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RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - thechrishaley - 01-18-2012 11:13 AM
From commenter seancollierpgh at With Leather's Best & Worst of Raw 01/16/2012 Edition
Quote:I am of the (definitely unpopular) opinion that the Kane/Cena/Ryder/Eve storyline actually flipped all the way around into good this week. Poorly executed up to this point, and dragged down by Kane’s “the darkness around you people envelopes the object of sinister meaning and I will drag to hell the light of the shadow on the precipice of glory and I’m hanging on a moment with you” promos, but still. Like so:
I agree with this dude about this, but also have no problem believing WWE will screw this up.
RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - chris graves - 01-19-2012 08:55 AM
Punk's great but but this whole raising his fist at Johnny Ace is so Breakfast Club. Maybe if I was still in high school I'd be like "fuck yeah, do it! he's an asshole!" but it comes off as immature and un-champion like. Now I kinda want Dolph to win the title, haha. Belts look good on him.
Also I've been waiting for Swagger to get the U.S. title, but dominating a "weakened" Zack Ryder for it and with zero hype took the glory out of it.
Really liked seeing Cena snap and let his rage out. Could be neat having Kane manipulating him until Rock comes back but ehhh, not holding my breath for it to be a well done storyline!
also hope Jericho's meta/pandering schtick pays off. Hope he knows what he's doing!
RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - thechrishaley - 01-21-2012 05:30 AM
(01-19-2012 08:55 AM)chris graves Wrote: also hope Jericho's meta/pandering schtick pays off. Hope he knows what he's doing!
I have based my life around believing that Jericho always knows what he is doing.
RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - Name - 02-08-2012 08:32 AM
So, there's a new Best and Worst of Raw. I really liked the part where he referenced the Black Racer, my 4th favorite Fourth World character.
RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - chris graves - 02-26-2012 09:08 AM
oh hey i went to a Raw house show last night! Some quick match results here.
I was a little late and missed a Brodus Clay match and an Alex Riley match zzzz no big deal. But on time for Truth/Swagger/Miz 3 way for the U.S. belt. They nailed this sick tower of doom. Swagger retains. I think Miz is gonna be kept as a mid-card guy, he's just not as hungry as he was last year.
Then it was Jericho vs Kofi. I'm just happy got to see Jericho, it was around this time last year he got punted by Randy and left to do a dance show. Anyway, he came out with the light bright jacket, then cut a looong super heel promo. It was truly a piece of live art; it started slow, then it bubbled until it got under people’s skin. Tipping point was when some nobody tossed a roll of TP at him and he wanted to know who it was, but he through it back, then someone else tried to throw it back but security intercepted. Then Jericho antagonized the “Mexicanos” and everyone chanted “Culeeeerooo” and he was like “Culero must mean something good if you’re chanting it at me!” Haha, I don’t like how he fumbled his return by regressing back to his old heel schtick, but the man knows how to work an arena. Really good match with Kofi, I hope they let them do more matches on TV. Jericho almost tapped Kofi with the Bahstun Crab but then nailed the code breaker.
Then Santino & Mason vs. Epico/Primo. I wasn’t that interested so I was walking around trying to find a better view. I found a nice section all to myself but then the assholes in orange blazers shoo’d me away. I thought I was a fucking guest.
Cena and Kane did a last man standing match. They each got whipped into the steps and Kane got his head trapped while Cena smacked a chair into it. Then Cena nailed a F-U and they counted to 10, blahh. I really hate gimmick matches. I can barely stand a regular cage match. I guess my tastes have evolved and I’m more into pure wrestling. I remember when WCW was crumbling and they were doing “Scaffold-Human Torch-Graveyard-Mud-Ambulance” matches, it was over kill.
Anyway, match of the night was CM Punk v. Dolph in the main event for the title. Jericho was enforcer outside. Lots of posing and stalling at the beginning but then it built up really well and told a compelling story. I hope they do this on TV too. Dolph was great, I guess that sick fall from last week wasn’t so bad for him. Jericho nailed Punk with a code breaker and Dolph nailed the zig zag-whatever and it looked like Dolph might win but Punk had the Anaconda Vice locked in for a while. Then Dolph went for a fame-asser or something but Punk countered and was gonna power bomb but turned it into GTS and won. I think there was some “Chris Brown sucks!” chants.
So yeah, it was a very fun and stripped down show. I liked seeing the old mats and guard rail around ringside. I got a cheap nosebleed seat for $32.50 but the height freaked me out so I didn’t bother to find my row and just chilled in a handicap row to myself, haha. Security needs to fuck off, it was like being aboard the Death Star but douches in orange blazers are keeping an eye on you. Yeah, I do not recommend a night out at the Staples Shitter or L.A. in general! Worth it to see a CM Punk and Jericho match tho.
Also Willie Mack was sitting in front of me up in the 300’s, indie cred!
more pics at my FuckR
RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - Benel Germosen - 03-07-2012 04:45 AM
Hey. Dunno what S.O.P is for this thread or, in fact, these boards, but I just wanted to say that I'm a big wrestling fan (specifically Joshi wrestling but also all NorAm wrestling). So yeah. I'll be the guy popping in from time to time, linking to shit that most people don't care about.
RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - thechrishaley - 03-07-2012 05:26 AM
(03-07-2012 04:45 AM)Benel Germosen Wrote: Hey. Dunno what S.O.P is for this thread or, in fact, these boards, but I just wanted to say that I'm a big wrestling fan (specifically Joshi wrestling but also all NorAm wrestling). So yeah. I'll be the guy popping in from time to time, linking to shit that most people don't care about.
RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - Benel Germosen - 03-08-2012 12:55 PM
RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - Benel Germosen - 03-15-2012 09:40 AM
Jersey All Pro is shutting down. Sad panda.
Buggy Nova gets a tryout and a photoshoot.
RE: Smarks Only (Wrestling Thread) - Benel Germosen - 03-15-2012 11:06 AM
Chris Hero/Kassius Ohno promo from this week
For the unitiated, here's some Chris Hero/Kassius Ohno