AAA Lucha Underground, Alberto Del Rio, Angela Fong, Baron Corbin, Big E Langston, Bret Hart, Brian Reid, Brian Tannen, Chavo Guerrero, DDP, Dean Ambrose, Documentary, Goldust, Hulk Hogan, Kofi Kingston, Lanny Poffo, Lex Luger, Luis Urive, Macho Man Randy Savage, Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story, News, NXT, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, Roman Reigns, Sin Cara, Smart Athletic Friends, Stardust, The Bella Twins, Tony Riggs, Wrestling News, WWE, WWE Hall Of Fame, WWE NXT, Xavier Woods
I am so pumped to finally hear that the WWE is going to be releasing a DVD documentary on one of the most exciting wrestlers to not be in the WWE Hall Of Fame in Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story. Thanks to PW Mania, here is a synopsis of the Doc:
OOOOHH YEEAAAH!!! WWE Fans, you have waited long enough!
Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage captivated the sports-entertainment world for over a quarter century. His glistening wardrobe, often-imitated cadence and grandiose style was outshined only by his virtuoso performances in the ring. Macho Man, with his gorgeous leading lady Miss Elizabeth, embodied the raging 80s in WWE and later, compounded his success in WCW.
Now, the complete story of his incredible life can finally be told in Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story. In this 90-minute documentary, get brand new, exclusive commentary from family, friends and his contemporaries as they chronicle his ascent from young baseball phenom through all the pomp and circumstance of his incomparable career. Featuring Hulk Hogan, Lex Luger, Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat, Bret ‘Hit Man’ Hart, Ric Flair, Kevin Nash, DDP, His Brother Lanny ‘The Genius’ Poffo and much more!
Alberto Del Rio has been in the news lately whether it’s him telling fans on Twitter that they will know what the real truth is and claiming racism in the WWE or news that he may be used in AAA Lucha Underground which the head agent is Chavo Guerrero. There is also word that original Sin Cara Luis Urive will be used and former Diva Angela Fong will be heading there using he real name.
Despite the injury and the surgery that followed, Roman Reigns will still be appearing at Ringsidefest this upcoming weekend alongside Goldust, Stardust, Dean Ambrose, and The Bella Twins. As usual now, The WWE is going pink in the month of October for breast cancer awareness month and you will notice that the ropes were taped pink in NXT as well.
Apparently. Kofi Kingston, Big E Langston, and Xavier Woods have a new name for their stable other than the New Nation. They’ve tweeted out over the weekend several times the name of the Smart Athletic Friends, but it still hasn’t been made official by the WWE. In other news as well, Tony Briggs will be making his WWE NXT debut on October 30TH against Baron Corbin. The former California independent wrestler Brian Reid was known before as Brian Tannen before becoming Tony Riggs.
Bulldog, Documentary, Marty Jannetty, Matt Cruz, Netflix, Nick Phoenix, South Carolina, T-Money, Throne Of Anguish Wrestling Federation, Timothy Blackmon, TWF, WFJ, Wrestling Docs, Wrestling For Jesus: The T-Money Story
For this edition of Wrestling Docs, I wanted to look for a documentary that was made by a group other than the WWE. So, I explored all of the titles on Netflix and I came across Wrestling For Jesus: The T-Money Story and I thought to myself, “why the heck not?” The documentary looks at an organization that through the art of professional wrestling spreads the word of the church. The documentary really takes a close look at T-Money (Timothy Blackmon) and his up and down struggle with life and the road that it took him. The documentary also features commentary from Matt Cruz, Nick Phoenix, Bulldog, Timothy’s ex-wife Jessica, girlfriend Shelly, and some guys from rival company TWF (Throne Of Anguish Wrestling Federation) and no I am not making this up.
First of all, Marty Jannetty has wrestled in the WFJ and it will show him in this documentary and if you look at the picture to the left of this paragraph that is him kneeling down. I know next the title, it says that this was released in 2011, but the majority of this film was filmed in 2007 and 2008 so I have no idea why it took so long to come out. I also want to say that most of these organizations are glorified backyard wrestling because a lot of these guys would never make it to the WWE, but that isn’t why they do it. They do it to help spread a message of hope and the good book of Christ. So, you sort of look past that fact and realize they are a strong community all together. I sort of wish the doc had explored the actual organization a lot more than it did because I bet there are some real interesting stories involved there. No one knows who T-Money is so instantly, you’re demographic starts off small and only in South Carolina. If you get the chance to, check it out on Netflix and Netflix has some real amazing wrestling docs on there as well. I am giving this doc a C+ for a final grade.
