night.
Image Credit: Impact Wrestling
We’re just a few days out from TNA Lockdown, the first pay-per-view of the year and first live show in months. As of now, Team MVP is short-handed going up against Team Dixie, captained by Bobby Roode and consisting of The Bromans and Austin Aries. We should find out who’ll be joining MVP and the Wolves for Lethal Lockdown.
Speaking of this Sunday’s co-main event, tonight’s card will feature a six-man tag between MVP, Richards, and Edwards versus Roode, Aries, and Robbie E. The winning team will be awarded the first man advantage in Lethal Lockdown. As Louis Tully recently pointed out, this is a clear violation of War Games protocol – unseen backstage coin flip with the heels getting the advantage.
Also on the show:
- Heavyweight Champion of the World Magnus will have one final confrontation with challenger Samoa Joe prior to their cage match on Sunday.
- Samuel Shaw finally returns to in-ring action against Eric Young.
- The Beautiful People have recruited ODB into their war against Gail Kim, Lei’D Tapa, and the Alpha Female.
- The rest of the Lockdown card will be established.
Here we go!
TNA Preview – TNA on Youtube
While it may only be a 15 second video, it gives you an idea of what to expect tonight. If you have been ignoring TNA for the last few weeks, as ratings have shown, tonight is a good night to get back into it. The product is finally featuring guys who haven’t flamed out in the WWE, minus MVP. Otherwise you have guys like Samoa Joe, Magnus, AA, and the Wolves, getting a chance to truly show you what they are all about. Not to mention, they have gone international for the last number of weeks and the crowds have been good. Watch wrestling!
Wrestlemania in 60 Seconds – WWE on Youtube
Thats right, the WWE has condensed every Wrestlemania down to just 30 seconds. This is the continuing push to highlight the greatness of WM as we fly towards the 30th anniversary. Instead of highlighting just one, I have provided the link to all. This one is a fun for me due to is direct involvement in WWF No Mercy for the n64.
Barber Shop Window – Online
It’s a slow news day. There is just is not much juice out there, but as the day goes on, always check back in here at CDW as we will get to up to date. So without news, here is merch! The one stop shop for fan made wrestling t-shirts that usually have some meaning behind or are a culture crossover. Check em out!
A unique situation played out Monday Night. For the first time in my wrestling career, it truly felt like we had a match-up we had never seen before and may not see again for a while. For the first time, I can remember, the WWE executives faced off against the crowd. This is, of course, not a fight that surprised any of us. It is something I have been talking about for a few weeks, and something both sides had circled on their calendar the day after CM Punk walked out. The city of Chicago was ready to do battle with the WWE executives. On one side, you have a fed up group of people who had their right to gather and protest the product. On the other side, you have said product that, while makes a living based on fan money, knew it had to stands it ground, or forever be run over. As expected, for 3 hours Monday night, both sides attempted to have their “voice” heard and be the victor. Someone had to win, neither side wanted the other, too, and neither wanted it to end in a draw. So, who won? Did the fans show the WWE they were “sick and tired,” or did the WWE weather the storm and come out on top? I will first argue for each one to be the winner, and then lay down the verdict. Please, let me know what you think, it can be a very good discussion. We will first start with the crowd.
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Hope you are having a good “HUMP DAY!” I regret that already. Here we go
Main Event top 10 – WWE on Youtube
This was a pretty good list. As a guy who has generally skipped this program, there were some good bits in there. First, I thought with #10 I missed a Scott Steiner return. I forgot Daniel Bryan had short hair. Health Slater lost to El Torito. Kaitlyn said good-bye, which made me cry. The Neutralizer.
Double Punk Update – LOP
I’m sorry, I am ready for this all to be over. I like Punk, alot. He left. I moved on. Its time for the IWC to do so as well. Here we get reports that Punk is done (news?) and Barrett was going to do a bad news segment last night. Wait, what? It was a nixed idea? That would have made the night so much better. I’m afraid I have some bad news.
The Rock Wins – Instagram
He is the people’s champ. When he makes news, we listen. Today, he made some noise for his love of pancakes. It was National Pancake day yesterday and he sent out a photo of him getting ready to eat 12 pancakes. If I ate that many, I would lay on couch in a food coma for 434 days.