Sunday, March 10, 2013

WWE Smackdown 3/9/13 La Crosse, WI House Show Pictures

Photos Courtesy: Carrie Argentine


Sunday, May 27, 2012

Brock Lesnar Coming Back to UFC?

Dana White hinted at it at the UFC 146 post-show press conference. I see Brock fighting in the UFC at least one more time. Interesting to see if this has any effect on his WWE contract as he is making a boatload for his one year deal which runs until Wrestlemania 29 and Lesnar is expected to face Triple H at Summerslam late this summer.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

UFC 146 PPV Live Thoughts #ufc #ufc146

Pumped for the PPV tonight. Did not see any of the facebook or FX fights. Love the all-Heavyweight card. Will be live blogging my thoughts.

Interesting that UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste was arrested earlier today on suspicion of domestic violence.

First up is Lavar Johnson vs. 24 year-old Stefan Struve. Love the Skyscraper!

The Skyscraper Stefan Struve is damn near 7 feet. WOW! Johnson inside quick to negate Struve's distance. Struve gets in quard, snatches on an armbar and breaks Johnson's arm. Insane start to the PPV. Johnson is in agony, screaming in pain.

Demarco Murray and Larry Fitzgerald in the crowd.

Next up! Shane Del Rosario vs. Stipe Miocic

Heard Arianny was out of jail but Britanny Palmer looks to be handling the ring girl duties by herself.

Nice combos by Miocic. Damaging body kicks by Del Rosario. 1st round 10-9 Del Rosario. Both fighters undefeated.

Fight is a battle. Miocic dominating on top. Del Rosario looks bloody. Miocic finishes him with elbows. Del Rosario hurt bad.

Big Country Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman up next!

Preview for UFC 148 with Silva vs. Sonnen. Sonnen cutting a promo as usual.

Big Country sporting a ridiculous, bad ass mountain man beard!\

Arianny is now sitting in her ring girl chair!

OH MY GOD! BIG COUNTRY! HUGE OVERHAND RIGHT puts down Herman. SICK 1st round KO by Big Country!

Next fight is Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Should be great!

Cain is pummeling Silva. Blood spouting everywhere. Doctor checks on Bigfoot, tells him he is good to go and it continues until the ref steps in. Dominating performance by Cain Velasquez. Would love to see him get another shot at JDS.

Next up: Junior Dos Santos vs. Challenger Frank Mir for the Undisputed UFC World Heavyweight Championship!

Mir barely survives the 1st round. JDS 10-9/

JDS finishes him in the middle of Rd. 2 and STILL UFC Heavyweight champ!

Amazing card!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Quick Thoughts on Extreme Reunion

First off, I loved how large of a crowd they drew and how hot that crowd was. Some of the chants were great.
The first match between the FBI and the BWO was decent. Little Guido, Mamaluke and Stevie Richards are all in phenomenal shape. The one thing this could have used was a Meanie-Tracy Smothers dance-off but apparently Smothers has retired.

I skipped the Al Snow-CW Anderson match as I heard bad things about. I don’t really care for either of the two and the match seemed rather drawn out and boring.

The striptease was a nice, edgy touch which I really enjoyed and the Asian plant in the crowd did her best Kimona impression and showed some titties. Not a bad touch.

The Balls-Axl Chairs match was just about what you would expect. Sad to think it was Axl’s last match due to being involved in a car accident driving home from the show. I guess he fell asleep at the wheel with what happened with Sabu having to be rushed to hospital and Justin Credible drugged out is no surprise. The lifestyle has caught up with these guys and that has a lot to do with the trainwreck the show was.

The Gangstas beating up on Angel was decent for the standard New Jack pop. I liked the idea of introducing new talent such as Ruckus and Jeez who looked to set up a future angle vs. the Gangstas but these fans weren’t going to have any outsiders so the reaction is no surprise.

The Jerry Lynn-Devon Storm match was fucking incredible and the fans thanking Jerry was a great moment that really helped all the flaws the show had. Jerry said he was retiring at the end of the year. This performance and the fan’s admiration is worth going out of your way to see.

Shane Douglas got absolutely shit on with his promo. Too Cold can still go but this turned into a trainwreck with the hostile crowd and the lame Kevin Sullivan and Tod Gordon run-ins.

Overall, I'm a sucker for ECW and a sucker for trainwrecks. I liked the concept of introducing new talent. The show was not very good at all but the Lynn-Crowbar match was amazing and is worth going out of your way to see. I liked the show more than most will but it really was not very good, even bordering on horrendous.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Professional Wrestling Match of The Year 2012 So Far

Here are my top three matches for the first quarter of 2012

1. Davey Richards vs. Michael Elgin for the ROH World Championship at Ring of Honor Showdown in the Sun Day 2 3/31

I can see this one holding up throughout the year to win not only my match of the year but also the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Match of the Year. It was that good. Both men are incredibly intense. It took Elgin to a new level. Although Richards is terrible on the mic as was the case in his post-match promo. The Kevin Steen-El Generico Last Man Standing match from Day 1 is also a great match to seek out if you haven't seen it.

2. Kazuchika Okada vs. Testsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at New Japan Pro Wrestling 40th Anniversary Show 3/4

Amazing match. Naito is so talented and Okada could become a huge star with a solid run with the belt. He has the look and skills.

3. Undertaker vs. Triple H Hell in a Cell with Shawn Michaels as special guest referee at WWE Wrestlemania 28 4/1

Not quite as good as last year's Wrestlemania match but excellent and better than almost everything else this year. I would put last year's match behind only Punk vs. Cena from the Money in the Bank PPV as 2011 MOTY with Richards/Edwards II and III coming in at the 3rd and 4th spots. Even though II got 2nd place in the Observer and I don't believe the third encounter was eligible.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rock vs. Brock Lesnar Wrestlemania 29 RAW Thoughts

Rock vs. Brock Lesnar at WWE Wrestlemania 29

This past Monday on Raw the Rock vowed to once again become WWE Champion.

The crowd was super hot for this show with Daniel Bryan being incredible over.

The spot with Brodus Clay confronting Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler was great. The headbeat to Dolph was awesome and it will be great to see what the Funkasaurus becomes.

It was interesting to see WWE mentioning wrestling in Japan and I thought the Lord Tensai debut was pretty cool.

Extreme Rules in Chicago should be cool with the Punk-Jericho match. The spot where Jericho smashed the bottle over Punk’s head was effective and the build should be good for this match.

Brock Lesnar’s return was over huge and it will be interesting to see if the build into WM 28 is the Rock challenging Lesnar for the WWE title.

Lesnar reportedly got a monster deal and has had notoriously been very hard to deal with which should make for interesting stories throughout the year. Lesnar is well off moneywise coming off his UFC run so does not have that desire and he seems to be a very hard-headed individual. During Lesnar’s run in New Japan he was paid 50K per match and didn’t try that hard making it hard for him to get over in Japan. How hard will he work in this role?

This was a great RAW especially with the crowd so it will be interesting to see how things progress.