The Bleacher Report ran a story the other day saying that a rivalry or a match between John Cena and Dean Ambrose is inevitable. I say why not? Dean Ambrose is one of the most exciting wrestlers and former member of The Shield in the WWE right now. I feel like a match with John Cena could put the lunatic fringe over with the WWE Universe and we could possibly start seeing Ambrose as a main eventer. We all know that Ambrose still has some unfinished business with Seth Rollins after receiving a curb stomp on top of cinder blocks that kept him out for a month. We also know that John Cena is fuming at the fact that Seth Rollins cost Cena the chance to tie Ric Flair’s record 16 World Championship wins at Night Of Champions. The other reason we cannot look past the idea is the many run ins Cena had with every member of The Shield in the past when Cena stepped up to represent the company. All of the members have a history with Cena so you may see every single one of them face Cena in the end. As I said before, the match should happen because Dean Ambrose’s stock with the fans is growing at an expeditious rate. To read the great article from Tom Clark and all the great reasons he gives, just click here.
AJ Lee, Antonio Cesaro, Batista, Big E Langston, Brie Bella, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Darren Young, Dean Ambrose, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Edge, Erick Rowan, Evolution, Goldust, Hollywood Hogan, Hulk Hogan, Jack Swagger, Jay Uso, Jimmy Uso, John Cena, Justin Gabriel, Kofi Kingston, Luke Harper, Macho Man Randy Savage, Naomi, Nikki Bella, R Truth, Randy Orton, Renee Young, Rey Mysterio, Ric Flair, Rob Van Dam, Roddy Piper, Roman Reigns, Sami Zayn, Seth Rollins, Shawn Michaels, Sheamus, Sting, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Tamina Snuka, The Big Show, The Miz, The Shield, The Undertaker, Titus O'Neill, Triple H, Tyson Kidd, WWE, WWE 2K15, WWE 2K15 Roster Reveal, Xavier Woods
In part 2, the WWE revealed more of the roster for it’s brand new WWE 2K15 video game release. They announced that Goldust, Dean Ambrose, Batista, Jay Uso, Jimmy Uso, AJ Lee, Big E Langston, Jack Swagger, Tyson Kidd, Darren Young, Rey Mysterio, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, Titus O’Neill, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Hulk Hogan, and Hollywood Hogan (special Hulkamania edition). After that, Stone Cold Steve Austin proceeded to ask the panel questions, but the one I was waiting for, he asked. He asked Sting who his dream opponents were that he had never faced before. Sting replied with The Undertaker, Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Shawn Michaels. Renee Young then pointed out that there was a special game mode called 2K showcase where you get to choose some classic rivalries like John Cena Vs CM Punk (Still waiting to hear of this got scratched) and Triple H Vs Shawn Michaels.
I feel like Stone Cold asks some amazing questions and he went along the panel and asked who their greatest rivalries were? Sting answered Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan, Hulk answered Macho Man Randy Savage and Roddy Piper, Cena answered that maybe it was Edge, Randy Orton, and CM Punk, but he says it’s still to be written, Sheamus gave the same response as Cena, but he did mention Daniel Bryan and The Big Show. Cesaro and Reigns I feel like their time is still too young, but Cesaro mentioned Sami Zayn and Reigns said as The Shield it was Evolution. Then they revealed Seth Rollins, Kofi Kingston, R Truth, Justin Gabriel, Randy Orton, Naomi, Daniel Bryan, Xavier Woods, The Miz, Tamina Snuka, Rob Van Dam, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Sting, and The Undertaker are also apart of the game. Stone Cold then asked who they would want to face past, present, or future and Reigns responded Stone Cold, Cesaro answered Cena, Sheamus answered Macho Man Randy Savage, and Cena answered Vince McMahon. Stone Cold turned to the last two men and asked who would they face for one last match and Hogan answered John Cena and Sting gave the obvious answer of The Undertaker. For the fan question session, go to the WWE Network which is only $9.99 a month. The game is available for pre-order on the 2K site here and it’s available to everyone in the US on October 28TH.
A lot of fans and various media outlets in the world raised concern over an image of current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar at Night Of Champions. Fans had noticed as they always do that when the big 300 pound Brock Lesnar wrestles, he sweats profusely and turns different shades of purple. Yahoo Sports, The Washington Post (which garnered attention from the WWE), and PW Insider all ran articles on the issue. The WWE recently responded to the Washington Post denying any medical concerns over Brock stating in the statement the Post posted, “Concerned fans are getting worked up for nothing, however, WWE officials say. Via an e-mailed statement to The Washington Post, the WWE contends, there is “no truth to the rumors about issues with Brock Lesnar’s health.” The company did not offer an alternative explanation as to why Lesnar did not appear.” PW Insider stated the obvious response that all true wrestling fans know about Brock and that is he wasn’t scheduled to appear on Raw due to the contract that he signed that states he only has to appear at a certain amount of events. Apparently, we still do not know whether the mammoth beast will or will not appear at WWE’s next pay-per-view Hell In A Cell. So, the overall message is stop worrying about Brock and his purple face.
For today’s Into The Vault match, I am looking to showcase what will hopefully be the future of the WWE as Prince Devitt makes his way to NXT. I went on to Youtube and I caught a match with him from Wrestling.IE where he took on Japanese superstar Kota Ibushi in what looked to be a promising match. It seems that New Japan Pro Wrestling is where all the exciting action is these days. One of the things you’ll notice besides the insane air brush art that Prince Devitt has on his body is that Luke Gallows (Drew Hankinson) is in Prince Devitt’s corner along with some other wrestlers, but Devitt’s entrance to the ring is very reminiscent of The Undertaker with the casket, etc. As for the wrestling part both men are so capable of high flying maneuvers that they showed them off in the beginning of the match with Kota getting the best of Devitt with an amazing dropkick that had some height to it. Devitt after a little while wasn’t getting his way in the match so he distracted the referee which allowed Gallows and his posse to put the beat down on Ibushi.
After this, Devitt has the advantage and he holds on to as he tries to decimate Kota. Kota eventually tried to create some separation, but he was met with a lethal chop that sent him flying to the outside where he was fed to the lions. Then out of nowhere one of the guys on the outside picks up Kota to deliver a power bomb, but when he does he drops on the edge of the ring. In the blink of an eye, Kota is able to create some separation and he manages to fend off all of Devitts cronies with an amazing springboard flip off the top rope to the outside. A couple of the cronies look like they could have been in MNM (Mercury, Nitro, Melina), but I doubt it. Kota on his advantage is all about speed and flips especially springboard flips which he executes, but when he goes for the cover it isn’t enough to win as Devitt kicks out at two. Unfortunately like most of the match, Devitt’s corner was quick to kill whatever momentum Kota was building up until the referee and officials got involved kicking everyone out from ringside. For the rest of the match they traded jabs and it seemed that they were trying to out due each other, but in the end Kota nailed a 450 splash for the win. To watch the match yourself, just click here.
Antonio Cesaro, Bray Wyatt, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, Damien Sandow, Dolph Ziggler, Fandango, Hulk Hogan, John Cena, Roman Reigns, Shawn Michaels, Sheamus, Sting, The Big Show, Triple H, Video Game, WWE, WWE 2K15, WWE 2K15 Roster Reveal, WWE Network
The WWE Network (only $9.99 a month) held a live event to announce the roster reveal for their upcoming video game WWE 2K15. They also had a panel of wrestlers at the event like Hulk Hogan, Roman Reigns, John Cena, Antonio Cesaro, Sheamus, and Sting with the event hosted by Stone Cold Steve Austin and Renee Young. The event was actually kind of cool as Stone Cold talked some crap with all of the wrestlers there which you could tell they were having fun, but they also asked the panel questions about their involvement in the game and they rise to the WWE. John Cena is on the cover while Antonio Cesaro actually suited up to do his moves authentically, and Hulk Hogan signed some cards that will be included in the packaging. Sting makes his WWE debut in the new video game and of course he was asked about wrestling in the WWE in real life and hopefully we get to see it. The roster revealed so far besides the panel and the host, it also included Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, Fandango, Damien Sandow, Brock Lesnar, The Big Show, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, and controversially CM Punk. I say that about Punk because I recently saw reports that he sued the WWE to get him out of the game so we’ll see what happens with that. One of the big things that they expressed is that they fixed the issue with the graphics to make it more real than it ever was. The career mood is actually cool too where you start in NXT and you work your way all the way up to Hall Of Fame. We’ll have to wait for part two to figure out who else is on the roster.
Chris Hero, CM Punk, CM Punk- Best In The World, Colt Cabana, Curt Hawkins, Daniel Bryan, Documentary, Eddie Guerrero, Jim Ross, Joey Mercury, John Cena, Kofi Kingston, Lars Frederiksen, Michael Hayes, OVW, Paul Heyman, Rancid, Raven, Ring Of Honor, Samoa Joe, The Miz, Triple H, William Regal, WWE, WWE Network
This was definitely one of my favorite WWE superstar related documentaries that was released. I ran out to the store to purposely purchase this DVD because I was a CM Punk fan since his first day in the WWE. This is the documentary about CM Punk and it chronicles his start in wrestling all the way to the pipe bomb moment before that famous Money In The Bank match against John Cena in Chicago. The documentary features commentary from independent wrestling legends like Colt Cabana and Chris Hero as well as WWE stars and alum like Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Joey Mercury, Daniel Bryan, Curt Hawkins, Triple H, Michael Hayes, Paul Heyman, Jim Ross, William Regal, and even punk rocker Lars Frederiksen from Rancid. The doc also features great footage from his past as well as interviews with family members and CM Punk takes on a trip behind the scenes on his tour bus and more.
That was always one of my favorite moments of the DVD was the behind the scenes footage backstage or on the tour bus. He kind of gives us great insight into who he is and where he came from in this DVD that are vital to understanding the evolution of CM Punk. This was a guy that was clearly the best wrestler in the company and he was getting the shaft for a long time. The doc features great match footage from his independent days against the likes of Raven, Hero, Cabana, and Samoa Joe as well s footage from his days in OVW. Punk was even able to wrestle the late Eddie Guerrero which we find out in the doc. We also hear about all of his frustrations in the WWE with certain angles and him just feeling left out in the cold. This is definitely a must watch for any CM Punk that has not yet checked this out. I am giving it 4.5 stars out of five for a final grade.
AJ Lee, Antonio Cesaro, Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, Florida Georgia Line, Goldust, John Cena, Mark Henry, Nikki Bella, Paige, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, Stardust, The Miz, The USOS, WWE, WWE Network, WWE Night Of Champions
I honestly thought at the end of the John Cena vs Brock Lesnar match that my prediction was going to come true. I had told a lot of my friends that Seth Rollins was going to cash in on the winner of the main event. Well, it almost came true as Seth interfered in the match hitting Cena before Brock could tap out to the STF. Unfortunately, after Seth hit Brock with the Curb Stomp, Cena stopped Rollins from cashing in. Brock holds on to the title even though Cena won by DQ. I thought the match for a while was going to be a repeat of Summerslam, but Cena hung in there even though he was getting his but whooped for most of the match. All of the matches were great in my opinion except for the Ziggler/Miz match which I thought could have been a little better. I mean they needed the guys from that country band Florida Georgia Line to make the match exciting. I really wish they had let Dean Ambrose (who officially returned) fight Seth Rollins instead of breaking it up and taking him to the back while he was hogtied. Dean is the best thing going from The Shield break up and the crowd seems to agree with that. My other issue is that you should have known that Rusev was going to defeat Mark Henry at Night Of Champions. You can’t build up a guy like what they’ve been doing with Rusev to have him lose to an aging Mark Henry. Also, the ending to the Randy Orton/Chris Jericho match was too predictable. Overall, it was a really good night and so I am giving the event a B+ for a final grade. By the way, I went 6-1 on my predictions tonight, check out the results and some pics from the event below:
The Dust Brothers (Goldust & Stardust) defeat The USOS
The Miz Defeats Dolph Ziggler
Sheamus Defeats Cesaro
Rusev defeats Mark Henry
Seth Rollins defeats Roman Reigns by Forfeit
AJ Lee wins the Divas title
Randy Orton defeats Chris Jericho
John Cena defeats Brock Lesnar by DQ